Surf, salt and sand. Just a few things I love about the ocean. However, skin cancer and premature wrinkles really freak me out so laying out and tanning is not really my thing. A hat and sunscreen at the beach are my best friend. What's yours? Even if it is sun tan lotion! Leave me a comment!!
While I was in Yellowstone my main focus was to be comfortable since a lot of my time would be spent in the car. I love, love, LOVE this graphic crew neck sweatshirt. I also relied heavily on beanies since I was way to lazy to attempt to do my hair. I especially love the sweatshirts and beanies from Forever 21. They are so trendy, cute, comfy and inexpensive! Check the links below to see all of the cute inventory Forever 21 has!!
Over fall break my family and I went to Yellowstone. Our first stop in the park was to see the Grand Tetons and Ole' Faithful. My dad and his family came to Yellowstone a lot when he was growing up. He has always told us stories about his adventures there. When my dad was my age he hiked up the middle peak of the Tetons. I gladly sat and listened to the story with a diet Mountain Dew in one hand, my camera in the other, and no desire to climb that mountain! The other story was that when he went to see Ole' Faithful, he tried to get a shot of the highest point of the geyser and ended up using his whole role of film. That story made me thankful for my digital camera and the ability to delete bad quality pictures without any hassle.
Throughout the morning, the weather was freezing! I was so glad I had this coat from Calvin Klein and I am totally obsessed with the cobalt blue color of it too!
To celebrate Labor Day weekend my family went to our little home away from home in Idaho. I posted a video diary about it, click here to watch!! We love spending time at our cabin! I love how casual and relaxing it is. There is no service or wifi (gasp) so we are totally unplugged and forced to carry on a conversation without picking up the social media (just kidding, I promise we aren't that socially awkward). I love it! Now we are back, recharged and ready to get some work in!!
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Over Labor Day weekend my family went to our cabin. Here is a little video I made of our short, 72 hour getaway. I think of it as a last little summer hoorah! Enjoy.
I am in love with making these video diaries. There is just something about being able to watch and rewatch footage of your memories that is just so special. Enjoy!!
I am currently at Snowbird Ski Resort for a little" staycation." I am so amazed at the beauty of this place. It is so green and beautiful with every little hill and mountain covered in tall trees. I really just want to stay here to explore and have adventures forever.
I had an amazing weekend at Bear Lake with my family and extended family.
Check out the video diary I made from the snippets of fun I caught on film this weekend.
At the Lake House we stayed at in Bear Lake last week there were raspberry bushes everywhere. They reminded me of the house I grew up in, not that I'm grown up yet or anything but still. We had raspberry bushes that lined our backyard fence and every summer my mom would send me and my little brothers out with small bowls to pick the raspberries. It was like old times this weekend. I love those little berries. It's crazy how little things can make you remember things so vibrantly.
Shorts: Old Navy | Shoes: Old Navy
I have always loved hanging out on the docks, so on a bike ride last weekend on one of the trails by the lake when we spotted the Bear Lake Marina and my cousin and I stopped to take some rad pictures. Take a minute to check out her awesome shots, plus look at that beautiful blue water. Seriously so in love with it!!
Ugly red bug bites: Bear Lake Horseflies
Earrings: Claire's | Top: Merona | Shorts: Old Navy | Shoes: Old Navy
First day of my family's lake weekend my little brother, little sister and I decided to be adventurous and go paddleboarding and kayaking at the beach in front of the lake house. We started heading out with our heavy boards, awkward paddles and high spirits to find the beach completely marshy and horsefly infested. I was completely covered and I went into survival mode. I threw my board in the water, then ran back through the mud to pull my brother through the mud into the water then back a third time to throw my sister on my back while carrying her kayak and all the paddles. By the time I got myself in the water and all washed off I was COVERED in horsefly bites. These glamorous bites that I acquired are all quite visible in these pictures. I thought about retouching those little bad boys, but what's the fun in that? Don't look too close!
Swim Suit: Merona
I just got home from spending an enjoyable weekend with my family and extended family staying at one of our favorite places, beautiful Bear Lake. We barely had wifi while we were up there so I relaxed with the family and didn't worry about posting, so here I am!! This was my first outfit from the weekend. Stay tuned for more pictures and a video diary from the trip.
Half-zip Top: Pink (similar) | Vest: Old Navy | Pants: American Apparel | Boots: Eddie Baur (similar)
I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend! I spent my long weekend enjoying the outdoors in Idaho at my grandparent’s cabin. Sometimes it’s good to get away from home for a couple days to kick back and relax. Now I have the energy to hammer out these last few days of school. Summer is in sight! Come on people, we can do this!
