It´s a fact you all know I´m a huuuge fan of boho-chic style! When I commit to a look it's "until death do us part". I do wear the same shit more than one time, bc I did not spend $20 on shirt, $40 on some jeans to wear it just once, y'all be tripping! I wear my stuff 10000 times. This hat for example I am wearing since 2014 ahahah
Honestly my summer and winter style is not so different. Maybe during the warmer months I wear more white than black! I love to rock shorts with booties, oof the shoulders, loose dresses and rompers. This year I am trying to wear other colors like wine, baby pink, some yellow... but usually I don´t wear any printed clothes, I like the slightly boho style. I would categorize my style as more classic with a little edge, as I love simple silhouettes mixed with a little rocker hardware in my accessories and shoes, like these blk studded gladiator sandals from Linzi. So classy but still comfy!
When I saw overalls trending again last spring, I immediately was thrown back into my childhood. I remember multiple pairs of overalls over the years that I wore to death. I hesitated on grabbing overalls. First I assumed they wouldn’t be around for more than one season, and I was scared to look like a 10-year-old when wearing adult overalls. But then, I decided to add them on my wardrobe and I decided I must indulge in this trend for myself (bought ones for my son too).
So babes, here some helpful tips how to wear overalls like an adult, read on;
-Wear heels. I have this theory: If the overalls are loose, wear heels. If the overalls are fitted, you can get away with a sleek flat or bootie. It helps balance the overalls.
-Off the Shoulders or Bodysuits: For a beach vibe, try a off the shoulder crop top. It’s mad cute! Also a fitted bodysuit under a loose pair of overalls is my jam. It polishes the look!
-Do your makeup. Nothing says “OshKosh Tween” more than a bare face and some slouchy denim overalls.You dont need to go full glam but a little bit of makeup never hurt nobody. It’s more work, but overall worth the effort.
-Keep your hair simple. A sleek bun or hair down is really the only styles that work in my opinion. A ponytail will clearly make you look 10, so steer clear of those.
Look, I never said overalls are a breeze. They are super cute but require some effort.
Every now & then I find myself in a ‘mood.’ Basically sometimes I go through a weird mood, the kind I am not mad or sad about anything specific, things are going so well overall, but you’re just kinda like blaaaaah. Do you know what I’m talking about? Dont worry that just happens once or twice a month (maybe more opss) but when I feel that way You better not b around. I’m a moody bitch sometimes! But, as an aware adult who takes responsibility for my behavior, those days I just wanna b alone, far away from the rest of the world. With that said, beach it always puts me in a better mood, so a empty island is always a good idea for me.
So my tips for how I forcefully get out of my moody are; Beach, my son (of course), music and OXYTOCIN, known as the “love hormone,”. So babes, more life, more love... lets release the oxytocin in the blood, boosting our mood and lowering levels of stress. Easy huh?
MIAMI BEACH, I feel ya! This is my first time here and I´m already lovin´it! Miami is so beautiful and such a happy place, it is just what I need. Millions of palm trees and lush greenery everywhere you go. I just wanna stop at every corner, to take photos, no joke.
So babes as you may notice 've been taking lil breaks from my phone and social media. I'm attempting to find things that will disconnect from the world in a healthy way. I need more me time... Although I am here to work and reach some goals I still wanna find time to relax and have fun. Everybody say's the night life here is crazy, I dont know yet but I will find out later with the best promoters in town!
So loves, my next step/goal is to start a Youtube channel, what do you guys think about it? So you can go behind the scenes of my everyday life as a mommy, fashion and travel blogger. I want you to sneak into every destination with me and discover what inspires and drives me. I want to share more of me so when I have it I will share the link for you subscribe and give me any feedback because I have big things coming your way. Not thinking of Youtube channel with those tutorials kinda videos, I don't have time, I have no patience for that. I want to keep it sexy and it will be more kinda "storyteller" with my travels and working with some exclusive brands. My goal is to be the model & editor of Miss Leote and also direct & produce my own content. I think it's gonna b good bc there's a lot of creativity and dreaming going on. Stay tuned! Any photographers/filmmakers around the world interested in doing short films? Send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on IG @missleote.
