Pink Romper Scottsdale AZ

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Romper: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden | Purse: Gucci | Earrings: Nordstrom | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

What a fun playful pink romper that I wore in Scottsdale one night! I had such an amazing time in Arizona with my Chateau Cocomar family. We had such an AMAZING time and I got so many questions on our trip! I surprisingly never had a desire to go to Arizona but now I want to bring Ted back. I will be working on a travel diary / vlog (video blog on youtube) on Wednesday so be back for that! I especially got so many questions about the tours and where we stayed so I will be sure to share. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this JW Marriott. Aren’t the photos of the property stunning? We had little “casitas” and it was such a cool experience!

As for this dinner time romper, I did order my usual size 4 in Topshop and this thing was tiggggggght. Idk if it was caused by the food baby I gained on the trip or what, but man, I would recommend sizing up. If I tried it on in the store or had extra time to swap it out, I would have gone with a 6! It is a SUPER flattering color and I loved the soft material. Definitely a fun going out romper.

Happy Monday darlings! I have SO MUCH to catch up on and prepare for NYFW, it’s not even funny. For my travel schedule, I am pretty much gone starting this weekend and come back in the middle of September. It’s about to get bananas over here, and I am so excited to take y’all with me!

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Black One Shoulder Top

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, fashion blogger, black one shoulder top

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, fashion blogger, black one shoulder top

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, fashion blogger, black one shoulder top

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, fashion blogger, black one shoulder top

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, fashion blogger, black one shoulder top

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, fashion blogger, black one shoulder top

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Top: Express | Shorts: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: Tory Burch | Earrings: Bauble Bar

Welcome to my official party top, the black one shoulder! I wore this top with some jeans on Friday but wanted to style it a different way. These shorts are different, casual, and I thought a party top like this would mix up the look!  I’m actually surprised of how stinking comfortable these shorts are. I think the high waisted / paper bag style is what wins my heart over and over again. I also wore these shorts with a white tank and some keds for a more casual look the other day. I’m just giving you all sorts of outfit ideas over here! Haha!

Y’all, yesterday was pretty much a dream! Besides being in a car for hours, we got to explore Antelope canyon and watch sunset at Horse Shoe Bay. It was magical (all on my insta story)!! Antelope Canyon is a MUST! I will probably do a travel diary on our trip of everything we did, ate, etc. Yesterday was such a surprise and I am so excited for the rest of the trip to unfold! Happy Thursday babes!

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Freshman vs Senior Back to School

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

Dress Up Buttercup, back to school, Free People, senior vs freshman

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Outfit 1 // Skirt: Blank NYC | Top: Free People | Shoes: Hinge | Laptop Bag: Marc Jacobs | Earrings: Nordstrom | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Outfit 2 // Top: Free People | Denim: Free People | Bag: Longchamp | Earrings: Nordstrom | Shoes: Keds | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Cardigan: Free People

You would think Free People is the highlight of this post, but I promise that was so on accident! I have been LOVING Free People lately and somehow I have been gravitating towards them while shopping on Nordstrom. Some pieces are an investment, but so incredibly worth it (like this cardigan). SO comfortable and the quality is what I standby! Especially for back to school items when you are going to constantly be wearing the pieces over and over again. I did throw on this cardigan (see last photo) over both outfits because it’s so darn cold in classrooms, and you need to be prepared! I also was so excited to come up with 2 back-to-school outfits. I thought it would be fun to do a Freshman vs Senior look. You know it’s true when freshman year you get all dressed up and when senior year comes around, you look like a total bum #reality!

Freshman Year: By no means do I think you should not dress up if you are a freshman. I would KILL to have this be my first day of school look, it’s your time to shine and make an everlasting first impression. This is not too dressy, not too casual, yet stylish and comfortable all in one! I love that I came across this raw hem velvet black denim skirt and it’s the perfect stretch for comfort. I can’t get over this thermal top that can be worn off the shoulder. SO CUTE! & you especially can’t go wrong with low heel booties to top the look!

Senior Year: By the time senior year comes around, you’re over it! 8ams’ are NOT going to happen and rolling out of bed and straight to class is usually the case. Keeping it casual with an oversized button down was pretty much my uniform. I think I legit wore one of Teds’ to class one day, but now you don’t have too. This one is SO cute, comfortable, and fits much better than your bfs shirt. Also, be sure to always stock up on your favorite denim and these are definitely the top in my closet. They are high waisted and the rips are not overwhelming. Keds also take the cake in shoes lately since they are the easiest grab and go shoes!

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Puerto Vallarta Casa Velas

I’m not sure if you know this, but traveling with my husband is probably my favorite thing to do. Not only does he take care of everything while we are traveling, but we have so much stinking fun together! We decided SUPER last minute, like days before to book an anniversary trip. I’ve been to a Velas property before, see post here, so we were so excited to check out their boutique version in Puerto Vallarta. Especially since we have never been to Puerto Vallarta before! Ted and I love smaller resorts where we don’t feel like another number. Massive chain resorts are so overwhelming so that is why we got so excited when we discovered that Casa Velas only has 80 rooms. What was awesome was, we literally ended up being the only ones at the resort. Besides like 3 other rooms occupied, we felt like the resort was ours! We definitely went on off season (SO HOT) but really, it was SO nice. Ted and I honeymooned at a resort similar where there were only 15 huts in the resort, so this is definitely our type of vacation!

Oh & hope you enjoy the video! Ted spent hours editing and I am so excited he is getting into this vlogging! I am so impressed with his video / editing skills. Good job boo! These videos are so special for us to have and watch back!

Rooms: So in total there are about 60 rooms. Definitely a small resort which we LOVED. WE are such boutique goers and not a fan of massive hotels. The room we stayed at was spacious and we had our own private small pool over looking the golf course. We totally took advantage of the pool one day!

Staff: The staff was very personal and friendly. I’m pretty sure there had to have been a 3 to 1 ratio of Staff to guests. They were everywhere and everything was on a first name basis which was SO nice!!

Food: Had a great variety and was superb! We met the chef, Emilio. I especially loved the dinners which were so nice. Ted couldn’t get over the cheese bread. We also LOVED breakfast. Fruit, salmon lox, bacon, the entire shibang! Definitely good food compared to other all inclusives I have been too.

Beach: Beach club had a great sunset view and was great for dinner. One thing, there was no natural shade by the pool (there were a few huts) and there are people trying to sell you items if you go to the beach. We only spent a few minutes here during the day. If you are looking for more of a beach resort, I would choose the Cancun property over Puerto Vallarta. We didn’t mind hanging out at the pool all day at the all inclusive! On day 2, the pool was JUST ours. Literally no one was there so we spent our entire day there.

Activities: We were never bored at the hotel. There were SO many activities to choose from. We had one day where we didn’t plan an activity and the rest we took advantage of the beer / margarita tasting, yoga, and spa. The spa had to have been my favorite part. The couples massage was the absolute best

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