Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Romwe Review: Color Block sweater

Romwe online women clothing site


I love soft, cozy sweaters and they are main go to during the winter months.  They are easy to wear and style with jeans.  I received this sweater from Romwe.com, an online shopping site that sells women's clothing at very affordable prices.  Many times, when the prices are so good, you will worry about how good the quality will actually be but fortunately, I am pleasantly surprised.  I chose this color block sweater since it was a loose fitting piece.  I really like to be comfortable and was looking forward to receiving and styling this piece.  

I received the shipment within 10 days which is great for an international package.  I really didn't expect to receive it so quickly.  The sweater is quite thick with sturdy stitching.  It has a loose fit and fits comfortably over a pair of jeans.  It looks exactly as it was shown on the website.  This is a sweater that I see myself wearing constantly this winter season.  I am very happy with this item and would recommend this site for trendy pieces at amazing prices.  

For a walk around the neighborhood with my family, I paired this sweater with jeans and my over the knee boots.  In addition, I wore this crocheted hat I made a few years ago.  This sweater is comfortable and also is complimentary for my postpartum body.  The color block look is always on trend and the colors are those that can easily go with other colored pants or jeans.  

Thank you for reading,

Andrea  

what to wear in NY in the winter

Over the knee boots, stuart weitzman boots

sweater weather in NY, how to wear a color block sweater

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pink Choker Dress

The Brownstone paterson new jersey

I am in that stage of getting my body back to my pre-pregnancy size and it's getting there, slowly but surely.  The hard part of having my baby in the winter is not being to go outside with her.  It is just too cold to take a newborn outside and she hasn't had her vaccinations as yet so do not want to take any chances.  Being inside means that I am not walking nearly as much as I used to but at least I am not having to deal with those polar vortex temperatures.  I will gladly stay inside any day than have to deal with winter temperatures.  

I am not dieting but I am trying to eat well especially since I am exclusively breastfeeding.  I also was unable to work out right after giving birth but my doctor has cleared me to start working out again.  It is just hard to make it to the gym since I am home with my peanut and I will make any excuse to not work out at home.  Fortunately, breastfeeding really helps you to lose the weight.  It causes the uterus to contract and helps it to return to its normal size quicker.  Due to that, I lost a majority of my pregnancy weight gain right away.  Another item that helped tremendously is my Tummy Aid bellyband.  I wore this bellyband as soon as I got home from the hospital to help compress my stomach.  I didn't wear it to sleep though because I wanted to be comfortable at night and I was getting up so often to feed yet I still noticed a difference.  I dropped the weight right away.  Within three weeks, I lost two-thirds of the weight I had gained.  I am really happy with the belly band and now 7 weeks later, I still have those last 10 pounds to lose but at least it looks evenly distributed and not just sitting around my waist.  I would definitely recommend this product.  It is simple to use, with just a velcro closure instead of those waist bands with so many hook and eye closings.  

Currently my priority is building up my wardrobe with pieces to fit again now that I am 7 weeks postpartum.  I bought relatively few pieces for my pregnancy and now it is time to revamp my closet.  My cousin recently got engaged and her future sister-in-law was throwing the couple an engagement party.  None of my dresses fit and it was time to find something new.  Last week before the snowfall, there was one day where the weather was reasonable and I was able to take my little Chloe out for a walk.  We walked around the neighborhood and headed to my favorite local clothing boutique in Astoria, Hanger!  The funniest thing happened while I was inside.  I hadn't gone out much before so I just threw on a pair of jeans, a loose fitted sweater and an oversize coat.  The man working at the store asked my if I needed any help and I informed him that I was looking for a dress for an engagement party.  I had this pink choker dress in my hands because it wasn't as form fitted as the other items in the store and I thought it would be able to hide the areas I felt I still need to work on.  With my coat and having the stroller with me, I don't think he realized what size I was and in his most polite way, he was trying to explain how this dress would look on and how it is a bit fitted and short and the waist is pretty tight.  He pulled another dress for me that was very loose and not my style.  I looked at it and said that it looked very matronly with a smirk on my face.  I told him I would go ahead and try this pink dress on.  While in the fitting room, he asked if everything was okay.  He was genuinely concerned about me trying something on that may not compliment me and didn't want me to be disappointed.  I opened the door and his face was priceless.  He was so surprised it fit and told me that I was just wearing to many layers today.  He followed up with a few compliments about how well I was looking so quickly which were so nice to hear!  I purchased the dress and it was a hit at the party.  Sometimes, that one dress is all you need to make you feel like a million bucks!

Thank you for reading,

Andrea  

Engagement party dress

pink engagement party dress

badgley Mischka embellished heels

Badgley Mischka Embellished heels

Pink dress 7 weeks postpartum



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Friday, December 30, 2016

Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets


Jackets are a mainstay of mine but definitely for anyone who lives in the Northeast.  On trend this fall have been bomber jackets.  They are so cute and fun.  They come in all color and designs.  It's a nice break away from the leather jacket and definitely more playful.  I chose one with pink of course and couldn't be happier.  This satin jacket has floral embroidery on the front and back and makes me think of the "pink ladies" from the movie Grease.  Bomber jackets come in various colors and styles but this one is perfect for me.   See below for various bomber jacket options.

Thank you for reading,

Andrea

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

First Outing in Mango Coat

Fall coat for new york blue coat

I am in love...my little Angel is here and I am enjoying every minute of it.  Honestly, I am pretty tired as well but I expected that and every minute of exhaustion is completely worth it.  I was very lucky and my husband stayed home for the first two weeks with me when we came home from the hospital.  I was very nervous since I have never held a newborn before or even changed a diaper.  They say it comes naturally and they were not wrong.  Its crazy how it really just comes to you.  I am so comfortable holding my little baby and taking care of her.  My biggest fear used to be the day 
I would have to stay home alone with her for the first time but that day came and I felt so at ease.  It was not as bad as I had always imagined and I handled it like a champ!  

So three weeks in and I really haven't left the house except to take my little one to the doctor.  It has been so cold that I really don't mind being inside.  It was time though for me to get some fresh air.  My in-laws wanted to visit and see the baby one weekend and with that, I had babysitters.  My mother-in-law encouraged me to go out as well as she said it would be good for me.  My husband and I stepped out for brunch and at first I was worried but we were really only a block away and I knew she was in good hands.  I had such a great time with my husband.  We go a chance to unwind and really catch up with each other.  It is so important to have that alone time even if it just for a few hours.  

December has been so cold and there were flurries coming down by the time we headed home.  This wool coat from Mango is very warm and I layered with a turtleneck cable knit sweater and heat-tech leggings and undershirt.  My over the knee boots provided another layer of much needed insulation.  I am so happy with this coat especially the color.  I didn't own a blue coat before and this one goes very well with almost anything.  Coats are so important in New York, where is your favorite coat from?

Thank you for reading,

Andrea 
what to wear in new york for the fall

Highland over the knee boots taupe

Furla metropolitan purse black cross body bag

New york in December

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