Sequin Bomber Jacket + Velvet Jeans

Got a lot of cool texture going on in this post guys and I love it! The glitz and shine of the bomber, the richness of the velvet jeans and the metallic elements of the headband, embroidery in the sweatshirt and my Nike Cortez all work wonderfully together. I call this my sporty chic, comfy city look! #SybilStreetSTYLe

 What I'm Wearing

Bomber: Silence + Noise | Top: Anthropologie | Velvet jeans: J Brand | Headwrap: Berry (Nordstrom) | Sneakers: Nike

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Fall Floral Knit Dress That Blooms With Detail

Hey Beauties! We've had a bit of a roller coaster at the beginning of this autumn season here on the east coast with temps being very unseasonal - one day it's warm and the next it's cool. But Fall is finally here and I'm excited to share this oh so classy, oh so cool, oh so comfy knit dress (by Knit & Knotted) with that screams oh so Fall. I love how the embroidered details boasts the beautiful colors of Fall with a hint of sequins and a twist of blue, ooh! The texture is just great and the gold thread spun throughout the fabric gives a festive touch. This swing dress with bell sleeves is perfect for Fall outings, brunches, lunches and dates and nice as a layer on top of jeans with fringe-y unfinished hems. Whatever your pleasure, worn with a bootie showing some leg, as I did or layered with bottoms or a little vest layered on top for some hipness, or with a tall boot in a contrasting color, this is a sassy, classy little number you can't go wrong with, wherever and however you choose to swing. #SybilStreetSTYLe

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What I'm Wearing

Swing Dress: Anthropologie | Booties: Public Desire | Sunnies: Brian Atwood for Target (Old) 

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Some Fierce Puma X Fenty X Sybil Street STYLe

 

Hey Loves, happy to be posting some cool Fall pieces for ya. There's so many great finds and fab trends for the season, but I'll be commencing with some fierceness from Puma, and not just P-U-M-A but Puma by Miss RiRi herself. I absolutely love Rihanna's style and always thought of it as fierce so I'm totally excited to be sharing this cropped pullover from her latest collaboration for Fall and some high-top Puma kicks that are named none other than 'Fierce'. Although I'm a woman of a particular age, I don't believe in playing down my fierceness, I just do so in an age appropriate manner. Whatever your age, never diminish your sparkle and your shine - Be Awesome, Be Fierce! #SybilStreetSTYLe

What I'm Wearing

Pullover: FentyXPuma | Leggings (Old): Similar | Sneakers: Puma 

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Summer's Last BLOOM!

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For this post I took some of my old favorites and mixed it with a new frock. For one I love dusters as they add a layer of fly chicness to a look. As, well I love the versatility of this "shirt dress" that doubles as a duster. The floral print stood out providing some nice texture and I like that although it's lightweight it's not see through therefore can be worn for day or night. If worn at night this could even be styled with a spaghetti strap tank dress in a beautiful raspberry color with a open- front ankle strap sandal, cute clutch or berry color furry cross body bag. Even with a cute pair of short-shorts and a bustier or cami with lace contrast or simply as a dress with a pair of pumps fay. It's a versatile piece, so many things can be done to make for a super cute, occasion appropriate look! 

In this look, I just pulled out my vegan leather culottes for a bit of edge, the lace up pumps for sassiness, a white tank with a deep u neck line for a nice day appeal, with a hint of sexiness and shot set against a cool backdrop of  foliage and my daughters fire escape in Brooklyn . I even snuck in a pic (see down below) of how I remixed this look a bit going from zero to 100 real quick with the simple addition of a pair of Adidas all-stars kicks for an urban street style vibe! #SybilStreetSTYLe

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Went straight Urban on ya! Sidebar: Stan Smith Adidas are super cool, but I think shell toes with the black stripes are even color and gives your look an edge and mad flavor like none other (and my feet feel a lot better, LOL)!  Agree???

Went straight Urban on ya! Sidebar: Stan Smith Adidas are super cool, but I think shell toes with the black stripes are even color and gives your look an edge and mad flavor like none other (and my feet feel a lot better, LOL)!  Agree???

