I am going to Blogher next week.
Some of you may say "what is blogher?" or "big deal" or "lucky" or "have fun meeting a bunch of internet pedophiles". Ok, the last one is what my family said when I announced at Christmas time that I was going to a blog convention.
I am truly excited to have this opportunity to meet a bunch of bloggers in a beautiful city (Chicago) and become more blog savvy.
I was not really nervous about it until I started reading a ton of posts about Blogher and who is going to be there and all the parties that I have to sign up for before I even get there and WHAT TO WEAR.
I live on Cape Cod. The dress is CASUAL. If I happen to go to a cocktail party or dinner, I wear a cotton sundress. If I go to the beach with people I wear a bathingsuit that I can swim in, not some resort wear suit with a matching sarong. I go to the grocery store in shorts and a tshirt (ok, once and awhile pjs, but I usually throw a sweatshirt on too). Blogher, however, is a different story for the sole reason of I am going to a C-I-T-Y.
I have found that cute, cotton sundresses with fish on them do not work so well away from a beach area. I tend to kick it up a notch if I have to go "inland". Kicking it up a notch does not mean stilletos and short skirts. It just means more conservative dressing. Then I find out that 2 fashionistas, Tim Gunn and Carson Kresley, are going to be at Blogher. This has thrown me into a panic. They may as well add Stacey and Clinton into the mix.
My blog buddy, Melisa, has assured me she is going casual. What if her casual is one step short of a prom gown? I have looked at some bloggers' posts that show (with pictures) what they are going to wear. I entertained the thought of photographing my clothes to post on here to get people's opinions. Good grief! Am I in junior high again? I have decided to go with what I am comfortable in. And yes, even though I am most comfortable in my pjs, I will not embarrass my family name by wearing them to the glitzy parties. I have scoured my closet and only have gone out to buy a pair of white capris and a strapless bra at TJMaxx. Yup, I have gone all out!
So, if you see my at Blogher and want to meet me, I will be thrilled! I am who I am and I am not going to pretend to be someone else just to impress people. What I really wish is that it did not take me 42 years to figure that out!