#WCsoiree: A Fashionable Chicago-Style Blogger Celebration To Remember!

Last night, some of the nation’s most influential bloggers converged on the Water Tower Place for the Windy City Soiree #WCSOIREE. A celebration of fashion, food, friends and fun. Hosted by MJ Tam and Beth Rosen of ChicagonistaLIVE! and co-hosted by Boomfluent, RoleMommy.com, and Trumpeting Media and sponsored by CBS, Redbook, and Raved. THIS  was the place to be! Being met by the Ladies in Black adorned with huge pink flowers, attendees were whisked up to the fourth floor to complete registration and get their fashion missions.

The Water Tower Place was abuzz with attendees who accepted their fashion missions and went forth! The various shops participating like Vera Bradley, Akira, Henri Bendel, Eileen Fisher and more were more than willing to show off their goods, and have great discussions with everyone about them. If you’re interested in seeing more from the shops listed, you can visit  Twitter to see all of the great tweets!

Check out our favorite pics below. To see more official #wcsoiree event photos, click here. You can also click from Pam Katz’s photos.

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MJ Tam & Beth Rosen

Guests were welcomed by Raved, Wao Bao, and complimentary issue of Redbook, while they signed in and received their special fashion missions from the  Ladies in Black. These missions consisted of visiting stores around Water Tower Place and tweeting/instagraming the photos as well. At about 4 pm, the stage lights lit and the event was kicked-off  with Broadway in Chicago‘s The Australian Bee Gees.

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But the BIG portion was the fashion show! Bloggers from all around the country dressed in outfits that represented great Chicago landmarks or areas. The music started pumping, toes got to tapping, and the lights started flashing!  Let’s take a gander, shall we?

The emcee for the evening was none other than the great Nancy Loo @NancyLoo of WGN News

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Betsy Breuer and Kristing Cheuvront @lilstylefile ~ The Magnificent Mile 

On Betsy:

Ensemble: @whbm | White House Black Market

Puzzle:  @ChiaroArt | CHIAROoScURO

Makeup : @Sephora | Sephora

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On Kristin:

Ensemble: @bebe_stores | bebe

Shoes: @Macys | Macy’s

Bag: @ChiaroArt | CHIAROoScURO

Makeup: @Sephora | Sephora

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Beth Blecherman @techmama ~ Cloud Gate 

Ensemble: @EILEENFISHER | Eileen Fisher

Sunglasses: @sunglasshut | Sunglass Hut

Makeup: @bareMinerals | Bare Minerals

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Meredith Sinclair @MeredithPlays ~ Lake Michigan Lakefront

Ensemble:  @freepeople | Free People

Sunglasses: @sunglasshut | Sunglass Hut

Boots and Accessories: @BOTASCUADRA | Cuadra

Makeup: @bareMinerals | Bare Minerals

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Patrice Yursik @afrobella  ~ The Art Institue of Chicago

Ensemble: @Macys | Macy’s

Jewelry: @shopfrancescas | Francesca’s Collections

Shoes: @akirachicago | Akira Footwear

Makeup: @Sephora | Sephora

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Jessica Ashley @SassafrassJess ~ Wrigley Field

Ensemble: @TheLimited | The Limited

Jewelry: @shopfrancescas | Francesca’s Collection

Shoes: @akirachicago | Akira Footwear

Puzzle: @ChiaroArt | CHIARoScURO

Makeup: @bareminerals | Bare Minerals

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Anupy Singla @IndianApplePie ~ Lincoln Park Conservatory 

Ensemble: @JJill | J. Jill

Bag: @verabradley | Vera Bradley

Shoes: @macys | Macy’s

Makeup: @bareminerals | Bare Minerals

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Danielle Smith @daniellesmithtv ~ Navy Pier

Ensemble: @akirachicago | Akira Women’s

Shoes: facebook.com/clarksusa | Clark’s

Bangles: @PANDORA_NA | Pandora

Makeup: @bareminerals | Bare Minerals

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Joey Fortman @joeyfortman ~ Buckingham Fountain

Ensemble: @macys |  Macy’s

Shoes: @macys | Macy’s

Jewelry: @PANDORA_NA | Pandora

Makeup: @Sephora | Sephora

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Jim Higley @jimhigley ~ Willis Tower Sky Deck

Ensemble: @ExpressLife | Express

Shoes & Bag: @BOTASCUADRA | Cuadra

Sunglass: @sunglasshut | Sunglass Hut

Makeup: @sephora | Sephora

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Andrea Metcalf @Andreametcalf ~ The Cultural Center

Ensemble: @adeledallasorr | Adele Dallas Orr

Jewelry: @adeledallasorr | Adele Dallas Orr

Shoes: @macys | Macy’s

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And the hosts: Beth Feldman, MJ Tam, Beth Rosen, Esti Berkowitz, and Nancy Horn
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The event was capped off with a wonderful dinner & wine served at Foodlife in the mezzanine level of Water Tower Place. Attendees experienced the many different selections Foodlife has to offer. From Asian cuisines like noodles and sushi, to Italian, American, or Mexican. It was truly a spectacular night for bloggers to remember!

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Natasha is a Chicago born and bred wife and mother of four. Being able to discover her city one week at a time is a HUGE plus for her. Between touring her city, she also volunteers with a local school, touts the joys of sewing, reading, and sleeping. Come visit her at her blog Houseful Of Nicholes for a deeper look at the craziness that she calls life.

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