A year ago as I attended an event in Seattle, I looked around and I realized I was one of the oldest women there. The bloggers in their 20’s were adorable and so gracious, but I as I stood there with girls the ages of my children, I knew there had to be women out there my age who were bloggers, on instagram, or just wanted to connect in this very social world.
That night I came home and put up an instagram post reaching out to women in their late 30’s and up who wanted to connect…and they responded! Since that night, I have dreamed of hosting an event to gather us all together, to meet one another and be inspired by each other. That night finally happened.
Kendra Scott Bellevue was our gracious venue host. They have such a heart and desire to bring women together. Not only is their jewelry one of my favorites, their store is GORGEOUS…and let’s be honest, the lighting is perfect for aging skin!
My sweet co-host for the evening is my gorgeous friend, Christina of Christina Skally Styling. We met on instagram, and the friendship was instant!
Look at these gorgeous ladies. We have marriages that span 25 years, collectively we have 20+ children, we have careers and have started buisnesses…the life experiences in the room were vast!
One of the best parts of the evening was playing dress up with all the amazing Kendra Scott jewelry. I love these pictures of each of us trying on pieces and helping one another find what they were looking for!
One of the best parts of hosting an event with bloggers, is that no one thinks twice when you pull out your phone to take a “selfie”!
My heart is so full…this night truly was all I hoped it would be, and I know that this is just the beginning for this amazing tribe we have created!
(*all photos by the amazing Lauren @ dit_ell.org )