1.23.2012

A LITTLE ALT SUMMIT RECAP

photo via moss + isaac

i was asked to speak at alt summit this year and i was thrilled to accept. 

the entire conference from top to bottom was lovely. the sponsors, the speakers, the atmosphere, all was full of love and support and generosity, and the grand america was grand indeed. good job salt lake.

aside from speaking, i was mostly there to see friends. i saw them all, and even got a bonus case of the stomach flu (thus ending my 21 year streak, let's not even talk about it, i am so disappointed with myself).

me + alison at the white party photo booth, isn't she fancy?
photo via moss + isaac

if you're thinking of attending next year, do it. you'll have a great time. and try to book a hotel in salt lake city if you can, because driving in from the 'burbs was a dumb idea.

p.s. i am wearing:
glasses: lookmatic fdr prescription frames
scarf: my mama's couch
baseball tee: forever 21
tutu-riffic: shabby apple (appears to be sold out?)
shoes: zara (red sticker still attached, classy)
clutch: jcrew
lipstick: revlon just bitten--passion

65 comments :

  1. The tutu is tuuuuuly awesome. Pinterest can be awesome too. Until people are rude.

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  2. Cute as a button you are!
    love the photos! I really want to go next year!

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  3. I love the outfit! I wish I could have gone to Alt, mostly just to meet you. In my list of must-read blogs, you are my Dooce. You are inspirational Miss Natalie, and don't ever stop living your dreams.

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  4. Your outfit is amazing.
    I really wanted to go this year but we had a lot of other financials come up instead. I finally told my husband about it this past weekend. He had no idea that bloggers got together and stuff. Then he asked me why I didn't go, I told him the price. He was a little dumbfounded.
    But hopefully next year I will get to go. I really want to go, meet wonderful women and learn some new stuff as well.
    Anyways, that's all.
    jess

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  5. If I get to go next year, my goal is to meet you. You have such a magical way of writing that just makes me want to move to new York so i can see life as you do. Can we be friends?

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  6. That picture of you is also all over tumblr. Go girl.

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  7. can you please tell me where i can buy that little black and white plus sign dress you snapped a photo of yourself in on instagram? pleassse? it was amazing. i've been obsessing ever since.

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  8. I'm obsessed with your outfit and how you don't look like a little girl while wearing a tutu. If I did that, it would be bad. hahaha

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  9. That picture certainly IS trending on Pinterest and for good reason my dear! Look at you? Plus you made that scarf from leftovers from your mom's couch? That kind of blogger ingenuity must be celebrated. Also, tutu.

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  10. I agree with Shannon! Maybe next year alt will be in my cards. LOVE the scarf made out of couch material.

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  11. I truly feel your pain over the stomach flu. Every single person in my family has been sick for a week (no barfing yet, though a few small people came close). The entire freaking valley has been suffering from it, methinks. I'm still holding strong on my 20-year streak, thank goodness, but who knows when I'll have to step down? Ugh. I'm sad I didn't get to see you while you were here, but hey, at least we had hallway time at church on Christmas, right? :)

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  12. You're so beautiful, I love the top photo of you!

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  13. "scarf: my mom's couch" hahaha

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  14. Natalie, you are too humble! You rocked your outfit and looked tres cute! The conference sounded so fabulous...hope I can make it next year.

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  15. You are absolutely adorable! I love your blog and just might have to attend Alt next year. Every blog I read is posting about it and I'm so jealous I wasn't there. xo

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  16. You looked great. Still think it is hilarious I thought that was you on Pinterest and it was! :) haha I might just need to go to this next year... I mean I do live in Utah!

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  17. your outfit is adorable! love the tulle xxx
    http://theruffledlace.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love your outfit, its so Sex And The City!

    http://tooodayi.blogspot.com/

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  19. It is definitely on my to do list for next year. I wanted to go last year but didn't. Then this year I had a baby. So next year... it's on! ;)

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  20. oh my gosh! you are the fanciest! :) i knew i should have bought that tutu skirt when I had the chance. *le sigh* Alt Summit looked fantastic!

