Nordstrom Featured Blogger: She, In The Making

Sunday, October 19, 2014

At the end of last month, I was given the opportunity to host my first blogging event at Nordstrom! When I was asked by my wonderful friend Daniel Naranjo, Designer Apparel Manager at Nordstrom NorthPark, there was no way I could turn down such an amazing opportunity with such an outstanding company. And wow, what an incredible experience. As I arrived in Via C, I was greeted by a personalized desk that had been set up for me where I could greet guests, live blog etc. To be honest I wasn't there for but a moment before I was whisked away to change into my first look. I was styled head to toe by my amazing friend Daniel in incredible fall looks from high fashion designers like Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin. His eye for fashion is out of this world and he made me look and feel like a million bucks.

Throughout the event, I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I felt that evening and by the amazing turn out we had. This was my first time to ever host an event of this nature and it ended up being one of the most successful blogging events ever hosted by Nordstrom at Northpark.

We had live music being played by our guest DJ, had a mock photobooth setup, and I made a few specialty prints specifically for the event that were featured below. My sweet friend Laura, provided macarons for the event to accompany the beautiful sweets table set up by Via C. It was so such a fun atmosphere and it was beautiful to see everyone coming together, connecting, mingling and creating new relationships. I felt so fortunate to meet new people, see old friends, and share a bit about my experience with blogging, design, and photography.

By the end of the night I was literally too overwhelmed for words. I was utterly and completely filled with joy and I could not believe the night that had just taken place. The smile on my face refused to turn down and my cheeks hurt from laughter and excitement. Thank you so much for all of the support, for the texts, messages, little notes of support and encouragement, flowers, and most of all to you who were able to attend, for your presence. This event would have been nothing without all of you and your beautiful hearts that are so welcome to new opportunities, to supporting a friend (new or old), and to creating new connections.

All of my love, Kelsey.

A letter to the overachievers:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dear friends... Dear me,

I know how you feel.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

to thine own self be true.