Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What to Wear to AWP

Today kicks off AWP's annual conference. AWP stands for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, check them out here.  This year the conference is in Chicago, a city that I love and that people I love live in, aka. Kayla.  You may recall her style profile here.   Unfortunately, I am not attending due to time/money/work constraints.  However, if I had been attending this number would surely be in my suitcase:



Slap on a turtleneck, leggings, and boots and this baby just screams writer.   And would totally stand out at the book fair.  I was also thinking this dress could be a component of playing around with the layered skirt idea from this post.  With the aid of this slip:




It would all depend on how much lace at the bottom shows and if the hem of both the dress and slip work to look intentional and not as if my slip were just "showing".  I think this slip and its version in ivory will definitely be finding my way into my closet come summer. 


Anyway, back to my fantasy trip to AWP...  I think that graphic dresses, turtlenecks, tights, and boots would definitely be the way to go.  Makes packing pretty easy and will keep one warm, of course if Chicago has been like Pittsburgh this year, there hasn't been much "winter."  But for the final reception/dance party I would definitely have to bust out this number:




Now, I know this screams overly dramatic poet and I'm owning that.  Can you imagine the skirt's movement as I twirl around to Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me" with all the other socially awkward writer types?  Well in case you can't let me just say it would have been fabulous! 


At any rate to those of you at AWP have a fantastic time. To the rest of you, well...it's Leap Day and anything can happen I just hope for your sake you are wearing an outfit when it happens and not just clothes.


Check back for my big March announcement....




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