Gettin’ Down in Dallas

“There ain’t no party like a blogger party!” – Confucious

A big part of the blogging conference (and possibly the reason most of us had high-heeled it over to Dallas in the first place) were the parties. Reward Style has something of a reputation when it comes to hosting a good shindig and the conference events were no exception.

Our first soirée was hosted on the lawn in front of the hotel, watched over by the all seeing eye.

It was thrown by the Kate Spade New York team, and if Kate Spade are known for one thing, it’s their impeccable taste.

They draped tables in monochrome stripes and embellished every surface with fragrant peonies & sweetpeas.

If you somehow missed one of the waiters gliding their way around the party with glittering trays of champagne, then you could always make your way to the cocktails bars.

Even the cocktails got their own little Kate Spade accessories…

As I was waiting, minding my own business at the bar, a gorgeous, dark stranger approached.

He had one brown eye and one blue.

H had shaggy hair and spoke in an accent I didn’t understand.

I was smitten.

…but I soon had him and his friend eating out of the palm of my hand!

Unable to control myself any longer I gave into his charms.

We made a plan to run away to London together, but don’t tell Amber (his mum).

Turns out that our whirlwind romance didn’t go unnoticed and they soon attracted a crowd.

Fuzzy little superstars!

Back in the real world the party was in full swing.

We all headed to the photobooth to pose up a storm.

And spent some time getting to know our comrades from around the world.

The air was thick with the sound of camera shutters and laughter.

I wore:

Somedays dress // Kendra Scott necklace & cuff

naked shoes (similar here) // Essie nail polish (which seems to be half the price on here…)

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We drifted away in dribs and drabs, some going to bed, some going on to suppers.

But we didn’t have long to wait until the next knees-up!

The night after was The Outnet (Net-a-Porter’s discount site)‘s 5th birthday bonanza!

Allwhite, allwhite, I’ll give you the outfit details…

Joao lace dress // Tory Birch lace espadrilles // Mulberry Bag

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The party was hosted at a nearby restaurant.

Half inside by the bar, half outside under a canopy of rustling leaves and bobbing lights.

We all gathered around for speeches and applause.

Followed by a round of tequilla and toasting.

And a few cheesy photos, naturally.

Outside the band fired up.

And we all huddled around to enjoy the music.

Of course the Brits were at the front…

…getting stuck in!

Aaaaand I think that’s enough embarrassing dancing for one evening!

I think we should leave the pictures there, don’t you?!

We kept on rockin’ long after the band had given up. The atmosphere was completely electric and we all buzzed with it. There’s something about long, hot nights that just seem to bring out the best in people.

I can’t wait for the summer to kick off back home. Everyone’s naughtier when it’s warm, it’s so much more fun!

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  • skybluesounds

    FUN i loved your dress in this post!!!

    xo Patricia
    skybluesounds.blogspot.com

  • Coralie Rose

    ahahah sounds like a lot of fun! sadly winter is creeping around the corner for us australians though.. i love the first dress you wore btw, beautiful!

    http://www.fashionandlattes.blogspot.com
    xxx

  • The dress you wore to the Kate Spade party is so beautiful! Also I’m a big fan of embarrassing dancing all through long Summer nights, it’s so fun!
    xo
    The Fashionista Bubble

  • Paige

    I absolutely love your outfits Rosie! Definitely going to start teaming up statement necklaces with delicate dresses, gorgeous. x

  • Those dresses are stunning. I know what some birthday money is being spent on.
    Fie xx
    Coffee & Confetti

  • Amy

    Fab cream dress Rosie! So perfect for Summer nights…and of course a couple of sneaky drinks πŸ˜‰
    http://www.becauseamysays.blogspot.com

  • Looks like you’re having so much fun – how cute are those dogs! Also that little white dress is stunning on you.

    I couldn’t agree more – summer needs to hurry up and happen. I feel like it’s been so on-off, with some lovely days and then back to grey and drizzle, so I can’t wait for it to (hopefully) get a bit more consistent!

    I’ve never been to Dallas, as we always seem to hug the coast when we’re in the US, but it looks like a lovely city from all your pictures. Glad you’re having a great time.

    Anna x

    http://theproofofthepudding.net/

  • FLOMO

    Looks like so much fun – love the idea of all the bloggers going wild together! Did you meet any new bloggers who you’d recommend we start reading???

  • Oh those puppies! Aren’t they just big cuddley, heated, pillows? So gorgeous!

    Looks like you had a fab time. That first dress is heavenly. Love the water-colour style print!

