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 😉 !

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

 

In Partnership with Cube Appeal : On the Go Must Haves For Your Purse

The struggle to not overload one’s purse with knick knacks for fear of needing is very much an everyday thing. So I thought to help you all out and myself breakdown the essentials to have a lighter purse for everyday while also not feeling like anything was forgotten.

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Now where to start? We are always on the go and need something to always keep us connected to work, family and friends, which is our phones ( also in the purse). To keep this going, we need the first essential of a portable battery charger. A portable charger allows you to stay connected while also being able to be on the go. It is an essential that will allow you to relax knowing you won’t lose that connection. I prefer this one at the moment by iFrogz (love the pop of pink; not pictured do to that my phone was charging 😉 ), but Target and other retailers have all kinds to fulfill your needs of portable charging.

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We got the charge covered now to a bit of sparkle. When on the go a lot, there may not be time to stop and get a manicure, which can be a bummer. Fear not, I have the perfect mani essentials for your purse. This mini set & polish remover by Dazzle Dry (dries in 5 minutes and appears like gel polish), cuticle cream by Lush (smells great too) and a mini mani kit like this one I have (similiar ones can be found at TJ Maxx, Target and any beauty store) . What makes them all great go must haves to throw in the purse is they are a perfect size to not overload your favorite on the go purse.

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Playing off beauty essentials, lip care is always on my mind. My go to product to keep my lips shiny and moisturized has always been rosebud salve since high school. It is a size that is purse perfect that can be found at Sephora or Urban Outfitters, so always a big yes,please !!

The next few on the go essentials for me are a great group because they bring the zen to my purse and on the go routine so I hope they do for you all. It is a pocket notepad and pen to write when inspired like these form Sidecca and Paper Source paired with my favorite Chanel sunnies and my headphones to rock out to music while writing. Everyone’s zen musts are different so hope these help inspire yours.

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When on the go be sure to take a few moments to stop and focus on yourself and check in to make sure all is good 🙂 Whether it is meditating in the sunshine or reading a great fashion magazine like Glamour or Cosmo (both musts for me) .

Okay, back to the must haves! The first is almonds (like these great ones from Trader Joe’s), which are a healthy pick me up snacks that I need to pack on a more regular basis. The second /final one is a set of business cards (mine are from Etsy that are carried in a metallic case from Container Store by Poppin). They are a must because you never know who you will run into. Having both almonds and business cards have come in handy (thanks to all who suggested having both).

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Now that my on the go essentials are all in my go to Madison West Bag, it is time to hit the ground running !

Be sure to share your on the go essentials by tagging @CubeAppeal and @livelaughstyle and use the #CubeAppealOntheGo .

~Kerry Miller of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Also love adding in fun inspirational cards to keep going like these from Smitten on Paper 🙂 and don’t forget this can’t miss deal on Cube Appeal for their meeting notebook  that is great for keeping you prepared and organized, which can be seen on Instagram !

Love with Fashion Flare

Valentine’s Day is all about the love and expressing that love. One of those ways to express your love is through fashion. Putting together a great ensemble for Galentine’s Day with girlfriends or Valentine’s Day with that special someone just creates a feeling of love that exudes throughout the evening.

Here are a few ways to dress for a celebration of love. Make each look your own and don’t forget to include some love in each ensemble you choose to rock for Love Day celebrations.

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Pose for Pink
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Smile for Love
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JINS Sunglasses paired with an on trend Sidecca Patch tank, Mossimo Jeans and Sam Edelman gladiator sandals
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Kate Spade Bow Purse paired with Beaded Tassel Bracelet
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Macaroons are always a good choice 🙂

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Love is always a reason to smile especially with Michael Kors, Sidecca and Target

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Chanel Sunglasses paired with Sidecca Lace Gown
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Love for Lace
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Kicking Up my Red Nine West Heels for Love

 

One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is celebrating with amazing friends and this year I got to celebrate with my gal pal Jessica Pinedo of Just Jess Fashion with an amazing Love themed photo shoot in West Hollywood, which you can see below and above.

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Both Jess and I chose to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with Kate Spade !

Thank you to all for the love you show me and sending you all the love right back !

Fabulous Co Worker Gift Ideas for the Office Christmas Party in Partnership with Cube Appeal

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Jingle Bells on full blast must mean holiday cheer is in the air. With songs for the holidays in the air comes shopping for those festive holiday parties that we will all be attending. Before you put on your Christmas best, lets kick off the holidays with a great gift guide.

We all have someone in our lives especially at the office that are obsessed with starting the day with a cup of joe. So what do we get the coffee lover in the office for Christmas ? An amazing mug like this “Eat Sleep Hustle ” by Cube Appeal.

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For that inner girl boss whose always jotting down ideas throughout the day is what makes this combo of the Girl Boss Journal from Cube Appeal with Kate Spade Gold Pen set. These will definitely create a twinkle of thoughts underneath the Christmas tree.

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Everyone also loves to be pampered around the holidays, I know I do so why not give a gift of relaxation. Need some inspiration on what to get for the one who loves a great spa treatment? Check out this Shea Deluxe Gift Set from The Body Shop and I promise it will make a splash of luxe !

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Now sitting by the fire place with a cup of hot coco in my Cube Appeal, Girl Boss mug there are a few items that are a have to have under the office Christmas tree. You think what must those be, they are the gifts always listed on the nice list and here they are.

*Chanel No.5 Office Print from Cube Appeal, which always spices up the office throughout the year for a coworker who loves French Fashion inspired art .

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*Reindeer Christmas Sequin Tote from EmmabellasDesigns on Etsy is bound to create a sense of holiday cheer all while carryin g your favorite office essentials.

