June 30, 2014

Visiting Little Italy, BX

Over the weekend my family and I visited Little Italy. No, not the original (so they say) located on Mulberry street in Manhattan but the one on Arthur avenue and east 187 street Bronx, NY. Some call it the "old neighborhood" because not much has been touched/renovated since the old days (1930's). It was a true shocker to me because I have never seen this part of the Bronx before. While there we visited specialty stores serving homemade mozzarella, pizza and pasta shops, gelato shops, you name it. Anything Italian, they have it. Borgatti's Ravioli & Egg Noodles was my favorite because we were greeted by the original owner, an elderly Italian lady who wouldn't stop smiling and feel in love with our daughters. They are still doing everything the old way, taking orders with pen and paper, pasta making by hand and serving fresh raviolis on a daily basis. This alone, was worth the trip.

Now lets talk about the food. We had pizza from Full Moon Pizzeria. Who doesn't love pizza right? The slices here are much more flavorful and bigger than your average New York slice. We also had a few pastries from Palombo Pastry Shop. We has a cappuccino mousse, lobster tail (pastry), and the girls had gelato. While there we spoke to a few locals who told us that the restaurant scenes are KRAZY! They often get Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro and Joe Torre visiting and dining as well as many other celebrities. This Little Italy is a must place for real Italian experience. 


June 27, 2014


A lot of you guys ask me how my husband and I maintain our relationship fun after being married for almost 7 years and having two kids. Yes.. exploring the world, cooking a special dinner and eating out is great but there are still times when we feel like it isn't enough (we're love birds). If you have been following me for a while you might have heard of me talking about HowAboutWe for couples. It's a website where you book amazing dates to enjoy with your partner. I've honestly lost track of how many dates my husband and I have booked. From brunch cruise to comedy shows to horseback riding day trips. I can say we've enjoyed every single one of those dates. 

 For my wedding anniversary my husband and I went on a brunch cruise, find details here
As an early birthday gift to my daughter we went on an unforgettable Horseback riding day trip here where they were nice enough to allow her as she wasn't included on the date. Last weekend we attended a great comedy show (which was my first and it was one of the free dates we get on a monthly basis.) To get started by clicking here.You can pretty much say we try to book as many dates through HowAboutWe as we possibly can. 

Over the course of two months we have been fooling around with a new app called You&Me, a message app for couples. This is such a fun way for us to stay connected during our busy day. They have great features on the app like videos, songs (great way to brighten your partners day), the cutest stickers and much more. If you're in a relationship you have to download the app here. I know you and your partner will love it.

Happy Weekend!

June 25, 2014

Create Lip Envy | Estée Lauder


As a little girl I remember admiring my mother while she wore this iconic brand, Estée Lauder. My mother would always go for the red and brown tones, which are now my favorite as well.

Today I'll be sharing Estée Lauder's New Pure Color Envy Collection. If you're like me and have known the brand for quite a while then you know Estée Lauder only designs quality products. The New Pure Color Envy Collection is higher-than-high quality, luxurious and it's certain to make anyone fall in love with your lips:)

I tested these colors out for one week, wearing a different color every day and decided it was time to share my thoughts on this collection. I was so impressed by the richness of each color, the luxurious packaging and the confidence that each lip color provided me. This collection has 20 one-of-a-kind shades raging from Coral to Reds, Mauves to Plums, Pink to Berries and Nudes to Browns. Each lip color provides continuously moisturized lips through the day and in just one stoke, lips are sculpted with high-intensity color that stays true for up to 6 hours.

The colors were inspired by modern architecture. The new and iconic package design is powerful, yet feminine with an elegant silhouette. The color cues reflect Estée Lauder's signature navy and gold, while golden plaques at each end of the case, and gold tones within the interior, convey the modern glamour and style of the brand. An innovative, magnetic closure always click the case perfectly into place and new aspirational bullet shape make this ultrachic lipstick a statement in pure luxury.

"Sexy, confident and powerful, that's what lipstick does for women." Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder. Each lip color retails for $30 and can be purchased on Esteelauder.com

June 24, 2014

Ruffle Leggings

Happy Tuesday Guys!

I will first say how sorry I am for not posting for this long. I have been sick with high fever and nausea for these past two days. Last week my laptop hard drive's got full and I had to visit the Apple store on 5th ave to fix the issue. For whatever reason they couldn't fix the issue and I ended up with a new laptop. Then over the weekend my camera was having issues as well. I mean this hasn't been the best week. Anyways, I'm glad I'm feeling much better now, my camera is fixed, I have a new laptop in hand and I'm ready to start posting regularly.

