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My Top Summer Pieces From Ann Taylor

Ciao everyone! I’m currently writing this blog post from our villa in Tuscany, Italy, which is actually where I shot today’s outfit from Ann Taylor. It’s so beautiful here. I just can’t get enough of all the wine and sunshine in the hills, which pair perfectly together with my new summer pieces from Ann Taylor like these printed shorts and metallic slides. I packed a couple pairs of these these high-waisted shorts to wear with tanks and tees here on causal days along with these exact sandals in hot pink too. If you love the print of my shorts, you’ll be happy to know that it also comes in a skirt version and a one shoulder top version as well.

To answer some of your questions about our villa (pictured below) that you’ve all been asking me on Instagram, don’t you worry! I will be sharing a link to our exact villa as soon as we check out due to safety reasons!

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Outfit: Printed Shorts — wearing sz Petite XS, Raffia Hoop EarringsMetallic Slide Sandals, Straw Clutch c/o Ann Taylor | Nude Tank | Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses

Photos by: Lainey Reed Photography

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Fairmont Mayakoba Travel Review

Good Morning everyone, today I’m sharing my Fairmont Mayakoba travel review from my recent trip to Maya Riviera, Mexico. Scroll through this post to see all of my resort wear outfits, favorite restarts on the property and Mexico packing tips.

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Outfit: Ripped Shorts | Studded Sandals | Babydoll Tank | Pom Tassel Drop Earrings | Carry On Suitcase & Rolling Briefcase c/o Sakroots | Round Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Upon arriving to the resort, we were greeted with cold hand towels, a tour of the property and one of the Fairmont Mayakoba’s signature cocktails. I couldn’t get over how huge the resort is. Our room was within walking distance from the main pool, a couple of restaurants and the main lobby, but I was super grateful for all of complimentary golf cart rides to and from the beach. We also had the option to rent bikes to explore the resort.

Beach Tote & Floppy Hat c/o White Elephant Designs | Carry On Suitcase &  Toiletry Travel Case c/o Sakroots | Metallic Leather Slides  | Pom Pom Clutch

Packing Tips:

  1. Bring plenty of SPF and mosquito repellent spray! I also suggest a sun hat for extra protection from the sun.
  2. Lightweight clothes and sleeveless tops are key to surviving the heat in the Maya Riviera because it is beyond hot and humid there!
  3. The resort is huge and even though they offer complimentary golf cart rides to and from the beach, restaurants, the spa and your room, I recommend packing some comfortable walking shoes so you can explore the area yourself.

The resort is not all-inclusive, but it does have seven delicious restaurant options for you to enjoy and create a meal package prior to your stay. The Fairmont Mayakoba also offers in-room dining. We loved all of the restaurants because most of them offered fresh guacamole and warm fries, but keep reading to hear more about my favorite one.

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Outfit: Show Me Your Mumu Coverup | Brixton Hat (also available here) | Tan Sandals | Beach Tote c/o White Elephant Designs

This resort has plenty of pools, which is so nice because you never have to worry about an overly-crowded pool.

We kicked off our first full day with with breakfast at La Laguna followed by a boat tour along the Maya Riviera and nice long massage at the Willow Stream Spa.

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Outfit: Off The Shoulder Banana Top | Brixton Hat (also available here)

We loved eating lunch on the beach at Las Brisas everyday! Their guacamole and lobster tacos are amazing! I also loved their chopped salad!

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Outfit: Matching Set c/o Lilly Pulitzer (also available here) | Jewelry c/o Julie Vos

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During our stay we got to visit the Fairmont Mayakoba town followed by a mezcal and craft beer tasting and food pairing. Las Brisas did a fabulous job with the food pairing. We loved everything especially the seafood risotto.

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Outfit: Show Me Your Mumu Dress (also available here) | Dolce Vita Sandals | Pineapple Crossbody Bag c/o Lilly Pulitzer

Each morning we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast at La Laguna restaurant, which also  serves lunch and dinner too. Their chocolate chip pancakes are to die for!

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Outfit: Off The Shoulder Banana Top | Brixton Hat (also available here) | Cutoff Shorts c/o Hudson Jeans (also available here)

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Outfit: Sundress Coverup (also available here) | Beach Please Hat (similar here)

The infinity pool by the beach was my absolute favorite hangout spot at the resort because you get to enjoy the breeze and the view of the beach without having to actually walk on the beach. Plus that’s where they keep all the best snacks and drinks.

