Monday, July 29, 2013

First things first .... What I WORE to BlogHer 13!

It's official.

My BlogHer13 trip is over as of last night, and after an errand or two I'm phoning it in today and putting on a cartoon for Little Man while all three of us snuggle on the couch.  {Because mama needs a few snuggles from my littles.... and also the couch.  Yes.}

But while we're snuggling today and then I put all of my thoughts, feelings, and information {about the conference, the parties, the connections, the sessions, the food, and - yes - the swag} down to paper in the next few days, let's enjoy a little slideshow of what I wore to the conference at each specific event.

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer

Let's play it out day by day

Wednesday ~

I drove up to Chicago on Wednesday, checked into the hotel, and met with my internet turned in real life bestie Nicole in the afternoon.  After a little hanging around the hotel, we met up with Drea and had some eats and snuggles with her newest squish.  Here's what I wore:

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Dress: Target, Cardigan: H&M, Shoes: Old Navy, Necklace: Charming Charlie, Sunglasses: Target}
Thursday ~

Thursday was an extremely busy day for me, including trying to stop by the Evening at the Expo and the People's Party.  Here's what I wore throughout the day:

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Blouse & Shorts: H&M, Shoes: Target}

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Sweater & Dress: H&M, Shoes: Kohl's, Bracelet: Fossil, Necklace: Lia Sophia, Hair: courtesy of the weather}
Also, hey random dude in my picture.  Where ya goin' so fast?

Friday ~

The schedule for Friday was a little less crazy than Thursday - but not by much.  I attended the BlogHer newbie breakfast since this was my first year, followed by the Keynote/BlogHer speed dating and one session in the morning.  For lunch, I attended the Better Moments Luncheon sponsored by US Cellular.  In the afternoon, I attended the DSLR session followed by a break, dinner, a little more Expo hall, and a twidge of the Voices of the Year Keynote.  Then it was off to a few parties, like the FlyDIY party to meet up with my girl Heather.  This is what I wore to those events:

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Sweater, Skirt, Tank: H&M, Shoes: Kohl's, Bag: Target, Necklace: Very Jane}

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Dress: H&M, Bag and Shoes: Target, Jacket: Old Navy, Necklace: Borrowed from MJ, but I think it's from Forever 21}
Saturday ~ 

Saturday's breakfast and sessions began at 9 a.m., followed by a day filled with sessions, BlogHer lunch, and a few more sessions.  After another short break and dinner, I attended the closing keynote and the fashion show/fashion show party/CheeseburgHer party.  Here's what I wore Saturday:

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Blazer, Blouse, Scarf, and Cigarette Pants: H&M, Bag: Target, Shoes: Old Navy}

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Dress: H&M, Shoes: Kohl's, Necklace: Charming Charlie}
If you noticed what was on my hand {and hadn't been following my Instagram feed this weekend}, it's a henna tattoo, so pretty looking!!!

Sunday ~

Instead of rushing home Saturday night at like midnight {and getting in at 5 a.m. - no thanks}, I stayed over at the hotel one more night.  Sunday morning was filled with a few more hours of time with my roommates.  Then, back on the road again, folks, en route to my babies.  This is what I wore before I headed out:

What to Wear to BlogHer 13 / What I wore to BlogHer
{Dress, Sweater, Belt: H&M, Shoes: Target, Wristlet: Coach}
I was able to get away with several pieces that multi-tasked throughout the weekend, such as my wooden beaded Charming Charlie necklace, my Target bag, my sea green H&M sweater, and a few pairs of neutral shoes.  After the weekend was over, I only ended up with two extra outfits - so I'm glad to say that I didn't overpack on clothing.

Shoes, on the other hand?  Not so much.  I had originally packed probably six pairs of shoes {from the pictures you can see I wore four} but didn't even come close to touching the two high-wedge heels in my suitcase.  If I attend BlogHer again, I am only going to pack flats and not even bother wasting my space with the heels.

My roommates and I also participated in sort of a jewelry bar.  When we got into the hotel room, everyone basically laid their jewelry out on the TV console and we were able to borrow different accessories throughout the weekend.  It was great because we were all able to accessorize without spending a ton of cash buying new necklaces or bracelets.  I'd highly recommend that if you have roommates for the conference!

One last thing I'm really glad I did was bring layers.  I'd heard that the sessions were cold {and they were} but the weekend of BlogHer13 ended up being un-seasonably cold in Chicago, to the point where I was wearing a sweater or jacket over every outfit I had.  If I hadn't packed an extra jacket or two - I would have been one cold lady!

What do you all think of my BlogHer outfits?  Anything you love?

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11 comments:

  1. You looked fantastic!! PERFECT outfits and I really liked you hair for the Friday Sessions!

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    1. Thank you so much! The hair is reeeeally easy! Just two french braids down the sides from my part and a bun in the back! Most nights I will braid my hair the night before and just put it into a ponytail in the back. That way, when I wake it the morning, it has a bit of a messier look and I can put the ponytail into a bun and be on my way quickly!

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  2. Great round-up of outfits, I'm so glad you listed where you got everything! You looked beautiful! So fun to meet you in person!

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    1. I'm glad we met as well! I love your blog!

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. Jayne, I approve of every single thing you wore. I love that navy blazer with the lilac pants! Seriously, I'm contemplating driving to your house to steal them.
    Also, the brown Kohls sandals are adorable. Were they a recent purchase? I may have to go find them for myself.

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  4. Love all your outfit choices, you're so pretty!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I definitely missed you this weekend!

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  5. You looked gorgeous all weekend! Love your style and love you! Had a great time with you, until next time :)

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    1. I'm so so so so very glad we were able to hang out this weekend Heather! I had a great time with you as well!!!

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  6. Love your Saturday night dress! It was so great meeting you in Chicago!

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    1. I don't know why I'm just seeing this now, like months later, lol, but it was so lovely to meet you as well Stephanie!!!! :)

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