Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cabo Recap via my iPhone…

For today's post, I decided to do something a little different than usual and share some of my recent iPhone photos from vacation. No, they are not the best photos in the world but they will give you a peek into our trip. (Psst. This is the LAST you'll hear of Cabo for a while, I promise!! Sorry if you are sick of pictures!)

Emily and I left for Mexico on Monday morning from Dallas, meaning we had to drive four hours in the middle of the night from Tulsa. By 8 am, we were in need of some coffee and sustenance! We were both really excited, though and couldn't stop talking about our trip. A scene from the airport…

Tory Burch hat // Vanesa Rey phone case // dress via ShopBellaC // studded sandals

And here's us waiting for the plane to take off! Can you tell how excited we were?!

Once we arrived in Mexico we were so ready to pick up our luggage and get to the ShopBellaC Casa where we would be staying for the week. However, once we got through customs we learned that half of the plane's luggage had been lost and never made it to Cabo (including ours). I couldn't find my luggage receipt in my purse, so I started having a panic attack at this point… I was in a foreign country, didn't have any cell service and was positive that my luggage was gone forever! The airport promised us that it would be delivered that night (they had simply "left it in Dallas" haha), so we said a lot of prayers, filed a lost luggage claim and then continued on our journey to the house.

I'm really sad I didn't take more photos of the house we were staying in, but it was absolutely gorgeous! When you first walked in, you were greeted by this spacious living room. The kitchen and dining room were to the right, and to the left were these amazing views… 

Gianni Bini studded sandals

Luckily Emily and I had packed swimsuits in our carry-on luggage, so the first thing we did was put them on and head to the beach. The coolest thing about the beach were these huge rocks all along the shore… when a huge wave came, the water would splash up into the sky and horizon. It was beautiful!

John (Emily's husband) even captured this EMBARRASSING picture of us on this rock! We were not expecting this huge wave, so our faces (particularly mine) are SO funny if you zoom in and look.

Thankfully our luggage did arrive that night in time for us to (quickly) shower, change and head to dinner. We had heard "The Office" was the best spot in Cabo so of course we wanted to eat there right away! We were craving some authentic guacamole and The Office didn't disappoint. The restaurant is right on the beach with an amazing view!

The highlight from Day #2 was visiting Señor Sweets for coffee and lunch. This Mexican latte I had was one of the BEST coffees I've ever tasted! I asked the waiter if he could make a pretty heart design in it and he brought it back with a whole circle of hearts. We were all starving and the food was amazing… I had BBQ Chicken Pizza because I was craving American food, haha! We went back another day for their gelato (which was also amazing).

Outfit: white off-shoulder top // embroidered clutch // tassel necklaces // white shorts // gladiator sandals

Day #3 consisted of exploring the city… this was the view we had from our street…

We also took a trip to Baja Grill for lunch. It was on the rooftop of one of the Cabo hotels and offered an amazing view of the city (I love the mountains in the background).

Here's what I wore to lunch…

Of course we relaxed by the pool some too! I'm obsessed with this Mara Hoffman bikini and the fact that it is on sale right now since it's the end of the season :)

Mara Hoffman swimsuit (on sale!) // Tory Burch hat

Our best meal actually ended up not being one of the fancy restaurants we went to, but just an authentic Mexican place on the side of the road called Frank's! I ordered a grilled chicken salad which came with fresh guacamole, grilled peppers and pico de gallo. And of course a "Coca-Cola light" to go along with it! They didn't have Diet Coke in Mexico, which was okay with me because Coca-Cola light was even better (don't ask me how).

embellished clutch // blue off-shoulder dress // tassel necklace // Sole Society heels

Emily and I both agreed that the highlight of the entire trip was the very last night. We paid a little old man $20 each for him to take us on a boat ride out to the arch (not sketchy at all, haha). He had a tiny little boat with a glass bottom and it was a BLAST! He drove us by sea lions, let us sit on the front of the boat like Titanic, and took us as close to the rocks as he could. I wore this striped swimsuit, one of my favorite bathing suits I own!

one-piece striped swimsuit, originally from LuLu*s but sold out there // similar straw tote (on sale) // Waiting on Martha elephant cover-up

Emily and I also tried out these Orchid Boutique flash tattoos for the first time on our trip! They are gold tattoos that look metallic on the skin. After the first one we put on, we were obsessed and kept wanting to put more and more on! They look gorgeous in person.

Our last day was spent (sadly) on the beach, not wanting to leave!

Waiting on Martha cover-up // Tory Burch hat // Zinke bikini, one-piece here // similar sunglasses

I will say, after being in such a hot place for a period of time I am ready for fall to arrive. My mom and I went to the mall yesterday and got hot Starbucks coffees and a pumpkin loaf and it was just enough to get me excited about cooler weather. Look out for some posts on fall transitional pieces and back-to-school essentials coming soon!


