Valentine's Day with Goodnight Macaroon

Friday, February 1, 2019

So excited to be back into the blogging world. I took a break from blogging because honestly, I was not motivated to write about just outfits. I want to be more transparent when it comes to writing blog post. I'm super excited to be teaming up with Goodnight Macaroon to bring you this cute Valentine's look.

I was so excited to have my hubby Jesse in this blog post. Today, I will be sharing with y'all how I balance my life with working a part time job to managing my blog full time. Most importantly, how I make time for my boys and my hubby.



Photography By: Jayna

Jesse and I met in college and were friends for a whole year until we decided to become a couple. At that point in our relationship we were best friends and knew everything about each other. We dated for 5 years until we decided to say our I do's and got married on September 5th of 2009! We had the most beautiful wedding day ever. We soon bought our first home and decided we wanted to enjoy our new life before having kids. In 2011, Darren was born and he is now 8 years old. Boy how time flies when you have kids. Later in 2014 Derek, our second son was born. When Derek was born I decided it was time to take a chance and start my Instagram page as a hobby who is now my business. I must say it takes true passion from where I started and I am now. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be doing what I love and getting paid for it. I truly feel BLESSED!

Somehow, I became so involved in my Instagram business that I got blindsided and did not know how to make time for my family life. I soon quit my full time job in Pharmacy and took a chance on making my Instagram page a full time business. Jesse and I will be married going on 10 years this year. Eeek, I started thinking how busy life became that suddenly we made no time for each other. I mean after all life happens and you have a job, kids, and a business to run. But where does that leave Jesse and I. We had a good talk, and I told him I wanted to focus more on us this year. Having a balance in your life is important. So from now on we no longer stay on our phones after we put the kids to sleep and make time for us. Staying away from social media daily to make time for us has re-connected us in so many ways that I love. He is my best friend and the most supportive hubby I can ask for. I'm one lucky girl, and my priority before anything is my family and hubby. Trust me, sometimes it's a challenge to stay on top of everything, but if you communicate with your better half daily it helps to make sure you are on the same page. The last few weeks have been amazing with him. We get excited about the little things in life like watching The Office on Netflix and getting a good laugh. We are looking forward to traveling this year since we did not travel last year due to remodeling our home. We love our new space in our home and it was important to make our space a place we love to spend time in. 16 years with my best friend of ups and downs, but somehow we are stronger than ever! I love you Jesse Vera and I still want to grow old with you.

So glad at Goodnight Macaroon send me the cutest outfits for Valentine's Day that I can wear on a date with my hubby. My heart printed sweater is a one size fits all and is available in a RED color too.  My corduroy shorts are available in ALL sizes and I'm wearing a small for size reference.  My waist is 26 inches and I love that the shorts are long in the front and back. Oh and can we talk about these OTK boots, they are my absolute favorite. I'm normally wear a size 6 in US and these are a size 36. The boots run true to size and are also available in BLACK and GREY.

Celebrate your Valentines day and treat yourself to a cute outfit from at Goodnight Macaroon! You can use my code "xoxogvera" to get 40% off your purchase. Shop my exact outfit below by clicking on the picture. It will take you directly to the website.

Xo,




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Velvet Heart Clothing

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happy Sunday guys, I'm so excited to share 2 cute outfits from Velvet Heart Clothing

Velvet Heart, launched in 2008, is a modern-contemporary apparel line based in Los Angeles, California, inspired by love for the ‘California-Chic’ casual lifestyle. Velvet Heart is known for its Tencel®, blues-friendly shirting, gorgeous shirtdresses, casual soft bottoms and jeans, and third-piece toppers sure to complete any look. 

I'm sharing 2 looks on how I styled their pieces. 
Here I'm wearing the "Berry Teddy Sleeve" denim jacket in a size small. It runs true to size. I wore it a few times already and it's so cozy and it kept me warm.

Each season, the collection focuses on creating newness through the development of novelty washes, color, updated silhouettes, and the use of interesting and soft fabrics, textures, print and pattern. Inspired by the California vibe, the collection targets women of all ages who have a love for individual, effortless style that are right on trend.


This "Anita Olive" dress definitely caught my eye when I saw it on their website. I absolutely loved it. I'm wearing a size XS and it runs true to size. It's the perfect dress for Fall. You can wear it with boots and your good to go. 


Sold in major department stores, online and in over 750 specialty stores nationwide, Velvet Heart has emerged as a competitive brand within the contemporary sportswear market with plans for continued expansion both in the U.S. and internationally. 
Be sure to check their cute clothes, HERE.
Follow them on Instagram @velvetheartclothing and use #VHMYWAY so that they can view your pictures.
Thank you Velvet Heart Clothing for sponsoring this blog post.

XO,




LADDER APP

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hey, hey guys, so glad Friday is here. Today I am super excited to share a program regarding my Fitness and Health. Over the past few weeks, I have been using the app Ladder on my phone to help me keep up with my Fitness goals. 

What is Ladder?

Ladder is an online personal training platform that provides people with rewards and benefits of personal training at an affordable price point. Also in a way that works with your schedule. 

Here's how it works: 

Ladder will match you with a real-life coach that meets your style, whether you need a cheerleader, an educator, or a drill sergeant-style motivator and will work with you on your indvidual health and wellness goals, directly through your phone. How awesome is that, I love being able to talk to someone about my goals.

