Holiday Gifts: MantraBand


I have a feeling you will need holiday gift ideas soon! I have posted these on Instagram before but wanted to provide all the links in case you are interested in purchasing a MantraBand, the inspirational bracelet, for one of your friends.

I have 2! My boss sent me a gift certificate and I could not stop at one. Now I want you all to get these (I wear mine all the time). I picked “Dream Bigger” and “Have Courage and Be Kind” but LOVE all the empowering and positive messages.

Lots of quotes to choose from, their Instagram page is stunning, and they are so affordable. Perfect for Secret Santa gifts and stocking stuffers! Which one is your favorite?

Image: CR Photography

Instant Glam Pieces + W by Worth GIVEAWAY!






Everyone woman needs a few fabulous items in her closet. With the holidays around the corner and the fun social invitations, these W by Worth pieces could be your answer. Nothing feels more luxurious than a faux fur like this one. It’s edgy, fun, comes in two colors and I fell in love! I chose to wear a sleeveless top so the coat and belt could be the main attraction (my #ootd!), but it is warm enough to wear as a coat and pair it up with a top like this. Fabulous when you walk in. Fabulous when you walk out.

The textured black denim pants might be on constant rotation. Just saying! They go with everything. Whenever I look for pants I want to make sure I can dress them up or down. I can totally see these paired with a thick, chunky and oversize sweater this winter.

I have fallen for W by Worth and want you to as well! I have partnered up with W by Worth stylist, Suzanne Botvinis and we both want to spoil you by giving one MFBS reader this gorgeous infinity scarf. It will make any outfit more fab or can make a perfect holiday gift for your best gal pal. All you have to do is “LIKE” Suzanne’s Facebook page and follow the rest of the Rafflecopter prompts to confirm your entry. Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Black Pigment Floral Jenni Pant
Black Faux Fur Sleeveless Coat
Black Haircalf Faux Patent Belt
Tory Burch Booties

Images: CR Photography

Worth It





Hi there! I know it’s been a while! I have been so busy working at my part time gig with Latina Bloggers Connect, mothering three busy boys and volunteering at their two schools. I know I don’t have to tell you smart and stylish moms how tricky it is to balance it all. I DO want to share my latest find with you because no matter where you are working from, I know you want to feel and look fantastic in your clothes. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

W by Worth is my latest obsession and this is just the first look I’m going to share with you (I have 2 more)! I mean it when I say that they have something for everyone. They offer a one-of-a-kind personal shopping experience through a network of women like no other. They carefully curate a wardrobe to fit your tastes, your figure and your lifestyle for a relationship that gets better, season after season.

You know I love to support companies that allow women to be their own boss. W by Worth is a unique platform that gives entrepreneurial women the opportunity to succeed in the fashion business with unlimited potential. Empowering at its best! I also love to support companies that strive to improve the lives of all women through philanthropic programs such as Every Woman Has Worth, which gives back to the causes closest to the Stylists’ and consumers’ hearts.

I am happy to introduce you to Suzanne Botvinis a local W by Worth Stylist. Please check out (and like!) her Facebook page. She is ready to show you Fall and Winter options straight out of her home. W by Worth has really reinvented personal shopping for a style experience unlike any other. Their collections are designed in New York City using fine products. Just get a look at my ivory Brushed Coated Tee. It felt super luxurious and can think of lots of ways to wear it over and over again..stay tuned for more!

Brushed Coated Tee
Persimmon Tweed Jacquard Fringed Skirt
Olive Rootbeer Herringbone Border Oblong Scarf


Suzanne Botvinis
W by Worth
New Providence, NJ

Images: CR Photography


My New cabi Arrivals!


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Have you checked out cabi‘s new arrivals? I am super excited to share my picks with you! As always, cabi has thought about the super women who need a wardrobe to take them anywhere and everywhere. I picked out cozy knits and vibrant tops to keep me warm at home, professional for business and glamorous on date night. Which one is your favorite look?

Top image:
Fair Isle Poncho

Lovely Blouse
Capote Trouser

Bottom image:
Diamond Blouse

#QuikWins for My Soccer Player

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nesquik and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions and statements are my own.


It’s no secret that I am a true #soccermom. I LOVE el juego bonito. Always have.

Thanks to my dad, ever since I was a little girl I have been following fútbol with lots of heart . I am so lucky that my husband and boys are even bigger soccer fans. We have season tickets to New York Red Bulls matches and even got to see the Men’s USA team practice right before they headed off to Brazil in 2014. We never miss a match during any World Cup and my boys enjoy watching women’s soccer as equally as they love to see Ronaldo, Messi and Chicharito play.

When I read about FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic soccer gold medalist, Kelley O’Hara’s post workout routine, I was blown away! O’Hara started drinking chocolate milk in college when one of her assistant coaches said there were studies that proved that low-fat chocolate milk was great for recovery. I knew I had to start providing the same drink for my little soccer player right after an intense match.

Diego is currently on his second year of travel soccer. Who would of thought that U9 soccer players would have such an intense soccer schedule?! He trains for an hour and half twice a week and is off to games and tournaments every weekend. Just a few weeks ago, on the first weekend of the season, he played 4 matches in 24 hours. That’s a LOT of running in a short period of time for an 8 year-old! After thorough research, I started taking Nesquik for his post-game drink to substitute for the sports drinks I wasn’t thrilled he was having.

Nesquik ready­-to­-drink chocolate milk is free of artificial colors and sweeteners which gives parents greater confidence when choosing flavored milk. The ideal 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates ­to ­protein in Nesquik helps muscles recover quickly, which is especially important when there is a short turnaround between practices and games like in Diego’s team’s case. After an intense practice or game, it’s crucial to maximize recovery within 30 minutes. It’s also important to get the most out of your body on game day by eating right, so we are incorporating Nesquik with veggies, fruit and Diego’s favorite…pasta!

