I figured I’d do a “special edition” random outfits post for Go Blog Social, since I carefully crafted my outfits for the conference. I actually had 2 outfits for Friday and Saturday each, but didn’t take pics of everything. I also loved my Thursday look, but totally forgot to snap pics of it once we got into town (but don’t worry, I’ll be wearing it–or a version of it–again soon). So, here are my GBS2014 random outfits…
Friday, April 4: Yes, Weekend!
Friday night I changed out of the jeans and flats I spent the day in and decked myself out in what was quite possibly my favorite outfit of the conference. It all started with this great thrifted tee I found a few weeks ago at an outing with a thrifting group I’m part of. Or maybe it started with my overwhelming desire to scramble to find a semi-sheer black maxi to wear with something at the event? I dunno, but either way, this outfit was pretty much inspired by a couple new items in my closet.
I started out with the thrifted “Yes, weekend” sleeveless tee and the semi-sheer black maxi (similar to this one) and opted to go with floral tights underneath, for some interest. Granted, you can’t really see them unless you look closely (in person, since the skirt photographs a lot less sheer than it is), but I liked the idea of adding the texture and fun print. From there, I decided I’d rock the heck out of my teal, black, and white heels. Not only did I need the added height with the length of the skirt, but I thought they would just be fun. I was able to tie in the white on the shoes with a lightweight open jersey cardigan, and decided to play with the teal by adding 2 great necklaces. The first is my trusty Stella & Dot Sommervell necklace, and the second is a fun clear and colored gem piece I got on sale at Franchesca’s. I completed the look my throwing my hair up into a high ponytail, which added to the overall fun of it. I did also have an arm party, but I forgot to take a pic of it, so just… figure it was cute and fun, because I’m sure it was, haha.
Sorry for the blurry pic, but I loved the movement in the skirt and wasn’t content to just sit with this one.
As I already mentioned, this was my favorite look from the whole event, though it’s really not the most practical of looks. This skirt was quite possibly one of the silliest recent purchases I’ve made, as there’s little chance I’ll wear it to work. However, it was cheap enough at Forever21 that I’m not too worried about wasting money on it, and I think it will be fun to wear on summer weekends. The “Yes, weekend” tee, however, was a fast fav of mine and is something I’ll be getting quite a bit of wear out of!
Saturday, April 5: GBS Conference, Day 2 (a.k.a. “Holy Crap, I’m Tired”)
This was one of those outfits that I was so glad I thought out ahead of time. I was exhausted Saturday morning, likely because I went to bed after midnight, I didn’t sleep well, and I was up around 6A, which is roughly 2 hours before I normally get up during the week. Blah.
Anyway, I knew when I was planning things that I’d want to be comfortable the second day of the conference, but didn’t want to do leggings, so instead I started with my Aztec print Rock & Republic jeans from Kohl’s. I topped them with a peacock tank, followed by an American flag tank (which is also Rock & Republic from Kohl’s). Then I added my black and silver striped open cardigan, which was originally supposed to play up my pewter flats nicely. But it was a little chillier than I planned, so I tossed on my DIY glitter boots, which worked out nicely. I then piled on the accessories, starting with an old gold necklace, then added a spiked rose gold piece (from H&M), my bronze chevron from 9thandelm.com, my Syd Rocks necklace, my Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant, and my old claw from Claire’s. On my wrist I went with my rose gold Michael Kors watch and a cute little fox bangle, keeping it a little more simple on account of the heavy necklaces. I threw my hair in a top knot and added the Banded headband that was in my swagbag.
I also accessorized with a venti latte. Coffee looks chic with everything.
This wasn’t my favorite look, and I forgot a belt so my jeans felt like drop-crotch pants all day, but it did what I needed it to do, which was make me feel like myself without looking like I just rolled out of bed (but still being comfortable enough to not feel gross in all day). I liked the mixed patterns and stuff though, and am always glad I snagged these jeans on clearance when I saw them.
Saturday, April 5: Sequin Shorts, Because Why Not?
As I mentioned, I had two outfits for both conference days; this was my second look for Saturday. This look was a close second to the first one I shared, because it was another one of those that I truly felt myself in. It was actually one of the harder looks for me to come up with, but when it finally came together, I was thrilled with it.
There were so many variations of this outfit I might as well start from the ground up, because I couldn’t tell you exactly where I started with this look. I chose my black Rock & Republic from Kohl’s cutout heels and sequin shorts for this look, enlongating my legs a little by adding sheer black tights. I then added my “POW” shirt and my trusty red flannel. I accessorized with my Coach bag, my Stella & Dot Sommervell necklace, and two different arm parties. On my left wrist, I wore the same fix bangle and Michael Kors watch, but I added a silver leather bracelet with gold accents. On my right wrist I wore my green wrap fox bracelet and my Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster bracelet (and a hair tie).
Shout out to Alex of Styled in the Heartland for snapping my pics for me… it’s nice not to get weird looks from someone when you ask if they’ll take your pic!
I loved this look. It was so me, and while my feet hurt after being on them for a couple hours (I’m still getting used to these shoes), I was otherwise super comfortable in it and totally felt like I looked like myself. It’s amazing how easy an outfit can feel, even when it’s a challenge to put together, and it’s even more amazing how great the properly put together look can make you feel. This look was a total testament to both of those things, and I’m glad I settled on it how I did.
So that’s it for my Go Blog Social random outfits!
While I wish I remembered to shoot all of my looks from the long weekend, I think this is a fun snapshot of what I wore. Of the three looks, which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!