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My Britney Spears Inspired Stitch Fix

It’s been a little while since I’ve had a Stitch Fix – I’ve been waiting for the perfect reason to request one! I’ve got a super fun weekend happening this weekend – going to Atlantic City with my girlfriends for the Britney Spears concert.

Woohoo.

Don’t judge if you aren’t a Britney fan. I’ve loved her since the beginning and I always have SUCH an amazing time going to see her live – it’s always an amazing show.

For a fun flashback, check out all my Britney Spears posts of the past – including when I was 7 months pregnant and saw her front row in Las Vegas #goals. If that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is!

So we got tickets, we have dinner reservations, possibly hitting up the spa, laying by the pool – its going to be a super fun getaway. In honor of that I requested a Stitch Fix with the hopes of adding something fun to my wardrobe for my weekend away.

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But first – all about Stitch Fix:

If you are new to the Stitch Fix scene, let me break it down for you – Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that learns what you like and makes it their mission to send you clothes you’ll love. They carry women’s sizes 0-24W and XS-3X, maternity and petite, and men’s sizes XS-XXL. There is something for everyone!

With Stitch Fix there is no subscription required, you can get a Fix anytime you want. Either on-demand or on a regular cadence – every few weeks, once a month or every season. You pay $20 to have your Fix curated by a personal stylist, which applies towards anything you keep. If you keep all five pieces, you get a 25% discount on your entire purchase! Shipping and returns are always free and returns are super easy- Keep what you love, send back the rest with your pre-paid shipping bag at any USPS mailbox.

Like I said, I’ve been a fan for years, I even got to visit their headquarters during our trip to San Francisco last year! And be sure to take a look back at all of my Stitch Fixes since the beginning!

If you are interested and want to #treatyoself be sure to use this link to have your FEE WAIVED and try out Stitch Fix {it’s awesome} with no risk! 

Ok – now for the reveal of my latest fix! And don’t forget -> If you want to try Stitch Fix out for yourself, please use my referral link to sign up AND check out my Stitch Fix page to get caught up on all my previous Fixes! Message me with any questions you might have!

Here’s what I got in my latest Britney Spears – inspired Fix ->

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FORTUNE + IVY Sabria Knit Dress $38

//  sandals / Kelin earrings  / lipstick in cool fuchsia 

This dress is so stinkin’ cute – ESPECIALLY for the price! I love the vintage floral, the shape and the length. I am not loving the crew neckline and the sleeveless arms, but its a super cute dress for the summer – great to throw on for a girls getaway trip!

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RD STYLE Mali Wide Leg Pant $44
These pants! They are so dang comfortable – light, breezy – would be an awesome travel pant or just a great summer pant to wear when you want a longer layer. I love the print, color and detail on this. Just trying to figure out if they are a little too big for me, I was wearing them pretty high on my waist and they were very big – and trying to see if I have a top that makes sense with them. They sent this grey tie top {more on that below} and I’m not sure it makes sense with these pants with the extra bulk.
Aside from all that I still really like these pants, I think they would be great to pair with booties and a denim jacket in the spring or fall – what do you think? Keep or Pass?

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MARKET & SPRUCE Vreelan Side Knot Knit Top $44
Next up – this top! I sort of love it with denim, so much cuter, right? Would be easy to layer with sweaters or other layers as the weather cools and the grey makes it easy to pair with anything or any print! Sort of love this as a great neutral basic to wear with anything!
What do you think?

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KAILEIGH Lexy Knit Jumpsuit $58

Ok, this jumpsuit is totally A.C. + Britney. I LOVE the color – it’s a beautiful eggplant in real life. The fit is also great with pockets and its a light fabric. Would be fun to layer and its different than anything I have in my closet!

What do you think? Keep or Pass? Is it Britney worthy?

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MIA Dossie Linen Wedge $69

And finally – these wedges! Another totally A.C. pick. They are super comfortable, a great neutral but a little high for my taste. I also have similar shoes which I like better, so I’m not sure these make the cut! What do you think?

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So I know this wasn’t a real blinged out Britney crazy fix, but it was perfect for me and my weekend away to see her! I am digging the pieces that I got to try and am excited to see how each of them work a little more with items already in my closet!

Now I have to decide what to keep!

Now I need your help! I’m going to have a hard time deciding that to keep from this Fix! As always, I love your thoughts and opinions – would love to know your favorite piece {or two} from this Fix!

Take the poll and let me know!

What Should I Keep from my Britney Inspired Fix

 
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As a little fun, I put together a poll to get to know my readers a bit better – Are you a Britney Spears fan too? Take the poll and let me know – Ha!

Are You a Britney Spears Fan

 
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And don’t forget to use this link to have your fee waived and try out Stitch Fix {it’s awesome} with no risk! If you liked some of the pieces in this fix – you can totally request them!

