When in Cabo

Embroidered Dress

It started as a daydream–turquoise waves washing up onto white sandy beaches, bottomless strawberry pina coladas and then nothingness, just doing and worrying about absolutely nothingness. That serene daydream escalated quite quickly into an obsession. Within days of muttering (singing) the words Cabo San Lucas, I was saving my pennies, scouring resorts on Tripadvisor and planning a month’s worth of Mexican themed vacation outfits. I was in need of some major R&R…and more importantly, shopping for it.

Visions of laying out and swim-up-bar boozing were not the only things I became infatuated with. Kevin quickly pointed out that everything in my shopping bag(s) were embroidered. I was to become a modern day Piñata in heels. When in Rome, babe!

When planning a Mexican vacation, the ceviche shouldn’t be the only thing authentic. When else do you get to have this much fun with what you wear? If it was embroidered, adorned with pom-poms, off the shoulder or had a donkey on it, I was determined to make it mine! Arrrriba!

Mexican Dress

Dress: Kori America Fringe Aztec Dress $32

Vacation Dress

Dress: Vintage find! Goodwill $6

Similar: Huipil Boutique $125

Mexican Dress

Dress: Anthropologie Folk Art Dress $178

Panama Hat

Panama Hat: Christy’s $195

Jcrew Embroidered Dress

Dress: JCrew Scallop Dress $138 

Sexy Man: Kansas, Priceless

Monogram Mania


Finally! Mom’s everywhere can now consider themselves cool for labeling every-single-thing their children own with initials blazing. The monogram is back and not just for moms.

If you haven’t noticed, personalization of personal items is all the current rage. Umbrellas to coolers. Phone cases to designer handbags. First, middle and last initial will be sure to turn heads this season—they’ve certainly turned mine!

So if you’re looking to monogram your look from head to toe, check out these amazing finds. These are some of my personal favorites but I would love to know what yours are! What have you monogrammed?

Monogram Finds in Banner Photo
From Top Left: Duffle Bag. Cocktail Ring. Umbrella. Scarf.
From Bottom Left: Fleece Vest. Tumblers. Notebook. Throw Pillow.

Pretty In Print

Printed Pants

Like the girl who commits to working out every single day following the first of the year only to find herself two big-mac-meals-in a week later, my whole plan of blogging at least once a week has fallen short—an entire month short. Blush! With that said, though I haven’t been consistently blogging and photo snapping, I have been doing about everything else under the sun. I can hardly believe we’re already into March but it has been a wonderful 2015—just a busy one!

So in attempt to get back on track with Californ-ia, here’s my favorite outfit this week. I purchased these pants a few weeks ago and can’t get enough of them. If they weren’t so fun and obvious, I’d wear them every single week…but I’m fairly certain my co-workers would notice!

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Also, I would like to debut the newest love of my life and addition to my closet. I am sure you can see why! Meet Gigi, the most adorable clutch to ever exist. She’s straight from New York, bears my personal monogram and is the softest embossed leather. Speaking of leather, she smells sooooo good. I am sure the people walking down the street watching me smell my bag think I’m a lunatic. I don’t care—I can’t get enough!

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Amanda’s Look
Leather Monogrammed Clutch: Gigi New York
Pink Silk Blouse: Target Merona
Printed Pants: Similar J Brand
Black Pumps: Steve Madden
Watch: Burberry
Ring: Madewell
Necklace: Saks Off Fifth. Similar on Etsy BlueTwinSpur

Fun printed pants

Printed pants from left: Laundry by Shelli Segal. Les CopainsDiane von Furstenberg. Old Navy. Kate Spade.