In preparation for a Caribbean getaway with Strength of Nature, I found myself in search of a versatile dress that could take me from day to night. Surprisingly, I discovered the dress of my dreams inside the windows of a store that I rarely (if ever) shopped in before… Discover where I found my new favorite vacation dress below…
Clearly, I am still too ticked that I found this fabulous Bedrock maxi dress from Loft. The spaghetti straps and bold prints drew me in, but the flowing silhouette and super sexy split made me a believer!
Available in stores and Loft and Loft.com – don’t be fooled, this Bedrock dress may appear to be black and white, but it’s actually a deep navy blue hue. (Don’t worry, it can easily pass for black and white while worn with practically anything!)
The Bedrock maxi dress accompanies bold prints with a sexy/strappy silhouette. The elastic waist will cinch you in, while the elongated 42″ (from waist to ankle) dress flows and moves with your every step. I loved wearing this dress during a catamaran ride in Montego Bay – it’s the perfect dress for any vacation!
When you’re on vacation, you need a versatile dress that makes you feel confident, feel sexy and make you want to let loose dance! This Bedrock Maxi dress from Loft is definitely it!
If you hurry, you can catch a sale at Loft.com on the dress plus a great assortment of transitional seasonal pieces today.
For more details on pricing, sizing and more, click here.
Digital Sisterhood Unplugged
Whether you believe it or not, Spring is here and wonderful things are blooming all around us. Why not take a moment to take in all that Spring has to offer by unplugging for the weekend? Join DivasandDorks.com as we participate in the “Digital Sisterhood Unplugged Weekends” hosted by Digital Sisterhood. During a series of weekends throughout the year we’ll take our eyes off our computers and “up-to-the-minute” social media updates and set our sights on enjoying the life around us.
Digital Sisterhood Unplugged
Digital Sisterhood Unplugged
Did You Know: There’s a National Day of Unplugging, designed to help hyper-connected people of all backgrounds to embrace the ancient ritual of a day of rest.
This Spring, Digital Sisterhood Network’s Leadership, Lifestyle, and Living Well Initiative has been inspired by Spelman College’s Wellness Revolution to relaunch the Digital Sisterhood Unplugged Weekends Initiative (#DSUnplugged) to encourage women to slow down and take a break from their digital lives and electronic devices once a month. The break could be 30 minutes, an hour, a half-day, a full day, or an entire weekend. It’s up to each woman to choose and commit to a timeframe that works best for her. If you’d like to join our 2013 #DSUnplugged Weekends, check out the schedule and use the #DSUnplugged hashtag to share your plans, comments, and questions on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Digital Sisterhood Unplugged
When was the last time you snuggled into a good book or enjoyed a relaxing spa day? There’s no time like the present and there’s no better time than the first weekend of Spring – so let’s get out and enjoy the weekend.
What are your plans this weekend and how do you plan to unplug, unwind and enjoy?
After the chaos of the holidays are over you may be in search for places of peace where you can envision yourself sitting quietly, enjoying the view and/or great company, or getting your mind together for the new year and those new resolutions. Here are three spaces in your own home that could serve as a mental vacation for you and your friends and family!
Below is a space we like to call “Happy Hour for Two”. A long hallway with two seats, no TV, nor any other distractions as well as soft lighting and a few wall accents is all you need. Great debates, planning, and/or brainstorming could take place here and with any kind of functional relationship, communication is key. If you have a long hallway with a little extra space you can put it to use!
This is totally a “Summertime Sanctuary”, with your glass (or pitcher) of White Sangria placed on the table for you and your friends, you could have an iPod docked somewhere close by and enjoy your music of choice while solving all of the world’s problems. Any outdoor area can be transformed with the right furniture whether a patio, backyard or poolside, and now is the perfect time to get a great deal on outdoor furniture since it’s out of season. You can have it ready before Spring arrives. After all, sunshine and fresh air are the perfect combination to unwinding at the end of a long day or week and refueling for the next.
This is a MUST HAVE to complete the aura of relaxation in your home. Steal away, if only for a moment, and relax in your own luxurious bath while watching golf, or turning to one of the all-music channels and reflecting if you are able to add a TV or radio. You can create the perfect bath-time environment by adding candles, floral accents, and soft lighting. Perfect private getaway right on the other side of your bedroom!
Take advantage of these spaces in your home and you’ll be amazed how often you can escape the hustle and bustle of the world. Turn your home into the vacation spot you’ve always dreamed of having and feel more refreshed than ever before.
How will you change your home and relax better in the new year? Tell us below…
As a traveling girl on the go, I have been to about 10 different cities within the last 30 days. You can imagine the amount of boarding passes I’ve avoided hording by taking advantage of airline apps on my smartphone – but since I’ve downloaded TripIt Pro, I’ve taken my travel sanity to a whole new level of zen…
TripIt makes getting to your destinations easier, by organizing all your trip plans in one place. No more double-checking your calendar against your mobile airline app for reservation dates, TripIt has you completely covered. TripIt creates an itinerary in seconds – using email confirmations from virtually all travel sites, plus other activities like restaurant reservations and concert tickets. (Seriously, I RSVP’d for a twitter chat via EventBrite and moments later, I received confirmation plus it was automatically added to my calendar by TripIt.)
My travel life has transformed to a whole new world of difference. Thanks to BrothaTech, for introducing me to the TripIt app – now I’m one of millions of travelers who use the TripIt app to organize and share travel & trips. By simply forwarding confirmation emails from anywhere you book to email@example.com, TripIt automatically creates on simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar or anywhere online.
If your travel plans require a bit more organization and assistance, you can easily upgrade to TripIt Pro for only $49/year. TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds.
I recently downloaded a 3-month trial of TripIt Pro which has made me a believer and evangelist of all things TripIt. Recently, my connecting flight was delayed and the airline agent didn’t know how soon travel could resume. Within minutes, I received a text message from TripIt informing me of my updated departure time & gate information nearly 30minutes before the airline agent informed the remaining passengers on my flight. I was able to make the best use of my time while in a random city all because of this app.
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Are you ready for a jet-setting summer? Avoid the jet-lag of travel with these travel tips for saving time and money!
1. Don’t Check A Bag. If you can, only bring a carry-on. You’ll save time waiting in line to check a bag or waiting for it upon arrival, and money as most airlines charge for checked luggage.
2. Consider the location and extras when booking your hotel. Are breakfast and WiFi included? Is it near where you want to be? The hotel downtown may be a little more expensive but staying there could help you save time and money on a car rental and parking fees as well as a long drive into town.
3. Do you really need a car? Many cities have great public transportation or taxi systems, so renting a car can cost more time, money and frustration (ie, traffic jams and parking meters.) Don’t forget to facting in the cost of gas and parking at your hotel, or check to see if your hotel offers an airport shuttle.
4. Pack a change of clothes in your carry-on. If you have to check in luggage, be prepared just in case your luggage arrives after you do. Having a change of clothes can save you from hunting down an outfit at the last minute at tourist prices. Having space clothes can also be a lifesaver in event of spilled food or drinks by you or your fellow travelers.
5. Lighten your load with the post office. Going on an extended trip? Consider sending home items you no longer need or gifts you’ve bought in the mail. Not only will you lighten your load for your other destinations, shipping things back may be cheaper than what the airlines would charge for extra baggage. For travel within the US, flat rate boxes offered by USPS are a great option.
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