Blogger Conference: when your style goes from URL to IRL.

Pleather and Pooches

Next week I will be attending Blog Elevated and I’m really excited! I love meeting people with similar passions, collecting their biz cards, and checking out their blogs…yes, I’m a stalker dork – but so is everyone else! Woohoo!
These conferences always get me hyped up to improve my own content, too. I’ve already got some ideas in the works thanks to all of the feedback I received on my reader survey [thank you again!!], so Blog Elevated is like icing on the cake. My conference bag is ready to go [sharing that soon!], but one of the most important parts of the planning [and packing] process is what to wear – and it’s also my favorite part of prep!

My good friend Kiki has an amazing conference checklist [that I already printed out!]. Go download that and then continue reading about what to wear.

My first conference was Texas Style Council and it was predominantly fashion bloggers. That’s not my main jam, but definitely one aspect of my blog. I wanted to make sure I fit in, so for the first time [since my first week of high school], I laid out my clothes – mixing and matching shoes and jewelry, too. It was more fun than I anticipated! Next week I will do the same. 🙂

Texas Style Council [round 2]

Cute and Confident
Looking your best isn’t for the sole purpose of making a good impression. Dressing up makes you feel confident. Maybe you’re an amateur blogger [like me!]. Feeling good about your appearance will make it easier to talk up your blog without the possibility of feeling silly. 🙂

You’ll also be rushing around just to sit on your butt a lot! So comfort is a priority. I’ve seen ladies wearing heels and tight dresses, but I stick to flats and “cute comfort.” Thanks to a cute pair of flats, I can make it to my preferred breakout session quick enough to grab a seat!

Madewell and Reigruche

Not Just Dresses
Dressing nicely [or memorably] doesn’t mean you have to wear dresses. I am a big fan of denim skirts. Or rather, my one denim skirt….and my “combat” boots! Show off your hair, too. I usually don’t tame the beast mess with it [see: lazy], but I definitely put in the effort in for these events! And if you are going to wear jeans, make sure to style them up!

          Shoemint Fan Girl                        Navy and Cream

Make sure to accessorize! This is where I like to let my geek show, that way I can almost immediately relate with my fellow nerds, cat-ladies, fox-freaks, etc. 🙂 Headbands, infinity scarves, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, pins, etc [ but not all at once!!] – take the plunge!
I love when someone is wearing something kitschy or fandom related because it could spark a conversation right away. And isn’t the whole point of these conferences networking?

Backyard Bunnies

Cats and Coats
Addicted to Thor

Vision and Warmth
Two very important items I can’t afford to forget: my glasses [all you nearsighted folk raise your hand!] and a jacket. Most of the time conference rooms are pretty chilly. Yes, it’s Houston, but that only means the walk from your car to the hotel is going to be a sauna. Everywhere else will be freezing! [Including your hotel room!] I don’t know about you, but when I’m blind and shivering, my notes tend to suck. 🙂
Please note that it’s also possible to match your glasses and your jacket of choice to your outfit [see: accessorize!].

Romper and Wingtips

Have you been to any blogger conferences? What is your go-to outfit??


p.s. Check out what’s in my conference bag!
p.p.s. Don’t forget your checklist!



  1. I've always wanted to go to a blog conference so I've got to watch for another! I'll be at Texas Motor Speedway with a booth for the Loot Vintage Market, that weekend. Can't wait! I hope it goes well…this will be the first time. Have fun at the conference! And, you look adorable as always.

  2. This is great. I'm going to the GeekGirl Con next month, and it's my first official "blogger" trip. I've been eating up blogs like this one to help me get prepared!

  3. I'm trying to see if I can swing both days but I can probably make it for Saturday. Hope to meet you! I'll notice the hair and glasses of course.

  4. Eeek!! I've been thinking about outfits for a while, but still have no idea what I'm bringing! I'll definitely be laying out my outfits next week. As well as maybe a Target trip or two…. 😀 See ya next week!

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