“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes
Father’s Day is almost here. I can’t wait to celebrate my dad by treating him to a Cubs game and lunch. Go Cubs Go!
Now to the gifting part of the holiday. Have you shopped yet for all the dads in your life? If not have no fear I am here to help you. I have picked out 5 items from Amazon that can get to them before the special day. So let’s getting to shopping 🙂
If you and the dads in your life are anything like my dad and I, then you have lots of laughs. My dad and I definitely joke around a lot, which makes for great moments. This mug is definitely bound to great some good laughs every morning. lol!
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 bullpenâ€™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.
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 🙂
*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
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 (withÂ their own apparel line!)
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.
“Inspiration is finding something that excites you.” ~Connie Smith
T&J Designs Sunnies, Sugar Fix by Bauble Bar Earrings, Forever 21 Crop Top and Necklace, IL Teatro Princess Skirt, Vintage Purse, Lucky Brand Booties
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.
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.
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
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.
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 !
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 !
Loving my Sinful Colors mani
JINS Eyewear, Juicy Couture Necklace and Charm Bracelet, MIchael Kors Clutch
Mossimo Heels from Target
~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style
Busting Out the love and Vans for the Vets
Madison West Backpack
Palm Tree Headband, Heart Earrings, Candies Glasses, Off the Shoulder Top, Mossimo Denim
Smiling for Our Soldiers
P.S. Remember to show love for our soldiers especially on the holidays dedicated to them.
Sidecca Wrap Necklace
Kate Spade Purse, Tory Burch Sweater, Michael Kors Pants, Steve Madden Loafers
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.
Love is always a reason to smile especially with Michael Kors, Sidecca and Target
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.
Thank you to all for the love you show me and sending you all the love right back !
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.
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.
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 !
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 .
*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.
*Handpainted Round Triangle Watch from Jill Makes on Etsy, which is bound to keep one of your coworkers on time in the new year.
*4 Pack Hair to Go Set by Drybar at Ulta for the closeted hair stylists on the go.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
It seems as a littler girl I always had a favorite Disney princess to go to for inspiration in life. Now you may ask who were my favorites? I had two and to this day they still are my favorites. They are Belle and Ariel, two very different heroines with much in common including finding their voice and strength.
Obviously I have realized all of this as I have gotten older, but something inatly drew me to them even at a young age. I always wanted to play dress up to be like my favorite princess heroines, which not only did my love of fashion develop, but my love of dreams and making them come true became ever so part of my life.
An ensemble is a dream/power armor set that prepares to take me out in the world to make my dreams and passions come true and looking great is just a bonus.
Don’t get me wrong I still love my heroine princesses, but I pull inspiration for my armor from new sources as well like magazines, family, friends and my fellow bloggers. One of my favorites to pull inspiration from is Alicia Lund of Cheetah is the New Black (http://cheetahisthenewblack.com) . She is always an amazing inspiration, Alicia is a true heroine in her own right and in all that she all does, which is why I always love finding inspiration for everything.
She recently posted on rocking denim and here is how I pulled my look together based on Alicia’s ensemble.
Where do you all pull inspiration from? Can’t wait to hear all about it and get inspired from you all !
Check Out the Original Inspiration:
and check out her post “Forever A Denim Girl” for the rest of an amazing piece filled with inspiration, http://cheetahisthenewblack.com/forever-a-denim-girl/
“There’s nothing like a music festival. People are ready to have a good time. I don’t think anyone comes to a festival going, “I’m gonna be a complete bummer today.” ~ Gary Clark, Jr.
Going to make this short and sweet because I don’t want you all to miss out on all the festival fun. Every year music festivals seem to get bigger and bigger, a lot of it is because music is universal. Music continues and will continue to bring people together.
Mixing in the fun parties and wild, spunky fashion, crazy nail and body art, you then have yourself a fabulous music festival. Whether you are off to Weekend #2 of Coachella, Stage Coach or a hidden gem I haven’t heard of, but would love, here are some twists and treats on festival fashions. Remember, festivals are your time to go all out and have fun with your fashion !
When it comes to music festivals, what is your favorite thing about them?
My goal next year is to finally whoop it up at a festival and rock out to amazing music with amazing people 🙂
“Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them will.” -Anne Klein
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.
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 🙂 )
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.
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.
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