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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…

Beauty, Special

Loving Lately: Kiss That Dry Skin Goodbye

I’m starting a new blog series: loving lately.  In a nutshell, this will be a series of posts about things I have been trying or doing, and loving lately.  The series’ inaugural post is all about my latest skincare finds that combatted my dry skin woes during the seasonal transition to fall. First up, is my new favorite cleanser.  Once upon a time, I used Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser — which I loved.  But as I have mentioned before, I like to try new things.  I switched to Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser.  Loved this one too.  The silky texture of the Kiehl’s cleanser is my favorite part.  It gently cleanses skin without drying it out.  I used it for a couple years, and then decided to change it up again. Introducing new products into…

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Pink

My love affair with the color pink started when I had my twin girls.  For some reason, blush pink looked really adorbs in a little girl’s room.  Before I realized it, blush hues had made an appearance in my home décor.  And, now, pink has permeated the fashion scene in a major way and clearly found its way into my closet! This little pink number is from HM—which by the way has been knocking it out of the park lately.  Am I right or am I right? Do you remember the Balmain collaboration?  I was five months pregnant when the collection dropped, and it led me to do something I had never done before…  I shamelessly camped out for it. Totally a spontaneous decision, for which you can blame my sister.  She called me at…

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Power Suits

If you love a woman in a suit, throw your hands up.  Because we are about to discuss one of this season’s most popular trends: suits.  Except that it’s not a trend.  Suits are timeless.  You can never go wrong with a suit whether it is circa 1960’s or present-day 2017. Boss lady status is no longer a title reserved for the corporate exec types. Women from all walks of life are breaking all kinds of fancy glass ceilings and doing so in style and in suits.  New York and Paris Fashion Week runways were suited up in all shapes, sizes and colors.  Designers took your classic trusted suit and put a circa 2017 spin on it, with padded shoulders, oversizing, bright and muted colors, bold prints and stripes, and so on.  This not-so-trend trend…