Now that Blogalicious is less than a month away, we're all registered (September 25th is the deadline to register for you last minuters), business cards are printed up and hotel rooms are booked, we can now focus on actually planning for the trip. The conference agenda is packed from sunup to sundown and non-stop on conference days and we all want to look awesome for every event. With conference sessions and cocktail parties and nights out on the town scheduled back to back, there is a lot to think about. Namely, how to look great at each event in all the blog and twitter pics and not be in the same outfit every time--you know, the important stuff. :)What better time to be discussing this than on the heels of New York Fashion Week?!
Miss DoingSoWell has officially started something. The looks she posted on her blog are definitely for the fabulous bloggerista and are beyond inspirational. As I remarked over there, I am closet shopping (mostly) for this event and have managed to pull together some decent sets. My main objective was to pick looks that:
1. I can wear to the conference all day then tweak a bit to hit the parties later on,
2. Fit comfortably in a carry-on bag, because hello?, paying extra to check bags is not awesome,
3. Fit comfortably ON me all day, and most importantly,
4. Match my personality and my real personal style. There's nothing worse than playing dress-up and totally not being yourself...especially when you're meeting new people. Well, there are worse things, but we're talking about clothes right now so...
The following looks are what I'll be wearing to Blogalicious 2009. I don't have all the pieces here, but the ones that I have and could find online are here alongside awesome look-alikes of my digs. I chose pieces that easily layer on and off , dress up or down and fit into a carry-on bag with room left over for awesome conference goodies. What my looks say about me: I love my legs (even if you don't, but you SO do because they are awesome), I love my feet (comfort first, then style), and I love dresses! That last one is very new...I usually wear jeans and Chucks whenever possible, but dresses have officially grown on me--I'm rollin' with that.
Continue reading to see my looks...
The boots I have are in black. But the dark brown ones here are so awesome looking with the tote, I think I might get them in brown too! IMO (in my opinion), tote bags are essential for a conference so you don't have to make multiple trips to your hotel room to grab things--bring it all with you and stash more as you go. Unless of course, the conference provides totes...
Dress them up, dress them down. Cocktail parties at the hotel. Nights out on the town. I totally rhymed that on purpose.