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20+ Casual Summer Dresses Under $30

Happy Wednesday Friends! While I was shopping for our trip this weekend, I found SO many cute, affordable dresses! A few weeks ago, I asked you all what you were shopping for and a ton of you said casual Spring/Summer dresses! Considering, we can wear dresses 3-4 months out of the year, I always opt for affordable options. So, I’ve rounded up a ton of really cute dresses under $30 today! Most of them ship free or have free in store pick up!

Also, as I was browsing, I noticed that Target is having a huge sale on their dresses for Mother’s day! I’m rounding up a few of my Target staple favorites on stories today too, so stay tuned!

I also recently updated my Spring top roundup here with some new finds! And, if you’re looking for Spring/Summer event wear you can find a ton of affordable outfits here! I even found items for the bride-to-be!


Click on the image below to shop the product from the retailer’s page!


xoxo

April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales!

Happy happy Friday friends!! Did you hear, our forecast was changed from snow to RAIN tomorrow. I’ve never been so happy to hear there’s rain in the forecast, lol! It’s truly a happy Friday!

Kev and I are having our usual Friday night date night tonight – pizza & Netflix. Although I think we’re gonna spice it up and get Papa Murphy’s. We like to live on the edge ha! Tomorrow, we’re meeting up with Emerson & Taylor + hubbies to celebrate Taylor hitting 100K followers on Instagram. So dang proud of her! Can’t wait to celebrate with some carbs and beer! lol!

Sharing all outfit links for this week, top sellers and the best sales below per usual! And, two blog posts went up earlier this week! I shared over 45 dresses for a spring/summer event (wedding, graduation, shower etc) and some super cute spring finds under $40 from Walmart!


OUTFITS:

All of this week’s outfits are below with links and sizing details under the photos! Everything fits TTS unless noted otherwise.

Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Top (SP) | Denim – on sale! (26R – size up one!) | Keypouch
Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Top (XS) | Denim(0reg) | Shoes | Bag
Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Denim Jacket (SP) | Pants (XSP – size down one!) | Tank (XS)| Shoes
Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Tank (XS) | Shorts (XS)
Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
White Heels | Studded Sandals | Pink Wedges | Nude Heels (size DOWN .5) | Leopard Sandals (for these & the studded sandals – size up if you like more room or have wider feet!)


Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Hoodie (XS) | Leggings (XS) | Shoes
Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Cardigan (S – sized up one for oversized fit!) | Tank (XS) | Shorts (0) | Shoes
Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Dress (XS) – Amazon Dupe here! | Denim Jacket (SP) | Wedges | Tote
Cute & Affordable Spring Outfits! April Instagram Round Up Week 4 + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales!
Cardigan (S – sized up one for oversized fit!) | Tank (XS) | Shorts (0)

THIS WEEK’S TOP SELLERS

  1. These sandals (currently on sale with code GOODVIBES) were the top seller this week! So comfy & easy for work to weekend wear! I’d size up .5 if you like more room or have wider feet!
  2. This hoodie from Loft! Wearing XS – wore this for almost 3 days straight and now it’s on sale 40% off!!!
  3. The perfect Spring cardigan (seen below and last week!) from Loft. I sized up to a S but it does fit TTS. Also on sale for 50% off!!
  4. These jeans from AE! They should probably just have a permanent spot up here lol! Currently on sale for $37! I wear a 0reg – they’re a cropped fit!
  5. These shoes (which are actually the top seller of 2019 so far!) and are currently on sale for $39 with code GOODVIBES. I also just got them in the lilac color so will share this weekend! Size down .5, they stretch!

WEEKEND SALES

ABERCROMBIE // 25% off entire purchase!

AMERICAN EAGLE // 25% off AE & Aerie!

BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% off dresses + polos; 30% off shorts & tees; extra 50% off sale!!

DSW // $10 OFF $49, $20 OFF $99, OR $60 OFF $199 with code GOODVIBES

EXPRESS // Tons of bottoms – shorts, dress pants, jeans – BOGO 50% off! All my faves from recent try ons are here!

LOFT // 50% off tons of items site-wide!! All my faves from recent try ons are here!

OLD NAVY // 20% off your order at checkout (my faves are on this page!)


Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo


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rStheCon Outfit Roundup + Recap

rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup

Happy Rainy Wednesday!

Today I’m sharing a recap of my time at the rewardStyle conference (rStheCon) earlier this month and links to all of the outfits I wore!

I’ve gotten quite a few DM’s with questions about what the conference is and what we did while we were there. I’m hoping I can answer all of your questions today!!

First, what is rewardStyle? I wrote an entire post that gives a bit of back story on it here. But, in short, rewardStyle is an invite-only affiliate network that owns the LIKEtoKNOW.it app where you shop most of my outfits. They also facilitate all of the links you see on this blog, which allows me to earn a small commission on purchases made. And, the few sponsored posts I do a month are typically set up through partnerships they have with various brands and retailers. This is something I love because they will only suggest partnerships with brands I’ve already linked to and brands that you all already shop at. It’s very personalized!

