I cannot think of a better way to celebrate VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE than with an introduction to the Texas Style Council’s Social Media Conference this past weekend! First let me say….PERSEVERANCE pays off!

On my way…in my Indes de la Fressange look!

Inspired Look from Ines

When we all rushed out of school on Friday (for Spring Break no less), we were greeted with the coldest, wettest weather of the year. It persisted for the next 72 hours through all of our activities. When I got up on Sunday, there was heavy rain, lightening, thunder….so discouraged, I went back to bed (this time change always wears me out!). But, thank goodness, Mr. B would have none of that and he said, get up…WE ARE GOING TO AUSTIN! By the time, we got ready, the clouds cleared and a beautiful day unfolded in South Texas.

This was a great location for this conference!

Campus of the University of Texas…for me, that’s home!  Hook’em Horns!

This year’s conference location was perfect in the Blanton Museum of Art on the campus of my beloved alma mater, The University of Texas. You could even see the Texas Capitol right there! I was greeted first by one of my favorite bloggers, the lovely Kyla of Blue Collar Catwalk.  I have learned so much from her!

http://www.bluecollarcatwalk.com/

 My outfit for the day was nothing on the level of some of the fashionistas present, but I was pleased for it spoke the messages I was hoping for. Again, I wanted a Ines de la Fressange inspired look….the khaki, white, and brown with a pop of leopard was the transition from winter to spring style which worked for me.

The lovely Indiana of Adored Austin greets the crowd
of fashionistas and businesses.  She did a fabulous
job pulling the weekend together and she is even a young mom!!

One other challenge I faced on Friday was the blackout of our Internet at home. It is still down….and I feel as though I am going through withdrawal. Of course, I also have two college students at home…no TV and no Internet….we are bonding in new ways!! So, on Spring Break, I will have to go back to school each day to post and go through emails until AT &T get us in their schedules! Plus go somewhere else for Face Book and Twitter…since they are blocked at school! MADDENING!  Until I get things up and running at home, I might not be quick to respond. But I promise to persevere!

Jacket: Chicos
Travelers Blouse: Chicos
Black Capris: Talbots

Here is what I have planned for you this week:

Tuesday – I am going to momentarily break from the Conference to bring you a fantastic giveaway and tell you who has written all of the FABULOUS quotes I shared last week.

Wednesday – Information from the speeches and panels I think may be beneficial to you!!

Thursday – FUN! The shoes of the blogger’s conference….you just have to see the shoes!!

Friday – Final roundups…pictures of some of our favorite bloggers and Austin as we say goodbye to another great job done by the Texas Style Council.

Original Design Necklace by SA Jewelry Designer, Deborah Long-Shirley
Bracelet: Kohls

The panel I moderated was so much fun and the ladies on the panel were amazing…I will tell you later how it led to an invitation for me to moderate panels for SXSW!!  Rock ON!

Sam Edleman Ballet Flats: DSW

Now, don’t miss the great styling from the ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE! See you Tuesday!!

http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/2012/03/visible-monday-37-go-to-knit-dress-for.html

http://www.momtrends.com/2012/03/spring-trend-neon/

See you, Tuesday!!  What did the rest of you do this weekend???

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