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Punta Cana Outfit Round Up + Vacay Recap

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!


Hello & Happy Friday friends!

Sharing a HUGE roundup from Punta Cana today! Can we just go back?! At least the temps in Minnie are nearing 50, and I’m flying out to ATX in the morning so, can’t complain 😉

I’ve had several common DMs over the last two weeks. Like I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, our WiFi at the resort was not meant for a busy blogger bee like me and, combined with Instagram/Facebook’s blackout on Wednesday, I am just now making a dent in the DMs about Punta Cana! Lots of questions about our resort, our excursion and what I did to prep! Hoping to answer lots of those today!

We stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar and booked through Apple Vacations. Ambar is a small resort within a huge complex of maybe 5-6 other Bahia Principe resorts. Ambar is the most updated (renovations finished Nov 2018) and is adults only! We explored the other resorts pretty extensively, and I’m happy we stayed in Ambar. Overall better vibes, food, and drinks! The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. We loved all of the food especially the steakhouse – M.E.A.T. I heard the Italian is good too! We also loved the all inclusive coffee shop on site. They did offer nightly shows at the main resort (Bavaro), but we typically hung out at the Sports Bar in Ambar and chatted with a few other couples we met!

If you’ve stayed at an all-inclusive or done a beach vacay before, you know they’re pretty low key. We basically got coffee every morning, were on the beach by mid-morning and then ate at the beach-side lunch buffet. So good! I think we had guacamole with every meal lol! Then spent the later afternoons at the pool bar before heading back to the room to shower and head to dinner. One thing I will say is that the a la carte restaurants at the resort fill up FAST. I suggest booking ahead – we only got two reservations the entire week!

We also did an excursion day – Janillo VIP – with Scape Park tours! We booked this through our Apple Vacations representative at the resort. Side note – I can’t speak for everyone, but we have had great experiences booking through Apple. They arrange airport transports to the resorts and have representatives on site to help you while you’re there with things like excursions and airport pick ups.

In terms of the excursion with Scape Park, we snorkled, drank on a sandbar, ate lunch on Janillo beach and then jumped in el Hoyo Azul – a giant cenote! In case you missed it, I did save the video of me jumping into the 50 ft deep hole of ice cold water to my Punta Cana highlights on Instagram. It was so scary, but so fun! Definitely a bucket list moment!


In terms of prep for the trip, I started it off with getting a wax at Waxing the City. I love that place and have been several times! If you haven’t gotten a wax before a beach vacation, you have not lived! I started a few years back, and it is life changing. Last year I added on a leg wax in addition to my standard bikini in prep for our trip to Sanibel. I didn’t have to shave my legs for 3 weeks let alone the time we were actually in warm weather! Life Changing. This time I added on underarms in addition to legs and bikini. My skin stayed smooth the entire vacation! Waxing the City locations are independently owned but are nationwide. Highly recommend checking them out if you have a vacay coming up!

I wrapped up my prep by getting a spray tan at The Glow Lounge, which is a local chain in the Cities. The gals there are SO nice! I have friends who get their spray tans done there regularly so I knew they did a good job. But, I am so impressed at how mine turned out! It’s the perfect golden brown color and looks very natural, even on my hands (you’ll know that’s not always the case if you watch my Instagram stories, haha!).

I used to go to a tanning bed to get a “base tan” before going to a tropical location and, I’ll be honest, I don’t think a base tan does ANYTHING. I still burned! Now I just get my spray tan, bring along these tanning drops to mix in with lotion once the tan starts wearing away (around day 7-8 if going in water) and apply SPF 50 like it’s my job. Skin cancer and early aging are not cute ladies!

Now on to the outfits! As always, I’m rounding up the links + sizes to every outfit from Punta Cana shared on Instagram! Most of the items below are from American Eagle, Amazon, Shopbop and, of course, Loft! Also sharing a few sales at the end for the holiday weekend and February/Punta Cana top sellers (since we didn’t get to that yet!).


FEBRUARY TOP SELLERS

1. This sweater from Amazon was the top seller for February! I love this one! It comes in 2 other colors and works for sizes XS-XL and petite – tall gals!

2. These AE jeans were the top 2 seller for February. I basically live in these jeans. They are SO comfy and flattering! I did get the regular length because they’re cropped & they fit TTS. They’re also on sale right now!

3. These sneakers from DSW were the 3rd bestseller. Another item I essentially live in. They feel like you’re walking on clouds and are under $50, need I say more? I also picked up this leopard pair (wore them on both travel days) from the same brand last week. Size down .5 in both!


PUNTA CANA BEST SELLERS

  1. This coverup from Amazon was the top seller from Punta Cana! I mean, it’s no surprised, I basically wore it to death while I was there. LOL. It’s such a good find and easily transitions from the beach to lunch like I did with this look.
  2. Another Amazon find – this swimsuit was the second top seller. This suit looks good on so many body types! The reviews show several women who are more busty looking fabulous in it and a few of you who are different sizes sent me photos in it looking amazing too! And, it’s under $30! I’m wearing the S.
  3. These shoes from Target came in third. Definitely my most worn pair down in PC. I wore them to the beach and pool. Even got them wet with no damage! And, they’re a great designer dupe!

