#MWINetwork VIP Blogger Lounge

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Zany photo time, courtesy of Sara's Social Booth!
The 3rd bi-annual VIP Blogger Lounge contains all the ingredients for a delectable evening: open bar, light bites, freebies, music, mingling with blogger pals old and new, and the chance to network with cool local brands. Hosted by the Midwest Influencer Network at the newly-revived Boo Cat Club, this Spring's lineup did not disappoint. Here are some highlights from the evening:

Black Velvet and That Sweet, Midwest Style

1950s vintage dress and coral t-straps

Velvet is the quintessential winter fabric. Soft, regal-feeling, and warm. Flowers and floral prints make me think of spring. Put the two together and what do you have? An amazing gem of a vintage party dress! What a journey this dress has taken.


When I was 8 or 9, my mom noticed that I skipped words when I read aloud. The eye doctor hit me with the horrifying news that I would need glasses. Noooo!!! Perhaps as karma for my intermittent-glasses wearing or some ironic twist of fate, my eyes soon did a total flip-flop. I became nearsighted instead of far-sighted. Very nearsighted. Steve Urkel and I could have been related. Contacts became my salvation, as the glasses of the '80s and early '90s were far from fashionable.