Next month, I’m heading to Las Vegas for the ABC Kids Expo, which in my pretty little work world, is where all of the best brands come together to debut their new products for the coming year. Think strollers, baby carriers, clothes, shoes, bottles, car seats, EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF that relates to having a child.
To say that I’m excited is an understatement. It’s a huge opportunity and while there will hardly be time to lay by the pool with Brody Jenner (whoops, id I say that?), I’m thrilled to be attending and ready to soak it all up like a kid-producing loving sponge.
But, first things first, friends. What am I going to wear?
There will be a lot of walking. A lot of meetings that involve hustling from booth to booth. A lot of standing on my feet. A lot of doing my best to play it cool when I’m really freaking out inside.
As always, I’m starting with shoes, because they bring me comfort. And calm. Here’s what I’m thinking…
For airport travel
Saucony Jazz Original, $55
I own a pair of these exact shoes and they are some of my favorites… especially for travel. They are fun and funky, but also lightweight and easy to wear. I usually wear them with cuffed jeans, a tee and a big scarf for keeping warm on the airplane.
For evening dinners & parties
Gentle Souls Fulham Booties, $250
Hello there, gorgeous. I’ve been needing an excuse to splurge on these and I think my first big work trip qualifies. I’ll be spending my evenings at brand-sponsored parties and dinners and while I’m not expecting to need to break out cocktail attire, these will easily dress up a simple dress. Add some statement jewelry and I’m ready to go. Plus, they’re Gentle Souls, so I’ll be able to wear them all night in this city that never sleeps.
For daytime meetings & walking the floor, boots
SoftWalk Rocklin Ankle Boots, $145
I’ve been very close to buying a pair of ankle boots for fall and nearly pulled the trigger on the Frye ankle boots from this post… but they were out of my size. This pair caught my eye instead. I love the soft, worn-in gray color, which I can wear at the conference with a fun skirt or a pair of black skinnies.
For daytime meetings & walking the floor, flats
Splendid Cannes Loafers, $95
Talk about a must-have. These are new from OnlineShoes.com and from one of my favorite shoe brands, Splendid. Remember these beloved Splendid sandals? I can see that these will be the perfect alternative to booties for walking the booths at the show and meeting with brands. And, I know that I’ll wear them all of the time, post-conference, too.
Any Las Vegas favorites to share?
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