Statement Shoes

In my last post I expressed how nervous I was about traveling with our little girl. However, to my surprise, traveling with her was smooth like butter! She was a breeze to be with; a lovely companion. We visited museums, hopped on tour buses, walked miles everyday aimlessly to find quaint neighborhoods and she loved all of it. I loved all of it. What a wonderful week we had. IΒ did not feel like coming back – AT ALL. But all good things come to an end. So here we are.. back in Orlando city!
I have a confession to make. For the very first time, in ages (or I guess.. ever!!) we traveled without our camera. This has never happened before. Never. Specially since I started blogging, we’ve always carried my camera, but this time was different with little missy accompanying us. Though that did not stop me from clicking pictures on my phone. Ha! πŸ™‚
I’m still sorting out pictures from our trip to post here on the blog. And I promise, the next post will have tons of travel pictures but for today, you’ll have to do with these pink shoes. Ha! After pink pants,Β who could’ve thought I’ll jump on to pink shoes so soon! But then again.. never say never! To be frank I’ve decided that from now on, I will try something unusual every time I dress up – just to be creative. Anything which I normally wouldn’t wear, or think of. All I can tell you is that I’m going to have some fun with my wardrobe. Like I said in my last post, fashion is supposed to be enjoyed. We need to make clothes work for us, and not the other way round. I’m a mum now.. so comfort is the key!

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Dress: Loft Outlet | Jeans: Loft | Shoes: Franco Sarto | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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An Unusual Pairing

We are going to do something very brave coming Sunday. I’m sure a lot of people have done it before. But for us, this is going to be the first time traveling with a baby – a four and a half months old!! You have no idea how nervous I am. I don’t know how our baby girl is going to react to her first flight experience, being away from home for 5 days and staying in a hotel. I am trying to think of every possible thing to pack which we may need (you know, just in case..?!!), but I’m still so, so anxious. All experienced moms out there – if you have any tips or suggestions for me, please let me know. I’ll be grateful!
In case you are wondering, we are going to Philadelphia. It’s a work trip for husband and a vacation for me and little Missy. We booked the tickets a month ago and back then I was actually quite excited about the whole trip. However, as the travel is coming closer, I’m getting restless by the minute! Well, we’ll see what ever happens when it happens, right?

Now that I’m a mother, all I think about it how easy and comfortable my clothes can be. I’ve given up on skin fitting dresses for now. Not because I still have 10 pounds (from my pregnancy) to lose, but rather due to the fact that I just want to move freely and be comfortable.
They say skinny jeans are very comfortable. Trust me, they stand no where when it comes to wide leg pants. The fluidity of these pants adds grace and length to our gait. It looks like I’ve really put an effort in dressing, though in reality it barely took me 5 seconds to pick these two items from my closet before heading out the door. The
I dare you to think outside the box next time when you dress up. Go for something you would not pair otherwise.. like flare and ruffles or a dress over jeans, or a basic slogan t-shirt over a sequins skirt. You see? Just go crazy! Have fun with clothes. But keep in mind to follow just one rule that ‘there are no rules in fashion.’ πŸ˜‰

Blouse: Target | Pants: Macy’s | Shoes: Franco Sarto | Bag: Steve Madden | Watch: Fitbit Blaze

Sundown

It was almost impossible to take pictures that evening with the crazy wind blowing (and that is why my friends, you’ll see me trying to control my hair in every other picture.. smh). Out of 30 pictures that we took, only 5 came out right (where I’m not eating my hair, or have a hair-mustache or blinded by my own hair)! But I’m not complaining since summers here in Florida are so hot and humid – I’ll take whatever Spring weather I can get.

Pink pants. Never thought I’ll ever wear them. But here we are. These pink chino pants are so comfortable, how could I not? What I really liked about them was that they are not ‘in-your-face-pink’. The faded pink color gives them a more casual look and makes them more wearable.

Blouse: Loft | Pants: Gap | Shoes: CL by Laundry | Necklace: Loft | Watch: Fitbit Glaze

The Time is Now

My biggest achievement this week was going back to the gym. Only I know how much I missed it! The whole ‘let your body recover after delivery’ was literally killing me. But then that was also (very) important. I was doing home workouts here and there (like 1 to 2 times a week – when the baby was napping – or when I was not sleep deprived) however, that wasn’t enough for me. I wasn’t feeling the ‘burn’. So I finally decided it was time to go back to the gym. I wasn’t able to focus properly at home workouts. Something or other kept needing my attention so the workouts were interrupted quite a few times. So I did it. I signed up for a gym membership. Going back to the gym really hit the spot for me. It was awesome! The energy, the sound of iron hitting the floor, the atmosphere, seeing other people smashing their workouts is really what motivates me! I love working out with like minded people.
And frankly speaking this one hour of break from ‘mommying’ is really doing me good. It feels good to be out, doing something for my self which is not baby related and then coming back home feeling energized and refreshed. Bonus – keeping my body in good shape and health helps me be the best version of myself.

Summer (as always) arrived early in Orlando. My dresses and shorts are already in circulation. This summer I’m looking forward to dress up in lots of cotton, loose dresses and bright colors. Who’s with me?

Dress: New York & Company | Shoes: Bandolino | Watch: Fitbit Blaze