I know Diego loves the game of soccer and loves that we treat his athleticism with the respect it deserves. As a mom who is conscious of what he needs to replenish and be ready for the other aspects of his life, I trust Nesquik to help us balance it all out. #QuikWins in my book! Nesquik chocolate milk is available in pre-made 8 oz. serving bottles full of all the same nutritional benefits plus the great taste kids love. Its convenient size makes it portable and a great option when packing lunches and nutritious snacks for after school activities.

Can you guess why Diego chose #14? #SoccerMom trivia 😉


This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Nesquik and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.

Knits and Leggings




What makes us go crazy happy during this time of year? Cozy warm layers! There’s something about hugging your body with soft, oversized knits and fitted leggings, grabbing your wallet and running out for a cup of coffee.  We’re all about comfort during the fall season. Just indulge!

P.s. This is the last photo you will see of me with long hair! I have chopped it off!! See? Fall makes me go crazy happy! Come back soon to check out new pics!

cabi Cowl Poncho
cabi Nouveau Legging
Tory Burch Booties (last season but loving THESE)
Louis Vuitton Sarah Wallet
Tiffany & Co Daisy Ring

CR Photography 

Thank you, cabi for the #ootd!

New on YouTube Kids

FullSizeRender (19)Do you guys remember Reading Rainbow?? Our kids can now meet LeVar on YouTube Kids! I used to watch Reading Rainbow as a kid and loved it sooo much. Like many moms, I love to show my boys what I enjoyed watching at their age. As you can see my boys love to read, but they also love all types of screen time! For me, it has to be about quality. I really appreciate all the amazing video options like National Geographic Kids and Pocoyo in Spanish!

Speaking of Spanish…you HAVE to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this playlist of the best bilingual videos on YouTube Kids! Our favorites are Pin Pón, a Sesame Street video featuring Juanes and the super catchy Buenos Dias. We’re singing and dancing in both languages day and night!

It’s so great that things are getting so much easier for our kids to watch safe and educational content and we love YouTube Kids for this as well. The whole family can enjoy watching videos from the YouTube Kids app straight to any TV using Chromecast, Apple TV, a game console or a smart TV. YouTube kids will also let you set up a custom passcode to access parental controls! Bravo!

Let me know what you which YouTube Kids video you will be sharing with your kids! If you find something fun, please share with us in the comments below! Gracias!FullSizeRender (20)Thank you, YouTube Kids for the wonderful gift, for creating amazing content my bilingual boys can enjoy, and for promoting reading and education the way you do.

#BloomiesBloggers Recap and Outfit Details









Happy Monday! Here’s the outfit I wore to #BloomiesBloggers last week!

NJ and NYC bloggers were invited to Bloomingdales at The Short Hills Mall for a morning of “Bloggers, Breakfast and Bloomies.” I got to see some of my fantastic bloggy friends and had a chance to meet new ones. We worked out with Nadia Murdock (yes, in my Louboutins!) and freshened up at the hair and makeup bars. We sat and enjoyed the Bloomingdales 100% fall line and gosh…we wanted it all! I took notes, posted it all on Snapchat (My Friend Betty), and tweeted using @LBConnect handle (follow there too!) because there was so much I wanted to share!!

The best part of the morning?? Re-uniting with former My Friend Betty Says photographer, Mallika of Mikifoto!!! She captured the whole event beautifully and we were so lucky to have our photograph taken and update our headshots. Thank you, Mallika! Thank you Bloomingdales and Alita’s Brand Bar! I had a wonderful time.

Zara Metallic T-Shirt (Silver only)
Banana Repbulic Pencil Skirt (Last season. But many options HERE!)
Rebecca Minkoff Shoulder Bag
Christian Louboutin Pumps
Madewell Arrowstack Necklace

Images: Mikifoto

It’s Time for Statement Jackets




I was shocked to feel how cold it was in NJ this morning! I jumped in my car without a jacket even though I clearly needed one today. I swear I am prepared! I just wasn’t ready to face the fact that jacket season has officially begun.

But I should get excited because hanging in my closet is this gorgeous cabi Casablanca Trench!

There’s nothing more classic in the fall than a camel-colored trench, but the ponte fabric in this cabi style makes it completely unique.  The material hugs the body in all the right places and is super flattering.  Get creative and accessorize freely (or not!). The trench comes with a belt but if you take a close look you will notice there are no belt loops!  I decided to go without for this outfit. The trench coat alone pops perfectly with this dress.  Endless future outfit possibilities with this as a seasonal jacket…

Now I’m definitely excited about the upcoming season. Are you?

Casablanca Trench c/o cabi
Lips: CHANEL Rouge Allure 124 Ambigue

CR Photography

Today’s Perfect LBD


Hi guys! I’m uploading this short and sweet post to show you today’s perfect little black dress. I purchased it from Zara when I was shopping for my birthday outfit! But as you can see, It’s got a lot of texture, which makes it super warm. It was so affordable and so cute, I grabbed it for the fall.

Now that the weather is cooling off, pair it up with your favorite sandals or save it for a day you can wear with adorable high heel booties. I love A-line dresses, don’t you? You can do so much with the right LBD.

Have a great weekend!

Zara Jacquard Dress
Banana Republic Jaylen Heeled Sandal
Stella and Dot Clutch (Sold out but loving THIS one)
Banana Republic Art Nouveau Fan Necklace
CR Photography