Thursday, January 12, 2017

White Oversized Sweater + Black Jeans + Gucci Dupes!

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Having my day so filled all the time, I only have a limited time to get ready. So I always have simple dressing in mind. Something I can just throw on. With this kind of winter we're having in Portland, it's important to wear lots of layers and to dress cozy. I'm involve with this sweater from Poof and this awesome gucci slippers dupe I found for under $40!! That's a super steal!!  It's actually super comfy and keeps my toes warm!!!

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Earrings//Sweater//Jeans//Loafers

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UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH




Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year and December 2016 Favorites


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Happy New Year! I feel like 2016 went by too fast but I'm not mad. I'm looking forward to a brand new year with my family and friends. I know I have been away from the blog for a while but the holidays and having a brand new baby always gets the best of me. I'm excited for what the new year will bring and I have a few resolutions I'm trying to keep up with along the way. 
With that being said, I wanted to round up my faves from last month.

Food
Bagels are my jam! It doesn't help that I work right next door to a bagel shop and their bagels are the bomb so I went on a bagel eating spree during december ( I know lots of carbs but hey I'm loosing about 1,000 calories from breastfeeding, mama's gotta eat)! So my partner suggested we should make our own bagels. We got this kit from Farm Steady. We haven't tried it yet but hoping this will be good. I'll let you know how it goes.

Beauty
This is the first time that I've ever experienced post partum hair loss. It is really crazy let me tell you! Besides clogging the tub (like all the time), I'm also experiencing dry scalp to top it off. So my friends over at Maple Holistic suggested I use their tea tree shampoo to help with the dry scalp. This shampoo smells so good and it immediately worked its magic on my scalp. It is also sulfate free and BPA free. Now that's a plus! They also have other hair and skin care products on their site that I would like to try. Now I just have to figure out how to deal with that hair loss...any suggestions, let me know in the comments down below! Oh FYI, you can get free stuff from them here.

Fashion
It's been freezing in Portland lately, that good winter accessories are a must! I have been rockin' my Steven Alan beanie this whole time. It's soooooo soft and it keeps my head so warm, I don't even know what else to say besides I should've gotten another one.

Music
Bruno Mars, you're the man! No need for explanation, his new album rocks!

Random
I am done with my teething baby. Done. I mean, besides the drooling and the biting down on my nut nur, I'm so over the grumpiness that comes with it too. I feel so bad for my little one, he is chewing on anything to make his gums feel better. Since we already use Tomo Como products for when I have to pump and use the bottle, we wanted to try their teething toy and let me tell you that company knows what they're doing! The teether is designed to look like fingers but not long enough that they can choke. It's also easy for my little guy to hold on to!

Have you tried any of what I've mentioned? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Slip Dress over Jeans


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photos by: Nikki De Leon

Love the look of wearing slip camisoles and slip dresses so

Friday, December 2, 2016

Birchbox November

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I have heard or Birchbox before but I never had the chance to try it out. I tried many beauty subscription boxes before and honestly I got so busy that the goodies that I got was just forgotten and not used. I always end up giving it away. But the one thing that I love about subscription boxes, is the excitement I get when I open the box and discover something new! It's like christmas times two for me let me tell you! When Shopstyle Collective and Birchbox reached out and have me try their November box, I couldn't say no. Who would right? 

Anyway, I got my box delivered a couple of days ago and I had to see what was in it pronto! First of all, if you have no idea what the heck I'm talking about, Birchbox is a beauty subscription box where you can get up to five beauty samples for only $10 a month ( I sound like a radio ad haha) When I received the box, I thought the pink outer box was the actual box but then to my surprise, inside was a cuter box that had all of my goodies! When I opened the box there was a card that had all the info for the items inside. This box was all about the "Finishing Touch". Brownie points for the packaging alone! Now on to the actual products.

Ardency Inn
Modster Smooth Eyeliner $20 Full Size
Even though this eyeliner wasn't full size, I don't mind because I don't use eyeliner often but when I tried it out, it did glide on smooth and it didn't rub off right away.

Balance Me
Tinted Wonder Eye Cream $38 Full Size 
Love this eye cream y'all! Now I don't know if the tint actually matches my skin tone (I have brown skin) but it didn't look too bad and I like the fact that it's light not too heavy and pretty good coverage.

Number 4th 
Jour d' Automne Smoothing Balm $30 Full Size
I'm not that into hair products really so I didn't bother trying this one. I'll just probably pass it on to the bestie. Sorry.

Benefit
They're Real Mascara $24 Full Size
Okay, now I've always used benefit mascaras so I loved that I got this! I love the formula, I love the brush and it doesn't clump!! WINNER!!!

