Happy Friday + The Perfect Holiday Gift for Grandparents

November 21, 2014   

It's crazy to think the holidays are right around the corner. This year we got a head start and decided to make these canvases from ShutterFly (one for my mom and one for my in-laws). We loved the idea so much we also made one for Andres Sebastian's nursery. Aren't they lovely? They make great presents for grandparents. 

This first picture was taken the day our son was born. It's one of my absolute favorite pictures.  The canvas size is 16x20 and the quality is great and they start as low as $59 bucks. 

Here's the canvas I printed for my mom. I took this picture this summer when we stayed in Marco Island.  

If you're looking for other personalized gift ideas, Shutterfly also launched a new home decor collection with Bob & Cortney Novogratz  (that includes pillows, table runners, quilts and canvas prints).  You can check it out here. 

Video: Cosmopolitan TV- What to Wear to Workout

November 20, 2014   

Hi guys, wanted to share with you my latest segment on Cosmopolitan TV's 'Tan Cosmo' in which I share what to wear to workout. 

You can check out all of my Dress Code segments here or visit Cosmopolitan.TV

Steal her Look: Taylor Swift's Animal Print Sweater

November 19, 2014   

Taylor Swift was spotted wearing this bunny sweater from Talbots paired with skinny jeans and burgundy ankle booties. Her sweater is currently sold out, but we found another alternative from Dorothy Perkins for $49 bucks. Here's where you can steal the rest of her look for less:

Where to Buy: 
Animal Print Sweater, Dorothy Perkins, $49
Dark Denim Skinny Jeans, H&M, $19
Kenneth Cole Booties, 6pm.com, $54
Black Bag, Aldo, $39 (on clearance)

Holiday Style Party + PlayDate with Crocs

November 17, 2014   

What better way to get ready for the holidays than with a little pre-holiday get together. This past weekend I invited a few girlfriends and blogging buddies over for brunch (and a little playdate with the little ones too!) As many of you know, I teamed up with Crocs earlier this year and they were nice enough to have me share the goods with 20 of my closest friends and family--everyone got a pair! 

I've been raving about their shoes because not only are they lightweight, but I love that you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort (especially if you're like me and spend most of your days chasing around a toddler haha). I knew all my stylish mommy friends would enjoy them too. And don't get me started on their kids shoes, they are too cute. Everyone was really impressed with all of their different styles and how comfortable they were. 

We normally have guests take off their shoes at our house (I've written about it before here). So it worked out perfectly, because instead of offering them a pair of flip flops to swap out their outdoor shoes, I had their Crocs waiting for them at the entryway.

Women's Wrap ColorLite Loafer

Even the little ones were ecstatic to try them on. 

Here's a fun little shot of some of our shoes and a toy train hehe. 

Left to Right: Gianna MONDO Dot Flat,  Huarache Flat, Duet Busy Day, Adrina Flat, ColorLite Loafer, Adela Bootie, Stefano Furiani Ballerina

And now for some decor and food.....

I bought some croissants and an assortment of pastries at Whole Foods along orange juice and mimosas, which I poured inside some adorable glass jars I found at HomeGoods. For the kids, I bought some apple juice boxes. 

I took this picture right before I brought out the smoked salmon rolls (that's what happens when you are hosting and running around) but they are one of my go-to appetizers when I host any event. They are super easy to make (I'm hoping to share the recipe soon). 

These paper plates are from the adorable Oh Joy! for Target holiday collection. The green went perfectly with the Crocs theme. 

Overall we had a great time and our son enjoyed having a little playdate as well. Big thanks toCrocs for hosting my friends and family. 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Crocs. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and fun content like this for viva Fashion. 

Steal her Look: Kristin Cavallari Striped Maxi Dress

November 14, 2014   

Kristin Cavallari was spotted in this Bardot striped long sleeve maxi dress while running errands in L.A. She paired it with black ankle booties from her line with Chinese Laundry and a black Celine bag. Here's where you can steal her look for less and get her same exact dress for under $100 bucks.

Where to Buy: 
Stripe Maxi Dress, Nordstrom, $98 (same one she's wearing)
Ankle Booties, Charlotte Russe, $32
Structured Satchel, Forever 21, $27

Video: AVON Luck for Him and Her

November 13, 2014   
My adorable sister-in-law Natalie of One Sunday Morning,  along with Jeannette Kaplun from Hispana Global,  Rosy, Fab Girl Mag

Last week, I had the opportunity to co-host a really cool event with Avon to share a sneak peek of their holiday collection to a group of amazing Miami bloggers and media. It was also the launch of Avon's newest fragrance, Avon Luck for Him and Her. The fragrance smells so delicious with luxurious notes such as red currant and rose petals. Oh and did I mention it's only $30 bucks! 

As some of you know, earlier this year I partnered with Avon to shoot a series of videos. In one of the videos I collaborated with Isabel Lopes, the Executive Director of Creative Fragrance Development at Avon to share how the fragrance came about. We premiered the video for the first time at the event. 

Here are some pictures I thought you might enjoy, as well as the video. 

Me with my blogging buddy, Rosy of Fab Girl Mag

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