Chicago Trip Recap

Hi friends, long time no blog post! Between moving, adjusting to working fully remote, and my latest trip to Chicago, life has been a whirlwind!

If you didn’t know, I grew up in a suburb of Chicago before moving to Texas! My sister moved back after college and most of my aunts, uncles, and cousins are scattered throughout the Chicagoland area!

So happy to share my trip recap below!

My cousin got married in a small ceremony earlier this year and threw an intimate reception for 100 guests of friends and family. It was so fun (and the reason for the trip).

Let’s chat all my outfits and good eats of the weekend:

Shop: sweater, jeans, bag, sneakers

I thought the weekend was supposed to be way cooler than it ended up being (wishful thinking maybe lol)

We made our way downtown to do some shopping! We ended up walking over to the CUTEST spot for lunch. Blue Door Kitchen and Garden is aesthetically gorgeous and the food was incredible. My sister and I split the buttermilk fried chicken (incredible) and mashed potatoes. We also had some rosé that’s bottled specifically for the restaurant. We treated ourselves to the hummingbird cake for dessert and wow oh wow! Talk about delicious!

Then we made our way back to my sister’s place to get ready for the party!

Getting ready pajamas

The party was at Loft Lucia in the West Loop and had the most gorgeous rooftop for the cocktail hour!

Shop: hoops, dress (skirt actually that i wore as a dress), shoes, clutch (YSL), tennis bracelet
Cousins celebrating Elena and Carlo!
We’re a family that loves to dance!

The next day, we were feeling rough from all the dancing. My sister and I felt like our feet had a pulse! So we took it easy, watched college football, and doordashed some Burger King and we have no regrets about that.

We met our family over at a casual pizza spot, D’Agostino’s in Southport for an easy dinner!

Shop: dress, hat, bag, booties

We came home and watched The Last Light on Peacock (if you liked Jack Ryan, you’ll like this!)

On Sunday, we pulled ourselves together for walking around Lakeview for a street festival and shopping. I found the most perfect powder blue hat at a vendor and decided to pop it on as it went with my light sweater perfectly. We went over to Crosboy’s Kitchen for lunch and we started with some spinach artichoke dip and I got a fried egg sandwich on rye bread. Talk about yum!

Alice and Wonder Boutique
Shop: sweater, ring, huggie earrings

I hope y’all enjoyed my Chi town recap for a quick weekend trip!

MUMU x Barbie Malibu Recap

Welp, I’m about three months late on posting this recap, but it was truly the highlight of the summer for me and I wanted to have a permanent place on the blog to remember the amazing Show Me Your Mumu x Barbie Malibu trip.

This was truly a pinch me moment and I am so thankful to the entire MUMU team for always supporting and encouraging me. It’s a dream to work with a brand that lets me bring my voice and body to their brand. Working with MUMU as they’ve worked to expand their extended sizing has been awesome!

Barbie and MUMU is really an awesome collaboration because as Cologne said, Barbie is every woman and she does everything.

We stayed at the beautiful Surfrider hotel!
Talk about views!
Seriously, could this place be any more gorgeous?! Shop my two piece look here!
Matching with Hailee!

Night one included a happy hour, meeting so many internet friends turned IRL friends, and ended with Mickey D’s and a dance party! I knew I was going to be in good company all weekend!

Somehow I made it down to the beach the next morning for a workout with Megan Roup from The Sculpt Society. Megan was such an encourager, and shared ways to modify as we moved. Shop my Barbie workout look here

After our workout sesh, we had a great breakfast and had mini massages. Talk about being spoiled this weekend

Then it was time for a beach day and picnic! The water was freezing so I just put my toes in, but we got tons of compliments on our fun suits! Shop my beach day look here!

Afterwards, I needed a rest and some lunch as the sun was draining my energy. We headed back to The Surfrider (which is across the street from the beach) and were treated to some hair and makeup treats! I got lashes, a lip, and a hair curl

Put on the cutest pj’s for getting ready! I sized up! Shop them here!
Can we take moment to talk about the final look?! I felt like a million bucks headed up the final event!
Insert Life Size movie quote here! The MUMU team went all out this weekend, including making this Barbie box! Shop my dress here!
Such a highlight to be able to spend time with Sabrina, who has been a good friend throughout my blogging journey!

