I Heart September

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I am so excited that today I am heading to New York to enjoy a few Pre-Fashion Week events. When I arrive this evening, I plan to spend time catching up with my family, because the rest of the week it's about fashion, networking and fun!! This September will be like no other.

On Wednesday, I am attending the Independent Fashion Bloggers conference. This annual event is a great opportunity for me to hear first-hand from industry experts about how I can take my blog to the next level. Plus, I get to meet some of my favorite bloggers in person too.  

If you are not able to make it, you can watch the stream live from the IFB conference right here on my page. Tune in all day from 9am- 7pm or check the agenda below for a preferred topic. (P.S. If I get the "most streams" I will win a trip to IFBcon next season!)

Watch live streaming video from ifbconference at livestream.com

IFB Conference Agenda

9-10:30 am  Bloggers Tool Kit 
Learn how to promote yourself through social media and find out which metrics work best for bloggers. Are Twitter and Facebook really all that effective? 

11-12:30 pm  Is the Social Media Industry Broken?

We all know expertise & time doesn’t come free in other industries, why is social media different? Social media was born out of the ‘free model’– we start blogging for free, use Twitter and Facebook for free...so where do we go from here? 

1:30-3:00 pm  Balancing Act: Business & Blogging
Need tips on how to create an amazing career through blogging without losing your soul? It’s a balancing act! This panel will discuss how bloggers keep their credibility, build their business & ethical blogging practices.

3:30-5:00 pm  Evolution of Fashion Media
Gone are the days when fashion media was all about glossy magazines and red carpet photos. As mainstream media moves online, how do blogs differentiate themselves from fashion sites?

6:00-7:00 pm  Key Note Speaker
Joe Zee, Creative Director of ELLE Magazine

After the conference, I will be attending the Stranded Blogger Meetup hosted by Katy Rose of Modly Chic. I can't wait to mix and mingle with my fellow bloggers on this gorgeous rooftop bar/lounge of the Strand Hotel. Isn't this picture breathtaking? 

Thursday is Fashion's Night Out and what better place to experience this than in New York, right? There are so many options of places to be that evening, that I haven't made a choice as yet. But my top choice is the Lord and Taylor event. Solange Knowles is a guest DJ for the evening. How cool is that? 

Lastly on Friday, I will be enjoying a Fashion Swap hosted by The Swapaholics and ModCloth. I can't wait to shop the closets of the my favorite fashion bloggers. We have to bring 2 pieces to trade in, and I am considering the following:

Sequin Blazer, Printed Romper (seen here) or Floral Skirt (seen here)
For the first time in years, I am embracing the month of September. This year  September is filled with so many new events that help to stifle those painful moments of the past. I am so happy that my heart can smile again! Moving forward my Septembers have a new meaning! Here is to new beginnings and lasting memories. What are you looking forward to the most during the month of September?

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  1. Gina P. @ MommyPosh.comSeptember 19, 2012 at 3:38 AM

    Will be at both events..can't wait to finally meet you!  

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so jealous . I would love to be there with all of you, my beauties.
    Thank you for letting me to have a taste of it through your blog.

  3. You are going to have an awesome time!  I would love to go in the future.  I am looking forward to wearing boots.  Pretty cool today, should have put some on. 

  4. Have fun in NY! Can't wait to see pics from the events you attend!

  5. I'm also looking forward to FNO (in L.A.) and to watching the IFB conference. I will also be checking out the JLo line at Kohl's. I'm curious about that gold sequin top. Here's to a fantastic and fashionable month!

  6. Im also planning on attending the Lord & Taylor event for FNO!! Hopefully I get to see you! I would also love to attend the Fashion Swap event...where will it be held? 

  7. Sounds like a lot of fun. Have a great time.

  8. Thanks Patricia!! I am literally sitting on the edge of my seat right now LOL

  9. @mscherrieamore I sure we will meet up with with each other. I plan to *safely* flood twitter with my whereabouts. The fashion swap event is by invite only...you should follow #modswap and request an invite!!

  10. Hey Melissa..thanks for stopping by my blog!! OMG I am obsessed with sequins...I will be checking out JLo's line too. Thanks for the heads up!

  11. @chanelcraves thanks for the well wishes!! I promise you an overload of pics...don't say I didn't warn you LOL

  12. This should be a blast! have fun.

    Goodwill Huntingg

  13. OMG, I'm sure you're having a ball!!!
    Can't wait to see pictures!

  14. LOVE THE ROMPER!www.fatandfierce.com

  15. How I wish if we can have something like that in India too.


  16. I am so happy for you. I hope you have a BLAST. I WISH I WAS THERE. I WANT US TO GO NEXT YEAR. PROMISE.
    Can't wait till you get back. :)

  17. Kay! It was a complete pleasure meeting you yesterday! I'm so sorry I didn't get the chance to say bye but I had to leave early in order to catch the last bus to DC. I'll be doing a post about my experience so be on the look out for our fab picture together. Ha!

    Take care.

  18. I know you are experiencing a wonderful time! I've missed stopping by. I'm really glad to be back seeing what great things you are showing off here. Please don't give away that skirt. I really want it!

  19. Sounds like sooo much fun!!!! ~Enjoy & have a safe trip!!!!