Four Seasons Orlando

{Minnie Mouse and Friends}

We had heard the horror stories of attempting to conquer Disney with a toddler. The tales of long lines, the hot Orlando sun and no available reservations for lunch and dinner. The stories of tantrums over not being able to see Elsa. The exuberant cost of having to buy every souvenir known to man. And lastly, the nightmares of not being able to disconnect from Disney itself once the park day was done (hotels that play theme music throughout their grounds, pools with bright colored character sculptures, rooms with only Disney movies playing and so on and so on). Needless to say, we were nervous and maybe a little scared about our trip to Orlando.

That’s why when it came time to look for where to stay we decided to research a little and find a hotel that would be able to provide us (the adults) with a vacation of our own without excluding little Mia.
Enter (and check in) to the Four Seasons Orlando. Located on Walt Disney World Resort, this property is everything you’d expect from the Four Seasons without sacrificing quality family time.
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Two in One

I love the idea of having one item of clothing that looks like two…it’s like pretending to have actually planned your outfit when in fact, all you did was zip it up ;)

That’s the case with this dress from Banana Republic. The top is cut to look like you’re wearing a matching crop top (complete with back cut out) but it’s actually just one fit and flare dress. Love, right? I adore its fit so much that I purchased this dress in this fun spring print and in a solid black…because when a dress fits, buy it in every color! At least that’s my motto.  Continue reading →

Spring fun

I’m so happy to read/see that the weathers are warming up all over the country and not just here in Miami. You all must be so excited to bare those legs, wear those short dresses and enjoy not being cold. Frankly, I don’t think my Miami blood could handle the winters anymore…I need the heat. Well, for those of you just starting to build your spring wardrobe, can I please suggest this fabulous little number by 4.Collective? I mean, the color is absolutely perfect and although you could pair this dress with dressier accessories, I loved the way it looked in this casual style. Love the basketweave too…it gives this simple silhouette an elegant touch.
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Tracy Reese

Green is not a color I envy normally…it’s probably the color I own the least of. My closet is mostly a sea of neutrals so I was kind of hesitant when I saw this dress. I almost didn’t try it on but the simplicity of it and the material (100% silk) talked me into it. I’m so happy I did because I loved how it fit and how ridiculously easy it is to wear. I have worn this at least three times in the last month…and that’s a lot for me. I’ve worn it with black sandals, closed toe heels and of course, these strappy babies. So, I stand/sit here corrected with my impression of the color green…turns out it’s a pretty fab color to wear! Continue reading →

Vi Va Dolls


This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect but all opinions are my own.
Mia’s got some new friends and that’s okay with me because these girls are like family. Meet sisters Viviana and Valentina along with their cousins Felicia and Roxxi part of the Vi and Va dolls collection.
No doubt you’ll be seeing them around town soon and especially in little hands. They’re exclusively sold at Target and thanks to their unique story, they’re geared towards embracing and honoring ethnic diversity. It’s so important that small children have toys that are relatable to them in skin tone, culture and names. How wonderful that this line provides little ones with the ability to appreciate the bonds of a Hispanic culture and the importance of family.
We received all four (4) dolls to try out and they’re all super fun and interesting. Mia loved being able to interchange their shoes, earrings and accessories (like the guitar, the boom box and the paint brush). Plus they all had a lot of hair…major bonus points for my little diva girl that loves styling her own hair. Continue reading →

On the Horizon

Horizontal stripes…the nemesis of all women…or simply just a misunderstood direction? I’m going with the latter.
After all, I felt great wearing this horizontally stripped dress by 4.Collective. I never once felt it made me look big or wider than I am. In fact, I think it hugged my body just right. I think the trick to wearing horizontal stripes is their width and their placement. If you see, the torso of the dress is all horizontal but the skirt part of the dress has more of a curvature giving the skirt a nice bounce appeal.
Of course it can be scary to try on something that we’ve all deemed to be unflattering but trust, some horizontal stripes are breaking out of that stereotype and making us ladies rethink their negative appeal.

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REDValentino

I picked up this sweet little REDValentino number at the Gilt Warehouse sale and I’m honestly not sure that I can tell you what I paid for it because it was such a steal…and because I’m afraid they made a mistake on the label and will track me down thanks to this post and make me pay the difference. For the record, I will admit that I would happily pay it because this dress and me belong together. It’s the softest prettiest pink ever and it’s got the most delicate little Valentino bow along the waist to make this look the epitome of girly. I could have paired it with some strappy heels or cute wedges but honestly, these Keds were exactly the shoe for the dress.

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Take It Easy

Fact: the title happens to be one of my favorite songs…
I mean, what can I say, I grew in Indiana. The Eagles were kind of a big deal in my youth (along with the Grateful Dead, DMB and Phish…I know, I know…totally random).
One of the reasons why I like that song is because it still resonates with me today.
We’re all here running around like mad women and men, rushing from here to there, being connected through more apps than we ever could have dreamed of and rarely taking the time to simply enjoy the moment.
Sometimes it takes a song, a blog post, a newsfeed or a friend to remind us to stop and chill.
For me, the weather lately has been my catalyst to slow things down. I’ve forced myself to go and enjoy the beach, the sun, the breeze, the umbrella shade and let myself unwind from the day to day craze we all live in. And it feels AMAZING! Honestly, try once a month (or once a week if you can) to truly relax. Take a day off. Make no plans. Answer no calls. And just take it easy.

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Devil in a Blue Dress

Well, not really devil…more like an angel if you ask me ;) but I will say that this stunning little dress did make me feel a little devilish. It’s short, sassy but totally elegant. Once again, 4.Collective has proven to me that they’re totally in tune with women and designing dresses that make us feel confident and sexy. I mean, is this verona jacquard fit and flare dress not absolutely perfect for this princess? Yes, yes, it is.

We have a summer wedding coming up and this dress will be perfect for it. I love the light blue hue, the delicate silver thread that is woven throughout and the absolutely chicest cap sleeves I’ve seen in a long time. I paired it with some  silver heels I’ve had for a couple years and it was love at first sight.

4.Collective’s spring/summer collection has me swooning…seriously, I’ll take one of each please! I’ve got a couple more pieces from this company that I’ll be sharing and I have a feeling you’ll be loving their new stuff too.

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Minnie & Friends (Update)

Well friends, we have officially reached the age where Disney is not only a word in Mia’s vocabulary, it’s a destination and almost a lifestyle. We’ve got Disney videos, Frozen shirts, more Minnie Mouses than one can count (see above) and a playlist full of Disney songs…
Frankly, having grown up with Disney, I’m happy to see little Mia build her own “friendship” with these beloved characters. Tonight, we are heading up to VIP preview of Disney on Ice and I can’t wait to see Mia’s face as she meets Minnie Mouse for the first time. These are the things that childhoods are made of.

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