Seats Filled, Heart Full… #GNO

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis 

Seats filled, hearts full is how I would describe Wednesday evening.  Girls Night Omaha event #2 – Fall in Love with Layers – was a blast!  I beyond thankful and quite humble for the opportunity to share my passion with others.  We had a fabulous guest, Dana, who is one part of the dynamic duo behind Talisman, a vintage brand that specializes in perfectly curated collections of gorgeous and one-of-a-kind handbags, shoes, and accessories! We took all of your feedback from the first event and poured it into this second event, in a major effort to make it better than ever.  We had swag bags, Inspired Living magazines, and discount shopping codes galore, plus some pretty fabulous giveaways!  There were six models, instead of three and I specifically ordered every single piece of clothing and accessories that each girl was wearing.  Plaids, Fringe, & Suede took center stage and boy did we layer on the accessories!

The Cookie Girl made us some delicious cookies and the gals behind Inspired Living shared their amazing Adult Egg Nog and Holiday Sangria recipes with us for our guests’ delight!  Paper Lovely goods made an appearance (the cutest and most adorable prints and cards made by a turn-of-the-century Letterpress) and jewels from Haute Bauble landed their way into the goodie bags.  Blooms, a local flower shop, donated their flower power and those centerpieces were the icing on the cake!  My sweet fiancé (owner of Keep Cool Watches) provided our blogger guests with plaid watches and a local hair extraordinaire, Becca, generously gave a styling tool to one lucky lady as a giveaway prize!

So to sum it all up, the seats were filled, our hearts are full, and everyone left with a smile (and a shopping bag full of fabulous Fall pieces)!  Thank you to everyone for supporting us in this endeavor.  Michelle and I couldn’t be more grateful for allowing us to follow our dreams and to spread the love to local shops and business owners in Omaha.  And a huge shout out to Four Sisters Boutique for being loyal partners and friends!

PSA – Do yourself a favor and use the code GNO10 until Wednesday at Four Sisters Boutique new online site!

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Better With Friends…

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What is better with friends, you may ask? Everything.  Today marks one week until our GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA event #2 and I can’t help but feel all sorts of feels!  But mostly I am feeling a deep sense of thankfulness.  I am beyond thankful that a.) Michelle is/has been my girl long before we both fell into our passions for blogging and photography aka being our own bosses, b.) That we get to pursue our dreams together, c.) That we are doing big things together, professionally and personally, and d.) That she will stand by my side when Tony and I say “I Do”.  Near or far (literally, she moved to Orlando a few years ago so we were very far!), we have remained thick as thieves and we could always pick up right where we left off.  Her passion and goals and the excitement and vision she has for not only herself, but for me and for so many others, is down right contagious.  She’s one bad ass chick and I am feeling beyond grateful that God put her in my life.

New to the blog??? Here’s the back Story on Girls Night Omaha and how/why Michelle and I started this journey..

Launched in August of 2015, Girl’s Night Omaha began as the brain child of fashion and lifestyle bloggers, Michelle Bazis and Sara Sabaliauskas. With an exciting idea and a lot of heart, we saught out to develop a series of custom events catered to community interest, while providing an opportunity to celebrate local businesses and entrepreneurs. With the support of friends and fellow-bloggers, the first ever Girl’s Night Omaha was a major hit! Michelle and I have already begun working on future Girl’s Night Omaha events and look forward to bringing it to communities all over the United States (and the rest of the world)!

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Photography by Heidi Thorson & The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis

Faux Fur Vest, Striped Swing Dress, Chambray Shirt, Turquoise Necklace, Bracelets, Lilly Pulitzer Planner c/o Four Sisters Boutique (shop online on 11/1!) or call 402.884.6399 // Black Booties // Gold Monogram Necklace (3XL – 18in Chain) // Kate Spade two-tone Watch – under $50!

Thanks so much for letting me have a mushy moment & gush about all the feels! Have an awesome day!

Fall in Love with Layers… GNO Event #2

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis & Heidi Thorson

You. Guys.  I am so excited to share that we are planning a GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA event #2! On November 4th, at Four Sisters Boutique, we’ll be falling in love with layers and talking about pattern mixing, loving layers, what’s in for Fall & Winter, and not to mention, wine & shopping!  And we would not be able to event think about having a second event if the first Girls Night Omaha event hadn’t been a smashing success!  I still can’t really fathom the idea that stylish ladies from all walks of life are interested in hearing what I have to say.  So please know that I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to share my passion for fashion with all of you!

And if you aren’t familiar with the event series, GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA, which my BFF Michelle and I created… It’s a FUN & INSPIRING social event catering to community interests while supporting local businesses and giving back to local non-profits. Girl’s Night Omaha’s Spring event and now our Fall event, have been held at Four Sisters Boutique, which is an awesome place to shop because who doesn’t love promoting small businesses and business women who empower and support one another?! These events are focused on seasonal fashion and styling trends. GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA bring friends and fashionistas together for an evening of sips, snacks, private shopping, giveaways, and styling with a special demonstration by local fashion experts!

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Black Blouse, Denim Jacket, Druzy Necklace, Burgundy Jeggings, & Infinity Scarf c/o Four Sisters Boutique (shop online on 11/1!) or call 402.884.6399 // Heels // Watch // Earrings // Lips 1 + 2

Mark Your Calendars for Sip&Shop with Sabby Style!

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Hi Galpals!!! So the past couple weeks have been pretty hectic getting everything ready for… drumroll please… GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA!  This is an event that myself, The Adventure Culture, and Her Heartland Soul, along with Four Sisters Boutique, have been working on and we are so excited to be able to bring style, friendship, and fun to the Omaha area!  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th for 6:00 pm for this fabulous event that will include styling tips, giveaways, private shopping, exclusive first look at new merchandise, sips and snacks! What’s not to love?!

But be sure to get in your early RSVP as this is an exclusive, private event so space is limited! And to sweeten the deal a bit, those who rsvp early are entered into a giveaway to win a darling print and floral mug! Because who doesn’t enjoy a quirky saying and a cute mug for that hot cup of Joe!  RSVP’ing is very easy, all you have to do is click this link!

And here is the Facebook event, as well, where you will find updates and sneak peeks of our blog shoot from this past week!

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Top & Pants c/o Four Sisters Boutique (in-store only, online site coming soon!) // Heels // Watch

If you are in the Omaha area, I truly hope you can join us at the event so I can meet everyone and have girl talk! Cute clothes and adorable venue aside, this is an opportunity for me to say thank you in person for reading and supporting my blogging journey.  I want to hug each and every one of you!