 

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If you want to try Stitch Fix out for yourself, please use my referral link to sign up!

Don’t forget to catch up on my past Fixes by checking out my Stitch Fix page, which I just updated in reverse order so you can easily find the more current Fixes!

And just incase you aren’t Stitch Fix obsessed {like I am, duh!} – here’s some information on how you can try Stitch Fix out for yourself – Feel free to let you know if you have any questions!

Stitch Fix Details:

  • Get hand selected pieces fit for your style, shape, and budget straight from a professionally trained stylist along with expert advice on how to wear the pieces in your day-to-day.
  • Add notes for your stylist about the details and life events that matter to you so that she can get to know and better serve you over time.
  • Add a request in your note and share your Pinterest board of your favorite looks so that your stylist can find you exactly what you’re looking for.
  • When checking out of every Fix, leave detailed feedback on each item helps so that your stylist can choose even better pieces for your next Fix.
  • Once you receive your Fix, you have three days to try on your pieces – keep only what you love, send back the rest in the prepaid shipping bag. You’ll only be charged for the items you keep & love once you checkout from your Fix.
  • Stitch Fix knows that fit matters so they work with brands to ensure each piece has exceptional fit, construction, and fabrics across every category from blouses to dresses, denim to outerwear, shoes, handbags, accessories, and more.
  • No matter your style, size or budget, because Stitch Fix has 1000+ brands, including the ones you know and love, new emerging brands and their own exclusive labels, they’ll meet all of your needs.

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Cocktail Chat + Life Lately – What We’ve Been Up To This Summer & More

Hello Hello!

 It’s been a while since I’ve popped on and had a little chat with you about what’s been going on in my life! It’s been a crazy summer so far and while it’s only half over, it feels like I’ve been in summer mode for a loooooong time.

But I’m sure not going to complain about life at the beach or in the pool!

So I’d normally do a chat and say grab a cup of coffee or whatever, but I’ve been loving all the light, refreshing cocktails this summer, specifically filled with mint! {Like this Bourbon Smash I had last night!} So grab a cup of whatever and come check in with me!

I can’t believe it’s mid-July already. Six weeks at the beach was a ton of fun, but it made the summer fly by at lighting speed, and then we come back to Philly and it’s playing catch up on all the things we’ve been missing out on or needed to do after being away for so long. It’s a good problem to have but doesn’t make it any less challenging.

But it’s always so amazing to be back in my own bed.

Outfit details: This Scalloped Edge Bow Back Embroidered Peplum Cami is only $15 and SCREAMS Summer! I can’t wait to wear it all Summer long and layer it as we go into Fall.

Love.

// cami {only $15} / earrings / shorts {on sale!} / sandals

We’ve not even been home 2 weeks and its already been a whirlwind. We spent a weekend in Hershey, PA {still more to come about that!}, the boys had a week at Summer Camp + this week they have had a week of Swim Camp!

Needless to say we’ve been busy!

I’ve also been able to sneak in some special time for myself these past two weeks! Last weekend I went to the Taylor Swift Stadium Tour, which was incredible. So.Much.Fun. And this weekend I’m heading to A.C. with some girlfriends for the Britney Spears concert.

Basic, I know – But I love a good show!

// Yellow Romper  / Bralette {on sale!}

Along with the craziness of being all over the place for the past 2 months, I’ve been all over the place with my diet + exercise too. I’d say I need to get back to the gym next week – but we are back to the beach – this time in Delaware, so that’s not going to happen. I’ll get back there eventually! The summer makes me want all the sweets, so I’m working on that, and these amazing Good Idea Drinks just showed up at my doorstep the other day, and I have to say – they are DELICIOUS!

They are meant to curb any sugar craving, they are unsweetened, not sweet at all, are sparkling {my favorite part} and they come in some delicious flavors – Orange Mango, Dragon Fruit and Lemon Lime. They sent me a few and I’ve been grabbing one as I head out the door this week, and they’ve been a treat to enjoy! If you see these in the stores, grab one and give it a try! So yummy!

And finally – the #nsale – Have you been shopping it? I went to the store and tried some things on and as always, its such an amazing time to shop. I ordered a bunch of stuff online – for myself and for the Fall for the boys – would you be interested in seeing my little round-up in a post? Let me know as I’d love to share if you want to see!

The shoe section always blows me away – and these were one of my favorites –  I love the cutouts, the color {comes in 4 other options} and the heel height of these shoes! Let me know what you think and if you’ve picked up anything special from the #nsale

So that’s whats been going on with me lately – nothing too crazy, but all sorts of busy – but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’m off to swim camp + then going to head out for some more quality time in the pool!

