Happy Friday loves! Sometimes I browse Pinterest when I can’t sleep (who is with me?!) and I recently pinned some fun and inspirational Mom quotes that I wanted to share with all you mama friends of mine!
Outfit Details: Tee: Francesca’s (this is sold out so I am linking similar ones below) | Leggings: Spanx | Adidas Shoes: DSW (love the color so much!) | Sunglasses: Quay
If you caught my Instagram stories yesterday, you saw that our morning started off a bit rough. Honestly, it was the smallest thing that finally made me breakdown and cry but it was so much needed, lol. I was trying to hide the feeling that I was overwhelmed and it needed to be out there. I cried it out, Brandon came to the rescue per usual and then I ended the night with so many amazing, Godly women. Baby Weaver getting his fruit pouch all over the car yesterday is what made me breakdown but he is the last thing that stresses me out. It was the fact that I overbooked my morning because I knew I was going to be out of the office in the afternoon, it was the fact that I had to shoot a campaign at lunch that was already a day late, it was the fact that I was supposed to be preparing to speak that night to a room full of women so that they could feel inspired and rejuvenated all while I was feeling so stressed, it was the fact that I was simply.doing.too.much.
Being a mom has been my greatest blessing. It’s kind of crazy to think that even if I had to give up all of my other successes to be a Mom, I would do it in a heartbeat. Baby Weaver brings me so much joy, makes me feel loved like no other and brings the biggest smile to my face even after the hardest of moments or day. Honestly, the cry was much needed yesterday. I cried all the way to the office if you were wondering lol. You guys were sending the sweetest messages yesterday. My sweet friend Cynthia even said “I heard crying cleans out your eyes so you need that every once in a while”. Is that true? Or were you just trying to make me feel better? lol. Either way it worked.
Anyway….sorry I completely got off topic there. Today I want to share Mom quotes that I can relate to oh so much! Some funny and some inspirational. I hope you enjoy them too!
Happy Monday! You may have noticed that my love for sequins is at an all time high right now! My latest purchases included this sequin midi skirt, this sequin dress I wore to the Vogue x Kendra Scott event and the dress below I wore to the RewardStyle New York Fashion Week party.
Today I am sharing a ton of sequin dress options at all price points for your next soiree!
Are you guys a sequin lover as much as I am? I just feel like they bring so much life to the party. You see what I did there? 🙂 What upcoming parties and events do you all have coming up?! I’d love to hear!
The month of October is so important to me for so many reasons. Did you know that over 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year? If you know us personally, or have been a reader friend for some time now you know that my beautiful Mom is a breast cancer survivor. I talked a little bit about it in this post I wrote back in 2016. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month I want to highlight companies and brands that are doing their part to spread awareness and are contributing in any way that they can!
JCPenney has many different promotions going on that all drive support to this very important cause. I am very happy to be partnering up with JCPenney this month to help spread the word on their various promotions. #SephoraInJCP is inviting everyone in to find their “perfect pink” lip color to spread awareness of this important cause! Sharing some photos below of the pink shades that were my favorites from my latest visit. I may or may not have come home with all of them LOL.
While you are at Sephora inside JCP be sure to stop by the salon where they will be accepting donations for the entire month of October. Each customer that donates will have the opportunity to win a basket of Salon goodies!! Also, on October 20th and 21st, 20% of ALL salon sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Honestly you guys I haven’t had my hair done at a JCP salon in ages but I am totally going to schedule a blow out just for this cause. Might as well right?! Houston gals, let me know if you want to have a girls date!
So I hope you all join me in doing our small part to help contribute in a major way! If you go in to find your perfect pink, visit the #jcpsalon or purchase a BCAM screen tee let me know! I would love to hear plus I wanna see what your perfect pink shade is! Click here to find a Sephora in JCPenney near you!
**Sponsored Post: Thank you JCPenney for partnering up with me on this post. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
We stayed at the boutique Ambassador Hotel in downtown Tulsa and we could not have been happier! The 55 room hotel is located inside one of Tulsa’s most historic buildings. The décor is so chic and modern all while still having an old romance feel. The staff was so kind, helpful and got us checked in and all bags up to our room so quickly when we checked in at midnight!
As soon as we walked into our Ambassador Suite I was immediately delighted! The luxurious décor continued onto each of the rooms and I was so happy to see that there was a separate living space from the master bedroom. With our little one going to bed so early, it’s nice to have that extra space when Mom and Dad want to stay up enjoying room service from The Chalkboard restaturant that was also located inside of the hotel.
