Monday, September 13, 2010

First Date

IFB Evolving Influence : Fashion Blog Conference
The past few days have been beyond crazy! I don't think I've ever been that non stop in my life. I somehow convinced Merl to come to NYC for the conference on Thursday and the following blogger meet ups. The only snag was that she had to be the girl on the couch for the duration of the trip. She flew in Wednesday night and we kicked it off by intermittently trying on outfits, playing with her Ipad, and checking the pot of pasta. I also chatted a bit about how nervous I was and gave Merl the run down of the girls I thought were going and the girls I couldn't wait to meet. 
I had butterflies the whole morning getting ready. Really it was just an extension of the butterflies I'd had for weeks. These butterflies probably accounted for the cold I woke up with the morning before. The cold had really settled in by Thursday and I was waking up every few hours to blow my nose, cough or from the pounding of my headache. I took some medicine in the morning and hoped for the best. Regardless of the medicine and collection of cough drops in my bag, I was still the girl sniffling through the speakers and holding my head in my hands by the end of the very long day.
So, I had to meet a slew of my girl crushes with bags under my eyes and tissues in my pockets. I was lucky enough to meet a lot of the bloggers I already follow, which was beyond exciting. Most were as nice, pretty, genuine as expected, others with cliquey and not interested in spending time talking to a girl as unknown as me. I think that's to be expected though. Girls will be girls. There was also the completely new to me, and gorgeous Sarah from Raving Fashionista. Merl and I were standing next to her on the corner as we walked towards the Hudson Hotel and I leaned over and whispered, "Do you think she's a blogger?". Turns out she is! The midtown area was just teeming with bloggers that morning. Do you think we're easy to spot? We're usually the ones posing on the side of the street taking outfit shots
316  IFB
This is a link to Merl's recap post. I was sitting right next to her, we had most of the same thoughts of the peaks and valleys of the conference. She did a good job getting the points down. Bryan Boy was entertaining, Rumi's lack of preparation and incessant giggling came off as rude, and the venue was rather night club-esque. I didn't learn much new. The points they kept coming back to were take good pictures, contribute to the community, don't work for free, and create content that is representation of yourself. Ok IFB, I will try. 
Madewell Dress, JCrew Belt, Anthropologie Booties, Lacoste Bag
My Mom's Barbour Jacket, Custom Clyde's Rebirth Harness 
Photos by Merl

I am thrilled that my blogger first date went well! I was happy to meet so many people. After all that is one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place, to meet people who I can make connections with about the things I'm interested in. We certainly all had a love of style and blogging in common!
When I put this outfit together I actually thought that its something I would wear on a real first date. Maybe a walk through the park and stop at a cafe for some tea and chatting...? Oui, oui. 
Many more blogger meet-up recaps to come!



andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

WOW. I absolutely love this and you are so stunning! What a perfect outfit.

Caroline said...

Those boots and your outfit are simply PERFECTION!! You are too cute! xo

Becca [Free Honey] said...

First, it was so nice to meet you in real life. I'm glad I was able to make snide remarks with you gals on Thursday. Parts of that conference made it absolutely necessary! Sorry we flaked on Saturday plans, but it just wasn't meant to happen!! Ashley's apartment and it's lack of hot water made sure of it.

I'm really looking forward to you doing a post recapping Chictopia. After reading everyone's tweets I was really disappointed that I didn't go. Seems like although IFB speakers had a lot more name recognition, Chictopia had the experts who had real advice to offer.

Becca Jane said...

Great post, and loving the outfit! So pretty.

Anonymous said...

It was so nice to meet you amidst swirling alien-like male model cater-waters at the Juicy Couture afterparty for Chictopia! I shouldn't have been such an unimpressive social creature this weekend! I agree with your assessment of IFB. There was a lot to be bored with and a lot of low-level, uninteresting discourse, but it's also sort of like a fun social experiment to observe bloggers try to talk about themselves and their blogs!

And I wish I wasn't so blind at the IFB event because I would have surely steezed on your outfit! It's super cute!

xo Jenny

Kate Maggie said...

You have the best legs ever! Ah. Im jealous. I am so jealous that you were there, I would of done anything to go..too bad im a whole continent away! This dress is gorgeous on you and so are those boots. Looove. x

Chloe Trayner said...

I hope you're feeling much better now, being sick when you've been looking forward to something sucks! You still looked beautiful too, that dress is so dreamy and works great with the boots you paired it with!


I love your outfit, girly.

amanda said...

reading all these recaps makes me just a little bit sad i wasn't able to attend the conferences :( but i do love getting to see all the candid pictures of you guys on the different blogs. and your dress is completely amazing! only a tad jealous of it. (ok, maybe a lot jealous and i will be trying to find one just like it)

KristiMcMurry said...

sorry about your cold :( That must be frustrating! Glad to see everyone is having a good time, though. I love the harness you are wearing!

Archives said...

you look lovely here!

i have LOVED hearing both your and merl's insights on the nyfw happenings. you guys have given an honest recap on things! would prefer that over the sugary sweet "everything is amaaaaazing, everyone is so nice" stuff.

Anonymous said...

u are so BEAUTIFUL!!!! i love this pale pink color on u. and this necklace was MADE for u. well, literally i know it was, but u know what i mean.

i absolutley LOVEEEE uuu and so glad we got some QT!!!!! Cant wait to see ur other posts!! xoxoxoxox, Kim

Anonymous said...

Cannot believe this is the first time I have had the pleasure of visiting your blog Morgan! You are precious!

I so wanted to make it up to NYC for all the blogger fun but alas, my schedule...well, it blows. I'm enjoying living vicariously through everyone's photos though!

Come say hi - and you can bet your biscuits I'll be following you from now on!

xoxo Kristina (aka Pretty Shiny Sparkly)

Anonymous said...

you look so wonderful!!. ♥

Kate said...

How did I miss this post? You looked gorgeous, I love that dress on you! & the boots make it so very you! Your blog is so refreshing, seriously, I adore your honesty.

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