Last night I left work early, put on heels, and headed to Downtown L.A. to attend the She Runs LA Pink Carpet Event.
We tried to get a blogger meet up going on before the event, but with traffic and everything, it didn't work out.
I did meet up with my friend Anne for a delicious dinner at the Yardhouse.
I'm sure you're all just as surprised as I am that I ordered something with bacon.
Anne ordered the same thing, only sans avocado, because she's allergic. I don't know how she can live in California and be allergic to avocado. You'd think they would have kicked her out by now.
Then we hopped next door to the event center, and picked up my fancy pants media badge.
We took a turn on the pink carpet. Kelley was kind enough to snap a picture for me.
In addition to Kelley I saw Amanda, Lea, and Kaitlin. I know there were other bloggers there, too, but I'm socially retarded and didn't really hang out with people. Large crowds and loud noises bring out the introversion in me.
I still had fun, scoring free samples (which I gave to Kelley, since I don't use shampoo).
Anne and I played photobomb.
I got my hair done! (There were places to get make up and nails done, too, but the lines were CRAZY!)
They were giving out free diet coke, which would have been heaven on a platter if I weren't already majorly cracked out on caffeine. I drank one anyway.
Oh! My brand new purse! So, it was originally carried by Target, as one of their special edition designer items. And I loved it, but I was mentally trying to justify they price when they sold out. For the past couple of months I've been thinking about it longingly. Finally, a few days ago, I decided it was worth the money, and hunted it down on ebay. It cost me $10 more than it did in stores, but, again, stupidity tax.
So, I'm not a purse person (purse-on?). I have two. One is awesome, and one is function. I knew I wanted to bring flip flops for the bus ride home (yay public transportation, as I HATE driving in the city), so I needed to be able to fit them in my purse. And neither purse was very big.
Enter the delivery fairy, who dropped my brand new purse on my doorstep yesterday. And, the only reason I decided to go home was because I left my cell phone at home. I'm barely functional sometimes. Yay delivery fairy!
The stage set up was pretty neat.
Plus, I got to sit with my fellow bloggers.
The MCs for the night were KIIS FM's Boy Toy Jesse Lozano and Karli from the Block. I, um, didn't know who either one was.
I also never watched America's Best Dance Crew, but these ladies apparently won it.
They did some pretty awesome flips around the stage, though. I was very impressed.
The warm up act was Nikki and Rich. I'd never heard of them, but the lead singer (I'm going to assume Nikki) was adorable, even if she was wearing a Target brand sports bra at a Nike sponsored event. Hey, I'm a Target girl myself, so I can't blame her.
Next up they brought out the running celebrities: Grace Padilla and Dawn Harper.
Dawn flexing. See, I'm not the only one. She also verified that Olympic medals are real. I'm not sure why someone asked that. hahaha.
Then it was Mike Posner time. They were having technical difficulties at the beginning of his set, so he threw shoes and socks into the audience. Yup. I don't know either.
Since we were too far back to get a free shoe (??), we entertained ourselves in other ways.
They were handing out goodie bags as we left. I scored nail polish, but traded it for lip gloss, since there's a higher chance I'll end up in lip gloss than nail polish. The bags are really sweet.
Then I took a train to a bus to my car to home.
It was loud and crowded and I was out way past my bedtime (I'm old you guys), but I still had a good time. The event had a lot going on for being in its first year, and I can only image it getting better. I'm excited to see the official pink carpet pictures. It was fun to get dolled up (as you can tell it just means heels, jeans, and wearing my hair down. I'm simple.).
I wish Nike would get a Nike+ app for the android phones. They're a faster growing market than the iPhone people these days, and my iPod broke due to boob sweat. I know. I know.
Today I have a make up training session with my trainer (since I skipped out on him last night).
What was the last band you saw in concert?
Do you have the overwhelming urge to flex for cameras, too?