OUT AND ABOUT | TCF STYLE EXPO 2016

Written by: Sol

Hey Fab Girl Hey!

So listen – if you’ve been following our weekend Social Media takeover on IG, Twitter, Facebook AND Snapchat {Yeah – we. got. it. IN!} I’m pretty sure you’re aware that Kiki and I attended The Curvy Fashionista‘s 2nd Annual TCF Style Expo in Atlanta this past weekend!

If you’ve been living under a rock  you’re not sure what this is, it’s a style expo, hosted by Marie Denee of thecurvyfashionista.com, that features conversation panels, networking opportunities and of course, style! We partnered with friend and fellow NC blogger, Angela of 24PlusStyle, as travel buddies and hit the road for some blogalicious fun!

Because this was our first time at the expo, Ki and I didn’t know what to expect, in terms of this event.  I mean, we knew that because it had Marie’s name on it, it would be nothing short of FABULOUS, but we honestly had no clue as to what would be happening.  All we intended to do was attend, network, and come back home.  BUT…

Y’ALL!!!!! When I tell you that this expo was everything and more, that’s EXACTLY what I mean! It fulfilled our expectations and beyond! We attended all of the panels, which were great; the expo, where the shopping atmosphere was amazing and the VIP mixer and blogger brunch, which was a loads of fun, rewarding and educational! Oh – And the networking?! UNMATCHED! To sit in the room and rub elbows with highly respected leaders, designers, and bloggers in the plus industry was surreal – nah, scratch that – it was mind-blowing!

There were a number of moments from the weekend that stood out, but the one that was most memorable was when I had the opportunity to meet two of my favorite bloggers and writers, Ty Alexander of Gorgeous In Grey and Shaina Hairston of OutOfTheCorner.  These ladies are amazing bloggers and women and the authenticity in their message and brands are what make me love them even more.  I didn’t want to seem like a groupie or nothing, but I ain’t gonna lie – I fanned out a little! I think I may have even scared Ty because I kept looking at her and thinking ‘I’M IN THE ROOM WITH TY {FREAKIN’} ALEXANDER!’

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I pulled it together after a while… BUT STILL!! #Starstruck

My favorite aspect of the expo is the spirit of sisterhood that resided with us all weekend. It didn’t matter where you were from or what your purpose was for coming  – chances are, when you left Atlanta, you linked up with at least one new friend! That’s not something that happens very often, ESPECIALLY with women, so to know that Marie created such an amazing opportunity for us to genuinely connect on a relatable level with others, speaks volumes of how she values her own relationships and connections. Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

If I had to describe this event in one word, it would be necessary. Anyone who owns a business or blog should make it their business to attend, especially if you live in the South. To my knowledge, there is no other expo experience of this caliber in this region so start saving those coins so you can take full advantage next year!

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for – PICTURES!!!

US AND PRINCESS

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It’s Ty and Shaina, y’all!! *insert squeals and feels*

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Until next time, live F.A.B. with NO regrets!

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