Dreaming of a magical afternoon in Lake Como, enjoying an Affogoto, my absolute favorite dessert, espresso and ice cream. Yes please. I am loving these blush tones from this gorgeous top from Free People, to these $300 blush sunglasses you can snag for $49 at Nordstrom Rack right now!!
Happy Friday friends! Today’s Friday fun includes indulging in this Peach Earl Grey Nice Cream, sipping on a peach bourbon mule and lounging in a hammock reading your favorite book. Pretty heavenly right? Ever since we were in Tulum relaxing in hammocks I have had sort of an obssession with them. I really would love to create a reading nook in the house with a hammock. I mean how perfect right!? You will see my inspiration below as well as my must haves to create your own hammock reading nook. Just click on the images below to shop the post! This hammock is so islandy I love it! Loungy linen pants are a must and to feed my morrocan wedding blanket obsession, this pillow which is such a steel at only $39! I also included the Moon Juice Cookbook that I am dying to get, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which I am in the middle of reading right now. Happy Weekend Friends!
These are some of my favorite finds for your fall wardrobe. The best part is they are all under $100! Whether you are traveling a lot, or just need a few updates, these are perfect. This amazing hoodie sweater coat is so perfect for the plane. It’s super cozy and and soft. I had been looking for some leggings but I wanted a bit more structure than just some flimsy cotton pants. These Diesel Jeggings are the perfect solution. Happy shopping friends!
Lately I will look for any excuse to wear a kaftan. You could say I have gone kaftan crazy. This gorgeous one from Harrods is out of a dream. As is this destination, an organic farm in the Carribean? Yes Please. Belle Mont Farm’s vision is creating a new destination unlike any existing ‘sustainable hotel’ that would bring people together to form a community that benefits both locals and visitors alike. I mean come on! Get me there stat! And obviously having your cocktail in a popsicle form during a nice hot day is perfection.
I am completely obsessed with opals. I actually have always had a fondness for them. There is something so magical and mysterious about the way they change colors and embody so many different colors. I am beyond excited to be working with a couple that shares my love for opals. Here are some inspirations I put together for them. Click on the images to shop the post and get the look for yourself!
If you have been following our insta accounts here and here last week you know we were enjoying a week in Tulum. A little back story to why Tulum is so special to me. The hubs and I visited the Riviera Maya area almost 12 years ago and ended up getting married there shortly after. We honeymooned in Tulum and even returned for a Wiley Valentine creative retreat 9 years ago. Since then, the area has changed so much. Where the restaurants used to be just palapas on the sand now stand chic fabulous hotels and restaurants. They still have the rustic fabulous Mexico charm, but the style factor has definitely gone up a ton.
Not to be missed are the fabulous shops along the main drag in Tulum. My personal favorite was Caravana, filled with fabulous basics and handmade cotton gorgeous pieces. Lunch at Posada Margherita was definitely a stand out. You look out over the ocean, and your meal begins with the prettiest plate of housemade breads and a jar of the most delicious cauliflower. They make all their pastas in house and they use the freshest veggies. The cold pressed juices are not to be missed, and the best part, your kids will love all of this too! You can even do a little shopping just steps from your seat. Win win!
We had the most divine dinner at Hartwood, a restaurant that you will definitely hear about when you start looking into Tulum. And for good reason. The menu changes daily and is presented to you on a huge chalkboard. The ceviche we had was by far the most beautiful I have ever seen, topped with gorgeous seasonal fruits and flowers! So amazing! Breastfeeding with a view was a favorite memory of the trip for sure. Also don’t miss the gorgeous hand embroidered textiles and adorable kids dresses!
A favorite spot we discovered was Raw Love. They take such care to make their coconut yogurt each morning and pack their smoothie bowls with tons of superfood goodies! A great break from some of the heavier Mexican delights you may indulge in. Feel free to enjoy a matcha latte from the comfort of a hammock and don’t forget to walk several steps to the beach as it is absolutely breathtaking here.
These Tribord snorkel masks were serious game changers. With Piper never trying snorkeling before, and a few people in our group that can get a bit of anxiety from the typical snorkel breathing, these were amazing. Piper absolutely loved snorkeling as did everyone else. You can literally just breath normally while snorkeling and the mask never fogs up! Brilliant! Hartwood has a cookbook which is the perfect way to take a bit of Tulum home with you. This kaftan has a similar vibe to the Caravana one I snagged in town. This is the bikini Piper rocked much of the trip, and this dress is the same look as the ones I got for the girls.
I don’t know about you guys, but anytime I have the opportunity to wear leggings or yoga pants, I will take it. The fact that leggings are so on trend right now really makes me happy I’m not going to lie. Wearing yoga clothes and looking chic doing it is a win win don’t you think? Evolve Fit Wear is a great source for all things stylish and fitness wear. They carry all my favorite brands in one shop! We have partnered with Evolve Fit Wear to put together some curated looks whether you are headed to the yoga studio or headed off to run errands, a girls lunch out, whatever it may be, we have you looking on point. Lounging around you still want to look great right? Seriously obsessed with these cargo leggings. They are like a legging sweat pant hybrid. Yes please! Gangsta napper is me all the way. If I am headed to the gym or yoga studio I always tend towards ballet inspired gear. These wrap around leggings and light flowy cardi are perfection. When I am feeling a little playful, these rainbow leggings would be amazing. As a bonus for you guys, all Wiley Valentine readers will receive a 15% discount at checkout using code WILEYV. Happy shopping friends!
As I get ready to head off on our annual family vacay I leave you with a few inspirations and some killer kid travel gear. We are headed out to Tulum, where the hubs and I honeymooned after our wedding in Playa del Carmen almost 12 years ago!! I know that Tulum is a much different place then it was back then. We stayed at the most darling hotel, their dining room was on the sand with a thatched roof, and the food was to die for. I am very excited to see what Tulum has in store for us this time as we head back with our 2 kids in tow! I thought the food and drink recipes this week could transport you to mexico. These tofu black bean tacos look like perfection. And who doesn’t like a spicy margarita right!? If you have the chance, definitely take a drink out of a whole coconut this weekend. Whether it be a rum cocktail or simply the pure coconut water, this will guarantee to put a smile on your face trust me. And this travel gear for kids is pure perfection. Think playful cat ears mixed with fabulous design. Let’s be serious here, I would 100% rock those cat ear headphones myself. But I know Piper would just about fall over for those. If you feel so inclined, you can click on the travel gear to shop the post! Enjoy friends! Excited to report back after our Tulum adventure. xoxo
I love this idea of a modern take on the fairytale wedding. Think dreamy and forest beauty mixed with modern chicness and a delicate touch of classic clean beauty. And voila! The modern fairytale bride.
As we get ready to take our annual family vacation I thought I would share with you my travel essentials. From comfy leggings, to comfy outfits for baby. Don’t forget extra outfits for baby. I also love to introduce new toys on the plane. They seem to be so much more fun for Greyson if she hasn’t seen them before. Also don’t forget snacks for you and baby.
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