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Travel Diaries: Grand Canyon & New Mexico

Blogger Sasha Agent wearing maxi dress at Grand Canyon

Blogger Sasha Agent and husband re-stating vows at Grand Canyon for anniversary The Grandest of Them All

One of my goals in life is to visit all of the famous national parks in the United States. The summer before last was Yosemite, and this summer it was all about the Grand Canyon. I’ve heard that this natural wonder of the world is one that you must see with your own eyes, and that pictures don’t do it justice–I found this to be 100% true.

 

Reunited at the Grand Canyon

We always try to meet up with my sisters and family at least once a year. This time, we made a plan to meet at the Grand Canyon. We stayed on the amazing KOA Williams campgrounds in a luxury cabin (I’ve got the deets on this spot coming soon).

So you most likely saw part one to this road trip, where we started our journey in West Texas and continued on to Albuquerque, New Mexico. On this part of the trip, we picked up in New Mexico, and hiked up a volcano and ice cave. We finally made it over to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is where my husband and I restated our vows at sunset for our four-year anniversary. The next day, we went rafting inside of the Canyon, off the Colorado River. With the kids, we got to experience a fun safari style car ride at Bearizona with bears and wolves. And finally, on the way back to Texas, we stopped for a quick swim in the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico (click here for the Snapchat videos to these experiences).

Travel Style

Be sure to watch today’s Snapchat diaries so you can get a glimpse of our amazing experience. And… I’ll never leave you hangin’ without style tips. See my pictures below for a little vaca style! You can scroll my ‘Shop the Post’ widget for direct links!

Happy Monday!

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Road Trip Diaries Part 2

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Road Trip Diaries: From West Texas to Albuquerque

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Blogger Sasha Agent with husband | Tie necklaceThe Ultimate Family Road Trip

At the start of July, the family and I took a road trip through the southwest. I was actually dreading the thought of traveling with a jam-packed car–in addition to a potty training toddler.  But it all turned out to be pretty amazing. I felt way less stressed in the privacy of our own car, as opposed to a public and cramped airplane. Plus, our bonding time was priceless. Our final destination was the South Rim of the Grand Canyon–we were scheduled to meet up with my sisters and their families from my hometown of Sacramento. However, leading up to that, we had plenty of time to explore and enjoy both West Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. My husband has an Aunt and Uncle with a breath-taking ranch in West, Texas. Our girls got the opportunity to sample that ranch life for a bit–it was pretty amazing. Albuquerque just seemed to be a nice central point in between West Texas and the Grand Canyon–so we stayed the night, and even got to enjoy a local outdoor jazz concert.

Snapchat Moments Part 1

blogger Sasha Agent with daughter on road tripThere’s no way that I can capture every moment with pictures, but I can give you about 3 minutes worth of Snapchat moments to give you a glimpse into our amazing experience. Of course I can’t leave you hanging without letting you in on my style secrets! Below you will find my favorite pictures, as well as the links to these outfits!

Hope you enjoy!

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Road Trip Diaries Part 1

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Travel Diaries: San Antonio & Austin Date Night

Blogger Sasha Agent on a date night in San Antonio

The Non-Existent Date Night

So, I’ve heard that this whole date night thing is a must for a marriage. Well, to be honest, my husband and I don’t get out much. Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to have consistent and kid free getaways more often, but we don’t really have the necessary resources available to us–like time and money for example. Maybe if I dropped my shopping habit… ha!

San Antonio Talk

After our amazing Grand Canyon vacation, my husband had his annual coaching school which was located in San Antonio, TX this year. My husband and I thought this would be a great opportunity to getaway for a quick date night–staycation style. Luckily, my mom agreed Sasha Agent wearing pom pom crochet dress on a date nightto watching our girls for a full day and night–the first time we would ever be gone together overnight. Other than our honeymoon, we couldn’t think of a time when we actually had a full day to ourselves–kid free.

The drive to San Antonio from Dallas isn’t so bad. It’s around 4 1/2 hours, which is perfect for doing what we rarely get a chance to do–talk and laugh. I felt like we were giddy teenagers away from our parents for the first time.
After arriving and checking in to our hotel, we went straight for the River Walk for a boat tour and amazing Italian food right off of the water. I literally almost forgot we were in Texas!

Sasha Agent wearing a date night maxi dressOn this evening I wore a red crochet mini dress with pom-pom trim by SheIn and received so many sweet compliments. As we explored, I wore my rose gold metallic slides (see similar here, here, and here), and for dinner, I let my hair down and laced up my nude heels by Steve Madden.
The next day, we got to do just a little more exploring in the Downtown area, so I was sure to wear something a bit festive. I wore my gorgeous Christin Michaels maxi dress as we had lunch outside the Alamo and walked the beautiful streets of Downtown San Antonio.

Austin Love

After lunch, it was about that time to head back towards Dallas, but we knew Mexican off of
South Congress in Austin, TX was a must! This past spring, my hubs took us to Austin for a nice family getaway. We immediately fell in love with South Congress, so we definitely wanted to go back for a quick andBlogger Sasha Agent wearing off the shoulder top with bell sleeves date night early dinner at a fun Mexican spot. Here I wore an off the shoulder bell sleeved top, also by SheIn (see here in a chambray/denim as well) with distressed denim shorts (DIY–see similar here and here) from Nordstrom.

