Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort Review

My swimsuit: Beach Riot | Dede’s swimsuit: Skye and Staghorn

Swimsuit: Lovers + Friends | Shorts: Rag & Bone | Beach bag: Mar Y Sol | Sandals: Tory Burch

Dress: Banana Republic | Clutch: Banana Republic | Heels: Dolce Vita

Swimsuit: Kay Dauria | Shorts: Rag & Bone

Dress: J. Crew | Clutch: Nordstrom | Heels: Dolce Vita

Dress: Minkpink | Clutch: Nordstrom

Swimsuit: Beach Riot | Shorts: Rag & Bone | Sunglasses: Chanel

Dress: Free People | Heels: Dolce Vita | Clutch: Shiraleah

Swimsuit: Beach Riot | Shorts: Rag & Bone

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of traveling with seven other blogger babes for a little getaway in Mexico! We stayed at Grand Velas Resort, which was absolutely fabulous!

The resort is only about 30 minutes from the airport, and was located right on the beach with a gorgeous view. Our room was located a few minutes away from the main building (we took a shuttle back and forth), and had the prettiest jungle scenery surrounding it.

The food was amazing! Every morning, we had room service for breakfast, which was not only delicious, but also delivered in a very timely manner. It was so funny because Dede is NOT a morning person, but I was shoving the menu in her face before she even opened her eyes because all I could think about was food when I woke up (LOL)! Breakfast food is my absolute fav, so naturally it’s the first thing I think about when I wake up (anyone else the same way?!).

We had lunch and drinks out by the pool everyday, which was one of my favorite parts about the trip! The pool that was by our room was very peaceful, which made it easy to relax! I loved being able to hang out with the girls and enjoy drinks with the most beautiful view!

Each night, we ate at different restaurants at the resort, which were all delicious! I feel like all-inclusive resorts don’t always have the best food, but that was not the case here AT ALL! The food and drinks were amazing!

One of my other favorite parts about the resort was the staff. Everyone was so friendly and did everything they could to make sure our stay was enjoyable and peaceful!

Overall, it was a fabulous trip with the most amazing girls! I’m definitely ready for another getaway soon!

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White Lace Romper

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Romper: Spring (Sold Out, Similar, Similar) Shoes: Dolce Vita (also obsessed with these) | Purse: Similar | Earrings: Anthropologie

Happy Wednesday, babes! As y’all know, I absolutely LOVE a good little white romper (this may or may not be the 6th white romper I’ve bought this year… no shame!). I found it on Spring, which is a site that I recently found (about 2 months ago), and have fallen in love with! Their site has a HUGE variety of products, from clothing, to shoes, and bags, for both men and women! They also have tons of different price points, and I found a lot of great items marked down (who doesn’t love a great deal?!)

Unfortunately, my romper already sold out, but I did link some very similar ones that are at a great price! I paired it with my Dolce Vita heels, which have become my absolute favorite shoe of the summer! I wear them 3-4 times a week because they match with everything and are SO comfortable!

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

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Palm Print Dress with Banana Republic

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Dress: Banana Republic (also comes in a short version) | Clutch: Banana Republic | Shoes: Similar

Happy Tuesday, friends!! Can y’all believe June is already almost half way over?! I have a feeling this summer is going to FLY by (which makes me so sad cause summer is my favorite season)! Not only do I love the warm weather and days by the pool, I love how easy & breezy summer fashion is!

Maxi dresses are one of my favorite things to wear in summer because it’s so easy to dress them up or down! For this look, I dressed it up a little with a jeweled clutch and block heels, but you could also throw on a pair of sandals for lunch with the girls!

I went to Cancun last week with some other blogger babes, and knew I had to bring this dress along! I mean, how perfect is this print for the beach?! I found both my dress and clutch at Banana Republic, which has TONS of cute dresses for summer right now! I’m also obsessed with their accessories, which makes it SO easy to complete my look in one store (instead of having to run around the mall)! Also, when I shop at Banana Republic, I know I’m getting high quality, and well made products that will last (which is always a relief)!

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My look is currently 40% off (SAY WHAT?!) and you can shop everything here:

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Striped Romper + Natalie Wood Designs Jewelry

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Romper: Nordstrom | Heels: Dolce Vita | Clutch: Nordstrom | Earrings: Natalie Wood Designs

I have been SO excited to share today’s post with y’all because I’m featuring a new jewelry line called Natalie Wood Designs, which is designed by someone who I’ve always looked up to! Natalie was one of the founders of Sabi Boutique (the boutique I have worked at for four years), and was actually the person who hired me!

Natalie launched her line, Natalie Wood Designs, about a month ago and I am blown away at how gorgeous it is! I got the Large Believer Earrings and they literally match with everything!!

Natalie Wood Designs’ motto is “We create jewelry for women who are risk takers, rule breakers, and trend makers… for women who have fire in their soul and grace in their heart”, which I absolutely LOVE! You can shop their best sellers here.

Head to my Instagram today to learn how you could win your own pair of the Believer earrings!!

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Navy and White Gingham Dress

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Dress: Express (also obsessed with these shorts!) | Shoes: Express | Purse: Similar

Summer is finally here (well, not officially, but in my book it is!), which is why I am so excited to share one of my favorite patterns of the season! I bought this little gingham dress last weekend and have been SO excited to share this outfit with y’all!

You can shop my entire look from Express! One of the reasons I love shopping at Express is because they offer a great variety of clothing for different occasions. They cover everything from casual clothes, to business attire , to party outfits!

