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Everyday, Sneakers

Shades and Sneakers all weekend!

Okay so the weekend is here, and I cannot believe that summer is almost over. Of course I have  blown through about five pairs of shades. My problem is that I tend to throw them around, lose them while biking or boating, or just leave them in a hotel room while I am traveling. So needless to say, I am here to give you a run down of my favorite pairs for under $50 today.

Shades and sneakers

Besides that, this summer has been full of new kicks that I am wearing a lot. When it comes to that, lets just say, keeping them clean is definitely not easy. So when I came across Sneaker Lab I was in heaven. Their products make keeping sneakers clean super easy.

Sk8 Hi red Vans

I have been living in my favorite white Nike Air Huarache’s, and these Sk8 Hi red Vans. What I love about Sneaker Lab, is their products refresh and restore sneakers with little environmental impact. My favorite products are the sneaker wipes and the premium kit. I tend to not wear socks so the odor protector is a total go to in the summer, and nothing is as easy as keeping the soles white then the wipes.

Sneaker lab

Sneaker lab wipes

When it comes to summer shades, the aviator is always my go to. My favorite pair ever is from Nordstrom. They are a dark shade of black and they are only $14.00. The brass plum section of the store always has fun and easy shades that are all less then $25.00. Now for me that is a score since I cannot seem to keep a pair for longer then a few weeks without losing them.

Oversize Aviator

 

Check out some of my other favs below.

Mirrored shades

55mm Mirrored Sunglasses

65mm Oversize Aviator Sunglasses

High Key Aviator shades

Desi Perkins ‘High Key’ 62mm Aviator Sunglasses

 

 

My Style, Weekend whereabouts

Kicking it with Hiptique!

I couldn’t be more excited to let you all know that my favorite store Hiptique has opened up a beautiful space in Malibu. This space is a true lifestyle boutique with clothing, intimates, swim, jewelry, giftables and home decor in Santa Monica and Malibu, California. All of the decor and clothing is curated and chosen carefully for women who live, work & play at the beach. I was lucky enough to meet their wonderful owner a few years back, and she and I have built a solid friendship on fashion and sports. As a blogger, I love pulling pieces from her store all year around, as it has my vibes all over it.

Boys and arrows swimsuit at Hiptique

Hiptique swimwear

This year, you will see a lot of great new lines as she launches on-line, and I will be wearing a ton of it. This past week I had family in town and we spent a ton of time at the beach, so I made sure to head over for a new swimsuit. Of course the boutique is stocked with two of my favorite swim labels, Boys and Arrows and L Space. I have been loving one piece swim this year, when I saw this cute owl print with the amazing halter back I had to have it.

Mcguire denim shorts

Denim shorts are my go to all summer, and his fun pair has a little detailing to set them apart. Mcguire denim makes the best jeans, and now I am a huge fan of their shorts as well.

Bag from Misa LA

When it comes to bags, a fun straw bag like this one from Misa is totally great for the beach and travel. They always are on trend, and they can carry a ton. I added their cute pompom details for some added fun to the look. Some simple shades and Haviana sandals from Nordstrom completed my look.

Check out the fun store shots below, and make your way over to Hiptique.

hiptique

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Style Guide, Your Style

Long hot summer!

Well if it isn’t the heat of summer again! The weather has been gorgeous, and that calls for light and easy dresses for the day. I love finding pieces that have some volume and can easily transition from day to night. One of my favorite stores to shop for pieces on sale is Club Monaco. They always have the cutest rompers and dresses in the summer, and for some reason I always score on their sales. I had a fun event this past Saturday and this Rhodas Dress was just perfect. I love that it is on trend being off the shoulder with the fun bell sleeves.

Rhodas summer dress

The details of this dress show off my neckline, and right now I am wearing hoop earrings all over again. I found these fun ones at Nordstrom. I just simply layered some bangles and was all set. These can be found at J.Crew.

Bangles & Bags

For the event, I wore a simple heel, but running around in this dress up here in Venice Beach, I just threw on my clean white Chuck Taylors. There is something so simple about a clean white sneaker in the summer with just about everything I own. I also found this cute little handbag from the B.P. section of Nordstrom. Not only is it the perfect size to hold my cell and credit cards, it was only $25.00!

