Before I start, I want to give a big thank you to both Jessica Blair of Blair Chic + InHer Glam for throwing this event, there were a few hiccups but at the end of the day, this event was free and open to anyone and let's be honest, who doesn't enjoy fashion, food, and free stuff?
In the beginning, everything was a little behind schedule and unorganized so we did end up waiting around for a half hour or so before everything started but, Jessica (the owner) did apologize to everyone. From personal experience, I know how difficult it can be to get back on track when even just one thing goes awry. I will say, the people, atmosphere, goodie bags, giveaways, drinks + snacks were amazing and more than made up for it!
The purpose of this event was for local Chicagoan bloggers and lovers of fashion to come together in a body loving, positive space to share tips and tricks as well as try (and possibly buy) some of the clothing from the recently opened Blair Chic Boutique (sizes 1x-6x). I myself did not purchase anything but I did browse around and I ended up falling in love with this floral print skirt. I must admit, it was pretty marvelous having so many plus size lovelies in one room sharing fashion fears, finds, DIY tricks, thrifting ideas and overall just talking and helping each other out so that we can go to stores and be able to pick something up that we would normally maybe shy away from.
Now, I wasn't able to get pictures of all the models since everything seemed to happen in the blink of an eye, so please forgive me! I know I should have been a lot quicker when taking photos. As far as fashions, I did like the pieces that were shown which included a lot of interesting styles and everything from that floral skirt and jumpers to wrap dresses and camo print leggings, there are even pieces from other retailers like ASOS Curve available.
Overall, aside from the usual Chicago weather that decided to juggle between a full on downpour to insanely hot to comfortably cool, I really enjoyed everything. I wish Jessica all the luck in the world for the future and I will be back to see Blair Chic's new offerings and how it has evolved once the dust of opening a new store has settled.
Much love xo