Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The truth about pregnancy

So few months ago I found out I was pregnant. For those who don't know me I was never a fan of kids, neither I ever engaged with them. I waited 10 years of marriage to finally give up and decide to try this all motherhood thing.

I am 17 weeks now and had so far a miserable pregnancy with 24 'morning' sickness (they tell you it's morning but it is all day), nose bleeding, congestion, headaches, weird allergies reactions, over salivation, etc. The worst has passed but there is really no much glory or the infamous glow. I actually have acne.

If I was to explain how you feel when you are pregnant imagine having had your worst or best drunk night in your entire night. The night you drink so much you blank out and wake up with your make up all over your face next to the toilet of the trashiest bar in town. Imagine the next morning, as a result you have the worst hang over in the history of any hang over. You can hardly move or feed yourself, your head is the path for thousands of elephants and your stomach has gone through a mixture of toilet waters.... remember the Sundays spent on the sofa trying to make sense of the pain? Trying to eat but you can't really because everything makes you want to puke?

Pregnancy during the first 3 months is that every day every hour every minute of your 3 month. While with the hang over you got the light at the end of the tunnel - you start slowly feeling better- with pregnancy there is no such a thing. There is no, "Hey it's getting better," it's the endless hang over of the century.

Top that with the fact that you can't take any drugs, you still have to show up at work, and manage your everyday functions and BAM you got PREGNANCY!!!


Gin second month of pregnancy 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Must have Fashion Items when you are pregnant

Second Trimester Must Fashion Items

It is quite depressing at this time to go on a weekend shopping with your friends when you are pregnant. Forget about looking at cute tiny dresses because you can't even fit one of your boobs in it. But you can still get some fashionable items to show off and be comfortable during your second trimester.

1). At this point you really need a new bras or even more than one. I have changed 3 sizes so far going to Victoria's Secret every week. The other week I bought two new bras, by the time I got home my boobs had grown already. True story. Then I got measured again at the store and I was told that the style I had selected the previous week (when my boobs were slightly smaller) was not available in my new size.  So the lesson is buy a new supportive bras during your second trimester and go for something fun and sexy like the bras at Victoria's Secret. You are not at the breast feeding phase yet, for that you will need to go for a maternity bras. If anyone has suggestions please let me know.

2). I bought a small J.Crew cardigan that shapes my belly (shown in the picture). I figured given that I am big I should show my belly and shape more. I tried a very floaty dress by BCBG at Dillards and it looked horrible on me. It was yes floaty and roomy but just because you have a belly it does not me you need to look like a watermelon. It was the one below:


3). Big necklaces: everything is big so even your accessories must match with your new proportions. Get yourself chunky bracelets or a statement necklace. You will be able to use these accessories even when pregnancy is over. I bought this one at J.Crew Factory and it was 40% off.

Now I need a nap. Ah!

My Sunday Outfit: J.Crew cardigan bought at J.Crew Factory; Urban Outfitters cotton skirt (just something I had for years that I don't care to stretch out); an Anthropologie bracelet; and vegan pink nail polish, which I love.

If you are reading this and you are pregnant I would love to hear from you. Share your fashion tips, struggles and laughs.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How to choose a flattering blazer for women

Every woman young or mature should have a couple of blazers. They are versatile and can change any outfits. You can wear them at work, out with friends, and even at school. They are also good because they are not as heavy as sweater and yet they do the job of protecting from cold chills. 
You don't have to spend a lot of money these days to find the perfect blazer. Let me show you two that I enjoy wearing for any occasions.

#1. THE WHITE BLAZER: wear with black pants for a party or happy hours on Friday, or wear with a dress at a wedding or work. I wore this one with a 1950s inspired dress for the office. I matched it with chunky jewelry and I was all set. 

