Miami Packing List

Miami Packing List

Miami here we come! When I think of Miami, color is the first thing that comes to mind so I’m packing my bags to the brim with my favorite summer clothes and counting down the seconds until I’m on the beach.

I think one of the keys to an easy weekend trip is to not check any luggage. But that is a lot easier said than done. I always travel with my Away Bigger Carry-on because it gives me plenty of room to fit a complete weekend wardrobe. I’m also bringing my favorite beach bag as my smaller carry-on so I don’t waste any space in my suitcase. I bought my Naghedi bag last summer as a beach bag, but I ended up wearing it around town all the time. It is great because it is water resistant, the sand flakes right off of it and it looks so sharp.

To keep your packing concise, I recommend planning your activities and outfits in advance, packing outfits in a similar color palate so you only have to bring one pair of going out shoes and one evening bag. Since we’re going to Miami, I’m packing colorful outfits that work well with neutral accessories. For this trip I’m bringing my favorite Bottega dupe from Amazon and the Castañer lace-up wedges. These shoes seamlessly transition from day to night and are the perfect accent to all of the clothes I packed.

What are your favorite things to do in Miami?! Leave me a comment and let me know!

XO,

Brit

Bridgerton Style in 2021

Bridgerton Style in 2021

Bridgerton might be the best thing that happened to television in 2020. The Regency period drama directed by the great Shonda Rhimes has brought intrigue, nostalgia and glamour to an otherwise bleak time. I have now watched it three times and since I can’t hop over to the Modiste for a new dress, I’ve scoured the internet to bring Regency glam to 2021.

Empire silhouettes are the hallmark of Regency style clothing. As evidenced by the clothing in Bridgerton, many of the ladies at the time favored pastel colors and delicate, flowy fabrics. In addition to the empire style, corsets were used during this period to shrink waistlines and accentuate the female figure.

Since the show aired on Christmas Day, “Regencycore” has been trending as the latest fashion phenomenon. Luckily, many designers have already added Regency-inspired designs to their collections. From Empire waistlines to bow embellishments and pretty pastels, you too, will be able to look like you’re heading out to promenade along the Thames.

What did you think of Bridgerton? Will you be rocking the Regencycore style?! Leave me a comment and let me know!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Guide to Round Top, Texas

Brit’s Guide to Round Top, Texas

Tucked away in the Texas Hill Country and equidistant from Houston and Austin, Round Top, Texas is the perfect getaway. With a population of 90 (yes, 90 people) this charming town boasts phenomenal food, shopping and culture. A couple of weeks ago, my best friend and I decided to meet in Round Top and do some shopping and I can’t wait to share our recap with you.

When I heard that one of my favorite hat designers was doing a pop-up in Round Top, I thought it would be such a fun time to check out this little town I’ve been hearing so much about. The Sarah Bray Bermuda pop-up was held at the Courtney Barton store in Round Top Village. This adorable shop has beautiful textiles, candles, jewelry and so much more.

In spite of unseasonably cold weather, we had the best time shopping in Round Top. We never made it out to the main Antique fair, but absolutely loved the shops at Round Top Village, Junk Gypsy and the Marburger Farm Antique Show. Whether you’re looking for antiques, clothing or gifts and collectables, you will have no shortage of options in Round Top.

After a long day of shopping and searching for hidden gems, there’s no doubt you’ll need some food and most likely a drink. Luckily, Round Top has excellent restaurants to choose from.

I normally trust Eater for restaurant recommendations, but I actually found the best information for dining in Round Top on the town’s website. For such a small town, there are some serious culinary gems in Round Top and I cannot wait to try them all.

We absolutely loved our lunch at the Garden Co. We had the most delicious tacos, shrimp salad and shared a bottle of Prosecco! This restaurant is adorable, delicious and has a wonderful wine list so we will definitely be back!

