I found the CUTEST shorts at Zara earlier in the week and I couldn't wait to wear them! They have such a fun print and you can dress them up so easily. I naturally wore them the first chance I got (ladies - you know what I am talking about!) and they were super super super comfortable all day!
I'm sharing an effortless and super cute dress today on the blog. Sometimes when you're on the go you just want a dress that you can throw on with a simple pair of sandals and be on your way! I was running out to grab lunch with the hubby and thought that this Eyelet Daybreak Dress would be perfect for the occasion. PS: I found the same Eyelet Daybreak Dress on sale at Madewell (linked above)!
The past two weeks have been so crazy busy! I was in Vegas for a girls trip the weekend of July 4th and this past weekend my husband and I went to LA for a good friend’s wedding (yes I flew to Vegas, flew back to Philly, and flew back to LA!). When we were in LA we were on crunch time so I wanted to squeeze in as many sights I could see into half a day.
We had some time Thursday evening when our flight got in and took a drive over to the Santa Monica Pier. We had dinner with our friends at Misfit (the food was very yummy!) and then walked over to the Pier. I was slightly disappointed that by the time we got there everything was pretty much closed but it was nice to walk up and down the pier. I'm sure it would have been so nice during the day.
The next day we had half a day on Friday to see some of the sights before our friends wedding festivities kicked off. One of the sights we really enjoyed while we were out in LA was the Griffith Observatory. The Griffith Observatory doesn’t open until about noon so we made sure to get their early before the crowds. We had so many beautiful views of LA and of course, had a great view of the Hollywood sign! After that we drove over to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was super crowded but it was fun to see all the stars and take pictures with our favorite ones! After that our last stop was Beverly Hills because I wanted to see what the hype was around Rodeo Drive. Rodeo Drive definitely did not disappoint and there were so many amazing stores! Also, I would say Beverly Hills was so nice and lush with so many beautiful palm trees. I could have spent a whole day there if I could!
As a sidenote, I wore this super comfortable skort (yes I said skort you're probably thinking "wow I haven't worn one since I was like 10!") but this was sooo comfortable! I wanted to buy them in a few different colors but my local Express in downtown Philadelphia was out of them!
This summer has been so busy! Last weekend my husband, brother, and I went to visit my parents in Connecticut. On Saturday we took a trip to Thimble Islands in Stony Creek, CT and then had lunch at the Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. It was such a wonderful day with perfect temperatures – think mid 80s, nice breeze, and low humidity! I always say that summers in Connecticut (and New England in general) are the BEST!
Thimble Islands is an archipelago consisting of small islands in Long Island Sound. It’s located around the harbor of Stony Creek. People have made beautiful summer houses and there is a cute boat tour that takes you around the islands. Each house is so different and gorgeous in its own way.
After the boat tour, we drove on over to Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. We had lunch there and relaxed. It was such a fun day!
One trend I have been loving for a long time is peplum. This super cute tiered peplum tee from LOFT is so cute and flowy! You can seriously pair this peplum tee with everything – jeans, shorts, a skirt. Seriously, this top is so versatile and it’s been on heavy rotation in my closet.
Over the weekend my husband and I took a vacation with the family to Puerto Penasco, Mexico (also known as Rocky Point). The drive wasn’t too bad – about four hours from Phoenix area. We stayed at the Las Palomas resort which was amazing!
So a little more about the resort. At the resort we had a two bedroom suite, two huge bathrooms (complete with standing shower and jacuzzi), a large eat-in kitchen with all appliances, ginormous living area, and an extremely large balcony with plenty of patio furniture which overlooked the beach. Everything was so clean, meticulous, and well decorated. It truly felt like a high-end experience.
We had an amazing view of the beach. I loved going onto the balcony with my cup of coffee and just looking out at the water. After breakfast, we hung out by the beach and ventured into the water which was some of the clearest I’ve ever seen. I also tried the banana boats (my first time) which was so much fun and quite the experience! It was fun hanging on and trying not to fall off! The vendors down by the beach also sold mango and pineapple which had seasoning on it and it was quite yummy! In the afternoon, we hung out by the pool. There were two sets of pools both were extremely large and had the swim up pool bars. You HAVE to try the pina coladas there - probably the best I've ever had! At night we drove into town and enjoyed the sunset. There were alot of vendors selling souvenirs and many restaurants and street food!
On Sunday, we checked out the brunch. It is totally worth it especially if you like mimosas which were unlimited and the omelettes were amazing. After that we went to a Mexican restaurant and started our journey back to Phoenix. Overall, I can’t wait to go back and would highly recommend this resort to everyone!