Loving Life after 50

Flash Back to #SparkSessions

Well one month ago I attended my first out of town blogging conference and the first one geared for fashion bloggers, Spark Sessions.  It was an amazing weekend, filled with informative workshops, great speakers and a ton of bloggers, 200 to be exact. I had the opportunity to meet bloggers I have been following and to connect with bloggers I had not yet discovered.
I was provided an opportunity for speed meeting, the bloggers equivalent of speed dating but with sponsors, a wonderful opportunity that I really wanted to participate in yet I felt like there was so much more I should have been talking about. Now I just need to relax, reflect and start connecting with all those companies, something, again, I have not yet tried. As a blogger have you started reaching out to companies or do you wait for them to connect with you???

Another awesome part of this conference was the samples that the sponsors were providing and the gift bag at the end of the session, I cannot wait to start sampling everything and sharing my experiences with you,  I know how sad is it that a month later I have not tried all of this wonderful stuff??? Well It has been a crazy month, I got back from the conference and the boys and the band were here for a week and then you now we are in the Christmas prep season so it has been a rush.
Just to give you an idea of what we received this is my gift bag: I have started using the Nivea In Shower Lotion and the Vita Bath Sweet Pink Peppermint ( so stay tuned for those reviews in the near future)

spark sessions swag bag

and this shows the additional products I was given from many of the sponsors in attendance ( and the Pure and Simple products were finally opened two nights ago so that review will be up soon as well)

samples from Spark Session 2014

Funny thing I am finally at an event that I should have been comfortable taking selfies or asking others to take pictures of me but I still felt a little insecure so I never really got any great/good outfit pics the whole weekend, hence why I am recreating my outfit from the first day and reflecting upon the weekend I had.

Broke out the leather jacket and the LBD, just seemed appropriate ( and yep black is a popular colour at a fashion blogging conference and me being me I of course broke out the plaid and baby blue for day two, just to be different)

LBD and leather jacket
I picked this outfit because I really wanted to wear this necklace that I ordered from  Yosa and I think the outfit perfectly accented the necklace, what do you think. 
yosa necklace, rue 21 jacket Kate spade purse

Kate Spade Purse

leather leggings and leopard boots from shoe dazzle

Blog Conference outfit, LBD, leather leggings and leather jacket with great boots
LBD – Banana Republic, Leather Jacket- Rue 21, Leopard Boots- Shoe Dazzle and Leggings – KiKI LaRue 
Pink Posey necklace from Yosa

leopard booties shoe dazzle

LBD from Banana Republic and rue 21 jacket

blog conference outfit, LBD, leather and leopard, all neutrals right

Have you attended an out of town blogging conference? This was my first but it will not be my last, not only did Spark Sessions pull off a spectacular Conference I found all most of the participants very friendly.

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