Fab Monogrammed Clutch (On Sale!) + Part II #rStheCon

gigi ny tassel clutch at #rstheconSharing the outfit I wore to a “Party en Blanc” at the recent #rStheCon fashion blogging conference finale, plus how to get 20% off this personalized GiGi NY tassel clutch that comes in so many beautiful colors (and would be such a great Mother’s Day gift!).

First, some great weekend sales and Mother’s Day promotions:

Anthropologie – 20% off full-priced jeans!

J. Crew – 40% off sale and 30% regular priced items.

Old Navy – 40% off with Gap/Old Navy card; 30% off everything else with code THANKYOU.

Macy’s – 20% things that never go on sale in Friends and Family Sale including Ray Bans!

Neiman Marcus – Gift Card Offer with select jewelry purchase (details here) + 40% off First Call.

Mark and Graham – free personalized and free gift wrapping on all these sale items!

Paper Source – Spend $35 and receive free shipping!

GiGi NY – Free personalized bag tassel with purchase + 20% off my Stella Bag (below) with code GIGINY.

Pure Beauty Spas – (nationwide -including the Halcyon Days Spa at Neiman Marcus Northpark!) is offering a $25 gift voucher with a $199 spa package or gift card purchase; a $50 gift voucher with a $299 spa package or gift card purchase.


So what do you wear to an “en blanc” party (aka all white attire!) that all the world’s top fashion bloggers are attending? Better yet, what does your husband wear?? Since I don’t get dressed up that often (or go out for that matter!) I went a little avant-garde with this gorgeous Karina Grimaldi dress.

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Let’s be honest, I doubt I will ever wear it again (I don’t usually show this much skin!) but it was the perfect thing to wear to a party of trend-setters!

It was no surprise that at this chic affair many of the bloggers  were donning their Valentino rockstud sandals. But I was so happy with my Ivanka Trump sandals for about $100. ivanka trump shoes

Okay, I wanted to tell you that my GiGi NY clutch (that they kindly gifted to me at the conference!) is 20% off with code GIGSPRING.

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It comes in so many colors! Would be great for graduation and Mother’s Day (free shipping this weekend, too!):

 

Anyway, the party was the finale to the blogging conference I attended in Dallas a few weeks ago (read more about that here). It was surreal but so fun meeting many of the bloggers I follow on Instagram. I was worried they might be a little snooty but most of them were super gracious and nice, especially the ones who were moms like me. I loved meeting Cassie Kelly from Womanista, Bethany from B Soup, all the cute Charleston bloggers, including Sweet Southern Prep (I feel like we could be good friends if we lived in the same city!). Of course, it was so nice having my Dallas blogger friends, The Lush List and Loubies and Lulu, along with me!

Photo: Reward Style

The party was held outside of the Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas. The atmosphere was perfection. All the tables, bars, and flowers were white, all while projecting LiketoKnow.it photos on the building next door. It was odd looking up and seeing my photo from this post. Do you see me?

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(If you are still confused about how to use LiketoKnow.it to shop my Instagram feed, I detail it in this post!)

As a former event planner, I have to say I was so impressed with the entire conference and particularly this finale party. And the entertainment was the absolute best part of the party. In front of the Opera House the Millienium Dance Crew from Dallas performed in about 1.5″ of water (where I think the water fountain usually is!), all while wearing all white and neon light up shoes. It was incredible! You saw it on snapchat if you follow dosaygive.

Photo: Reward Style

After their performance, Amber Venz (the founder of Reward Style) led all the guests out into the same area (they drained the water quickly!) for dancing. It was like something out of a movie. And I actually got my husband to dance to a little Justin Bieber with me!

Some of our good Dallas friends attended the party as well so it was so much fun to have someone to do the digital photo/video both with! (I will not post the pictures our husbands took together – a tad inappropriate for DoSayGive!).

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FYI, I bought my friend Carrie’s beautiful white dress after she told me it was only $68! I am taking it with me on vacation next week so will post a photo for sure!

So what did my date wear? Unfortunately, this is the only photo I found of my camera shy husband.

You can spot my clutch from across the room! Photo: Gigi NY

He is not GQ at all when it comes to clothes (sorry, hub!) so it was tough finding something “en blanc” for him to wear to the party. I went totally safe with full Vineyard Vines. He’ll wear the linen shirt all summer long (it doesn’t have a logo on it). And the pants are the lightest khaki (because he was NOT going to really wear all white!).

 

 

Hope you have a lovely weekend! Don’t forget to browse my Mother’s Day Gift Guide! So many cute ideas!

 

Shop the Post: 


Dress // Earrings by Neely Phelan (available at Tulips Little Rock – they ship) // Shoes (25% off!)// Tassel Clutch c/o GiGi NY

 

 

Dress Photos: Megan Weaver

 

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