Summer Style Session at South Moon Under National Harbor

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Real Mom Style: High Bun & Noonday Zip Scarf (London Edition)

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In-flight Travel Bag Essentials (VIDEO)

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Real Mom Style: Traveling in Comfort and Style (London Edition)

This Monday, I bring you Real Mom Style from London! My husband, kids and I are here for two … [Continue Reading]

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Rimmel Makeup Looks: Retro Glam Eyes and Red Lips

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Real Mom Style: Pink Wellies and Polka Dot Tights

This weekend it rained both days — and not just any kind of rain, but the cold and windy kind that … [Continue Reading]

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RoC Academy: Skincare 101 from the Anti-Aging Experts (VIDEO)

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The Sassoon Salon Experience (VIDEO)

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How ColectivaLatina & Social Fabric Helped Me Become a Better Blogger

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Real Mom Style: A Green Handbag and Re-shopped Striped Dress

It's been a supremely busy week with just life in general and a new job I got overseeing social … [Continue Reading]

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Real Mom Style: Transitioning to Spring in a CAbi Trench

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RoC Skincare: Anti Wrinkle Cream Superstars (VIDEO)

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Shop Your Closet for Spring on Let’s Talk Live

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My Top 5 Stella & Dot Necklaces for Spring

The new spring 2014 Stella & Dot line is out and I do have my favorites — however, I also like … [Continue Reading]

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Real Mom Style: Spring Trends 2014 at Last Call by Neiman Marcus

Last week I gave a Spring Trends 2014 presentation at Last Call by Neiman Marcus at Mosaic … [Continue Reading]

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Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Face-Off Challenge

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Book Signing with Jo Frost, Global Parenting Expert in Washington, D.C.

You know you are a mama when you get excited about fashion and beauty things one minute and then … [Continue Reading]

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Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio Spring Trends Event at Mosaic District

I'm very much looking forward to hosting the Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio Spring Trends Event at … [Continue Reading]

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Real Mom Style: 3 Ways to Style a Square Silk Scarf

With all the snow we are getting here you'd think we were in the midwest or something. I like snow, … [Continue Reading]

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Lubriderm Moisturizes Hands and Keeps Families Happy

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Real Mom Style: Leather Jacket and Broken Ray-Bans (VIDEO)

What a gorgeous weekend! It was absolutely magical outside and seeing and feeling the sun on my … [Continue Reading]

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Elegant and Affordable Downton Abbey Jewellery Collection

I rarely go to malls, but when I go I tend to park in the Macy's parking lot and walk through the … [Continue Reading]

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How to Create a Valentine’s Day to Night Makeup Look with Neutrogena (VIDEO)

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Drugstore Beauty Favorites at Walgreens

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Walgreens. However, all … [Continue Reading]

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Kleenex Style in your Home and on the Go

Post sponsored by Kleenex®  I have a five year old son and a one year old daughter — that means I … [Continue Reading]

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Emilie M Handbags for the Stylish Mom on a Budget

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Real Mom Style: Blue Printed Corduroy Pants

What a weekend! My husband and I agreed we wouldn't make any plans to go out or have anyone over. It … [Continue Reading]

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Step Out in Red to Support National Heart Month

Not sponsored. I was gifted a pair of Tieks for National Heart Month but was not under obligation to … [Continue Reading]

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Gold Medal Hair and Winter Skin Care on Let’s Talk Live

Yesterday morning I went on Let's Talk Live, a local Washington, D.C. area news show that is part of … [Continue Reading]

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Real Mom Style: Michael Kors Pointed Flats

This weekend was the Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale here in Alexandria. Local businesses … [Continue Reading]

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3 Ways to Style Baseball Hats with MakerWear

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totescool: Cutting Edge Metallic Tote Bags

I was gifted different metallic tote bags to style and feature. No, I'm not trying to be hip and … [Continue Reading]

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Hair Styles: Silky Straight Hair and Soft Natural Waves

Folica sent me both hair styling tools for review.   Sooooo, I love playing with my … [Continue Reading]

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Get the Look: Winter to Spring with Camo Flower Jeans

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10 Must Have Boyfriend Cardigans Under $30

There is nothing I love more than wrapping up in cardigan — especially boyfriend cardigans. Not … [Continue Reading]

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Family Wellness and World Cup 2014 with Healthy Essentials

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10 Reasons Focus T25 is the Perfect Workout for Moms

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Embroidered H&M Tiger Sweater and Striped Joules Wellies

