Fashion

Coachella Style

Coachella this year was amazing .  I haven’t had many nights out since Carlota was born.  Having 3 nights of drinks and adult time felt like a blast from the past.  It was great having 3 date nights in a row with the hubby and friends.  I did miss the babe but we had our own #BABYCHELLA daily at home before we went to the festival.  This year Carlota was all about denim and I was all about the romper.  I’ll post her looks soon.

In festivals my number one priority is comfort.  I always want to look cute, but I also need to make sure I’m not grumpy by the end of the night because my feet hurt or my outfit is uncomfortable.  I know that Instagram photo is important, but I also don’t want to miss out on enjoying my time because I’m not dressed appropriately.  You can still look cute while being comfortable all day.  What are your festival essentials??  Here are my looks:

My Day 1 look

Black is always one of my go to colors, and I loved the scalloped details on this romper.  Adding the bandana, belt and hat, gave this look a cowboy vibe.

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Romper:  Bloomingdales  (Similar here and love this one) //

Belt: B-low the Belt  //

Bandana: Target (Also Here ) //

Hat:  Here //

Boots:  Here (Less expensive version here) //

Day 2 look

A simple tee and shorts with added bling!  I think I will be living in these shorts this summer.  They are my new favorites.

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Shirt: Chaser (Also here and similar here) //

Shorts:  One Teaspoon //

Necklace:  Mirina Collections //  Use discount code withlove20 for 20% off

Day 3 look

This was my favorite look and I couldn’t wait to wear the white romper.

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 Romper: Spell by Gypsy (Tank version here) //

Purse:  T J Maxx (Similar here and here) //

Bandana:  Target (Also here) //

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Festival Florals

I can’t believe Festival season is here already and Coachella weekend 1 starts tomorrow.  We will be heading down to Coachella Valley next weekend for the music festival and I couldn’t be more excited.  This year will be a different experience than others in the past and I can’t wait.

I’m just not ready to leave my babe behind for the weekend, so Carlota will be joining us in Palm Desert.  This means that late night festival afterparties will consist of baby snuggles and pajamas.  I wouldn’t want it any other way…..at least that’s what I keep telling myself.  Another exciting difference is that BCN will be serving in the VIP area.  For those who don’t know BCN is my brother-in-law and husbands restaurant located in West Hollywood.  It serves street fare from Barcelona and it’s delicious.  If you are going to the festival be sure to stop by and say hi!!

If you’ve ever been to Coachella you know the fashion is just as important as the music festival itself.  It’s almost like a fashion show at the Empire Polo Club.  There are Pinterest boards set up just for Coachella outfits.  With motherhood getting in the way I haven’t had too much time to think about my looks.  When I came across this floral romper by Mint Julep Boutique I knew it was going to be in the lineup.  I love the fit and subdue sexiness it evokes.  Pair it with a cute bra, a statement necklace, or a great belt and you are good to go.  I knew the romper was a must have because it can be so versatile.    You can give it an edgy look by adding a fedora, leather jacket and booties; or pair it with a dainty necklace, and sandals and wear it to the beach.  I wore it here for Carlota’s first birthday and I can’t wait to post all about that experience next week.

Who’s headed to Coachella this year?  Do you have a romper in your outfit line up?

With Love,

Andrea

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Romper:  Mint Julep Boutique //

Jacket:  Here (Select colors on sale here) //

Boots:  Here (Less Expensive here) //

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Mirror mirror on the hall

The architecture of the Walt Disney concert hall is spectacular.  Just look at these mirrored walls.  Its a blogger and photographer’s paradise.  (I think there were 5 different shoots along the building for the hour we were there).   If only LA traffic wasn’t as grid lock all the time, we would be here more often.  The less you have to drive, the better. Especially when you have a screaming baby in the back seat.  Thankfully, as Carlota has gotten older she has started to tolerate car rides……most of the time.  The problem has now become getting her fastened in her chair.  This is now a 5 minute challenge that consists of screaming, arching her back and squirming.  I’m sure you other mamas know exactly what I’m talking about.

Today’s outfit is one of my favorites.  A silk shirt, skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots; definitely one of my go-to looks.  I love the neck scarf and bow tie trend thats been getting a lot of popularity lately.  It’s a perfect accessory to transform your casual white shirt and jeans.  If you’ve been following my blog you will realize I’m all about having classic pieces in your closet that will last for years and adding “in trend” items to give a fresh outlook.  I frankly don’t have the closet space or the finances to constantly be shopping for new clothes weekly.  Instead I invest in pieces I know I will wear for years, and try to find the deals on items that I know may only last for a season.

