I've hit a huge milestone in my personal life and on the blog. Although I won't tell you (just yet), I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support for all these years. I love you all so much for visiting my blog, for commenting/emailing me, and for enjoying what I love to do. Without you, NYTM wouldn't be possible.
I've put together two prize boxes filled with goodies. All you have to do is subscribe to my YouTube channel and let me know in the comment section of the video, which box you'd like?
Box 1 or Box 2? The winner will be randomly selected and announced May 25th.
Best of luck everyone.
Welcome back to Walk-the-Walk Wednesday, where the topic is always fashion related.
Many of you were asking me what I wore during my trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. If it was up to me I would've worn denim shorts and a light chiffon top like this one by Moon River all day long. It wasn't too hot where I stayed ( Grand Hyatt in Playa del Carmen ) yet I still couldn't handle the humidity. As you can see my hair did not want to cooperate and it's why I had to do a messy braid.
There's nothing more satisfying than unintentionally teaching your kids good things. I've always been well aware that kids pick up absolutely everything their parent do and say. This is the reason why my husband and I are very careful as to what we do and say in front of the kids. Over the past two years I've been practicing yoga on and off. Yoga helps me in many ways. For example; when I'm having a really tough day I love doing yoga to help me clear my mind. Yoga also helps me with my posture or when I simply need a good stretch. Most of the times I practice yoga when the kids are at school or when the kids are asleep. This is basically the only quite time I get on a daily basis. Although they don't physically see me practicing yoga, they know I do it.
A few weeks ago my oldest daughter started watching yoga on YouTube. I didn't really think much of it. Just thought she was curious since I talk about it sometimes. A few days later she asked for workout gear. We've always been very athletic, we love running and doing various outdoor activities and enjoy watching American Ninja Warrior. The next thing I knew, she was practicing yoga in our living room. One thing is introducing some type of sport to your children or forcing them to do an activity. Something completely different is when they pick up an activity on their own because they purely enjoy it.
I was shocked and happy, of course. This goes to show... they're always watching!
I have an unbelievable amount of respect for all mothers. We have thee hardest job in the world. We do it with grace, without complaining and without expecting anything in return. & someone like this should be celebrated every single day. I wanted to personally wish each and every one of you a happy Mother's Day. I hope you all enjoy this day with the super woman in your life.
I don't know about you, but I think Mother's Day should be every single day. Do you agree?
I really dislike the pressure that comes with gifting a loved one anything, especially mom. You want them to feel like you didn't just buy it, but you thought about them the minute you saw the item. Let's just say.. buying a gift is easy. I mean, anyone can do it. You have to do a little something extra to show them they are special.
Gifts sometimes fill us with joy and every time we see it, it reminds us of the person who gave it to us. Every year I try to gift something special to my mom because I know how much she loves gifts. She would prefer a pair of shoes instead of a fancy dinner any day. Now you see where I get the shoe obsession from. haha.
Today I decided to handpick a few of my absolute favorite beauty products along with a few I wish someone gave me (I hope you're reading this, Moe). I wanted to also be realistic about the prices and keep the quality of the brand high. This gives us the chance to take mom to dinner, buy her flowers and gift her a little something special during dessert. Because every mother should be treated like a queen everyday.
& since it's Walk-the-Walk Wednesday I wanted to share my latest pair of Prada (PR53SS Cinema Evolution) sunnies which were gifted to me by VisionDirectAU. Vision Direct AU is an online shop that offers designer sunglasses at a reduced price, prescription glasses and sunglasses, sports sunglasses and contact lenses.
I must say the packaging arrived on time and neatly in it's box and sunglass case along with a cleaning cloth. I can already tell you these are going to be my go-to sunnies for Spring/Summer. Thanks so much VisionDirectAU.
These Prada shades are available in four colors. You can shop them here.
