Thrive Blog Conference Party Outfit

Thrive Blog Conference Party - Something Gold, Something Blue fashion blog - Colorful skirt, chambray top and a gold statement necklace may be my favorite party outfit ever

This has to be one of my favorite outfits I have ever worn – let alone featured on SGSB! (Not that I don’t love the outfits I share will y’all on a regular basis, but this one currently has my fashion heart)!

Thrive Blog Conference Party - Something Gold, Something Blue style blog - one of my favorite outfits ever an is perfect for a Friday night party outfit or for an Easter outfit

I had the privilege of attending the Thrive Blog Conference two weeks ago! This was my second year attending and I had such an amazing time last year that couldn’t wait for this year’s conference to be here! On Friday night, the conference hosted a party to informally get to know the other attendees, speakers andΒ  some of the sponsors. The party was such a blast! I was able to chat with bloggers I met last year at the conference, bloggers that I know from stalking following them on Instagram and bloggers that I had not had the privilege of being introduced to previously!

Thrive Blog Conference Party - Something Gold, Something Blue fashion blog - Spinning for joy because I was able to attend the Thrive Blog Conference again this year and see all of my blogger babes

In addition to all of the socialization, there were not one, but 2 photo booths to take pictures in front of, some lovely desserts (including the most scrumptious blueberry macaroons) and a live DJ! It seemed like the night was ending before it even got started, but we made sure to finish with a dance party!! Then a few (ok, like 20 of us) walked over from the Embassy Suites (where the conference was held and where we were staying) to California Pizza Kitchen to grab some bites before calling it a night to make sure we had some beauty rest before the conference on Saturday!

Thrive Blog Conference Party - Something Gold, Something Blue fashion blog - A chambray top and colorful skirt are perfect for Friday night party attire

So true story, I bought this skirt off of Etsy! The shop I purchased it from found the fabric that Dolce & Gabbana had used in their Fall 2015 collection and was able to recreate the skirt to fit any size!! When I saw it, I immediately fell in love!Β  I am a huge fan of bright colors and bold prints and because it looked like a child had colored on it – I thought it added that extra hint of adorable! I had remembered seeing this print from Fashion Week and while doing some Google-ing to confirm that it was the exact print, I found out that Helen Miren wore the Dolce & Gabbana dress to the Metropolitan Opera (how cool is that?)! One of the things that I love about the Internet is that it allows us to find items that we never thought we would be able to get our hands on (in my case both because of price point and because of sizing)!

Thrive Blog Conference Party - Something Gold, Something Blue fashion blog - Colorful Dolce & Gabanna inspired skirt looks like childs art drawing

Since the skirt was the statement piece of the outfit, I decided to keep the rest of it simple – a lovely chambray top (y’all I told you I was obsessed this year), my nude heels from JustFab, my monogrammed GiGi New York clutch and this fabulous gold necklace that I received in my current Rocksbox. If you are not familiar with Rocksbox, it is like a subscription service for jewelry. You get 3 pieces at a time and can send them back as much as you want to exchange them for new pieces! I have been a Rocksbox subscriber for over 2 years and have received over 75 different pieces of jewelry! They have lots of brands including Kendra Scott – as a Texas girl, I am obsessed with Kendra Scott as evidenced in many previous posts, including this one. I am so excited to announce that have teamed up with Rocksbox to give each of my readers a 1 month free subscription to their service!! Just use the promo code emilysgsbxoxo at checkout to receive your first month free!

Thrive Blog Conference Party Outfit - Something Gold, Something Blue fashion blog - This necklace from Rocksbox, a subscription based jewelry service was perfect with my colorful skirt

I am still thinking about how much fun I had at the Thrive Blog Conference Party and I can’t wait for next year’s conference to learn more about making SGSB the place I dream it can be and for being able to network with all of the amazing women there!

What I love about Thrive is the bloggers I have met there – they have been so supportive of me and in this world were competition/comparison can get the best of us, helping each other to succeed can be so much more fun! And the blog-osphere is big enough for us all to be successful! So if you are a new blogger or just have a question about my experience or really anything, feel free to leave a comment or email me at emily@somethinggoldsomethingblue.com – I would truly love to pass on my knowledge!