I have so many more pictures and memories to share, but this will have to wrap up at some point lol! The last night ended with another dance party and Taco Bell! It was seriously like a sorority, summer camp, and sister trip all in one. The group was amazing and I walked away feeling like I made so many more friends! Thank you MUMU for including me!

Trip Recap: NYC

I had the best time with my mom and sister last weekend in NYC and I wanted to recap where we stayed, ate, and what we did!

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We ventured over to Bryant Park from our hotel, Luma Hotel Times Square. I had the most delicious European Hot Chocolate, my sister went ice skating, and it was just the cutest little winter village.

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Shop: Sweater (here and here), Hat, Hoops, Jeans, Boots

We went over to Soho and did some GREAT SHOPPING! Eloquii, H&M, TJ Maxx, fantastic spots and it’s all really walkable once in the area!

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Shop: Coat, Hat, Leggings (regular, plus), Boots

My mom and I had the amazing opportunity to visit with our friends at Julie Vos and even got to meet Julie herself. It was absolutely incredible. We stopped by the New York Public Library on our walk and snapped this pic!

We also made our way over to Rockefeller and saw the tree, shopped at the AMAZING Anthropologie there, and watched the light show at Saks. If you’re in NYC for the holidays, you should definitely make it a priority to stop by!

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Shop: Sweater, Necklace, Booties

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Shop: Top (Regular, Plus) Pants, Headband, Necklace, Bracelet, Ring

We did do a fancy night out one night and ventured over to Eataly Flatiron and ate at Manzo. It was absolutely delicious and would definitely recommend! We also had a casual night out at Connolly’s Pub and the food and atmosphere were great!

If you have any questions or need any recommendations, please let me know!

Xx

Trip Recap: NOLA

Hey y’all and thanks for stopping by today!

I wanted to recap my three outfits of my weekend and share with you the places I wined and dined. Scroll through to read about my trip and shop my looks!

NOLA Food

Blaze – Blaze is a build your own pizza joint and it is DELISH! There are keto and gluten free options. I went with the traditional red sauce and mozzarella. I added pepperoni, bacon, oregano, and salt. It’s cooked in a brick oven and ready to serve. There are several locations all over New Orleans so definitely stop by!

Willa Jean – I love this New Orleans staple! It is southern cooking at its finest. We started with the artichoke + cheese dip and finished with the biscuit and sausage gravy. They also have the BEST frozen drinks. I stared with the Frose, but then switched to the Strawberries ‘n Cream. Willa Jean is a NOLA must stop if you’re visiting!

Molly’s Rise and Shine – Y’all. This place was a first try for me this go-round in New Orleans. I got a biscuit with egg, cheddar, and sausage. This place is an homage to your childhood with a large Clark Griswald on the wallpapered wall. It’s an awesome spot that’s perfect for breakfast!

Other spots I went to this past weekend included Tomas Bistro for a rehearsal dinner and Race + Religious for my last wedding of 2019. It was an absolute great time!

My Outfits

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Shop: Dress, Earrings (TJ Maxx find – C&C California), Shoes, Bracelets (here, here, and here), Bag (Gucci – no longer available)

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Shop: Dress, Shoes (Gucci – different color), Bag (Gucci – no longer available), Bracelets (here, here, and here), Earrings

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Shop: Dress, Earrings, Bracelets (here and here), Purse (Gucci – no longer available)

As always, thanks for reading!

Xx

Trip Recap: Marfa

Happy Monday, friends!

I wanted to share my three outfits that I wore in Marfa a few weekends ago for a friend’s wedding.

Marfa is such a fun place and I loved each piece that I wore!

Rehearsal Dinner (a fiesta theme):

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Shop my outfit: Dress (regular, plus), Earrings, Bag, Shoes, Bangles

Poolside Lunch:

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Shop: Swimsuit (sold out), Skirt, Shoes, Bangles, Hat, Bag

Wedding:

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Shop: Dress, Earrings, Shoes

It was such a fun weekend with great friends!