What I love about rewardStyle is that it’s a company built by an influencer (Amber Venz Box) for influencers. They know firsthand the struggles we deal with and are the best advocates to ensure we as influencers/bloggers are treated fairly in the marketplace!

Now, what is the rewardStyle Conference? There are over 30,000 influencers in rewardStyle’s network. And, every year, they invite the top 200 performers to go to the conference in Dallas for a weekend of networking and learning! When I started blogging back in 2017, it was one of my top goals to get accepted into rewardStyle. After I got invited in July 2017, I set my sights on going to the Conference. But, I’ll be honest, I knew it was a long shot. I mean, there was literally a .007% chance of getting invited! So getting to go this year was a HUGE honor.

And, like I said in my stories before I left, your constant support and shopping through my links is the ONLY reason why I got invited. I, quite literally, would not have made that dream a reality without the support of each and every one of you. I will never be able to thank you all enough for the support you show me on a daily basis. Your shopping through my links, liking and commenting on my social media posts, repinning my pins and sending me emails/DMs means EVERYTHING to me. And your support allows me to keep this blog afloat to keep being a source of inspiration for all of you. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!

I’m linking all of the outfits as well as a day-by-day recap below !


THURSDAY – DAY 1

rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Travel Outfit
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Check-In Outfit/Brand Hall Outfit
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Pool Party Outfit!

Taylor, who you all see me with a lot on the ‘gram, and I flew down to Dallas together. Taylor went to the conference last year so it was nice having a conference veteran with me to show me the ropes! haha!

When we got to Dallas we met up with Shelbi, Morgan and my roomie, Lauren as well as a few of our other blogger gals for lunch. After we checked into the conference & our rooms at Crescent Court Hotel, we all changed and headed to the Brand Hall to network with brands like Bloomingdales, Banana Republic, QVC, Kendra Scott, Victoria Emerson, Elemis, Soma and Express!

The Brand Hall was one of my favorite parts about the whole conference! They had over 20 brands set up the entire weekend ready to meet and network with the bloggers in attendance. It was so fun meeting brands I had already worked with, had shopped from for a long time or getting introduced to new brands I KNOW you gals would love!

In the evening, we all headed to the pool for a party hosted by Sole Society. And, no we didn’t actually swim because in the words of my mother, “I can’t imagine you all would want to mess up your hair” lol! Truth! This was a pretty surreal experience for me because it was like my Instagram feed came to life. I saw and met all of the BIG bloggers I had followed for years. And, took some cute photos along the way!

After, a group of girls (including some of those big bloggers I mentioned) and I went out for dinner at Mi Cocina. I had possibly the strongest margarita I had ever had (got through about half!) and had some yummy enchiladas!


FRIDAY – DAY 2

rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Ready to take on Day 2 – Starbae in hand!
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
My awesome roomie, Lauren!
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
photos after lunch!
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Ready for a chill Happy Hour!
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Cocktail Attire – my favorite outfit of the trip! My skirt is actually a skort!

Friday started out with a quick trip to Starbucks (which is inside the hotel – dangerous!) with my roomie, Lauren. We then headed to hear the keynote speakers with all of the other bloggers and brands in attendance.

This was such a cool moment at the conference for me! We heard from the CEO and President of rewardStyle, various brand VPs and the Executive VP & Chief Brand Officer for the Dallas Cowboys. And, no, I didn’t shout “GO PACK GO” even though Kevin wanted me to lol!

In short, it was a very inspiring few hours of speakers. We found out some new technology will be released soon making it easier for you to shop our posts on the ‘gram. We also learned about overall market trends and just how much mobile e-commerce is booming!

After, we headed to a beautiful lunch hosted by Mary Kay. If you couldn’t tell by the photos, pretty much everything including the hotel itself was just gorgeous! Clearly set up by bloggers for bloggers! A photo opp at every corner!

In the afternoon, Lauren and I attended an amazing classroom session hosted by Jen of The Sister Studio & Jen of Interior Designerella. I found the session incredibly informative. These two ladies are killing the game so I was really excited to learn from them. I think I filled up the storage on my phone with how many notes I took on it!

After the classroom session, I had a one on one brand meeting, which was very intimidating at first but ended up going so well! It’s important to remember that brands are at the conference to network with you just as you are there to network with them. Be yourself, and you’ll know if a potential partnership is a good fit for you and your audience moving forward!

In the evening, we all attended a cocktail party hosted by Ebay! We had so much fun all dancing together and snapping pics (what else?!). After the cocktail party, we ditched our fancy dinner plans and hit up Shake Shack.


SATURDAY – DAY 3

rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Grainy photo due to how dark it was from the morning storms! But LOVE this blazer!
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Lunch outfit!
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
Ready for Dinner + the Finale Party!
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup
rStheCon 2019 ; Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a rsthecon recap + outfit roundup

The last day of the conference started out rainy! So we focused on getting ourselves to meetings and classes. Lauren and I hit up Starbucks before we attended a few brand meetings in the morning. And, before lunch, we went to the brand hall one more time to catch any brands we had missed the first day. This was a great time to go because it was much less busy than it was on day 1!

