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
Shirel is wearing Ralph Lauren dress and Stan Smith trainers from Alex and Alexa, I also LOVE these two other dresses in Blue or Pink! GET 15% OFF WHOLE ALEX AND ALEXA SITE WITH THE CODE “AAxGGG” (doesn’t apply to garments on sale) Photography by Charlotte Van Den Berg
I honestly never thought Shirel would be such a girly girl, she doesn’t just love dresses she is absolutely passionate about them! She will point at the ones she loves, will say WOW with sparkly eyes, and will jump up and down with excitement when wearing them:) I think it is so adorable, and I know it is a pase that I want toscherish, because as she will grow older she might turn to other things she is passionate about, and I do hope it is with the same excitement as now. So for now, I enjoy dressing her in these casual and chic looks, like this Ralph Lauren dress, and of course these looks are easy to find on AlexandAlexa.com. I love styling her in a way that brings out her personality, she is like I mentioned a girly girl, but she has that other side to her that is fearless, she sings and dances anywhere, she climbs anything she thinks she can climb, she runs with the wind, and loves jumping from stairs and heights she feels she can take on, which is why these Stan Smith‘s are more than fit for her little feet. Before I leave you to scroll down the photos, I have partnered with Alex and Alexa to offer you all a 15% discount on all ítems (except the ones on sale), just use the CODE “AAxGGG” and you are set! I am sure you will find amazing pieces for your little ones.
There are many a days where I wish I could borrow some of Shirel’s clothes (Is it ok to say I’m jealous of my toddler’s wardrobe?)…and this is one of them!! I really think I need this Stella McCartney dress in an adult size 🙂 I always knew I would enjoy dressing my daughter…I guess I just didn’t realize how much fun it would be!! One of the questions I always get asked is where I shop for Shirel’s wardrobe or what my favorite brands are, and AlexandAlexa.com is my to go to online shop for Shirel. I can find my favorite brands on there, and the best selection in one place! So you can imagine how excited I was about working with them, and styling Shirel with their pieces:) This is the first look (stay tuned for many more, and follow me on Instagram to see previews of the looks & behind the scenes of the shoots Shirel is really fun:), which is this beautiful Stella McCartney dress, style with gold converse and a cool IKKS leather jacket, you can find a similar jacket by GUESS. This dress is absolutely stunning, for a casual look like this one, or for a special occasion like a wedding, styled with pretty ballerina shoes! One thing that made me SO happy, is that when Shirel dropped her ice cream on it I wiped it right away with a wet wipe, and there isn’t a stain in sight! So you can imagine my happiness:) BTW I apologize for the photo overload, but I just couldn’t choose, I love all of them!
It is no secret that I love shopping at Farfetch.com, and I have been doing so for years now. Which is why when I got the email to be part of their #TheOne campaign, I could not have been more excited. I have partnered with them in the past, and have always loved to be included in their campaigns, because it is another reason to browse around their amazing pieces, and see what the hottest pieces are for the season. This time I was on the hunt for #TheOne, that one piece that makes my heart go boom, and quite honestly it was a bit difficult picking one amongst all the treasures I found, so I must share now of course all the summer pieces I fell in love with while on my search for #TheOne! As well as my most coveted Farfetch item, and how I would style it:) Out of all of these, my most coveted piece is the J.W. Anderson logo detail purse bag in cream (but honestly in any color)! This bag makes me see the stars! I first saw it on a friend of mine this past Fall and was just mesmerized, by every little detail, by it’s fantastic quality, and simply by how it commanded my attention. I immediately knew this was the next bag I must have, for some reason it exudes power, and I want that power:) So dream if I may, when I get (or if I get) my hands on this bag, I would style it with these pieces for the summer. I usually go to either Ibiza, or Mallorca in the summer, but this summer we might ventura to Italy somewhere like Positano is definitely an option, so this is the look I envision while scrolling around with my new J.W. Anderson bag!
To get my inspiration, I always head over to Pinterest, and this time is no exception, I digged into my Summer Style board to get inspiration for #TheOne and how I would style my most coveted Farfetch piece this summer!
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