Welcome to Astoria In Heels!
My name is Andrea Abraham and this is my world filled with fashion, beauty, career, and family.
I’ve been an accountant for over 15 years and when I moved to New York eight years ago, I found myself in unknown territory. Working in finance in New York is a much different animal than it is anywhere else, at least for me, different than Los Angeles and Miami. Work life was harder and more demanding but the New York fashion really caught my eye. In New York, I really began to fine tune my style and began to enjoy the changing seasonal style. As the years went on, I married and took on another challenging position at a new company.
Two years later and we had our first daughter. Life as I know changed and changed for the best! I was the last one among my childhood friends to get married and have children and I was given an impression that life as I knew it would be over. I was not going to let that happen. I enjoy working still while making time for my girls and my husband. We still enjoy traveling and going out with friends. We enjoy having dinner out with the girls in tow. I am here to inspire other working moms to be confident and keep doing what you have always done and do it stylishly. Life doesn’t stop and neither should you.
I am here to inspire other working moms to be confident and keep doing what you have always done and do it stylishly. Life doesn’t stop and neither should you.
Life doesn’t stop and neither should you.
Not only am I here talking about life as a mom, but I am also here to share my experiences as a women working in corporate finance. It hasn’t been a smooth ride to say the least but I want other women to know that they are not alone in what they have experienced in the corporate world. Balancing career and family is a learning process. Here on the blog you can expect to find me sharing about all aspects of this life. There will be style tips, as well as lifestyle and motherhood stories. In addition, you will find career advice and hear about how I struggled with self-confidence in the office and how I learned to own my voice. Join me as I hope to inspire and empower other moms to go after what you want!
Here are a few questions to get to know me better!
Why is the blog named “Astoria In Heels”?
I moved to the Queens neighborhood of Astoria two months after moving to New York and love it. I moved once and it was just down the street to another apartment by the same landlord. Also, I am 5’1” and you will mostly find me in heels. I have always loved wearing heels, mainly for the height and now I like how my outfits looks with a great pair of heels.
What do you do in finance?
I am a Certified Public Accountant and work at an asset management company. I oversee the valuation and financial reporting of real estate investment funds.
How many children do you have?
I have two little girls that are two years apart. They are my world.
Where did you live before moving to New York?
I am originally from Miami. I was working down there for ten years before my job relocated me to Los Angeles. While I was there, I met my husband and moved to New York after two years of being in LA.