Xx

Weekend Recap: South Padre Island

I had such a nice weekend in South Padre last weekend, y’all. The island holds a special place in my heart. I grew up going down there with my best friend and her family, and then started going with my family, too. Going down there every so often fills me with happy memories and goofy adventures with my gal pals that are still my best friends to this day.

I thought I’d give you the lowdown on where we stayed and where we ate.

Plus, scroll through to shop my three looks of the weekend.

Where we stayed: We stayed at the Sapphire condos. They are also connected to the Pearl, which is a hotel. There’s a spa, multiple pools and hot tubs, a hut to order a refreshing pina colada, and easy beach access.

What we ate: We stuck with our favorites! We ordered in two nights and got Russo’s pizza and then Gabriella’s which is delicious Italian. My dad and I also drove over to Port Isabel to Manuel’s to pick up the BIGGEST AND BEST breakfast tacos you’ve ever had. For a nice night out to celebrate my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary, we went to Liam’s Steakhouse.

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Shop: Swimmie, Bangles, Earrings (similar), Sunnies, Hat

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Shop: Dress, Earrings, Bag, Bangles, Shoes

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Shop: Kaftan, Sunnies, Hat

Thanks for stopping by, friends.

Summer finally feels like it’s here!

An Event to Remember

An Event to Remember

Hi all and happy FriYAY!

I took a break from posting on the blog for the past two weeks and it felt good to not pressure myself to hammer out some content. I spent time with my family, I picked up a good book, and I attended a fabulous event hosted by RewardStyle!

I drove the two hours to Austin, met my mom at the event, and ran in to so many familiar faces! I absolutely loved meeting bloggers that I follow in real life!

It was SO DANG HOT at Mattie’s Austin, and I most certainly didn’t dress for the heat, but the event was absolutely amazing! I loved chatting with the Influencer Support gals from RewardStyle about how to continue to grow my brand.

Scroll down for some major event Inspo (photos courtesy of RewardStyle)!

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Shop my fun top HERE, my sunnies HERE, and my earrings HERE!

A HUGE TEXAS thank you to the RewardStyle team for the invite!

Xoxo, Liza

 

Bloomin’

Bloomin’

Happy Thursday, y’all!

If you stopped by the blog on Tuesday, you know I am back today with another look from my shoot at FlowerVault, a walkable, instragrammable floral haven. The following is my favorite look and I love how complimentary my jacket is to the backdrop! Scroll down to see what I’m talking about!

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Shop: Jacket (here), Top (similar here), Jeans (here), Shoes (here), Bag (here), Earrings (here)

And remember, “flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.” // Luther Burbank

Cheers, my dears!

Feeling’ Fly at FlowerVault

Hey and Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Last month, I ventured back to San Antonio and got to check out FlowerVault, the walkable floral rooms of one’s dreams. Here are a few photos from our time spent there!

For anyone interested in going, a few tips: Buy your tickets in advance, don’t go super early on a Saturday (it was PACKED!), and go with the flow. There’s a lot of people in there at once and everyone wants a good, Insta-worthy shot so be flexible, be kind, and smile at others who are out there flexin’ their photo skills.

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Shop: Dress (regular here, curvy here), Earrings (here), Shoes (here)

Be sure to stop back on Thursday, where I’m sharing my favorite look from our time spent at FlowerVault and here’s a hint, this look is straight up BLOOMing 😉

Xoxo, Liza

California Dreamin’

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Last weekend, I flew my happy self over to sunny San Diego to visit my beautiful Gram and celebrate her 85 years of living! We stayed at the GORGEOUS Rancho Bernardo Inn and it was absolutely dreamy! I took the photo below while sitting by one of their three pools, and as you can see, there was not a cloud in the sky! Wow, I could have gotten used to the California way of living!

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I tried to pack light-ish and bring things that I know wouldn’t wrinkle easily. I brought two midi-length dresses that were simple, floral (my favorite), and under $40! I got so many compliments on these dresses that I had to share with y’all here!

OTS Midi-length Dress #1

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Shop: Dress (here), Earrings (here), Shoes (here), Sunnies (here), Bag (here)

OTS Midi-length Dress #2

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Shop: Dress (here), Shoes (here), Bag (here), Sunnies (here)

And here are a few family photos from the weekend!

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As always, thanks for stopping by and reading!

Love, Liza