INSTAGRAM ROUND-UP + A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO BEVERLY HILLS

It’s been a busy few weeks around here with lots of travel from both Philip and me. We’re like ships passing in the night these days and can hardly keep track of each other’s schedules!But we’re trying to soak up the last few weeks of summer with fun and low-key days for the boys before we dive back into routine.

Here’s a few things that have been on instagram lately — if you’re not following along, I share lots more outfits that never hit the blog! I’m merricksart over there.

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TOP  ||  SIMILAR SKIRT  (original is old j.crew)  ||  ANKLE BOOTS
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CARDIGAN  ||  WHITE TEE  ||  JEANS  ||  ANKLE BOOTS  ||  HAT  ||  TASSEL BAG
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LACE UP TEE  ||  JEANS  ||  TASSEL BAG  ||  JACKET  ||  ANKLE BOOTS
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TEE  ||  SWEATPANTS  ||  SNEAKERS  ||  TASSEL BAG
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WHITE TEE  ||  JEANS  ||  SNEAKERS  ||  STRIPED TEE  ||  BAG  ||  POM POM
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Last weekend a few of my California blogger friends met up for a 24 hour stay at the Beverly Hilton. We started the evening with dinner at Ceccino’s (where I had the most amazing dover sole), and dessert at Sprinkles Ice Cream.  

Pretty Plum Sugar sent us these gorgeous robes so we all piled in one hotel room dressed like twins and chatted til 2:30 am. Seemed like a good idea except that we signed up for an 8am spin class at FlyWheel the following morning. I’d only done one spin class before, but this one was in a big, dark room with super loud music so it was easy to just get in the zone and push myself. Totally want to find one in my area because it was such a great workout.



Our hotel rooms at the Beverly Hilton were pool level and opened right up to the cabanas, so we took full advantage of the gorgeous pool area. After spin class we had breakfast by the pool (their omelet bar was insanely good), and then sat by the pool in their gorgeous cabanas. 


We finished the day with a lunch custom made by the on-sight chef. They spoiled us rotten with appetizers, gorgeous desserts, and amazing entrees. It was a completely whirlwind 24 hours, and exhausting, but so rejuvenating to share ideas and insights with likeminded women. Here’s a few pictures of our weekend. 

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Leanne Barlow of Elle Apparel, Kailee Wright, Lisa of Lunchpails and Lipstick, and Jenna of Small Fry Blog.
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Leanne’s cover up is DIY, Lisa’s cover up is here, Kailee’s coverup is here, Jenna’s coverup is here, and a similar romper to mine is here.