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.

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

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.

 

Yes Pleases of the Week

“I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something there is nothing guilty about it.” ~Busy Phillips

It is that time of the week again where I share my obsessions of the week ala my Yes Pleases. This has become one of my favorite series to write because it allows me to just delve into what I am really loving and sharing it with y’all in hopes it inspires 🙂 I also love showcasing amazing brands and items to show while also supporting others who are passionate about what they do.

Let’s Go ! Yes Pleases for the week are under way !!

Yes Please #1: MLB TV

MLB TV is amazing and not only lets me watch all the Chicago Cubs games, but it keeps me intuned with the other teams that are always intriguing. I wouldn’t survive baseball season without MLB TV. I love that I can get it through an app as well. Yes Please to MLB TV always !

Yes Please #2: Pop Sockets

I first found out about Pop Sockets at an event I ran last year and was very enamored with them right away. I just recently purchased one and I love it. My palm tree Pop Socket is not only a fun accessory, but it is another way to keep a hold of my phone and to take photos without dropping it ( been there ). So I say Yes Please to this trend !

Yes Please #3: Museum of Ice Cream

I have to say I loved the Museum of Ice Cream not just because of the tasty treats, awesome sprinkle pool or gummi bears everywhere, but in large part because I got to have so much fun with my mom. She is a lover/connoisseur of ice cream and she has passed it on to me, thanks Mom ! We had a ball and I say Yes Please to that !

Yes Please #4: Perfect Formula‘s Pink Gel Coat

This is my new favorite nail product. It is great for nail health along with an added flare for nail accessorizing. It works great, looks great and I can already see a difference. So yay and Yes Please !

Yes Please #5: Ice Cream Cone TOMS

I first got my Ice Cream Cone TOMS when I knew I was going to the Museum of Ice Cream and I am so happy I did. Not only did I wear them to the museum, but I will continue to pair them with my outfits. They are fun and delicious, which is what I love in my fashion and is a big Yes Please !

So much fun and deliciousness this week, thank y’all for coming on over ! See y’all next week !!

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is everyone’s favorite tasty treat ? Mine is Mochi Ice Cream.

Yes Pleases of the Week

“Obsession is beautiful. It’s what makes art.” ~Joss Whedon

It is that time of the week again, the Yes Pleases are here. I had so much fun compiling this week’s list. Hope y’all enjoy and that it inspires your week.

Yes Please #1: Fireworks Show

Fireworks have always been one of my favorite things about the 4th of July. This 4th of July, I was blessed to see 5 shows at once and 2 on the way home. I had so much fun watching with my parents. Fireworks will always be a big yes please ! I look forward to the next 4th of July show or hey may be seeing them even sooner at a baseball game 🙂

Yes Please #2: Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Hand Creme

I was just introduced to this creme by Laura Mercier recently in a goodie bag I won (Thanks to Sydne Summer) and I cannot leave home without it. It keeps my hands continuously smooth and hydrated all while smelling like a hint of almond and coconut, which is always a plus.

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Yes Please #3: T&J Designs Sunnies

T&J Designs is based in Chicago and I love everything they have. It is definitely hard to resist buying everything. Currently, I am all about the reflective sunnies I got from them. They protect, are super fun & stylish and go with everything. I will for sure be rocking them all summer long and beyond.

Yes Please #4: 47 Brand Chicago Cubs Hat

This hat from 47 Brand that I picked up from Wrigleyville Sports has become an every day staple ever since. It represents my style and love for my Chicago Cubs, which I will continue rocking in my wardrobe because of these to factors 🙂

Yes Please #5: Skin Owl Eye Creme

I came across Skin Owl at an event I recently attended. I was so excited when I got a Skin Owl product in my goodie bag. It was their eye concentrate (cream) and I love the feel and moisture it gives under my eyes. It is smooth, which is perfect for applying my makeup on top. It is a natural product and the scent is subtle, which are 2 things I look for in skincare products these days. Skin Owl is a big Yes Please !

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Hope y’all enjoyed this week’s Yes Pleases. Next week will be sure not to disappoint !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What have y’all been loving this week ?

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 🙂 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 🙂

 

 

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 Amazon along with the 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 Baseball (Hot Dogs & Cold Beverages) & Beach Time)

4.A day of fun that includes Pinterest Crafts 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.