Our favorite food from the day though was the pizza at Prost! I had read about it on blogs before our trip and then we ran into my friend and her mom and her mom said that she dreams about the pizza at Prost so we all went for pizza and wine after our day of shopping and it was heavenly!

We ended up making some new friends while we were warming up by the fire. In addition to the pizza and atmosphere, the wine list at Prost is incredible and the service was out of this world. I’ve been told that the pizza is not always available there, just at certain times of the year so check on social media and the Prost website to see when the pizza will be served.

Whether you’re a Texan looking for a quick getaway or if you’re from out of state and want to explore the Texas Hill Country, Round Top has so much to offer. From culinary delights to vintage treasures, I am certain you will have the best time and I can’t wait to go back myself! Thanks for tagging along with me on this little road trip! Cant wait to share my next travel guide with you soon! Any guesses where we’re going?!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Picks

Brit’s Picks

As I reflect back on the past week, I’m rounding up my favorite items to share with you. From Sun hats to self-tanner, these are the items I am loving right now!

  1. Hanacure Mask 2. Tan Luxe–The Face 3. Agua by Agua Bendita Dragonfly Dress 4. Sarah Bray Sun Hat 5. The Sculpt Society App

The Hanacure face mask is a little bit pricey for an at-home mask at $29.99, but it is TOTALLY worth it! First of all, the packaging and way it is set up is so fun and it seems like you are doing something clinical, which I think is unique. Once you mix up the ingredients, you apply it on your face with the disposable brush they provide you and let the magic happen!

Within minutes, the gel like mask starts literally pulling your face back. It is really fun to look in the mirror throughout the process, because your face will look pretty different. Once you rinse it off, your face will look so refreshed and you will *almost* feel like you’ve just had a professional facial!

I purchased the Tan Luxe–The Face drops, a few weeks ago because I am a spray tan-addict and was getting quite pale. I was a bit skeptical and had never done at-home tanners before, but I was pleasantly surprised! For my face, I blended two drops of Tan Luxe with my Metacell Renewal B3 moisturizing gel and rubbed the two together in my hands before applying it on my face and neck.

Even though it is for the face, I wanted to see what it would look like on the rest of my body too, so I have also been blending the drops with my body moisturizer and applying it to my arms, legs and torso.

I am in love with this linen Agua by Agua Bendita Dragonfly dress! I found it in March at Moda Operendi and kept going back-and-forth about it because it is a little pricey. But luckily, Moda is offering 30 percent off of most of their styles right now with the code BEST30 and this dress was included so I took that as my sign to go ahead and get it!

This dress is just so precious to me and will be perfect for summertime! The linen is breathable, but provides coverage so the dress is not see-through and the dragonfly print is so lovely. I’m not sure if I will have any events to wear this to this summer, but it will also be perfect for having cocktails in my backyard!

Sarah Bray recently launched her beautiful sun hats with vintage ribbons and I could not be more excited for these them! Sarah is a well-established writer and editor who recently moved to Bermuda to be with her fiancée. If you follow her on instagram, you will see she has an impeccable eye for design and style and that comes through in these hats. She has not only created affordably-priced sun hats, but they are also chic and timeless. When ordering your hat, you can pick from 16 vintage ribbons to thread around the brim of the hat which is such a unique touch. You can order as many ribbons as you’d like so you can change the vibe of the hat depending on your mood or to match your outfit.

Finally, my other obsession this week is Megan Roup’s Sculpt Society. This app has been getting me through quarantine! About a month ago, I downloaded The Sculpt Society app and have been doing the workouts every day. Megan makes working out so accessible and fun and it is something I look forward to doing every day whether it is a 10-minute “quickie” dance cardio workout or a 50-minute full-body workout, you will feel so energized and refreshed when you’re done! If you don’t want to download the app, Megan has been posting live workouts on her instagram account that are great as well!

I hope you love all my picks this week!! Leave me a comment and let me know if you have tried any of these and what your favorite things are!

XO,

Brit