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Three Day Rule’s 2nd Annual Clean Slate

“Let all that you do be done in Love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that means celebrations with loved ones. My word for 2018 is Love and I want to share a great wat to celebrate it.

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Three Day Rule is throwing their 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Party, Clean Slate LA tonight at the Viceroy Santa Monica at 730 pm, you won’t want to miss it. Whether you are single or taken this event has something for everyone.

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For the single gals and guys, bring a picture of your ex and put it in the trash for a Clean Slate. Be sure to bring along your friends and go mingle with your fellow Clean Slate attendees. Now for those of you who are in relationships, but want to have a good night with friends, Clean Slate LA is for you too. Everyone deserves to have a fun night to kick off Valentine’s Day and friends always need a wingman or wingwoman.

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It is a night for new connections and infinite possibilities. The night will consist of not only lots of mingling, but TDR matchmakers will be there to be your personal cupid, Thomas Edwards ( TDR’s resident wingman) will be there to give out flirting advice, The Haiku Guys and Girls will be offering up great icebreakers as well as Bree Jacoby and her team will be working their styling magic. The cherry on top for this event is the RYDE app will be giving away a free luxury rental car, yes please !

For those of you looking for a way to celebrate the start to Valentine’s Day holiday tonight, order that ticket and head on down to the Viceroy Santa Monica to join TDR, over 350+ guests to dance the night away to an awesome DJ, take pictures in the photo booth and create memories with old friend as well as new friends.

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Happy Valentine’s Day !

~KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Get matched with one of Three Day Rule’s amazing clients for free ! Sign up today at www.threedayrule.com/free 🙂

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Yoga for the New Year

Hi Y’all ! I am back to posting on the regular now. I wanted to kickoff my first post of the new year with a guest post by my sister, Tracy. She is a certified yoga teacher and has gotten me into health as well as yoga. Yoga and improving my overall health has helped reduce my anxiety. Hope this article helps you on your journey and look forward to hearing from y’all.


I started practicing yoga in 2010, after an ankle injury. I was not able to run during this time, and carry out my normal routine routine. At the time I was living in Pacific Beach in San Diego, and happened to walk by a sign at CorePower Yoga that said “One Week Free Yoga”; so I decided to check it out. After that things started to just fall into place. I found myself attending class multiple days a week, and in the fall of 2013 enrolled in CorePower’s Power Yoga Teacher Training Program. I found myself seeing signs ( actual signs and moments pointing toward trying this out), and wanting a new challenge in my life. I had been in the same job for about 5 years at this point in time, and felt myself craving more. The experience of teacher training was something I could not prepare myself for, and had no idea what was to come; and I have to admit I was definetely nervous! This was something that was going to take me out of my comfort zone; from not knowing anyone, to public speaking, and becoming a student all over again.

After a 12 week journey, of long days and weekends I had completed my training.  This process gave me something I will forever be grateful for. I learned to be vulnerable, open, receptive, scared, uncomfortable, nervous, insecure and take all those emotions and turn it into an insightful learning experience. It wasn’t until this past year that I left my previous job for a new one with much more flexibility, and allowed myself to accept where I was being drawn to more deeply; teaching yoga. I have gained this view of myself that has allowed me to find this voice that is more confident and positive. There is something truly life changing about learning to speak from your heart, and to do so in a way that is true to yourself; and seeing that carry over into a yoga practice that is received by your students. I have learned that there is absolutely  truth to learning to love yourself. It is from there that everything you say and do comes from a more loving place.  “ And the Universe said: Everything you need is within you. You are stronger than you know. You are the daylight. You are the night. The darkness you fight it within you. The light you seek is within you. You are not alone..I love you because you are love.” ~Unknown.

Benefits of Yoga:

Yoga is practice for both our mental and physical bodies. I first started yoga as a physical form of exercise. Over the years I have seen a huge difference in my flexibility and my body grow stronger in ways that were completely different than I had experienced before. More significantly though, I saw a shift in my mental state. This sense of leaving class on this “yoga high” where I would feel more relaxed yet invigorated. I started to crave this feeling so I found myself “ needing” yoga. I learned to really allow myself to let go for an hour with no cell phone and no distractions.  I had been dealing with anxiety, which would turn into panic attacks from all the stress manifesting in my body. Yoga became this tool to learn how to become more connected with my body, and this idea of focusing on my breathing helped significantly.  Now I am not saying that any underlying issues just disappeared; but the fact that I could take this tool of breathing off my mat to help me throughout my day was liberating.

