Friday, March 29, 2013

And We're Off!!

We're off to Mexico in two days! I'm so ready for sunshine and sand! I hope you stick around while I'm away because I have some fun posts in the works. Have a wonderful weekend and Holiday!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vacation Essentials

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The Hubs and I are headed to Mexico for the week this coming Monday, and I am beyond excited to get out of this long cold winter and into some much needed sunshine. While I put myself on a spending freeze for this vacation, that didn't stop me from doing some online lusting over some perfect vacation essentials. These definitely inspired me to pull some old goodies from my closet and re-style them for this trip.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Harmelss Harvest

Just wanted to share with you guys my absolute new favorite discovery. 100% Raw coconut water from Harmless Harvest. This is the BEST coconut water I've ever tasted. It's not heated to remove pesticides instead it's pressurized. It's not overly sweet like a lot of coconut water I've tasted and it has a slight buttery finish to it. It's the closest thing to drinking straight from the actual coconut. It's of the pricier variety but I'm telling you if you want good coconut water this is worth every penny!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bellflower Bay

 I honestly NEVER win anything. So when Diana over at ex-Press-o announced me as the winner of the Bellflower bay giveaway I was shocked and thrilled. The ring I won is a gorgeous green tourmaline. It really is such a beautiful dainty ring. Thank you Diana and Bellflower Bay for hosting this giveaway. I really love the ring I won!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Creative Life

 Art and Typography: Monique Bellavia 

Diane Sawyer might just be one of my favorite women of all time. I have such a huge amount of respect for her
and her life, both personal and professional. I've watched her for years on Good Morning America always feeling like she started my day off with such positivity. These words are from this months Bazaar interview and they could not be more inspiring. Have and happy weekend and happy creative life! xo

-you can purchase my wall art version of this quote here

Thursday, March 21, 2013

White Out


Just trying to summon spring to show its pretty little face by dreaming of bright whites. These are some of my favorites right now.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Penny Picks

Ok, maybe I've been living under a rock, but can you believe all these goodies are from Jcpenny and not one item was over $45??  I went in there after work one day just out of curiosity because I've been taking note of their awesome ads lately. And boy was I blown away. That red faux leather bag feels so soft and supple I almost thought maybe for a second there it might actually be leather! The little cigarette pants I purchased don't fit too well. They have a very big spec at Penny's, but it was only the waist, and nothing a good tailor cant fix. They were only $25, so it will be worth it! I wore the bag and the nude bow kitten heels here. I cant wait to wear the rest of my loot as the weather starts to get warmer. Have any of you taken a peek in Jcpenny lately? Or have any other good bargain stops to share?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Getting Childish


             Happy Monday everyone! Just wanted to let you in on a little series I've been working on that is now up and available for purchase in my new etsy shop. Whimsical Balloons done in digital water color. I work in childrenswear full time so naturally I have a strong affinity for children's art and prints. I created this series initially to be a gift for a friend, but I loved the first balloon so much I just kept going. These would make a lovely baby shower gift for a Momma to be :).

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Perfect Spring Carry-All

I stumbled across this bag the other day while perusing Banana Republic online. I instantly knew this was perfect for me. I'm such a sucker for that carry-all satchel shape. Top handles and a long strap just pull at my heart strings. So I did what any sane girl would do after noticing the 30% off promo code up top. I purchased two, the blue (which they call mint but it's more blue), and the chalk  (I swear it was only because I needed to see the colors in person). After they arrived the decision is not getting any easier about which one to keep. The leather is soft, and the size is just perfect for a work bag. My husband even told me to just keep em both. But that seems a bit excessive.....or maybe not....?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Get Shorty

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It may be freezing outside here in NY and the snow may be coming down but I definitely have spring on my mind. I'm currently obsessed with lady like short shorts. They are sweet and sexy all at the same time. All these picks are from Forever21 and you really cant beat the prices. I purchased #1 and cant wait to wear them on our vacation next month, they are too cute!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekend Bits...

 {I Absolutely love this little vintage shop right by our apartment}
{I went home with this jacket that isn't actually vintage, its Opening Ceremony
from about 3 years ago, but I had to have it!}
{Just sneaking a peek at my new spring shoes}
{Seriously these kitten heels are too cute! I still can't believe I scored them at JCpenny. Blog post to come on that!}
{we met this little angel while on our little walk}
{amazing Colombian chicken soup at Tierras Colombianas}
{beer and my new favorite Prada sunnies}

 The weather in NY this weekend was beautiful! I can see the light beyond the dreary cold winter! We spent the weekend locally, eating a lot, shopping a little, and just enjoying every moment. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 8, 2013


Quote: Stephany Lopez
Photo: Angelica Glass
Typography: Monique Bellavia

We recently received our wedding video and through tearful eyes we re-lived our special day. My sisters speech was of course a tear jerker, but the very ending was my favorite part. These beautiful words that I somehow have to put into a beautiful artwork to hang in our home, so we can remember each day to have peace, strength, and love, no matter what life may bring. I Hope you all have a wonderfully peaceful, and loving weekend. xo

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Anatomy of a Resume

Can I just start by asking when did resumes get so fancy?!? I wouldn't really know what is trending in the resume world because I've been working at the same company for way longer than I will ever admit. I must say though I'm loving the idea of a personalized fancy resume that represents you and what you're about. When my sister asked me to design her resume I of course obliged. She had some specific ideas of what she wanted it to look like, and together this is what we came up with. It was oddly a pretty fun little project. You see 3 different name designs at the top because we were testing out what we liked more. In the end we went with the center version. Have any of you tricked out your resume?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I Love You, NY!

 Art work by: Monique Bellavia
Available for purchase here

Yes NY it's true, I love you!