this weekend my husband had a conference and i went along for a little sun and relaxation. the conference was held at the surf and sand resort in laguna beach, which is literally right on the sand. if you are ever in the laguna beach area, i HIGHLY recommend it!

this was the view from our balcony. the hotel provides you with ear plugs just in case falling asleep to the sound of waves bothers you (yeah right)!

i painted my nails “hayden” by julep.

and then the most bizarre thing happened…my mani started turning black at the edges. um, i don’t know if it was from the seche vite top coat or what…this has NEVER happened before! and i didn’t bring nail polish remover with me so i had ghetto nails for the remainder of the weekend.

i found my new favorite drink…midori margarita’s!!! SO good!!!

pic from a dinner party we attended. the food, music and view were AMAZING.

i wore “the stylish housewife dress” out to dinner the night before at french 75. it was another evening of great music and food.

i’m wearing: c&c california mint shirt, f21 cobalt shirt, mother skinny jeans (i FINALLY found a pair of white skinny jeans that i LOVE), nine west pumps and taylor kenney daphne necklace (one of my all time fave necklaces).

and another pic on the balcony…where i spent most of my time. we even had a planking contest on the balcony. a little late but still hilarious. my husband won for best form. but he would probably divorce me if i posted the pic of him doing it…lol.

p.s. i submitted my pic and the planking story in a contest to win a resort package at the surf and sand. if you have a minute, you can click here to vote for me. i will love you forever. =)

17 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Neris
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    LOVE the photos Jenn! Looks like you had such a great time 🙂


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  2. Rory
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    so jealous! sounds like an amazing time 🙂
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  3. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    Haha – that totally sounds like something my hubby & I would do…love it! I have never had the black edges happen on a manicure and I use Seche Vite all the time – that is so weird! 🙁 So glad you guys had a little mini-vacation…it looks fabulous!

  4. My Dressy Ways
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    Very weird about the mani! That would have annoyed me to walk around with a ghetto mani. You know what I’ve done in a pinch? Just put another layer of polish over it, give it a few seconds and then wipe it off with a tissue. Too late now, but now you know!

    Sounds like you had a great time! I’m still kinda jealous that you have a dress named after you. 🙂

  5. Shandi Alegre
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    This looks SO nice and relaxing ! Its so funny cause I thought your bottom outfit with the c&c shirt was this splendid shirt I had bought last week because it had a blue under tank and a green top similar over it except as soon as I brought it home and tried it on again the whole thing instantly crinkled and I hated it so I returned it for something else! I may have to get this c&c top thought because it is so cute!

  6. Kristin
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    That’s my kinda conference location! Love the polish lady!

  7. caroline
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    really cute. I love your blog.
    wanna follow?! =))


  8. bravoerunway
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    What an awesome getaway! I love the beach and there is no need for ear plugs…the ocean waves are so calm and I love that dress 🙂

  9. Maegan
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I was loving getting to see your vacay photos on Instagram… and so jealous! Every one was dreamy! So weird about your manicure… I wonder why too? You look beautiful… aviators are perfection for your face!

  10. tara
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    looking gorgeous lady…loving that nail color!

  11. NauticalWheeler
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    I love C&C California! They make such comfy pieces.

    From Brooklyn with love,


  12. Daniela
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    Love that dress !
    I’m jealous of you mini vacation!

  13. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    looks amazing! totally jealous

  14. Stephanie
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Great nail color! I tend to stick with orange hues myself.

  15. Fashion By Alicia
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Love the photos! I am glad you had a fabulous trip.

  16. LA Inspiration
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    LOVE “The Stylish Housewife Dress”. You look so fab! XO

  17. Makaila
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    Oh my, I almost died when I saw where you stayed in Laguna.. I spent 4 days there about 4 years ago. Just A.M.AZING. I’m not sure I’ve ever stayed anywhere else that was literally feet away from the ocean.. and did you see dolphins? I remember all the dolphins… I need to go back. Thanks for the reminder.. how wonderful you were just there!