In other news, my eldest daughter Zareena graduated today. She will be starting first grade soon and I couldn't be more proud of her. Today she's gracing the blog wearing these super cute Taylor Joelle leggings (buy here), Little Boogaweezin tank (buy here) and her favorite UGG Australia sandals (buy here).


Primero voy a decir cuánto lo siento por no publicar durante tanto tiempo. He estado enferma con fiebre alta y náuseas durante estos dos últimos días. La semana pasada mi disco duro de mi portátil estaba lleno y tuve que visitar la tienda de Apple en la 5ta avenida para solucionar el problema. Por alguna razón no pudieron solucionar el problema y terminé con un nueva computadora portátil. Luego el fin de semana mi cámara estaba teniendo problemas también. Quiero decir que esto no ha sido la mejor semana para mi. De todas formas, me alegro de que me siento mucho mejor ahora, mi cámara esta arreglada, tengo un nuevo computadora portátil y estoy lista para empezar a publicar con regularidad.

En otras noticias, mi hija mayor Zareena se graduó hoy. Ella va a empezar el primer grado pronto y yo no podría estar más orgulloso de ella. Hoy en día ella tiene puesto estos leggings super lindos de Taylor Joelle (comprar aquí), camisa de Little Boogaweezin (comprar aquí) y sus sandalias de UGG Australia favoritas (comprar aquí).

June 20, 2014

Happy Friday!


It's Friday, once again!
Today I wanted to share a few photos I took during this week in the City and Brooklyn.
This weekend it's said to be one of the best this year, so, I'm excited for that.  Happy Day!
Es viernes, una vez más! Hoy quería compartir algunas fotos que tome durante esta semana en la ciudad y Brooklyn. Este fin de semana se dice que va hacer uno de los mejores de este año, así que, estoy emocionada por eso. Feliz Día!

June 19, 2014

Things To Do


Happy Thursday guys! I'm happy to share a special time of our daily lives, bedtime.

After drinking hot chocolate and brushing their teeth my girls head to bed. No, not their beds. Instead they tuck themselves-in for reading time in my bed. This is certainly their favorite parts of each day.
We read one or two books together (with lots of laughter in between) and when the book ends we use our imaginations to become our own storytellers. This helps their imagination expand while giving us the opportunity to have mommy-daughter time. This is such an important part of a child's life. Make this a habit :)

The girls are wearing Hatley pj's which are their current favorites. They came in sets (top and bottom) and you can find them here. The material is super comfortable for the hot summer days approaching as well as great for relaxing in the house.

June 18, 2014

Still Got It


Little Boogaweezin is definitely one of my favorite websites to buy great quality tee-shirts for women and kids. As you have probably seen me and my girls wear them over the years here, here, here and here. All the tops have the cutest messages written on them and there's many to pick from. This one (here) says 'Still Got It' and as a mom, I love it! Funny enough, this is the reason why I started blogging. I simply wanted to share my style, connect with women and show them that just because you're a mom, you can still look good without taking too much time out of your mommy duties.  So this tee says it all. 

Now on to the shoes, which many of you have been asking about on my Instagram and Facebook. I purchased them two weeks ago in Express (here they are) for $80. They are super cute and I love the fact that I can wear them with literally everything. 

This is the first time I'm wearing my somewhat new Chloe sunglasses curtesy of Sellitnowny.com
If you're wondering about this loose fitting jacket-thingy, I purchased it on my recent trip to Great Barrington, Massachusetts in a Gypsy store (read post here)

Last but not least the delicate accessories I'm wearing today are by an amazing jewelry designer based in NYC. Each piece is made to order and arrive in the cutest packaging. You can find more pieces on ShirleyMichelleJewelry.com


Little Boogaweezin es definitivamente una de mis tiendas favoritas para comprar las mejores calidad de camisas para mujeres y niños. Como probablemente me han visto y a mis niñas usándolas por años aquíaquíaquí and aquí. Todas las camisas tienen los mensajes más lindos escritos en ellas y hay muchos para elegir. Éste (aquí) dice 'Still Got It' y como madre, me encanta! Curiosamente, esta es la razón por la que empecé a bloguear. Simplemente quería compartir mi estilo, conectar con las mujeres y mostrarles que sólo porque usted es una madre, todavía puede verse bien sin tomar demasiado tiempo de sus deberes de mamá. Así que esta camiseta lo dice todo.

