MUST-HAVE MONDAY – ESENCIALES DE LUNES

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Happy Monday, my darlings! Today is an exciting day because, after lots of thinking, Style Pledge will be bilingual. Spanish is my Native language but somehow I launched the blog in English while living in the Northeast of the U.S. and I focused on that. But as my social media presence grew, my community that spoke Spanish grew and this become a normal evolution for the blog.

Must-Have Mondays are going to focus on current trends, and this week I am focusing on the embroidery trend for this spring. I love embroidery because it makes pieces unique and fun. I also love that it can add just a little feminine touch to a piece or make it completely bold depending on the size, color and patterns of the embroidery.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Sandy

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¡Feliz lunes, mis amores! Hoy es un día emocionante porque, después de mucho pensar, Style Pledge será bilingüe. El español es mi lengua materna, pero de alguna manera lancé el blog en inglés mientras vivía en el noreste de los Estados Unidos y me enfoqué en eso. Pero a medida que mi presencia en los medios sociales creció, mi comunidad que hablaba español tambié creció y esta se ha convertido en una evolución normal para el blog.

Esenciales de Lunes s se va a centrar en las tendencias actuales, y esta semana me estoy centrando en la tendencia del bordado para esta primavera. Me encanta el bordado porque hace que las piezas sean únicas y divertidas. También me encanta que se puede añadir un poco de toque femenino a una pieza o hacerla completamente llamativa dependiendo del tamaño, el color y los patrones del bordado.

Muchas gracias por su visita!
Besitos
Sandy

FAB MAMA STYLE – THE NAVY T-SHIRT DRESS

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Happy Wednesday, my darlings! Spring is here! Which, in Miami, it does not mean exactly what it means to the majority of the country. The temps are awesome now – a bit more awesome than a few weeks back – and I am loving daily walks with Lennox. He actually enjoys them very much, as well, so I feel lucky that we get to connect doing an outdoor activity. (more…)

MUST-HAVE MONDAY 3.20.17

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Happy Monday, my darlings! The first day of Spring is here (or that is what I hear in the U.S., because it has always been on the 21st where I come from), and it is the perfect time to find some great items to enjoy the warmer temps. I am sure that many of you are SUPER excited about that. Let’s talk about the items that I have found for you this week:

Lace Dress. I love this item for multiple reasons. First, THE PRICE! A lace dress for only $24 is a no-brainer when it comes to purchase a trendy item. You can wear it a few times and not feel guilty if you get tired of it quickly. But another reason why I love is that I doubt that you will actually get tired of it. It has such a great cut and a classic color, you will want to wear this dress over and over again. (more…)

MUST-HAVE MONDAY 3.13.17

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Happy Monday, my darlings! Lennox is now one-month-old, and I beginning to resume my blogging activities slowly but surely. As you can imagine, it will take me some time to figure out a new schedule, but we will get there! It may be completely different, a little similar, or go back to normal. Who knows? That is the new “normal”; not really knowing what is going to happen from one second to the next, and I am cool with that. It is getting to be warmer in other places than Miami now, so I am beginning to gravitate towards spring items that I would like to share with you in hopes that you will find something that you love and need to have and you had not found yet 😉

Crossbody bag. I am sure that many of you already have one; but I am also sure that many of you have been on the hunt for simple, functional one that is also stylish. Look no more! This one is all of that and AFFORDABLE. It is only $39, and I find it the perfect size for running around doing errands or to go to brunch.

Bell-sleeve top. This trend started with sweaters during the winter and it will stay around during the spring. I love everything about the one I am sharing with you gals. Love that it is a wrap, love the soft color and love that it is only $16 – which is a perfect amount to spend on a trendy item that you may not want to wear a lot and/or for several seasons.

Open-toe booties. Booties are my favorite kind of shoe and open-toe ones need to make an appearance in my closet. And by that I mean more of them! I love the ones I found because the color goes pretty much with everything and I also love the perforated detail. Very 2017!

Retro sunglasses. Sunglasses are, by far, my favorite accessory. I cannot think of a day when I am not wearing them. It is so easy to look more put together just by adding them to your look (and effortless; no ironing required!). These retro ones are super chic looking and their design is timeless. Worth the “investment”, because I don’t generally spend more than $25 in sunglasses.

