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.
The Goods: Muguet Milan Dress via Etsy / Gap Bralette / Kors by Michael Kors Sandals / Karen Walker Sunglasses / Ring from Greece / H&M Rings and Midi Rings / Necklace from Israel and Best Name Necklace via Etsy / Essie Love and Acceptance Nail Polish
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
Sleek and modern are the qualities I look for in almost anything – fashion, home decor, jewelry…you name it! Therefore, I am love with this month’s Etsy picks since it epitomizes my two favorite adjectives. Though some items are a splurge, one can always admire their beautiful and unique designs. Read more
July 4th festivities were last week but I can’t help but carry forward the stars and stripes theme just a wee bit longer. I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but my recent outfit posts have been more on the “blousy” side. That’s because I have an ever-growing mid section. I am excited to share that hubby and I are expecting our first child in early December! Read more
With access to many affordable options, jewelry can easily pile up and become quickly forgotten. I found a set of layered faux pearls in my closet that I wanted to put back into rotation but with a twist. I decided to pair it with another favorite, yet seldom worn, Pac-Man necklace that I received as a gift from my husband when we were dating. Together, I repurposed two necklaces to create one new edgy, yet feminine statement piece. Here’s how. Read more