I am so excited to finally share my apartment tour with y'all! My friend Emma over at Emma Shourds Photography came over for a fun session to snap pics of my little place I call home. Inspired by Florida, vintage pieces and, of course, Disney, it truly is my own space and style!

Also, I haven't linked anything since there's so many little things here and there, but if you want to know where anything is from, feel free to send a quick email and I'd be happy to share! I shopped a lot at Target and HomeGoods/TJ Maxx for decor, but I also incorporated some unique finds along the way.

Photos by Emma Shourds Photography

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Apartment Tour


I am so excited to finally share my apartment tour with y'all! My friend Emma over at Emma Shourds Photography came over for a fun session to snap pics of my little place I call home. Inspired by Florida, vintage pieces and, of course, Disney, it truly is my own space and style!

Also, I haven't linked anything since there's so many little things here and there, but if you want to know where anything is from, feel free to send a quick email and I'd be happy to share! I shopped a lot at Target and HomeGoods/TJ Maxx for decor, but I also incorporated some unique finds along the way.

Photos by Emma Shourds Photography

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Hey guys! Happy #SundayFunday! I'm taking this day to recharge after a busy (but fun) week. I haven't done an update in a while, so I thought I'd share a few things that have been going on recently.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival - I visited Epcot yesterday to enjoy the Food and Wine Festival. For those of you who don't know, it's an event Epcot hosts to showcase all the different foods and drinks from around the world, including countries that aren't usually featured in the World Showcase. I had a blast! There are so many things to try, I'm definitely making a few more trips before it's over. My favorites were the Pineapple Margarita from Mexico and the Garlic Shrimp from Japan! Yummy x10.

Boardwalk - After sampling some of the foods from Epcot, my friends and I headed over to the Boardwalk Resort for some fun before the fireworks! I haven't been since it's been updated, and boy, there are some really cool new spots. Ample Hills Creamery (ice cream parlor) and AbracadaBar (magician-themed lounge), coming back 4 u. We ended up stopping by one of my favorites, Jellyrolls piano bar, for drinks and good times, and made it back to Epcot in time for the fireworks. Perfect night!

Disney Travel Guide - Speaking of Disney, ICYMI... I put together my grand ol' guide to enjoying the parks like a local! You can see the full post here

Apartment Tour - After doing a quick tour on my Snapchat, I decided it was time to update my blog with a full tour of my apartment, now that it actually has furniture and decor. I teamed up with my friend Emma from Emma Shourds Photography for the shoot, and oooh I can't wait to share the photos. Be on the lookout for those so soon!

Fall Wardrobe - I've never done this, but I wanted to try it out! I packed all my spring/summer clothes into a box to store out of season. Granted, I live in Florida where it's summer year-round pretty much, but I can't help but want to update my look when PSL's are a thing again...so, it's not completely goodbye to my usual bright hues, just a, see ya later! Btw, you can also check out my picks for fall in this post.


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Life Lately


Hey guys! Happy #SundayFunday! I'm taking this day to recharge after a busy (but fun) week. I haven't done an update in a while, so I thought I'd share a few things that have been going on recently.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival - I visited Epcot yesterday to enjoy the Food and Wine Festival. For those of you who don't know, it's an event Epcot hosts to showcase all the different foods and drinks from around the world, including countries that aren't usually featured in the World Showcase. I had a blast! There are so many things to try, I'm definitely making a few more trips before it's over. My favorites were the Pineapple Margarita from Mexico and the Garlic Shrimp from Japan! Yummy x10.

Boardwalk - After sampling some of the foods from Epcot, my friends and I headed over to the Boardwalk Resort for some fun before the fireworks! I haven't been since it's been updated, and boy, there are some really cool new spots. Ample Hills Creamery (ice cream parlor) and AbracadaBar (magician-themed lounge), coming back 4 u. We ended up stopping by one of my favorites, Jellyrolls piano bar, for drinks and good times, and made it back to Epcot in time for the fireworks. Perfect night!

Disney Travel Guide - Speaking of Disney, ICYMI... I put together my grand ol' guide to enjoying the parks like a local! You can see the full post here

Apartment Tour - After doing a quick tour on my Snapchat, I decided it was time to update my blog with a full tour of my apartment, now that it actually has furniture and decor. I teamed up with my friend Emma from Emma Shourds Photography for the shoot, and oooh I can't wait to share the photos. Be on the lookout for those so soon!

