My go to Style/Dots Cafe

My go to Style/Dots Cafe

Hello Ladies! I hope you all are having a great week! Summer break has officially started in our house. Both boys are home from school. And Oh is LA already hot! We went to Toys R Us yesterday to look for a cool blow up pool since everything is 50-70% off, but no luck. So I’m on the hunt for a decent one that maybe I can even sit in, LOL!

Also countdown to my Punta Cana trip! It’s 4 months away, I’m still nervous being that I’m leaving my kids and hubby behind. But I also can’t wait for a recharge. I really need it. I’ll be putting up a blog post closer to my trip to show you what I’m packing. Excited!

Today I wanted to share a look that I have been wearing non-stop. I’ve always been a jeans kind of girl. And jeans and a tee are my go to. I have been working out 5 days a week at home for the last 3 months consecutively. I’ve cut back on a lot of naughty foods. But I plan on getting better on the food. Baby steps. But I have noticed a big difference in my body. And I’m pretty proud. Let’s just say about this time last year I wouldn’t have been caught in a crop top out in public. I don’t have the perfect body but I’m proud at my results and I’m not stopping.

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I absolutely love these crop tees from Zara. I have a few colors and they are so comfy and  I don’t feel like it’s too much for me. I still like to look conservative. My jeans are my go to from Zara. I wish they had more colors like these exact ones. I love them so much. My purse is the one My mom bought me from Urban outfitters. It’s such a fun summer bag. My shoes are can you believe 8 years old. They are BCBG I hadn’t worn them in a while because the heels were warned out. But I just had them fixed and they are like new! I always throw on a fun pair of earrings when I wear my go to style. I love spicing it up with some fun vibrant earrings. The perfect summer outfit, Just replace the jeans with shorts when it’s too HOT!

Wanted to share this cute little Cafe we visited over the weekend. It’s such a cute place to take the kiddos while they are home for summer. It’s called Dot’s cafe in Pasadena, Ca. The decor is just way too adorable. They have a full menu. We will definitely be back to try the breakfast. We walked in to get some cupcakes. They have all sorts of goodies. Here are some pics from our visit. I say if you are near the area check it out.

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Hope you ladies liked this post and hope you all have a great weekend! Till next post.

XO Lisa

A special message to the hubby. Happy Father’s Day Babe. The love you give to the boys is so precious to me. You love David and are so caring towards him. You are the best Daddy to Breaker and I love you so much for going to work everyday and letting me stay home to take care of our boys. You are my best friend and the Best Daddy ever! Xo

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

 

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

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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!

Jumping into spring style

Jumping into spring style

Hello my Lovely ladies! First week of spring done and I’m loving it. The rain was so nice last week here in LA. My boys are off for spring break. No vacay plans for us. But having them home is nice and we get to sleep in a little. Both my boys are pretty easy they are not the kind that want to be out and about all the time. They are total homebody kids.

I’ve been in a little creative block. I have most of my post planned for the next couple months but I’m stuck for June, LOL! I guess my brain doesn’t want to work that far ahead. I would love to know what you ladies want to see on the blog. I’ve been wanting to do more recipes but most of my recipes I get on Pinterest. So I’m thinking of doing a post on all the recipes I’ve made from Pinterest. Comment or message me on Instagram of what you would like to see for my summer post!

Today I’m sharing my first spring style of the season. It’s a perfect transition from winter to spring. I used to be always cold. But after kids I don’t get that cold anymore. Just putting Breaker in the car seat I sweat, LOL! So I love light weight clothes and simple. Like I’ve said before the more simple the better for me. I don’t like feeling confined or the feeling of my insides being crushed from tight clothes. It’s just not for me.

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So this look I went with a jean skirt I bought last summer from Forever 21. I’ve seen so many this year that I will snag for summer. I love jean skirts. Something so simple yet feminine with a little edge. My Top I picked up at Target from who what wear brand. If you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning you know I love this brand. They never disappoint with the trends and the quality. So cute and so affordable. Just love it. I also loved the ruffle detail on the sleeves that just screams spring! I added my floral booties that are so comfortable. I talked about spring shoes in my last post, Go check it out! I’ve been living in this bag as well. I normally carry my large never full LV bag. But I’ve had really bad shoulder pain , so I have been living for my light weight Kate spade bag. Kate spade is a favorite of mine. Always nice timeless bags.

Hope you ladies liked this outfit post! Hope you all enjoy this beautiful spring break week. Next week I’ll be posting my blog post on Friday in honor of my birthday. I have a very personal post coming. I hope you all will like it. Till next post!

XO Lisa

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Spring shoe style

Spring shoe style

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are doing well! Spring is finally here and I can’t be any happier. Something about spring colors and weather makes me so happy. I think the only thing I don’t like about spring is the allergies I get. But nothing a little allergy medicine can’t fix, LOL!

My boys are off of school next week for spring break. We having nothing planned yet but hopefully we can get a few fun things in. Sometimes it’s hard when you have kids so far apart because a place that will be fun for Breaker(my 4-year-old) is not fun for David(my 14-year-old). So I try to find in between places. But that’s not always easy. The good thing is my oldest is really patient and good with his brother. That helps a lot.

Today’s Blog post is on shoe styles that will help you transition into spring from Winter. Spring is still not that Hot for summer style shoes. But warm enough for some cute open toe or peep toes! I love shoes. I think if I wasn’t on a budget I would have a mountain of shoes. A shoe will always fit no matter what. And they can just liven up any outfit. I’m a very simple dresser, So shoes have always been my accessory that pops! Besides my earrings.

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First shoe style I felt will be a cool transition for spring are these booties with a peep toe. They will look so cute with jeans, dresses or some cute cut offs. And will work for a night out because they will keep your feet warm for the chillier spring nights and will also show off your cute pedi!

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Second style are these floral booties. I’m kind of obsessing over floral right now. I think  floral booties or a cute floral pump will be perfect for a spring outfit. The booties will look cute with a jean skirt, dress or some jeans. And the shoes will be your show stopper for your outfit.

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Third shoe style will most likely be my go to. You can’t go wrong with a sneaker. I’m loving the Nike Cortez right now. These are navy with a pop of pink. I will also be purchasing a white classic van and a checkered slip on van. I think if you are a busy mom running around but want to look cool and stay on trend you can’t go wrong with these. I will be pairing my sneakers with a cute tank dress, some crop skinny jeans or some spring style dresses. I think they will look so cute with a more feminine look.

I will be posting outfits with these shoes very soon so stay tuned! and I will link some shoes below that will rock your spring style! Hope you ladies liked this post. Have a great week and Weekend! Till next post.

XO Lisa

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