I am finally flying back from sunny filled Florida this weekend after a lovely two week vacation…much needed after being long distance with my boo for months! We celebrated our anniversary, my birthday and Valentine’s Day at Disney, Universal + at the beach…what more can a gal ask for?! #ThisIsMyHappyPlace
I am already plotting my next trip + I for sure want to make it another sunny paradise…so I decided to round up my favorite essentials for a beach getaway. Whether it’s a weekend trip or longer vacay, these accessories + must-haves will get you through your sunny trip in style!
Here’s my favorites across the board:
I am LOVING this ‘Life’s a Beach‘ hat from The Mint Julep! It was the perfect way to protect my skin from too much sun exposure + it is honestly the cutest for flatlaying on the beach haha :p P.S. they have TONS of fun floppy hat options with different sayings!
Tory Burch has always been my go-to when it comes to sandals. They are great quality, comfy + I tend to opt for a metallic hue that matches with every look + accentuates your tan on the beach 😉
I have been loving these fun sunnies from Diff Eyewear! They always have great sales, even better styles + I don’t stress about them getting scratched or anything at the beach because they have an affordable price point (as opposed to RayBans :p).
SWIMWEAR + COVERUPS
I had no clue Vera Bradley had such great swimwear + coverups till recently + now I am officially in love. They have great prints, cuts + styles that are easy to wear + comfy too!
Mike + I are off to Disney World in Orlando today (our flight is later on tonight) so I spent last night packing my life into 2 suitcases haha(see more on my instastories – MissyOnMadison)! We are celebrating my birthday which is just days away + our anniversary and what better place to do that than at the most magical place on earth – DISNEY! I have been such a Disney (and Universal fan) ever since I was a kid. My family used to go all the time + we went to all of the parks + would have breakfast + dinner with our favorite characters. Although I am turning 26 (crazy how fast time is passing by) I am still such a kid at ♥ so that’s why I am sharing some of my favorite Disney pieces to rock at the park or just in general!
I actually found this Mickey + Minnie tee for just $5 (YES just $5) at Walmart! It comes in a variety of sizes + is perfect if you are trying to dress for the occasion on a budget 🙂
These sneakers aren’t Disney related haha BUT they make for a comfy shoe to wear to the park + cost under $40!!! I was going to splurge on a bag too but this time didn’t but I am obsessed with all of these accessories below.
SHOES, BAGS + JEWELS
Now for the fun part…my Minnie Mouse Ears! Ok so Mike thinks I am crazy, but how adorable are these customized Minnie Ears I scored for under $40 on Etsy! I wanted to be prepared + save money before going to the park and discovered Etsy is filled with TONS of customized Minnie Ears.
Are you a Disney lover like me?
Comment below + let me know! (hehe rhymed unintentionally :p)
Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away + one of the things I love most about Valentine’s Day is surprising my boo with some sweet + sexy lingerie. I’ve always struggled to find pretty lingerie that I feel comfortable in but also sexy enough that Mike will like…but I found it…Seven ‘Til Midnight! Their lingerie is affordable, great quality + comes in a range of sizes from regular to plus size. Whether you are searching for a sexy lace bodysuit to wear with a nice skirt or jeans for date night dinner or a sexy robe or outfit to surprise your special someone with, Seven ‘Til Midnight has something for every gal.
Lingerie makes me feel sexy + confident and that’s something that I know my partner loves, it’s funny how a little lingerie can do that isn’t it? Whether you prefer to go risque or just simple + sweet, lingerie is a way for women to express themselves + share their personal style in the bedroom just like they do in every day life ♥
Ready to find the lingerie that makes you feel sexy in your skin?
Well…almost that is hehe Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching + whether you will be celebrating with your boo, hanging with friends or simply giving yourself some much needed self love, a great way to get in a romantic state-of-mind is with a new look featuring the signature colors of Valentine’s Day…RED + PINK ♥
While I love all of the flowers + chocolate, I definitely don’t love the crowds at all the restaurants and bars on Valentine’s Day, so this year Mike + I are celebrating Valentine’s Day early while we are on vacation in Florida BUT I will for sure be treating myself to some of the pieces below to wear for the romantic evening. Even if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, one of the funnest things to do is plan a girls night with your crew – anyone heading to happy hour followed by the new Fifty Shades? I kinda am excited to do that as well haha :p
I spent the weekend snuggled up in bed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade + scouring the web for the best Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales I can shop now (since I am home alone in LA…why not shop, right? :p) From great deals on tech at Target to fine jewelry at Macy’s to handbags at Saks to clothing at Old Navy + Nordstrom and more…there are TONS of Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales shoppable NOW! Shop them + some of my favorite buys below!
