Meet my Family!

Meet my Family!

Hello beauties! Hope you all are doing well! And I hope all the Mamas out there had a very special Mother’s Day. I’ve been feeling a little torn these last weeks. I want to bring you all great content and sometimes life needs a little more attention so my mind gets a creative block. I want to start bringing you all more personal content. I really like sharing new styles and new beauty finds. But these are not always my priority. I want to share more mom life. I love to hear other Mom’s stories. I learn and feel not so alone when I read or hear other mom’s talk. Like I said before I write as if I’m talking to my best gal friends. I’m hoping you all follow along.

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So today I thought it was time to formally introduce you to my family. I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while. And thought this was perfect timing. We are a family of 4. I’d like to say a cool Modern family.

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First I’d like to introduce you to my fiancé Carlos. I know when I talk about him I say Hubby. Because in my eyes he’s my hubby. We just haven’t yet walked down the aisle .But we’ve walked over the threshold. We will one day walk the down the aisle. Right now we are enjoying life. We met about 9 years ago. He was a really good friend before we got together. From Day one he’s made me laugh. We have so much in common , but at the same time so different so it makes it so fun. I’m pretty sure I drive him crazy. But he also drives me crazy. Never a dull moment with us. He’s been such a great step-daddy to David. And the love Breaker and him have is so beautiful to see. He is such a great daddy to Breaker. I know in my heart I was supposed to meet him when I did. He truly is my soul-mate.

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Now I would like to introduce my kids. David is my oldest he’s 14. David has taught me how to be a mom. David is such a kind soul. His heart is so genuine and I love calling him my son. He’s in 8th grade about to be in high school. I can’t believe how fast it has gone. He’s more shy so that’s why he’s not in so many pictures. But he’s with us. David truly is a great son and brother. Breaker is my second baby. He’s 4 and you all are more familiar with him since he’s my fashion side kick. Breaker is our little sunshine. There was a point in my life that I didn’t think I would have another child. I Thank God for him everyday. He’s the crazy in our house. He’s the one that keeps us all on our toes. Big brother has a lot of patience with him. Being they are 10 years apart they still do have a cute relationship. I feel so good that Breaker has David as a big brother to look up to. These 2 boys are my everything. I live for them.

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My family is so special to me and I love every minute with them. I love being a mom and love sharing memories with Carlos. They have all taught me how to be myself. I can be silly with Carlos, I can be that annoying mom to my David and my buddy Breaker is my mini me. Being the only girl in the house has its plus. I mean I don’t have to share my shoes, LOL! Would we like to expand our family of course. Will we, Only God knows. But for now I love my perfect little family.

Hope you all enjoyed meeting my boys! Till next post.

XO  Lisa

 

Long and flirty dresses

Long and flirty dresses

Hello beauties! A week flew by so fast. I don’t know about you all but the time is on warp speed. I remember as a kid a week would feel like an eternity. As an adult geez, It’s like slow down I still have things to do. We’ve been busy so far this month. It’s a fun-filled month of family things. I really cherish family time. We have my uncles who is also my godfather(AKA Nino) his 60th birthday party and Mother’s day. So a very nice family filled weekend.

Today’s post is a long flirty dress look. I wanted to show you a possible Mother’s day outfit or just a fun spring look when you’re feeling extra flirty. I love long flowy dresses. I mean who doesn’t want to look cute and feel comfortable at the same time.

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This dress I went with leopard print. I love leopard print but don’t wear it as much. When I saw this dress I knew I had to have it. I can wear it with sandals or heels to dress it up a little more. I can add a jean jacket to give it a casual look or a moto jacket to give it a more edgy look. This material is so soft and the cut is perfect. I purchased this dress from Zara it was a great price too. Another look I’m really liking is long girly dresses with sneakers. I think that look is perfect for mom’s running after little ones.

I also found these that are super cute and you can make them dressy or casual. Also from Zara!  These kind of dresses are also perfect for trips. Less packing when you don’t have to pack top and bottoms. I know dresses will be on my packing list for sure. So easy and not so much thought. I’ve really got into making more time for me to get ready. I’m enjoying getting dressed up and just having more fun with style. Remember if you feel good about yourself life just seems a little easier. And taking time to fix yourself up a little more is a good step towards that.

A special note to all my Mamas out there. Happy Mother’s day! Being a Mom is so rewarding but also tough. We are very hard on ourselves and don’t give ourselves the credit we deserve. We are all doing a great job the way we know what’s best for Our kids. So every mom is unique and that’s what makes us all so special.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! and maybe some ideas to wear for Mother’s day! Till next post!

