04/13/17

Get Em While Their Hot!!

 

HEY Y’ALL!!!! We are back home from Me-hico and I am a little “crisper” (aka burnt) than when I left! 🙂

We had a total blast but I am glad to be back home with my babes! Stay tuned for a recap and some fun pictures tomorrow 🙂

Today, I wanted to stop by and share one of my favorite sales of the year!!

ShopBop Sale

Straw Clutch // White Lace Dress // Phone Case // Bow Slides // Flamingo Float // Tassel Tunic // Blue Ruffle Top // Peep Toe Booties // OTS Top // Fringe Crossbody // Denim Shorts // One-Piece Suit // Pineapple Sneakers // Turquoise Ring // Gingham Dress

Shopbop is having their event of the season sale this week which includes NO minimum order! All of the bright colors and fun prints are getting me excited for summer. And those pineapple sneakers are making me raise my hands to Jesus!! I have already put them in my shopping cart!!

 Here are all the details and codes for the SALE!!:

Get 25% Off Orders of $500 or more with code EVENT17

Get 20% Off Orders under $500 with code EVENT17

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Happy Pre-Friday!

Brittany 🙂 

Brittany
04/03/17

What To Pack For An All-Inclusive Getaway & Blog Survey/Giveaway

If you’re sick of cold weather, raise your hand. I am now sitting in front of my laptop with both my arms high up in the air like I just don’t care. But in actuality, I do care…a lot! I care about Spring and all the warm sunshine!! And I care about a little dream getaway that the hubby and I will be going on Wednesday!!  We are headed to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for our actual “real” honeymoon!! We are staying at an all-inclusive resort that has literally EVERYTHING! After the craziest three months at my job, I am beyond ready for this!

Since we will be heading to the beach, I’ve got a quick system down for packing that I thought  I would share with you all. Fun fact, growing up I would always pack for a trip like a week in advance. We used to go to church camp for a week every summer and I would get so excited that I would pack the Sunday before we were supposed to leave haha! Although I am not that good of a planner anymore, I still do like to set items aside for a trip as I think of them. I wanted to share some things to make sure you need and DONT need for an all-inclusive getaway!

packing essentials

ESSENTIALS:

  • Passport: Don’t forget this #1 travel essential! You’ll need it at the airport and when landing in a new country, and also for documentation throughout your stay
  • Cash: Your stay is all inclusive, but generally this does not include tipping the very large staff that will be helping you throughout your stay. You’ll also want cash if you plan on leaving the resort to explore or go on any excursions.
  • Credit Card: Just be sure to check what your international charges will be before you go, so there are no surprises when you get back!
  • Swimwear: I recommend bringing 2-4 swimsuits. You’ll always want to have a dry suit available. I also always bring one black swimsuit in case I want to do an excursion where things get messy.
  • Cover ups: I don’t know about you but I am obsessed with cover ups. You’ll want these for walking around the resort, or eating breakfast/lunch before hitting the beach, as well as for protection from the sun…speaking of which…
  • Lotions and Sun Protection Don’t leave home without sunscreen!! I have very fare skin and usually burn easily. I want to have a nice tan when I return but I do have to wear sunscreen since the rays are harsher in Mexico. Its also a good idea to pack Aloe vera for the inevitable sunburn. Remember, apply sunscreen 45 minutes before you’re in the sun and reapply every hour or so after swimming or sweating.
  • Bug repellent. Do some research on your beach, but from my experience, bugs can be killer at night time! They make bug bracelets but I also love these bug repellent wipes. They’re easy to throw in your bag and you never have to worry about spills!
  • Dresses/Dress Clothes: Most all inclusive resorts have casual dining spots during the day, and more formal dining options and restaurants all night. Ladies, you’ll want dresses and skirts. Gentlemen, think pants and collared shirts. You may even want to check in advance to see if your resort had any dress code for certain restaurants. I’d prepare 4-6 options, and try to bring skirts/tops that mix and match well.
  • A warmer layer: While the weather is usually amazing at an all inclusive, sometimes air conditioning is chilly or you’ll find yourself just a bit too cool in a tank top.
  • Shoes: I recommend bringing 1 pair of flip flops for the beach, 1 pair of dressier sandals, 1 pair of gym shoes if you’d like to work out or wear them on an excursion, and 1 pair of beachy heels/wedges to wear at night.
  • Phone and charger: This is one thing I always forget!  Have your phone charged the night before travel in case of emergencies. If you do forget a charger, they have them everywhere on the strips
  • Your own cup! For those who are looking to take advantage of the never ending margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, and piña coladas available at your report, you might want to consider bringing your own insulated cup to keep your drinks cool while you bask in the sun. I saw seasoned all-inclusive goers with these all around the resort, and must admit it was absolute genius!

 

 

I hope these must-haves helped for any future vacation getaway’s. Everyone is different but these are definitely some essentials I cant leave with without.

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03/24/17

What I’m Loving Lately.. (Its Back!)

Happy Friday y’all!!