You know You will meet a lot of people who will laugh at your dreams but as long as YOU take your dreams seriously, you will have the last laugh. I love a good laugh. (Amoreeee you are helping me to make my dreams come true, you made me believe in my dreams, to have hope and patiente! You know who you are and you know I love you for this and for the beautiful person you are, you deserve the best in life). Can't wait for my next adventure. (already thinking about my next destination... can you guess where?) Well, for now I´m just living the dream so DONT WAKE ME UP UNTIL ITS OVER.
Happy Sunday and a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there! This is officially my second Mother’s Day but for some reason, this time it seems more real. Maybe coz Rodrigo´s not a little baby anymore and now its just me and my son, It´s just us our moment and It’s a bond that will never end and I will never be able to describe (only mommies know the feeling). While appreciation for any parent should be every day of the year, I still love to extra appreciate mom on this special day. I had no idea how hard (yet amazing) motherhood would be until I got there. So my love and respect for my own mom (and anyone out there who has ever raised a child) grows more and more every day.
It’s also interesting being able to celebrate Mother’s Day as a daughter and now a mom as well. Being able to experience both sides allows me to not only appreciate my mom so much more but also understand her on a whole new level. My mom has always been my biggest inspiration and role model growing up and still is to this day. My mom was an amazing loving & caring mother who dedicated her life to me and my brother. She has been present since ever and she sacrificed her entire life for us to be a full-time stay at home mommy. I never understood how big of a sacrifice that was until I had my own son. Even now that I have Rodrigo she is the one that has been here for us since Rodrigo was born, she helped and teached me everthing like a truly grandma, she went with me in my sons first consultation with his pediatric, went with me to all Rodrigo's vaccines - Moms you all know how hard is to see your baby crying because of a vaccine... She is always available to help me with Rodrigo and she is always full of love to give. I hear stories here and there and thats when I realize how blessed I am! My mom is still the only person I can come to for anything and I know she'll be there. My mom who raised me and made me a good person, always so affectionate, protective, who taught me the value of a close family (maybe thats why I always wanted to be a mom coz I have the best mom), teached me the good path, education comes from home. Gave me the best and unconditional love which made me who I am now & I thank her for that. If I do one good thing in my life it will be raising my son to be a perfect gentleman, a good man w/ morals and a good heart. K... also big & strong like Hulk! (hahaha)
Now whether you’re a working mom or a stay at home mom none of it is easy, but I think we can all agree that it is the most rewarding job... Whether you are in the grind every day to bring home that bread for your family or you’re at home with your little ones (and trust me being at home all day with the little ones is not an easy either) the one common thread between all of us moms is that we are all doing our best. We may all have different circumstances but we’re all trying to give our little ones the best lives and opportunities that we can. And I’ll be the first one to say that it’s not easy so all of you mamas out there should be proud of yourselves!
TO MY MOM
“There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we’ve dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a Mother’s faith
Can help us on life’s way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith
And a Mother’s steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.”
A very Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and of course to my very own coz she is the best mom and grandma!
Mami te amo!
(cute matching outfits with my son)
Wearing: Sweaters from Beau Hudson HERE & HERE
Hey beauties, So last time I asked about some post ideas on Instagram a lot of ppl just asked me tips about blogging and why I am not so consistent on my posts, but still have so many followers... mmmmm Babes I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years so I’m sure you can imagine how inspiration can be lacking from time to time and when that happens I take a break from the blog because I’d rather post nothing than something without value, or “filler” content. Also I am a full time mommy so I don't have much time to find all the inspiration like before, shoot looks, edit, create content... It´s a lot of work going on!
