The gifting at WWDMAGIC was absolute insanity! I can't even wrap my head around how much stuff we were given simply for showing up and writing about the event. I'm often wary of posting several "courtesy of" items in a single outfit post, so you can imagine how nervous a post like this makes me. It's so surreal to think about, but I'm so so grateful. Not just for the mounds of goodies we each got to bring home (but it is a nice perk!), but because of the entire experience. It was such a whirlwind and before I knew it I was on my way home. It's kind of nice to site and pore through some of the bits and bobs I brought home from Vegas... it gives me a fun fluttery feeling to relive it all. (But in the sake of full disclosure: Most of this stuff was still in my suitcase when I pulled it out to photograph it yesterday. Like, I can't even think about unpacking that thing yet. Oof!)
Okay, so - real talk! I recorded a vlog of this whole thing (twice!) and it was a total fail. I'm talking mega fail. There was no way I could get through the entire haul in under 15 minutes because I loved to blabber on and on and on about each item. I wanted to share the fit, the quality, etc. By the time I finished the second go at it my hair was beyond greasy and my voice was almost shot. So you get photos instead! I wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to seek out the brands that jumped out at you, so I used a handy little tool that Kelsi recommend called ThingLink! You can hover over the next two images and be linked directly to the brand it represents. That way if you see something you really love, you can snag it for yourself! (If for any reason it goes berserk when the post actually publishes, you can access the links in the captions under the photos farther down!)
I'll make a few little notes of some items below so you can get a feel for my opinion on them. Most of them will work their way into outfit posts over the coming weeks, so just keep your eyes peeled! (Heh! Eyes peeled... get it? *See bag below* Ugh, I know)
This LeSportsac bag instantly jumped out at me for the cutesy print. Adorable household objects and the perfect color palette! I was tempted to go for the biggest bag in the bin (you know, to carry the rest of this stuff home in!) but ultimately the pattern won me over! -- The eyeball bag totally isn't everyone's taste but I love it! It's SO unique! -- I typically steer clear of both jersey knits and shirts in general, but I'mr eally excited by this studded number. I think it'd look rad while riding our motorcycle!
These red heels are so perfectly pin-up inspired! The bow and ankle strap are just too much! They're really comfortable, too. -- These sandals were my saving grace last week! Oh my gosh! I wasn't immediately blown away by them but after the blisters that came with the first day at MAGIC, these sandals never left my feet. (They're seriously filthy because I lived in them) SO unbelievably comfortable!
These lace covered heels are the most gorgeous shoes ever. I don't even want to wear them because they're so pretty! I got them in a 9 (my regular size) but sadly they seem to run maybe a half size small. Guess they'll be perched up on display in my office regardless! -- These loafers look so comfortable and I adore the contrast lining on the inside. They're also 9s but they're easily a full size too small. Such a bummer because I know they'd be the perfect shoes for running errands during the day!
This little Hobo wallet is the perfect size for throwing your cards into your clutch or tossing it in your pocket on the go. Lately I've been avoiding carrying my purse in stores so this would be a great way to skip shoving my ID into Mike's wallet haha! -- I've never really been one to wear knee-highs or thigh-highs, but I'm really excited about the 40's polka dot ones I received! We'll see if they convert me.
I love the novelty of the BGBGeneration sweater. It's super lightweight and the perfect shade of gray. It'd be cute layered with an oxford underneath (Who am I?!) -- The Imoshion clutch is by far one of the most beautiful things I came away with. The gold sequins have me SOLD! (Fun fact: All Imoshion bags are 100% vegan! Holla!)
I know the dresses are a bit hard to see, but they're beautiful! The UV dress is a gorgeous purple floral with a halter tie at the neck (here's the actual dress!) and the Beach Bash dress is the black/orange twin to my turquoise one (worn here!) The Mia Melon dress caught my eye with the baby blue details and adorable print. I hope it's not too short on me!
Kreepsville 666 meat cleaver clutch
Another piece that's not for everyone, but how fun is that?! It's quite roomy, too. I can't wait to see the looks I'm going to get when I take that baby out for a spin.
This sweater is far more gorgeous in person than it is in photos. Even the product photos did it no justice! It's a beautiful shade of cream and has (what I can only describe as) little "fruity pebbles" specks in it. It also has a gorgeous knit detailing across the chest. I can't wait for Autumn! -- These boot socks are super cute with their crochet detail and buttons! -- I'm so not a jeans person, and I didn't pick these out, but I'm excited to see if I can style them up! I actually just bought a pair of jeans to ride the motorcycle with so maybe I'm turning over a new leaf?!
TwoPointOH! MAGIC "Survival Kit" // Ivanka Trump handbagThe survival kit was a HEAVENSEND! Oh my stars! I'm notorious for forgetting or losing important things like deoderant or toothpaste during travel. Opening this up and seeing the bounty of goodies was awesome. Makeup remover wipes, toothpaste, lipstick, Too Faced cosmetic products, lip balm, etc. All wrapped up in a cute mutli-compartment mesh bag. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't one of my favorite bits of the swag! -- The Ivanka bag was such a surprise. I picked black from the catalog a few weeks back because I figured it'd be the most versatile. There were options for half leather/half animal print, but I didn't know if I could pull those off. (They actually ended up being beautiful!) I wasn't too wrapped up in the thought of the bag honestly, but once they were delivered I was like "Dannnnggg!" It's SO well made and SO nice! It's the perfect size and shape, and even when it's full of stuff it's not too heavy. I'm bad about carrying everything I own in my bags, so it's a nice step down in the "everything and the kitchen sink" department. I wore it all week in Vegas and I'm still using it now. I love it so much!
Overall MAGIC was a success! (Beyond successful, actually!) I have some more photos from the floor that I want to share next week, but hopefully you enjoyed seeing the haul of goodies we got to bring home. I hope it wasn't in poor taste to share everything in one fell swoop! I'm still having to pinch myself because I still can't quite believe I was able to take part in such a fun adventure. Thanks for sharing in my MAGIC moments with me! And thanks again to Kelsi and her team at StyleSmith (along with MAGIC MARKET WEEK) for inviting me.
Be sure to drop back by the blog tomorrow for a super fun DIY! xo