Friday, July 8, 2011

Loving Local: Sac Fashion, Bloggers and more Hats

Hi, my name is Bella, and I'm a Sacramento Fashion Blogger. I live just off the grid in Sacramento, California, and I live, breathe, and blog Sacramento fashion. So you shouldn't be too surprised that I was in my favorite vintage and hand-made boutique with my homeslice Kerry Dolan (see above) trying on different hats, and making quite possibly the best hat purchase of my life. I've waxed poetic about Crimson & Clover many, many times, and you can be sure I'll wax like candlelight about them in the future so I'll leave it at that.

Nicole and Kara, the lovely ladies who are Crimson & Clover co-sponsored the first ever Sacramento Fashion Blogger meet-up last year, and since, many of us have become fast friends. In fact, I would venture to say a community sprung up from that meet-up, and many of the same friendly faces met-up late last month to say hello to a couple of new faces, and goodbye to a cherished one.
Kara, one half of Crimson & Clover is also a designer making fun and affordable clothes and jewelry under the label Porkchop Rules. I am a big collector of her novelty rings, but more important than that, I'm a big fan of hers. You see, Kara is pretty much one of the most supportive people I've ever met. Laid back, friendly and charming, Kara is always telling me about other folks I might want to add to the blogger group, and I've met some pretty great people through her.  She also throws her support behind our various vintage ventures- I mean she's co-owner to one of the BEST vintage shop in Sacramento and she takes the time to come out to my vintage sales and buy a few pieces? She does, and did. That's just how she is. 

Recently her and Nicole have added one of my all time favorite people to the Crimson & Clover family. Kerry Dolan, who blogs Fashion, Farms and Freedom as well as being part of the Street Style SACRAMENTO team recently created her line of California country vintage, EQUINE-BOVINE, and you can find it on the racks at Crimson and Clover. She seriously has mad, mad style and the best eye for vintage pieces, so if you get a chance, stop by Crimson and Clover and have a gander.

Which brings me to our recent Sacramento Fashion Blogger meet-up.
Last Thursday, the Sacramento Fashion Blogger group met at the ThinkHouse and big a fond farewell to beloved Angeline of the New Professional who is moving from Sacramento, California to Florida. I don't think you could find two more different dressers than me and Angeline but I tell ya, from the moment I met her and read her blog, I've been hooked- she will make a grown up of me yet! Angeline, you are a sweet light in the bloggerhood, and I will miss you at our Sacramento meet-ups. Here's wishing you many great Miami adventures!

We also took the opportunity to say hello to Vanessa of Queen VII's Reveries who has spent the last couple of years in Germany, and has just moved with her husband and daughter back to Sactown.  I love, love, love her style and her easy-going attitude, am a devoted reader of her blog, so have been looking forward in meeting this bright-eyed lovely! Let me just say, Vanessa didn't disappoint. She is warm and chill and it felt like I've known her already for years. I'm so glad she's in our group and got to meet the crowd.
The Crowd:
(Back Row) Angeline/ The New Professional, Vanessa/ Queen VII's Revelries, Skylar/ Let it Reign, Kari Shipman/ Juniper James, Melody/ It's All Happening, Sarah/ Classroom Chic, Madeleine, social media maven
(Front Row) Nikki/ Lil Bits of Nik-Nak, Kerry/ Fashion Farms and Freedom /Street Style SACRAMENTO, Ann /Annimal House, Bella Q/ The Citizen Rosebud/ Street Style SACRAMENTO, Kara /Porkchop Does Rule

35 comments:

sacramento said...

I want to be in your next meet up,please, please!!!
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Misfits Vintage said...

How fun! Youall look gorgeous and I adore all of your hats Bella!

Sarah xxx

Diane said...

You look so chic in that first hat Bella! Thanks for the links to some really great fashion blogs. I will be adding them to my follow list. Have a great weekend!

frontrowspectator.com said...

I love those orange earrings Bella.

Thank you for introducing me to your wonderful sac-town blogger buds. :P

love you!

Annimal House said...