Ahora a los zapatos, que muchos de ustedes han estado preguntando acerca en mi Instagram y Facebook  Yo los compré hace dos semanas en Express (aquí están) por $80. Son super lindos y me encanta el hecho de que puedo usarlos con literalmente todo.

Esta es la primera vez que estoy usando estas gafas de sol de Chloe que me regalaron Sellitnowny.com

Por último, los accesorios delicados que estoy usando hoy en día son por una diseñadora de joyas increíble localizada en Nueva York. Cada pieza está hecha a la orden y llegará en el envase muy lindo. Puede encontrar más piezas en ShirleyMichelleJewelry.com

Tank Love


Happy Monday guys!
I've always stayed away from wearing tanks because I never felt comfortable in them nor did I find one that fit my personal style, until now. This Young & Reckless tank is the perfect summery color, very comfortable and it's great for dressing up and down. I wanted to pair it with a high waisted skirt and add another pop of color with my Jimmy Choo's. I hope you had a great weekend.
Feliz Lunes!
Nunca me e sentido cómoda en estas camisas, hasta ahora. Esta es de Young & Reckless, es el color ideal para el verano y es muy cómoda. Espero que hayan tenido un buen fin de semana.

June 12, 2014

RoadTrip To Massachusetts


Last weekend my family and I drove up to Great Barrington, Massachusetts and passed Connecticut. My family and I do this often but I have never documented this experience. We have driven to Washington DC just to eat Nando's (which is the only restaurant in USA), drove to Philadelphia just to have Pat and Geno's cheesesteak (and yes, we had both), drove to Canada three years ago with my in-laws and stayed in Toronto for a few days touring and having lots-and-lots of curry, visited the CN Tower then visited Niagara Falls. I guess you can say, "Where theres food, there's Johnny". I mean this is what life's about, exploring. There's something about taking a long trip that makes you feel refreshed and brand new. I'm hoping we can man-up the long drive and visit Texas next. I hear they have the best BBQ {I love bbq!!} 

This is going to be a fun Summer!

June 11, 2014

Naked Skin Beauty Balm


Summer is pretty much here and the sun is getting hotter than ever. This means it is more difficult to wear heavy makeup and layers and layers of it. Today I will be sharing two new products from Urban Decay's new collection 'Naked Skin Beauty Balm' that I have been using for a few weeks and am utterly loving. 

If you guys aren't aware, I hate wearing foundation and so does my skin. I feel like its heavy on my face, it makes me breakout and I simply feel like I cannot wear it on a daily basis. After discovering these two new items I have been wearing them everyday because they both have SPF 20 and are very light on my skin. They provide the perfect amount of coverage while still allowing my skin to shine and look natural. 

The first one is called Naked Illuminating. This is a very light formula that adds a healthy glow to your face. It's almost like mini glitter bits in a tube. This stuff is perfect for that trendy radiant look that we have been seeing everywhere this Season. It also contains champagne-colored pearls (I'll take anything that sounds this good). The second one is called Naked Bronzing. This creates a subtle, warm glow that's very wearable and does not make you look foolish, like an Oompa-Loompa or like Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (sorry, I had to). 

They both blur flaws without being too heavy on your face as well as providing serious anti-aging benefits in just 8 weeks. The formula is extremely moisturizing without being greasy and it improves the hydration of your skin over time.

Here's a little clinically study facts;
  • 93% of participants had significantly firmer, more lifted skin.
  • 90% had significantly more radiant skin
  • 84% had significantly improved in fine lines.
  • Over 84% had significantly smoother and more hydrated skin. 
Naked Skin Beauty Balm comes in a sleek tube with a gunmetal Naked Skin logo and "Urban Decay" embossed on the cap. & if you don't think that's impressive enough take this, Naked Bronzing and Naked Illuminating tubes are made to easily spot in your bag. They have made each tube to shade-match the color inside {Awesome}.

Each one retails for $34 and you can find it at Sephora, Ulta and select Macy's stores. If you prefer ordering online you can do so at Sephora.com - Ulta.com - Macys.com - beauty.com - UrbanDecay.com

You can easily shop these products by clicking on them below:)

June 10, 2014

Silky Smooth


The weather in NY at the moment is simply horrendous. Grey skies, humid and rainy. All I am currently thinking about is a getaway. Today I'm bringing you back to my trip to the Dominican Republic wearing a beautiful silky smooth dress by Christina Karin.