Because that’s what summer’s for – Sunshine + Splashing in the Pool!

Have a great day and be sure to check in and let me know what you are up to, I’d love to hear all about it!

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On Sending the Littles to Philadelphia’s Best Summer Camp – The Philly Pad & Why We Love It’s Fun + Flexible Themed Weeks

Last week the boys did something brand new + exciting, for the very first time. They totally had a ‘big kid moment’ and I had a ‘they are growing up too fast mom moment’ when they made their way out the door to…

SUMMER CAMP!

Brooks has been in pre-school for the past two years. It’s been an amazing place for him to learn + grow. He started with two days a week for 3 hours, and now his class is 3 days a week for 3 hours. It’s Graham’s turn to go in the Fall – and as a little sneak peek of school for little G, I was excited to partner with The Philly Pad in Fairmount for a week of summer camp for the boys!

If you are looking for something fun for your kids to do in the Philadelphia area this summer – The Philly Pad is AMAZING! It’s affordable, comes with tons of options for days/times/weeks and it’s just a great little way for the kids to take a break from summer and have a little structure in a school setting.

This is one main reason why I was excited for Graham to check it out, it was his first time in a class setting away from me – so he got a taste of what school will be like in the Fall, but he got to do it with Brooks in his class with him, so that made it super easy for him too.

// boys’ backpacks

Honestly, the boys were complete champs – they ran inside the door of camp everyday and barely looked back at me to say goodbye. Ha! Which is what I would totally prefer over anyone upset – I was so glad to see them having a great time and enjoying themselves along with making some new friends.

For all my Philadelphia/Fairmount Friends – About the Philly Pad: It’s a different sort of summer camp in that it is broken down into different themed week long camp session for your kiddos to enjoy. There is a 8-9a early morning drop off, a 9-12p half day option {which is what my boys did}, a 9-3p afternoon session and a 3-5:30p extended day program. So depending on your needs if you work or what your kids prefer, you can totally cater the summer camp to work for you!

And back to the coolest part of The Philly Pad – the THEMED WEEKS! My boys went when the theme was Into the Wild – and they had an absolute blast with it! They made all sorts of fun crafts + learned about the jungle, desert + even did some fun animal inspired yoga!

Check out these cool rain sticks the boys made – they LOVED shaking + dancing with these!

And a cacti postcards – so cute!

I love the different themed weeks also because if the kids come and go different weeks, it’s a totally new focus on the week to have fun and play along with. Keeps things fresh and new for sure! Along with the fun inside in a classroom setting, this camp is also great for taking the kids outdoors to let them play and enjoy the sunshine – it is summer camp after all.

For us, this was the perfect mid-summer treat to remind Brooks about school {ha – he’s had a wild summer + needed the reminder!} and a great way to introduce school to Graham before going for the first time in September. They won’t be in the same class together, but it was good for him to have a little taste of pre-school life. I’m so overjoyed he had an amazing week at The Philly Pad and I’m hoping that he will remember how much fun he had once real pre-school starts in the Fall.

Fingers Crossed!

When did you start sending your littles to Summer Camp? 

What sort of camp was it? Please share!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Stay at The Hotel Hershey this Summer + the Benefits of Staying at a Hersheypark Resort – Hershey, PA

Last weekend my family was treated to an amazing summer getaway to Hershey, PA – Since I’m one of the #SweetestMoms this year, I have been blessed to be able to spend so much time in the Sweetest Place on Earth, and my boys are always super pumped to get in the car and go on a Hershey road trip!

This trip was super special because I was able to have my first {but definitely NOT my last} overnight stay at The Hotel Hershey  and we got to stay for 3 days, 2 nights – so I was able to experience so much of what the resort has to offer.

While this was my first time staying at The Hotel Hershey, it wasn’t my first visit – I was treated to brunch, the spa and a tour of the butterfly gardens during my last visit – more on all those things shortly, but I will say that this was a totally different experience because I was able to share it with my family!

// sandals

{these are a MUST HAVE for summer,

ESPECIALLY if you have kids #waterproof}

Ok, let’s talk The Hotel Hershey:

#1 – This place is BEAUTIFUL.

BEYOND Gorgeous.

It sits on a hill overlooking the town of Hershey, PA and directly across from Hersheypark itself. The views are insane but the grounds of the hotel itself are out of this world. Everywhere you look, is beauty. We had an absolute blast just walking around the massive resort + exploring.

// dress {on sale – under $14!} / shoes {on sale!}

We toured the grounds after dinner – Brooks and Graham loved checking out the fountains in the gardens behind the hotel. And check out that Golden Hour light – perfect for family photos!