What I'm Wearing

Long Shirt Dress: H&M (Sold Out)  | Tank: Top Shop | Culottes: Zara (Old) | Shoes: Asos (Old) 

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That's A Wrap - Farewell Costa Rica You Were Amazing & So Good To Us!

This is it folks, our final hooray, as I wrap up our trip with some highlights of our time exploring Tamarindo. Also a beach town, Tamarindo is a bit more popular and a little on the higher end of the scale than that of Playa Coco (Coco Beach) and they certainly capitalize on how active the town is. There where lots of local shops and restaurants, which because of all the activity caused prices to be higher for local crafts and products and even the food. Price aside, I found the town to be full of character and very spirited! We came across this colorific wheel and because I love color, I went for it. Even if you don't like color as much as me, I think you'll agree that this supercool! 

I think of myself as a friendly, kind-hearted Christian valued woman, but after spending time in a country that's considered one of the happiest in the world, it certainly made me amp up my outlook on gratitude and my expression of joy! Ticos are a very laid back and gracious people. As in the sign that greeted us as we entered Tamarindo, Pura Vida, as the Tico's say, is not only a saying but it's a way of life! The Spirit of Pure Life was alive and thriving and that memory and even more so the 'sentiment' will forever remain with me. #SybilStreetSTYLe

Proof that there's a lot to do in Tamarindo!

Proof that there's a lot to do in Tamarindo!

Crafts by local vendors and artisans.

Crafts by local vendors and artisans.

Click the link the above to enjoy the mariachi band we happened upon!

Hubs relishing our final few hours of the last evening we spent here in The Westin's main lobby, then on to dinner at the resort's French restaurant located here. He enjoys collecting cigars; the one above was purchased at their Pro Golf shop. I must reiterate that the service, fine dining restaurants, amenities and accommodations of  The Westin Playa Conchal  were exceptional and far exceeded our expectations. The staff went over and above to ensure that our stay was the absolute best it could be, and it was. And again, not only because of the pool as I stated in one (or two) of my prior posts, but it was hard to leave this place!

Hubs relishing our final few hours of the last evening we spent here in The Westin's main lobby, then on to dinner at the resort's French restaurant located here. He enjoys collecting cigars; the one above was purchased at their Pro Golf shop. I must reiterate that the service, fine dining restaurants, amenities and accommodations of The Westin Playa Conchal were exceptional and far exceeded our expectations. The staff went over and above to ensure that our stay was the absolute best it could be, and it was. And again, not only because of the pool as I stated in one (or two) of my prior posts, but it was hard to leave this place!

Final farewell - peace until we meet again Costa Rica!  We set out for fun and relaxation but gained so much more :-)

Final farewell - peace until we meet again Costa Rica!  We set out for fun and relaxation but gained so much more :-)

What I'm Wearing

Dress: BCBG (Also at Revolve & Nordstrom) | Tracksuit Adidas: Jacket  Shorts:  | Sneakers: Asics Tiger | Sunnies: Miu Miu  

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Costa Rica X #SybilStreetSTYLe Restful, Playful Days Part 4

Hola everyone! As this tropical paradise was sadly coming to a close, so were our out and abouts doing the town. With so many comforts and amenities at the resort, we both decided to do a lazy Saturday type situation and spend the part of the day by the pool just relaxing and enjoying the opportunity and glorious option to just simply do nothing. This is rare b/c at home we are always busy and on-the-go in our normal day-to-day. And I must admit, I like cultural exploration so much that when we travel I have the tendency to overbook our days with tours and activities so much so that I need another vacation from being on vacation, LOL!

