Showing posts with label alex and ani. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alex and ani. Show all posts

October 16, 2013

Bow Necessities


Monday morning, my sister, Melisa, sent me the text below.  She lives in Nashville so she had no way of knowing that I wore a completely similar outfit to hers last week!  I had to share her text because not only was it random that we wore something similar but that she referred it to a Dainty and Decadent outfit! Ha!  Out of the four girls in my family, Melisa is the second born.  She was my maid of honor and one of Lucas' godmother's.  She has truly been such a wonderful aunt to Lucas and so have my other sisters.  Lucas is such a lucky boy to have have both sides of our family love him so much.  My sisters ask for daily updates of him and I gladly oblige...I mean, it's not like I don't take hundred of photos of him a day (those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I'm one of those moms!)  


Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: NY & Co. {similar}  /  Pants: Gap  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Handbag: Target  /  Jewelry: Alex and Ani, David Yurman, 'Lucas' Necklace


October 11, 2013

Olive You


I bought this dress when I was pregnant and wore the heck out of it.  Now that my body is in that weird transition period between being nine months preggo to not having a clue of what's going on, I'm glad to have easy to wear dresses.  I was naive to think that after having Lucas, I could immediately start wearing my colorful skirts again.  Wrong.  

Since I had to start working after 8 weeks, my priority has not been working out.  As soon as I leave the office, my focus is on getting home and spending time with Lucas.  Maybe one I settle on a good routine, I'll start working out but it's just not on my radar.  I have cut out a lot of junk food that I indulged in while I was pregnant but now that I can't blame Lucas, operation eating healthy has begun.  Unfortunately, I'm cutting out junk during the holidays.  I just can't resist my mellowcreme pumpkins!

Sweater: Ann Taylor {similar}  /  Dress: Target {similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Jewelry: Gemmy Junky, Eve's Addiction, David Yurman, Alex and Ani


September 25, 2013

A Blessed Day


Lucas was baptized on Sunday in the same church my husband and I were married in and by the same priest that married us!  He was so well behaved but I doubted my little man would do so well.  I think I brought along three bottles, every blankie and pacifier I could find, and musical toys even though the mass was only an hour long.  I'm still nervous about being that mom with crying child.  He proved me way wrong though and mostly slept through the entire mass.

Lucas was also dressed in style!  When we got to my mom's house for lunch, we changed Lucas into a romper that my aunt/godmother had made for him and it was adorable!  For the actual baptism, he wore a christening gown that is about 60 years old.  My grandmother had it handmade in Spain for my uncles and my dad to wear for their baptisms.  After they wore the gown, I was the first of the grandkids to wear it.  I wore the gown as did my sisters and cousins.  Now, Lucas is the first of the great-grandkids to wear the gown. For being 60 years old and worn by so many babies, the gown was in excellent condition.  It was amazing to see my son wearing a gown that has so much history.  Thankfully, there were no accidents from Lucas.  I didn't want to be the first to literally christen the gown.

It was truly a special and blessed day.











My dress: Target  /  Shoes: Sole Society via Nordstrom  /  Jewelry: J.Crew {similar} {similar}, Stella and Dot, Jane.com, David Yurman, Alex and Ani


August 29, 2013

The Duck Pond


Leaving the house has not been easy and, in fact, I think I've only been out two or three times since I had Lucas in July.  I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and the hospital I go to has a duck pond that my mom would take me and my sisters to when we were little.  I left the house in a rush but as soon as I saw the duck pond, I immediately thought to take Lucas to see the duckies.  Well, he's only 6 weeks old so he was more interested in sleeping but I couldn't help but think of the times my sisters and I would run around the pond, feeding duckies, getting messy and, now, I can bring my own child here.  Hopefully, when he's older, he'll enjoy the pond more and create his own memories.




Dress: J Crew  /  Sweater: The Limited  /  Shoes: Target  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Alex & Ani


August 21, 2013

Lunch Break


Who is this person and why isn't she dressed in her husband's gym clothes or pajamas?  Yep, I managed to wear real clothes and out of my husband's pajamas on Saturday and I felt incredibly guilty for it.  My mother-in-law watched Lucas for me and my husband on Saturday so that we could go out for lunch and basically get me out of the house.  It is ridiculous how emotional I get thinking about being apart from my baby.  I've only been away from him two times and for only an hour each time.  The first time I left the house, I cried.  And you would have thought I was going on vacation for how much I cried.  We literally went to eat ONE mile down from our home and at a restaurant that is in our neighborhood.  I cried nonetheless.  Don't even get me started on thinking about going back to work.  I cry at least once a day thinking about it.  Thankfully, I will be working from home one day  out of the week and my husband a different day then the days we're both at the office, my mom will be watching him.  I'm so blessed that my mom has offered to watch Lucas.  I know he will be in great hands and when he gets older, he'll be eating all her great Puerto Rican cooking that I grew up on.

Despite feeling guilty about going out to eat lunch, it eventually felt good to be outside and in real clothes.  Later this week, I made an appointment to use the spa gift card my husband gave me for our anniversary.  I'll be gone for two hours and will need to mentally prepare myself starting now.  I know...I'm going to the spa  not the dentist's office but not even the spa tops spending time with my little guy.  Motherhood is a crazy thing...an amazingly crazy thing.

