December 16, 2018

Red Blouses to Wear This Holiday Season

red blouses for the holiday season, kate spade red floral blouse


This holiday season I plan to be festive in all shades of red.  I really love this color on me and don't wear it enough.  The holidays are a great reason to add more red into my wardrobe.

December 12, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide

Shopping for the holidays is so much fun and I really enjoy getting gifts for everyone.  I really like to take my time and get gifts that really represent each person on my list.  I enjoy seeing the recipients

December 7, 2018

My Top Three Coats to Buy this Fall

leather trench style, leather coats, bugaboo stroller

It feels as though we are already in winter with the temperatures lately.  Fall completely missed us and Winter is in full effect. I'm so happy I got away for a week and went down to

December 5, 2018

Ann Taylor Networking Event

Ann Taylor Shopping networking event, boss babes networking event, working women supporting each other

As the years have passed, my blog that started as a fashion blog has progressed into much more.  As I grew my family, I incorporated for topics about motherhood and as I experienced

November 29, 2018

Backyard Brunch Series...My New Networking Event

Women supporting women, women empowerment, brunch with working women networking event

As I go through this journey in life and learning more about myself, I know that I want to do more and give back.  Ever since I left the toxic environment I spoke about here, I have been trying to find ways to encourage women empowerment. 

November 15, 2018

My Birth Story for my Second Baby Girl

ready for delivery, my birth story

I was fortunate to be home from work for the last two weeks before my due date. My doctor had me coming in regularly to check on me.  I went in on Monday, October 29th for a check up and I was just 1 cm dilated.

October 28, 2018

Pregnancy is hard - 9 Month Pregnancy Update

Maternity photography, 9 month pregnancy update, pregnancy is hard

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing.  You are creating life and bringing another human into this world to love unconditionally.  The idea that we are able to create something so beautiful is amazing.  But I know when you see posted pictures, you always see the best one out of the bunch

October 27, 2018

What I Packed in My Hospital Bag

Pink blush maternity robe, pregnancy robe, what to pack in hospital bag

Since this is the second time packing a hosptial bag, I am hoping I have gotten better at it.  There was defnitely so many items I packed last time that never even came out of my bag. 

October 22, 2018

Mocktails You Can Drink While Pregnant

mocktails to enjoy while pregnant, non-alcholic drinks

My husband, Ricardo, is great at making cocktails.  My cousins are pretty spoiled now, so when they come over, they ask for drinks that make you think they were ordering at a bar.

October 9, 2018

Babymoon Before Number Two Arrives

Corolla beach, strapless maxi, maternity style


This summer flew by so quickly that we really didn't think we would have a chance to vacation before our little girl arrives.  Luckily, my husband's friend invited us down to the Outerbanks

October 6, 2018

NYFW SS19 Recap

YSL Beauty hotel NYFW SS19

New York Fashion Week is a week I completely enjoy.  I look forward to the amazing shows, the street styles and all the fun events throughout the city.  There is so much to do and this time, at 7 months

October 4, 2018

8 Month Pregnancy update

8 months pregnancy update, maternity style, pregnancy style

I am 35 weeks already and time is really flying by.  There are a number of changes I am feeling.  One positive change is that I actually have more energy.

October 3, 2018

My Garden Themed Baby Shower and Baby Girl Name Reveal

pink off the shoulder maternity dress, what i wore to my baby shower

My cousin threw a lovely baby shower for us in our backyard and it was beautiful.  We had such great weather.  The decorations were perfect and all our guests enjoyed themselves. 

September 12, 2018

Styling my PinkBlush Maternity dress for Date Night

pink blush maternity dresses, sexy maternity clothing

Once again I partnered with PinkBlush Maternity to style my Friday night.  I am a big fan of their clothing and their maternity line is stylish and comfortable.

September 6, 2018

How I Took Time for Myself This Labor Day Weekend

Rose mansion pop up experience in new york

Labor Day weekend just passed symbolizing the end of summer is near.  It makes me sad because the summer just flew by.  I packed a lot into my three day weekend

August 31, 2018

7 Month Pregnancy Update

floral maternity maxi dress, 7 months pregnant fashion

I can't believe I am seven month's pregnant already.  She is coming and she is coming soon!  I feel as though the next two months are just going to fly by.  Honestly, I am beginning to get a little nervous.  It is now hitting me that I will soon have two little ones.

August 27, 2018

Astoria Finds: C&Y Nail Salon

Nail salon in Astoria New York, manicure in Astoria

I've mentioned before in my post here how important self-care is.  For me, something as simple as getting my nails done, makes me feel really great.  There is a certain feeling you get having your nails manicured properly and knowing it looks good.  I indulge myself in a manicure bi-weekly and a pedicure monthly.  I usually schedule it during Little Chloe's nap time so shes knocked out the whole time while I am being pampered.  There are many great nail places in Astoria and I found one place that I have enjoyed going to all summer.  C&Y Nail Spa located at 37-09 30th Ave has a set of diversified services that will make you feel amazing.  I can tell they value customer service as well as their finished product. and that is why I keep returning.

I always feel welcomed and they consistently do a great job.  The staff is very professional and they always remember you when you return.  They offer a wide range of pedicure services and every now I then, I like to treat myself to one.  I believe their prices are quite affordable and what I really like is that they offer a Member card that gives you access to discounted prices.  I have already made up the cost for the membership and find it well worth it if you plan to visit often.  In addition, I get the most amazing neck massages ever while getting my nails done.  This is pure relaxation.  I’ve never been great at doing my own nails so its nice to find a place that handles this so effortlessly for me!  And then I’m off for my blow dry!

