photo aboutframe_zpsec607629.png                   photo contactframe_zps7210164c.png                 photo pressframe1_zpse96fd1d2.png                  photo blogrollbutton_zps07da44d3.png

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wrapped Up

Pregnancy Style featuring Destination Maternity, Old Navy maternity |

This winter is making it brutal to dress my bump in things other than cardigans. While I can still squeeze myself into some of my pre-maternity clothing, at 7 months pregnant, I've reached the point where being creative with outfits is getting harder. The shirts I wore for the past 4 months are starting to rise up higher and higher, and the bottom of my belly goes uncovered. Thank God for my collection of wrap sweaters like this gold Aztec print number. It's got enough going on to be interesting and make me feel like I'm putting an effort into my outfit. 

But I really miss wearing skirts.

And ladies, catching a gust of wind up your belly when it's literally 4 degrees out - it's torturous. 

Pregnancy Style featuring Destination Maternity, Old Navy maternity |

While a view of me from the front definately reveals I'm pregnant, I often hear from people that from the back, I look like my normal, pre-pregnancy self. 

What do you think?

How to dress your bump on a budget | House Of Jeffers |

As for an update on the babies - they are both doing extremely well. I have been very blessed that my pregnancy has gone smooth. But when you're pregnant, you worry a lot about what you eat, how much sleep your getting and if you're doing everything in your power to take care of yourself so it doesn't affect your baby, or, in my case, babies. I try to watch what I eat, but my sweet tooth gets the best of me at times. I've now limited myself to letting myself have one dessert/sweet treat every other day so I don't overdo it. 

I guess the worrying I'm doing now is practice for when the twins are here. Practice makes perfect!

Gold Aztec Cardigan - Forever 21 / Black Tee - Old Navy Maternity / Jeans - Destination Maternity / Quilted Shoulder Bag - Forever 21 / Gold Lurex Hat - Zara / Shoes - Chinese Laundry

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New York Fashion Week 2015 Nail Art Trends

Of course, the clothing takes center stage at New York Fashion Week. Currently in full effect, NYFW has shown to be a vivid and inspiring arrangement of style - from the ethereal to the moody and mysterious.

Being the nail art admirer that I am, I love scrolling through my Instagram feed and seeing the various nail creations designers pair with their garments. And people keeping saying nail art is dead? Um, quite the opposite. Some of the most elaborate, intricate and mesmerizing designs have been placed on the digits of models as they hit the runways.

Here's a quick glimpse into the latest nail art trends to walk the NYFW runway so far:

CND for opening ceremony

Photos courtesy of Getty Images/CND

Just one of 3 designs featured at the opening ceremony Fall/Winter 2015 presentation, this hand-painted design CND (Creative Nail Design) created these photo film nails inspired by the legendary director Spike Jonze. A decoupage technique was used to apply Jonze's photography to the nails. 

Christian Siriano

Jamberry, known for their amazing and easy-to-apply nail wraps, worked with Christian Siriano to capture the essence of his jungle-inspired Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Models wore hunter green  ombre nail wraps. I really hope they release this design to the public!

Each year during NYFW, the American Heart Association gathers a slue of celebrities to walk the runway wearing red dresses to raise awareness for heart disease and heart health. Again, Jamberry collaborated with this worthy-cause to create custom heart-themed nail wraps which you can buy for $15. For every sale of these custom Heart Health Awareness nail wraps, Jamberry will donate $2 to the American Heart Association.

Tracy Reese

The nail palette at Tracy Reese's NYFW 2015 show featured Sally Hansen nail polish in subdued winter hues that are bold yet sophisticated. The colors, which will be available Fall 2015, include Yummy Yam, Winter Sky and Maasai Red.