PACKING FOR A GIRLS WEEKEND & URBAN DECAY GIVEAWAY

Oh man, it never ceases to amaze me how hard it is to get out of town!  I feel like I could write a productivity post on that on it’s own! My first tip would be : however long you think it’s going to take you to get ready, double it! It was awesome to read all of your comments on the 10 Habits for a Productive Day post.  Thank you so much for chiming in!

PACKING FOR A GIRLS WEEKEND

It’s that time of year again when I get to head to Dallas for a blog conference.  I’ve mentioned before, but blogging at home alone all day can be very lonely!  It’s just you and your computer and there’s no one to drop by your office and chat about the latest episode of Real Housewives!  You have to force yourself to get out there and socialize and the phone chats become invaluable!   

So, needless to say, this mama will be squealing her tires out the door excited to get to Dallas for some fun with friends! Of course, I’ll miss my family, but I know they’re in good hands!  

First up on this agenda is of course, what to wear??  The conference is hosted by RewardStyle, the company that brings you the LikeToKnowIt technology and they are known for doing things first class. The event is always a stunner with no detail overlooked.  Everyone gets all gussied up and there are lots of photo ops!

I put together the line-up of what we’ll be doing and the suggested dress so I could plan my outfits.  Wearing heels all day AND night gets old fast, so I want to be both comfy and cute!  And also not freezing! Sometimes it’s so cold in those hotels and the weather is iffy right now.  Of course, I still need to accessorize, but here’s what I’m thinking! 

GIRLS WEEKEND AGENDA

THURSDAY

Agenda:  Road Trip

I’ll be road tripping with my friends Sara and Veronika and it’s about a 4 hour drive from Houston.  Of course, I want to be comfy, so I’ll probably go with my travel uniform of crop joggers, a tee or tank with sneakers and a jean jacket.  

What to Wear : Comfy Travel Attire

Zella crop joggers and made well tank

Top • Joggers • Sneakers

Day Agenda : Brand Mixer

Day Agenda : Brand Mixer

What to Wear : Conference Casual

I found this adorable striped jumpsuit that I’ll likely change into when we get there for the brand mixer.  It’s easy to wear and I’ll  take any opportunity to wear a jumpsuit!

Striped Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit

THURSDAY NIGHT

Night Agenda : Poolside Party

What to Wear : Poolside Chic

I’m still undecided on the pool party attire, but I think that I can’t go wrong with the first tank dress.  I’m smitten with the color and easy style.  I’m thinking it will look great with wedges and my feet will thank me and I can simply dress it up with a fun tassel necklace.  Also, last year I almost fell into the pool, so I’d be safe with wedges! 😉

Which one would you pick?? 

dress options

(1) Tank Dress (XXSP) • (2) Floral Maxi (XXS) • (3) Denim Romper (0) • (4) Off Shoulder Dress

FRIDAY

Day Agenda : Keynotes, Brand Meetings, Classrooms, Networking & Courtyard Luncheon

What to Wear : Conference Casual

I feel great in these black and floral shorts and like that I can wear a breezy peplum blouse with them and also a white 3/4 sleeve jacket if I get chilly inside.  You’ve seen the navy version of this jacket styled here for work. These chunkier heels came in my first Trunk Club order and they are a keeper for sure!

Spring dressy casual outfit

ShortsTopJacketHeels 

Here’s a better look at the top since it’s kind of hard to see the button detail in black.

Madewell peplum top and floral shorts

FRIDAY NIGHT

Night Agenda : Cocktail Party

What to Wear : Happy Hour Attire 

I’ve been dying to wear this dress ever since I put it on! It’s such a STUNNER and feels amazing on!  I couldn’t believe I found such a flattering dress that isn’t petite!  Yes, it’s a bit longer on me than on the model but I still love it! You’d be a head-turner for sure at your next Spring soiree or wedding or Gala!  My friend is wearing it to the Havana Nights themed gala and will be a hit! It’s got a high low hem with lots of volume that’s perfect for dancing and I love the slight sweetheart neckline and banded waist.

Spring dress

Floral Dress 0

SATURDAY

Day Agenda : Keynotes, Brand Meetings, Classrooms, Networking & Garden Lunch

What to Wear : Conference Casual

Because we’re having a garden lunch, I like this simple white sundress that I can throw a jean jacket on with if I need to.

