Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bubbly, Baubles, Runways and Rooftops

I'm back to my normally scheduled blogging this week and I apologize for the mini hiatus last week. Which apparently is a thing around KCFW because the same thing happened when I went this spring.... I didn't intend to not have posts go up but by the time I got home (which was well after midnight) I was exhausted and the last thing I wanted to do was write/schedule a post. But your wait is rewarded because I have a toooooooooon of posts coming atcha! 


First up is the first couple of events of Kansas City Fashion Week! This is my second season attending and after last season (which you can read all about here, here and here) I was so excited to see the collections and get to experience the event. It keeps getting better than the last and I can only imagine what the spring will hold. This year something new they did was host some new events, pre-events to the signature runway shows later on in the week. One was at the newly opened Kendra Scott store on the Plaza and a cocktail party Downtown.

The Kendra Scott event was a mix and mingle where other bloggers and media covering Fashion Week could come and enjoy bubbly and baubles. I met up with my KC blogger babes and chatted with them and met a new blogger friend, Ritz of Journo Speak.

How adorable is this pink statement necklace?! It's the next thing on my Kendra Scott wishlist.

I actually won this blue iridescent necklace from the giveaway. The picture doesn't even do it justice. It's beyond stunning in person.

Always such a fun time inside the Kendra Scott store! It was nice to see friends, meet new ones, get hyped for the upcoming week and enjoy gazing at all the pretty jewels and baubles. I actually picked up a new KS bracelet because you guys know how much I wear my pink Andy one. Plus, I had a birthday discount so I had to get it. Lol. I got the Elton gold bracelet and I'm obsessed. I wear it with everything. It's simple but adds the finishing touch to an outfit or a stack. Definitely a great purchase for sure!

Next up is the Runway on the Rooftop event at the beautiful OneLight Apartment building Downtown in the heart of the P&L District. This was my second time being up on the roof at the pool and every time it takes my breath away. It's seriously one of the most gorgeous spaces ever. The tall skyscrapers give it a New York feel but you can still watch the sunset in the distant. It's hard to explain, so if you ever have the chance I definitely recommend heading there. 

This event was muuuuch bigger than the Kendra Scott one with hundreds of people attending. I had to work part of it checking VIP people in like bloggers, media personnel, KC stars, etc.  Speaking of KC stars I have such a story to tell. So I'm checking people in and this incredibly good looking guy, dressed to the nine's walks up. He hands me his ticket and I ask for his name. He says it and I check him off the list. He says thanks and smiles back walking into the party. After he walked in I can't help but try to remember where I heard his name from. I check people in and overhear someone say "Wasn't that Aaron Murray of the Chiefs?" I Google search his name and check for a photo and I'll be it was him! I quickly called over another assistant and handed her drink tickets telling her to find him and apologize for not giving him VIP tickets. After the show I found him and apologized for the mix-up and we started chatting. He was super nice about it and seemed like a great guy. So there's my celebrity sighting story! 

I forgot to take real outfit photos and this is the only one I have. And yes, it is from my Snapchat (@samanthagoble).... #NoShame. It was still super toasty outside so I opted for my favorite black tank, this super fun sequined tribal mini skirt and my trusty nude heels. It was the perfect mix of fun and flirty but still weather and 'work' appropriate. 

This event was a mini runway show that showcased a few designers spring and summer 2016 collections. I didn't catch all of it but what I did see was knocking it out of the park. And yes that is a runway in the pool. I saw more blogger friends as we expressed our excitement for the later shows. KC definitely has the best blogging community and I'm so blessed to be a part of it!


So that's it! The first two major events of KCFW! More will come don't you worry. Both were very different but very fun and a good time. I hope they host both of these again next year! 

Keep checking back for more KCFW coverage that will be happening here over the next few weeks! I'm super excited to keep sharing it with you all and take you on the virtual runway shows! :)

Have you been to the new Kendra Scott store? Had a celebrity encounter or attended fashion week? Leave me your thoughts/stories in the comments below!

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  1. This place was very comfortable. Restrooms were decent. Coming to venues in NYC with my friends was an amazing experience. This is my favorite place now, because of its excellent food, perfect lighting, vibrant atmosphere and great ventilation.