Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blogger Meet-Up (the Seattle edition)




Bella, Lindsay, Chelsea, Elyse, Catie, Vivienne + Jean posing during our Seattle Blogger meet-up.

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to join handful of stylish chicas at a Seattle Style Bloggers meet-up. Organized by personal style blogger (and school teacher!) Lindsay of Lindsay Living, this group meets almost monthly to mix and mingle, talk blog-shop, fashion and just hang out. Thanks to the charming Jean of Jean of All Trades (whom I discovered on Etsy- you can check out her Etsy shop HERE,) I was invited to join the group, and right on time for a scheduled meet-up! 

We met in Capitol Hill at the evenly cool and chic Oddfellows Cafe, and chatted over coffee + various breakfast goodies. Sweet faces and stylish frocks awaited me; I was charmed by each one. It was a clique of all ages, ranging from the almost 16 Elyse to the plus 40 and fabulous Jean, with most falling in somewhere between and looking very twenty-something. While everyone's style is very different, we all share a common passion for fashion.  After our coffee talk, Lindsay played tour guide, showing us some great shop spots including a brand new vintage shop recently opened in the neighborhood,  AND the gi-normously grand Red Light Vintage.

Let me introduce you to some of the stylish souls that I met at the Oddfellows Cafe-

Meet the Seattle Style Bloggers:









Lindsay Living:  Professional, personal style.


Short and Sweet Elyse: Highschool girl charm, and sweet fifteen.


Fleur-d-Elise: Bonafide "IT" girl. Expect this girl to blow up the bloggersphere.


Thrifted Shift: Thrift store aficionado, wardrobe re-mixer + resident bookworm.


Zipped: Big sis to Elyse, this blogger is a college bound stylist now living in Minneapolis.

Jean of All Trades: A little bit of this, a little bit of that + a whole lot of panache!

I had such a lovely time, and I can't wait to see them again at the next meet-up.

23 comments:

SACRAMENTO said...

You find friends whereever you are, that shows your warmth and human quality, ahhhhhhhhhhh, so jealoussssssssss
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Bella Q said...

Someday WE will meet, dear Sacramento, and what a fun meet up that will be! xo. -Bella Q

lasophia said...

Look at you, making new friends of "our kind", the blogging kind. Way to go, bet it was a lot of fun.

Please may I? said...

Looks like you had a great time too. I love how age just doesn't matter at all.

X x

Miss Peregrin said...

One day I will cross the ocean & meet you! But for now, I'll have to be content looking at your awesome meet-up photos. :)

pastcaring said...

I'm going to check out these lovely ladies' blogs. How great to meet up. Were you nervous? I would be, but it sounds as though you had a very chatty/sociable/shopping time! xx

Maria said...

I followed you back from Thrifted Shift. That meet-up looks like a blast! What a group of gorgeous and talented gals.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

What an absolutely gorgeous bunch! I'm glad to hear it sounds as though you're finding your feet in your new city. Here's to many more meetings of like minds!
x

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alexis said...

Ohhh! I am so glad you got to attend this! Two reasons: 1) Yay, you are meeting more people in Seattle! 2) I am completely selfish and love discovering new blogs!

xoxoxo, Alexis of North On Harper

Lindsay said...

Lovely recap, Bella and thanks for the shout out :)

It was lovely meeting you, too. I've been meaning to get my post up since last week and it keeps getting pushed back. I'll try for Friday.

xoxo,
Lindsay

Forest City Fashionista said...

Looks like a fun bunch of stylish dames--how cool that you found them!

jeanofalltrades said...

Great post! Thanks for the shout outs :) I had a great time that afternoon and am so glad to have met you. I'll see you at the next meetup!

Anupriya DG said...

You girls are looking fab!! Am so happy that you've found such a beautiful bunch of friends in your new place! :)

Can't wait for the day when I'll be up there in the photo with you, my dear Bella!!

Jeannee said...

Thanks for bringing us along!!! Some new blogs for me to follow, too :)

I don't know anything about where u had lunch ... but ... did you know the Oddfellows are a fraternal organization, like the Elks? Their name started because they were considered a bunch of "odd fellows" to be associating together - really!

Helga! said...

O,yay! Fun-ness! Great to meet up with local bloggers! I'd love to do more of that!XXXXXXXXX

Catie Beatty said...

Great photos!! As my photo attests: even a great photographer can't prevent you from looking like a twit, LOL

I really enjoyed meeting everyone. You are so bubbly and charming, it's pretty hard not to like you :)

Terri said...

How cool is it to see you and Catie in the same pic! Looks like you're taking to Seattle like a duck to water.

Thrifted Shift said...

Bella, you are a gem. Can't wait for the next meet-up! Maybe we should take turns organizing so Lindsay doesn't have to host every time? We could host from our own neighborhoods or favorite cafes? Just throwing stuff out there...
--TS

Thrifted Shift said...

p.s. That was me using the internet to attempt an organic connection- ha!

Santina said...

Oh sure, wait for me to leave Portland to move to Seattle and organize blogger meet ups! Don't worry I'm not jealous or anything... ;)

Looks like so much fun! And I don't know these ladies - checking out their blogs now!

The Style Crone said...

Jumping right in and looking great in the process! Always fun to learn about new blogs, and the Seattle group looks fun and vibrant.

Jessica said...

Monthly meetups??!! Looks like a group I'd love to meet with on a monthly basis! Too bad I'm in CA!-Jessica

THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

Ansley @VivaciouslyVintage.com said...

Ahh, I would love to find something like this for decor type blogs! I'm just about an hour from y'all!

❤ Ansley
www.VivaciouslyVintage.com

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