Best At Home Spring Activities

Quote: “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ~Lady Bird Johnson

With Spring Time Activities being in a moment of change with everything going on right now. I first and foremost wanted to send my love and support to everyone. Stay happy and healthy!

Since we will all be spending much more time at home, here are some of my favorite at home Spring activities. Fun is in full bloom 🙂

  1. Looking at real estate online
  2. Cute puppy videos and photos online
  3. Face Masks
  4. Face Time Happy Hour with friends
  5. Catching up on reading 
  6. Rocking Sports Gear for my work from home look 
  7. Meditation
  8. Online Shopping, supporting small businesses
  9. Binging on Schitts Creek on Netflix
  10. At Home Yoga 
My Favorite, Go To Spring Activities For Being At Home

Here’s to making the most of everything right now while being at home and remember, don’t lose hope and things will get better 🙂

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite at home activities?

Where In The World Does Iced Tea and Top Knots Want To Go: Paris

To kick off being back to posting on a regular basis, I am launching a new series, “Where In The World Does Iced Tea and Top Knots Want To Go.” For the first one, I am covering Paris, France! Ever since I was little I have always wanted to go to Paris and anytime I saw Paris on TV or in a movie it heightened my dream to go to Paris. 

What really just confirmed my love of Paris was the movie ‘Midnight in Paris.’ Truly fell in love all over again with Paris and more. I have my outfits planned for each occasion and historical spot I want to visit as well as my coffee spots where I will have a tea latte and French macaroon. I can’t wait to go and that is one of my goals for 2020, go to Paris and soak up as much as I can. Here’s to the trip of my dreams. I have listed some of my favorites I have that I want to go to. See below and let me know what your favorites have been when visiting Paris. 

Sports:

Popular Spectator Sport In Paris

Shopping:

Hidden Shopping Gem In Paris 1 & 2

Food: 

Beefbar Paris – a historic restaurant near the Champs Elysées

Girafe – where dining comes with killer Eiffel Tower views

L’Abysse – where French and Japanese talent come together near the Champs Elysées

Cutest Coffee Shops:

Le Tambour

Odette

Le Consulat

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

Here is to my future trip to Paris!

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite spots in Paris?

My Wayfair Blogger Picks

I am a lover of not just sports and fashion, but home decor and how I can incorporate sports and fashion into that. It comes out with a sporty, nautical, Parisian home decor goodness.

Envisioning what my future home is going to be like is my new obsession and it is so fun putting together mood boards of my dream pieces. Who doesn’t love putting together your ultimate home and working towards that? I know I do 🙂

When Wayfair approached me to pick out my favorite Blogger picks for their site, I jumped at the chance. I picked everything for the outside, the lighting, the bedroom, the kitchen and the perfect tub to take my bubble baths. I hope they all inspire you to decorate your favorite space or even just pursue the things you love.

Happy Wayfair shopping and exploring!!!

  1. 47 in. Diva BBQ Charcoal Grill // More Charcoal Grills 2. Carmelo 6-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions // More Patio Furniture 3. Kimber Blue/Beige Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug // More Outdoor Rugs 4. Clio Outdoor Barn Light // More Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting
  1. Elko Melamine 8 oz. Tea Cup // More Mugs & Teacups 2. Shifflett Acacia Wood Cutting Board // More Wood Cutting Boards 3. Willow Drive Spoon Rest // More Outdoor Rugs 4. Ayesha Curry 2-Piece Spatula Set // More Spatulas
  1. Tierra Luxurious Comforter Set // More Comforter Sets 2. Villers Premium Ribbon Bed Sheet Set // More Queen Sheets & Pillowcases 3. Nicola 47.25” W Clothes Rack // More Clothes Racks & Garment Racks 4. Pinellas Computer Desk with Hutch // More Computer Desks

59’’ x 31’’ Clawfoot Soaking Bathtub // More Bathtubs

*Each item will have ‘Blogger Pick’ on it and if you click on it, you will see why I chose each of them. You also see a familiar face 🙂

Sparkle Is Meant For The Baseball Diamond

“You can’t put a limit on anything.”~Michael Phelps

Valentine’s Day is over, but love is always in the air. For me this means baseball season is here and will be dominating my tv as well as my closet. So with a new baseball themed wardrobe comes new accessories into the rotation.. A problem I run into is not having enough variety for accessories through out the season.

Rocksbox came at the perfect time for me to update my accessories for baseball games and events. Whether I am watching at home, a restaurant or at the ball park, I like my outfit and accessories to be on point. Rocksbox has everything I need from rings to earrings to bracelets and necklaces. I won’t have to worry about my accessories this season.

What I love too about Rocksbox is I can try before I buy. There isn’t this pressure or guilt that you get scolded for returning. Rocksbox is so encouraging about trying pieces on and seeing how they go with everything in your closet. It is so freeing and love how it fits into my everyday wardrobe and creativity.

Can’t forget the great deals when I do decide to purchase. They offer deals on amazing designer pieces. I am a lady that loves a good deal especially for my sporting event accessories.

Rocksbox is all about inclusivity and offering pieces for everyone that represents their individuality at all your life moments.

So whether it is a Monday night game or a Saturday coffee, be sure to check out Rocksbox for all your accessory needs !

Let’s Sparkle !!

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. Be sure to use code “icedteaandtopknotsxoxo” for your first box free.

Boss Babe Quotes for the Week

I am all about finding inspiration from all over. These quotes for the week are truly inspiring and motivating. I hope they will inspire you all 🙂

Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.

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Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.-2

Here is to another inspiring week !

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite quotes for this week?

Boss Babe Quotes for the Week

I am back to sharing my fave Boss Babe quotes of the week. I hope they inspire you all throughout your week and beyond !

All of these are inspiring me more than ever 🙂

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Here is to an amazing week ! Go forth and spread your joy and inspiration 🙂

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

What are some of your favorite quotes you go to for inspiration ?

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.