Bahamas

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Ruffle One-Shoulder Swimsuit: Swimsuits for All 

Okay so it's been a while since I posted anything new. I wanted to be sure I had something that was worth your while. Plus I think it's always important to take time for myself and really reflect on what message I want to bring in each post and overall to The Simple Glamazon. The Simple Glamazon has been a place of refuge for me over the past five years and a place for my followers to find inspiration on fashion, lifestyle and travel.
Color Block Swimsuit: ASOS
 
 So I'm back! I recently took my annual girls trip with my friends to the Bahamas. Each year during the third week in January we go somewhere new and It's usually a place by a beach. All three of us love the ocean and love the feeling of relaxing on the beach with a delicious cocktail. This was the first time each of us had been to the Bahamas so we were really looking forward to the trip! This was our opportunity to explore the city, explore the sea life, be silly, and relax! Six days of quality girl time. 

Unfortunately when we got there the weather was not ideal for 6 days of beach play. It was relatively colder than expected and extremely windy. As a matter of fact it rained one day! And I am talking torrential downpour! The raindrops were the size of softballs. But, when you're with good company you can always make the time enjoyable. So we spent the rainy day indoors playing games, having amazing cocktails, and being silly. You'd be surprised how silly 35 year old women can be...probably not!

Yellow Swimsuit: Cupshe

Fortunately we were able to get in a day and a half of beach time and one full day at the pool. The beaches in the Bahamas are absolutely stunning. Growing up in Southern California I've always fancied myself a beach girl, however the beaches in the Bahamas are unlike any of the beaches I've ever seen. I've traveled to a few places in the Caribbean (here and here) however the beaches in the Bahamas are absolutely stunning. The water is so blue and the sand is so soft.
High-Waisted Bikini Bottom: Aerie//Scoop Bikini Top: Aerie

On the two days we left the resort we took advantage of the time in town. We explored the Queen's staircase, theRum Cake Factory, John Watling's Rum Distillery, and the local cuisine at the fish fry. I recommend all of these sites if you are able to visit the Bahamas. Plus, The people are amazing! they're so friendly, incredibly welcoming, and are very proud to share their beautiful island with you.
Will I ever go back to the Bahamas? Absolutely! There's so much history and rich culture so one trip will definitely not be enough.







Dazzling December

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dress: debshops//Heels: Sam Edelman// Clutch: Kate Spade (similar)
Earrings: Loren Hope//Watch: Michael Kors 

Every holiday season I find myself searching for what to wear to all of the holiday parties. Each December I find myself planning out my weeks and looking for pieces that are going to sparkle and dazzle at every party I attend. There will be casual lunches, after work cocktail hours, workday lunch parties, tree trimming ceremonies, and of course dinner with family and friends.

The logical part of of my brain says I can re-wear certain pieces in my wardrobe. And the other part of my brain says "Go ahead and look for new pieces girl!"  I always start my pursuit at my favorite online boutiques in search of pieces that are going to make me sparkle at each party. I also like to find inspiration from my peers and fellow bloggers each year. I'm always so inspired by what I see my peers creating.

Holiday parties are the best time to pull out all of your sequins, glitter, and dazzling pieces. I pulled together some of my favorite looks from past Decembers to inspire you

Enjoy all your parties!
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Jeans: Old Navy//Sweater: Bobeau//Flats: Audrey Brooke//Bra: Addition Elle//
Lips: SEPHORA//Earrings: Claire's//Sunglasses: Express// Watch: Michael Kors


Dress: Forever21+//Pumps: Jessica Simpson//Lipstain: SEPHORA//Polish: O.P.I.

Jumper: c/o debshops//Pantyhoes: Leggs//Pumps: Jessica Simpson//Earrings: Banana Republic

Bomber Jacket: Forever21+//Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: BP (old) similar HERE//Tank: H&M//Earrings: Banana Republic//Watch: Michael Kors


Sleep Crown

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Photos by: Tasha D'Arensbourg

In the past year my responsibilities at work have changed significantly. Last November I took a new position that required me to not only elevate my skills but use a different part of my brain. So at the end of each day I am exhausted. I love what I do for a living however, I love sleep even more! Plus, I am a very light sleeper. The slightest bump or noise will usually wake me up. I had been looking for ways to ensure I am getting as much rest as I can. I surrendered to the idea that during the work week I was only going to get between 6 or 4 hours of sleep a night. Which always made for a rough work week.

Recently I discovered a new pillow designed to help you get the best night of rest. Sleep Crown is a pillow designed to block out light and muffle sound. I don't like to sleep at the very top of my mattress but I like to feel like I am so usually put a pillow or two at the top of my head to give the illusion that I'm at the top of the mattress almost touching the headboard. Sleep Crown provides a gentle pressure to the top of my head which gives me the exact same illusion. Hello rest and relaxation!
I'm usually a side sleeper but there are some days when I just want to relax and lay in my bed. This morning I laid in my bed 15 minutes past my alarm trying to dodge the day. I laid in the bed on my back with my Sleep Crown pillow covering my eyes so no light came in and the sound of the rain and the cars passing by were muffled. It was wonderful. Then the second alarm went off and I knew I had to get up. Bummer...lol

Here are some additional fun facts about the Sleep Crown pillow!
  • Handmade in Austin, TX
  • Hypoallergenic (Thank goodness because I'm allergic to what feels like EVERYTHING, ugh!)
  • Made of cooling Bamboo Fabric and Vegan Down (This fabric is legit! All of my other pillow cases don't compare. It is actually very cool on my face!)
  • The weight is customizable (There are three pillow cases on the pillow so you can remove however many you like!)
  • Female-Founded (#whoruntheworld)
  • Therapeutic for migraine-sufferers
  • Wonderful for those who sleep with someone who snores
Christmas will be here soon so think about the people in your life who can benefit from a good night's rest. Don't forget to use Promo Code: SIMPLEGLAMAZON for a $10 discount on your purchase!

Happy Sleeping! 
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