The Rebound Look

28 December, 2016

The Rebound Look

I call this the rebound look because I am back to my old self and I couldn't be happier, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed being pregnant for most of the time but on occasion I would have my days where I felt desperate to give birth, so I can hold my baby girl in my arms and fit into my regular jean, what pregnant girl doesn't dream of that, am I right? Not only do you want to fit into your old jeans, you also want to fit into any regular shoe, even more so one with some heel on it, because towards the end of your pregnancy you end up having just one pair of shoe that fit your swollen feet. Luckily for me, I found these leopard print beauties through Octer, a new site that has many of our favorite brands in one place. If you are like me and love to browse the Internet for what is new and fresh but hate to be going from one website to the next, then Octer is for you, they make it easy to find exactly what you were looking for right in one place. I found so many things I wanted but I ended up settling for this pair of heels because I knew they had the right amount of sexy but still comfy enough to keep me from hitting the floor, after all, 9 months have passed since I wear any heels. 

P.s. I am so obsessed with my new bell sleeve top, I practically want to wear it in my sleep, yes crazy alert but hey give this mama a break, she is just happy to be wearing normal clothes.

| WEARING | & Other Stories Circular Flounce Satin Top, Jenny Bird Coco Coin Drop Earrings , H&M High Waisted Skinny Jeans, Topshop Graduate Slingback Shoes via Octer

This post was created in collaboration with Octer, all opinions x content are my own.

Comfy Classic for Mini Babymoon

22 November, 2016

Comfy Classic for Mini Babymoon

If you follow me on IG you already know that the hubby and I had a mini babymoon, after telling him I wanted to attend a #WhatSheSaid panel discussion happening at the +W Fort Lauderdale Hotel, he thought why not make it a night stay out of it and have one last relaxing gateway before our sweet #babyOlivia arrives, this momma-to-be couldn't have been happier with that idea. Sharing a home with family is not always easy, you don't have as much privacy as you would in your own home and privacy for a couple is highly necessary, so this was a lovely retreat from that. Before the panel we ran down to the restaurant Steak 954 inside the hotel to catch breakfast before it was over. So happy we did, because I had the best french toast I have ever had, you need to try it. The panel was empowering and I got to meet the General Manager Anna who was so lovely, the legendary Patricia Field and my friend Annie Vazquez, where we got to catch up a bit after a few years of not seeing each other. The rest of the time I enjoyed the day with hubby walking around the boardwalk and Las Olas Boulevard, we had lunch, later we sat outside a cafe eating gelato and we people-watched, the weather was perfect, sunny yet with a smooth breeze. 

The next day, hubby set out for an early beach run while I stayed in bed for just a little longer. I then met him at a Starbucks down the street and had a casual breakfast. We came back to the room and got ourselves ready, hung out for a bit in the room to take in our ocean view, and then do one last walk by the beach, wearing the most comfy classic denim dress from Pink Blush, it was perfect for the weather, light and airy, the best part about this dress is that I can wear it long after I have give birth, I call that a win. I am excited to also wear my cardigan and silk robe, that they sent me, so comfy, and because I want you to be comfy too and Thanksgiving is in just two days, I wanted to find a way to say Thank you to my readers, so I along with Pink Blush will be giving away a giftcard worth $75 to one of you, all you have to do is go to my IG to find out how to enter. 

Good luck and Thank you for always coming to CSxE, I am so thankful for your time.

#BabyOlivia's Maternity Pictures

16 November, 2016

#BabyOlivia's Maternity Pictures

A month ago we spent the day with our dear friend and photographer +Sasha de Almagro capturing the wonder that is pregnancy, a magical miracle that happens in life. Hubby and I always prefer a simply way of capturing our major milestones, and since we both love nature, we knew we wanted to incorporate that into our session. We decided the day before as is our style, to go to a nearby park to start off the day, where Sasha was able to make us look like we were somewhere other than Miami. I seriously love all the park pictures, but I had to narrow it down for you guys. The day turned out to be perfect, in Miami you never know when you'll get rained on, but the weather gods were in our favor. 

The day was dewy, you could smell the moister still settled on the tree leaves, sun rays were beginning to hit our skins and the park was desolated except from the critters that call it their home. We had the park to ourselves for a good amount of time, undisturbed from pedestrian life. Once we were able to capture enough pictures, we then drove back home where Sasha did an at home session as well, to just capture the very real life of where we will spend most of our time in, in our room. Some of you may not know but my in laws were kind to let us move in with them for the time being and they gave us their master bedroom, which turned out to be the best thing, since we got plenty of space for our own little area and a corner for our baby girl's nursery. It was during the time that Sasha x I were able to recreate a picture I had been wanting to take for so long, and that was the +Vogue maternity shoot of Emily Blunt that they did for an interview for the April 2014 issue, which I posted on my Instagram last night. It's the twelfth picture down, and not to toot my own horn but I loved the way it came out, we took it in the backyard against a beautiful overgrowth of leaves that my in laws actually had the landscaper remove the next day.

The best part of it all is that we were able to have our fur baby Barney with us, a few months back before we got news that we would be coming back to Miami, we thought we would do our session while visiting in July, which was the original plan and we were a bit sad that we wouldn't be able to have memories of this special moment with our first baby (yes we are those crazy dog parents), but it all worked out in the end and we couldn't be happier that he will forever be part of our pictures, after all he was part of our engagement pictures as well. Thank you Sasha for always making us feel comfortable and giving us such beautiful memories.

| PHOTOS by | Sasha de Almagro