hey y’all! (still practicing for my trip to blissdom in nashville next week)
since i have yet to really nail down what i’m going to pack for blissdom, i figured i’d go through my wiww archives and use it as a portfolio to help me make up my mind.
if you’re a blissdom newbie, this may be really helpful for you (or not). i was super anxious about what i was going to wear last year. silly, i know, but i was. see, last year i mostly just wore sweats and pj’s all day, until i committed to wiww, so wearing real clothes was daunting. i found a few posts that were helpful, so i thought i’d throw in my 2 cents and give you some other ideas. i hope this is helpful! and if you need more ideas, pretty much everything leslie, from a room somewhere, wears is fabulous. i totally covet her closet.
this is most likely what i’ll be traveling in. something comfy, but not sloppy. nice but not so nice that i’m uncomfortable. and i’ll definitely be wearing a scarf because i’m always cold. and planes are often chilly.
here’s an example of what i will not be wearing. although it’s nice, a tank top will be too chilly for me. although we’ll be inside almost the entire time, unless we venture out for a meal, it still gets chilly in big conference rooms. and did i tell you i’m always cold? and the shoes are a definite no-no. cute, yes. but the opryland hotel is e.norm.ous. i will be walking miles between my room and the seminars and meals. last year i went barefoot a few times. lesson learned. and i’m not comfortable in heels and i really want to focus on being comfortable with meeting people and not with being uncomfortable in my own shoes, literally.
this is a definite yes for me. fun and funky, a little bit of color, fun accessories. its a little on the casual side, but i think the accessories up the look a bit.
this is an easy look: cardigan, skinny belt, trouser jeans, and flats. i’d probably do punchier jewelry since the rest of the outfit is so simple.
another easy one: a nicer blouse with a cardi, denim trousers and comfy flats.
i think the sparkly flats dress up the pants a bit. and i’d definitely wear a colorful scarf with a few petal pushers pinned on.
this is a “me” outfit. casual on the bottom with a dressy top and a fabulous allora handmade necklace on. love.
again, ditch the wedges, but the rest is nice and comfy.
there will be a few times you may need to dress up a bit (still need to look at the itinerary). terrible pic, but you get the idea: fun sparkly top, with dressy jeans and flats.
a simple black dress with a chunky belt and boots. some people do dress up really formal, but most are just in “going out” clothes. think girls night out attire.
i think this would totally work, too. i’d have to cover my legs a bit because, you know, i’m always cold.
although these pics didn’t represent it very well, i think the key to outfits are the accessories. i have a few necklaces that i really want to wear, so honestly, i’m going to plan my outfits around them. i have a couple of great trouser jeans that i’ll bring and pair them with cute tops, cardigans and flats – easy peasy. and remember you don’t need to go out and spend a fortune – shop your closet. surely you have nice jeans, flats and cardigan and a shirt you love! just pair it with a fun scarf and some posies and you’re good to go! if you do go out and shop a bit, remember you can find great deals at walmart, target, old navy and forever 21 – that’s where almost all of my clothes are from.
i hope this helps some of you feel more comfortable at blissdom. i know fashion is silly and it truly is your personality that counts, but who am i kidding, we’re girls! as much as i hate to say it, we always feel better about ourselves if we feel like we look good. or at least i do! and one more thing – smile. really. i have a really hard time approaching people i don’t know, but i can tell you for sure i won’t approach someone who isn’t smiling – way too scary for me! a smile is warm and inviting and makes everyone want to meet you!
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