XO Lisa

 

10 month blog update/life update

10 month blog update/life update

Hello my beautiful ladies! Today I wanted to give you all a blog update and life update. If you’re new to my blog. Every month I’ve written a blog update. I wanted to have my first year in blogging documented not only for myself to go back and see my growth, but for others that are thinking about starting a blog.

So today is exactly 10 months since my first post. I still get butterflies when I hit the post button. No matter what or how long I do this. I think I’ll always feel a little nervous posting. With the worry of will people read, will people like the post, will people think I’m lame, LOL! You know all the worries I shouldn’t have. As my blogging journey continues, I’m learning so much and loving every minute of it.  Blogging has helped me step out of my mom routine to use my creative side and talk about things I love. I try to stay as true to myself in all my blog post and my instagram post. It hasn’t been easy, I honestly commend all the bloggers that have been in the game for years. I have learned the most important rule of blogging is consistency. Don’t give up keep posting content. Don’t post just to post. Make sure you post something worth reading and looking at. I don’t have time to waste and I don’t think my readers do to. So when I’m getting ready to post I really put my heart in all post. They honestly come from my true self. When I’m writing I put myself in a space talking to my good friends.

What to expect from my blog. I plan to bring more Family life to my Blog. Because that’s my life. I found myself getting a little stressed and giving myself anxiety just trying to think of what fashion post to put up or what’s the news styles we all need to have. I mean don’t get me wrong , I will still post about fashion and the coolest styles. But I will add more family moments and family talk to my blog. I can’t wait and Believe me it won’t be boring. I really hope you all follow along my blogging journey because I’m not stopping anytime soon!

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Life update! Well I’ve been experiencing a lot of anxiety lately. I haven’t felt like this in a really long time. It’s getting better. I work out twice a day just to relieve the anxiety. I haven’t pin pointed the cause. But it will get better. I have to keep telling myself to slow down and breathe. I think Mom life can get a little overwhelming for all. If you experience anxiety just slow down and really focus on you. I really feel exercising helps.

On a brighter note. I have something super exciting coming later this year. And let me tell you after summer break with the kiddos home and back to school madness. This upcoming adventure will be so needed. I will be attending my lovely cousins wedding in Punta Cana. My kids and hubby will not be going. SO that’s major for me. I haven’t left my breaker ever. So when i decided to go I had so many thoughts in my head. You know the mom guilt. But I really am so happy to be going for my cousin. I get to enjoy some R&R with my family. My mom included, I’m so excited. And believe me follow me on instagram because I will for sure be posting there. I’ll be posting a packing guide for the blog right before. It will be destination wedding packing. And I’ll be posting a recap of my vacay after. So please stay tuned to what I have in store for Stylesencillo.com.

I love all of you that take the time to read my post. And appreciate the sweet comments. Thank you thank you. Means the world to me. Till next post.

XO Lisa

 

Mommy and Mini spring style

Mommy and Mini spring style

Hello my loves! Spring is in the air and I’m loving it. Did you all check out my spring favorites post?! We are enjoying the nice weather so much. We’ve started up our daily evening walks again. When the time changes and the weather is perfect we get in an evening walk when the Hubs gets home. We love it, We walk around our area try to get 2 miles in. And this weekend Breaker learned how to ride his big boy bike(training wheels).  So he rode his bike on our walk for the first time this week and did so good. It’s a nice way to get some family time in away from phones and exercise.

So Mom life update. I’m starting to figure out some things to do once the kids are off for summer. I’ll be putting up a blog post on some of the ideas I get. trying to stay local, inexpensive and good for both my 14-year-old and 4-year-old. I really want to get more outdoors with them before it gets too hot. So stay tuned for what I come up with!

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Today’s blog post is all about spring style.  And I have my side kick to show how to jazz up a boys spring outfit. I absolutely love blazers. They looks so good with denim. It’s really a favorite look of mine. I did a blazer look a few post back with jeans. Now that we are in spring, I think this look is so appropriate for the season.

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My look I pretty much had everything I’m wearing since last year other than the blazer. I purchased the blazer right before Easter from Target. I also spotted the same blazer in pink. I think I’ll be snagging that too. My shorts I purchased about 2 years ago from Urban outfitters. I love them. It’s so hard to find the perfect pair of Jean shorts. My shoes are from Aldo I love them and they are on sale now. I added some orange earrings to jazz it up. Some tips I have, with just adding a new pair of earrings or a blazer to some items you already have in your closet can really make a new cute look. Shop within your closet I bet you can make a cute look!

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For Breakers look I wanted to spice up his shorts and plain white tee. He was in a wedding a couple of weeks ago and This was his blazer to his suit. I’m trying to get more wears before it doesn’t fit. It was a linen suit so perfect for spring. I love adding jean jackets or cute cardigans to his outfits. They just make a plain outfit look so much cuter. With boys outfits can get pretty plain. So I always find ways to make my boys outfits pop!

