Spring has sprung in Grand Forks, ND! I came home from a weekend of working and our trees have leaves, our lilacs have budded and our grass is ever so green! I’m sitting outside listening to the birdies sing as I drink my morning coffee and prepare for the day! I have some exciting things happening and I can’t wait to share as they unfold! For me, there just isn’t enough time in the day! Do you feel that way?

There’s such magic to a new beginning. That’s how I’ve felt with blogging. When you surround yourself with people who mirror your dreams, big things can happen! This last weekend I went to my first blogger meetup and I’m still on cloud nine! I believe growth and inspiration is so much sweeter when shared & I’m so thankful to have met these ladies.

I am one of the regional directors for a blogging platform called Style Collective. So what does that mean? Style Collective is a blogging platform that allows bloggers to connect with other bloggers, offers educations and resources and is a one-stop shop for everything you need to grow as a blogger and connect with women in the industry! I organized a simple one day meet-up for fellow bloggers in the area & so I wanted to share all the details with you!

These women are incredible! Ladies who are driven, encouraging and kind. We spent the morning at Urban Eatery (SO yummy) in Minnesota, sipping on mimosa’s & coffee, sharing our own stories and laughing like we’ve known each other for more than just five minutes!

Our swag bag sponsors deserve some major love! If you are looking for the perfect charcoal mask and skincare regimen, Beauty Counter is a one stop shop! It has made my skin feel magical and I’m excited to slowly start switching out my daily items for ones that are all natural. Club Pilates in Lehi was nice enough to send us water bottles and you should definitely check out your area to see if there is one near you to try!

Now, if you are looking for custom design cookies that are jaw dropping, Miss Jenn’s Cookies is the place to do it! She hand created beautiful cookies to fit our theme and were an exact replica of the Style Collective design! She can literally do ANYTHING! I’m not kidding! And she ships to any location! I definitely will be working with her again!

I have to brag a bit about Kittsona. They went above and beyond to create a sip and shop event for all of us, complete with goodies and pink champagne! I have two gorgeous items I can’t wait to share with you soon and they are perfect for summer! They also created specialized custom state necklaces for each of the bloggers and they are a.m.a.z.i.n.g! Create your own piece here! You’ll be seeing my ND one soon!

Now! Onto what I wore to the event! I’ve been obsessed with two things. Embroidery and bodysuits! So naturally I had to have this sheer bodysuit from Modern Mess! Even in the warm spring months I tend to always pick black but this sleeveless duster with fringe added a great dimension of pattern and summer flare! I love bodysuits because you can pair them under any layering piece and any sort of bottom. I always go for the high waisted! I’ll be rocking this all summer long!

Something so spectacular I took away from our meetup is this. Do exactly what you are afraid to do and always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive. Because I can tell you from this day spent with new friends – it’s always worth it!

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another

Proverbs 27:17

Here are a few photos from the weekend!

leslierene

Style Blogger + NICU Nurse

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    Lo

    May 18, 2017

    This looks like so much fun! Isn’t Kittsona the best? I’m never disappointed when I shop there! I’ve found it so hard to find other bloggers in the area and would love to join an event like this!
    XO Lo
    thoseprettypieces.com

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      leslierene

      May 20, 2017

      YES!!! I would love for us to plan something together!!!

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