Great Finds File: Mother's Day Gift ideas

Being a mom I know understand how much my mom loves me, not that I didn't know that, but now I comprehend the depth, strength and purity of it. There's just nothing like it, nothing that can replace it, nothing that can take it away, it's just the strongest, less selfish and most beautiful emotion I've ever felt. There are no words to describe it, period. So, since mother's day is just around the corner, I'm sharing my favorite gift ideas for mom in case you need some help and inspiration ;)

1. J.Crew Collection Japanese raffia tank: A gorgeous tank top perfect for the months of Spring and Summer.
2. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Gift Set: A beautiful gift set!
3. Gigi New York iPhone 6 Wallet Case: Practical and stylish!
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Metropolitote Ghost Tote 48: A classic with a twist, I'm sure she'll love :)
5. Lulu & Georgia Sweet Pea Tray: A pretty tray that for sure will brighten her up!
6. Kate Spade posy court medium vase: Gift her a beautiful flower bouquet in this gorgeous vase.
7. Furla Royal Envelope Set: Practical and pretty.
8. Marc By Marc Jacobs Crosby Quilt Nylon Deelite Case : For her laptop.
9. Chloe Lauren Scalloped Ballet Flat: Super chic yet comfortable flats that will take her anywhere!
10. Kate Spade New York Spring Blooms Ipad Air Keyboard Hardcase: A feminine case in a beautiful floral pattern.
11. Gigi New York Mini Taylor Tote: The perfect everyday bag in a classic shade.
12. Tory Burch Body Cream: A beauty indulgence.
13. Kate Spade gramercy grand bracelet watch: A timeless piece that she'll use forever.
14. Kate Spade mom necklace: Because she's mom ;)
15. Clarisonic Mia: A great tool to add to her skincare routine.
16. Kate Spade walk on air 3.4 oz eau de parfum spray: A light fragrance for everyday use.
17. Rebecca Minkoff Adventure Awaits Passport Holder: So that she can travel in style ;)
18. Tory Burch Tory Burch In Color: Beautiful images for inspiration.
19. Tory Burch Mother's Day gift set: One of the most beautiful sets out there! And the scents are lovely!
20. Kate Spade cedar street dot annabella: A pouch for her favorite beauty products.
21. Rebecca Minkoff Iphone Mobile Charger: Because an extra charger always comes in handy!
22. Yosi Samra Preslie Perforated Slipper: Comfy yet stylish flats that go with everything.
23. Books with Style The Style Mentors: For the fashion lover.
24. Tai Alphabet Earrings: A personalized understated jewel for everyday use.
25. Furbish Studio Vase: A gorgeous color that for sure will make a statement wherever she places it.
26. Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil: The best oil moisturizer I've ever tried! It's like a little piece of spa packed in a small bottle ;)
27. Kate Spade cedar street dot manuela: For all her cosmetics and beauty essentials.

Outfits File: Denim on Denim + Mirrors

Happy Monday!! Hope your weekend was GREAT! On Saturday we celebrated Matthew's birthday with a little party with some friends, and it was so nice to catch up with good friends who I hadn't seen in so long! Matthew used to be the baby among all the kids and now he's 5! Anyway, the rest of the weekend was filled with lots of activities: we tried a new place for Pizza, we went running by the lake (the wind was so strong that I honestly felt like I was running in slow motion, I'm pretty sure I'd have gone faster walking than trying to push the stroller while running, hahaha), I did a little shopping, we went to was definitely a non-stop kind of weekend!

Today's look is basically my uniform, I wear denim almost everyday, and denim on denim is one of my go-to outfits; works with heels, flats, sneakers, you name it, and it's super comfy ;) My favorite chambray shirts are from Madewell and J.Crew, so if you're looking for one, I recommend checking them out ;)

Wearing: Ray-Ban Mirrored Aviators / Madewell Chambray Shirt (old, similar, similar) / Gap Skinny Jeans (old, similar, similar) / J.Crew Downing Tote / J.Crew Factory Metallic Oxfords / BaubleBar Gold Orb Ear Jackets (c/o) / BaubleBar Petite Asymmetrical Ear Set

Happy Weekend!

