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May 16, 2016

Life Lately: Little Sister's Nashville Wedding

Long time no see!  It's been quite a few weeks and I'll try to catch up as I start blogging regularly again.  Throughout the past couple weeks, I've been on and off bed rest due to ongoing Braxton Hicks contractions.  I'm still working full-time, so I've been balancing taking care of my body, working, Lucas, life, etc. so unfortunately, blogging went to the bottom of the totem pole.  We also just got back from Nashville for my sister's wedding which are the photos I'm sharing below.

My sister got married at the Nashville Symphony which was an absolutely beautiful venue!  I was maid of honor and little Lucas was a ring bearer.  His bow tie, suspenders, and Chucks outfit was too too cute!  Shockingly, not only did Lucas walk down the aisle but he was the perfect angel throughout the ceremony and sat quietly on my sister, Ana's lap.  I didn't want to jinx it so I tried not to make eye contact with him!

We had such a great time spending time with family and celebrating Melisa and Jeremy.  It was also special to spend Mother's Day in Nashville with all of my family.

Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Nordstrom  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (my mother's day gift and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! The color is to die for!)

Lucas sitting quietly as the girls got their hair and makeup done.  Can you tell that I emphasize when he's quiet?  He's definitely a firecracker!

I mean...I mean...


 Lucas was in heaven with his Aunties!

Mom, sisters, and I

FYI Finding a maid of honor dress to wear at 7 months pregnant was no easy task but I went with this similar J.Crew dress and had it altered like no other.

The happy married couple.


This was such a sweet gift from my sister!  She and I love this Burberry perfume and she had it engraved which makes it extra special :-)



April 11, 2016

Weekend Photo Diary


It was a busy busy weekend for us and it felt good to finally be up and about.  For the past couple of weekends, I had been taking it easy since getting lots of Braxton Hicks contractions.  I had an appointment last week with my doctor and learned more about what to do when the contractions come on so I've been slowly working up to do more activities but then slowing it back down a bit.  Since the weather was amazing, we decided to go to Epcot at Disney World early since it's leisure park and one of my favorites.  Thanks to our fast passes, we went on Lucas' favorite rides, Nemo and Mexico, took pictures with characters, ate our favorite food in France and Norway, all before 1 p.m.  Instead of heading straight home, we decided to venture out to IKEA.  It was such a successful shopping trip too!  Since we're turning Lucas room into a big boy room this week, we picked up a dresser for him, toddler eating table, and a dresser/changing table for the new nursery.  I'm so excited for the dresser/changing table!  

Sunday was equally busy as we bought paint for the furniture and picked up lots of goodies for the nursery at HomeGoods.  We also spent a good deal organizing the nursery since it has been a storage facility of all our junk from the move.  I also started organizing baby girl's clothes and closet which was too much fun for me.  Below are some snapshots of our busy weekend:


Sweater: Nordstrom (THE COMFIEST SWEATER EVER!)  /  Shorts: Old Navy  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Shoes: Tory Burch

Lucas: Shirt  /  Shorts  /  Shoes

How sweet is this romper pictured below?!  It's from Bailey's Blossoms and it is just too sweet!  The bow is one of a hundred my sweet Aunt made for baby girl :-)


The kids are all set to visit my little sister and family in NYC someday!  The Yankees outfits are ones my dad bought for baby girl which makes me laugh because when my sisters and I were little, my dad bought us all Yankees outfits as well and we joked that we looked like little boys.  My dad is such a huge sports fan and he ended up with 4 extremely girly girls.  He and Lucas are extremely close and because of my dad, Lucas has more Yankees tees than I think Derek Jeter had!  The Piccolini NYC shirt was just too cute to pass up for Lucas.  These cute clothes are now making me miss the city!  I'm hoping to go for a weekend after the baby is born :-)  The teal shirt is from OshKosh.  


 Moccasins (Old Navy)  /  Sneakers  /  Bows
Dress: Old Navy (SO SWEET!)


