Mama fashion

Holiday Photoshoot

I can’t believe it’s already December.  Time really does fly when you’re having fun.  We are getting ready for our first Christmas with Carlota and there hasn’t been a dull moment.  I decided this was the year I was going to start sending Holiday cards to family and friends.  I know I’m totally late on that bandwagon but its better late than never.  We had our photoshoot on the beach….because why not when you live in LA.  No winter wonderland backdrops for us here.

This Christmas we will be heading to Spain to visit family.  I’m so excited and I can’t believe we are going in just a few short weeks.  This will be a long flight for Carlota, but thankfully our recent trip to NYC will help make us better prepared.  On our last flight there was a family with a baby sitting right in front of us.  They were baby traveling experts and had all these snacks and teething crackers and opened our eyes to that world…..we have never looked back!!

Here are some of my favorite shots from our family photo shoot.  What are your plans for the Holidays?Pi_Family_002Pi_Family_003Pi_Family_005Pi_Family_008.jpgPi_Family_007Pi_Family_009Pi_Family_030Pi_Family_011Pi_Family_010

Photos by Laura Goutcher Photography

Dress: Rachel Pally (Similar on sale here and here)

Necklace:  Mirina Collections (Use code “withlove20” to get 20% off your purchase)

On Carlota:

Dress: Carters (Similar here,I love these holiday dresses here and here)

Bow:  Salt Cities 

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Our New York Adventures + GIVEAWAY

Fall in the city is my favorite, and it was just as magical as I remembered it.  The weather couldn’t have been better and it was perfect for exploring the city with Carlota.  My husband and I were nervous about our first flight with her.  Would we be that couple with the baby that won’t stop crying?!  Not to mention….how many bags would we need to take with us for a 4 day trip?  Do we bring our large stroller….get an umbrella stroller….the list went on and on.  We knew we needed to pack as light as we could but also be able to walk around the city with everything we needed for Carlota.  We packed her diaper bag with only the essentials, brought our Bugaboo stroller and Ergo Carrier, and it was the perfect option for us.  Thank goodness she was a perfect angel on the flight.  She slept for take off and landing and was happy for most of the trip.  She gets a little fussy when we sit down with her for too long so a couple of trips along the isles were the magic touch.

We walked all over Manhattan and even ventured to the underground for her first Subway ride.  The New York subway line is not really made for strollers and babies, but we managed.  I’d have to say Carlota’s favorite was Central Park.  We put her in the leaves for photos and she was having so much fun playing and eating them.  I enjoyed exploring and walking around the city with my family.

I loved being able to wear my boots and fall layers without needing to be bundled up.  Thankfully we brought the cooler weather back to LA.   What are your favorite places to visit in the city?

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Jacket:  All Saints (Similar here and here) //

Tee:  Brandy Melville (Similar here and here) //

Jeans:  J Brand //

Boots: Stuart Weitzman (Less expensive here and here) //

Carlota

Vest: Gap on sale //

Shirt:  Carters (Similar here) //
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Jacket:  All Saints (Similar here and here) //

Sweater:  J Crew (Similar here and here) //

Shirt:  Equipment old (Similar here and here) //

Jeans: 7 for All Mankind //

BootsStuart Weitzman (Less expensive here and here) //

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Summer Palette

I can’t believe the summer is almost over.  Carlota will be 5 months in less than a week and the Pumpkin Spiced latte will be hitting Starbucks in no time.  Eeeekkk….time needs to slow down!  As much as I’m excited for the cooler weather and my favorite season for fashion, I’m trying to live up the last few days of summer and bright colors.

Labor Day is quickly approaching and I’m not going to put these white jeans on hold until next Spring.  I’m loving that white is no longer only a summer color but its being worn all season long.  I’m obsessed with an all white look.  Its clean, simple and fresh.  The best part is that it goes with EVERYTHING.

This summer was all about pops of color for me.  I don’t dress very colorfully but I do love to have bright accessories.  I have found that certain colors compliment me better than others and tend to stick with them.  For me, pink, blue and red are the colors of choice.  By sticking to a few colors you can get accessories that match without having to buy one of everything in all colors of the rainbow.   I love how my royal blue accessories pop with this look.
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Photography by Audra Arbas

Shirt:  Gap //

Jeans: J Brand //

Sunglasses:  Ray-ban //

Clutch: Clare V (on sale here) //

Espadrilles:  Aquazzura //

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Shabby Apple

Being a new mom, I rarely get to dress up. Lately wearing anything other than leggings is a good day.   Having occasional days where I can feel feminine and sexy are important.  I’m trying to find the balance of taking care of baby girl but also of myself and the hubs.  This is one of my favorite looks of the year because it was an opportunity for me to go glam.

Like every other 20 or 30 something year old I’ve always been a huge fan of Sex in the City.  I admired Carrie Bradshaw and her sense of style.  I always craved to be as adventurous as her in regards to her fashion choices.  (And who wouldn’t want her shoe collection!)  As soon as I came across Shabby Apple and their tulle skirts I knew this was my chance to have my Carrie Bradshaw moment.

I love the femininity of the midi length and the delicate nature of the tulle layers.  If I could wear it daily…I would.  Initially I was going to pair the skirt with a lace or crop top, and keep the look very elegant.  The more I thought about it I realized I needed to put my twist on the skirt.  I decided to pair it with an edgier top to give the look some contrast.  As a new mom, I’m all about wearing a simple tee. Adding pumps and my Classic flap bag kept a sofistication to the look, and it was perfect for a night on the town.


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Skirt:  Shabby Apple //

Shirt:  Forever 21 (Similar here, and  here) //

Shoes:  Jimmy Choo (Similar here, here) //

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