Free People Embroidered Dress

Free People Embroidered Dress

Hi everyone!! Happy Sunday! I know I don’t usually post on Sunday’s but this dress is back in stock and I wanted to share it with you ASAP!!

Free People Embroidered DressFree People Embroidered DressFree People Embroidered Dress
Free People Embroidered Dress
Free People Embroidered Dress
Free People Embroidered DressFree People Embroidered Dress
Free People Embroidered Dress
Free People Embroidered Dress

Free People Embroidered Dress
Dress: Free People || Sunglasses: Ray Ban || Shoes: Tory Burch (mine are in the color “Makeup”)

Free People Embroidered Dress

I actually saw this dress in the Free People store that just opened up in town. I immediately knew I had to have it for my upcoming trip to Florida. I’m so glad I made that purchase because it’s quickly become one of my favorite dresses!

Let me tell you why you need this dress. One – it has POCKETS. That’s always a game changer for me. If a dress has pockets I’m 99% more likely to buy it. Two – the color of the embroidery is so fun and bright and perfect for Spring and Summer. Three – it’s SO comfortable and easy to wear. You literally just put it on and that’s that. I feel like it’s perfect to throw on after the beach or if you’re going out at night! Four – Off the shoulder dresses and tops are very trendy right now and I feel like this dress is a great option for that trend!

I paired this dress with my Tory Burch flats to keep it a casual look. We attempted to take pictures at the beach, but none of them came out well at all. It was SO windy!!! I think that this dress would also look great with a pair of wedges too!! As for sizing, I’m wearing a size Small and it fit great! I probably could’ve gotten away with an XS but I’m all about comfort. I would say this dress runs TTS!

I hope you guys can get your hands on this dress before it sells out again!!

There ya have it! A look at my Free People embroidered dress!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Gingham One Shoulder Dress

Gingham One Shoulder Dress

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

Gingham One Shoulder Dress 2

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Gingham One Shoulder Dress

Gingham One Shoulder Dress
Dress: Here, Here, & Here|| Shoes: Tory Burch || Sunglasses: Karen Walker

One Shoulder Gingham Dress

Happy Tuesday!! This post is going up later than usual but I’ve had a busy week already (how is it not Friday yet?!) Today I’m sharing another look from Fort Lauderdale. I found this one shoulder gingham dress and I fell in love! I’ll be honest – my friends saw this dress on the hanger and didn’t love it at first. However, once I put it on, they changed their minds! This is one of those dresses that will look SO much better on than it does on the hanger.

Anyways, I love this dress because it’s different than any other gingham item of clothing that I’ve seen. I love how it’s peplum at the bottom AND one shoulder. It’s unique and I love that about it. It’s also fairly reasonably priced – under $80 – which I think is a good price for a great quality dress. I’m wearing mine in a size Small and it fit comfortably! I would say this dress is TTS and a little bit on the shorter size! It was SUPER windy in Fort Lauderdale so keeping these dresses down was a bit tricky, but I don’t think I flashed too many people (lol!).

If you haven’t seen my review of where we stayed in Fort Lauderdale, be sure to check it out here!

There ya have it! A look at this gingham one shoulder dress! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Review

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Review

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday! So happy that the weekend is finally here! I am so bummed I couldn’t make it to the Reward Style conference this year but I’m excited to be living vicariously through those bloggers that are going to be there!

Anyways, for today’s post I’m sharing my recap and review of the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale hotel that I recently stayed at with my friends! It’s gonna be a long post so you may want to grab a snack (or maybe even a drink ;-)) I’ll also share some pictures from our trip with outfit details included at the bottom!

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Review

Day One: So we flew down to Fort Lauderdale early (I mean 6 AM early) on Tuesday morning and we landed in Florida at about 9am. This was perfect for us because we got pretty much the whole day in Florida! We got to the hotel and we were not able to check in yet so we decided to walk (we thought it was going to be a short walk…) to the Westin Hotel down the road to grab Starbucks. It ended up being like a mile long walk so needless to say we decided to take an Uber back to our hotel. Once we got back our room was ready for us to check into. We were so excited about the amazing view that the room had! Our room had two full beds, a big closet, a good bathroom, a chair, and 4 drawers to put our clothes in.

Once we put our stuff away in our room, we went down to the beach. Our hotel is right across from the beach. We did have to cross a very busy road each day to get to the beach but it wasn’t an issue once we had the walk signal. With our room, we were provided 2 chairs and we had to pay $12 for the third chair since there was three of us. We also wanted to get an umbrella one day but it was $20 so we decided not to.

