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Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under $100
Posted Apr 24 // Maritza Bernard
With Mother's day less than a month away, it is time to start thinking about those special women in your life that you would like to shower with gifts to show appreciation for everything they are as a mom or mom-to-be. I am blessed to have an amazing mom who I talk to everyday and has been there for me whenever I've needed advice on how to handle "mom situations." Then there's one of my sisters who is pregnant with her 2nd baby... She is an amazing mother and radiates happiness when you are around her. It is so hard to figure out the perfect gifts to give to those people you LOVE!
Below are some gift ideas all under $100 that are all at The Westchester! They are all items that I would give as gifts and feel like most moms would be very excited about receiveing.... Check them out below.
1. Nike Dual Fusion Run Sneaker $80 2. Pave Bangle $38 3. J. Crew Linen Scarf $50 4. Apple Ipod Shuffle $49 5. Sephora Brush Set $60 6. Gisele Shortie Pajamas $100 7. UGG Ansley Slippers $100 8. Dolce Vita Dania Sandal $40 9. Tory Burch Double Wrap Bracelet $95 10. Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace $78
Mom's Night Out @ The Westchester
Posted May 1 // Maritza Bernard
May 9th 5-8pm
Calling all Moms! You are invited for a night out with The Westchester to participate in an evening filled with pampering, refreshments, entertainment, and fashion and beauty services. Focused on rewarding and recognizing mothers, National Mom's Night Out is an opportunity for mothers to treat themselves to a night of pampering shopping and prize giveaways from stores and other community organizations. Focusing on bringing together today's moms, Mom's Night Out will include in-store events, special offerings and prize drawings.
I am really looking forward to this night. It's a great excuse to get a blow dry, throw on something Carrie Bradshaw-ish (I've been wanting to wear this ridiculously fun skirt and since my husband isn't around I can finally get away with it without him making fun of me!) grab some dinner with friends and do some shopping without having to carry snacks in a diaper bag, wipe any boogers or rush home for nap time :)
I'm especially excited to check out the excitement at Nordstroms, Steve Madden, Madewell, Urban Outfitters & Anthropologie.
So what do you say? Let's all meet up, do a little shopping and get a little "me" time!
What to wear for Cinco de Mayo
Posted May 3 // Maritza Bernard
It's pretty funny that I am Mexican and completely forgot that this weekend is Cinco de Mayo. In case you didn't know, people in Mexico do not celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Most people think it is Mexico's Independence day but in actuality it is the 1862 victory over France at the battle of Puebla. It's a minor holiday there but we Americans have made our own crazy fun holiday here. Any excuse to hang out with friends, make some margaritas and celebrate sounds good to me!
We are planning on going to a friends house for a BBQ on Sunday with the kids. My number 1 priority in choosing an outfit for hanging with my kids is comfort. Both of the dresses below are just that and adorable. I saw the Anthropologie dress below about a month ago and fell in love with it! It's a dress you can wear all summer for BBQ's, running around with the kids and/or even as a cover up for the beach. I especially love the embroidery details. Then I found the American Eagle maxi dress and was so excited about the bright yellow color and the fact that it is SO affordable!
You really can't go wrong with either one of these. Since we are only 4 days away from the big celebration, make sure you head down to the Westchester Mall and grab either one in the next few days, you'll look just the part for this Mexican American-made Holiday.
1. Anthropologie Smocked Malee Dress $148 // 2. Sam Edelman Gable Gladiator Sandal $100 // 3. Cara Link Bracelets $24 each // 4. American Eagle Corset Maxi Dress $50 // 5. American Eagle Bangle Set $19.50 // 6. American Eagle Huarache Sandal $30
Athletic Wear for the Summer
Posted May 21 // Maritza Bernard
I love working out. It is a necessity for me in order to be able to have enough energy to work, keep up with the kids and have a smile on my face for my hubby at the end of the day. And since summer is around the corner AND we have a vacation to Italy coming up, I am desperate to get into shape.
Do I workout every day? Nope. But there are weeks when you will think I do because you will see me in workout clothes everyday! Yes, I admit, I am that mom sometimes :). How much easier is it to throw on something super comfy and to aim to do some type of exercise like going for a walk, making that kickboxing class or maybe even doing some squats while you're on the phone. Sometimes I even believe i worked out because i was in those clothes all day! Lol.
The one thing that I did decide once i kept finding myself wearing my workout gear was at the very least, I had to look put together. There are so many choices out there for you to pick from so there is no reason why you can't look stylish and be comfy while you are running around doing errands.
One of my favorite pieces I wear are my Nike sneakers. I have been a devoted Nike running shoe lover for many years and they never disappoint with comfort and color selections. At this moment I am running a pair of neon pink kicks that I love! My favorite thing about them is they actually make your legs look tan!
Here's what my workout wardrobe consists of:
Basic tanks and tees, an assortment of capri length pants and running shorts, sport bras, lightweight sweaters or sweat shirts, basic socks and cool head bands to keep my hair away from (hopefully) my sweaty face.
There's such a great selection of stores at The Westchester where you can find an assortment of different items to pull together for your own workout "look". Check out a few of the items I picked as my favorites... Now go and get your sweat on!
1. Zella Half Zip Running Top $58 // 2. Asics Headbands $18 // 3. Nike Dash Running Shorts $28 // 4. Under Armour Socks $12 // 5. Nike Air Max Running Shoe $80 // 6. Nike Running Capris $54 // 7. Nike Flow Tank Top $28 // 8. AERIE Racerback Bra $25 //
1. Nike Tennis Dress $72 // 2. Nike Running Visor $20 // 3. Braided Headband $12 // 4. Tennis Tank Top $58 // 5. Tennis Skirt $46 // 6. Nike Tennis Shoe $115 // 7. American Apparel Duffle Bag $18 // 8. Champion Sports Bra $22 // 9. Asics Socks $10 // 10. Nike Court Shoe $80