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Learning to Love Wearing White (EVO 2012 Weekend)

Last month I was able to spend the weekend in Park City at the EVO Conference. It’s one of my favorite conferences of the year. EVO is hosted by two amazing ladies — Jyl of Mom It Forward and Rachael of Today’s Mama. It was my second time attending the conference. Not only is the venue at The Canyons Resort amazing, but the conference is full of incredible information. Another thing I love about Evo is that it’s a family conference, so you see all kinds of kids and families enjoying the weekend together!

A few days before EVO started, I was invited by Tide to participate in a “Wear All White Challenge”. This was such a fun challenge. For some reason I have been afraid of wearing white, but what  I found at the end of the weekend is that wearing it really empowering. One day during the conference, I wore all white, and then the other days I wore one white item of clothing.

Thanks Justin Hackworth of the fun picture. And yes, I have my arm over my face — LOL!

From Left to Right: Kristyn of Lil LunaKristen Duke (Photography)meShelley of House of SmithsKim of Today’s Creative BlogApril of Funky Vintage Lovely and Kami of No Biggie

me, Kim Kami  and April

It was so fun to visit all of the sponsor booths at the conference. Tide had a awesome suite where they had makeup and hair stations, plus they filmed women talking about what they think about wearing white. I loved hearing everyone’s answers! Check it out — you might see some familiar faces!!

And — oh my gosh — this might be my favorite commercial ever. Betty White talking about Tide Vivid and Jeggings. LOL!

I even got out of my comfort zone and joined in the Flash Mob!! it was an amazing experience.

And we met Ronald and Minnie!

Kami, Shelley, Mandi, Brooke, Me

And Shelley was channeling her inner hamburgler — haha!!

There were amazing classes. Like this one about pitching magazine articles: Left to right: Landee @ Landee See, Landee Do/ Jodie @ eighteen25/Orange Blossom Frame girls/ Jen @ eighteen25/ Kristyn @ Lil Luna/ Nikki @ Chef in Training/ Jamielyn @ I heart Naptime/ April @ Funky Vintage Lovely/ me (thanks Kristen Duke for the picture)

Dennis from The Next Corner taught a fabulous class on SEO – he’s so smart.

I also was able to take part in a fun Blogger’s Challenge from Lowes. We built this DIY Art station in less than 2 hours. So fun!!

Tausha, me, Amy, Brooke, Desiree

And so much more!!

I have to say, going to blog conferences is one of my favorite things I love about blogging. It is so amazing to meet people you have developed friendships with online. And I have learned so much from the classes too.

me, Laurie and Kim

Tide also sent me their new Tide Vivid detergent to help me keep my whites clean.

Thanks Tide for giving me the challenge to wear white. I love wearing it now.

And now I am not afraid of getting it dirty.

Have a Wonderful Day!!


PS — It’s Friday!!

Almost time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!

I love to feature YOUR ideas.

I hope you can join in!!

The party starts at 6 pm MST tonight.




  1. I (like several other who commented) love your outfit in the picture towards the top! The all white with the bright turquoise or blue scarf and those rocking shoes–where did you get those shoes! Can you give us a better shot of that outfit? After finally finding the perfect pair of white jeans I really want to pull together a look like you did so successfully–and with fall fast approaching I am running out of time! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    • Thanks so much Jill!!!


    • Jill – I don’t have another shot of that particular outfit. But it was white capris, with a white tanktop and a white sweater over the top with short sleeves. And then I found a turquoise scarf that I used to bring some color into the outfit and some bright shoes. The shoes are Nine West Greta wedges. I found them at Nordstrom Rack :)


  2. Well, you’ve inspired me! I have been afraid to wear white for years because it seems every time I do I get some sort of spot or stain on it and then it’s ruined but I think I’ll go out and buy some Tide and something white and see what happens…fingers crossed!

  3. It looks like so much fun and wearing white means bright shoes right? Love that!

  4. I love the white on white, I wouldn’t think to do it, but you did it well with bringing in color form the scarf!

    • You are so sweet Kristen!! You always look fabulous. ANd I love all of the bright colors that you wear! Thanks for letting me use that picture. Your pictures from the conference were amazing.


  5. How have I not heard about this?! going to go pick some up today!!
    I wish I had gone to EVO this year, always so fun!!

  6. SEO? EVO?

  7. awesome. I have those same shoes (as you in the last picture) and have been trying to figure out WHAT to wear them with. I have been thinking of all white with them, but have been so unsure. This TOTALLY helped! I love wearing white!

    • Aren’t they cute?? You should try them with white. I really am loving my white capris and I bought some white jeans too which I now love. It took some time to get the right pair, but I love the clean look of white :)