We're pregnant! (& update)

It's been a few months since my last blog post which has been the longest I have deserted my blog for, and there's a good reason for it- I've been growing a lil baby inside my belly! My husband and I feel really blessed and thankful to share the news that we are expecting our first child!

The first ultra sound was such a trip! The hubby and I saw the flicker of the heartbeat and the baby in the very early stages. In the second ultra sound, the baby was "moving and grooving" as my Doc said and it was so cute and surreal. The third more detailed ultra sound was just amazing, seeing the baby extend its legs, open mouth, the profile of the head. After the ultrasound at week 19, I feel a new connection to my baby and I talk to "it" (gender to be revealed soon).

Week 6 through 17
It was all nerve and jitters from the time I saw a positive pregnancy test until week 6 when I experienced my first bout of "morning sickness". I had to say good bye to my coffee addiction and all the fun stuff in life (jk), no but really I am not taking any risks with sushi, alcohol, deli meat, soft serve ice cream. For the following 14 weeks it has been a roller coaster of morning sickness, food aversions and exhaustion. I will not go into details because this is meant to be such a happy announcement post, but being sick all the time literally knocked my off my feet, hence the reason for my abrupt disappearance. In addition, I was promoted to Manager two weeks before I found out I was pregnant, so my current situation has been me managing my symptoms to go into work to do my job, but after work I have become a hermit and just try to make it through the day with food in my stomach. It felt like having the stomach flu for about 3 months. I have hope that it will get better so I can start doing all the fun maternity things like prepping the nursery, reading books, and starting to buy stuff for the baby.

Week 20
I finally started feeling relief from food aversions and morning sickness. A part of me is still paranoid that a morning sickness episode will occur because they tended to happen out of nowhere so I'm still not going anywhere other than work and some very special occasions that I cannot miss. The best part of this stage is that I feel baby move ALL THE TIME! I'll be working and just feel the movements or kicks, and I get reminder, oh yeah there's a little person growing in me! My belly also "popped" out in week 20, and everyone at work started noticing that I was pregnant. My husband will sometimes be like "who it's big!" and we both trip out just staring at it in disbelief that we created this little being and that it will represent the combination of both of us.

On another note...
So yeah, I'm halfway through this pregnancy and have gotten through it with non maternity stretchy dresses, however I'm finally going to start shopping for some maternity wear and hope to share it on the blog soon. Thank you for all you who have stuck around and those who have wished me well on social media, I really appreciate it! Feel free to leave me any advice in the comments below, I'll take everything I can get since this is my first lil baby!

☮ & ♥,



Blush Delicate Lace

There's something about delicate blush lace that oozes elegant Spring. Even though I've been coveting this tone for quite some time, it feels like it's a more prominent trend this season. This dress I picked up from the Worthington line at JCPenney was perfect because it's an updated way to wear blush this season with the bell sleeves that are also a big trend. I not only linked this beautiful dress below but also the top form, both are elegant pieces at an affordable price point! Want to see more cute blush items? Click here!

Blush Delicate Lace Outfit, San Diego Fashion Blogger, San Diego top blogger
Blush Delicate Lace Outfit, JCPenney pink lace dress, worthington pink lace dress
what to wear to a wedding, what to wear to an elegant brunch, spring 2017 trends
Blush for Spring, San diego style, san diego lifestyle fashion
Kendra Scott Ring, Kendra Scott San Diego,
Pink lace dress, latina fashion blogger, latina style blogger
what to wear to a spring wedding, jcpenney blush trend
Blush Delicate Lace Outfit
Blush Delicate Lace Outfit


☮ & ♥,

Thank you to JCPenney for sponsoring this post. Please note all opinions shared are my own.


Going with the Flow-y Top

Happy Wednesday and to all my women out there, Happy International Women's Day! I wish I had planned a red outfit to post today to represent, but instead I'm sharing this look that I wore to lunch with my mom and siblings which in a way was a celebration of the most important woman of my life! We wanted to take mom somewhere nice, and we picked Coasterra Restaurant because of the stunning views and delicious food (see pics below). It was one of those chilly San Diego days where over the knee boots felt appropriate and this Chicwish flowy top ended up being perfect to conceal my post-lunch bod (hee hee). 
Chicwish Flowy Top, San Diego Fashion Blogger, San Diego style blogger
chicwish blogger, socal fashion blogger, chic affordable fashion



Polka Dot Flare

Happy March! As I was looking through my recent blog posts I realized that I've been going with muted tones, blacks and grays which I attribute to this weird Winter we are having in San Diego. California has had a TON of rain which means that it's helped the drought crisis we had (and I won't feel guilty when I take a long bath- Lush here I come!)