Sometimes all I need is take a social media break... just stepping away from the computer (and phone) is all I need. My mind gets so saturated with content from so many different sources that it can cloud my own creativity. When this happens it’s time to take a break. During that time I allow myself to read a book, listen music, go to the beach, watch TV, as a stylist I get a lot of inspiration on videoclips too. There is inspiration all around us, we just aren’t paying attention.
Why I have so many followers? I have no idea but maybe I really inspire some people in any way! (can you believe it?!? I only wear black on black with black... unbelievable!hahaha). No kidding, I try to be as real as I can be but I gotta confess I like to keep some mistery! I am sure a loooot of ppl have many questions and curiosity about my lifestyle. I am not an open book, I only show you what I want. ( maybe I will start to show more about my life... who knows?) The only tip/advice about blogging I can give to you is, find balance and inspiration and the most important, be original it's okay being you. Don´t copy others. I dont care if someone think I am boring or this or that... I am who I want to be and I sure don't care what the others think. As long as I am happy and I respect people. Do your thing If you do something with passion and integrity, people will show up.
Wearing: Bra from Bluebella Lingerie | Platform Heels from Public Desire HERE
Hey guys, So Instagram live has really given me a whole new perspective on the type of information my followers/readers are interested. In more personal stuff, fashion posts, diet, blogging tips, workout routine... And let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier about this. I am constantly get asked how I snapped back into shape after giving birth to my baby. To begin I got stay honest, I confess that my genetic helps me a lot coz I am naturally skinny. When I had Rodrigo it was not easy to go back in shape, first coz I had him full time to take care, also had a last minute C-section, then had a neck inflammation which gave me a lot of pain so It took me a while to go back to the gym... Now let me be a girl for a minute– When I was with those extra pounds Yes i wanted to get rid of that little pudge on my stomach as soon as I could, but honestly, I’d rather enjoy my burguers & fries than have a completely flat belly and no burguers. I wish I was taller too.(hahaha cant do nothing about that!) And the last months of 2016 for some stressful reasons I lost so much weigh which now I am trying to gain + curves. So the conclusion I can take is that We are never satisfied girls! There is no perfect body (I sure am not perfect) and I cant be like my favorite model which by the way is, Adriana Lima!
For me a cute workout outfit provides a certain level of motivation to actually work out. I know a lot of people roll their eyes at women who run around town in their workout outfits all day, but I think there should be an exception for those of us who actually did just workout.(and mommies too) And for the record, I love dressing all up but I have zero issues with wearing workout clothes all day even when I don’t work out. They are comfy, what’s the big deal?
Anyway, about my workouts... I’ve always been a serial monogamist, and that goes for my workouts as well. I like to commit to something for an extended amount of time and then part ways and move on after I’m sick of you. I mean it!! 7 years ago it was yoga, bfore Rodrigo was born it was TRX, and after him I started working out with a personal trainer. I still do workout with a PT twice a week. I do no cardio at all, just 10 min to get warm up then our training are basically constituted on lifting weights. I am definetely not a gym rat. Other than that, I try to stay as active as possible in my lifestyle and when you have a 20 months old kid running around all day its impossible not be active you know? So my son is also my gym he makes lose all the kalories. I also try to eat healthy at home, usually I like to have fresh vegetables, fruits, low fat meat, salmon, tuna... One good thing is that I love cooking. But When I go out to eat c´mon I eat what I want, just let me live and enjoy life and good food ok?!
So babes, I really dont have any big secret to my body shape, sorry!(I was born like this hahaha) But one major thing I´ve learned this last year... Health isn't just what you eat, or if you workout... its your thoughts and how you feel inside (thats the most important). Health is how you behave, talk, interact and engade with ppl and life... you can eat all the green stuff in the world and workout every single day but if your thoughts/relatationships/actions aren't healthy neither you will be. Be You, Be Happy, Be Healthy!