Fall Wardrobe - I've never done this, but I wanted to try it out! I packed all my spring/summer clothes into a box to store out of season. Granted, I live in Florida where it's summer year-round pretty much, but I can't help but want to update my look when PSL's are a thing again...so, it's not completely goodbye to my usual bright hues, just a, see ya later! Btw, you can also check out my picks for fall in this post.


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I absolutely love pieces that are just as functional as they are fashionable, just like this chambray romper! When I tried it on at Zara at Disney Springs, I was completely surprised when I went to pull it over my head, only to find the hidden shorts underneath. I was sold at that point! A romper I can get away with in the office is something I can get behind.

Chambray is such a great look for transitioning through the seasons. Being a Florida native, I'm always on the lookout for versatile pieces I can year round and accessorize in different ways depending on the seasons. This dress is perfect for that! I wore it all summer with sandals and wedges, but can pair it with boots and sweaters in the fall/winter.


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Chambray Romper


I absolutely love pieces that are just as functional as they are fashionable, just like this chambray romper! When I tried it on at Zara at Disney Springs, I was completely surprised when I went to pull it over my head, only to find the hidden shorts underneath. I was sold at that point! A romper I can get away with in the office is something I can get behind.

Chambray is such a great look for transitioning through the seasons. Being a Florida native, I'm always on the lookout for versatile pieces I can year round and accessorize in different ways depending on the seasons. This dress is perfect for that! I wore it all summer with sandals and wedges, but can pair it with boots and sweaters in the fall/winter.


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Ah, the Happiest Place on Earth. Walt Disney World has been a summer vacation staple for families across the globe. Luckily for me, I live about 5-10 minutes away from all the magic, so I visit the parks often. This also makes me quite the expert when it comes to planning a Disney trip!

I've put together my official guide for visiting the parks with plenty of tips, tricks and secrets to spill on all things on the Walt Disney World Resort.

WHERE TO STAY


I highly recommend staying on-property at one of the numerous Walt Disney World Resort hotels for the duration of your stay! Not only are there plenty of options to choose from to fit your budget and needs, but you'll get to enjoy a few benefits as a Disney hotel guest as well. 

As a resort guest, you'll get to book your FastPasses up to 60 days in advance on the My Disney Experience App. You'll also be able to enjoy Extra Magic Hours at the parks; almost every day, one of the parks allows Disney resort guests early entry to the parks, or you get to stay after the park closes. This is a great opportunity to catch a few rides that otherwise have longer lines! And, of course, you can utilize the Disney transportation systems - buses, boats or monorail - that can take you virtually anywhere in Disney World.

My favorite resort by far is the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, but I also love staying at any of the hotels on the Boardwalk - they have access to the Boardwalk shops and restaurants and have their own separate back entrance to Epcot! For extended stays, Coronado Springs and Port Orleans are great picks, or any of the Value Resorts. Or, if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, try Animal Kingdom Lodge, where you can view exotic animals right from your room!

WHAT TO DO


While Disney World is typically thought of as a place for kids 12 and under, there are so many things to do as an adult that can really make your vacation the best one ever.

Obviously, all of the parks are a must. My favorite, of course, is Magic Kingdom, and if you can, visit this park two times during your stay. It's nearly impossible to do everything in just one visit here! I love riding the classics - Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain and Jungle Cruise - but Seven Dwarves Mine Train is a fun new one (if you can snag a FastPass for it!).

Epcot is my second favorite park, and while it's not exactly the best for rides, Test Track and Soarin' are definitely must-do's. I love visiting all of the different countries and, for my 21+ friends, drinking around the world. Epcot is a great place for Instagram opportunities, and if you enjoy meeting the characters, this park is the best for that because of shorter lines. I love going for the Food & Wine Festival in the fall, and then again for the Flower & Garden Festival in the spring!

Hollywood Studios is great for a half-day park. It's currently undergoing some major renovations, but there are a few fun things, like the newly updated Star Wars ride or Toy Story Mania. If you're a thrill-seeker, hit up Tower of Terror (but I am not, so I refuse to go on this ride!).

