Stop Telling Me What To Wear To A Blog Conference!

What To Wear Blog Conference

Stop Telling Me What To Wear To A Blog Conference!

If I have to read another ‘What To Wear To A Blog Conference‘ post, I may just lose my shit. I don’t need you to tell me. Know why? I’m not going to a blog conference this year. Neither are 1000’s of other very awesome bloggers. And, I’m fairly certain if we were, as grown-ups, we could probably figure out what to wear to a blog conference all on our own. I mean really, we have been dressing ourselves for a few decades just fine. Well, most of us anyways. In any case, I doubt people will be showing up naked. There will be clothes on bodies.

Seems just about this time every year, everyone has an opinion about what to wear, what to bring, which party to hit up and bla bla bla. Stop it. You know what they say about opinions, right? I’ve had many conversations with bloggers who aren’t going to any either. We all are pretty much in agreement. We don’t care what you’re wearing. I’m sure all the advice about blog conferences are written with good intentions and not simply to cash in on the traffic from 1st timers doing mad Google searches. At least that’s what I’m hoping rather than taking the cynical route. Just last year around this time, I wrote a post about how we should stop falling into keeping up with the Jones’s and blog politics. It’s great advice! But you guys and those elaborate Blogging Fashion Polyvore boards, detailing every outfit we should wear to a blog conference… some all the way down to what kind of bra and socks. Over-kill my friends. Also, you’re just a wee bit rubbing some folks noses in it. They’d like to go. BlogHer13 alone, $500 for airfare, $400 for a blog conference ticket, $450 for a room for 2 nights, food, on and on… Can’t afford it man. The kids being left at home still need to eat and stuff. And, how come no one’s telling the guys what to wear and bring? What’s with that? Not afraid they will show up naked? Or just not enough search traffic to make it worth the time to write that post?

So, here’s what me and my other non-going blog conference buds have come up with. We put our heads together and want you all to know what we’ll be wearing at home. Working, writing, and all the everyday stuff as life continues on same-old, same-old.

What To Wear When You’re Not Going To A Blog Conference

Outfit 1

Since we’re always lounging around in our jammies all day anyways, we’ve put together a sweet collection for our different moods, tasks, and schedules. It’s all about staying comfortable. My favorite is the ‘Wine Time’ outfit. That means my day is done and it’s well, WINE TIME!

What To Wear Blog Conference

Outfit 2

Perfect for those quick trips to Walmart, the grocery store. Anytime you need to actually leave the house. Unplug for an hour and get in some fresh air.

What To Wear Blog Conference

Outfit 3Β 

We decided this is perfect for Cleaning Day. Or, those few minutes when you have time to throw in a load of laundry. Maybe wash the floors or just tidy up a bit. It’s super hot outside so you’ll want to be sure not to over-do it.

What To Wear Blog Conference

Outfit 4

Since many of you will be partying it up at cool brand sponsored parties, we’ve decided to have our own get together over at Applebee’s. They have 2 for $20 specials! Margaritas extra, of course. But, we’ll work a few in and Β toast to you blog conference goers!

What To Wear Blog Conference

Β Not Going To A Blog Conference Must Have’s At Home

Since we’re staying home working and keeping the internet going while you guys are gone, we’ve come up with a list of all the necessities to make that happen. Tools of the trade so to speak.

Must Have Blog Conference

I’d love to hear from The Peanut Gallery of those not going to any conferences I haven’t already talked to. Anything we’ve forgotten? Leave us your tips, lists, dates open for some wine get together’s maybe??

For those of you going to BlogHer13, I read an awesome sauce article a day or so ago by Julie DeNeen… Take a pill, stop the blog conference panic! You’ll be totally fine as long as you don’t show up naked, right?


  1. Too funny. I just went to my first conference last month and the planning drove me nuts. It was like I was back in highschool. What do I wear? How to I get invited to those private parties? I was SUCH a geek when I was young and the cliquish ness of the blog conference really bugs me. Now that I have one conference behind me I am doing my own thing from here on out. Of course, now I have a lovely new wardrobe in my closet so at least I got some new clothes out of the whole thing.

    • Grandma Juice says

      And see!! You won’t be showing up nakie to the next one!! I hope though, that you at least have a ‘Wine Time’ outfit!!

