Oh, it’s so, so lovely to be home. Today, I’m Ms Casual 2012. I need my comfort fix. See, last week was NOT a casual wardrobe week. No siree.
I was in Sydney for most of it, so packed a wardrobe suited to the job I’d been contracted to do. Was actually quite impressed that I got away with only packing two pairs of shoes.
Two very nice pairs of shoes, I might add. But just two pairs all the same.
For my corporatey days, I went with a not surprising mix of orange and black 😉 Dresses, tights, ankle boots and a jacket.
But Saturday was Blogopolis Day. Time to mix it up a little. Splash a bit of neon about and pull on my favourite jeans.
I’ve written about my blogging conference outfits before. If you’ve been following along for some time, then you know I have a bit of a uniform for them:
- Statement shoes/boots
- At least one statement cocktail ring
The reason I keep coming back to this uniform is that is comfortable, semi pulled together, yet not over-dressed.
These three things work together to give me a welcome confidence boost – particularly if I’m going to be on stage speaking.
So here’s what I wore … thanks to Mrs Woog for the photography and the lovely back drop.
I’ve blogged about this AMAZING new way to get your hair finished off at the salon – I’m truly in love with it so stay tuned. And my favourite pink lippy? The one that’s been on my lips since fashion week? You’ll be pleased to know it will be available this month. If I’m not doing an orange lip, I’m doing Perpetual Peony.
Also, on the beauty front, see below for a sneaky neon toenail (OPI Did it on ‘Em, featured in my neon post). For my nails, I hit the neutral button and opted for CND Shellac in Rubble, a deliciously perfect winter taupe that I keep coming back to for my monthly manis.
For me, this outfit was all about the jacket. It was an online purchase that I’d hoped would work as I had imagined it in my head. And it did. Plus, it was perfect for a conference venue when it can get a bit cool but will also work as a trans-seasonal (or QLD winter) piece. It’s kind of timeless too and a good addition to my jacket collection. Expect to see me wearing it a lot 😉
Are you a blogger? Or do you go to conferences as part of your job? What do you choose to wear?
PS. On Saturday I posted about opportunities through blogging – which I talked about on the panel I sat on at Blogopolis. I’ll blog this Saturday about the key things I learned and share some photos of the bloggers I caught up with or got to meet IRL for the first time.