Animal Kingdom is also another great half-day adventure. If you go, go early and hit up Kilimanjaro Safaris first thing. It's the best time to see the most animals. Expedition Everest is also a ton of fun. It's Disney's largest park, though, so make sure you dress comfortably.

Other than the parks, definitely check out Disney Springs! I go there all the time now that the new shops and restaurants are open. There's also a movie theater, bowling alley and fun entertainment at night. It's a great place to visit after a long day at the parks.

WHERE TO EAT


Some of my favorite restaurants ever are at the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. There are so many options when it comes to food. Also, I suggest making reservations in advance for any of the restaurants (besides quick service). They can get pretty busy, especially around dinner.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

My absolute favorite brunch spot in the parks is Grand Floridian Café. It has all the Disney brunch favorites (ahem, Mickey waffles), and is almost always pretty quiet. This is a great spot to hit if you're planning on spending your day at Magic Kingdom, because after breakfast, you can go upstairs and hit the monorail to go to the park. 

LUNCH

I usually just grab quick service lunches when I'm at the parks, but lunch is a perfect opportunity to try restaurants that are normally crowded for dinner. I recommend hitting up Epcot spots - my favorites are Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion for hibachi, and Via Napoli in the Italy Pavilion for fresh, authentic Italian-style pizza.

DINNER

Again, Epcot is the place for great restaurants when it comes to dinner. You really can't go wrong in any of the countries, and there's something for every taste.

However, one of my favorites at the parks is Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom. The atmosphere is incredible - you legit feel like you're in Beauty and the Beast - and the food is even better! Make sure you try the grey stuff for desert - it's delicious ;) 

Also, Disney Springs is amazing for all the restaurant choices. Since this place gets pretty busy in the evenings, I definitely suggest making reservations for any of the restaurants. I still need to try all the new ones, but The Boathouse is my go-to at the moment. I love being on the water and going out on the dock after dinner to look at all the cool retro boats. Not to mention, the food is amazeeee.

Almost all of the resorts have great restaurants as well. The California Grill at the Contemporary is probably one of the coolest experiences at the parks - it overlooks Magic Kingdom and has a viewing deck to watch the fireworks!

WHAT TO BRING


Packing for the parks can be super tricky. Florida weather is super weird - one minute, it's sunny and 100 degrees, the next, it's pouring rain! Your best bet is to check the weather before you go, and bring a light rain coat or poncho to throw in your bag. Shorts or t-shirt dresses and comfy shoes are a must.

I'm planning on sharing a more in-depth post about packing later, but until then, you can get outfit ideas from Disney Style. There's so many cute looks to inspire your park wear, and they always share the best Disney pieces to complete your look.

BEFORE YOU GO...


Plan, plan, plan! Book your FastPasses in advance for your favorite rides. Trust me, this is a lifesaver. You can book up to 3 FastPasses in advance per day, so USE 'EM! With the new update, you can even plan FastPasses back-to-back, so if you want to visit a park during a certain time of day, you can knock out all your favorite rides in one go. It's so great!

Also, like I mentioned before, book your dining reservations for your favorite spots. Some restaurants are booked up months in advance, so don't miss out. Mix it up, too, so you don't feel overly scheduled.

And, of course, get ready for a whole lot of fun! Whether you're spending the weekend or two weeks, a Disney vacation is always magical.

What are your favorite things to do at Disney World? Let me know below!

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Travel Guide: Walt Disney World

Ah, the Happiest Place on Earth. Walt Disney World has been a summer vacation staple for families across the globe. Luckily for me, I live about 5-10 minutes away from all the magic, so I visit the parks often. This also makes me quite the expert when it comes to planning a Disney trip!

I've put together my official guide for visiting the parks with plenty of tips, tricks and secrets to spill on all things on the Walt Disney World Resort.

WHERE TO STAY


I highly recommend staying on-property at one of the numerous Walt Disney World Resort hotels for the duration of your stay! Not only are there plenty of options to choose from to fit your budget and needs, but you'll get to enjoy a few benefits as a Disney hotel guest as well. 

