Alt Summit 2014 Recap

This year we admittedly bit off more than we should chew with our week with Cricut + Alt Summit. With the Cricut Explore Launch Party at the beginning of the week, planning, creating and decorating a sponsor dinner, teaching two roundtables, hosting a craft lounge, we were so swamped! This is no exaggeration, we had time to attend only bits and pieces of a few panels. Why do we do this to ourselves? It’s that “Dream Big” motto we’re always chanting, we suppose.

Alt was such a great opportunity to meet friends we’ve been in correspondence with for the past year. To represent the companies that we believe in like Cricut, and to learn and be inspired by the amazing talent that this genre of publishing represents.

Here’s a few pictures we gathered along the way for those who are interested!

Cricut Explore Cocktail Party:

Getting ready with Mandi, Susan and Alison // Mirror Shot (All clothing details at the bottom of this post!)

Small Fry + Cricut Explore

Settling in for Alt, do we have enough luggage? // Alt’s color scheme was speaking our love language. P.S. For pictures from our Cricut sponsor dinner head here.

Small Fry at Alt

A close-up of those Ulive photobooths. We can’t help it, we’re like moths to a flame! // We salute you Willow Smith, whipping it is harder than it looks.

Small Fry at Alt

Thursday! Check us out in Flipboard‘s favorite bloggers at Alt picture book. We were dying, and so grateful to be included! They interviewed us too, if you want to read it we’ll post it after the jump!


We were so lucky to have our dear friends Kayti and Ashleigh of the BeYOUty Bureau come up and do our make-up for the evening. They recently launched a inner and outer beauty YouTube page and we’re loving all their tutorials. Subscribe here. And follow along via Instagram here.

Small Fry at Alt

That night was Cricut’s huge Green Party. We were sworn to secrecy on the real theme, which was a bug-filled garden party. It was as if you lived in Honey We Shrunk the Kids. Everything was giant and amazing! See all the details here.

Small Fry at Alt


Friday was all about the Craft Lounge, we designed and printed the craft using our new Cricut Explore machines, made enough for a house full of Alt attendees, and then crafted the afternoon away! We’ll have the Constellation Garland we created for the lounge available on Cricut’s Design Space at the end of this month!

Small Fry at Alt

Here’s a look at the Lounge Cricut created! This was awesome! We pitched them a storyboard and the idea of “Head in the Clouds” and they executed it. Now that’s the way to do Alt!

Small Fry Cricut Craft LoungeIf you made it this far, congrats! You might be wondering what happened to the Friday mini-parties? We decided it was time to head home and see our families after a long, long week, so we skipped Friday evening’s festivities. Sorry, we know that’s no fun, but we feel great about it!

Keep reading for a shopping list of our Alt outfits and a look at our interview for Flipboard!

Flipboard Interview:

If our blog were a food: It would bean array of dips because when we’re together that’s all we seem to do. Eat Trader Joe’s dips.

Favorite Apps: CalenMob to sync our Google calendar to each of our phones, VSCO Cam to edit our photos, DOTS to waste time.

Favorite Blogs: Mer Mag, Oh Joy!, Minor De:Tales, Sometimes Sweet.

Last thing we listened to and loved: Alt-J.

Where to Buy: (everything links to the actual item worn, unless it’s sold out and then noted “(similar.)”

On Jenna: 

Cricut Explore Cocktail Party: ILY Couture Crystal Tile necklace // Asos Flutter sleeve dress // J. Renee heels via Dillard’s

Cricut Dinner for Alt:   Black blazer and top via F21 // Leather-like skirt via Asos // Pumps via Dillard’s
Alt Thursday: Target Boyfriend Tee ($9!) // Potter’s Pot Military Jacket // Hudson Wax Denim // Sam Edelman Petty Boot in Snakeskin
Cricut’s Green Party: Stretch Button-Down // Ponte Bell Skirt via Anthropologie // Pumps via Dillard’s
Alt Friday: Glitter Sweater via Zara (similar) // Hudson Wax Denim // Sam Edelman Petty Boot in black
On Nicole:
Cricut Explore Cocktail Party: Gold Stripe Dress via JCrew // Jeweled button-up via JCrew (similar) // Commando black tights via Nordstrom //
Cricut Dinner for Alt: Mock Turtleneck Dress via Zara (similar) // JCrew necklace // Mirrored Booties via Dolce Vita (50% off now!)
Alt Thursday: Scuba turtleneck via Zara sold-out (there is literally nothing similar to this, but this Theory dress is close!) // JCrew Toothpick Jeans in black // Dolce Vita Mirrored Booties 50% off!
Cricut’s Green Party: JCrew Teddy dress in emerald (some on eBay!) // Charles David black pumps // JCrew necklace //
Alt Friday: Tweed turtleneck dress via Zara (similar) // Commando black tights via Nordstrom // Dolce Vita Mirrored Booties 50% off!
On Emily:
Cricut Explore Cocktail Party: Shimmer 3/4 sleeve dress via Banana Republic (similar shift at TopShop) // Steve Madden Sarina Cheetah Pumps (don’t laugh, but Paris Hilton’s are similar and cute!) // Vintage Chanel cross-body.
Cricut Dinner for Alt: Black Dress via H&M // Heels via Vera Wang for Kohl’s (these are cooler) // Earrings via JCrew.
Alt Thursday: Heathered sweater via Gap // Relaxed slit white button-down via F21 // Zara Varnish effect trousers // Seychelles Scoundrel bootie // Kate Spade Saturday satchel (navy sold out, other colors here!)
Cricut’s Green Party: Hunter shift handmade by Emily! // Fluffy Cardigan via H&M // Cut-out pumps via F21 (similar)
Alt Friday: Asos Jeweled Collar Top // Destroyed black denim via Zara (similar) // Blue booties via Zara (similar and 50% off!) //


  • Anne
    February 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    looks like a blast! you ladies are so inspiring

  • Kari
    February 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I have girl crushes on all three of you!!

  • Galaxy Garland | Small Fry
    July 8, 2014 at 5:00 am

    […] notice that today must be extra special, too. We made this Galaxy Garland for our craft lounge at Alt Summit last year, but love it as a little 3D decor for a nursery or play […]

  • Amory
    August 22, 2014 at 8:32 am

    It’s good to see someone thikning it through.


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