Vida top shown size small // Marion Skirt, tts // Similar turquoise heart and HERE // Pintail by Beek, use code shalicenoel10 for 10% off // Hat BTB Los Angeles size medium // Straw bag Mar Y Sol not shown

Spending the week in Florida. A friend of mine said this is the best week to visit. I have to agree with her. We’re enjoying light crowds, turquoise waters, and cool evenings. What more could we ask for? Well, maybe a chef to cook for my teens who eat 24/7. Shop my set in the above widget. I love love this set since it’s so versatile. Got white jeans? Pair them with this stunning vida top and Pintail sandals with arch support. The latter of which is a great travel shoe for all my friends going to Italy for the summer, so jelly!



Some of my favorite outfits are the simplest. Like this crop top and these split leg pants. It has me craving a tropical vacation, but in the meantime, I got a bunch of compliments from hubby and my kids as I frolicked in this outfit around the house. If anything, its a mood booster and comfy to walk around in. Don’t forget, the NSALE is open for buyers on Wednesday! I included my favorites below ūüėČ And if you’re curious, more HERE.

Basket bag (has interior pockets!) // Two- piece set Pant and Top // Sandals // Sunglasses // Bracelet

While I’d love to spend the week at the beach, were homebound aka holding off on vacation until we finish our kitchen. Cabinets come in September! As always, my shop page is open, 24/7. We’re filling up the inflatable pool, making mac and cheese and enjoying the last days of summer before we hit the books, Aug 28!

We leave for Cabo in a couple weeks and I’m already planning my outfits, at least in my head and the rest below! I’m loving a simple black maxi to show off awesome accessories like this bag and orange sandals. I like to wear flats on vacation, who else? And as a smart packer, I never forget an oversize white shirt that doubles as a swim cover and cute blouse. I cannot wait to dig into all the fresh guacamole and chips, until then, what are some of your favorites?


  1. Hat 2. Leopard swimsuit (and this one for $70!) 3. Bangles 4. White pants 5. Sunglasses 6. Necklace (I also like this one) 7. Taupe sandals 8. Sunglasses 9. Sun Hat 10. Ivory Swimsuit 11. Cover up 12. Flip flops // Sunscreen // Self-Tanner

Summer is just around the corner, and I am super excited. Warmer temps have been creeping into this week and the kids and I are so excited for more park days! Even though we had our new fridge/freezer break this week, we’re coping with the inconvenience and all smiles for sun after weeks of rain. Above and below I compiled some pieces to pack for an exotic resort getaway or chic staycation. Style tip: a long necklace or bangle can instantly add chic to a swimsuit and coverup. Click through some of my favorite summer styles.

Which are your favorites?

1. Hat
7. Hobo Wallet¬†I recently purchased this wallet and I’m obsessed. So much room!
I have had so many friends and followers message me about what to bring or buy to a warm weather getaway. Living in LA, and not being far from a beach or pool, here are some of my top picks and things in my beach bag. Don’t forget SPF, a good book, and leave your worries at the beach. I always bring my go-to cutoffs and a bunch of black and white tanks to mix and match.
Shop more swimsuits below. There are a lot on sale right now, like this stripe one-piece I just ordered, hurry up sizes are limited.
After all, they say, happiness comes in waves. Happy Friday!

Anytime you and your hubby are able to get away from the kids, you know it’s going to be great. But when you add in top service, luxury¬†accommodations, and star treatment, you start to wonder if maybe you don’t need to go home? Staying at 1Hotels in Miami was that for us. From start to finish, we were greeted with great service, enthusiastic staff, and non-stop lobby treats. Lobby treats! It should be A Thing, everywhere. Did we mention our toughest decision was which pool to use? Our room was spacious, a gorgeous white, and had triple-filtered water and a dreamy shower.

