04/05/17

Currently Craving: Palm Print

 

Hola Amigos!!!

I am currently en route to Mexico as you are reading this… It is bright and early but momma is READY!!!

This post will be short and sweet but I wanted to share this amazing jumpsuit with y’all!!!

Palm print jumpsuit

While summer isn’t officially here just yet, it is finally feeling like it! I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to for bright colors and to fully embrace the palm print trend! And I’m more than excited that I finally found the perfect one! This jumpsuit from Hazel and Olive Boutique is simply amazing!! Its super comfy and the cutout in the back is so unique. I love this for day to night transitions when I am running around during the day but I have an event or dinner at night. Unfortunately, this one is sold out but I LOVE this one and this one !! I am hoping it gets restocked very soon!! 🙂

For this casual vibe, I paired it with blue fringe sandals I snagged at Marshalls! I decided to have a little fun and add more fringe with my favorite fringe clutch! This is going to be making an appearance in Playa!!

Hope y’all have an awesome week!

Brittany 🙂

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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.

I also wanted to do a blog survey for all the readers of KingdomofSequins to better understand how I can improve and make it better. I would love any and all feedback and honest opinions. Dont worry about hurting my feelings if you totally hate everything about the blog lol {which I hope you dont.. 🙂  } I am also doing a giveaway for everyone that fills out the survey! Just fill out the survey and you are automatically entered. Its a Win, Win for all of us!!  🙂

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As always, thanks so much for reading the blog and being amazing!! I am grateful for each and every one of you!!!

Brittany 🙂

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Brittany
03/31/17

Spring Pieces For Everyone

FRIDAY!!! I’ve been waiting all week for you!

Glad this crazy week is over and we are headed into the weekend. We did have a pretty successful FIRST large meeting so I am a happy camper! Everyone loved the new office and complimented the hard work… FINALLY 🙂 Makes it all worth it! We will be getting ready for our vacation this weekend and of course a full day of teeball. I wanted to share a fun collab I had the opportunity to work with!!

Cuddy Studios reached out to me to send me some items to share with y’all – and I am SO glad that they did! I received 2 items in the mail – the cutest romper and a classic, sheer white top. I am seriously so in LOVE with both of them. The patterns are so bright and vibrant and absolutely perfect for summer. You guys NEED to check out their stuff because every single item is so beautiful.

My first look includes the cutest White Flowy Top. I love how classic and chic it is. I paired it with the comfiest scalloped black shorts and my new favorite summer wedges! I shared these wedges on Instagram this week and everyone was going crazy since they were only $10! They are super comfy and are such great quality! Recently, I found this super fun crossbody from Marshalls. The fringe details are so fun!!! 🙂 I love the color combinations of all of this! This top certainly did not disappoint.

Cuddy Studios

They also sent me the cutest romper that I just fell in love with when I opened the package. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know I’m a sucker for anything with bright colors. This romper is all different shades of blue and purple – so YUP I needed this dress in my life. I paired it with my favorite summer sandals (last season) that are oh so comfy. Since I will be taking this romper to Mexico, I wanted to add my go-to beach hat and sunnies!!  I wanted to add a pop of turquoise so I added my new bead necklace from BaubleBar. It will be a total repeat for summer!

cuddy studios

If you have head of Cuddy Studios yet, y’all should totally check out their clothes. You wont be dissapointed!

I will be doing a reader survey next week. I have never done one before but I love all of you and would love some feedback to help improve the blog. I take any and all feedback/criticism good or bad. Dont worry about hurting my feelings if you totally hate everything about the blog lol {which I hope you dont.. 🙂  } I am also doing a giveaway for everyone that fills out the survey! The prize is actually a surprise but trust me… you want to win this!!! 🙂 I will be revealing the winner next week!!

Have an awesome weekend friends!!!

Brittany 🙂

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Brittany
03/10/17

Oversized Sweaters & Cut-Offs

I thought we’d start this Friday off with an ensemble that is soon to be my go-to during these next couple of months… the easy, comfortable jean shorts + oversized sweater look.

Oversized sweater & cutoffs

 

I purchased this oversized-sleeved sweater during the Nordstrom sale last year, and it’s quickly become one of the most-worn pieces in my closet. I paired it with my go-to denim cutoffs (out of stock, similar, similar) and my favorite OTK boots for a laid back, bohemian vibe.

The finishing touch that brings this whole look together? A pair of fun, retro sunglasses! I am obsessed with the blue tint and have loved this trend the second I saw it. I wasnt sure if I could pull it off but I think it gives that hippie vibe. They work on every person I’ve seen them on! Of course, I had to add a great hat and one of my favorite chokers I have been loving.

It is a busy weekend for me as I am leaving later today to judge a dance competition in Galveston! Its long hours but its something I love doing! I have danced my whole life and it keeps my alive ( emotionally speaking…. Coffee & Diet Coke actually keep me awake 🙂 We actually go LIVE on Monday for our new remodeled office! Hoping I dont fall over from exhaustion 🙂

Do you have big plans for the weekend?

Brittany 🙂

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