Wearing: Black Cutout Crisscross Side Leggings from SheIn HERE
Hi beauties, How was your weekend? Mine was greaaaaaaaat!! But I seriously cannot wait for Spring break, I have so many good news comming... Can`t wait to tell you everything (soon, soon...)
You all know I wear a lot of black and white. I am a huge fan of minimalist style... clean style, clean house, clean scents, clean sheets, clean body...! I absolutely love how comfortable these David Lerney flare pants are - they're also super versatile, will take you from the office to a night out. I'm so happy with my pants + tank top! This amazing brand from New York have a mission since day one, which is to empower women around the globe.. David Lerner collections feature subtle detailing and cutting edge treatments to create minimalist essentials made of rich knits, beautiful silks, premium vegan leather and well-crafted wearable art.
I also in love with my new marble iPhone case from Madotta, Its absolutely gorgeous and so so stylish. I think I am Having a marble obsession going on too! Well, could be worst... xx
Hey beautiesl, Happy Monday!
I know society tell us that being a “good mom”usually involves taking care of our babies, cooking healthy meals without high fructose, going to the park, giving baths, teaching “yes, please, thank you, etc.,” But now let me tell you what makes ME a really good mom. I am an awesome mom because I do what makes me happy. I am an amazing mom because I workout twice a week. I am an exceptional mom because I will get my nails done in 15 days. Most of all, I am a great mom because I have a drawer full of lingerie... Why? Pretty simple. I cannot be a good mom without taking care of myself. I want to show my best self to my son. My best self is for sure, not unhappy, exhausted, out of patience, or angry. My best self feels pretty, confident, and sexy. Yes ladies, moms can wear lingerie too. Yes, I am a sexy mommy. And so are you. If you have lost yourself in the last couple of months, years because you’ve been raising a child, then get out there and find yourself again... To be a good mother, I need to feel like a strong woman. For me, it involves lingerie. It does not make me superficial. It actually empowers my body; that same body which carried my baby boy for 9 months. My drawer of lingerie is my secret superpower and ego boost. I think I deserve it. Bonus: Your husband/ boyfriend/ whatever will like it too (HAHAHA) !
I like to treat myself regularly... It doesn’t have to be much. It doesn’t have to be lavish. But it does have to be enough to make me feel like the queen that I am. Enough to celebrate the fact that I deserve to be celebrated for no reason at all. Nothing is sexier than a woman who knows her worth. Finding gorgeous lingerie definitely makes me feel good & sexy. Buy anything that makes you think “wow, I’m hot!”, actually you should say it loud. You may not end up wearing it anytime soon but girl get it all the same...
Soon I will make a post how I got my body back Aka my healthy relationship with exercise/diet (some tips, secrets...) Stay tunned! xx
Hey y'all, This cannot be a downer post. And it’s not going to be. Trust me! This post will be about being real and finding joy and living a life with love and goals... 4 years ago I’ve discovered a strength that I didn’t know I had. I also discovered that nothing can stop me from reaching my goals in life. I'm so stubborn when I want something I don't stop until I get it. I personally don't believe in such a thing as "minimal goals" or "minimal effort".
Yes! Everyone knows my biggest dream was to be a mom. But few people know that for that to happen I had to sacrifice a lot... well, that doesn't matter anymore coz at the end everything was worth it! I could never thank God enough for giving me the opportunity to be a mother and for blessing me with a healthy, happy & handsome baby boy. Its like my like my life finally makes sense. Well, I'm still alive and the real friends are still in my life and now I have other dreams and goals. For now my main goal is to be the best mom I can. To be happy, genuinely, intensely and consistently happy, regardless of what that looks like to others. If it makes you happy, no one else's opinion should matter. Now fortunately without any sacrifice. I am sure my son will also grow up happier.
A new big dream?... Well, "life takes so many turns but it always ends up coming back to the right place" Right? A very special person to me once told me that... Its time to turn an old dream to reality I will reveal it to you later!