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Swimwear: Brixton Hat (also available here) | One-piece Swimsuit

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Outfit: Maxi Dress c/o Red Carter—  (wearing sz XS) | Ankle Strap Shoes | Straw Pom Bag | Jewelry c/o Julie Vos

My absolute favorite restaurant at the Fairmont Mayakoba is El Puerto, which serves up Latin-Asian dishes in a social and lively setting with a menu of dim sum, antojitos, sushi and seasonal ceviches. I especially love the Black Cod, Shrimp Fried Rice, Angry Tuna Roll, Vegitariano Roll and the Charred Tuna Won Ton tacos.

The best part of the trip was getting to spend time with all of my blogger friends. I even made some new friends too.

Photos by: Lainey Reed Photography

Thank you to the Fairmont Mayakoba for hosting us. All opinions are my own. 

His & Hers Summer Travel Style

Good morning everyone, I’m so excited to share today’s post with you because I invited Blake to participate in it for a his & hers summer travel style outfit post. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I’m jetting off to Rome today for an 18-day trip to Italy and Greece. What you might not know though is that the whole family is coming too along with Blake, Lainey (my friend & photographer), and Krystal (A Pinch of Lovely) and her husband! Even my grandparents are coming! We’ll arrive in Rome tomorrow morning and will have 24 hours to explore the city before driving to our 20-person villa in Tuscany where we’ll stay for the next seven days. Following Tuscany, we’ll all hop on a cruise in Venice and make stops in Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Croatia and Kotor. Needless to say, we’re ecstatic and I can’t wait to tell you all about the trip in a full travel review.  I will also be posting plenty of photos on social media so make sure to follow along with my Instagram, Insta-stories and Facebook.

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Jenn’s Outfit: Cold Shoulder Top | AG Jeans (also available here) — wearing sz 25 & I normally wear a sz 26 | Somers Slip-on Sneakers c/o Soft Shoes (also available here) | Camo Jacket |  Checked Spinner Carry-on Spinner c/o Mark & Graham | Jenni Saddle Bag (Designed by Haute Off The Rack in collaboration with Gigi New York)

Blake’s Outfit: V-neck Tee | Twill Pants | Similar Oxford ShoesChecked Spinner, Carry-on Spinner & Daily Leather Overnighter c/o Mark & Graham

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Photos by: Aperture Photos 

How To Rock The Embroidered Shoe Trend

Hi everyone, I recently showed you how to style colorful sandals for summer with Sole Society and today I’m sharing three tips on how to rock the embroidered shoe trend! This trend rolled out last fall and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon so I say it’s time for you to roll up your sleeves and try it out for yourself. Scroll through this post for tips and to see how I styled my embroidered mules.

  1. Don’t play it safe! The embroidered shoe trend is fun and edgy so keep it that way!  Don’t just pair them with a little black dress. Throw on your favorite ripped jeans or cutoff shorts with a cropped top or graphic tee.

2. Avoid wearing additional statement pieces that will compete with the shoes. It’s totally ok to style your embroidered shoes with other prints and patterns, but just take few steps back in the mirror and ask yourself if it looks like too much going on. And be honest with yourself! I also suggest wearing a color on top from the pattern of the shoes to really make that hue pop.

3. Don’t overpay for trendy items like these embroidered mules! Keep it under $100 like this pair for only $84 from Sole Society! Also, if you aren’t quite ready for the embroidered look yet, but you’re ready to take on color, these shoes are also available in solid yellow too.

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Outfit: Ripped Jeans — wearing sz 27 | Lace-up Cold Shoulder Cami wearing sz S | Embroidered Mules (runs TTS) & Crossbody Clovey Bag c/o Sole Society | Neckerchief | Ray-Ban 51mm Sunglasses

Jewelry c/o Julie Vos

Check out my last two posts featuring Sole Society shoes here—> Summer Travel Style With Sole Society  & here—> How To Style Colorful Sandals For Summer

Photos by: Aperture Photos 

This post is in partnership with Sole Society, a brand I love. All opinions and selections here are my own. Thank you for supporting the affiliate posts who make this blog possible.