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SUMMER STYLE | SLIP DRESSES

I am all in the 90s Today. Slip dresses are making major waves this summer. I love the ease of a slip dress : its the perfect little thing to throw on straight from the shower, right out the door and on to your day. And its simplicity makes it so fun to pair with almost anything. Its almost like a blank canvas. You can Carrie Bradshaw it. Or Lauryn Hill it. Kate Moss it. Carolyn Bessette it.  Lisa Bonet it. The possibilities are endless. It can go from day to evening with little to no fuss. So here are three ways I styled it for you. Mine is from Victoria's Secret, its still in stores and also available online. But I will also share with you 3 others in stores now that I hope find its way into my closet!

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WHERE TO STAY| AMOR ZEN | TULUM, MEXICO

I am so excited, my friends for this post, because I am so in love with this wonderful cabana Amor Zen that I am staying at here in Tulum! It is such a beautiful gem and I am so happy to be sharing my home for these ten magical days with you. So here we go!What I love about traveling is getting to experience the life, the food, the energy, the people in the most organic way possible. Especially in a place like Tulum where everywhere you turn you are amazed by the beauty of nature. It seems natural to want to stay in a place that fits with the environment. Amor Zen does that and more. It is a beautiful and rustic private two story eco-friendly cabana situated off the main road in Tulum with a patio that leads straight to the beach. 

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TODAY with ME | TULUM, MEXICO

Went for another "swim" and much deeper into the ocean than last time! 😋 I am actually an okay swimmer but you know how I feel about the ocean. Today was all about "Don't Be Stiff!".

Ok so here's my thought process. I see the wave. And its majestic. It's beautiful. I am excited. Its strong. I can handle this. It's vibrant. But ... then it looks JUST like that wave that almost capsized that boat or that one that dragged me under or that other crazy water story I have etc etc etc and then I GET STIFF 😎 I hold my breath 10 minutes before the wave even makes its way to me. I jump 5 minutes before the wave even makes its way to me. I close my eyes two minutes before the wave even makes its way to me. And then as the wave merrily passes me by there I am pushed aside, happy, out of breath, happy, soaked, happy .. and exhausted!

There must be an easier way! I am told that I have to let the wave carry me. I can't fight it. Hmm seems like a life lesson entangled in here. But for now thats enough of a "swim" for this morning. Will let you know how I get on. 

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TODAY with ME | TULUM, MEXICO

Happy Saturday My Friends!

How divine is this ? This is the view from the cabana we are staying and I am so in love with it. Being a city girl its a dream to wake up to the sounds of the ocean, to roll out of bed, down these beautiful wooden stairs, straight to the beach and right into the water. 

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COME TO THE TABLE: POSADA MARGHERITA - TULUM, MEXICO

Hola Everyone!

I have so many things to do in Tulum! So So So many important things. Eat. Nap. "Swim". Tequila. Eat. Sleep. Drink. Read. Dos Equis. Sunbathe. "Swim". Eat.  And Repeat. So a good breakfast is absolutely necessary! I need the fuel 😋 Breakfast at Posada is so so so so so so good. The menu is selective and will have something for you to enjoy.

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IN MY SKIN

Wherever I go there I am. This I know for sure. Taking great care of my skin is an intentional part of my beauty regime. And often like the best things in life its simple. I want to feel great all the time and that starts with having healthy skin. My friends here are my 3 Holy Grail skin regimes. I hope this gets you excited to be comfortable in your own skin. And speaking of being comfortable in your own skin, there is nothing more important than the dialogue you are having with yourself. I share with you how I am rethinking what I am thinking ... keep on reading. 

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HAPPY HAIR #hairbybobby

You know when you meet someone and you love them crazy right away. Because they are Good Energy! Fun! Talented! Love! Hilarious! Warm! Friendly! Outgoing! Crazy! Absolutely Crazy! ha ha ha. This is my Bobby ... and more. A girl can only dream of finding a super talented hairstylist who gets you and is able to work MAGIC. I discovered Bobby this summer. His attention to detail, his craftsmanship, his professionalism , his gift is out of this world.

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FOR YOU: 3 AB WORKOUTS

Sun. Check. Sand. Check. Mojito. Double Check. Bikini Body Abs. HMPH. Come again?