Clearly baby Weaver and I were enjoying our relaxing and jumping time on these comfy beds!
Also, if you travel with your fur babies (I wish Brandon would agree to take Tex and Cali with us!), the beautiful boutique hotel is also pet friendly. Baby Weaver was having a ball with some of the pups we ran into in the elevator and lobby!
Since the hotel is in downtown Tulsa, it is the perfect location considering it was only a short drive to most of the popular sites I’ll list later on in this post. The hotel also has various meeting rooms, a fitness center and a complimentary shuttle service.
If you are looking for a first class hotel in Tulsa, I highly recommend the Ambassador Hotel!
What To See In Tulsa:
Center of the Universe | We parked and walked up to the “Center of the Universe” to find we passed it up, haha! Surprisingly there were no signs or anything saying “you are here” so just note that once you park, you have to walk a short distance to the actual spot. There are no signs so just keep your eyes open 🙂
Tulsa Zoo | A must do when you have your little ones
Discovery Lab | This was such a fun space and perfect for an afternoon when it was pouring outside. We were able to let baby Weaver run around and play with all the cool things. It’s sort of like a small scale children’s museum.
The Gathering Place | Holy Smokes!! You guys, this is a definite must see! One of my work colleagues who used to lived in Oklahoma told me that this place had just opened and I am soooo happy we were able to go. I will link their official site here. Even if you have just a few hours in Tulsa this should be the one place you go! This riverfront park was way more than we thought it was going to be!
I know you aren’t going to believe this but I only stopped to shop in one area of Tulsa. Utica Square. We were so busy trying to see all the local things in 2.5 days that we really didn’t have time to shop much!
Lastly, this isn’t technically a Tulsa, Oklahoma highlight but I do want to mention our new stroller that we took on this trip which made traveling a lot easier. I know the description says it’s super lightweight but no joke when we were at the airport I kept looking inside the stroller to make sure baby Weaver was there! It was so light I felt like I wasn’t pushing anyone LOL! This new jet stroller by Silver Cross was made for jet setting kids in mind! It folds to a compact size so small that you can even bring it onto the plane and stick in the overhead bin.
I hope you enjoyed this Tulsa round up. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Hi friends and Happy October! Today I am sharing the top ten best sellers from the blog for the month of September!
Sequin Leopard Top | Eek! I am so happy you guys loved this leopard top as much as I do! It is so cute, so on trend and only $16!
Aldo Quilted Crossbody Bag | Been using this so much lately as you can see in all the photos below! Such a great size for day and night.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings | Worth the splurge because you can dress them up and down and they hold it allll in! Wearing my normal size medium.
Scarf Print Bodysuit | Such a flattering bodysuit and I love the colorful print! These sizes are selling out fast. In case your size is sold out, I linked some other cute scarf print items in thispost.
Striped Sequin Skirt | Omg, you guys blew me away with how many of you loved this! PUH-lease…..send me photos of how you style it! I know you will love it as much as I do!
Baby Weaver’s Plaid Shirt | This exact color combo is only available in one size but there many ther colors. I had my girlfriend’s little sister put the graphics on the back for me. Message me on Instagram if you want her info! She’s the sweetest, a college student that does this on the side.
Floral Print Blazer | Unfortunately the matching blazer and pant set from Zara sold out but the exact blazer is still available at Shein in a size small!
Happy Monday beauties! Today I want to share a trend that I am loving so much and have found some different items at various price points for all of us to try too! The scarf print is so on trend this season and this Versace-esque print is quickly filling my closet! You may have seen my scarf print skirt here and my two piece set here.
Happy Friday! I got a cutie on the blog today! One I call Mom and baby Weaver calls Lola! 🙂 As you know, Mom attended her first fashion week this year and fit in oh so well! We may or may not have coordinated our outfits, haha! I absolutely adore my Mom and to be able to bring her along for a fashion week experience meant so much to me and her too.
Today I am sharing our coordinating looks 🙂 , some of her fashion week agenda plus a few things that will make you LOL
I was so fortunate this year to have worked with many agencies repeatedly that most of my invites were for a front row seat. So naturally Mom got to sit front row, receive swag bags, got all her photos taken by the photographer, etc. I was like “Mom, just know I didn’t have all this front row goodness my first show!” haha. She was loving it.
