October 30, 2016

Dress Lily Sweater Dress


Dress Lily online fashion store

This October has been all over the place.  There have been days in the 40's and then there are these warm days like today with a high of 70.  I will always take the warm days over the cold but luckily, I found Dress Lily.  Dress Lily is an online global women's fashion store.  They offer affordable clothing because they do business directly with the factory and cut out any middlemen.  This allows them to offer lower prices than others.  They sell products worldwide and ship to wherever you are.  There is also free shipping available.  Don't let the low prices fool you, the quality of the clothing is not being shorted.

My review of this Dress Lily sweater dress begins with the thickness.  This Wave Jacquard pullover sweater dress is very substantial and came in handy on this colder than average day.  It is tightly woven so it does not allow the cold air to flow right through, keeping me warm instead.  In addition, the colors and design are vibrant and perfect for this fall season.  I am eight months pregnant here and this dress came in only one size but fit perfectly.  This is a piece I know that I will be able to wear well into the winter even after I give birth.  I am very pleased with this dress that I received.  Overall, they have quality products for a price that can't be beat!

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Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Sweater dress from Dress Lily

Sweater dress from Dress Lily










October 27, 2016

Irresistible Me Flat Iron


My hair has always been somewhat of a struggle for me.  Don't get me wrong, I love my hair, it's thick and full and I am still wearing my natural hair color!  In fact, I've never dyed my hair or permed it.  It's a struggle because I'm not the best at handling it myself, especially when it is long.  That is mainly why I cut it short.  It's easier for me to manage and takes much less time.  Most of the time, you see me with my hair straight but it is naturally wavy/curly...meaning some strands curl and some wave in ten million directions.  Unfortunately, it's not wash a go.  I blow dry my hair and use a flat iron for my daily routine.  Finding the right tools are important because my hair is not only thick but coarse as well.

Then I found Irresistible Me.  They have products including hair extensions, wigs, and styling tools.
I received their diamond flat iron and was blown away by the results.  Even as short as my hair is, it's still not very easy to manage.  Their professional hair straightener has a tourmaline flat iron with a digital display.  It is a Smart styling iron that features Diamond hi-tech which coats the ceramic plates.  This technology helps to protect your hair and keeps it shiny and frizz free.  Some of my favorite features are the automatic shut off.  In the moring, I am usually in a rush and while I make sure to always unplug the iron, knowing that it will shut off automatically does put my mind at ease.  Also, it is super light, which is important when you are trying to reach the hair at the back of your head.  The feature I like the most though is the thumb print and cool tips.  This flat iron fits my hand perfectly and the grip is quite comfortable.  I always feel as though I have a firm grasp on it and not worried about it falling out of my hands and potentially burning me.

The Irresistible Me flat iron isn't only built well, the results are amazing too.  I used this and this made my thick and wavy hair smooth and silky right away.  I love the results I get with this straightener.  It has actually shortened the time it usually takes to straighten my hair.  It also creates smooth hair and reduces any chance of frizz.  The size of the flat iron allows me to really reach those wavy strands right at my forehead and the design of it keeps me from burning myself.  I also like the curved design which gives me the option to add waves or curls to my hair.  Being someone who has always flat-ironed their hair, I honestly didn't think I would be so surprised by the difference in results this professional hair straightener would give.  It is night and day and I will never return to my old one.  I am very happy with this product and highly recommend it.

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

After washing:

After blow drying:

After using the professional hair straightener:






October 18, 2016

Paris, France

what to wear in paris eiffel tower

Oh Paris, how much do I love you???  It is always a pleasure being in Paris.  It has been over ten years since I was there last and now I was able to spend time there with my husband.  We both had been previously separately so we had already done most of the touristy sites but no trip is complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower.  We didn't go up this time but instead went to the park close by and spent time there in the beautiful sunlight.  It was so nice to not feel rushed to see everything and just spend time leisurely.  

For our outing this day, I wore this maroon dress I found at a boutique on Steinway in Astoria.  I love the shops in my neighborhood and always find great deals.  This dress is stretchy and was not tight at all.  It fit perfectly and did not make me feel constricted.  This light duster I wore was perfect as the temperature got a little chilly as the sun began to set.  Flats were essential for all the walking we did and these from Aerosoles don't leaving me with aching feet at the end of the day.  

