Let me start by saying that clothes are just clothes. It’s fun to dress up. And the Creator (in Who’s image we are made) created us to be creative, too! He gave us colors and textures and personalities and opinions.
Let me also say that the Influence Conference was not a fashion show. It wasn’t about who was wearing what (although it was a lot of fun to see so many women in one place who loved scarves and stripes and wore confidently their own unique styles!). The Influence Conference is about being clothed in His Beauty. Clothed in righteousness.
And no matter how beautifully we are adorned on the outside, sisters, we know that Christ (the One who matters), looks right past all of that, at our hearts.
I want to say all of that before I hit publish on this post because I want you to know 2 things:
1. Fashion does not equal worth.
2. Don’t you ever feel worried about attending a conference like Influence because you don’t know what you will wear. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Fashion is fun (for some!), but it is not meant to be exclusive.
Got it? Got it.
And now, onto our regularly scheduled (and super fun!) post:
Remember how I said that StitchFix was sending Kacia and me to the Influence Conference? Well, you don’t think they’d send us without also styling us… right? We had a great time the weeks before the trip working with their lead stylist (hi, Brittany!), putting together outfits, giving our postmen a workout and getting things just right.
I wish I’d photographed all the gorgeous StitchFix outfits I took to the conference, but these were my four main outfits I wore. Kacia and I had a great time with our very hip and stylish friend, Blair McLeod (pictured below with the adorable pixie haircut), and we met in the lobby every morning for #ootd (Outfit of the Day… it’s okay, I had to google it too…) shots.
#STITCHFIXINFLUENCE | #OOTD
Butterfly Dress: I wore this dress on Saturday, and by mid-morning I ran upstairs for a quick re-style that included a long yellow cardigan within the belt for my time on the Strategy Panel. I can’t say there are many butterflies I’m willing to wear, but I love black and white and the pattern and cut were just right. My stylist, she knows what she’s doing.
Pleat Top Blouse - On Friday I went with another black & white top, but this time with red pants, an understated turquoise pendant and deep red riding boots (both compliments of my roomie
Black & Tan cap sleeve top - This is a favorite. I wore it to church the week before the conference because I just couldn’t wait (and of course, my kids got greasy hands on it at lunch and I had to rush it to the dry cleaner in time for my trip). The peter pan collar makes me so happy and feel classic and understated. I’d planned to wear it with black minnie pants, but my favorite pair of skinnies and a new pair of heels won out. No necklace – not with Peter Pan around.
The Stripes Dress: The Stripes Party was the kick-off event of the conference. And, well, the theme was very much STRIPES! It was super fun and, while I have my official photos from the lobby I could share, these outfit-in-action shots are way more fun because they include so many of my favorite people. The dress is all one piece and I added a belt, a red necklace (also from StitchFix) and some serious support underneath. :) I love this dress because I could belt it with color or add a jacket and take it a bunch of different directions. Again, Brittany, you nailed it! (PS – Kacia’s dress is from SF too – she’s the one with the Nordic white hair).
>>Also, congrats to the stinkin adorable Ginny Chase for winning the $100 StitchFix credit giveaway. Can’t wait to see all the happy things you get!
>>And, for all of my fellow Influence Conference people, if Kacia and I didn’t find you this week to give you your code for $10 credit for new customers, leave a comment here and I’ll be sure to get you one!