Today, I’m attending my first blog conference. Show Me The Blog is going down right here in St. Louis at the Lumiere Place Hotel & Casino. The two-day conference will focus on social media topics today and blog topics tomorrow.
I’ve attended many conferences, but they’ve all been academic. So, for a minute this morning, I had no idea what I would wear to a blog conference. I had some requirements for an outfit in mind. I knew I wanted to look professional. Since I’m attending as a fashion blogger, I also wanted to dress a little hipper than I would at an academic conference. I also wanted to be comfortable since it’s an all-day affair.
For the sessions today, here’s what I’ve decided on. A classic striped buttoned down shirt with a jazzy balloon detail at the bottom is paired with a striking red pencil skirt. A black belt, patterned tights, and a pair of well-broken-in, black pointed toe flats complete the look.
I’m taking my python print Michael Kors Item tote because I love how the animal print clashes with the stripes. More importantly, the tote holds all my blog conference needs, including a laptop, smartphone, and camera.
Shoes—SE Boutique via DSW
Belt—Hobo International via Marshalls
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors via eBay
Watch—MICHAEL Michael Kors via TJ Maxx
Have a wonderful weekend!
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I love this outfit. It is just right. My favorite piece is the skirt. I love the color and the design details!
I love the pattern mixing that you have done here! That's my new self-challenge, to venture into the world of pattern mixing!
Hope you have a great time at the conference, love what you did with the outfit [as always] and dig the clash of that beautiful MK bag!
You look gorgeous! You'll have to tell us how the conference went 🙂 . By the way, I just became your fan on Facebook, I hadn't realised you had one for the blog 🙂
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Oooh cool, a blog conference. I love the look you decided to wear!
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I love the red skirt, and your bag is awesome! Mix and Match Fashion
@Teddi: Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by!
@Mae: We can go on this journey together, Mae. I'm a newbie to the mixing too!
@Sing: Thanks! It was such a cheap find too.
@LocalCeleb: Thanks! My enjoyment of the conference surpassed my expectations.
@Sara B C.: Thanks!! Yes, I started the page a couple months ago. I'll probably do a post on the conference on Tuesday. I learned some fascinating things that I just have to share.
@Shasie: It was so cool! Thanks!
@TaraMixandMatch: Thanks, Tara! This bag is definitely a favorite of mine. I love the pattern mixing trend because now I can really wear it a lot. 🙂