SimplyStylist LA

Sunday Funday is here, and I'm so excited to share with you my experience at the SimplyStylist LA conference yesterday! Having previously attended the International Style Institute last month and having the time of my life - I knew that I had high hopes for this event. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Not one bit.

The day began with a VIP brunch, sponsored by Barney's, and hosted by their fashion director, Tomoko Ogura. Complimentary Barney's giftcards were served with a side of mimosas - so you know I was on board.

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Following brunch, E! News Host Catt Sadler moderated a discussion with keynote speaker (and Victoria's Secret Angel-turned-Designer Alessandra Ambrosio. And yes - she is that beautiful in real life. The day continued on with panels featuring designers (Michael Costello, creator of Beyonce's stunning white Grammys gown), hair and makeup artists (Joey Maalouf of Rachel Zoe fame) and bloggers (Bravo's Stassi Schroeder). It was so inspiring to hear people from all aspects of the industry speak of their success and challenges along the way.

The afternoon session was a brand-immersion experience, giving us the unique opportunity to have one-on-one time with a number of exciting up-and-coming fashion, beauty and technology brands. (I'm particularly proud of the braid I was given by the stylists at ESalon.) 

Finishing the day, we walked away with VIP SWAG BAGS - VALUED AT OVER TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS! I'M GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL OF THE GOODIES WE RECEIVED IN THE COMING WEEKS, SO STAY POSTED for more! So happy to have shared this day with fellow bloggers and influencers, and can't wait for the next opportunity to be together again.

SIMPLYSTYLIST OUTFIT CREDITS: BANDED COLLAR SHIRT BY H&M, SHORTS BY TOPMAN, LOAFERS ARE VINTAGE