Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Style Night Out; The Scene

I'll be sharing pics from Style Night Out in two installments. This post consists of the photos I took prior to and during the event.  The night was knee deep with excited party-goers; everyone putting their best personal style on display.  I'll start with the above photo of me with the adorable, fun, spunky and sweet Melissa Hess who served as co-host for Style Night Out.  Melissa is a fellow Queen City blogger and talented photographer.  I am in awe that she takes all of her own pictures. Enjoy the scenery!

It was great to see the lovely Meghan Browne who came out to showcase her jewelry line, Meghan Browne Style.  Meghan offers a full line of classic, yet on trend, affordable pieces in her collection. Check them all out here.  I also enjoyed meeting Beverly Sokoll, North Carolina Merchandise Manager for The RealReal, an on-line luxury designer consignment site. So excited to learn more!

Shital Vaghasiya, owner of Lipp Boutique, striking as ever...

Here I am with Bryan Paschal, founder of Paschal Promotions.  I have known Bryan since I moved to Charlotte when our paths crossed over business.  Until a Style Night Out media event, I had not seen him in years.  What a pleasant surprise it was to bump into an old friend after so long!

I was so excited to finally meet fellow Queen City City blogger, Michele Jones of Pinque Blog, two weeks ago at the LuckyFABB conference.  We got to spend time together again at Style Night Out!

The night's dynamic hosting duo; fashion editor and stylist Joey Hewell, and Melissa Hess.

Lots of flavor for the feet...

One of the sweetest, most fun and hard working women in the biz, Amy Pickard, owner of Charlotte's Men's Upscale Consignment Boutique, Revolve...

Everyone knows my love for one of a kind fashion.  If you haven't already heard me say it, go to summerbird on East Blvd and see my sweet friend Cindy Siesel, in the middle, pictured here with her sister and Mom... triplets!  I will say it again.  Go to summerbird, and tell Cindy I sent you!

summerbird's Mom!  I could not stand it.  Cindy's mother's unique sense of style and all around fabulousness had me feeling super nostalgic over my Grandmother.  She gracefully tossed her arms in the air, and they floated down and landed on her hips like this.  I could not get enough of her wonderful spirit and charm.

See what I mean?  Cannot get enough.

Lady of the night, Effie Loukas, makes her entrance.  She was all smiles and looked so pretty.

Effie, Joey and Melissa with WSOC news anchor, Natalie Pasquarella.  Such a fun bunch!

Toward the end of the night with emerging designer, Cigi Guz. (Thanks for my dress!)  True love.

Cute ladies from across the catwalk having so much fun...

Lotus boutique owner, Jackie Rodney (in white), along with some of her stylish, fun friends!

And, lastly, a photo opp with the lady of the night!  Such a sweet soul this gal is.  I was so flattered to be included in a Style Night Out full of fashion and fun. I hope you enjoyed all the great people watching!  I'll be back tomorrow with some fabulous runway fashion.

Thanks so much for being here!  Whitley


  1. Wonderful photos, Whitley! Looks like a fun, fashionable night! Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you! :)

  2. Looks like an amazing event - such fun pictures! Your dress is so fab and the denim jacket was perfect!


  3. Awwww!!! Love this!!! Feel free to post on my FB page

  4. Looks like you had a blast! Love all the photos... If I end up in Charlotte, you bet I'd LOVE to hit up this event.

  5. Awesome photos Whitley! It looks like you had a great time!

  6. so many fabulously dressed ladies! and i love the print of your dress- especially paired with that jean jacket

  7. Love those pictures,people are really chic!;)

  8. Effie is from Asheville! Represent!

  9. You look so effortlessly chic, and this event looks like so much fun! :)

    With love from San Francisco, California,

  10. OMG, so many stylish women at one event! I've already said this but I LOVE your dress!! I really Shital's dress too. That print is awesome!

    xo Jenny

  11. It looks like you had a great time!. It's great to see so much style in Charlotte. Can you please have them give SF a lesson? At least you've been awfully busy since you got back. I think it helps ease the loss that is NYC hah.



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