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White Oaxaca.

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Finally sharing my photos from Oaxaca! Seems so long since I was there, but happy I’m sorta catching up with my photos.

We visited Oaxaca, México last December for the first time and I immediately fell in love. It has so much charm that it was hard not to comeback to visit soon. From the colorful pebbled streets to the beautiful ornate churches and the most amazing food you can ever taste, Oaxaca has definitely become my go-to destination! It’s beauty and culture definitely make it easy for me to love and appreciate my Mexican heritage.

This second time around, we decided to invite our close friends, Amber + Baxter, to join us. We contacted our dear friend and “Oaxaca King”, Omarsito, to help plan our trip. He put together the most fun and adventurous itinerary for us and helped score us brownie points with Amber and Baxter… they were pretty impressed with the itinerary! Yay!

We stayed at this super darling B&B, El Secreto, which is centrally located and walking distance from cool bars, restaurants, shops and the main cathedral. For Day 1 of our trip, we had breakfast at our B&B and headed off to Monte Alban to see the ruins. We spent most of our morning at the archaeological site exploring and taking photos.

We then headed to CASA to check out the art center and recycled paper factory. There were these beautiful jewelry pieces made out of paper (see below in cream sweater + navy blue necklace) and I couldn’t help but try on almost every single piece with admiration. For lunch, we ate at this very home-y place called La Biznaga. We enjoyed yummy micheladas and homemade tlayudas (aka mexican pizza). We stopped by downtown to enjoy ice cream and people watch! Best combo!

We wrapped up our busy, but fun, day back at our B&B for snacks and to freshen up before we headed to dinner. Seriously, the best thing about Oaxaca is the food, so I was happy that we had plans to eat all day long!

Here’s a a small glimpse of what my first day in Oaxaca consisted of! Enjoy!

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ARMANI EXCHANGE crochet top (similar here + here)
ARMANI EXCHANGE denim mini skirt (similar here & here)
VINCE espadrilles

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The Staple: Flats

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SAVE: MOSSIMO lainey perforated flats  |  ASOS lover boy ballet flats  |  RIVER ISLAND  pink gem stone ballet flats

INVESTMENT: TOD’S classic ballerina flats  |  JENNI KAYNE D’Orsay flat  |  VIVIENNE WESTWOOD melissa divine ballerina flats

SPLURGE: CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA kitty stud flats  |  SAINT LAURENT metallic pointy toe ballet flat  |  VALENTINO rockstud ballerina flats

I get many questions about what staple pieces one should have in their wardrobe and there’s a handful of items to always have. One of the key items on that list is definitely: flats.

Heels are always a must, but they’re not always the most comfortable. Personally, I like to stick to being comfortable throughout my whole day and I know I can always rely on a pair of flats. Now a days there are so many amazing styles to pick from! I really do think that if you can save up for one GOOD pair of flats now, then your wardrobe/closet will thank you later. I always say that you don’t have to compromise style for comfort, so buy a pretty pair to take you throughout your whole day… they’re perfect for school,  traveling, running errands, and everything else in between.

A few other options:

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Summa, Summa.

summer

Summer is definitely in full effect, so I wanted to share these cute flat layouts that showcase our SJ tees!

Tees are probably one of my favorite pieces to wear because you can have fun with them- dressing them up or dressing them down. Let’s be honest, for summer all you want to be dressed in is cute easy pieces and comfy tees! Let me show you how you can style a couple of our classic + best sellers for a perfect summery look!

Let’s have some fun! You can shop these tees and other fun ones over on my shop, here.

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Our first EVER tee! This is our ultimate classic, the one that started everything for our line. It’s the one I’m most proud of! Our DBA tee now comes in white too!

Here I went with a sporty-chic look pairing it with a bold print skirt, neutral colored sneakers and a fun little clutch! The hat tops off the entire look, as well as the layered necklaces. This look is perfect for: Flea Market shopping.

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A white tee and vintage 501s are probably one of the best combos ever. Our cool ‘Viva la Moda‘ tee goes hand in hand with a pair of your trusty Levis shorts! Pairing this combo with Birkenstocks, a panama hat and your cool polaroid camera makes for a picture perfect day at the beach!

flamingo

Nothing beats a pink flamingo with striped espadrilles! I mean.. it’s just the cutest combo. Our ‘Flamingo‘ tee is such a summer staple! Wear it with a floral skirt and you’re as cute as the flamingo!

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Pineapple anyone? Yes! This adorable pineapple tee, we call it ‘Piña Colada’ tee, has been such a hit this summer! From the distressed colors to it being a pineapple. You can never go wrong with sporting a pineapple tee, especially if it’s an SJ tee! I love wearing mine with my, yes these shorts again!, vintage 501s, braided sandals, cross body bag and sunnies!