  2. LOL – This was great! I saw the pingback come in and I had to come over, say hi, and check you out. You’ve got some edge- love it!

    • Grandma Juice says

      Thanks Julie!
      I’ve read (a shit ton) of ‘advice’ posts lately about the whole blog conference going crowd, and yours was THE best. By far. Mostly because you didn’t tell anyone what to wear and just ‘Chill’… I kinda heart you hard for that!! πŸ™‚

  3. ha ha, that is funny, I like the lounge look!

  4. Your too funny. Blogging is something that needs a reality check every now and then and I have seen bloggers over extending themselves and regretting it. It is always good to hear the other voices that often stay silent. Enjoyed your post.

  5. I’ve never been to a blog conference…one because I can’t afford it and two because I can’t leave my 5 kiddos (I’m a stay at home mom as well as a blogger). I’ve been blogging for 4 years and while I’d love to one day attend a conference to see what all of the fuss is about, I’m scare as heck to do so! LOL

    • Grandma Juice says

      Well 1 day when they make it affordable to us common folk, you walk in there with your head held high. Knowing their shit stinks too! You’ll be just fine!! πŸ™‚

  6. I have to say, Ronni, this was a funny post. I’m not going either lol.

    • Grandma Juice says

      Now see, I would have guessed you’d be going!
      If you do, YOU teach the class on fab fotos, I’ll totally sign-up!

  7. I usually wear sneakers and jeans, or flip-flops. I try and be me and just be comfy. Your post made me laugh.

  8. ahahaha funny!! I looove outfit 1!

  9. Hahah – I haven’t been to a conference myself. I guess I wouldn’t know what to expect. Your post is very funny πŸ™‚

  10. I’ve been to a ton of conferences and thankfully I’ve never seen anyone show up naked πŸ™‚

    • Grandma Juice says

      Although, that would probably be the kind of conference they only allow here in Vegas. It would make for an interesting follow-up post though, huh???

  11. Snort, you never fail to make me smile!!

  12. Love love love!! I actually am going to a few this year but I never, ever read the ‘what to wear’ posts. That is because I don’t care what anyone else is wearing and the fact that I am not wearing my Dolphin Training Center sweatpants is remarkable enough.

    • Grandma Juice says

      Good for you!!
      I have a pair of sweats I got at SeaWorld last Summer!! I wear those a lot!

  13. Funny!!! Makes me feel better just knowing that what I had in mind matches perfectly with your suggestions! Guess I’m not so dumb after all!!!

  14. I doubt I will ever go to a blog conference…unless someone wants to boot the bill, otherwise I will stay at home enjoying my jammies and coffee!!

    Your post had me giggling!! Great way to start the day, yeah!

  15. Nobody wants to see me in Daisy Dukes! I am not going and will be wearing my favorite baggy t-shirt along with some holey pajama pants.

    • Grandma Juice says

      There’s totally an audience for middle-aged women in Daisy Dukes!
      I believe it’s called Real Housewives of (fill-in any city) I can only keep them on for a couple hours. That crotch crawling thing starts to bug me

  16. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Love it!! I agree there are tons of post on what to wear what to take and such.. my motto if you can’t figure it out on your own.. maybe you shouldn’t go LOL

  17. I prefer to mingle with my fellow bloggers online. I mean, how judgy cam we get over a 640×480 pic? I generally write/blog/bookkeep from home wearing yoga pants or shorts (depending on the season) with a tanktop (no bra). On really bad days, I wear my nightshirt all day (no underwear). We’re really living on the edge, aren’t we?

  18. Just pass me the wine and some chocolate so I can wallow in drunken misery. Good enough for me. I’m already fat so I have plenty of fat clothes. Oh, can we also point out that showers are optional? Seriously. I’ll admit that sometimes I really don’t give a damn and just go without a shower. Do I stink? Sorta. Do I care? No. Just be glad I brushed my teeth and rinsed my face.

    • Grandma Juice says

      Oh! Good point on the teeth!
      Although, I totally admit to skipping the hair brush on occasion and heading straight to the clipy-teethy-thingy and just pulling it off my sweaty neck!!

  19. hilarious! i love it. i went to blogher food this year. hit jackpot and got a sponsor. not going to blogher. no cash monies to pay for the trip. BUT

    i love this and i love the different mood pajamas. πŸ™‚

  20. That’s so funny! I was just thinking about how I really couldn’t give a flying flip about blogging conferences because I don’t plan on going to any. I like your ideas for “not going” outfits. Hey, I’m wearing a variation on #1 right now! Great post!

