Rewardstyle Conference: My Recap, My Thoughts, My Outfits

Hii guys! I got home from the Rewardstyle Conference on Sunday and have been on such a positive, motivated high since. That being said, the weeks leading up to it, I was having all the feels! I wanted to open up a little bit to you guys and share those feeling, my thoughts on the conference and just some overall realness with you guys.

Rewardstyle Conference

To start, if you are not familiar with the Rewardstyle Conference it is an annual weekend held in Dallas where RS is headquartered. 200 influencers are invited and the invites are based off of yearly performance. The weekend consists of classroom sessions, brand meetings and nightly cocktail parties where you get to mix + mingle with other bloggers, brand reps and the RS team. So obviously its a HUGE honor to be invited and every year I get nervous I might not make the cut  as there are so many influencers who use RS and every year that number grows.

This was my third year being invited and attending and every year the same thing happens. At first, I am just SO excited to be invited, but then as the conference gets closer, I start FREAKING. I am like, what if these other girls don’t like me this year, what if my outfits are not cute enough, what if brand meetings dont go well…basically thinking all the bad thoughts and setting myself up for failure (for NO REASON!). Here’s the thing, I am normally a fairly confident person. Especially when it comes to fashion! But, in this situation it’s so different. You are surrounded by the best of the best and each year they get younger and cuter. Haha, but also, for real! SO like any girl (or human for that matter), I lose all my self confidence and become this awful mess of self doubt.

Luckily, I have Colby (my husband), my mom and my sister who are all super supportive. And they each constantly remind me that I am me and that I was invited for a reason and that I should embrace who I am not and not question that. I am so grateful for them, but in reality, no ones words can supress your crazy mind when you are a total stress case, right?!
I always start working on outfits about 3 weeks out and normally when I create looks I take a few hours playing with accessories, but with this I always get hypercritical and crazy! Its so funny because none of the looks every seem good enough, but when I look back at pictures afterwards, I am always like, “omg that is so cute!” Haha, why do we do these things to oursleves?
Ok, back to the conference. The reason I go every year (even though I know it will cause me that same crazy social anxiety and self doubt) is because I know it is amazing and so so so worth it! Every year I learn so much. From the classroom sessions to even just socializing with other bloggers. You learn tricks they use or hear what works for them, which is so helpful. In the classroom sessions you see statistics of what works for the best RS bloggers, learn tools to better your blog/Instagram reach, hear about new and upcoming changes to the LTK app etc. And its just always so fun to meet other bloggers you follow and interact with on a daily basis.
This year I did something different that I had not in previous years. I had spent so many days worrying over it all, to the point that I told Colby maybe I shouldn’t go this year. He told me to get over myself and it all and that I had to go (thank goodness for him, because I knew deep down I wanted to and that it would be so fun). When I got on the plane to head to Dallas, I had this weird epiphany or something as I just felt super calm and ok with it all. I told myself that A) I was invited for a reason and that in it self is an accomplishment I should be proud of and B) instead of assuming people might not like you or want to hang out with you, assume the opposite! I decided I was going to just be myself and hope for the best with everyone I met. If someone wasnt nice back, it was going to be what it was and who cares?! I can only control myself and I know I am a loving, kind, fun and fab person.

The real tidbit I will include is that obviously not everyone you meet on Instagram is going to be who they are in real life. That’s just reality and probably doesnt surprise any of you. I am 100% who I am on Instagram that I am real life. If I like and comment on your pictures or follow you, its because I genuinely like your style and support what you are doing. To me, we are all just girls who love fashion and are trying to help other women find clothes that will make them feel good about themselves! So what about that makes it ok for some of these bloggers to think they are better than another? I have NO idea, but I don’t support it and never will be that person. I do not care how many followers you have, I just care that you are kind human. Kindness is all that matters! Plus, there is room for all of us, so enough with the cattiness. That being said, most the girls are who they show themselves to be and I just LOVED getting to hang with them. Here are some of the girls I was lucky to get to know better and hang with. All gorg inside and out!

I think in life it’s so so important to push yourself outside your comfort zone. I am the worst at getting in a routine and not branching out enough, but when I do, I always feel good about myself and I always grow from those experiences. I am SO thankful to have attended another Rewardstyle Conference and I am always just blown away at the whole weekend. Their events team is amazing and plan the coolest things for everyone. The attention to detail is over the top and just so fun to get to be a part of. I truly feel so personally motivated to keep up my game and really challenge myself to do as much as I can to help you guys (aka the reason why I am here). I am going to try to share more real life, more of myself and more of fashion of course too! One big takeaway: BE YOURSELF. We are each our own amazing, unique person and that is what makes us special. Embrace that, do YOU, share YOU and dont try to be anyone you are not (its kinda cheesy, kinda a no brainer, but always a needed reminder).

Quick recap of my outfits! Here are all the looks I wore- my sequin dress and citrine color blazer was probably my favorite followed closely by the long tiered floral skirt + graphic tee combo…eek I want to wear all these again!

My Outfits for Rewardstyle Conference

Shop My Looks

If you have any questions or anything, please email me or DM me on Insta! I love chatting with you guys, always! Thanks so so much for reading! Heart you all and feel so lucky to be able to do this as my job….its a dream!
xo, Caro


Spring Denim And Tees with Bloomingdales

Hey friends! Today I am so excited to share with you guys some of more casual pieces for Spring and Summer from my favorite, Bloomingdales. I have been a Bloomies lover since I was young, as my parents used to take my sister and I to their NYC location during our annual Thanksgiving week trip (we would go nuts as the shopping where we lived was no where near as cool!) The best best place for all things really, but lately I have been going there to scope out the latest and greatest denim and basic tops.

