Bula from Fiji

imageBula!  You hear that everywhere in Fiji.  When asked what it meant, they just replied, “It means everything!”  So we heard it coming and going and just as a joyful acknowledgment.  The people were so warm and welcoming, I felt like I was home.  If home was the most epic beach location.  I wish!

It’s hard to describe the color of the beautiful water surrounding Tokoriki Island.  It’s the most inviting blue I’ve ever come across.  It’s so toasty warm I could snorkle for hours.  And after a long snorkle, we could simply relax in the quiet of an adult only resort with a beverage and the sound of the ocean lapping at the shore.  It’s magical how beautiful Fiji has been to us.

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Fiji: A View From Above

imageVisiting Fiji has always been a travel dream of mine.  I’m so excited to be able to check that one off the bucket list!  There are many ways to get from the main airport in Nadi to any of the outlying islands.  We chose helicopter because it seemed like the quickest and most fun option.  We were so lucky to be riding with another family that needed to be dropped off first at a separate island.  We felt like to got the full island tour!!

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2 Weddings, 2 Weeks, 2 Continents

Garden Party Formal

Ahhhh wedding season.  The time when every weekend is packed full of love and festivities.  Personally, I love going to weddings!  Everyone is so happy and dressed in their best.  Two sets of our close friends tied the knot over a 2 week period.  We started off with the first wedding in Los Angeles, then we headed on to Australia for the second (with a little personal vaca over in Fiji).  It  feels so good to be wandering again!  I’m super excited to share some photos of our adventures with you shortly!

This photo is from the first wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.  It was ‘Garden Party Formal’ so I wore a chic Kate Spade fit and flare dress in a fun bright color.

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Silly in Santa Monica

DSCN0282Those of you that know me know I have kind of a huge obsession with dinosaurs.  I mean, my favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park!  (And if any of you know how I can be an extra in the 4th one, I’ll be forever indebted.)  So while I was visiting 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, I was super excited to see garden dinos!  I’m just getting my silly on in these shots so don’t judge.

While the boys watched football at Barney’s Beanery (an epic place to watch any sporting event), I got my shop on at some of the great boutiques in the area that I don’t have down in San Diego.  Brandy Melville and Kitson were my two favs.  I have some major wandering coming up soon so keep your eyes peeled on my social media!  (Instagram: @WanderingInHeels)

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Fall Fashion in the Valley

 

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There’s nothing quite like a fashion show.  With the music bumping and models stomping in the season’s most gorgeous trends, you can’t help but swoon over all the lust-worthy looks.  The Fall Fashion in the Valley show at Fashion Valley Mall yesterday just made me want to start rain dancing so I could have an excuse to wear all the beautiful fall layers!  Some of my favorite trends are capes (like this gorgeous grey cape from C.Wonder), polka dots, and girly girl dresses retro chic cuts.

Now if only this weather would cool down so I could actually enjoy all these fun fall looks myself!

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Louboutin Inspired Nails

DSC_0031Over Labor Day, I found a pair of super sleek black suede Christian Louboutin boots for 75% off.  When that perfect storm hits, you buy them.  I’ve been wanting a pair of Louboutins for as long as I’ve loved fashion (which is basically forever) so to say I’m excited would be the understatement of the year.  To be honest, I’m not sure what has been holding me back from purchasing for so long.  They’re super pricey so that’s a huge reason but I’m all about a great classic investment piece you’ll wear for years to come.  I’ll debut them on the blog here when it’s not so hot that I can barely change out of a swim suit without cringing.  So in honor of my fun shopping find, I painted my nails with Nails Inc. ‘Alexa Leather’ with an accent of the Christian Louboutin ‘Rouge Louboutin’ polish.

The Nails Inc. ‘Alexa Leather’ is supposed to be texturized to have a leather-like feel. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like leather to me but I like the fun bit of texture and the matte look.  Still totally worth checking out!

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Nails Color:  Nails Inc. ‘Alexa Leather’ & Christian Louboutin ‘Rouge Louboutin’

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Coronado Beach Day Look

DSCN0245Sometimes a day of relaxing on the beach with the girls is the best R & R you could ask for.  I got a really annoying sunburn a month or so ago and now I’m hyper about making sure I’m protected from the sun.  I want my super pale skin looking as young as possible for as long as possible!  Other than caking on tubes of sunscreen, I wore a UPF 50+ hat and a long maxi dress topped with a luxuriously soft white Equipment blouse.  Take that, Sunshine!

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Hat: Eric Javits, Blouse: Equipment, Maxi Dress: J.Crew (similar)

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