I've officially made a schedule for the blog and I couldn't be more excited about it. Yesterday, I shared it on my insta-story and a lot of you guys loved the idea and suggested a few new topics like parent tips, giveaways and more travel. The idea came after I myself started writing a schedule of things to do in my personal life. This resulted in me looking forward to each day as it always turned out to be a productive one. The longterm goal for this new change on the blog is to get more interesting content for you every week. Content that will help you in one way or another.
The schedule goes as follows;
Madness Monday: This will be the day I talk all about fitness and a healthy lifestyle. It's no secret that I've been a fitness junkie my entire life. That's part of the reason why I was able to bounce back from both of my pregnancies. I also feel that by dedicating one day a week to writing content about fitness will help me stay in shape/motivated. It's a win, win.
Walk-the-Walk Wednesday: This will be the day I talk all about fashion, share tips, trends, new brands and more.
Touch-Up Thursday: You guys are probably tired of me saying "When you look good, you feel good" but I believe in this with a passion. Therefore, I'm dedicating Thursdays to one of the most popular topics on the blog, beauty. Each week I will be discussing everything beauty (nails, makeup, skincare, hair, and so much more).
Foodie Friday: I mean, who doesn't love finding new great restaurants in the New York area? I know I do! I'm always eating out with my family and I'm going to fill you in on some good spots around the city. In the weeks to come I'll also be switching it up and sharing recipes, favorite snacks, you name it.
I'm leaving Saturdays and Sundays open to write about anything. It could be travel, gift guides, giveaways, parenting tips, self motivating content and the list goes on. I'll be sure to surprise you each week.
If you have any suggestions or ideas be sure to tweet them to me @NYTrendyMoms
Also, I wont be sharing all my content in english and Spanish anymore. I will try my best to translate as many posts as I can or you can just click on the translate button on the right side of the blog.
Mother's Day is right around the corner and I am so happy to share a sweet feature on Fabkids blog titled "Moms We Love". Check it out here. All the pieces my daughters are wearing are by Fabkids. If you're not familiar with Fabkids, they basically sell full outfits instead of separate pieces at affordable prices. My dress and shoes are by Justfab.
Moe and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary in December 2017 and I often get asked "What's the secret to a healthy marriage?". The answer is have good communication and great intimacy.
A few weeks ago, I was robe shopping (yes, that's a thing I do) and came across a brand named Flora Nikrooz. I had never heard of the brand before yet loved every single piece I found. I ended up buying more than a few pieces ( my wallet wasn't very happy about it ) but I was very pleased and so was Moe. My favorite nighttime pieces are light, airy and satin. One of the pieces I bought was this Jules Chiffon Floral Long Robe here along with the same floral print chemise. I got so many questions about the robe after posting it on instagram that I decided to just write a post about it.
I take my night time ritual very seriously. Call me crazy but after showering, wearing my night creams and nighttime wear, I like to apply perfume before making my way to bed. I know it may sound excessive but I can't sleep unless I smell good. Of course, Moe isn't mad about this habit. (Let me know if you'd like me to share my favorite fragrances).
You see, I live for this quote "When you look good, you feel good" & that applies even when you're going to bed. Don't get me wrong, I have my days where I look terrible. & That's exactly how I feel. So, I try to always look my best because it helps me feel my best.
Today I will be sharing my top 10 favorite intimates from Flora Nikrooz.
Think of this brand as La Perla without the costly price tag.
p.s. I love La Perla for special occasions, just not for everyday.
All pieces are from Gap. Jacket | light wash jeans | white sneakers | black t-shirt | dark jeans | black sneakers Growing up I was never into Star Wars. As an adult I wasn't able to get into it either. Yet, after becoming a mother and watching my kids read the books.. we're all hooked! Hence, there's no surprise we were stoked when we found out about Gap's new collection in celebration of Star Wars 40th anniversary. The collection is for men, girls, boys & babies. Although I'm a rebel when it comes to labeling as you probably saw I wore a hat for men in my previous post & I loved it! See here. The collection includes graphic tees, denim jackets, leggings, sweatshirts, shorts, skirts and accessories, with prices ranging from $5 to $98. Affordable so everyone can get their hands on them.