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your morning cup of #inspiration…in pink!

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My #TGIF Morning Cup of #FASHION + #INSPIRATION

I’ve been on the hunt for a great camera and I’m in LOVE w/ this very luxe Hermes camera.

I  everything about the photo: I love the hair, love the outfit, or very little of, love stacked bracelets, belt!

Givenchy! I love the contrast of the bright green against the black. The bag looks sturdy, chic, stylist and uber sexy. I want one, stat!

Get ready for summer with these great rainbow spectrum of Celine bags. I’ll take them all please, thanks!

Speaking of summer, this bathing suit is the perfect color + style. Absolutely gorgeous!

This refreshing key lime pie mojito is a perfect summer heat-quenching drink that’s sure to hit the spot. (Get the recipe). {thank you daydreamerdesserts!}

White is such a clean neutral color to paint a space. This photo makes me what to paint my kitchen white and switch out my stainless steel appliances for white ones. {sigh, I can only dream I guess}

Ok, is this a SMART idea or what? Super inspired!  it!

This makes me happy just looking at it.

This dress makes me happier!

…so does this yellow crochet mini dress

…and, this vintage Valentino (circa 1980)

Happy weekend,  Dream lovers!

xoGlor

your afternoon cup of #inspiration: rules for mothers of daughters

While on Pinterest, I stumbled upon a pin with the caption “rules for mothers of daughters”. I clicked-through and landed on a beautifully written post by Sarah of {‘Diapers & Diasies’}. In it she talks about 25 rules she came up with to live by as a mom to a baby girl. I can’t hardly wait to do #s 1 and 2 with my daughter. Here are excerpts of some of my faves:

Show her affection. Daughters will mimic the compassion of their mother. “I love yous” and Eskimo kisses go a long way.

Share secrets together. Communicate. Talk. Talk about anything. Let her tell you about boys, friends, school. Listen. Ask questions. Share dreams, hopes, concerns. She is not only your daughter, you are not only her mother. Be her friend too.

Teach her when to stand-up and when to walk away. Whether she has classmates who tease her because of her glasses, or a boyfriend who tells her she is too fat- let her know she does not have to listen. Make sure she knows how to demand respect- she is worthy of it. It does not mean she has to fight back with fists or words, because sometimes you say more with silence. Also make sure she knows which battles are worth fighting. Remind her that some people can be mean and nasty because of jealousy, or other personal reasons. Help her to understand when to shut her mouth and walk-away. Teach her to be the bigger -the better- person.

Mother her. Being a mother—to her—is undoubtedly one of your greatest accomplishments. Share with her the joys of motherhood, so one day she will want to be a mother too. Remind her over and over again with words and kisses that no one will ever love her like you love her. No one can replace or replicate a mother’s love for their children.

Read the full list and learn more about Sarah. She also has a series on raising sons and what to teach your son about women. 😀 a definite must read for women raising boys.

xoG

weekend recap + morning cup of #inspiration

Lindsay, aka Saucy Glossie, posted this image on Instagram that I just had to share. (Thanks, Linds!)

Hello Dreamlovers! I hope you had a FANTASTIC weekend. I had a great weekend with baby Arianna. We were very domesticated, stayed in most of the time, played and did some interior decorating. (I’ll share the pictures in an upcoming post). Oh, I started writing my book (remember)? The weekend ended on a high note with a trip to the park w/baby. Total bliss with the best baby girl in the world. I was definitely born to be her mommy, and that’s something I’m so incredibly proud of.

The other thing I did when I wasn’t frolicking around the hardwood with baby and doggie was peruse the internet in search for some looks from NYFW SS 2013 that I was actually excited about. I don’t know maybe I’m just picky, but I wasn’t all that impressed with some of the looks, not as much as I was last year. I finally found one that I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do, (post coming soon)…

In the meantime, here’s a recap of some of my favorite moments from last week in snap shots…

our new play rug, love the patterns + color

caution: babies at play!

i love this metal wall calendar piece, especially the mother bird, her eggs + butterflies.

Oh oh, someone dropped her toy rattle in mommy’s purse; nice surprise for me at the office 🙂

Campbell’s Soup commemorative Andy Warhol’s cans, purely decorative of course!

i grew up watching these guys now my daughter is so into them. classic Sesame Street pups, gotta love ’em!

