Saturday, September 17, 2011

Today I Stepped Out.

Well guys.... **big 'ol sigh of relief**  I did it.  I went to the PNW Blogger Meetup and boy! was it ever awkward when I first got there.  But, thankfully, things got comfy pretty quickly. 

I had exchanged comments and emails with Heidi before going and sooooo glad I did (even though I wasn't gonna go).  She and her friend, Rachel, were so fun, engaging, interesting, and pretty darn hilarious.  I sat with them for dinner (pizza!) and enjoyed getting to know them.

I also met Mandy, Chelsey, Alyssa, Emily, and Leanne.  There were soooo many others there, but rather than run around and try to have a 5 minute convo with everyone, I chatted mostly with Heidi, Rachel, and Emily.

Would I go again?  Probably.  It's not as fun as going out to dinner with solid friends, but it was a new and comfort zone broadening sort of experience.  I'll definitely give it a thumbs up.  :P

So - here's what I wore.  I did a bunch of laundry this morning, but it wasn't dry in time so I had to get creative.  That skirt I'm wearing is actually a dress.  A dress that looks terrible with a baby bump under it, by the way.  And though it as a tad, big looking, it worked.  I put it on backwards so the top of the dress was around my belly and the gathered waist as at my hips.  Then I just tied the sleeves around my hips like a sash, and went. 

And here's what the dress looks like normally.  Super cute with the more slender version of my body in it!  :)

Thanks for all the sweet encouragement to get out there and go to this event!  I super-dee-duper appreciate it!


The Frat Pack + Me said...

Now that is creative~

rachel said...

It was so lovely to meet you, I'm glad you decided to go at the last minute. And look at you with your crafty dress turned maternity skirt! I never would have guessed!

Saimi said...

How fun to meet fellow bloggers and you look adorable in your cute outfit there, belly and all!!

Anonymous said...

You look awesome. Glad you had a great time.

Heidi said...

I'm so glad you came too! Yakking with you was the best part of the evening. And did you see your cute belly over at Harper's Happenings?