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MomTrends Lands End Holiday Party

Me in a Size Four! With Nicole, Alicia, and Carrie at the MomTrends Event

Yesterday, dear reader, I left off my tale of blogger-woe at the point at which I had vanquished my underwhelming-techie self over at Qualcomm, only to find myself oversized for Lands End.

A breif recap: I went to a Qualcomm super techie press conference.  I am not even a sub-super techie.  But I figured it out. Yay me.  Then, I left there and went straight to the MomTrends Lands End holiday party where I should have been totally in the zone – instead, I was in the the petite department.  That pretty much brings you up to date. So what did I do next?

Lucikly, Nicole, MomTrends herself (and an actual size 2) had hired stylists and they went to work. (Luckily, too, I had a pair of Spanx in my bag. I’m nothing if not prepared) I squeezed into the Spanx, into the size 4 dress, donned a blazer to cover the worst of it, and a size too-big (but super duper cute) Lands End riding boots to distract from the worst of it, and walked the runway like a champ.

A champ who couldn’t move her arms too far in front of her body…but still.

And what did I take away from these two seemingly disparate events?

1. That I can understand tech speak if I just listen hard enough, and brush up on my metaphorical Swahili.

2. That it kinda does matter who powers your smart phone, and maybe I should start paying attention.

3. That Lands End makes  suprisingly sophisticated housewares like Mercury glass candle holders, birch bark candles, and hand knit animals.

4. That Lands End Canvas line is (gasp) kinda hip.

and most importantly, that

5. Lands End has taken vanity sizing to new levels of vanity. and I love them for it.  Because Vanity Sizing or no,  I can’t help but be thrilled that I fit into a size four.  I will take that to my GRAVE, people!  A size four! Vanity sizing works!  I felt fabulous.

(The terrific make up by Evy Drew didn’t hurt either.)

And there you have it.  From Tech geek to fashion floozy. A day in the(blogging) life of this NYC Blogger.

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For a Mom Blogger in NY, the possibilities are endless.  There are breakfasts at big toy retailer’s, lunches at Tech pop-ups, and evening events for everything from Apps, to Zoos. (Seriously)  Which is how I found myself, one day a few weeks ago, hitting a high-tech press conference for Qualcomm in the afternoon and a fashion/lifestyle party for LandsEnd, hosted by MomTrends, in the evening.  My blog-cup runneth over.

First, Qualcomm. As one of the Blogging Angels, I often talk tech.  But here’s how the conversation usually goes: Angel Amy: Have you seen the latest version of WordPress  that lehetővé teszi, hogy szerkeszteni seo ismerete nélkül CSS kódot??

What?  You don’t speak Hungarian? Well, neither do I. And that’s what it sounds like to me. So I, the “can-you-please-explain-that-in-non-tech-English- Angel” will say something incredibly insightful, like “Huh?”  And get tech-smart Angel Amy (aka SelfishM0m) to explain what she’s talking about so I and the rest of us less-than-technically savvy proficient listeners can know what the heck she’s talking about.

Works well, I think.

But this Qualcomm event wasn’t for Bloggers, it was for actual tech journalists, who I think were speaking Urdu, Chinese, and maybe Guajarati. And none of them would have thought it was funny if I said “Huh?”

But I went, I listened.  I took notes.  And then I very carefully read the (luckily mostly in English) press release.  It was almost as good as Google Translator.  Or Amy!  Here’s what I found out: (more…)

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