An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami

An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami

Two things to keep in rotation in your closet no matter the season: lace camisoles and duster cardigans.

A lace camisole is an easy step-up from your basic cotton cami and a silk or satin fabric so easily makes your look feel elevated and effortless. I recently added this white lace cami from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (similar in-stock options linked below) to my collection and it’s a fresh addition to my basic black, navy and olive camisoles. The styling options are endless for a cami in any color, whether worn alone or layered up. I love how it can make a pair of jeans (or even denim shorts) feel instantly dressed-up.

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A Day Trip to Napa

A Day Trip to Napa

Whenever the weather starts to warm up around here one of my favorite things to do is head to Napa Valley. It’s a pretty quick trip for us living in the Bay Area (about a 45 minute drive), so it’s easy to do a day trip for a little wine tasting, eating, relaxing, shopping, exploring—really anything that suits you. It’s just a beautiful place to spend your time and you can’t go wrong with any avenue you choose. We went for an early birthday celebration and I typically get a lot of requests to share our itinerary, so I wanted to dedicate a post to our quick day trip!

You can also see what we did for my 30th birthday weekend in Napa last year and my sister’s bachelorette party a couple years ago.

Also—skip to the end of this post to see a full list of Napa recommendations.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Vacation

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Vacation

This post is a bit delayed but I figured it’s better late than never! If you follow along on Instagram, you might already know we took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last month. And it was pretty wonderful. It’s somewhere I’ve been going the last 5 or so years ever since my parents bought a condo there. Fun fact, they actually honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta almost 40 years ago, so it’s always been a special place for them. Now, it’s a special place for all of us—my sister and her husband even got married there! 

We feel incredibly grateful to have a wonderful home to stay there but, because of this, I unfortunately don’t have hotel recommendations. However, I’m always happy to try to help in any way I can, so feel free to reach out with any questions in that realm and I’ll do my very best. 

Their building is located in Zona Romantica (the Romantic Zone), which is where we spent mostly all of our vacation. It’s filled with plenty of boutique hotels, art galleries, cafes, global restaurants, cute cobblestone streets, beaches and more.

The majority of this post is dedicated to what I wore but I’m also sharing a list of some of our favorite places to eat, plus things to do and see. I hope you enjoy!

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Comfy LifeStride Sandals for Spring

Comfy LifeStride Sandals for Spring

If you’ve followed along with my blog and Instagram for a while, you probably know I don’t wear heels very often. Though, let’s be real, of course I love the lift and length they give. What woman wouldn’t? But because heels are generally not functional for my lifestyle, my idea of the perfect heel is one that’s low, practical for both day to night, and—most importantly— comfortable! 

You could call me a bit of a low-heeled sandal connoisseur and I was so happy to find this Roxanne Heel by LifeStride from Zappos that checks every single thing on my must-have list: low heel (i.e. under 2 inches 🙌🏼), strappy style (love the double strap) and comfort above all else. LifeStride shoes are on-trend, easy to wear, perfect for 24/7 dressing and affordable. ✔️✔️✔️✔️

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My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites

My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites

I shared a bit of my recent Trunk Club Trunk in my Instagram Stories over the weekend and I love how you guys are always so intrigued. You may remember earlier this year I vowed to shop less and buy with more intention and my Trunks have definitely helped with this. I know, I know—how is a box full of clothes helping you shop less, exactly? Well, to start, I have them set up to come every two months and concentrate on not shopping in between those months. I focus on asking my Stylist for classic, wardrobe staples and find that when I have to “check out” by providing feedback for each item, it helps me really pinpoint if I actually do need an item—or if I don’t. More about Trunk Club in THIS POST but if you’re interested in getting your own Trunk, you can use this link to be set up with my Stylist, Lauren. She’s amazing.

