13 August 2013

Walking in the BlogHer '13 Fashion Show

13 August 2013
BlogHer 2013, Chicago

Yesterday I shared a bit about my decision to walk in the BlogHer '13 Fashion Show and today I want to share why it was such  a fabulous experience.

It really came down to 3 things, really: 1) being a part of a diverse, talented group of ladies, 2) feeling the support and encouragement from our vocal, exuberant audience and, 3) kicking my nerves and insecurities to the curb and having fun!

Numbers 2 and 3 are actually related: it was the cheering, whooping, clapping and just sheer energy from the crowd that instilled confidence in me. It was infectious. It helped me relax, realize I was in a nonjudgmental, supportive environment, and it was a moment to shine.

See what I mean?
BlogHer '13 Fashion Show
And here's the effect: that's Cristi and me walking the finale below. See the grins on our faces? 
BlogHer '13 - Fashion Show
It make me think: how great would it be if we were this supportive of each other all the time?

The cherry on top was loving my two looks! They made me feel polished, put together, and ready to rock the stage! The first look was a Nicole Miller Dress paired with a Diane von Furstenburg blouse and a python clutch from Cinnamon Boutique, and amazing white sandals with clear heels from Lori's Shoes.

The second was an incredible Wayne Clark gown from The Lake Forest Shop paired with strappy heels from Lori's Shoes and my own jewelry.
The BlogHer ’13 Fashion Show brought to you by Ulta

A big thank you to Elisa and the rest of the BlogHer staff for this opportunity! What a great experience!

16 comments:

Alyssa said...

You look like a total super model. Red is definitely your color and that dress is amazing on you!

Alison said...

You look amazing!! That dress is so beautiful!

Jessica Marquez said...

Youre gorgeous! Great job!

Dora said...

You look amazing in those pictures!!! You go girl

Lena said...

I love the idea of wholeheartedly supporting each other–just imagine what we could all accomplish!

Short and Sweet Blog said...

Oh wow you look stunning! That red is unbelievable!

Cara-Mia said...

Wow you look gorgeous! Glad it was so much fun, too.

Natalie Merrillyn said...

How fun! You look gorgeous, what an amazing experience!

Rachel said...

Amazing! Your hair is perfection skinny minnie!

Joelle Duff said...

Um, hi, that dress is incredible. And you look gorgeous Ashley!

diane {a spot of whimsy} said...

I love this so much!! Beautiful words from a beautiful lady! You looked FANTASTIC.

Jessica Poole said...

Seriously in love with the DVF look! Swoon city!

Allyson said...

You look gorgeous! Congratulations!

Elizabeth // The Now said...

YAY!! You look so cute. Are you 8 ft tall? Love what you said about ladies being so supportive. Couldn't agree more. xo

Ashlee jenna said...

What a elegant smile and this whole thing looks just wonderful..

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Annie said...

So awesome!! Love this!

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