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I'm sure most of you are aware by now that there is a MASSIVE sale going on at Shopbop through Friday, Sept. 29th! It's the best time to stock up on all your favorite denim, sweaters, coats and more! I've rounded up my top picks below, which I either personally own or desperately want! Since this sale is only through Friday items will sell out FAST so if you love something hurry and buy before it's gone! As always feel free to comment or DM me on Instagram with any questions about the sale or help finding products! I'm happy to help in any way! 

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Caribe Hilton Puerto Rico

Hi friends! I'm so thrilled to share my recent trip to the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico with you! This was my first time visiting this beautiful island and it was a blast having the opportunity to go with another blogger, my friend Yasmina! 

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From the moment we landed we were treated with amazing hospitality. The hotel arranged for a van to pick us up at the airport and take us to the hotel. Our flight out of Dallas was at 7am..brutal..so by the time we arrived at the Caribe Hilton we were STARVING. We decided to stay on property for lunch and ate at the Pina Colada Club. This restaurant was probably the most casual of all the Caribe Hilton choices, and the food was delicious! I had the Mahi Mahi lettuce wraps and Yasmina had the garlic shrimp with rice and beans - both SO GOOD. 

After lunch we checked into our room on the 9th floor and was pleasantly surprised with a meat and cheese board, fun little gifts from the hotel and to top it off - an AMAZING view from our balcony! Yasmina and I unpacked a little and discovered that we both wear the same size shoe! If you saw my Insta story from that day, you would know that together I think we brought 26 pairs of shoes..so ridiculous, I know. Haha but anyway, the more options the better! Once we were settled we decided to go to the OLAS spa on property for manis/pedis. The ladies that worked at the spa were the nicest! They brought us hot tea, pina coladas (a MUST have)  and hot herbal heating pads for our shoulders. Needless to say, we were VERY relaxed for the time we were there! 

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Saturday night in Puerto Rico called for a night out! Even though we were pretty tired from a day of traveling, we decided to go to Old San Juan for dinner. We chose Toro Salao as our first dinner spot of the trip. This was a tapas restaurant so we ordered several things to share: Fried Mahi Mahi tacos, patatas bravas, calamari, empanadillas and of course the most delicious sangria! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The food, atmosphere and service was incredible. Old San Juan is the cutest place with cobblestone streets, musicians playing and lots of people walking around exploring. 

According to our Uber driver and waiter, La Placita is THE place to be on a Saturday night. So after dinner we headed there to see what all the buzz was about. This was like a strip of fun bars you can pop in and out of. As the night went on it got pretty crowded in this area, but we had a blast checking out the scene! Our favorite bars were El Rubi and Garabatos..they both played really good music and the drinks were reasonably priced. 

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The majority of Sunday it rained so unfortunately the beach was closed. Since that put a damper on us spending the day outside, we decided to try out more of the hotel's food options. The Caribe Hilton has a poolside bar and grill called Atlantico. We obviously couldn't eat outside as planned, but they allowed us to order the grill's food inside at the Caribar. The menu had so many great options but we went with the mango ceviche, and watermelon + feta salad with grilled chicken. I am such a foodie at heart, and was in heaven with these choices! I topped off my meal with another pina colada..no disappointment there! The Caribe Hilton is actually the birthplace of the pina colada which I thought was so cool! If you ever visit this property, you'd be crazy not to try one! 

The rain finally cleared up that night so it was a perfect night to visit Old San Juan again. We went to Dragonfly, an asian fusion lounge located right next to our dinner spot from the previous night, Toro Salao! We tried the chicken dumplings and they were too good! I also got the Sensual Seduction and Roll in the Hay sushi rolls and both were delish! 

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We woke up Monday morning to gorgeous weather - YAY! So we decided to have breakfast at the hotel and then spend time shooting outfits for you guys! Palmeras was a great choice for breakfast, they had a full buffet with so many options it was a little overwhelming. I went with an egg white veggie omelette and a plate full of fruit. After our shoot we went straight to the pool. It was actually the day of the eclipse so everyone at pool was chatting about that and getting excited for it. There was a lady who had eclipse glasses and she let us borrow them to see it - how cool was it!? I thought it lived up to all the hype for sure. Plus it was a fun experience to witness it in Puerto Rico!

After the pool we enjoyed happy hour with the Caribe Hilton's marketing team at the Caribar, located in the lobby of the hotel. The entire team was SO friendly and it was great to put a face with all the emails we had sent over the previous weeks. I could tell immediately how proud they all were of the hotel and Puerto Rico itself.. and who can blame them? We actually tried the "rocks" version of the Pina Colada and it was SO tasty! Topped off with plaintain chip nachos, I'd say it was the best HH I've had in awhile!

