One of the struggles about being a blogger who typically shares outfits and also likes to attend a bunch of events all at once is that you sometimes just don't get all the best photos of your daily outfits. Sometimes you have to bribe your photographer friend to join you for brunch on Saturday so that you can get at least one outfit post snuck into your STLFW experience. Luckily, I have Abby, and she is a sweetheart who puts up with my busy bee antics.
She met me in the Central West End on the final day of all STLFW festivities. We had brunch and then jetted over to local shop Living Collective's temporary home above Pi to join all the other blogger babes. If I had known they had deviled eggs (and tasty cocktails!) waiting, I wouldn't have bothered dragging Abby to another place with me for brunch. Deviled eggs are my jam! Sometimes I also suck at being a blogger who makes the most efficiently-timed plans.
I wanted to go with something that was very, very "me," and not "me trying to be fancy for STLFW." This is what you'd catch me wearing on just about any other day. Casual with just enough of the details I love to go for - thrifted leather, blue on black, at least a small heel no matter what! Plus, fall is for layering, and that's something I adore doing with outfits.
This gorgeous tassel necklace was a gift from Collections by Joya, a locally-owned jewlery business. You heard about in this previous post. I have never been one for layering my jewelry, but it goes so perfectly with my baby Thunderbird necklace by Meg Girard. I have a little tale to tell about why the Thunderbird is special to me, so keep a lookout on the blog for that soon.
Of course I had to take advantage of the generous discount that Living Collective extended to bloggers while we were there. I snapped up this champagne ring and wanted to also bring home the whiskey, tequila, pizza rings... basically all of them. It was hard to choose. But champagne and I go way back, so bubbly it is.
Late in the evening, I met the rest of the MWIN bloggers at Ballpark Village. Over delicious dinner and drinks, we learned about BPV and its involvement in the Saint Louis scene. We were even graciously shown behind the scenes in the Cardinals Hall of Fame, and taken all the way up and out to the open-air VIP club area overlooking the Busch Stadium field. The night and week concluded with a party in Howl at the Moon, a lively piano bar with talented performers. Champagne toasts were made, laughs were had, and I left feeling so grateful to have been involved in another amazing STLFW!