Guess where I have just arrived home from?
My first ever ProBlogger conference.
I was a combination of excited and nervous.
For the past couple of years, I have watched eagerly from the sidelines.
Knowing I wasn’t brave enough to go.
Yep, brave enough.
When faced with large groups I’m a little, ok a lot, on the shy side.
Just the mere thought of walking into a room full of people already chatting and socialising (and looking like they know each other), makes me want to run for the hills to hide behind the biggest rock I can find.
You can read more about my over-the-top anxiousness here
But this year, I was determined not to miss out.
Yep, I decided to pull on my big girl pants and put myself out there.
Of course it helped that Jonny came with me.
Saturday was Jonny’s Birthday – he is such a diamond for suggesting we make a weekend of it. Spending his Birthday doing something that I love and feel passionate about.
To be honest, I still can’t quite believe he agreed to spend his Birthday weekend at a conference, just for me.
A whole weekend dedicated blogging!
On the flip side though, he loves photography, so he signed himself into a couple of the Olympus workshops.
He also secretly loves expanding his techy knowledge. Let’s just say he’s gained lots of hints and tips about ‘stuff’ he never truly understood.
The biggest dilemma doe me: WHAT TO WEAR
As we live about 2.5 hours north of the Gold Coast we travelled down by car. It also meant I could fill said car with everything
but the kitchen sink in my wardrobe (yes, I’m exaggerating – I would need a bloody big truck to get all of my clobber in) but I wanted choices.
I see my clothes as my armour and my confidence, all rolled in to one.
Yes, I had an idea, a rough sketch if you like, of what I wanted to wear. But things are always open to change.
Like the weather for example… it has been so lovely here the last few days (we have seen a tops of 27 degrees over the past week) but everyone says it can get pretty chilly in the conference rooms – dilemmas dilemmas dilemmas!
So I did what I do best, and covered all bases 😉
Beauties, something tells me, the SE QLD blanket of humidity is lurking just around the corner – give it another couple of weeks and I’ll be wondering why the bloody hell I ever thought it was cold.
Anyways, one of the tops I packed was this lovely little number from Firefly.
It’s the kind of top that works perfectly when paired back with jeans (denim or white) or maybe with a short in the summer months.
I love the flattering v-neck and a soft unstructured 3/4 length sleeve.
Making it the perfect lightweight piece.
I’m also a sucker for anything pastel (especially pink and blue). In the flesh, this one is much more of a peachy side of pink.
It’s also a colour that I don’t have much of – which made it feel like the perfect piece to add a touch of spring colour to my wardrobe.
As well as style and colour, fabric also plays a huge part in the choices I make.
When it gets sticky, I want to be wearing fabrics that breathe.
Viscose really hits the mark with me, so much so, that I can’t help but seek it out.
Ask any of the girls at CR – when new stock arrives, the first thing I do is check the fabric label – every. single. time.
Yep. Without fail. I’m such a creature of habit.
The design maybe stunning, but if I don’t love the fabric, it doesn’t get a look in.
So this one definitely has my stamp of approval being 100% viscose.
I can pull this top out knowing I will look and feel as fresh as a daisy – and that gets a BIG tick from me!
Are you a fan of viscose? Would I find soft pastels in your wardrobe?
Note: if you want to know which outfits made the grade – check back tomorrow.
* item gifted to me for editorial consideration.