Yes, Saturday evening I joined
other bloggers of the San Antonio Fashion and Beauty Bloggers (SAFABB) for a very fun and unique event called Blogging the Runway.   SAFABB and the San Antonio Fashion Industry
Alliance (SAFIA) desired to bring together bloggers, boutique owners, stylists,
beauty experts and designers for a collaboration event which focused on spring
and summer trends.

A 70-year-old bought this outfit…she has my respect!!  It’s a romper!
The setting was perfect, Bismarck Art Studio, for an intimate yet artistic atmosphere.  We were given front row seats and immediate
access to the models, boutique owners, and designers.  Bloggers were encouraged to touch the
fabrics, feel the accessories, and ask questions on the spot. Calley Gonzalez,
founder of SAFIA, said, “We need evenings like this, because we cannot do what
we do unless the public notices.  The way
the public notices is through bloggers and media.”

My favorite look was this jumpsuit from Langford Market, and
they way it was styled.

Both premiere boutiques at the
event recognized women 40+ to be an important part of their clientele.  “We see more and more women over 40 desiring
to look fabulous and they always find something at Langford Market SA to take them
fashion forward,” said Victoria Salinas, store manager at the Shops of La
Cantera location.

Carol Reyes, owner and designer at Carol Reyes Boutique, told me that I would be surprised at the trendy looks
women in the sixties and seventies are purchasing from her.  Since becoming a blogger, I do not think I
would be surprised…I have seen some fabulous 60+ women willing to attempt any

It was a rare opportunity for
bloggers to be given access and encouraged to speak with all participants. The electric energy in the room was as if we were all girlfriends discussing clothes and shoes.   I hope to see more of this.  One thing is for sure, San Antonio is rapidly
becoming a fashion-forward major market!

Now, for another major headline….one
of my favorite specialty retailers,eshakti, would like to give a garment of choice to
one of my followers!!  That’s right…you
get to pick anything from the current line at eshakti’s website.  You have to do just a little more to win
because you get to pick ANY item from the site. 
The contest runs from today until My 31…so enter NOW.  Here are the rules:
Of course, you must be a follower of this blog!!
Go to eshakti website and tell us which item you would
select if you win. (Tomorrow I will show what I like!!)

If you tweet, facebook, or mention
this on your own blog, I will throw an extra entry for each extra you do!!  I love their clothing because the fabrics are
beautiful, the styles are fun, and they are measured to fit your body!!  Clothes that fit and flatter are the best!!
After you enter, then please go
visit the other bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY and Monday Mingle…I always find something special.
San Antonio Bloggers hard at work!
Blogging the Runway upon returning home.  My jacket is a Travelers at Chicos
and my tote is a parent gift from Talbots!!  Once again I was the elder blogger, but
these younger ladies are so much fun and inspiring!
Happy Monday, everyone!!

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