Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Maui Part 3

Turtle Beach, not pictured but we got to swim with turtles! 
First time trying shave ice, and it was the best!! From Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice.
Black Rock Beach. The entire trip I was obsessed with piƱa coladas and coconuts! Made Irven stop by more than a couple of times whenever I'd see a stand and even considered shipping pineapples back home, they really do taste that much better. 
Sebastian is such a beach baby. With him running around everywhere it made it that much harder to take good pics but he had so much fun! 
One of the few outfits I was able to shoot; set is from BCBGMAXAZRIA
Sebastian on the Banyan Tree at the Lahaina Historic District. 
Bodysuit: Forever 21, Skirt: Charlotte Russe purchased over there and only $5!
This is the road where Irven and I had our first dance with the guy that was serenading us!
Set is from Lulu's.  
We drove up the mountains to the highest peak of the island, where we could see the clouds beneath us. Truly a breathtaking experience! 

Long overdue, but the last set of pictures from our Hawaii trip! When I was packing, I thought we were just going to relax by the beach and get dressed up to go out for dinner and stuff, but boy was I wrong. Whether it was on a long drive on the Road to Hana, or hiking and exploring, most of the time I was in workout clothes and no makeup. It was refreshing to say the least. I'm so glad my brother was in charge of the itinerary, 'cause lord knows I would've just found a good spa and some trendy, instagrammable restaurants lol. It gave us the opportunity to really explore the island and all the beauty it has to offer. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Married 24 hours after Getting Engaged!


This was honestly such an emotional and intimate trip, that that's why I feel like it's taken me so long to post. It's crazy to think of Irven as my husband now, and the way everything was executed, from the proposal to the ceremony, was all so special to me. I love that all my family was there with us to be a part of it. He planned everything out, from the ring, to the ceremony, and even my beautiful dress. I had always told him I wanted an intimate beach side ceremony followed by a church wedding, getting the best of both worlds. But never in a million years did I think this trip would be when it would happen. The ceremony was held at Sunset on Sunday August 5th, hence the beautiful pink sky in some of the pictures. We then headed back to our cars, when one of the locals had a guitar and started serenading us "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, and we had our first dance literally in the middle of the road. It was sooo beautiful and unplanned that it couldn't have been any more perfect. I couldn't stop crying I was so emotional and it was honestly one of the happiest moments of my life other than the birth of our son. Afterwards, we headed to dinner at 5 Palms to celebrate, an oceanside restaurant with great atmosphere. Maui will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and I hope to be able to go back with my family every year. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Engaged in Maui


Realizing I haven't posted since Mother's Day, A LOT has happened to say the least. We took a family trip to Hawaii this Summer, beginning of August to be exact, and ended up getting engaged and married all within 24 hours! It's taken me a while to soak it all in, I still refer to Irven as my boyfriend lol, husband just sounds sooo weird. Anyways, I'm so excited to share all the pictures and details from our trip. I'd been meaning to get this post up since we got back but first it was my computer's hard drive, then technical difficulties with my blog, and then it was my procrastination. I kept waiting to write this post because I was waiting for the perfect ambience: our place being completely spotless, and me drinking a hot cup of coffee while Sebastian naps so I can peacefully write the blog post at my desk that I honestly haven't used for anything other than placing UPS packages since I first got it. But let's be honest, that alone time is probably never going to happen.


So our flight was on Friday August 3rd, and started off a little crazy. My dad forgot to load my mom's luggage and we almost missed our flight. It was overbooked, and we were the last ones to board, so they wanted to split us up into two parties, 3 of us would have to take the next flight the following day. Luckily a group of people gave up their seats and we were able to all get on the plane on the same day. The plane ride itself was a little crazy with Sebastian but not nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be. 

We stayed at the cutest, most instagrammable condo ever! Shout out to my brother for finding this hidden gem right by the beach.



The following day, we headed toThe Road to Hana and hiked to Waimoku Falls; it was truly the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. We walked through the Bamboo forest, and bridges to get to the waterfall. This whole time it would just randomly start raining, the water was so warm and I was in awe by all the nature surrounding us. When we finally reached Waimoku Falls, we had to cross a stream, but with the rain and all it made it pretty difficult. We all made it across only to see that the actual waterfall was blocked off so the picture below was as close as we were able to get. Nevertheless, it was still a breathtaking view. 


As everyone was crossing the stream back, I told Irven I wanted to take a picture on the rock, and he said "let's take one together."  I got on the huge rock first, and as I waited for him, started posing for a picture. 


I saw him climb on the rock, almost slip and fall, then he gets on one knee and pulls out the little black box with a ring in it and asks me to marry him! Y'all I got soooo excited I pushed him and almost threw him into the stream. There are a lot more pics that show my many facial expressions, from excitement to the ugly crying face getting all emotional that I'd prefer not to share haha but it was such an unforgettable and unique proposal, I couldn't have imagined it to be any more perfect. My entire family knew except for me, but I loved that they were able to be a part of it along with a couple other bystanders lol.


The most perfect day.

More pics coming soon. 



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day at the Flower Fields


I hope everyone had a great mother's day! We headed to the Flower Fields early this afternoon, on a mini road trip. I'd been wanting to go since back when I was pregnant with Sebastian, but I'm glad we were able to experience it together. We all had so much fun, walked all over the fields, ate ice cream, and then headed home to spend the rest of the day with family. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Sunday


Happy Monday, here are some pictures we took yesterday. We spent time with family, went egg hunting, played loteria, and ate sooo much food. 
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday. Also can't believe we're already in April!



Monday, March 26, 2018

Striped Maxi Shirt Dress


Dress: Forever 21 (here) | Clutch: Express 

Happy Monday! Now that Spring is here, I'm so excited for all the cute dresses! I recently stopped by Forever 21, and found some amazing pieces. I kind of stopped shopping there because I thought I was "too old" but I had forgotten that they have such versatile styles, catering to every age and body type. And let's not forget affordability, I got it for only $27! Be sure to check out their site for all the great new arrivals.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Floral High-Low Wrap Dress

Dress: here | Heels: Aldo 

I don't know if it's the fact that Spring is exactly one week away, but I truly feel like I'm going through a transition in all aspects of my life, hence the lack of posts this past week. I really wanted to take some time for myself, my home, and my family. For the first time in a while, I feel optimistic and unafraid of change. I'm not sure in which direction I'm going, but that's okay. I want to take this blog to the next level, as well as myself. Whether it's being a better mother to Sebastian, partner to Irven, staying organized, cooking more meals, and making time for what really matters. I'd like to improve on everything and become a better version of myself. 
About my outfit, there's not much to say other than the fact that I love wrap dresses, and even more when they feature a floral design. I know I know, "Florals for spring? Groundbreaking." lol. But what can I say, I love my floral print, and even more so when it involves a black dress. 
  


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring Fever

Cami NYC | Cardigan: H&M (only $17!) | Jeans: Zara | Heels: Louboutin | Bag: Zara | Sunglasses: Quay |

Happy first day of March! This makes me so happy, Spring is officially 19 days away, and Daylight savings time is about to start. I absolutely love winter, but the gloomy weather and coziness of the season makes me never want to leave my house or bed. I'm ready to be out and about again, and sooo over it being dark before 5pm. I got this cami last spring while I was still working at Bloomingdales and hadn't gotten a chance to wear it since.  It's a splurge, but the quality is totally worth it. The powdery sky-blue hue is the perfect staple for Spring. I'm slowly transitioning my wardrobe, so I paired it with this light gray cardigan from H&M that I got on sale and matching light blue Louboutins.