Knee Deep In YSL Beauty And I Love It

“Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance.” ~YSL

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YSL as a whole has always been a brand I love and admire. I knew from friends how high quality everything was, but never really experienced YSL myself till my mom gifted me one of their perfumes as an ode to YSL when he passed. I will never get rid of the bottle, it is a treasure. Since then I have loved YSL from a far dreaming of having another YSL moment !

 

This dream came true a month ago. When I got invited by Lourdes of YSL Beauty to experience a day of skincare and makeup at YSL Beauty at SAKS Fifth Avenue in Union Square, San Francisco, I was jumping for joy and said yes right away. Everyone was amazing and it was fun to checkout all the new lipsticks before my facial, officially all on my wish list.

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It was then time for the best facial ever from Karla O. of YSL. My skin was in need of some TLC and Karla made it happen. She used all of their amazing cleansing and hydrating products, my sensitive skin loved them all. Karla took her time and really cared about my skin and my experience, which also included an amazing hand treatment with oil and a mask in the best hand warmers. I am hooked and my next pay check is going to be put towards amazing YSL Beauty products.

Karla did amazing and continued to take care of me by setting me up with YSL makeup artist, Jamie. Jamie gave me an amazing new look that filled me with confidence and still made me feel like me. I am obsessed with all the makeup she used and slowly but surely it will all be in my makeup bag. I immediately got the amazing lipgloss she used because it was neutral with a flare of pink. This too was and is my favorite makeup look. Like the YSL skincare, their makeup doesn’t feel heavy, which is huge for me since I have such sensitive skin.

 

My day of self-care at YSL at SAKS was amazing. I have always gone back and forth about investing in designer products, but after my YSL experience it is more than worth it. The great thing about YSL’s products is that they are not only great quality, but well priced for what you get. My skin felt and looked amazing. Thank you YSL Beauty for taking care of me and help me kick start my self-care routine even more !

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Go check out your nearest YSL Beauty and if you are in San Francisco, head on over to YSL Beauty at SAKS in Union Square !

~ Iced Tea and Top Knots

What is your favorite self-care activity ? Mine is getting an amazing facial.

 

Style Collective Collaboration on International Women’s Day

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Happy International Women’s Day ! I am celebrating by joining the Style Collective collaboration for International Women’s Day. We are celebrating by supporting our fellow Style Collective sisters in posting answers to the following four questions !

“International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” ~Style Collective

Personal Mission Statement:

To inspire others through sports and fashion while being authentic in connecting with my community.

What are some big goals that you have accomplished ?

I relaunched my blog with its new name, Iced Tea and Top Knots ! I have continued to stay authentic while growing my blog especially with the relaunch of it. I have also booked some beautiful collaborations with Meredith M and Rocksbox.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you ?

It means supporting each other and showing love when we each achieve a milestone in our dreams.

What does Style Collective mean to you ?

Since joining, Style Collective has given me confidence to keep going with my blog, to not be so hard on myself, to not compare myself to others and to stay true to myself. Style Collective has given me a community of amazing sisters and the tools to grow my brand. It is a sisterhood and so glad it is in my life.

Tell 3 fun facts aboud you and let’s celebrate the fearless woman that you are !

I am a huge baseball fan, go Chicago Cubs !

I am a lover of Disney movies.

My favorite thing to bake is brownies.

Here is to all my amazing boss babes and everyone who is pursuing what they love and making sure they share they passion and voice !

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~Iced Tea and Top Knots

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Thankful for Thanksgiving

” Thankful and grateful today and everyday.”

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is all about giving thanks and being with family and friends while eating amazing food. I wanted to share some of my favorites for Thanksgiving from food to fashion. Hope it inspires you to give thanks in your own special way.

I am going to keep it short and sweet so here are a few of my favorite recipes this year !

Skinny Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mini Peppers

Caramel Apple Mocktail

Pumpkin Pie Wontons

Enjoy all these tasty treats and so much more !

I am thankful for you all and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving !

