Did I say top notch? I meant to say top knot! If there’s one thing I learned at Alt Summit it’s that the top knot is where it’s at, yo.

The darling Liz compiled a great round-up of all the bun-tasticness that dotted every Alt Summit breakout room.

And as luck would have it, my girl Anna is featured in a stellar top knot tutorial over on Real Simple today!

I just might have to attempt the look this weekend. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!

But I do jest a bit. Of course, there was much more to learn from Alt than the latest hair tricks and stunning roundups have popped up across the interwebs all week. I love hearing other people’s takes on the experience as each individual walks away with something so different!

Here is just a small sampling of my faves:

~ Grace lifted the veil of mystery about book writing
~ Victoria rocked her panel and a great Ban.do
~ If you like business cards, Alt Summit is your mecca. Proof is here, here, here and here.
~ Cassandra is ready to get down to biz
~ Have you ever thought about what makes you happy?
~ Erin is movin’ and shakin’
~ The Blog Brunch girls summed up each panel
~ If you want more blogging pointers and tips check this and this too.
~ If you love photobooth pics then you’re going to die over this.
~ And Meg compiled a list of every single person who attended – what the what?!

The other rockin’ side benefit of meeting 600 bloggers – discovering new blogs! So here is the lastest list of Noteworthy Newbies. Run, don’t walk, to check them out!

Noteworthy Newbies
Amperstand Design Studio
Cooking After Five
M Stetson
Buckets and Bunches
Nat the Fat Rat

Till Monday luvies,

photography by justin hackworth

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  1. 1. I need to try that bun business but the idea of teasing my hair scares me
    2. Chelsea of Buckets and Bunches is incredible – so excited to see her on the list of noteworthy newbies!
    3. The girls of Amperstand rock too (KC for life)!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend, Erin!

  2. aww, Erin! We are über-flattered to be on your noteworthy newbies list!!! Ridiculously great to meet you!! Can't wait to keep in touch 🙂

  3. Thank you for the sweet link, lady! Alt was such a growing experience for me and it's so nice to see others put it into words, too. Also, Cooking After Five is such a beautiful site! I'm glad that you like it, too 🙂 See you next Wed at the reunion?!

  4. Haha…I tease my hair like there is no tomorrow. Seriously, it might just start falling out soon, but I can achieve a massive bun. Thank you so much for including me on this list. SO incredible. xoxo

  5. The top knot bun has been all over Pinterest this week! I think I'm going to have to finally try it, it's so simple and a great way to wear my hair on the third day after washing lol!

  6. Thanks so much for this post! I'm grateful that what you got at Alt Summit has spilled a little bit on me ^^ Love the top knot tutorial.. It may be my hairdo for today. <3

  7. lol oh she is too adorable.
    Love the video and pics of the top knot. I rock it more often then I'd like to admit. Such a great way to get hair off your face!

  8. Honored to be in the company of so many lovely ladies; thank you, Erin! I'm disappointed I didn't get the chance to mingle with you at Alt! xxoo

  9. I can't thank you enough for the blog to book link…been trying to work up the courage to start approaching publishers for my Letters To My Future Husband series. Thanks for the motivation! xoxo

  10. love all these takes on Alt! Nice for those of us who couldn't make it 🙂

  11. First of all… I wish I had enough hair to rock that bun, but sadly, I don't think that will ever happen. Thanks for the thorough recap! Lots of helpful tidbits.

  12. Great recap! I want so badly for my hair to be long enough to do a top knot! Stupid me for chopping it off after a break up.

    I've just started my blog and I'm sure to learn a few things from your post! Thanks!


  13. That tutorial for the top knot has restored my faith in my hair! I see lots of those chic updos in my future. Cheers!