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Happy Friday my lovely friends!

I'm sure many of you know that white boots are quite the trend this winter and have been since the start of fall. I personally don't see the white shoe trend slowing down this spring and summer. In fact, I think it'll only gain more momentum, since they'll be more practical to wear during the warmer months. I mean, let's face it, though white boots may look uber chic, they aren't necessarily the shoe of choice when it's raining, snowing, or there's a mix of both, which basically defines winter; at least in the northeast. It's almost inevitable that you'll get them dirty and it can be annoying to try and wipe them clean again. 

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Happy Monday my sweet friends!

Being a fashion blogger, I do challenge myself to think outside the box and wear clothing that perhaps I wouldn't otherwise wear and through doing so, I've found that some pieces I'd perhaps turn my head to are actually quite practical, one of which are faux fur coats. Before blogging, I would've most likely thought, though stylish, they wouldn't be at all practical for everyday kind of wear and save them more for special occasions. Honestly, that couldn't be further from the truth. Perhaps some of you feel this way and for that reason alone don't own one, feeling as though you'd never get any real use out if it. These three outfits are ones that I feel can be easily worn on the regular. It all comes down to how you put the pieces together to make it more practical and less forced.

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TURTLENECK | SUNGLASSES | JEANS (these are a DIY, but these are similar) | BOOTS: Similar | BAG: Similar


 

 


 

Happy Friday my sweet friends!

When it comes to creating a chic and stylish outfit that's easy, you're best bet is to seek out black pieces. You'll always get plenty of use by styling them with other colors and prints, but they look all sorts of chic when paired together. Key pieces to have are a pair of sunglasses, a top, bag and pair of shoes. Since we're styling for the colder months, the top can be in the form of a sweater or turtleneck. What I love about the turtleneck in particular is that it looks so chic when done with just about any bottom. However, I love it even more when it's paired with denim. There's something about the simplistic combination that's effortlessly edgy and sleek. 

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Happy Thursday my sweet friends!

Today I'm sharing some boots (26 to be exact!) I've stumbled across and absolutely love. We've been talking a lot about winter fashion for obvious reasons, t's winter. I like to look for and share different ways we can make our winter outfits that much more visually appealing, without requiring much effort because most of us just don't have the energy (or desire) to sit and contemplate a stylish and practical outfit every single day in the winter. 

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Happy Thursday my gorgeous friends!

As I'm typing this, we're bracing ourselves for a supposedly major snowstorm set to hit the northeast and our furnace blew conveniently. Luckily we have a fire place, send all the positive (and cozy) vibes our way. 

Anyway, you all know how much I love my outerwear. From fur coats to leather jackets and vest, I'm all for them. Why? They're not only practically in keeping you warm, but can make an entire outfit. In fact, during the winter, it can be an entire outfit, since we're so bundled up that not many get to witness the great amount of (stylish) effort we've put into what's underneath. That said, when there's an outerwear trend, my ears and eyes perk up. This winter, it's all about the puffer coat. It's a bit nostalgic for me having grown up in the '90s and owning so many different colors and styles. I'm glad they've made a comeback and though some of the colors and finishes (hello, metallic!) are very reminiscent, there are some more contemporary styles that have been added, such as velvet and the teddy fabrics, can you say ultra cozy!?

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Top c/o | Coated Jeans: similar | Shoes: Similar | Bag: Louis Vuitton (get it preowned here)


 

 


 

Happy Monday my gorgeous friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend! As mentioned in my previous post last week, I have been working really hard on sleep training Aviah. It was real tough the first few days, but as I persisted in spite of all the crying, we've been making some huge improvements! We've decided to start the process of gradually, so I've been focusing on having her sleep in her crib during her daytime naps first. Prior to her napping in her crib, she'd nap in one of her swings we have set up in our living room. When she was a newborn, she'd be able to sleep for hours in it with no problem. Now, as she's gotten bigger and is more alert and attentive, any little noise wakes her, which has been causing her to get less sleep during the day. So, I figured it was time to transition her into her room. I mean, we did purchase a gorgeous crib for her, so she should be sleeping in it, right? Lol. 

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Blouse c/o Coated Jeans | Bag | Boots (similar) Lipstick c/o


 

 


 

Happy Monday my gorgeous friends!

How was everyone's weekend? Ours was so much fun! On Saturday and Sunday, we went to our town's holiday stroll. We moved here last year, so this was our second time going and it's really such a great time. Different food trucks come out, there are various activities all throughout the main shopping strip with a live nativity; it's absolutely beautiful! It was even better strolling around with Aviah; I still can't believe she just turned 5 months you guys, it's crazy how fast time has gone by. When I was pregnant, I felt like I was pregnant forever, but now I feel as though everything went by so fast.

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Happy Friday my gorgeous friends!
 
Today we're wrapping up my gift guide series, no pun intended. I was pregnant during the holidays last year and some of my family members gifted me with mom-to-be gifts that I thought were so cute. I don't know, something about receiving gifts from others before my baby shower that had to do with my pregnancy and baby made it that much more real and sentimental. Perhaps it was the hormones, but I loved it, haha! 
 

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Sweater: Similar Leggings (20% off) | Socks c/o (20% off with code jalisagiron20) | Mug | Phone Case c/o (30% off)


Happy Monday my beautiful friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had such a great time with my family and disconnecting from all devices, it felt so good to live in the moment and enjoy Aviah's first holiday! 

Over the weekend, I did some holiday shopping, taking full advantage of some of the awesome sales that are still going on right now. In times past, sales would mostly be on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (today) and that's it. Now, many stores are extending their sales throughout the week, which is awesome! So, I thought I'd share some of my personal favorites in the categories 'Treat Yo' Self', 'For Her', For Him and 'For Mama-to-be & Baby' this week. This is the first time I'll be sharing a full on gift guide, so I hope you love it! 

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Happy Wednesday my dear friends!

After having Aviah, my most requested blog post has been on how I lost my pregnancy weight so fast. One week after giving birth, I returned to blogging (see my first post here) and in that post, I had already lost 16 of the 26 pounds I gained throughout my pregnancy. I'll be sectioning off this post for you to easily skim and read what you're most interested in, if you don't have the time to read the entire post, which I'll try to keep as short and to the point as I can, without leaving out anything you might want to know. 

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