SUNday Funday

On Sunday I dropped my boyfriend off to go to his training that he will be at for 25 days, so I will have lots of girl time. No hesitation here, right after I dropped him off I went to pick up my bfffff and we were off to Palm Springs! We had been wanting to go there for pictures because we just love the downtown area. We planned this maybe last Thursday (yet we still call ourselves spontaneous. Okay I call it spontaneous and my bfffff reminds me that it is not if it was planned a few days before. I am working on it). She has had this vision to take pictures on a longboard and she has gone back and forth on actually buying one. When we planned this day I said too bad we don’t have a long board yet. We came up with the idea to buy a cheap normal skateboard which she did for like $25 but the top wasn’t plain so she spray painted it. Let’s talk about dedication. She also told me she ordered the longboard too but we were not expecting it to come in within two days. We have this joke that we will do (almost) anything for a cute photo… and the story continues.

We got out to Palm Springs a little after 10am. It was already over 90 degrees but didn’t feel too harsh yet. We had a game plan: park in the center of the downtown strip and take a lap looking for good photo spots. Not seeing any good spots, besides my cactus friends, I remembered the pink wall I saw on the Palm Springs Style Instagram. Turns out it was a mile and a half behind us and a 32 minute walk. We were not walking there, it was getting hotter by the minute.


On our walk back towards the car we decided to cool off in our favorite store on the strip because duh why would you not cool off and shop at the same time? Heavenly Couture, which we discovered has two locations on the strip, has cute clothes with nothing over $16.99. I ended up with a cute top from the first location on sale for $6.99 and a long vest from the second location for $16.99 (both you will see in a later post).

Store, check. Next stop Starbucks for pink drinks. Yes the drinks were strictly for props for our long board photos in front of the pink wall. Told you, anything for a cute pic. Starbucks, check. Don’t drink too much of your pink dribk before the picture even though you are dehydrated from the heat, check. Into the car and blast the AC, check. It was now 106 degrees. We found the pink wall and luckily it is before all of the traffic in downtown. The pink wall is actually the front of a little shopping building with I think 11 little shops called, The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five. It was the perfect spot for our longboard pictures. The standing pics were fine, even though I was so unsteady on it. Then we tried the rolling videos. It seemed so simple but was not for me. The second part of this mission was to get a video of us riding the board together. We were going to use my tripod for this but didn’t want to do it at the wall so we drove and found a street right around the corner. I set up the tripod and we got ready. By this time it felt like 1,000 degrees and we were dripping sweat. We only got a couple tries in until we both felt like vomiting and decided to go to lunch. Plus my camera felt like it was going to melt.


We ate lunch at our favorite, Las Casuelas, then went to my mom’s so she could record us. Take after take and we finally got one semi good video of us riding the board. It is SO much harder than it looks! We will keep practicing though. Check it out and you can find our style linked below!


My look: Cactus tank – Fairy Season (only $9.79!) | Pink earrings – Charming Charlie (my color isn’t online but there are plenty of other colors linked!) | Striped espadrilles – dv for Target | Skinny jeans – Topshop from Nordstrom

Cher’s look: Gray boyfriend tank – Target (I looked through all 19 pages of Tees and Tanks on the Target website and I cannot find this one but it is one of the ones they always have folded on the tables) | Boyfriend jeans – Old Navy | Pink Adidas – Nordstrom

Feeling Sashy

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did nothing and it was great. Definitely got some much needed sleep. Can you believe it is already July 10th? This year has gone so fast and I feel like I can’t catch up. Pinterest is already suggesting fall outfits. Don’t get me wrong, I have said countless times that fall is my favorite season, but part of the love is the anticipation. Me, patiently waiting for the first day that I see leaves on the ground and the first day I get to wear a sweater and boots. This year though it feels like I may blink and it will be here.

Anyways, sorry about my tangent. Today’s look has been a long time coming. I bought this top a while ago from Target and had this great idea to pair it with high waist black pants. It took some time to find a pair I liked. Well honestly not too long, I found some with a sash tie waist at Express but kept waiting for a sale and it never happened. I was browsing Boohoo recently and saw some that were similar and would do, AND they were only $20.

The two pieces paired together perfectly! The top is great because although it is sleeveless it is still work appropriate which helps with this heat lately! Check it out and find the items linked below:

Top: WhoWhatWear (Target) | Pants: Boohoo | Heels: Steve Madden

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Red, White, and Blue Wrap-Up

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone had a great week and a great 4th of July! This is the end of my week of red, white, and blue so I wanted to round it all up for you. I love this color combo and totally believe you can wear it at any time of year and not just around the 4th of July. Let’s check it out!