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

Nail salon in Astoria New York, manicure in Astoria

August 20, 2018

Dressing the Bump for the Office

maternity style, dressing the bump, 6 months pregnant fashion

Every person has a different take on maternity clothes.  For my previous previous pregnancy, I wore more fitted pieces and had my bump on display.

August 16, 2018

My Winky Lux Experience

The winky lux experience store in soho nyc popup store

The beauty brand, Winky Lux, has created a pop-up, experience store in Soho, and it is amazing.  I really believe this was a genius idea for the brand and Instagrammers are flocking to this.

August 10, 2018

I Think Yellow is My Power Color

Yellow high low dress, maternity style, 6 months pregnant

Who says you can’t have fun with your maternity style.  I love this Martin Grant dress.  I wore this for a friend's birthday brunch and it was such a hit.  The way it flowed was different from most

August 6, 2018

6 Month Update and Baby Gender Announcement

6 month pregnancy update- its a girl



Six months already...this pregnancy is just flying by.  I’m feeling good for the most part but I am mainly really just exhausted.  It’s getting harder to climb those subway stairs in the morning

July 20, 2018

Five Ways this Pregnancy is Different from My Last One



5 month pregnancy update, 5 months pregnant


I am already five months along and this pregnancy is flying by.  I am feeling good but this summer heat has really made it more uncomfortable than last time. 

July 16, 2018

Five Reasons Why Self Care is So Important

five reasons self care is important

It is so easy to let the day get ahead of you.  Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months.  I can't even remember the last time I had a full body massage.  That is crazy.  As working moms, we really need to remember to take of ourselves. 

June 27, 2018

Baby Number Two!!!

My pregnancy announcement in white floral maxi

Yes, we are doing it again.  We are having another baby!  We are so excited and can’t wait to grow our family.  Funny enough, I remember telling my husband that it would be one and done!

June 18, 2018

Five Reasons Why it is Important to Travel Without Your Kids

Traveling without your kids


Last month, I took a weekend cruise with my husband without the baby. It was the first time we both left her and I was worried about how we were going to handle it. She was in good hands,

June 6, 2018

My Favorite Spring Floral Dress Right Now!

Spring floral dresses


I escaped for a few weeks to Miami because I couldn't take the cold weather any longer.  Luckily for me, when I returned, it was actually warm in New York.  I came back at just the right time.

May 10, 2018

Astoria Finds: Astoria Performing Arts Center presents Follies


Follies Astoria Center of the performing Arts

Astoria is home to many great places; Astoria Park, Museum of the Moving Image, Sanfords, but my favorite is the Astoria Performing Arts Center.  I had the privilege of seeing the revival of Follies last Friday.

May 8, 2018

Enjoying Quality Time With My Daughter

Mommy and me time

As I discussed in my last post, I recently left my last job.  It was a toxic environment and it was taking a toll on me.  More details on everything that happened will come later.  But in the mean time, I want to share some happy news.

April 24, 2018

5 Reasons Why Women Need to Support Women


blue DVF jumpsuit white fur from lou & grey

A week ago, I had the pleasure of attending the first style collective conference.  Along with 45 other #bossbabes from around the country, joined Annie Spano, founder of Style Collective, for a two-day program of workshops, panels, and networking and trolley fun in Raleigh, North Carolina.

March 2, 2018

Avya Skincare - Eye Cream and Anti-Aging Serum



To be honest, growing up, I didn't put a lot of effort into my skincare routine.  I didn't really know much about skincare to begin with.  I would wash my face in the shower with water and that was the extent of it. 

February 15, 2018

Colorful Coats to Wear this Winter

Trina Turk colorful plaid wool coat

This winter has been a cold one to say the least.  It is always my mission to find the warmest attire.  At first, I thought I would never get used to this weather but I believe I finally have. 

February 9, 2018

Feeling Good in My Skin and in this Backless Sweater

violet sweater how to wear violet

One of the best feelings after having a baby is that day you can fit back into the pants that have no stretch.  That day has come!  I have been looking at these white pants all year and waiting for the day that I would be able to zip them all the way up!

February 6, 2018

Astoria Finds: Prince Tea House

Prince Tea Room in Astoria Queens NY

Valentine's Day is approaching and I have found the cutest spot to take your significant other or your Galentine!  Prince Tea House, located on 31-47 Steinway Street, is a very well decorated tea room.  As soon as you walk in, you quickly notice how dainty this Astoria location is.

January 28, 2018

Spending Family Time wearing Ann Taylor

Family time at Museum of Modern Art in New York City


Chloe is one year old now and it is so magical watching her personality come through.  She is such a happy baby and she makes everyone around her happy as well.  I love spending time with her.  Working full time means

January 25, 2018

My Christmas Holiday in a RoseGal Jumpsuit

Rosegal red jumpsuit


The end of last year just flew by and I am catching up with my posts.  Sorry for the delay but I still wanted to share my Christmas holiday with you.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I happy to share it with you all. 

How I Wear a Slouchy Beanie

Grey scala beanie for the winter


I have never really been a hat person but in the winter, it is imperative that I keep my ears warm.  Beanies are a version of a hat that I can get behind.  I like wearing them because they fit tightly on my head and are so simple to wear.