So I’m not going to lie…I’ve been kind of freaking out about what to wear to Alt Summit for the past month. I always have a hard time convincing people that the outfit options and color palette of my closet is severely limited, but it’s true. I just really don’t shop for myself all that often, and when I do it is usually just for basics (like black tee shirts). Hence my reason for freaking out. After countless frustrating shopping attempts I finally found a few items to add to my existent (if minimally so) wardrobe, and settled on these final “looks” (aka Blackout 2012) for my trip. Yes…there is a ton of black. I’ll be trying to make up for it by adding a few pops of color with my makeup/nail polish…and maybe a scarf or two.
So anyhow…after arriving tomorrow afternoon and getting settled into my hotel, my first outfit (above) will be for the special sponsor dinners (I’ll be eating at Bambara…have you been/is it good?). After the meal I’ll be heading off to a little party that Alt is throwing for all the speakers in attendance. A great chance to meet and greet, make new friends and catch up with old ones. Exciting!
Thursday it will be sessions all day. I want to be as comfortable as possible while still looking presentable…so I’ll be wearing this:
Later that evening is the much talked and fretted about Winter Wonderland Party (aka Diner en Blanc), where we are all supposed to wear white. Until very recently I literally owned nothing white, so this was a huge challenge for me. I ended up deciding on a white blazer that I can throw on over my black dress (the one I got for NYC). I have a few other options that I’ll be bringing along just in case (such as a pretty white sequined top that Erin was sweet enough to loan me-she even mailed it to me so that I could try it on ahead of time)!
On Friday I’ll be attending sessions and then giving my presentation on How to Create Great DIY Tutorials. Again, I’m going for comfort with jeans and my new favorite cardigan (seriously…I just want to live inside it):
The last parties of Alt will take place Friday night, with mini parties being hosted in different rooms of the hotel (it takes up an entire floor of the Grand America)! The parties were loads of fun last time, and I can’t wait. I’ll be wearing one of my favorite pieces that I own…a pretty beaded top by Joie (it’s another one of the things I got for my trip to NYC last year) and silky pants that are so comfortable I’ll feel like I’m getting away with wearing pajamas:
So there you have it. Comfortable, monochromatic…and very much me. I hope it suits. I’ll have one more post for you tomorrow (it will go up while I’m flying to Salt Lake City), and then I’ll be back next week to share more with you about my Alt experience! Now I’m off to pack! See you soon. xo Ez
A few links to the actual clothing pieces in case you are interested (I’m sorry that I don’t have links for everything):