Last week, a group of incredibly stylish Toronto lovelies took the Thompson Hotel Rooftop by a storm! Yes, I am talking about the Three Years of Style attendees…otherwise known as the readers and supporters of Style Blog, The Backseat Stylers, and The Souls of My Shoes – the three little fashion blogs that could.
Kim, Sharon, Tara, and I greeted our guests with fun swag bags, filled to the brim with goodies like Ardell eyelashes, eLUXE discount cards, essence cosmetics make-up, FLARE Magazine‘s August 2012 issue, Goody Double Wear elastics, John Frieda hair products, Nella Bella handbag hooks, Roots iTunes playlist redemption codes, Tweezerman tweezers, and Vitamin Water Zero. Pretty awesome, if I may say so myself.
Our guests came dressed to the nines, ready to face off for those coveted “Most Stylish” prizes. But even knowing the number of people that have RSVP’d for our little soiree ahead of time could not prepare us for the maelstorm of stylishness and beautimosity that ensued…even Thomspon Hotel’s rooftop management noted that they haven’t seen a group this stylish in a while! You all looked so good, that it was a really tough call to make. But after some deliberating, we chose our 4 most stylish.
Aya McMillan took home the grand prize consisting of a $250 gift card from eLUXE and a Nella Bella bag, while runners up Jessica Chiu, Liane Fong and Diego R each walked away with $100 from Danier Leather, Roots, and Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Our last prize of the night – a coveted $550 LINE Knitwear leather jacket, generously gifted to us by designers John Muscat and Jennifer Wells, was a ballot draw, won by the luckiest girl in the world – Wendy Leung, who dashed other hopeful attendees’ dreams of winning that perfect fall piece.
The rest of the night was a blur. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of
bloggers friends to ring in another year of blogging with. Kim, Sharon, and Tara have been amazing blogger-buds and event wing-women to me over the years, and it felt awesome being able to celebrate our success together.
Additionally, seeing so many of you at our party, taking the time to support our blogs felt surreal, humbling, and just really incredible. I got to meet some of my lovely readers, hang out with bloggers and industry insiders that never fail to inspire me, and spend some time reflecting on the three amazing years, doing what I love, and sharing my passion with all of you. Whether you were at our party in person, or in spirit, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you for making our blog birthday party fun and exciting, thank you for tuning in week after week, and thank you for supporting our blogs and our dreams! I hope to see you again next year!
More photos after the jump!
Special Thanks to our supporters: Ardell, Danier Leather, eLUXE, essence Cosmetics, Flare Magazine, Goody Canada, John Frieda, LINE Knitwear, Nella Bella, Roots Canada, Thompson Hotel Toronto, Tweezerman, Vitamin Water, Yorkdale Shopping Centre!
Photo Credits: 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 15 – Style Blog; 2 – The Backseat Stylers