Despite having an art teacher who told me I wasn’t afraid of color, you’d never know it by looking in my closet with the sea of black that looks back at me. Tanks, Ts, dresses long, short, casual, and formal all start to look the same. I’m ready to color my world an am asking for the Moms Fashion File M.O.M. Squad for help at this year’s Swanky After Hours party at BlogHer!
My conference wardrobe is practical- a sea of black dresses, some with white, others sprinkled with a hint of color. All are made of a similar type of fabric that skims the body, flatters, yet also travels well thanks to its ability to remain wrinkle free. Take a look!
|Lost in a sea of color at last year’s Yahoo! Motherboard meetup|
|I’d be more gorgeous if I took a clue from Getting Gorgeous’
Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland and stopped wearing black!
|@ScrappinMichele’s cute Fresh Produce dress puts me to shame at Blogalicious.|
|Nothing says relaxation like a black cocktail dress
after a busy day at Mom 2.0
|Glamming it up with favorite accessories at the CA Olives booth
at Mom 2.0: black olives and a black clutch!
|Litzky PR’s Kaylie totally brightens my day in her
cheery blues at Time to Play’s spring and summer showcase
|What’s underneath my Bosch Rengineered lab coat?
You guessed it! Another black top with jeans! How predictable!
|Lisa Lehmann (aka @TheBeadGirl) is the source of my favorite
silver jewelry because it glams up my boring black & white wardrobe!
|Chef Michelle Bernstein’s cookbook is more colorful than me
at Nissan Cross Cabriolet event
|Me, John Besh, and Linda Sellers at Mom 2.0 where no one ever
clashes with chef whites.
|Julie Pron, Dara Torres, and me at the Sleep Innovations
party during SheCon. I just love Julie’s Lilly Pulitzer outfit!
|Getting ready to take a ride on the Magic School Bus
with Mrs. Frizzle in my non-magical black and white dress
|Word Girl did not say Word Up! to my outfit choice!|
|Meeting Dan (aka Larry the Cable Guy) on the Tooth Fairy 2 set
where even camo was more colorful than my black
Being a practical traveler, my wardrobe allows me to bring along minimal shoes- also black- because we all know that shoes take up room that is often needed for conference swag! Here are my must-have shoes that pair well with all of the above dresses:
Seeing all the black in the photos above make me ready for a change. Going into summer, I know there’s nothing summery about black. Sure it goes with everything, makes it easy to pack for whatever trip I’m embarking on next, looks great with tanned skin, and silver jewelry can sure make it pop but I’m ready to embrace the season with outfits in popsicle-inspired hues that will break me out of the black rut I’ve been in for so long.
|Taking a cue from colorful Julie in my navy and turquoise
top in South Beach. I swear it isn’t black and white!
|Even my car choice for the Nissan Cross Cabriolet
drive was conservative although not black!
|I introduced the Dr. Otis Brawley, head of the American Cancer Society, in
a top sprinkled with turquoise, yellow, and navy amid the black and gray
Since admitting I have a problem is the first step, the second is seeking help.
I’m tired of my black wardrobe and need Moms Fashion File to choose me as one of the lucky 12 where they will make me over in bright colors along with the help of their secret agents. I want to step out at the Swanky After Hours on party at BlogHer on Saturday in style this year but not in black!
And maybe they’ll take pity on me and give me some style tips in advance of my Saturday afternoon Room of Your Own panel so I won’t be the only one on up there wearing black. Because while BlogHer feels I’m qualified to speak about How to Write a Kick A$$ Proposal, they had no idea that I was fashion challenged and am likely to turn up in one of the same tired dresses pictured above! Sigh.
This post was written as my entry for a chance to win a Secret Style session at BlogHer11 from Moms Fashion File.
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