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August 30, 2016

french girl style ft. MAKE ME CHIC



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I am certain that I’m not the only girl who loves a good striped dress (or striped anything, for that matter). Stripes can really go in so many directions, trend-wise, but for me, they are so reminiscent of that whole french girl vibe I absolutely dig. You know french girls can throw it down and the best thing about their style is how laid back and effortless they always look. This dress from Make Me Chic just had that french girl vibe and, although it looks super cute all on its own, I wanted to give it a twist with tattered jeans and high bun just ’cause I saw Clemence Poesy rock a similar look once and when I got this dress I thought to myself “I need to try this look out!”. Adding a little leopard print gives it a nice vibe, contrasting patterns and I absolutely loooove stripes and leopard together so this pairing was a no brainer. As always, accessories are a must but keep them to a minimum and let the clothes do the talking.

Hope you all have an amazing week!

Xoxo,

Raquel

 

 

 

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August 22, 2016

A DAY AT THE PARK FT. NUBY

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Park days are our therapy. It is a sanctuary for us where we get the chance to bond, get away from work, connect with each other as a family and decompress. I really love to see how Lucas bonds with Max, our Boston Terrier, and feel how lucky he is to have him and be exposed to animals because it has given him a learning opportunity to be mindful of other creatures and empathic towards animals. They have the weirdest but cutest bond, sort of a love-hate relationship, mainly because Max is a total diva, ha!! Regardless, we love seeing them together, bonding daily.

Anywho, as any mom would tell you, packing snacks and beverages is super important when going on outings with kiddos and lately I’ve been kinda sick of toting around with juice boxes in my toddler bag. I got this sippy cooler cup from Nuby a while back and Lucas has absolutely loved it. It’s not so big in size or heavy in weight that makes it hard for him to carry around while sipping from it and I love that the straw isn’t one of those kinds where he has to struggle to slurp from the straw. The best is that it keeps his juice cold for a pretty long time, practically all day, and I don’t have to worry about spills (as opposed to juice boxes). Another thing I love about it is that it’s easy for him to open the lid on his own and he doesn’t have to depend on me to open it for him whenever he wants to have a drink. The product is super kid friendly and that is a huge plus in my book.  To be honest, I’ve been thinking of getting one for myself because it’s a really convenient cup for on the go. When you find products like this that make your life that much easier it’s such a relief to have them around so I’m glad to count on good quality products my son and I love!

 

‘Til next time,

Raquel

 

*Thanks to Nuby for sponsoring this post. All opinions provided are my own.

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August 19, 2016

a little leopard print…

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I have great news for you gals: If y’all are crazy in love with animal print, specifically leopard, this is your season. This print is gonna be huge-ola for fall and I am so stocking up on this print because I honestly have always loved it, more than any other animal print.

This time around, I went to run some errands with the hubs and lil Lucas and decided on pairing this gorgeous H&M skirt  with sporty sneakers and a simple tank. Of course, you can glam this baby up with a killer pair of heels and load up on accessories but keeping animal print casual and sporty is so unexpected and fresh that I thought why not just give it a try. After all, I am running around with a toddler so it makes sense to look good and be comfortable while doing so, amiright?

In other news, Lucas will be starting daycare-preschool soon and I am a mess about it. It has been such a roller coaster of emotions because we have never been apart, save for maybe once or twice when I have had my mom or mother in law take care of him and only for a day. Many changes are coming ahead for me, professionally-speaking, and my husband and I felt it was time to allow him to experience socializing with other children his age so that we can both grow and meet our particular needs. I see him so enamored with learning, hungry to explore – as any child would be – and I feel that it would be selfish of me to take that away from him, especially after we visited the daycare he will be attending, he just loved it and felt right at home. As mothers, we always want to have our children safe by our sides because we believe no one will ever care for them like we do and, while this may be true, this may not always be a realistic or healthy view. I’ve come to terms with the fact that it’s okay to allow time apart. He needs time to grow without me around, without coddling him and controlling everything but at the same time being there and reminding him that I will always be there to love and support him. It is the most emotional I’ve been in a while but this too shall pass and watching him grow, explore, change, develop, discover and be happy is all I could ever want and pray for my child. He is protected and guided and I am more than thankful.

‘Til next time,

Raquel

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August 8, 2016

ALL BLACK FT MAKE ME CHIC

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You guys! Fall is coming soon and I am so excited!! I mean summer has been awesome but I am soooo ready for the weather to cool down. I know, I know I sound like a broken record but it’s just too damn much and I need a break from the heat. Momma’s getting old..ha!

Ok so what’s better than an all black look? I found this little number from Make Me Chic  and had to have it because as soon as I saw it I knew it would be super comfy and easy to pair with literally anything and I mean ANYTHING. When I got it, it was everything I knew it would be :simple, suuuper soft (it feels like a pajama!), not clingy -hate that – and flowy. I decided on doing an all black look for this occasion because I love the simplicity and chicness of not worrying about matching each and every piece in my wardrobe and all black just feels so badass and elevated that I had to give it a go with this dress.

I am loving this dress so much it’s not even funny and the best part is I can use it as a top come fall with jeans and tall boots or booties and it’ll look amazing.

Hope you guys have a great start to your weeks,

Xoxo,

Raquel

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August 2, 2016

CHIC STYLE WITH JORD WOODWATCHES

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Happy week guys! This summer heat is really doing a number on me and I seriously need for the weather to cool down ASAP!

Anyhoo, I guess you all know by now how much I loooove accessories. They are key pieces that can seriously make or break any outfit and for me simple, timeless pieces are the ones that really hold a place in my heart, mainly because they let the rest of the outfit shine.

One key piece that every woman should own is a good quality watch and this one by Jord Woodwatches  is seriously so nice and light that I’ve been wearing it everywhere I go and get compliments on it like it’s nobody’s business. From the dark wood color, to how light it is – I can barely feel it on my wrist – to how cool it looks with my gold accessories, I am loving everything about it. It’s such a great conversation piece and one I can use throughout the day without feeling weighed down by wearing it. Their entire women’s collection is absolutely to die for and for me, as a mom, I want to own and use pieces that feel un-fussy, uncomplicated but are stylish and modern as well. These watches definitely fit all these categories.

‘Til next time guys,

Raquel

 

Wood Watches by JORD

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