A.Co est. 1984 on Instagram | Punta Cana Vacation Shots

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I'm rolling out all my vacation posts this week and next up, Instagram shots!

I know not everyone has Instagram so I wanted to share shots of my vacation I posted on there.  If you already follow me (I'm @acoest1984), you can skip this post and come back tomorrow, but if not, here's a few things you may have missed.

Also, if you do have Instagram, you can find all these photos under our vacation hashtag #acomsppuntacana.

Cheers!


More photos after the jump...

Shorts Overalls | An outfit from vacation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Outfit deets:
* Ardene overalls (new!); I had planned to remove the daisies before we left on vacation but ran out of time.  I know daisies are a huge trend this year but I'm not really feeling it, and despite thinking it's cute on theses, I'll still likely cut them off.
* H&M tank (old).
* Converse sneakers which I finally got to wear outside during our vacation, plus I used them as my travelling shoes instead of my normal flats.

This is a super simple outfit from my trip, but next time I'll style these overalls with a tee.  That was my initial plan, but the t-shirt I brought was too flowy and it wasn't doing any favours to the overalls, nor me.

That said, this denim won't be seeing the light of day for a good month, with the cool temps we are still having.  As an aside, it feels good to at least put away the winter jackets and pull out something a little lighter like leather jackets and trench coats.  Hope you're having a great week thus far and see you tomorrow.

Punta Cana Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, April 14, 2014


Hello!  I'm back home after a great week in Punta Cana.  It's good to be home but was pretty sad to leave our home-away-from-home of the past week.  It took me a good four-ish days to settle into vacation mode which then felt like it was time to come back;  still wonderful to get away and enjoy some warmth, though.

I'll be sharing vacation photos this week, including iPhone snaps, outfits, and more.  First up, photos from my iPhone--a week recap, if you will.  No explanation necessary, I don't think, I'll just let the photos speak for themselves...


More after the jump...

Hello from Dominican Republic!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Hello! Hello! How is everyone's week going?  You didn't think I would go a whole week without checking in from vacation, did you?  Ha, me neither. Blogging is always on my mind and I love sharing and connecting with you all through here so I thought Friday would be the perfect day to stop in with a post from Punta Cana. 

This week has been wonderful and relaxing, although I have found myself having a hard time sinking into vacation mode. Might be due to a longer length in between this and my last vacation--I'm out of practice. That said, as the days go by, my pace slows a little more, I breathe a little deeper and savour the moments a little longer. With two days left I better hurry up and relax!

I've been instagramming lots so if you aren't following along, and would like to, I'm @acoest1984. 

On Tuesday we did a full day Catamaran excursion, leaving the resort just before 8am ams returning over 11 hours later. Sadly, it was not my favourite thing and it felt so good to get back to the resort. On top of that, I think due to the food and drinks I had off the resort, I ended up feeling pretty yucky on Wednesday. It was super unpleasant so that day was a bit of a wash. 

On brighter notes, the resort is amazing and the food is fantastic. The people here are incredibly kind, friendly and accommodating. The pools are massive, the beach is gorgeous and the weather has been great (not great for my hair though, ha!). 

I'm sitting here on our second-floor balcony with a view of the ocean and palm trees rustling above. I just ordered room service for the first time: a pre-dinner snack of chicken Caesar salad and am catching up on my favourite YouTube subscriptions (having wifi is awesome) while Marco is having a snooze inside. 

Ultimately, I don't want to go home!  I'm trying not to think about the inevitable because the thought of cooking and cleaning again?  Ugh!  Till then though, I'll down several more margaritas, indulge in far too many croissants at breakfast and enjoy the sun from my shaded beach chair since this girl isn't getting a tan. See you Monday!

NEW SHOES | Sam & Libby flats

Thursday, April 10, 2014


I'll be honest, when I first saw these, I wasn't their biggest fan.  That said, I thought they were really on-trend as far as d'orsay flats go, the snakeskin print makes them unique, and the price was right.  Sometimes I will push myself, fashion-wise, to step outside the box; case in point, recent overalls.  

It often results in things you would normally pass up, but then end up loving and being ahead of the fashion curve.  Wins all around!

These are grown up flats with an edge that I think will end up being a neutral staple in my wardrobe for work and weekends.  And if the snakeskin print isn't up your alley, they come in black as well.


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