When Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall makes you an exclusive insider

Sharing details on Westfield Garden State Plaza Influencer Insider program! 

The single most exciting things about being an influencer is networking. Having the chance to connect with fellow bloggers has given me the opportunity to grow and learn so much about this industry. Last year, I went to Westfield Garden State Plaza mall to an influencer event as a guest with my dear friend Karen from Paris and a Latte. This year, I had the honor to return to Westfield’s Influencer Event as an Influencer Insider. Today, I am sharing details about this exclusive program.

What does this mean? 

As an insider, I get a chance to attend exclusive events at Westfield Garden State Plaza mall. What this means is that I get to keep YOU posted on mall events along with details on fashion and makeup trends thanks to stores like Neiman Marcus!

The location


The event was held at Westfield suite also known as “The Suite” just outside of Tiffany’s at the mall. Garden State Plaza mall offers a valet service. When Karen and I arrived, I was able to have my car parked for me. This is a service that you can actually purchase for yourself if you are interested!

The snacks


When Karen and I arrived, we were greeted with some tasty treats and drinks as we waited for the event to start. It was during this time that we both had the change to re-connect with some old friends and connect with new ones!

The fashion


Bryan from Neiman Marcus paid us a visit by giving us an exclusive look at Burberry’s latest collection. Each style is created to have timeless elements for the modern woman mixing both classic and street style.

The makeup

Makeup guru Joshua Reid also gave us a makeup demonstration with some of NARS latest palettes and holiday pieces.

Seeing old friends and making new ones

By far the highlight of the night was re-connecting with some old friends. One of the girls there had just quit her job last year to pursue her career as a full time influencer. It was incredible to see how far she has come since then. Additionally, I got to connect with some girls that I have spoken to online and finally had the chance to meet in person!

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Things I love ❤️: ✔️Making lists ✔️Crossing things off my list ✔️Women supporting women ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 years ago, I started timelessoptimist.com as a passion project. I had just graduated with my bachelor’s degree in business management from @wpunj but found myself feeling lost with what I wanted to do with my career. Since then, my blog has grown to be not only a side hustle but also an opportunity to connect with some amazing women who show up and share their brilliance. It felt so wonderful to connect with some old friends and make new ones last week at @gsplaza exclusive Suite with a select group of local influencers, announcing the inaugural Westfield Influencer Insider program! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t forget @gsplaza for all of your shopping needs. I love that the mall has fast fashion stores, luxury brands and so much more. Also, If you join their rewards program, you earn $10 just for signing up! http://bit.ly/WestfieldInfluencerInsider #gsplaza ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Xo Cristina

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If you are someone who loves to do their shopping in-stores, I highly recommend checking out Garden State Plaza. They have the best variety of stores, plenty of places to eat and a movie theater that you can walk right up to! My boyfriend and I love going to Garden State Plaza for dates nights and you will too! If you shop there often, be sure join their rewards program, you earn $10 just for signing up! Be sure to check out my blog for quarterly updates on these exclusive events. Be the first to know by signing up for email updates (and don’t worry, I only send them out on a bi-weekly basis).

Btw, if you are looking for some fall inspiration, be sure to check out last week’s post about my favorite fall accessory: my lack of color dupe hat!

Photos by Meaghan Tull Photography 




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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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