~KLM Fashion Style

Time To Get Funky For Fashion For Festival Season

“It’s not love for music, it’s a passion, and it goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby, it’s about a way of living…music is essential for my life.” ~ Armin Van Buuren

That time of year is here,, music festival season. Two of my favorite things about festival season is the music and fashion. Today, I am going to share some of the awesome possibilities in regards to the different fashion to rock. Of course, they will fit right in with the amazing music that you will be rocking out to.

Festival fashion is all about fun, fringe and fabulousity ! The great thing about festival fashion is that it allows you to put your own twist on it that brings your individuality. Music festivals are all about having fun and being yourself while listening to amazing music.

I am in love with the fashion for festivals and excited to rock all of these looks this season. Hope these looks inspire you to bust out your festival fashion. Here’s to another great festival season full of music and fashion !

~KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your dream music festival to attend ? I have two: Stagecoach and Coachella.

Tribute to Givenchy

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” ~Hubert de Givenchy

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A true legend and fashion icon has just passed away, Hubert de Givenchy. From his bags to his perfume & cologne, clothes and shoes, he is a man forever inspiring in the world of fashion and beyond. He has also made an impact on my life. Fashion has always been for me about self expression, art, who I am, what I love and am truly passionate about. So for me designers are who I really look up to on a regular basis. When I heard of Mr.Givenchy’s passing it hit my heart. He was and still is someone that has always and will always inspire me. From the beautiful iconic Givenchy bags to the magnicificent clothing, I am continuously obsessed and inspired by the beautiful brand. Mark my words, these inspirational pieces by a truly inspiring man will be in my closet.

We lost an icon, my heart breaks. All I can say is my love out to his family, friends and fans. Thank you for all you have given us and will continue giving us. Love You Givenchy!

~ KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your all time favorite Givenchy piece or moment ? Mine is when he dressed his friend and fellow icon, Audrey Hepburn.

 

Yes Pleases of the Week

“Live your life as a series of obsessions.”

One of my favorite times of the week is here, my Yes Pleases. This week was another fun one to put together. Here we go to this week’s Yes Pleases !

Yes Please #1: Football Season

Football Season is back and already we are into week three. I am so excited for football to be back. I love the sport, the energy it brings, the food and of course supporting my Chicago Bears. Here’s to hoping for an awesome football season for DA Bears, always a Yes Please !

Yes Please #2: Slip On Mules

So I have been a fan of mules for awhile now and so excited to see the evolution of them. There are heels, faux fur, florals, metallics, nudes, neutrals and so many other amazing details and options. As mules continue to transform so do my outifits. I continue to say a big Yes Please to mules !

Yes Please #3: Eric & Jessie is Back on E!

Yay, Eric&Jessie is back on E! after being away for 3 years. It premiered a couple of weeks ago and episode 3 just aired. This show is happy, goofy, full of laughs and serious relationship goals. The show is a must watch and a big Yes Please !

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Yes Please #4: Woven Pear Socks

Woven Pear has quickly become a part of my sock drawer ever since I picked up my first two pairs at a local boutique. They are cute, comfy and full of fabulous details (one being the cute woven pear) and love all the different choices. I recently was sent these amazing Ice Cream socks and Bison socks to feature, which is officially one of my favorite packages to get. They are another accessory that gives not only comfort, but that fun peekaboo pop to an ensemble. For me, Woven Pear is always a Yes Please !

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*This was sponsored and gifted by Woven Pear. All opinions are my own 🙂

Yes Please #5: Hask Hair Products

My hair is thick and there is a lot of it. I am always looking for great products that are paraben & sulfate free. I have fallen in love with Hask Hair ever since I first tried their shampoo, conditioner and dry shampoo (my fave). I have been wanting to try all their products for awhile so I was overjoyed when Hask Hair themselves sent me all their amazing products. I was overwhelmed with joy and excitement to try them all. Hask Hair is hair happiness for me and always a Yes Please !