This dress is a great pop of color for Summer. It's light, silky and requires minimal accessories.
The iridescent sequins were hand embellished and the dress was made in the USA. This dress is guaranteed to make anyone feel feminine.
El clima en Nueva York en este momento es simplemente horrendo. Cielos grises, húmedo y lluvioso. Toda la actualidad estoy pensando es una escapada. Hoy los voy a llevar de vuelta a mi viaje a la República Dominicana con un vestido hermoso de seda por Christina Karin.

Este vestido es un gran toque de color para el verano. Es ligero, sedoso y requiere accesorios mínimos. Las lentejuelas iridiscentes son echas a mano en los Estados Unidos. Este vestido está garantizado para hacer que cualquier mujer se sienta femenina.

June 9, 2014

Dear Big Me,


How adorable is this 'Dear Big Me' tank-top by Little Boogaweezin. It's super light and versatile, perfect for those hot summer days. I paired it with bright denim jeans from Zara that are super trendy lately. 
Esta camisa de Little Boogaweezin es la favorita de mi hija. Es super ligera y versátil, ideal para los días calurosos de Verano. La empareje con un par de jeans amarillo de Zara que están muy de moda últimamente.

June 5, 2014

Hampton Bays


My family and I love visiting Hampton Bays beach. We fall more in love every time we visit. It's the perfect place to just relax. After going to the beach we had to do a little shopping around East Hampton. I visited my friends at Gigi New York and C Wonder while the kiddos enjoyed ice cream with daddy.
Mi familia y ami nos encanta visitar la playa de Hampton Bahías. Es el lugar perfecto para relajarse. Después de ir a la playa teníamos que hacer un poco de compras alrededor de East Hampton. Visité a mis amigos en Gigi New York y C Wonder mientras que las nenas disfrutaron de helado con papi.


top: Dolce Vita via Pure Addiction  |  dress worn as a skirt: Charlotte Russe  |  sunglasses: Celine (buy here)  | shoes: Aldo  |  earrings: CB Luxe  |  bag: Botkier (buy here)  |  necklace: Glam Expressway

June 3, 2014

Let's Celebrate


I love trying new things and new styles. Recently I have been getting a lot of requests for outfits to wear to proms, wedding and other special occasion. You asked for a look that wasn't boring, that made you standout and wasn't traditional. This is what I got. 

I love how this look came together because it's glam and edgy at the same time. The bold yellow and red colors of this VLabel London dress + these Miriam Salat earrings match up perfectly. The hair, makeup and this CB Luxe bangle on the arm adds the right amount of edge.

I would love to know what you think of this combination and If you'd like me to film a hair tutorial on this look for my Youtube channel. Comment below or on any of my social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Thank you for stopping by.
Me encanta probar cosas nuevas y nuevos estilos. Recientemente he estado recibiendo una gran cantidad de solicitudes de equipos para llevar a fiestas de graduación, bodas y cualquier otra ocasión especial. Usted pidió una mirada que no sea aburrida o tradicional y esto es lo que tengo.

Me encanta cómo este aspecto es glamuroso y como un poco de rock al mismo tiempo. Los colores amarillo y rojo de este vestido de VLabel London + estos aretes Miriam Salat coinciden perfectamente. El pelo, el maquillaje y el brazalete CB Luxe en el brazo agrega la cantidad correcta de rock o chica mala:) 

Me encantaría saber lo que piensa de esta combinación y si quisiera que filmara un video enseñándote como hacer este peinado en mi canal de Youtube. Comenta abajo o en cualquiera de mis cuentas de redes sociales (TwitterFacebookInstagram). Gracias por visitarme.


dress: VLabel London |  clutch: Express  |  earrings: Miriam Salat  |  bangle: CB Luxe

June 1, 2014

Summer Hues


Summer is approaching and it's impossible not to wear pretty dresses. Yesterday we found the most beautiful spot to film a little a new series that I like to call, outfit-in-motion. Subscribe to my Youtube channel here to watch new videos that I will be posting often. 

I would love to know what you think of the video and if you'd like to see more:)
El verano se acerca y es imposible no ponerse vestidos bonitos. Ayer encontramos el lugar más hermoso para filmar una series de videos que me gusta llamar, equipo en movimiento. Suscríbete a mi canal de Youtube aquí para ver nuevos vídeos que voy a publicar a menudo.


Shop my favorite Jimmy Choo's below


dress: Funkional via Pure Addiction  |  bangle: Ettika  |  shoes: Jimmy Choo (buy here)  |  Sunglasses: Celine via Barneys  |  hair ties: My Kitsch

Follow nytrendymoms on Twitter
Follow NY Trendy Moms