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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Conference Recap & What I Packed for a Girl's Weekend

If you follow me on InstaGram, then you likely saw me surrounded by talented bloggers all weekend at the Haven Conference, and grinning ear-to-ear! I follow more blogs than I can keep up with, and am always so inspired and awed by the creativeness that comes from the entire blogging community, so it was a real treat to immerse myself amongst them for a few days.

Packing for events can be intimidating, but I treated this as more of a girl's weekend...since many of these bloggers have become some of my closest friends. And sure we learned tons of great tips from the talented speakers, but for me, it was mostly about meeting and spending time with girlfriends.

You guys seem to appreciate my packing and outfit posts, so I thought I'd share what I packed for this Home Blogger Conference, aka, Girl's Weekend, along with a few pics from the experience.


{Travel Day}

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{Happy Hour Party & Dinner Out}

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Courtney, Megan, Kristin & Jen sharing tapas at Eclipse de Luna


{Education Sessions}

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Danielle, Kirsten & Megan


{Dancing & Drinks}

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Love getting ready with the girls, Megan, Kristin & Jen! No, my curler is not just a prop!


Chris, Sarah & Kristin enjoying the Rustoleum Cocktail Party


{Education Sessions}

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Megan, Courtney, Jen & Kristin at the Proctor & Gamble Luncheon


{Dinner & Dancing}

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Kristin, Michelle, Megan, Courtney & Jen chowing on the best burgers at Flip. Love these girls!


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Not just a girl, but one of my favorites, Chris. #seewhatIdidthere


Jen, Kristin, Michelle & Megan hamming it up at the Home Depot & Ryobi Beach Party.


{Travel Day}
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Girl's Weekend or Blog Conference
Plaid Popover Shirt | White Shorts | Denim Jacket | Leopard Belt (similar)
Striped Bag (similar) | Bag Tassel Charm | Gold Flip Flops | Earrings | Watch | Chain Tassel Bracelet


We had a 6am car to the airport, so no pictures of the travel day home! #vain I can't say enough how much I love this blogging community and the friendships that have come from it. Every time I step outside my comfort zone and attend one of these events, I'm always rewarded with new and closer relationships. 

I laughed, ate good food, learned some priceless tips about decorating and DIY, and just enjoyed being in the company of women who love blogging as much as I do. I wish there had been more time because there are still so many I wasn't able to meet!! I know we're not all bloggers, but we all get invited to parties and events outside our inner-circle, and I strongly encourage you to take the chance and go! Your life will be fuller and richer for it...I promise!

My roommates and dear friends, Jen & Megan...whom I met online.

Thank you so much to the Haven team for another fabulous event...I can't wait until next year! Hop over to Megan's for her recap, too, which includes notes from the classes, links to many more of the sweet girls we met, as well as her thoughts on friendships. When is the last time you took a chance with strangers?

25 comments:

  1. Cute outfits, Cassie. I really enjoyed your recap post, it looks like I missed a great time at Haven this year. xo

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  2. Your outfits need to git en my closet!!! I seriously want to go to Haven. I've got a year to grow a pair and just do it already ;D

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  3. so sorry I didn't get a chance to introduce myself, Cassie! Hope to catch you next time!
    xo Heidi

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous weekend. You looked darling in every shot!

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  5. do you have a correct link for the Forever 21 Tank or is it sold out? Darling outfit!!

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  6. You are adorable. I still can't believe we didn't connect! Next time... Any good blog conferences in Dallas I should keep an eye out for?

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  7. You looked fabulous every day!! Glad we finally met!

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  8. Darling outfits! Loved following along. Maybe next year!

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  9. OMG - seriously swooning over all your outfits! If I just had half of that in my closet I would be good to go!

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  10. So so cute! No clue how you wear buttonups in our TX weather, I would have wet pit stains! (Thanks dad for the wonderful sweat gene)

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  11. Love all of the outfits and that blue dress is just beautiful!

    -Rosy
    A Joyful Kind of Life

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  12. You always dress so cute, even when traveling! I wish I could've been there! I can't wait to meet the women behind the blogs I love. Thanks for sharing, Cassie!

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  13. Love this post Cassie! Not just for your shopping tips, but for reminding me how great this blogging community really is. Hope I get to meet you someday. xo.

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  14. What a great weekend! I love seeing all of your fabulous outfits, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Fab outfits! Love all the color and jewels!!!

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  16. Oh My I love ALL your outfits!!! The color is amazing!! Looks like you had so much fun! You and all the ladies look beautiful…some of my favorite bloggers right there:)

    xo, Taylor

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  17. Looks like such a blast! Hoping to make this one next year!

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  18. Such a great post!!!!!!!!!! I love seeing your outfits all laid out on the bed, and then on you! Every single outfit was FAB and so you! Looks like you had a blast!

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  19. I really loved meeting you in person, Cassie! Wish we'd had more time to really chat, but wow, the weekend was over before I feel like I had time to connect with everyone I wanted to. Hope we have another chance before long! And you looked too lovely for words at every single event. Love your style!

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  20. Well....those are some great outfits!!! Glad you had fun:)

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  21. Cassie, you are such a fun gal! I know you enjoyed EVERY minute of that trip! And you definitely hung out with all of my blogger faves! I think they should have a meet-n-greet session for non-bloggers to meet all of their favorite bloggers. I would SO be there...just to get your autographs! :) Thanks for sharing all of these super fun pics. That one of you guys getting ready is classic!

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  22. You're making me want to buy tickets to next year's Haven like NOW! But I'll probably chicken out again next year & just live vicariously thru your IG ;-)

    You really do look smashing in every outfit!!!

    xoxo

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  23. I love all your outfits (such great, vibrant colors) and that you show them actually being worn!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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