His & Her Klozet: Tropical Dates ...with Rockport

5/24/2018

These photos will always have a special place in my heart because this was the day I went into labor- this was the last day of just us, and the beginning of so much.

I'll share my whole birth story soon, but let's start with the day leading to it. My day began going to my midwife, who said everything was on track but it could still take a few weeks. Hearing this made me go into work-overdrive. I went shopping for some shoots, I started redecorating the bathroom, I even got a 1000piece puzzle to entertain myself while waiting for baby. Later in the afternoon, we got ready for a little date in our matching Rockport shoes from Zappos.  We headed to South Beach, got some green juice (all I've been craving during pregnancy), and just walked around (maybe it was all the walking that did the trick!).

At 39+ weeks pregnant, I had already given up on heels and  I felt I needed some dressier flats for my everyday. I headed to Zappos for fast and free shipping- they arrived in no time! I got these Rockport nude flats , that were the perfect mix of comfort and absolutely cute (plus they go with everything!). Since Gabe is such of a shoe-lover, he got these Rockport tan leather sneakers with a tailored vibe, so him! Not going to lie, we don't like fully matching- but we definitely like dressing within a theme haha. We both went for a tropical vibe that's oh-so-Miami.


Stay tuned for the birth story! And thank you so much for all the love!!













COUPLE PHOTOS BY ALEJANDRO VELIZ- LEGENDARY ALEX

REMIX: 35 looks with OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS

5/15/2018



You can call me "attached"; but when you find a great piece, you should hold on to it.
It's like that saying "why fix it if it's not broken".

I got these boots who knows how long ago, probably in 2014. They are from Guess, I tell you because that's the number one question; but as you can imagine, they don't sell them anymore. At the end of this post, you can see similar versions at different price points.

There are many things that make these boots great:
- They have a chunky heel so it's not the typical sexy over the knee boot.
- They are very narrow, so they don't fall off my knees.
- Well, as you can see, they go with EVERYTHING.

I did a remix with them in 2016, it included 12 looks. But I haven't stopped wearing them, they especially make their appearance in the colder months.


WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR BABY SHOWER?

5/14/2018


I've said it every time I talk about pregnancy style- all I want is to be comfortable. If we could, we probably would wear leggings and a big sweatshirt to our own baby shower

However, this is the occasion where all eyes will be on you and on your bump (and the perfect excuse buy something cute). Regularly baby showers are thrown during the last trimester of pregnancy. I celebrated mine at 32-33 weeks and I felt it was the perfect time time. There was cute bump to show  off and my energy levels were definitely higher than the latter weeks.

Per usual, there are many things you should take into consideration:
- Is it a outdoors or indoors?
- What's the theme? Is it glam, bohemian, or more casual?
- Is it a brunch, a sit-down lunch, or more of an afternoon get-together with light bites?

My first baby shower (you can see all details about it HERE) was outdoors so I knew I wanted a comfortable bohemian dress that went with the theme. Also I didn't want to wear any heels so I wore booties and a hat.  However, for my second baby shower. I knew I had to dress up a bit more since it was with an amazing group of 12 fashionable bloggers + itt was at a restaurant and a sit down lunch.

Now that you know the what, where, when. Let's talk outfit ideas!


WHITE/LACE DRESS


From Left to Right: Cara Loren, Barefoot Blonde, and Pink Peonies You can never go wrong with a white and/or lace dress. It shows off your bump beautifully and it has that angelic feeling of carrying a new life.  Go for a pop of color in your shoes (maybe hinting the baby's gender), and play with your hairstyle (buns and braids are a great idea).

If you are going for a body-con silhouette: make sure the fabric is stretchy enough so you will be comfortable all day. Breathable cottons are recommended.







MAXI DRESSES ARE YOU BEST FRIEND
Pregnant women look stunning in maxi dresses- and we sure are comfortable in them. These are a great option if you want to hide you swollen ankles and want overall comfort. You can wear your favorite sandals and look just as dressy as you would with heels.

Go for pastel maxis and floral prints. I also don't think it's necessary .but I think it's super cute when the mother is wearing pink/purple when it's a girl, and navy/blues when it's a boy. Also, the best way to show off your bump in a maxi dress is looking for dresses that cinch right above your bump.