San Diego Fashion Bloggers, San Diego Style Blogger, Top San Diego blogger
San Diego Top Fashion Bloggers, San Diego Fashion Scene, San Diego Street Style
When the sun peaks out, I'm scrambling to get the Spring clothes I have waiting in my closet like this polka dot dress that I scored for under $30 hereAfter sporting off the shoulder dresses and tops last season I decided to hold off on buying anymore because I wasn't sure how long this trend would last, BUT I have been seeing it all over the place so I hit add to cart to a few pieces. I wore this to Kendra Scott Fashion Valley's Galentine Blogger Party and it was only fitting that I wear one of my fave Kendra pieces, this necklace that pairs well with off the shoulder silhouettes.




Turtleneck LBD with Jean Jacket

Happy Monday! Lately the gray skies (and now rain) in San Diego are having an effect on my choice of outfits because I've been sticking to muted colors and warm essentials! I'm not going to lie, this chilly weather makes me a tad bit sluggish, so when I have to go to an event, this turtleneck dress has been a savior because it's warm and stretchy (in case such events have yummy foods). I've worn it with different jackets, blazers and shoes so it looks different each time, yet my sluggish cold self is still feeling comfy! So if anything take this recommendation from me, get yo'self a high quality black turtleneck dress!
San Diego Fashion Blogger, San Diego Style Bloggers, Top San Diego blogger



Spring 2017 Trends with Neiman Marcus

As promised, here are the Spring 2017 Trend Report from Neiman Marcus interpreted by NM Fashion Valley's own Style Advisor, Alex Yáñez!

Ruffles & Flounces
We have seen this fun and flirty trend on and off the runway, but this season they are taken up a notch as can be seen in these ideas.
Spring 2017 Trends with Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley, San Diego Fashion Blogger



Winter Outfit with Spring Vibes

What do you do when you have a Spring Trend Report luncheon and it's cold outside? You add touches of Spring to your otherwise Winter outfit! Well at least that was my solution for this year's Spring Trend Report at Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley (which I will cover in the next blog post)! Interesting enough, this time last year I was taking advantage of how warm San Diego was and wore this! This year I was so cold as I was getting ready that I decided to go with trousers instead of a dress, go figure!
How to wear Spring trends in Winter, San Diego Fashion Blogger, Top San Diego Fashion Blogger



Striped Statement Skirt

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! The hubby and I decided to order take out and relax in our home to avoid the madness (which was perfect for us), but now that that's over with, it's back to non-themed everyday chic looks! 

The best way to describe San Diego weather is Hot N' Cold (like one of my fave Katy Perry songs, lol), but seriously one day it's raining, the other day it's sunny, so dressing up for this weather has been challenging.
San Diego Fashion Blogger, San Diego Style Blogger, Top San Diego blogger
I knew I wanted to wear this cabi Grandstand skirt from the Spring 2017 collection, but the gray skies didn't allow me to take it all the way to Springtown, so I adjusted the look with a black turtleneck and moto jacket.
cabi Spring 2017 collection, cabi 2017 blogger, cabi outfit idea



Black Lace for Valentine's

Valentine's Day is already tomorrow, and I wanted to sneak this outfit idea in that has only subtle pops of red. Even if it's not for V-day, it's a nice look for date night. Just like LBD's, a black top and trouser pairing offers versatility and instant chicness. I especially looooved this top because the lace looks elegant and the peplum shape is very flattering! 
Black Lace Valentines Outfit, red statement shoes, black lace peplum top, how to wear black for valentine's day



Versatile Outfit Pieces

As much as I'm a lover of color and classic chic pieces, I'm also a fan of versatile basics because they keep me sane when I'm in my closet and facing that daunting question of "what to wear?" I find that I've been wearing these pieces over and over, just styled differently (i.e. wore this vest here), and I'm not feeling like a repeat offender! Plus, these pieces are comfortable which was the biggest selling point of pairing this all together to go to my sister-in-law's forest themed baby shower, where I would be running around organizing the games!

how to wear a striped midi dress, utility vest outfit idea, quay high key sunglasses



Valentine's Day Shoot

Today I'm bringing you the classic Valentine's Day Outfit, in the form of an awesome creative collaboration with Pura Soul Photography! Valentine's Day is not only the holiday of love, it is also the holiday of friendship and to celebrate that fellow blogger gal pal Kali organized a fun "Galentine'" girls shoot with Jenna and I! We shot at the cutest flower shop in Ocean Beach, called Thistle that provided our fun floral props. If you're in San Diego there is a great opportunity to do a fun shoot like this, all of the details at the end of this post.

