Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic

11/12/2014

Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
This past Saturday was Boulevard of Chic's third event, which was targeted towards the holidays. I was really looking forward to this event! I expected to see tons of Baltimore-area boutiques, lots of clothes, and maybe even leave with some goodies. Sadly, this was not the case.

The morning started off strong and as planned. Then, when we got to Baltimore, we had to make all these pit stops before we could make it over to the event. So, while we should have been there around 1pm, we didn't get there till 3pm. By that time most other bloggers had left. We figured we'd make the most of it and putz around the park to see what was there. The park was really beautiful, and it was super close to the Inner Harbor Barnes & Noble, which is my favorite book store. The weather was a bit chilly, but it was tolerable, and the sun was plentiful.

There were tables and tents sent up, and only a handful of trucks left by the time we got there. I was super disappointed there weren't many trucks, but the one I was really looking forward to checking out was still there, which was Side Dish; Baltimore's first accessories only mobile boutique. You may have heard me mention them before - they're the one whose stock is $25 or less. They have super gorgeous accessories, and you just can't beat the prices considering they have vintage and handmade pieces.

Side Dish @ Boulevard of Chic's 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
Side Dish @ Boulevard of Chic's 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
Their featured designer was Ability by Alyssa. They had a little section available on the counter where you could view some of her collection. The story behind this company and its pieces is quite touching. I encourage you to read more about it here.

There were quite a few other accessories tables there, too, such as Classic Edge Custom Jewelry. Her necklaces are one-of-a-kind pieces that are never replicated! Christine was super sweet. I appreciated her telling me how she goes about making her pieces and running her business.

Classic Edge Custom Jewelry @ Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
Classic Edge Custom Jewelry @ Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
The Cookie Lee table was very impressive. I met Sara Carbonell, who is a local Cookie Lee Independent Jewelry Consultant. She told me a bit about the brand as I had never heard of the company before that day. I really liked the pieces that were featured. Chic designs, clean colors, and overall very versatile pieces. One of my favorite pieces was a necklace she had on display.

Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
There are just so many ensembles this piece would work magnificently with! {It's currently available on her eboutique for $42.} I also found myself eyeing some of the earrings that were on display. These designs are just so me.

Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
Sara told me she's planning on hosting a Facebook Party for anyone who may be interested. Facebook Parties are quite the rage these days, aren't they? Go check her out, and tell her a Modern Mrs. sent you!

Aside from jewelry, I enjoyed the Mobile Hobo truck. There was this one structured bag that really caught my eye, but it was out of my price range. Womp.

Hobo Bags @ Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
Hobo Bags @ Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
I really didn't see many clothes while I was there, which I found disappointing as that was what I was expecting to see the most. There was this one trench, though, by Flawless Damsels that had me screaming "Need!"

Flawless Damsels @ Boulevard of Chic 2014 Holiday Fashion Event #BlvdofChic — a Modern Mrs.
And then my phone died. Remember when I said the event wasn't what I expected? Well, here's why. The majority of the tables were independent consultants for companies like Mary Kay, Jamberry, Pleasure Parties {why they were at a fashion event is beyond me... and an event marketed towards families at that, at a park for kids....}, and the like. This includes the Cookie Lee table I spoke of earlier. I was a little turned off to see these types of tables outnumbered tables like Classic Edge, or Flawless Damsels, or the number of trucks that were there like GrassRoots, Hobo, and Side Dish. I would have liked to see more of these businesses and less independent consultant tables. {Note to Boulevard of Chic for next time, maybe?}

In any case, I was super honored to be there, and I did enjoy the event. I hope to attend next year, and hopefully we won't have as many hang-ups so I can spend more time meeting with all the truck vendors {and maybe even buy something}.

Did you attend Boulevard of Chic? Is there any merchandise that gave you the gimmes? Share in the comments!


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