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Annual Daytona Beach Trip

Happy Wednesday Friends!

Y’all know that for the past few years now Travis and I have taken a little weekend vacay once a year to Daytona Beach and it’s a great time for us to reset and enjoy the start of summer! I love to share travel blogs with y’all the most probably because traveling and doing something different than everyday life is fun and a great escape!

We got to The Hyatt Place on Friday and immediately went to the pool to relax and enjoy golden hour before grabbing pizza at my favorite pizza place in Daytona, Rossellini’s! We get a basic cheese and peperonni pizza with ranch and y’all it’s one of the best places I’ve ever been for pizza!

Saturday we hit the beach and pool pretty much all day after grabbing our complimentary breakfast at the hotel. I’m loving all the gingham this summer and this suit from Old Navy is not exception. I paired it with some retro sunnies, also from Old Navy and some earrings from Bauble Bar, topped it off with a red lip and you could say I was probably the most over done person at the pool, LOL!

Moving on to Saturday evening we decided to check out a new restaurant as we tend to go to the same places while we are here. We decided to give Cocina 214-Daytona Beach a try! Y’all this is probably some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had! Their queso blanco with chorizo and chip is out of this world! Seriously what dreams are made of! Travis got tacos with rice and beans and I got the enchiladas and we were not disappointed! Everything was amazing! The restaurant itself is stunning inside and looks out to the water so I decided to wear this little tropical print number to dinner. Again the dress is from Old Navy paired with my go to summer LC Lauren Conrad straw bag with flip-flops and it was the perfect casual dinner outfit! We finished the evening taking a stroll on the beach and just enjoying the water and each-others company, sappy I know.

On our last day we soaked up as much beach and pool as we could before heading home. I brought this fun pink suit from Aerie to snap some shots of and absolutely adore the color and style! Paired with some simple gold earrings, white sunnies, and pink lip I loved this look!

That’s about it for this years trip! We had a great time and just love our time by the water and hope to move closer to it again someday soon!

xoxo

Cute & Casual Look

Happy Monday!!!

Starting the week off sharing one of my favorite casual looks and every piece is from Old Navy! This whole look head to toe is all together under $50!!! These jeans are my absolute favorites, I’ve talked about them before but they are the high rise secret slim rockstar jean from Old Navy and are my perfect distressed jean! Paired with a white tee, black sandals, and a fun hat! How fun is this hat?!

This is a great outfit for everyday and perfect for running errands! Y’all know I love a great casual outfit and this is one of my favorite for spring time it’s also perfect the movies and shopping too! Recently I worn this on a target and lunch trip and seriously you don’t get more comfortable than this!

I hope y’all have a great week! More fun things coming to the blog, I’ll be talking about my current fitness and health goals and where I’m at with all that soon on the blog so make sure to sign up for my email list so you don’t miss anything!

Sassy Spring Look

As we head into spring I’m showing y’all one more look on these pretty pink stairs! This berry dress from LOFT was a steal on sale and is a dress that can really be worn every season! ou can take this from fall/winter with booties and tights and summer/spring paired with a denim jacket and wedges or maybe some pastel accessories for spring! Kind of like you see here I paired this dress with the same Halogen heels from Nordstrom Rack and crossbody bag from LC Lauren Conrad.

I love dresses like this that are so easy to change up and pair with different things as well as the dress itself is so comfortable but slightly structured and I LOVE that! The material is super comfortable and light weight but looks more expensive than it is, which i love!

I can’t wait to share more spring looks with y’all! Get ready for swimwear and the t-shirt will be coming back soon too! That seems to be a favorite around here!

Photos by: Lacey Irving

Spring Time Embroidery

Happy Monday Friends!

I’m totally ready for spring time and sunshine, anyone else?! I’ve been picking up some spring pieces lately and Old Navy and Stein Mart have had some great steals recently! These jeans are my new favorites y’all! They are high waisted, distressed, and sculpt how can I resist?! These are the best jeans and are of course from Old Navy! The tunic top is from Stein Mart and such a steal for $18 and I love the embroidery detail and the color! Paired with sandals from last year and Loft aviators on sale! This is my ideal spring look, it’s super comfy and easy on the go!

We are busy wedding planning and scheduling trip for the summer and I couldn’t be happier for beach days and trips! What is your favorite part about spring/summer?!

Classic Red Dress For Any Occasion!

