Peace Love World + Whole Foods Giveaway

Fact: Being a mom of two is not for the weak…or those that need sleep to function. It’s a balancing act and it requires a lot from you. Not only are you loving, mothering, guiding two children, but you’re also worried about how you feed them and yourself…especially if you’re a breastfeeding mom like me.

I’ve always believed that food is our fuel and the better quality the “fuel” is, the better the “engine” runs. Obviously I’m a big supporter of the organic/natural foods movement and totally anti artificial anything…including genetically modified organisms (GMO). Once you start going down that route it’s tough to go back and frankly, you don’t want to.  Continue reading →

Jogger Pants

Can you guys believe it…this is my last pregnancy post. I’ve made it to the other side although elastic waistbands are still my best friends…at least for the next couple weeks.
I had a tough ordeal with this birth (thankfully the baby is okay) and I’ll share that story in a later post but for now, I’m just grateful and happy to be home with my family. Truth is, love and happiness have healing powers and there’s nowhere else I can get this kind of “fix” than right here in my own home.
As for this look, these non maternity jogger pants were a Godsend the last couple weeks. Not only did they fit my “waist” but they were super comfortable and even a bit chic. Gotta love those jogger pants…perfect for heels, flats and everything in between.

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Winter in Miami

Winter in Miami is 100% about layers because the weather here has a slight bi-polar personality. It can be breezy and chill and then hour later, sunny and humid. You’ve got to be able to adjust or else you’ll be looking like a fool sweating profusely and cursing “Damn, when will the weather cool down?!” to anyone that will make eye contact with you. True story.
This is another dress that I received from the Pietro Brunelli team. It’s sleeveless which is obviously a win in my book. The color is perfect for year round wear depending on your accessories. After the baby is born (yep, he’s STILL not here…seriously), I may have the dress altered on the sides to make it more fitted but for now I love the simplicity and versatility of its cut.
Dressing for a tropical winter in Miami can be a little challenging but just remember, soon our “winter” will be gone and we’ll be back to just hot and hotter…so make the most of it while you can.

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Vince Dress

I’m trying to make the most of my wardrobe as these last couple days of maternity pass me by…and this Vince dress, which is NOT maternity, has been in pretty heavy rotation. I’ve said it before, a shift dress will do wonders for a preggo body. They’re snug in the right places but still give you the appearance of some sort of shape…and trust me, towards the end, it’s nice to have something that hugs your body and reminds you that you’ve got a waist still…sort of ;)
The dress is a size Medium but it’s got some stretch and has been able to accommodate my belly…even now at my “any day” phase.

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Pietro Brunelli Maternity


Made in Italy…this is something that I always love to see on labels. There’s something about Italian’s and fashion. They get it. They use quality fabrics, make effortless cuts and provide styles that will last the test of time.
Naturally when Pietro Brunelli offered to send me a couple of their Spring/Summer  collection dresses, I said yes. This dress is glamorous and the color is so beautiful (you’ll see below). I felt like a pregnant goddess in it and that’s a good thing. Wish I could capture that feeling always…cause I got to be honest, somedays I am feeling anything but goddess like ;)
Thus the woes of being 9 months pregnant (tick, tock, baby Alexander, we are waiting).

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JCPenney Glam Suite & IHeart Fiesta Latina event

When you get a chance to be pampered and personally dressed by a designer, you say yes…even if you’re extra swollen and the furthest thing from pretty (being 36 weeks pregnant will do that to you). I jumped at the chance to attend the IHeart Fiesta Latina event hosted by InStyle & JCPenney and I’m so happy I did. The entire day was one big pampering event followed by VIP seats and passes to the ridiculously fabulous IHeart Fiesta Latina concert (think JLO, Pitbull, Prince Royce and more).
The JCPenney Glam Suite was held in the super chic Delano Hotel Penthouse…so for that reason alone, I had to attend, right?

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Navy Blue Dress

I’m obsessing about navy blue lately…it’s my new black. I feel like it’s a little easier to wear during the day and the the ability to keep the accessories day time friendly are easier (in my opinion).
I have worn this dress to the thread, I swear. It’s a non-maternity dress but the shift dress allows me to wear it over my belly bump and still keep its style.
I have done this a lot with my previous pregnancy and with this one as well…buying shift dresses in a size or two bigger than my normal size.
This dress has worked for me for the last three months and I know it will work for me post-pregnancy too so it’s a big win for me.

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Jumping for Joy

The weather in Miami has officially dropped! And by dropped I mean, it’s tolerable now. It’s our version of fall and it’s glorious. There’s a breeze in the air, you can walk around town without sweating (profusely) and yes, there are even some days when you can wear long sleeves. I’m so happy about it I could jump…or attempt to as you’ll see in some of these pictures ;)
Carrying around an extra 40 pounds is no joke so heat is basically my enemy but these last few days of cooler temps have put a pep in my step and I’m soaking it all up! I’m the unofficial welcome wagon to the fall weather in Miami!

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Wolford Dress

Celebrating your body is something all women should do but I feel even more so during pregnancy…
I mean, your body is creating another life…that’s pretty amazing, ladies.
Highlighting the baby bump is empowering and absolutely beautiful in my opinion.
When Wolford send over this dress I immediately envisioned this look. The cropped jacket and the high heels just seemed to be made for this dress. The color is also a nice change to my typical black dresses…it’s like a mauvy/gray and is perfect for fall/winter season.

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Kate Spade Heels

Everything body wise changes when you’re pregnant…from your hair to your nails to your thighs to your breasts, even your feet. Except for mine. Everyone always told me that my feet would change sizes after my first pregnancy…that (gasp!) they would be bigger and I would have to say goodbye to my old heels. Well, thank the shoe Gods, it didn’t happen to me and during this pregnancy, I’m happy to report that the one constant thing is my shoe size. I’m still (comfortably) a size 38.
So when I saw these Kate Spade heels marked wayyyyyyyy down on Saks.com I said to myself; “why not?” and pushed “purchase”.
They’re super sexy in their shape and height yet definitely sassy and almost a bit kitchy with a blinged up dollar sign on the back. Hey, I live in Miami…I can have fun with my footwear, okay? ;) Continue reading →