This past weekend I attended another blogger conference Blissdom Canada. I left that conference full of ideas, learnings and actionable findings. My market research brain was sated because the sessions I attended where led by industry heavy weights like editors Jennifer Reynolds, Brandie Wiekle and Sandra E. Martin and speakers Shelagh Cummins and Scott Stratten (unmarking). That was only half of it, I attended the conference with my crew (we don’t have a name, still looking), this crew is composed of women I met through Mumnet, a mother’s group here in Toronto. This group was formed so we could help each other tackle blogging and social media. We pushed each other to make new contacts, upped our social media game by tweeting during the conference and are going to share our learnings. I had so many other things going on that I couldn’t participate in the #Bliss parties at night. I am hoping to experience all of Blissdom next year.
The one thing I learned from Blogpodium is that the meeting rooms are cold so be prepared and I was. I originally saw this Tristan Scarf on Cityline’s Fashion Fridays with Lynn Spence and knew I had to get it – plaid on one side and herringbone on the other, pure genius! The Yorkdale store had sold out of the scarf and had to re-stock their shelves after the episode aired. This is a very large scarf that is almost like a wrap or a blanket and allows you to be creative. I wore this outfit for the first day of Blissdom and kept the scarf in my bag for the other two days. Because I wore basics during the conference this scarf went with everything.
To keep the scarf in place I belted it with this skinny bow belt from Banana Republic but I could have easily added other colours or patterns to this scarf. I wore it more like a cloak/cape and had women asking me about my “coat”. When I explained it was just a scarf and showed them how I had styled it some made mental notes. Many women told me it would be perfect for rinks during hockey/skating season. I love the rich tones of this tartan/plaid and the herringbone is a perfect fall neutral pattern. You will see it in heavy rotation over the next few months.
I was one of the few style bloggers at this particular conference and women who knew me were curious to see what I would be wearing. Many where happy to see I was wearing a few of my favourite things that I had just featured on my blog like these faux leather leggings.
Wearing – Scarf, Tristan (here, Burberry wish list here) || Tunic, JCrew (similar in Canada, similar US) || Faux Leather Leggings, Ann Taylor (here, WHBM leather version here) || Shoes, Nine West (here, CAN) || Belt, Banana Republic (old, similar here, gold here, great option here)
Linking up with the Pleated Poppy Blog