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Inspiration

What I have been up to…and also FLASH SALE!

Happy June and summertimes! Can’t believe we’re June already! WHAT?? HOW?? It has been a while since I have written on here. I have been so out of it, especially with quarantine, things seem so surreal. I feel like I have gotten the hang of it and now I can’t seem to find the time to sit down and relax even though I am at home. First of all, the kiddo is with me 24-7, which is great at times and stressful at times; I have been loving catching up with her and I am loving seeing her grow right before my eyes. I cannot believe that she will be two years old soon…like where the heck does the time go?? I am not going to lie, I have been paranoid with this whole COVID thing when it started, but then I realized, what’s meant to happen will happen. So I have decided not to live in fear and simply just have a great time with my daughter while simply being cautious. We go out on walks around the neighborhood, go to the park to run around like crazies, and we let our freak fly. We do all sorts of silly things just to stay happy and entertain our monster.

So, I have been busy juggling work and mom life and sometimes the struggle is real and I think I suck at this….but other times, I have got it in the bag..over the net, slam dunk style. I have my contract to complete, don’t know when it’ll end really, and I have my online shop and my kiddo…oh and the husband to help out at school. Plate full you say…oh no!! Add on more, please! I can’t seem to understand the concept of taking it easy or relaxing, but then again, that was never my forte. I love to keep busy!

What else…OH! I have gotten back into sewing, which I am enjoying fully and I am contemplating creating a small collection with vintage fabrics. like a capsule collection…in the works, we’ll see what happens. I made a couple of cute dresses for the little one and she loves them as well. A few masks here and there, for the family of course and not for sale. I feel like quarantine is allowing me to get creative again, which is pretty cool. I am also enjoying refurbishing furniture. I have an old vintage dresser that looked quite sad, so I decided to give it some love and freshness, still in the works, will update you guys on it soon. It is taking foreverrrrrrr but it’s looking nice!

Um, what else, let’s see, um, oh! I have been doing quite well with my shop. When the pandemic started to hit hard, it’s like people had a revelation or something that shopping local and helping small businesses are important, so I am grateful for every person that has shopped with me and supported me on my journey. As thanks, I am inviting you all to shop my flash sale!!! Dresses are currently 15$ CAD only for a couple of days. Go check it out fast as sales won’t last long. Items are going like crazy. Also, shipping is free in Canada and USA. Since I have been blessed, I am lucky to say that I am giving back to charity and that makes my heart happy.

 

I haven’t posted any outfits in the past couple of weeks as I have been living in PJs but I am getting out of this rut and I will be posting soon.

Happy humpday!

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Style Vintage

Mom on the go…

When my sisters used to tell me that they literally never had time to finish their things because said time was dedicated to the children, I would always say…don’t be dramatic! Well, now that I am a mom, I realize that that’s very true. I wish I had an extra two minutes to wash my hair to perfection…but alas, those days are far behind, or taking a rest for a bit. Having a baby is so gratifying but most of time, I am so focused on baby that I forget to do me. However, with time, I have managed to be efficient and fast to finish things for myself and one of those things is getting ready in the morning. Since working full-time outside the house, I noticed that I am a little more pressed for time and juggling all parts of lie equally is giving me a bit of anxiety. I still push through and try my hardest to be a good mama and a good wife and a good woman to myself, first and foremost! So, dressing up is one of the things I enjoy doing for myself and that includes a little bit of makeup on my tired, sometimes dull face….so that makes me feel extra!

I have managed to gain a new skill over the past few weeks and that is getting ready and being out the door in 20 minutes and still managing to look humanly decent! Granted, I take some time at the end of my weekend to prepare mentally what I want to wear…but that isn’t set in stone, and sometimes I am up for something different. What I learned overtime is to dress how I feel and whenever I am tired, adding more color into my wardrobe gives me more energy to take on my days head-high, rather than feeling gloomy and negative. Today is no different, I decided to wear my pink blazer from my Zara suit and having a suit in my wardrobe is handy for layering and for creating different outfits. Mixing and matching becomes easier and having more options with certain pieces helps in spending less.

I went for my favorite ‘mom’ look, which by definition means sporting a blazer! Haha! Because that is the best possible way for me to look like a responsible, I know what I am doing in life, adult! Adulting, you say?? I am an expert!

