Happy Memorial Day Lovelies! We have had such a fun week at Disney World but are excited to head back home later tonight. I haven’t had a week off in a long time and really needed this time with G. His cute family is so easy to vacation with and so is he, so it was practically perfect in every way.
This simple striped look is simple and gorgeous, from Emily of Cupcake and Cashmere’s new line. It’s under $50 right now and linked below. I mixed it with simple jewelry and dark glasses and then added a pop of red with some of my go to wedges. I love pops of color shoes and the fun they add to more straightforward looks.
Today at Hollywood Studios the temperatures were soaring so I kept it simple with a black romper, flat T strap sandals and Minnie ears, then added bangles and a statement necklace for a pop of color and metallics. This saddle bag is perfect for carrying everything I need and is currently under $25. So run don’t walk by clicking below for this steal of a deal blush colored bag in this pretty shape.
I’m sharing my Disney World: Hollywood Studios Travel Guide below because I love suggestions of what to do when heading to new places, so I hope it’s helpful.
G and I had so much fun with his family exploring the park and absolutely loved lunch at a drive in diner inside situated in old cars turned into tables at the Sci Fi Cafe which played old movies. The Rock and Roll Roller Coaster was extra fast and the Tower of Terror had some unexpected twists and turns. the Indiana Jones and Beauty and the Beast shows are not to be missed!!! I’ve listed all my favorites below and linked the pieces from my look. My bangles I picked up at the Hollywood Tower of Terror gift shop and they were the only gold light weight bracelets I could find in the park, they’re super cute and lightweight and cost less than $15.
RIDES at Hollywood Studios
Rock and Roll Roller Coaster – Aerosmith themed VERY FAST dark roller coaster
Hollywood Tower of Terror
ATTRACTIONS at Hollywood Studios
Indiana Jones Stunt Show – amazing lives show with live stunts by real stunt people
Beauty and the Beast
RESTAURANTS at Hollywood Studios
Sci Fi Cafe – delicious sandwiches and burgers where you get to sit in cars modeled as tables with waitresses and a large screen showing old movies. Hands down one of my favorite things at the parks!
Happy Friyay Lovelies! Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!!!
I have teamed up with four other ladies to bring you one piece of clothing styled by 5 different women. Women that look & think differently from one another – hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style, all of the above. I love sharing my style with you, but I also want you to see clothing I style in other body types so you can find what is best for you. So feel free to check out how Deidre, Kaylynn, Bethany, and Alexis styled this outfit as well! And watch for a new piece of clothing styled by 5 every month.
I styled this yellow Honey & Lace skirt with nude lace up heels, a white silk top, a distressed denim jacket and added a statement necklace and white and nude bag for a little glam. Erica created the prettiest braided updo for me and I could not feel more like summer in this bright ensemble. See how the other gals styled their look by clicking above.
Today we are headed to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and tomorrow I’ll be sharing my travel guide. I can’t wait for all the new rides and to try out their Tower of Terror. Last night we listened to music at a local Irish spot in Disney Springs after dinner at the Boathouse. Disney Springs is massive and expanding rapidly. I can’t wait to check out the Havianas Shop, American Threads and the Disney themed Sprinkles.
Today we spent our first day at Disney World in the Animal Kingdom park. I opted for distressed shorts and a simple tissue tee, paired with my new studded sandals (available below for under $40) and then added my blush bag – perfect for carrying all our must haves! Then I added bangles and a few stacked necklaces and mirrored gray cheetah print sunnies (linked below for under $15!)
G and I had the perfect day with his cute cute family and I wanted to share some of our favorites as a sort of Animal Kingdom Travel Guide ! Here is a list of our top must do recommendations.
RESTAURANTS at Animal Kingdom
Breakfast with Donald at Tusker’s House (juices to dye for – my fav is tangerine lemonade, thanks to my Insta friend for the reommendation)
RIDES at Animal Kingdom
Everest (roller coaster that also goes backwards)
Kali River Rapids (you will get a bit wet!)
Dinosaur (similar to Indiana Jones)
ATTRACTIONS at Animal Kingdom
Safari Bus (see lions, elephants and much more)
Lion King Show (enjoy a small excerpt similar to the Broadway show)
We will be visiting the other parks in upcoming days and I’ll be sharing pics and our faves! Happy hump day!
Trying to find shorts is like trying to find meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. Lol name that movie. I’ve literally spent weeks trying to find a few pairs of cute shorts for our trip to Disney World. We actually leave today and Nordstrom Rack was one of the best places I found them – premium denim for under $50? Yes please!! I even tried on a Union Bay pair which caused a major middle school flashback with those red tags.