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Dress: H&M  /  Shoes: Target  /  Jewelry: Ebay, Alex and Ani, David Yurman


July 13, 2012

Blue Oasis


I had been eyeing this Ann Taylor necklace for a long time. I love statement necklaces but I don't like to spend a lot on necklaces that I wouldn't wear everyday unless I absolutely loveitcan'tlivewithoutitcan'tgetitoutofmyhead. Although this necklace qualified for most, I couldn't justify paying full price. When it went on sale to $19.99, my psychotic shopper side came out so I called my local store, you know instead of driving over there since it's only 5 minutes away but that would've been to easy. I called my local store to purchase it over the phone and pick it up after work. Well, the SA was about to process my order when she said that someone saw her pull the necklace out for me, liked it and wanted to buy it. Ummmmm....that's my necklace!

Long story short, I called around to other stores and had one shipped to me. It was worth the hassle :-) Normal Maria wouldn't actually call this a "hassle" but psychotic shopper Maria is pretty powerful...and makes me talk in third person...


Sweater: Gap  /  Shirt: Banana Republic Outlet {Similar}  /  Skirt: Kohls  /  Necklace: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Forever 21, Alex and Ani

The lovely Stephanie of Pretty Little Things has nominated me for the versatile blogger award.  Thank you!


The rules for accepting this award are as followed:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Link to their site
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate other bloggers for the award - link to their site - let them know they've been nominated!

I'm completely lame and can't think of even one random fact about myself but you can check out my "About" page to learn a little about me.

I nominate these ladies for the award:



July 12, 2012

Colorblocking Polka Dots


I've had this J Crew cardigan (on sale!) since it first went on sale but kept saving to wear it. Is anyone else guilty of "saving" an outfit? I totally am guilty! I have the silliest reasons for saving outfits so I've decided to stop this habit and just wear what I want when I want...I sound like a 5 year old ;-)

Sweater: J Crew {on sale!}  /  Shirt: J Crew  /  Skirt: Ann Taylor {on MAJOR sale!}  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Jewelry: Alex and AniEve's Addiction, David Yurman  /  Sunglasses: Dior


July 6, 2012

Caramel and Blue


Sometimes always, I feel extremely silly taking photos of myself outside with the possibility of others seeing me.  Although at times you can't tell by looking at the photo, I know when my expression says, "hey, neighbor, I see you looking at me taking photos and yes, I think it's kinda kooky too."  Hence my many, "omg, someone is watching"  faces :-)

Shirt: New York & Co.  /  Sweater: Forever 21  /  Shorts: Target  /  Shoes: Banana Republic  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Alex and Ani  /  Sunglasses: Dior


June 27, 2012

Colorful Blazers


Today I'm linking up with Marionberry Style's Trend of the Month Challenge.  This month's challenge was colorful blazers.  I do own many blazers but, unfortunately, they're all either black or gray.  I do realize that this blazer is not a bright bright pink but I do think I'm starting to ease into the idea of incorporating more colorful blazers into my wardrobe and try to incorporate them into my courtroom attire.  I'd love for some advice on where to find quality colorful blazers since I do kind of beat up my blazers :-/



Blazer: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls {Similar}  /  Shirt: Ann Taylor  /  Skirt: JC Penney  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Sunglasses: Dior  / Jewelry: David Yurman, Target, Alex and Ani, Forever 21


June 21, 2012

Fashionspirations: Nautical Anchors


This J Crew Anchors Aweigh top was another J Crew sale find over the weekend and I am so so happy to have snagged it.  I fell in love with this shirt when I saw how cute it looked on Tara of Mix and Match Fashion and saw this nautical look on Blair of Atlantic-Pacific.  I see many possibilities with this top :-)  Once again, the top is much cheaper in store than online and has an extra 30% off!

P.S. Please excuse my wrinkly mess.  I am severely incapable of staying neat and tidy during the day :-/


Shirt: J Crew  /  Pants: TJ Maxx  /  Necklace: J Crew {Similar}  /  Shoes: Karen Scott via Macy's   /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Alex and Ani {mine says 'Sister'}  /  Sunglasses: Armani  /  Belt: Anthropologie


June 18, 2012

Birthday Girl


Today is my 29th birthday.  It's the last year that I can say, "I'm in my 20's,"  and I'm okay with that.  I'm looking forward to making this year great.  I know it sounds cliche to say that but I truly want to kick in my 30s with the expectation that I did my 20's proud or that I accomplished as much as I could.

I look forward to embracing changes that come with growing older and wiser.  I, also, look forward to continuing my career and this lil ole blog.  I never thought I would actually start this blog but I'm so happy that I did.  I've enjoyed reading all the comments and emails and connecting with other bloggers.  I very much look up to you all for daily inspiration and appreciate all the kindness that has been shown to me.  Thank you so much :-)


Shirt: Loft {recent}  /  Shorts: Loft {recent}  /  Shoes: Steve Madden 'Vegass'  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Sunglasses: Armani  /  Necklace: Elizabeth Cole  /  Ring: David Yurman  /  Bracelets: David Yurman, Beaded {handmade by my sister}, Alex and Ani {mine says 'Sister'}



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