Graduation Gifts with Nordstrom

Romper: Leith | Shoes: Sam Edelman  | Earrings: Stella + Ruby | Purse: Gucci | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Ok, I am going to be honest and let you all know I am the worlds WORST gift giver. Something about giving gifts stresses me out because I want to give a thoughtful gift but then I over think it and sometimes even forget to just send a gift. Half the weddings + showers + grad parties I go to, I am always the one purchasing their gift at the event online or on the way, I will stop and be late lol! It is so bad because I keep thinking about it and it’s not like the day of the event changes. No, I know about these events weeks, sometimes months in advance. This season I have made it a priority to shop for our graduation gifts in advance!

I already am CONSTANTLY on Nordstrom’s website every day and they have TONS of great gift options and they have a gift packaging option which is perfect for when I procrastinate. One thing that I love gifting on graduations is jewelry. My mother gave me this watch during my High School graduation in 2010 and I still wear it every day, eight years later! For my college graduation, Ted gifted me both these David Yurman bracelets and I also wear them every day! I love when jewelry has a story behind it and means so much more to me! To the friends that I don’t necessarily have a huge budget for, Nordstrom has a GREAT selection on other jewelry as well. Their Kate Spade selection has some great earrings that I would love to get gifted if I was graduating(will list my favs below). The earrings that I am wearing is around $50 and I think they are so much fun!

As far as this romper goes, it comes in 4 colors and is SO CUTE + made very well for the price. It has a sticky elastic across the shoulder that keeps it up and isn’t see through. I would totally wear this outfit to a graduation party or the red version to a wedding shower! Well, hope I helped shopping for a gift just a little easier or an outfit for the event 🙂

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30a Travel Diary 2018

Dress: Astr The Label | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Goodnight Macaroon | Earrings: Baublebar

Top: Wayf | Shorts: Free People  | Heels: Treasure & Bond | Earrings: All Things Mochi | Bag: Topshop

Swim: J.Crew  | Shorts: Agolde | Earrings: Baublebar

Dress: Billabong | Heels: Treasure & Bond | Bag: (Similiar) | Earrings: Lisa Lerch

Top: Tularosa | Bottoms: Tularosa | Headband: Target | Earrings: Baublebar

My Outfit \\ Swim: Topshop | Shorts: Free People | Earrings: Baublebar | Bag: Topshop

Emily’s Outfit \\ Swim: Tularosa | Shorts: Grlfrnd | Baublebar 

Dress: Socialite | Earrings: Baublebar | Purse: Givenchy | Shoes: Sam Edelman 

Top: Beach Riot | Bottoms: Beach Riot | Earrings: Baublebar  | Bag: (Similiar)

Jumpsuit: Socialite | Earrings: Baublebar  | Shoes: Sam Edelman  | Purse: Gucci

Top: Bp | Shorts: Free People  | Heels: Treasure & Bond | Bag: Topshop

Swim: Topshop | Shorts| Shoes: Soludos | Sunglasses: Quay | Purse: Claire V.

Dress: Kendall + Kylie  |  Earrings: Baublebar  | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Quay | Purse: Claire V. | Shorts: Agolde

Ok before I start on my Cabo content I have been meaning to share all about our stay in 30a! I honestly can say this was one of my favorite trips again this year! It was easily one of my favorite trips I went on last year so I immediately booked it for exactly a year later! I also stayed at The Pointe last trip too so you know if I am back, it’s a good one! You can read all about my last trip here. I feel like we repeated a lot of the gems this trip since I wanted to take Emily and Ted to the good spots!

Stay //

The Point On 30a : ResortQuest by Wyndam Vacation rentals is the exclusive management rental company so to book you have to call or book online through them directly! What I really love about this place is the location on 30a! It is walking (or a bike ride) distance to the beach or to Rosemary Beach dinner spots. We also walked one evening to Alys beach area for dinner which was a pathetic uber ride home lol! Point is, the location of this place is KEY! It’s walking distance to all the best places! You also are limited to the number of actual hotel rooms available on 30a since the majority of it are beach houses. If you are looking to rent out a place but don’t want an entire house, this place is the best. They are condos so they still have a full kitchen and our place had two bedrooms! If you were following along on instastories you probably saw the mini-tour I gave. They also have a BEAUTIFUL pool downstairs that was heated with cabanas to lay out under and a nice size gym! One evening we did watch the sunset from the rooftop which has couches and fire pits. Every corner of the facility is so pretty and I love that they opened a breakfast spot downstairs! By the end of the trip, they knew our morning order lol! I honestly rarely enjoy going back to a vacation spot that I have already been before but I will be a vacation repeater for The Pointe on 30a! I can’t wait to go back!