That afternoon, JCPenny hosted a yummy lunch complete with a soup bar, which was perfect for a rainy day! I had to get the tomato bisque – it was amazing!

After lunch, we headed to two more classroom sessions. The first was on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! The ins, the outs, when you all are on the app the most and what you’re shopping for right now. Some of what they discussed I already knew, but a lot of it was very informative and really helped me understand how you all use the app! I of course want to make sure I’m optimizing content for you all! So I found this course very helpful!

And, our second course was on using advertising on Facebook and Instagram. I have used ads maybe once before, like two years ago! And, I had no idea what I was doing. I’m not likely to do ads on Instagram for a while, but I learned how helpful they can be on Facebook, which, I hardly ever use for the blog!

That evening we had the formal LIKEtoKNOW.it party! Taylor, Shelbi, Morgan, Lauren and I went to Capital Grille for dinner beforehand. We then headed to Sixty Five Hundred for the party. They had huge light and wall installations, drinks aplenty and some BIG bloggers – talking Hello Fashion Blog big. Pretty starstruck to be honest! We had so much fun dancing and taking photos!


BIG TAKEAWAYS:

  1. Be YOU! I wasn’t in a sorority in college, so this was the most amount of women I’ve been around in a long, long time. It can be intimidating! All of them are boss babes who are doing AMAZING in their own businesses! Not to mention there are major national and international retailers eager to meet with you. It can be easy to sit back and let others network around you. But don’t let yourself do that! Put yourself out there, show everyone what you bring to the table and lean in. You’ll be surprised at how nice & welcoming everyone is!
  2. Come prepared with a printed media kit and business cards to hand out to brands. And, if the opportunity arises, ask brands for business cards! If the opportunity doesn’t arise, make it happen. On that same note, make sure to bring outfits for brand meetings that are appropriate. You don’t need full business attire, but you also don’t want to wear a cocktail dress!
  3. Bring extra outfits & take advantage of nice weather to take photos! This is especially important if you’re a Northern blogger! The conference is always in April, when it’s still chilly and there are usually no leaves on the trees here. Take advantage of the pretty scenery and take photos to have back home!
  4. Get there early! We felt very rushed when we arrived between needing to eat, check in and get ready for the first cocktail party. If I do get invited next year, I definitely plan to get there a day early!

I hope you all found this helpful!!

xoxo


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3 Affordable Summer Outfits you MUST HAVE

What a month it has been you guys! I’ve had exciting news (like getting invited to join rewardStyle) but have also dealt with one of my most debilitating months of migraines. This is the first full week I’ve gone without a migraine in a month, and I finally feel like I’m back to normal. I can already tell that August will be a GREAT month, and I can’t wait to share it with you all! Please bear with me, I’m taking things slowly as I get back into consistent blogging after this cycle of migraines so I don’t cause another cycle to happen (see, I’m learning!). So I’ll be posting once a week for the next few weeks and will get back to twice a week toward the end of August.

For today, I’m excited to bring you all three summer outfits you must have before the season ends! I’m all for staying trendy on a budget. Most of the time, if it’s not on sale or at a good price, I’m probably not buying it. These three outfits won’t break the bank (they’re under $20!) and are also great quality for the price.

Target OTS Dress (similar) (similar) || Bag (old – similarless expensive) || Shoes

I picked up this Target off-the-shoulder dress shortly before our road trip in June. It’s lightweight so perfect for warm Summer days and could probably be used as a swim cover up too! It’s a trendy style being off the shoulder with a ruffle accent. Some reviewers have commented that the quality seems cheap and see-through. It’s definitely from Target, so you’re not getting a designer gown, BUT the quality is great for the price. It is a bit see-through toward the bottom, but I’ve worn this to work and out with no problems. The ruffled part on the top also acts as a double layer for your top half – just to be safe. It does run a little big so either size down OR shrink it like I did!

Amazon Dress (similar) (similar) || Bag (old – similar)

This summer I discovered the amazing-ness that is Amazon fashion! This dress is a similar style to the last (off-the-shoulder), but comes with a belt for a more fitted look. I’m loving the blue + white color trend this summer so this outfit is right on point! The price cannot get better – it comes in under $15 WITH prime shipping, holla! You can also wear this to work without issues because it can be pulled up onto the shoulders and hits right above the knee. A tip for sizing – always pull up the “Fit” chart. This is the link with a percentage right above where you can select the size AND read reviews. This always helps me choose the best size. If between sizes on Amazon, size up! A lot of their clothing runs small.

Amazon Top (similar) (similar) || Vestique Shorts || Birkenstocks

Yes, yes I’m aware ALL of these ‘fits have a similar look so you can probably tell what trend I fell for this summer LOL! But this cropped white top is perfect for casual summer days. It has cute cut out details on the edges making it a step above plain white crop tops. I’ve loved pairing this with white shorts for an all-white look or regular denim cut-offs. Similar to the other Amazon item, this one comes in under $15 with Prime shipping!

You can shop all of these looks below and I’ve included similar products as well!

What summer trends have you loved so far? Are there any fall trends you’re looking forward to?

Xo,

LO

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