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Meeting Jen

Meeting Jen

This is a particularly special post for me because I was able to meet one of my favorite bloggers in person when I was in Boston! Remember Featured Fashionista Jen? Yep, that’s her in these photos! She and her husband were kind enough to invite us out to lunch while we were in the city.

We had met up at Pho Basil, which is a yummy Vietnamese/Thai restaurant on Massachusetts Ave. And then we had a little photo shoot after lunch – because we’re bloggers. It’s what we do! Haha. But more on that in a second.

Meeting Jen

Jen and I had found each other through ModCloth’s Style Gallery. (Way to go ModCloth! Bringing people together!) That’s what the title is all about. ModCloth has a section on their website where bloggers and fashion lovers can upload photos of themselves rocking outfits they have styled, and then link to their respective blogs.

I remember loving Jen’s sense of style and knowing this was a blogger I was going to want to follow.. especially after she uploaded a photo of herself where she was rocking a Marvel Comics skirt. (And I would later find out Jen actually made it herself!) A blogger who loves ModCloth and Marvel Comics? It’s a match made in heaven!

Meeting Jen

It was so awesome to meet Jen – she is just as fun in person as she is in her photos! And it was a blast to do a photo shoot with her! But it was a bit windy that day. Haha. As you can see in the photos, with my hair and scarf flying all over the place and my maxi skirt looking more like pants.

I also have a confession – when it comes to taking outfit photos of me, my husband really has his work cut out for him! I am incredibly awkward in front of the camera and rather shy. And posing for photos when there are other people watching? Nope. Not going to happen. So, I was g aoon in just about every photo we took. Haha. Jen, however, is a blogging-photo-natural! (My husband very much agrees with this statement, too! Haha.)

Meeting Jen

Meeting Jen

After we had a little dance party in front of the fountain, it seemed like a perfectly good idea to jump inside the fountain. Haha. I mean, Jen had an umbrella with her. How could we possibly get wet?

Meeting jen

Meeting Jen

Meeting Jen

Meeting Jen

Meeting Jen

So, that was a good idea in theory. Haha. But the umbrella did not provide quite as much protection as we had hoped! We were both soaked! But that’s OK – it was a warm and muggy day, so a little jump in the fountain felt pretty good!

Meeting Jen

Meeting Jen

Did you happen to notice the super awesome pin I’m wearing in these photos? (If you didn’t, see the photo below.) It’s a Winter Soldier pin! Jen actually made this for me – she’s incredibly talented! For those of you who are a bit new to my blog, I am a really big fan of the Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes from the Marvel Comics world. I won’t go on a big tangent here, but I do have a couple posts talking about my love of this villain. Needless to say, this is one of the coolest gifts ever. Thank you for the incredible pin and for the amazing afternoon, Jen! And thanks to ModCloth’s Style Gallery for bringing two fashion/comic-loving bloggers together!

Winter Soldier pin

You can see more about our meeting over on Jen’s blog, Dressing With Class. And I’m curious, have you ever met one of your favorite bloggers in person? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Scarf: c/o Demon TZ
Skirt: Old (Similar here)
Top: ModCloth (similar)
Sandals: Famous Footwear
Pin: Made by Jen!

To see where Jen’s outfit is from, click here.


  1. jenniferrzasa says:

    Now I’m kind of glad I’m behind on commenting, because it forced me to look at these photos again! What a fun day it was! I crack up every time I think of us in that fountain. We looked crazy, felt kind of crazy, but it was all worth it in the end. Definitely a day to remember!

    Ok, I just went back and scrolled through them again- I can’t wipe the smile from my face! We should plan a blogger meet-up with some mutual online friends sometime. It would be so great to get to know more people face to face! Maybe this summer?


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      It was SO much fun! And oh my goodness that fountain was too funny. Haha. I will never forget it! And yes we should totally plan a blogger meetup! I would love to get together again and also meet some online friends in real life. 🙂

  2. Joanna Joy says:

    It looks like you both had an amazingly fun time in this photo shoot! I hope we get to meet in person one day:)


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I hope so too, Joanna! If I find myself in LA I will definitely let you know. 🙂

  3. I would have never guessed that you were awkward in front of the camera because your photos always look so natural and fun! And yay for meeting online blog friends! As Kathy mentioned above, we met earlier this year and had a great time together. I definitely think the three of us should all get together and have a fun photo shoot, grab lunch and do some shopping!
    Loved reading both you and Jen’s posts about meeting and also love the photos IN the fountain – too fun!!
    XO Amanda | Sans Scrubs

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Amanda! My husband can definitely take credit if my photos look natural and fun – he’s quite good at getting me out of my shell, but I still struggle a bit if there’s a crowd by me. 🙂 We should definitely get together soon! I really want to get back to Philly and meet you both! I’ll send you both a message once I get back to Jersey! (I’m in Wisconsin until Tuesday.)

  4. Devinne S. says:

    Those pictures of you two in the fountain are adorable! I’m so glad you guys had a fun time together 🙂 And hooray for ModCloth! I feel like that site is responsible for most of my blogger friendships!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Devinne! I feel the same – just about every blogger I know I found through either the Style Gallery or the ModCloth hashtag. 🙂

  5. Lauren Blair says:

    You guys look awesome! Getting wet was totally worth it because those umbrella photos are great! Also, I can never tell you feel awkward on camera 😉 XO
    -Lauren Blair

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thank you so much, Lauren! 🙂

  6. It looks like you guys had so much fun together. Glad you guys got to meet.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Jessica! It was a blast! 🙂

  7. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    These photos are so cute and fun with the two of you! Its so touching that Modcloth brought you together and you were actually able to meet in person. Very cool!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! It’s pretty crazy that uploading some photos can lead you to meeting another person. 🙂

  8. кαтhу d. cℓαrк ✧ (@laceandwhimsy) says:

    What a fun post! You two are so cute. The only blogger I’ve met IRL is Amanda of Sans Scrubs (http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com/). She invited me to a Postmodern Jukebox concert in Philly last Spring and we had a fun night! I hope to get to meet more of my blogging buddies. Speaking of which… let’s make plans! I have to take advantage of you being in New Jersey since I have no idea where you may disappear off to! xo

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thanks, Kathy! I remember you saying that you ladies had met up! I would love to meet before I have to leave Jersey! Shoot me and email anytime you’re free. After this weekend, I don’t have any big travel plans for awhile. 🙂

  9. Zoey Nguyen says:

    I liked how much fun you two had while shooting your outfits. It was such a sweet post to read about your meeting with Jen. I felt the fondness and warmth of your friendship. 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw.. thank you so much, Zoey!

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