Thoughtful Holiday Gift Guide For Those You Love

โ€œItโ€™s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!โ€

Tis the season to be jolly and spread joy to your loved ones, safely.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is putting together thoughtful gifts for those I love that remind me of them. Here are some of my all time favorite thoughtful gifts to give right now. Here is to a Happy Holiday season. Sending everyone lots of joy and love!

Vim+Vigor Candle Co. 

Holly Berry + Fir Candle & Palo Santo

Just Jess Fashions‘ Bracelets, Drink Toppers and Mask Lanyards

Maraval Made Face Masks

CharleyMadelyn Daily Devotional Book

Olive & June’s Pedi System

Happy Holidays!

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What is your favorite thoughtful gift to give?

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.

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&Jessieย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Yes Pleases for Fall

“Don’t Be Into Trends. Don’t Make Fashion Own You, But You Decide What You Are.” ~ Gianni Versace

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I took a breather these last few weeks from writing because it was just one of those times in life when I needed one. I have realized that it is okay to take a break and definitely needed. I am back and this week’s Yes Pleases are here ! This week’s Yes Pleases are all about Fall trends that I am loving. Fall trends are one of my favorite things.

Here’s to Fall being just around the corner and to all the fun trends to come ! Yes Pleases, here we go !

Yes Please #1: Booties with Some Flare

I am a lover of booties for sure. What I am really loving about booties this Fall is that added flare. They are just about having fun with your Fall outfit, which I am all for. The added detail of fringe, bright colors, metallics, which all give a pair of booties an extra pop. A continued Yes Please to that extra pop to those booties ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

Yes Please #2: Moody Florals

I am all about florals throughout the fashion seasons. I am loving the twists on florals that Fall trends bring to them. The twist Fall is bringing to the floral trend is deep, dark colors or moody florals as they are calling it. It gives the traditional florals a unique flare and twist, which is fantastic, fabulous and a big Fall Yes Please !

Yes Please #3: Pale Pink

Pale pink is becoming my new favorite color. I am loving that it is a big trend for Fall and that I just so happen to have a bunch of it in my closet already. It is a color that goes with everything and perfect for any occasion So an absolute Yes Please to all things pale pink for Fall and beyond.

Yes Please #4: Animal Print

Yes, animal print is back ! Animal print is always so fun to include in my ensembles when I can. I love that it is back everywhere now, but in the most tasteful ways. I love everything from subtle accessories to a chic all over pants and everything in between. There is just something about animal print that brings out my inner girl boss and makes me say Yes Please !

Yes Please #5: Nail Art

Nail art has always been one of my favorite things ever since I got my first mani as well as one of my first gifts with nail goodies. It is another extension of my creativity. I am really loving the Fall nail art trends from black accents (seen below) to reverse french mani to bright colors to 3D design. They all have my big Yes Please !

*For more nail inspiration art, be sure to Harper’s Bazaar !

These definitely are not all my favorite trends, but are the ones that stand out. Here are a few of my honorable mentions: 80s, 90s, and Sheer Layering !

Thank you again for coming along for this week’s Yes Please journey ! Stay tuned for next week !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your favorite Fall trend you are excited to try ? I am stocked to rock it all especially all the nail trends.

Also, I will definitely be rocking my sports wear !

*Trend Inspiration from Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar

 

Dream A Little Dream Tonight

“Inspiration is finding something that excites you.” ~Connie Smith

These stairs in Silverlake got me thinking about what I am passionate about. My two passions in life I can’t do without are sports and fashion. It seems more and more that these 2 loves of mine are colliding, which is so exciting. What has allowed these two worlds to collide are my lifestyle blog and pr career.

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My passion for both grows everyday. My blog allows me to embrace both loves and not having to choose between the two is such a joy and dream.

Each day I love finding ways to continuously have sports and fashion in my professional life and personal life. I am sure after I shot on the rainbow stairs, I went home changed into my sports gear and watched some baseball and/or golf. Even as I type up this post, I am watching my Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds.

Something I still struggle with is trying to fullfill both sides of me (fashion girl & sports fanatic), but the more I focus on my blogging and honing in on my pr career it seems my two passions come together.

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Being at the rainbow stairs and some moments since then, I have realized that I don’t have to choose between the two. For y’all too, if you have multiple passions in life, don’t get discouraged about feeling like you have to choose. You can find ways to pursue them both or even mold them together.

Each day, I am so grateful that everyone around me is so supportive, allow me to be me and pursue what I love. Don’t let others get in your way of what you are passionate about , where there is a will there is a way.

I love fashion and I love all things sports. They will both always be a part of all aspects in my life. I am so grateful and excited about where they both will take me!

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

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P.S. What are your loves & passions in life ?

Another note, I find that when trying to focus on my passions listening to my favorites helps me to not lose track of what I love.

 

Throw Some Dapper Godz On It

“Luxury can be everyday.”

