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Off The Shoulder Dress in Cancun

Topshop dress (old, most similar + more options below) | Kate Spade crossbody (similar) | Loren Hope earrings (old, but love her classic style) | Target wedges | J. Crew bangle (similar) & Ralph Lauren bit bracelet (similar)

This day in Cancun we were enjoying our time by the pool a bit too much and stayed out later than usual. Hence the "shoot, the light's gone and we're rushing off to dinner and I just showered but this dress is so cute I'm determined to take blog photos anyway" look. Whoops. It was definitely one of the times I wish I could blow dry my hair!! (Even with a diffuser it usually gets too poofy, so 99% of the time I air dry it. #curlyhairproblems)

The positive of having to take these photos inside is that you get to see a little of the resort's architecture and design! It was almost a mix of baroque and colonial- very grand with lots of details.

I bought this dress last year, and am so happy that the off the shoulder trend gained traction and is big this year because it's one of my favorite silhouettes! I was always afraid to try it because I have broad shoulders, but after experimenting I've found that as long as I get the right cut and size they're easy to pull off.

Two (possibly 3) more posts to come from our trip, so keep an eye out! :)

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Pom Pom Top

Simple beach outfit with embroidered pom pom tank and white shorts
Simple beach outfit with embroidered pom pom tank and pink Kendra Scott earrings
Simple beach outfit with embroidered pom pom tank and white shorts
Simple beach outfit with embroidered pom pom tank and pink Kendra Scott earrings
Simple beach outfit with embroidered pom pom tank and pink Kendra Scott earrings

My boyfriend and I just got back to Boston from a week-long vacation to Cancun and Florida! This outfit is from when we stayed at Riu Palace Las Americas in Cancun. It was beautiful there- and most importantly, free of snow! For a coverup outfit that could take me from the beach to lunch inside, I opted for a simple look based around this breezy pom pom top. 

We're already itching to plan another trip someplace warm... where are your favorite places to travel?
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Holiday Sparkle

As you may have noticed, I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus. Unfortunately this wasn't by choice- my laptop was never particularly reliable, but this time it's deader than dead. When I was contacted by JORD about their holiday campaign, I knew I had to find a workaround so that I wouldn't miss such a fun opportunity. So, here I am, typing to you from my parents' ancient and painfully slow desktop.

Without further ado, here's an easy and festive look to recreate for Christmas parties!

J. Crew Factory plaid shirt | Target sequin skirt (similar gold / similar black) | Ralph Lauren bit clasp bracelet | Amelia Rose gem bracelet c/o | JORD wood watch c/o | Old Navy pumps (similar)

Confession: I've never owned a watch before. But I absolutely love the artistry and uniqueness of JORD's watches, so I had to try them out, and I'm so glad I did! The care and detail JORD puts in is evident in not only the watch design, but the packaging- I'll have to get a photo of the gorgeous wood box it came in! The watch style I chose is enough of a statement piece that it can stand alone, but it also looks lovely stacked with other bracelets. While I tend to go for girlier pieces, I was instantly drawn to the emerald face of the Frankie watch. My eyes are green, so it's my favorite color to wear or work into an outfit. And it had the added bonus of fitting perfectly into a holiday outfit! 

The wood links and watch faces are artisinal and unique while still being versatile, and I love how they're much lighter than metal watches. I also have tiny wrists, so I appreciated that I could have the watch pre-sized to fit me. They have an engraving option as well, and while it's too late to get an engraved watch as a Christmas gift since they need time to be personalized, a gift for the guys in your life year-round. And a non-engraved one is still a great gift, because let's be honest, sometimes boys don't appreciate the subtle details. You can get a $25 gift certificate for them here if you want to get one for someone (or yourself)!

Happy holidays! Now that I know my family's computer is semi-usable, I'll see if I can use it to get some posts up until I can replace my laptop :)

- post sponsored by JORD Wood Watches -

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