THE CURVY EXPO

As this month quickly draws to a close, I can’t help but walk around with a perma-smile on my face. Not only did May bring exciting news of an amazing new job (stay tuned for a spike in #ootd posts), but it also saw the arrival of highly anticipated Curvy Expo and my first-ever blogger meet and greet. If you read my last post featuring “5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Curvy Expo“, you’ll know how over-the-moon excited I was for this event. It promised to be a day to celebrate your curves, and it didn’t disappoint!

I barely had my foot in the door when the Director of Curvy Expo, Meghan Bradley, spotted me and gave me a big hug. And it was this enthusiasm and affection that shined through in every aspect of the expo; from the fashion shows to the vendors, everything was on point! After being treated to a front row seat to catch the latest from Penningtons, AdditionElle, Toni Plus, and Callista Bridal grace the runway, the bloggers (myself included) gathered for a meet and greet filled with smiles and many, many selfies. It was easily one of the best days I’ve had in this wonderful journey of blogging, and I cannot wait to do it all again next year!

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To see even more pictures from Curvy Expo, check out my feed on Instagram!

MEET ME AT CURVY EXPO

I’m too excited to write a proper intro, so I’ll just dive right into it! On May 14th, I will be attending my first ever blogger meet and greet (begin happy dance, now)! The fantastic team behind the first ever Curvy Expo have extended an invite for me to join a group of fellow curvy fashion bloggers as part of their event’s meet and greet.

This one day event is all about celebrating our curves, and I’m absolutely honored to be among the inspiring women in attendance. In addition to the meet and greet, there will be exhibitors, fashion shows, guests speakers, and lots of fun to be had! How much fun, you ask? Check out my video below for my top 5 reasons why you should attend Curvy Expo.

For more info or to buy your tickets, visit www.curvyexpo.com. And don’t forget to say hi to me if you see me at the event!

SHATTER: BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING

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This weekend, a fabulous team known as the Young Women In Business will be launching their first eastern Canadian chapter in Toronto with their Shatter: Breaking The Glass Ceiling conference. Created after noticing a lack of support and networks for young professional women starting their careers, YWIB stepped in and now has 7 chapters across 3 Canadian provinces. Whether you’re a fellow blogger, entrepreneur, or just starting your career, here are 5 reasons to attend this awesome conference, as posted by Young Women In Business:

1. Meet professionals, from all genders, who are passionate about discussing the issues women face in the workforce; both in traditional business paths and in entrepreneurship.

2. Hear from influential and executive women who have learned first-hand what it means to be a women in business as they discuss their trials and successes and what it takes to make it as a women in their industry.

3. Help grow the Young Women in Business – Toronto Chapter network as we expand throughout the city. Give valuable feedback on the topics you want to learn more about, the skills you want to enhance and the people you want to connect with.

4. Find out what businesses, such as Tangerine, are doing to keep gender equality and inclusion at the forefront of their corporate discussions to bridge the gap between genders in the workplace.

5. Grow your network by connecting with women’s networks such as Fill The Gap, Women on the Move and the rest of the Young Women in Business team.

General admission tickets are $47.46, but you can get yours for $25.00 with the code YWIBROCK. Buy your tickets here.