Yesterday, I headed to the "Mixing Business With Blogging" seminar hosted by ClosetDash and StyleScan, which was held at the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator headquarters in Chelsea. Along with featuring some great advice from PopUpSummer!'s Susan Sandler and blogger Stephanie Unter (of New York Fashion Hunter fame), the event brought out plenty of friendly fashionistas and beauty mavens, including Francisca of Fancy Francy, T. Nicole of The Editor In Chic and Alissa of Originally Remixed.
There's always a litttle bit of extra pressure to look put-together at blogger events (especially the fashion-focused ones!), and because I'm far from a natural at networking, it always helps if my outfit can give me a mini boost of confidence. Since I was going from the office straight to the seminar, I made an effort to look polished and professional with a sheer black button-up ($1.99, Cauz for Pawz) and a vintage, grid-patterned sweater by Liz Claiborne that I scored for $3.99 at the Salvation Army. (Grid patterns are popping up everywhere lately so, as always, I was super excited to find a vintage version of a very right-now trend. Fashion is cyclical, people!)
I added a black body-con skirt that I picked up at a random church rummage sale for around $1, and layered with my black blazer ($7.99, Forever 21), then finished off the look with a gold statement necklace I purchased for $10 from a street vendor and a gold cuff ($1.50, H&M). Right before leaving the house, I decided to wear the Theory coat I picked up at the Salvation Coat Sale last weekend. Not only does this baby fit like a dream, but it's in totally new condition and has the softest rabbit fur lining its hood. I still can't believe I nabbed it for just $18!
The look, with coat, came out to just under $45. With shoes--which were my leather riding boots from Aldo ($88)--the head-to-toe outfit came out to $133.