Night One: For our first night in Fort Lauderdale we actually decided to take a trip down to Miami. It was about 40 min away and the Uber cost us about $40. We went to a restaurant called Dolce and then we went to the Clevelander bar afterwards. We headed back to the hotel around 1:30 am and there was no issue getting an Uber back. PS – I slept in the bed with my friend and fit both of us comfortably!!

Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Review
Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Review
View from our hotel room was amazing!!

Day Two: On our second day we decided to take an Uber from our hotel to a local Starbucks and to the Publix to buy some snacks and sunscreen. This was the easier option for us (did we really need Starbucks every morning? Yes.) Once we got back to the hotel we’d go back upstairs and change into our bathing suits and head down to the beach. We’d grab towels from the pool area – they didn’t keep track of who took how many towels so we each usually took two. Wednesday wasn’t our best day on the beach – it was super cloudy and rained a few times! We expected this from the weather forecast. We tried to stick it out through the rain but we ended grabbing drinks and lunch at the hotel bar by the pool. Each day I got a strawberry daiquiri and it was delish every time. We got crispy chicken tenders and fries for lunch on this day. After lunch we called it a day in the sun and decided to go up and watch 13 Reasons Why in our hotel room (guilty pleasure!).

Night Two: Wednesday night we went down to Las Olas Boulevard. This is where a TON of restaurants and bars are! We ate at American Social. The food was average but the atmosphere was super cute. The whole area down there was great! It was also ladies night when we went so our drinks were half off which was an added bonus! We weren’t quite ready to call it a night after dinner so we went to McSorley’s which was literally right next to our hotel. This bar was so cute – we loved that there was a jukebox so we could pick what music played! The bartender was so nice, too! If you’re looking for a laid back, casual bar – McSorley’s is it!

Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Review
Me, myself, and I! 

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Review

My two friends that I went with, Jackie & Matia! Shoutout to them for taking all my blog pics from the trip!!!

Day Three: Thursday morning started off with a photo shoot for my blog – you’ll be seeing all of those pictures and outfits very soon! We decided to take pictures right in front of our hotel because that was easiest. It was SO windy and that made taking these pictures pretty challenging – but we made it work! We tried to get a few on the beach, but that didn’t go over so well (can’t win ‘em all!). After we finished taking pictures we went to Starbucks (yes, we actually went everyday) and then went to the beach for the day. As I mentioned before, we got rained on quite a bit on Wednesday and didn’t end up using the 3rd chair that we paid for. When we go to the beach on Thursday, the guy working told us we didn’t have to pay for a chair since we had to leave the beach early on Wednesday. We thought this was such a nice gesture from him! Thursday’s weather was beautiful and we spent the whole day on the beach.

After leaving the beach we decided to get a quick bite to eat at the hotel pool bar again. This time we got chips and guacamole (one of my many weaknesses) and some truffle fries (not a fan of those!) and we got our usual drinks. I’d have to say that the food they served at the pool bar was great! Both of the bartenders we had were very nice.

Night Three: Thursday night we went down to Las Olas Boulevard again. This was our last night so we wanted to do something fun! We ate dinner at Luigi’s Tuscan Grill. It was SO good and such a cute little spot – we highly recommend this place!

Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Review

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Review


Day Four: 
Our last day was a great one! We woke up early to pack and get our stuff ready to leave. We got out to the beach by like 10 AM and stayed out there till the last possible moment. We changed in the hotel bathroom – we kind of took over the place, whoops! We grabbed an Uber from the hotel to the airport. The price to the airport was like $15 and we split it 3 ways – SO reasonable.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale. Here are a few cons that we did find with the hotel, though:
• We weren’t fans of the shower because it only had half of a glass door so every time we got in the shower we ended up cold because of the air from the bathroom!
• The hotel itself was a bit outdated – the headboard was a little bit worn and so were a few other things. We felt as if the hotel could use some updating.
• When we checked in, they overcharged our credit card (charged $300 instead of $150) for the incidentals. We talked to the front desk about it and they said they fixed it (we shall see).
• We were looking to watch Bravo (my friends LOVE the Housewives lol) but the hotel didn’t have that channel!