I’m excited about the week ahead, good things are about to happen for me, and hopefully you too :)! Have a great Monday, you’all!

xoxo

Glor

green inspiration

I love color; my favorite is green! I’m definitely one of those who wears color year-round. I love that in the winter I can wear all black and then BAM a pop of color through my accessories, like a handbag, or green flats.

This styling is my way of anticipating what’s going to be a very colorful fall / winter season for me. In my opinion, following all the fashion trend is one thing, but making it your own and making your own rules is, well, what style is all about. I like to say everyone loves fashion, but only few people have style.

Style is an extension of your personality. Don’t you agree?

xGlor

Does love exist without respect? Moving on after infidelity

I want to say,… I know it doesn’t. If you respect, you’ll love unconditionally without so much as a thought of hurting the one you love. If you respect the one you love then love will be abundant, uninterrupted by meaningless distractions of any kind. Loving the person you’re with means respecting them, upholding their honor, and not allowing anyone to talk shit about that person or hurt the person in anyway.

I struggled with whether or not to share very personal details about my life with the readers of my blog. Friends who know me, I mean really know me, know that I’m extremely private about my life. I’m one of those people who, if/when I call you, you know I absolutely need you. So when I told my close friends + family what I’m about to share with you, they were speechless.

LOL, sometimes, I feel when things happen to me it happens as though it’s written for the movies—good or bad. Which is the reason why, I feel, when I have good things happen to me, it happens in an epic way, like the birth of my daughter for example. Conversely, when bad things happen to me, like what I will share with you, it too, happens in an epic way, too.

There are so many emotions going through my mind as I write this. My first instinct is to not disclose my personal issues on such a public platform. However, I have taken solace in reading shared experiences by others who have been in the situation I find myself. The world in which we live in today is one that’s so compounded by so many things that could, if not strong enough, break a human soul.

Thankfully, I’m not so easily broken.

Thankfully, my parents raised me to not be so easily broken, especially my mom who taught me the fundamentals of being a strong, upstanding individual with a strong sense of right and wrong, and the ability to know what I want and need for myself to survive as an individual and what I need / want from someone else. The payoff of those early moral seeds my mom planted in me at such an early age has made me a very well-rounded, extremely emotionally intelligent and independent, self-respecting, loving + caring and loyal individual with a great sense of pride in the things I’ve accomplished in my short 32 years on this amazing planet. A person who loves and respect.

Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for some people especially the person I’d been exclusively dating and living with for nearly three years, or I thought I was. Recently, I found out my boyfriend, the man I share my daughter with has been having a yearlong affair with a woman from work. Now, I’m not going to go into details, but I can tell you the details are so juicy that I’m writing a book about my experience.

At this point, I have moved on to a better life with my amazing daughter. I mostly decided to share this because I feel as though if I didn’t it would mean that I was ashamed about what happened to me. The only thing I did wrong was love a man that didn’t respect me enough to love me back. Or love me enough to respect me.

 I’m not ashamed because I didn’t do anything wrong.

Today, as I share this, I have a profound sense of closure and hope in the future with my daughter. Life from this moment forward is going to be much, much sweeter because I know that I have made my family and most importantly my daughter proud because I live my life with uttermost integrity and self-respect. I have a solid center and a strong moral compass that is not easily swayed.

How am I coping? Well, you know, like I said when you have that rock-solid foundation that parents instill in their kids at such a young age, you can pretty much can handle anything life and idiotic people throw at you.

The most important thing is that I now have the privilege of passing on those same core values that my mom taught me to my own daughter so that when she’s old enough to make a decision, hopefully not one having to deal with a situation like this, irrespective of how difficult it is or how many factors are involved, she’ll be emotionally intelligent and strong enough to make a firm decision without any wavering thoughts. And that’s exactly how am handling it—keeping my eye on the ultimate prize, aka, Arianna. I have the most important thing anyone could ever wish for, a daughter that will grow up to be a woman and a mother. I am so truly blessed to be raising a daughter who will have the same core values and morals I have, thanks to my mom.

Thanks to my family + friends for all your support. And thanks for reading my story.I love you.

xoGlor