palm springs.

american apparel cropped tee (similar) | forever 21 shorts | vintage coach city bag | madewell wedges | necklace gifted from/designed by chime | hat borrowed (thanks lerrie!) | ray ban clubmaster sunglasses

i had the BEST time last weekend celebrating my birthday with my dear friend lerrie and a bunch of new friends. they were all so awesome and we had so much fun together. the only one missing was our best friend chime. lerrie and i really missed her.

we stayed at the ace hotel (thanks to kenneth!) and spent most of our time hanging out by the pool. it was really relaxing and the people were amazing: smart, stylish, interesting, and super fun. i really wanted to have a wonderful birthday and it happened through this trip. this year has been a major transitional period in my life and i have grown a ton, which is great. but sometimes growing is hard and i just needed a vacation from it all. i needed a change of scenery, if only for a couple of days.  it was nice to leave everything behind, meet new people, and let loose in palm springs for the weekend. we kept saying “what happens in palm springs stays in palm springs.” but that wasn’t really the case considering we all blew up instagram like it was going out of style.

this trip really was the perfect way to ring in 32!

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insta-nyc.

manhattan brick.

on the subway. 

gimme more moma

strollin’ in ferragamos

museum greens.

greenwich village. 

bunnies (aka me and erika).

so today when i was on my prep period (not working on the grading i should have been working on and wishing i could take another vacation/trying to figure out how to afford to go back to nyc) i stumbled upon some photos from my trip that i hadn’t posted. it was so nice seeing friends and checking out a new place. i want to go back to explore more of the city and the museums! i’m hoping to teach summer school so i just may be able to swing another visit sometime soon-ish. until then, a girl can dream (and enjoy the beautiful sf weather).

mexican getaway.

dress: asos (on sale)

shoes: madewell

sunglasses: ebay

bangles: thrifted

earrings: nordstrom (similar here)

good morning! i thought i’d share this outfit post before i get on a plane headed for long beach. anne and i had such a wonderful time in mexico enjoying the ocean, swimming in the pools, and taking in the views from our balcony! it was really hot, so wearing loose-fitting clothes like this crocheted summer dress was the best solution for the weather. i can’t wait for the next vacation. i’m thinking nyc!

two girls in puerto vallarta.

suitcase: vintage  dress: asos  camera: nikon p7000  perfume roller: kiehl’s in gardenia sunnies: ebay and anthropologie watch: michael kors  wallet: louis vuitton french purse

once anne and i arrived in puerto vallarta, we really enjoyed relaxing with some margaritas in hand! we weren’t too upset about snacking on the chips and salsa either. 🙂 yum!

coconut prawns.

best popsicles ever! and aren’t the baby ones so cute?

put a bird on it!

 cropped tee: american apparel

cutoffs/sandals: jcrew 

bag: vintage coach willis bag

sunglasses: ray ban

anne’s shoes: dolce vita

bag: vintage coach

most of these photos were snapped in downtown puerto vallarta where anne and i lunched and shopped around! we had such a wonderful time relaxing by the water, sipping on margs, and eating fruity popsicles. now i’m back home and starting to pack for my trip down to socal where i’m hoping to go to los angeles and palm springs with chime. i can’t wait to see my family and bestie! and of course, there will be more of my mexican vacay photos to follow!