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  21. Nat - you've officially made up my mind that I must attend ALT next year! And buy a tutu!

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  22. You are so cute and LOVE the dress. Seriously, the couch?

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  23. 1] You are adorable
    2] I heart your outfit- may have to marry it {you know if you could do that...and If I didn't have to dump my hub}
    3] I am totally bummed to be living in Utah and have missed the conference. Next year, it's a date!
    4] I love your new header- it's da bomb!
    the end

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  24. Your top picture is ALL over pinterest!

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  25. I so so so wanted to go this year but when I finally got my act together it was SOLD OUT! Next year FOR SURE! (PS: you are adorable in that tutu ... and clothes in exchange for old baby item?! Sign me up!)

    http://gennyalexander.typepad.com/alexander/

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  26. You have the cutest sense of style! Oh, and you are definitely going to be a trend on my pinterest, in the good happy comment "oh she is so cute!" sort of way:)

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  27. Lisa's blog: http://almostfamouslisa.blogspot.com/

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  28. LOVE this look! you look gorgeous.

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  29. i LOVE the look. absolutely stunning!
    so glad that look has drawn so much attention on facebook, because of it i found your blog, which i'm super loving. : )

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  30. Your outfit is adorable! That tutu is just amazing :) Sounds like a fab time!!!

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  31. I saw your first pic on Pinterest today and pinned it to my "closet lustings" board :) So cute!

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  32. SO CUTE! i want to go so bad. driving by the grand america on saturday en route to workout i thought, "next year i want to go and look at all those cute bloggers in PERSON!!" those close of yours are pretty rockin. :)

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  33. wait. does this also mean your mom has a couch in that print!? man, your family is awesome! love it!

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  34. eh. I don't think I have the same experience with all these bloggers like some of you do. but i am glad you had a fun time! and got to speak, that is very exciting :)and that is a super cute outfit and beautiful picture!

    vanessa inevergrewup.net

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  35. so glad you had so much fun! your outfit is totally you (altho less stripey than usual...) & TOTALLY adorable. love!!! : )

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  36. You're beautiful. I'm so happy to hear someone else in this part of the world still has a nursing 15 month old!

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  37. Absolutely love your blog and your outfit- so great! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  38. I saw this picture floating around pinterest and thought that it was you! You look amazing!! I hope I can make it to ALT next year!!

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  39. so funny. i work at nordstrom and the other night i swore i saw a woman (must have been your mom?) walking around with your son. i totally recognized him from the blog. RANDOM:)

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  40. i love that tutu. i daresay that maybe a 2012 version of kathleen kelly might wear it. while twirling.

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  41. Not only must I now purchase a tutu, I must also find an appropriate occasion to wear it. It's perfect on you!

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  42. There is a good reason that photo is trending. I actually wanted to include it myself in a recap of photos that I liked because I enjoyed your ensemble when I saw it in person.

    Sorry I didn't get to formally meet you at ALT..maybe next year??

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  43. I saw the picture of you in Pinterest and thought "That's Nat!" Great outfit.

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  44. That's how I found your blog -- via Pinterest. :) I have dark hair and black glasses and am into lipstick and leopard print, so I was immediately captivated.

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  45. That's how I found your blog -- via Pinterest. :) I have dark hair and black glasses and am into lipstick and leopard print, so I was immediately captivated.

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  46. your tutu is fab!!!!as is the rest of you of course!!!

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  47. Natalie your outfit is UN-REAL. It's honestly the cutest thing I've ever seen-- the casualness of a sporty sexy baseball tee + your red lips and geek chic glasses + THE MOST AMAZING TULLE SKIRT I'VE EVER SEEN?!?!?! I want to sleep and dream and play in this exact outfit, like every day. What a DREAM!!! What is it about girls and tulle? Seriously I'm horrible at commenting but I saw this outfit and my fingers involuntarily jolted into commenting-mode because I couldn't NOT comment on what a creative and adorable ensemble you put together....you are a legitimate fashion blogger!! Like, you always joke about how you live on a street (or at least near a bunch) of fashion bloggers who are always out getting their pictures taken and you feel silly and this and that, but this outfit is better than anything I've seen on a true "fashion blog." I live and breathe fashion and write about it for Refinery 29, and I AM OBSESSED with what you put together here. Can you tell? I just wrote a novel. You have really really good fashion sense. You need to post more outfits!!!!!!!!!!! K that's it. Thanks.