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*Handpainted Round Triangle Watch from Jill Makes on Etsy, which is bound to keep one of your coworkers on time in the new year.

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*4 Pack Hair to Go Set by Drybar at Ulta for the closeted hair stylists on the go.

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Remember to have fun with holiday gift shopping by grabbing your hot chocolate and holiday tunes while on the hunt for the perfect coworker presents.

With hot chocolate in hand and singing your favorite Christmas song, lets finish up the gift guide with some on trend items this season.

Remember when we put patches on our jeans and pins on our jackets, well I have good news, patches and pins are back in a whole new way just in time for Christmas. Whether your coworker loves to change up their jean jacket, favorite purse or changing it up for casual Friday then this #planneraddict pin set and strawberry patch from Bando are the perfect gift.

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A gift that helps kick off the new year on a high note is one of the best types. One of the best gifts that achieves this is a Fab Fit Fun Box membership, a monthly motivation that will kick each month off right with on trend items that get you excited.

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Rounding out the holiday gift guide is for the office is shoes beyond shoes. We all have someone in the office that is a shoe collector and gifting them these Mossimo Supply Co Lunea Floral Patterned Canvas Sneakers at Target are a gift that is bound to put a smile on their shoe collector face.

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These are some of my favorites for office gift giving, don’t forget to share some of your favorites by tagging myself, @livelaughstyle and Cube Appeal, @cubeappeal on instagram and using the #HolidayGuideCubeAppealxKLM .

Happy Holidays and Ho Ho Ho to everyone !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

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Pink is Everywhere !

October is one of my favorite months out of the year not just because fall is in full swing, but because it is the month dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Throughout the year we always here about raising awareness for breast cancer, which is great, but what I love about October is the awareness is amped up and the conversations about how we have all been affected by Breast Cancer are ever present. The events are every night, products galore and the conversation is always at the forefront. Every October I try and figure out ways to bring awareness and show my support.

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This year I have decided to write about and similar to years past I always pick up products where the proceeds give back to Breast Cancer Research and also show support with their stand out pink.

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Don’t be afraid to rock Pink, its the new black especially in October !

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Be sure to visit, Susan G Komen Foundation, for more information on how to give back!

P.S. A great activity that helps give back is the Avon The Walk to End Breast Cancer .


Hat: Forever 21 Sunglasses: Chanel Shirt: T & J Designs Skirt: IL Teatro Pasadena

Shoes: Target Purse: Michael Kors Rings: Vintage Jade Ring and Forever 21 Bow Ring 

Bracelets: Pura Vida Bracelets (all the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research; partnered with Pura Vida to promote, continue to buy these amazing bracelets for great causes)

 

The Luck of Adventures in Mom’s Closet

“Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them will.” -Anne Klein

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One may think that as we get older playing dress up goes out the window, you know what I say to that, ” Absolutely Not.” I still continue to play dress up and not just in my closet, but my mom’s.

 

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Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Perfume(Mom’s Perfume)

That’s why in honor of International Women’s Month, I thought it would be fun spending a day playing dress up in my mom’s closet, a woman who I admire, who inspires and continues to influence/shape who I have become in the best ways possible.

Here are some of my favorite outfits from my favorite lady’s closet (Shh, don’t tell her I may have to keep them 🙂 )

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Nicole Miller Gown, Iman Clutch, Mossimo Gladiator Heels

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My mom hasn’t just influenced my love of fashion, but my passion for life. So I thank her with hugs, kisses and will conintue to go and make her proud because she makes me proud everyday to call her my amazing mother and friend.

 

 

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ADIVA Nude Textured Blouse, Romeo & Juliet Floral Skirt, Kate Spade Glitter Clutch, Badgley Mischka Flower Shoes

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Who are some amazing women that have influenced you? Look forward to hearing all about them!

For me, obviously my mom, but my super sister, great friends and my dad who is always beyond supportive to my mom, my sis and myself.

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Don’t forget to go out and thank those that have influenced, inspired and helped you !

P.S The only part of these outfits that aren’t my mom’s are the shoes because unfortunately I don’t fit into her’s

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day: More Than A Box Of Chocolates

“If you look for it I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that Love Actually is all around.” ~Love Actually

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Abercrombie & Fitch Jean Jacket, Red with Polka Dots Romper, High Top Converse, West of Camden Paper Airplane Earrings

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it got me to thinking why I love Valentine’s Day is so special to me, yes I love the fashion that comes with it, the flowers, chocolates, cards, food and much more, but Valentine’s Day is so much more to me than just these things. Valentine’s Day to me warms my heart because of the memories I have made with the family and friends that I love from my dad bringing home flowers to lobster and cupcakes to my mom getting my sister and I a heart sparkle ring that I forever will wear to watching movies and just being together for Valentine’s Day with my family and friends.

So that where my love for Valentine’s Day comes from, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, no matter how you spend it, here are a few fun themed ideas for how to spend it with the ones you love from fashion to food to themed decor 🙂

Theme#1: Shake, Rattle and Roll !

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Theme #2: Romance is in the Air

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BP Sweater, Forever 21 Bow Tank, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mossimo Flats, Attire LA Sunglasses

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Theme #3:Wisking Away To Paris

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Chanel Sunglasses, Moms Pearls, Forever 21 Polka Dot Crop Top, Opal Earrings
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Moms Pearl Bracelet, Forever 21 Bow Ring, IL Teatro Tulle Skirt, Mossimo Wedge Booties

What are some of the things you love about Valentine’s Day?

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Here are some of mine :

Valentine’s Day means Family

Valentine’s Day means Friends

Valentine’s Day means expressing love on the mountain tops

Valentine’s Day is Love

Valentine’s Day is flowers everywhere