I am actually taking a personal day today and putting the OUT OF OFFICE status up for the first time in a LONG time! I decided after a LONG crazy three months of working non stop, I needed a day for myself.. (without actually replying to emails)!! So momma is getting her hair done and then manis and pedis!! In other words… Im getting a “Tune Up “!! I am going to soak it all in and NOT think about work (hopefully)

I last wrote a Loving Lately post probably about six months ago on the old blog platform. It is one of my favorite series to write and to read from other bloggers! Sharing things that make me happy and could make someone else happy is just so much fun!! Here are a couple things I am Loving Lately….

Starbucks Spring Cups

Last week, Starbucks launched their new, multi-colored Spring cups which come in pastel blue, yellow, and green — according to which size you order. The cups feature a big white space in place of the signature Starbucks green mermaid. Don’t worry, some cups will feature drawings inspired by Spring to brighten your season now that the gray skies of Winter are finally leaving.

Silver Hair

I will hopefully be rocking one of these looks after today! I couldnt bare to do my own hair color anymore and need my hairstylist to do work his magic! Hoping that it turns out like I am picturing… Ill keep you posted!

Spring Rompers

Bardot Print Romper

Off The Shoulder Romper

 

Tie-Waist Romper

Halter Print Romper

I want all the floral prints for Spring! Especially floral print rompers!! These are all on my wish list and affordable! I have been on a ruffle kick and putting floral and ruffles together just give me life!!

Cover FX Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops are pigments that you can add to either a transparent product to make your own foundation, or another base product to adjust the shade for a better fit. Cover FX suggests one drop for sheer coverage, 2 for medium, 3 for full, and 4 for total. This really is almost pure pigment, which is more bang for the buck. With something like the Custom Cover Drops, I can always have a pigment on hand to lighten or darken up whatever product I’m using.  Also, I love this product as a concealer.  I can take my eye cream, add a drop or two of the Custom Cover Drops and voila, I have a concealer! It’s worked great for me.

HIIT Workout

I recently just started doing the HIIT workouts again since we will be beach bound in a couple weeks. I was getting bored with my usual “Arm Day – Leg Day” workouts and wanted to change it up a little bit. I came across some articles about the HIIT Workouts and thought these looked pretty intense. I actually do some of these exercises already so I thought it couldn’t be too bad. I am still sore from the arm workout on Tuesday. I never thought doing as many push-ups for a straight minute as you can was so hard but let me tell you… I was dying by the third round. The leg workout was pretty intense too…. I incorporated 10 minutes on the stair master with this for extra cardio.

Upperbody

 

What are some things you are loving lately?

Have an awesome weekend!!

Brittany 🙂

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03/22/17

Cutest Embroidered Top

 

Happy Wednesday, gals!

I hope your week is going well do far!  I have a to-do list that’s inching close to a mile long and I am not sure I will ever get to it…. Work has me on overload! I am in the process of looking for someone to clean our house once a month because I just cant anymore! There is no time on the weekends and too much to clean for one person. I never wanted to have to hire someone because I wanted to be the “good wife” or be able to clean my own house but life really does get in the way sometimes. Any maybe I can learn some tips and tricks along the way 🙂

Today I wanted to share a super cute top I received from Romwe. I am really into embroidered tops this season. Not to mention ruffles and sheer sleeves! Put it all in one top and I am a happy girl!

 

embroidered spring top

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Buuut really, is this lace mesh top not absolutely stunning?! Trust me, the quality is incredible (when you feel this thing you’ll realize how just how beautiful it is!). I am a big fan of fun, feminine lace tops like this one and I find they add such a sweet touch to any outfit and can be easily dressed up or down. The ruffle details make me want to dance all day! I paired the top with my go-to distressed jeans because let’s be honest…I generally opt for a more casual vibe. I also added a touch of fringe with these blue sandals from Marshalls (similar). It would be so cute paired with cutoff denim shorts for summer and these jeans would be equally adorable paired with a free flowing off-shoulder top. Voila, two items, so many outfit possibilities!

 

What trends are you loving this season?

Brittany 😉

 

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03/17/17

Festival Vibes

Y’all….

I think I have officially lost my mind this week!! Holy. Work. Overload!

Luckily, today’s Friday and I’m making myself work from home so I can actually sit down and answer all 300 (unopened) emails since Monday! Don’t get me wrong, I love my job but this girl needs a vaca!!

Enough about that… Today’s post is getting me excited for summer!!

Well, I don’t know if it is because of festival season, but I’m really into band tees these days #obsessed. And would y’all believe it if I told you this one is actually a boy’s hoodie… Shoutout to Target!! 🙂

Band Tee

The music band T-shirt trend was massive in the 90’s, it is absolutely coming back in the game. I actually have an over-sized Pink Floyd t-shirt I sleep in sometimes. They are just so comfy and make me feel cooler about myself wearing them 🙂

On one of my many Target shopping trips, I was browsing the kids section (probably my favorite section aka: “let me borrow your kid” Insta-Stories) this hoodie caught my eye! I saw this boys XL and thought about it for Ridge and then I totally wanted one for myself! Its super comfy and more sporty than anything. I have gone for a couple runs in it and wore it with leggings. My favorite is pairing it with these moto jeans that give it an edgy vibe. I pretty much live in these converse on the weekends running around town or being the chauffeur for Ridge! I brought it together with this black crossbody I found at Marshalls! Its goes with any outfit!

 

Do you have any throwback band tees?

 

I hope yall have a fabulous, relaxing weekend!! 

 

Brittany 🙂

 

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