Last Friday, I attended a fun little event at the J.McLaughlin store here in Charlotte. I was slightly familiar with the brand, associating it with classic and resort-ready pieces, but had never actually set foot into a store. When I came to check out their selection I was overwhelmed with all of the cuteness. Fun patterns and bright colors galore!
What I was most impressed with, however, was the material of some of their pieces (including this fabulous blue dress). Naturally, I looked it up and discovered that the “Catalina cloth” is one of the signature materials for J.McLaughlin- a combination of jersey and a little spandex. You just have to feel it for yourself… I’m obsessed! A lot of these pieces are great for traveling because they’re super easy to care for- machine washable and no ironing required. Now, that’s my kind of dress!
This event also featured a pop-up shop from Margaux, a new ballet flat company based out of NYC. These little suede flats come in a ton of colors (yes, even leopard), have a cushy footbed, and can even be made-to-measure. I got to meet the two creators who dreamed up this idea while they were in college at Harvard and now have created a truly amazing shoe line. These would definitely come in handy around the office. I’m a sucker for neutrals but I gotta say, I’m digging this bold red!
Some other bloggers in attendance were Kristen from Every Chic Way, Maggie from Polished Closets, and Taylor-Rae from Style Souffle. I love meeting new bloggers and catching up with others that I’ve met at previous events- it really is an awesome community and we all had fun shopping and chatting over prosecco & macarons!
Photography by Jon Black
On another note, let’s celebrate because we’ve made it halfway through the workweek! Yesterday was my 1-month anniversary at my new job and I’m loving it more and more each day. It’s definitely keeping me busy though because I have SO much to learn but luckily I work with some great people who are making this transition a smooth one. I’ll have a more detailed update for y’all very soon and thanks for stopping by!