I am a little over halfway through my pregnancy and started to feel those first kicks about a week ago…it is an AMAZING feeling! Suddenly, this is for real…hubby and I are going to be responsible for another human being <gulp>. Now that major work milestones have been accomplished and the vacation has been taken, it’s time to get ready for baby. I’ll be de-junking the spare room and scouring the Internet for fashionable accessories and shoes (since clothes shopping is now proving to be more difficult). Cheers to the weekend!
- EAT. I am wanting to take a huge bite out of this waffled donut. Great, now I also feel the need to buy a waffle iron.
Monday’s post talked about the sights and activities in Vieques so Part 2 of the vacation recap focuses on the comfort and style of The W Vieques Retreat. The island is small and a little over 9,000 in population size so you can imagine there aren’t a lot of hotel choices available. The W has a knack of finding the most remote locations and inserting luxury, so it’s tempting to just stay on property the entire visit (Hello gym, spa, tennis court, lava stone pool and daily smoothies!). Read more
We still have a bit of summer left so take advantage of the forgiving silhouettes and soft fabrics this season offers while you still can. I am currently in love with bright bold blues and have my eye on these two summer shift dresses. The high version is by Otte New York and made of 100% silk with a cap sleeve. However, while browsing Old Navy, I stumbled upon an equally bold blue dress at a tenth of the cost. Granted it is made from rayon, so not as soft, but it has the same v-neck and high low hemline. Given how hot it can get, I may prefer the sturdier rayon and save the silk for Fall. Which do you prefer?
The typical beach uniform calls for a maxi dress. To keep it from looking dull, turn to interesting cuts like this beauty I found on Etsy. With a plunging back and deep v-neck front, it feels less muu muu and more sexy. Okay, it was a little too sexy for me so I doubled up coverage with a soft cotton bralette in a matching color. I would normally advocate against letting your underthings show but when you are on an island, anything goes… and it goes slowly. Read more
Vacation always becomes equal parts relaxation and adventure. Getting to Vieques, Puerto Rico and to its beautiful beaches is the adventure and then spending time on the beach becomes your relaxing reward. In the first part of my Vieques vacation recap, I’m highlighting some of the destinations and activities that you can find here on the island. Read more
I finally made it home late last night. No matter how exciting or exotic the adventure may be, there is no place like home. I’ll share some highlights of my Vieques vacation next week, but until then, have a wonderful weekend! Read more
IFB continues to be one of my favorite sources for reading up on the business of blogging and finding new blogs to incorporate into my rotation. It’s how I found beauties like Sannam and Style and Trend Survivor. Thankfully as the workload subsides a bit, I am able to focus and spend some time exploring some great posts from this week’s round-up. Check out the top 20 links below including my easy DIY to giving your old necklaces new life.
This week we have all kinds of links. From the very personal getting to feel comfortable in your own skin, to the runways of Paris and the runways Kendall Jenner is on. When is the best time to go shopping? What do you do with your old necklaces? Questions, questions, all those random things that go through our minds throughout the day… will be fit for musing with this week’s roundup! Enjoy! Read more
The baby bump is in full force now so getting dressed is becoming more strategy than effortless ease. Fortunately, dress silhouettes these days (and the hot summers) are helping me out. Most summer dresses are flowy and in forgiving shapes. I really liked this cotton dress from Madewell (this is an extra small if you can believe it).
People say patience is a virtue, but I have always found it hard to put it into practice. This is especially true when it comes news of fashion collaborations or upcoming collections. Getting a preview and then seeing the release date always seems like such a long wait. In addition to the much anticipated Alexander Wang for H&M announcement, here are three more collections/collaboration pieces that will have you drooling. Perhaps instead of thinking about virtue, we should be chanting “good things comes to those who wait” to get us through the next couple of months. Read more
I discovered this fun fact while visiting the Perot Museum in Dallas. While sound may travel faster through steel than air, I need both steel and air to get me to my vacation destination. I am excited to hop a plane and get my vacation started – sun, sand, and beach here I come! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well. Read more