It’s the age-old question: WHAT DO I WEAR?
When it comes time to pack for a blogging event or conference, the first thing I consider is what outfits I feel good in. And then I think, what will I be comfortable wearing all day?
What makes you feel comfortable and confident? Those are the outfits you want to bring. The last thing you want to do is go out shopping and buy a bunch of stuff that isn’t really you, because you think it’s what you’re “supposed” to wear.
During the day, you can wear pretty much anything you are comfortable in. Shop your closet. You will see some people dressed “business casual,” but you will also see plenty of jeans. You will most likely find me in jeans and a sweater. Here is a photo from last year of the day we arrived. We were all wearing jeans and a sweater or top of some sort. Lisa takes the cake with her “I’m cooler online” t-shirt.
You will also see some ladies in dresses and heels during the day. It’s really up to you — what are YOU most comfortable in? Go with your instincts.
If you feel like your wardrobe is a bit stale, consider adding some inexpensive accessories to pop your outfits. After all, the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.
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Pick up a cuff bracelet or some bangles at Target or Forever 21. And long necklaces are all the rage right now. Or there’s also the scarf.
For the evening, you will probably want to glam it up a bit. This year, there is a cocktail party both Thursday and Friday nights. (See the agenda for all the deets.) Friday night is also the Tastemaker party. Be sure to RSVP! These are the nights to bring out the dressy jeans or a slinky dress.
Last year I wore my trouser jeans and a sweater and red patent leather pumps. Here I am with my roomies, all dressed up and ready to paint the town red. (Don’t ask me why we we’re partially beheaded. And I have no clue what was going on with my hair.)
There were lots of slacks and dressy blouses. And there were little black dresses and sexy strapless numbers. Amy from Mom Advice took the prize though. Look how adorable she was. That dress is to die for, and I love how she dressed it down a bit with accessories.
Photo credit: Secret Agent Mama
You will also want to bring cute pajamas or sweatpants to hang out after hours. Saturday night is the pajama party, and that’s the night to get comfy and watch a movie or just visit in the lobby like I did last year.
But before that, there is the final closing keynote and the Harry Connick, Jr. performance with a meet-and-greet afterward, so you’ll probably want to wait to put on your PJs until after you’ve had your picture taken with “The Vice-Chairman of the Board.” But that’s totally up to you.
If you have any questions, I’ll be glad to answer them in the comments, but the most important thing is to be yourself and have fun! Remember, a confident woman is a beautiful woman.