Juliette Has A Gun $100-$135 Full Size
Not a Perfume
Obsessed with this fragrance! I might have to ask santa for this during the holiday!! I love the light scent. It's simple and not over powering.

That pretty much sums up my Birchbox experience! Have you tried subscribing to Birchbox before? What did you think? I think I might have to just get back into the beauty box subscription wagon!

*This post was in collaboration with Shop Style Colective and Birchbox.  All opinions expressed are my own and this was not edited by any third parties. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The P.Town Gilrs!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Velvet Wagon

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photos by: Crea Sisco

So who here has been really feeling velvet lately?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Simply Earth Essential Oils



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When I was pregnant with my second child, I was really into scents. I always loved candles but never tried essential oils before. A lot of my friends really liked it so when I was gifted a box from Simply Earth, I couldn't refuse!
In the box that I received, there were five essential oils, a recipe book, a mason jar with ribbons, and two bottles. All you need to get started! The box that was sent to me is for the holidays so my daughter and I were really excited to try the recipes. It made our whole apartment smell like christmas! The oils were 100% pure and you only need a little but it goes a long way. The recipe booklet tells you exactly how much to put on  and there were some clever ideas that were in there as well. The box cost $39 a month which is actually a good deal in comparison to buying individual bottle of oils from the store that could totally add up! It's fun that they have a theme every month! It could be cleaning, beauty and bath recipes, and many more creations!

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Not only is Simply Earth a family owned business,  they also love to give back to the community. 13% of their profit goes to organizations that are fighting to end human trafficking. I'm actually impressed with the product quality. The only cons is that packaging could have some improvement. When I received the box, a few of the oils leaked a little.  Something like this would be great as a present especially that the holidays are upon us! Have you tried Simply Earth essential oils yet? What are your thoughts? Share them in the comment below!!

UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH

Monday, November 14, 2016

Speak Up

photos by Nikki De Leon

It's been a while since I've posted on my blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Costume Ideas 2016


Besides Christmas, one of my favorite things that happens every fall is Halloween.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sweater Weather

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photos by: Nikki De Leon

The time is now to wear sweaters!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

What I Wore to Feast 2016


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photos by: Megan Joy

If you're following me on Instagram and Twitter, you would know that I have been stuffing my face with amazing food all weekend because Feast has arrived (More on my recap coming up this week)!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I'm back in Jeans


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photos by: Elora Faye Domingo


Happy weekend everyone! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

There's STILL time, Treat Yourself to FEAST!

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Unless you're living under a rock like me a year ago, you would know by now that FEAST Portland is just around the corner! I went to feast last year for the first time, and I was in food heaven. Literally. There were so many events, learned so much, and met amazing people. Not to mention, that they raised over $230,000 to help end childhood hunger. How fab right? This year, I'm looking forward to going to Brunch Village. Who doesn't love brunch? I'm also excited to see my fellow bloggers and just to kick it. There are still events open so you should really take a gander and purchase your tickets like yesterday. I promise, you will have the time of your life. Don't forget to follow my Instagram and Snapchat for more on this amazing weekend on September 15th-18th.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I can't wait...FEAST is Coming and I'm going to be there!!


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When I went to FEAST last year, I had no idea what to expect. It was my first time and to be honest, I had no idea what it's about. Little did I know, it was going to be the best weekend ever because, one I love food, and two I got to meet a lot of local bloggers who share the same love as me. This year, I'm going to attend for the second time and I can't wait! They always seem to have new events every year. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, let me brief you on what FEAST is all about. It's only the biggest food and wine event in Oregon. And not only that, they have partnered with Hunger Free Oregon to help raise awareness to expand breakfast participation in Oregon schools. Over the last four years, Feast has raised over $230,000 to help end childhood hunger. Will I see you at feast portland this year? Don't worry, I'll be documenting great food the weekend of September 15th-18th on my social platforms. Follow along snapchat (@theptowngirls), Twitter, and my Instagram 

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UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH


Monday, August 29, 2016

PayDay Wishes: Fall Shoe Trends

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I know we're still in the middle of summer but I'm starting to shop for fall.  

Friday, August 26, 2016

Chambray Romper + Platform Shoes


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Happy Friday! The week flew by pretty fast and next monday is the creanator's first day of school.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dinner done with Munchery


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Since having the second baby, our house has just been a hot mess.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Denim Bell Sleeve Top that everyone has!

