Friday, May 5, 2017

Packing for Vacation

I've been busy getting ready for my trip, sorry for slacking on my blog. I'm very excited to visit a bucket list country for me - Cuba! I pulled out my handy packing tips  and pretty much packed all the same items. My steamer recently died so I bought the same one again because I really like it. I also packed a yellow dress, espadrilles, and some new swimsuits. Since the mosquitoes in Cuba have Zika, I'm packing insect repellent. I still have my pink suitcase which makes it easy to find. I have all my appointments lined up before I go: hair, nails, eyebrows, and spray tan.  

I know everyone's heard all the horrible flying stories on the news, so here are some fun and informative travel related stories:

When I traveled with my mom as a child, she always had a "Travel Outfit" the same one she wore on every plane because it had a lot of pockets. I grew tired of it fast and begged her to wear something else. lol Well check out the Debbie Dress, it's a cotton dress with 7 hidden pockets to keep your valuables safe! You can be stylish while not worrying about your money when you travel. It comes in 4 colors and 2 lengths.

My 'uniform' lets me travel for weeks with just a carry-on — here's what I bring - I love the idea of a travel wardrobe capsule of mix and match outfits that all fit in a carry-on! Oh and she swears on white shorts since it's summertime.  

What did Korea do to my face? A passport nightmare - This is a long article but it's stories from multiple Americans who needed to get their passports renewed while living in Korea and the surprise they discovered in the process. Turns out any place they went to take passport photos of themselves, did not just print it out, they edited with beauty filters they felt appropriate and the results are hilarious! Apparently this is the norm there.

Bored Hotel Guest Starts Making "Challenges" For Housekeepers, And They Respond With These Notes - You know those fun towel animals you get on cruise ships, one hotel guest turned it around for his housekeeper and the results will make you smile.

A squirrel stole a GoPro and the footage is surprisingly watchable - I was thinking of getting a GoPro and was researching it when I stumbled upon this fun video.

Why I Gave Up a $95,000 Job to Move to the Caribbean and Scoop Ice Cream

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello Sunshine, Yellow Dress

Yellow has always been one of my favorite colors to wear. I’m going to Miami next month and was on the hunt for the perfect yellow dress!  I mean Miami sunshine calls for yellow right? It's as if summer were a dress, it would be bright and cheery. I will be making the case for yellow with this post and show you some great dresses for spring and summer. The dresses on the right are embracing the Off-Shoulder trend I talked about on here before. You have your choice of light butter yellow, canary yellow, lemon or darker marigold. I personally like the softer butter yellow which tends to be hard to find.  Included in this list is the dress you see me wearing, made from a pretty eyelet fabric which never goes out of style. All the dresses here you can wear a bra with, I can’t do the backless style.  I’ve also included a cute a striped yellow straw bag, perfect for the beach!

Yellow Spring DressesClick on the pictures below to link to each dress. 

These yellow earrings will pop with any other color dress you pair it with. It’s such an unexpected color that you don’t see too much of.  Tassels are in trend this season. If you look closely at my ears, I’m wearing the 3 ball drop earrings in white. My shoes are linked in my Espadrilles post.

Have you heard of Tradesy? It's an online consignment store. Right now I have a few yellow pieces up for sale, just click on the pictures below.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Dresses at the LOFT

The LOFT continues to be one of my favorite clothing stores. They keep up with the latest trends so in the past few years they have had all different styles. It's not just business casual clothes you would expect from a spin off from Ann Taylor. They've also expanded to sell workout clothes, swimsuits, sunglasses, hats, shoes, scarves, jewelry, socks, etc. I bought my first coat from them this year. They have shorts in various lengths and colors depending on your preference. You can outfit your entire wardrobe there. They get new inventory frequently and the whole store goes on sale monthly so it's very affordable. They also do vanity sizing which makes me a very happy, loyal customer! lol Hence I buy most of my clothes from the LOFT. 

My only complaint with them is all of their white shirts are sheer, every year. Don't know who is buying them? I don't want to wear a cami underneath a t-shirt.  For Spring, the LOFT is featuring marigold yellow, cold shoulders, and floral prints. I've been scared to get into florals since I think it can be hit or miss and tire of easily. As a blonde I love wearing yellow, but not the shade marigold which seems to be a favorite of the LOFT every year.  Linked below are some of their standout dresses, you might something nice to wear to your Easter celebrations.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Trend:Off-Shoulder Tops

The last time I wore an off the shoulder top was middle school, but the trend is back! I think they look flattering on all body shapes because everyone's shoulder look good right? Of course in the summer time you will have to remember to put sunblock on your shoulders. I bought this pretty pink embroidered top from Nordstrom and my mom saw and said she wanted it too! I said we can't have the same shirt and she said "it's not like we will be wearing it at the same time!" lol  As a compromise I bought her a very similar top from Target in pink. At least the shades of pink are slightly different but she says she sees the "target difference" in quality.  Both tops are linked below and my earrings are in my Target post.

I had to buy a strapless bra because I lost mine a couple years ago in a closet purge and never needed to replace it. I was skeptical about embracing the off shoulder trend and had so many questions. Would be inconvenient to carry a purse on my shoulder? Would I keep adjusting the top all day? Can a busty gal wear one? I found the only problem was wearing a seat belt put line marks on my skin - that's ok. I'm trying to hold back on not buying too many top in this style. I highly recommend you dip your shoulders into this trend as it's been in trend a few years now so I get your shoulders out there!

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