The TCF Style Expo was last week, and I must say it was awesome. It was my first year attending- last year I had serious FOMO so I made sure I was better at all my trip planning for this year. I must say, Marie Denee knows how to throw an expo. With two days full of events I knew I had to make sure I was bringing it, but at the same time keeping it cool and cute. There is nothing worse than being in the South in the summer sweltering in your clothes. So here it is lovers, my looks for Day 1 of the Expo.
I wanted to wear something different so I wore this great maxi dress from indie brand Obioma. This Maryland based company mixes African Print with modern designs. Their prints are amazing. I first met the brand at Full Figured Fashion Week, and I fell in love with this dress right here.
This strapless maxi was the perfect dress to wear to the expo. The print is a standout, and you can never go wrong with a maxi dress. I am wearing a 2x in the dress which allowed for me to move around freely. If you are not one to go sans sleeves, no worries- the print comes in a cool skirt or jacket. If you love the strapless maxi style, this also comes in two other fun prints. Your girl was super lucky because Obioma was at the expo, so I was able to get another fun dress to wear!
I kept my accessories simple with my trusty watch and these great earrings from Charming Charlie. These unfortunately are sold out online, but check your local store. I found these when I was walking around the store and fell in love. Even though these are not available, these shorter version ones look amazing as well. Since I was doing a lot of walking, wearing heels was not an option. I wore the Greta slide from Ann Taylor in Azul. If you are looking for a slide, definitely check this one out. I bought these for $35! They are soo comfy, I am seriously thinking about getting another color.
For the mixer, I wanted to go for a sultry nighttime look. One night browsing good ole Asos, I stumbled across this great dress. The ruffle detail had me swooning, but the price had me adding it to cart immediately. The Truly You Ruffle Dress was on sale for $41!!! Yes, you heard me, a great dress for a night out for a great price. One of my boo's called me a sexy senorita...lol. I went with a size 18, and it was a perfect fit. I must say cobalt blue looks great on me. The bold color against the melanin is a win win. I paired the look with this great Mermaid Clutch from Courtney Noelle, and my favorite Vince Camuto sandals.
I was excited to attend the expo, but I was not prepared for the awesomeness of Day 1. It was great meeting new bloggers, catching up with the boo's, and just learning from all the great speakers during the panels. Stay tuned because my recap of the expo is coming soon. In the meantime tell me what do you think of my looks!