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Top: LC Lauren Conrad // Skirt: ASOS // Watch: JORD Watches // Cuff: Alex and Ani

Hello loves! I trust you are all having an amazing week. I am so happy to announce that I have partnered with JORD watches for a special giveaway. Whether you are looking for a gift of a recent grad, birthday or anniversary, JORD wooden watches are a great gift for all occasions. Don’t worry fellas, you too can get a unique wooden watches and maybe get one for a lady friend while you are at it. 😉

I love how this watch was packaged when I received it. It came in a beautiful wooden box to make storage simple and elegant. To preserve your watch, you want to avoid extreme temperatures. Also keep in mind that this watch is splash proof, not water proof. So exercise caution when you are swimming or near a large body of water. To protect my watch, I take it off when I am doing things like washing my hands or washing dishes. These extra measures allow me to enjoy my watch for years to come!

The watch featured is this post is the zebrawood and rose watch. The gold lining pair perfectly with my Wonder Woman cuff from Alex and Ani. I was hesitant with a wooden watch because I was worried that the would might look cheap. Needless to say, I am impressed with the craftsmanship of the watch. The watch does not look (or feel) cheap. I have recieved so many compliments from my unique watch. It’s not every day that you see someone sports a well-made watch from wood!

The best news? I am hosting a giveaway so you can have a JORD zebra wood and rose watch for yourself! Click here to enter (Giveaway ends July 30, 2017 at 11:59pm). One lucky winner will receive $100 off their purchase. Everyone else wins $25 off their purchase. A great giveaway where everyone wins!


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Thank you to JORD watches for sponsoring this post! All opinions given are authentic and 100% my own.

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Dress: Target // Clutch: Anthropologie // Shoes: UGG ; similar here

Happy Monday loves! Summer dresses are the best because they are so light (and fun to wear). One of the best parts about Target runs is that you can get your groceries and also add some pieces to your closet too. 😉 I have linked off the shoulder dresses from Target and other retailers that I enjoy shopping from. After all, we all should be able to enjoy off the shoulder dresses at an affordable price right?

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Off the shoulder dresses from Kohls

Off the shoulder dresses from Anthropologie

 Off the shoulder dresses from Nordstrom

 


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Cork clutch: Francescas

Hi loves! I am so thrilled to let you know that I finally found my famous cork clutch for your to purchase. I got this go-to piece a year ago from Stitch Fix and now it is available at Francesca’s. Be sure to get your hands on this bad boy fast-I can tell you that this will sell out quickly.

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Using my cork clutch to pair with mixed prints here

Standing out with a bold midi skirt here

Summer style in all white. Original post here

A romantic look with the perfect clutch. Original post here

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Top: J.Crew (sold out) tropical tee option here // Jeans: Paige // Shoes: Ugg // Clutch: J.Crew

Hello loves! Days in the office on a hot summer’s day don’t have to be conventional. Bring the bright colors of summer to your business casual look with fun, colorful prints. Like any print, styling a busy, tropical print it is a matter of balance. If you have a loud print for your top, keep your bottoms neutral. I styled this look with my favorite white denim jeans. Keep in mind that this top also looks great with a white skirt or white business casual pants. I love my espadrille sandals because they give me height and they are super comfortable. Finish your look with some coral lipstick and you are ready to take on the day!

Have an amazing week loves.

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Traveling to a foreign country with your best friend is an experience that I recommend to everyone! Steph and I were determined to truly immerse ourselves in Mexico’s heritage. Mexico’s history with rich with Mayan culture. As such, we made a point to see Chichen Itza, home to the largest Mayan pyramid the region of Yucatan, Mexico and it also happens to be one of the seven wonders of the world!

How to plan your excursion

We planned out excursion to Chichen Itza through our resort. In doing so, you will be provided transportation to and from Chichen Itza, a box lunch, a stop to do some local shopping and a chance to swim at the Mayan Sacred Cenote! Be sure to get to your hotel lobby on time the of your excursion. Refunds are not given and the bus will leave without you if you are not there!

Little girl, big pyramid! Say hello to El Castillo. It’s the biggest pyramid in Chichen Itza and one of 7 wonders of the world!

What to wear

Knowing that we going swimming at the Cenote, Steph and I wore our swimsuits under our clothes. The only problem is that we wore cotton. Since it gets really hot in-land, I recommend that you wear cool gear. Also be sure to bring your sneakers-you are going to be doing a lot of walking! Plus, you can still look fashionable in cool gear in my option. 😉 Below are some of my favorite pieces that I am crushing on.

What to bring

Bring your camera, you are not going to want to miss getting photos of the ruins! Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and bug spray. Also be sure to bring cash with you (I bought about $50 with me). It helps if you have mexican pesos with you but do not fret if you are not able to get some. I only have US dollars and did just fine. We were able to do some shopping before we got to the ruins. From hand painted pottery to hats and t-shirts, thesis a great place to stock up on souvenirs for yourself and your family. In case you forget to bring water, there is a snack stand right in front of El Castillo (the biggest pyramid) where bottles of water, snacks and ice cream is sold.

What to expect

As one of the seven wonders of the world, Chichen Itza will be sure to take your breath away. This one in a life time experience is an all day excursion. So be prepared to be pretty tried (but amazed) when you get back to your resort. You will get a chance to have a guided tour from natives of Chichen Itza (one of our guides is Mayan and even spoke their native tongue). While our guide was not an archeologist, he was someone who had a passion and love for Mayan culture. Through his incredible story-telling, Steph and I really had a chance to immerse ourselves in Mayan traditions, archeology, and history. Because these man made structures are made out of limestone, we were not able to climb any of the pyramids. It turns out limestone does not take to heat and humidity well!

Rear facing side of El Castillo. Due to the humidity in Mexico, this side of the pyramid is starting to fall apart little by little.

Swimming at the Cenote was the best way to end the trip. The water was not cold at all to my surprise. If you are not a strong swimmer or have trouble treading water, I would recommend you use one of the floatys. Since you are swimming in fresh water, it’s a little more work to stay afloat. If you do not want to go swimming, you can kick back and relax on a Mayan-made hammock. These hand woven hammocks are designed to keep you comfortable and cool!

Have you ever been to Chichen Itaza before? Tell me about your experience by commenting below!

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