Anyway, back to this month’s Trunk and my vacation favorites! I asked Lauren to focus on vacation staples since we’re heading to Mexico next week and she sent a great mix of classic, effortless pieces and a few items that pushed me with just the right amount “trend.” I requested easy-breezy items, summer whites, sandals, etc and Lauren included just that. Without further ado, here are my Trunk Club Vacation Favorites…

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An Affordable Vacation Look with Wide Leg Crop Pants

An Affordable Vacation Look with Wide Leg Crop Pants

I found the effortless outfit everyone will want to be living in for both vacation and all summer long. 🙌🏼Would you believe me if I told you these pants are $13.88, my tee is $6 and this entire look (shoes included) is under $57 with tax and free shipping?? Well, it’s true!

This look is head to toe Walmart from their new spring shop! Take a peek into both the bold stripe and cool cotton sections and you’ll find tons of affordable, spring-ready styles. One of my favorite combinations for the season is anything effortless and this outfit is the epitome of casual comfort.

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6 Classic Vacation Essentials

6 Classic Vacation Essentials

With the season warming up and our trip to Mexico around the corner, I’ve been doing a little bit of vacation shopping and wanted to share some of my personal favorite, must-have finds. While I always seem to gravitate more towards trendy, feminine, flirty pieces in the warmer months, I’ve been trying to keep my wardrobe classic and want my vacation wardrobe to also reflect that as much as possible. Below are six of my must-have, vacation essentials for any warm weather trip!

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Spring and Summer Shoe Staples

Spring and Summer Shoe Staples | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Loafers: ONE | TWO | THREE Pointed Toe Flats: ONE | TWO | THREE Mules: ONE | TWO | THREE Slides: ONE | TWO | THREE Heeled Sandals: ONE | TWO | THREE

With spring in the air and summer here before we know it, here are the shoe staples to help take you through the seasons.

THE LOAFER

For desk to dinner (and everything in between), a loafer is truly a classic wardrobe staple you can take from the office to the weekend with ease. You can wear a loafer with trousers or denim in any style but they look great with straight leg styles for a menswear inspired look and feel. A loafer can often require the most breaking in, so I recommend looking for styles that have memory foam if you plan to do a lot of walking in them. This pair, for instance, has been wonderful for me—absolutely no break-in period required. There are also several loafers that convert into a mule!

THE POINTED TOE FLAT

After too many years despising this not-at-all “old lady” style, the pointed toe flat has to be my personal preference. Why? Because a pointed toe creates instant length. If you want to feel taller, have your legs look longer and make any outfit look crazy chic, a pointed toe should be your go-to. The most feminine of all the flats, these can help give a looser denim style (like a boyfriend jean) a little more structure, whereas a rounded toe can sometimes make an outfit feel—for lack of a better word—dumpy! A slingback style is also the perfect way to merry a flat with my second favorite—the mule!

THE MULE

Aka the flat with no back! This versatile style is perfect to take you all the way through summer. Equal parts stylish and breezy, they’re easy to slip on and look great with denim, dresses and even more casual outfits like shorts. Think of them like the close-toed version of a sandal. A mule or slide is the effortless style you’ll want to slip into in the warmer months—when you still need to hide your toes.

THE SLIDE SANDAL

Swap your everyday flip flops with this sandal—the slide—for an instant update to your summer style. A slide sandal gives your feet a bit more coverage and I personally find them incredibly comfortable in comparison. These are great to throw on with denim, dresses and shorts and are a must-have for vacation. It’s also easier to find slide sandals with a little more support than your average flip flop. This brand walked me all over Mexico last year and took me through summer with comfort and ease. I will never stop raving about them! I plan to purchase backups!

THE LOW-HEELED SANDAL

If you’re someone who feels pain even at the thought of heels, a low-heeled sandal with a block heel is a must in your wardrobe. You’ll want to have this style on-hand for spring events like Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, graduation parties, weddings and more! Tip: look for one in a neutral tone that most closely matches your skin tone for a leg-lengthening effect. Bonus—they’ll go with everything! Dresses in every color, from maxis to midis to minis. This pair from Madewell is my personal favorite!

Tell me—what’s your favorite style for spring?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler