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OOTD: Tied Up + Fash Tech Panel

It's one of my New Year's resolutions this year to really get involved with identifying what this blog is about and giving as much to it as I can.  One way I've been trying to do this is to show up at events that resonate with the name of the blog - to look for: Style.  Whether those be blogger events, general fashion events, or even fashion technology events, I'm going to make an effort to attend at least one a month.

Yesterday I went to Fashion Tech's panel on "How Technology is Changing the Face of Fashion".  I don't know if you guys know this, but I'm an engineer as my day job. This panel was just such a fantastic marriage of two things that I really love!  There were speakers from Polyvore, ModCloth, BetaBrand and Google, and they just had some really amazing, interesting things to say.

I made many a silly comment during the panel on Twitter, but I'll leave you with the speakers' answers to the question "In 5 words or less, what advice would you give to others working in startups"?

  • Vineet Buch, Group Product Manager, Google: "Must be present to win."  (Doesn't matter if you thought starting a search engine in 1995 was a good idea if you didn't do it!)
  • Jess Lee, Co-Founder and VP of Product, Polyvore: "Do one thing really well."
  • Colin Stuart, Co-Founder and CTO, Betabrand: "An evil, multinational company must start somewhere."
  • Katie Garlinghouse, VP of Marketing, Modcloth: "Keep an ear on your customer."
Ok, well maybe some of them cheated.  But it was all good advice!  Here's a snapshot of the panel.  I missed Ms. Garlinghouse because the official camera guy was in the way, but you get the idea:

If you're interested in going to one of these and want a buddy, hit me up!  I'd love to get to know someone with the same interests :).

And now, on to my outfit:

OOTD: Tied Up 
Outfit Details
Top: Hanes Boys Tee via Target (buy here)
Cardigan: French Connection (similar Target here, Coldwater Creek here)
Jeans: AG Angelinas via Anthropologie (buy at 6pm.com here, Amazon here)
Shoes: Anthropologie Brimming Button Heels (similar Boutique 9 here, Madewell here)
Necklace: Work Play Date (sorta similar here)

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I am completely in love with my tie necklace.  It's boyish AND sparkly!  Now I just need to hem my pants...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sounds like an awesome panel! If i were up there, I would totally go.

    1. It was a hike for me too since it was up in SF. I had a great time! If you're in town and you're interested, maybe we can go to one. (not like you'd be here to visit ppl or anything :P).