spring dress

Thursday, February 23, 2017

dress (under $50!) // shoes (under $60, available in 3 colors!) // bag (on sale!) c/o // earrings c/o (available in 18 colors) // sunnies // necklace (similar)

I am so excited to add this spring yellow dress to my wardrobe! I love all the different details, the off the shoulder, the long sleeves, and scrunchy top make the dress so unique and fun. The best part, its under $50... can you believe it? I decided to make it extra Springy by pairing it with these open toed wedges (under $60!) but I also love it with a floppy hat and brown booties as well. 

With the temperatures reaching high 70's and 80's Arizona Spring is in full swing! This time of year dresses are my go-to, well when I am not wearing work out gear.  Dresses are so easy to throw on, add a few accessories, wedges and you are ready for almost any occasion. 

Sorry for not having this post up yesterday, it has been a little crazy around this house. Spring cleaning has been in full forces where no matter what is going on my mind seems to always find an excuse to clean this or go through that. Must be the fresh warm air!

I will be back to posting regularly next week!


red dress from day to night
Monday, February 20, 2017

When this dress came in the mail I immediately fell in love! Original I thought it was going to be a more dressy material but as I started to style the outfit in front of the mirror I loved how my white converse looked with it. The perfect spring day outfit! Then I tried on my go to lace-up block heels and those looked great as well. So today I give you, two options for the red shoulder bow dress!

Such a simple and easy transition. Ditch the sunnies and converse for a pair of lace-up heels, re apply some lipstick and you are good to go!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend with their loved ones. It has been raining non stop the last 2 days but the forecast calls for sunny and 85 as the week continue. Spring is a comin'!

Instagram Round-Up
Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Friday! I have a big Instagram round up for the last few weeks. So many items are back in stock and ON SALE! With Presidents Day coming up this weekend watch out for so many sales going on including free shipping & returns! Don't be afraid to shop online, its much easier than you think. Lets say I rarely go into the Mall anymore... I mean looking for a parking space in itself is frustrating! Happy Shopping....

top (only $35 and comes in a few colors!) shorts (best ever!) // shoes // sunnies (only $12) // watch // earrings (only $12 for the set!)

denim jacket  // lace top (only $18) // black denim // bag (old - similar)

dress (under $50 also comes in a taupe color) // bag

favorite holiday shoes for under $30 // bag

Pink Nikes (on sale for $70!) // legging // tee (favorite v-neck ever!) // sunnies (only $12) // pink cardigan (on sale!)

sweater (only $17.99 comes in 3 other colors!) // bralette (similar) // choker

dress (on sale for $ ) // Pink Nikes (on sale for $70!) // bag // sunnies

white denim // lace top // bag // bracelet + 2

sweater (40% off!) // jeans // booties (40% off making them $53) // bracelet 1 + 2 // earrings

jeans (40% off) tunic top // sweater (only $17.99!) // bag // watch // earrings

jeans (favorite distressed!) // cami // cardigan (on sale!) // bag // choker set (under $20!)

cami // back denim // denim jacket // choker (only $16.99!)

sweater (only $17.99) // jeans (under $100) // Pink Nikes (on sale for $70) // sunnies

ruffled tee
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

top (under $20!) // jeans (only $42) // bag (old - similar) // booties (40% off) // sunnies //cuff

Happy Wednesday!

Wow, what a week it has been! With the weather warming up here in Arizona, already it feels as if Spring is in full swing. Time to break out the shorts + tees, florals+ pastels to brighten our wardrobes up. I found this ruffled top for under $20, how pretty is this lavender color? I normally dont wear purple but I loved the cut of the tee so I took a chance. And a win for sure! I also have been on the search for a great pair of denim that are not as distressed as my other pairs (like these or these!).  I found this pair online for only $42, I took another chance (they are free shipping and returns!) but no need to return, I am obsessed. 

Also, I am obsessed with these booties, they are currently 40% off making them $53, I wear them so often and can't wait to start wearing them with shorts as well. 

Hope everyone had an amazing Valentines yesterday. We don't go over the top in this house for Valentines as my husband thinks its a made up holiday ... insert eye roll! But we surprised our daughter with balloons and flowers and of course we all go some chocolate (!!) and we had a fun  family dinner outside on the patio since the weather has been amazing. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday, see you back here Friday with a big Instgram round up!


snaps from Moorea pt. 1
Monday, February 13, 2017

I am so excited to share this post with you all today! While going through my photos I realized I have just way too many amazing photos to share so I am going to break our Honeymoon Tahiti Trip up into 2 different posts. However I am apologizing in advance for the overload of images!

