My circle of friends are all quite similar to me in the sense that they are from different backgrounds, grew up all over the world, have moved around cities and countries, and some of the attributes I love about them most is that they are adventurous, open minded, creative, and with what I consider a great eye for beauty. I think it is just natural to gravitate towards people with similar interests, and likes I guess. RYBELO is the beautiful Jewelry brand of a dear friend of mine, we met through a mutual friend when I lived in Madrid for a few months back in 2009! Milena and I instantly clicked, and we also lived shortly in Barcelona at the same time, before I got married and moved to DC. But we have always maintained our friendship, staying in touch and trying to meet whenever we can. She always had exquisite style, and a great eye for design, which is no surprise that she ended up creating her baby RYBELO, and designing beautiful pieces as the ones I am wearing in this post. Her story is truly inspiring, as she left behind a dream job in advertising to pursue a passion, and learned everything about jewelry design from the bottom to the top. I am truly picky when it comes to jewelry, just as I am I guess in everything else, but jewelry is not something I indulte myself often and when I do I like to take my time and research and find the pieces that truly speak to me so I can wear them on a day to day basis to express who I am at the moment. I also now as a mother keep in mind the fact that I will pass it on to my daughters, so I have to find the timeless pieces! With RYBELO I can truly testify that these pieces are not only timeless, but their quality and price are just what we bling addicts need:) I hope you enjoy the pieces I picked to wear and treasure, and do check out the collection it is truly beautiful. So proud of you Milena! Besos
YES I am pregnant, and have been for a while, I am now 24 weeks, for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you are more than aware:) I took a BIG social media and digital break the first few months of my pregnancy because I wasn’t feeling inspired, and honestly I wasn’t feeling great nor did I have the energy. I decided to focus on myself, Shirel and my hubby and just enjoy the little things and the calm that comes with disconnecting from the digital world for a bit. I know this is the time to share pregnancy style, and health tips, and everything that goes with pregnancy, and I will share bits of it and as much as I feel inspired to but I will also take it easy and enjoy our family of three before the arrival of our new beautiful baby. To catch you up on things, we are currently back in Barcelona, where I will be staying and delivering our new baby (I did the same with Shirel), and while Im here you can follow me on my Instagram to see my every day doings, and to get glimpses of this beautiful city.
It has been a little more tricky traveling while pregnant with a toddler, and trying to get her into a routine, but we are slowly getting there. For the past month she has been on and off sick, from one virus to another, as you can imagine. And now we have finally taken her off of her dispares, her nightly milk bottle, and the next step will be for her to finally sleep all night in her bed without wanting to crawl into bed with us. As much as I am going through my changes, Shirel has so much to deal with, between DC and Barcelona, her daddy traveling back and forth, her mommy being pregnant and telling her all about her baby sister coming soon! I can’t even imagine, but I know this will only make her tougher, though some days my heart aches for her and I just want to keep babying her. If anyone has any insights, or advice feel free to share it with me, I will be more than happy to take it all in. There truly are endless thoughts, experiences, doubts and fears, I would love to put into words, but it feels so overwhelming at times that my brain literally cannot put an order into them. Maybe hormones are to blame? I know our life as a family isn’t the conventional way, we live between two continents, with a toddler and now we are adding another one to the mix. But honestly I wouldn’t want it any other way, I guess I myself am a Nomad from the age of four, add to that that I am a Gemini, who needs constant change and challenge, I thrive on it all. Therefore I would love for my children to have that easy and adaptable personality, travel lightly, be curious, want to experience new places and cultures, not just settle to one way or one norm. We all are so different, and this right now works for our family, and I can’t wait to see how we make it work as a family of four, I consider us very privileged and lucky to be able to lead such a life, and I cannot complain at all but after all I am human and whatever my challenges are might seem a stupidity to others, but I live my life and see it from my spectrum. With this said, I will be posting more about life in Barcelona, travel, about Shirel and me and my pregnancy, and if there is anything in particular you guys would like to see feel free to let me know right here, or on my Instagram! Besos
How I missed walking around these Soho streets, getting inspired by the beautiful windows of some of my favorite stores! And what an amazing moment, getting to bring my daughter here for her very first time (not that she will remember this, but I will have some photos to show her). This Fashion Week trip was extra special, because my hubby and babygirl were here with me, and even though I have taken quite a break with the blog after having her, it felt only natural to be back and to go to the shows, see old friends, and meet new ones! But I did make sure we had family time, and we walked around the city, went to some of our favourite restaurants, coffee shops, and of course shops! It was definitely an interesting experience, traveling with my babygirl to NYC, the train ride, staying in the hotel with her, running after every show back to the hotel to feed her, though my husband was amazing at taking care of her, I had that mommy urge to go back to her immediatly after every show or event! I can’t wait for our next family Fashion Week trip!