And here’s a look at the fountain lobby inside the hotel – inspired by Cuba, the inside detail of The Hotel Hershey is magnificent, can’t go without sharing it’s beauty with you as well. I’ll be sharing more of the inside {and outside!} of the hotel in an upcoming video, stay tuned!

#2 – The Dining Options are Top Notch!

There are 5 restaurants/dining options + poolside sips & eats. During our stay we had dinner at Trevi 5, which is Italian (and super delicious), we enjoyed drinks beforehand at the Iberian Lounge, where we enjoyed signature cocktails {Hello Barrel Aged Chocolate Manhattan}, grabbed a quick bite at the Cocoa Beanery before a day at Hersheypark and brunch in The Hotel Hershey’s Flagship restaurant, The Circular – which overlooks the beautiful formal gardens.

Talk about lunch with a view!

The dining options and the beauty of the hotel itself alone make this a perfect getaway for a girls weekend or a couples vacation. There is so much that Hershey has to see and do that staying here only makes your travels that much better

Back to the eats – All the restaurants are super kid friendly and everything we ate was absolutely delicious. I want to go back soon so we can try out the other restaurant we missed out on – Harvest – it features local ingredients and seasonal eats! I’ve heard amazing things about it so you better believe its on my list to hit up during our next visit!

And as an added bonus I’m now addicted to the Iced Caramel Kiss Latte from the Cocoa Beanery.

If you go to The Hotel Hershey, get this drink. You can thank me later.

#4 – The Pool

Umm..ok. The outdoor pool at The Hotel Hershey absolutely insane. I’ve seen photos of it and its one of the main reasons why I wanted to stay here with the boys, I KNEW they would love it.

Spoiler Alert: They did! Duh!

The Hotel Hershey has a beautiful indoor pool that is great for all seasons, but in July when it’s 90* outside, you got to be here. The outdoor pool features a zero-grade entry {which is awesome for the boys}, two large slides, a kiddie spray deck AND an infinity edge adults-only pool.

// swim top / swim bottom / sunglasses

The boys had an ABSOLUTE BLAST at the pool. They loved being able to walk into the pool, play under the umbrella fountain, use the sprayers and splash in the spray deck. We were at the pool for hours the first day we stayed at The Hotel Hershey and then the last day, after checkout we were able to continue to enjoy the pool for a bit before we headed out.

It was basically a dream few days.

And I can’t talk about the pool without mentioning the amazing poolside drink + dining options. There were tons of amazing sips + eats for a great pool day! It really made it feel like a getaway vacation being able to have a beverage while soaking up the sun! Cheers!

// swimsuit 

#5 – All.The.Activities.

This could probably be like 4 or 5 separate reasons in itself, but I jam-packed it all together because it’s all sort of related. Everyday there are kid activities for the whole family printed out on a schedule. From tie-dying to trivia, to character meet + greets, s’mores roasting and MORE. You could spend a whole day doing all the things the hotel has planned for it’s guests and still have so much more to see and do!

Brooks + Graham LOVED taking advantage of the outdoor family games – like table tennis, corn hole and more.

One evening we took the boys “Glow Putting” – which is where the golf ball and the holes are lit up which makes it fun to play in the dark. We were there a little early for complete darkness, but the boys had a BLAST.

Not a bad mini golf view, eh?

#6 – Perks of Staying at an Official Hersheypark Resort

Aside from everything else the beautiful Hotel Hershey has to offer, if you are planning on going to Hersheypark while you are here, staying at an Official Hersheypark Resort makes the most sense. Official Resorts include: The Hotel Hershey, The Hershey Lodge OR Hersheypark Camping Resort.

Did you Know: 

Kids {under 17} Play, Stay + Eat for FREE this summer – with a paying adult you get the perk of free kids breakfast, free kids Hersheypark tickets AND kids stay for free.

Wins all around folks!

Aside from all that, resort guests get into Hersheypark 1 hour early {fo’ FREE} and have an added 4.5 hours of Extra Bonus Hersheypark hours, complimentary front gate shuttle service {so you don’t have to pay for parking – amazing!} along with FREE admission tickets to The Hershey Gardens + The Hershey Story Museum.

I’ll be sharing more on all that in my next video so stay tuned for that, but it seriously is such an amazing perk – I don’t know why you would want to stay anywhere else!

Basically The Hotel Hersey is chocolate covered perfection. My family + I had an absolute blast and I am already planning my next visit back! I need to hit up the Chocolate Spa again ASAP, I ran out of time for that this visit!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on Hershey, PA –

Have you been to Hersheypark or stayed at any of the official resorts? I’d love to hear your thoughts?!

And I’ve got a few more posts about our visit coming your way, if you have any other questions that I haven’t answered here, please let me know and I’ll be sure to address them in the next posts!

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