Having a new blog is a new beginning! The whole point of re-making it was that I can write whatever the heck I want. This is a new Miss Leote without limitations. This time I have done everything by myself. That way I do not depend on anyone at all. And how dumb was I for trusting so much into a person? Thank God I'm super detached from things and I hate repetition in life. I'm so blessed that my life has spontaneity and has been constantly full of surprises. Still dunno if my choices are adventurous or reckless. Either way they're fun and make me happy!(THANK YOU. You know, dust settles but I dont. Remember what I always say GO BETTER NOT BITTER!)
Being single and a full time mom is the hardest most rewarding job I will ever have. I´ve learned the last few months that the essence of being a good parent is putting your own needs first. This does not mean compromising your parenting. It does mean keeping yourself as grounded and as stress free as possible so you can give your baby the wonderful childhood he or she deserves. And about this photos, who says you can't feel good, sexy and b a mom? If anything becoming a mommy has made me feel is even more comfortable in my own skin... a great thing about being a mom is that now I live in a whole new world with peace serenity & tranquility and no matter how others make you feel you're perfect in that baby's eyes and that's a good feeling. Don't let society define you! Believe it! Own it!
God bless all the single and stay home moms out there!!! xx
Hi beauties, Just checking in to share my latest shoe addition with you. In love with these classic loafers with clean lines and trademark horse bit detail. They remind me of the Gucci´s shoe of the season! They're also super comfortable and easy to wear plus there's no wrong way to style them. I wore this outfit on Monday while I was running from meeting to meeting then I went to the park with my son, gonna post some of our photos on Instagram very soon, stay tunned.
Now I totally get how difficult being a single mom can be. There's a steep learning curve in managing every single aspect of my life and bussiness, all while being there 24h for my kid. My priorities are simple: Me and Rodrigo! I sure do the best I can. While priorities and responsibilities are seemingly endless they are the continuous circle and they are also what make it all worthwhile. So I'm still taking a bit of a break from technology (follow us on IG Story @missleote) but just wanted to check in and say thank you for all your support and love. xx
Wearing: Zara Blouse | Mango Jeans | H&M Hat | Chanel Bag | Linzi Loafers HERE
Hi beauties, I'm taking a break from my "holiday blogging break" just to show you this AMHHHHAZING faux fur coat and also to say "Hi, Miss Leote is still alive" ( + a sneepeek at my new website). I got this faux fur coat from a Portuguese clothing brand named Sienna, and this coat was specially handmade for me. I am so happy it is mine!
As you may have noticed I'm starting the blog from zero because I "lost" all 5 years of MIss Leote content as well my old domain ( which is really sad... ) So later I'll make just a post about it with more details (+ big & good changes in my life). What matters now is that I do not depend on anyone for nothing, I can live life the way I want, be who I am, I can follow my old & new dreams, and the best of all is that I can write about everything I want (UHUHUH). Basically, Miss Leote will return to write about her fashionable life as she once did but left for personal reasons... See you all very soon!
Faux fur coat from Sienna HERE | Jeans from Loavies
2016 has been such a roller coaster ride for me, Well I will write about it later and why I am starting Miss Leote from zero. (today it will be only about good things and love).
The better and most important in 2016 was obviously my son... Rodrigo! To have been able to be with him everyday. I only can feel blessed to have him and I will never stop feeling such a privileged mommy to see my son learn & grow up everyday. Is that anything better than being able to be and love my son everyday in this first years of his life?!? Nope! ( I will not complain about the lack of sleep...ahahha) Super proud of my little man he deserves all the best in this life and mommy will do everything to make you feel happy and protected.
Glad I got the negative and toxic people out of my life before 2017. Happy for all the great friends, old and new ones, and loving family! Thankful to have such amazing people in my life. I wish you all peace, happiness and lots of love in 2017. Bring it on I am ready HAPPY NEW YEAR!