Friday, March 9, 2012

My First Time (at a Blog Conference, That Is)

"I will not sulk about having no boyfriend, but develop inner poise and authority and sense of self as woman of substance, complete without boyfriend, as best way to obtain boyfriend," - Bridget Jones' Diary

Sub in "blog conference experience" for "boyfriend", and that's the sort of pep talk I'm giving myself about Texas Style Council, the social media shindig I'm attending this weekend. I can do this! I have sparkly shoes! And, since I'm such a Big Damn Deal and all, nevermind how potentially douchetacular this seems, business cards! Besides, this is supposed to be fun, even for recovering introverts like me! Exclamation point!!!


For any new Pretties I meet this weekend - welcome! I'm Melissa, lover of classic style, a wife, stay-at-home mother, retired lawyer, and non-retired smartass. I'm on a quest to avoid the dreaded "Mom Uniform" while parenting my darling 1.5 year old boy and watching far too much "Downton Abbey". I'm about more than what I wear, though - where I travel, what I'm reading, and who I'm judging are all fair game here; you can read more about my drivel here though I have no idea why you would.

For my regulars - when I'm not otherwise fretting about what to wear, I'll try to update over the next few days via my Twitter and Instagram (which you can now access online here, voila!) - since you'll obviously be spending your every waking moment wondering, "What is she doing? What is she wearing? I HAVE TO KNOW RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE!!!"

Or not. Ahem.

Any advice on how to best do one of these conferences - or, failing that, which shoes look best with *deep breaths* inner poise?

9 comments:

ms. mindless said...

Have a blast! You will look lovely in the sparkly shoes. Can't wait to year all about it :)

Jessica said...

I've been following your blog for a little while now, but never commented before. Lovin' the dry humor - you are hilarious! And love, love, love the sparkly shoes featured in the post today. Enjoy yourself at the conference and make sure to bring back some nifty info to share with the rest of us recovering introverts who aren't yet brave enough to attend blog conferences, but would like to so badly (ahem, maybe that's just me.)

Jen said...

I love(d) Bridget Jones! Have fun at the conference; business cards are cute!

LPC said...

Make one or two real relationships.

Carly Anne said...

You have sparkly shoes - they go a long way in Texas. Don't fret.

Wendy said...

Ok, I am dying to hear what you did, what you wore and how it went!! Update!!!

Tiffany said...

I'm an Austinite and I'm so sad I didn't get to meet you all while you were here!

Brittany Lauren said...

Oh my gosh — those shoes are amazing! Loving it! Good luck and just be yourself :) P.S Where did you get them? I love a lil' glamour for date night hehe

Legallyblondemel said...

@Brittany - thanks! The shoes of much sparkle are Kate Spade.

Thank you all for the kind words of support!

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