Last month, I was lucky enough to attend Stella & Dot’s Directors Summit/Retreat in Arizona. Three whole days of learning all about the spring collection, how to style it, brainstorming ideas with some super cool fashionista girls all while getting spoiled rotten with drinks, food, and swag?!? YES PLEASE!
I got a TON of feedback from all of you about the outfits I wore while I was there and I promised you I would do a blog post with all the links, so here you go!
One of the questions I get asked frequently is “How do you know what to pack?” Let me tell you my secret…..planning, organizing and writing it all down. I take a notepad and write out day one, day two, etc and the events I’ll need outfits for. I’ll then spend about 2 hours planning all my outfits, mixing & matching looks, and linking all the items for you to shop, all while making my room a complete disaster! I’ve found that when I do this, I actually pack less and during the trip itself, I’m less overwhelmed with what to wear because it’s already planned out. I always bring an extra “back up” outfit just in case something that I’ve planned for isn’t fitting right or looking how I want it to.
I want comfy while flying. I ALWAYS travel in these leggings and with multiple layers on top. Does anyone else go through major temperature changes on a flight? Under this plaid jacket and black sweater, I’m wearing a simple grey t-shirt JUST IN CASE it gets super warm on the plane.
DAY ONE LOOK
I wanted cute but comfy for the first day of the conference. I chose to wear my go-to comfy jeans & this adorable bell sleeved top. I also chose to wear these fun boots with not much of a heel because I knew we were having lunch outside on the lawn.
DINNER: NIGHT ONE
We had a team dinner the first night at a fun little cantina. I went with burgundy denim, a fun statement sleeve blouse and an open toed Tory wedge. (which are SO COMFY by the way).
DAY TWO LOOK
Another day of conferences and lunch outside. (And a little sangria sipping by the pool). Went with my other go-to comfy grey denim jeans & a simple white bell sleeve top. (This is when I realized I clearly loved all things bell sleeved for this trip).
DINNER: NIGHT TWO
This look was for a dinner/dance party that was catered outside on the last night. I wanted to be warm but dressed up a little so I went with a black moto jacket & a simple knotted tee. I dressed up the look with a big statement earring and a bold lip.
Black Moto Jacket (Runs TTS, I’m wearing a 6) | Jeans (TTS) | Knotted Grey Tee (Wearing a small) Boots (TTS, but if between sizes, size down) | Bag | All Jewelry | Lip Color (In shade “Strawberry Kissed”)
DAY THREE LOOK
This was the final day look & I couldn’t wait to wear this pink pom pom sweater (sold out as of now but I’m keeping an eye out for you! Follow me on Instagram @ashdonielle to get the details on when it’s back in stock). I went with a spring color so that I could pair it with the new Ezra Statement necklace from the new spring collection.
Hoping this post gives you a little outfit inspiration and a few tips on how to pack for a trip! And if you’ve thought about being a Stella & Dot stylist and have questions, feel free to message me! The jewels, fashion, and girlfriend time is truely SO fun!