Hello and Happy Monday! I just finished attending my 5th rewardStyle Conference! As always, I was so excited to reunite with a lot of my blogger friends and meet some new influencers. What is this conference? I’ll explain in today’s blog post and tell you why it’s so important. Plus, I’ll show you everything I wore.
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I always learn so much by attending the rewardStyle Conference. It’s an honor to be invited as they only extend invitations to their Top 200 producing influencers. How do I achieve this each year? YOU! You all are following me, reading the daily blog posts, clicking links and shopping the items I am talking about. So THANK YOU for shopping with me!
Here are a few things that happen when attending #rStheCon. I get to attend classroom sessions on relevant technology driving the blogger business, meet with brands in the brand hall and have one-on-one meetings with brands that potentially want to collaborate with me. Did you know that 80% of online sales come from mobile devices? And that in 2018, online sales exceeded brick and mortar store sales? All facts I learned while listening to Amber Venz Box and her husband and rewardStyle co-founder Baxter Box at the opening session.
Below I am showing you a little recap from my 3 days down at the Hotel Crescent Court. It’s always so fun to catch up with everyone! I’m linking you to my looks and sharing some other tidbits too. SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: I got so much swag at the conference that I am going to share it with one lucky winner. Leave a comment on the blog today and answer this questions. WHY DO YOU READ THIS BLOG? For the beauty tips? Fashion and styling? Lifestyle tips? Travel posts? the winner will be announced on the blog in one week. Good Luck!
Again, THANK YOU for being a loyal follower of TanyaFoster.com and @tanyafosterblog on all social media. My success is due to YOU!
xoxo – Tanya
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Is there anything more beautiful than the flower installation at the Hotel Crescent Court? It’s always stunning!
True Story: This is the outfit I had on to wear to register at the rewardStyle Conference on Thursday. I had another luncheon event to attend before heading to conference check-in. While at the luncheon, I dropped some of my chocolate dessert on my new white dress. UGH! Needless to say, this outfit never made it to the conference. But it’s so flattering so I wanted to show it to you. My shoes are old and no longer available but I have linked similar styles. If you want a beautiful white dress with a little longer hemline, I have this one too and love it.
EVERYTHING the rewardStyle event team does is spectacular. The events, the branding, the swag – every detail is perfectly executed. The first event was a pool side party to welcome everyone.
I wore this gorgeous blue and white stripe maxi dress to the pool side party that was sponsored by Sole Society. It was perfect for the occasion and I will be wearing this all summer long. How chic is this amazing ODP bag?
Friday’s court yard luncheon was sponsored by Mary Kay. This beautiful lipstick bar allowed us to select a color. So fun!
I got to get caught up with one of my favorite bloggers while attending a class room session on Friday. Jennifer Lake writes Style Charade and I have never seen anyone shoot more beautiful pictures than her. She lives in Chicago. Be sure to follow her Instagram (@jenniferlake) too and notice how much work goes into her styled “wall” shots. WOW!
This was the ‘SHOT’ bar in the Colleen Rothschild booth (or I should say room). The shot flavors lined up with her masks and I can tell you that they were delicious!
Per typical Dallas weather, it stormed on Saturday causing me to completely rethink what I was going to wear. This I know – when it rains and is humid, a hotel will crank down the air conditioning to compensate. I was right! I nearly froze in my classroom sessions and brand meetings all day Saturday. Good thing I already had this amazing combo and jacket to wear. Everything I have on is old but really works for spring. These amazing skinny cargo pants also come in grey and navy. The fit is really good!
The luncheon event on Saturday was sponsored by JC Penney. How perfect that the menu had hot tomato soup with a variety of salads.
Brand meetings are such an important part of being a blogger! This year I met with Soma, Garmin (they make incredible watches), Steve Madden, Elemis and Supergoop. I’m excited about all of these brands and will be bringing you more about them later. The exact jacket I have on is still available in color Empress Teal and its on major SALE! There is a beautiful ivory jacket available in a slightly different style (same brand). It’s on SALE too!
UGH! I hate indoor hotel lighting, don’t you? But this is the best shot we could get. I adore Teggy French and love her style. The girl can rock a caftan like no other! Follow her Instagram (@teggyfrench) to see the black one she wore. She lives in New Jersey but her style is very 1960’s Palm Beach. FABULOUS!
One of my favorite things about attending the rewardStyle Conference each year is the friendships I have made with fellow bloggers and the new ones I meet. The blogging industry is very young with most influencers being in their mid-20’s. I’ve never seen so many beautiful women in one place! I tend to gravitate over to my “older” friends both in age and length of friendship. While I do stress out right before conference about what to wear, I settle down quickly and just “do me” and stick to my style. I would not be able to run my business without rewardStyle and I am grateful to be selected to attend their conference each year.
I love following all of these amazing women and their blogs. Click on their sites for inspiration. I met all of them through blogging with the exception of Alicia Wood. We’ve been friends for over 20 years and have been blogging for the past 5 years.
Not pictured (because I was never in right place to grab a shot): Erin Busbee / Busbee Style, Cathy Williamson / The Middle Page, Deborah Borland /Fabulous After 40, Desiree Leone / Beautifully Seaside