Fireworks, Fashion and Music: All Things 4th of July

“Land That I Love, Stand Beside Her, And Guide Her, Through The Night With The Light From Above.” ~God Bless America

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4th of July is all about celebrating our freedoms with family and friends. This is one of my favorite holidays. The reason for that is it is a day that makes me really go all out to celebrate the freedoms I am so grateful for and to celebrate with those I love makes it even more special.

So in honor of 4th of July, here are some of my all time essentials. In terms of skincare I always like give myself a hydrating, relaxing facial due to the fact that I will be out in the sun. It helps keep my skin hydrating and stress free. Before hand make sure your skin is nice and clean (I use Garnier’s Miscellar Water). This go around I used a new mask by Avatara Chill Out Face Mask from Target. It dripped a little bit when I first put it on, but overall I will be using it again and to make it extra relaxing, you can put it in the fridge (defintely works). Next comes moisture and SPF application for that much needed hydration and sun protection. Lately I have been using Yes To Grapefruit Even Skin Moisturizer, ELF Cosmetics Illuminating Eye Cream and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55 Sunscreen. Also for all over sun protection, I like to use Honest Company’s Sunscreen Spray (make sure to shake before application).

Let me tell you, I love them all so far and they don’t seem to be upsetting my sensitive skin, which is always a good thing. I am extra dilligent with this routine come 4th of July celebrations since it’s all about the sunshine. Also, water is the final key for hydrating on a sunshine filled day like July 4th. I usually am drinking from my Bando water bottle or SmartWater‘s sparkling water if I am craving some carbonation.

Now on to one of my favorite parts: attire and beauty. I have a tradition every 4th of July to pick up a fun new outfit and this year was no different. I went with camo and khaki from Target, which I am excited to rock on the day (stay tuned). I rock other favorite Patriotic ensembles leading up to Independence Day, here are a few options I have:

For makeup I usually add a pop of a red lip, sparkle and if feeling daring, I pop on some blue eyeshadow like this one MAC Cosmetics has to offer. My nails have always been such a fun way to try out new holiday designs. It is is either navy with sparkle, Chicago Cubs theme or like this year it is a fun twist with a set from imPress. This is another reason I love the 4th as well, it brings out my creative side.

 

Another must is busting out the decorations. I am loving these ones I got from Michael’s and Party City last year.

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If y’all are feeling crafty this year, check out these fun DIY decorations on Pinterest!

You can’t have all this fablousness without some fun activities to celebrate. There are so many fun options to celebrate from Disneyland, water sports, BBQ backyard games, the beach and of course checking out fireworks. This year I will be all about the beach by laying out with my cute sunnies and sun hat while eating great food. Some awesome options are corn on the cob to hot dogs to delicious cocktails, so be sure to check out Pinterest for some of these awesome recipes and others ! If you are in the mood for eating out, check out the local cities’ website for help navigating the great restaurants they have to offer. I will definitely be ending the celebration with an awesome fireworks show or two 🙂 I love them and they make me smile!

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Everything is in order except for one thing, the soundtrack for this year’s Independence Day extravaganza. There are so many to choose from, how do I choose ? I am picking the ones that get me smiling and dancing all around. Lets kick it off with some classics first, God Bless America and The National Anthem followed by Zac Brown Band’s ‘Chicken Fried’ and ‘Castaway’. I will definitely have to bust out ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by JT as well as ‘Happy’ by Pharell. Last but not least ‘Uptown Funk’ by Bruno Mars because everyone likes some funk music to get the party started.

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I saved the best for last, thanking all those that have given myself and everyone the freedom to be who we want to be, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Wishing y’all a safe and Happy 4th of July !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. How do y’all like to celebrate the 4th of July ? I am all about the beach and sunshine 🙂

 

 

Savory, Sweets and Sparkle Extravaganza

“Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.”

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Rocking Target, Forever 21 and Wet n Wild paired with One Hope and Tinselbox 

Finding the perfect theme for an afternoon lunch can be a challenge, but a fun one. My usual go to is Nautical with a Parisian twist, but I wanted to chang it up this time. So when I got sent the amazing Unicorn party theme supplies by Tinselbox and a rainbow sparkle bottle of One Hope‘s delicious champagne, I knew I had my theme. With it being the year of the unicorn trend and sparkle was a must, I was excited to get to planning. My decorations were set, beverages chosen, so now it was time to pick the food.

