Event // TxSCC + Austin Recap

March 15, 2012
Thought I’d share our amazing time in Austin with you using my favorite iPhone photos from during the trip… already missing my sweet friends, and have found myself really wishing that I lived closer to these folks! 
 Airplane seatmates // Car-full of cuties

 Karaoke and Chinese food // Sparkly sweetie

 Sick of the hourly rainstorms // Excited about breakfast at the W

 Thrift store take-over // Sharing my tips and tricks

 Fab finds // Funny faces

 Thrifting success // Bonding sesh

 Sneaking a peek of my outfit // Speaking on a panel

 Getting my baby-fix // Getting my Mexican-food-fix

Post-conference toasts // Post-dance-party hugs

 Reminiscing about the trip // Admiring my latest purchase

I also wanted to include some of my favorite takeaways from the actual conference programming, and if you were there, you’re welcome to add any information you found to be helpful to the comments below!

  • “Create a structure for your posts. Ask the “who, what, where, why” and start with a strong lead.” and “There’s always going to be a place for a good, strong, independent voice.”– Ann Coville Somma of Cult of Pretty
  • “Be as curious as possible. Give context to your posts and tell a story.” – Can’t remember who said this… Anyone?
  • “They can copy what you’ve done, but they can’t copy what you WILL do.” – Jess Moore of Stylebook
  • “Take all of the criticism you get – encourage it, and you’ll only get better.” – Caroline Waxler of Lucky Magazine
  • “Let your blog be what drives your purpose, not what IS your purpose.” and “Anyone who discourages you from taking your own path, is most likely not following their own.” – Kendi Skeen of Kendi Everyday
*Images via Twitter feeds of Merl, Amanda, Kendi, Jentine, Megan & Genny*

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  • Reply Ranu March 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Love this Jessie! Looks like it was a blast! :)

  • Reply WebHauteJas March 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    i love that you ladies hit up the thrift stores while out of town! i dont know why ive never thought to do that! its a must-do from now on!!!

  • Reply Genny March 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    “Be as curious …” was it Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40? She had lots of great things to say about writing.

    Great recap, Jessie! :)

  • Reply la la Lovely March 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Looks like a great time! And I am totally obsessed with that necklace of yours in the last photo!
    xo . trina

  • Reply Sofia H. March 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Lovely recap. It was such a great weekend!

  • Reply Andrea Clare March 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    the “fab-finds” pictures gave me a giggle, haha!


  • Reply Grace - Stripes and Sequins March 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    This looks like so much fun!!! Loving all of your photos.

  • Reply Natasha Fatah March 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Look like you guys had such an amazing time! Maybe I’ll join the fun next year! :)


  • Reply charity victoria March 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    looks like a completely fabulous time! jealous!

  • Reply Consider Me Lovely March 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    This is such a great recap! I could feel the energy in all of your photos, and now you have me wishing last weekend was upon us again! It was so lovely meeting you this weekend; you are as cute and vibrant in person as you are on your blog :-).

  • Reply Living in Color March 16, 2012 at 2:38 am

    This looks like so much fun- I’d love to go next year :) here’s hoping!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

  • Reply AmazinglyBe-AU-tiful March 16, 2012 at 3:20 am

    looks like you had a lot of fun!

    follow me :)


  • Reply Kastles March 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This looks like so much fun! You girls look like a blast to hang out with! Wish I could have gone!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    <3 Kastles

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