BlogPaws is the first blogger’s conference I’ve been able to attend. To write that I’m excited to be going it an understatement. It took some savings of pennies, some blog work and a patient husband as he will care for the goats and cats in my absence. Securing the conference ticket and plane fare was only half of my battle – the other half was dealing with “business casual” attire for the sessions. I am so looking forward to learning about how to grow both of my blogs!
My wardrobe is….interesting. When we took off on this grand adventure I couldn’t take much with me. We were living in a 400 sq. ft fifthwheel that had to hold everything we owned. I packed basic, comfortable, retired person clothing. I was also a fair bit heavier then. Fast forward to now and I’m faced with dealing with a professional arena with clothes that are more suited to a barn. Anything I have that might fit “business casual” doesn’t fit me very well so I’ve been on a bit of a quest to acquire enough of a wardrobe to not embarrass myself at BlogPaws. (Tickets are still available by the way so if any of you fellow pet bloggers out there are still on the fence – hop off and head to Nevada!)
I showcased the beautiful dress I bought for the closing banquet in an earlier post. Today I have an outfit that will take me from conference sessions to out to dinner. I purchased both pieces on Modnique.com with my own money.
I think it covers business casual, yes? I know the light is bad on the top but I’ll show it better below. It’s from a Spanish designer by the name of Niza. There are still some pieces from the line for sale but not many. I will admit that when I bought it I had no idea of how beautiful it was going to be.
The shirt is so well made. I haven’t seen this kind of quality in a long, long time. There are darts all along the waistline and at the bust as you can probably tell from how it follows my shape and the button front is placketed. The embroidery is extensive and continues all across the back of the shirt.
What I didn’t know was that it would be full of sequins and seed beads. Perfect for a girl who loves a bit of sparkle! You can see how heavy the embroidery is in this close-up. I am just thrilled with this purchase.
The pants are from Bhatti and were made in France. They are 95% cotton with 5% spandex for that little bit of stretch. I really must write that it is nice to have pants that fit. They have little zippers at the bottom. The khaki color is obviously a perfect neutral.
The sandals I received when I did my review of Modnique back in November. I love, love, love them.
They were cataloged as blue but they are a range of neutrals with black, beige, silver and zebra of all things. They are going to go with so many pieces in my wardrobe. Pardon my winter toes; there was no time for a pedicure.
My earrings are artisan made delights from Crysallis Creations. They don’t show to their best advantage in this shot but the scratch that Sherpa gave me sure does. Silly cat!
Debbie from Crysallis created this brilliant design for stud earrings and she offers them in any number of combinations. She will take special orders – check out her shop for all of her beautiful designs.
So there – I think I have one day of conference sessions covered, don’t you?