I’m baaaack! Happy Monday! I’m hot off the rewardStyle Conference 2018 and I am more excited than ever about blogging and being an influencer. Today I’m sharing all the brand meetings I’m super excited about and what I learned. Oh, and check what I wore each day.
This was my 4th time to be invited and attend the annual rewardStyle Conference held in Dallas each spring. In case you need a little 411, rewardStyle is the affiliate link company that I partner with to connect you to items that I am talking about on the blog and social media. When you see a little picture of the item (widget) or a word that links, it’s because rewardStyle “links” the influencer (ME) to the retailer so that you can easily shop what I am talking about. Each year, they invite their TOP 200 producing influencers to attend conference. It’s a HUGE honor and I am thrilled to be included. YOU make that possible by being a loyal follower and shopping my links. THANK YOU!
What I wore each day: It’s a three-day conference of brand meetings, classroom sessions and mixers so you have to think stylish yet practical. Below you will see a picture with each days look. I’m linking you to everything I had on.
What I learned: Oh gosh, so much! Most of it is back-end stuff for my site and how to be a little more strategic with my readers. In fact, I might be sending you a survey to better understand who my reader is and what you want. For example, we learned that there is a HUGE increase in people reading blogs from their mobile devices and tablets. I write the daily blog on my desktop but you don’t necessarily read it from one. My site is mobile friendly but I want to make sure nothing gets lost. Stay tuned…
Who I met with: I’m so excited to share the new brands I met with and rediscover some familiar ones that have new product news. You will see a few below but others include Ann Taylor, Ebay Fashion (did you know that 81% of what is sold on Ebay is NEW merchandise?), Marc Fisher, Modcloth, MyTheresa, Sole Society, Sperry and Spell & The Gypsy.
Added bonus: Meeting new bloggers and reconnecting with friends! This industry is very singular. Everyone writes their own blog and works for themselves, usually from home. It can be lonely and highly competitive. Yes, there are caddy people in this industry just like in other industries. I steer clear of them and any drama they bring with them. For the most part, I find the bloggers who are nice and collaborative in nature. Surround yourself with those who make you better and bring something positive into your world! That’s my motto.
I got so much swag at the conference that I am going to give away a care package to one lucky reader. Just leave me a comment today and tell me WHY you read this blog. I need your input and suggestions!
Thanks for your support. It means the world to me! xoxo- Tanya
daily looks and details
On Thursday night, Supergoop! hosted a pool side opening night party. I’ve blogged about them before – you can read that post here. I wore this beautiful yellow Eliza J maxi dress and it was perfect for the evening. Bonus: My dress matched the Supergoop! balloons. Notice: I am wearing all my Julie Vos bracelets that you can see in this blog post. Have you entered the Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY?
Friday brought a full day of classroom sessions, brand meetings and a fun luncheon event. I chose this beautiful tweed jacket, white t-shirt and crop flare jeans all from Veronica Beard. Trendy, yet pulled together. I made it in my nude Valentino heels all day long and my feet were fine. I find having a large satchel bag for days like this very helpful. This Tory Burch one is a good option.
Saturday: More brand meetings, classroom sessions and another beautiful luncheon event. I ordered these Frame flare white jeans during the Shopbop sale specifically for this look. You have seen this white blouse (it also comes in light green) before with crop white denim last week in this blog post. Which way do you like it better? I found my Louis Vuitton cross body bag while in Paris, France on this trip.
I met with the L’Occitane team and got some exciting updates. Did you know they have an amazing hair care line? I’ve done a full blog post on L’Occitane before and you will be seeing them again. LOVE the stuff and it smells so good. The Lavande Lavender Foaming Bath smells so good that you will think you are running through a lavender field in Provence. I soaked in my tub last night and will be buying this in bulk!
tde. – it stands for The Daily Edited and its the coolest brand that makes amazing leather goods and bags. You can get them personalized in a super chic way. I love everything they make and I’m about to order a bag from them. They offer FREE shipping worldwide. Excellent, personalized gift ideas! Look at my cute new phone case.
I LOVE getting to meet with Colleen Rothschild each year. I actually get to sit down with Colleen and her husband and talk BEAUTY strategy for my blog. They are always genuinely interested in what my readers want. There is no better cleansing balm than the one from Colleen Rothschild. And if you have dry skin like I do, you want to nourish your skin. Check out the other products I love using.
Just a few of my fun blogger friends who I get to see at conference. From left to right- Lyndsey Zorich – L.Avenue, me, Lee Cordon of DoSayGive, Kathleen Jennings of Kathleen Jennings Beauty and Alicia Wood of The Lush List. All of them are great bloggers and the nicest girls!