Look 1: Cherlynn from the.B.Law Style Panel put this amazing combo together! The top is sooo cute (I helped her pick it out and now I want it too)! This look can go with sandals or heels depending on what event you’re wearing it to.

Shop the look here: Top – Express (this one is sold out, other color linked) | Shorts – Maison Jules (Macy’s)

Look 2: I love being able to dress up a super casual outfit. Without the necklace and wedges this look is just a tee shirt and cut off shorts. Add a statement necklace and wedges and you have a cute and trendy outfit that says you are dressed up but not trying too hard, you know that, “I always look this good” style that I always talk about, my fav!

Shop the look here: Top – Target | Shorts – Topshop | Wedges – Indigo.Rd (Macy’s) | Necklace – Charming Charlie (alternate linked) | Bag – Target

Look 3: There those shorts are again! You can really wear navy a lot especially as a bottom. This look is more color blocked but the wedges and necklace spice it up!

Shop the look here: Top – Express (alternate linked) | Shorts – Maison Jules (Macy’s) | Wedges – Indigo.Rd (Macy’s) | Necklace – Charming Charlie (alternate linked)


Look 4: I LOVE this outfit for work. We were supposed to wear red, white, and blue to work Monday and everyone loved mine! I was told I was the walking American flag. This outfit though as I said earlier can be worn at any time of year! It is fun and great for work.

Shop the look here: Top – Express (alternate linked) | Pants – Old Navy (alternate linked) | Heels – any white pumps! (I am not linking mine because they are HORRIBLY uncomfortable! They are the brand Mix No. 6, I got them at DSW – no offense Mix No. 6 but these heels are awful. Any suggestions on good white pumps ladies?)

Look 5: Lastly the perfect casual Friday or BBQ outfit. Dressed up but ready to have a good time! I am slowly buying into this whole sneakers with dresses trend, but I haven’t tried it myself yet… I will soon!

Shop the look here: Dress – Maison Jules (Macy’s) | Denim Jacket – Old Navy | Bag – Old Navy | Necklace – Charming Charlie (alternate linked) | White Chucks – Kohl’s

There you have it, five options for wearing red, white, and blue! Simple right? Let me know your favorite look(s) and have a great weekend!

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Mexico: Part 3 – The Wedding

Saturday was the wedding, which was set to start at noon so we didn’t have all day to get ready. My older sister wanted us to meet to get ready at 8am. To my surprise I woke up feeling fine that morning. I will elaborate more in part 4, but the day before we got a little wild.

After waking up we realized it was storming outside, like BAD. When we got to my sister’s room you could tell she was a little nervous, after all the ceremony was supposed to be on the beach. Every time thunder would sound we made a joke and would do a drumroll so she couldn’t hear it. As we approached the final hour before the ceremony the wedding planner called to let her know they were going to have to move the ceremony and the cocktail hour inside. To be honest that really sucked. The whole idea of this destination wedding was to be able to have it on the beach. We stayed positive though and although the wedding couldn’t be where she planned, she still got to marry her husband and it was beautiful.

Luckily, and somewhat annoyingly, the rain stopped during the wedding, figures. So at least we got to go take a bunch of pictures outside in front of the water. Hiring a photographer from the resort was really expensive so I brought my camera and my sister’s friend took all of the pictures. None of us are professionals, but we took pictures the best we could and my sister’s other friend who is a photographer offered to edit them for her so it worked out. After all of our photos we had about 3 hours to kill before dinner so we all got in our swim suits and went to the lagoon.

My sister and I had a plan to do hers and her husband’s first dance before dinner down by the beach, and we also had a surprise for my dad that they could do the father daughter dance. Even though it wasn’t a traditional wedding I wanted to make sure that she didn’t miss out on anything. We used a bluetooth speaker and just held it as they danced. We even made them do a bouquet and garter toss.

Dinner was at the Italian restaurant and was great. The best man got to do his speech, which he told me he was going to wing so he had to go first so I could save the night with my prepared one (LOL!), then I did my maid of honor speech and made everyone cry, GOALS! It was a good night, but was about to get even better.

