Thursday, May 21, 2015

one dress two ways! + $50 to SHOPBOP!

one dress two ways


If you are anything like me, when you purchase a staple item you stand there in the store staring at it imagining how many outfits you can put together. With summer time quickly approaching, schedules become much busier: bbq's,  weddings, showers, ladies nights on the patio... the list continues! I'm showing you today how to make one simple LBD go from day to night: boho to floral: casual to dressy!

This LBD by Marc Jacobs comes in both black and tan and has the perfect feminine touch with a sweetheart neckline. Your LBD summer staple!

For more of a casual, boho, day look you can pair the dress with lace wedges, a fabulous tassel clutch (Target also has super cute similar clutch (HERE) for only $16.99!) and some classic ray-bans!

If you have dinner plans or evening wedding you can dress the LBD up.... it's simple! Kick off the wedges and add some floral pumps, the trendy bucket bag add's class (try to find a bag in a color that is in the floral pumps!) while adding dandy jewelry such as a Kendra Scott ring or long chain necklace!

Hope this can give you some ideas of how to mix and mach your staple pieces you ether just picked up or having hanging in your closet!

OH! And before I forget I am giving away $50 to SHOPBOP!!! How exciting is that! I seriously have a huge love affair with shop bop these days. Not everything is super expensive like many believe (I don't ever purchase anything over $125 usually!) and their customer serve is incredible! Its usually 2 day free shipping + returns! Enter the giveaway below:

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

the perfect resort maxi



I love looking back at all my Mexico photos and remembering the warm sand between my toes... actually it just makes me jealous that I don't live at the beach! So catch 22 when looking back but i'll still take it!

Can we talk about this ONE by Pink Stitch Resort Maxi Dress please?! I am OBSESSED! From the bright colors, to the floral design intermixed, to the light airy material this dress is an A++ in my books. I wore it to our last dinner we had in Rocky Point, of course I made Stephen accompany me down to the resort pool for photos, and then I even got him to take his shoes off and walk on the sand with me! Trust me, if you knew Stephen you'd know this was NOT an easy task. 

Ok back to the dress, the material is so light and airy it is perfect for any beach vacation because if you happen get too much sun (like I always do!) the material doesn't itch or scratch against brunt skin. The colors are so bright and summery that it just creams happiness in your face! You can't even have a sad thought around this dress :) The other thing that makes this dress amazing.... the price! Its under $90, which I know may at times seem like a splurge but for the quality and the beautifulness it offers.... trust me its a steal!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

the perfect beach cover-up



Last week we went on a little beach holiday to Rocky Point Mexico! I have been craving a get-away for months now and last week that came true. We got the chance to sneak away to Rocky Point (which is just 4 hours south of Phoenix) for a few days to relax on the beach and enjoy the sun!

It was Stephen's first time to Mexico ever so we did a little sight seeing at the fish market, hit all the little Mexican shops (where we bought Levi a chihuahua sombrero!), rode the banana boat, and ate lots of tacos! Yum!

I was so excited to have found this lace cover-up from Forever21 right before we went. It comes in black too but I loved the cream for the beach! It was perfect to walk from the condo to the pool to the beach. At times I can be self conscious but this allowed me to feel covered up enough yet still let my swim suit show through. 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

short + sweet....


Loft shorts // Dana-Leigh Apparel shirt c/o (old + sold out | similar + similar) // Steve Maden wedges (similar + love these) // Nordstrom fringe bag // Loft sunglasses (on sale!) // Michael Kors watch // Aldo midi rings // Brooklyn Design silver ring c/o // lips: 'pink plaid' by MAC

hope everyone is recovering from cinco de mayo yesterday!

Today's post is short and sweet as I am still catching up form being in Mexico last week.... can i just got back to the beach please?! 

happy Wednesday!




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tropical print wishlist

hawaiian tropics


Has anyone else been totally captivated by the topical floral print that has over taken spring / summer 2015?! I am in absolute heaven. I find myself constantly being attracted to any piece that has even the slightest palm left or hibiscus on it!


where have I been finding these fantastic items?!

Shopbop has amazing floral rompers + dresses (many topic island themed!) beach cover-ups, and phone cases!

Nordstrom is carrying the Ted Baker Tropical Toucan line! 

looking for more cost friendly options?!


And Target swim suits are in full force!




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

floral romper or dress?


ASTR romper // LuLu*s pink heels c/o (love these & these!) // LuLu*s tan bag c/o (similar) // Aldo tassel necklace // Forever21 beach bangles // Aldo rings // lips: 'creme cup' by MAC // nails: 'find me an oasis' by Essie


It's HUMP day!

Wow, what a week it has been! We are getting ready to leave for Mexico tomorrow (eeeeek, so excited!) so this week has been full of meetings, editing, and of course a little shopping. I cam across this floral romper (which looks like a dress when on!) at Nordstrom and absolutely fell in love with it.  The high neck line with low back and tie bow... insert heart eye emoji face! I just love it. I will not be taking it on my trip with me, however, it will be a summer staple as these days get hotter!

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