Before you head away for holiday here are 3 ab workouts that you can do from the comfort of your living room floor today. It'll take you less that 15 minutes each morning. Too small you say? Have you seen what a mustard seed grows into?

Here we Go! 

LOVE

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#DOINGMESOMEGOOD

It is Friday my friends! And I am feeling good! This weekend I am #DOINGMESOMEGOOD. No its not my birthday or a national holiday. But I have decided that today, tomorrow and the day after are all a good as time as any to give Joycey some Tender Loving Care. And I have decided that today, tomorrow and the day after is a good as time as any to give YOURSELF some Tender Loving Care. Not that you needed any permission! Whether its my marathon Sex and The City binge sessions (I am working my backwards and am on season 3) or King James and the Cavs putting an end to the drought but I AM ALL in celebration mode. To celebrate my life in this moment just as it is. To open my eyes to the goodness all around me.

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OPEN INVITATION: KWAN'S CRAZY RICH ASIANS

This book is yummy! I have not read a fiction book in AGES. My rare moments of down time are spent hysterically laughing at Selena Myers' trying to maintain the Presidency on the latest episode of VEEP. So how unexpectedly refreshing that Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians fell into my lap just a few days. I cannot put it down! Its a funny modern day look into life of the super wealthy in Asia. But it is so much more than a tale of fancy cars, palatial mansions, and the jet set life we have all seen on MTV Cribs. Its an interesting weave of characters who seem worlds away. But Kwan is brilliantly showing we are all characters in this human experience. We are all met with situations we created, situations that were created for us and the power to take all these pieces and create a life

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DAY DREAMING IN DENIM

I had fun in this denim on denim look I wore today. I used to be so hesitant to wear denim on denim or print on print or all bright colors. But with every passing year as I get younger and younger my hesitations are turning into a whole lot of "why not baby?" Fashion is fun. It should be an extension of who I feel I am today. Today I was Kelly Kapowski vibe-ing in my denim jean jacket, denim short shorts and full bodied hair! Why not?

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IN: NINA RICCI'S LOVE IN PARIS

I love the smell of summer. Its simmering freshness. Its energtic pulse. Its undeniable enthusiasm. Nina Ricci's Love in Paris is all this and more. Its' delicate dance of Calabrian Bergamot and roses and peonies and vanilla is delightful. It is a scent that speaks for me. It allows me to take my time, to smile more, to take pleasure in wandering. Here is my Yes to no rushing, a resounding Yes to savoring every inch of this summer. 

LOVE

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YOUTUBE: WHAT I EAT IN A DAY

I eat light in the mornings. And I can't think of a more refreshing way to start my mornings than with super bright and yummy juice smoothies. I love mangos and pineapples and kiwi and peaches but preparing a fruit salad first thing in the morning can be a lot of work! So I opt for throwing everything yummy into my NINJA. I love that I can have a quick breakfast thats satisfying yet light enough before my morning workout.

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CRAVING THE COCO

I live an active life. If I am not pulsing in first position at a barre class try looking for me doing a set of hundreds on the reformer at pilates. Working out is fun. I mean not as fun as chomping down on popcorn and pomegranate filled champagne while watching Zoolander 2 in bed right? Right. So I am always on the lookout for ways to reward myself after a workout.

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LEMONADE

DRUM ROLL PLEASE! The DAY has finally arrived! TONIGHT I am heading to CitiField and Beyonce is going to sing and dance for me   ... okay okay okay and a million other Bee-hives. But I am so EXCITED ! I have been doing cartwheels since I got this as birthday present in March. So in honor of Bey tonight I must slay. 

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LADY IN RED

I LOVE a good red liquid lipstick. It just makes everything work. As a kid, I remember my mamma always rocking a bold red lip every day. I mean EVERY DAY ... talk about cool. 

But because I am a model the no makeup makeup look has always been my go to. But with summer holidays fast approaching I am jumping all in into color. This past weekend, I got my hands on Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in 30 Orange Shot and Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Love Amour (Of course I got it in shade LOVE - am I the only one who gets sold on a name when it comes to picking lip colors?) 

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