  21. CptFussybuckets says

    HAHA! This cracked me up. Not only do thousands of bloggers not going….neither are hundreds of thousands of readers. NO ONE CARES!!!! And even if they did care, pretty sure they could make up their own minds. blah. blah blah blah. Thanks for your honesty…yet again!

  22. OMG I love you! You are so funny!

  23. OMGosh – you crack me up!

  24. I like outfit 4 and Board 5, please and thank you. Can you please do, what to drink when blogging at home as you usually do every day of the year when you blog at home because you are not at a blogging conference? I kinda like this! lol

    Elizabeth T, Early Rise

  25. Too funny! I am going to a conference this year, but really cant be bothered with all the “advice” I’ll be wearing what I feel most comfortable in, Jeans!

  26. OH you made me laugh so hard.
    I went to a conference last month and as mentioned above I stressed and worried about what to wear. Purchased new clothing (that will only see the light of day if I attend another conference) that truly is not in keeping with what I wear around the farm.
    Wine, count me in sister!
    With only one conference under my over sized belt. I have to say, dress for you. Be yourself. Everyone prefers the real you as opposed to the wench stuffed into designer labels only to be snubbed by the ladies who never mentally move past high school. An I’m talking ladies (loose term) over 45.
    Baby Boomer and all around farm gal and loving it!

  27. Friggin hilarious! And so on the money.

  28. I adore your posts. I love the variation that you throw into the mix. You should keep doing this!

    Hope you will link up again this Tuesday (today)

  29. You are hilarious, Ronni! I think I’m going to wear outfit #3 since it always seems like Cleaning Day here at home!

  30. LOL. Damnit. I guess I won’t be writing a “What to Wear When You Don’t Go To BlogHer” post. Crap. I’ll think of something else.

  31. I often see bloggers try to hit a trend. Sometimes it gets to be a little forced. When I start seeing blog posts about how to pack for a runway crash, I will know that people are pushing the “tie your blog to a trend” thing a little too hard. I’m not going to Blogher Chicago either. I think that I would have a nervous breakdown from being overstimulated. I will be at home in my yoga pants sans make up but plus food stains. Yesterday I went to get a green smoothie. My black yoga pants had hummus stains all over them. Charming! Great reality check post, Ronni. I expect to hear about the conference via social media, and that will be overwhelming enough. But seriously, my best to the attendees, and to the non-attendees. Love all the way around.

  32. This is fabulous! There’s definitely an overload of “shoulds” when it comes to going to a conference – but bloggers are nothing if not wordy, are we! Anyway this is a great way to look at it, and btw your outfits rock.

  33. This? Was PERFECT! I was gifted with a pass to BlogHer and I’m STILL trying o figure out who to borrow cash from for food and such. The cost is insane, let alone considering clothes and the other stuff. This post? Simple perfection.

  34. This was too, too funny! I think that I want to attend a conference that I can stay in pjs all day!

  35. i find the entire what to wear posts hilarious. as someone who has gone to business conferences, I have never heard one persons even secretaries ask what should I wear. They know what to wear period.

  36. Totally stumbled across this hilarious post because I could care less what to wear to a blogger’s conference I’m going to. But my BIG question is how should I do my nails??? LOL I’m not a fashion blogger by a long stretch and I’m wanting to nails to stand out. Thanks for a good laugh! πŸ˜€

    • Grandma Juice says

      I’m glad it made you laugh!! I have a TON of nail art design, both her and my other blog.
      My advice?? Anything neon or decked out super cool will get ya noticed… anything ‘classic’ will scream ‘Mommy blogger just got a mani’…. go with what you’re wanting peeps to think about you!! I bling the shit out of mine! πŸ˜‰

  37. Let’s hear it for PJ’s Starbucks and cupcakes!

  38. Your post made me smile, but I have to say I’m grateful for the what-to-wear and other advice posts, as I prepare for my first conference (for professional women in all areas of business, not just bloggers – I’m feeling the pressure). Dressing is common sense, but when you’re about to step out of your normal environment into a much more professional setting for the first time, these posts are helpful. πŸ™‚