Events

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What’s one of the biggest evenings of the year? New Year’s Eve, of course! I know, I know, we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, but seriously — New Year’s is the night to get your style on. After all, it’ll be your first look for 2016. Whether you want to go glamazon or classically couture — or both depending on how your night plays out— you know Rent The Runway will have the perfect dress for your party plans.

Don’t drop the ball. Reserve your New Year’s Eve dress now before someone else does!

I’m totally drooling over some of their New Year’s Eve styles. I’m tempted to rent them all and pull a Kim Kardashian and wear all three at different times during the night!

Badgley Mischka Eyes of Gold Dress

Parker Hanging Beads Dress

Shoshanna Otherworldly Sheath

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Want to get the styles that stole the show at the Emmy’s last Sunday? Look no further than Rent the Runway.

Their glamourous selection of styles will make you feel like you’re ready to walk down the red carpet and deliver your acceptance speech for the “Best Dressed” award.

Whether you want all-over shimmer like Kerry Washington and Claire Danes, bold cutouts like Amy Poehler and Taraji P. Henson, or an over-the-shoulder silhouette like Lady Gaga and Taylor Schilling, Rent the Runway has literally got you covered. Here are a few red carpet trends to try this fall:

Badgley Mischka Champagne Fizz Gown

Jay Godfrey Clear View Gown

Donna Morgan Berry Bacall Gown

I had the great opportunity to go backstage at the Delponzo s/s 16 show thanks to Essie

Here are the runway trends that will be big come spring!

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Pastels have always been a spring staple but now they are back in a big way

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Glitter was prominent on both eyelids and nails ( Courtesy of essie) Just make sure to have the right products afterwards!

 

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To complement  the colorful collection, essie created a coral half-moon nail  using tart deco and matte about you on the hands. To complete the overall look, she used one coat of limo-scene on the toes.

Get the Look (Hands):
1. Apply fist base base coat to clean, filed nails.

2. Next, apply tart deco in a semi circle at the base of the nail.

3. Once dry, apply matte about you.

Get the Look (Feet):
1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.

2. Next, apply one coat of limo-scene.

3. Follow with good to go top coat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently I was able to attend the Ant Man premiere in Time’s Square, which was glamorous and overwhelming all at once.  The theater was huge, and as I sat with my complimentary popcorn and super-sized drink, I took into account the array of bloggers present. Everyone seemed excited, as well as myself, even though I had my doubts about the movie before I was invited.

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Before the lights dimmed and we all settled into a silence, actor Paul Rudd appeared for a brief commentary about the film, what it’s like to be part of the Avengers team, and how much he appreciated us coming out. Then the movie began.I have to admit that I was was a little bit more than pleased with the movie. Even though I’m not familiar with the comics and storyline behind this unexpected hero, I was happy with the redeeming story of a troubled man, however cliche that may be. There was comedy and emotion, and of course action. And even though the classic Ant Man does not join the Avengers, I’m interested to see where this new story goes and how they tie it into the multitude of other Marvel movies out there.

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All and all I enjoyed the film, the appearance of Paul Rudd, and the community that it brought together. I’d most definitely recommend it anyone who love the Marvel’s series, even though I personally like some of the others more. It’s definitely a family film, but one that will not bore the parents and will not be too much for the kids to handle.

If you follow me on social media, then you know that I attended the Blogher 2015 conference. Blogher is the world’s largest conference for woman content creators. You are able to meet and connect with bloggers of all kinds in one place. It’s a 2 day conference jammed packed with sessions, sponsor events, keynotes and just an all around amazing experience.  I highly suggest you go at some point in your blogging career, it’s totally worth it.  (And hopefully you get a awesome brand to sponsor your trip like I did!) I knew that I would be doing a lot of standing, walking so comfortable attire was a must but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t be cute. So here what I wore. (And can I say that these skirts from Das Rock Haus are both fashionable and comfortable)

 

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The event kicked off with a party in the expo hall featuring vendors like Dyson, World Market, WordPress, and Best Buy to name a few. My goal was to connect with brands that are important to me and of interest to my site and my readers.

