On Friday night, I had the wonderful opportunity to host a night out with Wolverine 1000 Mile for bloggers! I'm still so grateful I've been able to connect with Wolverine. When I went to Samantha Pleet's Showroom Opening Party last winter during NYFW, I fell in love with her line of shoes in collaboration with Wolverine. Wolverine is located in Rockford, which is 15 minutes from Grand Rapids. So, when I told her I lived in GR, she connected me to a PR person that was working with them... and the rest is history! It's been wonderful to plan this event with them this summer and it was a huge success!
It was held in downtown Grand Rapids at Reserve Wine and Food. We had the entire upstairs and outside patio for our event, which was amazing. The wine and the hors d'oeuvres were delicious. I was a little bit nervous about everyone opening up and socializing since most of the bloggers had never met before, but everyone was so social all night! Wolverine had a ton of great product set out for everyone to see, along with lookbooks and goodie bags for everyone to take home!
I decided to go for a simple black dress, so I could put more emphasis on my Samantha Pleet Blixen Boots from Wolverine! These are my favorite boots ever. They're perfect, and so comfortable. I seriously just want to wear them every single day now that autumn is here. I got this drop-waist dress from Riffraff recently, and thought a simple scarf would be perfect to wrap around my shoulders for when it got a little chilly at night.
All of the bloggers that attended were so sweet. I've been emailing with several of the girls for years now, and haven't met a lot of them! It seemed so silly once we were all in the same room... like why haven't we all met up before?! But this was such a great event for an icebreaker. I don't know if it's just because we're midwesterners... but everyone was so down to earth, approachable and incredibly nice. I was blown away!
I just wanted to quick list all of the bloggers in attendance, especially if you're looking for more Michigan inspiration! Laura and Katelyn of Relatively Offbeat, Lily of Love Charles Vintage, Melissa of The Bee's Knees, Lena of This Lovely Little Day, Carisa of Bunnies and Pearls, Kristin of Everythings Always Sunny, Megan of Chat Clink Repeat, Alison of Look Sharp Lansing, Taylor of Welcome Home Taylor, Blair of Love, Blair, Alessandra of Alessandra Myers, Dilyn of Writing To Reach You, Kate of Brilliantly Kate, Kayley of Sidewalk Ready, Mae and Fairfax of Pizzamerica, Maddy of Cassidy Lou, Renee of Mommaste, Rachel of Slow Your Style, Abigail of Binks and the Bad Housewife and Leah of Leah Mullett Photography. Thank you to all who came! I'm so inspired by our blogging community here - now more than ever! xo