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!
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!!
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!
Me, myself, and I!
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!
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!
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!
Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I’m starting a new series called Looks from Last Week! My goal is to get this post up on every Monday and recap all of the looks from the previous week!
I also want to give you a bit of a life update. I know I shared in one of my latest Vlogs what’s been going on but I haven’t fully shared here on the blog. Sooo I recently got a new job at an elementary school in a Kindergarten class. I have been LOVING it so much but as you can expect, I have been 1000x busier than before. With the job I had before, I had more free time after school and on the weekends. Now my time after school and on the weekends in devoted to planning and preparing for the next week ahead.
That being said, I haven’t been posting on the blog quite as much as I had been in the past. My goal for the future is to get at least one post up a week (probably a “looks from last week” post like this one). I also plan on uploading at least one photo to my Instagram per day. So if you’re interested in what I’m loving daily, then you should definitely follow me there.
I’ve also mentioned that I have a vacation coming up (we leave Feb 20th) and I’ve purchased sooo many cute new things for that trip! I’ll be sure to get a bunch of pictures to share with you all during the trip and after the trip!
I hope you all understand why I’ve been posting less and that you still come back and visit Simply Lauren Rose!
OK enoughhhh about that, let’s get into my looks from last week!
Looks From Last Week
Coverup: Shop Bop || Bag: Shop Bop
I can’t get enough of this cover up! It’s for sure coming with me on my next trip! Also this bag came in handy when we were in the Bahamas. It’s so durable and held SO much. It also folds up nicely to fit in your suitcase!
Sweater: Free People (on sale!) || Shirt: Similar Here || Sunglasses: Ray Ban || Jeans: AG Sneakers: Adidas
This sweater is one of my favorites and it’s currently on sale! This color is sold out but there’s still a few colors left!
Scarf: Free People || Sweater: Nordstrom (on sale!) || Shoes: Adidas
I seriously LOVE this scarf and you guys have seen me wear it a ton of times! Can you blame me?? It’s SO soft and so cozy. It’s under $50, too! There’s a bunch of colors left in stock!
Sweatshirt: Wildfox || Jeans: AG || Sneakers: Adidas || Sunglasses: Ray Ban
I saw this sweatshirt and I knew I had to have it. I have recently fallen in love with Wildfox and I know they can be pricey, but to me it’s so worth it!
Silver & Gold Bracelet: David Yurman || Gold Links Bracelet: Bauble Bar || Tassel Bracelets: Bauble Bar || Shoes: Adidas || Sunglasses: Ray Ban || Sweater: Nordstrom
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I LOVE Starbucks! My go-to drink is a Venti Iced Vanilla Chai with Skim Milk! I also add some cinnamon on top!
Top: One Teaspoon || Jeans: AG || Wedges: Marc Fisher, Similar Style Here
I recently found this top and I knew I had to have it! It’s already sold out in a few sizes, so be sure to get it now!! It’s perfect for Spring and the sleeves are SO cute! Also these wedges are actually SO comfortable – you NEED them. I’m thinking of getting them in another color – what color should I get??
Sweater: Nordstrom (on sale!) || Shirt: Nordstrom or Shop Bop || Jeans: AG || Shoes: Adidas
How cute is this this tee?? I posted it on my Instagram yesterday and I mentioned that I wish I bought the size Medium instead of the size Small. I would’ve liked a more oversized fit, but I’m still happy with what I got!
Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m talking about my fun collaboration with United Monograms! Enjoy!
If you know me at all, then you know I’m a sucker for a good monogram. I’m so excited that I found an affordable, yet cute site for anything monogrammed! I was so excited to see they had monogrammed bags,monogrammed t-shirts,monogrammed jewelry, and SO many more options!! They are offering my readers 15% off with the code lauren_15 – time to get some goodies!!