Staying Productive During Quarantine

5/21/2020


Just like anybody I have my ups and downs. There are days when I barely want to get out of bed. If it wasn't for my son, I probably wouldn't.   But we have to adjust, evolve, and shift our routines. I've been trying to stay productive by: 

1. Making my bed. It takes just two minutes and the mood in the room changes. This is super important to us because our little office is in the bedroom.

2. Put on a little makeup.  I feel that a tiny bit bit of blush makes me feel better.  Oh and maybe a dab of perfume!

3. Get out of your PJs. I know sweatpants and leggings are the best. But when you put on a cute outfit, you are ready to start working!

4. And yes! PUT SHOES ON!  It's like my body telling my mind to get things done, go places (even if it's in the WWW world)


After all that we start brainstorming ideas. We came up with this concept of DAYDREAMING in the "new normal" life. So I'm just there, with my shoes  and my mind is in the clouds. I think it came out super cute! What do you think?


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Como todos en esta pandemia, he tenido mis días buenos y otros no tanto. Hay días que si no fuese por mi chiquitín, me quedaría durmiendo las 24 horas. Pero todos tenemos que ajustarnos a este nuevo mundo, cambiar nuestras rutinas y evolucionar.

He estado intentando mantenerme ocupada , y estas 4 cositas me cambian el ánimo.

1. Hacer mi cama- son 60 segundos y el ambiente cambia. Para nosotros es super importante porque nuestra oficinista está en el cuarto, y que esté ordenada nos ayuda mucho.

2. Maquíllarme un poco. Puede ser un poco de corrector y rubor, y ya. Lo hago por mí y porque me hace sentir mejor.

3. ¡Quitarme la pijama!!

4. ¡Ponerme zapatos!  Es como si mi cuerpo le dijera a mi mente que hay que hacer cosas e ir a sitios (así sean sitios web jajaja).

Para esta sesión de fotos, quise que el espejo fuera como un reflejo de mi mente soñando despierta, soñando con estar afuera, con esa paz de buscarle forma a las nubes. Creo que quedaron chevereps, ¿Qué dicen?


These are from SofftShoes(called Sommers), and they are super comfy- can’t wait to wear them all over Miami!


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Estos son de Zappos de la marca Sofft- ya quiero usarlos por todo Miami...pero por ahora a soñar despierta



ARE WE READY FOR BABY NUMBER TWO?

5/14/2020


Every time I do any type of Q&A, I always see some form of these questions:
Do you want more kids?
How many kids do you want?
When are you having baby #2?

And I truly know that most of the time, it comes out of pure curiosity. But if there is something I learned when I went through my miscarriage is that you never know what is happening closed doors in relationships. Maybe just the dad wants more kids, maybe they are trying unsuccessfully, maybe they are going through IVF, maybe they just lost a baby, or maybe just don't want more kids and don't want to explain it to you.

But I want to open up with you and tell you how I feel (just me, I'm not talking about Gabe, this is just me). Also, if you disagree or your plans are different, that is okay too- this is our reality and every couple is very different!

To give you a little background, I have two older brothers. They are very close in age (around 11 months), and they are 10-11 years older than me.  I loved having older brothers, I admired them in every sense... from music to fashion. I just wanted to be like them.  And at the same time I was a little jealous that they had each other, I would have loved to have some sort of companion.  

Reason why, teenage Daniela would always say that her future kids would be super close in age.  And sure, that seems perfect until:
1. I realized pregnancy (and specially the delivery) took a toll on my body and I needed to HEAL- inside and out. I know many couples do back to back babies, but I've heard the second pregnancy can  even be a high risk pregnancy.
2. I realized we needed to move again.
3.  I realized I would need extra help with a second one. Again, amazing if you have help around the house or a nanny, for real that's amazing! We both work from home and we absolutely love doing it all.

So to finally answer the question, we are (or I am) ALMOST there. Nico turns two this Sunday, so my body has definitely healed. We just want Nico to be a little more independent- he still relies on me for SO SO many things.  I'd love for him to be potty trained, going to school, and understanding what would be happening better.

