First of all, let me preface this post by first taking a moment to talk about the background of this event. Long story short, you all know about RewardStyle and how it works–but each year they invite bloggers and influencers to Dallas, Texas for all things learning, networking and growing your brand and business. Last year was my first time to attend and I had SO much fun so I was ecstatic when the invitation came my way again to attend again.
It’s because of YOUR support and amazingness that I continue to get to do what I love and this little hobby has turned into a career… I’m always humbled by your loyalty, love and desire to support and I cannot begin to tell you how much you mean to me. I hope you know how appreciative I am and I always try to respond to every comment, DM, email, etc because that’s what this is all about… reaching new friends and followers and sharing my favorite things in the hopes it brings a little happiness and joy to make your world a little more colorful, too!
OK, I’ll stop with the sappyness and move along to what you’re really here to read–the juicy play by play of everything #rStheCon!
Day 1, Thursday
I caught the early morning flight out of Nashville so that I could get to Dallas ASAP. Funny enough, two blogging friends via Two Peas in a Blog were on my same flight so of course we sat together and talked the entire time! P.S. they are the CUTEST twins and amazing fashionistas, too so be sure to check them out. Once I arrived and got my luggage, I headed straight to see my friends at Accessory Concierge–the best baubles and accessories in Dallas of course. I stocked up on a few new arrivals and then headed to the Hotel Crescent Court to get all checked in.
That afternoon, I had booked my first photoshoot with Audrey from Sweet Memory Photography so that I could knock out most of my outfits and not have to stress about getting the shots during the actual conference which proved to be SUCH a smart plan and helped me with timing this go around. That afternoon, we headed to the Brand Networking Hall for a little mixer where we could meet with the brands, talk collaborations, and catch up with friends… of course Ash and I couldn’t wait to check out the swag, too.
For the first night’s party, us gals all got ready and headed to the Rooftop Terrace for the Supergoop Pool Party. They spared no expense and the soiree was ADORABLE… synchronized swimmers, backdrops + summer fun props for photo taking, fruity cocktails and music to get the party going! It was our first chance to really chat with everyone there and it was great seeing lots of familiar faces and meet a few new friends as well!
Afterwards, we met up with some of our friends and headed to Bistro 31 for dinner… SO good and a definite must-try when you’re visiting Dallas–the shopping area it’s located in is ADORABLE so be sure to save time to shop! Since Thursday had been such a long day of travel and talk, my roomies and I called it an early night.
Stay tuned… day two’s festivities coming up soon!!! Everyday at #rStheCon gets bigger and better and the second day was nothing short of PERFECTION, complete with keynotes from Kendra Scott [oh yes!!] and Amber Venz Box!