What to Bring to a Blog Conference

what to bring to a blog conference feat via poorandpretty

what to bring to a blog conference via poorandpretty

I’m gearing up for The Hello Sessions in Portland this Friday — I can’t wait! It’s the first blog conference I’m attending in-person, so I’m pretty excited/nervous. I have a feeling I will be spending a good portion of tomorrow night packing, but here are some of the essentials (besides underwear) I’m bringing:

1. The perfect notebook. I love notebooks! I have so many unique ones, all filled with teenage angst and creative ideas. But this? This is the perfect notebook for creative conferences. It’s pretty, spiral bound (so you can slip a pen into it), and has a pocket (for all those business cards you’ll be collecting)! And, like everything ban.do makes, it has a sweet surprise in the way of a colorful yellow spread that reads: “Your face is like sunshine.” Get it: Ban.do Rough Draft Spiral Notebook.

2. My favorite pens. I’m pretty particular about my pens — I like colorful, smooth, ballpoint pens, preferably with a rubber grip — and these are my favorites. The hot pink is my go-to, of course! Get ‘em: Paper Make InkJoy Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 24 Pack of Assorted Colors.

3. Backup juice. I plan on doing a lot of Instagramming and Tweeting during my trip to Portland, so I know I’ll need an extra charge for my phone. This tiny power bank is about the size of a lipstick and holds an estimated 1.2 additional charges for the iPhone. It’s got just about 3,000 reviews on Amazon, and a 4.5 star rating. Oh, and it’s pink! ;) Get it: RavPower Portable Charger 3200mAh Power Bank.

4. LOTS of business cards. I ordered more business cards just for this! My goal is to run out again. :)

5. A bag to fit it all in. With all this stuff, you’re gonna need a bag to carry it all! I’ve been eyeing the Camp Director Tote for a while now — it’s pretty roomy, and will even hold a 15″ laptop. Get it: Camp Director Tote via ModCloth.

6. A cute dress. Why not wear a floral dress to the Rose City? I so wish this cute number was available in my size! Get it: Luck Be A Lady Dress via ModCloth.

7. Layers! Ever have that problem where you show up to an event in a sleeveless dress, only to discover it’s FRIGID inside? I definitely have! So now I pack layers, and J.Crew’s Jackie Cardi is one of my faves. Get it: Jackie Cardigan Sweater via J.Crew.

8. Cute-but-also-comfy shoes. The only thing worse than be freezing all day because you forgot to pack layers, is getting blisters from those shoes you bought just for the event that ended up murdering your feet. So go with something pretty, but also comfortable. Get it: In a Classic of Its Own Heel via ModCloth.

Did I leave anything out? Have you been to any awesome creative/blog conferences lately? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Color Love: Lucite Green

Color Love - Lucite Green feat

One of PANTONE’s color trends for this spring is Lucite Green ~ a pretty color that looks like the lovechild of seafoam and aqua. I loved putting this inspiration board together because it reminded me that spring is coming (eventually) and that there are actual colors in this world (not just white, brown, and gray). Here are a few of my favorite Lucite Green things:

Color Love - Lucite Green via @poorandpretty

1. Peekaboo Clutch by ban.do. // 2. Door Knob Curtain Tie-Back via Urban Outfitters. // 3. Cheer I Go Top in Mint via ModCloth. // 4. Make Love Not War Print by Patti Murphy. // 5. 3″ Chino Short in Seamist via J.Crew. // 6. Mossimo Bikini Top & Bikini Bottom via Target. // 7. Copper and Dipped Enamel Arrow Ring by miju. // 8. 2015 Mint & Gold Confetti Planner via Paper Source. // 9. Seafoam Nail Polish by 100% Pure.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway + Outfit

Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway

On Sunday, Mish and I went to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway!!!! It was so incredible. NPH was the perfect Hedwig. We marveled at how he could dance, jump, and do splits on stage in GIANT HEELS, whereas we can barely walk in them. And his improv in between songs was hilarious (of course). You must, must see it. I need to watch the movie all over again.

Mish & I on the train to NYC

I’m so glad Mish and I went together. We don’t hang out nearly as much as we used to, and I miss her so. ♥

Hedwig and the Angry Inch outfit

Had I planned my outfit a little better, I probably would have worn something a bit more glamorous and had crazy makeup with lots of glitter, but maybe next time. ;)

Outfit details: Coach Tour Top: Marshalls, $14 (similar, similar). Pink & Navy Striped Skirt: J.Crew, $20 on sale (similar). Navy Blue TOMS: Navy Canvas Women’s Classics, $48. Pink Hair Flower: gift from Mom. Clock heart necklace: handmade by White Flag Designs (now OHWTO), $30. Pink Beaded Bracelets: gift from Aunt Kathy. Watch: Timex Women’s Croco Strap, courtesy of Timex.

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Outfit: Pink & Gold

Outfit Pink & Gold @poorandpretty

It’s here! What do you think of the new design? Nothing like a cute outfit to kick off the new look, right? 

Outfit Pink & Gold @poorandpretty

I’m wearing a collection of favorite new purchases in this outfit: ModCloth’s Twinkle of an Eye top, baby pink chinos from H&M (similar), and my beige faux patent leather wedges (you might remember them from my Ladybee outfit).

Outfit Pink & Gold @poorandpretty 2

Outfit details: White cardi: Jackie Cardigan, J.Crew, $20 on sale. Twinkle of an Eye top: ModCloth, $33. Pink chinos: H&M, $20 (similar). Beige Patent Wedges: Chinese Laundry Marcie Patent Wedge Pump via DSW, $40 (similar, similar). Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex.

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Today’s Threads: Watermelon envy

My obsessions with polka hearts and hot pink were bound to end up in an outfit posts one of these days. Add my hacked J.Crew Jackie Cardigan into the equation and I’m channeling watermelons!

watermelon-poor-and-pretty

Outfit details: Cardigan: hacked Jackie Cardigan in olive, J.Crew, $20 on sale. Tank: Polka heart tank top, H&M, $8. Similar. Skinny Jeans: Notify Mycelis Denim Pant in Fuchsia, $59 via Fab. SimilarNecklace: sugarplum USA, $24. Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex. Belt: Thrifted. Flats: Rampage, Peonies Couture, $15.

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