When Girls Get Creative…

About a year ago, I attended my first Girl.Creative event. It was the collective’s first ever meetup. When I walked in, the patio of the restaurant was buzzing with around 50 people–no one quite knew what to expect, except that this happy hour would most likely be awesome, much like the founders Kylee and Jamie.

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So WTH is GC?

GIRL.CREATIVE™

 A collective of Rad Creative Females in Minneapolis/St Paul! Monthly happy hours, meet-ups and more //NEXT MEETUP // 4.25.16 ✨ www.girl-creative.com

Now when I’ve attended other events full of creatives, there’s a lot of networking and awkward formalness. This is not a group like that. Okay, yes you have to introduce yourself a lot, but no one is judging and everyone there is basically in the same boat: creative, curious, chill, and looking to meet up with new and old friends who love a good HH or random activity around the Twin Cities. Attending GC has helped me to grow confident in who I am as a person, and in the creative dreams I am pursuing that I used to sometimes feel stupid about. There’s an amazing community of support –which can be seen in the hearts of every female I’ve met at an event.

As “creative” people, most of the attendees are also Instagram lovers…I’ve been surprised by how many people I recognized from their accounts I follow before we had ever met #InRealLife. Of course, the network of friends on Instagram is ever growing with monthly GC hangs.  One of my favorite takeaways from each get together is keeping up with new friends via that handy little social media device of square snapshots of our lives.

In a world with so much negativity, controversy, and political garbage, it’s pretty amazing to get together with 50+ strong women every month where the atmosphere is always positive. If you show up to one of these events with a negative or cliquey attitude, I promise you’re in the minority. I’ve never felt bad about myself at an event because all the ladies there have been genuinely interested in making new friends and socializing with other people just trying to do their thing in the world. The crowd is always growing, too. I could not be more thankful for the women I’ve met who constantly motivate and inspire me–thank you to all of the many of you for your friendship, with special thanks to girls from the shoot last weekend.

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These amazing photos were part of Girl.Creative’s “One Year Photoshoot”, and I was very honored to have been a part of the fun night of chasing the sunset with an amazing photographer, Rebecca Zenefski and producers/filmmakers @kyleeandchristiancreative

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If you’re at all considering attending a Girl.Creative event, I highly recommend it. Follow @girl.creativemsp for all the latest info. Bring a friend or show up solo and make some new ones! : ) On a final note, I want to extend the biggest thank you to Kylee and Jamie for cultivating such an amazing part of so many people’s lives. #ILIKEYOUguys but actually, #ILOVEYOUguys


My outfit for the night was a combination of pieces I’ve acquired from Primp Boutique the last two years. The blush dress, lace kimono and open toe heels are no longer in stores, but I’m happy to help you search the web for similar items! Shoot me an email if you’re interested. The jewelry I wore from the shoot was all provided by @Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription that allows you to borrow three high-quality pieces of jewelry at a time with no commitments–you just send back what you don’t want, and can purchase what you do love. The subscription is $19/month, but you can try a first month FREE with code foreverkellyjoxoxo … I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Thanks for reading along during my month of style! xo

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Kelly Jo Johnson | Forever Golden Living

wife & mama. blog author. photographer. style obsessed. for booking & collaborations 📧: kellyjophoto@gmail.com

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