SBS Conference Recap

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It’s been a week since our Southern Blog Society Conference ended and I’m still in awe of how amazing everything turned out! Myself and Jessica had been planning this weekend ever since our 2013 Brunch ended and it seriously could not have gone any better. I wanted to share a few photos from our weekend and give a shout out to our amazing sponsors! Interested in being part of SBS Con next year? Send in your application to be a member of SBS or sign up to get news on our new regions launching soon! (This is a photo-heavy post so get ready for lots of fun!)

Night-Cap at Whiskey Blue Sponsored by Ahalogy

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SBS balloons were a big hit with the bloggers! They came with us to each event during the weekend.

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Love that a few of out 2013 bloggers came back again this year! (Left to Right – My Style Vita | Pearls & Twirls | Julie Leah | Here & Now | Glitter & Gingham | Me & my H&M Dress)

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A fun reflection of our fabulous hotel from the rooftop.

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So happy Lou What Wear came back this year and introduced me to my new blogger crush, A Southern Drawl!


Coffee Talk at W Hotel Buckhead

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 Gift bags were placed at each bloggers seat with the most adorable notebooks from TinyPrints to jot down tips from our speakers – Ahalogy, ShopSense and Recipe for Press.

Poor Little It Girl - Southern Blog Society Conference RecapASOS was there to share with our bloggers all their new styles for summer (and pass out gift cards to shop)!

Poor Little It Girl - Southern Blog Society Conference RecapBloggers were ecstatic to meet the reps for Kendra Scott! I’m obsessed with their new collection of rings!

Poor Little It Girl - Southern Blog Society Conference RecapAnika from ShopSense gave our bloggers some amazing tips on how to monetize their sites with their links!


South City Kitchen Lunch Sponsored by ASOS

Poor Little It Girl - Southern Blog Society Conference RecapBecause the only way to travel from Coffee Talk to Lunch is in a trolley!

Poor Little It Girl - Southern Blog Society Conference RecapBeautiful floral centerpieces from our friends at Flower Child Weddings along with Twitter nameplate necklaces by Taudrey, ASOS headbands and yes, more gift cards!

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Bloggers doing what bloggers do best – passing out business cards and networking before the food and cocktails arrived!


Swag Bag Time

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Giant gift bags awaited our bloggers back at the hotel after lunch, all marked with their Twitter handles.

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Some of the goodies included gorgeous jewelry from Loren Hope

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…and Clinton Kelly just had to share his latest book with our bloggers, just like he did last year!

Poor Little It Girl - Southern Blog Society Conference RecapJessica and me celebrating a successful day of SBS Con as we watched our girls dive into their gift bags! (Shop my ASOS look here) Oysters, wine, and a nap immediately followed this photo.


Southern Living Magazine Wrap Party at W Hotel Wet Deck

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Yet another gift bag was ready for our bloggers full of fun for the pool!

Poor Little It Girl - Southern Blog Society Conference RecapNo pool party is complete without a little champagne!

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The DJ was amazing! So much fun drinking and dancing at the pool to finish off a great weekend!


A big THANK YOU to our Southern Blog Society Conference sponsors!

Coffee Talk Speakers: Ahalogy | ShopSense | Recipe for Press

Coffee Talk Brand Reps: ASOS | Intimacy | Kendra Scott | (PLA) Beauty | Dress Up | Dermalogica

Gift Bag Contributors: American Eagle Outfitters | ban.do | Birchbox | Express | Fantas-Eyes | Island Company | Lulu’s | Old Navy | Sole Society | Stephanie Johnson | Tieks | Prescriptives | Jamberry | Henri Bendel | Pink & Pepper | Taudrey | Barrington Gifts | Moon & Lola | Admiral Row | James Jeans | Trust Fund Beauty | Jami | Kendra Scott | World Market | David & Young | Oka-B | GHD | Loren Hope | Gorjana | Coastal | Kitsch | Coobie | Marine Layer | Cosabella | Clinton Kelly | s’Adonner | Tresemme | ASOS | Gigi New York | OPI | Mirabella | Kevin Murphy | Urban Ears | Southern Living Magazine | Lilly Pulitzer | Rent the Runway | 7FAM | Alternative Apparel | L.Mae Boutique | River Island

Photography: Rebekah Carson Photography

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  2. Shabnam

    This looks like such an amazing time! I hope the northeast chapter gets big enough to host something like this sometime in the near future! Good job, Cathy!

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  3. Ash

    Awesome recap! I was so thrilled to be a small part of this big weekend! You and Jess are up to big things and you ladies inspire me ;)

    Hated I didn’t get to meet you in person. NEXT TIME – DRINK TIME! ;)

    Peace & Love,
    Ash

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  4. danielle

    love the recap and loved being there again! you guys did such an amazing job – brunch last year was great but this year was epic!

    thanks for getting such a fun group together. xo

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  5. Julie

    Congrats and well done! Looks like it was an amazing time. As a new blogger, I aspire to one day attend a blogging conference. Hopefully my blog will be good enough when the Midwest region launches!

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  6. Carmen Renee

    This event looks like you ladies put in so much work and you can tell by the pictures it was a huge success!!! <3 <3 Congratulations Ladies!!!

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  7. Megan // F Yeah!

    Again, I applaud you for pulling off an event of this caliber. Those swag bags are sweet, and I know it took LOTS of emails to get that many sponsors onboard. You and Jessica are badasses.

    P.S. I’m excited for the Southwest Blogger Conference to launch. I’ve already submitted my application but would like to get more involved. If that’s possible, let me know!

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  8. Grace

    Thanks for all of your hard work! It was such a fun weekend. {new blogger crush? staaahp it, I’m blushing!}

    Have a great week!
    xo,
    Grace

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