This is my beautiful big sister Becky. (Look at that body?!? ) I wanted to take time today to celebrate her and publicly thank her for everything she’s done for me. When I was little, she was like a second mom to me. Making sure I knew my address in case I got lost, making sure I’d scream loud and kick if a stranger came too close to me, and making sure I knew my ABC’s. When I think of the woman I am today, I think of how much she helped shape me.
Sometimes I forget to thank her because she likes to stay “behind the scenes”. But I see you Bex, back there, cheering me on. Sometimes I forget to thank those who’ve always been there. So I’m gonna start doing that more. Maybe it’s me just getting older and realizing how temporary this all is. But Bex, I love you. And I thank you for everything you did and do for me. I see you Big Sis. ❤️
Thank you to the incredible @J A R A É H O L I E W A Y for this. If you don’t follow this woman, do yourself a favor and look her up. An icon in the making. Doing her own thing, her own way. Love her for this. Love you sis 💜
It’s posts like this that make me feel like Instagram has won. And yes I have my own private war with insta. (Don’t you?!?) I mean this is exposing.
I look ridiculous trying to “find it” but I guess I do in the end? It’s social media so you’ll be the judge.
And oh yea, my @New York & Company holiday collection out now. Link in bio 🖤
Credits that are due:
Make up: @genevieveherr
Hair color: @the_brownsisters_yb
Styling: @mossovskaya 🖤
I’m crazy excited about @Mark Hyman, M.D.’s new book, #foodthecookbook What The Heck Should I Cook?
As most of you know I’m OBSESSED with his podcast “Doctor’s Farmacy”
His knowledge helps me deal with my sugar addiction and loads me with knowledge and information that your regular doctor isn’t telling you. I don’t usually recommend things unless they’re game changers for me.
This is a wellness game changer!!! ❤️
Family, babies, friends, amazing women, coworkers and Cuban coffee!!! What a way to spend the night celebrating my latest Holiday collection for @nyandcompany
Gracias to everyone especially my special guest who I LOVE @blacmagic_woman
And Gracias to.... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hair: Yvonne @the_brownsisters_yb
Med facial: @marianalvergara
Brother love: @cmendez78
Niece love: @_danilevy
Organic Coffee: @mayorgaorganics
And a special thanks to @iamcattsadler and all the amazing @nyandcompany employees who represented !! Love you!
Ayyyyyy The Cassidy dress!!! One of my favorite pieces from this collection. If it’s already cold where you’re at, wear tights. This one’s a goooooood one. Te lo prometo 🖤#nofilter@New York & Company@𝐘𝐯𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧
Wrapping up work and running home to my babies in my black and white chevron Fonda coat and my matching Elise pant.
There’s also a matching killer peplum top but I was too hot to wear it.
All available @nyandcompany now. 💙
I don’t like this getting dark early business by the way. I don’t like it one bit.
Buenas noches 💙
Muchachas (y some muchachos) this Ginger blouse is SO beautiful.
I love these Charlotte palazzo pants too but not everyone loves a palazzo. I don’t love one unless it’s perfect and we’ve tried to perfect them for you, so you let us know how we did. But now these faux suede heels.....these are EVERYTHING. And they’re faux which always makes me happy. Unless we’re talking about a person. But with shoes and bags I always go faux.
Everything out now 🖤 @New York & Company
New collection is out! Everything you see on me is out now. Everything else you see is in production.
What you don’t see, well that’s on you. 🧡
Gracias @life_of_cecilia_personal for being my beautiful model and partner in fashion crime. And a million gracias to our AMAZING customers that continue to be ride or dies.
In the words of Fellini “amore, amore, amore!” @New York & Company
How am I visibly out of breath by just trying on sweaters?! Anyway that’s a whole other conversation I’m not ready to have but meanwhile ....these super cozy sexy comfy sweaters are available online and in stores. Link in bio 🧡@New York & Company@𝐘𝐯𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧
THIS girl. She’s my girl. Happy Birthday to my BFF Kharla Alvarado.
I’m so happy I told Zeke that I thought you had attitude when I was 14. (You did BTW) and I’m so happy you confronted me about it. Since then its been an epic friendship and sisterhood that I’m eternally grateful for. Happy birthday Khar. You.The. Best. ❤️
I’m not feeling Halloween yet. Usually by now I have an idea. Can I just bring out my wig and be someone’s suspicious Cuban Tia? You know that Tia. She’s a character. She’s in everyone’s business. Can that be enough of costume? She’s so much. Really she’s too much, so is she enough for this Halloween? 🧡
Oh the joys of motherhood. No this isn’t a beautiful instagram shot of my food. It’s my reality. Not having breakfast until lunchtime and not having the time and the decency to serve myself on a plate. When did I start eating straight from the pan you ask? Oh you didn’t ask. I’ll tell you anyway. About 4 years ago. My oldest is 5. Do the math 🧡Any straight from the pan eating mamas out there? Can we start a support group? 🧡
Why didn’t anyone tell me?!? I’m a lip biter!! Oh no, I’m a dancing lip biter!! I had no idea. All these years. Just didn’t know. I can’t be out there doing this. I must be stopped ❤️
Everything you see here avail @New York & Company online and in stores. Well except for the headband. And the boots. So I guess not everything.
