Tribute to Givenchy

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” ~Hubert de Givenchy

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A true legend and fashion icon has just passed away, Hubert de Givenchy. From his bags to his perfume & cologne, clothes and shoes, he is a man forever inspiring in the world of fashion and beyond. He has also made an impact on my life. Fashion has always been for me about self expression, art, who I am, what I love and am truly passionate about. So for me designers are who I really look up to on a regular basis. When I heard of Mr.Givenchy’s passing it hit my heart. He was and still is someone that has always and will always inspire me. From the beautiful iconic Givenchy bags to the magnicificent clothing, I am continuously obsessed and inspired by the beautiful brand. Mark my words, these inspirational pieces by a truly inspiring man will be in my closet.

We lost an icon, my heart breaks. All I can say is my love out to his family, friends and fans. Thank you for all you have given us and will continue giving us. Love You Givenchy!

~ KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your all time favorite Givenchy piece or moment ? Mine is when he dressed his friend and fellow icon, Audrey Hepburn.

 

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

Finding Your Passion and Sticking to It

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We all strive to find our passions in life and making those passions happens. Finding one’s passion is the greatest feeling to find. How do we find our passion in life? A passion is something I feel is sometimes inherently inside of us throughout our lives. Passion can change depending on what stages we are at in our lives. We can have more than one thing we are passionate at a time. Now finding the passion that is yours can take some time if you don’t inherently know, which is where I am at so totally with you all.

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One thing I would like to point out and mentions is that, don’t ever let anyone put you down for the passions you choose to follow in your life. Now on to some tips I have found helpful in discovering my own passions and hope they are ones that help you all as well.

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Meditation is a key benefit in finding your passion because it allows you to sit with yourself and focus on the present, which leads to finding a passion or passions to follow. When there is too much noise and things going on it is hard to deciphere the passions you want to stick with in your life , which is why the focus of mediation help gets rid of the noise to be able to focus on you and what you want to do in life.

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Journaling on a daily basis is an activity that allows us to get not only the good thoughts out on paper, but to release the thoughts that are holding you back from pursuing your passions. Once you write them out your mind is free to follow and focus on the things you are most passionate about.

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This third and final tip I have today is all about talking things out with those that know you the best: family and friends. Talking out how you want to pursue your passions or trying to figure out your passions, can give you amazing insite in how to go forward. This allows you to keep moving, pursuing and following your passions.

This is the best gift you can give yourself in pursing and following your passions in life.

I leave you with this, be true to yourself, never feel bad for following your dreams or let anyone tell you no. We can all make our passions and dreams happen !

Lots of Passion & Joy !


*Quotes and Idea Images from Google Images

*Girl Boss Mug from Cube Appeal, Journal from Cost Plus World Market, Planner from Sugar Paper LA