At the same time, I'm not going to lie...I feel the pressure. I think every single friend or acquaintance that was pregnant around the same time I was, is already pregnant or already had their second baby. So I start second-guessing myself... am I waiting too long? Are we doing something wrong? Should we just "get it over with"? (as people say).

Then I come to my senses and remind myself that having a baby is not something to get over with. I'm enjoying every single phase of Nico and I know I'm gonna enjoy the next one if the moment comes.

If you are in a similar situation just remind yourself that:
Everyone has their journey. Don't compare your journey to anybody's.
You two, as a couple, know when is the right time, and even if there is a right time. 
You don't owe explanations to anybody.

That's it! Sorry for the monologue! XOXO




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Cada vez que hago una sesión de preguntas y respuestas no falta las siguientes
"¿quieren más hijos?
¿cuántos hijos quieren?
¿y para cuando la parejita?

Yo sé que cada persona que hace esa pregunta, es por pura curiosidad. Pero si algo aprendí con mi pérdida es que uno nunca sabe lo que está pasando a puertas cerradas para esa pareja.  Tal vez solo uno de los dos quiere más hijos, tal vez están buscando bebé sin éxito, tal vez acaban de pasar por un aborto espontáneo, tal vez no quieren dar explicaciones de porque no quieren más hijos.

Por eso quiero extenderme con este post mega personal y contarles como me siento YO (no estoy tomando en cuenta a Gabe porque es algo que como pareja decidimos hablar más adelante) y tampoco quiero que nadie se sienta aludido, es nuestra realidad y cada pareja es un mundo.

Voy a empezar contándoles un poco de mi familia.  Tengo dos hermanos mayores, ellos se llevan menos de 11 meses- mientras que a mí me llevan más de 10 años. A mi me encantó tener hermanos mayores, mi nivel de admiración era de otro mundo. Mis hermanos eran cool, tenían tatuajes, estaban en una banda, escuchaban X tipo de música,  veían tales shows de TV. Mientras ellos se tenían uno al otro, yo los admiraba desde lejos como la hermanita chiquita.  Me hubiese encantado tener un compañero de aventuras. No fue hasta mis 18-20 años que realmente me sentí a la par con mis hermanos.

Razón por la cual la Daniela niña y adolescente siempre dijo que quería tener dos hijos y que se llevaran lo menos posible (en mi mente, como mis hermanos). PERO, la madurez y la realidad de pareja me llevó a entender que esos planes son....complicados. 

La recuperación del parto de Nico fue más dura de lo que imaginé. Y eso me dio a entender que es realmente importante darle a nuestros cuerpos tiempo para SANAR. Sé que es una decisión muy propia si una pareja quiere tenerlos tan seguidos como mis papás PERO no es lo recomendable. Y LO ENTIENDO. No fue hasta el año, año y medio que me volví a sentir yo al 100% (tanto física como mentalmente)

Luego está el tema económico: doble comida, doble pañales, doble ropita. Y el tema de "apego", Nico esta semana cumple dos años, y todavía lo siento MUY apegado- nos necesita para absolutamente todo.  Y nosotros no tenemos ayuda en la casa, ni niñera (¡cosa que también está bien!!). Ambos trabajamos desde la casa (pre-pandemia) y nos dividimos las responsabilidades como podemos.

Así que la respuesta es que estamos CASI listos- yo quiero esperar un poco más, que Nico deje los pañales, sea más independiente,  vaya a la escuelita (que se supone que empezaba pronto pero el virus  nos cambió los planes a todos de todas las maneras posibles), etc.

Pero no les miento, si siento la presión social del segundo. El 90% de mis amigas/conocidas que salieron embarazadas al mismo tiempo que yo con Nico, están embarazadas en estos momentos o ya tuvieron a su segundo bebé.  En parte me hace sentir que estamos esperando demasiado, o lo que dice todo el mundo "es mejor salir de eso de una".

¿Pero "salir" de que? Yo me sigo disfrutando a mi chiquito un mundo (en estos momentos lo veo y quiero que se quede así de delicioso), y sé que si llega el momento los disfrutaré a los dos.


