Boston Blogger Meetup

While planning our trip to Boston, my friend Donna suggested a blogger meetup. I jumped at the chance to meet The Boston Fashionista and Katy Rose of Modly Chic. I wouldn’t have suggested the meetup because Donna’s not a blogger and I didn’t want her to be bored. She is, however, a fashionista, and she fit in well. She was kind enough to take a picture of the three bloggers:

three bloggers

I’m glad she did: Shortly after taking this shot, and while chatting about blogs and travel and other things, the skies opened up and it poured! I’m used to the light Seattle mist they call rain, but this was different. This was a typical east coast downpour.

We were at The Reef, enjoying drinks and a view of the water, so we moved from the patio to the tent that serves as a bar and dining area. Finally the rain stopped. I walked 50 feet to the building where the restrooms are and when I came out, it was pouring again! I had to join Donna, Katy, and Kristen, but I waited–and then I ran! I calculated the risks. I was wearing wedges but they were stable. I could avoid puddles, and I had on a dark top so there would be no wardrobe malfunctions.

It took me about 5 seconds to get back to the tent–but I couldn’t get in! all the sides were zipped up! I panicked and ran from one panel to the next, getting wetter and wetter until finally I saw a hand waving out from between two flaps. I hurried in and was greeted by cheers from all the patrons–and hysterical laughter from Donna.

wet blogger

Luckily, it was warm and I dried off before our meetup was done. Kristen even took our photo and, as you can see, I’m waterproof:

Jean and Donna

Oh, I was so happy when after the meetup, Kristen changed from sit down shoes to transit riding shoes. I’d walked all day in flat boots and changed into my wedges for the meetup. We like style, but we know the value of comfort.

earlier that day


Filed under Events, Fashion, Travel

6 responses to “Boston Blogger Meetup

  1. Such a fun skirt! It’s bright and sunny, just like wearing summer. =)

  2. Haha! You’re waterproof! I say that all the time! Must be a Seattle thing… love your skirt! Looks like a good time!

  3. Carmen Coburn

    Great story!! What an adventure!! You’re waterproof!! Too funny!! 😉
    I’m always amazed how your tattoos seem to go with all your outfits.

    • It was an adventure. So much fun. My tattoos do seem to match a lot, but I’ve been gravitating toward solid tops–especially if they’re short-sleeved. Sometimes I feel like patterns clash with my tattoos (unless they’re floral–then you can’t tell where the top ends and my arm starts!).

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