Here we are on the last stretch. 5 more sleeps until BlogPodium. If you’re a totally blog conference newbie you’re probably trying to decide between 10 outfits you’ve had picked out for at least a week. I won’t tell you what to wear, you’re a big girl – just remember to look great AND be comfortable. I’ve already prepped you with some first-time conference tips and now it’s down to the details, what to bring. You probably have a pile growing beside your 20 outfit options of stuff to bring for the day. It is just one day so you can leave the kitchen sink at home but I do recommend bringing a decent size hand/shoulder bag over a pretty little clutch. You may even find that if you’re wanting to make a good impression but you have a small budget, feel free to look at DipaloSelects.com article on imitation handbags. This way your outfit can look expensive but really, you’ve saved yourself the big price tag! Anyway, here’s my list of BlogPodium handbag essentials.
Large shoulder or tote bag to carry all your stuff, Indigo, $170
1 / Scarf for cool conference rooms, Forever21, $8.26
2 / medium pouch for all the cards you’ll collect, Indigo, $6
3 / small pouch (or biz card holder) for your cards to give out, Indigo, $12
4 / fun smartphone case, Society6, $35
5 / portable phone battery pack, Bando, $30
6 / water bottle to stay hydrated, Target, $15.30
7 / mints because you’ll be doing a bunch of chattin’
8 / stay all day lip gloss for all the photos you’ll be snappin’, Murale by Shoppers Drug Mart, $32
9 / pens to take notes (bring more than one), Indigo, $20
10 / notebook for the information overload, Minted, $16
There’s usually snacks around but you could also throw in a little ‘somethin somethin’ in there if you get antsy at a certain time of the day.
You’re set! Ready to mingle & learn all about blogging. See you there!