My eyes scanned the lines of well attired bloggers making their way down either side of the long buffet table. Writers, artists, photographers, seekers of beauty and lovers of God. Outside adornment reflecting inward creativity with cute leopard shoes, chunky jeweled necklaces, lace trimmed sweaters, and red lipstick!
A chuckle of amusement began to arise within me as I thought of what “real life” might look like for some of these bloggers. If they are like me (but they probably aren’t because Allume bloggers are so darned cute) a day of blogging might look like unkempt hair, old mascara under the eyes, ragged fingernails, and unflattering pajama pants.
Like my friend Debbie and myself last summer on a day when my husband came home from work to find us still in our pajamas!
The Allume Conference last weekend was inspiring! It gave me new direction and much needed encouragement to press on in this writing life of mine. It was also a lot of fun to meet some of the women I’ve been getting to know online this past year through The Consilium, a group for writers/bloggers over the age of 45.
This post is dedicated to my Consilium sisters who, even though we are a bit more seasoned than most of the bloggers at the conference, really know how to rock it when it comes to dressing ourselves up. The following are some pictures I took at our meet up in the lobby.
This is our fearless leader Diane Bailey, founder of The Consilium.
Isn’t she adorable?
Winner of the best smile award!
I asked Susan to give me a sassy look and this is what I got!
Bonnie gets two pics so you can see her whole top to bottom cuteness!
And me . . . in this strange leaning against a wall pose!
The shoes we wore were awesome too!
What a great (and stylish) group these women of The Consilium are. I’ve gained so much from knowing them this past year through our small group studies, weekly prayer request posts, and miscellaneous topics thrown up for discussion. I know there are many more Christ lovin’, 45 plus, blogger ladies out there and we’d love to have you join us as well. If you’re interested in this online group of writers and bloggers, please send me a message on Facebook and I’ll be happy to put in a request to join for you!
P.S. In case you are interested, I have a whole collection of Fab Over 50 clothing ideas on Pinterest. It’s how I figure out how to dress myself when the need arises! Check it out and follow if you’d like. I’m always adding new clothing ideas!
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