Monday, December 19, 2016

Outfit Conversations:#15daysofdresses-Week 2

As I write this blog post I'm getting ready to leave to the US, tonight! We are spending the holidays over there and my posting schedule will resume to normal back in mid January.

Getting closer to the end of 15 days of dresses I think it's safe to say that I'm thankful for not choosing to do 30 days of dresses. 

Why? Well, after reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up my wardrobe has been reduced to a healthy amount of clothes, where I only keep what "brings me joy", and donate the pieces that no longer fit or bring joy!

Bottom line is, the skirts and dresses that you saw during these two weeks, are everything I've got. And I'm so happy about that. Having a capsule wardrobe, or and aspiring capsule wardrobe feels so liberating and light. Not having to scroll through numerous dresses that you don't really enjoy wearing is re-energizing.

This is why my last picture shows my orange sandals and the dress you saw in previous pictures and on this video.

The first dress is the one I like wearing for fancy parties and celebrations. Silver and black is such a nice combo, if you ask me.

Also, the elegance of cream and pink is timeless. What do you think?

Now, onto 34 degrees Celsius and pool days.

Definitely my favorite dresses to wear. Swimsuit cover ups! They feel like t-shirts and are oh so soft. 

How did you like these series? I'm planning on doing one with bags when I get back. What do you think?

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy and blessed New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2016

One Dress Four Looks

I've been wanting to film this video for a few months now and it's finally here!

My favorite spring dress styled four different ways. I also paired it with bags that will be involved in my next business endeavors, hint hint...(more on that later).

Which look is your favorite?

P.S. Outfit conversations with Tanya Dawn, October Favorites, 15 days of dresses 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Outfit Conversations:#15daysofdresses-Week 1

I spent the past week wearing dresses and skirts and updating the outfits on my Instagram account under the hashtag #15daysofdresses. 

It's been very hot and summery here so I was very grateful for my skirts and dresses during the first week. 

However, I must say that by now, day 10, I've had enough of the no pants life. I need my jeans back! Only 5 more days to go.

The first dress, I think, is the one you wear when you don't know exactly what to wear but you still need to be comfortable and look presentable.

The second one requires more commitment. This is not a comfortable dress to wear but it looks so good with matching flats and bag that the high maintenance side of it is worth a muffin-less day. 

On the other, hand this one is my favorite. It's loose and free! Muffins, banana bread and any kind of delicious food is allowed while wearing it!

Day 4 was a chilly one, so I was able to pair this red and white dress with my 
jean jacket. 

Day 5, happy Friday. This black and white skirt can be dressed up or down. In this case, I dressed it down with a Gap tee and Merrel shoes for extra comfort. I will be dressing it up soon on my Instagram, stay tuned!

Saturday ended up being a pool day so this bathing suit cover up saved the day. My favorite wash and wear kind of dress. Plus the colors of the pattern match my pool, ha ha!

The weekend was spent by the pool, as you can see. The next day I wore my 6-pocket skirt which doubles as a bathing suit cover up and, as a going-out-for-groceries-kind-of skirt. It's a win win. More on that later.

What is your favorite thing about summer? What type of dresses do you like to wear?

Outfit Conversations: 15 days of dresses, Outfit Conversations with Tanya Dawn.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

How To Bake a Healthy Banana Bread & Some News

On today's video you'll find, not only, the most delicious and healthy banana bread recipe but also, a step by step mini guide on how to make it.

Oh! and there's a mini life update included...I hope you make this banana bread, it's a keeper!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Outfit Conversations: 15 Days of Dresses

Hi! These posts are inspired by the lovely Sarah James at Whoorl 

Since we are getting into Summer down here in the Southern Hemisphere, I decided to report back to you, every day, on my Instagram account, with a new pic of me wearing a different dress, each day.

And by dress I mean... mostly dresses, with the occasional skirt. 

These weekly posts will be part of my Outfit Conversations series. I hope you can join me over there on Instagram, using the hashtag #outfitconversations.

See you soon!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Best Christmas Gift and How To Use it

Hello! Just a quick note to help you with some gift giving inspiration.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for Christmas, search no more! This is it. The Vertical Rabbit is the best way to open a wine bottle, and to me, it constitutes one of the smartest gifts you can possibly give a wine connoisseur. 

Cheers and have a great weekend!

P.S. How to make a Cheese platter 

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Late Late October Favorites Edition

Hi! Long time no see...It's been very odd for me not being able to write more often on the blog. Let me sum up the reasons why this blog and my YouTube channel have gone through a bit of a brake. (By the way, thank you so much for sticking around.) To sum it up let me just say I've been lost in a #momlife and #wifelife vortex. Lots of important life events going on!

For the past month I've been wanting to tell you all about my October favorites which include a favorite TV show that's coming back after a super long brake: Gilmore Girls. If you are looking for a show to binge watch, consider this one. Plus it's coming back after years of absence with the same cast and writers. November 25th is the date Gilmore Girls is airing again on Netflix. It's on my calendar. That's how much I liked this show! 

My new spring dress has been another favorite piece of clothing to wear. It's so comfortable and chic. Love it. If you are looking for a flattering cut that lets you have a muffin or two with your tea, this is the one!

I got a hat for the upcoming summer months and it's quickly become a favorite. It protects me from the sun and, please excuse my lack of humbleness, but it looks pretty darn good on, ha! 

I also rediscovered A-Derma Exomega Emollient Lotion. This great body lotion was recommended by a pediatrician for my youngest son, a few years ago. I started using it on my hands and have been loving it as a hand cream. So good and unscented.

Lancome's Le Khol Poudre in Espresso has been a go-to for me during this past month, because it's easy to wear and it gives a more natural look than a black eyeliner. Great for the school-run

Also, let's talk about Loreal's Lumi Highlighter. To this day, I haven't been able to use it as a highlighter because I don't think it does a great job at illuminating certain areas of my face. However, I recently discovered another use for it. It's a great under eye concealer, so I don't have to throw it away now. Yes!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Outfit Conversations: "The" Dress.

Ever since I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  my approach to buying has been nothing but reinforced. I only buy clothes that I really, really like.

Besides the item in question being chic, and pretty, I also need to know that it will be comfortable enough for me to foresee myself wearing it almost every day.

Yep, I'm not your typical easy breezy buyer.

So, you can imagine my excitement when my friend pointed out this dress the other day. I'd been looking for a similar cut ever since I read this blog post, last year.

To me, this is the perfect-comfy-yet-chic, spring dress. Easy to throw on, silky soft, with short sleeves, and a longer back hem. I wore it this past weekend and as a result, I'm now actually looking forward to spring and summer, which is a big thing to say for me, because, you may or may not know, but I love fall and winter, A LOT. 

I only wish I can find it in different colors so I can get away with wearing it almost every day! #springuniform

Thoughts? Do you own a dress in different colors?  I don't...yet. Tell me, I'd be very interested to know.