Mom also attended the Vogue Magazine x Kendra Scott party with me. She got to design her own charm earrings with the KS team and when they handed them to her she was like “these are free?” LOL. My Mom was cracking me up so much during fashion week. I literally need to write a post titled “overheard by Mila at fashion week”.
If you know my Mom at all you know that she is the sweetest, most loving and outgoing woman. But you probably also know that she is as blunt as they come. Not in a rude way, just in a Filipino, no filter kind of way, haha. There was a girl that had a huge, I mean HUGE (and gorgeous!) diamond ring on talking about how her husband designed it for her and my Mom responded with “is that real?” O…M…G… I literally just stood there for a moment didn’t even know what to do. After I picked my jaw off the floor and realized the girl didn’t respond I was just like yes, it’s real Mom then I tell the girl “your ring is stunning”, grab my Mom and just move onto the rest of the party and accept the fact we had an enemy in the room now, lol. It’s hilarious now but honestly I was terrified because I didn’t want that person to think my Mom was rude (she’s not at all!) she was just asking an honest question that other people may have been thinking.
Another funny thing that happened with Mom was we were at a fashion show and both people sitting next to us were videoing live on their Instagram and Facebook accounts. This outfit comes down the runway in front of us and Mom says “hmmm, no one is going to like that”. I didn’t know if we were going to get kicked out of there or if someone was going to hire her! Ahhhh, never a dull moment with my Mama!
We seriously had the best time and you can see why she kept me laughing the whole time. She kept telling me how thankful she was that she got to come and that just meant the world to me guys. When I first booked her flight out to NYC I was stressing out a little because fashion week is go, go, go. It’s not all glam life like it seems. I have back to back meetings, running all over the city and I just wanted to make sure I could schedule as much time as I could with my mom during this time. I am so thankful my aunt and cousins live in New York because they were able to take her to do all the tourist things while I was at meetings!
This might be too deep for a Friday but honestly, I am just at a point in my life that I know our time with our loved ones are limited and I will basically do anything my parents and family ask of me because we may never get that moment again. You know what I mean? So stressing out about schedules, having to pay for multiple hotel rooms, multiple Uber rides to my aunts house and back into the city were just minor things compared to the memories we created during such a special time with the most special person!
Happy Monday beautiful people! Did you have an amazing weekend? I sure hope so! As you probably already know we celebrated my sweet husbands birthday this weekend. And you probably know that because literally that’s all I talked about and shared on stories all weekend, lol! Sorry for the birthday overload! I just clearly love birthdays, especially when we get to show the ones we love how much we love them!
Today I am sharing one of my favorite outfits from New York Fashion Week! This matching floral suit paired with an Adidas bodysuit.
Outfit Details: Floral Blazer: ASOS | Floral Pants: ASOS | Adidas Bodysuit: ASOS (also I know they call it a bodysuit but it’s totally a bathing suit! 🙂 ) but I was okay with that because now I can wear it as a swimsuit! | Handbag: DSW | Heels: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Quay
I know not everyone would see a completely floral suit and say “I need it” but I am one of those people lol and I loved this suit as soon as it came in. I had to get it hemmed though because I’m only 5’3″ but other than that I love the fit! I am totally going to wear this to work with a plain black or white cami. The Adidas bodysuit was just the perfect touch for this New York Street Style. I am normally a 4 but had to size up one size in all 3 Asos pieces for reference!
So we had such a great weekend celebrating the hubs but I definitely overcommitted on so much (but what’s new?) and now this week is going to be crazy. Tuesday and Wednesday I will be at an annual offsite meeting with our management team and then when I get back Wednesday I gotta pack up the whole fam again for a little family trip and church trip we have had planned. It’s like I say yes to all the things and then later just figure out how I can make it work, lol. Anywho, it was kind of nice prepping for this family trip because we will be doing a lot of kid and outdoor activites so I’m packing a lot of casual wear which is complete opposite from what I packed for NYC. My feet need a little break, haha!
God bless the men who marry bloggers! I mean poor Brandon didn’t even sign up for this! We got married and then a year later, I was like GOTCHA! lol. Today is his birthday so I wanted to share some funny things about being married to a blogger. He helped me with some of these which makes this post even better!
When We Ask You To Take A Picture We Mean Take 100 Of Them. From different angles, close up, far away, a few of me walking. If I’m not looking at the camera, don’t stop. That’s a pose. Brandon has learned to just keep shooting. One time there was someone walking by, asked Brandon the time and Brandon checked the time and told the guy without even missing a beat. He was still taking my pictures, lol. He’s mastered the task at this point.