Hope you like my Mommy and Mini spring style and got some helpful tips. You ladies have a great week! Till next post.

XO Lisa

 

Spring Favorites

Spring Favorites

Hello Beauties! How is this lovely spring weather treating you?! I love it, I just can’t handle the allergies I get from this gorgeous spring weather. Besides that It’s been perfect. I’ve been focusing on my house lately. Trying to change-up a few things. We’ve painted the bathroom, next will paint the kitchen. Just little changes and some new decor. It’s one of the things on my vision board to give my house a mini makeover. We still need some improvements but little by little will get it to a happy place. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the mountain of toys Breaker has, LOL! I think mini changes around the house just make you feel good. As simple as a new carpet or some new couch pillows. Doesn’t always have to be costly.

For today I wanted to list a few of my Spring favorites. Which I’ll also take with me to the summer season that’s fast approaching. Because I’m all about multiple use and getting your money’s worth.

 

My first stop would be my favorite shoes! Every spring/summer I try to find a good pair of nude sandals. I’ll use them all season long until it gets too cold to have my toes out. These sandals are from Zara. I absolutely love them. So cute for dresses, skirt and shorts. These will be on repeat all season. Another pair are these cute pearl slides from Target. They are so cute. I’m still on the hunt for my size I’ve tried them on and they are so cute and comfy but I can’t find my perfect size. I’ll be ordering these online right away.  Besides a flip-flop for those pool and beach days. You need to have a nude and black sandal. These will be perfect for the hot days to come.

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Next stop would be Makeup duh! My motto is less is more. Especially when the weather is warm. We don’t want to be melting out there. I’ve been using this foundation since December from Laura Mercier. I really like it, But when I was using it during the winter I noticed it was more matte than I normally use. It’s a silk foundation. So now that the temperature is warmer I love it. I know this is going to be my go to for the hot days.It  Feels so good on the skin. Only advice is if you are more dry skin use a hydrating primer under. It looks great. Another makeup must have for spring/summer is a liquid highlighter these two are great and just give you that dewy glow we all want for those warm days. Bronzer is a must especially if you have that beautiful golden tan we all long for after the winter. Because we are all making sure we protect our faces with a sun hat or umbrella, Bronzer will help your face blend in with that golden tan. I picked up this cute umbrella in china town for $5 I will be using this when I’m outside. Ladies protect your face from sun. So important!

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After makeup we have perfume! We all want to smell good especially when the weather heats up. No one wants to smell sweaty, LOL! I’m not much of a perfume person. Only because I’m really sensitive to smells. I get bad headaches from strong scents. This perfume I’ve had for a while now and I love it. The smell is a softer smell. I would say more on the citrus side. I’m really bad with describing perfumes since I don’t wear much. But this one is very nice and perfect fragrance for spring/summer.

Next is your spring/summer bag. Before kids I would change my purses weekly. But now I’m like too much work. This year I’m trying to be cute again with my bags. The first one is this cute circle straw bag. I’ve been eyeing a bag like this since last summer. My lovely mom ordered this one for me for my Birthday. Only thing is it’s not available until May so I will be waiting at my door for this baby! Another look that is trending right now. The belt bags. These are so cute and I will be getting one. They look cool and not to mention hands free and no stress on your shoulders. WINNING! With these 2 looks you will be set for those spring/summer days.

Earrings!!! You all know I’m a sucker for a cute pair. These earrings will make you look spring/summer ready! These will look cute with any outfit and swimsuit. Go get some!

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Lastly, For years I’ve been wanting to spruce up my porch. We spend more time out in front because it’s where Breaker plays. Finally I found chairs I like! I’ve been hunting down Acapulco chairs forever now. They are so expensive. I was jumping up and down when I saw these online at Target. They really did great with this new home line. They are from the new line Opal House. We got the chairs and rug from Target. I’m loving my little porch area. I just need to find a side table and add my little succulents to make it perfect. I will be having my coffee and watching Breaker play all spring/summer long on these chairs.

Hope you all liked this post for my spring favorites! Have a great rest of the week and weekend! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Makeup-links

Bronzer #1 and Bronzer #2

highlighter #1 and Highlighter #2

Foundation-Laura Mercier

 

Spring/Summer wedding look

Spring/Summer wedding look

Hello Ladies! How are you all doing?! Thank you for the love on my last post. I loved writing it so much. I had a wonderful birthday. A few very special girls in my life got together and had a nice, fun and casual brunch. It was perfect. And ended the night with a small Baskin robins cake eating it right out of the box with my dudes, Perfection! My mom’s birthday is this Saturday. I feel so bad I won’t be able to celebrate with her physically because she’s in Sacramento. I can’t wait for her to come in May! I miss her so much. Never too late to celebrate another year of life!

