Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bamboo Ballroom Blogger Night



blazer - Anne Klein (clothing swap), trousers - Cassis, t-shirt - Aeropostale,
scarf - Spring, shoes - Target, bag - Army & Navy, ring - H & M

Hey guys! I hope you're all having a good week. This is what I wore to a blogger event Wednesday night. The blazer I'm wearing is the same one I wore here, which I picked up at Over the Top Swap a couple of months ago. It's definitely one of my favorite pieces in my closet. My shoes are new, I got them from Target (of course!) on my vacation. I thought they were a great dupe for the Steve Madden and Brian Atwood versions I couldn't afford! It was my first time wearing them and my feet hurt so badly at the end of the night, I seriously thought I'd have to crawl to my car. I was thisclose to taking them off and walking barefoot down the street, risking contracting hepatitis. Even my eye balls hurt from wearing them. But anyways, enough complaining. On to the event!

Bamboo Ballroom, located on trendy Whyte Avenue in Edmonton is one of my favorite stores. If you live in the Edmonton area or if you ever come to visit you must check it out! And bring me with you! They carry amazing brands like Free People, Mink Pink, BB Dakota, Alternative Apparel, J Brand, William Rast (the list goes on) as well as local designer clothing from Suka and Cruz. And their jewelry and hair accessories are so unique. You can imagine how excited I was to attend their first ever Blogger Night.

Of course there was a ton of shopping involved! When you gather a bunch of fashion bloggers together in one store with gorgeous clothing and throw in some sweet discounts all hell breaks loose. In the best possible way. No one left empty handed! I picked up a couple of tops I'll be wearing in upcoming outfit posts so stay tuned for that!

The lovely Suki from Ponytails + Horseshoes was on hand to give the guests summer hair trend demos. "No more flat irons this season!" Suki says, "This summer it's all about waves and curls."

 Photo courtesy of Dress Me Dearly
Here I am with the beautiful makeup artist Nicola Gavins, who applied a creamy pinky-nude lipstick on me and added some Becca shimmering skin perfector in Opal to give my cheeks a bit of shimmer.

Designer Alisha Schick and Bamboo Ballroom owners Kyla Kazeil and Stacey Boruk. (They spoiled us.) Accomplished Edmonton photographer Ashley Champagne (she shot Lady Gaga!) from Georgie magazine was also on hand but unfortunately I didn't get any photo's of her because she was too busy taking photos of us ; ).

 Janis, Andrew and I at the end of an extremely fun night!

If you're a local blogger who missed out on this night don't worry, Kyla tells me another meet up is already in the works! Leave me your email address in the comment section below and I'll be sure to pass it on to her.

Have a great weekend!





Follow me on Twitter 

33 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

Love what you wore to this! Neutrals and pale pinks suit you so well. And all the photos are great.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

SiSi Sparkles said...

I adore your outfit! :] looks like alot of fun, I'm surprised you guys have SO much blogger events there. Someone is going to host a fashion/beauty blogger event in Atlanta in July, so I am super excited about that!! Any tips to my first event??

Marie a la Mode said...

SiSi: Thank you! Yay, you'll have so much fun! A couple of tips: bring a camera (of course) and business cards to hand out to fellow bloggers. And a notebook and pen to write in. Have a great time!

Alexandra said...

I like this outfit so much! you look gorgeous in pastels and with wavy hair and those shoes are to die for.
kisses beautiful

JennaStevie said...

I was so sad I was working this night! It looks like a lot of fun, I definitely emailed them back telling them to let me know about the next one!
I love your outfit, the light shades all together looks really really great. That scarf is so pretty, and you look great with wavy hair like that
xJennaD

Megan said...

this just proves you can pull off ANY color! i love you in nudes/light pinks!!! and i wish i had known about that store in edmonton!!! i work with all canadian accounts at my job and would have headed up that way had i known about cool little boutiques and shops like this ;-) (all i knew about was the big mall!)

Couture Carrie said...

