It’s been a busy couple weeks, so I wanted to backtrack a little bit!
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the annual RewardStyle Conference (rStheCon) for bloggers here in Dallas, at The Joule Hotel. It was my first time, and I had a wonderful experience, taking in the educational classes and workshops, brand meetings, and fun parties! I shared some of my outfits on instagram, but they haven’t made their way here just yet (coming soon!). So…I thought an instagram round-up was appropriate, to give you a peek of some of my favorite looks so far this spring!
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When I got the invite to attend rStheCon, my first thought was, “What am I going to wear?!“
Three days of workshops, meetings, lunches, and parties…eek! You all know I live in my activewear, and I try to keep it stylish and chic, but I knew I’d have to step it up a notch for the conference. Of course, I wanted to wear outfits that reflect my personal style, but a little more dressed up than my everyday athleisure look.
I took it as a chance to add some new spring pieces to my wardrobe!
Saint Bernard was my first stop. Pulling from their chic spring/summer selection, they helped me get conference-ready in no time! Saint Bernard always has something that suits my style perfectly…everything from dresses to activewear to casual staples. I know I can stop by the store anytime and always find something I love (or shop online with free 3-day shipping & returns over $49)!
Click on the links below each outfit for shopping information…
I wore this cobalt blue dress (under $80!) with block heel studded lace-ups to the opening night poolside party. I loved the simple cut in front and open back. I wore a stick on bra with it, but have the worst luck with those things! I always feel like it’s about to start to fall off at any moment (it didn’t, thankfully)! Anyone else, or tips on how to make it more secure?? Despite the iffy bra situation, the party was lovely and I got to catch up with my favorite local blogger friends and meet some new ones, too!
This comfortable striped shift dress (with a small triangle cutout in back) and low nude wedges were perfect for day two. After an inspiring keynote speech by rS founder, Amber Venz Box, I had two brand meetings and enjoyed an amazing lunch at Americano sponsored by luxury skincare and makeup brand, Rodial. I purchased this Tory Burch tote recently, and it was perfect for the conference, to hold all my essentials for the day, plus a zip pocket for my laptop!
The third day was cloudy so I decided to dress up my favorite high waist jeans with a keyhole detail tank. I was glad I did because we had lunch outdoors at the Tasset Sculpture Garden with LUISAVIAROMA and I wasn’t chilly at all! I had an opportunity to learn new information in my classes on day three that I’m putting to use, planning some great content for the rest of the year! Also spent some time chatting with brands I love, including Splendid…
The finale “en blanc” party was an amazing way to end the conference! It took place at the beautiful Winspear Opera House and everyone looked fabulous in their all-white ensembles. I wore a textured dress with mesh insets I absolutely loved, and spent some time reflecting on a great weekend with blogger buddies, Marisa Howard and Stephanie Drenka.
In true L&L style, I was back in leggings on Sunday for a fitness event at Athleta Frisco! Although I had a blast at the conference, my feet were sore from wearing heels all weekend, and I was happy to slip into my beloved Nikes! Looking back on that weekend, I’m incredibly grateful I was invited to attend, and I’m looking forward to using what I learned to make Loubies and Lulu even better in the months to come…
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