Stripes and Ruffles

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I am totally loving the stripes and ruffles trend. The more the ruffles the better! But honestly, every time I tried one of those shirts on, I looked like a clown.  How do some of the girls pull off the look and not me? No big deal…I found this more tamed look at Express at a reasonable price. Click on the links below for outfit details…..

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Blouse Express // Jeans J.Crew // Shoes Madewell //

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Reflecting in Paradise

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I’m not one who commits to my new years resolutions but something different happened in 2016.  This year I promised myself to step out of my shell and try something new.  This year I was turning 40 years old and I started to reflect on my life. Although I have soo many things I’m proud of there still another 40+ years of life I want to live that’s a bit different from what I’m used to.  I’m usually shy and the last person to seek attention. So how do you start behaving the opposite of that? Start a blog and post many many pictures of yourself! Of course!  So now its December and as I spend a few days in La Romana, Dominican Republic, I can’t believe how much I’ve grown and changed.  The beautiful setting in paradise was the perfect place for me to be in and reflect on this year as it ends. What I’ve learned is that no one cares if you jump, scream, dance, sing….etc… seriously…just live your life. Do what ever it is that will put a smile on your face and makes you feel good about yourself.

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Celebrating in Mexico

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This year I turned FOURTY years old and all I wanted to do was celebrate somewhere tropical.  I chose to stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya and I am soo happy I did.  I needed to bring in the milestone year spending my time totally relaxed and this resort did not disappoint!

I’ve been to Mexico a few times and although I love this country, I’ve been a little disappointed by my hotel stay in the past. Not this time.  This hotel is nestled inside an ecological dream where you are surrounded by lush greenery and wildlife.  To get around, you have the option to go on a golf cart ride, bicycle, or even better…just walk!

One of my most favorite parts of this trip was spending some restful time at the Willow Stream Spa.  I seriously didn’t want to leave.  I was welcomed by the spa staff upon entering and was walked into the locker room, which is an amazing space in itself.  The treatments were amazing and definitely a reason to return to this hotel.

I will plan to return to this hotel and location since I had a memorable experience.  My very spacious room was tucked away with the view of the property’s lagoon. A NYC apartment could’ve fit in our bathroom! From the amazing staff, the excellent food, and the beautiful atmosphere, the Fairmont Mayakoba is a mystical experience I can’t wait to do again!thumb_IMG_6875_1024IMG_0274IMG_0371thumb_BC1486A0-E487-4F76-84B4-00DA39A1E100_1024                                   thumb_IMG_7026_1024IMG_6926thumb_IMG_7043_1024thumb_IMG_6968_1024thumb_IMG_6965_1024thumb_IMG_6928_1024thumb_IMG_7044_1024thumb_IMG_7103_1024IMG_0419

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Foggy Fall

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Today I went for a walk at our neighborhood park when we came across this beautiful fog.  It was an amazing opportunity to take some pictures.  It’s getting chilly here in NYC and I love wearing this J.CREW coat for this time of year.  It’s not

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Clean Hair with Neutrogena

I have to admit, I’m a bit obsessed with my hair.  I color it often and I blow dry it A LOT.  I’m always on the search for the perfect hair product so I use a lot of different styling products.   Because of everything I put my hair through, including

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Florals For Fall

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I have to admit, I’m not big on wearing prints.  Loud colors and florals are not my thing. But when I saw this dress on the Banana Republic website, I fell in love.  The bonus features for me, are that it comes in Petite and it has Pocket!!  It’s been raining here in NYC, but I managed to beat the rain this

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