Five to Niners

10th March 2015

IMG_9853IMG_9973 - Version 2Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA this week, I’ve been juggling work, having friends in town and trying to spend a little bit more time with my boyfriend (and Waffles). Sometimes having a second blog job can interfere with your 9-5 or you real life, and although I totally love love love blogging, I love the rest of my life too so it’s sometimes nice to unplug.IMG_9926IMG_9873IMG_9935Speaking of living a double life, I sometimes feel like a crazy super hero (without the awesome cape, boo) and I know I’m not the only one. In addition to my 9-5 job (that is usually more like 9-8), I then come home and spend an addition 3-5 hours blogging, researching for posts, editing photos, answering emails, gramming and formulating collaborative opportunities for the blog, you know… the struggle.IMG_9854IMG_9863Anyways, I have a lot of awesome “Spring” blog posts coming your way next week and I am crazy excited to share, but before we say goodbye to winter. I wanted to share a look at this awesome event I hosted for some of my favorite Five to Niners, including a great group of bloggers, industry professionals and bloggers. The event was held at Botequim – a darling little boutique Brazilian fusion spot at the Hyatt Union Square created by champion NY chef’s that serves the most decadent eats!  IMG_9883   IMG_9856In addition to amazing food, killer cocktails and the best company of NYFW, our guests went home with goodies from my favorite makeup brand – bare essentials, the cutest pocket planners from Graphic Image NY (parent company of GiGi new york and their amazing bags) and my new biggest obsession, sole serum a “treat your feet” product to make sky high heels wearable and pain-free!


Oh and me, I shed my NYFW layers and stripped down into a polka dot & leopard combo (one of my fav combos) and a little bit Loren Hope of for the event!IMG_9979IMG_9976

Big giant monster thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 5-9 struggle and all of the bloggers who do both! If you’re one of us, you’re not alone and someone (me) totally appreciates what you do & work for on an everyday basis! I hope you introduce yourself below so we can be besties!!! XOIMG_9956

24 thoughts on “Five to Niners

  1. Michelle

    Girl, I feel you! Not only do I work a full-time job but I also feel like blogging is another full-time job! But it is such a creative output for me that I truly enjoy every minute!

    Love the polka dots on you and the red lip!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Michelle |

  2. Monica

    Girl, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I work a “9-5” (I put that in quotes because it’s 8:30-5:30) and on top of that I have to sit in 1.5-2 hours of traffic one way. Needless to say by the time I come home I’m exhausted. I love love love blogging and my blog it’s like my baby but I agree having a life is definitely important. You look gorgeous in that dress, I need one like that in my closet! I see Alexandra in there as well, I love love love her style too.

  3. Kylie Rose

    That dress has got to be the girliest, prettiest dress I ever did see! So feminine and adorable! You look just perfect :)


  4. Jeannette

    Hello Courtney! Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed reading your post and looking at all the wonderful pictures you included. Like you, I have a 9 to 5 job. I also have to take care of a home, 2 daughters, a better half, 4 dogs and the list goes on and on but I love blogging so much and even thought sometimes I get a little frustrated because I can’t seem to find time to work on my blog as much as I would like to, I know in my heart that everything happens for a reason and at the right time. I take it day by day always focusing on my blogging purpose. I am glad I met you and thanks for visiting my blog. I love your dress very much. You are a very beautiful girl. God bless you always. XOXO, Jeannette

  5. Jenna at Boston Chic Party

    Great post, Courtney- I’m having the craziest work week at my 9-5 job so this was just what I needed to see to not feel bad about stressing on blog life and life life! I absolutely adore the polka dot and leopard pattern mixing- it is on point!

  6. kaley

    I’ll have to go there next time I’m in town! Looks awesome. Love your dress too! Totally understand the blogging-work relationship. Basically working two full time jobs, but so worth it in the end!



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