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

what to wear in paris eiffel tower

what to wear in paris eiffel tower

what to wear in paris eiffel tower

what to wear in paris eiffel tower

visiting the eiffel tower

 Chanel vintage purse

visiting the eiffel tower

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October 17, 2016

Off the shoulder dress & 8 month update

Cupcakes and cashmere dress

Still loving the off the shoulder trend but need to update it for the weather so went with this sweater dress version.  This Cupcakes and Cashmere dress is not a maternity dress but fits comfortably in my usual size.  It is a great fall piece that works with my growing belly.

Speaking of my growing belly, I am in my third trimester now and the fatigue has come back again.  Fortunately, it is not as bad as the tiredness I had in the first trimester.  Also, something no one told me about, is the pressure and the pain that comes along with it.  I can feel the pressure at the bottom of my abdomen and sometimes it can be a bit painful when I walk.  Which brings me to walking...I have made sure to walk a lot during this pregnancy especially since I haven't been to the gym as much in the last two months.  But after a while, I do get a little short of breathe and have to take it easy.  There is also the sleep issue, it is definitely more difficult to get comfortable at night but I place a small pillow on my side under my belly to help me sleep at night.  All in all, I would say I am very fortunate and having a great pregnancy.  There are things I am still learning about as we go but I know it is all worth it in the end.

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Cupcakes and Cashmere off the shoulder dress
Dress: Cupcakes & Cashmere
Cupcakes and Cashmere off the shoulder dress

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October 13, 2016

Theodora + Callum Scarf Dress

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I can't believe its been a month already since my trip to France.  In addition to heading to the south of France, we spent the last three days in Paris.  On one of those days, I was lucky that my brother was able to meet me out there for a day.  He had a cruise planned out of Barcelona and flew in a day early to hang out.  I thought of all the different sites we could have gone to but his interest was pure shopping.  Who knew he had a shopping addiction worse than me!  We strolled out for breakfast to fuel up for the day and then we set out to shop!  Knowing this would be a long day with plenty of walking, I made sure to dress as comfortably as possible.

I received this scarf dress from the travel inspired line, T+C Theodora & Callum.  This is the perfect thrown on and go summer statement piece.  It was flown and light and kept me cool throughout the day.  The material is very sturdy though and the quality is top notch.    T+C is an accessories based line that includes dresses, caftans, scarves, and jewelry.  Their inspirations are drawn from international locations such as Morocco, Bali, Turkey, India, and the Mediterranean, which is clear in this scarf dress I am wearing.  The lime colored design nicely complimented my seven months baby bump.  I felt very comfortable in this dress and paired it with a simple choker.  This dress is such a statement piece on its own that you don't want to add to much to it.  It is a perfect for vacations or even just to head to the pool.  I am very happy with this line and looking forward to seeing what the next season brings.

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Theodora Callum scarf dress

Theodora Callum scarf dress

Theodora Callum scarf dress

Theodora Callum scarf dress

October 12, 2016

New York Fashion Week - Marina Micanovic


Marina Micanovic New York Fashion week

This year, I was traveling at the same time as New York Fashion Week but luckily made it back in time to attend an event presented by AMCONYC.  The SS17 show was filled with designs by Marina Micanovic whose unforgettable fashion waltzed down the runways.  Her unusual forms and asymmetric cuts showed off her creativity as well as the woman's beautiful form.  Her unique designs included clean lines and details that made her line stand out from the rest.  Her collection consisted of bright colored pieces as well as black and white ensembles that I could see myself in.  Marina's style and aesthetic is perfect for the NY woman, it is classy and sophisticated.  I thoroughly enjoyed the show and interested in seeing what she puts out next!   

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Marina Micanovic New york fashion week studio 450

New York Fashion Week Studio 450

New York Fashion Week Studio 450

New York Fashion Week Studio 450

New York Fashion Week Studio 450

New York Fashion Week Studio 450

New York Fashion Week Studio 450