Outfits:

All outfits are below with links and sizing details under the photos! Everything fits TTS unless noted otherwise. Lots of items on sale!!

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Jumpsuit (XS) | Denim Jacket (sold out – similar) | Luggage , more from Calpak (last year’s on SALE HERE) | Shoes (size down .5)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Swimsuit (S) | Necklace

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Denim Jacket (sold out – similar) | Cami (XS) | Shorts (XS) | Shoes (TTS)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Swimsuit (S) | Hat

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Button Down (XS – could size down two if petite!) | Bralette (S) | Tank (XS) | Shorts (Old – similar)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Swim Top (S) | Swim Bottoms (S) | Coverup (works for petites!)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Dress (XS) | Wedges (TTS)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Bralette (S) | Tank (XS) | Shorts (0) | Shoes (size up .5)



Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Coverup (works for petites!) | Hat | Swimsuit (S) | Sandals (TTS)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Swimsuit (S) | Necklace | BB Cream (shade medium)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Dress (XS) | Hat

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Romper (SP, could size down one; Comes in short, reg & tall!) | Sandals (TTS)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Top (XSP – size down one) | Shorts (Old – similar) | Earrings

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Top (S/M – size up one) | Shorts (0) | Wedges (TTS)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Swim Top (M) | Swim Bottom (S) | Sandals (TTS)

Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Punta Cana Outfit Roundup + Vacay Recap!

Fabletics Set


WEEKEND SALES

AMERICAN EAGLE // 25% off AE, Aerie & Tailgate (pretty much everything!)

BANANA REPUBLIC // up to 40% off!

BAUBLE BAR // 20% off 2+ rings! (my faves on this page!)

EXPRESS // 40% off EVERYTHING (my faves are on this page!)

GOODNIGHT MACAROON // 40% off EVERYTHING with code FRESH40

LOFT // 40% off EVERYTHING with code LUCKY! (my top picks are on this page!)

OLD NAVY // 40% off EVERYTHING at checkout! (my faves are on this page!)

TARGET // 25% off home


Be sure to follow along on my ATX adventures over the next few days! I’ll be keeping you updated on the ‘gram!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo

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50+ Pieces to Create the Best Spring Break Outfits

50+ Pieces to Create the Best Spring Break Outfits & Resort Wear ;

SO excited to be sharing the items I picked up for our trip to Punta Cana with you all today! I’ve gotten quite a few messages requesting a round up of all the items I’m bringing. Sounds like a ton of you are planning trips of your own! Most items below are under $50-75, and the few that are over are definitely staple pieces, like my Miller sandals.

Disclaimer because there are over 50 items below (lol). I already owned some of these items, and I purchased more than I plan to take for a few reasons. One, I’m betting that some won’t fit when I do my Spring Break try on tomorrow and will have to be returned. Two, I head to Austin, TX a week after I get back so plan to bring some of what’s below on that trip too! Given the trips are so close, I had to shop for both at the same time.

I did also pick up a new set of luggage from Calpak that’s currently on sale! I plan to do a full blog post on how I pack my carry on, which will include more info. But since the brand is part of the Shopbop sale, I’m giving you guys a quick heads up now!


Click on any image below to shop the product from the retailer’s site!

xoxo


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February Instagram Round Up Week 3 + Weekend Sales

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!


Happy Friday lovelies!

Rounding up this week’s Instagram outfits, top sellers + weekend sales for you all! But more importantly, I’m here to say that we are officially ONE WEEK out from our trip to Punta Cana. ONE WEEK – 7 days, 168 hours, 10080 minutes, 604800 seconds. I’m not counting. 😂

I’ve done quite a bit of shopping for this trip and, although I’ve just started planning, I am SO excited for the outfits I plan to share with you all! Next week, I have a massive spring break try on haul coming at you so stay tuned!

This week, I did a Nordstrom & Loft Instagram try on session in stories. Both are saved to my highlights & you can find all of the outfits here too! I also shared my foundation tutorial as part of my weekly beauty series and plan to post my full makeup routine to my “Beauty Routine” tab next week. Oh, and I got my eyebrows ombré shaded – which is similar to microblading. It’s a two-step process and after the healing is done, I won’t have to pencil in my brows anymore! Something I’m truly ecstatic about lol! If you’re local, you can go to my brow gal Liza and get $50 if you mention I referred you!


