Thursday, March 17, 2011

Speakeasy

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!

23 comments:

Candace said...

Congrats on your speaking engagement! I really love those shoes.

missvinylahoy.com said...

I loved your outfit on panel day! And no problem for the photos :) I hoped you guys would find them useful!

kelseywilliams said...

You should be proud of what you contributed to the panel, Katy! I found it really refreshing to hear that you only post blogs a few times a week. :)

[SMASH] said...

Wow, how pretty & sweet. Grey & pink are always so gorgeous together. Gold star for the bold lip color, also. <3

MINIK ^_^ said...

i love your outfit! the colours look great together!! and your shoes are adorable ♥

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Chaucee said...

What a weekend! And those shoes are just darling. Love the bows.

Tori said...

I am such a fan of this outfit! Love the lace and that color looks great on you!!


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lauraa said...

Wow that is a fab outfit it looks divine with your hair, glasses and lipstick! Also I like that it still feels very you because of that necklace!
xxx

The Daily Fashionista said...

You and your hair are simply gorgeous!!! I wish I could've heard the panel discussion. It sounds like it was pretty awesome:)

Rebecca said...

I don't know where to begin! The shirt, the skirt, the SHOES! Total perfection. I would have loved to hear that panel discussion. You look gorgeous!

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jessie said...

you LOOKED and SOUNDED fabulous, my darling!

also, your hair looks amazing in the pics from last weekend... it always looks great, but i think your cut is still super-cute even as it has grown out just a tad. :)

Christine said...

Wow... just wow! You look so elegant and beautiful! I love the way you styled that skirt. I have a lace one that has had me stumped for a long time!
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Wangari M. said...

I absolutely adore this outfit, pink and grey (and brown) are such a great colour combination.

jenloveskev said...

Ahhh I wish we got to hang out more at the conference. It was so busy all weekend. :( I so, so, so loved meeting you. Your personality is contagious. I loved it!! So fun! Let me just say you looked fabulous all weekend long. Every time I saw you I was like that is the best outfit ever! Hope we can meet again soon. Happy Weekend my friend!

Fashionably Learning To Be said...

That's so cool you got to speak on a panel at the conference! I'm sure it was a lovely time ;). You were dressed in such adorable pieces too!

- Angela

Michelle said...

Thanks Katy for representing 81 Poppies so well!! I would love to dress you again! xoxo

Fashily said...

That looks like so much fun! I am loving the outfit, I have to say that I have an obsession with that necklace, Ive gone to F21 looking specifically for it! Congrats on your speaking panel, well deserved.:)

stylishyear said...

Katy - It was an absolute pleasure meeting you last weekend. You were so composed and simply goregous during your panel!!
P.S. still in love with those funky nails :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

this is such a great look! i love the color pallet.

Between Laundry Days said...

Oh Katy, I LOVE this. The neutral color palette is just perfect, and you look classy and grown-up - just right for a panel speaker. :)

Molly said...

Your outfit is spectacular!

sartoriography said...

I loved this outfit in person and it's just as good on the internets! You look professional and super chic, but in a very NOT boring way. :)

It was nice to (briefly) meet you at TxSCC. You were great on the panel!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

I love this outfit!!! I am going to have to check out 81 poppies!

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