    Katie <3

  • Shade of Red Blog

    It is much warmer in London, safe to come back, Rosie!
    http://shadeofredblog.com

  • Sarah Riddoch

    Amazing! The party literally looks like a fairytale (significant amounts of alcohol consumed by any chance!!! ). The suns already shining back in London ready for your return!

  • And…the night was a blur! p.s. What is the comfort level of the Tory espadrilles, been thinking about ordering some for some time now. Help a sister out Rosie

    xo Cassandre
    http://www.theworkette.com

  • They both look like brilliant parties – especially the The Outnet one! Love what you’re wearing to both, too. And I don’t blame you for plotting to steal those handsome puppies – those giant paws are melting my heart <3

    Euriental

  • Sarah Riddoch

    Amazing! The sun is shining back in London ready for your return! πŸ˜‰ P.s please can you steal a dog for me!!

  • Whitney

    Absolutely love your lace dress. The back is awesome! I’m a Texas gal and am so glad to see you having a blast in Dallas!

  • Looks like a great time! I hope you had a chance to go to a proper Texas rodeo. So fun.

    I just bought a pair of very similar espadrilles for $7 at the Gap Outlet for any of you who live near one.

    Laters!

    x

    V @ Life+1
    New Post : Things to Do: Florida Keys

  • Looks like you had the most amazing time! I’d love to go something like this, but I’m not sure there’s anything similar for film bloggers
    Steph
    http://www.stephonscreen.com

  • Very fun, and that pink dress is the best! But ok, is that eye supposed to be a creepy symbol for blog readers?! If so, NOT COOL, DALLAS!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!

  • Wow, this looks like you were having a great time. xx

  • So glad you had fun in Dallas, I’m happy to see so many of my favorite bloggers in my hometown!

  • Looks like you had a fabulous time- have really been enjoying all your posts from over the pond!
    Hurry home though- the sun’s come out!

    KatieJane
    katies-rose-garden.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jane

    I really like all of your pictures of the event. I heard so much of it on blogs or Instagram accounts so it’s really nice to finally read a full article about it πŸ™‚ xx

  • So envious of your whole trip in the states Rosie! Looks amazing!

    Michaela x

    http://www.lifeofaladybear.com

  • Lucianne Soley

    In love with those puppies! Need to see you soon for a catch up, it looks like you’re having a blast. Love Lucianne xx

  • It looks like an absolute ball! Loving the strappy white dress too x

    Little Miss Katy

  • love the dancing pictures ! did you meet any especially favourite bloggers from around the world there ? πŸ™‚
    Lauren x

    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Katie Nally

    Do all the UK bloggers meet? I saw Fleur , EstΓ©e & Amelia were there too! Everyone seems so clicky!!
    Love your blog x

  • Looks like you had a blast!! πŸ™‚

  • Milka

    Loved your accessories, looks pretty! Thanks for the quick work/lunch break reading πŸ™‚

  • I’ve never considered a visit to Dallas but all of your posts have pushed it right to the top of my list! x

    http://thewhimsicalway.wordpress.com/

  • Tara

    Hope you enjoyed your time in Texas! Go to Breadwinners and have a Bloody Mary in a boot mug before you leave!

  • Looks like you had lots of fun. I must add Dallas to my every-growing list of places to visit.

    http://jenniferbakes.blogspot.ie

  • Zoe

    Looks like the entire conference was way too much fun πŸ™‚ however, your party posts have now inspired me to NOT study for exams and find some fun of my own…love the blog as always xx

    http://www.thewhatsinbetween.blogspot.com

  • I love your floral dress! πŸ™‚ and dogs always make everything better! πŸ˜€ they are total cutties πŸ™‚

  • This looks great fun! I love summer outdoor parties, and your white shoes too. Definitely need to get some of those!

  • Nat

    I’ve noticed you’ve been using a particular editing effect in the past few months. It’s most noticeable in the Kate Spade party pictures (which looked like a bright and classy event!). The effect is grainy making the photos look blurry/fuzzy, sometimes my eyes feel weird looking at them haha – it’s like my eyes want to focus and can’t! Maybe it’s just me, but wanted to let you know – the photographs seem to be the anchor in all your blog posts, but this editing effect has made them less beautiful to me. “To each her own said the old lady as she kissed the cow” I guess?

  • Absolutely loved your dress, looks like you had so much fun, and those dogs are so cute.

