Yall, this dress is SO flattering and probably one of my latest favorites. I wore it the other night to my cousins rehearsal dinner in Denver. I haven’t found a dress that is able to fall just right on my legs for them to be so flattering. You can wear this backwards or frontwards and the ruche part can be moved to your body type. It really is the most flattering and can work on all body types! It also colors so many different colors. This magenta pink was my grandmas favorite color so I instantly was drawn to it. It’s also a summer to fall color that you can wear for both seasons. I went ahead and wore cheetah flats to transition the look for fall! Adding a print to a colored dress is a fun way to change it up!
I found this dress during a Ramy Brook shoot I did with some of my Houston loves a couple months back! We shot some of their fall line and I died over some of the pieces. You can find some of the photos from the shoot on their ig here! They also are giving a reader a chance to revamp their fall wardrobe with a $1,000 shopping spree to their line. Make sure to follow them and then sign up here!
Hope you all have a good Labor Day Weekend! I got home yesterday evening from Denver and I leave at the crack of dawn for NYC. I literally have less than 24 hours to gather my outfits together. I honestly haven’t tried on any outfits lol! I just stuffed a bunch of new clothes in my bag. Fingers crossed that something works haha!
I am so excited to share this dress! Last night was my cousins wedding in Denver and her response to the attire was “fancy af” lol! I instantly thought of ordering this dress since I have had my eye on it for a while. It is a little of an investment piece but I figured I could wear it to multiple occasions! I got tons of compliments on it last night and love the raw mesh on the bottom. My other options was this dress or this dress. Both were my absolute favorite but I decided to have my entire family pick and this one was the winner. I literally ordered all three of these dresses and shipped them to the cabins here in Colorado. Seriously that is what I love about Nordstrom and why I keep going back to shop!
Speaking of my family, I can’t believe how big and cute my family is. It has been non stop laughs at how crazy they are. We all have grown up SUPER close, and we all lived like 5 minutes from each other. My mom is out of 7 and 6 of them are girls so you can imagine it’s a non stop party. Especially since they all were born in the Middle East. I love it so much!
Since the rule “no white after Labor Day” is so, 1800s, I wanted to be a rebel and share this all white look lol! It also was taken in Charleston which is all American all around. Real quick, I have had a few requests on Labor day sales! I know this is such a good weekend to shop, especially for back to school! I wish Ted and I had a second this weekend to sit down and order some furniture with all these good sales. Sadly it’s been go go go go go non stop! We are in Colorado for my cousins wedding and its been non stop festivities. The wedding is officially today (I can’t wait to share my dress with y’all tomorrow) and then we come back tomorrow! I am literally only home for less than 20 hours before headed to New York! So crazy!
Anyways, here are some of my favorite sales. Happy Shopping!
A couple weeks back, I visited the BEAUTIFUL state of Arizona with my Chateau Cocomar family. I used to work at the venue and they do occasional trips and were SO nice to ask me to join them on this trip. Group trips can be hard, depending on who you are with, but y’all, I enjoy every trip with these babes! I always leave encouraged and my mouth hurts from laughing. I highly recommend surrounding yourself with positive people, especially while traveling!
I was so surprised at the request to share our itinerary to Arizona. To be honest, Arizona was kinda last on my list of places to visit. Ted and I always talk about how we always travel abroad, but we don’t travel much of America. Anyways, I am going to share our travel diaries since we didn’t have a dull moment. Since we covered lots of ground, I think it would be better for me to do a timeline of our events vs breaking it down by category. Especially since I can’t necessarily recommend places to eat when I ate in a couple different areas in Sedona and Scottsdale.
Day 1 :
First day was a travel day. We had an evening flight which I like SOOO much better than a morning flight. I feel like I am less rushed and have the full day to pack and take my time to get to the airport. So once we landed, we rented a car and had a 3 hour commute to Sedona.
Hotel: We checked into the
This was probably one of my favorite days. We brunched, adventured, and experienced Gods creation. It was magical!
Brunch: Our first stop was brunch at L’Auberge De Sedona. This set the bar for the entire trip because our brunch spot was at the cutest hotel. If you don’t end up staying here, I would at least stop by for brunch. Someone in our group had stayed at L’Auberge before and highly recommended it! Anyways, brunch was just as great and the portions were insane. This was my favorite meal of the trip. Be sure to try the granola and avocado toast (share it)!
Next: Drive to Antelope Canyon (3 hour drive).
Antelope Canyon: Dixie Ellis was who we booked our tour with (highly recommend them). Our tour guy was SO sweet and he took the time to make sure we got the pictures we wanted. He also helped us with our camera setting, exact photo locations, etc. The tour is about an hour and was so much fun. I have seen pictures of Antelope Canyon, but I had no idea it was in Arizona. WE loved it!!
Dinner: Before catching sunset, we grabbed dinner at El Tapatio. It was alright! I think its because we are so use to Texmex that we weren’t crazy about it. It definitely is a ma and pop place but that was pretty much the entire town, and we didn’t have much to choose from!
Horse Shoe Bend: After dinner, we headed to Horse Shoe Bend for sunset. This is a MUST! It’s only about 30 minutes from the Antelopes so I would for sure knock both of these out. The canyon was legit a horse shoe and it was a short hike. You probably know by now, I am a SUCKER for a good sunset. I think this is why this was probably the highlight of my trip. Watching a beautiful sunset to end the day was the best. We then headed home and it was a 3 hour drive back!
Breakfast: We woke up and had breakfast buffet at the hotel! I actually was impressed and it was so nice to sit outside and enjoy Arizonas weather.
ATV: We used Red Rock ATV Tour. We had so much fun driving around but it was kinda a expidition. We rented the ATV for 4 hours and by the end of it, we all were kinda over it. I would just rent it for a couple hours if I were to do it again!
Drive to Scottsdale (2 hour drive). At this point, we felt like we have been driving the entire trip, so 2 hours was nothing!
Check in JW Marriott Scottsdale Resort and Spa: HIGHLY recommend this hotel. I want to go back and take Ted. It was SO CUTE. Everything. We rented little Casitas they were my favorite. The rooms were amazing. I never am let down by a JW!
Dinner: We ended up doing dinner at the JW since we had a REALLY early morning. It was so nice to walk to dinner and enjoy each others company! The food was good and I do remember the frozen s’mores!
Hot air balloon: Ok honestly, after the hot air balloon incident that happened in Texas not so long ago, I told my self I wouldn’t do hot air balloon ride. My sister was on the same hot air balloon with the same captain a week before the accident so I was a little freaked out. I ended up doing it since it was already set and I always have wanted to go on a ride before that story. Anyways, I wasn’t nervous at all and had so much fun. Being in a hot air balloon in the air is mind-blowing to me. Hot air balloons are also SO stunning. It was a trip to remember and had so much fun!
Pool & Spa day: Pretty much we lounged all day and got SO spoiled by pool service and massages/ facials. I always love a good spa day. It was the perfect way to end our trip.
Dinner: We ended up at The Melting Pot since a couple girls have never been. It was unlimited meat and fondue. I am not really a fan of broiling my own food lol. I did enjoy the chocolate fondue!
We had an early flight home! I was so sad that the trip ended and definitely will be going back!