Thursday, January 28, 2016

EMME TURNS ONE

 [January 28, 2015, minutes after Emme was born]
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It's early morning as I sit in my kitchen... the sun is shining right on me. And I can't help but to thank God for the amazing healthy year my sweet Emme has had. I can't believe that one year has gone by so quickly but it's been one of the best years of our lives. Through all the sleepless nights and the worries... and all the struggle of having a newborn, comes these amazing moments of pure JOY. 
She truly came into our lives at the most perfect time and filled not just mine but our entire family's hearts with happiness and and overload of joy. I remember when Ben turned one, the night of, at midnight, we sang "happy birthday" and I couldn't help but cry, because if you are a mom, you know these little humans are

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SNOW DAY VLOG

Our very first vlog you guys! I decided to film our snow day and share our cozy warm snow day. Don't expect anything fancy, just a day in my life... during a snow day! It was also Emme's first time seeing snow, she wasn't sure what to think... we will try again next year! It was e very chill Saturday (pun intended) I cooked, prepped for Emme's party and washed clothes lol... but also enjoyed our little loves so much. I love snow days and staying in the house, nothing cozier and more perfect than

Monday, January 25, 2016

ATHLEISURE WITH TARGET

This post is sponsored by Target. As always, all opinions are my own.
I can't believe we are in the last week of January already! 2016 is definitely looking bright and amazing so far. I've been able to get so many things done around the house, which I had planned to, and I am so happy to start the year off on the right foot. 
You've seen my little house-decoration tours on my Snapchat (lolabluestyle), and I am loving all your love and feedback. But while running around getting errands done, shopping for the house, buying groceries or simply meeting up with a friend or running to a meeting, I love to dress in style, but always comfortable. So when Target asked me to

Thursday, January 21, 2016

HOME DECOR: THE PLAYROOM


I am excited to share today's video with you guys. As I had promised months ago when we moved in to the new house, I wanted to share the progress on some of the rooms in my house so far. The playroom is the first one I am showing you and though it's not complete I wanted to give you a little progress update as to where I am with it and share my go-to stores and some of the cute ideas I've been doing for the kids. In this video I share not just the stores but also the prices so you can see they are very affordable and all under

Monday, January 18, 2016

HOME DECOR SNEAK PEAKS


Dresser: Ikea (Knobs: Home Depot) | Mirror, Bear, Lamp: Home Goods | Hamper: TJ Maxx

Happy Monday you guys! If you follow me on Instagram you have seen my little sneak peaks of my my progress in my home decor. I figured I would share it in here too in order to give you a little more details about my favorite stores to shop in that are both

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MOTHERHOOD TALK


I love sharing my mommy life with you guys and I am so happy mommy videos were your number one request. I filmed this last week and hope to continue doing mommy videos as ling as you are loving them. This is one of my favorite topics on my blog and though I love and enjoy fashion

Friday, January 8, 2016

THE TURTLENECK TREND: PART III | CASUAL CHIC

Blanket scarf: Forever 21 | Turtleneck: H&M | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Amazon



Happy Friday you guys! It has been a fantastic first week of the year. 
And today I am sharing the last look of my trend series! I hope you guys enjoyed it! This look is totally very me, This is what I am wearing pretty much on a daily basis. This is my mommy look! But remember there's no need to give up style even when doing casual chic. We can still be the fashionistas we love to be while being the world's greatest mommies! Don't forget to take care of you too. A happy woman makes for a happy mommy! 
For this look I went super simple and comfort was key. Jeans are my go-to I have about 4-5 pairs of favorites. A nice blanket scarf is everything for me. So warm and they make such a statement on any outfit. And of course, as any mom knows, a nice big tote is a necessity!
Wishing you all a happy weekend! And stay tuned for a mommy video next week as many of you requested! It's a fun one. Let me know if you want to see more of these trend series posts too!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

THE TURTLENECK TREND: PART II | DRESSING IT UP!

Sunnies: Rayban | Turtleneck: H&M | Skirt: Forever 21
Today I am sharing "part dos" of my turtleneck trend series. This one is definitely one of my favorite looks. This is not the look you see me wearing very often lately (I wish!) but definitely the most fun, in my opinion. Fringe is totally in, as you guys saw on my previous post, and pairing this trendy piece with a turtleneck is a great way to mix up not just textures but also styles. If you are looking to maximize the pieces in your closet, this is how you do it. You can use the same top, in this case, this gray turtleneck and mix it with an array of stylish bottoms. Have a fiesta or a night in the city? Dress up your turtleneck in this fabulous style. Super subtle but super chic and effortless.
Add some sexy pumps and a little sparkle (on my clutch) and voila! Just like that you just took your turtleneck from boring to bomb.com... now go have some fun mi linda  fashionista!
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

EVERYDAY MAKEUP


Hi guys! Today I am sharing my everyday makeup products, mostly drug store finds, which are so affordable and effective. As a mom of two, I am always in natural makeup or no makeup at all for day to day. I truly and simply just have no time, so I require products that last and work instantly. Covering my under eyes is a big deal to me and a little blush always helps to cheer me on!
I hope you like the video and please keep the ideas for topics coming.
I am really working hard on having content up constantly and working on creating somewhat different posts. I love where all of this is going and so excited for so many fun projects this year. 
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Monday, January 4, 2016

THE TURTLENECK TREND: PART I

Sunnies: Rayban | Top: H&M | Jeans: Cotton On | Shoes: Steve Madden


When thinking on what kind of content I wanted to share for the new year, I knew I wanted to continue sharing the variety of posts that I have lately. I love where my blog is going and what it has evolved to be. I love sharing not just fashion and not just beauty... but mostly my lifestyle, the posts about my kids and simply my life are some of the ones I enjoy the most. But when it comes to Erika, the woman, she is definitely in love with fashion. And while I haven't been able to focus on my style too much lately I still hold it dearly in my heart. Fashion is always a part of me and I am so happy I was able to shoot a 3-part post over the long weekend. I wanted to do something a little different that I hope to continue every time I can. 
As I was thinking about my style lately I realized I have been wearing a lot of turtlenecks lately. A lot of solids and a lot of neutrals. So it was an easy choice to do a Turtleneck Trend Series. So today I am sharing one of my favorite ways to wear the turtleneck this season... with ripped skinny jeans.
By tucking in your tops, it gives your outfit a more tailored look, for me, it makes me feel thinner! 
This was such an easy and affordable choice for me. The turtleneck I am wearing was $12.99 and you can get these in every color. My closet has been filling up with these this winter. 
I can't wait to show you the other two looks, all neutral, affordable and easy pieces to wear.
Are you a turtleneck lover like me? How do you wear yours? 
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Saturday, January 2, 2016

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE


Cheers to the first post and video of 2016!
I hope you guys had an amazing end of year and an even better beginning to this fabulous 2016.
I wanted to say thank you for your sweet ideas on topics for videos, this one is the one that was suggested a lot: my skincare routine! So here it is, please let me know what you like and what you don't. And please, please please, keep the ideas coming, I really want to know what you want to see and what you want to know. It can be anything, life, style, kids, fashion... I love your input.
If you haven't subscribed yet, please do so, otherwise give my video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it.
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