Dressing for BlogHer

I love me some Project Runway and I love the host, Tim Gunn. In fact, reflecting on this reminds me that I haven’t used his catch phrase, “Make it work!” nearly enough.

Although I am too lazy to select all of my outfits for a conference/vacation in advance, photograph them, upload them to the web, I do indeed want to be considered for the contest Tide is running. Writing this post about what I will be wearing at BlogHer ’09 will qualify me to win a private style consultation with Tim Gunn. I would be peeing-in-my-pants excited to get lucky on this one.

I have watched enough Tim Gunn to know that he is a big fan of The Dress. I have recently embraced The Dress myself as a wonderful wardrobe solution. I have finally accepted that dresses are not just for weddings and I can wear them to work or to the movies. You see? Me and Tim, we were meant to be.

So I plan to bring at least three dresses to BlogHer. They are all fine for day or night, as I have no plans to get super sexy at night. I mean, this is a giant slumber party, after all, not a sorority party.

I will not lie. One of my dresses is from Target. I wore it for the first time to a memorial service. Then it shrunk in the wash. Therefore, it is now a party dress, cause it’s pretty dang short. I wore it on a date with my husband and I think he really appreciated the shortness. I think it looks better on me than in this picture, but I could be fooling myself.

back of dressfront of dress

My other dress is this super casual plaid number, and it’s from Anthropologie. It’s actually a tunic, more than a dress; I wear it with leggings. I have good feelings about this dress because I was mistaken for being in my 20s when I wore it to a concert. Hells yeah.

plaid tunic

And the latest addition to my dress collection was acquired this week from Macy’s. It’s a wrap dress that’s not totally “me” but I think it’s flattering and was stunned that an affordable wrap dress was properly designed to not reveal my entire chest. I have not had luck with this style in the past, but this one came in a petite xs, so apparently that makes the difference for a short girl. (Although I bought it this week, I cannot find a photo online!)

And finally, here’s a shot that Aimee took of me on day 2 of BlogHer last year. Apparently I went with a tshirt, hoodie, and floral skirt combo. Please don’t tell Tim Gunn. I’ll chalk it up to geek chic.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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