ADD A KIMONO OR A DUSTER
You might be one of the "lucky" ones but pregnancy means gaining weight all over- and it's okay to be a bit conscious (I repeat, A BIT, you are stunning!! Looking for flattering silhouettes is not feeling shame the extra pounds).  Kimonos and dusters are a great way to keep the focus on the bump and keep it very flattering

They are also a great way to dress up jeans for a casual baby shower, or add a boho feel to any dress.



WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES

If the baby shower is in a garden, definitely stay away from heels. If it's a fancy sit down lunch, and you are not going to spend a lot of time standing up, go for your favorite heels.  I recommend shoes with a lower heel, a chunkier heel, wedges, booties, flats, or sandals.



What are you planning on wearing to your baby shower? or maybe share with us what you wore already? XOXO



“Friendly Beauty Ritual”- Beauty Lessons Passed Through Generations

5/08/2018
This post was sponsored by Ulta Beauty. All opinions are my own.


With #MothersDay right around the corner, I’m excited to partner with  Ulta Beauty  and talk about the beauty lessons passed through generations in our family. I got together with my cousins and started to reminisce while playing with all things beauty, listening to music, and laughing until we couldn’t laugh no more.

But let me introduce you to them first…say hi to # 26, #27 and #28…as in grandchildren! Yes, we are that MANY cousins- big Hispanic family for sure. My grandma had 9 children, 6 were girls and 3 boys. I cannot imagine all the fights in that house about who took whose dress or lipstick. But it was probably so much fun. 


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Con el Día de la Madre a la vuelta de la esquina, estoy súper emocionada de unirme a Ulta Beauty para compartir algunas enseñanzas del mundo de la belleza que han pasado generación tras generación en nuestra familia.

Les presento a la # 26, # 27 y # 28…¡las 3 últimas nietas de nuestra abuela! (y ¡sí! Somos muchísimos primos). Hace poco me reuní con dos de mis primas  favoritas y empezamos a recordar a nuestra abuela mientras nos consentíamos con productos de belleza, escuchábamos música y nos reíamos sin parar.

Les cuento un poco de mi familia. Mi abuela tuvo 9 hijos, 6 mujeres y 3 hombres. Yo no puedo imaginar todas las peleas en esa casa sobre quien le robó tal vestido o labial a la otra, pero al mismo tiempo todos lo que compartían. 

Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy- PRODUCT COMPARISON

5/07/2018


A few weeks ago, I talked about "BODY IMAGE DURING PREGNANCY": about the pressure we feel to stay as small as possible, to not get stretch marks, to bounce back as soon as we give birth, etc. So before starting this article, I want to say it again: 

YOU ARE CREATING LIFE AND THERE ISN'T ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THAT.

However, I'm not saying you should LET GO.   Loving your body means giving it the best it deserves.
You should definitely be active, eat your veggies, drink your water, have an extra delicious cookie, and why not? hydrate your skin to prevent or reduce stretch marks.  I just want you to enjoy this process, and not dwell in a few extra pounds or stretch marks because "society says so".


 There are many risks factors  when it comes to getting stretch marks- some are completely out of your control (genetics, carrying multiples, large baby, and excess of amniotic fluid) while on other factors, you have a bit of more control (diet, slow moderate weight gain, & hydration).

Butters, lotions, creams, and oils can help (especially with the itchiness and dryness)- but there isn't a magical formula.  I personally think they have worked for me, and it feels like a little moment to bond with my baby rubbing my belly.

I've gotten a few questions about the products I would recommend. So here they are : products I've used and tried + each one's pros and cons. 




Little Dates...with Timberland

4/30/2018
This post is sponsored by Zappos & Timberland – all opinions are my own.

Every time we go to my midwife, he says good-bye by saying something along the lines of "ENJOY, GO OUT,  take advantage of every little moment of YOU TWO because everything is going to change once baby is here".

We cannot be any more excited to take baby to all of our little adventures, travel with him, take him everywhere; but of course, after 12 years of being just US (and Chiki), we are taking the doctor's advice and we are just enjoying every moment as much as we can.

I'm already 37 weeks pregnant; this means that no matter where we go, being comfy is a priority. Reason why I was very excited to partner with Zappos & Timberland. I instantly new that these lightweight and fashionable  FlyRoam Go sneakers were the right pair for me- PLUS I got Gabe the matching pair because I knew he would wear them non-stop (and I was correct!).  Zappos has been one of my go-tos for so long (especially for shoe shopping) because of their fast and free shipping,  a great range of styles, and their incredible customer service.




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