Shopaholics Suite = SUCCESS!!!

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The Shopaholics Suite occurred last Saturday in Silver Spring, I must say, it was quite the success! I was overwhelmed by the support from blog readers who came out as well as sponsors like Fashion to Figure and partners like the Aveda Institute of Washington.

But enough of me and all my talk...see for yourself, courtesy of these great images captured by Mickey Armstrong...

A glimpse of the clothes, the snacks, and the shoppers. (I actually still have that that purple sequin purse. If anyone would like to buy it, drop me a line!!!)

A glimpse of the clothes, the snacks, and the shoppers. (I actually still have that that purple sequin purse. If anyone would like to buy it, drop me a line!!!)



Nel's Shoe Game!

Nel's Shoe Game!



Ola of the Road to Fashionable making sales!!!

Ola of the Road to Fashionable making sales!!!



Students from the Aveda Institute of DC provided FREE hair styling and hand, neck, and shoulder massages for guests. (You KNOW this was a huge hit!)

Students from the Aveda Institute of DC provided FREE hair styling and hand, neck, and shoulder massages for guests. (You KNOW this was a huge hit!)



My girl Tekisha, Independent Sales Representative for Silpada Designs!

My girl Tekisha, Independent Sales Representative for Silpada Designs!



Now, one thing we promised at the Shopaholics Suite was lots of giveaways...and give away, we did!!! Thanks to sponsors and partners like SimplyBe, Torrid, Dress Barn, Avenue, Shoba, Your Hair to There, and the aforementioned Fashion to Figure, we were able to give away several hundred dollars worth of prizes!

The winner of our "beauty basket" - including Your Hair to There Shea Butter and Torrid Haute Cash - strikes a pose!

The winner of our "beauty basket" - including Your Hair to There Shea Butter and Torrid Haute Cash - strikes a pose!



The winner of the Fashion to Figure gift card giveaway strikes a pose with company reps!

The winner of the Fashion to Figure gift card giveaway strikes a pose with company reps!



Our grand prize winner walked away with several prizes, including a $200 coupon from SimplyBe and her very own "Work Your Curves" sweatshirt courtesy of moi!

Our grand prize winner walked away with several prizes, including a $200 coupon from SimplyBe and her very own "Work Your Curves" sweatshirt courtesy of moi!



Ok, self-promotional moment: Several people stopped by my table and expressed interest in purchasing the "Work Your Curves" sweatshirt that we were raffling away - blew me away! You can actually purchase "Work Your Curves" apparel - sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, pajamas, etc. via my Cafepress store. (You can also click the Products link at the top of the blog!) /self-promotion

Team Picture (minus yours truly cuz...you know my deal :)

Team Picture (minus yours truly cuz...you know my deal :)


One of my favorite expressions is "Team work makes the dream work" and that was no more evident than with this event. The Shopaholics Suite was truly a humbling experience for a control freak like me. I learned that no matter how smart or how sufficient you think you are, you cannot accomplish anything great on your own. You absolutely need the support of other people to ensure success. So, I want to give a massive shout out to fellow co-organizers Vivi of Heart, Print, and Style and Sherra of Ivie Rose Boutique. Also, without bloggers to sell apparel, there would be no event, so extra special thanks to title vendors Kym of Curvy Girl's Kitchen, Elle of Eat Style Play, Jann'l of Girls of Plenty, Deb of Real Girl Runway, Ola of The Road to Fashionable, and ChiChi of SuppleChic. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention sweets vendor Leola's Bakery and Cameo Person of Perfectly Posh for providing swag for the gift bags.

I'm sure it will take me several weeks to recover from the Shopaholics Suite, but it was, indeed, a labor of love. I hope you all had as much fun as we did!!!







  • http://TheCurvesAheadProject.com Curves Ahead-Project

    Awesome Event!

  • Curvy CEO

    Thanks so much for all you did to make the event a success!!!