Here are some conference highlights:
- Spending time with friends from near and far
- Watching Susan accept the Bloganthropy 2011 Award for her use of social media as a tool for philanthropic work that involves raising awareness about Army of Women and a partnership that provides post-masectomy breast cancer survivors with lymphedema sleeves. Susan’s speech was powerful, heartfelt, and moved most of the room to tears. It was a joy to celebrate her wonderful work with delicious cupcakes sent by the always thoughtful Kristen.
- Teaching others about the collaboration. Splash Creative Media has become more than just a bunch of us working together- we realized that our work has turned into a real business. How great to work with people who share the same vision and have fun together while executing it! Partners Kelly and Jessica were incredible panelists while Grace did an amazing job of live tweeting our session. The Splash team will be speaking on How to Write a Kick A$$ Pitch at BlogHer. Look for us on Saturday afternoon!
- Discussing a collaborative effort with the DC Moms. It’s going to be awesome once we get all our ducks in a row.
- Overindulging in delectable fresh, local, and organic meals. Fried green tomatoes = yum!
- Donning crochet legwarmers made by @1Momof5 and neon proudly procured by @ColoradoMom while trash talking our way to a second place finish at the UbiSoft Clever Girls Collective Smurf Dance PartyDance Off
Thanks to Lolli fellow #TeamLeticia member for the video and crochet legwarmers!
Through it all, my Fresh Produce wardrobe took me through long days with comfort and style. I can’t thank Fresh Produce enough for their assistance in helping me break away from my usual black at conferences. I was endlessly complimented and even stalked during each of the five days I was there by those who extra chances to win the Pintuck Dress I’m giving away.
I ended up loving everything I wore. The Pintuck Dress turned out to be the perfect travel dress. Comfortable and flowy, yet still flattering and also something that I ran out to dinner wearing without even giving a thought to changing into something dressier. The bright Sunrise orange Cafe Wrap Dress is probably something I would have originally walked away from in a store. It seemed almost too bright but I paired it with a great necklace that I’ve had for ages and was endlessly complimented. The Rio Malibu Maxi Dress was professional enough for my panel yet casual enough for hanging out with friends in the evenings. And the dress was the perfect length for my 5′ 4″ self! I liked wearing the Bali Shine On Shirt Dress open with a matching blue tank top underneath. The Basic Leggings in Oyster to match were great for the chilly conference space and the dress was long enough to wear them without later that night out to dinner.
Each of my looks suited me. While in Asheville I found some wonderful belts made out of vintage inspired prints to give the wrap dresses a different look. I know I’ll be wearing these dresses everywhere throughout the summer, to upcoming conferences, and on vacation. Someone might need to stage a Fresh Produce intervention!
|@JusticeFergie found me in the Rio Malibu
Maxi Dress- my choice for my panel and smallest photo ever!
|Wearing the Bali Shine On Dress in Oyster with @PunditMom|
|@PunditMom spotted me in the Cafe Wrap Dress when I bought her new book:
Mothers of Intention
|@UrbanMama snapped this photo of me in the Pintuck Dress
as soon as I got to the hotel!
|I found this great belt in a graphic vintage print to go
with the Wrap Me Up Dress I wore home!
If you’re a blogger and you have considered attending Type A, purchase your ticket at the end of 2011 when there is likely to be an amazing discount. You won’t regret going. Trust me. And yes, I’ll be back in 2012. See you there!
Huge thanks to Fresh Produce who was my conference clothing sponsor.
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