After a lot laughing, a little flirting, and a lot of talking (mostly about missing our girls) we decided that we deserved to invest more time in our four-year long marriage. Easier said than done I’m assuming. Well, if you have the chance for a quick date night/mini staycation with your significant other, take it! Take the time to simply talk and laugh–you two are worth the investment.

See below for my San Antonio and Austin style! Scroll to the bottom so you can Shop the Post for direct links!

Happy Thursday my friends!

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Sasha Agent wearing pom pom crochet dress on a date night

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Sasha Agent wearing a date night maxi dress
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Travel Diaries: San Francisco Style

Blogger Sasha Agent wearing a gingham dress in San Francisco

Home Sweet Home

This past weekend I got to host a cheerleading clinic in my hometown of Sacramento, California. However, before getting to work, I got to spend a little leisure time with my dad and step mom in the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Now, if you’ve ever seen this amazing place–you would know that the weather is somewhat different. San Francisco is known for having its own sub climate, and it can be drastically cooler than the surrounding cities. When we arrived, it was 67 degrees–a nice break from the heat in the valley. I also thought this would be the perfect time to test out some of my early fall finds.

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With this whole Fall Nordstrom Anniversary sale going on, I thought the cool San Francisco temps would be the ideal place to test out my new Fall Nordstrom find–my patchwork oversized cardigan by Topshop. I wore my cardigan both street and chic style with just a simple swap of the shoes (my Adidas and pointed heels). Once you get away from all of the fog, the temps warm up a bit, which was perfect for my adorable Christin Michaels blue and white gingham sundress a la Zappos.

Blogger Sasha Agent wearing a color blocking dress in San FranciscoMy family and I had fun enjoying the sites, like checking out the painted ladies, the Golden Gate Bridge, strolling the botanical gardens, and finally a picnic in Golden Gate Park. Oh, and I couldn’t pass up Chinese food in China Town! For dinner I wore my Christin Michaels black and white color blocked dress, also a Zappos find.

Check out my pictures below to see how I wore each look! You can shop the post at the bottom for direct links!

Have a beautiful week!

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Blogger Sasha Agent in street fashion | San Francisco
Blogger Sasha Agent in street fashion | San Francisco
Blogger Sasha Agent wearing a gingham dress in San Francisco
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Blogger Sasha Agent wearing a color blocking dress in San Francisco

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Packing List for my Southwest Road Trip

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Next Stop… The Southwest

Because my husband and I are teachers, and we get the summers off, we try to plan at least one big annual vacation. During our first year of marriage, we explored Nuevo Nayarit in Mexico, the year after that we took on Northern California cramming in Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco. Last year was Disney World and the whole Orlando experience, but this year we wanted more out of our trip. We thought it would be pretty cool to take a family road trip exploring the Southwest–West Texas, New Mexico, and ultimately the Grand Canyon.

Planning

Fashionable leather tote packed with shoes and distressed jeansThe planning part of the trip was easy! We simply discovered all of our hotels using Tavelocity–which is always pretty simple. The difficult part was planning out what to wear, all while packing pretty lightly (and trust me, this was a challenge for me).

Blogger Sasha Agent wearing distressed denim cutoffs and boho top

Today, I’m going to give you a glimpse into my packing list–sort of first access to my outfits and accessories before I even blog about them. Take a look at my Lookbook below for a little sneak preview of what you will be seeing on the blog throughout the next couple of weeks. You will definitely see that I specifically chose pieces that can fit into a Southwest kind of lifestyle, as well as an everyday summer lifestyle.

Wish us luck throughout our journey–especially the fact that we are traveling with a 2-year-old in the middle of intense potty training (YIKES!) However, I’m so looking forward to quality time with my family, beautiful scenery, and inspiring all of you, my followers!

Enjoy! And happy Friday!

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My Packing List

Festive Summer Stripes you Need and New Mexico

Sasha Agent and daughters wearing summer sun dresses with festive stripes.

Summer Adventure

This summer I’m all about adventure! Being teachers and all, my husband and I both have the same summer vacation, and this year we planned on doing something a little different. Rather than flying out to a destination, we thought it would be exciting to a take a road trip and meet up with my sisters and their families at the Grand Canyon in Arizona; sort of a mini family reunion.

Now, keep in mind we do have a two-year old, meaning we need to take our time. With that I thought, how cool would it be to make a mini stop in New Mexico? The hubs doesn’t know about my little plan just yet, but he will shortly!

Festive Summer Stripes

With this festive pit stop we make, the girls and I are surly going to need to look the part, and I would say our striped and festive dresses will be perfect! You can find my dress from ASOS, see similar here, here, here, and here, complete with wrap up heels by Steve Madden or gladiator sandals from Target, and an authentic Mexican leather bag, which can be found via Etsy. As for the girls, their dresses can be found at Target, Tay’s here, similar sandals here, and Sisi’s here, and gladiators here). Whether or not you go on an adventure this summer, just make sure you keep it festive with these must haves!

See my video blog and pictures below to see our festive styled dresses! Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom to shop our looks! And, just FYI… ASOS literally just sold out of this dress as soon as it was delivered to my front door on Saturday; they do have other colors–which are linked on my Shop the Post below. Other than that, I found some amazing similar looks that you would enjoy, and I’ll keep you posted about restock alerts.

Festive Travels!

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