Red for Valentine's Day is kind of a given, and I committed to it by pairing it with floral heels and a red lip. Plus, between you and I, this dress is on sale (here) so it was a total score! You know when you find one of your size on the sales rack and it was like the stars aligned? That's what it felt like with this dress.
San Diego Valentine's Day Shoot, San Diego Fashion Blogger, San Diego style blogger
About the Outfit: Dress (similar) | Heels | Lipstick




5 Pink Outfit Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine's season is the perfect time of the year to bust out the pink! In the season of romance, pink garments can go from fun to chic depending on the styling and textures. Here I have rounded up five pink looks perfect for Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day) celebrations to give you an idea of how you can rock pink this season. From moto jackets, to lace dresses to midi skirt, these outfits can be worn for all sorts of occasions!
Pink Outfit Ideas for Valentine's Day, Pink Outfits, San Diego Fashion Blogger, Valentine's Day OUtfit inspiration


Striped Trench in Palm Springs

Happy Monday! Over the weekend the husband and I took our moms for a nice little getaway at Palm Springs. The weather was very similar to San Diego's but it was super cool to see the mountain tops filled with snow! As far as attire was concerned, I had initially packed jeans and moto jackets but as I was about to leave, my order from the cabi Spring collection arrived and I repacked a couple outfits because they were much more fitting to the Palm Springs vibe.
Striped Trench in Palm Springs, cabi maritime trench, san diego fashion blogger
The cabi Maritime trench was high on my list this season because it is made out of the super comfy ponte material! The stripes are super fun and the trench is very flattering (which breaks that whole stripes can be unflattering tip). I paired it with a comfy tee and flats to walk around town. We snapped these pics hastily because a certain someone *cough my husband* was going to go golf back there. All in all, we had a great time... the moms loved the casinos, the guys loved golf and us ladies enjoyed yummy food and drinks.



Rustic Birthday Brunch

Happy Monday friends! I celebrated my birthday over the weekend the way a thirty-something year old does- with a family & friends brunch! The brunch was coordinated very last minute, but I had heard really good things about the "Rustic Brunch" at Rustic Root and it did not disappoint!
San Diego Fashion Blogger, burgundy dress with over the knee boots, top san diego fashion blogger
I went with this super comfy, bell-sleeved dress with over the knee boots and I almost layered a faux fur vest over but opted not to because of the heaters inside the restaurant. Either way, this dress is a versatile piece that you can layer a sweater, vest, or jacket over!




cabi Scoop San Diego Recap

Exactly one week ago I was sitting in the cabi Scoop audience at the San Diego Convention Center in awe of the cabi stylists and the new cabi Spring 2017 collection (which you can see now online here)!

In case you are wondering what cabi Scoop is it is a gathering of thousands of cabi Stylists from across the U.S., Canada and the UK where they have sessions focused on building their business, motivational/leadership talks, and the unveiling of the newest collection through a fun and energetic fashion show! (See the last one I attended in Boston here)

This was my 4th cabi Scoop and it gets better every time! This time they had good reason to pull out all the stops as they celebrated their 15th year anniversary!
cabi Scoop San Diego 2017, San Diego Fashion Blogger, San Diego Style Blogger


Red Floral Dress

I used to believe florals were a one season kind of trend, but now I realize they're a year round staple! Just when I thought I would ease on buying yet another floral dress I saw this one online with adorable details like the side bow and I couldn't have clicked "add to cart" fast enough. It also reminded me of a past Gucci collection, but obvi 1/10th of the price! I paired it up with my newest addition from Galian Handbags and off I went to celebrate fellow fashion blogger Vanessa's bridal shower!
San Diego Fashion Blogger, top san diego fashion bloggers, what to wear to a bridal shower



cabi Scoop back in San Diego!

cabi Scoop is back in San Diego and I cannot be more excited to see the unveiling of the Spring 2017 collection on the runway! There's no runway like a cabi runway- it's high energy, with great clothes, models of diverse sizes and great music! But why just take my word for it? You can watch it too through the Fashion Show broadcast airing 1/13! All you have to do is register here and you'll be able to join in on the fun (and make a list of all the beautiful clothes you want to get your hands on) using this link!

I have my #cabicutest outfit ready to attend the show, but for today I'm bringing you my cabi rainy cutest since the weather here is being very bipolar (hello, yesterday I ran in 70 degree weather!)

San Diego Style Blogger, best of san diego fashion bloggers, san diego street style, long cardigan


Added Edge

I'm all about the classic silhouettes but once in a while a little edge is necessary to spice things up! In collaboration with A'GACI's #powercouple theme, here is my take on edgy silhouettes which for me is a more casual vibe to do a weekend lunch or errands.
Edgy Casual Outfit, San Diego fashion blogger, San Diego style blogger, San Diego street style



Casually strolling into 2017

Happy 1st blog post of 2017! I'm going to start 2017 with a super casual and comfy look because 2017 is like that quote about life, where it's a marathon, not a sprint! I have so many goals that rolled over from last year and some new ones that I am working at like the little engine that could (I'm just full of quotes and analogies ain't I?) In other news, hello The Bachelor! Who else is watching that train wreck of a show? If you're wondering why that show is still on the air, it's because of people like me who just want to rest their brains from thinking and have a good laugh at the expense of these ridiculous people on tv, sorry!

Casual Sweater Outfit, San Diego Fashion Blogger, San diego style blogger, top san diego bloggers

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Thank you for visiting!