okay, who’s ready for a conference rewind? to be honest, i’m still a little sleep deprived of two back to back trips, seminars, meet and greets, and cocktail parties. my travel days started bright and early at 3:30 am to catch morning flights… but what an absolute treat to meet all of the talented men and women behind the scenes who bring the blog sphere to light each and every day! i came away from the experience with a few new best practices and new friendships to boot. now that’s a win/win in my book. who did i meet? some of my favorite bloggers i’ve been following the past couple of years – deb boland from Fabulous after 40, alison gary from Wardrobe Oxygen, erin busbee from Busbee Style. and some newbies like Cathy from Bay Area Fashionista, Rekay Woo from Rekay Style that made the trek from Korea, and Maria from Looking Stylish that hails from England.
so let’s get this recap party started. first up, the rewardStyle conference in Dallas, TX. let me back up for a moment for those of you who aren’t familiar with rewardStyle. this is a tech company that hosts an annual conference that includes brand meetings, classroom sessions, and networking events. each year, they invite the top 200 bloggers associated with rewardStyle. being invited is kind of a big deal, and i wouldn’t be there if i didn’t have amazing support from my readers every step of the way. so thank you, for all of your love and encouragement!
outfit #1 | pool party
last week i devoted a blog post to this ootn. but this is what i wore to the conference kick-off party held at the Crescent Hotel by the pool. there wasn’t a lick of shade anywhere to be seen with temps hovering around 90 degrees and 90% humidity. even in a sleeveless dress, the heat was hard to beat. can you say HOT! you’ll notice i’m not wearing my fab pearls at the actual party. guess who forgot to pack them?
outfit #2 | classroom sessions, brand meetings
friday morning kicked off bright and early at 8 am with breakfast and much-needed coffee. then it was off to the Main Stage where panels of experts shared their expertise and knowledge about the state of blogging 2017. afterward, there were brand meetings and classroom seminars to attend. i opted to keep my ootd simple, feminine but business oriented. and nothing’s better to pack and go than knitwear. this matching skirt and sweater are by missoni that i’ve owned for years and love to pull out of the closet when the occasion calls for it.
outfit #3 | cocktail party
many of you remember this dress i trotted out last month when mr. style and i visited charleston. it was perfect for an outdoor event held in the atrium of the Crescent Hotel. again, this is an item that’s been in my closet for several years but i’m always happy to keep it in reserve for those special moments.
outfit #4 | classroom sessions, brand meetings
this dress from st. john was featured this past week on the blog so i won’t go into much detail except it was the perfect choice for a day filled to the brim with meetings. and an animal print is always on trend
outfit #5 | black tie optional
who would not love a dress designed by carolina herrera? to be certain when you’re shelling out major cashola for a dress then it should btrend-proof. and i think this beautiful emerald dress comes close. the only amount of pizazz is seen in the back with a navy blue bow.
outfit #6 | Fohr Card
new york city with cold and dreary last week. so i needed an outfit that would withstand the weather and keep me looking chic. black ruffled skirt and camp shirt to the rescue. but i exchanged the sandals for leopard pumps and threw on my trusty moto jacket for added warmth.
for those of you who like watching a video, instead of reading a blog post i’ve created a recap of the conference over on youTube. if you like it please let me know. this is a new venture that mr. style and i are working on and we aim to keep upping our game. but you gotta start somewhere!