Blogger Meet Up – What To Wear
I am on my way to an annual shindig in Vancouver where I will be meeting up with some of my favourite bloggy friends Patti, Melanie, Sherry and Sue. Patti is a new addition to our group and isn’t in the photo below.
You may recall last year’s fun and crazy antics at our 1920’s dress up party.
I’m looking forward to more fun, laughter, silliness and some serious gab sessions.
Did I mention four of us are sharing accommodations? Party central!
Packing for such a trip is always a nightmare.
One has a bit of outfit performance anxiety when meeting with blogger royalty.
Blogger meets-ups are a chance to really let your style freak fly with one caveat…comfortable footwear is a must, at least for myself. We walk everywhere. This greatly limits my satorial splendour.
Another packing challenge is the Vancouver weather which is famously unpredictable and fickle. We are currently experiencing our first heat wave of the summer here in Ontario with temperatures near 40 C with the humidex today. Packing for the other side of the country which according to Environment Canada is 15-20 C cooler with the possibility of rain and cold evenings is a challenge, especially with my magic perimenopause ability to swing between freezing cold to red faced “look-out-she’s gonna-blow” mode.
I managed to narrow down my outfit choices nonetheless and my bag is packed.
I’ve decided to show off some of my personal vintage collection. Surprise!
First up though I’m going to show you an outfit that didn’t make the cut.
It features these boots…
Okay…onto the first outfit for the blogger meet-up.
I was planning on wearing this with my rust leather jacket on top but in the end I decided the boots (which visually cut my legs) paired with the long length of the skirt emphasized my vertical impairment and my cows (very large calves) which I lovingly call my “muscular man legs”
This outfit is great with other footwear but I only have so much room in my suitcase. We will be thrifting and I need extra space for any possible new treasures I discover for my Etsy store.
Outfit #1 Nixed.
Outfit #2 What I’m wearing on the plane.
Comfort is key.
Topper is my black pleather jacket. Notice the shoes…my favourite Clarks for pain free walking. These will be my go-to shoes for the trip.
The black pleather jacket will also be my go-to jacket which works with all of my dresses.
Vintage maxi cheongsam for our thrifting day at Talize.
I won’t be taking these groovy baby blue boots with me. Instead I’ll be pairing it with the same Clarks sandals.
Vintage Hawaiian barkcloth dress with train.
Oh yeah…a train baby!
I’m also bringing another pair of flat sandals in case my feet need a break from the other sandals.
Western wear inspired with an altered maxi denim skirt.
As a gal that lived for some years in Alberta I believe western wear never goes out of style.
I found the Indian on horseback on another denim shirt and sewed it onto the denim maxi skirt. Isn’t it stunning?
Comedy Club night
I will be adding my black pleather jacket and switching out the pink boots for the paisley western boots from Free People.
We won’t be sitting too close to the front when I’m wearing this. I don’t need to be singled out by the comedian about how I showed up as a disco ball or the fact that I can be spotted from outer space. Been there done that and no-thank-you-very-much.
Abstract maxi dress.
Dress Up Evening
I won’t be giving any hints as to what our theme is this year but it’s going to be freakin’ fabulous! So if you want to follow along on my IG I will be posting live photos to my feed. Don’t miss out!
Return plane outfit.
I’m a fan of comfy clothing for the plane ride. Stretchy material like this thrifted maxi dress is my best friend for travelling.
I’m an outfit packer and not a mix-and-match packer. I like to know exactly what I’ll be wearing each day.
Are you an outfit packer or a mix-and-match packer?
Be sure to follow along with our antics via my Instagram.
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday.