Hotel Valley Ho Photo Shoot Staycation 2020

Summer photo shoots in Arizona are a bad idea unless the setting is at a resort which there are an abundance of in Scottsdale where I live! With that in mind I decided to research local spa’s & resorts so I didn’t suffer outfit changes in my car with 115 degree weather!

Tower Suites Kitchen & dining area.

Picking the Hotel Valley Ho was perfect with its approximation to my home, it’s lush greenery & lastly the fact it is the only hotel of its kind being so unique with a modern mid century vibe to it so I picked one of their top suites called the Tower Suites & we went for it!

Tower Suites funky wall display & chandelier
L’Academie white corset dress from Revolve, Aurora Lee Designs clutch, Gorjana Jewelry & Diane’s Beachwear sunglasses.

Working with an abundance of new brands helped make my 10 outfit selections easier from Green Supply, Spanx, Albion Fit, Lauro, Aurora Lee Designs, Body Bliss, Myabetic & the Hotel Valley Ho themselves. Yay! AFILIKETAFFY20 my discount code with Hotel Valley Ho will get you 20% off your stay until December 30th 2020, a welcome amenity, and a room upgrade upon arrival (based on availability).

Here are some of my favorite looks we created at the Hotel Valley Ho.

Look 1 as an Albion Fit brand Maven!

I absolutely loved the pool scenes Look 1 featuring Albion Fit Butterscotch top knot top & butterscotch plaid midi bottoms swimming costume.

Look 2 featuring Spanx swimwear & sportswear holding Lauro Drink Cactus water which is amazing for combating hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) available at whole foods & online.

Working with Myabetic a diabetic consumer goods company was such a highlight being a type 1 diabetic & being invited into their affiliate program which helps other type 1 warriors like myself carry their lifesaving products. Use coupon code AFILIKETAFFY15 to get 15% off your spend with Cheers!

Myabetic Fanny pack, Spanx Camouflage Set, Everlast gloves, Vince sneakers & Mat from Saks Fifth Avenue.
Wearing Albion Fit set with Quay Australia Sunglasses, Gotjana jewelry, Henry Hero Myabetic Bum bag & forever 21 black & transparent heels
Spanx matching, Green Supply lavender Face Mask & Saks Fifth Avenue Mat

Spanx Animal print crop top, Body Bliss neon leggings, weight gloves + 12 lbs weights from Dicks Sporting Goods.

The fitness scenes with Spanx Sportswear, Green supply face masks & Body Bliss neon Leggings were fun as I got to utilize my workout equipment to its full extend.

My lingerie wear shots in Naked rebellion out on Hotel Valley Ho’s suite balcony were freeing as the lingerie was very comfortable.

Naked Rebellion Lingerie Brand, a nude shade for all skin colors.

The every day look in the beautiful bathroom scenes wearing Gorjana jewelry in the Hotel’s hallways as well as the kitchen were fun & of course the looks with my husband were hilarious as he’s not a fan of video & pictures but he did them for me! Bless his cotton socks!

Quay Australia Sunglasses, Aurora Lee Designs Clutch, revolve T-shirt, Zara skirt & blazer mixed in with Gorjana jewelry & Steve Madden heels.
Amazon Fashion dress, Gorjana jewelry & Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor) for Type 1 Diabetics. Entire Suit by Calvin Klein on Zacko.
Wearing Albion Fit set & Gorjana jewelry & Zacko dressed in Dickies pants, Vans shirt & Jordan sneakers.
Wearing Karina Grimaldi Dress from Revolve, Albion Fit straw tote & hat & Steve Madden Platforms. Zacko Wearing entire suit from Calvin Klein.

Incredible getting to collaborate with a world renowned hotel like Hotel Valley Ho & being able to celebrate after my photo shoots with the husband on a staycation there has been MONUMENTAL! Cheers indeed Hotel Valley Ho as well as the AMAZING other brands I’ve come to partner with & looking forward to future collaborations!???

Thank you to my amazing glam squad & team you know who you are, I love you! Thank you to my phenomenal photographers Nicole Davidson at Nicole Dawn Photo, Felicia at @feedlebeephotography & editing props go to Chen Sands at Chen Sands Photography out of France- you all help me look flawless, I appreciate you!♥️

Wearing Karina Grimaldi dress, coral Banting wallet by Myabetic & Steve Madden Platforms. Zacko wearing Calvin Klein shirt & suit.

Things are looking up & I have a lot to thank the Black Lives matter movement for as i’m no longer being overlooked as a black female business owner in the influencing community but am front, center & pushing onwards. Cheers for reading this & let me know if you have any questions below. Take care friends!♥️

Cheers & Cheerio,

Afi Like Taffy ALT

Wearing Topshop denim jacket, Zimmerman polka dress, Deepa Gurnani tasseled beaded earrings & Forever 21 heels.