Today’s post comes to you with some awesome fashion from people who have been attending the conference! I met a lot of great, interesting people at various networking events, and while I felt a little shy to pop out my camera and ask to take photos of people’s fabulous outfits, the topic of being a fashion blogger for the conference came up – and I got a lot of positive feed back!
Being the only one at the conference from my lab and not knowing anyone else attending, I had throw myself out there and just meet others, start conversations, and have a good time. I met a lot of great students presenting their research, not only graduate students but also some undergraduates, in addition to professors and recruiters.
Each night of the conference there was some kind of networking event hosted by various committees, and I made sure to make an effort to attend as many as I could. Not only were there free drinks, but some good food and company. Worst thing that can happen is I get bored and I can leave. I ended up staying the whole time to each event I went to and had a great time with the people I had met!
I was able to take photos from a couple of fashionable people I had the pleasure of meeting, and they were more than willing to let me take their photo!
Deneshia, an MD/PhD student from Meharry Medical College – I loved Deneshia’s outfit! It looked super comfortable and super stylish! The black and white stripes were really flattering and I loved the skater style of the dress with the tights! And I loved her statement necklace! If you have been following my blog lately, I am in love with statement necklaces so I had to get a close up photo of her necklace!
Shana, a PhD student from the University of South Carolina – I loved Shana’s outfit, it was formal yet still casual enough for networking events! I loved the color and leopard print of the dress, and the tights were a great touch! I totally forgot to bring tights to Boston, but they are a great way to wear a dress and keep warm! I also loved Shana’s boots, I have a similar pair, they are the perfect heel height and matched the outfit well!
Stephanie, PhD student at Meharry Medical College – I loved Stephanie’s look, with the gray dress pants and the lovely top with a belt and a blazer – It looked very cute and fashionable, while still formal enough to wear to a poster presentation or a talk, and then attend the events later in the evening! I brought a pair of gray dress pants that I didn’t get a chance to wear, but I love the color! The blazer over the pretty top was a great touch and a way to keep warm in this Boston cold!!
Sanae, PhD student from Boston University School of Medicine – I was excited when I met Sanae and found out she writes a blog, Where the BlueBoots Go. BlueBoots is based in Boston, MA and shares photography, recipes, entertaining tips, DIY projects, style, and art (she designs and sells jewelry and paintings on her Etsy shop, inspireebys). I always love coming across fellow bloggers, do check out her blog! I loved Sanae’s outfit, it was a perfect mix of casual yet still dressy enough for the talks! I adored the print of her blouse behind the pretty blue sweater! She wore a beautiful jacket over, since it was so cold in the convention center and in Boston in general. I really want to buy a similar jacket, although it might be a little too heavy to wear in LA. But it is perfect for the Boston cold! My favorite part of her outfit was her flats — they looked super cute and super comfortable – I adored the ankle straps! So fashionable! I want a pair like those! I came to the conference and forgot to bring flats…. Her purse/bag also was very cute, looked very practical and cute – could fit a lot of conference essentials!
As a conference Tweeter, I was tweeting about #ExpBioFashion and here are some fellow tweeter’s fashionable pieces, with some guys! I didn’t get a chance to photograph any guys, but they did bring their fashion A-game to the table! Too bad I didn’t get more photos!
Were you rocking any super cool fashions at the conference? Or any other conference/special event you have gone to?
If so, send me a tweet at @phd_fashionista, #ExpBioFashion!
As always, there were so many fashionable people at the conference I didn’t get a chance to meet or take photos of, but man, scientists know how to dress!
What was the best/worst/craziest outfit you have seen at a conference or formal event? Let me know in the comments below!