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  48. You are so cute! Thanks for crediting our work! Leigh Anna (Moss + Isaac)

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  49. omg and the SCARF!!!!!!!!! the freaking scarf!!! The adorable leopard cowl that you MADE from old couch fabric? who are you?!! amazing. This is my favorite outfit ever.

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  50. Ok, I admit I went out and bought your lipcolor and may I say, WOW! Hubs better watch out... Zing!

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  51. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the tutu!! looks like you had a great time!

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  52. glad you had such a fantastic time, my dear darling nat. i SO started that pin of you! and i didn't even know it was you!! i was browsing the bazillion white party pics on flickr and loved the style you threw together. it popped more than any other outfit i saw. so there's that. nice work. you're adorable.

    xo.

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  53. You look like blog royalty!! Love the whole outfit.

    And, such a great recap. Must attend next year!!

    ~ Elizabeth

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  54. Um, could you be any cuter?! I just found your blog and am kind of obsessed...mostly because we share the same name...and nickname (obviously). Your picture in that outfit is everywhere, as I'm sure you've noticed! You're like the poster child of the Alt Summit white party. This is the only post I've read so far, but can I just say it...I love you. Too soon? Nah!

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  55. Honestly, you looked amazing. And I love your, "just threw this old outfit together" attitude. It's admirable!! I feel like this photo is going to be on the cover of blogger materials for alt for years to come! You're awesome that you were able to nurse your son through the conference. Pretty amazing!!

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  56. they don't come cuter than YOU my friend. oh i love this look you pulled off. it's so fun!

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  57. I repinned you (top pic) earlier in the week and mentioned the scarf as my most favorite -- you MADE it!? You rock non stop!

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  58. LOVE this outfit! So fun! The touch of cheetah is great too! Thank you for sharing your experience at alt!

    <3 P
    Cupcaking Around!

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  59. Hold on... I've gotta hop over to Pinterest to repin and like that picture of you. HA But seriously why would there be any doubt in your mind how awesome that picture is. Gorgeous! Also, I may have went out and bought some pink skinnies because of that outfit in the park that you wore. I have the faux fur vest. That outfit's on like Donkey Kong!

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  60. I am in love with tu-tu's. Seriously. I am going to buy myself some and not talk myself out of wearing them. Maybe I can make some like the ones I make for babies...hmmm my little brain is spinning...

    Oh and I love that picture of you.

    I am definitely going to go to Alt next year.

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  61. I was wearing that same exact tutu at the white party. How did we miss each other? I would have loved to have met you in person but I'm happy to know your blog now. Alt was just the greatest. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Have a great weekend!

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  62. Adorable. And jealous. And adorably jealous. Can I admit that I want to start blogging seriously just so I can be friends with all of yous? And I know CK too! Isnt she grand? We were in singles wards together and stuff. It's been a few years, and a husband and a baby each (I'm assuming that she has had hers by now?) probably since I've actually seen her, but I still covet her hair. And all those dresses.
    Also, husbands having to bar study is the pits. Good luck to the Holbs. Mine is contemplating not doing it ever again.

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  63. hi nat! i just found your blog through that picture on pinterest, which i am in love with! such a great look!

    xx kristen
    mikie and kristen

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  64. Ok, I'm officially mad at you for not letting me know you were in town. I realize you're super big-time now, but I'm sad. Don't give me that "it was a super quick trip into town" bizness, I CANNOT BE REASONED WITH. Logic has no place here lady.

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  65. Your mom has a leopard print couch? Say what!? You need to post a picture of that bad boy, stat.

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