Now, that we are in February (ah yes, Valentine’s Day style, one of the most thought about and at times difficult to finalize, so many options! but, below I will talk about how I love to get ready for this day with ease via a few style cues to do Valentines French girl style!), seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of the year and all things new! (New goals, new resolutions…and for me specifically our handsome baby boy and developing the new look for styledespresso.com!)
With this post, I am so excited to introduce the NEW styledespresso.com I love the new look and feel of the blog and would love to hear from you about your thoughts! Feel free to comment below!
Also, for this month, I am focusing my love and energy on family, friends and providing fun and hopefully, relatable content here on the blog. It has been a long road with getting the courage to start my lifestyle blog and be able to share my adventures in espresso, style and travel with all of you!
I finally decided to listen to my gut and to those who supported me to start this project, thank you! I have always loved giving style and travel tips to friends and family and thought that starting to post daily on Insta and sharing details on the blog about my favs (both classic and on trend) would and should! be my next step. The only reason I failed to do so earlier on (actually, true story!, I started a blog a few years back where I commented on in the moment trends but all-to-quickly abandoned it) was the fear of not being able to pour my all into the blog and also being judged by my peers in terms of “what the hell is she doing?” or worst of all “who cares!”).
Now, here I am with styledespresso.com and yup, I know, probably only have like one reader (thanks hubby, love you!) but, prepping, creating article topics and writing on the blog has served as a creative outlet for me and to keep my mind active during my current maternity leave. I had never been on a work hiatus until now, so realizing that one can never really find the perfect moment to pour their all into one thing, I really wanted to maintain my “work” momentum (I just need to keep fueled on the daily *espresso and creativity-wise) via the blog and take the opportunity to really pour all my love and creative energy for fashion, photography and writing.
If you noted the undertones of “love” and “follow your heart” through this point on the post then I have succeeded in merging a quick highlight of how I got here to this starting point and now, I will share some heart-felt style deets as inspo for this upcoming Valentines Day!
I have never been too much of a girly girl. I am more of a blend of Parisian meets LA laid-back style at-heart (my style-vibe according to me.) See, really sticking to the holiday theme here! lol! but in all honesty, it just feels right! BUT, but, I really am a romantic at heart. We are still two weeks away from V-day however, I am a planner at heart too!, and have started considering some options, mainly accessories to pair with my outfit…
Below, I am sharing a few of my fav not-too-girly-yet-still-romantic #parisianstyle accessories that I am considering pairing with my new obsession of the moment bodysuits. Checkout the Laveer red and camel colored number I will be wearing for this most romantic of days, probably with the requisite macchiato in hand! So comfy and surprisingly flattering and versatile, bodysuits are a no-brainer for layering or even wearing on its own with some great pair of high-waisted jeans plus key on-trend items like oh, say a baker boy hat or kitten-heel leather boots (my other two obsessions du jour!)
Again, key here to getting that romantic laid-back look French women are so natural at is keeping the romance factor implied and low-key to exude that not trying too hard, cool girl vibe. Below are links to the accessories I am considering for my Valentine’s Day…happy shopping, loves!
Would love to hear what you think about the new blog and hopefully this post and options below provide some inspo for your final Valentine’s Day look!
xo – Jazmín