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. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Contrasting Asymmetry

Dress: Windsor | Jacket: Zara

I was so excited to share this look I couldn't wait to schedule the post for tomorrow morning. I wore this dress when I was in Santa Barbara and loved it so much! I got it literally the hour before I left on the trip, without even trying it on beforehand. When it comes to knit dresses I feel like they just look good, whether dressed up or down. I specifically like the fact that this one looks really conservative, and then you turn to the side and you see the leg slit. It's been pretty cold here these last couple of days so I wanted to pair it with this long draped collar jacket, it's so soft and the neutral colors are everything! I can't wait to pair it with lighter hues this coming Spring. Thanks for stopping by, and after a crazy uneventful last couple of weeks, mostly spent being sick at home, and sleeping in waaaay longer than we should, we are now back to our regular scheduled programming. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Life Update

Seeing as my last blog post was in January, I wanted to catch up with you all and give you an update of what I've been up to these last couple of weeks. I originally had a ton of Valentine's day content planned, but couldn't get around to shooting last minute, you know, life happens. We did absolutely nothing yesterday, and I loved it! I was technically supposed to be in class, but decided to take the night off and be home with Sebastian. 

I partnered up with Dove for their new exfoliating body polish. It's sooo good, I'm loving what it's done to my skin. It exfoliates and nourishes to leave it feeling silky smooth. You can see the Instagram post here

I also had the opportunity to work with Head & Shoulders. My hair was getting so dry, I really needed to switch up my hair care routine, and I'm loving the results! Also didn't realize my hair was this long until after I saw this picture.

I went to Santa Barbara this weekend for my friend Kailah's 22nd birthday! We went wine tasting to 4 different wineries, had dinner, and then went to a bar. I seriously cannot remember the last time I did something like that. It was my first time leaving Sebastian behind, so it was definitely a sweet and sour experience! Needless to say, it's crazy how much one can change in just a couple of years. 

 About two weeks ago, I was on my way to work, and got a call from Irven panicking, that something was wrong with Sebastian. He was having a seizure. He wasn't breathing. A million and one things rushed to my head, but the main one was that my son was dead. I don't know how I managed to get from Orange County to the hospital where they were rushed to. But when I got there, I grabbed my son who was sleeping and tired. We were at the ER for probably about two hours, but he was breathing and exhausted. 
The doctor said he had an ear infection that had caused a febrile seizure. We had no idea what this was, asked a ton of questions but he ultimately said it happens to kids under the age of 5, it wasn't common, but there was a possibility he may have another one in the future. As a parent, I wanted to curse him the f%#$ off. How was this person going to tell me that what my child just went through was "normal," after we had just had the biggest scare of our lives. We headed home upset and frustrated but trusting he would be okay. Sebastian pretty much slept all through the day and around 6pm, I asked my mom to take care of him so we could go pick up his meds. We're at the pharmacy, and I get a call from my mom hysterical that it was happening again. We rushed home and found him mid convulsion. 
The paramedics were on their way again, and they took us to the same hospital. At this point we were so frustrated that they weren't really doing anything, that we asked if they could release us and we would head to the hospital where we always take him. So they did, we went to the other hospital, and spent the night at the ER. They pretty much confirmed what the first doctor said, and guaranteed us that Sebastian would be okay and the seizures did not affect him in any way other than exhaustion. We were there until about 5am, headed home and watched him sleep. We called his doctor in the morning and she said we could take him in. She said he had a viral infection and pneumonia, so we practically just had to wait it out until it flushed his system, and prescribed meds and antibiotics. He's been okay since, and is completely fine now. We have an appointment with his Dr. tomorrow, just to check up on everything. 
So this is what I meant by life happening. I post pictures of my son and myself but for the most part like to keep what goes on in our lives private, but this was something I just feel like I had to share with you all. Your perspective on life completely changes when you become a mother, and this horrible experience has helped me reflect on so many things. Thank you guys for still sticking around even when I don't post, and for reading. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Mustard Turtleneck Sweater & Houndstooth Pants

 These houndstooth pants were a great way to switch things up after wearing jeans for what feels like has been forever! It was definitely refreshing to incorporate some color into my outfit. I wanted to kinda dress the pants down and opted to pair them with this mustard knit turtleneck sweater. The perforated detail makes it an essential winter-to-spring transitional piece. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Grey+Floral Blouson Top

| Top: Hinge (here) | Jeans: Frame | Heels: Steve Madden( love these lavender suede ones) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  |

If you've been following along the blog for years, then it's clear how much my style has changed. Especially after having Sebastian, I feel like outfits I wouldn't hesitate wearing three years ago are just not an option now. Chasing around a one year old takes a lot of work lol. So my outfits as of late have consisted of more laid back looks like this one: jeans, a cute top, and heels(if I'm lucky). I also always carry a pair of uggs or flats in the car to change into. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bohemian Peasant Top

| Top: Madewell  | Jeans: Zara | Booties: Sam Edelman (sold out in this color but still available in Beige here) | Bag: Tory Burch |

I missed posting on here and Instagram this week! I struggle so much with time management and being able to balance everything out. I have a regular office job Monday-Friday, and Irven's work schedule always changes. So we typically shoot outfits after rushing home from work during the week if I have a deadline, or we will just shoot on weekends. I've also just started school again, and added working out to my schedule(trying to squeeze in 5 days a week), all while trying to spend as much time with Sebastian as possible. We need a day off, or a Vacation! But I definitely feel like it's a good kind of busy, I just have to make a schedule and actually stick to it. About my outfit, I feel like I had peasant tops before they were a thing. I've always been drawn to these bohemian vibes, and pretty prints and colors. These booties have been on major repeat since I got them in the Fall, and I love how they're so versatile and make me look taller even though they don't have a really high heel.