My style seems to be ever evolving these days. I love a mix of high & low, casual & dressy, luxury & simple and sporty & trendy. Dapper Godz falls into that category of them all. This is why I love this brand that is owned by a great friend and based out of Los Angeles.

IMG_1017At first glance it seems to to be a brand for gentlemen, which it is, but what makes it so amazing is that women can rock the bowties, pocket squares and tie pins as well. Dapper Godz has so many options for many occasions from solids to patterns to floral tie pins. A great to introduce yourself to the brand and fall in love with it is through the Gentlemen’s Box, which is what I received. It consists of a gorgeous bowtie, pocket square, tie pin and Valentino Umo Intense Men’s fragrance (exclusively at Nordstrom & smells great for women wanting to try it as well).

 

The Gentlemen’s Box makes for a great gift for your groomsmen (especially with wedding season in full swing), Father’s Day, Birthdays and not just for the men in your life, but for the ladies in your life who love fabulous fashion. Remember, ladies can rock bowties too !

Dapper Godz is high quality, on trend and for anyone that loves to rock great accessories. Dapper Godz can be for any occasion from casual occassions or that next wedding celebration so head on over to their website and pick up your Dapper Godz’ original !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. How do you love to style your bowtie ? I love to rock it with my jeans, over the knee boots and a fabulous blouse !

**This post was sponsored by Dapper Godz, but all opinions are entirely my own ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Yes Pleases of the Week

“When passion meets inspiration, an obsession is born.”

The Yes Pleases of this week are here, yay ! There are an aray of things I am all about for this week. Let’s go and have some fun with these!

Yes Please #1: Despicable Me 3 out Today, June 30th

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To put it mildly, I am obsessed with Despicable Me and all things Minions. The moment I saw the trailer for Despicable Me 3, I jumped/screamed with joy. It is a franchise that makes me laugh and smile everytime. I will always be hooked and definitely going to be seeing Despicable Me 3 !

Yes Please #2: Glamour Magazine

I have been subscribing to Glamour since I was 17. I don’t remember a time where I wasn’t reading Glamour, I just fell in love with it because of the fashion, inspiring stories, lifestyle pics and Glamour represents supporting one another. Definitely go check out Glamour Magazine because it has something for everyone.

Yes Please #3: Kate Spade Notebook

I was in need of a new notebook for writing and I immediately gravitated to this one by Kate Spade at Paper Source. I love the quote on the front and the feel of the paper when I put my pen to it. I am always inspired everytime I open it.

Yes Please #4: Sun Hats

Sun Hats are perfect for summertime. Not only do they help protect from the sun, but can go with any outfit. They are one of my favorite summertime accessories. I have definitely accumulated a lot over the years. One of my favorite’s right now is my ‘Just Chillin’ tan sun hat from Sidecca and embroidered sun hats are very on trend for summer, which I love.

Here are a couple fun sun hats for y’all to shop ๐Ÿ™‚

Merona Mint Stripe and Tan Floppy Hat , August Hats Watermelon Floppy Hat

 

Yes Please #5: MLB x Vans Collection

There was no question when I saw this collection between MLB and Vans, I had to buy my team sneakers ! They are comfy, cute and can be worn with so many different outfits (always a plus). I love that every team is represented, whcih means that we all can support our teams ๐Ÿ™‚ Be sure to check out your team and represent at Vans.

I had so much fun compiling this week’s Yes Pleases, stay tuned for next week !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What product in your cabinet and/or closet can you not live without ?

Fireworks, Fashion and Music: All Things 4th of July

“Land That I Love, Stand Beside Her, And Guide Her, Through The Night With The Light From Above.” ~God Bless America

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4th of July is all about celebrating our freedoms with family and friends. This is one of my favorite holidays. The reason for that is it is a day that makes me really go all out to celebrate the freedoms I am so grateful for and to celebrate with those I love makes it even more special.

So in honor of 4th of July, here are some of my all time essentials. In terms of skincare I always like give myself a hydrating, relaxing facial due to the fact that I will be out in the sun. It helps keep my skin hydrating and stress free. Before hand make sure your skin is nice and clean (I use Garnier’s Miscellar Water). This go around I used a new mask by Avatara Chill Out Face Mask from Target. It dripped a little bit when I first put it on, but overall I will be using it again and to make it extra relaxing, you can put it in the fridge (defintely works). Next comes moisture and SPF application for that much needed hydration and sun protection. Lately I have been using Yes To Grapefruit Even Skin Moisturizer, ELF Cosmetics Illuminating Eye Cream and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55 Sunscreen. Also for all over sun protection, I like to use Honest Company’s Sunscreen Spray (make sure to shake before application).

Let me tell you, I love them all so far and they don’t seem to be upsetting my sensitive skin, which is always a good thing. I am extra dilligent with this routine come 4th of July celebrations since it’s all about the sunshine. Also, water is the final key for hydrating on a sunshine filled day like July 4th. I usually am drinking from my Bando water bottle or SmartWater‘s sparkling water if I am craving some carbonation.

