Saturday, August 17, 2013

2013 Fall FashIN Preview Event Recap

Invitation to One Click Venture's Fall FashIN Preview
The fall season has always held a special place in our hearts. We get excited to break out comfy sweaters, stylish scarves, boots and of course the occasional hoodie or two. This fall, however, is especially exciting as we recently launched our blog and we were also invited to attend the Fall FashIN Preview at One Click Ventures – home of HandbagHeaven.com, Scarves.net and SunglassWarehouse.com. As a contract writer for the One Click brands, Kacie was excited to mingle with her fellow “co-workers” and I was happy to accompany her to get to know the ladies of One Click...and of course get a first look at the fall purses, scarves and accessories. Co-sponsored by Dottie Couture Boutique, the event also featured a selection of fall dresses, tops and jewelry, all exclusively available for purchase before their online and in-store unveiling.
Jaime & Kacie shopping the latest fall purses!

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a smiling face that ushered us back to the area where the Fall FashIN Preview would be held. We donned our name tags, proudly sporting Regally Soled, and were off to mingle with fellow Indianapolis bloggers and check out the latest styles. After chatting and some particularly delicious hors d'oeuvres, all the ladies took a seat and listened to Janneane Blevins, curator and co-founder of Indy Spectator and event planner for Pattern meetups (@patternindy), as she discussed the integration of fashion and technology. As she spoke, she discussed how technology has made fashion available to everyone. Overall, a very inspiring lady! She’s helped make amazing strides for fashion in the city of Indianapolis.

After her presentation, we were released to circulate the many fun activity stations spread throughout the room. First, we were tasked with choosing our favorite pair of stylish Sunglass Warehouse shades and crafty supplies to take them from drab to fab. We opted for a perfect combination of glitter, pearls, and rhinestones (after all, a girl can never have too much sparkle!).

Hello Dottie Couture Necklace!
The next station had serious perks! Several handbags and necklaces were displayed, in need of fun names. Whoever had the most clever name got the item! Jaime was lucky enough to win an adorable gold and coral teardrop necklace which she aptly named “Samba Nights”. In fact, it she wore it today to the office! (Sidebar: Please excuse the Christmas cards in the background. Very soon, she’ll be able to replace them with this year’s!)While Kacie didn't win anything (boo!), she did get to meet her namesake, the Kacie. This cute little bag was even featured in People Style Watch Magazine. We always knew one day Kacie would be famous, even if she is just a purse. :)

Kacie and her namesake handbag!
After eyeing the mini-photo sessions taking place in the corner, and being told that we were to be interviewed, we decided to first get our makeup touched up by the fabulous makeup artist they had on hand. Prior to stepping into our very own photo shoot, we added Handbag Heaven bags that completed our look perfectly -- as well as our newly crafted sunglasses!

Exclusive fall preview sunglasses, scarves & handbags.
With a little convincing, we then headed over to another station that featured an on-camera interview (look out world, here come the ladies of Regally Soled), and were asked to describe our style. While we both love styling and accessorizing, we have very different clothing styles and were able to express on camera our fall favorites.

Last stop before heading home for the night was to purchase some scarves we’d been eyeing! Come on ladies, you didn’t think we’d leave empty handed? We both opted for The Jackie, a sellout item for the online retailer last year!

As the evening came to a close, we made a pit stop at the candy bar, and picked up our impressive goody bags stocked complete with a re-usable tote, courtesy of the IndyStar’s FruGal, as well as every fashionista's favorite, a mirror and other goodies from Sephora, BareMinerals and Macy’s.
Attendee Swag Bag

We’d love to thank the ladies of One Click for including us in this super fun evening! Even though we were new to the fashion blogging scene, we were welcomed with open arms, made connections with other local bloggers, and were made aware of other great blogging events taking place in our city. Overall, we’d say the the Fall FashIN Preview was a success and we look forward to the next event!

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