Tuesday, April 25, 2017

rewardStyle Conference Schedule + What I Wore

As the days started getting freakishly close to the rewardStyle conference, I started to panic because I had no idea what the schedule was going to be like which would ultimately dictate what I was going to pack. I knew the conference was Thursday to Saturday, but was Thursday really just a travel day, or did I actually have to plan to fly in Wednesday evening? In addition, I have a high school friend I wanted to visit with in Dallas while I was there, but didn't know if I could sneak away for lunch, or just plan to meet after the conference on Sunday before I flew out. We had received an email with all of the night time events, and I knew there were classes involved, but there were no time slots associated with the events. I know you're probably overdosing on all the #rStheCon recaps, but I thought it would be helpful to understand how the days flowed in case you're like me and missed the memo that there was a website dedicated for the conference attendees that included the hourly schedule. Oops! If you missed Monday's post about what I learned at the conference, you can refer back to it here. Otherwise, let's get started on the outfits and agenda!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Is the rewardStyle conference worth it?

Is the rewardStyle conference worth it? I know that's what everyone is thinking even though only a handful of people have actually come out and asked me that question direct. I've been sharing my candid comments and observations about the conference all weekend on Snapchat, but I definitely wanted to recap everything on the blog as well since I know the majority of my readers don't follow me on that platform. Plus, it's helpful for me to document this info while it's fresh in my mind and I'm able to refer back to it later. This is basically my online diary after all! In this post I wanted to not only provide an answer to the title of this post but also share highlights of things I learned or wish I knew before attending myself. Let's get started!

---Outfit details: Top: American Eagle | Bag: Gucci (option here, here) | Bottoms: American Eagle | Sandals: Sam Edelman "Gigi" ---

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Friday, April 21, 2017

April Pilates update

Tank: Old Navy (other colors here) | Leggings: Fabletics "Salar" legging (other colors here)

So, I decided to skip this month's Fabletics outfit for no reason other than nothing really "grabbed" me this month, and let's be real; I can stand to skip a month or two because I have a lot of workout clothes!!! However, just because I skip my outfit doesn't mean I want to skip my monthly reflection on all things Pilates this month, so let's get started!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gingham ruffle skirt

grace and lace perfect fit tank, topshop gingham skirt, sam edelman willow wedge sandal
Sunnies: Tom Ford | Earrings: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Necklace: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (option) | Tank: Grace and Lace | Bracelets: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Skirt: Topshop | Sandals: Sam Edelman "Willow"

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you may have seen my snaps about this skirt. I saw it online and loved it - I love a good mini and the gingham print + ruffle detail give me all the feels! Topshop is so weird with sizing though and I just can't seem to figure it out. I usually wear a 4 and I knew I wanted to size up to a 6 because I size up in mini skirts regardless of the brand. Going by the "fits like" size recommendation on Nordstrom's website, I ordered an 8 since it said it fits like a 6/8. Welp, it showed up and it was HUGE. 2 sizes too big. I returned it and ordered a 4 and voila! It fits great. The 4 allegedly fits like a 0-2 and I can assure you, I am neither a 0 nor a 2, so this skirt definitely runs on the big side! Also, I'm 5'-2" if you need a height reference!
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Metallic stripe cold shoulder

Express metallic stripe cold shoulder top, AEO jean leggings, Chanel classic flap, Kate Spade Licorice pumps
Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings: Kendra Scott "Adela" (options here, here, here) | Top: Express | Bag: Chanel medium classic flap (budget option) | Bottoms: American Eagle | Shoes: Kate Spade "Licorice" (budget option)

There is definitely no shortage of cold shoulder or off the shoulder tops in any store these days. They're kind of unavoidable, and I gotta say, I am loving all of them. I think that's why I ended up getting about half a dozen of them in the mail last week, this one included! I am always a fan of a good asymmetric cut and this top is no exception. Don't let the long sleeves fool you. It's super lightweight and perfect for days when the temps are warm outside but the AC is blaring indoors! I am wearing a small for size reference!

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Random roundup + recent purchases

Random roundup of outfits blog post

Here we are again! Another Friday, another random roundup. I hope you guys are enjoying your April so far! This time next week, I will be in Dallas for the rewardStyle conference which used to seem like it was so far away but poof! Now it's here and I'm all of a sudden panic shopping because I don't know what to pack. Ha! More on that next week. In the meantime, here are some outfit selfies lately!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The elephant in the room

blush and grey outfit
Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bralette: Express (options here and here) | Top: Express "London tee" (limited sizes in exact color, other colors here) | Bag: Kate Spade (options here and here) | Bottoms: American Eagle (options here, here, here) | Shoes: Louise et Cie (options here, here, here)

Ok, so I've been going back and forth about whether or not to talk about this, much less post this outfit! I bought these pants a few weeks ago and wore them in this outfit seen here. Well the same day I wore that outfit, I received this floral top from CS Gems, and like I often do, I posted try-on photos of my new top onto Instagram stories. I had just thrown the top on with these pants I already had on. Now granted, the lighting in the room where I take my selfies is so super yellow because we have orange-ish wood floors plus yellow paint on the walls plus really warm yellow bulbs. But, two blogger friends plus one random follower sent me messages saying that they thought I wasn't wearing any pants. I realize these pants are more on the peach side vs. blush, but the thought of them being too close to my skin tone never occurred to me until I got those messages and then I was extremely self-conscious even though I do really love the pants.
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