GFS Recap: Texas Style Council Conference

This past weekend was spent at the first ever Texas Style Council Conference in Austin.
It was the perfect place for likeminded bloggers to share and network...and laugh...and possibly change in hospitals. (Details later)

I will admit that my top priority was to meet Kyla of Blue Collar Catwalk. We already know I love her because I've featured her in my "She's A Friend In My head" series. We've been crushing on each other for well over a year.

We finally met and I was so excited...and surprised that she is tiny...as in  low to the ground!  That was until I changed into my flats at the end of the night. I HEART YOU KYLA and I'm not ashamed to say it!

Of course I ran into my Dallas buddy Erin from Work With What You've Got. She is fond of my skin (it's quite silky) and I'm fond of her beautiful hair. I can't even tell  you half the stuff she said the whole weekend because I was too busy laughing at her hilariousness!

People like to pet Erin:)

Then I met my parents. I'm part of a family now. Kendi of Kendi Everyday and her photographer hubby agreed to take me in like their very own brown Orphan Annie. I'm just waiting on the papers to be finalized.

Whatever we were laughing at, it must have been hilarious.
Then I met a real life "stealer." Not thief...STEALER. Jen from Jen Loves Kev agreed to steal a free coke for me because I was parched. I didn't have to twist her arm and she was quite excited to do it. I didn't have the heart to tell her that my favorite soda is Dr. Pepper so I wouldn't have bailed her out of jail because it would be a conflict of interest.   She's still all kinds of awesome.  I think she's going to be on the next edition of  "Strange Addictions: Coke Thief." I'll let you know when it airs!

Then there is Canada's finest Jentine from My Edit. I kinda didn't get a chance to chat with her like I wanted to but she was in my peripheral  at all times Yes, Jentine...you were always within eyesight. I hope you weren't too creeped out!

I also got to hang out with:
 Chastity from Curvy Girl's Guide To Style (who is quite generous and I will have to name my first child after her but I'll tell you about that soon enough:)
 Tina from T Minus, T Plus (She is a riot!!!)
 Elissa from Dress With Courage I kinda think that I'm going to get her name tattooed on my left wrist...as a personal shrine of course.

There are more pics and stories to tell but I can't fit it all in one post but I will say that I met some awesome people and was exposed to alot of possible new ventures/possiblities/partnerships!

I won't mention how I may have possibly...maybe...definitely pulled over to the nearest clean building to change clothes for the council after my drive to Austin from Houston.  That place may have been a hospital and there may have been secret code knocks needed to execute the plan. I won't say who got me into that mess but there might be a picture of her below.

And  yes, I am totally rocking a vintage daishiki. It's what I do!
More stories and  pics later.


Kyla said...

I love you. That's all.

Ro said...

You look soooo cute and like yahll had fun..
and I know they just LOVED YOU!!!

raven said...

yeah....looks like I'm going to have to see u again Mar 26th for the Htown blogger meet-up. I need to know more about these hospitals + code knocks ;)

loved the recap! u are fun-overload. what's not to love?


Prissy said...

Ok, it looks like you guys had a blast!!! I'm kinda, sorta jealous. We have nothing like that in my city. Actually, I think I'm the only style blogger that lives here (seriously). Anyway, I LOVE that daishiki & how you wore it. Juanette's dress is so cute & bright! Love it too

Elissa said...

These pics are amaze-balls. When Erin and I get our next tattoos I'm so totally going to include your name. Somewhere. It's GONNA happen. Would that be creepy? I don't care. Meeting you was one of the highlights of the conference.


L. Michelle said...

Soooo. I just wanted to let you know that you have a new stalker..I mean, lurker...I mean reader. I just came across your blog in the last few days and I am sooo mad because it looks like you had soo much fun in Austin and I LIVE IN AUSTIN!! UGH!!! But at any rate. I am here now and I have stolen your "friend in my head" for you. :o) Great blog!

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Chastity Garner said...

Oooohhhh I like the sound of that...ur 1st born...ILL TAKE IT...lol.

We had such a great time and it was great to see you as always --- its a regular riot. You make me want to move to Houston...I wonder if I can talk Brian into that..hmmm...

TrendySocialite said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! Great pictures...

TrophyBoutique said...

You had me at "vintage dashiki"...sigh.

(I'm the sequined weirdo who looks like she can't shut up in the background)

You are so friggin cute I can hardly stand it!

Tina said...

I'm so glad that we got to get together again. It had been way too long since we did our little blogger dinner in Dallas.

PS. You looked amazing all weekend.

Kendi Lea said...

Sweet baby Reiko/my new daughter -- your room is ready.



~L~ of Avid Accents said...

you are so funny! I bet it was alot of fun.

Christen said...

The print on that dress is simply superb!!

Jody said...

Great photos, looks like you had a blast.

myedit said...

a) You are crazy and I love it...changing in hospitals. You need a camera crew.
b) You and your partner in crime were fabulous. You think you stared at me? I stared back... can't help it.
c) If Bryan and Kendi adopt you, convince them to move to Canada so that I can babysit you on weekends.
d) We didn't chat enough...:(

two birds said...

it looks like you had so much fun. AND you look amazing!!

Work With What You've Got said...

This recap is full of win. I love you, girl.

Toya of The Limerick Lane said...

I love that dress!! I've been really into African prints lately!

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