And in the event that you mustered enough energy to leave the room or the pool, the hotel offered a (complimentary) driving service. After you took the required Selfie in the Tesla, you could shoot over to nearby restaurants like Oh Mehico (the guac!) and Whole Foods. There was also a spartan gym for those over-achievers who actually work out while on vacation, and a steam room for those who don’t. I spent some lovely minutes admiring both on my way to the pool.

A few tips to enhance your stay:

  1. Ask the locals where to eat.
  2. Walk if you can- you’ll get a great feel for the place
  3. No shame ordering chicken fingers and fries by the pool. Vacation mode means you let up and enjoy time talking about the kids, school, work and life.

Read more here on 1hotels.







dress REVOLVE :: blazer STORETS  :: boots RM



dress REVOLVE :: blazer STORETS  :: boots RM


Since moving to CA, we have become avid beach goers. I mean, when in Rome, right? So after many weekends of beach-hopping, we polled the kids for the favorite beach. By this time we had visited about 6 beaches and not too surprising, Laguna Beach trumped the competition. Laguna is the most exotic of the beaches I have visited thus far, and it was easy to enjoy at Casa Laguna, where we stayed to attend the Gorjana store opening. It was a fun weekend getaway from the hustle of Los Angeles and the coffee on the veranda was a huge bonus. And the store had a photo-booth … you know, those contraptions where you put your kids in and you don’t see them for 10 hours straight? Yeah, so that was a bonus as well. After we peeled the kids away from the 52nd photo-booth picture, we hit the sack at the hotel so as to fit in a cold swim and some yummy breakfast the next morning before leaving. Thankfully, we got four sleepy heads on the long drive home and lots of memories. Can’t wait to go back!

4 Things to do in Laguna.

  1. Victoria Beach – Lots of rock but seal sighting is normal, great views and surf
  2. Casa Laguna pool Рthe pretty tile and lookout building was fun and romantic.
  3. Banzai Bowl – acai bowls are so refreshing after a morning at the beach or afternoon swim. And my kids love them!
  4. Zinc Cafe & Market – yummy almond milk lattes

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bag CHLO√Č /¬†heel RAYE

Loving this beach cover up a la tunic al la Little White Dress I’ll wear later with white jeans. So versatile. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in my previous post – winner announced¬†Wednesday. Or tag a friend so they also have a chance to win. Good luck!


ps. see my picks below for the hot SHOPBOP¬†designer sale is happening rn, get 25% off with “DESIGNER25”

Pro tip: save time by filtering by your clothing and shoe sizes

Top 5 Cover-ups

by Shalice Noel

swim cover up5I like my swim cover to double as a top for when I want to grab breakfast at Urth Caffé with a friend or pick up my girls from school. I like options. And yes, I plan on wearing number 2, to both breakfast, school pick-up and Manhattan Beach, why not? What do you like to wear to the beach?

Shop my top 5 below:

1. This white and crochet jumpsuit by Anna Kosturova spells #MOMBOSS and ready for cocktails by the pool.

2. Not from the cover-up department, but this Free People top with pom pom’s should definitely be on the beach. Amen? One in every color PLEEEEESE.

3. Love this¬†understated white romper by O’Neill with cute embroidered details.

4. A crochet kimono is just as important as the right SPF, this one by La Blanca is no exception.

5. Simple and classy lace up by Eberjay can also be worn with jeans and a tank underneath for later. PS. Don’t forget THIS TOWEL

If you’re still in search of a SWIM SUIT, these are my faves currently:

1. This nude one-piece, is ALL YES.

2. This striped bandeau is art!

3. Gotta love a classic scalloped one-piece!

Summer Suits To The Beach

Thankfully, my phone is back up and running and I’m making plans for spring break which is just weeks ahead. Shop my 5 favorite one pieces below!

1.white lace up // FREE PEOPLE

2. red plunge suit // ASOS ( I also like it in GREEN)

3. black plunge // ASOS

4. black double wrap plunge // ASOS

5. lips¬†STILA “beso”

6. colorblock // TOPSHOP

7.  HAT // 8. BAG ( I prefer a BACKPACK) // 9. SUNSCREEN