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Denim jacket and black dress

Mother and DaughterZadig & Voltaire

Wearing total look by Zadig & Voltaire, dress and denim jacket, Converse, Shirel is wearing Target kids, and Children’s Place sandals. I hope you enjoy this look by Zadig & Voltaire, you can get it at their City Center DC boutique. 

Photography by Maleknaz 

The title of this post is all about my look, which is one of my favorite easy casual and feminine look to pull together, but for many reasons once I started writing this post I couldn’t help but think about Shirel, and all the love we have for her, so it turned out to be all about her:) Hope you enjoy it!

There is one phrase that as much as it sounds like a cliché I just cannot stop myself from saying it or thinking it! TIME FLIES! It truly does, it feels just like yesterday when we were in DC shooting this in the Shaw area and getting to know the neighbourhood, and now suddenly we are in Barcelona. Another thing that always amazes me it doesn’t matter how often I fly and how I have been a traveler since I was a little girl, non of it stops phasing me how I can be in one continent and within a few hours land in another one. It is quite amazing, and we are so lucky, and I feel so lucky that my husband signed up with me to live this life of traveling back and forth until Shirel is a little older and starts school. Some might call us crazy, but we love it, at times it gets hard but nothing worth it comes easy, and for us this is worth it, and a privilege that we get to share time with these two beautiful cities, with our families and friends on both continents. Come to think of it I have always wanted to live like this, maybe it’s my Gemini in me, or maybe it’s the nomad in me, I am used to moving around since I am 4 years old so after a while I tend to get anxious in one place, because I feel like there is so much to see and discover around the world. So yes even as a mother I tend to pick a different way, maybe not the mainstream but also not that strange or crazy, because guess what I am not that special and there are plenty of other families and people doing just the same or even more. Zadig & VoltaireGGGZadig & VoltaireWhich brings me back to how time flies, next week Shirel will turn 2 years old, and Jeff will turn 35 WOW I can’t believe it so much to celebrate. I met Jeff when he was about to turn 23 just a few days away from his birthday, I had just turned 21, we were so young and little did we know where life would take us together, and that October would be such a special month for us. Shirel turns 2, my baby is growing so fast, and I can barely keep up with her, she is so feisty and funny, with a stubborness to her that is exactly the right mix of her dad and me (we are quite stubborn the two of us), she is starting to boss around boys in her class (love that, I was NOT at all like her, and I love that she is like this), she still loves to dance and sing more than anything, she is convinced that the whole Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is her clique, she speaks three different languages within one sentence, she loves carbs, cheese and avocado (my favorite foods when I was pregnant and always), she loves dogs but is terrified to get near them, and she is sweet to everyone she meets, she gives the best hugs and she gives so much love! Shirel is everything I have ever dreamed of and more, I could not have asked for a more precious babygirl and I cannot wait to celebrate her for the rest of our lives! She is our Love, she is that pure love of two young 20 something year olds that met in Barcelona years ago, not looking for love but who happened to stumble upon it, she is the manisfestation of what was thought to be a love that would never happen, a relationship that was doomed from the beginning because of our very different cultures, despite all the hardships we grew stronger we got even closer with every struggle our love grew stronger until one day Shirel graced us with her love, and for her we have walked hand in hand these years to embrace her and to have her in our lives! Words can’t be said as to what she means to us, and we can’t wait to celebrate her birthday next week!Zadig & VoltaireShirelGGGGGGGGGGGG`

New Year, New Life…

Shirel

YES, I know I have been m.i.a for a few good months, but I do have a wonderful excuse, as on October 6th 2014 (a day before her papi’s birthday) I became a mother of a little angel baby girl named Shirel! Her name means God’s poem in Hebrew, which her cousins picked out for her, combining both their names (Shiraz + Daniel= Shirel)! As you can imagine these few months have been literally an emotional (and phyisical) roller coaster, never in my life could I have been prepared for what was about to come, yes I’ve had 9 months to prepare and loads of amazing advice from family and friends, and even strangers! But nothing prepares you for all these mixed feelings coming at you all at once, the ups and downs, of course it helped so much to have my family around me, to be home in Barcelona and having my husband’s support and help at all times. So you might be asking what is it you feel? It’s difficult to put into words, I will try though… Joy yet sadness, pain yet happiness, exhaustion yet ecstatic, fury yet love, hope yet nothingness… And so it goes on, and the thing is you are feeling like that about everything and everyone around you, including yourself, and that first moment you see yourself in the mirror after it all (not to mention all the other first moments that are happening on a daily basis), guess what you don’t recognize the person staring back at you, and it is kind of eye opening, because you know that it is you but it is most definitely a new you, a you that you will come to know, understand, respect and love, because you have just added a new layer to your skin, now you are not just a daughter, sister, wife, friend, you have also become a mother to a new life who is your daughter, who herself will become someone’s sister, friend and someday wife… And so it goes on, like a full circle! And though no one and nothing could’ve prepared me, just one smile from her one look and it IS all SO WORTH IT!  So yes this is definitely a different kind of post, and a different side to my blog, and just like my life has changed and evolved so will GoodGood Gorgeous, because it is inevitable, and I hope you will all enjoy it! Today Shirel turned 3 months, and those early days of motherhood seem so far away, I get to see her discover the world one day at a time, and she is such a happy and smiley baby which melts my heart! I tell Jeff (my husband) every day, that she is my best friend:)! Here are a few photographs summarizing the past few months, from Barcelona to London, and finally DC. Stay tuned this week as I share my London look, and my Rent The Runway look…

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