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What I’ve Been Up To Lately…Mexico Trip, B-Day Party Planning, Snapchatting

July 17, 2015

Rosewood Mayakoba

{ Rosewood Mayakoba lobby }IMG_0020

{ On way to lobby }IMG_0022

{ Because I can’t resist a beautiful arrangement of orchids! }IMG_0024

{ Overlooking 1 of the 3 pools }IMG_0041

{ Our beachfront suite, looking out }IMG_0046

{ Welcome margaritas? Yes, please! }
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{ My love, Tony♥ }IMG_1248

{ At Punta Bonita Bar }IMG_1188

{  Dinner }IMG_1154

{ Doing our best ‘sexy faces,’ – haha! }IMG_1169

{ S’mores on the beach + a bonfire. Just us. }

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I’ve been M.I.A! Tony and I were on vacation and spent some wonderful time in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We stayed at the Rosewood Mayakoba Resort, in a private beachfront suite + let me just say, it was fabulous! Many margaritas were enjoyed! Then the day after we got back I spent the next two days in bed with like a stomach virus- ugh, the worst! Must of caught the bug in the plane on the way back, or it could’ve been the gross quickie lunch we picked up at the airport?
Anyway, its been hard to get back into the swing of things. My head is still in Mexico. I mean, can ya blame me? Did you see those pictures?!

This week I’ve also started planning Mason’s first birthday party! I CAN’T BELIEVE it’s right around the corner! My baby boy is growing up so fast…Both of my boys are! Ahhh, so sad.

Since he’s an August Summer baby, I’ve decided to plan a Pirate PArrrty! Not to be confused with Jake and the Neverland Pirates, but just a good old pirates theme. Anyone who knows me knows I like a good themed party. But even for the kiddies, I tend to do less cartoonish parties and do a little more ‘elegant-kiddy,’ if that makes sense. Hey, I’m taking advantage while I still have a say in what the themes are- haha! I found some really cute pirate inspiration on Pinterest, of course.

Check out this adorable pirate cake I found on Pinterest! It’s still fun, but less cartoon-y which I like. I already ordered his invitations. I found some great ones on Minted! If you haven’t ordered from Minted, check this website out because it’s great for finding announcements, invitations, Holiday cards and even some party decorations.

I will share with you more ideas + what I end up buying & even decorating ideas as the party nears.pirate-ship-cake

Last note:  I’m now on Snapchat- whaaaat! Username:  petalsandpumps.

Yup, I will be sharing some little snips of my life on there too! This is kinda a test for me to see if I would attempt on having my own YouTube channel one day…Who knows! What do you think?   Add me if you have an account. Thanks!

Ok, that’s it for now…

Have a great weekend!

 

xx,

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Rebecca MInkoff 'Dev' Off Shoulder Top

Wednesday’s Wish List | Featuring Rebecca Minkoff

June 24, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff Sydney Bucket Bag Rebecca Minkoff Passport Holder Rebecca Minkoff Finn Clutch Rebecca MInkoff 'Dev' Off Shoulder Top Triangle Ear Jackets Rebecca Minkoff Phone Charger

Rebecca Minkoff:  Bucket Bag | Passport Holder | Fringe Clutch | Top | Ear JacketsPhone Charger

Wednesday’s Wish List is a new series on Petals And Pumps. This series will be about beauty and/or fashion related items that I wish to have – pretty self explanatory, right? My goal is to post 1 of these every week. If I don’t though, ( because life gets a liiiiiitle crazy ) then I will post a wish list twice a month.

Ok….so this week I’ve been loving Rebecca Minkoff! I found all these items at Nordstrom. If you remember my Spring 2015 Bag Trend post, I said this type of bag would be everywhere. And it is. And this powder blue and snakeskin one is so cute, right?!

I used to be more of a jet-setter before I had the boys. I still LOVE to travel, but It’s been hard to escape. I think my husband and I are itching for some adventure! I AM READY FOR A VACATION (we will be going to Mexico in a couple of weeks!) and this bright ‘Adventure Awaitspassport is perfect! Also, this off the shoulder top is cute for summer, even in black. I would wear this top with distressed jeans and heels, out for some drinks or a casual date night.

And finally, how cool is this studded phone charger? Everyone should have a way to stay connected, especially with how much we utilize our phones. This is great to keep in your handbag for emergencies.

I hope you’ll like this series! Happy Hump Day!

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Pictures:  Nordstrom

Laura Geller Beauty Summer Glow

Summer Beauty | Laura Geller + Stila

June 17, 2015

Laura Geller Beauty

Baked Body Frosting { in HAWAIIAN GLOW }| Blush-N-Brighten { in SUNSWEPT } | Gelato Swirl Illuminator { in BALLERINA }

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I’m all about a bronzed glow right now. I love simple makeup looks that are glowy and effortless for the summer time. I want to wear the least amount of makeup possible during these very hot and humid months here in Miami. I live for just popping bronzer on my face, some highlighter and a pretty bright lip. No matter what skin tone you have, a sun-kissed glow is flattering on everyone!

Laura Geller‘s Baked beauty products all start as a liquid, that then are poured into terra cotta pans and are baked until they turn into a soft, wonderfully pigmented & creamy powder. By using this baked method, the terra cotta tiles help sustain hydration in the product as well as in your skin. You know how sometimes after you’ve dusted a powder across your face and then your skin feels…dry?  Well, not with these products. You get the color pay-off, hydration and glow!

Stila Cosmetics

Sun, Sea + Splash Summer 2015 Collection

Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer | Contouring Bronzer For Face + Body { in DARK } | Liquid Lipstick { in AMALFI } 

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Fun Fact:  Stila was one of the first high-end brands I started using back when I was in high-school.

I have been loving the NEW Summer Collection. The matte bronzer really does stay all day, it applies effortlessly, and never turns muddy or orange. I apply it where the sun would normally hit my face – forehead, tops of my cheeks and a little across my nose.

I have used the Aqua Glow bronzer only 3 times, I just got it last week. But I really like the dewy sun-kissed look it gives. I’ve tried wearing it alone, but I like mixing it with a little foundation. It does not feel or look oily on my skin. I prefer though, to set my T-zone anyway with powder after I apply this.

The Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a beautiful color { shade:  AMALFI — a coral-pink }. This pop of color is great with tanned skin. I’m still on the fence with this product though. It does last, but what bothers me is the smell and the texture of it. It smells kind of ‘chemically’ and it dries out my lips. BUT I do love the color. I think maybe I’ll try putting a gloss or something over top to see how that goes.

These products are perfect for creating that summer sun-kissed glow!

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In Bloom By Jonquil Pajamas

New (sexy-cute) Sleepwear from Nordstrom: Perfect For The Summer Months

May 21, 2015

In Bloom By Jonquil Pajamas

Camisole & shorts | Ombré Chemise | Printed Wrap 

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I usually go pajama shopping around this time of year. With the hot-muggy Florida weather not letting up anytime soon + summer quickly approaching, I need comfy, lightweight  pajamas right now.

I usually gravitate towards the In Bloom by Jonquil brand at Nordstrom. There’s always cute new  prints + the fabric is always perfect for this time of year. I ended up getting a sexy cami + shorts set, a knit chemise and a printed wrap (robe) with the same lace trim + exotic animal pattern as the cami + shorts.

I’ll be snoozing in style!

Photos:  PetalsAndPumps, Nordstrom

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