Style File – My Alt Wardrobe

You guys asked, so today I’m going to show you what I wore to Alt. I did not ask people to take pictures of my outfits during the conference, so I had to recreate these at home during the weekend.

I tried to bring basics and footwear that would work in multiple outfits in order to save space. Nonetheless, my suitcase was maxed out.

On Wednesday, I wore the above outfit while traveling and to the Friday night dinner. The black Atwell top has sheer, chiffon sleeves, which I find rather clever. I also wore a pair of Citizens of Humanity almost black Arley jeans. While traveling, I wore rainboots, but for dinner I changed into black Nine West pumps. My gold scale necklace by Laura Lombardi finished it off.

For the sessions on Thursday morning and afternoon, I layered a black tank top from Target under a navy silk blouse from Banana Republic. On the bottom I wore an Elmidae patterned, origami-like skirt, Calvin Klein black nylons, and the black Nine West pumps.

The Clue-theme party was Thursday night, and everyone was supposed to choose a color — white, mustard, scarlet, plum, green, or peacock. Originally I aimed for peacock. But when I got dressed at Alt, everyone told me I was wearing green, not “peacock”/teal. I’m still confused because this outfit reads teal to me, but my husband also thinks it’s green. Oh well.

The ruffle bottom dress in “viper snake” is by Aqua. I kept on my black Calvin Klein nylons and changed into Asos high heels. I accessorized with a spike and beaded bracelet by Spike of Creativity and a Cole Haan wristlet.

Friday, I wore a look you may have seen me in on the blog before — my deconstructed Abigail Glaum-Lathbury jacket over the black tank top from Target. On bottom I wore a rose-colored skirt I thrifted. I finished the outfit off with my new Pour la Victore Adeanna black flats and a clean pair of Calvin Klein black nylons.

The mini parties on Friday called for something festive, so I decided to wear the fascinator I wore to high tea during my bachelorette party. The red silk tee is from Club Monaco and the vintage 1940s skirt came from one of my favorite Etsy sellers. I also wore the black Nine West pumps. For accessories, I found a 1940s matching set — star necklace and star clip-on earrings.

I went for something more comfortable for Saturday’s workshops. I wore my abstract cloud-print blouse from Calvin Klein over the black tank top from Target. I rewore the Citizens of Humanity Arley jeans and Loeffler Randall mini lynx rain boots.

Also, I wanted to show you guys my business cards. If you haven’t heard, business cards are a big deal at Alt. Some people really pull out all the stops. My husband Travis and I designed the cards, and I had them printed by Moo on their luxe card stock. I really love how thick they are, and I’m smitten with the design. I have to give Travis credit for the back of the card — the reverse color and blown-up corset was all his idea.


  1. Amanda says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Very professional, yet edgy.
    I love your origami skirt, your sheer-sleeved blouse (though I do tend to love color), your snake print dress ! Wow ” So original. BTW I also see it as teal / turquoise.
    And that last casual outfit is something I would totally wear. Way to go girl :)

  2. Maggie says:

    This was exactly the post I was hoping for – so much fun to see what you wore!!

    I love your choices… and the hair, the glasses… you look so chic! And not in a cookie-cutter blogger way, at all. And those emerald? teal? Asos heels are the perfect touch.

    The business cards are brilliant. I really like the precise, blueprint feel of the corset sketch combined with that warm gray.

    • jacqueline says:

      I’m so glad you liked the post. I felt a little funny putting it up, since the other bloggers I’ve seen recap their Alt wardrobes tend to be much bigger. Thank you for the compliments!

  3. Kinzie says:

    Oh man, you are so gorgeous! I love love love your Friday outfit, and you rocked that hair fascinator. Stunning, lady!

    • jacqueline says:

      In all honesty, Friday’s outfit was the most comfortable for me because that’s a normal workday look. Although I was one of the few not in bright color. Black and muted colors don’t tend to be popular at Alt.

  4. Sara says:

    We didn’t meet at Alt, but I saw you on Friday and was coveting that beautiful jacket. :) Great to read your recaps and discover your site!

  5. Stacy says:

    You have such a great style! Loved all your outfits and that fascinatior!! The origami skirt was another favorite of mine

  6. Mom says:

    On the website the color of the Clue outfit definitely comes across as peacock/turquoise. Can’t wait to see it in person. I LOVE that outfit. My second favorite is the Friday evening w/ the fascinator outfit.

    • jacqueline says:

      I’m wondering if it might be a natural light vs. artificial light issue with it reading peacock vs. green. Hmmmm… Of course I knew you’d like it, considering the color.

  7. you’re cards are just gorgeous – i’m sorry i missed out on them in person!

  8. miss alix says:

    thanks for doing this! that black deconstructed jacket is amazing. you look great in everything. and i love the cards.

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