This was our 28th anniversary, so we did get dressed and went just a few feet across the way to have breakfast outdoors at Farinellile's exclusive to where we stayed. Funny, before our food was served we had some visitors to join us - the cutest Jay Birds that were on a mission. I heard, but paid no attention to Hubs talking about his conversation with one of the bartenders at one of the other on-site restaurants about how the birds come to get packets of sugar. I guess I just didn't believe it. This first fella pictured below (there ended up being three in total) caught my attention, so of course I wanted to get him on camera. A gentleman also there having breakfast, sees me trying to point and shoot and says, if you want him to come closer just put a few packs of these down on your table - sugar- throwing a few down on his. Ok, I was a bit skeptical at first. Then I relented and threw a few down to see if it really worked. Ah ha, look at the picture below, you can see for yourself. Seeing is definitely believing! These beautiful, but sly little nuggets go around confiscating packs of sugar from bars and restaurants - how cute and funny is that! Who would have known,- not me!!! After all that excitement we goofed off a bit around the property, taking some pics, enjoying its beauty then hung out at the pool before heading back to do lazy Saturday in true form - in bed watching television! I felt so liberated, whew! Since it was our anniversary, we did have a nice, late dinner at the resort's French restaurant, but otherwise did absolutely nothing which made us absolutely delighted - real rest & relaxation in our piece of paradise! #SybilStreetSTYLe

Enjoying views of the pool while sitting on the restaurant's terrace enjoying breakfast with my new friends below.    Stunning right, I'm still awe!

Enjoying views of the pool while sitting on the restaurant's terrace enjoying breakfast with my new friends below.  Stunning right, I'm still awe!

My breakfast buddies! You see little guy in the last image, he hardly left any sugar for me, I'm like sir do you have to take some to all of your friends!!! If I didn't witness this for myself, I wouldn't have believed it. I'm still shaking my head in amazement!  

My breakfast buddies! You see little guy in the last image, he hardly left any sugar for me, I'm like sir do you have to take some to all of your friends!!! If I didn't witness this for myself, I wouldn't have believed it. I'm still shaking my head in amazement! 

I loved being able to walk out of our room daily to the beauty and tranquility of this enclosed garden courtyard at the Royal Beach Club. This fountain and itsy bitsy tropical oasis were pure bliss! It was like having my own step and repeat or photo op on deck, as I'm sure you can tell from all the pics! Do you not agree that it was just lovely, who wouldn't want to start snapping pics in the midst of all this! 

I loved being able to walk out of our room daily to the beauty and tranquility of this enclosed garden courtyard at the Royal Beach Club. This fountain and itsy bitsy tropical oasis were pure bliss! It was like having my own step and repeat or photo op on deck, as I'm sure you can tell from all the pics! Do you not agree that it was just lovely, who wouldn't want to start snapping pics in the midst of all this! 

Say Cheese! Click the video below and see a quick glimpse of this breathtaking area for yourself - a sheer delight! I just fit right in. See how all the colors of nature, architecture and my outfit just worked so perfectly together! And look below, I'm not the only one loving the photoshoot ready spot - go Hubs! I promise you, he had other shorts/trunks in some cool colors and prints, because I bought them, but he refused to wear them saying, the lime ones, were too comfortable and felt like terry cloth, smh!!! 

Say Cheese! Click the video below and see a quick glimpse of this breathtaking area for yourself - a sheer delight! I just fit right in. See how all the colors of nature, architecture and my outfit just worked so perfectly together! And look below, I'm not the only one loving the photoshoot ready spot - go Hubs! I promise you, he had other shorts/trunks in some cool colors and prints, because I bought them, but he refused to wear them saying, the lime ones, were too comfortable and felt like terry cloth, smh!!! 

Taking it all in, no complaints whatsoever!  B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

Taking it all in, no complaints whatsoever! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

Leaving out the other way through our patio was really nice too - it led directly to the pool, bar and restaurant, yassss! What an amazing resort, check out another video below! This was the golf course - one of Hub's prerequisite wen choosing where to stay while we were away, as he loves to play the game - The  Westin  delivered!

Leaving out the other way through our patio was really nice too - it led directly to the pool, bar and restaurant, yassss! What an amazing resort, check out another video below! This was the golf course - one of Hub's prerequisite wen choosing where to stay while we were away, as he loves to play the game - The Westin delivered!

See you next time for my last and final post on our wonderful Costa Rica getaway! We visit the small, but progressive and oh so lively beach town of Tamarindo.  Until then, 'Pura Vida' everyone!