#2. THE CASUAL BLAZER: The casual blazer is also a jacket that you can use for cold nights or cold offices. You can pair it with sweat pants and sneakers or with a cute dress. This particular jacket is from On and On by Silvia Di Grazia, an emerging Italian designer based in Milan, Italy. She is actually from my hometown Lucca and has quickly become a new icon in the world on contemporary fashion that is also comfortable.  

 #3. THE BOYFRIEND BLAZER: a bigger feel and fit than other blazers, the boyfriend jacket works well paired with heavy sweaters in the winter or to elongate the body of heavier women. Pair it with skinny pants, a dress, or a pencil skirt and you are set to be a trendy office girl. I choose a satin like fabric and a pink color to stay girly enough.

TIPS: Make sure you don't pick a blazer too small on your shoulder and back. You need to leave some room. Many blazers are really small on your arms and even short. Go bigger rather than small. 
TIPS: Depending on the fabric and cut of the blazer pick colors that do not add weight to your body. For example, the boyfriend blazer can risk to look too baggy if the fabric is too heavy. Go for light weight. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What do I need to pack for a weekend in Miami?

I never really posted pictures from my trip to Miami back in December. I just wanted to share my favorite place to visit and items to pack for a weekend in Miami. I actually wrote already about it here, so check it out. 

101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, 33130 

WHY VISITING: The architecture is phenomenal and the view is exceptional. Don't expect great art inside. Just go to take pictures of the building and enjoy a picnic outside. 



Monday, April 7, 2014

What to wear at an office job


As my usual weekly work out outfit I decided to share an old picture of mine when I still could fit in some of my tiny clothes. For those who don't know I am pregnant now, so my fashion adjusted to a belly. You can follow fashion for pregnant women on my blog searching for pregnancy. 
The dress is from Gianni Bini, a gift from my mother-in-law. The necklace is a vintage piece my mother gave me. 

I don't like to do much with my hair and I am a horrible fast hairstylist. I don't even brush my hair. So I pull them up all the times in my best capabilities. 





Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Fashion Trends 2014

I have been waiting to do a piece on Spring fashion trends for real people. I have been watching and reading about what's going to be hot, what we should buy, get rid off, etc. I have many opinions as usual, but I will start with a post on top cute items for Spring Fashion 2014.

WHAT'S IN that I like:

1. Pastel Colors: If you know me you know how much obsession I have for pastel colors. From home decor to ice cream and clothes I love pastel pinks, blue, yellow, etc. 

Pastel Obsession

2. White blouses, tops, shirts: Go in your closet now and pull all your whites. White tops are in for spring 2014. Check for stains and if you need to replace some go cheap. Visit outlet malls, Forever 21, and TJmaxx. Why spending hundreds when you get the same for $20?

3. Full Skirts: Halleluja for this trend which can be pulled off for the office at any time. 
4. Shimmer and Metallic:
I know what you think: "No way I can pull any of these items off without looking like a show girl or stripper."
You are wrong and I will show you in the upcoming weeks how metallic can look classy and worth buying. So don't forget to subscribe to my channel to stay in touch on how to wear these trends. I will show case on myself the best of Spring Fashion 2014. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Work Outfit for Fashion For Real People

Work Outfit for Fashion For Real People 

We continue the tradition of displaying an office outfit every week to inspire those women to keep it fun at the office. One way to do it is through accessories. In this week I chose a fun clutch to keep by your desktop (the one in the picture is from Phillip Lim but I actually make similar ones that I sell for much cheaper at a boutique in Key West. Let me know if you are interested and I will share my info).

Since we are still in between season I selected a long sleeve blouse (use cardigans on top), and a wool skirt. This will work well with thighs if you are in Boston or Chicago. If you are in Florida choose lighter fabrics and opt for sandals. At this point you can put your ankle boots in the closet for next season.

Phillip Lim Clutch  // Super Lucia SunGlasses //  Designspiration simple watch // Carven Tulip Wool Skirt // Kristen Elspeth Bar Stud Earrings // White H&M blouse // Lime Cardigan H&M //  Kule gold ring // Zara nude boots //