April 8, 2016

Transitioning Non-Maternity Clothes


It helps that this top that I bought last year at Nordstrom was already pretty big to begin with because it has been great in adding to what I can wear during this pregnancy.  I haven't bought many maternity items this time around but believe you me, my belly is huge this time around.  I'm finding that tunics have been great to wear and purchase recently because they are pieces that I can also wear post-pregnancy.  Maternity bottoms had to be purchased because, at least for me, there was no way around that.  I don't mind those purchases though since I work 5 loooong days a week and constantly reuse (of course wash!) them throughout the week.  Dresses are also a great way to wear during pregnancy that don't necessarily have to be maternity.  I am by no means against maternity clothes but it's also important for me to be cost efficient and find pieces that I can also wear after birth.  I do have to say though that maternity fashion has come a long way and there's so many cute options now!

PS: Here's this exact outfit worn last year and not pregnant: Non- Maternity Version

Cardigan: Loft {Similar}  /  Shirt: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Pants: GAP {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott


March 18, 2016

The Perfect White Top


I bought this top before I was pregnant and so happy that it is one that will grow with me.  My tummy has popped A LOT A LOT A LOT more than when I was pregnant with Lucas at this point in the pregnancy.  I feel and look like I'm much further along than I am.  I'm happy that I can still wear the clothes that I love while having a big preggo belly.  I know these days are numbered...

Top: Nordstrom (ON SALE!)  /  Pants: GAP {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Watch: Apple


November 30, 2015

Holiday Blues


Oh it was hard getting up to go to work today.  After almost a week off for the holidays, it's depressing when it's over and real life begins again.  We had a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday this year with my whole family.  My sisters, who all live out of state, came home and Lucas was in Auntie heaven.  I got most of my holiday shopping done which is awesome!  I may even have snagged the Tory Burch bag I had on my wish list during the Tory Burch sale and by "may" I mean I definitely did!  It will be the perfect work bag.  I can't believe we are already in December!

Sweater: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy (old)  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace


November 23, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary

Weekend Errands Outfit
Sweater: Nordstrom (LOVE!)  /  Shirt: J.Crew Factory  /  Pants: Nordstrom  /  Shoes: Nike  /  Bag: Tory Burch

We had a nice and relaxed weekend running errands, catching up on orders for The Dainty Planner, and had a nice little BBQ with family.  I rarely dress up on the weekends since I have to dress up during the work week so I prefer comfy on those days I'm not at the office.  I just recently started having the decency for humankind to at least put on mascara and concealer on the weekends just in case I ever run into clients while out and about. 
  
While in Sephora, I repurchased a favorite hair product of mine - Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun.  When I first bought this, I wasn't sure how to use it but I found that it was THE PERFECT DRY SHAMPOO (yes, that required all caps).  I just hate the price.  I find myself wanting to use it every day but, ugh, the price.  If anyone else knows of a good alternative, I'm all ears.  Until now, this is one of my favorite hair products.  I also kept on decorating for the holidays which puts me in the best mood.  Lucas helped and by helped I mean he kept taking down to play with the sweetest Fisher Price Nativity Set we bought last year.  I also bought the cutest Santa pillow from Kirklands.  I am so so excited to put up our tree this weekend and for a short work week!  Happy Monday indeed!





November 19, 2015

Rewearing Clothes Again


I wear this cardigan blazer thingy probably more than I should.  I LURVE it.  In fact, I re-wear a ton of stuff which is probably why I can't take outfit photos everyday because you would be life, ummm didn't you wear that last week?  After my son was born, a switch went off in me that said, only buy things that you love.  The reason why this switch happened after my son was born was because I felt very guilty spending any money on myself.  I'm not sure why, maybe because I felt every dollar I had should be spent on him and his savings, but I felt guilty every spending money on myself.  I work full time so the necessity to wear office clothes every day was there so I decided to only buy things that I love.  And I think I've kept this up.  My closet isn't us busting at the seams as it used to be but I love everything more than when I was buying all of the things.  Food for thought :-)


Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Dress: Target (old) {Similar}  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o


November 16, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary


The weekend started out on a somber note as we watched on tv the horrifying events happening in Paris.  Paris holds a special place in my heart.  My entire adolescence, I dreamed and prepared for an imaginary trip to Paris so much so that I opted to take French classes 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.  A dream was finally fulfilled when my husband and I honeymooned in Paris for what was the most magical week and a half of my whole life.  It was devastating to see the heinous acts committed to such a beautiful place and people.  I'm sure others can also relate that it was a somber weekend.

