Ciao a tutti! Claudio refuses to cooperate with the camera!

Hello, ladies! This little peanut continues to amaze me each day. He is becoming more adorable and mischievous. I can’t believe that he is already 12 months old. As you can see on these pictures, my fur baby is annoyed with the camera. He normally loves to take pictures, but not this time.

Father’s Day!
I hope this new week is bringing you relaxation and joy. In our house, this past weekend, we celebrated Father’s Day with a great brunch at my hubby’s favorite spot in town. My husband is a huge soccer fan, so, with the World Cup currently on, he is in heaven. He is trying his best not to miss any games.

How many of you are following this event? As you know, I’m a huge soccer fan. I have been diligently, but without any enthusiasm, following the games. Both my native and adopted countries, Italy and USA, did not qualify for the World Cup. The feelings of sadness and frustration are there every time I see a game on TV.
Does your style change as you get older?
This past weekend, I did some shopping and purchased a few  adorable pair of jeans for a great price. I did not feel like this years ago. I was not a huge fan of ripped jeans. It is interesting how much our styles change over time.
As I get older, my style is becoming more simple. I refuse to stand out and look ridiculous. I like to dress more conservatively. Although I noticed, in fashion, that the geographic location makes a difference.
During my visit to Italy last year, I noticed ladies over forty wearing tiny shorts and high heels. As for me, I like to consider the length of the dress, skirts, and how much makeup I’m
going to apply. Also, my objective is to still enjoy the process of dressing up in style, but with more maturity.

Trust me, I do not have any intentions of looking like a granny, but my goal is to look sensational and in-style. Seriously, ladies, we are gorgeous just the way we are.

Question: How has your style evolved over the years?

Cooking with Nunzia!

Every week, I will be sharing my favorite dishes on the blog.

This is our favorite Lemon Meringue Pie!
This is Laura Vitale’s Italian Meatloaf. 
Read the labels all the way!
For those of you like me who suffer from food allergies, be sure to read the labels all the way. Last week, as I was shopping at my local grocery store, I purchased some fat-free crackers. Thank goodness I always read the labels. On the package, the manufacturer only put the part about milk and soy in bold print. The rest of the writing stated the following: “manufactured in a facility that processes nuts and peanuts.”
This is crazy. Can they put the whole paragraph in bold? This is serious. Once again, are manufacturers only concerned about wheat and soy?
To all those who have a child or a family member with food allergies, please be sure to read all the labels in bold and fine print.

I will see you on my next update. xoxo N

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, everyone!
I hope you spent some time outdoors and did some shopping this past weekend. The weather has been hot and beautiful in South Texas. I’m loving how bright and long the days are.
Every Sunday morning, my family and I do a “fitness walk.” Working out five days a week makes me feel happy. Moving our bodies around daily is vital for our physical and mental health.
I have been doing some shopping to upgrade my wardrobe for summer. Shopping is the best method of putting ourselves first, ladies! Also, it is the best way to cheer ourselves up if we have a stressful and difficult week. I read in a fitness magazine that people who really enjoy shopping, like I do, enjoy it because they could be experiencing a “shopper high,” just like a runner’s high.
Now, on a different shopping note, I’m happy to inform you that my new coveralls just came in the other day. Nothing tops that unwavering feeling of being excited to wear what you bought on your next outing. I wore my coveralls over the weekend for a lunch date with my hubby. Then, after lunch, we took a walk by the water. It is getting super hot here in Texas, and these coveralls kept comfortable and cool. I felt like I was wearing PJ pants. I have two more pairs coming this week. I highly recommend them. I will share the colors with you.
Thanks for reading my blog. I will see you soon! Please share a picture of your favorite coveralls!  Happy Monday to all!

XO

Nunzia

Hello, my friends!
I hope all of you are having a fantastic week. How may of you are enjoying this incredible weather?
Have you read my latest article? I have not yet started a new one, but I will soon. I’m just taking a short break to relax before I start writing.
Okay, here we go! Some major changes are in store for me. I’m getting a new look this week. It’s going to be a big change. I was actually inspired to go super dark by Meghan Markle’s hair color. I thought she looked stunning at the wedding.

No, I’m not cutting off my hair, but I will go from blonde highlights to just black. Yes, you heard me, black!

It is time for a change. I have had highlights in my hair for a long time. My husband, Patrick, is super happy, because he always loved my dark Mediterranean look.
Ladies, changes are great. So if you have been struggling with the idea of changing and getting a new look for summer, go for it! You have my blessing. Be sure to share some pictures!
Before you undergo any changes, here are a few tips for your stylist. They will guarantee that you never leave the salon with a not-so-glamorous haircut again.
Communication is a must. Be sure to discuss and specify what length you desire, when the hair is dry. Ask questions to be sure that your stylist understands what you are looking for. Remember that a picture is worth a thousand words. Never tell your stylist that they can do whatever they want with your hair, unless you mean it. I always bring a few pictures on my phone to show Meghan, my awesome stylist.
If you are planning on cutting it short, or changing your style, be sure you know what products you will need to maintain your new look.
Now we are going to shift gears and talk about the royal wedding!
I will share some of my favorite pictures of the wedding, and also a few of my favorite guests, such as George, Amal, and Oprah, of course.