My go to spots these days are All Recipes and Food Network and it was no different this time around either. I found some amazing savory googies to make: Garlic Cheese Biscuits, Deviled Eggs and BLT Pasta were from All Recipes and the Shrimp Arugula Crostinis were from Food Network, which were all a hit and will definitely be made again. I also picked up cheeses and meats for an appetizers at Trader Joe’s. I made sure not to forget one of the most important parts of a meal, dessert. The dessert of choice, Raspberry and Earl Grey French macaroons from Whole Foods, which are perfect with champagne.

Now that the food is squared away, it is set up time. A champagne and unicorn theme is perfect for under the lemon tree in my backyard and just the right time to bust out the vintage bar cart. It was a joyful filled with bubbles by One and Unicorn decorations and supplies from Tinselbox, which I will never forget. You can never go wrong with a day of sparkles, bubbles and fun with family.

Stay tuned for another savory and sweets extravaganza !

 

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

 

 

 

Lights, Camera, Oscars !

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It is Oscar season, which means fashion, movies, popcorn and stars ! I look forward to it every year. I love seeing what my favorite stars are going to wear, say and who will win. I think my love for the Oscars started when my family and I would print the Oscar ballots out every year(totally did this year again) and when we all try and see the nominated stars and films ( I have been slacking on this one lately).

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Skinny Pop Popcorn, Tejava Iced Tea, Old Navy Jeans, Red Converse

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The Oscars means family fun, bonding and eating yummy treats while watching the Oscar extravaganza. I love seeing so much great talent in one room rocking some of my favorite designers/inspiration.

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Yes, fashion is always at the top of my list for why I watch the red carpet shows, but like I said the big part of why I love Oscar season is the family memories I have and will continue to have when watching with those I love.

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I leave you with who I am most excited to see watch rock my favorite designers: Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo Dicaprio and Joe Manganiello (hope he will be there 🙂 ) and for who I am most excited to win: Leonardo Dicaprio ( this is his year ) and Kate Winselt( just love her) .

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Oscar Gold Glitter Heels, Gold Crocheted Clutch, Forever 21 Chandlier Gem Earrings, Forever 21 rings, Coco Rose Boutique Geometric Ring

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Can’t forget Oscar inspired fashion for the special day weather it is watching at home or rocking it at the show!

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Davids Bridal Gown

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Whose fashion choice are you most excited to see ? Who are you most excited to win ? Good Luck to Everyone !

P.S. Here are the fun beauty products I used to do up my makeup and hair to the skin care products to help take it all off at the end of the night 🙂

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Unite Texture Spray, Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Set, Elf Foundation, Maybelline Concealer, Smashbox Blush, Elf Kabuki Brush, Elf Bronzer, Elf Fan Brush, NYX Lipstick, Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, Urban Decay Mascara
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Cetaphil Face Cleanser, Face Vibrating Cleanser Brush, Simple Cleansing Wipes, Simple Face Lotion

Things I am Loving for the Month of Love

When the month of February roles around it gets me to thinking, what things I am loving right now.

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First, I am really loving the idea of DIYing gifts for Valentine’s Day from date ideas in a jar to homemade treats to a VDay arrangment to painted canvases for decor.

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Second, I am really loving all things Valentine’s Day themed anything including this Wildfox “Be Mine” Sleep Mask(love it all year).

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Third, I am really loving having an home spa/pamper seesion either with girlfriends, my mom and sister for Galentine’s Day or a day of making self love a priority.

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Fourth, I am really loving Tejava all day everyday. It is an all natural, amazing iced tea that brightens up any Galentine’s Day brunch to dinner with loved ones to a day of reading magazines for VDay inspiration.

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Lastly, I am really loving celebrating and being present as often as I can with family and friends 🙂

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What are all the things you all are loving right now? Can’t wait to here 🙂

Don’t forget to spread the love !