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I’m off to Blogher (a blogging conference) in Chicago this week. The blogosphere has reached near hysteria on what to wear. I’m thinking of just wearing a full nude Spanx body suit. It’s slimming and versatile and matches standard beige hotel carpeting. Look for me at the parties! (If you want to know what to wear if you’re NOT going to Blogher, read this.)

The thing about Blogher is that there are like a gazillion people there (or something close to that). So if you make some kind of egregious fashion choice like um… I don’t know… a a full nude Spanx body suit that matches beige carpeting, you can simply ditch your new blog friends, dash up to your hotel room, change and rustle up some new friends at the next Break-Out Session!

If you’re going, I really hope you’ll come to our humor panel (Dying is Easy, ROTFLMAO Comedy is Hard) on Saturday at 3 pm. It’s going to be me, Anna from Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder, Deb from Deb on the Rocks, Jenny from The Bloggess, Jessica from Bernthis and Wendi from Wendi Aarons.

I can’t think of one reason why you wouldn’t attend. I mean, unless there was some celebrity fashion guru  three rooms down or something.

Oh crap.

Yes, Tim Gunn is seriously available at the EXACT SAME TIME at the Tide & Bounce Laundry Lounge.

Whatever. The guy is so overrated. And by “overrated” I mean “I worship him.” Plus, my husband interviewed him once and says he’s totally nice. Like would it have killed the guy to be a jerk?

And of course, I am desperately waiting for the return of “Project Runway.” I am about to hang myself by a thread watching the dismal knock-off, “The Fashion Show.” Seriously, am I the only pathetic viewer left? Why am I always watching shows that everyone else has completely abandoned?!

Oh if only they had booked Isaac Mizrahi to be in that sultry laundry lounge.

But listen to me, all my lady blog goddesses out there  – you don’t need Tim Gunn. Not. This. Saturday.

Because any of us on the humor panel will gladly do a fashion critique and tell you to pull out the scrunchie and get rid of the panty hose how much we adore your wedge shoes and cute top.  Seriously, you look fabulous.

45 Responses to i hope we’re cooler than the laundry lounge

  • Megan says:

    If I wasn’t in Alabama I would love to fly away to Chicago to listen and laugh at your humor! Good luck! I know you’ll have a great time!

  • Mrs4444 says:

    Okay, I’ll be there! (But I looked all afternoon today for some cute wedge shoes and couldn’t find any.) I’ll be wearing ??? Can’t wait to meet you! 🙂

  • Marinka says:

    omg, I had no idea that he would be around at the same time. Just in case I don’t see you Saturday, I loved your panel, I learned so much!

  • kristen says:

    you and tim gunn would almost be a reason to go…almost. but as you know, i will nevah go again!

    have a great time, take lots of pics and since i saw how CUTE you were last year, i hardly think you’ll have any problem being dressed just perfectly. xo

  • Wendi says:

    The Sheraton carpet is actually a paisley pattern, so you may want to get another matching Spanx.

    And can you cover me on the panel while I go talk to Tim about new fall trends?

  • Robyn says:

    Will there be a video (how outdated am I?) of your panel???? I won’t be there, but I’d love to hear it — all you ladies are fantastic! I would TOTALLY dis Tim Gunn to see you!

  • aimee says:

    I won’t be at BlogHer but would totally come to your panel. Good luck!! And, I think you should wear the nude body suit just to the panel to make a point 🙂 Ha ha!

  • MommyTime says:

    Be forewarned: I read a hilarious post about a year ago (I think it was Mrs G on Derfwad Manor) about Spanx. She found them so uncomfortable that she actually went into the bathroom in the middle of a party and cut them off her body. Which is fine if you can discretely remain dressed in the other stuff you have on but might present a problem otherwise. All of which is simply to say that I DEFINITELY think you should wear the spanx. Just carry a pair of shears and a swimsuit coverup in your bag for backup.

    I hope I see you in Chicago, since I missed you in NYC!

  • Suzie says:

    Someone beat me on the “wear the Facebook blouse” comment….drat. 🙂 I think just some spanx and a bathing suit cover up is a fabulous idea. Wish I could be there for the comedy panel! Have fun!

  • ErinB says:

    oooooh I cant wait for PR to return. Is that other show seriously still on? Safe travels and say hi to Tim :-}

  • Lucy says:

    Kelcey! Too funny! Full body spanx!!! work it girl. You can do it.! Wish i could come and watch!… and No, you are not the only pathetic one watching the Fashion show… every time i watch it i feel so uncomfortable and embarrassed. its a sad knock-off! i cannot wait for Project Runway!!! Good luck and have fun on the panel! xo

  • Oz says:

    Yeah, Isaac is no Tim Gunn. Tim Gunn is my fantasy fairy godfather. Luckily, I won’t be at Blogher, so I don’t have to make the impossible choice between Tim and you.

  • TRACI says:

    Seeee? This is what happens when you are a Blogher rookie and didn’t read the lineup. I didn’t even know about one or the other.

  • Lanie says:

    Good luck and have a great trip! Looking forward to hearing about the big crowd who came to watch you instead of Tim Gunn.

  • Amy@UWM says:

    I would totally rather come to your session than meet Tim Gunn. Seriously. Like there isn’t enough pressure to look good at this conference? I SO don’t need his disapproving glare. And please don’t wear the Spanx. I was going to wear the black body suit and if we’re wearing the same thing, well, that will just look silly.

    Since you’re one of my three readers, I really hope to meet you at BlogHer!

  • Lanie says:

    Looking forward to hearing about the big crowd who came to watch you instead of Tim Gunn. Good luck and have a great trip!

  • Julie B. says:

    I’m getting so jealous reading everyone’s “getting ready to leave for blogher” posts. Maybe someday it’ll be me…Have a great time. I would totally go to your breakout if I was there 🙂

  • tracey says:

    Babe, even though I love that show, I am SO not a celebrity person. Tim Gunn is probably a nice enough guy, but has he ever commented on my blog? No. No he has not. YOU HAVE. And I like you. So guess which one was ALREADY on my list to attend?

  • Traci says:

    Welcome to Chicago. I love Chicago in the summer (vs the winter when the wind chill makes it impossible to window shop) when everyone shows off their finest attire. If you really want to see the best in fashion, skip Michigan Ave and head to the train station. You will find beautiful dresses and sneakers. No one wants to huff it to work in wedges!

    You will do great and I would choose humor over fashion any day of the week.

  • meredith says:

    just HAD to say thanks for honestly the bestest panel at Blogher. I think I truly pee’d a little in my thong listening to all, ya’ll up there on that mini-stage. My site is new, so I’m just makin’ me some bloggy friends…I’ll be back to visit your sites I assure you:)

  • Kathy says:

    Thanks for a great panel session. Man, that room was packed! Tell BlogHer there are way more funny women attending the conf, so they need a bigger room next time. A stadium, really.

    ps. Saw Tim, met Tim, touched Tim. Slept with signed picture of Tim. He is the UnJerk. Glad I got in line early and still had plenty of time to hit the humor panel. Again, great job!

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