Lime 

Tonight’s a late night post, and a few days too late! I’ve been adding more color to my wardrobe lately and I’m not complaining! 

I think what I try to embody the most when reflecting Andrea Valentini is athleisure. After children I can’t tell you how many days a week I am in “fitness attire.” Tom boy 24/7, not even kidding. 

I wanted to also throw in the fact that years ago after Avynns birth I only wore high waisted suits and one pieces, and now I throw on the bottoms with baggy pants, and tuck the one pieces into anything and everything.

Who knew I would actually love lime?! This set also reflects a few secrets that I have to share with you all in about a week!! 

Enjoy the sunshine! Lemon, Lime, and Silver are our limited edition colors for the spring and summer! All are available now at AV

Xx, 4o1fierce 


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Some sunshine? 

We’ve all been struggling to see the sun these days, and I swear every time it peeks it’s way out my mood does flips. On another note, two baby girls later and none of my summer clothes from previous years fit. But I’ve never felt more of a woman, baby hips in full affect. 

When it comes to my wardrobe, on days I’m not dressed like a boy, I try to find balance in my outfits. Shorts/ skirt with a long sleeve. Jeans/ pants and a short sleeve. 

Aside from slapping on a spray tan to bring summer vibes my way, I’ve been trying to purchase more color. Not only have my outfit choices become more bold, but so have our bags over at AV !! 

White, lemon, and lime are our bolder options for this season! And they are all now available for purchase! 


I paired this lemon ‘Mary’ with a comfy outfit! Both my outfit and our bag can transcend from day to night! 

Stand Out! 

Social media man….such a love hate relationship with it, I have. For years I loooooved the simple fact that I could check in on those who I wonder about. Or that simple reminder of a birthday that pops up! Then as time passed, I realized a simple text is different. More genuine, closer to the touch. 

But mannnnn how this generation allows the simple habit of posting, to take over their daily existence. Now I’m not going to sit here and point fingers, or try to act like I’m 10 feet close to perfect; but I once was that addict. I wanted to be in the “know.” I wanted to see what everyone was doing, where everyone was going. And I honestly now know why.

I lacked a busy life style, I was a stay-at-home-mom for 2.5 years ( the longest time in my liiiife) and although 2 little girls kept my hands full, I constantly had the fear of missing out. Mostly due to my stubborn mindset, I didn’t want to give up my dreams of creating. I was great at being a mother, and great at creating. 

As soon as I took the leap and began my position as Creative Director, and Production Manager, my days turned to nights! 

Hustle is the most important word thus far. If I am simply standing still I feel as if I’m taking steps backwards. I have notebooks of ideas, and years ahead. Goals so far, and some in reach as the days move ahead. One thing is clear, I’ve been neglecting social media again. Hop on from time to time, and again-feel as though I’m taking steps backwards. I see photos of this generation all looking the same, all struggling to stay on trend; Kardashians everywhere. I’ve been spending a lot of time in my head. Planning, pushing. 

On this Monday, I finished a workout and felt accomplished, I realized half way through that giving up wouldn’t make me happy tomorrow, so instead I did 5 extra reps.

Instead of placing my phone on the opposite side of the room, I turned my negative thoughts to business thoughts. Social media is powerful; so powerful it ranks top outlet for marketing. 

I’m sitting in this small house, in the smallest state, and without hesitation realized it’s time to push forward, get out of the funk, and keep going. I promised myself to use this outlet not only as I first began its use for-writing, but to also share with you everything I have been working on! 

So many of you have been following up with my last few years of life haha , and I realized that so much of my support comes from this outlet. I want to say thank you to those who came to my office to purchase bags it’s an indescribable feeling. So much hard work and dedication goes into this line. 

So this post is to remind everyone to stand out! Don’t follow what your idea of perfection is, just be yourself. I threw myself together yesterday and got endless compliments for my tomboy outfit (especially from the cutest little ole’ ladies)! 

Our Red fabric will be taking a vacation for awhile, so these are the last of them, and guysssss I’m so in love! I hope you all enjoy, and remember sometimes a bright/bold accessory can pull together your entire look ( here I felt a taddddd bit less of a boy with this red Mary) haha


To all the Mama’s 

Without Mothers, who would we be? Nothing, no one, non existent. Since becoming a mother I’ve appreciated life 100x more. Not only was pregnancy an amazing feeling for me, but giving birth changed my life. Pushing through the struggle made me witness my own strength; a strength I never knew I had. Watching James smile the biggest I had ever seen made me fall in love 1000x over again. Then staring into Avynn’s eyes, realizing him and I made the perfect little child. Round 2 came 3.5 years later. Pregnant with Ivory was an entire different experience. I was scared shitless. Two children, another birth, how could I handle this? 

Avynn made me excited, James made me brave. 10 months later we had two beautiful children, and felt our family was finally complete. It’s taken time to adjust to being a younger mother of two, especially when I didn’t finish college yet.  

In life so far, 25 years of lessons taught me to not ever reflect on the negative; it takes you back 10 steps. Instead, I use my downfalls as inspiration. I signed up for school, and BAM September will be here and I will reach a goal I have neglected, and made excuses for, for too long.

Adjusting into motherhood never meant I stopped my low maintenance daily routines; hair in a bun, slap on mascara, throw on fitness attire, tomboy vibes.

Our rugs have never seen more stains, my cheeks have never witnessed more tears; of frustration, and pure blessed happiness. This is my fifth year as a mother. Because of my lifestyle, creativity and drive, I’m so proud to share with you something I’ve designed and waited months to share with you all! 

With back-to-school on my mind, and having to be hands-free at all times (carrying Ivory, while holding Avynns hand) I decided a backpack was necessary. And the fabric we design with is so perfectly baby-proofed; stain and water-resistant! 

A Diaper bag Back pack!  This is unisex, durable, and the front flap turns into a built in changing mat! 


This diaper bag will last through multiple children, and let’s be honest-how chic?!

I hated walking around with an ugly diaper bag, and how gorgeous is this pearl white?! 

Starting off the week ‘strapped’ in, and ready!!!

Like always, it’s been forever. 8 months postpartum I’m still trying to figure out how to juggle two crazy girls, design, workout, eat, shower and sleep!! Class starts up for me again in September so I’ve been busy busy busy reaching goals before that month rolls around! 

Andrea and I have been designing and producing our butts off, and it’s finally time to introduce you all to our new collection! Our ‘strapped backpack series.’ 

Our fabrics are meant for traveling, being durable, and sustainable! We designed our new bags to come with a strap, to strap on the body-for security, as well as the sensual feel of being strapped in. 

When the backpack isn’t on your body, the strap acts as a guide to slide onto your suitcase handle! Easy, and on-the-go vibes 24/7 over here! 

This post is introducing our backpack-we hope you love! It is now available for pre-order on our site AV !