Out of the office!

Out of the office!

Hello Ladies! I hope all you beauties are having a great week! As you read this short note I’m probably laying by a pool sipping a fun drink and I’m sure missing my boys like crazy! I’m in Punta Cana right now and will be back to business next week with a fun post on my Vacation details and pictures! So stay tuned!

Hope you all have a great rest of the week and weekend! If you want to keep up with my trip follow me on Instagram @stylesencillo ! Till next post!

XO  Lisa

Family friendly halloween activities

Family friendly halloween activities

Hello Everyone! Hope you all are doing well! I’m over here just gearing up for my Vacay! I leave this Sunday. I’m feeling all the feels, excited, scared, sad and nervous. Leaving the boys is so hard. But this mama needs a break. I’m looking forward to this recharge. Don’t forget to follow along with me on IG. And I’ll be posting a blog on my vacay once I’m back.

So Today’s Blog post is going to be short but sweet. I wanted to share some family friendly Halloween activities to get us in the Halloween spirit. With it being the first week of October thought this was perfect to let you all in on some. Some I list I have attended , Some I haven’t yet. And I’ll give an idea that won’t break the bank.

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First is probably my favorite so far Mickey’s Halloween party! But I’m not sure if tickets are still available. I did do a full post on this last year when we attended. We sat this year out because of my trip I was just a little overwhelmed. But we will definitely be there next year.

Second is Ghost Train at Griffith park, we did this a few years back. Breaker was even too small to ride. So it was myself and David. It’s definitely on our list this year. It’s so cute the kids will love it. It’s in travel town and it’s a pretty long ride not scary at all. just fun. First weekend is Oct 13 from 7pm-10pm. They only ride on the weekends. And will be open 10/30-10/31. Tickets are sold at the door $20 each rider. Line does get long so arrive early.

Third is Descanso Gardens pumpkin festival, Rise of the Jack o’ lanterns. This starts Oct 1st- Nov 1st. I have not been to this one. I will try to make it out this year. I think it will be fun for the kids as well. Advanced ticket purchase is required, prices $22-$28 varies from dates.

fourth is Camp Spooky. Another I have not been to. But I’ve been to the evening one, SCARY! So this one is made for the little ones. I think it has the same idea like Mickey’s Halloween party. They have trick o treating for the kids and other fun stuff. I believe Knott’s Berry farm isn’t as expensive like Disneyland so worth the try. I noticed tickets are less if you purchase online.

Fifth is my favorite and the cheapest, LOL! One of our favorite things to do is take the boys to get a treat to eat in the car and drive around the areas we know decorate for Halloween every year. They love to see the houses and it just put us in the Halloween spirit. I know now a days everything is so expensive for a family of four so don’t ever feel spending more is more fun. I grew up not having much but my memories like these are with me forever.

Hope you all liked this Post. Let me know in comments if you’ve been to any. Side note these are all in the LA area or near. Till next post!

XO Lisa

Leopard for fall

Leopard for fall

Hello Ladies! Happy first week of Fall. Seriously Fall and spring have always been my favorite seasons. I love the Fall fashion so much. I love layering and I love coats. I mean I can go on and on about what I love about fall. Over the weekend I tried Starbucks new coffee maple pecan with foam , it was a little on the sweet side but the taste and feel was Fall all the way.  Something so cozy about fall. But I live in LA so we don’t always get so much fall weather. Believe me when it hits 65 degrees I’m like bring out the coat, LOL!

So with that said, I’m calling all my LA girls out to give you some Fall inspo so we don’t feel left out with the trends! I’m sure by now everyone has seen that leopard print is poppin! I’ve always loved leopard print. It comes and goes but always sticks around. If that makes sense. So if you have any from a few years ago, Bring it on!

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I wanted to share this look I put together that’s cute for LA fall. I had been seeing this skirt all over IG from Target. I had to have it. You can style this so many ways. Like the way I did, Also dress it up more with a black pump and a silky camisole. I would also wear it with a vintage tee tied in a knot with some sneakers or mules. I love this skirt. I also added my motorcycle jacket to give it a more edgy look and if it’s a colder in LA. Also my top is a bodysuit old from cotton on, Jacket from Zara similar one here. And shoes from Aldo. 

