December 22, 2017

Avalanche Mogul Workout Gear

Staying in shape after baby

Keeping in shape is important to me.  It is about more than just keeping a certain size, but also maintaining my strength.  I tried to work out for most of my pregnancy.  During my lunch breaks, I would make sure to walk as much as possible.  After giving birth, I waited until I felt comfortable enough to head back to the gym. 

December 14, 2017

Champagne Gummy Bears

Champagne gummy bears diy


I love Christmas and I love hosting people.  Many years ago in Miami, when I didn't know how to cook at all, I invited my friends over and had everyone bring a dish while I provided appetizers and dessert.  That is when my annual Christmas potluck was born. 

December 11, 2017

Jumpsuits for this Holiday Season

Tracy Reese jumpsuit black lace jumpsuit

Thanksgiving has passed and it is officially the holiday season.  I love this time of year, the entire city is festive with lights everywhere you go.  Along with this season comes parties and lots of food.  This is the time to get dressed up and spend it with friends and family.

November 29, 2017

Not your Ordinary diaper bag

Mommy and Me blue flower dress

I may be a first time mom, but I am still a fashionista at heart!  I have a love for great purses and bags, so naturally I have more than one diaper bag.  I can remember the first time I went out with Chloé and I packed the diaper bag to the rim

November 16, 2017

My Birth Story



I can't believe our little girl is turning One already.  Where did the time go?  In honor of her first birthday, I thought I would share my Birth Story.  It was such a positive experience and I want other woman to know that labor doesn't have to be scary.

November 15, 2017

Girls Night Out in my Over the Knee Boots!

Nicole Miller shift dress with over the knee boots

My girlfriends have always been a big part of my life.  That girl time means so much to me.  These bonds are important.  My girlfriends have always been a source of support and understanding.  My friends from my hometown in Miami

November 14, 2017

Astoria Finds - Astoria Performing Arts Center presents Veil’d

Veil’d Astoria Performing Arts Center


The Astoria Performing Arts Center has done it again.  They have brought another magical play to Astoria.  I had the privilege to witness Veil’d, a play written by Monet Hurst-Mendoza that follows the life of a family

November 8, 2017

How to style colorful tights

Navy tights to wear in the fall


The fall cool air is here and bare legs are a thing of the past, for now.  Keeping warm is of tremendous concern for me while still being able to wear my skirts and dresses.  This is the time to layer up and these Berkshire tights

November 5, 2017

New York Fashion Week Recap

white and pink outfits to put together


This season's Fashion Week here in New York was my favorite to date.  I had the pleasure of attending so many great shows and having my best fashion week experience ever.  

October 19, 2017

Tips for Traveling with an Infant on the plane

Traveling with a baby

I have always been a lover of traveling.  I enjoy going to new places and experiencing new cultures.  When I met my husband, he also caught the bug and we have been enjoying yearly trips ever since.  Once I got pregnant, many people were quick to say that I better get it out of my system now

October 12, 2017

White after Labor Day

white after labor day

Yes, I wore white after Labor Day!  I don't believe in those fashion rules.  It has been warm still and I want to wear shorts for as long as possible.  

October 11, 2017

Fall Trends Wishlist

I'm excited to tell you about my first blog event!  I hosted a Fall Trends event at The Brass Owl, a local boutique in Astoria.  There are so many great fall trends but I focused on three trends

October 4, 2017

Pumping Breastmilk at Work


Heading back to work while you are still breastfeeding can pose a challenge for many.  You have to  get into a routine and make sure you are pumping regularly throughout the day.  You need to pump often to keep your supply up and you definitely

September 25, 2017

Carrying my PIneapple Tote!

Pineapple tote as baby bag

I have a great love for purses and bags of all shapes and sizes.  It is my weakness. Anytime I find an adorable bag, I have to have it.  Now as a mom, I am always on the hunt for a bag that can double as a baby bag.

September 20, 2017

I Miss Summer Fridays

summer fridays in new york city

Summer fridays are over and it is already feeling breezy early in the mornings.  My summer flew by too quickly.  Fortunately, I enjoyed it to the fullest and made the most out of our short summer.  Part of working in New York includes getting Summer Fridays.

September 11, 2017

How I wore this crochet maxi dress before and after maternity.

Crochet Maxi Summer dress orange clutch

Crochet dresses are delicate and intricate.  There is a special beauty about them knowing that this is a pattern that someone could recreate by hand.  My love for crochet comes from my favorite aunt of mine when I was young.

August 28, 2017

Make Me Chic White Jumpsuit

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Make Me Chic white jumpsuit white party outfit

Its official, my baby girl has been in this world for as long as I carried her.  She is nine months old and I am still learning about myself and my body in these 9 postpartum months.  I am fortunate though, a majority of the baby weight came off within the first month.  

August 24, 2017

Embroidered Black Dress - SheIn


Embroidered Dress SheIn

I love dresses!  Long ones, short ones, colorful prints, and solid colors...you name it and I probably have worn it.  This dress, however, has unique details that I have not worn before.  This embroidered mesh overlay dress from SheIn is beyond words.

August 7, 2017

Tote Savvy Baby Bag Insert

What to wear in the summer in New York

Summer and simple, that is my current motto.  With a little one now, making outfits easy and lightweight are important.  I want to being able to put together my outfit without standing in my closet for 30 minutes and feeling as though I have nothing to wear.  

