Saturday, August 15, 2009

Girls Night Out

Happy Saturday! I'm excited for a gorgeous summer weekend, and got to kick it off early at Shecky's Girls Night Out. I was invited to the event as a fashion blogger, so I was pretty stoked (I've been to Shecky's before to work with Jute & Jackfruit). It was fun to roam around as a shopper and take pictures.

Shecky's is pretty much a big fashion bazaar that takes place in cities across the U.S. Local and independent designers showcase their wares, and prices are slashed for the lucky shoppers. Boston's event takes place in the Cyclorama. As expected, the place was packed!

Jute & Jackfruit couldn't be there this time around, but I did happen upon another eco-fashion line, this one out of NYC: Eco-Soul. The pieces looked cool and I plan to investigate more in the future...

View from below: the ceiling of the Cyclorama (just for fun, in black and white):

Since it was crowded, it was tough to get an outfit photo inside. But I tried!

Dress: Wal-Mart (My 4th of July dress!)
Layering tank: Target, maybe?
Leggings: Forever 21
Boots: Payless
Fedora, scarf: Gap
Bracelet: Gift from mumise
Necklace: Borrowed from mumsie!
Purse: NY & Co.
Red bag: Shecky's Goodie Bag :)

More on the famous Goodie bag later! You might be wondering why in the name of all things summertime I was so layered up. In August! Weather-wise, it was a tempermental week (which is really the norm for New England anyway. At this point I shouldn't let it surprise me). That day, in particular, it was rainy and cold in my area all day. When I went into town that evening, the sun came out and heated up the rain-soaked ground... making all my layers seem rather superfluous. I think this will be a good look in February, though. :P

A few outdoor shots:
The sidewalks are brick like this everywhere in the Back Bay. I think it's my favorite Boston neighborhood. The little sunflower garden growing amidst all the brick was a lovely surprise. :)

So what's in a Shecky's Goodie bag, you might ask? All kinds of fun stuff!

The Goodie bag alone is worth the price of admission (though this blogger got in for free!). I was especially excited about the full-size "Yes to Carrots" hair mask and various vegan snacks: mini Larabars, Riceworks chips and more! Mmm...

I did make one little indulgent purchase at Shecky's: this vintage-y lace babydoll dress (it doesn't have a label, so I'm calling it vintage!):

A closeup of the pretty details. And once again, that's my mother's necklace. :)

I can't wait to style this! It's a little too warm out to wear now, but as soon as it cools down again, I'll pop this atop leggings and knee-high boots.

Shecky's should be back in Boston sometime this winter, and I hope to host another ticket giveaway. If you don't live in the area, be sure to check their website for Girls Night Out events near you!


ana b. said...

Wow! That lace dress is so gorgeous it hurts. That lace fabric is the same one used by an NZ designer called Stolen Girlfriend Club for their dresses - You can't really see it up close but I've seen it on the racks and it's gorgeous. Have fun wearing it and do share it online when you do.

Jaime said...

That dress is so pretty! what a find. Glad you had fun!

Lexie said...

the yes to carrots line smells so good! i'm jealous.

Amelia said...

That looks so fun! I love the red and purple combo in your outfit.

Mila said...

I looove your outfit,dear!
And the dress you bought is just stunning!

Raquel said...

oh you're a lucky lady! all those goddies and that lace dress are just perfect!! I can't wait to see you wearing it!
your outfit looks very cute too, although I must confess I got confused by all your layers in august :)

hope you're well darling!

Deliciously Organized said...

what a great swag bag! looks like you had fun!

Emily said...

Yay, your Shecky's pictures! Goodie bags are so much fun. The lace dress you bought is gorgeous. It's so you! ♥

Love your outdoor Back Bay pictures. The one of you looking down is my favorite. Red and purple is a strangely nice combination, isn't it? Just the other day I was wearing a purple tank top and a red headband :)

Diary of a Young Designer said...

That lace dress is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you come up with for it!

Here we have a similar shopping/fashion display, it's called Shopaholic. It's open for a day or two and there are tons of boutiques and independent fashion designers that showcase their pieces and sell with a discount.

Hope you had tons of fun!

Elaine said...

Looks like it was so much fun!!! I would love to check that out.

I love your red dress. I can't believe you got it at Wal-Mart. How come I didn't see that??

And I am so jealous of your goodie bag..... ;)

Sher said...

What a pretty lace dress! Can't wait for you to model it for us :)

Kandace said...

I adore your purchase. A lace dress with a bold shoulder, how fashion forward. As for the girls night out, it seems like so much fun. I want a goodie bag and pictures with sunflowers, how lovely :)

Jess said...

that seems like a really cool event! wish i had known before, cause i am so close to boston.

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