May 4, 2012


For those of you who do not know, the book I Spy DIY recently came out (buy your copy here). When I heard that Jenni was going to have a DIY demo and book signing at Anderson's Books in Naperville (IL), I knew I needed to go! I just LOVE her blog (not to mention I love her column in InStyle magazine)! Here is what I wore.

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Dress & Belt: Dolce Vita, Vest: Dots, Shoes: Target, Cuff: C/O Kristin Hassan, Watch: Fossil, Earrings: Kate Spade, Ring: Jewelmint, Bag: Coach, Sunnies: MNG by Mango

As per usual, I arrived to the event first! lol (I am seriously early everywhere I go!) Thank goodness I had the pleasure of picking up Jess and Jill of Style Juncture from the train so I was not there early alone! ;)
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Jill, Jess, and myself
Jenni and myself

As soon as Jenni got there she asked us all to pull up to her table so we could get our DIY on. We began to make feather earrings and then friendship bracelets using leather wrist wraps. 
Chicago blogger Jessica from Bows and Sequins was there. (She is a fellow #PassportToStyle tour guide.)
Hallie from Corals and Cognacs was there too! 
Here are the earrings I made and below all of our friendship bracelets!
Jenni was beyond sweet, down to earth, and just a genuinely nice person. I like her even more now. And it's always amazing to meet someone like this who truly deserves all her success! I hope her book sells out everywhere it is sold. ;) 
I can't wait to do more DIY projects from her book and share them with you guys. There is a necklace that is so me, I can't wait to try to make it!  
In an unexpected twist of events the 5 of us below all went out for a glass of wine and some appetizers. All and all I had a wonderful night! I honestly thought I was going to go stand in line and get a book signed. I had no idea I was going to end up listening to music, making my own jewelry, and hanging out with Jenni after we left the book store. The blogger world really IS such a supportive one! 
Jill, Jess, Jenni, Randi (Not Just Mom), and myself


Jill said...

I love her blog too, so jelly you got to meet her!!

I just bought her book:)

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

Cute earrings.

Unknown said...

I LOVE your maxi dress- it fits you perfectly.

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Love the maxi dress and you are rocking that bun up do. The 'arm candy' photo is adorable and such a great idea...

Insting Blog said...

Like the same information. cool and very nice. Do not forget to wait for her presence in my home.

Lora M said...

I Like this....
I'll look forward to seeing you friend. Greetings and salutations of friendship

Julie said...

Your earrings turned out really cute!! Great job!!


oomph. said...

what a super fun event! i bet this is a great book...i will check it out.


nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

damn my kid being sick, lisa.

that looked like so much fun.

talk soon...

Matthew Alexandre said...

love the accesories !
and your outfit looks great !

Unknown said...

I ♥ the accessories~
and your fashion :)