    Jess x

    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • This party looks amazing! I love Kate Spade! I have some dinner plates designed by her and they are beautiful! Hope you had fun! X

    titchytombie.blogspot.co.uk

  • Holly von Bock

    that looks so much fun!! Question – whats the support like in the Dolce Vita dress? I love it but need a bit of support for my puppies πŸ˜‰ xxxxx

  • Chrissabella

    This looks like so much fund and I love both your dresses!

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

  • This looks like so much fun!! And the dogs were adorable!! πŸ™‚

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Grace Denny

    Well that looks like a fun time! haha. Also looks like selfie central! πŸ˜› Your heels on the first night are FAB I waaannnttt! πŸ˜›

    XO, G from http://www.graceedd.blogspot.ie

  • Sophie

    Ha ha cracking last move… might even beat the boob flash from the last post. Glad you had a wonderful time sweets πŸ™‚

    Sophie X

    http://www.yourgirlislovely.com

  • I love the dress from the first night! Thanks for this post. A big part of my job is to organize parties and I am always looking for inspiration – It’s all in the details…
    Marielle
    http://thegirlofthehour.com

  • Kate Neanor

    Erm do you mean Confucius?

  • That big eye is freaking scary πŸ™‚

    Love pictures and the dresses you have in this post! Gorgeous!

    Lacebox.blogspot.com

  • Looks like a lot of fun there! πŸ˜€

  • Lovely, lovely lady! And oh, such glamorous parties!
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • MissEmmySue

    Kate Spade, puppies, and parties…3 of my all-time favorite things.
    Thank you for documenting all of the happenings in Dallas– I’m living vicariously through you. πŸ™‚

    http://buildyourbliss.wordpress.com

  • Amy Lau

    Awh i love your dress – looking as gorgeous as peruuuuuusal.

    I didn’t even know they threw blogger conferences – it looks like you had such an amazing time!

    http://www.yummei.com

  • Love the white dress Rose! Here in Florida the sun is already shining and the sweltering weather is starting. I agree, everyone is naughtier when its warm!!

    XO Kelly

  • I love how detailed you are with your photo diaries! Thanks for sharing what you did in Dallas πŸ™‚

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Emily Kalbun

    That looks like such a riot! It’s such a great experience to make new friends at this blogging website event. You really visittoronto sometime. We have a lot of hot summer nights too(its not all polar bears, ice fishing and igloos ;D)
    em!

  • Janine Maral

    I’m kind of in love with those nude heels and dress you wore to the Kate Spade party!

    Janine Maral from http://www.janinemaral.com

  • Those venues look awesome. πŸ™‚ And I love those silver balloons.

  • Lucy

    Hey Rosie, loving your blog from Sydney, Australia!

    Just wandering, do you have an intern or someone that goes around and takes photos for you? Or are you asking others to take them for you? They’re great and you’re always in them, so i’d love to know how you manage that!

    Lucy x.

  • Sepideh

    That Kate Spade party looks FAB! Did you attend both events alone? Any advice for a blogger going to an event alone and making sure that networking happens?

    http://www.seppysmontreal.com

  • Oh! those pics with puppies – absolutely adorable!
    But last pic is my fav πŸ™‚
    xx

    http://artdebridge.blogspot.com

  • The slow pace

    Those precious dogs are the best thing about this post!!! You look really nice too, though πŸ˜‰
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  • These look like so much fun. I adore both your outfits but for me the Someday dress just had the edge.

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • LOVE both dresses in this post, and love the crochet espadrilles you wore to the Outnet party, the perfect dancing shoes (and shoes that you can’t do embarrassing dancing in, are not worth owning in my opinion!) xo

  • Kate

    Looks like a good time was had by all! Love both your dresses. And the dogs. x
    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Did you use your new Sony camera to take these photos, Rosie??

  • I adore your Joao dress! Definitely need to invest in a LWD for summer…and some espadrilles. Always so inspired by your outfits Rosie!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  • Vicki

    Lovely post! As always! πŸ™‚
    Hahaha I think there is something in the air when it’s warmer which makes people naughty! πŸ˜‰

    Xo Vicki

    http://www.bowsessed.com

  • Love the blog as usual. Is it just me- that eye freaks me out! Reminds me of the eye in the Valley of Ashes Great Gatsby!
    πŸ™‚ x
    http://whatkatemadenext.com

  • Looks like you had an AMAZING time! Wish to attend one of these events one day!

    xx,
    Shree

  • Love the lace dress, absolutely gorg and perfect for summer!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

  • gina

    this looks amazing, you’re so lucky! thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk