Concrete Catwalk // Professional in Palm Leaves

Photos by Merl Kinzie

I've been totally drawn to tropical palm leaf prints for the past few months, so when I spotted this dress at the thrift store last fall, I just new it would play a starring role in my wardrobe this year.  (See the last time I styled it up for fall here.)  Probably doesn't qualify as "typical" conference-speaking attire, but that's one of the many things I love about the blog world... they've accepted my quirky dressing with open arms.Did you get a chance to see what I wore to the other two conferences I was a part of earlier this year?  I moderated an Independent Fashion Bloggers panel in these gorgeous palazzo pants and then spoke about Fashion Blogging 101 at Altitude Design Summit in a ice-skating-inspired skirt and some snazzy legwear.What do you think the folks at the Patagonia Outerwear conference (across the way from us at Alt) thought?  I'll give you a hint:  To say they were amused is huge understatement. ;)Top to Bottom:Dress - Vintage, thrifted (similar)Blazer - J. Crew (similar)Rings - AccessorizeBangles - Vintage, variousHandbag - J. CrewKnee Socks - c/o Foot Traffic (similar)Booties - Sam Edelman (50% off right now!)Pin It!