Because every rose has its thorns.
Nasty Gal romper, Forever 21 panama hat, Lauren by Ralph Lauren bucket bag, Gladiator sandals c/o Alexandre Birman. Shot by Erica Lavelanet at The Fontainebleau Miami.
Here's the thing: when you become an adult you no longer have designated breaks or vacation time. Your life is no longer scheduled around a school calendar or national holidays; if you want some time off you need to actively designate it for yourself. So plan that trip. Book that Airbnb. Get something on the calendar! Because before you know it you'll be knee deep in work and consistently making excuses until you look back at the end of the year and realize you've taken zero time for yourself. And what's the point of hard work if you can't reap its benefits and play hard too?
The snaps above were shot a few weeks back during a quick getaway to Miami with a few of my fave girls. We stayed at the Fontainebleau for two nights and it became our little oasis during that time. Early mornings in the hot tub, endless laughs poolside, Prosecco toasts, sunny palm-lined walks to the beach, tequila cocktails. A chance to finally wear those outfits that we bought for warmer days and tan our legs and spirits.
It's easy to have a rosier outlook on life when on the beach, so this rose-print romper has been serving as a daily reminder to me to keep my chin up. Because the next trip is just around the corner... if I will it so.
GET THAT ROSY GLOW: