Fashion + Fitness = FIERCE

The thing is, I'm in need of serious fitness motivation. I've done NOTHING for months. No walking, … [Continue Reading]

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National Lipstick Day 2015 + 3 Favorites to Try

What? Whaaaaat?! It's National Lipstick Day and I'm only finding out about this now?! [Tweet … [Continue Reading]

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3 Ways to Wear a High Low Dress + Giveaway

Getting right to the point here — today I show you how to wear a high low dress and enter for a … [Continue Reading]

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Distressed Boyfriend Jeans + Classically Stylish Marie Hell Tunic

Tunic sounds old to me. I don't know, I've never worn them. I figured a long shirt or a dress, but … [Continue Reading]

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Summer Eating Habits + Keeping Kids Healthy

Summer means going to the pool, road trips, beach time — and it also means indulging in ice cream, … [Continue Reading]

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Fashion + Fitness = FIERCE

RBX Active combines Fashion and Fitness

The thing is, I’m in need of serious fitness motivation. I’ve done NOTHING for months. No walking, any kind of cardio, no strength training — nada. Frankly, I’m feeling it now. I’m constantly sluggish, sleepy and I’ve been comfort  binge, (yes, binge) eating far more than I care to admit and of course, weight gain. A lot of weight. Gained. Ugggghhhhhh.

All that becomes a vicious cycle and drags you down and it becomes difficult to get out of. However, before taking off for vacation I did go for two runs which were — ATROCIOUS.

Painful, feet dragging and leaving me completely winded.

Motivation comes in different forms — after I bought a new pair of bright colored running shoes it made me want to get moving (first run.)

Combine Fashion and Fitness for Workout Motivation

When RBX Active, which do an amazingly great job of combining fashion and fitness, sent me a pair of their digital camo leggings they REALLY made me feel good. I’m telling you, a bit of fashion infused into your fitness really boosts your motivation levels and propels you to get out there!

Fitness + Fashion = FIERCE (it’s a state of mind, even if you are dragging your feet!)

Now I need to ride this wave of motivation and get back to working out and feeling good — especially with my new fitness getup. Check out RBX Active options for fashionable, versatile and comfy gear and get a 25% discount using code Active25.

Everyone is motivated differently and if a bit of fashion does it, then GO WITH IT!

National Lipstick Day 2015 + 3 Favorites to Try

National Lipstick Day Favorites 2015

What? Whaaaaat?! It’s National Lipstick Day and I’m only finding out about this now?! It’s National Lipstick Day, THE most important day of the year + see 3 bold faves to try! Click To Tweet But have no fear, I dropped everything else and got to it — I’ve shared my THREE favorite lipstick colors and I’m encouraging YOU to get out there, take a chance and try a new lipstick color to rock out on this very important day. {Read More}

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3 Ways to Wear a High Low Dress + Giveaway

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Getting right to the point here — today I show you how to wear a high low dress and enter for a chance to win a striped “All I Need” black and white high low dress as seen here from blog partner The Pink Armoire! New blog partner The Pink Armoire offers stylish and budget friendly fashion options online (nationwide) and you can shop in person by catching the fashion bus anywhere around Northern Virginia and Maryland. What’s a high low dress? Just that — {Read More}

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Distressed Boyfriend Jeans + Classically Stylish Marie Hell Tunic

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Tunic sounds old to me. I don’t know, I’ve never worn them. I figured a long shirt or a dress, but not a tunic per say. Tuuuuunic. Hmm? This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Viva Fifty and Marie Hell However as I ALWAYS say — give things a shot. Try it on and see how it works for you. In 2014 I began to build a proper wardrobe with high-quality pieces that will stay with me for years {Read More}

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Summer Eating Habits + Keeping Kids Healthy

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Summer means going to the pool, road trips, beach time — and it also means indulging in ice cream, special desserts, BBQ, relaxing at home, watching TV and just hanging out. Doing nothing. It’s pretty sweet setup if you ask me. Keeping Kids Healthy: Summer Eating is a sponsored post in partnership with KnowYourOTCs However, kids are a different story when it comes to health and nutrition. It’s our job to keep our little ones healthy and eating their greens despite all {Read More}

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Spanish Beauty Saying “Manito de Gato” Explained (VIDEO)

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I make no secret about the fact that about 99% of my toiletries, makeup and kids items are bought at Target. I live across the street from one and it has everything I need! This is a sponsored video post in collaboration with Target #SinTraducción and MamásLatinas. Stories, explanation of  manito de gato and untranslatable moments are my own. DeeDee, the beauty concierge there and I are good friends and I always stop to chat and talk about the latest beauty {Read More}

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5 Maxi Dress Hacks for Short Women

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Maxi Dress Hacks for Short Women Don’t believe the lies. See 5 maxi dress hacks for short women. We CAN rock this look! #SummerStyle Click To Tweet Never did I think I could pull off a maxi dress without getting tangled in it and falling on my face and I know many of you think the same. I’m only 5’1” so, yeah, SHORT. This summer is the first time I’ve worn not only one, but two maxi dresses. I’ve dabbled in {Read More}

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Tampon? What Tampon? I DON’T SEE ANY TAMPONS!

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Us women are known for carrying everything but the kitchen sink in our bags — and I am not here to dispute that. Nope. In fact, I’m here to verify that the rumor is absolutely 100% true and when you become a mama, it becomes 200% fact. In my case, I’m carrying an entire Target store. It’s where I buy 99.9% of my makeup, other toiletries and things for the kids. Everything you see above was has been making a {Read More}

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Fox 5 News “Good Day DC” Live in Old Town Alexandria

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This morning the Fox 5 News team from Good Day DC broadcasted live from the Old Town Alexandria waterfront for their on-going series Zip Trip. From 8:00am until 11:00am hosts Wisdom Martin, Holly Morris and Tucker Barnes got to know local residents, boutique owners, learned the best places to eat, talked to our Mayor and were officially welcomed by Ben, our Town Crier. Yes, we have one of those and he’s the only one in the state of Virginia. How cool {Read More}

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Learn to Love Your Body #MySwimsuitStyle (TV Appearance)

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Learning to love and accepting yourself as you are is the motivating factor behind #MySwimsuitStyle challenge that I started and launched just a few days before the official start of summer on June 16th. Deciding that I didn’t want to miss out on another summer loathing the way I look in a swimsuit, I posted a picture of MY swimsuit style (cellulite and all) and asked other women to do the same — self LOVE not self loathing being the {Read More}

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Stylish and Budget Friendly Fashion on The Pink Armoire Bus

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Would you buy clothes off a bus? Yes, a bus. Like the a big yellow cheese but bright pink?! Well, I would. And have and I want you to join me! If you are in the Alexandria or Northern Virginia area join me this Sunday July 12th from 2-4pm in Lynnhaven. New blog partner, The Pink Armoire not only offers stylish and budget friendly fashion options online (nationwide) but you can catch the fashion bus anywhere around Northern Virginia and Maryland and {Read More}

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Makeup + Healthy Foods at 7-Eleven = A Happy Mama

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with 7-Eleven and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. Yes you read right, makeup and healthy foods are available at  7-Eleven! Seriously, in the past few months I have been there more times than I have in my entire lifetime — and not just because there are 3 of them between my son’s school and my daughter’s daycare. I noticed stores are now much more inviting, their coffee is actually fresh, their on-the-go {Read More}

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