You guys! I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long to finally get up this recap post about my very first all-inclusive resort experience and stay with Sandals Grande St. Lucian. BUT there was just SO much to cover, and I wanted to be sure to answer all of the questions that you guys were asking while we were there.
I’ve always always wanted to stay in an over-the-water bungalow (I mean who hasn’t?), so being able to experience the brand new bungalows with Sandals was an unbelievable experience. Imagine every amenity that you’ve every needed and then some. Literally, there’s a window in the floor to see the ocean underneath you. There’s a round bathtub on the porch overlooking the sea. TMI, but yes, I took a moonlit bath by myself outside under the stars.
And I got to document it all with my fave travel buddy Haute Off the Rack – which was sometimes comical considering we were at a couples’ resort but overall so much fun. Especially when we’d come home to friendship towel animals and BFF messages on our beds in tropical flowers.
If you’ve ever wondered about all-inclusive resorts or considered booking a trip with Sandals Resorts, click through to the full post where I answer my most-asked questions and the pros and cons of going all-inclusive on your next vacay!
PS. If you missed my first ever cruise experience post , you can check it out here.
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Much like my shoe collection, I’ve realized recently that I’ve become a bit of a sunglasses hoarder. (You’ll see the hard evidence of that in the two photos below.) BUT that also means I’ve found quality brands that I continue to buy as well as new brands I’ve discovered for budget-friendly and on-trend styles. So with sunny days ahead, I figured what better time to share my thoughts on the best sunglasses brands for every budget! I hope this little recap will help if you’re looking for new sunnies this spring/summer, and I’d love to hear your favorite sites to discover new eyewear!
Use the first photo below to navigate sunglasses between $75-$200+
Use the second photo for styles $75 and under!
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The best everyday styles – I always have at least one pair of Ray-Bans in my tote. They are lightweight and once you find the right size/shape for your face, they will be your favorite go-to sunnies. I lost my black aviators and immediately replaced them because I wear them so often!
My favorite when it comes to statement-making shades – and most of the frames are flattering on any face shape. They come in tons of colorful frames and lenses. The lower price point is great for experimenting with multiple styles.
If you love the Henri Bendel brand, odds are that you will also love their sunglasses. Same great quality and they don’t totally break the bank. Scoop some up during one of their sitewide sales for an even better price tag. (Full post on HB spring accessories here.)
Blogger favorite brand with iconic frame shapes that are universally flattering on the face. The Harvest, The One or Super Duper are investment pieces worth the splurge! There are a lot of dupe versions out there, but I still think the originals are the best looking.
I love the simple fact that Nordstrom shows how sunglasses fit the frame of a face. Mainly because I’ve ordered cheaper sunglasses before guesstimating how they will look on my face. Checking the face image for BP sunglasses is super helpful when it comes to ordering them and having an accurate expectation of a cheaper brand of frames.
It’s easy to scoop up multiple pair from this site for your next vacay to avoid the worry of losing an expensive pair. Of the 4 that I received, there was only one pair that was slightly smaller on my face than I would have normally bought. Good site for trendier frames that you wouldn’t ordinarily splurge on.
Mexico has got to be one of the most fun travel destinations to pack for! I knew when I found this matching two piece set and these fringe Sole Society heels, they were coming with me to La Paz! (Don’t they scream “Krystal,you need to wear us with a margarita in hand?” Excited to share more of this outfit and a few more Mexico packing tips in today’s post!
1. Pack Light Colors
Packing light takes on a whole new meaning in Mexico because you’ll want to wear lighter colors to show off that sun-kissed tan. Try this matching set than can be worn together or separately. Plus, the light colors of this Sole Society handbag and these fringe heels will be versatile when it comes to pairing with outfits in your suitcase.
There’s no doubt about it, I have an affinity for shoes. So for me, shoes and finding ways to wear them is always a particularly exciting hobby for me. Shoe shopping is 100% a hobby, right? But let’s just say shoes aren’t one of your hobbies. What are the never-fail shoes you should you always have in your closet? I’ve teamed up with DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and their Kelly & Katie line, a footwear brand exclusively at DSW (aka Shoe Heaven) to talk about the three spring shoe styles that are always in style!
1. The Chic Flat
When you’re looking for the sophistication of a heel but also looking for comfort, you should always have a chic flat on hand! I recently have picked up a few different pointed toe styles like these tan ones from Kelly & Katie. I love pairing them with a pair of distressed jeans.
I’m finally recapping our amazing week at Playa de la Paz today! I’ll be covering all of our activities, the deets on the residences and a few outfit details too (of course). This trip was one of my favorites to date, and I am so fortunate to have the BEST travel companions. (Carrie Bradshaw Lied, Haute Off the Rack, My Style Diaries – love you gals!) I was literally counting my blessings as we were on the runway taking off as we headed home from La Paz – and you’ll read why in today’s post on my Playa de la Paz recap.
The first info to know is all about La Paz, Mexico. The was only my 2nd time in Mexico (the first being Cabo), so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. La Paz is about a two-hour drive from the Cabo airport, and Playa de la Paz will gladly set up your transportation. La Paz translates into The Peace, and unlike Cabo, it’s not as overly developed, not as bustling with tourists and retains a sense of old world charm. When you are downtown, you are quite literally like one of the locals. La Paz is where life slows down enough for you to take in the natural and spiritual sides of Mexico.