Hey guys! Hope y’all are having a great weekend! I’m now going to be trying to do 2 blog posts a week one will be Wednesday for “Wedding Wednesday” and one will be Sunday for everything else; fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. I’ve had lots of you say you wanted to see wedding details and of course I want to keep my normal posts going as I know wedding won’t pertain to everyone!

That being said, I wanted to showcase a classic look, this would have been great for Valentine’s Day but this is also a great look if you have an event or maybe a special dinner that calls for a bold color! Nothing says confidence more than a bright red dress! Right?! This look is from LC Lauren Conrad with Halogen heels from Nordstrom Rack and bag from HOBO bags at Bloomingdales! All these pieces have been in my closet for a few years now, remember you don’t always need to have the newest pieces to reinvent a look!

I feel like every girl needs a little black dress, white dress, and red dress and this one is mine. I’ve worn this for not only Galentine’s Day parties but corporate events as the cut is very modest and classic but makes a statement with the color. This dress is a hit for any occasion.

I hope y’all have a great rest of your weekend and a fantastic week! We are spending the day getting the apartment organized, meal prepping, and running errands. What are you all up to this week? Anything fun?

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year beauties!

After a hiatus at the end of 2018 I’m back and ready to take on the new year! Without getting to personal 2018 ended with a bang and not in the best way. My fiance ended up in the hospital for about a week so we couldn’t make our holiday travels, our priority because getting him healthy and we were able to bring him home on Christmas Eve, Woot! He’s on the up and up and doing well, shout out to everyone that sent texts and called and gave us support, especially my parents! Then we had some more things happen before we rang in the new year. We are working through all of this and are taking it one day at a time!

Now for happier news, Travis and I have chosen a wedding venue and have started booking vendors for our big day next year!!! I’ll be doing more wedding blog posts for y’all this year about how we found our venue and the reason behind it.

Now for the first look of 2019, this year I’m having more fun with fashion but streamlining it. Classic and casual has been my style for a long time and that hasn’t changed. These pieces are super affordable and comfortable. The dress is surprisingly from Stein Mart and booties from LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, the bag is Coach outlet my go to bag for 2018 and necklace from Dillard’s Black Friday Sale. I’m loving the olive green for winter in FL.

This year is a year of change, and I know that’s what everyone says but after everything we went through in 2018 especially at the end I know I am stronger than ever before. I’m confident in myself and being a curvy blogger, yay body positivity! I’m determined to take control of my health and wellness this year and cut out all negativity in my life and only surround myself with the positive! Anyone else? What are your goals for the new year?

Classic Fall Style with Loft

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

I have another fall look for y’all! This one reminds me of horse back riding with the high neck and tie detail on the top and the blazer with chic elbow pads this look has all the details! This entire look is from Loft minus the shoes! These leggings are amazing, super comfy but also look more like pants than leggings, a big plus for the office! Again the top has fabulous details and can be worn with jeans for a more casual look. The blazer is a staple piece to have in your closet and this one is perfect especially for this Florida weather! It’s more of a sweater material but has the structure of a heavier jacket along with great details again would be great with jeans or even a skirt.

These pieces are great investment pieces and great mix and match items which are worth every penny. For me personally I tend to sway more towards classic timeless pieces and only purchase a few trendy pieces because the classic pieces will always be in style and a better idea to invest in.

What are your must have pieces in your closet? What do you invest in? Let me know!

Yearly Daytona Beach Trip

Happy October everyone! Can anyone else not believe that it’s like three months until the holidays?! Where did time ago? Anyways Travis and I took our now annual trip to Daytona Beach this past weekend and had a blast as always. We have stayed at the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Shores for 3 years now and don’t plan on stopping! It’s a close drive but we are definitely the happiest close to the water, it’s the Sarasota girl in me growing up ten minutes from the beach!

We got to the hotel Friday after work in time to watch the sunset and enjoy some relaxation and dinner! I’m always super casual driving to the beach so this was my travel look if you will.

Of course we spent most of our time on the beach and at the pool! I brought a few suits from Loft to sport on the beach and love this one! It was $15 on clearance and the color was perfect and goes perfect with that big blue sky!

Saturday night we hit one of our favorite spots to eat, Ocean Deck. This is one of our favorite spots super casual and on the beach but I love wearing a good sun dress. This dress is from Forever 21+ I grabbed this on sale as well for $13 its super cute and I plan on packing it for our cruise too!

Sunday Funday was for the beach and we grabbed some shots of this other Loft suit with a little more sass! This suit is out of my comfort zone but going out of your comfort zone is good for you, right?!

