Here at Get Whit It, I want to share tips to help you better yourself and your life, from personal style, making great travel decisions, general recommendations and saving up for them. It's the end of the year, which is commonly a time when money can get tight if you have to spend money on gifts or other expenses. With all the wish lists and dream trips I want to go on, I need to save up for them! I'm constantly looking for ways to save or make my money stretch and am always learning new tips along the way. I wanted to start by sharing a few of my favorite useful apps that have been working not only to help me save short term, but prep for an incredible future!
Saving and investing is something I got more serious about this year. I already have a checking and savings account, but I wanted to start doing some additional saving. I found two apps that have really been a great help for that.
Wow, it's almost Christmas and it's almost a new year! This year seemed to fly by but I'm so excited for what is in store for next year. I look forward to turning 30 and traveling even more. Be on the lookout for more exciting travel posts.
For now, to get in the holiday spirit, and to also focus on fashion, I would like to share some items on my wish list for Christmas and New Years!
This past Thanksgiving I got a chance to visit one of my favorite places, Los Cabos, Mexico, for a short family vacation. Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and includes Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. This was my second time visiting Cabo, and I enjoyed it even more this time around. I wanted to share with you some tips on things to do while visiting Cabo!
1. Stay at a nice hotel/resort
During my recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, my family and I stayed at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, one of my favorite Hiltons ever. From service and rooms to dining options and convenience, it's the perfect place to stay while in Cabo. It's also only a short 10-15 minute drive away from the city center.
Situated right on the coastline, Hilton Los Cabos is a beautiful property:
Having being recently renovated after a hurricane hit years ago, you notice the property's beauty right when you walk into the outdoor entrance.
This was our second time staying at the resort and this time we had the luxury of staying in their Presidential Suite, which we were given a great discount on. We were welcomed to their Vista Club (exclusive only to some staying at the Hilton) and were thoroughly informed about the features we could use and special advantages we had. There was a special Vista Club room with free drinks and food available at several times of the day. We also got our own poolside cabana bed and chairs with a great view.
I can't continue talking about this amazing Hilton without going into detail on the spacious and breathtaking Presidential Suite. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:
|Private jacuzzi on one of the balconies|
We were welcomed with a bottle of tequila and snacks:
We also got a special turndown service nightly, where we got to choose a preferred turndown aromatherapy blend:
While there I made sure to make use of every room and outdoor space, taking the time out to enjoy the beauty of the suite. I also got in plenty of swim and relax time and visited the main infinity pool daily, which always felt to be at the perfect temperature. The pool was steps away from our private cabana:
They had a second pool on another side of the hotel as well.
When I got tired of the pool, I could walk down the path to the beach (also steps away) and experience the ocean.
While staying at the Hilton, we ate some delicious food and sampled many exotic drinks and varieties of tequila, even doing a tequila tasting experience there at their main bar Azul after arriving at the resort. Our waiter and tequila expert gave us a detailed history on the Mexican culture's prized tequila and the blue agave it originates from, letting us sample mezcal, blanco, reposado, and anejo tequila.
My favorites were the Frida Kahlo and the Don Julio 1942. I love the smoothness. At the end of our tasting we were given some fresh ceviche, guacamole and chips:
Later that evening we had complimentary snacks and drinks in the Vista Club room.
We had some tasty empanadas and of course more tequila.
By dinner time we were tired but ready to try something new at one of the hotel's restaurants - El Meson. I had the tamale trio:
The next morning, after getting a very peaceful and relaxing night of rest, we grabbed breakfast at their morning buffet. So many options to choose from.
|Fish tacos from Desperados|
After spending the morning in the city snorkeling, we grabbed lunch at Desperados in downtown Cabo. I got the fried fish tacos and we had fresh guacamole made table side. Food was good as usual.
|Fettucine de mare|
For dinner that night we ordered room service. Everyone got something different and I decided to have the fettuccine de mare with scallops and shrimp. It was delicious - I finished my plate!
The next day, before checking out of the resort we ordered a few drinks poolside - I had a strawberry mojito. The pool staff was very attentive and accommodating, they brought us water, cold towels and chips with guacamole to snack on. I love enjoyed my last moments at the resort by taking one last dip in the pool and laying in the cabana with the curtains drawn to shield the sun.
My time at the resort was just a short extended weekend stay, but I already can't wait to return and spend a full weekend there. If you are ever in Cabo, please look into the Hilton Los Cabos, even their standard rooms are beautiful and offer great views. You won't be disappointed!
I would like to send out a special thanks to Alfredo from the Hilton Los Cabos staff, who extended a great discount to us for the duration of our stay!
I saw Kanye West last night in my city Indianapolis as he kicked off his Saint Pablo Tour. I got my entire life! There were a range of mixed opinions from those who attended (expecting a smoother setlist, more movement from Kanye and less obstructive views) but honestly a perfect show shouldn’t be expected on the first night. It seems he was getting a feel for the setlist and the crowd's reaction to his awe-inspiring floating stage platform.
