Nothing beats getting personalized, in-person styling advice from one of our expert Stylists. They’ll work with you to find the perfect pieces to match back to what you already own (past Collections, anyone?) and achieve your fashion goals, from easy wear-anywhere ensembles to sharp work-appropriate looks that scream boss lady. But did you know you could experience all this right from your couch? Cabi Front Row is our virtual shopping platform that lets you shop virtually with all your best gal friends with the help of a cabi Stylist, all in the comfort of your own home!
To get the most out of this virtual fashion experience, you’ll want to spend some time on your set up. That’s where Lauren comes in. Fashion and lifestyle blogger Lauren Toews is here with us today to give you an inside look at how she prepares for a cabi Front Row show. Not only will she be sharing what she’s wearing, but she’ll also share her make-up tips and the treats she’ll have ready to snack on. How you set up your computer is also of utmost importance, so keep reading to discover the ways you can set yourself up for success…and a darn good time!
The good news about hangouts being virtual these days? You get to keep all of the snacks for yourself! It’s imperative to start my prep with a comfy outfit as I get my baked goods together…and because I always make a mess in the kitchen! I chose the ATC Kickback Jogger and Tee topped with the Diary Necklace to dress it up. And the night’s treat of choice? Gluten free and low carb chocolate chip cookies! I’ve been trying to perfect my low carb cookie for quite some time and I think I finally did it! Try it out:
My Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies:
½ cup butter (room temperature)
½ cup Stevia
½ cup Swerve Brown Sugar Replacement
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups super fine almond flour or meal
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon psyllium husk
¾ cup Lily’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
Here’s my Amazon shopping list to find some of these low-carb baking items!
1. Pre-heat oven to 325º F.
2. Mix together the butter, Stevia, Swerve, and vanilla until completely blended.
3. Add the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and psyllium husk until combined.
4. Lightly whisk the egg and then combine with the rest of the ingredients. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to put the dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes but be careful not to overbake—cookies should still be very soft and not browning.
Let the cookies sit for at least 5 minutes (almond meal is more likely to fall apart). Enjoy!
Do you have any recipes you’d recommend?
Once the cookies are prepped and ready, it’s time to choose an outfit! I have an affinity for blazers (it might be the business owner in me) and I always have trouble choosing which one to go with! But for a virtual girls’ night, the Checkup Blazer is a no-brainer.The soft material makes it feel as cozy as your favorite sweatshirt while still making you look perfectly chic! I completed my look with the Higher Straight jean, All-Purpose Cami, and my past-season cabi loafers before heading to my home office.
After I’ve chosen my outfit, I like to touch up my hair and makeup accordingly. For this piece, I decided on sleek straight hair, a dark lip, bold eyes, and a dewy highlight. With video calls, I’ve noticed that my makeup tends to disappear a bit through the camera, so I try to put it on a little heavier than usual.
Now, I’m no makeup guru (I love some inexpensive finds!), but here are my top picks to easily touch up an evening look:
Hair and makeup ready means it’s time to get the night started! Cheers to a safe and stylish evening!
There’s something about a girls’ night that’s just good for the soul…and with everyone staying at home these days, it’s more important than ever to connect with friends and be a part of a community that supports one another. This is why I was so excited to find out about cabi’s Front Row Experience. It sets the stage for the perfect virtual girls’ night where you and your friends can hang out while a Stylist shows off the latest cabi pieces and gives you the best styling advice. I absolutely love this safe, interactive, and convenient way to shop straight from your laptop (or phone!).
Have you attended a cabi Front Row show? If so, we want to hear all about it! Share your experience with the cabi community in the comments section below, and while you’re at it, let us know your ideal set up. Do you use a ring light? Do you have a notepad at the ready? What’s on your snacking menu? Basically, we want to know everything that goes into making your virtual fashion experience special.