Boy Bands and Dolphins

Can you believe after living in Central Florida for 10 years, I had never been to SeaWorld? I've enjoyed their water park Aquatica (in my opinion - best water park in Orlando), but had never gone into the actual park. Enter the pre-school pass! We were able to sign up Lil' Miss for a free annual pass which includes admission to both SeaWorld and Aquatica throughout all of 2020. So, naturally we got ourselves annual passes to both parks as well. We haven't been annual pass holders to a theme park since the year of Disney back in 2014 - which was also amazing!


We activated our passes on the perfect day - the weather was sunny and in the low 70's, the Seven Seas Food and Wine Festival was going on, and the concert that evening was Lance Bass, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, and the remaining member of LFO (tear for Rich and Devin). Luckily, I saw LFO live in high school with all 3 members. But, let's just say my teenage heart was happy to see some nostalgic performances during my first visit to the park.

Toddler Tee {only $7} | Toddler Leggings {only $5} | Frozen Sneakers

Top | Shorts | Sneakers in Metallic | Necklace | Sunglasses | Bridge Ring in Rose Gold | Bag

*Someone was star struck meeting Big Bird in the new Sesame Street Land*


Hi Lance! 

Ryan Cabrera and his guitar


Given that we can come back at any time throughout the year, there is still SO much more to see and experience. But it wouldn't have been a trip to SeaWorld without a visit to the dolphin exhibit. Lil' Miss was all giggles when they swam right up to her and "talked" through the glass. Priceless.


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Hot Pink Dupe

I've loved my Leith Ruched Dress for 3 years now, and I don't know what took me so long to try out Amazon's dupe version of this insanely popular dress for a fraction of the price. I finally pulled the trigger on it recently, and am wishing I had jumped on it sooner. I've been layering cardis over it while it's still chilly, but love that it comes in versions with short and long sleeves as well. It fits and feels exactly the same as the pricier version at Nordstrom, and if anything I swear it falls about an inch longer making it acceptable for my dress code at work too. Huge win!

Dress | Leopard Cardigan {Only $26 - save 15% with code S1peridot15} | Ankle Booties {60% off} | Necklace | Sunglasses | Lipstick 





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A Weekend by the Water

I love it when the majority of the weekend is spent outdoors especially by the water. We took a trip out to Cocoa Beach to visit with my aunt and uncle who are visiting from up north. Lil' Miss was SO excited to spend time with family, and we all enjoyed a delicious lunch at one of the fun spots by the port. It's even more fun watching the cruise ships go by as they disembark to head out to the Caribbean. Now I need a vacation!

Top {old - similar} | Jeans | Barrette | Bridge Ring | Sunglasses





On Sunday, I met up with a friend for an impromptu Galentine's brunch. We chose a table outside on the water, and cheersed to bottomless mimosas and amazing food. It's always good for the soul to get some girl time, and catch up amidst our super busy schedules. 



Top | Shorts | Lace Bralette | Sandals {Only $25} | Bag | Lipstick in Creme Cup | Double Ring | Necklace | Barrette {Only $8}



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Hello February

Now that the 314,890 days of January are over, I wanted to share some of the exciting things going on in our world this past month as well as round up some of my favorites.

Amazon

It's no secret that we all love Amazon Prime, and they have seriously upped their fashion game. Pretty much my whole Christmas wish list was Amazon items, and I can't get over all the affordable options from fashion to stuff for the house to books to pieces for Lil' Miss. 

The leopard print obsession continues because after all it is my favorite "neutral", and this top has been perfect for work or play. I sized up for a slouchier fit, and it was perfect.

Leopard Top {Only $21} | Heels | Jeans | Necklace | Sunglasses


I've already got beach and pool weather on the brain, and this fab suit provides full coverage and is super comfy. Now, if Florida would just turn the heat back on please and thank you.

Bathing Suit {Only $18} | Hat {similar}


I was intrigued by fellow coffee lover Chelsea to pick up a frother for my at-home brews, and it has totally transformed by favorite morning beverage. I feel like I'm at my local coffee shop, but am enjoying my coffee in the comfort of my own home for a small fraction of the price.