How has it helped me:

What I love about Ladder is that I have been able to speak with a health and wellness coach. My life can get super busy with being a mother, and working full-time on my business. Sometimes I find that having a balance in you life is good for your sanity. Although I have a busy schedule I still find a little time in my day to focus on me. Being able to workout, helps me feel  so good and energized the next day. 

Want to give it a try? If your wanting to change something in your life and don't know where to start? Try speaking with a health and wellness coach who can guide you to get on the right track.
Use code "GVERA" to get one week free trial and then 10 percent discount on your subscription after that with Ladder, HERE!


Sponsored by LADDER all opinions are my own.


Thank you for stopping by!!

XO,

OFFICE TOUR BY GVERASTYLE

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy Sunday ladies, I'm so excited to be sharing my office tour with you. Since my business took off and I started to spend more time at home, I wanted to create a space in my home that I loved. I have been working hard and saving my money so that I could remodel my house and be able to pay cash for everything. It was definitely worth the wait.

Here are some pictures for you all to see.



I wanted a space where I could enjoy some quiet time and read a book. This Natural Rattan Fallon Cocoon Chair from World Market caught my eye the moment I saw it. 

Inspired by rattan chair swings, this cocoon chair boats a curvy silhouette, and comes with a comfy cushion.

It's currently 30% off with code "FERN30" and I have been enjoying how comfortable it is. 


My exact Marble coffee side table sold out on Amazon, but I went ahead and linked a similar one, HERE.


This light used to be recess lighting, but I wanted a light fixture, This company worthhp.com sells Recessed Light Conversion Pendants which is an easy DIY. Plus it saves you a lot of money to put together instead of hiring an electronist.
My light fixture is from IKEA and it is the KRUSNING pendant lamp shade. It's $19.99 and was very easy to set up. 


Since my marble table inspired me to add a touch of gold to my furniture, I decided to keep the theme going. My shelfs  are from IKEA and they are only $49.99! I purchased the white ones and then did a DIY project and spray painted them gold. Here's the pure gold spray paint can I used that I got at HOME DEPOT.  Between my shelfs and desk I probably went through about 9-10 spray paint cans.


My exact plant is from IKEA, and it was $49.99. I decided to put it in a seagrass basket and it's only $12.99.


My exact desk is called "Alex" and I got it in the color white at IKEA. I just spray painted the bottom gold so that it would match my shelfs. This desk is the perfect size for an Apple iMac in the size 21.5 inches. You still have enough space on both sides to put what you want without looking too clutter.


This shelf it what keeps this girl organized. It's the "RIGGA Clothes Rack"  from IKEA and is ONLY $12.99! It's the perfect rack to keep your outfits and shoes organized. 


My rug comes in all sizes and colors. You can find them at overstock.com, just click HERE.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate the love. 
I hope you enjoyed my office tour. #GVeraStyleHome

Xo,


NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

Thursday, July 12, 2018




APPLY FOR A NORDSTROM CREDIT CARD

Everyone is considered for the Nordstrom retail and Visa Platinum cards. Customers who make frequent purchases at Nordstrom will also be considered for the Visa Signature card. Product offers are subject to credit approval and are based on your creditworthiness.

You can apply, HERE


July 12-19, all cardmembers get to shop Early Access in stores and online.

July 20-August 5, our biggest sale of the year opens to the public. 

Hey friends, every year Nordstrom has an Anniversary Sale that is totally worth shopping for. They have all their Fall pieces out and you can get them at the lowest price.

Here are a few favorites that I know will sell out and make great closet staples.


CHICWISH

Monday, June 25, 2018

Happy Monday babes, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was so busy with planning my son's 4th birthday party that turned out amazing this past Saturday. I loved looking at Derek's cute face, he looked so happy.

I can't get enough of jumpsuits lately, especially the ones form CHICWISH. I'm wearing the blush ruffled jumpsuit  and I got so many compliments on it. It's also available in blue, HERE. I'm wearing a size S/M, which gave me that loose look that I was going for. I get so many questions about my bag, it's ONLY $40.99. It comes in two sizes and mine is the size small which I linked , HERE.




Here are a few options for you guys to check out that are currently INSTOCK.






Photography By: John Thomas Photography 

Thank You CHICWISH for sponsoring this blog post.

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Xo,


Secret Clinical Strength

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

     No matter how prepared you are, sweat happens in a second, and it can take a blow on your confidence. I will always remember the moment I was on my way to a job interview in the middle of the day, and noticed that my deodorant didn't keep up with me. I am a very ambitious person and never like to settle. It was then, when I decided to try Secret Clinical Strength to keep up with my busy schedule.


     I love to start my day by going to the gym and getting a good workout. I know I can count on Secret Clinical Strength to keep up with my busy schedule. Even getting it is easy by ordering on Amazon. Being a blogger and going to events means that I have to feel confident in my own skin. I have an Ulta event coming up this next Friday, and plan on using my Secret Clinical Strength to feel confident and powerful.


     I have been a long-time user of Secret Clinical Strength, and I love that I don't have to reapply it throughout the day. It gives me that confidence I need to take on my day. Use Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid  just once for all-day strong wetness protection. It goes on dry with a smooth, even application.



Xo, 

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