Happy Summer! Sorry for the delay, but we've been busy enjoying the summer months. I've been traveling a lot in the past months, and to kick off the summer, last month I spent a week in The Big Island, Hawaii. This was my 6th visit to Hawaii and 2nd time on that particular island. Hawaii is a truly beautiful place to visit! This trip was all about relaxation, sightseeing and eating good food! Here's a little recap of some of my experiences and reviews on the food and resort on The Big Island.
We arrived in Kona the first day and made our way to grab breakfast before heading to our resort. We ate at local favorite, Splashers, and I chose to get some authentic Kona coffee and go the healthy route with 2 scrambled eggs, bacon, a biscuit and bowl of fruit. (FYI I ate a ton of fruit that week - the pineapple in Hawaii is the best!)
As we made our way to our resort, Hilton Waikoloa Village, we passed some beautiful scenery and got to see old lava tubes on the way.
Memorial Day is this weekend and I am excited for the extended weekend and also taking a week off for vacation! A common party theme for the holiday is all-white parties, so I thought this would be a great time to put together some looks, inspired by celebs, to help you get your Memorial Day looks together. With some help from Adrian, we found looks for men and women. Let's start with the ladies:
Pants and Crop Top
This first look is simple but cute and sophisticated. If you think you can pull off the gaucho pant look, try them with a cropped white long sleeve tee and strappy sandals like Rihanna:
Plunge Neck Blazers
For Rihanna's plunge white blazer look, that can be more on the daring side depending on how low you go and what undergarments you wear, try these items:
Thigh High Slits
Thigh high slits are still a hot trend and recently Kylie Jenner wore a leg-baring all white dress. Get similar styles to show off some leg below:
White Bodycon Dresses
You could also go with a classic white body con dress like Ashley Graham, Karrueche and Justine Skye:
And now for the guys…
White with Color Accents
Rick Ross put on a performance at Club Gotha in Cannes, France during the annual Cannes Film Festival and went with a "geechi" all white ensemble with red accents. The banded collar look is very simple, clean, and on trend especially when worn with a necklace. The antique inspired aesthetic of ruby and gold has been revamped for the modern man and adds a classic appeal to his outfit. He finished the look with signature aviator shades and an all red pair of designer sneakers.
A big part of Rick's look was the accessories. Get some similar items from one of our favorites, The Gold Gods:
Ruby Pendant Necklace - $119
The Vigilate Watch Gold Band - $199
Gold Watch Link Bracelet - $79
Get Rick's look below:
Casual White Look
Dressing up not your thing? Keep it casual and comfortable like Drake aka 'The King of Cozy'. A lightweight long sleeve t-shirt paired with cotton sweat shorts will create an effortlessly chill outfit perfect for the weekend kickback. Keep it crispy with a fresh pair of air max 95's and a simple gold necklace.
Future rocked a traditional all white look that features both trendy and classic pieces throughout. Military inspired bombers have been a huge trend in menswear as well as a nice fitted jean to complete the tailored silhouette that reigns supreme in men's fashion. Classic all white sneakers and a plain white t-shirt are staples that every man should have and can be found at all price points. Future is known for having a strong arsenal of masculine, yet fashionable accessories including rings, watches, necklaces, sunglasses, scarves, and his signature wide brim hats. In this look he kept things more toned down and let the all white do the talking with a splash of color on his scarf tied around his belt loop. Get the items:
Dapper Suit & Tie
Zac stopped by The Late Night Show with Seth Meyers to promote Neighbors 2 in an dapper suit and tie look. Zac broke up the monotony of all white with a black tie and classic black oxfords. His suit and shirt are well tailored and complement his youthful energy and athletic physique. Despite beards being a huge turn on for a lot of women, Zac opted for a clean shaven face and a conservatively sharp hair cut. Get inspired with items below:
We hope you are loving these all-white looks!
If you love traveling as much as I do, then you know that one of the main things to determine where you go or how much you will enjoy the overall experience is the accommodations. Growing up, I mainly stayed in hotels and resorts while traveling with my family. My favorite hotel brand is Hilton - they have amazing locations all over the world and their service is top notch. Some of my favorites have been the Ho'olei in Maui, Hilton Los Cabos, Hilton Barbados Resort and Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa in Tahiti.
Always classic and great if you are still in the process of working on those abs. Even if you do have a flat stomach, one piece swimsuits are still sexy. You can go for extra coverage or show a little more with cutouts and extra straps. A trend right now is the return of the throwback Baywatch-style one pieces that are super high cut. Below are my favorites:
- We started Get Whit It originally as a fashion blog in 2008 but have since expanded to include more of our personal interests, such as traveling and everyday life. We hope you use our site as a tool to help you live, learn, and Get WHIT It!
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