Ok so I mentioned that this year I would be attending my first Curvy Fashionista Style Expo as press and that I’m super excited for this opportunity! I am definitely looking forward to opportunities to network and to build my brand. This blog is my baby that I’ve been nurturing for quite some time and though we’re just stepping into the Plus Size Fashion arena I am more than ready to get my feet wet.
As I’ve been shopping and styling myself I realized that a lot of planning has gone into me attending this event. No sooner did I start telling myself I should write a list; The Curvy Fashionista herself posted a blog about how to slay the upcoming event. I almost said forget it, but then I reminded myself I’m me and I can add my two cents so to speak. So here I am making a 2 cent deposit ya’ll!
Take the Time Off from Work in Advance
That’s right! Though I’d love to be running my own business and working from home (God willing that happen in the near future); some of us still have day jobs! So make sure you get approval in advance because you do not want to miss all the fun of the expo that starts on a Friday! And I mean besides, who doesn’t enjoy a Friday off right?
Order Your Outfits NOW
July is around the corner and will be here before you know it. If you’re anything like me then you do quite a bit of shopping online. You want to leave yourself enough time to receive your package, leave room for any postal delays and the possibility that you might (hopefully not) return an item. I promise you the only thing left for me to purchase is good shoes and accessories!
Have Your Business Cards
As the Curvy Fashionista herself pointed out in her blog “Mind your business…cards!” It is a huge event with a lot of opportunity to network. You absolutely want to make sure you leave an impression and a business card behind so people can contact you! I’m so excited because I literally just ordered mine, check ’em out:
Get Busy Clicking Hash Tags
That’s right! Start your networking now! Get on Twitter, and Instagram and start clicking on the hash tags you use and see who you can connect with and follow. Nothing like going someplace and having people to meet. Some hash tags I’ve had some success with are #psblogger #plussizeblogger #plussizestyle #fatshion #tcfstyleexpo. Also, follow me on Twitter & IG @apyblog and on Facebook.com/apyblog.
Book Your Room
Whether you live in town or out-of-town; book your room asap! There are rooms blocked off for this event right at the Sheraton Hotel next door to the event location. I can’t speak for anyone else but I totally plan to wardrobe change and will not drive 35 minutes back home to do so. Nope, booking a room so I can slay comfortably and have a little away time with the hubster. Even if you opt out of the hotel next door; check out hotel.com for some great deals.
It should really go without saying, but just in case you needed a reminder:
Be absolutely excited! I know I am! How are you ladies preparing for the 2017 The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo?