Today was no ordinary day for me, since it was Back to School Saturday with Teen Vogue and Simon Malls. It was a day of style talks, shopping, and fancy appetizers.
During the VIP hour I was able to meet and talk with people who are in the fashion industry. I first had the chance to speak with Teen Vogue's digital editorial directer, Phillip Picardi, who was so lovely! We were able to talk about his favorite class he took in high school (AP English Language), his favorite book (Bird by Bird), his favorite celebrity (Beyonce...duh) and his brushes with fame (5th Harmony, Nick Jonas, and Rihanna). It was great to see into the real world of a Teen Vogue employee. He was extremely down to earth, considering he has over 8,000 followers on twitter, and has one of the most coveted jobs in New York City.

A few moments later I was able to talk with Kristen Uekermann, The Boston Fashionista, who gave me some amazing advice about being a fashion blogger, and staying true to myself. When talking with her it doesn't seem like she is a famous fashion and lifestyle blogger, it feels like she is the cool aunt in the family. It was so nice meeting someone who is successful in what I love doing. We also had the chance for a photo-op with Sierra Marie, a lifestyle and beauty vlogger. After the VIP hour we headed to the center of the mall for more exciting activities such as a style presentation, photo booths, and even a woman painting portraits.

 What I'm Wearing:
Blue Romper ($19.99 Marshall's)
BCBG Bag ($29.99 TJ Maxx)
Camera Necklace ($12.99 Modcloth) 
Wedges ($89 $39.99 BCBGGENERATION)