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I picked out some other leopard items that would be perfect for this trend and In LA. These pants are so cute I would pair these with a top like I have on with my skirt, a tee or simple tank. This Cami is the perfect way to give that leopard trend a try. Perfect for LA Fall. I would wear this Cami with some jeans, Blue or black will look cute. You can add a red shoe or just simple black. If you don’t like to spend so much on print pieces I would add some accessories. This belt is so cute! You can add it to a simple dress, Over a coat and with some jeans. You can add your pop of leopard with just adding this belt. Another  inexpensive way to add the leopard trend to your fall outfits is this scarf. You can wear it in your hair, tie it around your neck or even tie it around your purse strap. A perfect way if you are on a budget but want that leopard trend. All these items are from Zara! Very reasonable prices.

Ok ladies hope you liked my first fall style for 2018. I can’t wait to share some more. I’m trying to give options for everyone and Like I try to do, On a budget! Till next Post!

XO Lisa

Glossier cloud paint

Glossier cloud paint

Hello Beauties! How are you all doing? I hope well! I’m doing good, Keeping busy. I mean mom life is always busy. I’ve been a little busier with appointments. I’m leaving on my trip in a few weeks and I made certain appointments to get ready for it. I like to get these done while Breaker is at school, so it doesn’t leave me too much time. But I’m getting it all done in the next few weeks. I’m super excited. It’s tough being a girl, LOL! We need to get so much done before trips, events etc. I’ve had Laser hair removal appts, eyelash extensions, hair appts. and the last will be manicure and pedicure, GEEZ! I’ll be doing a post on my trip once I’m back. Hopefully with some fun stuff and helpful tips.

Today I wanted to share my new blushes I bought this past weekend. One of the things I wanted for my trip was a new blush. I love blush and honestly with eyelash extensions some blush, a pretty lip color with some tinted moisturizer and I’m set. So of course I asked my Bestie if she knew of any cool blushes. She mentioned Glossier cloud paint. I’ve heard good things about this blush and I’ve used Glossier highlight sticks before.

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One of the cool things about being in LA is that they just opened up a Glossier store. When I first purchased from Glossier it was only online. But Yes they opened up the cutest store in West Hollywood. I didn’t get a pic of how cute the store was but I did take this cool pic. They have a room you can go in for some fun photos. The entire store is Instagram perfect. It’s located here!

Ok so on to the makeup! Something I’ve come to love lately and especially at my older age now, 39 if you guys don’t know. I’m loving less and less powder products and more cream products. I think they just make my skin look more youthful. I don’t get Botox or fillers. So I’m all natural. I have been blessed with nice skin, But of course we can’t run away from natural aging. So these blushes from Glossier are perfect! They call them Cloud paint! I went with Dusk and Beam. Dusk is such a pretty soft brown and Beam is a soft peach. They go on so smooth and so easy just with your fingertips. I did try to get the best swatches for you all, I love the way they look on my skin, so natural. I’d say if you are on the hunt for some new blush definitely take a trip to Glossier and check these out. Not to mention it’s walking distance from the famous Alfred tea room! Added a pic of my drink! Would I recommend these if buying online, Most definitely!

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Hope you ladies liked this quick review on Glossier store and cloud paint. Till next post.

XO  Lisa

My 2018 Fall fashion wish list

My 2018 Fall fashion wish list

Hello my beauties! How are you all doing?! I’m over here being Mom. Back To homework, projects, Dances! It’s all fun stuff. I love being mom. My oldest is off to Homecoming this Weekend, So that’s exciting. He’s actually letting me style him, LOL! I’m hoping he lets me take a pic. So look out on Instagram for that.

