Archives for June 2017

June 26, 2017

Black jumpsuit

 

Let me be wholeheartedly frank: a few months ago, I laughed at the idea of owning a jumpsuit. “So infantile”, I argued. I would NEVER  be caught dead in one. And then life has a way of rubbing things in your face that you just immediately have to say “bless it”. Because, honestly, that’s what came to mind when I found this halter jumpsuit  and my world was turned upside down – cue the dramatic music. It’s literally and honest to God just like wearing pijamas in broad daylight- that’s how comfy this piece is. And mind you, it was a thousand degrees when I wore it and I still felt so damn comfortable that I only wished they had it in more colors ’cause I for sure would purchase them. I think I may just have changed my mind about jumpsuits and will probably be purchasing a few more for the summer if they promise to be this comfy and versatile.

What’s your favorite piece for the summer months? Do tell…

Xoxo,

Raquel

 

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June 19, 2017

Worth more than you think…

It’s no mystery that we are constantly bombarded with information, images or situations that leave us feeling depleted-emotionally, mentally and oftentimes, physically. I, for one, have been many a times in a place where I feel completely dubious of my self worth which leads me to question myself to the point where I begin to falter. As you may imagine, the end result is never what I set out achieve in the first place. Incidentally, I have experienced feelings where I say to myself “maybe you are not worthy of achieving this”.

Faulty thinking has the ability to immediately side track us and place us in situations where we will feel uncomfortable and hesitant to continue our journeys, hopes and dreams. As a mental health professional I know this too well but I am not exempt of experiencing it as well. It is even more difficult when you come from a place where this type of thinking was continual.

Beyond what my academic background has allowed me to gain, not only for those I help but for myself as well, resilience has been the keystone to unlocking my hidden potentials and breaking down mental barriers that would have potentially precluded my attempts at any goal I set out for myself. Yes, I’ve been that girl who has fallen, failed miserably, quit. All the while being the girl who played Lauryn Hill”s “That thing” over and over again while singing “don’t be a hard rock when you really are A GEM, babygirl”. I am worthy. I decide. Period.

I hope wherever you are, whoever you may be, these words reach you. I know what being “in that place” is. Know that you deserve the world and nothing less. You are worthier than you think.

Xoxo,

Raquel

 

 

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June 12, 2017

summer neutrals

 

If there’s one piece of advice I would give to any new mom – or woman in general, for that matter – is don’t fuss or complicate your wardrobe and go with simple pieces you can rotate year round. In the summer, particularly, neutrals are just as essential as Thomas the Tank Engine movies are for long road trips. Currently, I am craving any and all whites, creams paired with gold, and yellowish color variations. Sprinkle on some blue (denim hues work wonders) and you are seriously all set for summer. I’m not the tannest girl in the world- ok I could pass for  Casper the Friendly Ghost’s twin- and this color combination still manages to look effortless and put together against my skin tone. I simply can’t get enough. This top is simply perfection and obviously will pair well  with anything. I’ve linked similar skirts below since this one is an oldie.

 

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