Style Collective Party #bossbabes

On April 18th I attended the Style Collective meetup at the beautiful Mesa in Costa Mesa. The event was hosted by the lovely Debbie Savage of  To Thine Own Style Be True who also invited me to attend. Not going to lie, I was pretty nervous because this was my first meet up with other bloggers and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Right when I walked in, I was greeted by Maria Guerrero’s husband Hector, who got me checked in and introduced me to some of the girls. Right away the first group of girls welcomed me and brought me right into their conversations. We exchanged our Instagram names, how long we’ve been blogging and what our blogs were about. Some of the girls I recognized right away because I’ve been following them since I started blogging. My nervous jitters went right out the window.

To start off the night we went around and everyone introduced themselves and shared what their blogs were about. The rest of the night we ate, mingled, took selfies and exchanged stories about the blogging life. It was nice to have other girls I could talk to about blogging, taking pictures, lighting, pretty much everything that comes with the territory. Every girl I talked to was so nice. That’s what Style Collective is all about. Other bloggers in the community helping each other and being there for one another. It’s a beautiful community that empowers others and helps you in you blogging journey. I’ve been apart of Style Collective for almost a month and I’m amazed at all the love and support I’ve received from other Style Collective Sisters. If you’re interested in joining or learning more about the sisterhood follow this link to learn more or just ask me any questions that you may have.



Now lets talk about all the amazing sponsors that helped make this event that much more amazing.

The location was at Mesa located at 725 Baker St. in Costa Mesa, CA at the corner of Bristol and Baker. The vibe inside is very modern and classy. They offer small plates for dinner and even a late night menu. The bar is the main attraction. Located right in the middle of the lounge. They offer boutique wine and a craft bar. Once we arrived, all the girls were served right away with a lavender lemonade that tasted just like lavender and was really refreshing. The waitress brought over some appetizers for us to snack on as well. Everything I tasted was so good. The staff was very accommodating and I would love to go back here in the future.

All the tables were decorated with fresh flower centerpieces made by Bleudog Floral and beautiful bottles of wine from Middle Sister Wines were placed on every table. To capture every moment the lovely Shawna from Bleudog Fotography was there taking pictures of the whole event and head shots for all of us girls. She was very nice and took almost all the amazing pictures that are in this post.

When the night came to an end we were all gifted a heavy gift bag and a bottle of wine from Middle Sister Wines. They’re Instagram is @middlesisterwines The gift bags were made possible by some amazing sponsors. I’m going to list them all here with their websites and Instagram so you can check them out as well.


The Songbird Collection has a beautiful collection of handmade jewelry that’s right on trend. I was given a cute suede wrap around choker. I can’t wait to wear it. Instagram: @thesongbirdco

Guilty Soles was kind enough to give a few pairs of shoes to a couple of lucky raffle winners that night. Check them out to find cute, and very affordable shoes. Instagram: @guiltysoles

Spa Gregories is a day spa and salon located in Southern California. Check them out on Instagram: @spagregories

S.S. Chokers are custom chokers made by two sisters. We were given a super cute choker that I can’t wait to rock! Instagram: @s.s.chokers

Rodan + Fields offers amazing skin care products. Instagram: @augustbabe25

Alaska Bear gave us a natural silk, hypoallergenic pillowcase. I’ve been using it ever since that night. I love it! Keeps my hair very smooth and is suppose to help prevent wrinkles.

