Mexico bound

This winter has been another brutal one for the books so I could not be more excited that I am headed to sunny Mexico this month. I try to go someplace new every year and this year, Mexico fit the bill. We knew we wanted a tropical destination (check), not hard to get to (check) and affordable (check).

Here a few new things I had to sprinkle in with my old vacation staples (flip-flops, denim jacket, floppy hat) to make my wardrobe for this trip feel a little more current and fresh, especially for a mom who barely feels like one out of the two most days.

Sundress – I was super excited when I found this dress at Target a couple of weeks ago because it has the cute shoulder cutouts I have been looking for lately.


Swimsuit Coverup – I was desperate for a new swimsuit coverup and on a recent shopping trip to Old Navy, mainly intended for Ava, I stumbled upon this one just as I was about to checkout. It’s perfect with the loose, flowy fit, especially since I didn’t make it to the gym as much as I had hoped I would prior to say a beach vacation where I would be in a bathing suit majority of the time. Not to mention, all that extra free time I had to get a tan so I feel like you can’t go wrong with black to a.) be figure flattering and b.) distract you enough from noticing how pale you are.


Wedges – There is nothing like a new pair of wedges to really feel like spring is right around the corner and squash any remnants of those winter blues so you can imagine how overjoyed I was when these were on sale on Zulily about a month before our trip!


The sassy diamond stud

I’ll be the first to admit, I tend to get restless when it comes to my accessories. Sure, I have my staples I always like to go back to but on those days when I want to be a little edgy and trendy, these earrings are perfect. I typically wear a pair of diamond studs on a daily basis but if I am in the mood for something different, it takes that classic diamond stud look and gives it that extra flair. Not to mention, on those days I’m feeling bloated or that my baby weight is finding its way back to my mid-section, I love that accessories are one size fits all!

I got these earrings on BaubleBar and you don’t get much more affordable than $30 without getting too cheap to the point they fall apart upon arrival. As much as I would love to own Jennifer Meyer, David Yurman, Catbird or even some of the more expensive JCrew jewelry, that is just not in the cards for me right now. At this point in time, I am always on the hunt for cute, affordable accessories that I will not be devastated by if my toddler gets a hold of for whatever reason and these earrings fit the bill.

They really have become my new diamond stud go-to but with a twist.