Cheers to summer, and shop all of my other favorite sale items from Club Monaco below!

Dacko Romper for summer
Dacko Romper

Tiphanie Jumpsuit

Tiphanie Jumpsuit

Tierd Dress

Tiered Dress

Janou Dress

Janou Dress

Rowlan Dress

Rowlen Dress

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Everyday, Game Day

Take me out to the Ball Game and Brunch!

Well, it is that time of the year and Major League Baseball is back in full swing. Nothing beats going to a great ball game during the day in the summer. One of my favorite things to do, is have a hot dog, and enjoy the weather. Being born in Pittsburgh, the Pirates will always be my favorite team, but don’t get me wrong, I will go to any ball park and enjoy some baseball.

Besides baseball season, summer time calls for brunching in the city almost every weekend. I can never pass up a good mimosa and eggs benedict. From a baseball game to brunch, I have you covered this month!

Layered look for the ball game

When it comes to a game outside, I love to make sure that I have layers. This denim skirt is perfect for the weather and a simple tee is great with a jacket that you can layer around your waist. Always have a light jacket, as usually the weather will change or the sun goes down and the shade can make it cool.

Pirates hat for game day

Checker Vans

Comfy sneaks and a good hat are also a must. You will be walking all day, so make sure you have a good pair, and these checker Vans are so cool girl. Also, this hat from Topshop is not only cute for the game, but it has my Pirates logo so I am totally representing my team. The Rails is making the best coats. Not only is this perfect all summer long, but the print is fun and on trend.

Maxi skirt

Thanks to J.Crew this skirt and denim combo is one of my favorites. I am the biggest fan of a maxi skirt, and I love to pair it with a simple chambray top to keep it low key. This whole look will be on rotation, as you can definitely make this skirt a go to for a cocktail event as well.

Straw Hat

Straw hats make me smile in the summer! You can wear them to brunch, to the beach, travel with them, a totally must have piece. This one from Nordstrom is also under $50!

Tretorn white sneakers

Clutch and bangles

Sneakers with skirts are the new uniform, and these all white Tretorn’s are super cute and go with everything. I also love this cute clutch and bangle set from J.Crew as well. They are very summery and easy to throw with any look from day to night!

Cheer to baseball and brunch!

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My Style, Sports

Casual work meetings in Portland!

I cannot believe that it has been a year since a small passion project of mine has grown into a much bigger idea. While sitting at NBA summer league last July, I began to see an area of women’s design in athletic wear that had yet to be part of the market. Thus began some fun new creative ideas that are now turning into lots of cool things. For the past few years, I had only been styling, and had really let some of my creative love for design go, and with some big changes last year, I was able to tap back into them.

Athletic wear

If you know much about Portland, this time of year is gorgeous, and most of my meetings are in the athletic and street wear side of things, so there is no need to be dressy. I fell in love with this cool denim jacket from The Rails, because star designs are one of my favorites. Not only that, it feels lucky and will be perfect all summer long. Also, I have never met a fun statement tee or a camo print that I do not like, so I grabbed this cute Boyfriends Current Elliott tee the moment I saw it. It adds a fun edge to the look.

Star denim jacket and camo tee

AG denim have long been one of my favorites. I can wear them on the plane, as they are super comfy, and this pair is the perfect shade of grey. I love that I can wear jeans to the meeting, and the high-waist and selvage bottoms are totally on trend.

AG denim jeans

Because I am only here for a couple of days, I tend to pack light. The look is great for meetings with the denim jacket on, and perfect to stroll the streets when t he sun is out wrapping the jacket around my waist. I am long a fan of denim on denim, and again, the tee is cute and fun for a day of shopping and sight seeing.

Casual denim

Of course I am traveling with a few sneakers, but one of my favorite combos is green and pink. These fun adidas sneakers are not only super comfy for travel, I can wear them to meetings, and run in them. They go perfectly with this look to pitch ideas in!

Cheers to lots of fun things to come! I cannot wait to be able to tell you all more!!!

adidas sneakers

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