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Over the years through my own personal readings, research, learning and personal experiences, I have come across the many benefits of yoga. Here are some just to name a few:

  • Potential to relieve stress
  • Decreased hyper-tension ( high blood pressure)
  • Decreased high cholesterol
  • Decreased pain for arthritis
  • Relieving Neck Pain
  • Reduced Headaches
  • Relieving Lower Back Pain
  • Used As A Method For Relief for Autoimmune Conditions, Asthman, COPD, Irritable Bowel Syndome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
  • Decreased Diabetic Symptoms
  • Improvement in Symptoms of those with Multiple Scelorisis, Cancer
  • Improve Quality of Sleep

http://www.bgracebullock.com/single-post/2017/03/31/The-Many-Health-Benefits-of-Yoga-New-Comprehensive-Research-Review

Favorite Poses

Half Pigeon

-opens hip joint

-lengthens hip flexors

-stretches quadriceps and glutes

-can decrease sciatica pain

-can decrease lower back tightness and stiffness

Hurdlers Pose

-strengthens arms and wrists

-tones stomach and spine

-increases sense of balance

-stretches hamstrings and groin muscles

Tree Pose

-strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, spine

-stretches groin, inner thighs, chest and shoulders

-improves sense of balance

-can relieve sciatica

-reduce flat feet

Favorite Clothing

Teeki : cute, made out of water bottles; https://teeki.com

Lululemon: durable; https://shop.lululemon.com/

Alo: soft, thick www.aloyoga.com

Spiritual Gangster: cute, donate a portion of sales to charities; www.spiritualgangster.com/yoga-inspired/clothing

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Yes Pleases of the Week

“Live your life as a series of obsessions.”

One of my favorite times of the week is here, my Yes Pleases. This week was another fun one to put together. Here we go to this week’s Yes Pleases !

Yes Please #1: Football Season

Football Season is back and already we are into week three. I am so excited for football to be back. I love the sport, the energy it brings, the food and of course supporting my Chicago Bears. Here’s to hoping for an awesome football season for DA Bears, always a Yes Please !

Yes Please #2: Slip On Mules

So I have been a fan of mules for awhile now and so excited to see the evolution of them. There are heels, faux fur, florals, metallics, nudes, neutrals and so many other amazing details and options. As mules continue to transform so do my outifits. I continue to say a big Yes Please to mules !

Yes Please #3: Eric & Jessie is Back on E!

Yay, Eric&Jessie is back on E! after being away for 3 years. It premiered a couple of weeks ago and episode 3 just aired. This show is happy, goofy, full of laughs and serious relationship goals. The show is a must watch and a big Yes Please !

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Yes Please #4: Woven Pear Socks

Woven Pear has quickly become a part of my sock drawer ever since I picked up my first two pairs at a local boutique. They are cute, comfy and full of fabulous details (one being the cute woven pear) and love all the different choices. I recently was sent these amazing Ice Cream socks and Bison socks to feature, which is officially one of my favorite packages to get. They are another accessory that gives not only comfort, but that fun peekaboo pop to an ensemble. For me, Woven Pear is always a Yes Please !

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*This was sponsored and gifted by Woven Pear. All opinions are my own 🙂

Yes Please #5: Hask Hair Products

My hair is thick and there is a lot of it. I am always looking for great products that are paraben & sulfate free. I have fallen in love with Hask Hair ever since I first tried their shampoo, conditioner and dry shampoo (my fave). I have been wanting to try all their products for awhile so I was overjoyed when Hask Hair themselves sent me all their amazing products. I was overwhelmed with joy and excitement to try them all. Hask Hair is hair happiness for me and always a Yes Please !

*This was sponsored and gifted by Hask Hair. All opinions are my own 🙂

All about this week’s Yes Pleases and here’s to next week’s !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all loving this week ? I am just loving the amazing fall, football weather 🙂

 

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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

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Here Ye, Here Ye: School Is Back In Session

“Let today be the start to something new.”

I have always been the one who loved back to school shopping from new clothes to new shoes, a fresh box of crayola crayons and everything in between. I may be out of school now, but back to school shopping is still something I love and participate in. I still reward myself with back to school goodies in September. So I thought I would share with y’all my favorite back to school must have essentials. Here’s to an amazing new school year !