Food //

Big Bad Breakfast: This was our favorite breakfast spot! SO many good yums to choose from. I was obsessed with the grapefruit brulee. It was on the first floor of the Pointe so we ate here for breakfast and sometimes lunch. I ordered all sorts of things from their goat cheese omelet to their chicken tenders and all so yummy! They also were SO sweet there! On Saturday for brunch, since the wait was so long, we just asked for it to-go and we ate in the La Cava lounge area that is covered and has TVs by the pool!

Surfing Deer: Ok all of our dinner spots were my favorite part of the day! For Surfing Deer we met with our friends Jessica and Ryan who live there and it was so much fun! This honestly was the prettiest restaurant I have been too in Seaside! The interior design got me so excited. Does anyone else get like that? We also started with torched bacon and it was the best! Good company, good food, and good environment always make for the best nights!

Georges: Everytime I mentioned 30a to someone they would ask if I have been to Georges so I made it a MUST this time. I was kinda confused by all the hype but yall, it did not disappoint! The food was probably the best food I had the entire week. We debated going back multiple times. I got the firecracker shrimp and I literally can’t wait to go back and get it again! They don’t take reservations but we went after drinks at the Pearl so we didn’t show up until like 8 and we didn’t have to wait! Even if you have to wait, its worth it!

La Crema: Ok this was my favorite dinner spot last year and again it easily was one of my favorites again. You can tell I had so many favorites lol oops! But this place is tapas style and I love sitting outside with the view of the Pearl and good weather. But really when I look at a menu, I always get so conflicted because I want it all, so Tapas are my favorite! The lamb lollipops are so good too and I rarely like lamb. Make sure to get the chocolate fondue for dessert!

Shades: Ok I am going to be honest, we went here 3 times and the staff was GREAT, but I struck out on the food every time. I tried and tried but nothing was really tasty. It is mainly a sports bar so if you are looking for a place to watch a game and grab a drink, this is your place. Ted begged every night to go here (Emily and I’s bedtime is like 10pm and Teds a night owl) so we sucked it up a few nights for him lol!

Charlies Donuts: A morning donut run is always a must by the beach! They are only open until they sell out so be sure to go once you wake up!

Drinks //

The Pearl: Ok going here for drinks is a must! The view and people watching at The Pearl is the best. We went here a few times before dinner! It’s a pretty hotel to even walkthrough!

Bud && Alleys: Such a great spot for drinks! We started one night and ended our night here. I’m not sure about the food but it is a fun bar that is on a roof that overlooks the water!

The Hub on 30a: This is a food + drink area but especially if you have kids! I wish we had one of these in Houston. Such a fun

Really check out my 2017 post too for more places!

 

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Little Red Maxi

Dress: Nasty Gal

Over the weekend we flew straight from Cabo to Dallas to celebrate our sweet Dani Austin’s wedding. I knew exactly the dress I was going to wear before it even came in the mail! I have been eyeing a maxi dress like this on Nasty Gals site for a while but sizes sell out so fast! Especially since they are constantly having so many sales!

When the red dress was released, I immediately ordered and knew I would wear it to Dani’s wedding! I know so many of you have been looking for dresses to wear to a wedding and Nasty Gal has so many to choose from! I got so many questions at the wedding about my dress, so that’s when you know it’s a winner! I also felt insanely comfortable while wearing the dress. It fit like a glove (size 2) and I didn’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions. I also wanted to let you all know the reason why I share my sizing is for your sizing reference while you may be shopping. I had a sweet sweet SWEET message about how she gets self-conscious when I share my sizing and I completely understand her side. If you ever wondered why I share my sizing, it’s for reference. That’s the last thing I  would ever want you to feel so I wanted to explain my side! The second I don’t put my size, I get so many questions about sizing, and rightfully so! I’m here to help you and make shopping as easy as possible to look and feel your best!

Happy Monday babes!

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Striped Shift Dress

Dress: Charles Henry | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Claire V. | Earrings: All Things Mochi

Happy Friday babes! We made it to Cabo this week and it’s been a little crazy, so I haven’t been able to get posts up (SORRY!!). I got a little 24hr bug and it was no fun but being with some of the best babes in Mexico made it a little better! Emily and I booked this trip a little while ago and thought it would be fun to invite some other girls on our trip. All the girls that are here are SO nice and I can’t help but think how kindness goes a long way! For most people, it can be so easy to bond with someone about talking negatively about others but it is so refreshing when that’s not the case. I REALLY believe in if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. Traveling with LOTS of girls can always bring drama and be intimidating, peoples feelings can get hurt, etc. so it is always important to surround yourself with the right kind of people! Just my little spiel since I have been thinking about it lately!

Ok enjoy your weekend! I am flying straight to Cabo to Dani Austin’s wedding in Dallas and I can’t wait to celebrate that nugget! Speaking of nice people 🙂

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