Here are a few pictures from the trip:

Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Review
Dress: BB Dakota (under $100)  ||  Heels: Marc Fisher (SO comfy & worth every penny!) || Earrings: Similar Here || Clutch: Tuckernuck

Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Review
Bathing Suit: Kate Spade (my current favorite top!) || Shorts: Similar Here & Here || Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Review
T-Shirt: Wildfox (comfiest T-Shirt I own!) ||  Jeans: AG || Sandals: Tory Burch (mine are in the color “Makeup”)|| Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale REview
Coverup: Topshop

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale REview
Top: J.O.A || Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell || Jeans: AG || Clutch: Tuckernuck

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale rEview

Romper: Madewell (under $25!!) || Sunglasses: Ray Ban || Sandals: Tory Burch (mine are in the color “Makeup”)

There ya have it! My Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Review! I hope this post was helpful!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Red OTS Dress

Red OTS Dress

Red OTS Dress
Red OTS Dress
Red OTS Dress
Red OTS Dress
Red OTS Dress
Red OTS Dress
Red OTS Dress
Red OTS Dress
Dress: Show Me Your Mumu || Sandals: Tory Burch || Sunglasses: Ray Ban || Necklace: Bauble Bar

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! In today’s post I’m talking about one of my new favorite dresses! Red is one of my FAVORITE colors to wear – I don’t wear it often because it can be such a vibrant color, but when I do wear it, I love it!

I’ve recently become a big fan of Show Me Your Mumu and I saw this dress on their site and loved it! It’s pretty basic if I do say so myself BUT I’m kind of into that at the moment. I know they have so many other great pieces (I also got this dress!) but the color of this dress really appealed to me. Also there are so many great off the shoulder pieces out right now that I love!

I paired this dress with these Tory Burch sandals but it also would’ve looked good with a pair of wedges, too! In case you’re not a fan of red, this dress comes in a few other colors, too! I really like the white one!

There ya have it! A look at this Red OTS dress! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Spring Break Packing Guide

Spring Break Packing Guide

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! I’m off to Florida next week so I thought it would be a good idea to share what I’m bringing with me on this trip! I know packing can be SUCH a pain, and that’s why I’m here to help! I’ll try to break it down for you as much as I can!

Clothes

OK let’s start with the obvious: bras & underwear. I typically pack a few bras (with straps & without!) and I’ll overpack when it comes to underwear (you never know what’s gonna happen!!)
Next, you obviously need pajamas or something to sleep in. On vacation I usually like to throw on a T-Shirt and shorts and keep it super simple.

Now that we got the necessities out of the way, I have to say that when I’m on vacation I LIVE in my bathing suit and coverup! I won’t go on a beach vacation without a bathing suit or a cover up. I’ll link some of my favorites below!

Now we can’t forget about dresses! In Turks & Caicos I pretty much wore a dress to dinner every night. And if I wasn’t wearing a dress, you’d find me in my favorite white jeans and a cute top! Definitely be sure to check out my Turks & Caicos Travel Guide because I shared a ton of my outfits in that post! Here’s a peek at some of the dresses I’ll be bringing with me to Florida:

I’m most excited to wear this one and this one! I also ordered this skort which I can’t wait to style!

Like I said before, you’ll either see me in dresses or my white jeans. That being said – I need some cute tops to wear with my white jeans! Here are some of the one’s I’m packing!

I’ve already worn this one a few times and I LOVE it!

Ok now we can’t forget shoes!! I like to keep it simple when it comes to packing shoes. For Turks & Caicos, I brought these (which are currently on sale!!), these, and these! Since shoes can sometimes weigh down my suitcase, I try to pack only a few! Here’s what I plan on bringing to Florida:

I’ll probably wear this pair on the plane so I don’t have to pack them in my suitcase!

Here’s some other stuff I plan on packing:

Sunglasses: These ones are my current favorites!

And I also love these!

Bags: I’ll bring this bag for the beach! It’s SO good! And I’ll bring this clutch which I’ll use every night while I’m there!

Of course you can’t forget sunscreen, chargers (phone, computer, kindle), toiletries, makeup, jewelry, and I also like to bring my S’Well bottle to keep my drinks cold on the beach!! If you want a look at what I wore in Turks and Caicos, check out this post here!

Here’s a peek at some of the outfits I’m bringing with me:
Spring Break Packing Guide
Top: Nordstrom Jeans: AG Shoes: Tory Burch Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Spring Break Packing Guide
Dress: Nordstrom Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Spring Break Packing Guide
Top: Similar Here Jeans: AG Shoes: Sam Edelman Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Spring Break Packing Guide
Top: Free People Jeans: J.Crew Shoes: Tory Burch

I’m sure there’s SO much more that I’ve forgotten to mention in my post BUT I’ll try to pack with you guys on Snapchat or Instagram stories so be sure you’re following me on both!!

There ya have it! My Spring Break packing guide! I hope this was helpful!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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