BlissDom Canada is just around the corner, literally - by Thursday of this week, we'll all be in Toronto attending one of the biggest blogging and social media conferences in Canada.
Nothing to stress about, right?
Seriously, though. There is nothing to stress about, especially what to wear and what to pack in your suitcase.
You don't need to buy an entire new wardrobe to have a good time. In fact, here's a little secret: I've worn the same LBD (little black dress) to three blogging conferences already. And I actually plan on wearing this dress again this time around. That's the beauty of a good LBD - it's timeless and can be worn over and over again!
While it doesn't matter what you wear (just as long as you are there) why not go through your closet and pack your favourite dresses? And if need be, go buy a new pair of shoes. (See, I just gave you an excuse to go shopping - you're welcome.)
Since the conference is only three days (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) you don't need to over-pack. Trust me on this - if you leave room in your suitcase, you can go shopping. And you won't have to stay up until 4 a.m. trying to figure out a way to fit in all the swag you've received, which is what happened to me at both BlogHer conferences.
Here's my list of what to pack for BlissDom Canada:
Travel Outfit - Always travel in something comfortable. I always wear a favourite pair of jeans, a comfy t-shirt, and a sweater. I usually get cold on the plane, or on the train, so bringing a sweater is very important! As for shoes, wear something comfortable, or pack a pair of flats or flip flops in your purse, just in case your feet start hurting.
Daytime Outfits - For the day, you'll be attending sessions, going to the expo hall to connect with brands and companies, and hanging out with friends. What should you wear? Something casual, but professional. Of course jeans are a yes - with a nice top, and boots, or heels. Jeans, a white t-shirt, and a blazer always work well for the day, as well as black pants and long sleeved shirt. If skirts or dresses are more your thing, wear that! Wear something you feel good in - if you feel good in what you're wearing, you're going to shine!
Pack three daytime outfits, and remember sleep attire and all your toiletries.
Evening Outfits - I plan on wearing a LBD to the opening party at CBC, and the events taking place before the opening party - I'm going to dress it down with a pair of knee boots and change into a pair of more fancy heels for the party later on. One LBD can be worn so many different ways!
Throw in another two dresses or dress pants and nice tops along with another pair of shoes (or two, or three) and you're all set.
Of course, this is BlissDom Canada, so you're also going to need a costume for the annual costumes and karaoke party. Even if you're not planning on going all out, throw on a wig, wear some glitter, and have fun!
Other things to remember - Don't forget your business cards, chargers for your phones and laptops, and any purses you may need other than the one you're carrying. Snacks for your hotel room is a great idea - and your roommate will thank you!
Cheers, everyone - have a blast at BlissDom Canada!