Texas Style Council OOTD: Stripes & Polka Dots

This weekend I attended the Texas Style Council Conference.  Today's outfit came from the last day of the event, Sunday, which had the bulk of the activities, speakers, etc.

Outfit Logistics

Jacket - Lane Bryant (at least 2 years old) $50
Dress - JIBRI $150
Clutch - Jane Ivey Plain (Austin, TX Boutique) $54
Necklace 1:  Liz Claiborne $15
Necklace 2:  Lane Bryant (6 yrs old..lol) - $15
Shoes:  ShoeDazzle $40
Belt - Michael Kors at TJMaxx $40

The highlights of the conference, for me, were:

  • Meeting the founder of ModCloth, Susan.  I totally love ModCloth and have hearted them for years.  I have also seen them slowly integrate some plus sizes.  I was totally excited to know that they were interested in plus size and I even discussed some of my reader's concerns with the size chart.  Susan explained that the sizes are more Jr's plus sizes.  The great news is that they will be expanding their plus with a size chart that is more comparable to the what us 'standard' plus girls can wear and fit. 
Susan (founder) & Turi (I totally adore her braids) - ModCloth
  • Dishing with Tina from TminusTplus, Reiko from God's Favorite Shoes, Julie from Rosy + Tart, Sara from FitFashionFoodie.  Sara, Tina, & Julie taught me that men can be taught to clean up after themselves (hey...I didnt know it was possible) and some methods for getting them to do so.  After a long drive back from Austin I came home a sink full of dirty dishes and piles of clothing on the floor...I think Im getting a little steamed thinking about it.  Although, I don't mind doing the bulk I am NOT the maid.  So needless to say...we will be having a chat and the training will begin! I am open to other tips if anyone else has any...lol.
Some of the bloggers I 'kicked' it with (I working on my slang for cool points):  TminusTPlus, Rosy + Tart, FitFashionFoodie, God'sFavoriteShoes, Dress with Courage

  • I got to admire some amazing bloggers - Elissa from Dress with Courage - she is such a cool mom, I hope I can be as cool as her when I am a mom - she always looks fly (another cool point) and I have yet to see her in mom jeans...LOL.  Asma from Haute Mulimah - she brings such a totally different, but equally as fabulous angle for fashion.  No matter how different we think we are...we are reallllllyyyyy similar. And she's really pretty...LOL.
  • I was introduced to Texas Tea...lol

Sponsors included:  TIKKR watches, Lulus.com, Discount Creative, ShopStrut.com, Pinkkissies.com and more. Ooooh and I was so excited to pick up a total of 3 new reusable shopping bags!!!

I picked up a cute little necklace from Lulus.com (a sponsor) and wanted to do a mini giveaway for my readers.  I will choose the winner Friday.  You can enter up to 3/17/11 11:59pm.  All you need to do to enter is be a follower and comment your name and email address.  

Look out for one more post on the weekend.  I wanted to divide it up because it would be too much to put into one post.  Next post I will go in depth of the weekend and the activities and why I will be going back next year!