9/18/2018

Where To Stay In Phuket Thailand

Hi Guys,
So sorry for the hold up in getting out my Thailand where to stay travel guide to you all. It’s been two weeks since I got back from Thailand but it feels as if I just got back. It left such a beautiful impact on my travel life and I cannot begin to express how amazing the trip was.
So, for those of you that follow me on Instagram would know that we (my fiance + I) stayed in Phuket. We spent six (6) nights and my goodness, it was not enough. We needed at least 10 days to really dive into a lot of what Phuket has to offer.

For the six nights we stayed at three hotels so that we could experience different service and so I’m writing this review of each hotel just in case you guys are planning a trip to Phuket, Thailand anytime soon. I’ll do a another post next week of what I wore and what I did while I was there so stay tuned.
The first two nights we stayed at Baba Beach Club. This hotel was a dream. The property was so clean, relaxing, and luxurious. Baba Beach club offers resort style living but with maximum privacy and personal staffing. It’s also a music lovers hotel as they often have weekly live performances and they play music throughout the hotel. We even cozied up in bed while listening to some dope beats. They also have their own private beach just steps from the hotel property. That’s where I shot this epic drone shot. Literally, no one was on the beach but us. We especially enjoyed the main pool swimming and just lounging, lazily. Our villa came with its own private attendant who was absolutely amazing, his name is Fluke and he took such good care of us. I mean, at the drop of a call he was there. Fluke ran me the most amazing bath after a long day of relaxing and swimming (sounds stressful right?) ha! He even packed our suitcases before we left. He folded everything so well I was afraid to take anything out of my suitcase. Talk about luxury service. They have additional amenities such as restaurants, gold course, and bikes to ride around. We took a quick bike ride up to a bridge on our last day and it was fun.
Let’s talk about our villa. It was beyond beautiful. It smelled like essential oil heaven, stocked complimentary pantry, and it opened right to the main pool. It’s two floors, downstairs on the main floor was the living room and kitchen area and upstairs we had a one bedroom, beautiful en-suite bathroom and closet. All facing the main pool. I especially loved the decor of this hotel. The pillows and sheets were soft and comfortable. It was PERFECT! The staff was AHHHMAZING, beyond warm and welcoming and super attentive. I cannot begin to explain the service we received and how incomparable it was. My fiance and I loved Baba Beach and we’re definitely going back.
Next we stayed at Movenpick Bangtao Hotel & Resort. A complete different vibe from the first hotel but beautiful and exclusive in its own right. This was definitely a much bigger resort and definitely had a more family vibe. There were plenty of families vacationing with their kids and it made for fun spot for everyone.
The room was beautiful and exclusive. We had our own private pool which we absolutely enjoyed, a beautiful living room, kitchen, a massive room and en-suite bathroom. The room also had an off deck, the perfect spot for watching the sunset. The food was immaculate-both breakfast and restaurant dining. I have to say they served the best food. What was cool is that we learned Muy Thai (Thai Boxing) while we were there. We took an hour class that kicked our butts but was so much fun. So happy we did it! This hotel also has beach access just across the street, easy peasy!
The third and final hotel we stayed at was Thavorn Palm Beach Resort. Thavorn was pretty cozy and unique. It had Thai exterior design with colonial interior decor in the rooms. I loved the cute sleek colonial details and the infusion of both styles. That was genius architectural design. This resort also boasts a lovely family resort option. It has a few beautiful gardens and lots of fun and gorgeous animals-parrots, turtles...I watched as the kids beamed and lit up interacting with the animals. I loved strolling the property, all the gardens and lush beauty. It is painted all white which made for perfect color among the lush tropics.
We had a beautiful romantic sunset dinner dinner at Old Siam Thai restaurant and it was everything. They had both buffet and menu options. We opted for seafood buffet and it did not disappoint.
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort also has the cutest coffee and ice cream shop on their property and we had to indulge. Man, it was yummy!

I hope the review of these three hotels will help you in your decision on where to stay in Phuket. Option one (Baba Beach)  is definitely for the hot, sexy, fun, and luxury traveler. Yes, kids are also welcome. Option two (Movenpick Bangtao) is definitely family friendly yet attracts singles and couples easily. Option three (Thavorn Palm Beach Resort) definitely is most family friendly as there's so much to do with the kids there. I also love that this hotel was closest to local town that’s within walking distance but more on that in follow-up post.
If you head over to my Instagram page, you can check out my "Thailand highlights" tab for all the fun video snaps including a tour of each hotel room.