How may of you watched it live? I feel like I’m the only person on Earth that was unable to do that on Saturday morning. No words can describe this beautiful, former Hollywood actress and media most-loved, Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex. She looked stunning!

Prince Charles walked his future daughter-in-law down the aisle in her father’s absence. According to the media, her father, for various and not very glamorous reasons, did not attend the wedding. Sadly, some very negative things about Meghan’s family have been reported in the media in the past few days since the ceremony.
To learn more about Meghan’s style, be sure to follow this blog: http://meghansmirror.com/
I will post pictures of my new purchase soon!

XoXo

Hey! Hello, my friends!

It has been awhile since my last post. I have been taking a little time for myself to unplug and relax. I’m also enjoying this gorgeous spring weather. This year, it seems like the cold weather is trying to hang on forever. Help!

Here is the link if you  like my shirt     

 

 

 

On this post, I’m going to share some of the latest items that I bought.
While relaxing and enjoying Spring Break, I took the opportunity to do some shopping. I have been wanting to shop for  some new dressy casual tops/ handbag/shoes for quite some time. It is not always easy to do so. It takes time and some planning, but it is worth it.


I think all of us need to invest in a handbag that makes a statement. You walk in your closet, and there they are! Always lined up and looking all pretty. Whether it is a shoulder bag or a cross-body, depending on the day and the occasion, they are still one of the most practical item in our closets. Today, I’m sharing beautiful and perfect arm candy.

My statement bag, Zara, has arrived. Now I can add it to the rest of my collection.

A statement bag can transform an entire outfit. A new handbag, that matches your shoes and outfits, shows style and sophistication. It makes you feel ready to step on the runway. In my opinion, it is the first thing that people notice.

Investing in a good quality bag is totally worth it. Handbags are one of our many accessories that we value and use often. We need to make sure they go with every outfit we own. When we have the pleasure of finding the perfect one, it can give us a great feeling of satisfaction. It will instantly make an effortless outfit stand out and look glam.

As I was shopping for my new bag, I came across this adorable wallet. How many of us get attached to our old wallet, and try to come up with excuses not to get one?! It almost happened to me. I was attached to my old wallet simply because it was a gift from my husband, Patrick. I kept on putting off buying a new one.

As many of you already know, I’m a runner. Here are my favorite running shoes I bought just over the weekend!  What are some of your favorite running shoes?

Okay, my friends. There is a lot on my to-do list today. My new article should be out in a few weeks on Thrive. I will post a link.

 

XO,

Nunzia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, hello! How is your week going?

I’m going to cover several different topics in today’s post. Here we go!

This new year has been super busy so far.  My week has been unbelievable busy. In our house, we are remodeling – not by choice, of course. Due to improper floor prepping when our house was built, our tiles are currently popping up one by one, especially during these winter months.  This has left our beautiful house looking like this:

Don’t worry, the work is in progress. It will be gorgeous again by March. I will share all the updates on my blog.

I believe this will teach me that things are not always under our control, and that sometimes you just have to go with the flow of things. Nothing can be perfect all the time, but that is okay. The most important thing is to keep the stress level low. Lately, I have discovered that accepting changes  with a positive attitude helps me stay Zen.

Moving on, my appointment on Monday with Dr. Williams, the orthopedic surgeon, went well.  Now I can start running again, and I’m super excited! I miss those long runs with loud music blasting in my ears.  I will see the surgeon again in April.

On a happy note, this  has been such a cold winter for South Texas. Just last week, I ordered this beautiful coat from Ralph Lauren. This baby is scheduled to be here TODAY!!!

 

Lately, I have been following this beautiful future princess Meghan Markle’s style. I love  to  say that 2017 has been quite a year for Meghan Markle would be an understatement! Since her engagement to Prince Harry, I have been fascinated by her fashion selections. I noticed that she does not wear anything with a floral design. Instead, she loves to wear solid colors. She looks like a royal already. Just recently, she deleted all her social media accounts. She had over three million followers on Instagram!

Here are some of my favorite looks:

She is going to be a beautiful bride. The royal wedding will take place in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before I go, I would like to share this five ingredient  recipe from Iowa Girl Eats. It is super yummy, easy to make, and comforting on a cold day.

 

 

I will post a picture a picture of my new coat as soon as I can!  Have a great Thursday, everyone! Stay Zen!  Xoxo

Nunzia