Trendy Thursday LinkUp: What I Packed and Wore for a Weekend in Austin

Did you see my posts and stories about our weekend in Austin? We spent two days at the Omni Barton Creek and let me tell you it was a much needed getaway. At least once a year, we try to take a solo trip, because couples vacations are as important as family vacations. So we called up Alanzo’s grandma and asked her to keep the girls for a few days – luckily, she agreed! The girls had a blast and so did we. Head on over to my Insta stories to check out highlights on our weekend in Austin. 🙂

So today, I wanted to share what I wore with you, especially since it’s officially summer and I assume many of you may be looking for fun new pieces to add to your wardrobes.

Yellow Floral top

Nothing says summer like yellow, am I right? And I thought this breezy blouse would be perfect for traveling from Houston to Austin. I snagged it Express Factory Outlets along with the romper I shared last week. Paired it with shorts because they’re super comfortable to travel in and with the Texas heat, it’s a bit hard to wear jeans at times.

Black One Shoulder Two Piece Swimsuit

This swimsuit has to be my favorite two piece. I just love the one shoulder detail and high waisted bottom. The bottoms are a higher cut than I usually wear but it still offered enough coverage in my opinion. Plus, it is only $15. 😉

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What to Wear for a Five Day Vacation in Mexico

So we’re off to Mexico for the first time as a family! Though we have been before, never with the kids. I’m excited and worried all at the same time, so wish me luck. My oldest loves to travel so she’s super excited and the little one is just happy to be going to the beach. It is Spring Break season and many of you may also be going on a vacation sooner or later. So I thought I’d to take a moment to share what I plan to wear for a five day vacation in Mexico. 🙂

I bought pieces that were both budget and weather friendly, but still on trend. A lot of these I feel can be worn from Spring into Summer, so you’ll likely see them styled again here and on my Social Media. Speaking of, make sure to follow along on Instagram for all the fun while on our trip. I will try to share aa much as possible in case that you’re still trying to decide on your next vacay. 😉 Ps. I am linking all the items below for you to take a peek and shop.

Sweater Knit Cami | Black Bodysuit | Earrings | Cami | Black Denim Skirt | Round Straw Bag | Sunglasses | Denim Skirt | Animal Print Bodysuit | Straw Hat | Jumpsuit | Crossbody Bag |White Sandals | Open Stitch Cardigan | Animal Print Swimsuit | Tan Sandals


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Trendy Thursday LinkUp + A White Little Dress in Panama

Photo Credit: Karen

PANAMA is a place that still has my heart! Even after moving away at age 12 and living abroad for almost 20 years, it still feels like home. I’ve only visited about 7 times since moving away, and somehow the connection is still there. Today marks the beginning of nearly an entire month of celebration due to Fiestas Patrias (the equivalent of July 4th here). In honor of Mi Patria, I wanted to share some photos that my friend Karen – one of the creators behind Cronos Films & Save the Date – shot in the historic district of Casco Viejo in Panama.

The last time I took pictures in Panama, my littlest was still in my belly. That visit was special because it was Alanzo’s first visit ever and Nayelli’s second. The photos (also done by Karen) were a mix of trying to capture my pregnancy and documenting our first trip to Panama as a family. Alanzo and I, have visited once more since but it was almost two year ago; you can read about our trip here. This time I traveled alone, which I haven’t done in years. And it seemed like a great opportunity to shoot some looks to share with you. Did you catch this Camo look that I shared on Instagram?

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What to Pack for a Five Day Trip to Panama

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Hi there! I’m back from my Trip to Panama! And if you followed along my Instagram Stories, you know I was in Panama for a few days.The reason for my visit was to take care of some business. So, this was the shortest trip I have ever taken there but I enjoyed every moment of it. I got to spend time with some friends and family. I was able to attend Fashion Week Panama and meet some local bloggers. And shoot some looks which I’ll be sharing later this week. Today, I wanted to share with you what to pack on a carry-on for a five day trip to Panama.

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  1. White Tee – for a comfortable yet chic vibe.
  2. Sunnies – because tired eyes need a place to hide.
  3. Beats – because airports and airplanes are noisy.
  4. Gucci Belt – to elevate the casual travel outfit
  5. Women’s Trimmer – because wearing a swimsuit means maintaining the bikini
  6. Slides –  make it easy to get through security lines.
  7. Jeans – because jeans are always a good idea.
  8. Carry-on – makes it easy to get out of the airport and skip baggage claim.
  9. Restorative Facial Milk – for beautifully hydrated skin.
  10. Invisible Sunscreen Gel – for the sun in Latin America
  11. Bare Face Cleansing Balm Stick – to remove impurities every day.
  12. Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask – for the good night sleep skin deserves.
  13. Quip Toothbrush – it’s compact and has a powerful clean.
  14. Julep Charcoal Konjac Sponge – it’s a must for cleansing.
  15. Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – for days when make up is not an option.


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Two Day San Antonio Itinerary for Families

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Day 1

Two weekends ago we planned an impromptu trip west. We ended up in San Antonio and had a blast! We did some of the usual tourist attractions and then some new things as well. I love visiting San Antonio because even though it’s a small city, it’s a lot of fun. If you’re ever planning to drive through Texas, I recommend that you stop by San Antonio and maybe check out some of my recommendations. 😉

Our first stop after checking in to our hotel was the San Antonio River Walk. We walked around a little bit so the girls could get the river walk experience. Even though we had planned to do a boat tour, we didn’t get to this time. This is another way to get around the Riverwalk if you’re not up for a walk.

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Can A Vacation Make You A Better Person?

Can A Vacation Make You A Better Person?

Can a vacation make you a better person? Well, of course, that depends on how you focus on the vacation. A ‘vacation’ is simply a term used to attribute traveling in a convenient format with time limitations. However, the aspect of travel is not something that can be adequately described in a brochure, or even the best sales pitch of your travel representative. The virtues and benefits you take away from traveling are yours to experience, and sometimes, yes, they can culminate in a better you. Here’s how…

Opening Minds

Travel will broaden your mind. This is important to think about. Often we can get into a routine of going to work, coming home, working out, watching television or Netflix and sleeping. Rinse and repeat all year, until we gain a two-week vacation to lay on a beach and maybe read a novel. We’re not suggesting that your schedule is bad it’s just that your mind could be fed in such a superior way. Because travel can open your mind to new ways of thinking, new people, new events, new things to experience. There could be a whole hidden side of you that you have yet to experience, just waiting to get out. You could be the best salsa dancer in the world. You’ll never know unless you try.

Zip line at Red Frog Beach

Force To Communicate

When out of your comfort zone in this way, you are forced to communicate with people around you whom you might not have otherwise met. Many people find that the language barrier can be a problem, but we’d suggest it’s simply a fun challenge. To do this will help you find similarities and wonder in the people around the world you otherwise would not interface with. You’ll find humor, goodwill and openness in most people you meet. Then you’ll realize that no matter how many sensational tabloid news articles you read, that the world is much more harmonious than you might think.

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