What does your closet consist mostly of Trendy or Classic items?  Hope you had a great weekend.

With love,

Andrea

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Shirt: here (On sale here, similar here and love this) //

Bow: here (Similar here) //

Jeans: here (Similar here and here) //

Boots: here ( More affordable here) //

On Carlota

Dress: El Corte Ingles (Similar here and here) //

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No longer a baby!?!

In just over a week my little angel is going to be one!!!  ONE!!  I still don’t think I can wrap my head around this.  Today was graduation day.  How have I already experienced a graduation with her.  lol.  She graduated from our Mommy & me class and it was such a bitter sweet experience.  I am proud of the little lady she’s becoming and so sad that my tiny baby isn’t so tiny any more.  This class and the mama’s I’ve met have been such a support system for me.  For any first time moms, I couldn’t recommend joining a group like this enough.  Having friends and a support system of people going through the exact same things as you is amazing.  Especially that first year of sleepless nights, new emotions and many firsts.

Lately Carlota has been keeping my hands full.  There are just not enough hours in the day and unfortunately I haven’t had as much time to focus on my blog.  I don’t know how all the mama bloggers do it out there.

Normally you will see the both of us in jeans and a T-shirt but today we got dolled up.  This  shift dress is perfect for any occasion.  I could dress it down or pair it with these boots and hat for a hip night out.  Maybe I need to start planning some more of those soon so that I can wear it more often!!  This clutch is handmade by J c & e and I just love the details. Its perfect for sprucing a simple monochromatic look.

Thanks for stopping by.

With Love,

Andrea

 

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Dress:  COS   (Similar here summer version here) //

Hat: J crew  (Similar here and here) //

Clutch: J c & e  (Similar here and here) //

Boots:  YSL (Similar herehere and here) //

On Carlota:

Dress: Gap (Similar here, here and here) //

Moccs:  Freshly picked  //

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A Spring in my step

As much as I’m missing the cooler weather, Spring is another fun season for fashion.  It’s that time of year where you can start to layer your summer clothing with your winter staples.  You get to mix and match.  Today’s post is all about that.  I’ve paired a summer silk dress with and oversized winter sweater to create a perfect spring look.

This is so simple and it’s a way to create a new dress with two pieces from your closet.  Living in LA I have a few summer dresses that are perfect for days at the beach.  Adding an oversized sweater, vest or chic jacket can transform a beach look into a stylish chic outfit.

Carlota is wearing a Rag to Raches romper.  I’m a sucker for getting Carlota clothing from small online boutiques.  This brand has the hippest rompers for your little ones.  They were recently seen on Shark Tank so I’m sure big things will be happening for this company.

I’ve been looking on Instagram and Etsy for the perfect party favors for Carlota’s first birthday.  I can’t believe she will be 1 at the end of this month.  So much to plan and not enough time.  If any of you have any recommendations please let me know.

With love,

Andrea

 

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Sweater:  COS (Similar here and here) //

Dress:  Anine Bing (Similar here, here and here) //

Purse: Henri Bendel (New Style here and here) //

Sandals: Celine (Similar herehere and here) //

On Carlota

Romper:  Rags to Raches //

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Sweater weather??

It’s still winter in most areas of the world but certainly not in LA.  It almost feels like summer is right around the corner.  I can probably pack up my oversized sweaters for next year, but I just can’t help myself.  I keep them for those off days where the weather drops below 70.  If you are on the lookout for a great oversized sweater, now is the time to purchase.  Many shops are having their end of season sales and I will link some great ones at the end of this post.

I kept todays look simple and sporty with sneakers.  I’ve been a big fan of sneakers lately.  I think it’s the combination of LA casual and mom life.  Who wants to be running after a baby in pumps?!?  Any mom that can do that daily I give major props to.  I know I can barely keep up in my sneakers.  I remember when converse and Adidas originals were the “it” shoes when I was in grade school.  I love how the cycle has come full circle and I’m re-living my childhood with both.

Carlota is wearing her…. or shall I say my favorite “Wondersuits”.  These zipper onesies  come in the cutest patterns and are super handy and easy for multiple diaper changes.  I’m slowly learning that the more convenient the better.

To you mama’s reading my blog…what are your favorite baby clothes or items that make life more convenient?

