1.25.2012

ALT SUMMIT: SNAPSHOTS & OUTFITS


Thought I would share some of my photos from ALT Summit (recap and link list coming up later!). You can also find a ton of photos on the ALT 2012 Flickr. It was an exhausting few days full of information, having fun with old friends, delicious food, meeting new people, and preparing for my panel. See my photos from last year here. Some of the panels only had standing room left, hence the first photo of me sitting on the floor. I also went to a delicious dinner at Martine with some other bloggers and the lovely ladies from Electrolux. If you are visiting Salt Lake, put Martine on your list!


I roomed with my fashion blogger friend Jessie of Style & Pepper, so naturally we took a lot of outfit shots (which aren't necessarily my forte) but I gave it a shot. The lighting and courtyard at The Grand America was beautiful!  

Friday Outfit
Blouse: Aryn K (not available anymore)
Pants: ZARA (I'm obsessed with these.)
Necklace: Gorjana (Friendship necklace I wear all the time!)


As much as I tried to pack lightly (that's a good one) and wrinkle free (by wrapping some of my clothes in tissue paper) which usually works, but didn't as well this time. So I hung my wrinkled clothes up in the bathroom hoping the steam from my extremely hot showers would help. The color in this image is somewhat shocking to me. I usually travel with mostly black and neutrals, but hello, color blocking!

See more photos after the jump!


 

ALT Summit is full of parties (yay for champagne!). One I was a little skeptical of was the Diner en Blanc or Winter Wonderland Party, where you were to wear mostly white. When I learned this, I was thinking, Who wears all white in the winter??? Everyone is pasty pale. Who has all white anyway!? But once I arrived I got it you could say. It was just beautiful to see everyone in white. An ambiance thing. Friday night you hop around to a bunch of mini parties held by the sponsors of ALT. These are always fun, and keep getting better every year.


It was so fun that my friends from Kansas City came this year! I got to spend a lot of time with them and other friends in from all over the country. Left to Right: Laura (has a kickass new blog/biz, check it out), Tobe, Morgan, me. Carrie is missing from this photo because, well, let's just say she has a baby at home. Most of you know what that means.


When I'm at events like this I just can't go to sleep. My mind is racing with ideas and I'm usually up really late every night. No exception this time. I came home and slept for 12 hours straight, and have had lots of sleep since I got back! Lots of stimulation and people all at once wears a sister out! BUT relaxing in the bath at The Grand America would be a great way to take the edge off. The bathrooms are legit.


Me and Jessie before the White Party. You will probably die when you find out her top is vintage (so no, you can't find it anywhere) and she got it for SIX DOLLARS. I know, tear. That girl can find a deal anywhere!

White Party
Dress: BGBG Deanne slip dress (Which I am so obsessed with and it's on sale now. Don't think, just buy. I looks like leather but it's so light and comfortable.) 
Blouse over dress: BCBG blouse (It's short in the front and longer in the back. It's beautiful!)

Thursday Day (Inspired by this Red+Rust post)
Jacket: XXI Cutaway Jacket (I know!)
Tank: Gap Pure Body ribbed tank (long and comfortable)
Pants: c/o J Brand 811 Mid Rise Skinny Pants in terra cotta
Necklaces: Gorjana (short), XXI old (long)
Laptop Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (not available anymore but here is another cool one from her)


When I travel I keep it simple with all comfy black and gold. On the way to ALT my bag was 49.5 pounds, on the way back it was exactly 50! Whew!

17 comments:

Kasey @ Turntable Kitchen said...

Your outfits were fabulous! I loved meeting you at Alt! Stay in touch, lady. xo

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

Loved the recap! I cannot believe those bathrooms - how dreamy! I love that you're an over packer too. I always hit between 47 and 49 pounds, never hit exactly fit though! That's an accomplishment!

Viviana said...

I love your outfits! I think I might need to just buy that BCBG dress! ;)

bevy said...

great post! really enjoy seeing all the snapshots of your trip, especially yall's colorful wardrobes!

Jessie @ Style and Pepper said...

One of my favorite recaps, by far! You, my little partner in crime, made this SUCH a fun/memorable/valuable experience for me, and I'm so glad we went! :) Meg + Jessie do NYC again soon???

Arielle Wren said...

Meg, you always have the best outfits! I have been loving your blog since I discovered it a couple of months ago. I can't wait to see what you post next!
Arielle

Sillymessychic.blogspot.com

A Dash of Detail said...

ALT looked like so much fun. Maybe next year I will be able to attend! Your outfits were fabulous and seem to be affordable too! Do you make it back to Kansas City a lot?
- Ali
www.adashofdetails.com

jillian nicole said...

Oh my gosh! That bathroom is gorgeous! I think it might just take up my whole flat!:) Have loved looking at all the Alt pics that are popping up everywhere! Looks like you guys all had such a great time!:)

Niki McNeill said...

That pink blouse with the cut-out cuffs is TO DIE FOR! You look great! I have to make sure I'm at ALT next year :)

Chrissy said...

I LOVE your Aryn K pink top! Its girly and edgy all at the same time!

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Supal said...

You looked stunning!! Two favorite photos : legit bathroom and exactly 50. Both very important hahaha.

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

I love, love, love the Zara trouser pants!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I am in LOVE with your blouse!

meghan said...

I love that pink blouse. Aside from the color the sleeve details are amazing!

Sarah Jane said...

so sad that pink shirt is gone!!

Nuha said...

i LOVE that shirt-seriously, so coveting it! glad you had fun. I'd love to go to alt one day!

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

All white parties (and all black) are very nice. I decorated for my cousin's 10th anniversary party and it was also an all white affair. The hotel staff at the venue where it was held kept complimenting how nice we all looked. Their party was at the very end of July and trust, it was hard even then finding white. She said she received so many calls from people having a hard time. lol

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