We began our SXSW adventures at Good By Global at Austin City Hall listening to some inspiring speakers. Good By Global focused on promoting social good through sources such as social media. We spoke with Morra Aarons-Mel of Woman Online about the influence of social media in our society and how we can bring forth good causes through it. We met many fabulous people who were encouraging in the blogger world and who wanted to help others.
We dressed comfortably and cute for our first day of SXSW. We walked all over town and the weather was absolutely perfect. Thanks Collective Bias for the free food. We had a wonderful day taking in all the festivities and receiving free swag.
dress: DKNY / jacket: Target / bag: Kate Spade / flats: Target
top: The Loft / pants: Forever 21 / purse: Urban Outfitters
Ian Somerhalder mentioned his foundation, Ian Somerhalder Foundation, that focuses on helping impacting the planet through projects and people. His celebrity status helps draw the media in as he positively impacts the world. To find out more information or get involved, click here.
Ian, being a gentleman, gives up his microphone to Sophia Bush because her's stopped working. Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill works closely together with Pencils of Promis. She helps provide education around the world. Find out more about it, here.
We ended our night attending HanaZuki Full of Treasure Party. There we snacked on sweet treats, made cute cloud pillows, and crafted phone cases.
Stripes' new phone case.
Dots' new phone case.
Dots & Stripes