Today I wanted to share a look I wore last year in May for a wedding. I hadn’t been to a wedding in a while and the last wedding I went to before that was my sisters. Which I was in the wedding and pregnant. So for this wedding I wanted to enjoy without worrying about an uncomfortable dress or Spanx, LOL! I looked and looked everywhere. I finally found this dress from Zara. Like I said this was last year so this dress is not available anymore. But I wanted to share how a simple dress can look nice for a wedding.

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A little helpful hint when looking for dresses especially if you are a mom or just don’t have much time to be at the mall searching. Most of us look online. And one thing I have noticed when looking online and this is no where shade towards the models or anyone. But most of the dresses look frumpy because the models are tall and thin. So when I saw this dress online, I liked the style but looked so frumpy on the model. I took a chance and put it on hold and went to try it on and loved it. This dress was so comfortable and I loved the ruffle detail and V cut back. So simple yet so chic. I paired it with my favorite tan sandals and some rose gold accessories.

I received so many compliments on this dress that day. Not to mention danced the night away and felt so comfortable. So most important thing when looking for a spring/summer wedding guest dress is try to go with light weight. The weather depending on where the wedding is will be so much more comfortable. Color is also a factor you don’t want to go too dark for a spring/summer wedding. Shoes I think a pretty sandal with heel is perfect. And if your dress is more on the simpler style like mine, I would try to jazz it up with a pretty clutch like I did or some statement earrings. I went with the clutch since my dress had the beautiful ruffles I didn’t want statement earrings to draw attention away from them.

So that’s it ladies just a little help if you are invited to a wedding and can’t find anything to wear. Also I’ll link some dresses I thought were appropriate for a Spring/Summer wedding below. Hope this post was helpful! Happy shopping! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Short and vibrant- Zara

Pink and lace-Zara

Flower satin-Zara

Flower linen-Zara

Special Note to my Mom. Happy Birthday Mom I love you so much and can’t wait to see you and give you a Big hug!

Loving myself at 39

Loving myself at 39

Hello my Beautiful friends! Today is a special post. Today I turned 39 and I couldn’t be more proud of my age. I was born April 6 ,1979 to my Mother Guadalupe. And she’s very much important to this post as I am.  My parents divorced when I was pretty young so my reason of being who I am is because of my mom. Growing up in a single parent home was not always easy, But I have to say it was the best thing for my family. It was a house full of girls. My mom and my 2 sisters. My mom’s priority were her daughters. Nothing else mattered. My mom till this day is single. At times I feel bad for her decision to not date. But I’m also thankful for her decision. My mom is the sweetest person you can meet. I remember as kids we would be in a grocery store and she would smile and wave at someone, My sisters and I would say “do you know them?” her response ” No, but they smiled at me” As a kid I was like how embarrassing. But now I think how wonderful that was. I can go on and on about my mom. I love her more than words can say.

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The #1 thing that makes me feel blessed at 39 is, I finally know who I am. I love that I finally feel good with who I am and what I have. I focus on my family and I’m enjoying every minute I have with them. I know from experience and age that once you find happiness with yourself everything else in your life will be just as great. We all have struggles in life, But the most important thing to remember is that we only have one life to live. So make it a good one.

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The #2 reason is I finally love all of me. Even my flaws. Our flaws are what make us unique. I don’t walk around with the perfect body, but damn this body gave birth to 2 wonderful kids. So for that I love my body. This body gets things done everyday. I have legs that can get me around, I have arms that allow me to hug my family tight. I have eyes that can see everyday so clear. This body is what makes me me! The importance of self-love is way further than just the outside it’s what’s inside that counts more.

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Reason #3 is Confidence. I leave this last because without the other 2 you won’t find it. I didn’t always have the confidence I have now. Growing up I was as shy as they come. I didn’t like to speak up, I didn’t like attention on me. My confidence was pretty low. I was happy with just blending in. Now, I mean I’m not shouting at the roof tops , but if I need to speak up for myself I do. Becoming a mom really boosted up my confidence. I am their protector. I think about my mom she did it alone for 3 girls. I’m lucky I have my fiancé that is so supportive. That gives me the confidence I need. Confidence is not about being better than anyone. It’s about being a strong, kind and loving person. I have the confidence to give a stranger a smile rather than looking down. I have the confidence to stand up for something I don’t think is right. And with that I’m grateful for my age because without the journey to get to 39 I wouldn’t be who I am today.

I hope you all liked this post. I enjoyed writing it very much. Cheers to another year of life! Till next post.

XO Lisa