You Had me at Merlot...the Flipper Splash Summer Series Continues - July 11, 2017

You Had me at Merlot...the Flipper Splash Summer Series Continues - July 11, 2017

Wine Time with Donuts & Blogger Babes...Yes, Please!

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Y'all, I am loving this Summer Social Series presented by Flipper Splash and Aubrey Asplen Alley of Hello Alley Blog! These blogger babes(and this week, s Blogging Bros) have been the creative catalyst I needed recently and it's been FAB. From everyone on the team at Flipper Splash to the other bloggers, influencers, and brands present, it's been amazing to see the collaboration on the horizon in Jacksonville. 

Side Note: If you missed our first recap of the Summer Social Series - Check it Out Here (After you read this of course...). You'll learn way more about how amazing Flipper Splash and their new platform working to connect brands and influencers is going to be! And just like I mentioned in the first story if you want to get involved in these Summer Series events just drop an email to the super fabulous Bridget Healy at Flipper Splash. Brands and influencers, both. I'll get you her contact info if you leave a comment below...I can't just put her email on blast for the world to see. :-)

The Details without all of the crazy Wine Puns...

(Which trust me you know is hard to leave out, because well, it's me!)

The second installment of the Summer Social Series was held at Riverside Liquors on King Street here in Jacksonville. If you live in Jax and haven't been you are seriously missing out. It is a glorious establishment with cocktails, food, and wall to wall wine. Depending on where you live in this Bold City, you have probably been there or Royal Palms in Atlantic Beach. Same owners, y'all. So if you love one, you'll love both. Get your buns there now!

The Brands

Obviously Riverside Liquors, Plus the most delish donuts from Jayne Doughnuts, the gorgeous faces of Momni Boutique, glorious handcrafted jewelry from the world traveling beauty behind Kai Indie Jewelry, the girl bosses making Basic B Tees & Shop SMAC happen online, and Blend Indoor Outdoor. Give them all a follow and make sure you shop local. #MakeJaxRad

This Summer Social Series featured lifestyle and food bloggers in addition to fashion. It is slightly intimidating, but also exciting to meet all the faces behind these amazing pictures you see on Instagram. Here is the rundown of all the fine folks that attended and their links to Insta so you can follow them and swoon over their outfits, travel pics, and delicious dishes.

Who's Who?

Group of Bloggers and Brands at the Summer Social Series presented by Flipper Splash and Hello Alley at Riverside Liquors on July 11, 2017. Photo from Flipper Splash Instagram

Group of Bloggers and Brands at the Summer Social Series presented by Flipper Splash and Hello Alley at Riverside Liquors on July 11, 2017.

Photo from Flipper Splash Instagram

Not listed in any sort of order because I am a maniac...

Shawn Isaac, Bonnie Cobb, Josh Cobb, Evan Hilton, Cadie Fletcher, Bethany of My Equestrian Style and The Two Lees Photography, Sarah Heyl, Trice, Savanna Rose, Angie Orth & Nate Does Food.

As usual, I'm notoriously terrible at taking photos and since it was a smidge on the dark side and I looked a little weathered, I certainly wasn't the camera whiz I needed to be. I don't have nearly as many candid snaps as I should, but you can creep on all the bloggers Instagram feeds to see more shots.

If you're wondering what all we do at these events, it's all about networking (and in this instance food, donuts, and wine.) Flipper Splash will eventually be providing the digital playground for all of the bloggers and brands to mingle, but until their official launch, they are allowing everyone to mix and mingle in person. We are so thankful for Flipper Splash's generosity and grateful to the local business owners opening up their spots, sharing their stories and agreeing to work with a bunch of crazies like us!

From L to R: Trice of High Heels and Good Meals, Cadie Fletcher of Cadie Fletcher and Me. :-) Click below to get Trice's and Cadie's Instagram links. That glorious wall of wine behind us is housed at Riverside Liquors on King Street in Jacksonville, Florida. 

From L to R: Trice of High Heels and Good Meals, Cadie Fletcher of Cadie Fletcher and Me. :-) Click below to get Trice's and Cadie's Instagram links.

That glorious wall of wine behind us is housed at Riverside Liquors on King Street in Jacksonville, Florida. 

#WIWT

Of course, I'm sharing the #OOTD info below as well. My dress is one that I immediately fell in love with when I scrolled across it back in March on one of my favorite fashion bloggers, @CarrieBradshawLied. I hit up that LikeToKnow.It screenshot program and immediately purchased it for an upcoming vacation to Mexico. I've also rocked it in Dubai (pics coming soon) and for a Girls Night Out in Jax Beach. I can't get enough of all the pom pom and tassel details! And wait until you see where it is from...and the price tag. You'll never believe it unless you buy it for yourself. If I recall I saw a local boutique on IG that is carrying it, but couldn't locate the post. If you recognize it, feel free to shout them out. #ILoveJax

I've included notes below to hit up Trice's and Cadie's #OOTD via their Instagram. #MakeThatMoneyHonies

The Outfit: 

Dress: E & L Europe from Forever 21 (NO I AM NOT KIDDING) Sold Out - BUT a Similar Option from F21 | Here as well as other fabulous F21 Summer Social worthy dresses | Here

Shoes: Dolce Vita Effie in Tan Suede from Zappos | Here

Earrings: Sugarfix by BaubleBar at Target | Here 

XOXO, 
Stephanie

P.S. - If you are loving the other ladies outfits, visit their Instagram to shop their feeds today! Information below. :-) 

Trice of High Heels and Good Meals Blog Page and Follow her on Instagram @WillWorkforHeels

Cadie Fletcher of Cadie Fletcher Blog and Follow Her on Instagram @CadieFletcher

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