06 February, 2012

OOTD: Blog Meet

When going to a blog meet, particularly if it's your first, the question that is invariably asked is a rather dramatic or sheepish 'what shall I wear'? Think about where you are going and what will suit the venue. Here's what I wore to the blog meet yesterday.

Dress: Crossroads - bow dress RRP $49.95 ON SALE $14.95 (yay!)
Belt: Fashion Fair - Bow Belt $9.95 (got it ages ago)
Shoes: Rubi Shoes - Shelley Wedge $39.95 (available here)

Cool, comfortable and relaxed yet smart and stylish with a touch of that cutesy pin up vibe. Nothing too 'out there' that might make people feel I'm unapproachable.

Here are some dos & don'ts for choosing the perfect blog meet outfit:

DO dress in 'your' style, whatever that may be. If you're a fashion blogger you might wanna break out some super stylish pieces, if you're a subculture blogger like me you might want to dress indicative of what your blog is about.

DO dress for comfort. Both physical and psychological. There might be stairs or posing for photos or moving around the room to chat to everyone. So don't try and wear those heels that you struggle to walk in.

DON'T try and squeeze into your goal jeans just to make a good impression, you'll only be feeling self concious and it will make it harder to talk to people.You're going to be meeting new people and telling them about your blog, so wear something that you feel comfortable and confident in, something that feels like you!

DON'T take the comfort thing too far. Trackie dacks are not acceptable, even if your a fitness fanatic blogger. You're meeting people, being given the opportunity to network. You want to make a good impression, don't waste that on a fashion faux pa.

As you can see, everyone got it right yesterday! Thanks Suger

Well that would have been helpful BEFORE the meet, I hear you say. And yes, you're right. But I wanted to give you an example. Besides, these tips will be super helpful for the Hello Blogger Events Say Hello Workshop in March. That's a WHOLE DAY of bloggy goodness!

But my best tip of all? Just relax! Don't stress about what to wear. Everyone is probably already thinking the same thing so choose something you feel great in and you'll be ready to work the room!

Stay tuned for all the fun and shenanigans that actually went on!

14 comments (+add yours?)

Danielle said...

OMG. I totally thought you were wearing a vintage one of a kind dress. Now you tell me it was a crossroads dress! I am impressed! You always look stunning Sheri. x

Sheri Bomb said...

Nawww thank's Danielle! Yeah, totally giving away all my secrets haha I LOOOOVED your top! Very Marilyn Monroe-esque! Kinda got trapped in for a while, can't wait to catch up properly with you again at the next one xo

T for Tabitha said...

Love your outfit Sheri, but absolutely LOVE your tattoos! Tab x

Domesblissity said...

You looked absolutely gorgeous Sheri. I so wanted to catch up with you but never quite got there. Didn't like the set up much at all. Would've preferred to have been standing and mingling. Maybe next time. Wanted to catch up with you about the upcoming function at Rocklea. Will check out your blog for more info.

Anne @ Domesblissity xx

Sheri Bomb said...

Thanks Tabitha, they do seem to be the popular posts on the blog of late :)

Such a shame Anne, I kind of got trapped in the middle for a while there! Never mind, I will make it my mission to track you down at the next meet up :) Absolutely stay tuned for info regarding the Rocklea event...I will be posting about that in the upcoming weeks :)

Unknown said...

Great tips!! I've got my first blog meet in March. Based on your tips, I think I will change my outfit. Flannelette hotpants won't be appropriate :))

Sheri Bomb said...

Hahahaha oh Lady Daa Doo how you doo make me laugh :P How exciting! Where are you off to?

Danielle said...

Love your tips Sheri :) You look awesome as always.

Sheri Bomb said...

Thanks Dani :) I know my first thought when hearing about an event is pretty much always :O what I am going to wear!?! haha So thought I'd help a little :)

Gillian for Tessie Girl said...

Great advice Sheri. It was great to meet you in person yesterday!! Totally agree about comfort dressing- I ditched the shapewear and the silly shoes and I'm so glad I did! Looking forward to future meets and catch ups :-)


Sheri Bomb said...

Great to meet you too Gillian, I get such a kick out of meeting familiar names around the blog face to face in real life :) Can't wait to catch up at the next one, I will try not to get trapped in and will hopefully be able to hang with you properly!!

Redcliffe Style said...

Hi Sheri, you did look awesome. There I was thinking you were in a little Alannah Hill number or something. What an excellent buy! I am going to try and make it to the workshop too. It should be a fun day. Rachel x

Sheri Bomb said...

Thanks Rachel, I'm all about the diamond in the rough bargains! ;) I'm hoping to make it to the workshop too so hopefully we'll see each other there :)

Unknown said...

Ours is in Newcastle. I can't wait to meet the bloggers from newcastle!!

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