What I’m NOT wearing to BlogHer ’11

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BlogHer ’11 is next week and I’m not going.


San Diego is 8,917 miles away, and approximately 18.5 hours away by plane. Let’s not go into how much it’d cost.

So, I’m not going.

I’ve been seeing many posts about what people are planning to wear to BlogHer, fashion tips and so on. As I’m not one to be left out, I decided to show you what I’m NOT wearing to BlogHer.

You ready?

Presenting outfit for Non-Day #1.

It’s a dress! Made to look like a two-piece. Love that it’s black and white.

I accessorized it with a simple two-strand necklace (which I forgot to include in the second picture).

Here’s my Non-Day #2 outfit.

A Β grey cotton sleeveless blouse with ribbon tie in front & 7 for All Mankind jeans with grey heels

And finally, my Non-Day #3 outfit.

Mustard top with frills and Nautica 3/4 denim jeans with woven wedges

What I learned from putting these outfits together

I look MUCH better with my hair down.

I could lose the last 10 lbs, but whatevs.

I used to have a waist, but clearly, do not anymore.

I do have some pretty cute clothes.

Accessorizing used to be fun but I’ve forgotten how to do it.

Bags, I forgot matching bags.

The self-timer on my camera is awesomesauce.

I may not be going to BlogHer, but I’ll be rocking my outfits anyway!

If you’re NOT going to BlogHer ’11, will you be rocking awesome outfits too? If not, WHY NOT?





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  • July 27, 2011 mom2kiddos

    You’re so funny. Cannot go also gotta show off what you’ll be wearing if you could. I like outfit 2. Actually, I still do see the waist there.
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, it’s my tongue in chic post!

      The waist? Where?

  • July 27, 2011 tracy

    You are so damn cute. I hope we can meet and shop together sometime.

    I love your choices for not going to BlogHer!
    tracy recently wrote…Explaining God when your mother is an Agnostic Theist…My Profile

    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      I would love to go shopping with you!!

  • July 27, 2011 FranceRants


    My not going to BlogHer outfits are tee shirts and shorts.

    Outfit for Day #2 is too cute!!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you! Truthfully, I’ll probably be in tees too. But not shorts, my thighs prefer to be under wraps.

  • July 27, 2011 Barbara

    You will look great rocking those outfits anyway!
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    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!

  • July 27, 2011 Galit Breen

    Yes. Yes friend.

    You do rock the outfits. And are so adorable. And do have a waist. And do not have weight to lose.

    That is all. πŸ™‚
    Galit Breen recently wrote…The Red Dress Club: Lesson LearnedMy Profile

    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      You’re too sweet Galit! I’ve been very bad with the 17 day diet. My thighs are not thanking me!

  • July 27, 2011 Tracy

    Ok, that first outfit? The dress? SWOON! Seriously, I’m swooning. I’m a sucker for a cute maxi! I’m not going to BlogHer, either. πŸ™

    • July 27, 2011 Alison

      I love maxis too!!! Ah fellow non-BlogHer blogger! It’s okay, together, we will remain fabulous at home.

  • July 27, 2011 Natalie

    Ha ha looks like someone needs get out and about to show these cute outfits off!
    Natalie recently wrote…Dreamin’ of Cooler Days…My Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Tell me about it!!I should show my husband this post.

  • July 27, 2011 RoryBore

    Don’t ya just hate being all dressed up…with no place to go! Love, love, love that grey blouse!
    And pretty sure I saw a trim waist there!
    RoryBore recently wrote…Wordless Wednesday – Summer Sun and StormsMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, I love it too, it’s so comfy!! Trim waist?? Hah! Optical illusion.

  • July 27, 2011 Sammie Love

    Oh Allison,

    I knew I loved you! I am a new blogger and i exactly 7 hours away by car from BlogHer 11 and I can’t go πŸ™ I am however preparing outfits much like yourself and preparing a sponsors platform in order to get me to BlogHer 12!

    So, let’s plan to read up on all of the action on Twitter this year and see what we can do in 2012. Hey maybe you can be a speaker at BlogHer12 and that way you can meet all of your blog friend. Just a thought.

    BTW I love the outfits! Outfit #2 is my favorite (I’m in love with grey right now).

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Sammie, there’s nothing I’d love more than to go to BlogHer ’12. However, I’m in Malaysia, so it’s a little far fetched for me. Unless I find a sponsor who REALLY LOVES ME πŸ™‚ But good luck to ya for next year!!

