Motherhood Monday: Tips for Healthy and Active Toddlers

August 3, 2015   

I'm excited to share this fun little video I did in collaboration with NIDO, where I share tips in Spanish on how I help my toddler stay active and healthy.  As a fist-time mom, you really don't know exactly what to expect until your child is born. But like with everything else in life, you learn to be a mom.

From planning out meals in advance (I love turning to this cookbook called "Starting Fresh") to taking planning outdoor activities together, there's many things we can do to keep our little ones active and healthy.

NIDO is a great source of vitamins and minerals for your little one. From Vitamin A to support growth and development to vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that plays a big role in maintaining a healthy immune system and aids in absorption of iron from food.

It's not always easy balancing work, being a wife and a mom (but somehow we make it work). Hope you like it.

This post is in collaboration with NIDO, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Viva Fashion possible. 

Trend Alert: Black and White Loafers (for less)

July 31, 2015   

If you follow several bloggers online or on Instagram, you've probably already seen your share of these Celine black and white loafers. Some of our favorite bloggers from Sincerely Jules to We Wore What have been spotted wearing them.

It was love at first sight, but with a hefty price tag (as with all things Celine) we were left trying to find a similar look for less, of course. Here are a few of our favorites that won't break and the bank!

Penny Loafers, Forever 21, $27 // Black and White Loafers, River Island, $100 // Color-block Loafers, Kenneth Cole, $49 // Matter Berson Flats, Nordstrom Rack, $109

Tips for Having a Family Pet with a Toddler

July 30, 2015   

Two months ago, we added a new addition to the OrdoƱez family—Bailey— a Portuguese Water Dog (or “portie” for short). He’s the cutest little thing and has so much energy. After our Rottweiler, Bear, passed away last year, our home just wasn’t the same without a dog. We did our research and since the hubby has bad allergies, we decided to go with a dog that was hypoallergenic. Porties are also great with kids, which was a huge plus.

Overall, Bailey has been a huge success with Andres. They get along great and Andres LOVES him. They have pretty much become inseparable.

In case you’re looking to add a puppy or dog to your home (with a toddler) here are a few tips on how we get our toddler involved:


Help with Feedings: Andres loves to help feed Bailey. In the mornings he’ll say “Mama, Bailey needs food!” So I’ll help him grab his bowl and we’ll practice counting as I scoop the dog food in the bowl. This also teaches toddlers responsibility.

Have a Routine: We also try to stick to a routine when it comes to feedings. For the most part, we try to keep our dog’s feeding the same as our toddlers.

Quick Tip: Just like toddlers, we also have to keep an eye on the food we feed our dogs. Dog food brands like Solid Gold take a holistic and natural approach to nutrition and they never add ingredients like corn, wheat, soy, sugar or artificial flavors. I also love that they include botanical ingredients like kelp, carrots, blueberries and lentils.


It’s important to always supervise your toddler when they are around the family pet (and don’t leave them alone together). Many times toddlers (as well as puppies) can be rough with one another. I try to teach Andres the right way to interact with Bailey. For example, when he pets Bailey I always tell him we have to do it “soft” and show him how to do it.

Quick Tip: Disney Junior has a special event coming up called “Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet” which features Doc giving tips on how to care, love and play with your family pet. Andres loves watching Doc McStuffins with his cousin Isabella, so I’m sure these episodes will come in handy to teach him how to care for Bailey. It premieres Friday, August 14 at 9am on Disney Junior on the Disney Channel.


Go for Family Walks: Play and exercise is very important for toddlers and dogs alike. So make sure to bring your dog along for family walks. We try to go for walks daily around our neighborhood. It’s a great way for the entire family to get some exercise, fresh air and some sun (Vitamin D).

This post is brought to you in collaboration with DisneyJunior. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Viva Fashion possible. 

Steal her Look: Jessica Alba's White Dress

July 29, 2015   
Jessica Alba shows us how to add a little edge to our LWD by simply adding a cargo vest and a fringe bag. We can't get enough of her style! Here's where you can steal a similar look for less.

White Dress, Urban Outfitters, $69 // Cargo Vest, Madewell, $79 (on sale) // Tan Wedges, Famous Footwear, $26 // Fringe handbag, H&M, $30

Motherhood: Andres, at 2.5 Years Old

July 28, 2015   

I'm sure every first-time mom will say this, but man, time really does fly by. Andres is already 2 years old! He's actually going to be 2.5 next month. Every stage is beautiful, but gosh, I'm really loving this 2.5 stage. I mean just look at that smile, he melts my heart.

I thought I'd give you a quick update of Andres at 2.5:

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Steal her Look: Shay Mitchell

July 27, 2015   
Shay Michell looks adorable in this off-the-shoulder dress paired with studded sandals. We spotted several looks for less under that are super budget friendly. Here's where you can steal her look for less.

Where to Buy: 
Off-the Shoulder Dress, Shopbop, $62 (or check out this plus-size alternative or this one)
Studded Sandals,, $22

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