Love Loft - Try On Session

Hey everyone!

Hope you’re having a great week thus far! Last week I shared a little bit about my experience with Loft at the Altamonte Mall but I wanted to go a little more in depth and share some looks from my try on session!

Again I had the pleasure of working with some amazing girls at Loft and we all tag teamed and picked out some looks for me to try. First off best part about this is when others pick your clothes, they choose something you might not ever try and might love if you did try them on! These girls chose several pieces I would never try and I loved every look I tried on at my try on session! I love Loft as a whole, the quality of the clothes, and especially how their clothing is for the everyday woman! I can take all my Loft pieces from day to night, dress up, dress down, that is what I love to have in my closet!

Another thing I really love about Loft is they just started carrying plus sizes so everyone can find the size best for them and not sacrifice style, so important! Another plus Loft almost always has a sale, I always score major deals at Loft and these are pieces I constantly wear!

Definitley check out Loft for some fun new fall pieces that have a ton of great things right now! A few looks from my try on session are below for y’all to check out along with the girls that put together those looks for me! Make sure to check them out!



Seven Magic Mountains Desert Vibes

Happy Wednesday babes!

This one is for my fellow curvy girls out there! If you're like me you grew up with Forever 21 being super popular. Well it still is but their sizing is on a whole other level sometimes. Depending on the type of fabric and style I could be a regular size large or a plus size 0, crazy right?

Well until recently I didn't explore their plus size section because honestly their sizing had frustrated me in the past. I made a trip to the mall a few weeks ago and was amazed at the variety in the plus size section. I picked up a few dresses that I took to Vegas and below is one of them! My hats off to brands that are trying to be more size inclusive I'm a size 8/10 and even at that size it's hard to shop some places. Every woman no matter what size deserves to feel as though they can wear whatever they want and have options at any store!

Anyways the dress was a steal at $12 from Forever 21 and the wedges are from Charlotte Russe for $15 it's the perfect easy outfit throw it on and go! I swapped out the wedges for sandals and that was worn on the plane home, yep that comfy! 

Viva Las Vegas

We just got back from our Las Vegas trip Tuesday morning so of course I had to let all know about the must sees and dos when visiting the strip!

We stayed at the Paris Hotel for a few nights to really experience the strip and walk around! The hotel was amazing so chic inside, crystal chandeliers everywhere and just an overall Paris vibe of course. The pool over looked the Eiffel Tower of the hotel and was an absolutely stunning view while laying out by the water. 

Let's talk food! So as soon as we got off the plane at LAX we headed straight to In-N-Out for the first time EVER on our way to Las Vegas. Ya'll it was everything  I imagined and when you've been on a plane for hours and starving it tastes extra good! Another fun spot we checked out was Taco Bell Cantina, yes the food you can get anywhere but not the drinks they have 7 different slushy flavors in which you can add a shot of alcohol and have the perfect drink to beat the heat! To top it off we had to stop and get Fat Tuesdays because when in Vegas! 

Some must do activities would include visiting old Vegas, Fremont St. and seeing everything there. Also if you are adventurous check out the High Roller Ferris Wheel the view is amazing and it is a perfect way to see the city! Of course if you have time check out a show they have tons to offer and tons of amazing singers have residencies in Vegas currently! 

Lastly if you have time on your way out of Las Vegas make sure to stop at the Seven Magic Mountains! It is so cool and different, definitely a must to stop and take some photos with these colorful rocks! Do expect it to be packed I would highly suggest maybe getting there earlier in the morning to beat the crowd but again totally recommend it!

Have you ever been to Las Vegas? Let me know in the comments below we are thinking about going again sometime and exploring more! 

Marika Activewear for Everyday Life

Happy Wednesday ya'll! We are back to our weekly posts! Yay! Marika recently sent me some of their amazing active-wear, truly I love this brand so much! They are my favorite active-wear brand and I love that they support women of all shapes and sizes and make super comfortable and cute active-wear that can take you from gym to out and about!

If you've followed me for awhile you know that I love this brand and love having pieces in my wardrobe that can be used at any point in any situation! Marika have super fun prints and styles that keep your active-wear fun and fashionable, perfect for everyday!

We are heading on a trip later this week and you better believe I'm wearing some Marika on the plane, keeping it comfortable and practical for the flight. You can take this outfit from gym to Target or out for a quick bite, their pieces are perfect for the woman on the go that want to be comfortable and stylish! 

Make sure to check out my look below and check out Marika HERE