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...
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!
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
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!!!