This post was sponsored by Specialty Retailers, Inc. As always, all opinions & thoughts are my own.

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are halfway through the week, and I can get excited about that. I finally have a Saturday off, so I’m trying to decide if I want to take a mini road trip. What do y’all think?! Speaking of travel, I have two really exciting trips coming up that I can’t wait to share here on the blog. Be sure to stay tuned for that. Today I wanted to share a project that I’ve been working on for a while. I’ve teamed up with Gordmans to show you how I prep for a weekend trip.

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Outfit details: Kimono, c/o Gordmans // White tee, c/o Gordmans // Crops, Old Navy // Brown Slides, c/o Gordmans // Clutch, Stella + Dot

I love this blush pink kimono that I found. I paired with a classic white tee for a bright, summery look. These brown slides were a steal at $10! I would wear this outfit while traveling, because it’s adorable and comfy.

I also thought it would be fun to show you what’s in my beach/pool bag! I got most of the contents at Gordmans for a steal.

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Details: Coverup, c/o Gordmans // Swimsuit, c/o Gordmans // Slides, c/o Gordmans // Straw hat, c/o Gordmans // Tote, Mar y Sol // Sunnies, QUAY

Can you believe that I got all of these Gordmans items in my beach bag for under $50!? Such an incredible deal!

Can you tell me more about Gordmans?

Sure! Gordmans is an off-price retailer. Off-price retailers buy excess inventory from department and specialty stores, then sell it at greatly reduced prices. For shoppers, that means exceptional deals on designer and name brand fashion and home décor.

Their trucks deliver new merchandise every single week, so be sure to go check their store locator to see if there is a Gordmans near you!”

What is the Lowest Price Guarantee?

Gordmans has amazing prices, but they also have something called their Lowest Price Guarantee. To make sure that they can give shoppers the lowest possible price, if you find a lower price somewhere else on any item you found in the store, they will will match the competitors’ price and they will give you a $5 gift card!

They’ve told me that because they want to offer their shoppers the lowest possible prices on merchandise, they watch their competitors’ prices and adjust their prices to beat them. But, with their huge assortment of merchandise, sometimes they don’t catch every item. So, they uses their Lowest Price Guarantee program as a “flag.” When you use the Lowest Price Guarantee, they are alerted and they’ll work on lowering the price on the item you price-matched. Pretty cool!

Anniversary Event

I know we are all on social way more than we’d like to admit so be sure to go to all of their account on various social media platforms to enter to win a gift card to splurge at the Anniversary event! The Anniversary Event is coming up on July 21st in all stores.

If you’re in Northwest Arkansas like me, you can find your local store in Rogers.

I can’t wait to share more travels with you. Thanks to brands like Specialty Retailers, Inc. for supporting my blog!

XO,

Rebekah

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Happy Wednesday. I’m FINALLY back with my recap post of my weekend in Dallas. I honestly didn’t want to come home, but let’s be honest…I never want to when I’m on a trip. I’ll be honest…I had more trouble on this trip than ever before. I had multiple gate changes, flight delays, etc. BUT that didn’t stop me from having one of the best weekends ever! Here’s a recap of my trip with one of my best friends, Ricci.

Where to Stay:

If you are attending a concert/event at the American Airlines Center (more on this below), you HAVE to stay at the W Dallas Victory. You can literally walk a few feet across the street to the venue. It’s SO close, and you won’t have to pay for extra parking.

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Also, if it’s the middle of summer and you’re looking to cool off, the W has an awesome infinity pool on the 16th floor. It looks out across all of Dallas, and it’s really beautiful! The hotel is very modern and fun with cute decor and really friendly staff. I recommend it!

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Where to Eat:

{BREAKFAST} We met up with our bloggy friend, Becky, at Yolk on Routh Street. YUM is all I can say! They have a very extensive menu with sweet and salty faves. Of course I was all about creating my own omelette, so I chose bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and topped it with avocado! Becky & Ricci tried the strawberry orange juice, and it looked awesome too! It was so fun to catch up with a fellow Arkansan (now Texas transplant) and talk all things social media. It was in the cutest neighborhood!

