Travel Time: NYC & IFBCON

At the beginning of last September I headed to sweltering New York City to attend my first IFB Conference and Fashion’s Night Out – The conference was such an amazing experience that I’ve decided to further my fashion blogger education with another once-in-a-lifetime trip back East.

{You can read about my trip & enjoy some fabulous Summer fashion from September here:  IFBCON PreparationIFBCON – Trends, Styles & Inspiration, MCLV Style: New York City, MCLV Style: IFBCON Day One, MCLV Style: IFBCON Day Two, and New York Fashion Diary}


As with my trip in September a huge part of the fun – And the stress – Is deciding what to bring for the trip. Not only is New York City a fashion capital whose streets beg for killer footwear & fun, one-of-a-kind looks, the conference is also a chance to meet inspirational people within the industry and connect with other fashion bloggers – Some of whom may have been instrumental in you decision to start a blog in the first place.


I was right on the edge of beginning to panic when I read this amazing article from Hilary Rushford at Dean Street Society about similar anxieties & a solution to her own fashion crisis prior to attending the Alt Summit Conference in Salt Lake City – Why I’m Not Going To Win Best Dressed at Alt Summit. After reading it – And quickly becoming enthralled by her blog – I realized that she’s one of the speakers at IFBCON this week. How serendipitous!


With Hilary’s permission to not win best dressed I decided that I needed a better way to approach the packing conundrum. Ultimately I know that for me picking out each piece & styling it in advance is the best way to go – That way I can relax and enjoy myself once I arrive. The other thing that I love is getting inspired by fashion magazines, other bloggers, and all the beautiful pictures I can find online.

Enter Pinterest. 🙂


The other thing that’s fun when you’re packing is to get inspired by the professionals. And by professionals I mean the fabulous fashion set who have been gracing New York Fashion Week {or IFBCON} with their presence for years – Jetset Style Guide – NYFW February 2013 from Hitha On The Go, Fashion Week Beauty Essentials from Late Afternoon, {What to Wear} To A Fashion Blogging Conference from Beautify My Life, 8 Looks Inspiring Our NYFW Wardrobe from Glittery Guide, and of course Bigger, Better, Bolder: What To Bring To IFB Con from IFB.

Have you ever gotten stressed out by the notion of getting packed for a trip? How did you calm yourself done & get yourself packed?

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14 Responses to Travel Time: NYC & IFBCON

  1. Hi Caity,

    Thank you so much for including my jetset style guide post! I hope you’ll consider purchasing my Portavi Guide on all things #NYFW – you can find it here:

    Safe travels!


  2. angelauk

    Oh gosh I am in awe of your experience last year and your upcoming one. I only started blogging four weeks ago so I am a total novice, but have been reading hundreds of blogs for the longest time. I saw you on the fabulous GIG group page on FB. I am going to follow your blog so I don’t miss any of the exciting posts that you will be writing from NY. Didn’t see GFC on your page so will follow through blog loving.
    Angela x

    • Welcome to the Fashion Blogging game Angela! I don’t have GFC setup {thank you WordPress} but you can keep up w/ all the action on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & the blog. I promise I’ll keep the pictures & fun coming! 🙂

  3. Thanks for including me in your post! I’m sure there are MANY of us feeling the pressure of outfit planning for IFBCon. I’ll keep an eye out for you at the conference!

  4. I am sure you´ll look as stylish as you always do 🙂 Wishing you a super date with NYC 🙂

  5. Love it – let’s hang! x

  6. These are great outfit choices. I love the shoes especially.

  7. These are great oufits. I especially love the shoes…

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