Thrive Blog Conference Party - Something Gold, Something Blue - Dolce & Gabanna inspired skirt was the statement piece I wore to the Thrive Blog Conference

Skirt: Etsy | Top: Foxcroft| Necklace: Slate via Rocksbox (sign up with promo code ‘emilysgsbxoxo‘ to get your first month free) | Shoes: JustFab | Clutch: GiGi New York

Photography by Lauren Beatty

Thrive Blog Conference Party - Something Gold, Something Blue - Loving this child drawing print on my custom-made skirt from Etsy

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33 Comments

  1. This skirt is amazing! When you walked into the party, I could not stop staring at it. You rock it, girl!

    Posted 3.9.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Whitney!! I had such an amazing time this year (no surprise)! You and Bree did a fantastic job!!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  2. Ashley wrote:

    This is such a cute look! Love that skirt, so cool about the fabric!

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Ashley! I thought it was so much fun and I just couldn’t resist!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  3. Preeti wrote:

    how CUTE are you?!!? this skirt is so stinking great on you. love the look and hope you had a great time!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Preeti!! I had an absolute blast at the conference and can’t wait to attend another one to meet more fabulous blogger babes!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  4. SO ADORABLE! So love the print of that skirt! I really like how the skirt does the talking and you kept the rest minimal. A+!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Carrie! You are too sweet!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  5. Shannon wrote:

    So gorgeous! I love the pairing of the chambray shirt with such a bold, dressy skirt…perfect match! I can definitely see why this is one of your favorite outfits.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Shannon!!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  6. What a cute outfit, and Thrive sounds like so much fun! I love that skirt – and how cool you found it on Etsy! πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Jenn! Thrive was a fantastic experience again! I am hoping that they host it again next year! πŸ˜€

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  7. I absolutely LOVE this skirt and the fact that they can make this in any size makes it even more AMAZING! I’m a plus size fashion blogger, and I will definitely be taking a look to feature this in my own blog!

    Lottie xx
    http://lottielamour.co.uk

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Lottie! Yes, I was super pumped to find it in plus size. I am so passionate about fashion, but it can be a bummer that I can’t get my hands on some of the amazing pieces because they don’t make them in my size. I have been so excited to find more plus size brands and designers through Etsy that are trying to change that!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  8. Adaleta wrote:

    I am loving the colors you have on & I love how they play with the background colors too. You look fantastic and the colors make the outfit so cheerful! xx adaatude.com

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Adaleta! We saw this colorful wall and knew that it would be perfect to shoot this skirt in front of! πŸ˜€ Like it was meant to be…

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  9. Cara wrote:

    that skirt is so fun!! I love it with the colored background!

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Cara!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  10. transportabletribe wrote:

    Such a cute skirt and I love the sandals! And of course, the necklace!

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much!! I had a blast dancing in it – although the heels came off shortly after the party and I exchanged them for flats!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  11. Cori Ramos wrote:

    I love the whole outfit and that skirt is gorgeous! Glad you had a great time at the conference. πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Cori! The conference was a blast and I am looking forward to next years!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  12. Mary wrote:

    Your outfit is adorable! I love how much personality it has! Super cute!

    Sportsanista

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Mary!! I agree- the skirt almost has a personality of it’s own!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  13. Oh wow that skirt is so insanely cute and so unique! Such a beautiful piece to have in your wardrobe!

    La Belle Sirene

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Courtney! It has been a lot of fun to style!

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  14. That skirt is TOO FUN!! I think I need to go order it right now!!

    xo, Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

    Posted 3.15.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Christina!! I totally agree!

      Posted 3.16.16 Reply
  15. Brooke wrote:

    You look darling and I just LOVE that skirt!

    xo,
    Brooke | http://www.kbstyled.com

    Posted 3.16.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Brooke!

      Posted 3.17.16 Reply
  16. That skirt is AMAZING!! Hate we didn’t get to meet at Thrive, but there’s always next year!

    Posted 3.23.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you! Oh bummer – there were so many amazing women at Thrive that I didn’t have a chance to meet everyone – but you are right – there is always next year or other Houston events! Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 3.23.16 Reply
  17. Deena wrote:

    OMG I’m just seeing this- you look FANTASTIC! i LOVE how you have styled the skirt. I’m so pleased to see you in it. I’m clapping my hands together like a seal! Thank you so much for ordering this. Just to update your readers, this fabric is no longer available as I’ve used up all the stock the company had, making these skirts! I’m always on the lookout for great prints so please follow my Etsy shop to stay updated with new items.

    Thanks again Emily!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/belovedendeavour

    Posted 4.20.16 Reply

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