Monday, November 7, 2011

Late Notes + Chicago Blogger Network Party at Tribute!

Woot, October was a busy month (but in the best way possible)! Things seem to be coming up daisies for me lately, which is a welcome change, but I'm embarrassed how much my blog has suffered...sorry blog *pat pat*

Last Wednesday evening was the Chicago Blogger Network's first real event where all sorts of local bloggers got the chance to mix, mingle and meet at Tribute. I've been very excited about the prospect of meeting other Chicago bloggers; I've been living in the city for four months now, and I feel like I haven't even scratched the surface of this city! Meeting so many lovelies was a real treat for me :)

Amy from Suburban Blender, Pilar from PJ & Hubby, Kelly from Kelly's Kitchen, and myself!

Kelly and I have been friends since middle school (!), but it was really wonderful for us to meet so many other sweet bloggers like Amy and Pilar! Definitely check out their blogs, they run the gamut from makeup to fashion to food. 

I heaved along my camera for the event, but decided to be selfish and enjoy myself without taking many photos that night. Thankfully @Tyliner  from Dark Room Demons was there to capture some amazing shots of the night. You can check out the rest of the photos from the night at CBN's Tumblr. Here's an awesome shot of myself, Kelly and Pilar:

Photo via Dark Room Demons
Blouse: Banana Republic
Tank: Theory
Belt: Ann Taylor
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Hue via Marshalls
Shoes: Urban Outfitters, with Red Laces: from J. Crew

Thanks so much to Tribute and the Chicago Blogger Network for putting this event together!

On another note, my blog is not my job; it's my hobby, my creative outlet, and a chance for me to meet other people who have a voice and opinion on what they are passionate about. Since I first ventured into the world of blogging a year ago, I've been so pleasantly surprised how much dialogue is conjured between people from all walks of life. I've been very excited about the Chicago Blogger Network because I think its a great opportunity for bloggers to connect. There are other great benefits to be had from this kind of organized community, but I'm most looking forward to all the other local bloggers I get to meet. :)

Has anyone else joined a blogger network of sorts? What has your experience been?

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