Let me know if you have any questions at all on these three hotels especially if you’re making a decision on where to stay based on your needs. Leave me a comment below or email me at styleweekender@gmail.com. I’m happy to help.
Xoxo
Keyma

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9/17/2018

Fall Staple Trends From Walmart

This post is in partnership with Walmart. All opinions are 100% my own.
Oh Fall is definitely on it's way in just a few days and it's time to get ready ya'll. I'm starting out early to adjust my closet and to do so with affordable, chic and, trendy pieces from Walmart fashion It List. This is definitely the place for you find trendiest items of the season. I love affordable fashion and Walmart offers trend and style without breaking the bank, this is why I shop for items I know will fit my style and taste. Without a doubt I had to add a 'leather' item and this faux leather skirt was just what I wanted. I love the cut and fit of it, not to mention to color. The belted option is also perfect to help accentuate the waistline-my favorite thing about this skirt.
I also picked up this cute over shirt top inspired by menswear trend this Fall. I loved the vertical stripes and that it served as the perfect top to pair with the skirt. It's the total look I was going for-smart, trendy, fashionable and fab.
Lastly, I finished my entire look with these super cute peep toe bootie as Fall isn't too cold for full boots or bootie. Fall is my favorite time of year, I get to be cozy and I love trend watching, shopping, and pairing outfits together. I've linked a few additional and similar items from Walmart on the widget below, that are sure Fall worthy and, will have you looking your best. 



Happy almost, Fall ya'll. 
xoxo
Keyma
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9/10/2018

The Transitional Dress You Must Get

This post is in partnership with Macy's. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Hi there, Loves.
Thank you for coming over to read this post. This Tommy Hilfiger Off-The-Shoulder dress from Macy's is one of my newest piece I acquired this summer. As the summer is slowly coming to an end, I'm looking forward to investing in more transitional items. This dress is so good or summer evenings and also it's the perfect transitional dress. The sleeves are long yet they can be scuffed half-way up the arm. I also love the clinched waist, it's perfect for all types of body shape as it really will enhance or give you a beautiful waist line. I styled it this way for a lovely summer evening out with my fiance-dinner, movie, and boardwalk. It's just so perfect. Later on as the season close, I plan on styling it with thigh-high boots, tennis shoes, and cute oxfords. I also have a gorgeous stole that will fit beautifully over this dress. 
I love chic and easy to style dresses like this one, it makes summer styling so easy and effortless. The movement and roominess is so fun and practical. With the holidays right around the corner, this dress is great for holiday wear, too. I plan on traveling for the holidays and I love packing super light and easy to travel items and, this dress will likely be on every trip. Ha! You what I just thought about too? gifting it to some of my girlfriends. It goes up to a size 10 and some of my girlfriends I know love dresses like these. I feel like I'm getting on my holiday gifting list already :) Not bad if you ask me. 
I hope you enjoyed this post, Loves. If you need help choosing this dress or another from Macy's do let me know. I know sizing and fit can sometimes be tricky but I am happy to help provide you some guidance.  #TommyHilfigerSportswear 
xoxo
Keyma
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9/05/2018

Relaxed Weekend Mode In My Hanes

This post is sponsored by Hanes. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Hello, Loves!
Ah!!! I'm partnering again with Hanes to share with you what my relaxed weekends look like and how Hanes products help me to feel "comfydent" on the weekends. I know I've told the story as to why I named my blog Style Weekender but here's a short refresher - I lived for the weekends and it was my getaway from my monotonous 9-5 work week. I was the proclaimed weekender who loved styling outfits on the weekends. These days, I still enjoy styling fresh looks on the weekends.


I'm literally the happiest on the weekends. My fiance is home, we get to have a cup of tea or coffee together and catch up on the week activities. That’s why I'm obsessed with the comfort of Hanes products. This Hanes Ultimate ComfortBlend T-Shirt Underwire Bra is amazing because it helps to keep me cool as it wicks away moisture. Its super soft ComfortBlend lining is also as comfortable as my favorite tee. I paired my bra with the oh-so-comfy ComfortSoft Bikini panties. The ultra-soft blended fabric stretches and moves with me as I frolic around the house, and the best part is the ComfortSoft covered waist and leg bands for no pinch or dig! Whew-yes, please!

Ok, I cannot just comfortably and confidently run around half-naked all morning. At some point, I have to either go outside to water my plants or leave the house to run errands. At that time, I slip on my Hanes seamless legging with ComfortFlex waistband. These leggings are utterly flattering - it feels like a second-skin with seamless comfort and head-turning appeal - believe me :). They also have knit-in inner thigh ventilation panels for extra breathability in hot zones. Living in Southern California, I'm super thankful for these. And at last-the soft, pure, breathable cotton knit ComfortSoft T-Shirt. It's such a relaxed fit, not boxy at all and it's so breathable.
So, now that I've shared with you my silly relaxed Saturday mornings, if you care to share, I'd love to know how yours is. Whether you're a mom with little ones running around, a student hustling out to Saturday classes, or a grandparent chilling with the grandkiddos, do tell below in the comments. Also, raise ya hand if you're a Hanes fan or plan on getting some of these amazing pieces!
Till next time, Loves.
xoxo
Keyma
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