Today I am going to share some of my favorite moments, where we stayed, what I brought (what I wish I brought!), where we ate, what we did, etc! Oh gosh, so much magic to share with you so here we go...

We traveled to the island of Moorea (Tahiti's sister Island) in French Polynesia. Just an 8 hour flight from LAX then a short ferry ride from the main island of Tahiti to Moorea. We stayed in the overwater bungalows at The Hilton Moorea in bungalow 87 (seriously, amazing it was the farthest bungalow out in the water!) There was so much to do at The Hilton that we only left our resort a few times. Most of the days were spent lounging on our own little doc off our own bungalow. We would wake up each morning around 5:45 and watch the pink + blue sky turn to color as the sun came up. Each morning we threw on our swim suits and ran and cannon balled into the water! That memory I will never forget!

There is kayaking, snorkels, paddle boarding all for free at the resort. We also got up super early to play tennis, notice that backdrop?! It was incredible. One thing I didn't realize about Tahiti was the amazing rain forest cliffs that were directly next to the ocean. I couldn't tell which view was my favorite, the green tropical mountains or the amazing huts over the crystal clear water. Both were absolutely breathtaking!

Packing was easy yet difficult if that makes sense. I knew I needed lots of swim suits, dinner outfits, sunscreen, and sunglasses. I did wear almost everything I brought (yay!!) but here are some tips I learned:
* I brought 7 suits, a mixture of one pieces and bikinis. I wore them all to mix up the tan lines! **I wish I would have brought a high necked swim suit as I got really red on my chest during the middle of the trip and had nothing to cover it. I also wish I brought a swim shirt!! Yes, like the ones little kids wear. Those are not just cutesy shirts for adults they ARE necessary! I ended up wearing one of the only actual t-shirts i brought with  me one full day in the water since I could feel my skin burning.  side note* I am fair skinned, I used to brun as I child, I thought I grew out of it, guess not!

* Sunscreen! We brought 3 full bottles of 50spf sunscreen and 1 face 50spf sunscreen and used almost all of it! Crazy right? There is no escaping the sun here unless you are inside your hut... but who wants to be inside the hut when you are in paradise?! You literally need to apply sunscreen every hour. NOT KIDDING! We learned our lesson, more than once! Let's just say I came home a little red.

* Water! Drink lots of water! The hotel provides you with 2 free water bottles a day then you pay for any other water. Including any time eating at restaurants! There is no such thing as a glass of iced water unless you buy the bottle. We brought actual sports water bottles from home and refilled ours once in the gym (the only place with free water!) and we also went to town one day and bough water from the market. *side note we also filled our water bottles at breakfast with juice so we could have mimosas in the room!

* Dinner was a mix of dressy, casual, and swim suit attire. I was imagining really dressy dinners.... it was not! I brought one pair of wedges and never worn them. I did get dressed up 2 nights in long maxi dresses, a few nights we ordered pizza and chilled on our dock in our swim suits,  and the other times I wore either sundresses, rompers, or shorts and a cute top all with flip flops!

* Tahiti has a different outlet than the standard American outlets. The Hilton had one American outlet in the bathroom but luckily we brought two adapter plugs with us! We had cameras and phones to charge as well as hair dryers and curling irons to run. You can buy outlet adapters at your local Walgreens for $12, so worth it!

We rented these little co-cart type of cars of 8 hours one day and took off to explore the island ourselves! It was the best idea. We were debating on taking an ATV tour but we loved the idea of having our own transportation and seeing the island at our own pace. We headed up to Belvedere mountain, saw black sand beaches, ate at an amazing little side of the road restaurant, checked out the other resorts on the island, went to the pineapple plantation, and climbed to an amazing waterfall! At first I though 8 hours was going to be sooooo long, but it want at all! It flew by. 

We did and saw so much more but those were some of the highlights and tips I learned. It was truly a magical place, a bucket list dream come true. If you are worried about being bored or restless you wont be. I find that these photos looking back don't even do the island justice anymore. 

Later on this week I will be sharing my favorite photos I snapped and the camera I took with me! 

What I packed: