Champagne Mama: Look of the week!

They call me “Champagne Mama” haha

No, they really don’t but that’d be HILARIOUS!

On all seriousness though, how much of a life saver is champagne if you’re into staying slim & fit?!

Did you know four ounces of champagne is roughly 90 calories? That’s less than your average glass of wine

Yes, bachelor lovers. Switch the wine to champagne next Monday and save yourselves MAD cals!

It’s worth it.

And so is this comfy sand color “champagne vibes” shirt for your brunch dates!

I suck at dressing casual, so I’ve been really trying to “up” my casual game. I mean, Ryan cannot keep up otherwise

I always look for something that represents who I am. I don’t know, it just boosts my confidence level

I mean, fashion is art after-all. And my art needs to be the shit. I’m not settling.

I can’t just wear some random shirt that says nothing I can relate to. I don’t care if it costs a grand, it’s trash to me.

Just being real.

Here’s the link to get your next favorite brunch shirt.

P.S. If you’re getting married and looking for “bridesmaid” shirts and “bride” shirts, they have them, too!!

They also have the cutest freaking mugs on the planet. I’m a sucker for mugs.

 Check them out 🙂

I feel like I need to get these next time haha!

I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s look! H

Have a safe/fun/AWESOME fourth of July weekend!!

xx

A happy life starts with a happy mind: My steps to living a happier life

A happy life starts with a happy mind

So here are some tips, as I share this look of the week on how I maintain a happy mind

Let me start by saying, I have challenges and struggles just like everybody else

Life throws so many lemons at you and sometimes you just don’t feel like making a freaking lemonade!

 But it’s important to keep in mind that no matter how we react to our challenges, it’s our ACTION that will give us the end result we so desire

Worrying, stressing, yelling, crying, or depressing over ANYTHING is really only going to make matters worse

So anytime I am stressing, I try to first vent it out with someone that genuinely cares about me

Vent it out, BE OPEN about your problems

Once we say things out loud and they are no longer just in our heads, the problem tends to seem smaller

Talk it out with a friend, family member or someone you trust

That’s what having a support system is for! And it’s crucial for sanity. TRUST ME.

Step number II: FIND YOUR ZEN

If you are overwhelmed or filled with anxiety. You need to find your zen!

For some, like myself, it’s the gym! I work out 10x harder when I’m stressed out

The gym becomes my temple. It’s a place I can leave all my anger inside and walk out feeling renewed

For others, it can be yoga, daily meditation, a walk in the park, reading a book…

What’s your zen?

Step III: Fuel your soul

This is an important one. Most people don’t stop to find their zen (step II).

Therefore, they are not in tune with their soul

When I say “soul,” I mean your inner-self.

We have all jobs. Some that we love, some that we don’t love.

And because of that, it’s important to find time during the week to dedicate to something that makes you soul smile

Mine is blogging, being one with nature. Giving back in some sort of way.

I notice anytime I’m outdoors near nature, I feel re-energized.

I get the same feeling when I give back or make a difference in someone’s life.

Find what fuels your soul.

And lastly, find something to be grateful for everyday.

We may think this is an easy one or we think about it at least once a day, therefore, we are grateful

I used to think the same way but it’s not the same

Dedicate time, whether in the morning before you have breakfast or at night before you sleep

And say your prayers or thank God (the Universe), whoever you believe, for the things you are grateful for

It’s life changing.

These are some of the steps I take to have a happy mind, so that I can therefore, live a happy life.

I hope you enjoyed it!

 

Oh, and if you liked this cute romper. Don’t worry! I didn’t forget to link it for you.

CLICK HERE to check it out 🙂

xx

T

 

 

Color me pretty: Pompom Trim Blouse

Color me pretty with this off the shoulder colored pompom trim blouse, PLEEEEEEASE!

I don’t know how your Spring is currently but Spring in Boston has been super questionable this year

One day you may be okay with wearing a crop top but another, you may need to cover up a bit more (a lot more)

Today was an actual super nice day but not that long ago, I still had my heat on (yes, the struggle is definitely real)

Which is why I always have some “safe” options in my closet 😉

I wouldn’t be able to pull off a cute outfit every time without my safe options, they are LIFE.

This is my first pompom blouse by the way and I am OBSESSED!

