September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
Hey everyone! I thought I’d write up a quick review of an event I attended last night in DC–the ever popular Shecky’s Girls Night Out. I’ve known about these events for a while but have never attended before so I thought I’d give it a whirl this time around! I snagged a google offer for a $15 ticket ($30 value) and decided to walk the 1.5 miles from my house to the hall. First, that was a bad idea considering the humidity in DC was at about 90%, so I arrived slightly disheveled! However, I was happy to find that the air conditioning was at full blast and despite the crowd, it was nice and cool inside.
My first impression was that it felt a bit like a flea market. I was expecting some glam, pizazz, sparkling booths and awesome tables….but not so much. Some of the vendors were very low quality and were selling “vintage” pieces at ridiculous price-points. The biggest offender was a worn, tattered red suede “authentic” Prada bag that had to be at least 15 years old. The asking price was $500! Wow. I’d tell you the name of the vendor but about 80% of the tables didn’t have the shop names on display at all.
There were a lot of jewelry booths reminiscent of the ones you find on NYC streets, full of over-sized, cheap, gaudy stuff. Now, don’t get me wrong–I enjoy a fun piece but it just felt like the selection was a bit over the top!
So, let’s talk clothes–ugh! I only found one booth where I absolutely loved the clothes but the rest seemed as if they were trying to clean out their summer wardrobe and the room smelled of cheap polyester! (OK, as I write this Im realizing I was completely disappointed with the event overall!)
I did manage to purchase a silver ring with a black stone for an awesome deal-$15-but other than that I’d say this Shecky’s was a flop. It’s probably why they cancelled the second night of the event!
The goodie bag they gave out was also a disappointment. It included a greeting card, personal lubricant, a package of Soft Lips (OK, I actually like that brand of Chapstick), a bunch of Stevia and press-on nails! That’s right, I said press-on nails! What adult woman wears those?! I also felt jipped because my girlfriends all got three greeting cards and I only got one 😦
So what did I like about Shecky’s? Well, the only fun part was the social aspect (and my cool ring)! It was great being around awesome ladies and sharing a cocktail or two while browsing. I don’t think I will ever go to another Shecky’s event again but I’m glad I at least experienced it for myself!
Hopefully, tonight’s Fashion Night Out (FNO) in Georgetown will make up for the terrible shopping experience I had last night!
As always, thanks for reading! XO
September 4, 2012 § 2 Comments
Hey everyone! It’s been a while…I’ve been running around like a busy bee this last month of summer, trying to soak in as much sun as possible before it’s all over. Since all the Sept. fashion issues are out, I thought it was only appropriate to post about fashion today! But I was incredibly inspired to post because I’ve seen a LOT of floral jeans around lately and was wondering what your take was on this trend? I first saw it in a Pottery Barn Teen post on facebook–their student stylst had picked them out, along with a sparkly top, for her first day of school. I thought, eh, it’s prob just a teen trend so I ignored it.
But then today, I received an e-mail from Level 99 showing Isla Fisher from The Bachelorette (added a link just in case you don’t know the show…although I’m sure you do!) sporting a pair coming out of LAX and I have to say, I kind of liked the way she put it together–it worked!
I did a little bit of searching and found a few pairs that I think I might actually wear on Polyvore.com (see below) but I’m still on the fence here. How do you feel about floral jeans? I’d LOVE to know what you guys think! As always, thanks for reading and sorry it’s been so long since our last post! XOXO