With Thanksgiving this week + the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to get your holiday party looks ready to go! My current obsession this holiday season? VELVET! All kinds – from handbags, to shoes to dresses to pants, tops, bodysuits + more, I am loving velvet + everything that comes in it!! I rounded up my favorite velvet pieces from some of my go-to retailers (which will be running amazing deals for Black Friday + Cyber Monday, so now is the time to snag these beauties). Ready to get your velvet on? 😉
Searching for the perfect dress to wear to your office holiday party, family get together or NYE night out? Well, a velvet dress is the way to go! Honestly, I already stocked up on a few velvet dresses to wear this holiday season (including one velvet dress I fully intend on wearing to ring in 2018)!
I picked out a bunch of velvet dresses that range from long maxi styles to mini dresses + everything in between, this way there is an option for every event you will be heading to this season. A shorter style to wear out for happy hour (after spending a few too many days at home with the fam), a long sleeve mid-length dress appropriate enough to wear tooffice gatherings + some longer styles that work perfectly for a winter wedding.
Tops + Bottoms
If you aren’t a ‘dress person’ or you simply love velvet as much as I do + want to style it a few different ways, separates are a great option.
From a chic pair of velvet pants to a fun velvet body suit, mixing + matching velvet pieces with regular pieces can help you create a few different holiday looks without looking like a repeat offender! My personal favorites are these velvet pants + this velvet body suit.
My favorite part of any outfit? The shoes + bag…duh! Velvet bags are all over the place this season, from Gucci to Rebecca Minkoff, there are all types of velvet bags to rock this season at all price points! Which one am I lusting after? The Gucci Marmont bag of course hehe :p
My annual Holiday Gift Guide is HERE except this year I went all out! From gifts to get your boo, gifts for your traveling bestie, gifts for your mom or sis + more…I got ya covered on the best gifts to give this holiday season and guess what?! They won’t break the bank! I worked hard to pick options under $300, from retailers like Nordstrom, Target + more because nothing is more important when gifting than shopping at places with great prices + a great return policy just in case you or the recipient wants to return it :p
Shop my favorite picks below + if you are searching for more gift guides comment on this post and I will put some more together!!
P.S. you can shop by clicking on the individual products in the graphics, use the shoppable feed below or click the direct links to the products under the graphics!
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your bestie, your sister, relative or more, these options are perfect! If you are a always rocking sunnies like me, these Diff Eyewear pink Cruz sunglasses are a great gift idea (maybe even to gift yourself hehe :p). They are affordable (under $100) + look just like RayBans – plus they are great quality!!
I also love gifting cozy options (especially if you are celebrating the holidays in a cold place). I’ll be in London + definitely will want to cozy up with some nice UGG slippers + blanket scarf!
Gifting your friends? I think this ban.do tumblr or Kendra Scott necklace both make perfect easy gift options. Who doesn’t love a cute tumblr to bring to the gym, work or just running errands? There are various quote options – all sassy of course 😉 Kendra Scott makes the perfect pieces for gals that like a little sparkle or to make a big statement. This necklace is under $55 + is great for a friend, relative, mother in law + beyond!
Finding the perfect gift for your brother, dad, boyfriend or guy friend can be tough. I tend to gravitate towards things I like haha but this year, I was on the hunt for this gift guide to find gifts that every guy will enjoy! Whether he’s a techie, a traveler, a homebody or just likes to keep things simple, these gift options are sure to be a hit.
One gift I know most guys will love is a little tech from Google. I actually received the Google Chromecast as a gift a year or so ago and when my boyfriend saw how easy it was to stream your favorite shows, movies + Youtube videos straight from your phone or tablet to your TV he bought one for himself! It is under $100 + makes life SO SO convenient!
Another gift I am loving this season is this Herschel Supply Co. duffle bag. This is great for the guy who travels a lot, needs a new gym bag or simply needs a convenient + great quality bag to have handy. Pair this bag with the Daniel Wellington Dapper York Watch + the guy in your life is ready to take on anything! New year, dapper you!
Ok, so you have a few people to gift + just aren’t sure what to get them…what are some safe options to gift? All the above!
A NEST Holiday Classic Candle is the perfect gift for a friend, relative, client + more. With it’s amazing scent + long lasting wick, it is a great gift to give yourself too to make your home embrace the holiday spirit!
Ah the tech lover! This is one of my favorite gift guides because I find tech + gadgets so fun to gift. Whether you are gifting a fitness lover who wants to get ‘fit’ for the new year with a Fitbit or a photography buff that would love to easy print photos they snap no matter where they are with the HP Sprocket Photo Printer…these gifts are sure to impress + be super handy!
Are you gifting to a wanderlust traveler? Well whether you are gifting to someone who frequently takes weekend trips, business travel or international voyages, these travel themed gifts will be the perfect gifts to give!