White Lacey Dress (XS)

SATURDAY NIGHT

Night Agenda : Cocktail Party

What to Wear : Happy Hour Attire 

I can’t remember the last time I got to wear a little red dress somewhere and I adore this one! The style is playful and fun and the small cutouts on the side are minimal.  I also like the pattern on the crochet.

red dress

Little Red Dress

I like this embroidered dress also, but it runs small and, unfortunately, this one was a bit too tight on me.  Otherwise, it would have been a contender for sure!

embroidered dress

Embroidered Dress (XS)

SUNDAY

Day Agenda : Pool & Spa

We’re taking advantage of the time off to get a massage on Sunday morning, which sounds dreamy!!  I’m gonna soak it up and I’m sure my feet will thank me after all the dancing I’m sure we’ll have done on Saturday night!

The tag is coming off this baby- it’s a keeper!  Like your favorite T-shirt, but in a maxi dress!  The fabric is lightweight and soft and the drawstring waist keeps it from looking frumpy.  Thankfully, it comes in petite so no alterations necessary! 🙌

Striped t-shirt maxi dress

Maxi Dress XXSP

I don’t think the weather will permit, but just in case, I’m bringing my swimsuit!   I love the crochet detail and how it’s artfully placed to emphasize your hourglass shape!  I’ve seen this suit on all kinds of body shapes and it always looks amazing!  And the straps are adjustable.

Lace One Piece Swimsuit

Becca Show & Tell One-Piece  (TTS, Small)

HEADING HOME

Aww, and then it will be home sweet home!  I’m always sure to pack jeans, sneakers and flip flops just in case!  You always want something comfortable.  For lounging, my Barefoot Dreams cozy cardi is a no brainer and I’m still loving these pajamas! They’re 40% off right now too!

tie sleeve sweatshirt

Jeans • Sneakers • Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt 

GIVEAWAY

It’s not that often that I get Blogger Mail, but I recently got the coolest makeup collection by Urban Decay.  You might remember that I use the Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette in my Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial.

The first case contains 20 shades of Hi-Fi Shine Lipgloss.  It’s literally a rainbow of lipglosses in every cool color!  The packaging is really unique too- it looks like an old school boom box!

And, they also sent their Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette.  This one comes with 6 warm neutrals.

I’m excited to give both the lip glosses and eye shadow to one of you!  Enter below! 

Urban Decay Giveaway
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Have a great day friends! 

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16 Comments

  1. Shirley
    April 19, 2018 / 6:18 am

    You will look so great every day! Love all of the choices- have a great time!

  2. Melissa S
    April 19, 2018 / 6:34 am

    I vote for the floral maxi for Thursday night. And that red dress looks darling on you. Thank you for the giveaway and have fun!

  3. April 19, 2018 / 7:59 am

    You are going to look too cute!! I especially love the black and white jumper and the red dress! So fun!

  4. Dana Longwell
    April 19, 2018 / 8:00 am

    floral maxi or off the shoulder red/pink dress for Thursday though the tank dress looks the most comfortable.

  5. Mara
    April 19, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Every time I try to enter the giveaway, I keep getting the same error message. “Aw, shucks. We didn’t get your entry. Plz try again”. Please help. I would LOVE to win this!!

  6. Ronda P
    April 19, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Tank dress looks great on you! I’ve seen the bathing suit on several bloggers sites. I’m curious about the support on top.

  7. Michelle
    April 19, 2018 / 10:59 am

    My vote would be the floral maxi for Thursday night, It is so pretty on you.

  8. April 19, 2018 / 11:47 am

    GIRL – that floral dress! I did a double take! Gorgeous! Enjoy the conference, look forward to hearing about it. 🙂

  9. Rachel Steck
    April 19, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Have a wonderful time!

  10. Patti
    April 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    I’m putting in my vote for the floral maxi also – it’s gorgeous!! and I love urban decay as well 🙂

  11. Samantha
    April 19, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Love the choice of dresses this week. That red dress pops. Gorgeous!

  12. Melanie Foster
    April 19, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    The floral maxi is my fave. You look like a model in it. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Have fun!

  13. Dawn
    April 19, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    They’re all great, however, I’d go with the red dress. It looks like summer, pool, and fun, fun, fun, all wrapped up in one.

  14. April 20, 2018 / 3:38 am

    amazing selection I’d vote for stripes jumpsuite, floral dress and red dress plus a white shirt anj a pair of jeans:D

  15. berki gonzalez
    March 3, 2019 / 7:24 am

    Please can you let me know when they will have the floral dress maxi and the floral short back in stock . Love everything

    • Megan
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 7:28 am

      Hi Berki, I will definitely keep you posted!

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