Ready for the weekend?! It's been a week of beautiful weather and the forecast for the weekend looks pretty good, especially for Saturday :) Hope you enjoy your weekend to the max! :)

Here are some links in case you're interested in checking them out!

. 15 Habits You Should Definitely Establish
. Having trouble working-out in the morning? Here are some hacks to help you.
Why You NEED To Pay Attention To What You Eat In The Morning
. Are you on board with the culottes trend? Here are 7 tips on how to wear them this Spring
. People, the Loeffler & Randall Friends & Family sale is on!!! Get 20% off your purchase!! :) While I'd pick anything, and I mean it, anything....I've had my eyes on this bag and this clutch for way too long, and these would be great for Summer, right on point! ;) (Use code HEYFRIEND)
. Another Friends & Family going on is the Kate Spade one (use code DEAREST) This bag is one of my favorites, these sandals would be perfect for the beach and the pool, and I LOVE these heels!

1x3 Ways File: The White Summer Skirt

Even though I LOVE wearing black, when the temperatures get a bit warmer I usually start incorporating lots of white, and for this Spring and Summer I'm loving white skirts! I initially got one from Topshop (for just $20!!!) to go with a cropped leather top I scored a few months ago from Nasty Gal for a steal (looks very similar to the one on look 3), unfortunately, the lining is very see through so I'm kind of back to square one. Two that look good are this one from Madewell and the one above, which is from J.Crew. I think I'm leaning more towards the one featured here (on sale!) because I find the laser cut pretty rad, but I still haven't made up my mind! Any good options you guys know about?

ONE: 1. Tildon 45mm Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses / 2. Lizzie Fortunato Port of Call Clutch Oaxaca / 3. Loeffler Randall Luz tassel sandal / 4. Madewell NSF® Scout Ringer Tank / 5. Biltmore® & Madewell Panama Hat / 6. Victoria's Secret The Knockout Bandeau top and Bottom / 7. Loeffler Randall Paz two strap sandal / 8. Victoria Beckham Classic Aviator Sunglasses With Mirrored Lenses / 9. Master&Muse X Clare Vivier Under-Arm (sold out, similar)

TWO: 1. J.Crew Keeper chambray shirt / 2. J.Crew Hologram cluster earrings / 3. J.Crew Laser-cut circle midi skirt / 4. Thakoon Addition Lizzy Chunky Heel Sandals / 5. Dior 'So Real' 48mm Sunglasses / 6. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Love Cross Body Bag / 7. J.Crew Cyprus jeweled sandals

THREE: J.Crew Laser-cut circle midi skirt / 2. Jaggar Flash Crop Top / 3. Finds + Kaibosh Song of the Siren cat eye acetate sunglasses / 4. J.Crew Roxie crackled leather ankle-tie pumps / 5. J.Crew Denim jacket in calyer wash / 6. Clare V. Dark Grey Suede Stripes Flat Clutch

Outfits File: The Classic White Button Down & The Perfect Bone Jacket

If there's one item I'll be wearing non-stop for the next couple of months is this bone faux leather jacket. It's the kind of item that as soon as you get it and put it on you already know it will be on heavy rotation, you can picture yourself wearing it with many different pieces, and you already dream about getting it in another color. Yes, it is that good :) I love how it looks with an all-black ensemble, but with the warmer days ahead all I can think of is wearing it over a white dress ;)

PS: See how the black one looks on Crystalin, and the dove one on Merritt ;)

Wearing: Spitfire Helix Sunglasses (sold out, similar, similar) / BaubleBar Petite Asymmetrical Ear Set (c/o) / BaubleBar Gold Orb Ear Jackets (c/o) / J.Crew Shirt (sold out, almost identical) / BB Dakota Vivian Vegan Leather Jacket / Gap Skinny Jeans (old, similar, similar) / Tory Burch Robinson Satchel (discontinued, similar, similar) / Zara Cut-Out Leather Booties (similar, similar)

