Time for our coverage of the TxSCC Day 2! On Sunday of our amazing weekend was the Social Media and Style Symposium held at beautiful Ballet Austin. This conference brought industry leaders in blogging, social media, and brands together on speaking panels to give bloggers helpful information on how to work with companies, achieve an authentic voice, how to create a community, and so much more!
As I said in my wrap-up of Day 1, part of the thrill of this conference was hearing accomplished and admired bloggers speak about their experiences. We were all very excited to hear Keynote speaker Jennine Jacob of The Coveted and IFB fame speak about the importance of social media and how to make the most of your blogging experience. Jennine has an amazing blog and was the founder of the Independant Fashion Bloggers (IFB), a place for bloggers to connect on how to blog successfully. She is a super interesting lady and a dynamic speaker.
Alessandra and I (second from left and far left, respectively) were lucky enough to speak on the Going Pro panel! In the company of talented women such as Elisa from Blogher, Grechen from Grechen’s Closet (also an organizer of the conference), and Patty of Charming Charlie, we were honored by the opportunity. Moderated by our lovely friend Jen from Jen Loves Ken, we answered questions about how bloggers can get sponsored, what we look for in a blog, and other affiliate questions.
Other panels included topics such as Careers and Longevity. Above we have our Careers panel, which was moderated by our friend Amy of Punky Style! She did a great job, despite admitting to being more nervous about speaking after the amazing Kelly of The Glamourai came to the conference for a suprise visit and guest-spoke on the panel. I assured Amy that no one was more nervous than me; public speaking is super scary! All in all everyone did an amazing job, and we were very lucky to hear the wise words of so many talented ladies and gentlemen.
Above we have Punky and Kelly posing for a quick shot!
Speaking on Authenticity we have (left to right, seated) Jen from Jen Loves Kev, Indiana from Adored Austin, and James from Bleu Bird Vintage. This panel, moderated by the lovely Kristina from Pretty Shiny Sparkly, was so interesting because it was all about how to achieve your own “voice” and set yourself apart in a world with so many bloggers and sites. These three talented ladies are especially good at writing in a way that makes their blog something to remember. It’s almost as if their words are leaping off the page in their own voices.
Above we have Katy from Kansas Couture! I love her lace skirt paired with neutrals, really spring and on trend! Katy added our Steve Madden Propperr Taupe Heels to finish the look. The bows add the perfect lady-like touch!
James from Bleu Bird Vintage (above) has some of my favorite styles! I love how she mixes vintage eras for a look that is completely her own. She is always super cute with out looking like she tried to hard, and that as we all know, is no easy task. James is wearing a pair of shoes from Lulus that I was obsessing over forever, the Jeffrey Campbell Duoma’s, sadly now sold out. I really hope they come back soon!
Here is James with her adorable family. Those are probably the best-dressed kiddos I have seen in quite some time! I love how baby Gemma is saying “Hi!” to the camera!
We wrapped up the weekend partying with Etsy and Burdastyle in Downtown Austin! Tons of fun and dancing! It was a wonderful weekend with so many talented people. Thanks again to the TxSCC for having us! Can’t wait for next year!
top 5 photos courtesy of Adam Towner