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Texas Style Council: Conference day

And now onto the last day of the Texas Style Council weekend – the actual conference /symposium day! Thank you so so much to Indiana for organizing the whole amazing conference weekend. Everything went so smoothly, everyone was so geniune, and I feel all the topics were incredibly relevant!

I think the conference day was just wonderful. There were a number of panels and breakout sessions covering heaps of useful topics. Kendi was the keynote speaker, and I think she really hit the nail on the head – talking about how your blog is probably not your purpose, but your blog can drive your purpose. She brought it back to how her blog gave her the confidence and financial support she need to open her gorgeous store Bloom. I can really relate to that. As someone who started my blog simply as a way to document and share my designs, not knowing if anyone would care at all – it has been the springboard that moved me into launching my clothing line, and then my pattern line – a business that is now almost a full time job (gulp!).

Other lessons I learnt that day? If you’re not sure where you are and you’re trying to find a fashion blogger conference – look for cute girls taking photos of each other hehehehe

So I guess that’s the end of my Texas Style Council recaps! Thanks for bearing with me :) I have to say, I had a truly wonderful time. It was such a great experience, and one i will cherish forever. I feel so so lucky to have been able to meet so many of my good friends in real life. Now i just wish we all lived a bit closer…

Top: Megan Nielsen, also worn here, here and here
Sweater: Megan Nielsen, Briar sweater from Winter 2011/12
Skirt: Megan Nielsen, Chantilly Veronika skirt from Winter 2011/12
Shoes: Banana Republic (so bummed i tripped and broke these beloved shoes as i was leaving the conference! I am SUCH a clutz!)
Necklace: Vintage family heirloom
Bracelets: Kristin Hassan, and a gift from my SIL 

Photos by Veronika, thank you so much sweetie!!

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Liz (26 and Counting)
12 years ago

I have really enjoyed reading your recaps of TxSC and seeing your outfits from the conference.

This one may be my favorite :)

12 years ago

OMG! I loooove that outfit!!! ?

12 years ago

Loving the pockets on the chantilly skirt. Sounds like a fascinating and inspiring event to be at too.

Tieka, Selective Potential

Awww, yay! It was so much fun staying with you. If we ever go again, or meet up in NYC, we all need to stay together again!! <3

Elle Croft
12 years ago

OK, seriously, how coooooool do you look?!?! Loving this whole look, you’re just exuding awesomeness!!