RTR Order for the RISE Conference
Next weekend, I'm heading to sunny LA for a women's conference called RISE with author, Rachel Hollis. I stumbled upon Rach through Evereve's Instagram Stories, of all places! (Seriously, it was one of the very first iG Stories I had ever watched.) I loved her style and I fell into the rabbit hole of her digi-world--she is a social media Queen. When I discovered she had a tell-it-like-it-is podcast, I knew I'd be a fan! Her book, Girl Wash Your Face, launched recently and I've loved watching her promote it and talk about the dramatic stories inside.
I'm heading to this conference to network, learn, grow, and to be inspired. The theme of the weekend is "Made for More." She talks about being happy and grateful with what we have, but that it's OK to want more for yourself. I'll let you in on a little secret...A "shameful" one. I don't know if you can relate, but about eight years ago, I was an entrepreneur, turned stay-at-home mom. I had an awesome wedding planning biz, but when I decided to make more time for being home with my family, I let the business dwindle down to very part-time. Like anything I could do without taking time away from my babies. If I'm honest, I didn't feel like I could justify paying for childcare for my job because it was so on-the-side after we moved to the burbs (all of my clients were in Chicago!). Let me just say...that was a story I was telling myself and I could have made a different choice.
I've absolutely LOVED my time at home, but I always had a nagging feeling that I wanted MORE for myself one day. I found countless articles and podcast episodes from women/moms who are self-proclaimed workaholics talking about finding more time for family and letting all of the work wait. Well, I am a familyaholic who wants to work more. I can't wait to hear what she has to say!
Ok, so WHAT does a personal stylist wear to a Women's Event fulllll of ladies she wants to make a great first impression on? STATEMENT pieces! Here's what I'm renting from Rent The Runway to wear in LA.
The first night, I'll be attending a VIP Garden Party Event at Rachel's home (well, she's moving so it isn't actually where she lives...more about that here.) It's co-hosted by Evereve (HOORAY!) and has a "floral print" theme. You know I love dressing for a theme party!
I decided to rent this Show Me Your Mumu Jumpsuit because it's beautiful, unique, and I can throw a denim jacket on top if it gets chilly. I'll pair it with my favorite olive green peep-toe mules.
Friday, I wanted to wear something comfortable, but cute. For me, that means JEANS. I love a great pair of distressed denim with a fun statement blouse. Check it out.
I loved this Free People dress for a cute, but casual Saturday option. I'll style it with booties and bright earrings.
I had so much fun shopping for this event! For the cost of buying one jumpsuit that I'll wear once, I get to wear all three of these adorable looks!