As a resort guest, you'll get to book your FastPasses up to 60 days in advance on the My Disney Experience App. You'll also be able to enjoy Extra Magic Hours at the parks; almost every day, one of the parks allows Disney resort guests early entry to the parks, or you get to stay after the park closes. This is a great opportunity to catch a few rides that otherwise have longer lines! And, of course, you can utilize the Disney transportation systems - buses, boats or monorail - that can take you virtually anywhere in Disney World.

My favorite resort by far is the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, but I also love staying at any of the hotels on the Boardwalk - they have access to the Boardwalk shops and restaurants and have their own separate back entrance to Epcot! For extended stays, Coronado Springs and Port Orleans are great picks, or any of the Value Resorts. Or, if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, try Animal Kingdom Lodge, where you can view exotic animals right from your room!

WHAT TO DO


While Disney World is typically thought of as a place for kids 12 and under, there are so many things to do as an adult that can really make your vacation the best one ever.

Obviously, all of the parks are a must. My favorite, of course, is Magic Kingdom, and if you can, visit this park two times during your stay. It's nearly impossible to do everything in just one visit here! I love riding the classics - Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain and Jungle Cruise - but Seven Dwarves Mine Train is a fun new one (if you can snag a FastPass for it!).

Epcot is my second favorite park, and while it's not exactly the best for rides, Test Track and Soarin' are definitely must-do's. I love visiting all of the different countries and, for my 21+ friends, drinking around the world. Epcot is a great place for Instagram opportunities, and if you enjoy meeting the characters, this park is the best for that because of shorter lines. I love going for the Food & Wine Festival in the fall, and then again for the Flower & Garden Festival in the spring!

Hollywood Studios is great for a half-day park. It's currently undergoing some major renovations, but there are a few fun things, like the newly updated Star Wars ride or Toy Story Mania. If you're a thrill-seeker, hit up Tower of Terror (but I am not, so I refuse to go on this ride!).

Animal Kingdom is also another great half-day adventure. If you go, go early and hit up Kilimanjaro Safaris first thing. It's the best time to see the most animals. Expedition Everest is also a ton of fun. It's Disney's largest park, though, so make sure you dress comfortably.

Other than the parks, definitely check out Disney Springs! I go there all the time now that the new shops and restaurants are open. There's also a movie theater, bowling alley and fun entertainment at night. It's a great place to visit after a long day at the parks.

WHERE TO EAT


Some of my favorite restaurants ever are at the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. There are so many options when it comes to food. Also, I suggest making reservations in advance for any of the restaurants (besides quick service). They can get pretty busy, especially around dinner.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

My absolute favorite brunch spot in the parks is Grand Floridian Café. It has all the Disney brunch favorites (ahem, Mickey waffles), and is almost always pretty quiet. This is a great spot to hit if you're planning on spending your day at Magic Kingdom, because after breakfast, you can go upstairs and hit the monorail to go to the park. 

LUNCH

I usually just grab quick service lunches when I'm at the parks, but lunch is a perfect opportunity to try restaurants that are normally crowded for dinner. I recommend hitting up Epcot spots - my favorites are Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion for hibachi, and Via Napoli in the Italy Pavilion for fresh, authentic Italian-style pizza.

DINNER

Again, Epcot is the place for great restaurants when it comes to dinner. You really can't go wrong in any of the countries, and there's something for every taste.

However, one of my favorites at the parks is Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom. The atmosphere is incredible - you legit feel like you're in Beauty and the Beast - and the food is even better! Make sure you try the grey stuff for desert - it's delicious ;) 

Also, Disney Springs is amazing for all the restaurant choices. Since this place gets pretty busy in the evenings, I definitely suggest making reservations for any of the restaurants. I still need to try all the new ones, but The Boathouse is my go-to at the moment. I love being on the water and going out on the dock after dinner to look at all the cool retro boats. Not to mention, the food is amazeeee.

Almost all of the resorts have great restaurants as well. The California Grill at the Contemporary is probably one of the coolest experiences at the parks - it overlooks Magic Kingdom and has a viewing deck to watch the fireworks!

WHAT TO BRING


Packing for the parks can be super tricky. Florida weather is super weird - one minute, it's sunny and 100 degrees, the next, it's pouring rain! Your best bet is to check the weather before you go, and bring a light rain coat or poncho to throw in your bag. Shorts or t-shirt dresses and comfy shoes are a must.

