Holiday Gifts Under $25 for the Whole Family

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 *Sponsored by ShopStyle and Nordstrom Rack. This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are my own.*

As you can tell, I’m really excited about the Holidays…and I absolutely love getting gifts for my loved ones just as much as I love dressing up for the occasion.

Because of the current worldwide climate, I am sure we all want to save as much as we can. Reason why everything from this list is from Nordstrom Rack, and you will see lots designer brands under $25!!

Let’s do this!

1. Secret Santa/White Elephant

Every year, I do a white elephant with my friends (the only rule is that the gifts must be around $20) and we always have so much fun. 

This year, you can use a Secret Santa generator online, and set up gift exchange details so you can still have fun while socially distancing! These are all unisex, useful gifts, that everyone will love!

2. For little ones 

For this little list, I tried adding things that boys and girls will absolutely love! Let’s say Nico, my boy, caught a glimpse of it while I was doing it and he was super excited about a few items (your niece and nephew will be too!)


I always feel like shopping for my husband, dad, and brothers is always the hardest. But here are some key items that will never fail!

4. For your gals

I love shopping for my mom and my best friends. Unlike the guys, I always go for things that remind me of them and that have some sort of meaning.

5. Treat yourself

Don’t forget to treat yourself this Holiday season, you deserve it too! 

Tie Dye Comfort

Monday, November 16, 2020

 *Sponsored by Shopstyle and Nordstrom. This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are my own.*

If there is one print that will remind me of 2020, in the best way possible, it is tie dye! 

Last month, in this post, I told you how I discovered Nordstrom’s in-house lifestyle brand, Zella. At that time, I got a few performance leggings that I completely loved. Then I started thinking, “if this is how comfortable the leggings are, I have to order some loungewear pieces”. And that’s exactly what I did!

As I am not too crafty- and I don't dare to do my own tie dye- I was drawn to the gorgeous tie-dye pieces from Zella. And since I am still spending A LOT of time at home to stay as safe as possible, I have been wearing these pieces non-stop!

LOOK # 1

This tie-dye set is too cute! It also comes in gray or baby blue, and you can match the sweater with either shorts or pants!  You can also wear the sweater with some jeans and sneakers and head out for some errands!

LOOK # 2

This tie dye sweater dress is the comfiest around the house but it is also super easy to dress up! I wanted to show you how: cinching your waist with a belt and adding some booties! And guess what: IT HAS POCKETS!!

LOOK # 3

As soon as I touched this olive tie dye shirt I said “I need like 10 more” and my husband was like “Do they make any men’s shirts like this?” It is really one of the softest fabrics ever! I originally got it to add to my workout clothes, but It is really one of the softest fabrics ever and I am spending all day in it!

I paired the tie dye shirt with these plush corduroy pants- they also come in a purple taupe!

As I mentioned above, I continue to be super careful during this worldwide pandemic. I love the curbside pickup at Nordstrom. I can order anything I like only and pick it up without even having to leave my car or open my door. 

Nordstrom is also having free shipping and returns, and you can sign up to become a member of The Nordy Club by clicking HERE and enjoy exclusive perks like members-only access to sales and events.


Denim Versatility This Holiday Season

Friday, November 13, 2020

 This post is sponsored by ShopStyle and maurices . All opinions are my own.

I’ve been super excited about the Holiday Season. I started decorating on November 1st, playing Holiday music, and planning my gifts to my loved ones.

This season is also a great time to update your wardrobe for winter.  My advice is to go for pieces that you can wear now, this Holiday, but that will also work the rest of the Winter and Spring.

Start with a pair of jeans that make you feel SO good.  I got these jeans from maurices and I’m absolutely loving the fit and the way they hug my curves.  They are also really easy to dress up or down, to layer-up, and wear all year round. 

I want to show you 3 easy ways to style them so you can get inspired:


I wanted to pair the jeans with this sweater from maurices. I really like the light pink color. It’s super cozy for Winter but it looks cute with a floral skirt for -still cold- Spring days!

