Back to School with Lands’ End

 

On August 4th I attended the Lands’ End Back to School Event in NYC. As always Momtrends organized an amazing event at EZ Studios.

 

We met in the lobby of the Hilton and headed out to school buses where we received our Night School report card which we would get graded on as we went along.

 

First stop was Backpack Philosophy where I learned weight safety tips from Dr. Mary Ann Wilmarth of the American Physical Therapy Association. At Lands’ End you can find the perfectly sized backpack for your child’s height and weight.


Lands’ End has durability down to a science. At Pants 101 we were taught about their new invisible  IronKnee™ patch which drastically prolongs your child’s everyday pants.

Guests were also encouraged to Design Your First Day of school outfit.

 

At Lunchtime, celebrity chef Sam Talbot whipped up some easy lunch recipes that were delish. Pack’em in the Lands’ End MadBox ™ lunch boxes, designed by real kids. How cool is that?

Warren Tricomi was on hand at Hair School and styled us with the hottest hair styles for fall.

 

We also had the opportunity to take a class photo and get a 5 minute makeover from Revlon. I loved my look so much that I already bought all the Revlon products they used on me at my local CVS.

 

I passed the Dress Test and chatted with Brittany Gibbons on how to flatter your figure for fall.

Needless to say I passed all my courses Lands’ End Night School. Whew!

 

And I got my diploma! So it’s totally official.

 

 

Congrats to the entire 2012 graduating class of Lands’ End Night School!

Thanks Momtrends & Lands’ End for a fab party! Happy Back to School!

 

Saturday Blogher ’12 Recap

Had a wonderful breakfast and made some new friends (that’s the point right?). Got to meet Elly from Buggin Word. If you didn’t meet her you have to hunt her down next year in Chicago. She’s a blast. And she plays the ukulele!

 

My day of course consisted of walking around the expo space but I also attended some pretty amazing seminars.

I attended Katie Couric’s keynote luncheon and learned all about her new show “Katie” coming September 10th. Trust me this is a show you won’t want to miss. I love how the new show is going to be very women focused as well as social media focused. Katie is also going to be featuring bloggers at each show. Love that! Check out her keynote HERE!

 

Some of my fave brands:

 

Duck – You know the Duck Rape folks! Check out there booth! Amazing what you can do with duck tape.

Zicam – Made my own bracelet with charms which I thought was super cute and a nice little remembrance. I took a charm that said “I Love to Blog”. Appropriate right? Can’t wait to try out Zicam next time I feel a cold coming on.

 

Hershey’s/Wal-Mart S’mores suite – Ok I loved it 2 years ago and loved it again. I mean if you don’t love S’mores there’s seriously something wrong with you. Trivia – The first printed record of the S’mores recipe appeared in a Girl Scout handbook in 1927.

 

Starbucks – We were among the first to check out the new Starbuck’s Verismo which is not even in stores yet. It’s a super-convenient, single-cup machine for making espresso-based beverages at home. And it’s coming in late 2012 – just in time to be a splendid gift to you or a coffee lover you know.

 

Kiss & Broadway Nails – As you know from my previous post I love Kiss & Broadway. This time I got to try out the Nail Dress products which I was super excited about. You put on the adhesive nail color and it goes on over your nail. Then you file your nails so that it fits the shape of your nail perfectly. They come in some really cool colors/patterns, even leopard.

 

 

They hubby and I grabbed food from The Halal guys because I had been dying to try them. It was delish!

 

Then I headed to the Land’s End party off-site.

 

Came back to the Hilton and attended the first ever Blogher Fashion Show. Click HERE to watch a recap.

 

Headed to the Cheeseburger Party, followed by a goodbye cocktail with my new friends Debbie & Heather.

 

As you can tell I had a blast at Blogher ’12. What a whirlwind! Can’t wait til next year!

 

 

Blogher ’12 – Saturday Style

Since this was day 3 of Blogher I was ready to be comfortable.

 

 

 

Shirt – Limited

Jeans – LEE 

Necklace – Origami Owl

Flip Flops – Old Navy

 

 

Lee Perfect Fit Biana Bootcut Jeans – Product Review

 

I’m a jeans girl! Always have been.

 

Recently I had the opportunity to check out the Lee Perfect Fit Biana Bootcut Jeans. And I’m in love! Don’t tell my hubby. 🙂

 

I tested them out during Blogher ’12 since I knew I would be doing lots of walking. Not only are they super stylish but they were so comfy. Their stretch fabric helps the jeans move with you. No more stiff jeans!

 

The Bianca Bootcut is in the Perfect Fit line because it features a compression mesh panel that lifts your seat and shapes your tummy.

Lee® Jeans Lifts and Shapes with New Perfect Fit™ Collection

 

Lee® Jeans is shaping up women’s denim with its new Perfect Fit™ collection, featuring first-to-market Shapetastic™ Technology that lifts, smooths and controls a woman’s natural curves. No matter her shape or size, these jeans add the perfect lift to a woman’s look and confidence!

 

“Lee strives to develop next generation technologies to help make a woman look and feel her best,” said Rachelle Moley, trend manager at Lee Jeans. “Hundreds of hours, 500 pairs of jeans, a team of experts, and group of real, honest women helped develop the Perfect Fit line.”

 

The new Perfect Fit collection incorporates Lee’s latest fitinnovation™, the patent pending Shapetastic™ Technology that slims a woman’s silhouette like never before.

 

  • Compression-mesh Shapetastic Panel slims and controls her tummy while lifting her seat
  • Exclusive mesh construction provides a supportive stretch that’s as comfortable and breathable as it is uplifting
  • Supportive stretch fabric combined with Shapetastic technology feels like having shapewear built into her favorite pair of jeans

 

The Lee Jeans Perfect Fit collection will be available in mid-July at select retailers and at Lee.com for a suggested retail price of $54.

 

 

*I was not required to write this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Microsoft Luncheon

 

I took a lunch break from the Blogher ’12 conference because I was invited to attend a luncheon at Microsoft.

 

Microsoft was doing makeovers during the Blogher ’12 conference with famed fashion stylist Jeannie Mai. I was thrilled to be a part of the #WindowStyle luncheon held at the Microsoft offices in New York. It’s not that often you get to visit a place like the Microsoft offices.

 

First off the spread was amazing. Being that I married an Italian I was in heaven with all the antipasto. I even chose “The Godfather” sandwich to eat. Other lunchers questioned the food. “What’s that?” they would say. So I helped them brave the world of antipasto with prosciutto, mozzarella, roasted peppers and more. It really was delish!

We ate, chatted and then Jeannie came out. You may have watched online as it was done as a Spreecast with a few people there in person. Jeannie offered great fashion tips to people online and that were at our luncheon. The best tip I walked away with was to put pads on the bottom of your shoes (yes the bottom) as it will keep your feet more comfy. We are more comfy walking on carpet right? So the theory makes sense. She also talked a lot about confidence. How women need to embrace their imperfections. Confidence is beauty!