But see , now I’m all frazzled. The lip biting thing is throwing me off. Reality Bites ❤️
Look at that weave! Am I talking about my hair or my sweater? This time I’m talking my Carlotta sweater set and all things sweaters. So comfy sexy cozy 🧡Sweater sets & boots & hoops por vida 🧡 out now 🧡 link in bio 🧡 @New York & Company
Sunday. Still in bed. Trying
to hide from my kids. (not having success) And no, I didn’t wash my makeup off last night. I know , I know so bad, yadda yadda but I like the “next day of the night before “ eye make up look. My skin disagrees tho. To all you mamas out there, hope you find a moment to sneak away from the madness today even for a few minutes. Calgon take me awayyyyy (the older moms will know what that means) ❤️
I loooove @Kelly Clarkson!
Just love love love her. Congratulations on a beautiful show mama!
Here I am having fun with her in my Liliana maxi dress. 🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤
Make up: @genevieveherr
Hair : @giannandreahair
Hair color: @the_brownsisters_yb
Medical facial: @marianalvergara
Last minute pimple treatment: Melanie Simon @ziipbeauty @The Kelly Clarkson Show
When your coworker creeps on you while on a lunch break and you’re slightly thrown off but then you’re thankful because you realize you’re a walking advertisement for your clothing line and she just gave you content to post.
Kelsey blouse, killer jean skirt and pumps out now. Gracias Isa! @New York & Company
Ok so I like to match my hair to my clothes. Y que?! Fall feelz in this cozy Alma sweater and Geneva cords...THIRTY percent off only until Monday 🧡
Some love credits....
Nails by @ashlie_johnson
Hair color @mikelorenzano
New collection out today!
Thank you to Olivia and @Karla Avila and @Manda . We had some of our hardworking @New York & Company employees join us for the shoot and model the new styles. Thanks muchachas. Was so fun! 🧡
I love design meetings. I wear every piece and test it out for you. I make sure it looks good and fits great. We put a lot of love into these clothes and we hope you can feel it. Extra love to my beautiful model (and amazing photographer) @life_of_cecilia_personal 🧡
Every look you see me in is available now online and in stores. 🧡 @New York & Company
Good morning from my design meeting! Ok I want your comments about the clothes -but I hear you already, no these aren’t great face shots but this is me fully present in my meeting. Wasn’t thinking about how I looked, was thinking about how to make YOU, our customer happy.
I’m in my Everette soft blazer and pant with my Layla blouse.
This suit isn’t selling as well as I thought....muchachas y muchachos...please tell me why?! What aren’t you loving about this suit? It’s a cool, easy fit. Super 90’s. I love it! 🧡But ...this is what these design meetings are for. I listen to all your comments and feedback on what you’re loving or not loving so tell me! I’m all ears....🧡 @New York & Company
Happy Belated Birthday to the incredible @Will Smith !!! Best part of working with Will Smith? Well, working with Will Smith. But the real perk was getting to know @Jada Pinkett Smith.
Love you both ❤️
And oh yea, almost 15 years later but I’m still plotting my revenge for this, “Hitch”.
About last night...
Wearing a blue pant suit from my @New York & Company collection (last year) co-designed by the one and only @Alejandro Blanco .
He’s created my line with me from the beginning and I want to make sure his talent is recognized. I couldn’t have done it without him. He’s the one out there finding these incredible fabrics and making sure we deliver top quality at mass. So I wanna say gracias to my partner in fashion crime 💙
Also, really feeling my hair (can you tell?!) by amazing colorist @𝐘𝐯𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧. Gracias muchacha. Latinos supporting Latinos por vida. 💙
Talk about MOOD. I posted this Estelle sweater set yesterday with more of a conservative aesthetic and today I wanna show you it can go more ways.
This is actually a BTS shot that really captured the mood on set that day. We brought in some of our favorite @New York & Company store employees and they modeled the clothes with me. So fun. Here is @Manda wearing the F outta our Violette Lace dress -a MUST HAVE in my very bias opinion. All this and THAT belt avail now. Link in bio...if you dare... @Ashlie Johnson
What inspires me? THIS. HER. LA CALLAS. Wait for it at the end. How she takes it all in and it almost feels like she’s saying “you’re welcome” to the audience instead of “thank you.” Maria Callas Forever for me ❤️