Looks like a really fun event!
Love your look, especially the blazer and scarf!

xoxox,
CC

Nikosmommy said...

I am in love with the light coloured blazer and nude heels. That's my go-to going out look right now! Love how you put this together!!!

Kim's Vanity said...

That outfit is one of my faves of yours! It's so soft and just gorgeous. The fence in the background goes great with it too, might I add=)
Looks like you had a great time!

Mademoiselle Lala said...

Ahhhh.... Your jacket/blazer is so perfect - goes with everything, everywhere!

Glad you had a good time, I'd love to go some Bloggers meet-up someday. :) X

http://mademoiselle-la-la.blogspot.com/

NaomiDee said...

eeeek! you look so beautiful and sophisticated marie. love your cute scarf and blazer..those pale shades look wonderful next to your hair colour! i have that h&m ring too, love it! looks like you had fun, great pics :)

Nadine2point0 said...

What lovely neutrals in those first couple shots!
Always great to visit your blog

Sue said...

Looks like you had a great time Marie ;-) That color palette on you looks spectacular!

J. said...

Love the wavy hair on you! You look radiant!
:) J.

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh this looks so fun!! And I love your outfit :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Mrs. Julius said...

Love love this outfit on you! It's so light and fresh. You look so pretty. And love the waves on your hair.

xoyeanxo

this free bird said...

Okay you look GORGEOUS!

I can't believe you got those freaking shoes at Target. I am taking my a** over there in the AM to see if there are any left. Ho-lee cow.

And it is so weird to see Whyte Ave out the window and just feel like I could get in the car and go over there. I'm gonna have to visit Bamboo Ballroom the next time I go home. It looks fab!

xo,
C

Nic Nic said...

I love the clean creamy tones you put together there! I wished I could go to an event like that :P

Christine Iversen said...

You look so beautiful, your shoes are gorgeous :)

Pop Champagne said...

you look great and too bad those shoes hurt because they're really pretty! haha hepatitis! some of my shoes i only wear for lookbook photos because they hurt like a b*tttttch when I walk in them!

Kate said...

You looked so pretty!! This is so soft & feminine, I love the neutral color palette! Beautiful! Bummer about the shoes though - I have such a low tolerance for painful shoes, I'm such a wimp! They looked great though!

Kristy said...

aaaaahhh the color palette is so pretty and serene, LOVE IT! Love how you added some subtle prints from the scarf :)

The pumps look super pretty, but I can understand why you said they're painful. They're so high (even with the platforms)! And the stiletto heels? You're one brave woman! Hats off! :D

www.monochromachic.com

My Republic of Fashion said...

Looks like you had a fantastic bloggers night out. LOVE the colours in your outfit. Perfection!! :)SarahD

Danielle said...

I love the scarf and blazer! The soft colours look beautiful on you!
-Danielle
fuechtma@ualberta.ca
http://curvaceous-chic.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

Love your outfit! I can't believe those shoes are from Target. I must have them in my life!! Love all the colors together!

Marie a la Mode said...

this free bird: I hope you get a pair! There were lots on the shelves when I got mine last month. Good luck!

Marie a la Mode said...

Danielle: Thanks for your email, I will pass it on!

monica said...

adore your blazer - what a nice swap!

Adventures in Fashion said...

Aww, you guys look so cute! I sooo wish I was there- I feel like I'm missing out on everything good this summer! Plus I miss you guys... sigh. xoxoxoxoxoxo

StyleFrost said...

The blazer is beautiful, love the whole look, those shoes are gorgeous, I could never walk in those lol! x

Natasha said...

You look so lovely in pastels!

It looks like such an amazing evening...I'm going to be in Edmonton for the August long weekend and I can't wait to get my shop on!!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Nnenna said...

I love the color of your blazer and your scarf pairs with it perfectly! Also, looks like it was a good event! =)

star-crossed smile

Marrisa said...

Love your outfit. Especially the blazer!
Please check out my blog and follow me!
http://vi-vant.blogspot.com/

 
Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2014)