To the most superficial transition of topics, I wore the above outfits Saturday AND Sunday.  I did do laundry on Saturday so my clothes weren't dirty, but for reals, two days in a row.  I love these leggings from Nordstrom and my long sweater is a MUST!  It's hard to tell in the photos, but the sweater is a deep burgundy and so incredibly soft.  On Saturday, I ventured out during Lucas' nap to do...shhhh...more christmas decoration shopping...shhhhh.  My husband made me promise to not decorate until after Thanksgiving but I couldn't help myself.  I started with the snowflake pillow I mentioned last week and for a whole week, the hubs didn't notice.  So on Saturday, I couldn't help myself and bought the multicolor deer pillow from Target, ornaments from Michaels, and the chair covers from the dollar store.  I think I would have been in the clear if it wasn't for the chair covers.  Yeah, the chair covers gave me away so now I really had to promise I wouldn't decorate...until next weekend ;-/



In case you are wondering what it's like to be the mom of a rambunctious two year old boy, here's a glimpse into what it's like 100% of the time.  #carseverywhere #legoseverywhere #knockingintowallsallthetime


My Weekend Outfit
Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Leggings: Nordstrom  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Shoes: Tory Burch


August 7, 2015

Tale of A 32 Year Old Shopping at Forever 21


Once upon a time, there was a 32 year old woman (let's call her "Naria") and she was reading Tara's Bargain Saturday blog post one day wherein she linked the most exquisite top.  Naria said "I need it."  Naria clicked on the link to the much wanted/needed top and the 32 year old Naria found herself being taken to the Forever 21 website.  Ok, I can't keep this story up but yes, at 32 years old I longed for a Forever 21 top.  Now, college even law school me rocked Forever 21 like nobody's business but I haven't shopped there in forever 21 (see what I did there) but I had to do it.  I had to have it.  Plus, Tara liked it and Tara's awesome!  I opened my package, tried it on, and luuurrrvvveed it.  Lurve, people.  And at like $15, my wallet and husband loves it even more!

Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Shirt: Forever 21  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Handbag: Tory Burch


July 17, 2015

Completely Pantsless



Well, not really but I'm so pale that the pants clearly make it look like I decided it was appropriate to go pantsless at the office.  I am in dire need of some sun and pronto!

Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Shirt: J.Crew  /  Pants: Express  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


July 7, 2015

Swingy Tops


I certainly never dress for the weather because I literally melted in this outfit.  Melted.  But it's okay because as soon as I sat at my desk, I froze.  Froze as in freezing.  I know I talk about the weather a lot but it literally occupies a lot of time in my head.  It's so flipping hot so swingy sleeveless tops are now my jam.  I want a million of them and then more.  I spotted some more sleeveless tops at Target over the weekend so I may buy every single color and convince myself that tank tops are office appropriate because I'm not totally convinced yet.  Riveting stuff here.  It's the heat.  The heat is making me cray...and boring.


Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Chloe K via Nordstrom  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Target  {Similar}  /  Handbag:  Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott


June 22, 2015

Running Late


What happens when my alarm clock (aka Lucas) decides to sleep in and doesn't give me my screaming wake up call?  I end up wearing slouchy clothes, very minimal makeup, and what somewhat resembles a ponytail.  Oh, and since I was already late, I obviously decided to take pictures to blog about it of course.  You cannot pay me enough to take these sunglasses off.  Trust that I am doing you a favor.


Sweater: Caslon via Nordstrom  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman


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


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