See you next time for my last and final post on our wonderful Costa Rica getaway! We visit the small, but progressive and oh so lively beach town of Tamarindo.  Until then, 'Pura Vida' everyone!

What I'm Wearing

Top: Free People | Tank: Target | Sandals: J Crew | Shorts: Target | Sunnies: Miu Miu (Old)

Styling In The Jungle With Volcanic Mud Of Costa Rica Part 3

I love amusement parks, so it's no wonder I chose an excursion tour that would include waterfalls, water slides and zip lining for our amusement, in nature's playground! This tour was located at the than Buena Vista Lodge & Adventure that included all those activities plus volcanic mud baths, hot springs and more! I opted not to ride horseback down to our first stop at the hot springs, but rather took a tractor down the windy, bumpy mountainside. Once we arrived, they had us to sit in the steam bath for several minutes to open our pores, then we soaked in the volcanic mud. After it was all dried to our skin then came rinsing and off to soak in the hot springs. Rinsing off with cool water, then immersing ourselves in the hot water of the springs was so invigorating.  

I must say the drive up and around this mountain to get to the lodge was no easy feat. Neither was hiking to the waterfall or going up to get to the water slide in the jungle. I joked that we looked like Tarzan and Jane with all the mud on us, but I truly felt like them as well after all the vigorous hiking and frockling in the jungle! After it was all over with, we ended our full day back at the resort with a nice dinner out and some pretty lively nightlight entertainment. Check out the pics and videos below, do enjoy! #SybilStreetSTYLe

Anyone that knows me, is aware I love the color pink, so when i noticed this beautiful Cola de Pez, featuring my favorite color, I had to capture it!

Anyone that knows me, is aware I love the color pink, so when i noticed this beautiful Cola de Pez, featuring my favorite color, I had to capture it!

These shots were so hilarious, I really felt like we were giving off that Tarzan and Jane thing, while cleansing our skin and our souls, LOL! How did we do, you guys think we pulled it off?

These shots were so hilarious, I really felt like we were giving off that Tarzan and Jane thing, while cleansing our skin and our souls, LOL! How did we do, you guys think we pulled it off?

Having some fun in the hot springs. There were three in all, with each different temperatures. The first one was really hot, the second one not-so-warm and the third just right! I also have a pic included from when I came down the water slide giving a thumbs up, cuz i made it - see that video below and look at what they jokingly call sexy diapers to prevent burns and chaffing when coming down the slide!

Having some fun in the hot springs. There were three in all, with each different temperatures. The first one was really hot, the second one not-so-warm and the third just right! I also have a pic included from when I came down the water slide giving a thumbs up, cuz i made it - see that video below and look at what they jokingly call sexy diapers to prevent burns and chaffing when coming down the slide!

This was the hot spring that was just right! In the video right below, Hubs joke how my phone case is waterproof but wouldn't take any pictures under water as it claimed to perform, smh!

This was the hot spring that was just right! In the video right below, Hubs joke how my phone case is waterproof but wouldn't take any pictures under water as it claimed to perform, smh!

Here, happily back at the  Westin  resort.  When it was all said and done, the night was still young and we set out to enjoy every bit of it!

Here, happily back at the Westin resort.  When it was all said and done, the night was still young and we set out to enjoy every bit of it!

Just sitting waiting on our buggy (the resort's cart) to whisk us away to the restaurant. Sorry guys about the video below. I was trying to get a wide shot of the band performing, but their performance was great nonetheless and we had a wonderful evening - dinner, cocktails, a magic show and live music!

Just sitting waiting on our buggy (the resort's cart) to whisk us away to the restaurant. Sorry guys about the video below. I was trying to get a wide shot of the band performing, but their performance was great nonetheless and we had a wonderful evening - dinner, cocktails, a magic show and live music!

See you back next time for Part 4 of our vacay, cant wait to tell you the hard-to-believe story about breakfast with our Jay bird friends and their canvassing for packets of sugar!