I hope that you found some great ideas here for your spring additions and, as always, thank you for stopping by!

xoxo

Sandy

FAB MAMA STYLE – NEW MAMA ESSENTIALS

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Happy Wednesday, my darlings! On today’s “Fab Mama Style”, I am going to focus on a topic that came as a surprise to me after I had Lennox: “what do I wear now?”. I feel like we worry about what to wear during the pregnancy and think that right after it we will go back to our pre-pregnancy clothes. Or, at least, that is kind of what happened to me. In reality, I left the hospital super swollen and looking 5 months pregnant; hence, nothing to wear. My maternity clothes were too big and there was not a chance that I was going to fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes. I quickly discovered that a few basics would be necessary to make it through that transition. Here are the products I would definitely recommend to any new mama to have handy post-baby:

  1. A maxi dress. I literally lived in maxi-dresses for the first ten days post baby. They are super comfy, easy to wear and hide everything that you want to hide for the first few days/weeks.
  2. Stylish sweatpants. Let’s be honest; I was a hot mess the first couple of days after having Lennox. But, after that, the day comes when you want to start looking like a functional human but the energy to get all dressed up is not quite there yet. This is when stylish sweatpants come into play. Fantastic way to stay comfy and look chic and the same time. Look for a pair with fringe, lace on the sides or any other detail that will make them stand out.
  3. A basic tunic. This is probably up there with maxi dresses for me. If you find a great tunic, all you need is a pair of leggins and some great sneakers or sandals. Accessorize the look with a hat, great sunglasses and a trendy handbag and you are good to go.
  4. Booties. Wearing comfy shoes is definitely a necessity right after giving birth, but comfy does not always mean sneakers. Booties are a fantastic way to add a stylish touch to your look without compromising comfort.
  5. A flowy top. Get this in a basic color so you can use it all the time with different pants and skirts. Choose and off-the-shoulder one to direct attention to your shoulders and not to your still swollen belly.
  6. Boyfriend jeans. Another great essential to have handy. The oversize cut will help you stay comfy while creating a trendy look. Jeans are always a great idea! Go for a pair of distressed ones for an additional fierce touch.

I hope that you find this list hopeful and thank you for stopping by!

xoxo

Sandy

MUST HAVE MONDAY – POST-PARTUM WAIST TRIMMER

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Hello, my darlings! Today, I am sharing a special post for my “Must-Have Monday”. Since this section is all about products I feel could be beneficial to my community, I wanted to share with you an awesome one I found a few weeks back. As some of you know, I had my first child three weeks ago. One of the things I was not expecting was being SUPER swollen right after my c-section. I mean, my shoes do not fit kind of swollen. It was not only very uncomfortable but also a bit embarrassing, I am not going to lie. My belly was also super swollen due to lots of fluid retention caused by the pain killers. After much reading about the topic, I learned that a waist trimmer could help my muscles go back to their pre-pregnancy place, so I started my search.

I bought this waist trimmer after reading the amazing reviews, and I could not be happier with the results. I noticed my belly going down after the first day of wearing it, and I am still using it 3 weeks after giving birth to my baby boy. One thing that I’d like to point out is that, while I am loving the results, this is not a miracle worker. I did not gain tons of weight during my pregnancy and I exercised 6 days a week up until 2 days before giving birth. So, I believe that what the waist trimmer has done for me is to help speed up my muscle memory.

Because I had a c-section, I also bought this special girdle that is more friendly when it comes to wearing tighter clothes. Also, it has a silicone patch that covers your incision, which provides lots of relief when the incision is itchy and/or painful.

I hope that you find these products helpful. Stay tuned, as I will be sharing more products that I am finding super helpful either to help with my recovery or to use with Lennox.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Sandy

WANT THIS? BUY THAT! 2.24.17

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Well, hello my darlings! This is my first blog post after becoming a mother three weeks ago! I did not have a plan as to how long I’d take a break, and 3 weeks have been enough for now. I say “for now” because life literally changes everyday now, so we will see what happens. I do not like to do posts so much in advance because I feel that then I miss the real connection with my community, so the blog will go side by side with what is going on in my life, and that’s the way I like it!I hope that you do too! Let’s get started with this week’s “Want this? Buy that!” post and all of its goodness!

Booties, booties, booties! Spring is almost here and the trend from last year is still going very strong. Perforated booties will be a staple in the next few months, and you want to get a great pair ASAP. The more expensive version is, well, expensive! So I found you two great options for prices that we all can afford. The $99 one is super similar to the expensive one and less than a third of the price even though it is also from a great brand. For those of you really wanted to save money, I found this other great pair which is almost identical to the expensive version and cost 1O TIMES LESS!

The long tee caught my eye this week because that is the only kind of clothing you want post-partum. At least, that is my case. While the splurge is not that expensive, I love that I was able to find a very similar version of it for only $12. If it wasn’t because it will be way too warm in Miami soon enough, I’d totally get it!

Summer will be here soon enough, and we will be seeing tons of straw handbags. The expensive version is too adorable but I could not see me spending $110 in a summer bag (but if you do, power to you! The bag is very pretty). I found a similar version for a fraction of the price and, in my opinion, a bit better because it is a bit more basic instead of super trendy, meaning it will be useable for more seasons than only this one.

As always, hope you have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Sandy