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 🙂

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 🙂

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

Father’s Day Time: Gifts, Food and Activities

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

My dad is a constant provider and protecter, but also is always one to make me continusously laugh, which has made me the best life I would ever ask for. He also made me a Chicago sports fan, which makes it the cherry on top to my life. So with Father’s Day  just around the corner what do I get my dad who has done above and beyond for me? I came up with a handful of ideas that I hope helps inspire y’all when shopping for all the fathers in your life.

Gifts for Dad:

Apple Watch Nike+ or Linsay Executive Smart Watch from Target, which are both perfect for the tech savy Dad on the go.

Personalized Cuff Links from Etsy shop, Bottom of the 9th for the style savvy dad in your life.

Chicago Cubs 2016 Game Used Baseball Cufflinks

This Billy Kirk weekender duffle from JCREW is perfect for the traveling loving dad who loves to explore.

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Beer Making Kit from Northern Brewer paired with the Chillsner from Corkcicle to keep that homemade beer nice and cold for the dad who loves craft beer.

Amazon Fire Stick for the dad whose a television and movie loving kind of guy.

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An awesome book like these by David Ortiz’s “Papi My Story” or David Ross’ “Teammate”, both which can be found at Barnes & Noble for the dad who is your avid book worm.

For the dad who loves to get pampered, pick up a gift certificate at Hammer & Nails, which has locations in CA, FL and TX.

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Activities: 

Dinner at RPM Italian in Chicago, IL

Tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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BBQ and Backyard Games at home ( backyard games can be found at Target and Walmart )

Fishing ( for all your fishing needs head on over to Bass Pro Shops)Fishing at sunset on the Donegal coast (© John Rafferty Photography)

Beer Tasting in a town near you (Check out Trip Advisor for places from LA to SF to Chicago to Portland to NYC and even Montana )beer tasting

A day alone in the man cave

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Golf’s US Open

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Wishing all you dads out there an amazing Father’s Day !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all doing this Father’s Day to celebrate the dads in your life? I of course am celebrating by seeing a baseball game with my whole fam 🙂

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 !

Mother’s Day Gift and Activity Guide

“You are far more precious than jewels.” ~Proverbs 31:10

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to celebrate all the mothers in our lives. It is always fun to go shopping and tailor the perfect activity for the mothers we love and adore.

Let’s kick it off on the perfect present to wrap, these are just a handful of my favorites and hope they inspiring you on what to get your Mom.

  1. Mummy Bear mug from Mug Shoppe

This mug is perfect for the coffee/tea lover mom in your life. It holds just the right amount caffeine to help get her day started or just have a relaxing day on the porch enjoying a cup of jo!

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  1. MLB Satchel by Dooney & Bourke

So I have a sports passion and when it ties into fashion, even better. I know I would love this for mom’s day, but it isn’t about me, it is about our moms. So this purse is fantastic for the mom who loves sports and looking great while attending the next game whether you are a Cubs fan like my family or have loyalty to another team and sport, Dooney & Bourke offers an array of teams, which makes it even better !

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  1. Bradshaw Rose Gold-Tone Smartwatch by Michael Kors

This watch is not only the perfect accessory for its style and on trend rose gold-tone, but smartwatches are all the rage these days. This is perfect for the mom in your life that loves accessories along with being active and always on the go. Who doesn’t love a shiny accessory to get you through the day ?

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  1. See Saw Metal Bookends by Wayfair

These bookends are for the mom that just loves delving into a great book. They are a gift that will keep her favorite reads on display whenever she is inspired to curl up and get taken away into a different world of wonder.

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  1. The Tailored Journal in Chambray with personal Monogram from Sugar Paper LA

Some moms just love to jot down lists, a fun short story or even a blog post, so what do we get the writer ? This amazing journal from LA based brand, Sugar Paper LA. You can get an added personal touch by putting your mom’s initials on the outside and it is bound to get her inspired and cry tears of excitement !

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Now onto the fun activities for Mom, here are a few of my favorites :

  1. Hot Air Balloon Ride (California Dreamin in Temecula,CA )

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  1. Coffee Tasting through Best Tours (DTLA)

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  1. Baseball Game of Mom’s Choice ( MLB.com has the up to date schedule for all 30 teams )

unnamed (2)Of course our first choice is always the Chicago Cubs !

I want to thank all the amazing mothers out there especially my amazing Mother who has been there with me through the good and bad ! Thank you Mom and all you mothers for everything !

~ Kerry of KLM Fashion Style