It was a hot and humid weekend but I’m not complaining. I’ve been waiting for this kind of weather for too long. When it feels sticky outside, there is only one place I want to be…at the beach. When you can’t take the heat anymore, you can just take a refreshing plunge into the ocean water. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up in Rio enjoying the white sand beaches of Brazil, but the beach always feels like home to me, peaceful, relaxing and carefree. Continue reading
Outside of my pregnancy years, when my workout schedule was sadly sporadic, I have been pretty consistent in staying active. I was a casual jogger in my college years, took Tae Kwon Do classes and mixed in aerobics whenever possible. Like everyone else, I eventually joined a gym and worked out as regularly as I could. My husband and I also used to play tennis as often as we could in the summer until we had our first child. I started running again about three years ago, this time more intentionally, keeping a pretty consistent running schedule. This is the problem though…I got bored. I know many people would disagree with me, but I personally find running a little boring. Not that I’ll be giving up running completely but I needed to mix things up. I had heard about kickboxing thru some friends and decided to give it a try towards the end of last summer. It’s been about 8 months now and I still love it! Let me tell you the reasons why kickboxing is my workout of the moment. Continue reading
Happy Monday, my friends!
This is a very special post. I’m so excited to announce the launch of a new boutique by RheaEtCetera.com! Yes, you read it right. You can now visit RheaEtCetera.com to shop for the latest and greatest in skirts and dresses. I have always admired people who pursue their dreams and actually make it happen. So when my friend Rhea asked me to participate in her boutique launch, I was not only ecstatic for her but I was honored to be a part of it. Read more about her journey here.
It was hard to pick out a single item that I wanted to feature because there were so many cute skirts and dresses to choose from but when I saw this Addison Boarding School dress, I knew right away that it was versatile enough that I could wear it for more than one season and more than one occasion. Continue reading
There are two major reasons why Anthropologie has become one of my favorite stores. They offer unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, and they have great sales. And if you’re an Anthro fan like me, today is your lucky day. I’m sharing some of my favorite sales picks as well as new arrivals must-haves. AND I’m also joining a group of fabulous bloggers to bring you a huge Anthropologie Giveaway. Check out all the details below. Continue reading
Hope everyone had a fun Super Bowl weekend! We had consistent snow fall all day long yesterday with 8-10 inches of accumulation. Needless to say, we had a small turnout for the Super Bowl party at our house but the game more than compensated for the small number. And if you enjoy a good game, don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post. I’ve got a little treat for you.
I did some shopping in my closet this past weekend and came up with this fur and flare number. I was on a mission to find fall season items that hadn’t been worn in a while, and that I could possibly transition into winter. You’ve seen this fur vest before here and the flare skirt I wore back in September here. I love pieces that I can wear for multiple seasons. Continue reading
Hope all of you had a great time ringing in the New Year whether you had a fancy party to go to or opted for a more relaxed time with your family at home. We kept our celebration pretty low-key this year. We karaoked the night away to Taylor Swift and Frozen tunes. We must have sang at least ten different Taylor Swift songs and, at the request of my 5-year-old, we belted out “Let It Go” for what felt like too many rounds. Surprisingly, all three of my girls stayed up to watch the ball drop and to toast to sparkling apple-grape juice.
And what better way to start off 2015 on My Rose Colored Shades than with an awesome giveaway! I am joining a group of fabulous bloggers to bring you a chance to win a $150 gift card to Madewell, one of my favorite stores! Continue reading
Did you have a relaxed Thanksgiving break with lots of family time or did you spend your time fighting the crowd at the mall? I chose the former with some online shopping squeezed in between. I, for one, could not resist the 50% off sale at Express. I ordered a whole bunch of things, including these Quilted Zipper Scuba leggings. Love them! Continue reading
Trends come and go and I have my share of fun with them but I always find myself going back to my first love, understated classics. A structured blazer, my favorite black jeans and a pair of boots, to me, define a classic outfit. The same goes for a color palette that includes camel, black and gold. They might not catch your attention at first glance but their timeless appeal always comes through as their understated elegance becomes apparent. Continue reading