Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daily MelWear: Back From SheCon in Black, White & Red All Over

I've missed you guys! I tried to keep up over the weekend while at SheCon with Rachel, but I just couldn't do it. Thankfully with having yesterday's Proper Professional with Angeline pre-posted, I was able to get around to a lot of blogs and check in with many of you.

I really want to do a whole recap about SheCon, but that'll have to wait until I can get some photos from some people (specifically the ones of us at karaoke that Nicole took!). For now, here's just a few highlights:

The opening keynote speaker was Guy Kawasaki. Heard of him? Yeah, he's fantastic. And we each got a copy of his book, Enchanted! Awesome.

They estimated around 700 people in attendance, I think...but ended up having only around 150. Not great for the presenters or the sponsors in the exhibit hall, but GREAT for those of us attending. We had opportunities to meet and chat with some of the speakers that we wouldn't have had otherwise. It also afforded us the ability to really connect on a much more personal level with the other attendees. I met some truly wonderful people and I intend to stay in touch and make these lasting relationships.

I was able to meet and have lunch with Amy, had drinks with an old friend Courtney from middle school (and now that we've grown up, he decided to fill me in on some of the things people, mostly the boys, said about me back then -  not sure if I should be flattered or offended! Heh.), went to lunch with my friend Anita, and also got to meet and have dinner with one of Rachel's friends.

Our last night there, a big group of us decided to hit the karaoke bar. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have read some things about that night, namely the fact that Serena Williams showed up! With her entourage of friends and bodyguards. We had SUCH a great time and as I mentioned before, Nicole took some blackmail great photos that I'll post once I have them. I'll do a better recap of the entire conference too, link to some of the new friends I met (because they're all FABULOUS and you need to meet them too!) and tell you more about what I learned.

But for now, I'll just finish up by talking about the outfit. That's why you come here, right? Well probably not really.


We have a board meeting tonight and I'm getting a little tired of the typical skirt suits so I decided to mix them up a little. I really love the black, white and red color combination, so this outfit was a pretty obvious choice for me. The zebra belt was a last minute idea and I love it with the rest of these pieces!

Hope your week started off fantastic and only gets better!

Today's outfit:
White Skirt: From a suit, from my aunt
Red Shirt: Can't remember now
Black Blazer: Ross
Zebra Belt: Payless
Red/Black Shoes: From my mom


  1. love your shoes dear! :)

    ps. i'm having a blog giveaway, you might want to join! one of the prizes is an oversized satchel style clutch! :)

  2. First of all....I missed you, too, but since you were live tweeting...I didn't have to miss you that much. :) It sounds like you had a great time and {hopefully} learned a few new things!!

    Lunch with Amy looked great, so glad you guys were able to meet up!!!

    As for the outfit...this is a great one. (Am I using the word great too much? YIKES!) I like how its not all matchy matchy. You know I LOVE the shoes. I like them more every time you wear them and I am getting closer and closer to buying myself a pair. But we are on a tight budget right now with vacation coming up in less than two months.

  3. Look at you all va va voom and sassy this morning!
    Did I tell you just how much I loved meeting you this weekend?
    Amazing and ALL CAPS awesomesauce :)
    Just see how Americanese I can be for a Brit lol!
    Aaahhh ... yes, pictures, pictures ... will do!

  4. It was great meeting you at Shecon love your blog so cute :)

  5. Hello! Glad you are back and had a great time at the conference. Loving your outfit today. I have seen so many of you lately with the black, red, white combo I am going to have to do it soon. It's one of my favorites! You put your own personal spin by adding the zebra belt. As always, you look adorable. I have those same shoes in gray. And we need to get a Ross store here in Ohio!

  6. Always love red and black combinations, and it looks perfect with the zebra belt!! Sounds like the conference was a lot of fun, and I can't wait to see pics! And OF COURSE I can't wait for the karaoke pictures too!
    P.S. Blogger is killing me on comments today. Hope this works!

  7. very beautiful skirt!! you look fab!! :D great outfit and blog. I'm following

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  8. Sounds like you had such a great time!! you look great today...love the shorter blazer with the longer shirt and the fun zebra belt!!

  9. love that belt! Hey, there's our twinsies shoes!

  10. I'm loving the layered look, and I'm glad you enjoyed the convention.

  11. You have the cutest blog! I love this outfit. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. You and your cute poses. Love the zebra belt and your sassy look.

  13. You look so happy and sound like you had a great time. Red black and white seems to be the color scheme of the week!

  14. You are so cute! I am loving all your fun poses :)

  15. I've never been to a blogger-con before - I can't wait to hear more about it. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Love those shoes...sounds like your event was much fun!!

  17. cute outfit. I had so much fun meeting you. I know you are super happy that I took off word ver.


  18. Sounds like it was a great conference! Your skirt looks great with that blazer and shirt.

  19. Thanks for posting the details of the outfit... I spent a good few minutes deciding: "are the shoes red or black"... I was right... and right!!

  20. love the color combo. and how great that you have some bling with the satin shirt and that awesome zebra belt that i want so bad! very cute! you look gorgeous!


  21. Such a great color combination. It's very classic, and the zebra belt makes this outfit feel very "Melissa."

    Sounds like you had a great time at the conference -- how fun!

  22. I love that belt! It adds such a fun touch to the outfit!


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