July 31, 2017

Rooftop Sunday Funday

Summer faux wrap dress vueve rose rooftop party

Summertime in New York means it's time for rooftop celebrations.  One exceptionally hot weekend, I met my girlfriends on the rooftop of the Arlo hotel.  We basked in the sun while imbibing on copious amounts of champagne.  Sipping chilled Veuve Rose while catching views of the city with friends is a great summer past time.

July 20, 2017

Little Spoon - Baby Food Delivery Service

Little spoon organic baby food delivery service

Little Mama is at the age for solid foods and it has been fun making her food from scratch.  It hasn't been as difficult as I thought it would be, I am able to come home and whip up a batch of pureed peas or sweet potato.  

July 18, 2017

7 Charming Sisters - Chandelier Earrings

Prettiest Street in Astoria sunday brunch





7 Charming Sisters chandelier earrings

Statement earrings are everywhere this summer! You can find tassel earrings, drop pompoms to elegant chandelier earrings. I am usually wearing smaller earrings but have taken to this trend, surprisingly.

July 17, 2017

Cancun

 

This past June was a busy one for me and I've been a bit behind with my posting but finally catching up.  I still have more to fill you in about our vacation in Cancun.  We enjoyed the sun, the sand, and the time spent with friends.

May 24, 2017

7 Charming Sisters - Conquer the World Necklace

yellow lace dress summer wedding attire

Last week my family headed to Cancun for a friend's wedding.  The weather was perfect, the venue was stunning, and the couple was beyond happy.  It was such a beautiful scene for a lovely event.  I hadn't been to a beach wedding in a very long time so definitely needed to find something to wear.

May 23, 2017

Make Me Chic - Blue Floral Dress

floral print maxi dress in playa mujeres cancun

Considering my love for maxi dresses, it's not surprise that I had to get one with a floral print.  This blue floral maxi dress from Make Me Chic is exactly that...chic.  I received this from Make Me Chic and it fits perfectly.

May 21, 2017

Astoria Finds: Astoria Performing Arts Center

One of the great aspects of the City of New York is the amount of culture and arts that are available here.  You can see a different Broadway show every day of the week.  Fortunately, you don't have to go all the way to Manhattan to enjoy the arts.  Right here in Astoria,

May 1, 2017

SheIn - Polka Dot Maxi Dress

polka dot maxi dress Shein online retailer

Even though I am petite, I love to wear maxi dresses.  They are so comfortable and make me feel so elegant.  I also like that they elongate my body.  The off the shoulder trend is still here and makes this dress perfect for spring.  I received this polka dot maxi dress

April 21, 2017

Burgundy Leather Jacket

how to style a burgundy leather jacket

You can never have enough leather jackets!  They are trendy and stylish and always make your outfit look that much better.  I bought this leather jacket while I was in Miami at Marciano and you won't believe how much I paid for it.  

April 18, 2017

Bon Vivant New York - Spring and Sweets!

Over the knee Boots Stuart Weitzman

Spring has sprung and Easter was this past weekend.  We had the second highest temperature recorded for Easter in New York and it was beautiful.  This is the time to pull out your floral attire and wear your spring colors while spending time with family.

April 17, 2017

Beach Days Are Coming

South beach Miami, maxi dresses for the beach


Oh Miami, how I love thee!  While my fellow New Yorkers were dealing with February chills, I was spending my maternity time in Miami and made a point to to head to South Beach.  I just love it down there, the sun, the waves, the air...everything!

April 16, 2017

H&M Leggings

H&M leggings

Before heading down to Miami, I was enjoying 30 degree weather...lol.  It was cold but at least I had the right pieces to keep me warm.  I recently found these funky tights at H&M and they fit my postpartum shape well. 

April 10, 2017

Motherhood - My Journey so far

Motherhood journey with a newborn

I have mentioned before that I was never really a kid person.  I went back and forth about whether I wanted children but when I made the decision, I was completely in.  Once I became pregnant, my mindset completely changed.

March 29, 2017

Make Me Chic - White Floral Pleated Skirt

 Make Me Chic Pleated Floral Skirt

Time is flying by!  My little Peanut is already 4 months and I am back at work.  My time off for maternity leave was a great bonding experience and I am so fortunate to have been able to a majority of it down in Miami with friends and family. 

February 9, 2017

SheIn: Pink Sleeveless Coat review

pink duster coat

Pink, pink and more pink!  Yes, I love pink and I am loving this sleeveless lapel coat from SheIn!  This site is an online retailer that sells trendy and affordable clothes.  You are able to find a range of stylish pieces from bomber jackets to ruffled sweaters to long jumpsuits.  

January 17, 2017

Romwe Review: Color Block sweater

Romwe online women clothing site


I love soft, cozy sweaters and they are main go to during the winter months.  They are easy to wear and style with jeans.  I received this sweater from Romwe.com, an online shopping site that sells women's clothing at very affordable prices.

January 10, 2017

Pink Choker Dress

The Brownstone paterson new jersey

I am in that stage of getting my body back to my pre-pregnancy size and it's getting there, slowly but surely.  The hard part of having my baby in the winter is not being to go outside with her.  It is just too cold to take a newborn outside and she hasn't had her vaccinations as yet so do not want to take any chances.