Blog: Girls Just Wanna Have
Currently residing: Pamplona, Spain
# of babes: 1
Currently listening to: Velha e louca by Mallu Magalhaes. This song really describes where I´m at right now. and the beat is just perfect. Puts me in a good mood every time.
Currently styling: LB’s Protector.Lover.Mother crop tank
First, tell us your 3 must have’s you swear by that keep you feeling like
you’ve still got it?
Red lipstick, ripped denim and my workout gear.
Most cups of caffeine you’ve ever drank to make it through a crazy mom day?
To tell you the truth I started drinking cofee not that long ago. I´m a tea freak but lately my green tea wasn´t doing the job so I started drinking cofee. I´m very sensitive to caffeine, so I don´t need that much to get hyper. My max I guess was 2 cups, more than that and you could see me climbing up the wall!
Pool or beach mom?
Hmmm, can I cheat a little bit? I´d say a pool at the beach mom 😉
What has been the biggest obstacle for you when it comes to retaining your
sense of style and functioning in role of mom (or mum!) ?
I love makeup and really enjoy getting ready and having that me time. I used to be the type of a girl who sat in the vanity to ¨play¨ with makeup. Being a mom, I don´t have this kind of time. I had to learn how to look good in a less than 5 minutes with or without makeup! This is why I use red lipstick pretty much every day, it really does the trick and takes no time.
Normal afternoon with your little one? Where are you guys at and what are you guys wearing?
Normal afternoon means playground. We have a few playgrounds in our neighborhood and Lola is pretty obsessed with them, especially the slides. On my day-to-day, I´m always in boyfriend denim, ankle boots or sneakers and a t-shirt or regular shirt. Lola is usually in leggings and a tee.
Your perfect spring or summer ensemble?
Shorts all day, everyday.
Tell us about your process when styling LB’s PLM crop top. What were some things that inspired you while putting it all together?
I wanted to think a little outside the box rather than the usual cut-offs/denim + tshirt combo. I also wanted to be in something you could easily wear during the day or at night. The midi skirt is pretty in this season. It´s very feminine and it´s bold color really compliments the PLM top colors. I´ve paired it with a cool pair of sunglasses in candy color (another big SS14 trend!) and the ankle boots gave the look a little bit of an edge. I really like the result. (Outfit details: Carina: PLM crop top, asos skirt and sunglasses, boots: toga pulla / Lola: First Mixtape tee, pants: h&m, sneakers: victoria)
How true to your pre babe style is your post babe style?
Oh my! This is a tough one. I guess not true at all. I´m still on the process of looking for my new style. I used to be much more colorful and girlie. Now I have a lot of monocrome pieces and I´m very into the boyish look.
Any recurring themes you see in your warm weather looks?
Ankle boots (yes I manage to wear boots even when it´s crazy hot) , overalls and hats. Hats are a must have for mamas on the go, they’re a life saver!
Some advice for moms who are looking to invest in certain clothing pieces for spring and summer?
My list is quite long. Something candy colored, a crossbody bag, slipons, a luxe loafer, midi skirt, overalls and the perfect white jacket!
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Every month Carina talks about the journey of blending all parts of herself, old and new, with her newest role as mother. She is also a collaborator in our style series, THE REVAMPED MOM UNIFORM.