10 Bloggers I Want To Happy Hour With

Over the last couple of years, I’ve discovered, met, followed and connected with some amazing women in blogging. It’s kind of crazy to think there are people out there who I’ve never actually met but keep up with more than some of my closest friends – weird or the new normal? If there’s one thing I’ve learned that crosses all spectrums of this internet journey of mine, it’s that showing support for people who put themselves out there and the stories and creativity they share is so, so important. It fosters a community that encourages risks and empowers us all.

To shine an even brighter light to that sentiment, I’ve put together this list of ten bloggers who I’m constantly inspired by and would love to have on my boss squad and meet up with for happy hour in real life.

Tina of Just A Tina Bit

Seattle-based fashionista, Tina, is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. Her style is so flirty and feminine and we’ve connected over our mutual love for travel, food, video games (yes, games) and most importantly — our puppies!

Kathleen of Carrie Bradshaw Lied

Sassy, southern and oh-so stylish, I just love everything about Miss Kathleen. Her head-to-toe looks inspire me to add one extra element to my outfit and her wit shines throughout her Instagram stories. She’s also living on the west coast which always brings back memories to my time living with Sam in Southern California – our home away from home!

Kathrine of Kathrine Eldridge

Kathrine is always one of the first people to comment on my blog posts and I look forward to her notes every time a new article hits my site. It seriously brings such a big smile to my face! A wardrobe stylist out of Chicago, she is such a savvy shopper and sweet soul. I feel like we’d meet for drinks and instantly start catching up like old friends.

Vanessa of What Would V Wear

Always glowing and inspiring, Vanessa is one of the first people I connected with when I began blogging a couple of years ago and I’ve loved witnessing her success grow and grow. Her willingness to share, love for her family and unique style make her someone truly special. Expecting her second child in the coming weeks, I have every idea we’d be enjoying mocktails together if we ever were to meet!

Lacey of My Boring Closet

When Lacey and I connected on Instagram, a part of me thought she was someone I actually new in real life already. Have you ever had that happen to you? Where you meet someone and keep asking yourself, “Where do I know this person from?” they just look that familiar. A fellow Florida-native who now lives in Colorado, Lacey is a free spirit with awesome street style and an infectious smile. We recently connected over our mutual love for Netflix series — especially Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

Denise of Fashion Love Letters

I feel like I’ve known Denise for years even though we’ve never truly met. She always styles such fun and bright looks and I absolutely love seeing what she’s up to in her Instagram stories. But it was after tagging along on her vacation vicariously through Snapchat last year that I knew we’d have a lot of fun (and probably cause a lot of trouble) if we ever got together!

Courtney of Color Me Courtney

Courtney’s personality and style definitely live up to her blog’s name. Always full of color, energy and positivity – I just love seeing what she’s up to in the big city. She’s fearless when it comes to implementing bright colors into her wardrobe and watching her tend to her sweet Frenchie, Waffles’, physical therapy sessions in her Instagram stories is the sweetest thing ever.

Olivia of That’s Lovely

Olivia is the only person on this list who I’ve actually met and hung out with in person! We would connect for shoots when she lived in Tampa and it’s been a good while since I’ve seen my bloggy friend. We’re long over due for a catch up and I just love seeing her adventures in style grow on Instagram. Plus, how gorgeous is she??

Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential

A girlfriend recommended I check out Lauryn’s podcast with her hubby because they reminded her of Sam and I. What I discovered was a boss I could relate to and be inspired by. Lauryn puts everything out there and her candor on all things being a woman is raw and unapologetic. Not to mention, she has amazing style and if I could, I’d live in her closet.

Milana a.k.a Milabu

I discovered Milana’s YouTube channel when my pixie cut finally grew out long enough to start styling and braiding. I was searching for some tutorials, discovered her channel and was instantly hooked! She creates amazing looks that I’ve never dreamed of before, ranging from beginner to superstar. What made me like her even more is discovering she also lives in the Tampa area – so random, right? Her following and subscribers have seriously grown to incredible numbers lately and I couldn’t be more stoked for her!

What do you think about this list of fabulous women? Is there anyone you’ve connected with or follow online that you’d like to meet up for a cocktail with in real life?

xx,

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7 Comments

  • Audrey!!! YOU are so sweet! Thank you for the quick shout out! I feel the exact same about YOU! I’ve been watching your snaps and I totally fell in love with your bubbly personality and the fact that you have dogs too makes you even more special (I’m a crazy dog lover which is why I have 3, LOL!). I really hope to meet you in person one day! You are such a doll, and again thank you! Sending you much love, sweets!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • Thanks so much for the mention Audrey! I would kill to have cocktails with you. I can tell we would click and have tons of laughs together. I really do hope we meet sometime soon. Please let me know if you are ever in Chicago and I will do the same if I’m in Tampa. I love all these women you have shared. I feel honored to be included with them. XO

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • fashionloveletters says:

    OMG sooooo in love with this article! Thank you soo much for including me, especially among so many of these ladies. I feel like so many of the ladies on this list have grown together through blogging. Your sentiments about them are the same as mine.
    Also, we need to meet in person! Would love to meet those amazing dogs of yours and that wonderful husband! Take me on a trip with you!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • You’ve got Style to Love! I love your blog!!!
    xox
    Hadasah || http://www.styletolove.com

  • justatinabit says:

    Audrey!!! Thank you sooooo much for including me on this list. I feel so honored!! You are definitely one of my favorite bloggers that I connected from the beginning and obviously we haven’t been separable ever since! I love supporting you and seeing how your blog has grown so much. I will always have your back and hope we get to meet in person one day. Maybe our pups could even hang out while we play some video games! hehehe Love ya girl!!!! <3

    Tina

  • Yasmin says:

    Lovely post, I love reading blogs every morning with a hot cup of coffee so I will be checking out these blogs! I love the support and encouragement you are giving to the blogging community! Will take a page from you and list my favourite bloggers really soon! Have a great day!

    xo, Yasmin
    http://www.iamyasmin.ca

  • Lacey says:

    Coming back to comment on this post because when I saw it on Twitter the other day I was so excited to see you included me! I’m so glad we connected through blogging and hope to have a real, live happy hour with you one of these days! You’re the best, Audrey!

    xo Lacey

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