White Heels

White

My fashion debate today: Should white shoes be exclusive to brides & nurses? Or can they certainly work for us, the average girl? 😀 I think they can and they should!

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I’ve done a bit of homework on what fashion leader’s are saying on this yay or nay dilemma and want to share with you 2 opinions:

Michael Kors says white shoes are OK for men and women as long as the wearer has kept up on his or her grooming. “They look best with self-tanner and a good pedicure, preferably not red nails.” The fashion designer adds: “You never wear hosiery with white shoes!” Thanks Mike…mental note, check.

Tamara Mellon, president and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, says simple or strappy styles, either a delicate flat or sandal, are best for white: “The most important part of wearing a white shoe is that it blends with your skin and what you are wearing and doesn’t end up being the focus of the look in a ‘shocking’ way.” Interesting, eh?

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I guess the verdict  sits in  the court of public opinion. But nevertheless, I purchased these puppies and I will certainly get my money’s worth! :) Have an awesome Wednesday!

Declutter

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Ok, so minimalist is for sure not the word that comes to mind when looking in my closet. I did some soul searching the other day and found that I might be holding onto too much! :(

I tried on the questionable items and realized that, for sure, some things had no purpose in there. They either did not fit right, were a couple of years old, or I plainly did not like them anymore. Once I did that, I understood that it was definitely time for a good clean up.

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I didn’t realized how much I had accumulated during the three years I lived in two different states (which also meant 2 different closets) until I unpacked all in my current home.

For me, the important lesson learned is that I have to keep certain rules to not overshadow the goal of creating a working wardrobe.

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Here are some of those rules:

  • I like options, but do not want duplicates, so I have to keep a restricted number per items; skirts, dresses, shirts, cardigans, etc..
  • Once I have reached that number for that specific item, there is no need for more. I am only allowed to “replace” but NOT to add.
  • Each of those items should be useful and ready to just grab and walk out.
  • Each item should fit the person who I am right now.
  • If on “trend” that item cannot be too expensive.
  • For accessories such as stockings, tights, socks, scarfs, hats:  Be realistic. love it, but it’s worn out. Needs to go.

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The goal is to have a working wardrobe and enjoy the process and the outcome. I want to look forward to wearing a certain outfit and have fun with different ideas. But most importantly, I want to feel good and responsible about my decisions when shopping :) .

Have a great day!

Stripes & Denim

 

Stripes & Denim

It’s Thursday! I tell you, it’s taken a lot of effort to get passed this week, or to even think on putting on a pair a heels! I don’t know about you, but on this side, a pair of pretty heels makes all the difference :) .

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There are 2 things in my personal style that I feel I will always have with me, and that is a midi skirt and denim shirt.

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Shirt: JCrew / Skirt: New York & Co (in black :) ) / Shoes: old

And now, for a coffee run, and to test my resistance on these heels  :) I hope you are having a good day!

Tuesday Finds

In Red

Hello Tuesday! I don’t know about you, but I am still on weekend mode. It’s tough to get back into my grown up role after days of roasting marshmallows :) !

So, are you loving those end of season sales? Have you checked Nordstrom anniversary sale? I love a good bargain, specially when you find that item that can take you into the fall season.  Here are a couple of items I have my eyes on:

ShirtShirt Nordstrom $37

dressEliza J Ponte Dress

skirtTopshop Stripe Skirt

Love the attitute of this outfit:

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I can go on and on….

Have a great day!

Déjà vu

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Here we go again! Another Friday, another weekend to transfer our tent into our home :) . I must admit, tent life is a pretty relaxing and carefree lifestyle, but I am glad to join civilization back on Sunday!

Here are some pics from last week.

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Baby against tent:

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The challenge: To cook this huge zucchini

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The yummy grilled food

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Have you tried napping against the sun & mosquitos? You’ll get creative.

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The board games

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The utility cart

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That camp fire :)

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I hope you have a great weekend!

Pleats & Lace

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Welcome to Wednesday! Getting ready for a long work day! Paired this lace shirt with a midi colored skirt to add some fun to my outfit. Too hot for any sort of jewelry :( , sunglasses + belt will carry the outfit today.

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Shirt: H&M (old) / Skirt: Asos (similar) / Wedges: Michael Kors, (similar) / Tote: Coach  / Sunglasses: Isaac Mizrahi New York in Ivory

Remember to stop and enjoy what really matters!

A Line

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Hi, I am certainly glad to join you back after a long weekend under a tent :) . I know there is a lot going on in our fashion “mundo”, like that Nordstrom Anniversary Sale everyone is talking about! And not to mention all the summer clearance running on every site.

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This cute A Line skirt just went down in price and with the current 60% J.Crew promo, it is now as low as 20.00!

I liked it so much when I first tried it on a few months ago, that I ended up getting it in black as well. Cant say no to a skirt that is well made + easy to style 😉

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Skirt: J.Crew / Shoes: Schutz / Bag: Dooney&Bourke

Have a great day!

Camping Checklist

Camping Checklist

Emotions are running high over at my place as we prepare for camp this morning. We are scheduled to walk out late afternoon, we’ll see if we can stretch that patience until then :) .

I was a camping pro, back 10 years ago, but this will be my first experience with my 1 + 5 year old. After googling every site possible and reading up on all sorts of articles on the camping topic, I have summarized the final list:

Shelter

__Tent
__ hammer
__Mat for tent entrance
__Dust pan/brush

__Baby Sleeping Cot

Bedding

__Sleeping bag
__Sheets/blankets
__Pillow
__Air mattress
__Air pump
__Utility bags for storage

__Iron Man

Cooking We are going with a group, so they will be carrying much of the needed supplies for cooking + the food! 😉

__Thermo

___Cooler/ice

___Juice / Water / Milk

__Fruits / Extra snacks

__Paper towels

__Kids Cup

Clothes

__Shoes/boots (kids&Adult)
__Shorts/ Pants
__T-shirts
__Socks/extra socks
__Hat
__Sweatshirt/jacket
__Sleep clothes
__Swim suit/towel
__Laundry bag

Personal

__Shower shoes/flip flops
__Towels/washcloth
__Soap in plastic case/shampoo
__Tooth brush/tooth paste
__Deodorant
__Comb
Misc.

__Sunscreen/chapstick
__Lantern with fuel
__Extra batteries
__Compass/GPS
__Bug repellant/candles
__Whistle (I have no idea why I feel like I need this!)
___Camera
__Backpack
__Camp chairs
__Sunglasses
__First aid kit
__Tissues
__Park map/guidebooks/trail maps
__Marshmallows, Graham crackers, Hershey bars (Smores)
__Flashlight/batteries
__Pocket knife
__Plastic grocery bags

__Diaper Bag

__Makeup bag, eh, no point.

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All of this for 2 days!! and as if this wasn’t work enough, I have another camp scheduled with a different group for next Friday :) . I will prepare mentally for that Déjà vu experience!

Now.. if only Optimus Prime could leave my driveway…we could be on our way!

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Have a great one!

LWD

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Who can argue against a little white dress? I know they are on trend this season, but in my life, this is a non-negotiable summer must-have.

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This dress might just have saved me from packing dilemmas for future weekend trips this summer.  The material is  lightweight, which serves 2 purposes: makes it easy to pack + keeps me cool under the heat. It’s a win, win.

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I am also loving this Kate Spade version :) !

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Dress: H&M / Jacket: American Eagle (old)   / Shoes: Guess (old) / Clutch: Cole Haan, cute one here

I hope you are having a great day!