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

CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH THE MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM

” Ice Cream solves everything.”

Back in July, I went to the Museum of Ice Cream with my amazing mom. The moment I found out about the Museum of Ice Cream in NYC, I knew if I could get my mom there one day I would. So y’all can imagine when I found the Museum of Ice Cream was coming to LA how excited I was. I was mainly stoked because I was going to be able to take my mom, who is a lover of Ice Cream.

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Come July it was time for my mom and I to enjoy the Museum of Ice Cream. We got our ice cream themed ensembles together and we were on our ice cream way. Once we arrived we were greeted with an ice cream stamped walk way. So each ticket(s) have a specific time when the tour starts, but the museum had the cutest outdoor waiting area. Right away my mom and I knew we were right at home.

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At the door, we were asked our favorite ice cream flavor so our smiles than grew even larger. The doors opened and we were greeted with Dove chocolate, one of our faves. Chocolate was followed by the pink telephone room with a message from Seth Rogan and laughter exuded from us. A world of Venice,CA followed and that included some yummy Cool Haus ice cream, yummy in our tummies !

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What came next was just one of my favorite parts of the tour with my mom, swinging away on the swings and being silly under the hanging bananas. Just being silly and having fun with my mom is always the best. Down the ice cream road we went and never turned back. The garden of mint chip ice cream had to be tended to and we happily accepted this task. A fun side note this is my dad’s favorite ice cream. The yummy treats of mint chip mochi was taken care of and very tasty.

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Somewhere over the rainbow to the room of melted ice cream we went to lead us to gummy bears galore. Of course my mom and I had everything along the way which included more chocolate. My favorite part was just over the rainbow, the pool of sprinkles. We got in and scooped up some pool floaties to have some fun. Suprisingly very relaxing put your feet in sprinkles. They did get everywhere, but it was well worth it.

The tour ended with an ice cream sandwich swing and a yummy pancake ice cream sandwich. What a way to end an amazing day with my mom. The Museum of Ice Cream was definitely worth it and beyond memorable. I look forward to the next adventure with my mom.

~KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your favorite ice cream? I love strawberry mochi ice cream.

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.

 

Redefining Relaxation Through a Staycation at Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

A tradition I have started in the last year was one of having a staycation as often as I can. It was something that started with wanting to be near work one week when I had a lot going on. A light bulb went off, “why don’t I have a staycation every so often?” The tradition of staycations were born right then and there for me.

So the time came again this past February for me to have another staycation and exploring adventure in my amazing city. Where this next staycation was going to be was not hard, Farmer’s Daughter Hotel and the surrounding area that I had been wanting to stay in for awhile. It’s a hotel I passed a bunch of times and an area I have been to before and have just fallen in love with it all. An added bonus too is one of my favorite outdoor shopping spots, The Grove, is a quick walk from the hotel along with Coffee Commissary within 5 minutes or so, which I was so excited to finally try).

The reservation was made and my staycation was here, yay ! Luckily the bad weather subsided long enough for me to have an amazing staycation. I checked in to Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, which has one of the cutest lobbies and my room wasn’t ready, but it was perfect because I had the perfect chance to walk on over to The Grove for a shopping adventure before dinner.

Where to start now at The Grove ? Topshop caught my eye immediately I was overwhelmed with excitement on all the great pieces, but the ones I ended up with was this amazing leather floral pleated skirt and fun, fuzzy socks for Valentine’s Day that I now where all the time. Now that I have added some amazing new pieces to my wardrobe, it is time for a refreshing beverage and a tasty snack. Whenever I am at the Grove my go to is Nordstrom Cafe. I ordered an iced tea (my obsession) with a smoked salmon platter (always my go to) and I was able to enjoy it all outside in the cute court yard surrounding the cafe.

My room was ready and it was a nice surprise because they upgraded me to the main building to makeup for me waiting, which highlighted their amazing customer service even more. Walking into the room, I got a warm, cozy feeling and I knew I was in a space of pure relaxation, which was needed with the amazing king bed and breakfast nook bench all with fantastic accents everywhere. I officially need a king bed in my life because I was spoiled by this one, absolutely loved.

Being able to plop down on the amazing bed with my magazaine and book before dinner at Tart (the restaturant connected directly to the hotel). Dinner was here my outfit was fun and fabulous and my book & notebook were in hand. With the essentials in tow, I walked over and got a gorgeous seat on their deck near the fireplace, simply fantastic (I highly recommend making a reservation like I did to guarantee a gorgeous spot, which is anywhere at this amazing place). I ordered jasmine green tea, brussel sprouts with a fried egg and fried pickles as an appetizer (a suggestion from Bread and Butter PR) and for the main course, one of the best cheeseburger (mmm, delicious).

Let me tell you this meal was stupendous ! I can’t forget the delicious, decadent dessert, which they delivered to my room after I got back up (they seriously spoiled me). I ordered italian sugar donuts with a delicious filling, one of the bests. Eating the dessert at my nook in my room was the perfect end to a perfect day and night.

It was morning and after being well rested and re-energized, I lounged and wrote in my room before heading out. I ended the trip with a stop at Coffee Commissary for breakfast, which is one of my new favorites.

To say I will be back is an understatement, I will be back in ten fold to each spot especially because I have to be sure to ride around on the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel adorable bikes 🙂 .

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~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Where has your favorite staycation been? I will be sure to add it to my ever growing list.

Fun in the Sun: It’s Festival Season!

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ~Confucious

This Confucious quote is one of truth, music is one I cannot do without and many of you can’t either. Music gives us memories and reminds us of specific moments. Music helps us through the good, the bad and the ugly of life. I know one song that always makes me laugh is “Bump,Bump, Bump” by B2K, it is a reminder of all my high school dancers with my friends. Music is one of fun, hope and joy, which is what makes festival season one of the best times of the year.

With the music of the festivals like Coachella, Stage Coach, FYRE and Bonnaroo (check out Seat Geek for all the festivals happening ) comes the festival fashion, which has sparked new styles continuously including brands creating capsule collections specifically for this season like White Fox, Revolve, Forever 21 and places like Target, Sidecca, Coco Rose Boutique, Attire LA, Puma, Indah and many more have perfect looks for any festival you are attending along with different showrooms that highlight amazing designers for your festival looks.

A survival tip to remember for festival season: don’t forget to hydrate throughout each day and this fun waterbottle from Bando makes for the perfect festival hydration accessory.

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I have always loved styling looks with festival season in mind so here are a handful of my favorites with my special twist 🙂

Here’s to having fun and listening to great music !

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

Fashion for a Cause in the New Year

It is 2016…can’t believe it ! To kick off the new year, my first post of 2016 is about brands that I not only love but brands that support amazing causes. The brands I will be featuring are Threads for Thought(design and produce ethical, sustainable fashion for the environment), Pura Vida Bracelets(Charity Collections and helps create jobs for those in Costa Rica) , who I have partnered up with these amazing bracelets that are featured, Buckfeet Shoes(support local artists), Flex Watches(the one featured is to support Love and Equality organizations) and last, but not least Toms (for every pair purchased another pair is given to those in need).

My love for fashion that supports different causes came about in college when I started researching about eco friendly marketing in business. A light bulb went off and ever since then I do my best to shop for brands that support a cause and also partner with brands for my blog as well whether its in support of female entrepreneurship to the environment. For me supporting causes means supporting others and supporting others is important to keep this world going. The world goes round when we are all each others cheerleaders 🙂

Here are some of my faves and I promise to keep posting about great new brands for causes that I find! What are some of all of your favorite brands that support great causes? Drop a comment on in! Looking forward to hearing from all of you 🙂

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