1. Kate Spade – 2. Carmen Marc Valvo – 3. Tori Praver – 4. Karla Colleto – 5. Robin Piccone – 6. CHROMAT – 7. Topshop – 8. Coco Rave – 9. Blue Life
Ok let’s be real here… I just had a baby almost 2 months ago so I am by no means ready to rock a bikini lol. Thank goodness for stylish one pieces! I’ve linked a few of my favorites that I’ve been looking to get for what’s left of this summer. If I had to choose one, I would choose #4!! I mean… a denim swimsuit?! Yes please!
Which one is your fave?!
(Me at 41 weeks pregnant to 7 weeks postpartum; posted on my Instagram for #transformationtuesday)
Landon has been living off breast milk exclusively for almost 2 months now, yay! He loves to eat and is growing so fast. When I was breastfeeding Scarlett during her first year, I always forgot which side I fed her last and she was always grabbing on my shirt or sometimes my hair while nursing. I learned my lesson this time around and discovered 2 accessories that solves those problems!
First is the Nurselet which is a velcro bracelet that comes in a ton of other cute prints and has dual purposes. One purpose is serving as a reminder for which side to feed next. During Landon’s early weeks, it was easy to know which side was next because obviously it was just way bigger than the other lol. Now that my supply has adjusted to his feedings, sometimes both sides feel the exact same and I can’t remember which is next (especially during the wee hours of the night). This bracelet has been a huge help. Not only does it work for that, but it also holds your shirt up during feedings or pumping sessions! LOVE. Use code “NURSELETQUEEN” to receive 15% off your entire order on their website!
Second is my nursing/teething necklace from Baby Bees and Peonies! They’re so cute and available in different colors. I have the black one also which goes with most of my outfits since I tend to wear black! Lol. Landon likes to hold on to it while nursing and when he’s old enough, he can use it as a teether as well.
Mamas: do you have any breastfeeding essentials/accessories that I should know about?! I’m always down to try new things that will make my life easier
This post was in collaboration with Nurselet and Baby Bees and Peonies. As always, all opinions are my own.
If there’s one thing I love during the summer, it’s obnoxiously bright colored nail polish! Haha. I love them because they’re in your face and scream “SUMMER!” They’re the type of colors that I only wear during this time of the year. This color by China Glaze is everything. I love it so much that I will bypass the fact that the formula is extremely streaky lol. I normally use the CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat but for the hard to manage nail polishes, I use Seche Vite since it’s thick and can mask almost every imperfection!
Are there any neon polishes I should get before the summer season is over?! Let me know!
- Vince Camuto Peera Cut Out Bootie
- BP. Tandem Bootie
- Dolce Vita Sierra Bootie
- Steve Madden Sharini Bootie
- SARTO by Franco Sarto Granite Block Heel
- Born ‘Adia’ Block Heel Bootie
The best sale of the year is happening right now at Nordy’s! Well, only for Nordstrom card holders as of now but it will be open to the public tomorrow! I’ve been eyeing these booties to add to my shoe collection! During the N Sale, I love to stock up on closet staples that I know I will wear a ton of times during the Fall Season coming up. Nordstrom always has great stuff on sale that will go up to regular price when the sale is over. Check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
P.S. Which bootie is your fave?!
Top: Lulu Marie Designs – Tutu: The Luxe Leon – Shoes: Old Navy – Headband: Nordstrom Rack
Omg, I can’t even!! This halter crochet crop top is too darn cute… and Scarlett’s toddler belly?! I can’t handle it lol. This was made by Lulu Marie Designs, a shop on Etsy! The attention to detail and quality are just amazing. The owner actually didn’t have any crop tops listed in her Etsy shop so I actually requested this black crop top (black goes with everything) and she nailed it! When I got in the mail, I couldn’t wait to take Scarlett’s pictures wearing it.
I paired it with a beautiful tutu we got from another shop on Etsy called The Luxe Leon. Scarlett is a brand enthusiast for them :) They even have hi-low tutus… Check them out!
*This post is in collaboration with Lulu Marie Designs. As always, all opinions are my own.
Ah I just love hot purple! This color by Sinful Colors is amazing. Seriously, pictures don’t do it any justice. The formula is smooth and glides on effortlessly. Two coats will make it completely opaque. I have a few Sinful Colors polishes and they are all awesome. I can’t believe they are only $2! So worth it.