I was a leasing agent for an apartment complex all throughout college and had to wear business casual every day. I’m not joking when I say EVERY piece of clothing I wore to work was from Express. I love that their business clothes are very stylish and feminine!

Since I don’t work in an office environment anymore, I live in things like this little dress! I paired it with a cute pair of heels, but you could also just throw on a pair of sandals for a more casual look!

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Beachy Hair for Summer

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Top: Nordstrom | Skirt: Nordstrom | Heels: Dolce Vita | Purse: Nordstrom | Curling Iron: T3 | Texturizing Spray: Oribe | Surf Spray: Bumble and Bumble | Hairspray: Drybar

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! They say Memorial Day is the start of summer, so I thought I would share my favorite hair products to achieve the perfect beach waves (my favorite hairstyle for summer)!

The most important tool to good beach waves is a curling wand. I use a T3 wand with the 1.5″ barrel. Using a larger barrel helps with getting a nice wave, instead of a tight curl! I curl my hair away from my face and leave about an inch and a half of the ends off.

When I’m done curling my hair, I use two different sprays to give my hair lots of texture and volume. The first one I use is Oribe Texturizing Spray. I spray this at my roots to give volume at the top of my hair. Next, I use a sea salt spray all over to give my hair a nice beachy texture! To finish off, I use Drybar hairspray to hold everything in place!

What’s nice about this look is you can all the products at Nordstrom (including my entire outfit!). Since I live in College Station, the closest Nordstrom to me is an hour and half away, which is why I LOVE that they offer free shipping and returns. It makes shopping so much easier!!

If you have any other questions about my hair or any of the products I use, please comment below or shoot me an email! Have a great week!

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Floral Maxi Dress

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Dress: Modcloth (also obsessed with this one) | Shoes: Modcloth | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff

Wedding season has arrived, which means it’s time to get all dolled up! Y’all know I love a good excuse to throw on a beautiful dress and dance the night away!

I got this maxi dress from Modcloth and was immediately drawn to the beautiful pattern! I love shopping at  Modcloth because they have the most unique clothes! When I’m wanting something a little different, I know I’ll find a great selection there. Not only clothes, but they also have the cutest accessories (how freakin’ adorable is this clutch?!). When it comes to shopping for a wedding, I always try to find something unique so that I don’t show up in the same dress as someone else (that’s always awkward!).

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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White Off-the-Shoulder Top + Navy & White Shorts

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Top: Splendid | Shorts: Splendid | Heels: Nordstrom | Purse: Nordstrom | Lipliner: Stila (Pink Moscato| Lipstick: Stila (Baci) | Eyelashes: MAC

Vacation season is officially here, and I can’t wait to wear this little outfit on the beach! I go to Cancun in about a month, and you can guarantee these striped shorts & white top off-the-shoulder top will be in my suitcase!

Both my top and shorts are Splendid, and for those of y’all who are not familiar with this brand, the clothes are SOOO soft! Honestly, they are some of the comfiest clothes that I own because the fabric is very high quality!

I am so happy that that the week is half way over, cause I get to go home this weekend and see my mom for Mother’s day! We will do what we do best, which is lots of shopping and brunching (hehe)! I hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the week!

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Lark and Love Giveaway

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Happy Tuesday, babes!! Okay, I am BEYOND excited for today’s post because it feature’s my best friend’s new jewelry company, Lark and Love!

I met the founder, Alex, in college and have been SO blessed by her friendship for the past three years. When I first decided to start a blog, I will never forget the amount of overwhelming support I received from her, and it has not slowed down since. I can’t tell y’all how many times I have thought over the past year and a half “holy cow, how the heck would I do this without Alex?!”.

Okay, I’m done with the mushy gushy stuff, let’s talk about the JEWELS! First off, how perfect are these earrings?! They come in several different colors, so you have lots to choose from! ***Also, you can use code EMILY15 to receive 15% off your entire purchase!!***

Next, I’m obsessed with her adorable gold bracelets that are perfect for stacking! Y’all know I love a good arm party, and these bracelets are my new favorites!

I hope y’all love her jewelry as much as I do!

Head to my Instagram to find out how to win everything I’m wearing!

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The Best Self Tanner for Summer

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Romper: Sold Out (Similar, Similar) | Heels: Dolce Vita (on sale!!) | Purse: Similar | Self Tanner: St. Tropez | Foundation: Girogio Armani | Bronzer: Urban Decay | Blush: Bobbi Brown | Eye Shadow: Urban Decay | Lipliner: Stila (Pink Moscato) | Lipstick: Stila (Baci)

With Summer right around the corner, it’s time to bust out those self tanners! As my mom always said, “if you can’t tone it, tan it!” (lol). But really, I find that a pretty bronzed glow always gives me an extra little boost of confidence!

I have tried countless self tanners, but ALWAYS come back to the same one- St. Tropez! I’ve been using this lotion for about three years, and can always rely on it. I know some people get super freaked out when they hear “self tanner”, but I promise this one is very natural looking! It is gradual, so you get to decide how dark you want to get. I usually put it on at least 3 times a week!

As y’all know, I do most of my shopping at Nordstrom, which is why I love that they have such a great selection of beauty products. Not only am I able to get all of my clothes, shoes, & purses, but also all of my cosmetics as well! Since I do work full time and run my blog, I don’t always have a ton of time to shop, which is why I love that Nordstrom makes it SO easy!! Seriously, it’s such a time saver!

I just bought my romper a couple weeks ago but it’s already sold out (SO sad)! However, I did link a couple other white rompers that I am totally obsessed with! I also linked all of my makeup deets!

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