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WIWW: Blog Conference Edition

I haven’t linked up for What I Wore Wednesday with The Pleated Poppy since my surgery and I have noticed that I just wasn’t putting nearly the effort into putting my outfits together. I’ve been feeling blah since my surgery so I’ve allowed my wardrobe to resort back to blah and I don’t like it.


Over the weekend, I attended Bloggy Bootcamp and since I would be meeting 100 other women I took some time to really put my outfit together because you know with that many women in one room somebody is going to be checking out your shoes! So I planned out what I wanted to wear from my head to my toes. I took time to add accessories. Of course I wanted to be comfortable but I wanted to feel put together as well. The result – I felt put together! I’m a pretty introverted individual so I was pretty nervous going to a conference where I didn’t know a soul but I really surprised myself. I actually felt really confident both in myself and in my blog. While I’m not going to say that it was all based on what I was wearing, I think it was a part of it. I not only felt put together but I actually felt pretty which I think helped me become more confident in my ability to approach others and start a conversation!


Another reason why I wanted to pick back up What I Wore Wednesdays was because of a comment I received yesterday. I wore the same outfit to work yesterday as I wore to the conference. I had someone stop by my office to pick up something and she complimented me on my outfit and added “you must really be feeling better.”  I’ve been battling the “you don’t look sick” comments for years and I wish people would come to the understanding that appearance doesn’t necessarily equal health. If I wanted to look how I felt I would have two black eyes, crazy hair, and be wearing a garbage bag. But I don’t want to look that way or feel that way. I know for myself and some other spoonies I have talked with that taking the time to put yourself together provides some relief. Not relief from physical pain necessarily but I think it helps with emotional and mental wellness. I may not feel good physically when I’m dressed up but I feel better about myself when I’m dressed up which goes along way.


With all that said, I’m going to try to really stick to joining in the What I Wore Wednesday linkups. I will still be doing weigh-ins and challenge check-ins on Wednesdays but that information will be posted on my Weight Loss tab instead of the home page.


So without further ado, here is my conference look:

bloggy bootcamp conference outfit

Blazer: Maurices

Tank: Walmart

Jeans: Old Navy

Headband: Goody’s – one of the awesome conference sponsors

Necklace: The Beadin’ Beagle

Bracelet: Walmart

Earrings: Claires

Nail polish: I Brake For Manicures by OPI

If you need you need some style inspiration or need that extra motivation to take some time for yourself, be sure to check out the link up at The Pleated Poppy!

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11 comments on “WIWW: Blog Conference Edition

  1. Allison says:

    I thought you looked great!

    • Jamee says:

      aw thanks! I have no decided that jackets are my best friend and I need a lot more of them in my closet!

  2. I thought your outfit was lovely.

    I also totally agree with the “you don’t look sick” comments, when inside you are feeling so lousy. As if, because you can manage to brush your hair and put on some makeup you must be feeling 100%.

    We all judge eachother so much on appearance.

    However, it definitely boasts your confidence a bit when you feel good in your outfit.

    I have not yet dared to join in the What I Wore Wednesday, as that would involve photos of ME – something I try to avoid!

    • Jamee says:

      Oh girl! You should totally link up! You are beautiful!!!! p.s. I cannot read your comments or tweets now without hearing your accent in my head 🙂

  3. Shari@Rain into Rainbows says:

    You look adorable!

    And no, you don’t look sick at all…. hahahaha! I get SO tired of those comments. It’s like, “Oh wow, you put makeup on today! You should totally be able to get out of that wheelchair and WALK, because, by golly, YOU’RE WEARING MAKEUP!!!”

    //rant over//

    But yeah, you look great. 🙂 And that jacket definitely is becoming!

  4. Chloe says:


    You looked great! I had no idea you were sick at all. I agree that looking put together transmits somehow to my feeling more together. Maybe it’s a fake it ’til you make it sort of thing.

    I enjoyed talking with you very much.

    And you should be proud of your blog. I was impressed with how put together it looks and feels.

    I’m glad we’ve met. Blog conferences are overwhelming things and take time to process. I’ve got a clearer notion of where I need to go. The question is, Can I get there?

  5. I hear ya on the “don’t look sick” part. But you do look great! I am struggling with my weight and skin right now. And though I don’t seem as ill as I used to be, seeing your photos gives me hope that I can do this too.

  6. I hear ya on the “don’t look sick” part. But you do look great! I am struggling with my weight and skin right now. And though I don’t seem as ill as I used to be, seeing your photos gives me hope that I can do this too.

  7. Missy says:

    You look great! I love that you included the nail polish. I’m OBSESSED with OPI. I have way more colors than I would like to admit.

  8. Sarah K. (The Mama Pirate) says:

    I loved your outfit! I’d never heard of What I Wore Wednesday till now, how fun!

  9. Jenna says:

    I’d never heard of What I Wore Wednesdays before either, but it sounds really cool! I agree with you about the difference it can make emotionally to put time into your outfit and feel good about how you look. I think you look great, and I love the blazer!


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