What I'm Wearing

Red Dress: Free People | Crossbody: B Brian Atwood | Sandals: Victoria Secret (Old) | Swimsuit: Liz Claiborne Top  Bottom at JCP  

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Costa Rica Part 2- Jet Skis & The Comeback

Pura Vida - Pure Life!!!

So here we go again, Part 2 of our Costa Rican adventure. Guys, in the image above I had the thumbs down going on. That's the face you make when you totally wipe out on jet skis. We started off good and was having a ton of fun while Hubs was driving and doing all his tricks as if he was driving his dirt bike, go figure. The problem came when we switched places to allow me reigns to drive. Since this was my first time actually driving a jet ski, I was unaware that you needed to start off fast rather than slow and then pick of your momentum, which is what I was doing – slow walking the situation. Well I know now, and learned the hard way! Because I eased at the power, and slowly took off, the darn thing flipped over and I went in with it smack dab into the Pacific! I went first then Hubs went next. When it was all over, we and some other couples who were watching on the beach had a good laugh. But I tell you what, when I was under the water it was no laughing matter, especially for a girl that can't swim! All I kept thinking while under was, how deep is this water and am I going to make it back to the top, Oh My God! Hubs hollered as the staff came running to our rescue, "Get her, she can't swim!" Note y'all, he told them to get me, not him coming to get me - he was over it:):):):) Check out the video below, smh

Well at least we started off on a high note!  Notice the expression on my face below - my how the tide had changed! I was like seriously Sybil! Click the video below. 

Well at least we started off on a high note!  Notice the expression on my face below - my how the tide had changed! I was like seriously Sybil! Click the video below. 

After all the laughing and jokes from Hubs about how I was trying to kill us and how he had drank enough ocean water, there was nothing else to do but to go take a dip in the pool - the safe-free, non-motorized water sports zone! I wasn't complaining not one bit, the fresh water was so inviting, warm and relaxing. This pool is certainly a de-stressor and quite entertaining. And the only drinking I was doing at this point was my cocktail of choice, can anyone say, "Amaretto Sour please?"      Tastes a lot better than beach water, hmp!  The pool and cocktails - what a way to comeback right!!!

After all the laughing and jokes from Hubs about how I was trying to kill us and how he had drank enough ocean water, there was nothing else to do but to go take a dip in the pool - the safe-free, non-motorized water sports zone! I wasn't complaining not one bit, the fresh water was so inviting, warm and relaxing. This pool is certainly a de-stressor and quite entertaining. And the only drinking I was doing at this point was my cocktail of choice, can anyone say, "Amaretto Sour please?"  Tastes a lot better than beach water, hmp!  The pool and cocktails - what a way to comeback right!!!

Upon first glance of this pic, you might be thinking I'm highlighting the beautiful scenery of the pool area, which I was but take a closer look. Hubs was trying to imitate a covert Navy Seal tactic in the water. If you didn't notice him initially, I'd say he did a pretty good job! He was playing the part guys, he had his camo hat on and everything. I needed that strategy back when I was under the water, not now, LOL!

Upon first glance of this pic, you might be thinking I'm highlighting the beautiful scenery of the pool area, which I was but take a closer look. Hubs was trying to imitate a covert Navy Seal tactic in the water. If you didn't notice him initially, I'd say he did a pretty good job! He was playing the part guys, he had his camo hat on and everything. I needed that strategy back when I was under the water, not now, LOL!

Here's to all-inclusive days and Hurricane cocktails! Truthfully speaking, a girl got spoiled by the all-inclusive perks - endless cocktails, being waited on hand-and-foot, room service etc., this is the good life baby or as Tico's call it "Pura Vida.", Heck, the fab perks wiped away all my memories of my wipe out!

Here's to all-inclusive days and Hurricane cocktails! Truthfully speaking, a girl got spoiled by the all-inclusive perks - endless cocktails, being waited on hand-and-foot, room service etc., this is the good life baby or as Tico's call it "Pura Vida.", Heck, the fab perks wiped away all my memories of my wipe out!

Just another shot of the tropical pool area - so lovely and serene! It was so hard to leave and hard not to take pictures, it's like always photoshoot ready!!!.