We all know Fall is coming and pumpkin spice has already made its debut at Starbucks. It’s like as soon as you see that pumpkin spice on the menu, Fall is in the air. Fall officially kicks off Sept 22! So that means fall styles are already at your favorite stores. I haven’t done much fall shopping since I’m off to my vacay soon. I’m still kind of stuck on summer style. But as soon as the weather drops over here in LA, I have my wish list.

First I’m sharing my Target finds. Target is so good and you can’t beat the prices. With all the cool brands at Target you know you can always find the It styles. One of my favorite looks for the fall are silk like skirts. These can be dressed up or casual. Look out for my fall look coming to the blog soon in this leopard skirt. I’ll share how I styled this cute skirt. Leopard is going to be all around this season. I’m not mad at that. It’s so fun. They also have the same skirt in this pretty bronze like color.

Next would be one of my favorite stores that never let’s me down. Whenever I have somewhere to go, I can always count on Zara to have something cute. My list for Zara would need its own post, LOL! So I’m just sharing some basics you can wear all season long and winter. You can pair this body suit with jeans, skirts, shorts (if in la) just about any kind of bottom. I’m loving the sleeves on this body suit. Jeans I mean we all need that perfect pair. I love Zara jeans. The price is good and you can find any style you like. Another trend I’m liking is the Vinyl purses. How great would it be to not change your purse all season if you just get one of the vinyl bags that match everything. I really liked this one.

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Last for Clothes would be Urban Outfitters. It’s a store I don’t buy much from. But they have some cute fall staples I really want this year. Like I said I tend to stick to basics. I’ll add the newest earring or maybe a newer shoe style to give my simple outfit that added flare. I’m definitely getting this fleece coat. I had so much FOMO last year when I saw everyone wearing it, I just never purchased it. But for sure this year. Another one I feel everyone needs is a jean jacket. They go with everything. You can’t go wrong with a Jean jacket.

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Last on my list would be my absolute favorite, SHOES! I love shoes. If I could, I would have a room filled with shoes. But I don’t so I limit my purchases and try to sell or donate shoes I don’t use anymore. Which I’m kicking myself because not too long ago I got rid of some leopard pumps from BCBG, I swear whoever found those at the goodwill I donated to are lucky! But I’m happy for whoever scored them. So in right now, UGH! These are my picks. I’m not sure which ones I’m going to splurge on. But I will be getting at least one pair. These are all from ALDO.

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Hope you all liked my wish list! Can’t wait to style some fall looks! Have a great rest of the week and enjoy that Pumpkin spice! Till next post.

XO  Lisa

Makeup for travel

Makeup for travel

Hello Ladies!! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve written. That means I had a long Week! Getting back to the school routine has me exhausted. And I forgot how much more laundry we use during school days! The boys are transitioning so good.

The next couple weekends and weeks are going to be a little busy. I leave for my trip in a month. I still need a few things for my trip. And some appointments to get to before.  I’m pretty excited, I booked my very first spray tan. I will share once I’ve done it. If this was just a more mommy getaway trip I would be doing less. But we are actually going for a wedding. So I want to make sure I’m prepared and groomed, Lol!

So with that said, Makeup! So like I said if this was more of a let mom getaway to R&R, I probably wouldn’t even take much makeup or if any. But we are going for a wedding so I will need makeup. But for some reason whenever we’ve gone to Vegas or short trips I always over pack makeup. Why? I have no clue. I’m trying to keep my packing to carry-ons only. I’d rather take an extra pair of shoes than more makeup.

Besides my face routine items, This is pretty much all I plan to take with me. First my face prep. Since will be traveling by airplane I know my skin will be so dry. So an exfoliate and Summer Fridays jet lag mask is a must. The exfoliate besides my normal wash will be much-needed. I know I will get dry skin. The Jet lag mask is fantastic So that’s definitely coming. Which Summer Fridays just released an exfoliate! I’m hoping to get my hands on that one before I leave. SPF for sure! We are traveling at night but will be arriving in Punta Cana in the am, so I will need this with me. I also forgot to picture my Mario Badescu rose water spray, that will definitely be with me.

