Hotel Review // Ritz Carlton Cancun (Mexico)

the_moderness_ritz_carlton_cancun_cover

So, I know this post is long overdue, but I finally had the time to pull these pictures off my camera. I can’t even begin to tell you how many pictures of hotels I’ve taken the past year that are just laying around. To get back on track, I wanted to start by writing this hotel review of the Ritz Carlton Cancun. We only got to stay here for a night at the end of our Cuba + Mexico trip, but it was well worth it. It was also a nice change of pace from all the Airbnbs we were previous staying in.

Continue Reading

Pink Keyhole Sweater Midi Dress // Beverly Hills, CA

the_moderness_pink_keyhole_sweater_midi_dress_feature

Pink Keyhole Sweater Midi Dress (XS) – On Sale! • Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pumps (36.5) •  YSL Chain Wallet (Lipstick Fuchsia)

Happy Hump Day Everyone! Today, I’m bringing you one of my favorite dresses that I’ve bought this season. Pink is my favorite color so when I saw this beautiful pink keyhole sweater midi dress, I literally almost died. I’m already a big fan of sweater dresses and thought this one would be a great one for the end of summer and into the fall. This is also my first dress from Rachel Roy and I’m really loving her designs. Super girly, but still chic and modern. Definitely going to be looking into other items of her soon.

Continue Reading

Petite Coral Strappy Midi Dress // LA Flower District, CA

the_moderness_petite_coral_strappy_midi_dress_16

BRF Petite Coral Strappy Midi Dress (00 Petite) • River Island Gold Mules (6) • Gucci Marmont Bag (Small) • SUGARFIX Crystal Hoop Earrings

When I have time and I’m feeling really motivated, I love going to the Flower District in Downtown LA to buy flowers and make my own arrangements. I’ve done it a couple times for the holidays, but we decided to go here this time because it was my new boss’ birthday and I wanted to make something special for her.

Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Shopping in Hawaii

the_moderness_chanel_boy_bag

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to go luxury shopping in Hawaii! For people that do not know, a lot of luxury brands have a special price set aside for Hawaii. I’ve asked a sales person before why that is, but unfortunately they couldn’t give me a direct answer. Either way, people from all over the world come to shop in Hawaii, especially on the famous Waikiki strip just for this reason alone.

Continue Reading

Custom At-Home Teeth Whitening + Sweepstakes Giveaway

the_moderness_smile_brillant_teeth_whitening_0

If you had the chance to read my review of Rodan + Field’s Lash Boost, you might have remembered reading that I’m really bad at keeping up a routine or remembering to do something on a daily basis. Usually I forget or I’m just plain too lazy to do it. I even mention something about teeth whitening too. Well, here we are today and I’m knee deep in teeth-whitening land with Smile Brilliant.

Continue Reading