Now on to one of my favorite parts: attire and beauty. I have a tradition every 4th of July to pick up a fun new outfit and this year was no different. I went with camo and khaki from Target, which I am excited to rock on the day (stay tuned). I rock other favorite Patriotic ensembles leading up to Independence Day, here are a few options I have:

For makeup I usually add a pop of a red lip, sparkle and if feeling daring, I pop on some blue eyeshadow like this one MAC Cosmetics has to offer. My nails have always been such a fun way to try out new holiday designs. It is is either navy with sparkle, Chicago Cubs theme or like this year it is a fun twist with a set from imPress. This is another reason I love the 4th as well, it brings out my creative side.

 

Another must is busting out the decorations. I am loving these ones I got from Michael’s and Party City last year.

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If y’all are feeling crafty this year, check out these fun DIY decorations on Pinterest!

You can’t have all this fablousness without some fun activities to celebrate. There are so many fun options to celebrate from Disneyland, water sports, BBQ backyard games, the beach and of course checking out fireworks. This year I will be all about the beach by laying out with my cute sunnies and sun hat while eating great food. Some awesome options are corn on the cob to hot dogs to delicious cocktails, so be sure to check out Pinterest for some of these awesome recipes and others ! If you are in the mood for eating out, check out the local cities’ website for help navigating the great restaurants they have to offer. I will definitely be ending the celebration with an awesome fireworks show or two ๐Ÿ™‚ I love them and they make me smile!

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Everything is in order except for one thing, the soundtrack for this year’s Independence Day extravaganza. There are so many to choose from, how do I choose ? I am picking the ones that get me smiling and dancing all around. Lets kick it off with some classics first, God Bless America and The National Anthem followed by Zac Brown Band’s ‘Chicken Fried’ and ‘Castaway’. I will definitely have to bust out ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by JT as well as ‘Happy’ by Pharell. Last but not least ‘Uptown Funk’ by Bruno Mars because everyone likes some funk music to get the party started.

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I saved the best for last, thanking all those that have given myself and everyone the freedom to be who we want to be, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Wishing y’all a safe and Happy 4th of July !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. How do y’all like to celebrate the 4th of July ? I am all about the beach and sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

This World is a Jungle of Fashion

What do you all look for in a fashion staple to last you through the different seasons ? Each new season, I always try to find fun, key pieces that can go with anything. As I was trying to pick out what new pieces for Spring, I realized I wanted the key pieces I got to last me though Summer. For being a Cali girl my Spring and Summer fashion pieces pretty much go hand and hand. So when I got gifted this amazing, beautiful monogrammed clutch from Gigi New York‘s Spring line in the mail, I knew I found my key clutch/accessory for Spring and Summer.

The Azure All in One Bag is not only gorgeous, stunning color ( my new favorite), but it also is high quality, fits a lot and is versatile for any event you may have coming up from a baseball game to a charity event to a fun brunch day with friends. Versatility is always so important for me when it comes to a purse because I need it to transition not only from work to fun, but from sporting events to fashion shows as well. When I don’t have to always change my purse, I am sold. I am a girl who loves sports and fashion so when a purse fits those to sides of me, I fall head over heels. The Azure All in One Bag by Gigi New York fits all of those things I just mentioned, which is probably why I have been seen with it a lot already.

What I think you all will love to about it is that you can pair it with a casual on the go look to the ball park or for a night out on the town. When a clutch speaks to so many different facets, it is a trend that will last throughout multiple seasons, yay to the Azure Bag ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh did I mention I am a sucker for anything monogrammed, thanks again for that added touch Gigi New York !

I have simply fallen in love with this clutch and will be rocking it for a very long time. It will be one that is on trend with its color, texture, monogram detail and tassels for years to come, it is classic ! I know you will all fall in love with it too and all the many colors it comes in. Don’t forget to go pick up an Azure All in One Bag for yourself in all the colors they have to offer, you won’t regret it ๐Ÿ™‚

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

How To Honor Those Who Served This Memorial Day

“Home of the free because of the brave.”

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First off, thank you to those that gave their lives for us and all that continue to serve for our freedoms. In honor of these brave soldiers, here are some amazing ways we can honor and celebrate them !

1.Backyard BBQ with all your favorite outdoor games like cornhole from Dick’s Sporting Goods and horseshoe from Amazonย along with theย best pool floaties like from Sunnylife

2.Pizza from Settebello, Beer (my fave Mother Earth) and Cards Against Humanity

3. Trip to San Diego (includes Baseballย (Hot Dogs & Cold Beverages) &ย Beach Time)

4.A day of fun that includes Pinterest Craftsย and popcorn, which is great for all the families

 

Another idea I have seen around too that I one day want to try for Memorial Day is a Memorial Day Adult Scavenger Hunt around town with friends, how fun and what a great way to celebrate our soldiers !

Also don’t forget to bust out your flags and poppies (be sure to check out why bring out the poppies) along with all your red,white and blue !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Remember to show love for our soldiers especially on the holidays dedicated to them.