I finished look #1 with some comfortable but fashionable black boots and some gold hoop earrings! This is such an easy, every day combo!


Again, my advice is to get pieces you can wear after the Holidays. This sweater is red and cream, BUT you can wear it in February (Valentine’s outfit idea!). I added the black jacket that it’s such a must in cold weather and I paired it with some over the knee boots!. Last touch: this cute faux fur pom hat!


This white plaid jacket makes a statement but it is such a staple piece you can wear year after year. I paired it with some cozy pullover sweater, and some cognac tall boots!

Which look is your favorite?

Check out the maurices Jeans Shop. They have a great variety of styles (jeggings, bootcut, skinny, boyfriend, etc) in all washes, and an amazing variety of sizes (plus size and regular with a variety of inseams for the petite ladiesss!).

Giving Back This Holiday Season with AmazonSmile Charity Lists

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

This post is sponsored by Amazon. All opinions are my own.

2020 hasn’t been the year we all imagined it would be. It has taught us the importance of enjoying the little things in life and giving back to our community and those who need it most.

I love how AmazonSmile Charity Lists make it so easy to give back. 

At, you can find an organization to give back to by browsing by cause (from Pets & Animals, Environment, and Health…to Veterans and Arts and Culture) or simply searching for your favorite organizations. I already knew I wanted to donate to an animal organization, so I added the keyword “Miami” in the search bar, and AmazonSmile gave me a list of animal organizations IN Miami. 

I was super excited to see that “Jamie’s Rescue” was on the list - that’s the rescue where we adopted Susy from in January. This organization was founded by Jamie Robinson, a past photographer for the White House in the 70s, who nurtures puppies and dogs back to health and puts them up for adoption.

To adopt Susy, we were interviewed by Jamie a few times - we visited the rescue twice and we were in complete awe by seeing all the dogs run freely around the house and backyard. It’s like she lives with the dogs, and not the other way around. You can tell it is a labor of love.

Once you select an AmazonSmile Charity List, you can view their full wish list – and in Jamie’s Rescue’s case, it mostly includes pet supplies and cleaning products. You can then purchase items to donate and have them directly delivered to the organization’s designated address.

I am very excited to give back to the place that gave us our precious little Susy. 

In addition to charity lists, you can also support your favorite charitable organization at no extra cost to you just by shopping through AmazonSmile. Visit and browse Amazon’s wide selection of holiday deals and low price items, receive fast and free delivery options, and more. The best part is, when you start your shopping at, Amazon will automatically donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a charity of your choice.  

And it gets even earier than that! If you are in the giving spirit and wish to make a monetary donation, you can simply say “Alexa, I want to make a donation” to any Alexa enabled device to get started. 

Let’s make the holidays a bit more wonderful for those who need it most! Click here if you are ready to give back and browse AmazonSmile Charity Lists – and share how you’re giving back this season with #DeliveringSmiles.  

Getting in the Holiday Spirit with shopDisney

Monday, November 9, 2020

 This post is sponsored by ShopStyle and shopDisney. All opinions are my own.

Last year Nico was still too little to understand the Holiday Season. So this year I’m going all out, especially with the 2020 we’ve all had…we deserve to welcome the most wonderful time of the year a little earlier.

Last week, I checked ShopDisney and, as we have a two year old who is completely obsessed with Mickey Mouse,  I got a few pieces that I knew he was going to love.

The first thing I added to the cart was these matching Mickey Mouse sweaters. The one I am wearing is actually men’s, but I really like the oversized fit and that I can wear it as a sweater dress + I absolutely love matching with Nico.

This is also our first Holiday with Susy, we rescued her in January so I also wanted to get her a little something-something. This top with gingerbread cookies was perfect and she looks so cute!

As I brought out our box with ornaments, as this is the first time I get a big tree…I think it’s time to get some new ornaments. These are some of my favorites:

Finally I had to get these plush Mickey and Minnie- I’m giving the Minnie to my niece, Mila, who is turning one this month.  I can’t wait to see them together playing with them…aww my heart!

Did you already decorate your home? What are you most excited about this Holiday season?