I'm planning on sharing a more in-depth post about packing later, but until then, you can get outfit ideas from Disney Style. There's so many cute looks to inspire your park wear, and they always share the best Disney pieces to complete your look.

BEFORE YOU GO...


Plan, plan, plan! Book your FastPasses in advance for your favorite rides. Trust me, this is a lifesaver. You can book up to 3 FastPasses in advance per day, so USE 'EM! With the new update, you can even plan FastPasses back-to-back, so if you want to visit a park during a certain time of day, you can knock out all your favorite rides in one go. It's so great!

Also, like I mentioned before, book your dining reservations for your favorite spots. Some restaurants are booked up months in advance, so don't miss out. Mix it up, too, so you don't feel overly scheduled.

And, of course, get ready for a whole lot of fun! Whether you're spending the weekend or two weeks, a Disney vacation is always magical.

What are your favorite things to do at Disney World? Let me know below!

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romper (c/o) // similar wedges // bag (in a different color) // sunglasses

Summer's coming to an end, but my summer wardrobe is definitely sticking around. I mentioned in my last post how Florida is a bit seasonally challenged, so many of the things I have in my closet I wear literally all year (shorts and sandals in January are completely normal!), so this romper was just too cute not to include. Even if it does happen to get a little chilly, it'll look super cute under an open cardigan with some ankle booties for sure.

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Late Summer Romper


romper (c/o) // similar wedges // bag (in a different color) // sunglasses

Summer's coming to an end, but my summer wardrobe is definitely sticking around. I mentioned in my last post how Florida is a bit seasonally challenged, so many of the things I have in my closet I wear literally all year (shorts and sandals in January are completely normal!), so this romper was just too cute not to include. Even if it does happen to get a little chilly, it'll look super cute under an open cardigan with some ankle booties for sure.

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moto jacket (only $25!!) // flannel // sunglasses // bag // floral dress // jeans // t-shirt dress // pom pom keychain // floppy hat // ankle booties

Here in Florida, we don't really get to experience a true "fall," so it can be super tricky to dress for the season and the weather. It's hard to wear boots and scarves when it's still 85 and sunny outside (even in December), so instead, I shop for pieces that have fall colors or prints to mix them with weather-appropriate items.

Luckily, I can get away with ankle booties and jeans at work since the office is always so cold, so I like to layer with cute sweaters and jackets often. I also wear a ton of floral print and t-shirt dresses - gives a fall vibe but still works in the heat! And, if it ever does drop below 70, they're perfect to layer.

My new favorite fall staples are definitely flannels, though. I freeze legit everywhere (movies, dinner, even Disney sometimes!), but hate carrying around bulky pullovers in case I need them. Flannels are so easy to tie around my waist with shorts and a t-shirt, and then I don't have to stuff them in my bag on the go. I always like to go up a size or two in them so they're loose enough to throw over whatever I'm wearing.

I've also linked a few more items below that are perfect to transition from summer to fall.

SHOP FALL STYLE

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Fall Style Guide


moto jacket (only $25!!) // flannel // sunglasses // bag // floral dress // jeans // t-shirt dress // pom pom keychain // floppy hat // ankle booties

Here in Florida, we don't really get to experience a true "fall," so it can be super tricky to dress for the season and the weather. It's hard to wear boots and scarves when it's still 85 and sunny outside (even in December), so instead, I shop for pieces that have fall colors or prints to mix them with weather-appropriate items.

Luckily, I can get away with ankle booties and jeans at work since the office is always so cold, so I like to layer with cute sweaters and jackets often. I also wear a ton of floral print and t-shirt dresses - gives a fall vibe but still works in the heat! And, if it ever does drop below 70, they're perfect to layer.

My new favorite fall staples are definitely flannels, though. I freeze legit everywhere (movies, dinner, even Disney sometimes!), but hate carrying around bulky pullovers in case I need them. Flannels are so easy to tie around my waist with shorts and a t-shirt, and then I don't have to stuff them in my bag on the go. I always like to go up a size or two in them so they're loose enough to throw over whatever I'm wearing.

I've also linked a few more items below that are perfect to transition from summer to fall.

SHOP FALL STYLE

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