With love,

Andrea

 

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Sweater: & Other Stories (Similar and on sale here, here and here) //

Jeans:  J Brand (Also here) //

Sneakers: Stan Smiths (Also available here, here and here) //

On Carlota:

Onesie: Bonds (Similar here)

Hat: Zara (Similar here and here)

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Ro~Sham~Bo Baby

I melt when it comes to anything baby.  Baby jeans, shoes, hats…the list goes on.  One of the cutest things on a baby are sunglasses.  Maybe its the emphasis of their button nose and rosy cheeks or maybe its because it makes them look grown up.  Whatever the reason, these sunglasses from ro•sham•bo baby are one of my favorites.

Not only are they cute, these shades block 100% of uva/b rays.  Optometrists warn, most lifetime UV damage occurs during childhood.  I’m always careful to protect Carlota’s skin from the harmful rays but I don’t know if I was as aware about damage to her eyes.  I’m thankful to have realized this now.  These shades are made from a flexible and durable material that is certified bpa-free and specially designed for baby’s use and abuse.

The biggest bonus to this company and shades are that all purchases support Surfers Healing, a non-profit that takes autistic kids and their families surfing to provide safe stimulation, fun, and confidence.  I love when there are great products that help support a cause.

Little People Deserve Big People Shades.

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Shades:  Ro Sham Bo Baby (ice ice baby)

Leather Jacket: Zara old (Similar here, here and here)

Dress: Anine Bing (Similar here and here)

On Carlota

Dress: Gap Kids old (Similar here, here and here)

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Lifes a Beach

Its been a while since my last post.  One of my new year’s resolutions was to try and be more present.  Carlota is growing up very quickly, and I am trying to soak it all in.  Not to mention we’ve been fighting the cold and flu on and off this entire month.  Thankfully it seems like we’re starting to get all better, so fingers crossed it stays that way!

A few weeks ago I was able to bring Carlota home to Canada for a few days.  It was very special seeing her explore the place I called home for most of my life.  It was a short trip and we mostly stayed home with my parents.  Carlota doesn’t get to see her grandparents very often so we were very happy to soak up all those snuggles and kisses.

Valentines day is coming up.  I remember when the hubby and I would get dressed up and go for a romantic dinner.  This year I don’t see that happening.  I think we will spend it at home in our sweats celebrating with our little bug.  I wouldn’t even change this for anything.  If you are looking for outfit ideas this dress is one of my favorites.  I’ve worn it for my maternity photos (here), to a wedding, cocktail hour etc…  It comes in a variety of colors and that zipper in the back transforms it from simple and sophisticated to young and chic.

Thanks for reading, I’m looking forward to sharing some new looks with you soon.

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Dress: Felicity & Coco 

On Carlota:

Dress:  From spain (Similar here , here and here)

Bow:  Salt Cities

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Adding some flare

I’ve been living in my skinny jeans for years.  Other than my boyfriend jeans, you wouldn’t find me wearing any other style of denim.  Recently I’ve jumped on the flare bandwagon when I found this perfect pair.  I love the high waist and braided accents.  With my short torso, high waisted pants aren’t always flattering on my figure.  Maybe the detailed pockets are the magic piece, but as soon as I put these on I felt like they were made for me.

I’m very mindful of dressing for my figure or at least I like to think so!! Not everything that’s on trend will suit every body type.  I think it’s important to find those pieces that are stylish and suit you, rather than trying to wear everything that’s trending at the moment.

Carlota is rocking these adorable baby overalls from Old Navy.  Finding cute affordable baby clothes is always at the top of my list.  I’ve found so many fashionable items for Carlota at Old Navy and haven’t had to break the bank.  There is always some sort of sale going on there, on top of the already reasonable prices.

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7 for all Mankind are currently having their winter sale and these flares are included.

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind  on sale (Also available here and here) //

Top: Vince (old)  (Similar here and here) //

Hat:  Revolve (Similar here and here) //

Boots: Rag & Bone  //

On Carlota

Overalls: Old Navy (cute jeans here and here) //

Shoes:  Freshly Picked  //

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Plan check

I love a good oversized sweater.  The larger the better.  If you ask me what a must have winter item is…..it’s a large cozy sweater!  It’s a perfect piece to just throw on over some skinny jeans or leggings and you look put together.  You can also layer it over a collared shirt, add a leather jacket, or wear it as a dress.  There are so many options.

Its a perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list.  I love the checkered detail on this sweater.  The contrast of the white on black and the fuzzy texture adds just enough detail.  Because this sweater makes a statement for itself I kept the rest of the look simple with all black.

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Sweater: & other stories (I love these here,  here,  here & here) //

Jeans:  J Brand (on sale here & here similar here) //

Hat:  Lack of Color //

Sunglasses:  Oliver Peoples //

Boots:  Chloe (Similar and less expensive herehere, & here) //

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