I didn’t know if I’d like it at first because it almost seemed to childish for me

But it actually isn’t at all. It’s just super feminine and cute

It’s so Spring. Not to mention, so in trend right now.

Pompoms were so HAPPENING last year. And believe me, pompoms and ruffles are still happening this year, as well

So go get yours ASAP!

I paired my trim blouse with a cute pair of patriotic shorts for Memorial Day weekend and lace up open toes

I’m not sure where the shorts are from, it was a gift from Ryan

But the shoes are from Charlotte Russe (a couple of years back)

And the bag is Michael Kors.

On a different note, my calves need some work haha!

(sorry, major distraction right now)

I seriously just don’t work them out, so I can’t complain

Anyway, hope you guys have some fun plans for Memorial Day Weekend!!

And that this look sparked some fun outfit ideas for your celebrations

I’ll hopefully be chilling by the beach somewhere, soaking up the sun after the barbecues.

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SHOP MY POMPOM TRIM BLOUSE HERE

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Catch you guys later!

xx

-T

Best practices to get you hyped up for 2017: Look of the week!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, YOU GUYS! 🙂

I can’t even begin to share my excitement for ALL of us

We have 365 days to do whatever it is we set ourselves out to do

However, as much as I love the concept of thinking of the entire year ahead of us to reach our goals

There’s nothing like taking it one day at a time

Don’t you think?

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“Patience & persistence” are my two focus words this year

Or as Ry would say, “your two peas (p’s)” haha!

I need to always go back to them when I get discouraged

So I’m writing them down in my room’s white board as an everyday reminder

 I feel I always reach more of my goals when I think of them more often

And that’s one way I found has worked best for me in 2016

What are you doing this year to keep yourself accountable for your goals?

Another best practice is planning out your week on a Sunday

That’s one best practice I didn’t do in 2016. And that I am almost 100% sure would’ve made ALL THE DIFFERENCE

The saying,“If you don’t plan to succeed, you plan to fail” is beyond true!

If I had a consistent gym schedule,and meal schedule planned out- I’d be in better shape today

I could sit here and beat myself up for it and be upset

(I kind of already did do all that)

But I should just take it as a lesson learned and not repeat the same mistake again!

LASTLY, this year will be the year I use my cell phone THE LEAST!

I plan to use my cell the least amount of time as possible, mostly just to blog and make important calls.

Cell phones are the reason relationships are failing, friends aren’t communicating and ideas are not being born

I want to let my mind wander, I want to listen more, to live more, to love more.

I’ve already started this rule with a few friends

I went out with two of my girlfriends and we didn’t have our cell phones on us

We had the BEST conversations with zero distractions and were able to fully enjoy each other’s company

I also did that with Ryan this weekend and we had the best weekend talking about everything imaginable

It was truly wonderful to be in the moment with the people I love

When was the last time you were truly present?

It’s sad to think of all the people sitting at a dinner table with their family/friends, texting someone who’s not there

It’s sad to think of how our generation has changed (for the worst when it comes to self-confidence & happiness)

But it takes one person to make this world a better place

And I hope this gets you inspired to do the same!

LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER

Oh and if you like this look…

CLICK HERE to check out this maxi asymmetric skirt

Belt & shoes from Love Culture.

I am so excited to share so much more with you guys this year!

Stay tuned

And thank you again for all the love and support 🙂

-Talita

Holiday inspired outfit: Look of the week!

HOLY smack in the face

The holidays are around the corner

And as usual, I am not SLIGHTLY ready

Can anyone else relate?

I wish I could help you guys with gift ideas, but I am the worst gift buyer

But I can help you impress your guests with some lovely holiday outfits! Deal?

So let’s start with this beautiful, romantic floral dress

Because I always associate holidays with romance

I don’t know what it is about it but I mean, look at how beautiful the trees are this time of the year

And then closer to Christmas/Hanukkah, we have winter wonderland

I love our seasons here in Boston, they are MAGICAL.

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This spaghetti straps crochet flower cut out dress is perfection for hosting your guests

It’s elegant, beautiful, and extremely comfortable

But if you want a more laid-back look

Throw in this beautiful cardigan and you’ll be good to go!

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I love that it makes it a bit more casual but adds on to the romantic look.

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I paired this outfit with these lace up nude heels

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But you can style this outfit with flats, red, black or silver heels just as well.

When it comes to style, there is no right or wrong

The important thing is to make your personality come alive and have fun with it!