Y por si estás en las mismas, te repito lo que me digo A MMI:
Todo a su tiempo, no te compares con nadie, todas las parejas son distintas.
Solo ustedes dos saben cual es la mejor decisión para tu hogar, solo ustedes dos saben cual es el momento indicado, y si no llega ese momento, no le deben explicaciones a nadie. 


Eso es todo. Disculpen el monólogo. Y si quieren más posts personales, soy toda oídos.










70s vibes during Quarantine

5/12/2020


We have been watching "That's 70s Show" before falling asleep. It's a show I would watch as a teen but I never really followed the storyline.  So we got inspired to do an inspired 70s shoot. I planned the outfits, Gabe did the photoshop- and this was the end result!

The 70s obviously remind me of my parents. I love looking at their old pictures. My dad looked so freaking cool in bell bottoms, tight tees, and platforms (Yessss, my dad in men's platforms). And my mom always looks so stunning, such an effortless beauty! I wish I could time-travel and see them form afar  as newlyweds, laughing while driving their old red beetle around Venezuela.

We want to do the 80s next, but there are so many trends for that decade. It makes it a bit hard to just pick one!

Hope you like these! What's your favorite decade style-wise? or maybe music-wise?

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Hemos estado viendo "That's 70's Show" antes de dormir. Nunca fue un show que realmente vi de adolescente de principio a fin. Así que nos dieron ganas de hacer una sesión inspirada en la década.  Yo planeé los looks, Gabe siempre es un genio con la edición- y este fue el resultado final.

Yo nací a finales de los 80s, pero los 70s me dan un poco de nostalgia porque amo ver fotos de la juventud de mis papás (ellos se casaron en 1975 a sus 18-20 años). Es lo máximo ver fotos de mi papá con pantalones acampanados y plataformas (¡SI! plataformas de hombre). y mi mamá siempre demasiado bella. Si pudiese viajar en el tiempo me encantaría verlos de lejitos de recién casados y riéndose sin tantas preocupaciones.

Queremos hacer los 80s, pero me cuesta un mundo escoger que look. Siento que los 80s tienen muchísimas tendencias.

¿Qué década es tu favorita (tanto en la moda, como en la música)?!!






MY LOOK:
Seventeen "The Edit" bellbottom jeans.
JESSICA SIMPSON "dany" platform heels
STITCHFIX suede jacket
MV TRENDS silk scarf

AT HOME PHOTOSHOOT IDEA : make a magazine wall

5/08/2020


Since we live in a small apartment, we have been trying to get creative so all pictures don't look the same! We decided to try this magazine wall idea and it was so fun!

You just need an empty corner and old magazines!  We used Vogue editorials- a mix of portrait and full body shoots We shot everything with a tripod while the baby was napping. And we also tried to match with casual tees, sneakers, and jeans!

Let me know  if you liked them!


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Como vivimos en un apartamento pequeño, hemos estado aprovechando cada esquina de la casa para que todas las fotos no se vean iguales. Esta vez quisimos intentar la pared de revistas para que pareciese un estudio, fue super divertido.

Solo necesitas una pared sin decoración ni muebles (o puedes moverlos). Nosotros usamos editoriales de revistas Vogue, mezcla de close-ups con fotos cuerpo completo para crear dimension. Todas las fotos son con trípode mientras nuestro chiquitín dormía. 

Y bueno sobre nuestros looks, intentamos que fuese matchy pero no exacto- ambos con franelas casuales, jeans y zapatos de goma blancos.

¿Qué tal nos quedaron?






AT HOME PHOTOSHOOT IDEA: take your mirror outside

5/07/2020


I know I know. This is nothing new. I actually remember Tezza (a fashion blogger) doing this a WHILE ago. 

Recently, it became a trend on Tiktok. 

But just like any trend,  it is fun to make it YOUR OWN. And like I said on my previous post "10 things about Quarantine Life", we truly enjoy having little photoshoots. My husband is a photographer and videographer, so we try to make it fun for both of us.



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Yo sé que esto no es nada nuevo. Hay muchas bloggers que llevan haciendo esto desde hace varios años.

