Top: Courtesy of 81 Poppies // Skirt: Courtesy of 81 Poppies // Shoes: Steve Madden, courtesy of Lulu's // Necklace: Forever 21, $8
I'm going a little out of order here, but this is what I wore for the actual day of the panels. I had the pleasure of being dressed by Michelle, the lovely and talented Austin designer behind 81 Poppies. These pieces from her spring collection are delightfully delicate and demure (especially when paired with these too cute bow heels), but there are also plenty of pops of bold color and dynamic pattern in the mix as well.
Finding a cute outfit was only half the battle; I was also enlisted to speak on the longevity panel! I wasn't thrilled about my contribution to the discussion, but in front of such a friendly, supportive audience, I felt more at ease than expected. Thank you, Kyla, for taking these outfit photos!
I spoke alongside Kyla and Jennine Jacob of the Coveted and IFB fame, who also delivered the inspiring keynote. Though I was a bit starstruck, she was very genuine and super nice in person. As for the rest of the speakers, it was fascinating to hear everyone's points of view and to pick up bits of widsom from a knowledgable bunch of bloggers and businesswomen.
Thank you, Suze, for the picture!