If we go out to eat please don’t eat your food right away. Let me get a pic first. Possibly even a cheers boomerang if we are having a cocktail. And if that means I have to stand up on my tippy toes to get the perfect aerial shot, just let me be. The faster I get the shot, the faster you can eat your meal. 🙂
Your mailbox will always be full. There are packages at our door daily. Your dining room or whatever room is closest to your front door becomes a mailroom.
We expect you to become best friends with other Instagram husbands. I have met some of my best friends through blogging. It’s because we are passionate about the same things and we understand eachother. We will spend a lot of time with eachother and we just want you to enjoy the other husbands as much as we enjoy eachother, lol.
I know there are a lot more annoying things that Brandon could have shared about being married to a blogger but he was being pretty nice LOL.
If you see this sweet man today be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday! Babe, we love you so, so much and thank God for you every single day! We can’t wait to celebrate you all weekend!
Hi babes! Ahhhh, still on a high from Fashion Week but am so happy to be back with my baby! I mean I really missed my husband when I was at Fashion Week last year but it was crazy hard being away from baby Weaver this year. I’m not sure I can do 5 days without him ever again!
As you may have seen, my sweet Mom was able to partake in the New York Fashion Week festivities and I couldn’t have been happier! She was a natural sitting in the front row with her sunglasses on, haha! But she did have some questions which inspired me to write this post! Today I am sharing some fun facts about fashion week. But first, outfit details.
Outfit Details: Top & Pant Set: EzPopsy | Button Up Top: similar from Forever 21 here, here and here | Heels: DSW | Handbag: DSW | Sunglasses: Quay
Okay, so story time. During one of my late night shopping escapades I came across EzPopsy online. It was love at first sight when I saw this matching set so I purchased it immediately but I wanted to give you a heads up and let you know that it’s an overseas website so it took like 3 weeks to get to me! Thankfully it came in before New York Fashion Week because honestly I forgot I even ordered it! Anyway, I just wanted to give you all a heads up because they have some really cute items on the site but just know it takes a while to arrive. It’s kind of like how Shein used to be but Shein has gotten so much faster with shipping. Shopping tip for Shein is that if you see an express shipping option on an item, that item is available to arrive within the next week usually.
5 FACTS ABOUT FASHION WEEKS
1- The Big Four aka New York, Milan, London and Paris hold 2 shows a year. – The fall/winter collections are featured in February and the spring/summer collections are featured in September. So when you saw me at fashion week this September what we were actually previewing is 2019’s spring/summer collection. The shows are timed this way so that buyers can place orders and have them arrive in stores in time for the season. My first fashion week was actually a Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that used to be held in LA. It was 2006 and it was my first Buying job. It was quite an amazing experience so as you can imagine it’s a dream come true to be invited to New York Fashion Week not as a Buyer but as myself, for being an influencer. Pinch me.
2- There are about 40 fashion weeks held in different cities around the world every year. – Smaller fashion weeks are held in many countries and cities but the Big Four are the most prominent.
3- New York Fashion Week is the oldest. – In 1943 New York had their first ever fashion week. The newest of the Big Four is London. Fashion Week started as a trade only event that was only open to buyers and manufacturers. – As you may have noticed, now celebrities and influencers are attending the shows.
4- Fashion shows usually last about 20 minutes. – And usually never start on time, haha. Last year I had so many shows back to back and that was such a bad idea because the first show would start 45 minutes late and then the next show started on time. It’s so unpredictable. If one designer is showing then the runway show will last about 15-20 minutes. If you are going to a show where multiple designers are being featured than of course that will be longer. I attended 2 of those types of shows this year and they lasted about 30-45 minutes.
5- Not all shows are runways shows– In addition to runway shows, designers hold presentations where the models are wearing the clothing, posed in certain areas around the room or just walking around so that you can actually see the garment and touch the fabric if you want to. I actually really love presentations because they are more intimate and it’s always amazing to see the creativity that does into the set up. Here are examples from the Lela Rose presentation. It took place on a boat and really captures where the inspiration came from.
Photos courtesy of WWD magazine.
So tell me, are any of these fun facts new to you? I always love hearing your comments and questions about fashion week. Thank you all for the support during my time at fashion week! I was loving all of your DM’s and am so happy my dancing friends could entertain you, haha!