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What to Wear to Blissdom Canada

BlissDom Canada is coming! 

I’m no stranger to conferences, having attended more than my fair share of all-work, no-play, stuffy business conferences, but this year will be my first BlissDom Canada conference. I’m looking forward to leaving my suits at home, and also to meeting all of you amazing people IN THE FLESH. You can expect squeals of joy and lots of hugs from me, so prepare yourselves now.

I kid you not when I say that I started thinking about what I’d wear to BlissDom Canada right around the time the ticket confirmation landed in my email. In fact, in my effort to determine exactly what my BlissDom uniform will be, I completely forgot to book a room, because PRIORITIES. (At least I’ll look good sleeping in the hallway, right?) If you haven't already registered, head this way.

Iflike meyou’re flying in, be sure to dress comfortably and in layers, so you can face the sometimes-wonky weather that we enjoy in October. Think skinnies, flats (boots or ballet flats depending on weather), a simple tee, cardigan, scarf, and jacket. I never travel anywhere without a big scarfit doubles as a blanket and I am always cold!

  1. Scarf, Forever 21, (Similar) $10.80
  2. ADORE Scoop-neck Graphic Tee, Old Navy, $14.94
  3. Mossimo Waterfall Cardigan, Target, $20.00
  4. Always Skinny 1969 Jean, Gap, $79.95
  5. Skinny Leopard Print Belt, Banana Republic, $35.00
  6. Moto Jacket, H&M, $64.00
  7. Jack Satchel, Matt and Nat, (Similar) $195.00 (I own and love this, plusit’s vegan!)
  8. Vallero Riding Boot, Blondo, $149.95

Hooray! Now you’re at BlissDom Canada! You’re in for a weekend of fabulousness and fun, but I bet you’re going to want to be comfortable, too. The good news? There is no need to sacrifice style for comfort. Just like your trip to the hotel, you want to dress in comfortable layers all weekend long. Be sure to pack items that are interchangeable (yay for the interchangeable wardrobe!), so you have oodles of outfit options each day. 

I’ll be putting my best foot forward with stylish-but-comfortable shoes all weekend long, and my business cards will be stashed into a roomy, cross-body bag so I can hug and shake hands and carry stuff with ease! Your favourite jeans, tees, and cardigans, sweater dresses with boots, or leggings and great tunics are all easy, comfortable, and cuteperfect for making memories with new friends.

Outfit One

  1. Dorset Sweater Dress, Athleta, $84.99
  2. Leggings, Anywhere (I like these from Suzy Shier for $12.00)
  3. Over-the-knee boot, Aldo, (Similar) $87.99
  4. Resin Flower Stud Earrings, Tory Burch, $68.00
  5. Georgia Sand Watch, Fossil, $107.47
  6. Faux-Leather Cross Body Satchel, Forever 21, $29.80

Outfit Two

  1. Pashmina, Le Chateau, 2 for $25.00
  2. Jersey Tank, H&M, $12.00
  3. Always Skinny 1969 Jean, Gap, $79.95
  4. Leopard Print Loafer, Neiman Marcus, $64.50
  5. Geena Mandy Cardigan, ONLY, $40.00 (Sometimes HBC carries ONLY clothes!)
  6. Leaf Earrings, Humble Girl, $18.00
  7. Reay Handbag, Aldo, $60.00

I’d tell you about my #ThrowbackThursday outfit plans, but then I’d have to kill you. Suffice it to say, '90s cartoon style is in the works.

For Friday evening’s surprise party, I'll go with old faithful and bust out my LBDwhich I can also dress down for daytime events if need bewith heels and fun jewellery.

And you best believe there will be a onesie or some other embarrassing but awesome pair of PJs happening during Saturday night’s Pajama Party. Rubber boots optional.

See you there, Yummy Mummies (and Dapper Daddies!)  

Why you don't want to miss BlissDom Canada this year.

For more articles, tips, and tricks to help you get organized and make the most of your blog and business visit our BlissDom Canada 2014: How Do You Find Your Bliss? page.

Membership Has Its Perks!

We’re offering a special discount for BlissDom Canada to our YMC members. Use our special code for 15% off your BlissDom Canada Conference pass. Find out the details here.

Bonus! BlissDom and YMC want to send you to the conference for FREE this year in the #ThisIsBliss Contest. Have you entered yet?