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Our third dinner in PR was a little bit more on the fancy side. We went to Perla inside the La Concha Resort. I can't even begin to describe how beautiful this restaurant was! It is actually right on the beach and the interior decor was impeccably elegant. It was pretty slow for a Monday night, but we didn't mind. This is the type of place you can't really go wrong with anything you order. We had the sea bass with lobster risotto and a few glasses of wine. I would definitely recommend this for a fancy date night. 

After dinner we went to La Factoria in Old San Juan. This is actually the bar where Despacito was filmed - we thought that was so cool! You walk in the bar and then there's actually another door that leads you to a middle wine bar followed by a THIRD that takes you to the back SALSA room where all the dancing takes place! We sipped Lavender Mules and watched the locals salsa dance all night. I am not a dancer by any means but it was so fun admiring all the skills the locals had! It's no surprise to me that La Factoria is in the Top 50 bars in the entire world. I will definitely be back if I'm ever in Puerto Rico again!

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We were out pretty late at La Factoria, so we slept in the next morning and had lunch at the Atlantico bar outside overlooking the ocean. The weather was incredible that day so it was the perfect lunch spot. The catering manager and GSI booking tour company joined us and we had the best conversation over more delicious food and drinks! 

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After lunch we hung by the pool for a few hours and got our last dose of vitamin D. The swim up bar was so convenient when we were hot and needed a quick bev. After the pool we headed back to Old San Juan to experience it during the day. It's such a quaint area and all the colorful buildings were photo opp heaven! The shops in Plaza de Colon were the cutest and it was nice walking through and checking out all the things they sold. We walked along the marina and randomly stopped in at Senor Frog's for drinks and chips + salsa. It was a party in there ( big surprise ) with bachelorette groups and the whole deal haha.

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Our final night in Puerto Rico we went to Princesa Gastrobar. It was basically an outdoor venue with lights stringing above and such a pretty setting. We finally tried the dish Puerto Rico is known for - "mofongo." It was pretty good! I definitely think you need to try it if you visit PR. After dinner we headed back to La Factoria and had another fun night in the Salsa room! The lavender mule is now one of my favorite drinks. We stayed out a little too late considering our early AM flight but hey, when on vacay! 

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The Caribe Hilton was the perfect hotel for our stay in Puerto Rico. The entire staff was SO welcoming and friendly towards us. From the incredible views, to the fun laid back atmosphere of this property, I can't say enough good things about it. I definitely recommend staying here if you're ever in the area!  I can't wait to go back in the near future and experience even more of this amazing island. 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO

Whit

ROUNDUP: FAVORITE SUMMER WHITES

Real talk. Do yall ever get stuck in a routine when it comes to your wardrobe and not venture out from the same color? That’s definitely what has happened to me the past several weeks. I’ve been majorly obsessing over all things white and flowy.  For me, wearing white in the summer just shows a classic summer style. Maybe it’s because in the summer I have somewhat of a natural tan and it makes buying white pieces so much more appealing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll wear white in the fall too – even jeans! I don’t abide by the “No white after labor day” rule..following rules is so overrated when it comes to style. I tend to make my own rules – Who’s with me? Haha but seriously, I love the look of a chunky cardigan over white pieces so these will all come in handy in the next few months as fall approaches. Speaking of fall, I’m shocked summer is almost over. It really flew by this year. Some of my favorite trends this summer have been one shoulder, ANYTHING ruffle or tiered, and don’t let me forget to mention off the shoulder. What are some of yall’s favorite summer trends? I’d love to hear! Today I’m sharing the most popular white pieces I’ve worn over the summer. Best part is that they are ALL still available – YAY! 

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Another great thing about wearing anything white is that it literally goes with everything (in most cases) so it’s super easy to just throw on your favorite with a pair of jeans or shorts and be done with that decision of the day. I’m all about convenience. When I am literally running around in circles in my closet trying to find something to wear, in most cases I end up wearing a basic white tee. This is an effortless look that you can still make chic. I typically always tie mine up in a knot so it’s more fitted. I think I kind of wore out that exact look this summer because I repeated it so much! Just the other night I wore a pair of army green joggers (a must have in my opinion) with a white tee knotted up and it was easily one of my favorite outfits of the week.

