Well, now. It's been six weeks since my last WIWW post and I never DID tell you what I ended up wearing at Blissdom, something I feel awful about since you all offered such great opinions on what I should wear. (Just another side-effect of The Weeks I Lost To Flu that consumed the end of February and beginning of March.)
So I thought I would show you what I ended up wearing at Blissdom, but with a few caveats:
1) I realized when I shot these pictures that I actually had forgotten what I wore while I was at Blissdom. Future conference go-ers, take note: what you wear? Is really not that important. If I myself couldn't remember what I wore to Blissdom, I'm gonna go ahead and surmise that no one else remembers either.
2) Last week, I got my hair cut, so my top knot is not quite as knotty as it was in Nashville.
3) Also, my hair color was fresh in mid-February. Now it's late-March and so faded. Oh, Red. You are so much work.
Here we go:
Thursday - DAY
Remember this blouse from the help me pack post? I paired it with some dark trouser jeans and this olive blazer in stretchy cotton and it worked nicely for me.
Thursday - NIGHT
dress: vintage; denim vest: Harold's, thrifted; belt: thrifted; tights: Modern Heritage Tweed Tights, boots: Ross; owl earrings: Francesca's; head wrap: Icing
Remember how in my help me pack post, I told you I might pick up my dry cleaning and be totally re-inspired about what to wear? Yep. That happened.
My friend Robin gave me this gorgeous vintage Grecian dress and I have no words for how much I love it. It really deserves its own post. It wears like a dream. (It's also very, very sheer. Hello there, slip!)
Also, y'all, I love headwraps and I have many of them, but it seems like no matter if I wear them with my hair up or down, they are constantly slipping up and eventually popping off of the back of my head. I fought with this feathered one all night. Am I doing something wrong? Or is my head just not fit for headwraps?!
Friday - DAY
This outfit was inspired by this from the lovely Kendi. Kendi wears blazers and lots of them. I thrifted a navy one to try to work with this skirt, but I am just not a blazer girl! I decided to invest in a chambray shirt instead and I have already worn it way more than I ever would have worn a blazer.
Also, I want to note that I actually wore some darling floral flats that I got on clearance at DSW with this outfit while I was at Blissdom, but unfortunately, I can only find one of them in my closet. I think I left the other one at my parents' house which is most unfortunate.
One more also: this is the outfit I was wearing when I met Jon Acuff. I shall remember it fondly from now until forever.
Friday - NIGHT
dress: As U Wish ; belt: thrifted; leggings: Target; sandals: Ross; feather earrings: Forever 21
Friday night is Girls' Night Out at Blissdom and I decided to have some fun with it. Those earrings are really quite ridiculous, but if you can't wear ridiculous earrings on a Girls' Night Out, then what's the point? I also wore a necklace and some other accessories which I forgot to put on for this picture.
(Note: I most certainly did not pay $44 for this dress. It was on clearance at Amazon.)
Saturday - DAY
I found this dress at the Salvation Army in my hometown months ago, and it has been hanging in my closet, waiting to have the hem shortened. The weekend before I left for Nashville, I pulled out my sewing machine and adjusted the hem of three or four thrifted lovelies that were waiting for their new lives to begin. I snatched up this dress because I love the details. So feminine. I thought it would be a fun mix to add in this southwest-y turquoise belt which you can't tell from the pictures is pretty rough and banged-up.
Also, I wore my hear in a side braid with this outfit which garnered compliments from more than a few, including the LoveFeast Table girls and Erin Loechner. (squee!) It's too short for side braids now, but give it another six months of utter neglect and I'll be side-braiding once again.
Saturday - NIGHT
Saturday night is Girls' Night IN at Blissdom. I wore black yoga pants and my I ♥ New York t-shirt and had dinner with friends from Simple Living Media. We talked (and laughed and dished) so long, I didn't make it to the official functions that evening, but it was by far one of my favorite parts of the conference!
I had to leave the hotel by 5 AM the next morning which is why my Sunday traveling outfit of jeans and a t-shirt (and no make-up!) are entirely un-photo-worthy.
Even though it's many, many days late, this is what I wore (to Blissdom)!
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