And It’s a Wrap: Tieka Dishes on the Texas Style Council Conference

Top photo: Tieka of Selective Potential and Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky. Bottom photo: Turi and Audrey of ModCloth. Photo courtesy of The Swapaholics

Hi, gals! It’s me, Tieka of Selective Potential! I’m back from Austin (and finally rested up!) after a fun-filled weekend, where I attended several events for the Texas Style Council Conference, which was put on by Indiana of Adored Austin. It included a clothing swap, mentoring breakfast, boutique crawl, party, and social media symposium. Phew!

At the swap party, each attendee brought two items to trade. I walked away with a cute polka dot dress and an open-back floral dress! Score!

At the mentoring breakfast, there were several speakers that you could talk to on a variety of topics — from blogging 101, blogging over 30, Etsy success, maintaining individuality, scary legal stuff, and who to avoid blogger burnout.

Several of us braved the cold rain to hit a few boutiques along South Congress! Some of my favorites included Prototype and Feathers.

Photo Courtesy of The Swapaholics

For the posh party, there were several booths you could check out! ModCloth hosted a “Name It And Win It” contest. I loved the mini cupcakes and the outdoor airstream photo booth.

The social media symposium was a fun day of learning! We explored how to make an impact in our local communities, be informative, trusted, and write with originality. I loved leading a workshop with Turi of ModCloth on how brands work with bloggers!

All in all, I had a blast at the Texas Style Council Conference and would definitely head back again next year! Did any of you attend? If so, what was your favorite part of the trip?

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5 Comments

  1. ShyScout 03/15/2012 at 11:24 am #

    I wish I could have gone!! It seemed like it was so much fun and very informational. I would have loved to learn all the tips and tricks of the blogging world and participated in the clothing swap. I hope to attend next year :]

  2. tieka@selectivepotential.com 03/15/2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Yay! Thank you so much for giving me the chance to guest post for you guys for TxSC!

  3. anne the SpyGirl 03/15/2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Tieka, an excellent recap. I have so many favorite parts, I can’t decide!

    The best take-away is that I found my “voice” is in my hands. I dashed off sketches during the symposium, posted them yesterday, and the response has been phenomenal.

    I hope to attend next year, for sure.

  4. daintygirltoronto 03/15/2012 at 7:54 pm #

    I would love to attend an event like this in the Toronto area! I’m new to the fashion and beauty blogging scene so advice from seasoned bloggers and social media pros would go a long way for me! I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for local events like this!

    Thanks for the wonderful recap Tieka!

    Nicole
    http://daintygirl.ca

  5. Eliza 03/17/2012 at 3:31 pm #

    So cool….I would love to go one year…..are only bloggers allowed? How would one procure admission???

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