I can't decide what sort of animal this is on my sweater — a tiger, lioness, leopard or what? I did … [Continue Reading]

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Little Black Dress Jewelry Organizer

I never know how to organize my bling. I have way too many tangled necklaces, lost bracelets and … [Continue Reading]

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Heal Your Dry Hands with Aquaphor from Eucerin (Video)

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15 Most Influential Mom Fashion and Beauty Bloggers

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3 Tendencias de Moda de Target para las Fiestas de Fin de Año

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Step Up Your Style! Tieks Lovestruck Rose Gold Leather Flats

'Tis the season to sparkle! Last year for my birthday I bought a pair of cobalt blue Tieks, the … [Continue Reading]

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Perfume Sets Make Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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B. Toys Holiday Collection 2013

Advent calendar. CHECK. Pablito our bilingual Elf on the Shelf. CHECK. Christmas decorations … [Continue Reading]

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Glamorous Holiday Makeup with Neutrogena

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10 Northern Virginia Photographers You Should Know

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Mama Style: Marcia Sheehan Wears Animal Print and Subtle Pinstripes

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10 Reasons I Love Being My Own Boss

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Periwinkle Holiday Gift Guide Featuring DC Bloggers

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How to Wear Leather Pants this Winter

Leather pants. I repeat, LEATHER PANTS — on ME! And may I add that I can't say the word pants … [Continue Reading]

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15 Must Have Booties Under $100

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5 Tips for Surviving Holiday Family Gatherings

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‘Tis the Season to Wear Red

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Soulevant the Lingerie that Lifts

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Taylor Swift Style Fox Sweater Outfit

This weekend the Mr. and I felt as if we were right back in London. It was overcast, light rain and … [Continue Reading]

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5 Refresher Tips for Luminous Skin

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My Coffee Morning with First Lady Michelle Obama

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Keep Calm and Wear Deodorant

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Shop My Closet this Weekend at District Closets

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Beauty Fix with Makeup by Ana B and a Black and Metal Outfit

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Femworking Blogger and Small Business Conference 2013

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Hair Style: How to Create a Side Part Half Bun

Since becoming a mamá I have experimented with different hair styles —mostly ones that I can style … [Continue Reading]

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Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant Twitter Party

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5 Products to Look Red Carpet Ready Everyday

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StyleRide Boutique: Fashion on Wheels for Busy Moms

When I first heard of the StyleRide Boutique — which is literally a boutique on wheels my jaw … [Continue Reading]

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Baby’s Got Style: Win a Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Car Seat

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Nautical Look with Stripes, Wayfarers and Red Lips

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Letting Kids Develop Their Own Sense of Style

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Fashion & Beauty at THE Baby Shower DC

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How to Wear Over the Knee Boots, Burgundy & Plaid

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Overnight Date Night at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

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Pass the Purple Purse During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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What Being a Mom Fashion & Beauty Blogger is REALLY Like

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Shop Mosaic District for your Fall Fashion Fix

Despite what it looks like, this mama fashion blogger does not shop all that much — I promise! It … [Continue Reading]

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Super Stylin’ Superga Sneakers

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Go Bold with Gold & Peeptoes and Tights

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When Your Kid Wants What They Want

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Four Ways to Style a Houndstooth Cape

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Stylish & Sleek: Mico AP You Are One Good Looking Car Seat

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Sequin Jacket: Granny Glam or Mama Rocker Chic

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Cute, Stylish & Comfortable Looks for Mamas

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Neutrogena Fall Makeup Look: Simple, Warm & Natural

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Summer Style Session at South Moon Under National Harbor

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For those of you in the DC metro area, please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 3rd at the South Moon Under boutique at National Harbor from 1-4pm — I’ll be there showing you how to get summer ready.

Make SURE to come at 2:00pm for my summer style session showing you how to wear this year’s summer trends and helping you take a chance on styles/looks you have maybe wanted to try but were scared of before.

It’s okay — take a chance, I’ll help you out!

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On top of that you get complimentary mini manicures, swag bags (for the first 25 guests), 20% off all purchases and there will be a drawing following the style session for a gift card.

I’m very much looking forward to this — but first I have to get my wax on…my legs are no where near ready to be shown to the world. Eeek!

