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Mom uniform

My colors of choice are always white, black and grey.  Are they even considered colors?  As much as I try to incorporate color into my wardrobe I always go back to the basics.  I guess you just have to stick with what you feel comfortable wearing.  With that being said…here I am in a T-shirt and jeans.  This has been my staple “mom uniform”.

Before Carlota, I envisioned myself as a mom prancing around in my heels, crop tops and whatever else was  in season.  A year later, I find myself rummaging amongst my T-shirts daily deciding if I should wear the striped one, black or white.  I’ve come to terms that this is the new me.  Wearing pumps running after a toddler in the park is just not my reality, and I’m ok with that.  Some days I’m super casual and just throw on a pair of sneakers, and others I find ways to dress up my look with my accessories.  The best part about a T-shirt and jeans is that you look cool and chic without making it seem like you’re trying to hard….because let’s face it you probably aren’t!!

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Cardigan:  On Sale Here  and here //

Tee:  On Sale here  //

Jeans:  Here (Similar non destructed here)  //

Hat:  Anthropologie old(Similar herehere and here) //

Espadrilles: Chanel (Similar here, here and here) //

Bag: Here  //

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  There is always so much to be thankful and grateful for and I love that we have a day where we can celebrate this.

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday.  I love the traditional Thanksgiving meal…and anyone who knows me, knows that food is always one of my top priorities.  Today I am so appreciative for my family and friends.  I feel so lucky to be doing what I love with my loving husband who is my best friend.  I have wonderful supportive parents who have always supported and encouraged me to dream big.  Life may not be perfect and there are always things we wish we could have but lets remember to be happy with the blessings we have.


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I’m wearing one of my favorite Rails plaid shirts.  I love the colors and the the inner lining.  The quality of their plaid shirts are amazing and when not pregnant the fit is perfect.  Since I can barely do up the shirt with my growing bump I opted to wear it with a simple gray tank.  They are having their Black Friday sales online starting Friday with 30% off everything so be sure to check it out!!

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Plaid shirt: Rails 40% off on sale  (Similar herehere and here) // Tank: Forever 21 // Jeans: AG Maternity (Non-maternity here) // Sunglasses: Ray-ban  // Espadrilles:  Chanel (Similar here and here)  // Bag:  Goyard

Thank you to all of you who are reading this and sharing this journey with me.

With love….

Andrea

LA Tropical

The weather in Los Angeles has been all over the place.  Most days this fall, it has still felt like summer.  Thankfully these past few weeks we are starting to get cooler weather.  I have been waiting for the crisp weather so that I can wear my plaids and fall layers.  Unfortunately I think I will have to wait a little longer as this weeks forecast is in the mid to high 70’s ( 20’s for Celsius).  I guess I can’t complain since back home in Toronto there is already snow!!

Todays look is a mix of summer and fall.  This equipment shirt definitely has a tropical vibe.  To make my outfit more seasonal appropriate I wore dark tones and layers.

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I have had this cardigan for years.  I love when you find something in the back of your closet and it was just what you were looking for to complete the outfit.  Having classic pieces in neutral colors always come in handy.

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Shirt:  Equipment (Similar here and here)  //  Cardigan:  Banana Republic old (Similar here and here)  //  Jeans: AG Jeans Maternity (Non-maternity here and here) //  Hat:  J Crew  //  Shoes:  Repetto (Similar here)

Hope you all have a great weekend.

With Love…..

Andrea

A day at the mall

In the first trimester of my pregnancy, the last thing I wanted to do was go shopping.  For me, this is as rare as snow in Los Angeles.  I could spend the entire day browsing through boutiques and seeing what the latest trends are.  Most pregnant ladies get cravings or aversions to certain foods……my aversions were to coffee and clothing!!  (My two favorite things).  Not having coffee daily was a good thing, since too much caffeine is not good during pregnancy.  My husband would also say that my aversion to shopping was also a plus…..I would disagree.  Thankfully after a few weeks this aversion disappeared and I’m back to my normal self.

Many women loose weight or gain just a couple of pounds during their first trimester.  Maternity clothing is not really needed until later in the second trimester.  For me by the time I was 7 weeks pregnant I noticed that a lot of my pants already started to not fit me.  This was difficult for me as I felt like it was too early for maternity wear and I was starting to look frumpy. (No obvious baby bump yet).  I’m assuming the raging hormone changes and the thought of clothing not fitting the way it used to was making me avoid shopping.  I’ve slowly gotten over that, but I still have a daily struggle to find what works for my changing body.

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Maternity Jeans have been my lifesaver.  I think I bought them earlier than most women do.  I was tired of trying on all my pants and getting frustrated when they weren’t buttoning up.  I was thrilled when I found these Adriano Goldshmit 5 pocket jeans.  Buying a pair of nice pregnancy jeans is a must.  I still feel like I’m wearing a pair of my old jeans but they are so much more comfortable.  They have a perfect stretch and no button so I have a lot of room to grow.  Getting dressed in the mornings is much easier once I finally took the plunge on pregnancy jeans.

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Jacket:  Aritzia  // Tank top:  Anine Bing  // Jeans:  A Pea in the Pod (AG Jeans) Non-maternity here //  Shoes:  Steve Madden //  Sunglasses: Karen Walker