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photos by: Maynard Villaflores

I finally got a hold of this denim top that I've been eyeing for a while now.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Black Floral Dress

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photos by: Rachel Consolo

Lately, I have been loving going to our local farmer's market.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Red Lace Up Dress

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photos by: Rolan Veniegas

Happy Friday! Today is my due date but who knows, this babe might not wanna show up until after.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Off The Shoulder Top and Shorts

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photos by: Maynard Villaflores

We've been having strange summers in Portland lately.

Monday, July 11, 2016

June 2016 Favorites


Hello Friends! Sorry this post took me a while.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fourth of July with Jord Watches

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Photos by: Maynard Villaflores

My family always like to host Fourth of July picnics and this year is no exception.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Crisp White Button Up and Matching Specs

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photos by: Elora Faye Domingo

A couple of months ago I had a lot of fun working with Spectacle, a local eyeglass/sunglasses shop here in Portland.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Rant: 34 Weeks and My Birth Prep


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photos by: Nikki De Leon

In about a month, I'll be meeting my little one. I've been doing a lot of nesting these days hence I've been m.i.a in the blogosphere. I've been on errand mode trying to get my birth figured out and since school is out for the summer with my fifth grader, trying to figure out camp situations. 
Even though this is my second time around, I still feel anxiety and a little nervous about birthing. One, I'm 11 years older (my body definitely changed) and you never know what to expect. But I guess being at home delivering will be more comfortable for me. I had my first one at home, so this one is also going to be the same. I know you can't predict what's about to happen but here are some of the things that I've been doing to help myself prep for the birth.

Have a Birth Plan
This helped me out a lot with my first birth. Everyone that knows me, can tell you that I'm a super spontaneous person, but with this one, I want to make sure I have a plan. It doesn't need to be very detailed but just know who you want there and what each person's role are. I have some friends coming and they know that when they get a call, they have got to get their butts to my house. I find that this has been a great help especially with an 11 year old (someone has to watch her).

Birth Kit
I didn't know these things existed until the midwife told me about them. Personally, I think they are super helpful because all the things that you might need for a home birth is in a box. I got my birth kit from a local place in Portland but you can also find them online. Birth Kits include disposable sheets (it can get dirty), clamp for the cord, gauze, disposable underwear, and pads. 

Clean
This is super important and one of the hardest things for me. Even though my partner has been super helpful with cleaning, there still little things here and there you want to accomplish as far as cleaning. Making sure the tub is clean (I want to be in the water), the floor swept, and getting the baby's clothes washed and ready to go. 

Pamper yourself
I know that getting pedicures and manicures helped me relax with my first pregnancy. The last thing you want is to be super stressed before the baby comes. I remember getting a prenatal massage with my last one and it helped so much. Your muscles get so sore especially the lower back, I was feeling so good after and refreshed!!

Perennial Massage and Kegel Exercises
This might be TMI, but this kind of massage is necessary so you don't tear. This explains more of what a perennial massage is. Another thing that's pretty important is the kegel exercises. As you get older, it's important to do this other wise, you will find your self not being able to control your bladder. Trust me!

I hope some of these help. Just wanted to share my personal experiences with other expecting parent like me. I would love to know what you do to prep for the birth:) Leave me a comment! Would love to hear.

UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH


Monday, June 6, 2016

White Flutter Sleeve Dress

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photos by: Maynard Villaflores

It came to a point that all I can wear or I choose to wear these days are dresses.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Blue Printed Dress

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Photos by: Hannah Koh

If you follow me on Instagram, you can probably see a pattern where I've been really into the blue hues lately.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Rant: 31 and some weeks and My Baby Shower

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Until my girlfriends convinced me, I wasn't going to have another baby shower. But then it made me realize at the shower, that pregnant women like me really need this kind of community and support especially during towards the end of a pregnancy. It really showed me what kind of a strong tribe and community I was surrounded by and for that, I'm very thankful. 

This pregnancy has been a whirlwind especially leading up to the finish line. There are definitely changes from the first one (I mean, who am I kidding, I was also ten years younger with Crea). I found out that I'm border line diabetic (blood sugar is right on the cusp), my iron is too low, and I'm not gaining enough weight. I mean, hello!! What's a pregnant girl to do? I've been trying so hard to balance everything that I was starting to feel like one of those crazy pregnant woman watching everything that I ate which is not my personality at all. It's not easy but it was great to be reminded that I still "got this" and feel surrounded by love and happiness at the shower. 

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A big thank you to all of my friends and family that came and showered me with blessings and love. I know that my squad will help me through my final days of pregnancy and I can't wait to share this little one and for them to get to know my baby!

UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH