Bandeau One Piece / Sandals (Similar) / Round Straw Bag /Sunglasses / Sunscreen / Lip Sunscreen

I’m excited to bring you this special edition of Wanderlust Wednesday: Draper James Swim.  This new collaboration of Draper James x Helen Jon is a classic collection of swimwear and available to the public starting today!

When Draper James reached out to me to see if I would like to try a few pieces to take with me to Cabo I was thrilled! I love this beautiful, strapless bandeau style one piece.  The tie-back detail and removable halter strap make it a perfect suit for lounging poolside or chasing kids at the beach or pool.  I especially appreciate the full coverage bottom.  Classic style is always my favorite style!  It was the only piece I took to Cabo that I could not include in my What I Wore to Cabo post a few weeks ago.

The Draper James x Helen Jon swim collection is fulled with high-quality, classic pieces you’ll want to wear all summer.  Helen Jon is known for quality, fit and special details.  This collaboration presents a modern twist on timeless style with the Draper James Southern aesthetic.

There are lots of other great pieces ranging from one and two piece swimsuits to coverups and sundresses perfect for your winter getaway, Spring Break or summer!   I’ve curated them in a boutique below.

In tribute to Reese’s Book Club, I’ve included a list of great “beach reads” that are perfect for Spring Break whether you are poolside or slope side.  If you’ve not ready my friend Sarah’s new book, Broken Beauty, order it stat!  It’s a page tuner as she offers an in-depth look into her life with her mom, Early-Onset Alzheimer’s and hope for lives broken by any circumstance.  A fun and decadent read is something from the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy.  I loved all three of them….where is the fourth!?!?  If you like thrillers, definitely pick up The Woman in Cabin 10.  Whoa!  I couldn’t put it down!  Also, I received several recommendations when we went to Mexico and I’ve included them as well.



PS – Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss any Spring inspiration coming your way including a new eBook and some big news!  When you register now, you’ll receive my first two, Fresh Sips and Taste of Summer, both great for warm weather entertaining that is right around the corner!

Draper James x Helen Jon

Beach Reads

Pin this image for reference!

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy Public Access Day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all! Just like Early Access, I have combed through every item in the #NSale and selected the very best in every category to save you time. This great sale runs through August 5th but things sell out quickly so don’t delay!

July Favorites Under $150

July Favorites Under $150

It’s time for my monthly Favorites Under $150! As always, all of these items are under $150 and many are on sale! I’m sharing a few pieces to get us through the heat of the summer heat including swim favorites, lightweight pieces, and more.

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


Discover Alicia's clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

I like to change my skincare up every once in a while. After seeing that you loved my Morning, Nighttime Skin Care Routine, and Winter Skincare Routine, I want to share the products I love using during the summer too! I’m sharing My Favorite Five skincare items for amazing glowing summer skin!

The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 5 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 

Food & Entertaining

Here you'll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.


Tips on setting a beautiful table.


Get inspired with entertaining tips.


My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.


Some of life's greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

For more than 15 years, Telluride has been a family favorite in both winter and summer.  There is so much to love about this special spot.  Not only are the views amazing but it is home to a number of wonderful restaurants.  Today, I want to introduce you to Telluride Reserve: Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival, August 15-18. 

St. Lucia Packing List

There’s nothing like the feeling of planning a vacation especially if it’s last minute! With all that’s been going on with our family this spring, summer vacation got moved to the end of the list! But I’m excited to say we are going to the beach later this month! Find packing inspiration in this post!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Two Day Luxury Safari at Royal Malewane

“A trip of a lifetime” is truly the best way to describe our time in South Africa. We ended our amazing journey at the ultra-luxurious Royal Malewane located in the Thornybush Reserve one the Western boarder of the Greater Kruger National Park.  Royal Malewane is one of Conde Nast’s Top 20 Resorts in the World.