It is so important to be surrounded by a group of people with similar interests. They know what you are going through and can really build you up when you are feeling down. Here in Dallas, we try to get together for blogging brunches whenever we can. This past weekend, Nordstrom hosted us at their brand new full-service restaurant, Bazille, and I got to wear this amazing Kaya and Sloane dress.
I am a member of a few social groups in Dallas. This post is all about those groups, and how you should definitely try to find a group in your city (or create one!)
Circle Seven Five: This group isn’t only for bloggers. Is is women only, and we all have different interests/skills/jobs. You pay $15 a month, and you get to go to tons of really fun and unique events. A couple of weeks ago we had a macaroon workshop, last week we went to Shakespeare in the Park, this week there is a Surf fitness class, and next week we have a great fashion event that I will be modeling in! I have met so many amazing women in this group (one of whom is now one of my really good friends, her blog is Fitness and Frills). If you are in Dallas you should definitely sign up! Anyone can join and it really has been such a great experience!
Dallas Bloggers Collective: This group IS for bloggers only. We meet monthly or every other week and have fun happy hours or different events that pertain to blogs. They also have great classes to help you and teach you how to reach out to brands. One of the owners is actually a photography and she shoots bloggers weekly (Stephanie Drenka Photography). This has been a great way to meet other people with similar interests who WANT to help you succeed.
InstaStyle Society: This is a Facebook group that I am an admin in. This has been one of the leading factors of my success. This group has really helped me grow and learn. We post daily favor threads and we ask any blog related questions we want on the group board. Everyone is so sweet and helpful!
Other: Sometimes bloggers here in Dallas just put events together randomly. This weekend, a blogger that works for Nordstrom (Rhona Jenkins, The Skinny Arm) put together this amazing brunch at Bazille. She was also wearing this Kaya and Sloane dress and I immediately ran downstairs to grab it for myself! Bazille is the first full-service restaurant at Nordstrom and it opened two months ago. They treated us to some amazing peach infused bellinis, crab stacks, breakfast sandwiches, and plenty of desserts (the white chocolate bread pudding was to die for). It was so delicious and I will DEFINITELY be back! You can see the set up on my Instagram page or look below for some great shots from the event!
Photos by Megan Weaver
Make sure you find a group like this. These groups are what I attribute most of my success to. Blogging is tough, and it is important to have people you can talk to that have experienced the same things. Whatever your job or hobby is, there is probably a group out there that can support you. Just reach out to some other girls who share your interest and try meet weekly or monthly. It will really make a difference in your life.
Kaya and Sloane Dress: Nordstrom
Purse: Forever21 (sold out, but obsessed with this one)
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Lipstick: NARS, Priscilla