Just another shot of the tropical pool area - so lovely and serene! It was so hard to leave and hard not to take pictures, it's like always photoshoot ready!!!.

On to our next stop, the lively beach town of Playa Coco!  We did finally leave the pool at our resort to get out to visit this beach and do some further exploration. We ended up here at Playa Coco (Coco Beach), also in the province of Guanacaste!  This town is really tourist-y and reminds me of the bustling boardwalks found on the beaches back home in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE. The Tico's were really nice and it's a great place to purchase all types of hand-crafted goods & souvenirs genuine to the culture of the country and to experience an authentic taste of Costa Rican cuisine - raw and uncut. #SybilStreetSTYLe

In the pics above I was just standing on the beach in admiration of this view but of the awesomeness of God and His handy work. So when I seen this surf board around Coco Beach town saying the word GRACE, to me it further affirmed the splendor and kindness of our Lord (I embrace and am thankful for GRACE)!. Next, was just a cute little beachfront restaurant we stopped by. Then, we happened upon this colorful tree on the beach, and since I'm a colorific girl, inspired by pink, I had to capture it. Besides how often to do happen upon a tree that looks like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, Ha!

In the pics above I was just standing on the beach in admiration of this view but of the awesomeness of God and His handy work. So when I seen this surf board around Coco Beach town saying the word GRACE, to me it further affirmed the splendor and kindness of our Lord (I embrace and am thankful for GRACE)!. Next, was just a cute little beachfront restaurant we stopped by. Then, we happened upon this colorful tree on the beach, and since I'm a colorific girl, inspired by pink, I had to capture it. Besides how often to do happen upon a tree that looks like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, Ha!

Ah, the beauty of nature and in my favorite color no les s {The Power Of Pink}

Ah, the beauty of nature and in my favorite color no less {The Power Of Pink}

Yellow Top: JCP | Swimsuit Top: La Blanca Swim Bottom: La Blanca Swim Denim shorts: Target  

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Costa Rica Adventure Summer '16 - The Streets Do Guanacaste! Part 1

Hey Everyone, I'm excited to be able to share with you our six-day vacation spent in the magical country of Costa Rica. Hubs and I celebrated 28 years of marriage during our time away on July 23rd- such as blessing!  We stayed & played at the lush, beautiful and picturesque Westin Playa Conchal All-Inclusive Golf & Spa Resort located on Costa Rica's North Pacific Riviera on the sparkling Conchal beach. The resort and beach is nestled in the rich Guanacaste area of Costa Rica, which happens to be the largest and most visited province in the country . Check out some of the pics below highlighting our stay & play. Enjoy, hope you're having a great Summer '16! #SybilStreetSTYLe

This hooded jersey Michael Kors dress was good for traveling in.

This hooded jersey Michael Kors dress was good for traveling in.

Wheels down - checked in and ready to play! The Westin's staff welcomed us with a spectacular reception that included cool towels, pineapple mojitos, a plethora of Costa Rican refreshments and an abundance of hospitality in true Tico (what the natives call themselves) "Pura Vida" style. Pura Vida translates, "Pure Life." I can't begin to tell you how friendly, attentive and courteous the staff was there.  It was like southern hospitality to the 10th degree! This huge 2,400 acre resort, full of everything you need for a super relaxing and fun vacation, comprised of various types of rooms and two sides - family and adult only. Our accommodations, located in the adult only Royal Beach Tower, was nicely appointed with 'all' the amenities and great amount of space for a home away from home, but probably much better than your home!. I had heard prior, that bathtubs are not the norm in Costa Rica, so when I found that our room had one I was pleasantly surprised. I was even more delighted when we arrived to see such a deep contemporary tub in our bathroom, in addition to a separate shower with a rainfall head. We even had our own pool and private restaurant just a few steps away from our room, exclusive to guests of the Royal Beach Tower. The pool view was a nice touch! 