*This was sponsored and gifted by Hask Hair. All opinions are my own 🙂

All about this week’s Yes Pleases and here’s to next week’s !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all loving this week ? I am just loving the amazing fall, football weather 🙂

 

Team Tee Trends Featuring Sharp Dressed Fan

To say last year when my Chicago Cubs won the World Series was amazing and historic is an understatement. This season has had a sense of up and down, but with continued excitement and fun. So with a 2 game lead in their division, they need to keep playing hard and with heart like they have been to keep that lead. A few things for them to keep their lead are to stop moving around the line up (slowly getting better with that), get the bullpen’s confidence up and get Willson Contreras off the DL, which thankfully happened yesterday before game 1 with the Mets. His energy and talent are electric and contagious. Here is to great hitting & pitching throughout the rest of the season.

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September baseball is going to continue being amazing and I believe in the Cubs to keep that Central Division lead. Go Cubs Go ! One of the many things I love about baseball is the love and loyalty to one’s team. The fun comroderity and competition that comes with family and friends creates such joy and an added bonus to an already amazing game. It is one big family when it comes down to it and brings us to together.

To celebrate September baseball for my Cubs, I thought I would channel some of my favorite fashion trends of the moment. Two of my favorite things are fashion and sports. I get to combined them everyday and this series with the Mets is no different in doing that. The trends I have incorporated are a vintage graphic tee and the color of power red or Cubbie red as I like to call it.

This vintage tee has been passed around throughout my family, which of course I had to pair it with my Cubbie power red Mary Janes by Nine West along with my favorite high waisted jeans. Of course I had to add a vintage Cubs hat (thanks Dad) as well as a Cubbie power red lip ! Here is to continued ensembles with a flair for sports and fashion this September baseball season representing my favorite team 🙂

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Hat : LIDS , Wrigleyville Sports

Earrings: Gorjana , Bauble Bar , Forever 21

Tee: Clark Street Sports , Shop CBS Sports (A Fanatics Experience)

Jeans: Target , Target , Target

Shoes: DSW , Michael Kors , Nine West , Kohl’s

Lipstick: Elf Cosmetics (exact one I used) , MAC Cosmetics , NYX Cosmetics

*I linked similar ones to the pieces that I am wearing

As I mentioned before what I love about baseball is that it brings us all together and this collaboration rains true to that. Sharp Dressed Fan and I have collaborated for the Cubs vs Mets series, which concludes tonight. It was fun for us both to style and represent our teams with our perspective vintage tees. Below is her chic account of styling for her New York Mets.

Sharp Dressed Fan Knows How to Represent Her New York Mets

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So admittedly, my Mets aren’t doing nearly as well as the Cubbies this season, but I still love ’em! Even after living out here in California for 10+ years, I still follow the Metsies religiously, and listen to, or watch, about 95% of the games. Sundays are especially fun, as we’ve created a group of loyalists in LA , and gather to watch, and drink through, the games together. While the Yankees may claim more fans, the New Yorkers who bleed orange and blue are absolute die-hards, and even the first to form a traveling fan club (with their own apparel line!)

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The look I’ve put together for this Mets v. Cubs series is based on two major trends this year: the white logo tee, and the pleated midi skirt. The versatility of the tee knows no bounds, but, as it’s still a new-again trend, it can be more difficult to find a crew neck for women. My choice is actually a vintage Mets tee from the innaugural MLB Victoria’s Secret Pink line, but I’ve linked to another excellent option below in a child’s size. Don’t be afraid to try sizes outside your range – a kids L or XL makes a close match for a women’s S or M most times. My cobalt skirt was a fab clearance find at Forever21 (who can say no to a $6 skirt?!) and I’ve linked to an even lovlier one from Anthropologie, but they’re so popular at the moment, that you can find one in any price range. My gold heels can easily be swapped out for a more reasonable day-shoe, like the block heel alternatives I’ve linked to, but be creative! The best part about dressing up a tee is that there is no wrong answer, just as long as your repping your team.

Hat: Macy’s

Tee: Fans Edge

Skirt: Anthropologie

Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue

*Be sure to check her out on Instagram, @sharpdressedfan

 

Thanks for coming on this fun ride with us !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style