Great Finds File: Bits of Mint and Blue

I think that now that Spring has definitely made its appearance (and I'm hoping there's no turning back!), I'm gravitating towards whites, blues, nudes, and a bit of green. I'm so looking forward to seeing this city green again! Here are some things that have caught my eye recently:

1. J.Crew Linen cross stripe tee: I had seen this tee in blue, but when I clicked on the black color, it was like looking at a different tee. Really like it in black and white, surprised? ;)
2. Anthropologie Fused Gold Vase: The kind of product that makes you think of a DIY version ;)
3. and 11. Anthropologie Dreambirds Vase: Aren't these stunning?
4. J.Crew Kimono-sleeve dress: Polished yet comfortable white summer dress perfection?
5. West Elm Saddle Dining Chair: This chair looks amazing! Take a look at how people have styled it on the WE website, you'll see ;)
6. H&M Suede Sandals: Can we talk about these? Stunning or what?
7. Anthropologie Tipsy Paperweight: How fun!
8. Loeffler Randall Gem Clutch: Loving this fresh combo, and the jewels make it super fun, definitely a great way to take up a notch a simple outfit.
9. Auxiliary Bega Satchel Bag: I'm hoping that if I blog about this bag multiple times it will magically become mine ;)
10. Superga Perforated Leather Sneakers: Aren't these sneakers great? I love the cool twist with that perforated leather!
12. Tory Burch Viv Flat Sandals: Gotta love a python pattern and a polished looking flat ;)
13. Ikea ANGENĂ„M Vase: Don't you love when you come across great Ikea stuff?
14. Madewell V-Wire Bandeau Bikini Top and Bottom in Batik Wave: LOVE this bikini! And I've tried their bikinis before and their bottoms fit great, meaning they are comfortable ;)
15. West Elm Distressed Rococo Wool Rug: Love the over-dyed and worn look of this rug, and that color, how beautiful?!
16. Kate Spade Raise a Glass Water Bottle: Polka dots, that's why ;)
17. Madewell Kimono Jumpsuit: Another piece that looks incredibly comfortable and perfect for both day and night!
18. Tretorn Tournament Net Sneakers: Cute, great sneaker for Summer!
19. Palm Beach Chic White All Over Banana Leaves Phone: Cool right? Nothing like some banana leaves to keep your Summer mood strong :)

My life file: Bits from the Weekend

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! The weather was glorious over here, and it seems that Spring has finally arrived! YAY! My little kid was blessed with a beautiful day for his birthday, so we spent it all outdoors: we ran by the lake, walked around town, had pizza for lunch at our favorite spot, hit the playground, and ended the day with a delicious vanilla cake I made for him (recipe coming soon!). Wishing you all a great week :)

 My new favorite plant :)

White, black and gold :)
(Gold pillow is from Caitlin Wilson Design Textiles, Dotted one from this Etsy shop, and duvet from Crane and Canopy)

 Matthew's cake in the making :)

Friday's outfit: Denim on denim plus some metallic :)
(Madewell shirt -old, similar, Gap Jeans, J.Crew Downing Tote, J.Crew Factory Metallic oxfords, Ray-Ban mirrored aviators)

Saturday's run by the lake (sunday's was just as beautiful!)

A colorful five ;) 

The best pizza for Matthew's birthday :)

Sunday's outfit: comfy
(Zara jacket -old, similar, Joe Fresh shirt -old, similar, Gap tee -old, similar, Madewell Jeans, New Balance Sneakers, Tory Burch Robinson Stachel

Oldie but goodie ;)

Happy Weekend!

TGIF!!! It's been a short but busy week and I'm so ready for the weekend! Sunday is the most important day in my life: Matthew's birthday! My little boy turns 5!!!! I'll be granting wishes all day long and I'll be celebrating being the luckiest girl in the world :)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Below, the links for this week:

. 14 Foods You Should Never Eat!
. How Thankfulness and Gratefulness Make You Healthier
. Wear this with skinny jeans, or as a cover-up ;)
12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out
. 11 Simple Tips to Boost Your Metabolism
. How to Layer a Room, in one amazing GIF
. 5 Common Clutter Causes & What You Can Do
. The perfect striped dress for Summer :)
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