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!
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 80 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
Swoooooooon! I feel like we all have those days where we want to dress up and be a little “extra”. Ted wouldn’t stop calling me “extra” while frolicking the resort in this GORGEOUS kimono for brunch. I was so excited that I got so many direct messages about this babe because that feedback means to me that you all LOVE an item (I love dms!). Yes, you must have confidence to rock a long jacket such as this, but you’ll thank me when you do! I got a ton of compliments on this piece at the resort and it just makes such a fun statement. Long jackets / kimonos / dusters whatever you want to call it are so in! The color on this babe also makes it PERFECT to transition to fall. Here I styled it all white with this tank (on sale) and my favorite shorts BUT I will be wearing my favorite white jeans with this tank when fall comes around. I could also go with an all black jeans and top look with booties for the fall! Another way to style it is with some denim shorts and a white tee. The possibilities are endless! I’ll be sharing an example on my stories today. PS wearing a XS for size reference!
I found this piece on Nordstrom’s website and always get so excited when I find unique pieces from them! You know I spend a good majority of my day trying to find the best pieces and for the right price. I found these items just in time for our trip! Which was AHHMAZING. Literally Nordstrom never lets me down. Especially before my trips. PS Ted is working on a video of our trip that I am so excited to share!
I haven’t had a favorite top in a while, but I think this one takes the cake! Especially since it is such a cute “big shirt” to hide my food baby, but then has a cold shoulder look to give you some glam. I wore this outfit to dinner last night in Puerto Vallarta and think it’s so flattering! No one ever said “I don’t like my shoulders” so why not share them off! I loved this top so much, I couldn’t even wait to order it in my size, so I snagged a size 6 at the store. I typically would wear a 4, and you can tell its oversized on me but I didn’t mind! I’m not really a size dictator (unless it’s jeans)!
I also am so excited that I found this bag fully stocked here. I have been wearing it the entire trip and plan to keep wearing it. It is SO darling!!
Anywho, husband and I have a full list of activities today at Casa Velas Puerto Vallarta! Yoga, couples massage, and margarita tasting. Sounds like a rough day to me! Ha! Follow along on #raadstravel on IG