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What To Wear at FCWC
10/23/2015 12:28:32 PM by: Eva Marie Everson

 

by, Eva Marie Everson, FCWC Co-director and President of Word Weavers International

 

If you are anything like me, one of the first things you do when taking a trip of any kind is look to see what the weather will be. That way--one--I know what to wear so I'll not be too cold or too hot, and--two--I'll know what to wear according to whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing while away.


We hear the question "What should I wear to FCWC?" a lot. 


First, the conference is being held during the month of February. February in Florida. And truth is, we never know what to expect, so I suggest you check Weather.com or your "weather bug" app just before you pack.

The conference is located at Lake Yale, which you probably won't find on the "weather map." Check Leesburg, FL or Eustis, FL instead.

Typically, in Florida, it rains. At some point. During the day. Or the week. Or the month. Rain and Florida simply go together. So, bring an umbrella, just in case. 


We really, really have no idea as to how cold or how warm it will be. That depends on God, always and especially in February. Remember, we are situated on Lake Yale and often the wind skips across the water and chills the bone. But not always. Sometimes the sun shines brightly and warms the skin. So, come prepared for anything.


But! How should you dress for the conference? 

We're not fancy here at FCWC. Nice jeans are certainly permissible. Ladies, be careful of the dip in your shirts, blouses, etc. "This ain't no nightclub." If you wear dresses or skirts, you should be able to sit down without everyone around you being uncomfortable for you. 


Remember, this is a Baptist conference center. You shouldn't wear anything overly revealing, too tight, or anything that touts products that others might find offensive. 


Shoes. There are a lot of live oak trees  with thick roots that crawl along the property. We've had conferees trip over them (it's easy to do while walking and talking to others) and hurt themselves. There's not a lot of walking, but there is enough. So, in other words, wear comfortable shoes. 


For those who will attend on Wednesday, we're having a Sock Hop that evening. Transport yourself back to the 1950s! Or, come as you are! We aren't picky, but we will have a best-dressed-for-a-sock-hop award. 


Saturday evening we will not have our typical banquet, but you can still dress up. We will have a Just Deserts/Desserts Social (our awards event), and if you'd like to add a little extra bling or a tie, feel free to do so. The evening will be filled with twinkle lights and loads of fun.


We look forward to seeing you in February so ... be sure to dress ... :o/

 

Leave a comment: We won’t need any fancy gowns such as the ones in the photo above, but if you could choose one, ladies, which one would you wear? Sorry guys, I don’t have an outfit for you to choose.  

 

~Eva Marie Everson--one of the original five members of Word Weavers--is a multiple award-winning, best-selling author and speaker. Known as a Southern fiction writer and Bible scholar, Eva Marie teaches at writers conferences, has spoken in churches and special events for women across the country and Canada. In 2011 she served as an adjunct profession at Taylor University. Some of Eva Marie's most notable works are:Reflections of God's Holy Land; Sex, Lies, and the Media, The Potluck Club (series); Things Left Unspoken; Chasing Sunsets; Waiting for Sunrise; Unconditional(novelization of the movie by the same title), The Road to Testament; and Five Brides.  Eva Marie is the president of Word Weavers International, the vice president of writer enrichment for BelieversTrust, the acq. ed. for Firefly Southern Fiction and a freelance workshop leader for AAA. Eva Marie lives with her husband, one dog and a chicken. She is a mother and a grandmother.

 

Attribution: Photo by Andy Lee, Tel-Aviv, Israel 

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Linda Bellig From Ocala WW group At 10/29/2015 11:49:36 AM

I love the black dress at the far left. Very Classy.

Lindsey From Clarkesville, GA At 10/26/2015 10:17:05 AM

Lately as I update my wardrobe, I've been thinking a lot about what I'll wear to conferences. So, this is the perfect post for me! Personally, I like either of the first two on the left. That wine color one-shoulder is stunning!

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