Here is another Sinful Colors swatch I did
Romper: Lush – Sandals: Old Navy – Necklace: Estylo Jewelry – Bracelet: Kendra Scott
This weekend, my college bestie/bridesmaid came down from L.A. to see the babies and catch up! We went to get our faves (sushi and boba) then walked by the harbor near the San Diego Airport. The weather and scenery were just perfect! Thank goodness my Instagram husband tagged along… he took those candids of us lol.
Ok so, I am loving that romper I got from Nordstrom. First of all, I’m obsessed with black and second, I love the tie on the side. It’s definitely one of those closet staples that you can dress up or down. For a casual look, I just paired it with my cognac sandals and accessorized it with a Kendra Scott bangle from my Rocksbox and my silver bar necklace.
Here is how I styled it for a more dressy look:
Heels (old): H&M – Earrings: Perry Street – Lipstick: MAC “Media”
Basically, I just threw my hair in a bun, wore a darker lipstick, threw on some nude heels and some statement earrings from my Rocksbox! Get one month of Rocksbox FREE by using code “rainaelegadoxoxo” at check out
This past month on my Instagram…
Scarlett is such a water baby!
Landon had to test out his sensory ring from Baby Bees and Peonies! (They have such amazing teething toys and nursing/teething necklaces… Check them out)
Throwback to our lifestyle photo shoot with Saffron and Sage Living! I was 29 weeks pregnant here.
Ok, believe it or not… this is my most liked picture, lol. It’s super random but Starbucks “liked” it then the likes just kept coming and then it was on the popular page. It got over 5,000 likes and that’s a ton for my following haha. Too funny. Any way, this is my FAVE drink from Starbucks! It’s an iced non-fat green tea latte with classic sweetener. Oh and don’t you just love that blue nail polish?!
This is how excited we were for July to come! Lol. Another pic from the Saffron and Sage Living photo shoot. (Yes this is a beautiful kitchen and unfortunately, it’s not mine haha)
My baby boy turned one month on July 4th!!! How?! Seriously, time flies. He’s already wearing size 1 diapers and 3 month sized clothing *tears!* His “hi, i’m new here” onesie is from Trendy Bubs And the chalk board is from Babies R Us!
My necklace is from EstyLo Jewelry! It says “mom of 2” on it. LOVE! Use code “FRIENDS15” to get 15% off your order! The OTS top is from Topshop.
Loving this Kendra Scott bangle from my Rocksbox! If you want to try it out, get your first month free by using code “rainaelegadoxoxo” Click here! Oh and that nail polish was from my Ipsy July glam bag! I also did a review of all the products in that glam bag earlier this week here.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!
Hat: San Diego Hat Company – Bag: Multiwear
Working out during the early postpartum months is a super humbling experience. I just got cleared to work out a little over a week ago. I’ve been so eager to get back into shape so I literally started working out the day I got cleared, haha. But it wasn’t all easy peasy. I found myself constantly modifying the exercises, breathing harder, and taking longer breaks. Here’s what I’ve learned this time around:
- Let go of pride: I mean you literally just brought a human being into the world, it’s okay to modify your work out! Listen to your body. Being a Pure Barre instructor and dance teacher for years, I always pushed my clients and my students to their limits. Modifying work outs was not an option for me then. For now, it’s whatevs… yes, I’m that girl on her knees during forearm plank and the one taking longer water breaks
- Take a workout class: There is something about working out with a group of people that is extremely motivating. It must be the energy every one gives off but I’m definitely able to push myself harder in group classes.
- Plan to go to the gym with a friend: You are less likely to skip out on a workout when someone else is counting on you to be there. Yesterday, I barely had any sleep but since I planned to take a morning workout class with a friend, I ended up going. And you know what, I felt great after! I just ended up taking a nap with the babies later in the afternoon.
- Buy new workout gear: Anyone else feel like working out because of cute new workout clothes? I sure do! So splurge a little and give yourself a “push present” or two or maybe even three lol. I mean I’d rather spend money on new workout clothes than actual clothes right now until I get back to my pre-baby shape.
Read my Preggo Fitness Confessions from awhile ago here