Arlina Jo makes handmade, earrings, bracelets, and chokers. Instagram: @arlinajo

Jade J is a premium consumer electronics brand from California. They gifted us with a Powerboost Powerbank and a Jadelink charging cord. I love tech stuff so this was so nice of them to give us these! Instagram: @jadejtech

Benev specializes in skincare and gifted us with a Hyaluronic Moisturizer and Bio Cellular Mask. I used the mask already, it’s amazing. Instagram: @benevskincare

Oh So Cali Clothing is a clothing line based out of Orange County, Ca. They focus on comfort and that laid back California lifestyle. Instagram: @ohsocaliclothing

Shea Moisture is a brand that leaves out harmful ingredients and there main ingredient is the very moisturizing ingredient of Shea. Instagram: @sheamoisture

Nubian Heritage gave us a bottle of Coconut & Papaya Body Wash. Smells amazing and I can’t wait to use it. Instagram: @nubianheritage

Borika is a brand that has organic, vegan and cruelty-free products. They gave us an all natural coffee and coconut body scrub. I used it, and it really scrubs the skin but leaves it moisturized at the same time. Instagram: @borikabody

Leven Rose is 100% natural oils and I was given an argan oil that can be used for your hair and skin. Instagram: @levenrosebeauty

LavHa are handmade therapeutic essential oil diffusing jewelry. They use high grade gemstones and LAVA rocks. They’re made in Southern California. I love my bracelet that I was gifted. It’s so pretty and really good quality. I just love the whole idea behind this brand. Check them out on Instagram: @lavha

Travertine are vitamin rich botanical, vegan & cruelty free products. I’m loving my Shea nail and hand cream. Instagram: @travertinespacollection

Pure gave us a bath fizzle that I can’t wait to try out. I was able to meet Kathleen that night and she’s so nice! Check out her Instagram: @kathleena31

Bella Sol Med Spa specializes in non-invasive skin care located in Chino, CA. I can’t wait to use the voucher they gave us for one free skin treatment. Instagram: @bellasol_medspa

Fresh Brothers offers pizza, salads and wings all over Orange County. Instagram: @freshbrothers

Amazing Lash does eyelash extensions and is located all over Southern California. They were kind enough to give us a complimentary set of eyelash extensions! Instagram: @amazinglashstudiorsm

Halo Top is the world’s first all-natural light ice cream. One pint only has 250-350 calories. They’re protein-rich and low in sugar. Instagram: @halotopcreamery


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Thanks again to Style Collective, Debbie, Mesa and all the sponsors. I had such a good time and I can’t wait for the next meet up to see all my #bossbabes again.  Thanks for reading.

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  1. April 25, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    It was so great to meet you! I had so much fun, and can’t wait until next time. Great write up, #bossbabe!

    • laughloveandhippie
      April 25, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      So great meeting you! I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Till next time sister 💜💕

    • laughloveandhippie
      April 25, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you Debbie! I’m so happy I’m apart of such a strong group of boss babes! I’m loving it.

  2. thisiskrisjoy
    April 25, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    it was so awesome meeting you! I hope we are able to link up again sometime soon:)

    • laughloveandhippie
      April 27, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      It was so much fun!! Nice meeting you too. Can’t wait to see you at the next one <3

  3. April 25, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    This looks so amazing ! I wonder if they have meet ups in my area in New Jersey💖 I would love to have friends that share the same passion as me. Looks like a great night and I am so happy you had a wonderful time, Your outfit was on point!

    • laughloveandhippie
      April 26, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      Thanks girl! I’m sure they have meet ups in your area. It was really nice to meet other bloggers and just ask them questions and get their feedback.

      • April 28, 2017 / 6:12 am

        Nice I have to check out their website to see, thanks girlie 🙂

        • laughloveandhippie
          May 1, 2017 / 7:06 pm

          No problem girl

  4. May 1, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Amazing event. It was a first for me also and it definitely exceeded my expectations!

    • laughloveandhippie
      May 2, 2017 / 9:26 am

      So much fun!! It exceeded mine as well 💕

  5. May 2, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    It was so great meeting you!!!! Can’t wait for the next meet up!

    • laughloveandhippie
      May 3, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Good to meet you too!! 😍

  6. May 2, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    It was so great to meet you finally in person hun! Look forward to more events together!!

    • laughloveandhippie
      May 3, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      I was soooo excited to meet you! Can’t wait for the next meet up!

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