The countdown has officially begun for me (Im 35 weeks), as I am less than five weeks away from my due date! So many emotions and feelings creep up on a daily basis (if not on an hourly basis), those of you who have been pregnant, or are at the moment, you get it right? Luckily I am back home in Barcelona, with my family and friends, and have all the support in the world, the only missing piece is my hubby, who will be joining me next week! So that´s a shorter countdown, one week and he is here, which gives us time to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary as well as enjoy a little us time before our baby girl joins our little family… The days seem to go by slowly, because well I am way heavier, it is way too hot, and as you can imagine these last weeks are tougher in every way. And as I´ve mentioned before, the only thing I can manage to wear are maxi dresses, my Havaïanas, and that is all, it blows my mind when I see pregnant women that fit into anything at the end of their pregnancies, it´s impressive, but I am definitely not one of those women (swollen is my new nickname)… Therefore as I mentioned in my previous post, I have decided to splurge on bags, and especially pick ones that are comfortable (not too heavy), and will be great to carry around when I have a baby in my arms or am carrying a stroller. So I picked the Stella Mccartney Falabella bag, and cannot wear any other bag at the moment, definitely a great buy! And well I cannot wait till I get my hands on more bags I have eyed;) Wishing you all a great weekend, and hopefully I will get to post a few more times before life gets busier…
It´s been a year since last time I visited home (Barcelona), or saw my family, friends and my city! So words aren´t really enough (or necessary) for you all to imagine the feeling of finally being here, seeing and embracing all my loved ones, and of course the emotions are higher than ever since I am pregnant and my family got to see me for the first time with my baby bump! I was so nervous about traveling on my own such a long distance, and so many hours, but luckily everything went smoothly, except as you can imagine my belly didn´t really allow me to be comfortable on the flight;) But it was all worth it! After settling a bit in Barcelona, I took another (short) flight to Menorca with my mom and nephews to join the other half of the family! My brother with his (pregnant) wife, and two beautiful daughters. We had the best time spending a week at a beautiful resort, with beautiful ocean views, complete seclusion, and absolutel peace! It´s also really cool that I get to be pregnant with my sister in law, we are the same week (34), and we are both expecting a baby girl… Exciting moments to share… Oh and before I forget to mention, I have absolutely no idea how women can wear anything and everything they want towards the end of the pregnancy, because quite frankly I have been living on maxi dresses, like this one… Therefore this month I have decided to splurge on Fall bags, will be sharing which ones on the blog!
Exactamente hace un año que no llego a casa (Barcelona), o veo a mi familia y amigos! Asi que os podeis imaginar el porque no he tenido ni un momento para subir un post! Entre viajes, de DC a Barcelona, de Barcelona a Menorca, y de vuelta a Barcelona, solo he tenido tiempo para tranquilizarme estos ultimos dias! Y de repente ya estoy en la semana 34 del embarazo, ya queda poquito! Pero aqui os dejo con algunas imagenes de Menorca, ya subire mas, pero era simplemente para contaros que estoy disfrutando de cada momento. Y por cierto las mujeres que estan las ultimas semanas del embarazo y siguen poniendose lo que les da la gana, tienen muchisima suerte, porque yo solo sobrevivo con mis vestidos maxi, como este;)! Asi que he decidido gastar en bolsos este mes;)!