Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bumble Blogger Meet-Up



For those of you that didn't know, I've relocated from the college-town-crazy Gainesville, Fla.. and now reside in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In other words, I'm a Tampa Bay area (I say TB for short) newbie. A.K.A. back to square one of being in a new place and having to figure out how to meet new people to keep from binge-watching HBO series on my television - already watched all seasons of The Entourage and Sex in the City.... help.

So, when I was invited to attend a TB blogger meet-up, I was ALL over that like chocolate on strawberries. At first, my work schedule conflicted, but that was all worked out and I drove my girl Chloe (yes, I named my car like I name everything else) on over to Howard Street.

What I walked into was not at all what I was expecting. For those non-bloggers out there, let it be known that the blogging world is competitive. And, sometimes, this can lead to not-so-warm exchanges. BUT, what I experienced at Bumble Boutique was the complete opposite.


Let's begin with Bumble itself, shall we? It's ADORBS. From the shop's colors scheme, down to its divine selection of bath bombs and Sugarfina sweets, I felt like I walked into a mini paradise. And if that didn't settle things for me, there was always the bubbly bar and chocolate dipped sweets that were up for grabs.


I mean, down to the cute STRAWS! If you say that isn't one of the cutest ideas ever, it's because you're jealous that you didn't think of it yourself.

Moving on to the goods.... The prints, fabrics and styles that this little chic boutique offers are ideal for every gal looking to add those eclectic pieces that you know will receive compliments. And then let's just add adorable stationary, sweets, housewares and jewelry to the mix, too.  Here's a quick look:









Are you getting your shoes on to drive over now? I would completely understand. BUT, things got even better....

For the event, we had the fabulous Rosie Ly there for on-the-spot manicures (including cool designs and embellishments!) that was just the perfect treat after a long Monday at work. You can call her at 813-816-9057 to make an appointment if you're from the area. Check it:



If you're wondering, I got a quick white mani with black geometric designs on each of my ring fingers! Unfortunately, I tend to ruin manicures within a week (probably why I change colors so often), so I don't have a picture to show you all. But, believe me when I say they looked AMAZING!

And now, on to the best part of the evening... the fabulous gals I met. Making friends, especially ones who love blogging like myself (I've got a whole other post to come about dealing with those blog critics in your life), is hard when you're in a new place. I can confidently say that I met some incredible women that night whom I've already planned projects with! This was such a breath of fresh air. You can ask my mom - I was super excited about this whole evening when driving home. Not to mention the fabulous Bumble Boutique owner, Stephanie, who was so accommodating and a sweetie for planning this event for us.

Moral of the story here: Don't shy away from new experiences because of how things have turned out in the past! You never know when you'll stumble upon a great group of people that are eager to help you grow, too.


On that note, be on the lookout soon for a fun collaboration with two special ladies that I met at this event! :)

Only one more day until the weekend!
xx,
B
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18 comments

  1. what a FUN party!! I wish I could have gone;) glad you had a good time and jealous of your bubbly bar!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  2. Looks like so fun! I am drooling over the pieces on the rack, I could might as well make it my own closet. I wish we had a store like this nearby where I live!

    xo,
    Life in the Fash Lane

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  3. How fun does this look!! If I wasn't a few hundred miles a way I wouldn't have been able to miss this. What a cool idea to do on-site manicures! Glad you had a great time!

    Cameron Proffitt

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  4. This looks like such a great time. I really wish there were blogger groups here in Tucson because I would love to meet other bloggers & do brunches and things of that nature. That would be so fun!! xx

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  5. so-much-fun...and that boutique looks adorable!! Glad you had a fabulous time!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

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  6. So glad you are getting settled in the Tampa Bay area and that you quickly met a few new friends. It can be hard but it sounds like you are doing the right things to get dialed into the blogging community...great job! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the other gals that you met. The boutique is super cute too and how fun that the Owner hosted for you all.

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

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  7. How fun does this party look?! Connecting with other people is the best! Recently in OKC a couple blogger girls and I have been doing dinner every few weeks! Stepping out of your comfort zone and making new friends with shared interests is the best!!!

    xoxo
    Monica
    www.thestyledwife.com

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  8. I'm so glad we met each other at this event! Bumble is such a fabulous boutique and I absolutely LOVE Stephanie. xx

    Audrey Adair | http://www.happilyaudrey.com

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  9. Super cute!! Looks like you had a fun time!!

    Sportsanista

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  10. They seem to have such a fun place! Wish I lived there so I could attend hahaha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  11. This place seems so cool!!! And I love that you got to meet so many bloggers in your area that is the best!!!

    xoxo
    Brooke

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  12. Uhhh this looks like a blast...and an in house mani while you were there! Sign me up. This store looks fun!

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  13. looks like such a fun night!!! i love blogger events. glad to hear you met some fabulous ladies!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

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  14. how fun! i love a blogger meet up and a fun place to check out!

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  15. What a super fun event and an adorable boutique! I've only been to two events where I've met other bloggers and I felt very welcomed. But I do know not all bloggers can be that way! Glad you had a good experience :)

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  16. This looks like such a fun time and such a fun place! Wish I was part of it!

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  17. It sounds like you had a lot of fun! That boutique is adorable! :)

    Hannah Shanae
    hannahshanae.com

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  18. Just found your blog- and I'm a UF grad myself (Go GATORS!) Living in the TB area :) Would love to connect! XO

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