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As always, thank you so much for stopping by and for your continued support!

xoxo

Whit

 STAYCATION AT THE HIGHLAND DALLAS

Good morning and happy Monday! I recently had the opportunity to have a staycation at the Highland Dallas. This being my first real staycation in the city, I didn’t really know what to expect. All I knew is that I was excited to have a change of scenery and get out of my own house for a little bit. I think the part I was most looking forward to was ordering room service – that’s one of my favorite things about staying in a hotel. I KNOW I’m not the only one that feels that way. I had actually never been to this property before so it was a completely new experience for me. I live for any kind of new experience. Check out how stunning the lobby is in the picture below? Love the natural light that shines through the windows, it makes it so inviting for guests! Overall, I really enjoyed my time at the hotel from the moment I walked in until the day I left. The staff was so accommodating and friendly! The nicest hotel concierge even took my picture when I first arrived – had to post on the gram about my staycation of course!

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I’m going to walk you guys through a TO DO list while staying at this property. First off, let’s discuss room service. STRONGLY suggest room service, and why wouldn’t I? Isn’t that single handedly the best thing about hotels? My first night at the hotel I ordered in and let me just tell you that the avocado fries are by far the best I’ve ever had. I was so content with my glass of red wine and delicious food that I literally just relaxed and stayed in my cozy room the entire first night. Sometimes you just need a night to yourself to sit around in your robe and relax…and that’s exactly what I did. Speaking of my room – the décor was very eclectic and I was a big fan of how it was furnished. I honestly need to know where they got the gorgeous bedside lamps from! I may know how to put an outfit together, but I admit I’m the worst at interior design. So it’s always fun to see it done right. Dallas Highland does it right.  Back to the food real quick - the room service selections are actually from the hotel restaurant, Knife. Just for the record, ALL the meals I had during my stay were spectacular. Top notch in every way.

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Another great thing about the Dallas Highland is the rooftop infinity pool. There are cabanas to hang out in and a full bar to keep you hydrated throughout the day. One of my good friends, Jaclyn, who is also a blogger (@myviewinheels) joined me and we had the best time just hanging out at the pool. It’s kind of imperative to be in or around water during Texas summers – hello temps reaching 100! The pool was actually really crowded that day but there were plenty of seating areas to find a good spot for the day. Personally, I can’t go to the pool without having a delicious cocktail in hand. The poolside margaritas were amazing, I definitely recommend having one if you visit the pool!

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Being at the pool all day works up your appetite, so it was great that we had a dinner reservation at Knife that same night. I can’t rave enough about the food at this restaurant and the service was impeccable. We started out with a wedge salad and Sriracha Pork Belly. Both were amazing, but the pork belly may have been my favorite dish of the entire meal – SO GOOD. We split a 10 oz filet mignon and a few sides: onion rings, creamed spinach and roasted okra. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were delicious too! For dessert we had the chocolate and coffee , another must have when dining at Knife. It's like a little assortment of different chocolate desserts. I have a huge sweet tooth and that hit the spot.

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The last thing on my to do list to experience is the Exhale spa at the Dallas Highland.. The spa graciously provided Jaclyn and I both with hour long True Facials on the last day of our stay. I haven’t had a facial in years so it was much needed! The sweetest ladies took us each into our own individual rooms and gave us the best facials. For me personally, it did wonders for my skin! It’s so refreshing to get a deep cleanse like that every now and then, especially by such an accommodating group of ladies at the Exhale spa. I’m already trying to figure out when I can go back for another facial! 

If you're ever in the Dallas area and looking for a hotel, I would definitely recommend staying at the Highland - I promise you won't be disappointed!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo, Whit

Southern Roots Romper

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday to you! As most of you know by now I am huge romper fan. I think they're so cute in the summer. I especially like the one I'm wearing here c/o Shop Southern Roots because it's neutral colors allow me to mix and match different shoes/accessories with it. The stripe pattern is so adorable too! Just wait until you scroll down and see the back of it - the lace detail is so gorgeous! This romper fits true to size - I'm wearing a medium here and that's what I typically always go with on rompers.  You can find my romper here, and don't be surprised if you get sidetracked on the site by all the other cute pieces Southern Roots offers. It's such a great price too - only $39, which is a steal for something you can wear all summer long. A few other Southern Roots rompers I like that you should see for yourself are here, here and here. Make sure to scroll through to see the entire look!

One of my favorite details of this romper is the back that is majority lace. How pretty is that? It's also a very lightweight material which is essential for the summer heat. I also like how you can adjust the amount of coverage in the front with the buttons. 

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This post is in partnership with Shop Southern Roots. All opinions are my own.

Photos by Madison Katlin Photography

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My outfit: Romper (wearing medium), Shoes (fit true to size), Handbag, Earrings