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All You Need For Valentine’s Day

… is a red fur coat.  And maybe anything that sparkles.  (Just to set the scene: I type this as my Mr. is snoring away next to me. So romantic.) Before I start, I want to register a mea culpa for the lack of posts lately.  So much for my 2018 intention to post more frequently…  Promise, I have good reason.  Mama has been extra sleep deprived, more than normal, as of late.  My son was going through sleep regression which meant sleep training all over again.  So… staying up to work on YL after the babies were tucked away in bed after a long day at work + dinner, bath time, bed time and so on… proved to be a struggle, to say the least. Let’s get to it.  Here is my first-ever…

Beauty, Fashion, Featured, Special, Travel

Viva La Mexico

I am perhaps the only person that continues to remind people I have turned 30, but there’s no way to not remind you in this post because it is an outline of our trip to Mexico, a birthday gift from my Mr. A gift that never stops giving is the perfect gift.  The memories from the trip will stay with us forever.  We will recall karaoke night when I went on stage completely alone and sang “Oops I Did It Again” in front of too many strangers.  Made a fool of myself.  But, it was completely worth it.  Or the morning we (read: I) poured a bucket of ice water on my cousin to wake him up.  OK, maybe it wasn’t a bucket.  But it was a lot of water.  And, he was woke!…

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Loving Lately: Skin to Coat

I want to start by saying mea culpa for not posting sooner!  My sister is visiting from Jakarta, so I’ve been busy with family, and we just got back from a trip to Mexico.  Now let’s get down to business. New year, fresh start.  I want to share what I’ve been loving lately as part of my “loving lately” blog series launched in Nov (which you can read here).  No surprise that the series is being continued with skincare products.  But, in case you haven’t noticed from my Instagram stories — I’ve been on a coat buying binge so sharing that too. I’m a self-proclaimed skincare product junkie.  Perhaps it’s the byproduct of age.  I hear turning 30 makes you do crazy things… like seeing fine lines where there aren’t any… #guilty.  Anyhow, you know…

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#2018

Happy day 3 of the New Year!  I know I’m a little late to the party, but we have had a busy few days with the kids.  Anyhow, I hope you had a fabulous NY celebration.  Ours was low key.  Solaiman and I decided to stay in, eat good food, and relax.  So perfect for us. At this point, you have probably been inundated with posts about New Year’s resolutions.  You know — the posts about how to make 2018 yours, to better yourself, to make vision boards, so on and so forth.  My two cents.  You don’t need a new year to be a new or improved you.  We have the option to reset and reframe at any point during the year.  I always wondered about the go-all-out resolution-setting on December 31.. even…

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Me at 30

Today is my 30th birthday.  Thirty… wtf.  I’m actually having trouble starting this Post and I rarely have trouble finding my words.  Ask my husband… or anyone that knows me.  I thought about writing a reflection piece on 30 things I have learned by age 30… but realized no one wants to fcking read all that.  So let’s keep it short-ish and sweet. Not sure if this is a Capricorn thing, but my birthday feels like the most important holiday of the year.  Christmas what?  I like to think I’m not alone and all Capricorns want everyone to know it’s our birthday and how they can help us celebrate.  Right? So let’s get started.  I have obviously discovered, realized and learned a lot for the last 30 years of my life as basic as…

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Platforms Are Back

The 90s aren’t making a major comeback in today’s fashion, the 90s already made its comeback.  From mom jeans, to velvet everything, to oversized plaid — 90s fashion has made a resurgence and I’m not mad about it one bit.  But what in particular was all the rage in the 90s?  Besides the Spice Girls, of course.  The platform shoe.  Duh.  It dominated the decade, would you agree or would you agree. I’ve been feeling nostalgic so I pulled out these platform patent booties I purchased years ago — by years ago I mean way after the 90s (if I tried wearing these as an 11 year old in the 90s, my mom would’ve surely knocked me upside the head with them.  She kept me dressed like a first grader until senior year of high…

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Why I Started Blogging

I am hitting a milestone birthday very soon.  As I reflect on the year, and my life thus far — part of that reflection touches on this blog.  Why did I start blogging?  The answer is simple.  I started blogging so that I become the next Aimee Song or Chiara Ferragni.  Kidding.  Sorta.  Let’s be real though.  I wouldn’t be the least bit upset if I ended up on their level.  I mean would you?! Listen I don’t have any illusions about this thing called blogging.  The blogosphere is a saturated space that requires a great deal of under-eye bags (and real bags), sweat, tears, and lots of shoes and fabric to make it a thriving career.  For some a career in blogging is meant to be and for some it’s not.  I’m not here…

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Super Wide Leg Trousers

Statement Trousers Holiday dresses are all the buzz, lately.  But, how about we pause for a moment and admire these statement pants.  Better yet, why not kick the holiday dress to the curb for a pair of super wide leg pants.  I suspect it’ll be a crowd pleaser.  The best part is this is a silhouette you can wear to just about anywhere.  They are also that power piece that every woman should own in their wardrobe.  Wear them to the office with a blazer and heels, casually with a tee or crop hoodie and sneakers — the options are endless. If you haven’t snagged a pair, it’s not too late. These H&M ones are sold out, but you can find similar ones here and here (and more affordable here; and one almost identical to…

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Teddy Bear Coat

THE PERFECT TEDDY Starting off here with an ode to this teddy bear coat.  It is a trend that I hope repeats itself every fall/winter because it is the perfect baby-its-cold-outside piece.  I could cuddle with it.  I could sleep in it.  I could live in it.  Kinda am.  This particular one is from Topshop.com but apparently sold out everywhere.  Fret not, I have linked some comparable options.  Hope you are able to find love below.  Just a heads up, I plan on wearing this with everything this season which means you’ll be seeing it frequently on le blog and l’Instagram… and wherever else.  Now that that’s settled. SEEING RED We’ve been seeing red lately, no?  I haven’t gone as far as a full-on monochrome red look yet, but could in the future.  In…