Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The 4 Bags Every Woman Should Own (Featuring GiGi New York)

It's no secret. I love handbags. From artisan bags hand-made in Latin America to luxury European brands, my collection is quite extensive. But if I had to narrow down to the must-have bags every woman should...

Here they are:

A big thank you to GiGi New York for allowing me to film this video at their offices and factory in Long Island, NY.

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Or visit GiGi New York to see all the amazing personalized leather goods they offer.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Baby Chic: White & Blue Polka Dots

Top: Carter's / Shorts: Gap Factory // Shoes: Clarks

We are enjoying every last bit of summer in the Domesticated Me household. Here is yet another white summer look for today's toddler outfit of the day post.

We're ensuring Catalina enjoys every last pair of shorts she owns before the summer's end. This is a toddler outfit built completely around these adorable shorts. 

This lovely white top is by Carter's. It's a flowy tunic with embroidery along the rectangular collar. It's a very comfortable top that she can easily move around in and so much more special than a regular t-shirt. 

Purchasing tops with similar details are a great way to dress up any simple [mommy and/or baby] outfit.

I fell in love with these Gap Factory shorts the moment I first spotted them in a press preview event. They're white denim with navy polk dots.

The shorts are of great quality and has all the features and details you would find on a pair of grow-up shorts. I love finding miniature versions of adult fashion, rather than your average "baby clothing" pieces.

Catalina certainly enjoys wearing them. They're comfortable and oh so baby chic.

These two pieces go very well together. I love pairing structured, skinny bottoms with relaxed-fit tops.

To finish this adorable kids fashion look, Catalina is wearing another pair of Clarks shoes. You may have noticed that both mommy and baby own a few pairs of Clarks. That's because they're very well made and super comfortable in addition to being stylish. These are navy Mary Janes in a patent leather finish with white bow embellishments and white soles. 

How are you dressing your little one these last few days of summer? Let me know in the comment section below. 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

And the Winner Is...

And the winner of my Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Crawl Around™ Car is...

Congratulations, Sandra! You're a winner! Please contact me to claim your prize!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Black, White & Print

Top: Sugar Lips // Skirt: Hot & Delicious via Poshmark // Sandals: Shelly's London // Jewelry: Prima Donna and c/o Kendra Phillip // Sunglasses: Dior

I'm starting to incorporate more print into my wardrobe. As someone who has lived in fear of bold prints for most of my life, I'm adding it in an easy, non-intimidating way. 

In this Summer Outfit of the Day, I'm taking the classic black and white palette and adding a fun design in the mix.

I'm wearing an Original Seamless Tank Top by Sugar Lips. Tanks are a staple in men's and children's clothing, but they can be just as versatile in a woman's closet. You can easily dress them up or down. I like this one because it's of very good quality and is one-size-fits-all. Talk about versatility!

I added some flair to this look by adding this cool, tribal-like printed skirt. It's in the black and white color scheme so it's not overwhelmingly bold for me.

The waist is elastic, which makes it incredibly comfortable to wear. It's an A-line skirt that is fully lined and of a silk-like material. The buttons add an adorable and feminine touch. And you all know how much I love a high waisted skirt. This Hot & Delicious skirt was purchased on Poshmark, my go-to consignment shop app. 

I'm wearing one of my very first handbag purchases, this leather draw-string Coach shoulder bag. I can't tell you how many years I've owned this bag but it remains one of my most used bags. Small enough to carry around with ease, but roomy enough to hold all of my necessary items for a day about town.

To jazz up this outfit, I added this super cool multi-chain necklace from Prima Donna. I've recently become addicted to necklaces that fall low on the torso. This one is one of my favorites because it's so audacious. It can dress up any outfit (even a regular old tank like this one!). I'm also wearing Alex and Ani bracelets along with a couple of Prima Donna silver toned bracelets. You'll also note I'm wearing my silver Kendra Phillip ring (first worn here).

These cute and comfy sandals are by Shelly's London. I've been wearing them a ton this summer as you can see from my last Outfit of the Day blog post here.

Have you been afraid of prints before? How do you incorporate fun designs into your wardrobe? Let me know in the comment section below.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Baby Chic: Coral & Denim

Top: Carter's // Sweater: Carter's // Jeggings: Levi's // Shoes: Clarks

In this Toddler Outfit of the Day, Catalina is wearing a casual look for a fun day out on the weekend. I try to always keep Catalina in comfortable clothes on the weekend. We often go to the park or our neighborhood playground so she needs to wear clothes that she can move around in easily.

This adorable coral polka dot top is from Carter's. It's a white tank with ruffled tiers that fall to the hips.

I placed this coral cardigan sweater from Carter's over the top to keep her warm inside restaurants and shops. Most places really boost the air conditioning during the summer which can often cause colds. This sweater is perfect just for these occasions because it's light enough for the outside but can keep her warm when indoors. 

These jeggings are by Levi's and I purchased them at Century 21. Because Catalina loves to play on slides, stretchy long bottoms like these are great for the playground. She can easily run around in them and I don't have to worry about boo-boos so much.

Continuing the theme of comfort, my daughter is wearing her super cute and comfy Clark's flats. They're quilted black leather with velcro straps. There is an elastic trim around the opening to ensure the shoes are secure but not too tight on her feet. They also have patent leather tips. All of these details made me fall in love with these shoes and brand (for both mommy and baby).

Catalina's hair is also easy and care-free. Rather than going with an ordinary ponytail, I went for a cute side ponytail. This toddler hair style is a favorite in the Domesticated Me household.

As you can see, Catalina really liked these pieces and had a wonderful day in this toddler look. How do you like to dress your kids on the weekend? Let me know in the comment section below. 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

White & Red Polka Dots

Dress: Colombian, No Label // Shoes: Shelly's // Sunglasses: Dior

My favorite thing about the summer is that it gives me the opportunity to wear so many pretty dresses. I could wear a dress every day of my life if New York City weather would permit me. That's why I take advantage of the warm weather to bring out some of my favorites.

I purchased this white dress with red polka dots in Colombia many moons ago. I actually bought this when I was much heavier than I am today but I could never get rid of it. I love it too much!

Thankfully this dress has a ruched elastic waist, it easily fit me during my heavier days and after my weight-loss.

It's hard for me to let go of this dress because it has so many great details. The shoulders have laces that can be tied into an adorable bow.

The top has a deep V-neck cut. But thanks to all of the fabric, it does not reveal too much skin. The back is also cut the same way. You can see it in the photo above.

I absolutely love the bottom of this dress. This dress is fully lined and the bottom is cut to be a flowy circle skirt. This gives this dress a lovely, full bottom. It kind of brings out the little girl in me and makes me want to just spin and spin in this dress.

I finished this Outfit of the Day with my current favorite pair of white sandals. This one is by Shellys London and I purchased them at Macy's Herold Square

I kept my makeup light on this hot Florida day. I used my Make Up For Ever Duo Mat foundation powderUrban Decay's Flushed Streak blush palette and my Dolce & Gabbana Italian Monica lipstick. I'm also wearing a pair of Dior sunglasses to protect my eye from the bright summer sun.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Reminder: Enter My Fisher-Price® Giveaway!

Hey there! This is your gentle reminder to enter my Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn™ Crawl Around™ Car. Detail are on my the original blog post here.

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