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I didn’t feel like I needed to purchase anything new to make this outfit work. These days, that’s how I feel anyway. I am super happy with where I am at with my wardrobe and I feel very creative in mixing and matching the pieces I already own. If I feel like I have something missing, I usually turn to thrifting and when I don’t find what I am looking for, then I hit the stores. However, hitting the stores lately has got me so overwhelmed on so many levels. Been having all these existential questions, lately, about consumerism, humanity and the overall retail world. How much shit we put on our poor little planet who is kind enough to receive us all—and unfortunately, we don’t respect it as we should. But then I tell myself, as long as I do my part, then that’s a step forward.

I have been dying to wear my vintage croco-leather booties for a while but they’re so delicate and I need to make sure that there’s no water or snow when I walk because they easily stain…They’re such a great purchase really. I had found them in a thrift shop over the summer and got them because they’re so statement. A good outfit finisher, topper, whatever you want to call it. They fit so nice and are super comfortable to walk in all day…feels like not wearing anything.

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WHAT I WORE

BLAZER: Zara ● SHIRT: Max (from Jordan) ● JEANS: Buffalo (thrifted) ● SHOES: Vintage ● BAG: SFW

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To me, this is what mom attire looks like: you don’t really look like a mom! You just look fabulous and chic! Besides, you don’t have to give up dressing nice for having children. There’s a balance that needs to happen and I feel like I am starting to juggle things the right way. Hence my awesome sweater!!!!

To all the fabulous mamas out there, sending you endless positive vibes for the week ahead xxx

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Health

Postpartum reflections…

It has been a hot minute since I have written a post as I have been so busy with baby and honestly I am only starting to get the hangs of things…7 weeks in. It feels so weird not to carry so much weight around and even so much weirder (in a good way) to wake up to a baby next to you. I am not going to lie, it was hard on me being a mom at first, I felt so freaking overwhelmed and cried all the freaking time and I couldn’t explain why. Yes, hormones take time to settle back to the way they used or be or at lease close to that. However, my anxiousness was getting worst and I simply couldn’t brush it off. My daughter was next to me all the time and I still felt anxious about everything. Is she cold is she warm? Is she comfortable? Am I doing the right thing? Am I doing enough? Am I doing too much? All these questions kept me from relaxing just a tiny bit. Being able to take care of another life is a blessing and a burden at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom (more than I thought I would), but the guilt is real and it only gets worst, even if what you are doing is good. I think it is embedded in us moms to always be alert and give without boundaries and it is our responsibility to set some boundaries early on so that we do not forget to take care of ourselves. I may have let myself go for the past 7 weeks, but as I am getting more comfortable taking care of little Sofia, I am also more comfortable leaving her with someone else even though I have separation anxiety. It is important to understand that you are not alone in motherhood and that there is always someone feeling the same as you or someone that can help you see clearly. I was very adamant asking for help because I thought that it would make me look weak and that I couldn’t handle being a mom, but in fact you just end up burning out and being frustrated and that is neither good for you or the baby.

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Having other moms around me telling me how to handle certain situations made me go nuts because I was always worried that I wasn’t doing a good job. At the end of the day, each mother is different and each baby is different and I think it is important to know what makes you and your baby happy. Forget others! Do you! So here I am, 7 weeks later, feeling much more comfortable with the whole idea of motherhood and learning to appreciate every passing moment, because, MAN, does time fly! It surely isn’t easy and babies are demanding and they’re a lot of work, but those little giggles and coos and smiles make things a little better. Those little warm cuddles make all the bad and ugly much more beautiful. I never thought in a million years that I would be a mom and a good one at that. I always thought that I would have 6 cats and that would be my legacy.

So, to all the mums out there, please stop feeling guilty, because it’s such a stupid feeling and you are totes wasting your time! We all make mistakes and no one is perfect and as long as your children are healthy and happy then you are 100% doing great. Give yourselves credit and share the load whenever you feel like it’s getting heavy, there’s no shame in that! And if you are feeling anxious, don’t ever forget it…you’re not alone!

I don’t know how things will go from now on but all I know is to take it day by day and enjoy the little triumphs and the little moments, because those fly and never come back. But most importantly, don’t forget to take care of yourselves too, because you do matter!