Yes it is the winter, and yes I am on a pastel sneaker kick right now! This time last year, I was buried under the snow in NYC wearing my snow boots and rain boots all over the city. I do admit, we have had our fair share of winter days in Cali, but really, we can usually wear sneakers year around. To switch it up, I love to find fun and girly athleisure pieces, and right now we are seeing a big trend of pastel sneakers. This I am totally okay with, that small pop of mint or pink makes me smile, and pulling a whole look together just feels happy at this time of the year.
First things first, these Nike Air Max 95 LX kicks are just really dope. I found them at the NIKE X Nordstrom pop up, and they are quickly becoming one of my new favorite sneakers yet. You know that you have found a gem when you get stopped on the street frequently with these on. My birthday is coming up, and I am contemplating wearing them out dancing! Thoughts? As we all know, throwing on a baseball hat is easy for me, and this two tone denim number from Nordstrom feels so 90’s to me.
I have kind of been living in sweatshirts because this cool girl trend makes me feel like it is totally okay. Whether it be from adidas or Nike with a logo, or just easy and plain like this piece from Topshop they are fully on trend. Again, in the spring it will be perfect with my denim shorts and these same kicks.
I am quickly becoming a big fan of changing my leggings from plain jane to having logos or a fun print all over them. These Nike joggers from Macy’s are not only super comfortable, but are kinda just perfect for lounging around the house at night as well. For errands, we know I cannot deal with a big bag half of the time, and this cute and simple gold purse from Nordstrom is under $30 and looks just as great with a little black dress.
Now go out and find a pair of pastel kicks that you love, my recommendations are below!
Winter is officially here, and for many of us that means that our skin begins to take in the dry and brutal cold weather. With the heat indoors, that can suck the life out of anyone’s routine. I have three different work trips coming up, on top of doing NBA All-Star, which means that taking extra care at night is crucial to keep me glowing. Also, I tend to hibernate a bit when I am working like this, so also staying comfy for me is key in cute sweats, like these ones from Sundry. What I love about them, is that they look just as cute with these Nike kicks to run a few errands around town as well!
In the morning, I always start off with my coffee, while doing some reading and using the coolest and inexpensive tool, the Hansderma Ice Roller. I simply roll it over my face and neck to instantly tighten and depuff my skin. I also sleep at night with my humidifier from Amazon. It is the perfect tool to keep hydrated. Also, I drink at least two liters of water a day in the winter, I know it can be hard, but pick up a fun Swell Bottle which makes water seem so much cooler.
As for my skincare routine, I use ReVive Skincare and Malin + Goetz. Both of these lines can be found at Nordstrom. I always suggest seeing your favorite skincare specialist to walk you through the best products for your skin. I tend to not use my Glycolic pads more then once a week during the winter and focus on a once a week mask that is more hydrating!
Yes, the weather is frigid around the country, and I certainly cannot complain that California is much more mild than anywhere on the East Coast. For us, there certainly has been a dip into colder temps, which call for much more layering finally! This season, I am all about showing you how to make your athlesiure look a bit more fancy. I mean, this trend is so fun in so many ways, and being able to funk it up and dress it up, is what fashion is about.
I am all about pairing a cool and on trend sweatshirt, like this one from Fila with a fun leather skirt. This one is from Zara. What I love about this top, is that I wear it with jeans and sweat, but it instantly turns into a night out with the edgy skirt. Try something different and add some fishnet tights to your look. They are cool and fun. This purse from Nordstrom is under $50 and can take any look to the next level.
I have been playing around with the faux fur trend, and this coat is simply fun! I wore it on New Year’s Eve and over the holidays, but that doesn’t mean it cannot carry over. The subtle mix of the whole look, will make people take a double take, and it is perfect to make into a night out look. This one is available at Lulus and is under $100 as well!
Gem crusted kicks! Check and check. Who would have thought that Puma would make a shoe so dancing ready. Jewels on sneakers are big for 2018, so make sure you try out a pair!
Well, not going to lie, the holidays are in full swing and my eating habits have already gotten out of control. How is it that we are only in the first week of December? When it comes to this time of year, I actually like to get ahead of the game and try new workouts that keep me focused so I have something to look forward to. I am not one to shy away from indulging, so it is super important for me to stay motivated. NOT only that, workout gear is so fun and trendy right now, that it makes for a fantastic gift for those workout buddies of yours out there. From a cool water bottle to funky leggings, check off your athleisure gift list here!
One of my favorite pieces in the winter is a “puffer” jacket or vest. I do not know anyone who doesn’t love these in the colder months, and they look just as fab with jeans and a sweater. J.Crew always has fun colors every season, like the one above. Another great gift is a simple hoodie, that you can wear to run early in the am or jet around town for errands. Zella, from Nordstrom are the perfect price and come in several colors! This grey has thumb holes, which are my favorite!
I am all about funky leggings for the trendsetter out there. These are just oh so cool, and from Nordstrom. They are my go to store along with Athleta for the coolest pieces. If you head to either of these sites now, you can get a great pair for a friend and yourself. New gear always makes you motivated. I actually wore these with a simple sweater for a casual dinner, that is why I love this athleisure trend so much!
If you are looking for the perfect gift, a S’well water bottle is good for anyone. They are cool looking and I take mine everywhere with me. If you are looking for something small, this will not disappoint workout queen out there. Of course, while treating myself, I had to pick up a pair of icy blue Nike Air Max Thea kicks. The color screams winter fun to me, and the whole look is easy and casual. Not to mention if you are in a bind, a gift card to Nike or adidas makes for a great gift as well!
Okay you guys, the holidays are here, and there are some amazing and fun trends that will make every girl on the block feel cool. From futuristic shades, to vinyl pants, and funky boots, it is fun to rock something different. If you are looking for something for the fashionista, then look no further!
I kinda love these fun shades that I picked up at Nordstrom. They are not only super funky and make a great gift, but they are just $12.00. Make sure to check out the Brass Plum section for all kinds of shades that will not bust your budget! Also, what girl does not love a great pair of boots! These white patent pair are super trendy, but any fashion forward girl will love them. They are Steve Madden and are on sale as well!
There is something to be said about a fun fanny pack for a friend as well. If you are on the go, they are so simple and make a look a bit cooler and hip. This one is from Chelsea 28. I was a little scared to wear it at first, and now I want another! Yes these pants are vinyl, and not the easiest to pull off. So if you are feeling something super spicy, I would totally try a pair, or simply a fun faux leather legging. These are from Topshop and again are under $100.00.
One more on trend look that makes a great gift is a fun jacket to layer. I love the lace detail mixed with the sporty edge of this Veronica Beard piece. You can find fun ones at every price point!