Speaking of coffee, sometimes I am too busy to drink it as fast as I'd like. Whether I'm chasing my toddler or helping her finish her breakfast or I'm working from home and get too busy - this mug warmer is a must-have for your home office or kitchen. Psssst it's only $20 and there's a 5% off coupon. 

I was excited to receive these reusable straws which have been a game changer at home and while on the go. Of course Lil' Miss loves all the fun colors, and I love that they were only $5. 


I'm a self proclaimed germaphob, and wipe down our phones with wipes every time we walk in the door. So when Biana mentioned an LED phone sanitizer I was intrigued. Especially during this rough cold and flu season, you have to be super diligent about washing your hands and the items/surfaces you touch the most while out and about. 

Even though I own the movie, any time The Devil Wears Prada is on tv I have to watch it. So, I was excited to read When Life Gives You Lululemons which is from Emily's perspective several years later. I had been in a reading rut, and whipped through this during my Christmas vacation. Highly recommend! 


With my never-ending love of bubbles aside, I dove into The Widow Clicquot after finishing the above book for a totally different read. I love all the rich history inside, and have learned SO much about how the Clicquot brand got off the ground and champagne in general. 


In the Wild

I'm not a huge Valentine's Day person, but I couldn't resist this heart sweater. Don't forget to use coupon code S1peridot15 to save an extra 15% off any purchase at SheIn now through March 31st.

Sweater {only $19} | Jeans | Lipstick | Bag Sunglasses | Necklace | Watch {15% off}


I'm also obsessed with this beautiful new marble watch and knotted cuff from MVMT. They compliment each other perfectly, and go with all of my looks at the office or at play on the weekends. 

Save 15% site-wide with code GREENFASHIONISTA15


Lil' Miss had not one, but 2 birthday parties to go to and was excited to jump on trampolines and into foam pits and make her own mask and cape at a super hero party. And because she is my daughter after all - she was super excited for cake. In my opinion - the best part! 


After taking lil' miss to a birthday party earlier in the day, and coming home for her to take a quick nap we headed back out to a local brewery for some local drinks and food. I pulled out the cutest cold shoulder dress from Femme Luxe and we enjoyed ourselves over some beer, wings, and a game of Giant Connect 4.

Leopard Sweater {Only $26 - Save an extra 15% with code S1peridot15} | OTK Boots | Top | Ring | Sunglasses


And of course I need to throw in some more leopard print love, as I still can't get enough of this cardigan which I've been pairing with skirts, dresses, and pants while it's been unusually chilly in the sunshine state. Love multi-purpose pieces! 


It took me a while to get on board with the barrette trend, but once I spotted these beauties for only $8 on a Target run I was hooked. 

Travel
2019 brought to me some amazing places - a Disney cruise with the fam and some friends that stopped in Mexico, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas, road trips to Boca Raton and Marco Island, and lots of work travel around the world - San Diego, Singapore, Milan, and Rio de Janeiro. (all trip recaps can be found here) It was an incredible year, and I am truly blessed for the amazing opportunities. 

I'm not sure what's in store for this year, but we have our 10th wedding anniversary coming up in June (completely blows my mind that it's been TEN years!) and we want to get away just the two of us to celebrate. I had my heart set on a resort in Costa Rica with swim-out rooms set on the beach with a view of the mountains, but then I saw it's their rainy season and the resort was about 2 hours from the airport. I re-set our search, and am looking for all-inclusive beach resorts with a swim out room. I've been checking out the usual spots like Mexico and the Caribbean, but have also been looking at the Canary Islands. If you have any resort recs please send them my way! 

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Pink and Red

I'm on a roll here with the fun pink and red pieces perfect for Valentine's Day and/or Galentine's Day fun with your best girls whether the occasion is fancy or casual chic. I think both of these dresses from Femme Luxe are perfect for either celebration, and can be re-purposed throughout the rest of the year. 

Dress {60% off} | Peep Toe Pumps | Clutch | Lipstick | Bridge Ring



I can't get over how cozy this sweater dress is, and love that it can go over leggings or simply with a fun pair of boots. It's no secret I'm all about comfort, and can't get enough of all the co-ords options.

Sweater Dress {Only $20} | OTK Boots | Clutch | Lipstick | Double Ring | Pearl Barrette {Only $8} 

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