Cold Shoulders and Casual Stripes

This off the shoulder Topshop Bardot top I found at Nordstrom for under $40 has been a huge hit on my instagram feed this week. I’ve been previewing my outfit posts on my instagram so make sure you follow my feed under @AmyWestTravel and don’t miss out. These looks are selling out quick. I love this ensemble for so many reasons. Stripes continue to be a major trend this season, and lets face it, they never go out of style. Pair that will the ever popular cold shoulder, feminine ribbon detail, and a timeless distressed denim. The result is an effortlessly chic combination. 

Amy West and daughter pose on the beach
It should be noted that my little fashionista, Sienna, dug into her own closet and styled a look that complimented mine perfectly. Her jeggings, and asymmetrical black top were perfect with my crystal bauble necklace she borrowed. She even added a few clip in hair extensions in red to give it a little rock n roll. Great job kiddo! For the most part I let this girl create her own style. Honestly we do a lot of hand-me-downs and she does a terrific job making them look brand new with her unique eye for styling. 
Amy West in Topshop Bardot top from Nordstrom

Amy West and daughter in classic fashion
February was Sienna’s and my birthday month and we had a great time getting pampered like the princesses we are. Sienna opted out of a huge party this year and instead chose one friend for a day of pedicures and pizza making. How is she so grown up already??! 
Amy West in striped top from Nordstrom

Amy West in off the shoulder top from Nordstrom

We shot this look right before a thunderstorm and grabbed some shelter under the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Fun fact! David proposed to me under this pier 13 years ago. How time flies….
Amy West playing with her daughter on the beach

Amy West and daughter relax on the beach
Birthdays always get me nostalgic. I feel wiser yes, but also alive! And grateful for it. I try to purpose this time of year as a chance to be mindful about caring for myself. Setting my goals and priorities but also to check in and see how I’m feeling. I like to focus on wellness, get a massage, work out and just generally spend time with the ones I love and remember how precious this life is. We all have so much on our plates, you really do have to take a moment to sit still, breath in the fragrance of life and remind yourself how beautiful it really can be. 
Amy West and daughter Sienna walk on the beach
We are so blessed to call the beaches our home. It’s a place where life moves at a more relaxed pace, and the culture accepts a laid back philosophy when it comes to lifestyle. 

When was the last time you set a side a moment to breathe in the beauty around you? There is no better time than today!

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Fitting note: This top runs small. I ordered a size up and it fit perfect.

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Until then…
Enjoy the Journey!
xo- Amy West

Amy West in classic stripes

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