Photo from the Owls Are Not What They Seem.
Then, we headed across the street to Fred Flare for some shopping. The ladies were super sweet and excited to have us at the store. I scored some plaid wool shorts to wear over tights, a braided gold chain necklace that I've already worn twice and some killer vintage-inspired shades.
Continuing our shopping spree, we visited Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg - an enormous thrift store filled with vintage treasures. Because of our busy schedule, I didn't have time to give the place a proper scouring (I'm a slow thrift shopper), but I did leave with a vintage lace dress that you'll see soon.
Next stop: Buffalo Exchange, a lovely sponsor of the Conference. They were so very kind and happy to have us. I bought a velvet dress that I wore today (outfit post coming soon). Thanks, guys!
To finish up our afternoon shop-a-thon, we visited Artists and Fleas, an eclectic marketplace with everything from quirky vintage hats to fine handmade jewelry.
All shopped out, we headed to Third Ward for a DIY session courtesy of PacSun. They gave us all jeans and supplies to customize them. I was floored by the level of creativity of my fellow bloggers... and by my utter inability to place studs in a straight line. Look out for an outfit post with my imperfect but cool jeans in the near future.
Finally, we dined at the Fat Hippo with lovely ladies from Gilt Groupe. The company and the fare were equally divine. Family-style courses of artfully arranged food just kept coming and coming! Everything from beet and blue cheese salad to sliders.
Some of us had planned to hit the town after dinner, but after such a full day, we opted for a girls night in (Rich was there too) at the HQ. A couple glasses of wine, a slice of key lime cheesecake and hours of conversation later, it was nearly 2 am. Time for bed!