I can’t believe our vacation is finally here. I’d love your recommendations for favorites at Disney World!
Which pir of shorts is your favorite above? #1, #2 or #3? I’d love your feedback in the comments!
This pretty dress is one of my new favorites with bell sleeves, off the shoulder cut, fringe and a flowy fit. I love love love everything about it. It’s also such a great price point, under $50 at Ruby Claire Boutique – find it HERE! I paired it with these pretty wedges I found at Target and my go to saddle blush bag – then popped some metallics with bangles and rose gold aviators. I loved all the florals from this shoot – Shan (my amazing photographer) is so great at shooting in the prettiest places with floral backgrounds and pretty old fences. I love her work.
This weekend was full of happiness and sadness as life often is. I spent the weekend with my family and G’s but then last night my uncle passed away very unexpectedly after arriving at the hospital with sudden respiratory issues. It left me with a lot of tears, heartbreak for his 6 children, his wife and sweetheart, my own mom his sister and the loss of him in all of the lives he has touched. I’ve experienced very little loss in my short life and the tears of my sweet momma broke my heart. Please keep us in your prayers.
With Memorial Day coming up striped looks are my go to for that long weekend of barbecues, family time and sunshine. I love this striped dress by Ruby Claire Boutique with it’s versatile stripe pattern, cute mini pocket and shift cut it’s the perfect piece for the upcoming holiday. This dress is priced under $40 and is available here! I paired it here with blush tones and a bright pop of color bag, then added a statement necklace and my favorite bangles to glam the look up a bit. It would also be super cute with sandals, a red bag and a jean jacket for a more relaxed day with family.
I’ve just started doing Herbal Life shakes as a way to jumpstart my metabolism and simplify my life. I find mornings are chaotic between early hospital shifts, blogging and getting ready and am loving the simplicity and deliciousness of the shakes. Cookies and Cream is delish!
My cute family comes today to visit and I’m a bit tired from all the cleaning and organizing but super excited to see them and spend time with them exploring this city I’ve grown to love so much. We have beach trips, trips to Balboa and lots of other fun things planned while they’re here.
I love a pretty white dress! I just ordered several from Shop Bop and can not wait to get them in the mail for this upcoming season. Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing my picks on Instagram. The little white dress is the perfect piece to pair with neutrals or a pop of color shoe or blazer. From now until Labor Day….. lets get real I don’t believe in that silly old rule, you can rock this dress layered or alone with sandals, heels and pretty summer wedges.
I’ve picked my favorite white dresses under $50 and have linked them below. Happy Hunting Lovelies!
This past weekend Tasha and I headed to Nordstrom Rack to shop their clear the rack section. I fell head over heels for these bright spring dresses and this romper that would take me into summer and Tasha found the cutest workout pieces. The blue heart print dress is DVF and it was marked down to less than $50. You can easily pair each look with a denim jacket or blazer for cool spring nights and wear them solo on hot summer days. I love transitional pieces like these and the bright prints and colors are so fun as the temperatures heat up. I also found the prettiest flat studded nude sandals and boots for amazing deals. I love the hunt at Nordstrom Rack, its sort of like a style safari! Lol.
I survived Monday, just barely, it felt extra long and I was exhausted when I finally got home. I’m so happy that the week is off and running. Sometimes making it through Monday seems to be the hardest part. I got a quick workout in last night and then headed to grab chicken and veggies out with G and Tasha because we were all too tired to cook. I think the rainy weather may have had something to do with it as well. Hoping for some sunshine today!
Vote in the comments below for your favorite spring to summer transition dress/romper #1, #2 or #3?
I love embroidered details and shades of green so when I saw this dress recently at Francesca’s I knew it needed to come home with me. I love the pretty khaki shade of green and paired it with my blush saddle bag (linked below for under $35!), a floral statement necklace, metallic wedges (also below for $35), rose gold aviators and a jean jacket for layering. This Francesca’s dress is great alone or paired with a jacket for a little warmth on cool nights and I love the neutral color that is easily paired with other colors.
This past weekend I was able to attend the Elevate Conference hosted by my friends Summer and Jen in Newport Beach. It was so much fun connecting with and learning from new women as well as visiting with old friends. I’ll be sharing more images from the conference as well as what I learned this Friday on the blog so stay tuned.
Yesterday G and I both headed back to town, as he was at a pilot’s convention, and spent the day relaxing, getting pedicures and watching a movie. It was the perfect lazy Sunday with him after such a busy weekend for us both. We are counting down the days until we leave for Florida, only 8!!!! My family comes this weekend so it’s going to be a very busy few weeks.