In the image above, we were sitting poolside actually waiting for our room. Without our asking, the pool attendant graciously served us drinks and shared a very friendly conversation with us. After which, they took our bags to our room, we got settled, changed clothes and hit the beach. After the beach we enjoyed a nice dinner and cocktails at one of the beautiful open-air restaurants (8 total fine dining establishments on the property). Funning and watching the sunset on the beach (click video above) was an amazing experience!

Soaking it all in - I was simply mesmerized by the resort's natural beauty! Wearing a J Crew floral tropical print cami and matching cotton shorts - the perfect contrast to nature's decor. 

I found this BCBG Giselle dress at Macys in Herald Square NYC and actually purchased it in white and this green shade called oasis. It also came in a natural and orange color as well, so the choices were tuff. It's lightweight and loose so it's not only cute, but very comfortable. I went with the oasis color which worked out wonderfully with my current accessories and sandals and the colors of nature. Besides, white especially in that setting, can get dirty very quickly. I was able to use one of my scarves from several years ago to wrap around my hair to add more interest. along with my gold sandals, gold sunnies and a multi color crossbody that anchored my orange lip color and viola - you have a cute, comfy, sassy vacay appropriate look.

I found this BCBG Giselle dress at Macys in Herald Square NYC and actually purchased it in white and this green shade called oasis. It also came in a natural and orange color as well, so the choices were tuff. It's lightweight and loose so it's not only cute, but very comfortable. I went with the oasis color which worked out wonderfully with my current accessories and sandals and the colors of nature. Besides, white especially in that setting, can get dirty very quickly. I was able to use one of my scarves from several years ago to wrap around my hair to add more interest. along with my gold sandals, gold sunnies and a multi color crossbody that anchored my orange lip color and viola - you have a cute, comfy, sassy vacay appropriate look.

Part of the beauty of the Westin is being able to enjoy the local wildlife of Costa Rica on the resort. We discovered some new friends just wandering the property freely doing their natural thing - monkeys, coatis, iguanas and a beautiful toucan! 

Monkey business! You see me holding the phone above, well I was trying to get a good capture of the monkey up in the tree. One perk of the resort is having someone to drive you around to the different activities and places on the grounds. One driver in particular, Dixon, we became very fond of him. During one of our rides back from the main lobby to our room, we had a nice little talk about the monkeys at the reserve, but we had yet to see them. When getting ready to venture back out we see Dixon again and he says, "I seen the monkeys!" He offered to take us to see the monkeys first, then to our destination. How nice, we agreed! And so there you have me trying to get pics of this guy, high in the sky!

It was hard to leave this area - the pool, swim-up bar and restaurant exclusive to guests staying in the all adult Royal Beach Tower section of the resort. Not only  super easy on the eyes, but so very relaxing as well. It was great waking up to this view every morning and playing in this sandbox, LOL!.

It was hard to leave this area - the pool, swim-up bar and restaurant exclusive to guests staying in the all adult Royal Beach Tower section of the resort. Not only  super easy on the eyes, but so very relaxing as well. It was great waking up to this view every morning and playing in this sandbox, LOL!.

Loved our summer playground, how could we not! It was simply amazing, like our very own little piece of paradise for six days!

When deciding what pieces to take on our trip, I chose pieces that were full of color, comfortable and easy to pack. Mission Accomplished - bright, fun colors set against the best backdrop of all - nature - is always a good way to go!

When deciding what pieces to take on our trip, I chose pieces that were full of color, comfortable and easy to pack. Mission Accomplished - bright, fun colors set against the best backdrop of all - nature - is always a good way to go!

It was an awesome first two days! Stay tuned for more adventure and some funny shenanigans with my Jay Bird friend who came for breakfast and my jet ski wipe out!

What I'm Wearing

Black Hoodie Dress: Michael Kors

Blue Floral Print Top: J Crew | Blue Shorts: J Crew | Belt Pouch: Lands End (Old) | Sandals: Zara (Old) | Straw Bag: Target | Sunnies: Miu Miu 

Pleated Cami Dress: BCBG | Purse: Pamela V | Gladiator Sandals: J Crew

Stay Tuned for Wednesday Blog Series - Transforming Style From the Inside Out: Women of Style & Faith #SaintlyStyle