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It's crazy that last week I was on my first company cruise to Bermuda and now I'm back in Dallas in the office and staring out the window, wishing I was back. Bermuda was magical and I'm definitely going to write a post about the cruise in-depth and show more travel photos - look out for that post next week! While I was on the cruise for work and couldn't take a lot of blog photos, I did manage to shoot this outfit which I'm so happy about. This has got to be one of my favorite shoots - just look at that blue ocean in the background! 

Believe it or not, I've been meaning to buy this dress since last summer but it's always sold out so when I saw it on during the Shopbop sale, I knew I had to grab it before it was too late. This dress was made for vacations! It's flirty, chic and light-weight. The best part? It hides your food baby in case you're indulging on delicious high-calories foods. I paired it with my usual wooden bag and these new slides which I swear every blogger has (which made me avoid them for a long time) but is worth the hype! They're so comfortable for long days exploring and goes with so many different outfits. I'm planning on buying them in gold as well! 

Have you been on a cruise before? What are some of your favorite vacation outfits? Let me know below!

(Product gifted for review by Simply Earth. All opinions are mine alone.)

I'm excited to partner with Simply Earth again and they were kind enough to send me their June Summer box. Is it just me or are summer boxes from subscription services the best? Just a quick recap of Simply Earth, in case you didn't see my March post with them. Simply Earth is an all-natural company which focuses on essential oils that are high-quality and half the price compared to other essential oils on the market. They also have a subscription box service which is perfect for people like me that prefer variety and are new to the essentials oils world. It's $40 a month for the subscription box service plus free shipping. Each box values at $150! Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for a special giveaway for Sweet, Short & Stylish readers.

Here's what was included in this month's recipe box: 

- Palmarosa essential oil

- Aniseed essential oil

- Grapefruit essential oil

- Head soothing essential oil

- 1 bottle of Aloe vera juice 

- 1 packet of dried hibiscus leaves

- 1 aluminum fine mist spray bottle 

- and of course 6 natural recipe cards and labels! 


I thought this month's box was genius to say the least. The theme was summer so they included oils and recipe cards for issues that we all come across during this season such as sun burns (I just came back with one from Bermuda so this was definitely needed!), frozen facials to help cool down and even a head soothing essential oils which is perfect for jet-lag and long layovers while traveling. I also thought it was clever that they included essential oils that don't have a "heavy" and strong scent - but instead kept it light and refreshing. I hate strong scents in general but during the summertime, it's most unwelcome so I'm glad they were really thoughtful with this box. 

If you're interested in getting the June box, it's your lucky day! Simply Earth was kind enough to do a special giveaway for my readers. One lucky winner will receive the June box plus a bonus box and all you have to do to enter is: 

1. Like Simply Earth on Facebook @fromsimplyearth

2. Follow Simply Earth on Instagram @fromsimplyearth

3. Follow me on Instagram @ruyakiraccc

3. Comment on this post with "Done" so that way I know you did it :) 

That's it! The giveaway is open to US and Canada residents. Ends on June 18th so make sure to enter before it's too late! 

Thanks for reading,

There's always something sweet about coming back from a trip and seeing your everyday life differently. Last week I was on a cruise to Bermuda for the corporate company that I work for and it was an incredible experience! But after a week of that, it's nice to be back in Dallas and seeing things with new eyes. I forgot how much traveling can not only be exciting while on the trip, but afterwards as well! You come back feeling refreshed, inspired and ready to try more new experiences. 

My blogger friend, DeAndrea and I decided to explore Dallas more and wanted to check out the new La La Land Kind Cafe in Deep Ellum. I'm always up for a good coffee shop and this one was gorgeous with the yellow trunk and the adorable house (with a porch and patio) that it's located in. Of course, it was packed and we had to sit on the back patio on a 95 degree day and our iced drinks melted in seconds so that was fun lol. But I highly recommend it on a quiet day and make sure to get the French toast latte! 

I wore this gorgeous new Club Monaco skirt which is currently on sale and is one of the most flattering skirts I own and comes in black too. A splurge was this new bag from Poolside Bags which is my favorite straw bag company. You might've already seen my Out of Office tote which I can't live without! Their quality of straw bags is amazing - this one is lined on the inside and has a pouch so you close the top and no one will see what's inside your bag. Plus it's big enough to carry my dslr camera (necessary while traveling) while small enough to carry everywhere. I can't wait to bring this with me on trips throughout the summer!  

What are some trips that you're planning for the summer? I'd love some ideas! Let me know below.

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