Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Floral + Stripes

So much has been going on with us that we are taking time this evening to regroup on where the Sol Sisters blog is headed... Don't you feel like you just need to sometimes?

Its definitely exciting and at the same time can feel a bit overwhelming to talk goals and about the future of our blog...luckily we are doing it over some really mouth watering bruschetta and wine at a local phoenix joint- Postino's (in case your ever in the area...its great for brunch too!) There are so many projects and ideas we are developing that we just need a night out to share our thoughts and feelings with each other. We can definitely say this though...wherever the journey takes us we are so happy to be sharing it together and with all of you!!

On to FASHION...
One exciting new addition we can already share is that Inez the other half of Sol Sisters will also be a regular on the blog! As our one year anniversary approached we really reevaluated our identity as a blog and what that looked like for our readers. Up until this point she had remained creative director/photographer when it came time to doing photo shoots...but since we are all about growth and true self-expression things had to change. So here is Inez...

We are so into pairing stripes and prints right now...it's just so fun! This floral skirt is so flirty and flowy that we knew  it would be perfect to style now that it's officially warm here. The top is actually a peplum design but considering we tucked it in you wouldn't even know...one point for versatility! The accessories were kept solid to not overwhelm the print on the skirt but bold enough to stand on their own. It was such a windy afternoon but we had so much fun shooting!

What do you think? Are you into mixing both of these trends?

Tantas cosas estan sucediendo que tenemos pensando juntarnos hoy por la tarde para conversar sobre el rumbo que tomara el blog de Sol Sisters...no sientes como que aveces te llega a suceder y necesitas revaluar?

Definitivamente es emocionante y a la misma vez puede ser intimidante hablar sobre metas y el futuro de nuestro blog...afortunadamente lo estaremos haciendo sobre un rico bruschetta y copa de vino en un cafe local aqui de Phoenix-Postino's (en caso de que llegues a visitar...es ideal para un almuerzo también!) Tenemos tantas ideas y projectos que estamos desarrollando que necesitamos una noche para compartir nuestros pensamientos y opiniones. Sin embargo les podemos decir que donde sea que nos lleve este viaje estamos super felizes de poder compartirlo juntas y con todas ustedes!!

Continuamos con la MODA...
Una adicion emocionante al blog que ya podemos compartir es que Inez la otra mitad de Sol Sisters también sera una regular en el blog! La llegada del primer aniversario nos hizo revaluar sobre nuestra identidad como blog y como se refleja para nuestras lectoras. Hasta este momento ella se habia mantenido como la directora creativa/fotografa durante las sesiónes de fotos pero como siempre estamos listas para el desarollo personal  sabiamos que eso tenia que cambiar. Asi que aqui esta Inez...

Nos fascina la idea de combinar rayas con estampados floreados...es simplemente divertido! Esta falda floreada es coqueta y fluye facilmente que fue la pieza perfecta para lucir actualmente ya que hace mas calor aqui.  La blusa es estilo peplum pero como la metimos dentro de la falda ese detalle no importo...un punto por versatilidad! Mantuvimos los accesorios colores solidos para no agobiar el estampado de la falda y a la misma vez llamativos para que resaltaran entre todas las piezas. Este dia hacia bastante viento pero como nos divertimos!

Que piensas? Te llama la atención combinar las dos tendencias?

xoxo Sol Sisters 
What I wore:
Blazer: Marshall's
Peplum Top/Blusa: ASOS
Skirt/Falda: Torrid
Shoes/Zapatillas: Torrid
Clutch/Bolso: Target
Watch/Reloj: Michael Kors

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Arizona Blogger Conference 2013

I'm starting with a great big HELLO!! It feels great to be back here again...

We have been very fortunate this past year to have participated in some really great events. Our most recent one and probably most influential up to date was the Arizona Blogger Conference held just last weekend. We love being around fashion and all the industry's people but it feels like home when you are completely surrounded by your kind-bloggers. The ABC 2013 was held by Phoenix Style Collective for its second year at the Palomar Hotel in down town Phoenix.

The evening began with a very interactive social setting, great food, a fun photo booth (pics at the bottom), cool vendor stations, swanky prizes and an awesome group of fellow bloggers ready to mingle!

Between sharing blog recaps, updating our social apps and snapping group pictures there simply just wasn't enough greeting time to get to everyone. Nonetheless we were very pleased to have reconnected with a few bloggers and met some amazing new ones that night! We are so happy to now be surrounded by such creative, inspiring, and fun group of gals... if you have a minute head on over and check them out!!

Amy over at AZ Style Girl
Mignon over at The Chic Spy
Audree over at Simply Audree Kate
Vanessa over at Hola Sunshine
Martha over at Martha J
Joanna over at Fabulously Average

Audree of Simply Audree Kate & Liz of Sol Sisters

Bloggers networking before the conference 

 Taking our seats...excited for the evening's speakers!

The first speaker was Danielle Hampton of Sometimes Sweet
She touched on so many great points on how to have a great blog...
 We leave you with three of them that really spoke to us!
1) Finding your voice
2)Finding your passion
3)Tell your story


Our second speaker was Sara Matlin of Frances Vintage
Sara spoke to us about...
-Being yourself
-Adoring your audience
-Collaborating with other industry peers
It was just so amazing to get so much insight into what is important to all these successful bloggers.


We just loved her priorities visual!

The third speaker of the night was the adorable Summer Bellesa of The Girls With Glasses
Summer touched on the importance of
-life/work balance
-valuing your personal time
-love other bloggers
and be passionate!!!


The fourth speaker of the night was Sarah Hubbell of Emma Magazine 
It was so insightful to hear Sara talk about her publication and great websites that help with the not so fun technicalities of blogging. 


Our last speaker was the stylish Jessie Artigue of Style and Pepper
She ended with talking about the importance
-Adding value to your posts 
-The in's and out's of making money in blogging
-Offering your readers something valuable with everything you do
Jessie most importantly shared the value in staying true to yourself and your blog!

We were greeted with Hello gift bags full of awesome goodies!!
Some of the fun treats included The Dry Bar perfect blowout treatment samples, Kate Spade Live Color Fully eau de parfum spray, Hempz's pomegranate herbal body wash & moisturizer, Le Mode Accessories bow stud earings, Activate Vitamin Water and many other fun things...

We leave you with some fun photo booth pictures from Mr. Fun Booth we took with the fabulous bloggers we shared the evening with...

There's already talk about doing blogger brunches and lunches with these fabulous ladies...we can't wait!!

We can't wait for next year's conference!! 
xoxo Sol Sisters