Real Mom Style: High Bun & Noonday Zip Scarf (London Edition)

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Cheers from the UK! We are still in London and believe it or not, it is the only major city in the world that is occupied by 40% of open spaces and parks. Everyone imagines a city similar to NYC, but the fact is there are lush green parks everywhere. It is absolutely LOVELY! Picnics, walks, strolls along the river — it’s truly incredible and one of the things we most miss about living here. When there is nothing else {Read More}

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In-flight Travel Bag Essentials (VIDEO)

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This is a video recorded in a plane bathroom on my way to London. I needed a break from the kids who were screaming and jumping in their seats. I handed them over to my  husband, grabbed my travel kit/bag and headed to the lavatory for a bit of alone time. There I tell you what essentials I ALWAYS take with me when flying — including a surprise or two! And?? Good stuff in there, RIGHT?! What essentials are in {Read More}

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Real Mom Style: Traveling in Comfort and Style (London Edition)

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This Monday, I bring you Real Mom Style from London! My husband, kids and I are here for two weeks — it’s a mix of work and vacation and we are excited to meet up with friends and show M the city where he was born. If you don’t know, London is kinda-sorta my home. We lived here for nearly 7 years and only left to move back to the US two years ago. So it’s all very fresh. So {Read More}

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Rimmel Makeup Looks: Retro Glam Eyes and Red Lips

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Many of you know how much I looooove red lips and I have a generous collection of different shades of red lipsticks. I personally feel amazing when I wear it and I love the powerful feeling it gives me. However, it’s not just about the lips, I love dressing up my {Read More}

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Real Mom Style: Pink Wellies and Polka Dot Tights

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This weekend it rained both days — and not just any kind of rain, but the cold and windy kind that gets you from all angles. Sunday we had a photo shoot lined up for Domicile Magazine — it’s a local Washington, D.C. online publication and the family and I are going to be on the cover of the summer edition. I went with a rainy day chic look making my Gap pink wellies the main attraction. I had selected {Read More}

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RoC Academy: Skincare 101 from the Anti-Aging Experts (VIDEO)

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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with RoC Skincare and The Motherhood.  Everyday I learn something new about my skin and how to care for it — basically, I realized that I don’t know much of anything! Here’s a video to help you get familiarized with RoC Skincare and what you should be doing to keep your skin healthy through the years and discover the renewing power of these anti-aging products that moisturize, smooth and replenish your skin. Ready {Read More}

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The Sassoon Salon Experience (VIDEO)

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This post is in collaboration with Sassoon Salon at Tysons Galleria. Cut and color complimentary. It’s not just any salon, it’s Sassoon Salon and their philosophy on hair and style is that they never “concoct styles that just wash out, but cut a shape that stays in the hair, making it quick and simple to recreate every day.” I was invited to experience Sassoon Salon at Tysons Galleria for a cut and color. A careful consultation was first done with {Read More}

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How ColectivaLatina & Social Fabric Helped Me Become a Better Blogger

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This post has been compensated as part of a recruiting program for Collective Bias. Blogging is what you make of it and I’ve certainly made it something special. I can’t imagine NOT writing or sharing ideas and helping other mamas and women. Along the way, blogging has also presented me with many opportunities and it certainly has nurtured my entrepreneurial side. However, it doesn’t just happen by sitting at {Read More}

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Real Mom Style: A Green Handbag and Re-shopped Striped Dress

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It’s been a supremely busy week with just life in general and a new job I got overseeing social media for a local business. The weekend was just as busy with family commitments and laundry! Argggg! However on Monday we took my daughter to get her passport in the morning and in the afternoon I took a bit of a break and headed to the Bitar Institute for a hydrating facial treatment…it was, in a word, heavenly. I’ll tell you {Read More}

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Real Mom Style: Transitioning to Spring in a CAbi Trench

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–>Watch segment on how to shop your closet <– It was a beautiful Saturday here in Alexandria — my husband and I had to take full advantage and head out before the grey skies and snow rolled back  in on Sunday.  We headed to Del Ray Café for a quiet and lovely brunch. ¡Sí! We left the kids with their Oma. Oh and before I forget —  I fixed my broken Ray-Bans! I have NO idea why I didn’t do {Read More}

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RoC Skincare: Anti Wrinkle Cream Superstars (VIDEO)

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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with RoC Skincare and The Motherhood.  Anti wrinkle cream. Years ago, I could have cared less, but now…well, I’m all about them! I happily agreed to try RoC Skincare, who are the leaders in anti wrinkle cream. Obviously you need to use it for a few months before seeing results, but the feeling of the creams and serums on my skin just feel magical. You can feel them working and tightening the skin. {Read More}

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