After the expo hall closed down the “after parties” began. Food and drinks  where everywhere at this point and new friends are made and old friends are reconnected. I was surprised at how many people I knew from the online community and how many people knew my site. The internet is a fabulous thing. I closed down the after party which is pretty amazing considering I typically go to bed around 10pm. I didn’t go to bed until 2am most nights and I am still paying for it.

 

In between keynotes there were breaks to visit the Expo Hall and attend blogging breakout sessions on a variety of educational topics. I attended a few great social media sessions as well as business sessions. I also maximized my time in the ExpoHall by connecting with brands and bloggers.

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Skirt:Das Rock Haus Top: Old Navy (no longer available)

Here I am with Sally from Sally’s Baking Addition. It’s pretty neat that she has her own cookbook through blogging don’t you think? Best Buy was giving away signed copies at their booth and the book is gorgeous.

 

Those are my highlights from the actual conference but it doesn’t even tap the surface, check out my Instagram for a complete behind the scenes look.

After the conference the closing party sponsored by McDonalds kicked off at Pier 84. Im not huge on  fast food but at this point I was so tired and hungry that I ate 3 happy meals. Delicous! Everything was being served out of a neat food truck and passed by waiters, so fun.

Thanks again to Das Rock Haus for sponsoring my trip, make sure to stop by BlogHer to read the experiences of other bloggers and I hope to see you at #Blogher2016

I am exited to announce that I will be attending blogher this year thanks to DasRockHaus.  I have  a BlogHer Conference on my must attend list  since I started blogging and now i finally get to attend!

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The day I received my Registration for BlogHer was like christmas (It actually was) and  was one of the most exciting days I’ve had since I started blogging.

How will I make connections with people at a conference with over 3,000 attendees?

I joined Facebook Groups for BlogHer15 Attendees. The first was the Official Going To BlogHer Group and the other  group BlogHer15 Awesome Attendees was created by other Attendees to make everything less stressfulI and get to know other attendees. These two groups have helped me put my nerves to rest and answered any and all questions I had as well as let me meet a ton of other attendees before I even arrived at the conference.

I also found the BlogHer App which is the most awesome ideas EVER!

This App not only let’s you create a Profile to connect with other Attendees but you can also start planning your BlogHer sessions and activities as it includes a list of the Exhibitors, Maps of all sessions and sponsors, Agenda for the Conference, Speakers, News Alerts and So Much MORE!

I have used the App daily since downloading it and I know that once the conference starts it will probably be my most valuable tool.

Are you going to #BlogHer15?

Let’s connect! Leave a comment below OR find me on the BlogHer App – Evelyn Amick

I had such a great  time at  Curvy Con, first conference of it’s kind, theCURVYcon took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion West in New York City and was a daylong event that brought plus size brands, fashionistas, shopaholics, bloggers and YouTubers into one room, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy.  The 1st annual event hosted over 500 women who came together on Saturday, June 20th to celebrate the first-ever theCURVYcon which was founded by  CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess and Chastity Garner of GarnerStyle Many of the top names in the curvy community were in attendance and it felt great to be around such gorgeous, confident plus size women who all work to create a plus size industry.

 

Here are some of my Fave looks from the day

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Amber Riley (@msamberpriley),  who was the keynote speaker looked  fab in a  fringe crop top  and  grey bodycon  skirt from ASOS 

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Crop tops are everything!  I love Chante’s (@everythingcurvyandchic) put together  tribal print skirt and  white crop.

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I love this  sequins dress worn by Gabi Gregg (@gabifresh).  You wouldn’t even know that shes wearing it backwards!

 

11 Fabulous Looks from theCURVYcon: Marcy Guevara at theCURVYcon

Marcy Guevara (@themarcyminute) gave me major outfit inspo in  this one piece  jumpsuit  macysfrom.  The blue and white  just scream summer. 

 

While waiting for the doors to open, I met    SloaneIvy  and Emm

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and listening to amazing panels  included Dancing With the Stars champion and Glee actress Amber Riley, GRAMMY nominated gospel artist Kierra Sheard, along with many top plus size bloggers

 

Mark your calendars for July 17 & 18, 2016 and Ihope to see YOU at the next Curvy Con!