Three fun surprises on first day of conference –
1. Marathon length 30 minute walk from hotel room to meeting rooms which didn’t bode well for my cute (usually) comfortable heels. (FYI any heels become uncomfortable after 16k steps of hiking in a day)
2. The navy blazer I put in my suitcase at 5:30 am when I was packing was not my trusty professional Banana republic blazer but in fact a really old cheapo looking & too small H&M one that was totally unacceptable for any work situation.
3. Almost every outfit I planned to wear was intended to contain either the heels or the jacket. Oopsie.
Luckily I had a few alternate options packed and this is the outfit I came up with for day 2. (Dress code for conference was “Smart Casual” and there was the full spectrum of engineers in jeans and sneakers to executives in full suits)
(I’ll do a fitness Friday post early next week once I am back and in my normal routine – spoiler alert waaaaaay off track.)
• Grey cardigan – Zara
• White lace shell – Loft
• Navy ankle pant – Loft