While we in Idaho it was raining the ENTIRE TIME! I was dreading the weather but the rain was actually very relaxing and I loved wearing all of my cozy winter clothes one last time before summer starts. What is your favorite winter article of clothing that you are going to miss this summer season?
I'm sure that you are all so fed up with my spring break content since I have been posting little bits and pieces over the past month but here is the last of it I SWEAR! Here is a quick little personal family video of our adventures this spring in San Diego.
Top: Nike | Pants: Victoria's Secret PINK | Shoes: Nike
Vacationing is so much fun. Life can be so stressful sometimes and it is nice to be able to take a step back to improve yourself, and to spend time with the wonderful people in your life. I feel like sometimes I come back from a trip 38753937 pounds heavier that when I left. Here are some tips to help you avoid that sluggish feeling when you get back home, but that will allow you to still enjoy your time away from home.
Eat clean when you can:
My first tip to healthy vacationing is to eat clean when you can. I know at restaurants you sometimes want the most carb loaded meal or a big juicy burger, WHICH IS FINE!! Especially on vacation! However if your hotel serves breakfast or you are planning your meals, plan to make those meals healthy. Another thing to do is make sure that your snacks throughout the day are healthy. Try and eat lots of fruits and veggies for snacks so you can save your splurge calories for the yummy food when you're eating out.
Find convenient (and fun) ways to exercise:
Try and work out every day. My mom is so good at this when we are on vacation! She wakes up early and takes full advantage of the exercise equipment. If that works for you then AMAZING, and more power to ya! I on the other hand cannot bring myself to doing this on vacation. Instead I look for opportunities during the day to burn a few calories. Sometimes it's something big like spacing out time in my day for a run or a relaxing bike ride with the people I'm with, but sometimes it's as simple as using the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator or walking to my destination instead of driving.
Share your desserts. This is something that I discovered worked wonders for me this past spring when I went to Walt Disney World with my parents. Obviously we wanted to try a little bite of everything so instead of all three of us getting sick and a little more plump off of all the sugary fat we were putting into our bodies, we always shared our desserts.
Early to bed, early to rise:
Don't stay up all night. If you stay up late you will sleep the day away and waste beautiful daylight hours. Trust me, this is a problem I have at home but especially when I'm on vacation. I stay up all night editing pictures because I get so excited to see them and post them. Set a curfew for yourself and stick to it!!
Plan out your food:
My last tip is to plan out your food. If you have a general idea of what you want to eat as well as set times to eat it, you will be less likely to binge eat which is so easy for me when there is good food all around you. I especially recommend this tip to those planning a cruise! Just because there is unlimited food, doesn't mean you need to put it in your body every twenty minutes.
I hope a couple of these tips will help make your next vacation a little more healthy and have you feeling a little less guilty!
Hat: The Dollar Store (what? I know right!) | Swimsuit: Gap | Kimono: Cotton On
On Instagram I had posted that my last post, Amparo Blue, was my last spring break post. Well I unintentionally lied because a couple days ago I found a folder with a ton more pictures in it. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a fun, safe weekend!
^^cute pose, ugly face.
Swimsuit: Old Navy
Spring break if. Luckily I still have a couple posts to reminisce with spring break memories. I got so many questions on Instagram about where this black suit is from. I got it from Old Navy and below are all of their other one piece suits. They are all so flattering and cute. Not to mention how inexpensive they are, as well as good quality. Go and check them out!!
On another note, I have been contacted by a company called Standfor. They are a shoe company and each of their collections are focused towards a different cause. Their spring/summer 2015 line is called "smokeless" and is promoting not smoking. I love this idea and thought I would share it with all of you. The shoes are CRAZY AWESOME! I love the designs and it is all for a good cause!
Happy Sunday everyone. This past week I was in Bear Lake with my family and some of my close friends. I can't believe that July is officially over. Summer is starting to wrap up and this trip was a good way to get ready to say goodbye. Above is a video I made of some of the fun and silly things we did while we were relaxing on the beach. It is so good sometimes to walk away from the world for a couple of days and spend time with the people that matter the most.
Below are some of my Insta snaps that I took during our little get away. Go follow me on Instagram to see the behind the scenes side to my blog and little peeks into my personal life
I think that we often take advantage of beauty. We see beautiful things everyday but I don't think we can really appreciate the radiance until we sit and look at all of the little things that make up the big picture. Not only is this my opinion about everything in nature, but also with every outfit. I know people may find that statement materialistic, but I find fashion not only as an outlet but also as an art. Every outfit is a masterpiece that gives me confidence and makes me feel beautiful... And in the end, that's what it's all about.
Undershirt: Jennifer Lopez | Blouse: Cover Stitched | Pants: Nine West | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Bag: Obey Propaganda
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