Monday, June 18, 2018

Cybex Sirona M


Nothing has been as rewarding as giving birth to both of my daughters. The pure joy and love that came with every moment before they came into this world is a feeling I'll never forget. Suddenly, it was time to take this itty bitty creature home and all that joy and love was followed by pure fear and panic. I recall my husband driving 30mph in a 50 while he continued to look in the rear view mirror to check on us as I sat next to them watching their every move. Was the seatbelt too high, was it too low... was it too tight. Other than feeling your child on your chest to feel their heart beat for the first time, those first time real life situations are what set the tone for what kind of mama bear you're going to be. Before they were even born, I remember researching high and low for the best products, reading safety reviews and other customer reviews. I remember buying an item and thinking there's no way this is of any use and returning it. To say I was a research queen would be an understatement. As we all know, time inevitably has flown by and my little ones have out grown their car seats and time for a toddler one...how did this happen so fast!? As always, one of our biggest concerns is our child's safety so you know I wasn't messing around when looking for the ultimate car seat for the girls. Top of the list was the Cybex Sirona M.  This car seat is so technologically advanced, it has a Sensor chest clip that alerts me through my iPhone App when unsafe situations arise like the girls unclipping themselves or when it gets too hot in the car which was essentially made to help prevent the rising number of infant hot car deaths! Installing the app on my phone and setting up the
Sirona M sensor was easy breezy! 


All I had to do was locate the On-Board Diagnostic Port which (in my case) was located under my right dash seen below. 



This device is integrated with the Sensor 2.0 chest clip 


Once your kiddo is nicely strapped in 


Before taking off, make sure your Bluetooth is connected and your Cybex Sensor Safe App should be ready to go! 
Hope you and your family enjoy the Cybex Sirona M as much as we do!!!!
#sensorsafe #cybexinthecity #cybexsafe

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Fall in the City

New York, New York... a city so nice they named it twice. That's all... :) 








Leopard vest - @franciscashowroom
Blouse - Zara
Coat - Chanel
Clutch - Chanel
Skinny Jeans - @franciscashowroom
Boots - Chanel, similar here


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Style Tips

THE HOLIDAYS ARE AMONG US AND WITH YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR FILLING UP WITH ALL THOSE FUN PARTIES, IT CAN GET A LITTLE HECTIC! SO LET ME HELP YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF YEAR WITH SOME SANITY AND STYLE TIPS! 
ONE WAY TO MINIMIZE YOUR "WHAT TO WEAR" STRESS LEVELS IS TO CURATE A FEW CLASSIC GO-TO PIECES THAT CAN BE WORN SEVERAL WAYS! AS YOU KNOW IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING MY BLOG FOR SOME TIME NOW, I AM A LOVER OF HIGH-LOW STYLE. HOWEVER, NEVER COMPROMISE QUALITY... YOU WILL GET A LOT OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! 
FOR EXAMPLE, MY BLOUSE SHOWN HERE. THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION TOP BY MAISON DE PAPILLON STYLE: SHANNON COLOR: LAME AND WILL RUN YOU $298. THIS CLASSIC PIECE WILL TAKE YOU FROM WORK WITH A BLAZER AND A PENCIL SKIRT OR BLAZER AND BLACK SLACKS, STRAIGHT TO GIRLS NIGHT OUT WITH A MINI SKIRT, RIGHT TO A HOLIDAY PARTY WITH A FUR THROW OVER THE SHOULDERS AND A LONG LEATHER PLEATED SKIRT, OR BLACK SKINNY JEANS SHOWN HERE, BLUE JEANS WITH HEELS AND A CLUTCH FOR A FAMILY DINNER. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! SO START TO CURATE YOUR LINE-UP OF FABULOUS CLASSIC PIECES AND START AT BYMAXWELL IN MCALLEN ;) 4917 N. 10TH STREET RIGHT BETWEEN KARLA'S AND EL DIVINO! 
JEANS: DEREK LAM - BY MAXWELL
HANDBAG: ZAC POSEN - BY MAXWELL
BOOTS: GUESS
MAKEUP AND HAIR: BY MAXWELL SALON
PHOTOS BY: NOWEL




Monday, August 8, 2016

My Photo Op Hot Spots

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is "where in the heck do I take my pictures in McAllen?!" You don't really take them here do you?! Although I do love to travel and usually hire a photographer when i'm on a trip, I do take most of my pics in the McAllen/Mission area!  I don't know if people realize how much thought goes into finding the perfect place LOL because I seriously search and drive and search and drive ... and search some more looking for the perfect back drops to enhance my outfits! Finally...I decided to share a few of my fave secret spots hahaha cause after all, sharing is caring!!! Enjoy and make sure you tag me @ginnamvillarreal on Instagram so I can see you in my fave spots! 


Taken Downtown 
 Taken Downtown 
 This is one of my fave spots downtown, it has that big city feel 
 Yerberia Cultura
Casa de Palmas Hotel

 The Bonne Bomb Vie on Main Street
 Off McColl


Behind the Red Barn BBQ Place

Palmhurst Police Department on Shary Rd.

Thirsty Monkey

Infusions on Main Street

Southern Social Events

 Orchard Lounge, this is so LA...love it!

Downtown

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Styling in Stripes + Florals


 Having daughters is the most amazing thing EVER! One of the funniest things is watching their personalities evolve. Everyone says Mia looks like my husband, yet they say we have similar crazy funny personalities. Natalia on the other hand they say looks like me and has my husbands semi-chill demeanor yet goofy personality. I think it's just safe to say that we have our hands full but our hearts even fuller!!!! Take a look at our casual Summer #ootd














Mommy's Outfit 
Off the shoulder top | Francisca Showroom
Jeans | Joe's Jeans - Joe Brand McAllen, similar
Hat | Forever21
Heels | Joe's 
Hair & Makeup by The Dry Room

The Littles
Dresses | Gymboree

Photos by Gus

Friday, July 15, 2016

RooOoolling with the Homies

 I love my little crew...and we love coordinating every now and then. ;) It's been a thing we've been doing since they were itty bitty and I'm not sure we will ever stop HAHAHA I'll post a few of my favorite twinning moments later this week to give ya'll some ideas of how to match, without looking obnoxious lol. Here we decided to do a little pattern mixing with the same colors!









My Jumper | Francisca Showroom in McAllen
Sunnies | Rayban
Clogs | Target, sold out but love these and these
Hair & Makeup by Devon at The Dry Room

Little ones | I'd be lying...but I totally forgot, they're an online company for sure. I'll get back to you soon on that *mommy brain*

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Boho Cas' OOTD

It's Summer time and running around with two little ones with play dates, swim dates and the good 'ol Target run for milk x's abuncha B.S. I throw in my cart...it's all about the comfort!!! Today I went for a boho casual look and these shoes, I swear,  I could wear ALL day ERRRDAY!







Hair | The Dry Room
Boyfriend Shorts | Francisca Showroom c/o
Handbag | Valentino - Joe Brand McAllen
Watch | Michael Kors