:: Palm Trees + Eighty Degrees ::

More than a year ago, Taylor’s mom sent me a photo of a dress that she immediately knew was right up my alley.

The white sleeveless dress from Zara boasted the brightest, multi-colored palm trees scattered across it. Without a Zara in Oklahoma, and knowing their sizes can run a bit funky, I let my neon dream go.

Until I just so happened to stumble upon it on Sheinside, and ordered it for a whopping $28! At that price, I could order three and it wouldn’t be the same amount as the one from Zara. Needless to say, it came in and I loved it.

Moral of the story: If you don’t mind waiting 2-3 weeks, can measure yourself in centimeters, and understand fabrics well enough to know what will and will not look cheap/be see through, you can always order from a rando website in Hong Kong.

 

Dress // Sheinside

Shoes // Sole Society

Necklace // Similar at J.Crew Factory

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:: Put the Lime in the Coconut ::

Remember that time I went to Mexico? Yep, we are still on those photos.

I was lucky enough to score this dress on major sale from J.Crew back in August, and have since been wearing it non-stop. It has a great sack-style fit, plus pockets. I’ve belted it, stacked jewelry on it, and toned it down with neutrals. Still can’t decide if it is lime green or yellow, but considering I own one piece of yellow (see previous cover-up), we’re going to call it green.

The sun was so gorgeous the night we took these photos, but the light just wouldn’t cooperate. Or maybe we are both just still amateurs when it comes to understanding the right setting for the camera. Imagine how bright you think this dress might be, then multiply it by 1,000 times the brightness of the sun. The only game changer here would be if it glowed in the dark… WHY DOESN’T IT GLOW IN THE DARK?!

Personally, I think T just liked it because it reminds him of the bright yellow tone of highlighter which littered his law school books. No love lost over those days here!

 

 

 

Dress // J.Crew

Shoes // Sole Society (best price ever!)

Bracelets // Anthropologie, C. Wonder

Rings // Beyond Baroque, H&M

Right before we thought we would die going 100 mph on Mexico’s highways in a top-heavy van.

 

:: Mellow Yellow ::

We are still on vacation photos… because we can. My favorite day in Cabo was the day that we did absolutely nothing. Seriously – nothing!

After breakfast with our favorite waiter, we headed out to the pool to be the wildest people there. If you know the four of us, you clearly understand that we collectively average about eighty-five (years-old) when it comes to the party scale. Mojitos in hand, we recorded ourselves on the GoPro, talked about the bar exam (oh, well… three of the four did), and sampled everything the swim up bar had to offer. Someone really enjoyed the hot dogs rather than fresh fish tacos, but he shall remain unnamed…

At seven, we realized that we were hungry again, but had no desire to put any effort into our looks. Therefore, we opted for the al fresco buffet. Sitting in wet swimsuits, we again ate like kings because – ALL INCLUSIVE! We hit the hot tub and listened to a local band sing incredible covers of American songs where all the letter j filled songs were silent.

It was awesome.

 

 

Monogrammed Bathing Suit //Itzy Tripzy Baby

Cover-up // Juicy Couture (old, lots of cover-up options here)

Sandals // Steve Madden (similar)

Hat // J.Crew Factory (out of stock, similar here)

:: Making Waves ::

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, you simply must adore me now! To say December was a crazy month would be a complete understatement. December was busier than my days of being a sorority president, campus activities leader, pageant competitor, spokesperson with two internships and college student all at once. I work in the event production business and we had such a wonderfully wild month that we took two weeks off post-holidays, plus I’ve been on island time! I am SO happy to be back, even though the frozen tundra that is New York Fashion Week beckons my name. (Can’t you hear it?!)

Have you ever been to Atlantis? If not, drop what you’re doing and jump on a plane now! Taylor’s family was so kind to invite me to join them in the Bahamas, even though it now means that their son can’t afford my good taste, after being spoiled by his dad’s excellent selections in wine, food, wine, dessert, and more really amazing wine. Not only did we have the most incredible dinners, but I joined the boys at the craps tables and, with a bit of a lot of advice, will soon be purchasing my dream shoes with my winnings! Our timing was excellent as well, since we missed the polar vortex and instead of a parka, I got to sport this fun find from Pemba Boutique!

Whether over my swimsuit or thrown on for exploring the resort, I adore my new romper! Seriously. Pineapples and pom poms? I die! Take a peak at their other great finds here!

Romper: Pemba Boutique, Hat: Urban Outfitters, Sandals: Zigi Girl, Rings: Lawson Gems, David Yurman

Romper: Pemba Boutique c/o, Hat: Urban Outfitters, Sandals: Zigi Girl, Rings: Lawson Gems c/o, David Yurman

:: fun in the sun ::

:: fun in the sun ::

:: This post sponsored by Pemba Boutique. ::