  1. Wow!! This looks like a perfect Summer diary!! Great photos! You look beautiful!

  2. Such great photos! Looks like you had an amazing time! Thanks for sharing!! Love your style! :)

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Such gorgeous photos, it looks stunning there! And the pictures on the boat are all lovely, it looks like you had a great time!

  4. Looks AHHHHHmazing! Gorgeous photos, thank you for sharing!

    Heidi D.

  5. love the pics! y'all are adorable!

  6. Y'all are the absolute cutest! Looks like you had a great trip :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  7. Looks like you girls had an amazing trip! Cabo is one of my favorite places so it was cool to see my favorite bloggers hanging out there!! I'm so with you when it comes to being ready for fall! I'm counting down the days until I can bust out my boots & scarves!!

    Xo, Kayla

  8. Looks like you had a blast! Cabo is beautiful and y'all look stunning in all these pictures!

    A Southern Drawl

  9. Your trip looks amazing!
    How many outfits did you pack/end up wearing? I'm curious because I'm planning a similar trip soon, and I love your style, so I was wondering what you did! xx

  10. Great photos. Looks like you girls had a great time. NYC is rainy & chilly today, wishing I was in cabo as well.

  11. what an awesome trip! thanks for sharing photos :)

  12. looks like you two had such a fun trip..and I love all of the swimsuits you wore..gorgeous!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  13. Lucky ducks!!! Looks like so much fun :) Hugs!

  14. Nice Pictures. What a view, makes me want to go visit Cabo! :D

  15. Omg you two are gorgeous!!! Everything looks beautiful!

    xx Bee

  16. gorgeous photos!

  17. So jealous of your photos! What a fun time! And love your phone case :)

  18. This sounds like such a fun vacation! Love these pictures :)

    Prep on a Budget

  19. You guys look like you had the best time! I love all your outfit looks and especially that super adorable striped one piece you had on!

    XO, Jaime

  20. Your trip looked like so much fun! All the outfits were awesome and the scenery was to die for! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

    Emily at Style Cubby

  21. Your trip looks incredible! Fingers crossed I make it to Cabo this winter! I love all the purses on your blog, especially the little white and blue one. I was wondering how long can I use white leather purses? I've been wanting to buy one, but not if I'll have to pack it up soon.



  22. Looks like an AMAZING trip!

    Liz @
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

  23. Looks like such a great time ... to be honest I wouldn't mind seeing more pictures, lol.

  24. Looks like you had an amazing time! Lovely post:) xo, Hayley

  25. You two look so stunning!! Totally jealous of the fun times you had in Cabo. The location looks divine.

  26. Your Mara swimwear is gorgeous! I love it. I may have to order!


  27. The Office is amazing, right?! I loved it. And the boat ride to the arch is totally worth it, but I realized after it probably wasn't the safest!


  28. Such beautiful photos! I love how much color you have in your wardrobe and Instagram photos!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  29. This looks like an absolute dream trip! I have absolutely loved yours and Emily's pictures from Cabo!! This post was so fun!

    I am not usually a big fan of fall but this year I am really excited about it for some reason!! (And SO excited to come back to Charlotte- see you soon! ;-) )

    xoxo A

  30. Everything about this post is BEAUTIFUL! I love every photo! Gorgeous!

    Brittani <3

  31. Beautiful photos! Much more glamorous then when I went with my dad.. haha!

    XO Strawberry Chic

  32. Wow......You are looking gorgeous in these pics and amazing location.

    Cheap Formal Dresses

  33. Lovely recap!

  34. LOVE your Cabo photos Cait! The sea lion pic is adorable- this recap made me want to visit Cabo soo badly it looks beautiful :) Also, I got a kick out of the Coca-Cola Light! my family had a place in Southern Mexico and I've been ordering "Coca Lights" for years :)

  35. This looks like the trip of an absolute lifetime.. I can't stop scrolling through these photos! Every outfit and accessory is so beautiful and thanks a million for introducing me to Orchid Boutique flash tattoos!


  36. Where did you stay in cabo? Looks beautiful!!!

  37. I am in envy of your photo skills and vacation style. God the locations are beautiful, in total wanderlust. And your outfits are so colorful. Can you please, pretty please with sugar on top, make a post on how to take beautiful Instagram pictures (outfits, selfies, location). I just can't seem to get the right angel or aim. Sad face. Stay gorgeous. Love your hair.

  38. This looks like so much fun! I am right next door ( AZ) and i've never been to Cabo. I never would have guessed it would be that blue! wow, how beautiful! gonna have to check it out before i move!!

    xoxo, kerri