Steppin’ Out {#ToyotaWomen Style}

This week I headed down to LA to meet with Toyota USA and some of the other women that have been selected to be a part of TWIN (Toyota Women’s Influencer Network). After a full day of learning about Toyota as a company, their brand, their passion, driving their cars and touring their campus we headed out to dinner.

Between the end our our day and dinner we had about 30 minutes to get ready. Since I had been up since 3 AM {long story, for another post} my hair was up in a sorta messy bun thing. To try and fix my hair in less than 30 minutes or not…that was the question. Since I’ve been using some new sulfate-free shampoo & conditioner I figured I’d give it a go and if my hair looked like ass I’d just pull it back.

Turns out that new shampoo & conditioner is even better than I had originally anticipated. I call this my “I’ve been up since 3 AM and I just had 20 minutes to get ready” look. Not bad, right!?

Dress: Trulli / Sweater: AT LOFT / Shoes: Moda {borrowed from my seester}

We stepped out to a restaurant called the Depot in Torrance, CA. Their bread basket was amazing. And, even though their menu had TONS of amazing fresh fish options, apparently I was craving something more…red. I ordered a filet mignon. And mashed potatoes. Bacon cheddar mashed potatoes to be exact. They were amazing. After realizing I was sitting at a table with 3, maybe 4 vegetarians, I felt bad for a split second. Then my food showed up. And I didn’t care anymore.

After dinner came dessert…of course! Our server brought our table 4 different desserts to share. Again, amazing. Creme Brulee, Fresh Apple Crisp, Banana Cream Pie and some fantastic looking chocolate-blueberry ice cream thing.

And of course, when you’re eating dinner with a bunch of bloggers, you see a lot of this.

Dinner, dessert and the company I shared it with was amazing. Such a fun way to step out for an evening.

I’ll write more about my time with Toyota later this week. Until then, happy Sunday! And also? A little shot of the bump for you. {Seriously, if I hear one more person tell me “You don’t even look pregnant!” I might snap.} Double also? Holy crap 20 weeks tomorrow!!

I’m linking up with Mandy at The Haps for Stepping Out Saturday!
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of the Toyota.

12 thoughts on “Steppin’ Out {#ToyotaWomen Style}

  1. Leticia Barr

    It was so great to meet you at #ToyotaWomen but wish it wasn't such a quick trip so we could have chatted a bit more! Oh, and those vegetarians…I sat with them at dinner the first night and ate an embarrassing amount of meat but it was so delicious! LOL!

    1. Lilmissrysmama Post author

      Hahahaha! I think I was the only one at our table to ordered meat. Whoops! Oh well. :) Hopefully we'll have a chance to meet up again at another event! P.S. your Flickr stream was great I wish I would have taken more photos!

  2. Edita

    Shoot I think I am one of those people that might have said you don't look pregnant. Errrr what I meant was, you look SO darn pregnant it's crazy! :)

    1. Lilmissrysmama Post author

      Well I'll forgive you. But just this once. ;) I mean I know I'm not like BAM big & preggo, but come on…I need at least a little credit for the bump. Hahaha. Now, ask me how I feel about my "bump" in another 3 months when I'm closer to my due date and it's HOT outside.

  3. Otto's Mom

    you look ADORABLE! and soon enough strangers will be looking at you in horror like "oh my god what are you doing out of the house? are you 45 weeks??? you're going to blow! don't have that baby here at Target!"

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  5. abidalilliane

    Hi there you look so pretty even though you are pregnant, I wish you all good luck for you and your upcoming child, take a lot of care and God bless.
    fab defense


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