August 9, 2017

Recap: #cabiScoop Fall 2017

I recently attended #cabiScoop in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. What is cabi Scoop? Here is more about the event: "It’s a special weekend-long departure from the ordinary—a fashion party we throw twice a year, where we invite each and every cabi Stylist from all over the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. to come together and celebrate the gorgeous season to come. The days are filled with presentations, training sessions, and of course, our Fashion Show; we’ll take time to celebrate last season’s successes, particularly those of our Stylists, and you’ll get the inside scoop (pun intended!) on what makes our Fall Collection so special (hint: a lot!). Plus, enjoy tailored career coaching, sage advice on how to develop a strong, healthy business, and most of all, a fun-filled time full of laughter and friendship."

OK in retrospect, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Here is what I did know: I was going to attend a fashion show to show off cabi's new Fall collection, there was a shopping event I had plans to check out prior to the fashion show, and a dinner out for all of the bloggers later that night. As I told you last week, I brought my large luggage for my 24 hour trip and OMG you guys, I am so glad I did! Check out the video recap above and then scroll down for my play-by-play of the most amazing day with the cabi team, around 3700 cabi stylists, and 11 bloggers (including myself). 

First off, talk about a cabi take over....the Gaylord Opryland Resort was covered with giant signage and so many areas for photo opportunities. Kind-of a blogger dream! ;) I flew in the day of the event, so after a quick stop at my room, I headed down to see what this shopping event was all about. 

Check out my #cabiScoop recap via IG stories: 
So below is a panoramic of the shopping event. Nothing could have prepared me for the room I walked into. UMMM....I literally can not explain my feelings other then a mixture of excitement and being overwhelmed. I was given a gift card and discount code so I dove in and did some major shopping! Eveything in this room was already super discounted. There were items selling from their Fall 2016 line and Spring 2017 line. They even had displays up of the new Fall 2017 line for everyone to check out.

At this point it was time to meet up with the other bloggers and get ready for the fashion show. Here a a shot of us right before we walked it, and just after we all met. There were a few familiar faces I met back at #cabiBloggerDay but lot of new friends too. When I say it was fast friends, that is an understatement. This is a group of such positive women! And more importantly, an environment where women are supporting other women... and these bloggers are all girls girls! I feel so lucky to be among these lovely ladies! 

(From left to right) Alison-Wardrobe Oxygen, Carol- My Smart Collection, Anna- Park Avenue,   Jamaria- Through Jam's Eyes, Carly- Lipgloss and Crayons, Niki-Simply Niki, Jenna- Savvy Sassy Moms, myself, Lisa- Savvy Sassy Moms, Lauren- Lauren Toews, & Morgan- My Gorgeous Chaos 

Alison, myself, Jenna, & Lisa sitting front row for the fashion show.
I'm not sure what I was expecting, but as always, cabi surprised me. I was under the impression that it was only a fashion show, but they kicked the event off by celebrating the top stylist for the year. There were many different categories (including top team builder, top seller, etc) and that all led to the final award, for the cabi girl. The best part is she didn't even know she was winning the award. There was a video of everyone talking about how amazing she was, even her husband, and we all instantly had tears in our eyes as she came up and accepted her award. There is just this overwhelming sense of family with this company, it's hard to not be a fan of their business model as well as their amazing clothing! 

Not to mention, it doesn't matter if you are the one who runs the company, designs the clothing, or sells the clothing as a part/full time income, you are all treated equally. The top people of this company will look you in the eye, remember your name, and give you a genuine hug. I can not say enough good things about cabi as a company! If you have not already, please check out The Heart of cabi Foundation. I am an influencer that is asked to promote lots of brands, and I have to admit, cabi is one I am most proud to be talking about with you guys and wearing. I am proud to be a cabi influencer. OK, now back to the fashion show. ;) 
(Side note, can we take about her stripe jacket below?  IN LOVE! It's from their Spring 2018 line, so we will all just have to have heart eyes and wait patiently for this one to come out.)

What a fun show! From the music to the styling, this thing was on point. Everyone was dancing and having fun, I was truly sad when it was over. 

After the fashion show and a quick outfit change, I met the other bloggers in the lobby with a few of my favorite cabi staff members and we were ready for dinner. You guys, cabi goes all out when it comes to taking care of their own. We went to City Winery in Nashville and had a private room and menu for the night. We played a fun wine tasting game and then each course was paired with it's own wine. This night was way too much fun! 

After dinner, we headed back to the convention center for more of the shopping event. There was a bar and live music this time around, and yes, I did even more shopping! Thank you to the cabi team for including me in this amazing day! I hope you invite me again, but I will know to bring two suitcases next time. ;) 
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Make it a great day. xo 

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