Last week was incredible – I had the best time at the LuckyFabb conference in NYC. I love that city almost as much as I love DC and it was so much fun to be back up there. I LOVED the DC girls that I went up with. And really, what could be more fun than hanging out with 300 other bloggers, all wearing outfits that you wished you could rip right off them and stuff in your suitcase?
This was my second conference, and there is no comparison to Blissdom – LuckyFabb wins, hands down. I got a lot of really applicable and helpful information in the sessions, the brands and sponsors were all relevant to me, my interests and the content I produce, and the discussions, interviews and motivational speakers were all fascinating. I was a little nervous about heading up there initially but the second I got there it was all “I’m home! My friends! My people!” – other bloggers that would happily retake that close-up shot of your shoes for an outfit post or understood pulling out cell phones while talking or knew exactly where my dress or bag was from. I unfairly assumed that as a group with a great deal of rich (I mean, have you ever looked up the actual cost for a Celiné bag or Valentino Rockstud shoes?!), well-dressed girls, they’d be clique-ish or a bit snobby – whether simply appearing so because they were nervous, or actually were.
False. This group was infinitely more welcoming and friendly than the mommy bloggers at Blissdom. And if you read my blog and we were at Blissdom then OBVIOUSLY I’m not talking about you! But while there, it was more difficult to sit down at lunch with a table of people I didn’t know – we’d introduce ourselves and swap cards and then often they went back to themselves. At LuckyFabb, everyone was genuinely excited to not just meet you and get your info, but get to know YOU.
I’d love to wax poetic a bit more, but after getting in very late Friday night, I worked all weekend and have to work all week now too, so I’m behind on life, like always. So here’s one shot that my AMAZING roommate Karen got. I super puffy <3 her.
Also, the Fall 30×30 challenge starts this week! Aubrey sent out an email with the linky codes and contact information to everyone that said they’re joining us, and its a dynamite group of bloggers – almost none of which are fashion bloggers. So you’re a stay at home mom that thinks you’re in a yoga pants rut and want to get out? JOIN US. There are a LOT of options for documenting the challenge that don’t involve a flouncy photo shoot every day. So email me with any questions or read more about the 30×30 challenge here – there is still time to play along!
Here are the rules I’m determining for myself this time around (I’m an advocate that everyone should tweak this challenge to what works for them and their lifestyle – read that link above to understand):
- My 30 items are tops, bottoms and shoes. Accessories and coats won’t count.
- No shopping, except for work clothes – I need some things for the uniform at my new job.
- Take pictures in advance – I plan to map out my outfits and shoot a few of them at a time to make sure I don’t fall behind. For me, photography was the toughest part of the challenge.
Now to finish picking out my 30 pieces!