Recientemente se convirtió en tendencia en Tiktok.

 Y como cualquier tendencia,  es cheer darle TU TOQUE. Nosotros nos divertimos tomando fotos y mi esposo que es fotógrafo se mantiene creativo así. 





But back to the at home photoshoot. We live in a small apartment with a small balcony (it isn't the tiniest balcony ever but it is small)- and that was our challenge. Also, we didn't want to show much of the buildings around us.

I had this idea of bringing a second mirror out, so we could play with double reflections. 

I ended up loving the pictures. Let me know what you think and if you try /have tried the trend!

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El mayor reto es que vivimos en un apartamento con un balcón relativamente pequeño (este reto es increíblemente cool en jardines grandes). Tampoco queríamos que se notaran MUCHO los edificios que tenemos alrededor.

También se me ocurrió sacar un segundo espejo y jugar con las reflexiones.

Me gustó mucho el resultado. ¡Cuéntame que te parece la tendencia y si la has intentado!







10 THINGS ABOUT...QUARANTINE LIFE

5/06/2020


I'm not just even going to make excuses for myself. I'm just going to star blogging again because I absolutely love writing and I just have to get my groove back (and make time for it).

So I'm going to start with 10 THINGS ABOUT OUR QUARANTINE LIFE SO FAR:

1) Every day I remind myself that I am not stuck or trapped at home- that we are SAFE at home. 
 We are so lucky to have a safe roof over our heads, food on our table...and so lucky to be healthy.

2) Work-wise it has been hard. Many of my campaigns were cancelled- and most of my husband's clients are hotels (aka everything was cancelled too). But again, we are trying to stay as positive as possible- adapting, evolving and finding ways to stay busy and creative.

3) Talking about being creative, we have been doing tons of photoshoots at home (you can see them on my Instagram @nany). I'll share more of them slowly. We try to take advantage of Nico's nap time and shoot videos/photos. It keeps us sane and we just have fun with it.

4) Nico was supposed to start preschool in April. We were so excited for him, we wanted him to interact with other kids and see him learn new things. So for now we are just taking one day at a time with him. I'm not stressing out with tons of educational activities, we have fun- we dance, we play, we watch movies (yes, average mom right here!). I know it is hard for him too, we used to go to the park several days a week and have playdates. I can tell he misses all of it.

5) I started doing a video series called #NANYSREMIXVIDEO. I have picked 10 wardrobe essentials and I do 10 looks with each of them. I really try for them to be truly different. When I'm styling, I try to think of different personalities and lifestyles. For example, I try to include a business look even though I don't work at an office. I'll start sharing those here too, with more details and tips!

6) I think what I miss the most is working out with my friends. My close friends and I were doing Classpass and we had so much fun going to different classes every day.  Right now I'm trying to stay active by working out in my balcony. Thankfully it is big enough for a yoga mat and some dumbbells I have. So I've been doing the SWEAT app. I love the format and the app and I've stayed *kinda* on track.

7) When the quarantine started, it was my husband's birthday (March 24th). At the moment I thought "no way we will still be in quarantine by Nico's birthday (May 17th)". Either way I ordered some stuff and I thought that no matter if it was only us, we were going to celebrate it. I know he won't remember anything but it's for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE birthdays and I want him to love them too.

8) I opened a TIKTOK account (@Nanysklozet there too). I'm still figuring out my niche and my voice there. It's such a fun app but it's hard to just talk about one thing. I love fashion, and I'm a mom. I like fitness. I like makeup. I like home decor. And even though I promised I wouldn't dance there, I used to be a dancer and it is a bit fun!

9) Let me know what you have been watching on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, etc etc. The last thing I watched was "Never Have I ever", it was very cute. I recommend it.  I've also watched random things like "Too Hot Too Handle"- and meh, it was entertaining- don't judge!

10) We have DANCE PARTIES every day. Nico absolutely loves dancing and he makes everyone dance. Literally if you are sitting down, he will grab you by the hand and make you dance.  He has such a fun personality and LOVES being the center of attention.

With this little summary, let's get this started!!!!






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