All my favorites wrapped up in one blog post!! Love C n C (and Kerry's stuff there now too!), the blogger group, your shop and YOU girlfriend!! I tip my hat to all!

Clairejustine said...

All the hat's look great on you,love your earrings too :)

Kristy Elena said...

you look BEAUTIFUL in hats!! and these are some particularly delicious hats. =)

Sherry said...

THis is so exciting to read about the Sac blogger group. I was born and raised in Sac and that is ALWAYS going to be my home no matter where in the world I live. After a long overseas stint, we live in the SF Bay Area due to my job. I can't wait to go up to Sac to visit my oldest and his GF and take her to Crimson and Clover. She probably already knows the place! She has cool style much like yours... Cheers! Sherry @ Girls Day Out gdo-family.blogspot.com

señora Allnut said...

so funny to met some bloggers and have a nice time!, really great!!
And you look wonderful as a movie star showing us that hats with your fascinating eyes!(as old movies stars!)
besos

Penny Dreadful said...

What a great selection of hats, you look fab x

lady sélénite said...

These bloggers meet up are a great idea !
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Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love these hats!! Would love a blogger meet up...just too far away..so sad..

Terri said...

There's quite a gang of bloggers in Sac. You inspired me to start digging and I'm finding more and more in my area. Nice to meet Vanessa.

The Foolish Aesthete said...

What a fun get-together! I wish there were meet ups in Silicon Valley too. xx

Judith said...

You know I love those hats and you wear them so well. The earrings give a special touch to the hattitude.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Bella, could you get anymore beautiful? You are a hat-person - they frame your face so beautifully and I love those red hoop earrings! xoxo

Jenmarie said...

Bella, you look so fierce in that first photo! I love all the hats you tried on. I'd love to go shopping with you in vintage stores!

TRAN Thu Hang said...

Those hats are to die for!!!!

Have a nice Sunday!!!

xxx
Hang

Mode Plus said...

Your face in the last pic, priceless! Hehehe. Meet ups are the best! Don't know if I'll be able to meet every blogger I follow in this lifetime though.

My Heart Blogged said...

Looks like an awesome group, and blogger meet up. I like how so many of you share a love for vintage.

natale eve said...

Missing sac town blogger meet ups so much! Looks like you guys had a blast (of course).

ps I hope you bought that white hat- it's adorable on you.

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

OH MY GOSH! What a big, fun group of bloggy friends!!! I love it. Can't wait to visit C&C with you someday.

gapingwhole said...

Makes me wish I could pull off hats.

Sara said...

Oohh great hats you tried on!

Porkchop Rules said...

OH GIRL thanks...but what A bad picture...I think I take bad pictures or something. ANYWAYS you are sweet and you look smashing in all the hats! SEE YOU SOON!!!

gypsyroxylee said...

May I just say you look stunning in hats! Lovely!

flaming hag folkwear said...

I wish you would have mentioned the meet up when your were at the shop, I would have tried to make it. Glad you all had fun!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

judging by this meetup it's clear to see that there's a ton of style in Sacramento. and i love the name porkchop rules. :)

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nikkibit said...

What a lovely post! I feel so incredibly lucky to be apart of this community, and it's going to be one of the big links bringing me back to town on weekends while I'm off working in San Jose this next school year! Love all you guys ;)
Lil Bits

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love that first hat! Ahhh, I want to meet you one day... Perhaps when I find out where my job HQ is moving to it will take me to Sacramento, LOL. Sometimes I want to wear a hat everyday...sometimes.
Have a great week lovely.
~Madison

Faye said...

Is there any style you cant rock? Nope didnt think so :) Loving the hats on you xxx

made-to-travel.com said...

damn lady! you look really good in a hat!!!

Ok, so porkchop rules, might be the best name ever...her rings are wonderful! thanks for the introduction, Bella.

Laura Connell said...

It's so divine to meet with fellow bloggers in person. Friendships for life!

dkzody said...

Sacramento, heh? I'm just down 99 in Fresno.

Veshoevius said...

Cute hats! I love hats. There's something transformational about them.

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