This week’s top sellers:

  1. This tunic top from Loft was this week’s top seller! Loft had a crazy good sale for President’s Day (then again, when don’t they have a good sale) and so many of you picked up great staples like this top and this 2018 bestseller!
  2. This button-front top from Target was the #2 bestseller! Under $20, this is a great dupe for my fave thermal!
  3. My new fave cami came in at #3! So versatile and comes in a ton of colors! I styled it two ways during my Nordstrom try on, which you can see below too!
  4. Another fave from my Nordstrom try on – this wrap cardigan. It’s the perfect casual chic piece! And would be great for travel or nursing mamas. Plus, it’s on sale for $37!
  5. This top from my Loft try on! I am OBSESSED with this top! I already have 3 different ideas on how I’m styling it for our upcoming vacay – stay tuned!

Outfits:

All of this week’s outfits are below with links and sizing details under the photos! Everything fits TTS unless noted otherwise. Pretty much all of my shoes are on sale too! 

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Cardigan (XS) | Cami (XS) | Denim (0reg) | Booties (TTS)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Jacket (sold out – similar) | Cardigan (XS ) | Cami (XS) | Denim (26R – sized up one) | Wedges (TTS) | Boots (follow size guide) (50% off with code SPRINGBREAK & now $81!!)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (S – sized up one) | Leggings (S – size up one) | Cup | Shoes (size down .5)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Wrap Cardigan (XS) | Top (S – size up one) | Leggings (S – size up one)| Cup

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (SP, ended up getting a XSP) | Denim (25P – size up one) | Booties (TTS)

 



February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (M – size up 1-2 as it’s cropped) | Denim (0reg) | Booties (TTS)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Spanx Leggings

Outfit 1: Black Top | Kimono | Flats

Outfit 2: Hoodie | Shoes

Outfit 3: Sweater | Boots (50% off with code SPRINGBREAK & now $81!!)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (S-M, size up) | Denim (26R – size up one) | Boots (follow size guide & 50% off with code SPRINGBREAK) | Bag

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Similar Top | Leggings (S – size up one)| Boots (TTS) | Cup

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Hoodie (S – size up one) | Necklace | Foundation


WEEKEND SALES

ABERCROMBIE // 30% Off $150+, 15% Off $100 with code 11960

AMERICAN EAGLE // $30 OFF $100+ | $20 OFF $80+ | $10 OFF $50+ with code SALEUP

BAUBLE BAR // End of season sale – tons marked down! (my faves on this page!)

DSW //$10 OFF $49, $20 OFF $99, OR $60 OFF $199 with code REFRESH (updated faves on this page)

EXPRESS // Between-Seasons sale – lots marked down! (my faves are on this page!)

GOODNIGHT MACAROON // Where my fave OTK boots are from! 50% off EVERYTHING with code SPRINGBREAK

LOFT // 50% off dresses! (my top picks are on this page!)

OLD NAVY // All jeans up to 50% off and 30% off EVERYTHING at checkout! (my faves are on this page!)

TARGET // 25% off home


We have a fun filled weekend ahead! Heading out for breakfast with friends tomorrow followed by a pedicure date with my sister in the afternoon (+ taxes, not so fun lol!). And, on Sunday, I’m heading to a blogger event to hear my friend Emerson speak! I’m so excited for her!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo

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The Not-So-Boho Kimono

Kimono (similar) (similar) || Vestique Shorts || Loft Strappy Cami (similar)|| Steve Madden Wedges ||

Stella & Dot Clutch || Sugarfix by Baublebar Necklace || Bracelets – similar || Target Sunnies – Similar

There’s something about kimonos that instantly makes me think of my college years. You see, I was friends with a group of people that probably would’ve been better off going to school in the late 60’s rather than the early 2010’s. Boho chic was the name of the game, and everyone had a tapestry on their wall, and there was always at least two people with Grateful Dead shirts on at every party (my husband being one of them). So, when kimonos started trending this spring and summer, I felt a sense of nostalgia and curiosity. I always tended to stay on the side of trendy v. hippy in my college days but wouldn’t describe my style as boho now. If I was gonna jump on the kimono band wagon, it had to be for the right piece…

…and so came to pass the incident at Target approximately two weeks ago. I wasn’t even looking for a kimono and was completely blindsided by the rack of them I saw in the bag & sunnies section. Not having the typical defenses up that I have when going through Target’s clothing section, I was completely powerless and put the kimono in my cart without a second thought. But, I’m happy to say, I’m now completely head-over-heels in love, totally obsessed with this thing!

I’ve linked this exact style and a few others I love in its price range above & below. What I love about this kimono, besides the price, is that I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing my style for a trend. The stripes and pastel colors give it a classic feel, while the weaved fabric detail and frayed edges give it that boho look. I wore this outfit out for a dinner with my parents + Kev, and it was perfect for a casual night out. These wedges have been my go-to this summer (and they’re total dupes!), and I own this strappy cami in three colors #noshame.

This or really any kimono would be great styled with a swimsuit for a beach look (which is actually how I think it’s intended to be styled) or with jeans and a tee like I did below for a casual work-day outfit. I plan to bring this along on our roadtrip and will likely find a reason to wear it every other day!

Remember to follow me on Instagram (@_lomeyer_) to follow along on our roadtrip that starts tomorrow!

 

XO,

Lo

 

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