I love bringing home bits and pieces that remind me of vacation. It might be a recipe idea, a piece of jewelry, or just a more laid-back state of mind. Or all of the above. I found this Hacienda Montaecristo cord and coin necklace at the Coqui Coqui (a perfumery shop) in Mexico and was drawn to its simple-yet-luxurious feel. It seems to go with everything I throw on in the morning and adds a just-right, unfussy detail to whatever I’m wearing (I shared a close up of it here). I’ve been wearing it nonstop since our return. Speaking of things on repeat, I realized I could still squeeze into this old magenta dress and liked the way it accentuated my growing belly, so I wore it to work last week and to date-night dinner on Saturday. It’s now retired until post baby! I tend to shy away from bold colors in the winter months, but for some reason find myself really drawn to them in the summer.