  • July 27, 2011 Elena

    You are rocking those outfits! You’d be one of the best dressed there if you were going. I’ll be wearing sweats during BlogHer on my couch. πŸ˜‰
    Elena recently wrote…Bring Out The Big GunsMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Elena!! In truth, I’d probably just wear my usual tee & capris at home next week hehe. πŸ™‚ You’re not going to BlogHer???

  • July 27, 2011 angela

    You’re lucky you are far away, or I would be knocking on your door to raid your closet (in particular Non-Day 3 – swoon!)
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thanks Angela. Mustard yellow is my current favorite color!

  • July 27, 2011 story

    Oh you are so adorable. I look forward to not seeing you there! Maybe we’ll put on our cute outfits and have a twitter party.
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you! Yes, let’s party on Twitter!! #NonBlogHerParty

  • July 27, 2011 Jen {at} take2mommy

    You have the cutest clothes and shoes, and you look adorable in them!
    My non-blogger outfits include running shorts that I never run in, yoga pants that I cut off at the knee, and tank tops. No bra. Sexy huh? My poor husband…
    Jen {at} take2mommy recently wrote…NeededMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Hahaha, you’re too funny!! And thank you, I struck my best pose.

  • July 27, 2011 Ann

    You ARE rockin’ those outfits! Hair up or down – you look great and 10 pounds? Nah – still looking great! I have to lose 55 pounds – but I’m getting there…one pound at a time!
    Ann recently wrote…Blondies Just Got A Healthy Makeover!My Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Your delicious healthy food will get you there in no time! And thank you πŸ™‚

  • July 28, 2011 Christine

    I’m part of the not going to Blogher club, too! I love this…I have a similar post in mind but it’s nowhere near as stylish as yours.
    Christine recently wrote…Wordless Wednesday- BesosMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Stylish??? You’re too kind! Write your post quickly, I wanna see!

  • July 28, 2011 Cheryl

    LOVE this! Those outfits are adorbs, as are you! You will be rocking it in Malaysia while I, sadly, will be frumpy in San Diego!
    Cheryl recently wrote…Big Time Rush and chocolate covered baconMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      You frumpy?? No way!!! I will wait for the post-event pictures to point out how unfrumpy you are πŸ™‚ And thank you!

  • July 28, 2011 jacqui

    I will either be wearing your non-BlogHer dress or my Old Navy pajama pants. Please send the dress immediately so I can decide. Thank you.
    jacqui recently wrote…Theresa’s Cottage…My Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      It’s on the way. By pigeon.

  • July 28, 2011 claire

    hahahah this is funny. Can’t wait to see what you chose NOT to wear.

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Oh, those will NEVER make it to this blog haha.

  • July 28, 2011 Elana

    Love the dress! Can I have it, pretty please?
    Elana recently wrote…These are the daysMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Hmmm, let me see……… NO! πŸ™‚

  • July 28, 2011 RachelJoy

    Yup, I’m not going either for the same reasons you are. Too far (8000 miles to be exact) and not in the budget, BUT I do love what you’re NOT going to wear =)
    RachelJoy recently wrote…Wordless Wedneday: The Duggar Shopping CartMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Why, thank you! It’s a shame there’s no BlogHer the Asian edition, eh?

  • July 28, 2011 Marie

    You are one stylish lady! Love the outfits, and wish I had such cute clothes myself. Especially that grey top with the bow. Mmmmm.

    But curious minds would like to know: what are you *not* wearing for the party nights?
    Marie recently wrote…Reason #170 – Barbarism begins at homeMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Aha! I was waiting for someone to ask that! That might call for a second post!

  • July 28, 2011 Kim

    You’re so cute! I love those outfits. Um, my waist is officially that of a tree trunk. I miss finding it, but it doesn’t exist anymore. I avoid photos of Megan Fox whenever possible πŸ™‚

    I’m not going to BlogHer, too intimidated and too consumed with the idea that I’d rather put the money towards a writing conference; however, I think I’ll learn a lot from everyone who attends and blogs about it afterwards! I’ll probably be wearing the same old clothes, my pregnancy khakis and my pregnancy T, it’s the same every day. Only four months to go!
    Kim recently wrote…Blogging Series Day 1: First PostsMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Oooh I loved maternity clothes, so many cute options! Of course then, I didn’t have a child to worry about, and you have two! Don’t worry, whatever is most comfortable. And yes, looking forward to everyone’s post-Blogher posts, should be interesting!