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Wearing something you won’t feel confident in is asking for a bad freaking night.

When you feel good, it shows!

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Wear your biggest smile this holiday season

Be grateful for all the little things, for they are DEFINITELY the big things

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And enjoy being the star of the party!

Love this look?

CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS:

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And stay tuned for more holiday inspired outfits!

xoxo

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Give Monday the cold shoulder with me!

Mondays done right are Mondays you can conquer with a smile on your face

A Monday you can give the “cold shoulder” to.

Because a day of the week can’t “tell” you what kind of day to have.

Neither can anyone.

You are in FULL control of your mood and of your day, today and everyday.

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And as I am typing this, don’t think for a minute I’m not also lecturing myself

I need this pep talk as much as anyone else.

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Anywho,

 Since this Monday was a beautiful one here in Boston..

You might have decided to attack it with that cold-shoulder dress you thought you wouldn’t see again for a while

GIRL, HIGH FIVE! SO DID I! 😉

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I mean, you only live once!

Am I, right? 😉

And life is all in the details…

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This cold-shoulder maxi dress got just the right amount of details to make you fall deadly in love.

CLICK HERE to see more 🙂

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Nature has always had a place in my heart

It’s my drug

I know I always say it. But is there anything more beautiful and peaceful?

Nature leaves me as breathless as anytime I look up to see the moon

There is something so comforting knowing that there are still so many things science can’t explain

I mean, look in the mirror. You’re one of them.

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So if Monday is the day you dread the most

Start something new today, and do something that turns it around

Whether it’s taking a walk to a beautiful lake

Or listening to your favorite podcast before you head out to work.

Make it a point to make the most out of everyday by doing something you love

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Life is beautiful

But it’s up to you to see the beauty in everything and everyone.

Happy Monday beauties and Happy Shopping!

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Oh, and don’t forget!

The drawing to win $50 off one of my all-time favorite stores is still going on!

Comment on my latest pic and tag a friend

Make sure you are following me to qualify.

The drawing will take place this Sunday, November 6th- so I can celebrate my birthday with you all!

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I’m also getting my make-up professionally done and I can’t wait to share more with you ladies!

Wish you could all be there

But I’ll make sure I take lots of pictures to share with you.

Oh, and…

Shop my look HERE.

xoxo

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Appearance, Comparison, Self-Talk: Let’s Talk About It

Aw man, this convo is about to get lit before it even gets lit

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The title pretty much explains the subject I’m about to discuss

But let me break it down for you

First, let’s talk appearance because appearance will link to everything else.

And don’t you DARE tell me you’ve never compared yourself to anyone else

Because if you didn’t, you’re either lying or an alien

Pick one ;P

(I pick alien!!)

Just kidding….maybe? 😀

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We all have compared ourselves to others, don’t be ashamed- it’s totally normal!

But when do we cross the line from normal to unhealthy?

And how do we know when that line has been crossed?

Let’s talk about it, shall we?

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I just finished reading “#GIRLBOSS

(in just 3 days. Because SO BOSS)

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#GIRLBOSS is an incredible book. If you are a female- get on it, sista!

Prior to reading #GIRLBOSS, I read “Girl Code” and  “You are a badass

Two bad.ass.books (pun intended)

And I believe they all led me to sharing my thoughts on this post with you ladies

They all have very similar advises to all “girl bosses” out there

One advise that I found needed to be shared is our reaction to other girl bosses successes

Our first reaction should be happy, proud, excited

But instead, it’s jealousy, envy, and sometimes even hatred.

Ex.: “Damn, is that btch really living overseas now with her dreamy European boyfriend?”

You get my point..

(And no, I don’t know a “btch that lives overseas with a dreamy European boyfriend”)

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And don’t feel bad if you HAVE felt that way before. Because GIRL, you are NOT alone

After all, we are all humans, right?

Let’s be kind to our souls here.

Unless, you picked alien up top. Then I can’t help you.

But lessbeehonest here..

Now that we are self-aware, we can change how we react towards one another!

Positive vibes lead to a positive life and same goes for negative vibes..

And I’m assuming you want the positive life.

IF SO!

Here’s what I suggest you do next time you see a girl kicking ass

CONGRATULATE HER!!!

Get genuinely excited for her. Be sure to make it a point to tell her!

And if you look up to her, ask her for advise on how she got there!