Essentials:

  1. Great backpack, tote, or fanny pack( Herschel, Madison West Bags, Live Love Gameday, Like Dreams, Tilly’s )
  2. Aweseome, comfy clothes and shoes ( Live Love Gameday, Calvin Klein, H&M, Vans, Lorna Jane, Target, Pura Vida Bracelets, Ocean Pacific, Hudson Jeans, Voyage Clothing, Sperrys, Marc Jacobs, Honey Punch, Cotton On, Mossimo Supply Co. , Converse, Michael Kors, Kini Bands, Perky Pony)
  3. School supplies ( Target, Ban.do, Paper Source, Greenroom, Crayola,
  4. A fun water bottle with flare ( S’ip by Swell from Target )
  5. Hand sanitizer ( Bath & Body Works )
  6. Lunch Box ( Tory Burch for Target )
  7. Yummy Snacks ( Sprouts )
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Yes Pleases for Fall

“Don’t Be Into Trends. Don’t Make Fashion Own You, But You Decide What You Are.” ~ Gianni Versace

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I took a breather these last few weeks from writing because it was just one of those times in life when I needed one. I have realized that it is okay to take a break and definitely needed. I am back and this week’s Yes Pleases are here ! This week’s Yes Pleases are all about Fall trends that I am loving. Fall trends are one of my favorite things.

Here’s to Fall being just around the corner and to all the fun trends to come ! Yes Pleases, here we go !

Yes Please #1: Booties with Some Flare

I am a lover of booties for sure. What I am really loving about booties this Fall is that added flare. They are just about having fun with your Fall outfit, which I am all for. The added detail of fringe, bright colors, metallics, which all give a pair of booties an extra pop. A continued Yes Please to that extra pop to those booties 😉 !

Yes Please #2: Moody Florals

I am all about florals throughout the fashion seasons. I am loving the twists on florals that Fall trends bring to them. The twist Fall is bringing to the floral trend is deep, dark colors or moody florals as they are calling it. It gives the traditional florals a unique flare and twist, which is fantastic, fabulous and a big Fall Yes Please !

Yes Please #3: Pale Pink

Pale pink is becoming my new favorite color. I am loving that it is a big trend for Fall and that I just so happen to have a bunch of it in my closet already. It is a color that goes with everything and perfect for any occasion So an absolute Yes Please to all things pale pink for Fall and beyond.

Yes Please #4: Animal Print

Yes, animal print is back ! Animal print is always so fun to include in my ensembles when I can. I love that it is back everywhere now, but in the most tasteful ways. I love everything from subtle accessories to a chic all over pants and everything in between. There is just something about animal print that brings out my inner girl boss and makes me say Yes Please !

Yes Please #5: Nail Art

Nail art has always been one of my favorite things ever since I got my first mani as well as one of my first gifts with nail goodies. It is another extension of my creativity. I am really loving the Fall nail art trends from black accents (seen below) to reverse french mani to bright colors to 3D design. They all have my big Yes Please !

*For more nail inspiration art, be sure to Harper’s Bazaar !

These definitely are not all my favorite trends, but are the ones that stand out. Here are a few of my honorable mentions: 80s, 90s, and Sheer Layering !

Thank you again for coming along for this week’s Yes Please journey ! Stay tuned for next week !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your favorite Fall trend you are excited to try ? I am stocked to rock it all especially all the nail trends.

Also, I will definitely be rocking my sports wear !

*Trend Inspiration from Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar

 

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Keeping My Hair & Body Feeling Amazing with L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”

I have now been using all of L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL’s amazing products for a month. They are still fantastic, my skin has been looking and feeling great.

So not only have their amazing aloe based skincare products changed my skin for the better, but so have their hair and body products.

My hair feels superb and healthy, yay! I have L’BRI’s Aloe Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner to thank ! Let me tell you I don’t usually play with my hair, but I will be the first to admit that I play with it all the time now. The reason for it is I am just so excited for how my hair has been feeling. I am not ashamed of my casual hair flipping, I own it 🙂

Not only is my hair having a party, but my whole body has never felt better because of L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL’s Cucumber Body Wash, Cucumber Hand and Body Lotion and Intense Body Butter. You can imagine how excited my sensitive skin is that these products work. My skin feels healthy, happy and hydrated !

L’BRI’s products allow me to not worry about whether the products will make me break out in hives, which is a huge win for me. A lot of why all of L’BRI’s products work is because they are aloe based and completely natural. I am having a constant dance party because of it and my smile gets bigger and bigger each day !

Again saying I am hooked on L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL is an understatement. I have fallen in love with all of their products. I love how natural, soothing and hydrating every product is. I know longer have to stress about my skincare and bodycare products making my skin freak out, which is invaluable. L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL is a must try and I promise you won’t regret it. I am a L’BRI groupie for life !

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~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. If you had to pick one product to take on an island, what would it be?

Mine would be my L’BRI SPF lotion or L’BRI Intense Body Butter (depends on the weather &/or mood).

**This post was sponsored by L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL, but all opinions are entirely my own 🙂