The club/bar on the adult side is Club Heaven. There is a huge bar inside with another room with pool tables and all that. On the other side is a night club. We got to the bar at 8pm and found out the club didn’t open until 11pm EVEN though all the lights were already on and flashing. My sister REALLY wanted to go so we waited around in that bar for 3 hours passing time… with games and drinks… and when I say drinks I mean shots. My little sister made up a game where we had to place guesses of where different people were from. Then her boyfriend would go ask and losers had to take a shot. Well put it this way, I didn’t win once. Finally though, 3 hours and like 8 shots later, the club opened! All of the “kids” went AND MY DAD. He was probably the craziest one out on the dance floor. There were not that many people dancing when we first got in, but we started our little dance circle and people were trying to join us! It was hilarious and so much fun. We didn’t care that we looked like fools, we were just having a good time and danced for 2 hours straight. It was easily the best night of the trip.

Last part will be all of the fun stuff we did like excursions! Stay tuned!





Mexico: Part 2

Guess what?!… I finally unpacked from vacation. I know, so bad but I was waiting for this weekend because I stayed at my sister’s and I wanted to use her washing machine. Now all that is left from Mexico is to finish blogging about it! Part 2 up next, the hotel! Again we stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on the Heaven side (18 and up) and I was SO impressed. From the minute we turned down the driveway I was in awe. The extremely long drive from the street (well I remember it as long) up to the hotel made me think like I was in a movie and I was going to a super glamorous hotel or mansion. Once we walked in the lobby I was in even more awe, I wish I would have taken pictures! Everything was just so nice, totally not what I was expecting. Not that I didn’t think it would be nice, I guess I just didn’t really think at all about what it would look like inside.

My younger sister, bfff, and I went to check in to our room and found out we were booked for a room with a king size bed only, for all three of us! We asked if we could change to a double which the girl wasn’t sure if we would get. While we waited for our room we got to eat breakfast at the buffet with this beautiful view of the pool and the beach. Luckily after we ate our room was ready and it was a double! The only thing that sucked was our entire party was in building four, except for us. Since they moved our room the only available one was in building two. It is so cool because instead of room keys you have a wrist band for your stay which scans on your room door! We got to our room and again, it was SO NICE! Two queen beds, a jacuzzi tub in the same room as the beds, comfy robes, and a hammock on the porch! I know that description sounds so basic but it was incredible.



The pools were awesome too. There is basically two sides. One is calm and more quiet, more for relaxing. The other side has the swim up bar and the DJ. Behind the swim up bar they had snacks from 1-5pm which were life savers. Snacks like onion rings and mozzarella sticks, all of that greasy grossness you need when you are drinking at an all inclusive bar (stories on that in a different post!). Past the pools was the lagoon. Rock walls blocked the open ocean from crashing in which created the most relaxing lagoon and swim area. The water was so bright and the sand so soft. It was nice down there because although it was incredibly humid, there was always a cool breeze at the lagoon.

For food there were six restaurants I believe, three on Heaven the adult side and three on Hacienda, the family side (which also had a water slide!). Breakfast was a buffet and was the same everywhere, but dinner was different at every restaurant. There was a steak restaurant, Brazilian, Asian, Italian, and two Mexican restaurants. I got to try four out of the six so I definitely need to try the others when I go back because I WILL be back. You could also get room service at any time of day or night which was crazy! It was so weird getting anything from room service and having it already be included in your stay. Those quesadillas were our heroes a couple of nights.


I 100% want to go back to this same resort not only because it was nice but because it was so much fun!

Stay tuned, part 3 will be about the wedding!

 

3 Year Blogaversary

So I am totally late, my blogaversary was May 16th and to be honest, I was so busy that I missed it. I wanted to celebrate the event anyways though because it is a big deal. I am proud of myself for continuing this. It is no longer a hobby but a regular part of my life, and although there are weeks where I can’t get anything out, the blog is something that I think about and mentally plan every day. I love being able to instantly think of a blog post when I see an outfit that I like or a cool place to take pictures.


I am happy with the direction the.B.Law is growing. I have been trying to incorporate news things yet keep it consistent, so if you have any ideas for me I would love to hear them! I want to keep evolving and growing and seeing what works for me. The last year was great but my goal is to make each new year bigger and greater. Thank you all for your support and for continuing to follow me! XOXO

 

 

First Day of Summer!

Happy first day of summer! All I can think about is Olaf singing his summer song in Frozen, “Drink, in my hand, my snow up against the burning sand, probably getting gorgeously tan in sumMERRRR!” Hasn’t this year gone by so fast? I don’t understand how it is already half way over. As fast as summer came we are going to blink and it will be fall. I can’t think about that yet, so cheers to the hottest season!