  • July 28, 2011 Jamie

    You should wear those outfits on those days anyway and do something fun to celebrate your NON-blogher conference self!

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, it’s possible, might try get a Twitter party together, you must join!

      • July 29, 2011 Jamie

        I’m in! But can’t guarantee I’ll be in cute outfits for it!!

  • July 28, 2011 Angela

    Such cute outfits! You are my style buddy.

    I am not going to BlogHer this year (only Bloggy Boot Camp) but I will be picking out that excellent outfit that conference, even if it is only one day!
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Angela! I would like to see your cute outfit! (hey one day is more important, only one chance to impress, right? ;))

  • July 28, 2011 Rusti

    you’re freakin’ adorable! and gorgeous! and you DO have a waist! and you look fabulous and I want to borrow your clothes.

    and that is all. XO
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Aww, you’re the sweetest!! Thank you.

  • July 28, 2011 Kimberly

    I love those outfits! I, too, will be sitting at home while our friends have fun in San Diego. Blah.

    Also? Can we go shopping together??
    Kimberly recently wrote…A Battle to BalanceMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Honey, anytime. Just say the word, I’m there. πŸ™‚

  • July 28, 2011 Elaine

    Ah, wish you were coming to BlogHer so I could see you IN PERSON in those outfits. You are adorable and look wonderful in them all! πŸ™‚
    Elaine recently wrote…Sibling SweetnessMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      I wish I was too!!!! I want to hug all your faces off!

  • July 28, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    I love all the outfits. I will be wearing t-shirts and ten year old tan shorts during Blogher in South Carolina.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently wrote…Over Near the Tree Sits a MemoryMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      And I know you’ll rock it πŸ™‚

  • July 28, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Great outfits, Alison…you’re so cute πŸ™‚
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Jen!

  • July 28, 2011 Staying Afloat!

    You are so adorable!! I will not be attending BlogHer11 as I’m WAY to new to the world of blogging.

    I sure wish I had your fashion sense! You are FABULOUS!
    Staying Afloat! recently wrote…Mama Bear Is Seeing RED!My Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Oh I’m so new too, but that’s never stopped me from anything haha! And thank you, I never thought of my sense of style (or lack thereof) as fabulous, but I’ll take what I can get!

  • July 28, 2011 Jamee

    I love them all, especially #2! I’m not going to BlogHer either but plan on rocking some cute outfits next week as I’ll be laid up for 6 weeks after surgery on Aug 12th! I’m really trying to focus on learning how to dress my body & feel more confident in my own skin so I’ve been trying to work on putting together outfits! You can check out my post today on my first shot at WIWW! http://www.anewkindofnormal.com
    Jamee recently wrote…What I Wore Wednesday #2My Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      I checked out your post, very cute outfits! I lacked accessories as you saw here, I was rushing the ‘shoot’! I think you’re doing well with putting outfits together πŸ™‚

  • July 28, 2011 Sandra

    This is a brilliant post idea, Alison! Not to mention, you have a terrific wardrobe, I’m so jealous. I have dresses I don’t wear and sweat pants. Can I borrow those super cute jeans in pic #2! I’m not going to BlogHer either, and like you, I have the wardrobe I won’t be wearing laid out on my bed, so I can pout more efficiently…oh, and if it’s any consolation, I’m in Canada, and my flight would have been 12 hours!
    Sandra recently wrote…Somebody get me a donut!My Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      12 hours? What? That’s so far away! In reality, it’d probably take me 24 hours, with transits and layovers, 18.5 is the actual flight time!

      You have a fabulous figure, you should NOT be wearing sweats!

  • July 28, 2011 Mama Track

    So cute. But I have to say I was excited when I saw this post because I didn’t think you were going. And then I thought you were. And then I realized you weren’t. Boo.

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Oh haha! Sorry, I do wish I was. Boooo.

  • July 28, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Girl, I love outfit #2! I say rock it no matter where you are!
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Rach! I might just do that!

  • July 28, 2011 amanda austin

    Girl. You are so stinking cute!! I can’t believe you think you need to lose weight..you look great! Love the grey top. I am really into ruffly shirts lately.
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Amanda! You’re so sweet!

  • July 28, 2011 Lindsay Dianne

    Those are adorable outfits. I remember how much it sucked listening to everyone talk about Blogher in years past, but now I totally am one of those.
    Lindsay Dianne recently wrote…Headshots #Photography CoquitlamMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, I don’t mind listening to people go on about BlogHer, I just didn’t want to be left out haha! Have fun in San Diego!

