Nordstrom, Outfits, Spring Outfit

    Spring’s Prettiest Floral Maxi Dresses

    April Showers bring May flowers! And in this case, I’m talking the prettiest blooms on one of my favorite dress styles for spring – the maxi dress! I LOVE the long flowing silhouette of a maxi dress (especially the one in today’s post). With Mother’s Day around the corner and spring/summer weddings surely on your calendar, the maxi is the perfect choice. I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to share my favorite floral maxi dresses in today’s post!

    I’m wearing the Eliza J surplice wrap dress – also comes in this beautiful print. Wear it with a classic ankle strap heel like this one from Steve Madden (under $100!). The fun high-low hem of the skirt is also a great way to show off a pair of flat sandals for a perfect Mother’s Day brunch outfit. I love the pretty and feminine styles that Eliza J offers and how the brand appeals to women of all ages. Be sure to check out the collection on Nordstrom!

    Shop Floral Maxi Dresses via Nordstrom

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    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Nordstrom

    Reason #1,372 that I love Nordstrom – it’s the only place I need to go to find ANY sort of gift. You can literally find something for everyone – it even makes shopping for mom super easy! Haven’t found the perfect gift for Mother’s Day yet? No worries because I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom in today’s post to share some of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas!

    I’ve rounded up gift options in different categories ranging from thoughtful and feminine to witty and playful. (I mean what mom doesn’t need a wine sweatshirt? I’m pretty sure each one of us have driven our mothers to a drink at some point.)

    PS. A lot of these items are personal favorites of mine, so I’m not judging if you just want to pick some of them up for yourself too! Click through to the full post for descriptions of each item and why I like it!

    See below for more gifting ideas and product picks!

    Gifts That Will Pamper

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    Kendra Scott bracelet set + earrings – both from the new summer collection

    T3 Hair Dryer + Slip Silk Pillowcase – for longer lasting blowouts!

    (I am OBSESSED with my Slip pillowcase you guys.)

    Lano Hand Creams + Lip Balms – kinda obsessed with these cute little guys

    Tory Burch Perfume + Fleming bag – because every mom needs some TB in their life

    Smith & Cult polish – the bottles are just as pretty just sitting on top of her dresser

    Kendall + Kylie sunglasses – love this vintage frame style – so mom, right?

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    Lifestyle, Travel

    My All-Inclusive Resort Experience | Sandals Grande St. Lucian

    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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    Best Sunglasses Brands for Every Budget

    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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    Classic Ray-Bans – Around $200

    classic all-black aviators (my fave) | round frame 53 mm frames | shop all Ray-Bans here

    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!

    On-Trend Quay – Under $100

    shop Quay styles here

    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.

    New Kendall + Kylie – Around $150

    shop Kendall + Kylie here

    I love the bigger lens size and the quality matches similar styles at this price. More of a splurge, but I can see myself wearing these styles pretty frequently.

    Henri Bendel – Under $200

    shop Henri Bendel here

    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.)

    Karen Walker – Splurge-worthy Brand

    Karen Walker Harvest sunnies | shop Karen Walker 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.

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    BP via Nordstrom – Best For Budgets

    Shop BP sunglasses

    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.

    Sunglass Warehouse – From $12-$15

    Shop Sunglass Warehouse

    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.

    Street Affaires – On-Trend Styles For Under $50

    Shop Street Affaires

    I wore THIS pair of sunnies on both my Mexico and St. Lucia trips the entire time. I’m obsessed with them. (See them in this IG post.) Great spot for oversized styles – love the rose gold options! (Also obsessed with the pair in THIS post.)

    Other sunglasses brands that I love:

    PerverseSunday Somewhere, Gentle Monster

    What are your favorite places to shop for new sunglasses?


    Lifestyle, Outfits, Spring Outfit, Travel

    5 Mexico Packing Tips For Easy Outfits

    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.

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