Bargain Shopping, Looks

Metallics for Basel

Art Basel has landed! This is one of the biggest yearly events held here in Miami. It takes after Geneva’s Basel Art Festival and has become a pretty big deal with prestigious artists and art lovers coming in from all over the world. I love it because the city comes alive with fun, quirky, creatives everywhere with the fashion to match. There are few things I love more than to admire unique, original looks and styles all around me. I love it because it inspires and pushed me to go outside of the box and have FUN with clothing, because that’s what it’s all about, right?!

Here is a look I wore the other day to an outdoors event in the Art District. I bought these fab metallic bronze pants from a boutique called Touch Dolls (great online shop, also). You have to check them out if you’re into cost-friendly, trendy pieces. These pants were on sale for $20! The top is Cheap Monday and I purchased it at a New York sample sale for $5! This fabulous fringed out Rebecca Minkoff handbag was also a sample sale purchase at only $60! This total outfit was less than $100, hollaaa.

 

Top: Cheap Monday ($5) | Pants: Touch Dolls (similar here for $20) | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Finn Fringe Crossbody ($195) | Shoes: Marshall’s ($30) | Hat: Vintage | Sunglasses: Poshmark ($20) IMG_9457IMG_9454IMG_9456IMG_9465IMG_9466IMG_9451IMG_9462IMG_9468

Looks, Mommy Things

I See You!

This has been a bit of an emotional week for me. After 3 years of being a stay-at-home mom and dedicating my every minute to my little Lucie, I am transitioning into working mom territory! I’ve spent so many days fantasizing about this day. I’ve enviously side-eyed the dressed-up, put-together-looking working moms in my elevator as I am hauling my screaming baby and dog for our morning walk in my same disheveled yoga pants look I’ve been rocking all week. I’ve had countless moments of feeling fed-up, exhausted, isolated, useless, and “ready” to return to work, but when I actually had opportunities, I freaked and realized I wasn’t ready to leave my baby’s side. I feel so beyond fortunate that I have had the privilege of dedicating myself to my baby for her first three years of life. I wouldn’t have had it any other way, no matter how many hairs I’ve pulled out of my head and extra wrinkles I have from exasperated crying. I admire moms that have worked from the start, and my heart goes out to the ones that have had no choice. I fully understand that we all have our different contexts and stories and that what is best for some is not best for all. But something that does make me sad is that I have felt more supported and celebrated about my decision to return to work than for my decision to be a stay-at-home mom. There is no bigger sacrifice you can make than to bring a life into this world and leave behind everything you used to know about yourself including your career, identity that comes with that, money, and general day-to-day life, in order to dedicate yourself to an exceedingly demanding tiny being. I wish that our society understood, honored and appreciated not only the sacrifices stay-at-home parents make, but also the extent to which this benefits our children. So, here is a big shout-out to all you stay-at-home moms and dads out there. I see you, I appreciate you, and I celebrate you!

Wish me luck on my next adventure! I miss my baby already :’(.

 

Top: Clu | Shorts: American Eagle | Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff  (sale for $133) | Sunglasses: Chloe | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff

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Bargain Shopping, Looks

Color-Blockin’ Head to Toe

To know Zara is to love Zara. I find it pretty amazing that no matter what your personal style or budget, just about anyone can go into a Zara store and leave with something they love. I mean how many stores can you really say that about? They definitely know what they’re doing! Even the children’s clothing is to-die-for-cute. On my latest trip to Zara I left with an amazing pair of black skinny jeans (see last post) and this great blouse. I was attracted to it right away because of the unexpected semi-attached front black panel. Anything easy-to-wear with a little unexpected, quirky touch always catches my eye! Same reason I fell for these 6397 two tone pants. The black sweat-pant material in back makes them so super comfy! Another sample sale score from my trip to New York. :)

 

Top: Zara (similar herehere and here) | Pants: 6397 | Shoes: Pour la Victoire | Sunglasses: Chloe | Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel 

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