Friday is for Nena & Co. FLASHBACKS

Flashing back to the end of fall with Nena & Co while looking forward to spring. Bring on the beautiful flowers and warm sunshine. My Nena bag and I are ready for some spring time adventures. The great thing about your Nena & Co bag, is that it is in style no matter what the season may be. The beautiful prints transform to every season of the year, making it a very versatile accessory. 

People of all ages gravitate towards the beautiful prints and vibrant colors that Nena & Co has to offer. Whether you need a diaper bag, a purse, an over-night bag, a beach bag, a camera strap, or some home accents, they've got you covered. Needless to say, my Nena love affair continues each and every day!

Stay tuned for the first big family spring outing with the little babe in tote!

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Nena & Co.

Photography by: Christina Kelley Photography

SIN CITY

Last month, I spent some time in Las Vegas as a style ambassador for PROJECT at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. All in all, it was a very successful trade show, allowing me to have the opportunity to meet and greet with brands and my fellow bloggers in the industry. Talk about being inspired!! Being around so many wonderfully talented individuals was mega inspiring and oh so good for my soul. Being away from my little dude (son Axel) for the first time was far from easy, but mama needed to recharge the creative juices. That is indeed what I did! Now I'm back home with my family and ready to work, all with my babe in tote! Watch out! Mama on the move!

Vegas is known as 'Sin City' because it is the home of various vices, legal and illegal. For some people, you come to vegas to booze and (most likely) lose your moolah. For me, I like to keep my money right where I can see it, on my baby, in my wallet, or hanging in my closet. Allowing myself a portion of my money to gamble during this trip, I hit the slots first chance I could, where I lost it all and gained it all back within about half an hour. That's the extent of my gambling "vice" during my trip to Vegas. That's enough sinning for this mama, with the exception of my biggest sin of all - sleeping through the night for the first time in almost 8 months! A well rested mama is rare, that's for sure. Long hours and late parties are not the usual 9pm bedtime that I've come accustom to, but oh so worth it!

Thank you to everyone who was involved with the #BloggerPROJECT this year! I hope to see you all again in August!

Xo,
The Metal Romantic

Photography by: Vallen Alexander

Feat. Somedays Lovin (Swirl Boutique), Ban.do, ZeroUV, Lovestrength, Pistola Denim, Dolce Vita


Rockin' NYE Style Lookbook

Where did 2016 go? It came and went just like that! Tomorrow is New Years Eve and I can't even begin to believe that 2017 is upon us already. I will say that the year 2016 takes the cake for the best year of my life! I became a mother, which is the greatest accomplishment that I will ever have. Not only did I become a mama to a handsome little devil, but I also did it with my best friend and partner in life. I must say, parenthood looks pretty damn good on us! With my family's support, I also have a personal passion project in the works that will be releasing in 2017, which is very exciting! Bring it on 2017! I'm ready for ya!

Style is what you make of it. If you're confident in your style choices, then you can ROCK anything! My style is my true self. What I choose to put on every morning is a reflection of who I am. For 2017, my style resolution is to stay true to myself, no matter what the "trends" may be. What's your style resolution for the New Year?

For me, I'm usually not the "dress" kind of girl! I love wearing dresses, don't get me wrong, but more times than not, I'd choose a great pair of pants over a dress to go out. I've put together three looks for you that would be sure to SLAY for all of those chill New Year's Eve plans.  You don't have to wear a dress to look chic, FYI! 

This look is all about the "punk rock glam". The chic plaid frilled pants, paired with a glam metallic moto jacket takes me back to those 90s "NO DOUBT" days, in the best way possible. Rock this look to a killer party and you'll be sure to turn some heads.

Metallic Leather Jacket
Checked Frilled Trousers
Texture Fabric Top in Black
High Heel Mountain Ankle Boots
The XL Sparkle Choker

This look is for a low-key NYE house party. Rock a vintage band tee with a great pair of denim, paired with a metallic vest to add a little NYE flair. You don't have to be covered in sequins to be NYE ready!

Vintage Marilyn Manson Tee
Printed Cigarette Jeans
High Heel Mountain Ankle Boots
RM Active Metallic Biker Vest
The Dagger Earrings
Chelsey's Chokers

This look is for all of those babes that value comfort, like this mama! These Tom Ford trousers are NYE perfection. Give them an athletic vibe by rockin' your classic adidas kicks and a structured top. Not only will you be comfortable when the ball drops, but you'll look AMAZING while ringin' in the New Year!

Tom Ford - Metallic Via Laveggio Stabio Skinny Pants
adidas Originals Superstar Sneakers


NENA & CO. BAG LADY

Give back this Holiday season by giving yourself a gift that you will LOVE and also that you can feel good about getting. You deserve to treat yourself!

Nena & Co. has got you covered with rad bags that add a little flair to your wardrobe, while also helping to make a difference. Nena & Co. provides better lives for the people of Guatemala, whether it is by providing purified filtered water, or providing scholarships to the local artisans. Having a good social responsibility makes the world a better place. That is one of the many reasons to buy a Nena & Co. product. Another reason is, who wouldn't want a beautiful piece of art with a story behind it, to wear each and every day?!

Be a major "BAG LADY" like me and snag one to start 2017 off right!


Source: https://www.nenaandco.com/pages/social-res...

Sweet November

November has been sweet. Being able to do what I love with the love and support of my family, there's nothing quite like the feeling. Not a day goes by where I don't think of how blessed I am to live the life that I live. To have an amazing man, who fully loves me for me. To have a wonderful baby boy, who looks at me every day with eyes of absolute love, admiration and trust. There's times when I wonder if I'm dreaming, or is this really my life? Each and every day, I look at those around me and realize that it is not a dream, but a dream come true.

Look of the Day
Bell Sleeve Chunky Sweater - Zaful
Turban - Brothers and Sisters Turbans
Lorn Boot - Bedstu
Need A Face Skull Ring - House of Need