Fashion

My Instagram looks!

When I started my blog 3 months pregnant, I received many comments stating this will be difficult to keep up once baby gets here.  In my head I thought to myself….I’ve survived many sleepless nights studying for dental school exams,  I’ve got this.  Here I am almost 2 years later struggling to find time to get weekly posts in.  Not to mention we only have one child!!  Motherhood is tough.  It’s time consuming, exhausting, but also the best thing thats ever happened to me.  Carlota is changing and growing daily and I don’t want to miss a second of it.  If that means sporadic blog posts….so be it.

We are currently in Spain and just got back to Barcelona from the the Costa Brava.  With no wifi where we were staying I had to take a mandatory break from this post.  I can’t wait to write all about our vacation.  So far Carlota has been having a blast and enjoying the beach, water and being completely spoiled by her grandparents.

There have been a few looks on Instagram that didn’t make the blog.  I wanted to link some of those items for you here!

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Necklace:  SheIn  (also here and similar here) //

Top:  Here  (On sale but different shades here and here) //

Purse:  Here (More affordable here and on major sale here) //IMG_6475

Necklace:  SheIn  (also here and similar here) //

Tank: On sale Here //

Shorts: Here (These are also similar) //

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Tank: Here  (on sale) // 

Skirt: Here (on sale) //

On Carlota:

Tee: Gap (New version here) //

Tutu: Etsy shop (Similar here and here) //

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Blouse:  Equipment (Similar and on sale here and here) //

Jeans: Zara (Similar here and here) //

Wedges: Here (More affordable version here) //

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On Trend

I definitely wouldn’t consider my style as “trendy”.  As you can see from my posts, I tend to stick with items that are classic and casual.  I have emphasized this even more since becoming a mother.  It must be something in those pregnancy hormones that changes you.  I just can’t justify spending a lot of money on something I will only wear a handful of times.  Finding the online retailer SheIn has been a game changer.  I’ve found many trendy  and classic pieces for a fraction of the cost.

This off the shoulder blouse was one of my recent finds.  I love the knot detailing on the sleeves. It will look perfect when the weather decides to cool down and I can pair it with some distressed skinny jeans.  The best part is that its currently on sale and under $20.  I’ve linked a few of my favorite pieces from their site below.

Carlota on the other hand is always on trend with the latest baby fashion….at least I like to think she is.  Finding cute outfits for her has become one of my obsessions.  I wish they made half the things I find for her in my size…..mind you it probably wouldn’t look quite as good on me.  This romper was a recent find and on major sale.  Everything I find for her is always on sale!! (At least thats what I tell my husband).

With love,

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FullSizeRender-3FullSizeRender-2Blouse:  SheIn (Similar here and here) //

Shorts: Club Monaco old (Similar here, here and here) //

Hat: Gap (Also here and here) //

Sandals: Celine (Exact duplicates here and here) //

Carlota:

Hat: Gap (in stores) (Similar here) //

Romper:  Little minis //

Sandals:  Salt Water ( Also here) //

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Instagram Roundup

I hope you are having a great weekend.  We’ve been taking it easy over here taking Carlota to swim lessons, walks to the farmers market and the park.  I love these simple weekends with my little family.  Im just trying to soak in these moments as much as I can.

Here are a few of my looks this past week that didn’t make the blog.

Sorry for making this a short one….time to go play with my babe!!!

xox

Andrea

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Moto Pants:  Zara  (Similar here and here) //

Sweater: Banana Republic (Similar here) //

Sneakers: New Balance (Similar here and here) //

Sunglasses: here //

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Shirt: here (Dress version here) //

Jeans: J Brand (Similar here and here) //

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

On Carlota

Onesie:  Old Navy (Cute pineapple shirts here, here and here) //

Pants: Gap (I really hope they come back in the fall – similar here) //

Shoes: Here (Less expensive here) //

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Dress: Here – Currently 40% off with code VROOM //

Sweatshirt: Here  //

Jacket: Here – Currently 40% off with code VROOM //

Boots: Here (Less expensive version here and here) //

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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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A day on the pier!!

I’m looking forward to the days of going on the rollercoaster and sharing an ice cream with my babe.  As of now I get to just watch her as she’s taking in all of her surroundings, exploring the world and seeing everything for the first time.  Its crazy how alert she has become these past few months.  If only I knew what she was thinking.  We rarely go to the pier, and when we do, we find mostly tourists and children around there.  I do imagine that when Carlota is walking and talking, the ferris wheel and Merry-go-round will be our weekly destinations.

My style is 90% casual and I love adding accessories to make my look pop.  With this sweater, the sequin details do the popping for itself. No need to accessorize.  These details also make it that perfect piece that can be worn from day to night.  I added the jeweled pumps for extra sparkle to compliment the shoulder detail of the sweater.

The rips and light colored denim give this look a daytime casual vibe.  Changing for a date night, I would trade the skinny jeans for a midi skirt and tuck it in to accentuate the waist.  Date nights with the hubby are scarce these days but lets hope as Carlota gets older we start getting back on that track.  For now I’ll stick to rocking sequence during my daily outings.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I’m really looking forward to our first Thanksgiving with Carlota.  So much to be thankful for.

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Sweater: J Crew on major sale with an extra %30 off with code SHOPNOW //

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar here) //

Heels:  Louboutin (Similar here very cool here) //

Clutch:  Clare V (Similar less expensive here) //

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Spring Florals

Lately I have been all about spring and summer dresses.  I rarely wore dresses before pregnancy, but I’ve rediscovered my love for them.  I’m still struggling to loose my pregnancy weight and I’m refusing to buy new jeans or shorts at this moment.  Dresses on the other hand are my go-to.  I feel confident while wearing them, and I’m assuming they will still fit once I shed more of the weight.  This post-pregnancy weight loss is tough.  Since the first month my weight has been stagnant, but  I’m hoping to see some changes in the next upcoming months.

This dress was an old purchase.  I love that it’s loose and flowy in all the right places.  It’s a simple beach style piece but paired with the right accessories you can change the look completely.  I added a fedora and wedges to give this look an edgy vibe.  When I wear a bold piece such as a hat, I keep the rest of my accessories simple.  I like to keep it simple. 
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Dress:  Brandy Melville old (Love this and this)

Cardigan:  Michael Kors old  //

Sandals:  Celine  //

Hat: Lack of Colors //

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Home for the Holidays!!

After spending just a few days in Barcelona my husband and I went home to Toronto to celebrate the holidays.  We were looking forward to a winter wonderland and to our surprise the weather was quite mild and no snow.  Living in sunny LA this was kind of disappointing.  We made the best of it and took a road trip to Niagara Falls.  It had been years since I visited the falls and I forgot how breathtaking they really are.  My photos don’t do them justice.

Located on the Niagara River and draining Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. One of the 3 falls (Horseshoe falls) is the most powerful waterfall in North America.  It’s such a beautiful sight.


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After visiting the falls we went straight to Niagara on the Lake for lunch.  Such a beautiful little town with great boutiques.  It’s definitely a must visit if you are there.


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Jacket:  Zara  //

Sweater:  Rag & Bone (old)  (Similar here, here and here) //

Hat:  Lack of Colors //

Jewels:  Rabat //

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