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{LUNCH/DINNER} If you’re obsessed with Tex-Mex like me, be sure to visit one of the many Mi Cocina locations. We headed to the West Village on Sunday afternoon for lunch. Seriously give me allllll of the queso! I’ve never had a meal here I didn’t like, but the fajitas should be the first thing you try ;)

How To Have Fun:

{BASEBALL GAME} How about those Rangers? Well hey, at least they tried. Any other Joey Gallo fans out there? ;) That man is gorgeous. We got awesome seats at the recommendation of a couple of friends. I recommend the Lexus Club seats, because you have servers that tend to you during the game! HOW COOL is this?! Now you won’t miss any of those walk-up songs! Speaking of that…what would be your walk-up song? I’m thinking GIRLS by Beyonce ;) Every Friday night is fireworks at the Park, and I’m pretty proud to say that we provided so much entertainment to the guys next to us as we belted out Journey and Garth Brooks during the show! PS: if it’s football season, be sure to catch the Cowboys across the street at AT&T Stadium!

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{CONCERT} If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with Adam Levine. It’s honestly come to the point that it might or might not be a little unhealthy but whatever…HAVE you seen him lately? Or heard him sing? Enough said. This was my third concert seeing Maroon 5, and this was my favorite so far! (See this post for my Vegas recap when we saw them) The concert was at the American Airlines center. We always sit in the nosebleeds in this location, because there’s not a bad seat in the whole place. The stage was in the shape of a “V”, and Adam was totally OWNING that stage. And can we talk about James’s jumpsuit? He just has his own style, and I love it!

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Obviously Dallas is full of life, and there’s so so much to do! It’s hands down my favorite city in the US. We hit up Northpark before coming home and I bought a few pairs of shoes. Can’t wait to share with you on IG!

Be sure to let me know if you’ve seen Maroon 5 in concert! You can read Ricci’s reviews of the weekend here & here. Thanks for reading.

XO,

Rebekah

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Y’all I’m so sorry that I’m just now getting day 3 of my California trip up here on the blog. This was by far the best day, so I’m excited to share with you. If you’re like me, you may have been an avid watcher of the OC when in high school ;) I was totally Team Seth ok?! I wanted to be sure to visit Orange County on my California trip, but I was sure not to develop any expectations based on TV shows. Believe me, the OC was GORGEOUS! It was so so beautiful. Here’s more about my trip south to the OC and where I stayed.

Since I had a major photo shoot on day 2 in LA, I knew I needed some relaxation. I had read about the shops on Abbot Kinney in Venice which was very close to Santa Monica. There was a Caudalie boutique shop that I found, so I immediately called and scheduled a facial. Since I would be checking into my OC hotel later in the afternoon, I decided to get a facial on my way down. It was an amazing facial, and I was introduced to some awesome Caudalie products. I ended up grabbing the Vinoperfect Radiance serum after I loved the results. Here are the details on the serum from Sephora: highly concentrated, natural, oil-free serum that combats dark spots, evens skin tone, and boosts radiance—and proven to be 62 times more effective than vitamin C. After using this for a couple of weeks, my dark spots are definitely lighter and I’m really excited about it!

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Shopping was awesome in Venice. Be sure to grab lunch at Lemonade if you’re in the neighborhood. I got to visit the flagship store for TOMS! I wear TOMS to work almost every single day, because I have to have closed toe shoes. I grabbed this pair and this pair! I’m loving the collab with Clare V, so be sure to get some before they’re gone! I then got to visit one of my favorite jewelry stores, Gorjana. I have several pieces that I’ve ordered from Nordstrom, but I was excited to see a store in person. These are my favorite studs that I wear almost daily. I also had to get the following:

*fun fact: the blue studs represent wisdom + the pink studs represent dreaming*

After shopping and my facial, I decided to drive down to the OC. Now keep in mind that I left Venice around 1pm and that was NOT enough time. I got stuck in traffic on the 405, and it was a nightmare to say the least. I didn’t end up arriving at my hotel until 7pm!

I checked into the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, and y’all it was hands down the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever stayed in. They hooked me up with the most incredible view!

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I didn’t even leave the room until the next morning. I ended up ordering room service and watching the sunset from my balcony, because it was that good! And trust me, this room service was SO good. The best part about the Ritz though is the service. I had been in contact with the team, and they were so kind to leave me some welcome gifts in the room, including these amazing chocolate covered strawberries. #RCmemories

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I know that it seems that trip was pretty short, and I totally agree with you. I do believe that I was able to squeeze in the perfect itinerary of places I wanted to see. I will for sure be going back to stay for a week at the Ritz in Laguna Niguel. Orange County is so breathtaking, and I can’t wait to spend more time there.

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Be sure to book the ocean view, I promise you won’t regret it! These photos are all from my balcony. Be sure to come back Friday to see all of my photos I took with my photographer in LA.

If you want to read more about my California adventure, see day 1 + day 2.

Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah

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