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For sure I’ll be taking my traveling light mirror. If I’m getting ready once the sun goes down hotel lighting is horrible, So this comes in handy. My brushes I always pack in this brush bag. It’s perfect and the makeup brushes don’t get smashed. I’ll be bringing two eyeshadow palettes. Better look in next pic.

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So I’m a total neutral more bronzy makeup lover. These are my favorites and you can do so many looks with just these two eyeshadow palettes, Colourpop is still available, my Mario Palette isn’t. My favorite bronzer at the moment will be coming. And since I’m trying to keep packing to a minimal. I love this highlighter/blush duo from Becca cosmetics, Mine pictured is not available anymore but this looks even better! The blush is pretty with any bronzy look and I also like wearing just my bronzer if I’m going for a more natural look instead of blush.

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These are a few other items I will be bringing as well. I love liquid highlighter and this one from Sephora is my favorite. Can’t forget a tinted moisturizer. Lately I’ve been just wearing this and no foundation. Gotta have the brow precise to fill in my eyebrows. Some lose highlighter dust will be fun for some added highlight with swimsuits. Can’t forget some fun color lips. I have eyelashes extensions so I’m planning on adding some tinted moisturizer, some highlight and a pop of color on my lips. And done!

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I couldn’t find my exact makeup traveling bag but it’s pretty much like this one. You open it up and it has two sides with zipper openings and fits quite a bit of stuff and will fit perfectly in my carry on bag!

 

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Well that’s it! Let’s hope I stick to my plan, LOL! My goal is to pack light, fingers crossed! Hope you all enjoyed this post. Till next post!

XO Lisa

Mom guilt

Mom guilt

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are doing well. today I wanted to talk about something that has been bothering me. This post was actually scheduled for next weeks post. But I felt it really strong the last few days that I wanted to write it this week.

Struggling with Mom guilt. Ok so this can mean so many different things. Are you a mom feeling guilty because you have to work? Are you a mom feeling guilty because you are so tired and exhausted from being a stay at home mom? Are you a mom feeling guilty because you want to have some personal time? I can go on and on. So which one are you?

I’m having a few reasons of this so-called “mom guilt” the number one is never feeling like I’m doing enough. And I mean doing enough to contribute with finances. I worked from age 19-35 full-time. That’s 16 years of working Monday-friday full time. I was such an independent women. I loved having my own. I was proud of my work I did. After having my first son, I continued working full time. I honestly can say it wasn’t hard. I had a lot of good help. I loved my job so it felt good to go to work and come home feeling fulfilled. And even more so coming home to my sweet boy. After having my second son. my position was moved to Phoenix, AZ. I was on maternity leave for the last months of my job so I actually never went back after. Fast forward to now almost 5 years later. I’m feeling the need to go back to work. Even though my fiancé works hard to give us what we need and make sure I can be home. I don’t feel right. It’s been a struggle for me. I’m feeling guilty just having these thoughts of wanting to go back to work. My boys need me and I don’t really have anyone that can help out with drop offs and pick ups. So it’s another reason I’m grateful to stay home. But I can’t shake this feeling of wanting to be more and do more. It’s something I’m trying to figure out. But I’m so blessed to be able to stay home with them.

The other reason I’ve been feeling the Mom guilt pretty heavy is my trip. It’s coming up fast about a month and 1 week. As it gets closer I get more and more nervous. I’m getting excited but I’m feeling so guilty. I’ve never taken a trip away from my kids. My oldest I’ve had to leave him a few times due to school when I’ve visited my mom. But Breaker I’ve never even left him overnight. He’s with me 24/7. I’m so happy he will be with Daddy. I’m trying to tell myself that both boys are in good hands and I really need this re-charge. The hubs is all for me going and enjoying myself. I guess we can’t help but to feel guilty.

So many things can bring on the Mommy guilt. It can be so small. I’m trying to work on balance still. I don’t think it gets easier as the kids get older either. Because with a teenager in the house that brings on a whole lot of other worries.

I’m thankful for what I have.I’m not trying to change my life. I’m just trying to find balance in life. Till next post.

XO  Lisa