(I’ve recently done that with a blogger I admire and I was surprised she even wrote back to me! It was awesome!)

That’s women empowerment & YES, it feels so empowering to support other girl bosses!

And trust me, by doing so, you are sending the Universe a great message, a positive message.

And oh, does the Universe listen.

Remember,

We all have our time to shine, and we all have our own unique skills to share with the World

And the World is big enough to spread love to ALL OF US, with some leftovers to spare!

YES!!!

I REPEAT

THE WORLD IS BIG ENOUGH TO SPREAD LOVE TO ALL OF US AND SOME MORE!!!

I bet you never thought of success that way, did you?

And if so, you go girl!

It’s easy to get caught up on someone else’s life

But remember,

just because she’s got it, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing left for you to get.

Take the positives

And put them into action.

Fight for your own dreams and goals.

And remember,

Nothing happens overnight.

(It’s easy to forget if you’re like me and you WANT everything to happen overnight)

But remember,

You don’t know how many nights of zero sleep “that btch” had to get through- to get to where she is in Europe

And you don’t know how many dating websites she signed up for to meet her dream guy!

You don’t know!!

So the question here is..

Are you willing to put in the hours?

If you’re reading this, I am sure you are!

And if you are,

Welcome to the GIRL BOSS tribe baby! 

Time to kick some BUTT!

P.S. The way we think won’t change overnight, you’ve got to train your mind and thoughts to react differently to those situations we talked about. And you will catch yourself feeling some type of way, but when you do, think back to this post and switch your mindset. Work on a better you! And give back only positive vibes to the Universe. TAKE WHAT’S YOURS! 

My First Blogger Event And What I’ve Learned


Yesterday, I went to my first blogger event- “Blog Talk Boylston,” hosted by the lovely  Libby (http://www.lifewithlibby.com) and  (http://www.thenextgentleman.com). They both did an amazing job hosting the event. It was full of life and fun activities that helped us all network and get to know each other better.

Libby & I at Blog Talk Boylston 🙂

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     Here are some things to expect when going to a blogger event for the first time:

  •      Meet people with the same interests & goals as you or very similar
  •      New tips and ideas from your fellow bloggers
  •      New support system
  •      Exchange social media accounts to add one another to
  •      Many new contacts 🙂
  •      Swag bags (most, not all events)
  •      Great atmosphere with many bloggers to chat with
  •      Great place to network

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It’s normal to feel a bit nervous at first because you don’t really know what you’re walking yourself into. But it’s honestly a fear worth conquering, as you will feel a lot more comfortable going to your next event and have an absolute blast. It’s also a great place to practice talking about your blog and what you bring to the table as a blogger.

 

Here are the top 3 questions all bloggers asked one another:

  •      Who takes your pictures?!!
  •      A: “Boyfriend, husband, or friend.” Most don’t enjoy it but they love us, so they do it 🙂 haha!
  •      Do you approach companies to collaborate or do they approach you?
  •      A: Some say companies approach them, and they think it’s crucial to have your email on every social media in order for the companies to be able to reach out to you. And others say they approach the companies. There is no wrong way of doing this. Each blogger has their own approach.
  •      How do you get such a great following?
  •      A: Most bloggers said consistency on posts on all social medias. And making sure your voice is heard. Your blog should show your personality and who you are. It should differentiate you from others because you are unique. And have something different to offer.

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Below are some goodies I got from my swag bag, which I’ll be reviewing in my blog soon! 🙂

Apple Seed Oil: You Apply to your skin for a collagen boost for the fine lines & wrinkles. Use daily on stretch marks and acne.

Product: Leven Rose @levenrosebeauty

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Gaffer & Child Organic Face Scrub:

sooth away dead skin with high quality organic ingredients that won’t leave your skin feeling overly dry. Find them @gafferandchild

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Splurge Lip Balm

“Melted Buttah”

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Creme Eye Shadow (Organic)

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In conclusion, my first blogger event to go to was a huge success. And I’ve learned that we all go through very similar struggles and I’m not in it alone. I’ve also learned to take a step back and just enjoy the ride. Going to events, meeting new people, learning about myself by each post that I write and experience that I go through is part of the fun. And by doing so, I am hopefully helping others along the way to follow their dreams and fear ordinary. =)

Hope you guys have an amazing Sunday! Catch you next time! =*

XOX- T