  • July 28, 2011 Jessica

    I am going to BlogHer and you will be dressed nicer than me.

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      You and your cowboy hat will ROCK BlogHer.

  • Ha! I love your Non-BlogHer outfits!! They are so cute!

    PS Wish you were coming!
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Haha, thank you! I wish I was going too, #BlingString would totally complete my outfits!

  • July 28, 2011 Christi

    I love the black and white dress – you look stunning in it! I’m not going to BlogHer either. However, all of my non-conference outfits unfortunately will consist of pajama bottoms and wrinkled tshirts. And accessories? Why bother? The baby will just grab them, yank them off, and destroy them.
    Christi recently wrote…Wordless Wednesday: Garden of the GodsMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      And that is why I no longer accessorize πŸ™‚

      Thank you for your lovely comment about the dress – I’m wearing that this weekend to a get together with friends!

  • July 28, 2011 Mama, Hear Me Roar

    You rock, girl! Have a blast anywhere! Love love your outfits.
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you so much!

  • July 28, 2011 Kir

    I loved every single outfit…you have such pretty clothes and taste….and shoes!!!!! Love, love it. I’m not going to BlogHer either….I’m pretty bummed. πŸ™ maybe next year for both of us!!!!
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    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thank you Kir! No BlogHer for you? It’s okay, we have a lot of company it seems πŸ™‚

  • July 28, 2011 Lola

    Great post…great fashion sense. If you didn’t live so damn far away, you’d TOTALLY be my new shopping buddy! Oh, I’m not going either.
    Lola recently wrote…Lola’s Intimidation TacticsMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      We can hang out together on Twitter!! In our awesome clothes! And thank you.

  • July 28, 2011 Aleta

    I’d love to go too, but can’t this year. LOVE your outfits! Excellent style and that dress is beautiful!
    Aleta recently wrote…D is forMy Profile

    • July 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Aleta! Maybe you can make it next year? πŸ™‚

  • July 29, 2011 Asianmommy

    I’m not going to BlogHer this year, either. Love your outfits for the occasion!
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    • July 29, 2011 Alison

      I love them too, thank you!

  • July 29, 2011 Charlotte

    I am also NOT going to BlogHer but your post made me giggle. These are some very cute outfits. I’ll have to think of what to wear when we don’t meet each other there!

    Also I totally covet that black and white dress. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!
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    • July 29, 2011 Alison

      *Giggle* I am thinking of starting a Twitter party for all non-BlogHer attendees, and everyone has to dress up!

      I fell in love with the dress in the shop window! Just HAD to get it!

  • July 29, 2011 My Inner Chick

    —You are GORGEOUS. I hate you. JUST kidding. πŸ™‚
    I love every outfit. They are All my style.
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    • July 29, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! Thank you dear Kim. xo

  • July 29, 2011 Kitten Thunder's Girl

    The things you will not be wearing to BlogHer are fabulous.
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    • July 29, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you!

  • July 30, 2011 Stasha

    How about we wear matching outfits on day two of Non Blogher day? I will throw on my 7 jeans and a top too…
    You are too cute for words…
    Stasha recently wrote…My funny friendMy Profile

    • July 30, 2011 Alison

      Yes, lets!! Promise you’ll take a photo. Me, cute? Hee hee. Thank you.

  • July 31, 2011 MamaRobinJ

    You’re hilarious! I love them all, especially that mustard top. You’ll look amazing NOT going to BlogHer.
    MamaRobinJ recently wrote…Life’s Lessons: A To-Do About ListsMy Profile

    • July 31, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee, thank you Robin. That mustard top is one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  • July 31, 2011 Tina

    Love your outfits, you are so darn cute!!!

    • August 1, 2011 Alison

      πŸ™‚ Thank you Tina!

  • August 1, 2011 Donna L. Johnson

    Ok..this post is proof that you’re never too old to play dress-up! Love your style and I too used to have a waist. πŸ™‚
    Donna L. Johnson recently wrote…I Don’t Blog NakedMy Profile

  • August 1, 2011 Alison

    One is NEVER too old to play dress up! And thank you πŸ™‚

  • August 2, 2011 Devan

    i love this post ! & ps – you look amazing! i wish i could raid your closet for Blogher!
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    • August 2, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Devan! Have fun at BlogHer!

  • August 3, 2011 Ado

    I love all of these outfits. PS: You have fabulous taste.

    • August 3, 2011 Alison

      Why, thank you!

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