Last week I stopped by their Fashion Island location to find a few new go-to’s for the upcoming season. I instantly fell in love with all of the Joe’s Jeans! I have always like the brand, but I think their newest collection is super on point. I tried on a bunch and ended up leaving with two totally different options.

First is this super dark wash that I just adore! I don’t have many pairs that are this plain (no distressing) or this dark. I can’t even explain to you guys how comfy these are! Super soft and perfectly fitted. I like that these could easily be dressed up for a night out too since they are so dark. Since I was shopping for basics, I paired them with this simple (but sooo essential) chambray button down by Rails. If you have never bought a Rails top, please do yourself a favor and get one! The BEST throw ons that are just super wearable. I always love a chambray option for the warmer temp months and this one is perfection. Keeping up the simplicity, I threw on tortoise shell sunnies and these fab See by Chloe wedges (guys, get these for Summer stat!)

The second pair I grabbed are these more laid back (and more typical “me”) lighter wash, super distressed ones. Ok, love love! I am all about this cropped fit lately. I just love that you can show off your heels or that you can wear them with sneaks too (I think cropped denim is a must when wearing sneaks for some reason!) I felt like making this look more Springy, so I went with this super fun Free People top. How dreamy is this color?! And the swingy, more cropped fit is so nice and airy. This will be so cute all season long with jean skirts and shorts too. I kept it easy breezy by going with these Stuart Weitzman nude heels and the always fun circle Ray Ban sunglasses.

While I was making these two looks, I saw so many other fun tees and tops I wanted! I love that Bloomingdales contemporary floor has denim mixed in with those options (vs some stores that separate them). I find this is more shoppable and you can create outfits as you go. Definitely my favorite one stop shop. Here are a bunch more pieces (some additional Joe’s Jeans styles too) that I saw and am wanting!

Jeans and Tees from Bloomingdales

All the pieces of these two looks

Happiest Shopping friends! And a have a great day.

xo, Caro

Poppy Red Skirt To Welcome Spring with Intermix

Happy Spring, friends! I am so glad it’s finally here and I hope it means warmer days are near!

To celebrate, I threw on this adorable poppy red skirt by Tibi and this essential white blouse from my go-to store, Intermix, today. I wanted to share this fun look with you guys as I think it’s a very easy, but cute outfit that you could wear all Spring long.

Springtime Ready Red Poppy Skirt and Essential White Top From Intermix

First let’s discuss this skirt as I am in love and it’s the color of the season! I have been seeing bright reds everywhere, which I love as it is just so happy tone (plus it always looks so good with a nice Springy tan).  Other than the color, I was drawn to this piece also because of the built in belt. I love that it ties so fabulously in the front! I mean, how cute?! It’s removable too if you would rather just go no belt or add your own.

Since the skirt is full of life, I chose this simple (but totally classic + necessary) white blouse. I love the cut, the button detailing and also the girly little ruffle sleeve. Tops like this are pieces you must have in your closet! This will be so good with a high waisted pair of jeans or just some simple cutoffs too.

To let the skirt be the focus of the look, I went with these neutral tone double strap mules. Ok, real life…these heels are so so dreamy and I can’t wait to wear them all Spring and Summer! They are comfy and have this cool wooden heel that makes them so different. I did kick it up a notch by wearing my heart shaped Saint Laurent heart sunnies as they are always just the best splash of fun.

What I love most about these pieces is that I will be able to wear them each separately and also that I know they are exclusives to Intermix (meaning you won’t see them in every store and on everyone you know!) You could totally dress this skirt down with a cool band tee or simple tank top and flip flops. And these heels would be the perfect way to dress up your denim for a night out.


I am so so so glad Spring is here and can’t wait to shop all the new things that are coming out. Here are bunch of other items I have on my list from Intermix.

Spring Fashion Finds From Intermix

And here are all the pieces of this look

Have a fab day my friends!

xo, Caro

*this post was sponsored, but these opinions are 100% my own*

Golden Goose Sneakers Sale

Hey friends! Just a quick little PSA as I just saw all these Golden Goose sneakers are on sale for a few days. You guys know I love my GG’s and I honestly cannot recommend them enough. Not only are they beyond comfy, they are also just so cute! I have tried so many sneaks and I honestly swear by these. So hurry hurry and order a pair (oh and sizing note: size up if you are a half size. I wear a 6.5 and the 37 fits me).

Golden Goose Sneaks Sale

Happy Shopping!

xo, caro

Shopbop Spend More, Save More Sale Picks

Friends! I have been posting on here like crazy this week, but soo many good things to shop right now! Including the infamous, most fab Shopbop Spend More, Save More sale….aka one of my favorite times of the year! I love this sale because it is a great opportunity to splurge on those items you normally would not or to just stock up for Spring. I just shared this grid of some of my outfits that are all part of the sale on Instagram stories and now I have linked all the pieces below for you guys!

Also, my all time go-to jeans (as you can see in the collage below!!) are part of the sale and yes, they are a tad spendy for jeans, but I cannot tell you how worth it they are. Honestly, I got mine probably 2 years ago and STILL swear by them. I actually think they get better with age….so go get them! I sized down in them because I wanted them to be more fitted, but you can also get your normal size if you want a more “boyfriend” fit.

Ok here are alllllll the things I am wanting!

My Shopbop Spend and Save Sale Picks

Don’t you guys want it allllll? Send help! Haha, happy shopping!

xo, Caro