Blog Conference

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.

Top—Harve Barnard
Skirt—The Limited
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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  1. October 21, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    Hi! I am a new reader.
    I love this outfit. It is just right. My favorite piece is the skirt. I love the color and the design details!

  2. October 21, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    I love the pattern mixing that you have done here! That's my new self-challenge, to venture into the world of pattern mixing!

  3. October 21, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    darling blouse.

  4. October 22, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    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 🙂

    Be Indie, Be Trendy


  5. October 24, 2011 / 4:24 am

    @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. 🙂