Must Haves for the Week

“An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.” ~Andres Serrano

My weekly series is back ! My must haves of the week will continue every week again. This week’s list was definitely so much fun putting it together. Here are the must haves of the week. Hope they inspire you all !

Must Have #1: Cube Appeal’s Daily Planning Notebook

My goal for 2018 has been doing everything with meaningful intention and finding things to help stay on this track is key. When my friend over at Cube Appeal sent me the Daily Planning Notebook, I knew it was meant to be in helping me experience each moment with the purest of intentions. This will continue to be a must have that will always be in my purse !

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Must Have #2: Wonder Woman

I recently just watched Wonder Woman for the first time. Let me tell you, I am truly inspired from this movie. It is all about strong women and them sticking to their convictions and beliefs as well as standing up for others. All of this is a must have !

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Must Have #3: San Francisco

San Francisco has continuously been a city I like, but it has in the recent months been a city that I truly have fallen in love with. The little cities within the city ae truly spectacular and unique from one another, which is one of the reasons I have fallen in love with the city of San Francisco. From North Beach to Fisherman’s Warf to Mission District and so much more. The energy is amazing, the people are great, scenery is gorgeous and all around spectacular, always a must have !

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Must Have #4: Yoga Works

In my new journey of physical and mental health being a priority, yoga has become a big part of my journey and life. I have been on a hunt for a studio that I connect with and feel at home that studio is Yoga Works in Old Town Pasadena. The teachers, fellow yogis have the best energy and I connected with them right away. My yoga journey will continue to be a priority and Yoga Works will always be a must have for me.

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Must Have #5: Self Care

This not a new must have for me, but one that continues to be a high priority, self care. Whether it is a facial while burning my favorite Jax Kelly candle or a yoga class, self care is a routine I continue to love and need. Always a must have !

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Here’s to next week’s must haves !

~KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all’s must haves for this week ? Mine main one is self care.

 

Time To Get Funky For Fashion For Festival Season

“It’s not love for music, it’s a passion, and it goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby, it’s about a way of living…music is essential for my life.” ~ Armin Van Buuren

That time of year is here,, music festival season. Two of my favorite things about festival season is the music and fashion. Today, I am going to share some of the awesome possibilities in regards to the different fashion to rock. Of course, they will fit right in with the amazing music that you will be rocking out to.

Festival fashion is all about fun, fringe and fabulousity ! The great thing about festival fashion is that it allows you to put your own twist on it that brings your individuality. Music festivals are all about having fun and being yourself while listening to amazing music.

I am in love with the fashion for festivals and excited to rock all of these looks this season. Hope these looks inspire you to bust out your festival fashion. Here’s to another great festival season full of music and fashion !

~KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your dream music festival to attend ? I have two: Stagecoach and Coachella.

Tribute to Givenchy

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” ~Hubert de Givenchy

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A true legend and fashion icon has just passed away, Hubert de Givenchy. From his bags to his perfume & cologne, clothes and shoes, he is a man forever inspiring in the world of fashion and beyond. He has also made an impact on my life. Fashion has always been for me about self expression, art, who I am, what I love and am truly passionate about. So for me designers are who I really look up to on a regular basis. When I heard of Mr.Givenchy’s passing it hit my heart. He was and still is someone that has always and will always inspire me. From the beautiful iconic Givenchy bags to the magnicificent clothing, I am continuously obsessed and inspired by the beautiful brand. Mark my words, these inspirational pieces by a truly inspiring man will be in my closet.

We lost an icon, my heart breaks. All I can say is my love out to his family, friends and fans. Thank you for all you have given us and will continue giving us. Love You Givenchy!

~ KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your all time favorite Givenchy piece or moment ? Mine is when he dressed his friend and fellow icon, Audrey Hepburn.

 

CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH THE MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM

” Ice Cream solves everything.”

Back in July, I went to the Museum of Ice Cream with my amazing mom. The moment I found out about the Museum of Ice Cream in NYC, I knew if I could get my mom there one day I would. So y’all can imagine when I found the Museum of Ice Cream was coming to LA how excited I was. I was mainly stoked because I was going to be able to take my mom, who is a lover of Ice Cream.

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Come July it was time for my mom and I to enjoy the Museum of Ice Cream. We got our ice cream themed ensembles together and we were on our ice cream way. Once we arrived we were greeted with an ice cream stamped walk way. So each ticket(s) have a specific time when the tour starts, but the museum had the cutest outdoor waiting area. Right away my mom and I knew we were right at home.

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At the door, we were asked our favorite ice cream flavor so our smiles than grew even larger. The doors opened and we were greeted with Dove chocolate, one of our faves. Chocolate was followed by the pink telephone room with a message from Seth Rogan and laughter exuded from us. A world of Venice,CA followed and that included some yummy Cool Haus ice cream, yummy in our tummies !

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What came next was just one of my favorite parts of the tour with my mom, swinging away on the swings and being silly under the hanging bananas. Just being silly and having fun with my mom is always the best. Down the ice cream road we went and never turned back. The garden of mint chip ice cream had to be tended to and we happily accepted this task. A fun side note this is my dad’s favorite ice cream. The yummy treats of mint chip mochi was taken care of and very tasty.

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Somewhere over the rainbow to the room of melted ice cream we went to lead us to gummy bears galore. Of course my mom and I had everything along the way which included more chocolate. My favorite part was just over the rainbow, the pool of sprinkles. We got in and scooped up some pool floaties to have some fun. Suprisingly very relaxing put your feet in sprinkles. They did get everywhere, but it was well worth it.

The tour ended with an ice cream sandwich swing and a yummy pancake ice cream sandwich. What a way to end an amazing day with my mom. The Museum of Ice Cream was definitely worth it and beyond memorable. I look forward to the next adventure with my mom.

~KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your favorite ice cream? I love strawberry mochi ice cream.

A World Of Wonder At The LA Chocolate Festival

“Chocolate is the answer who cares what the question is.”

Chocolate is decadent, delicious and delectable so naturally something I love. Anything that not only involves chocolate, savory treats and spirits, but supports an amazing charity, count me in always. I was honored to be able to attend the LA Chocolate Festival in January for the second year in a row, which combined all these amazing things I just mentioned. The LA Chocolate Festival supports a cause that is near and dear to my heart, St. Baldricks’s Foundation, which benefits raising money for fighting childhood cancer. They are the charity the festival and vendors supported all through out the day.

This was such a beautiful event made extra special by being able to attend with my amazing mom. We got to experience all the amazing vendors from AIX Rose,  Petit Pot French Pudding, Salmon Savory treat by Chalo Martinez , Tatra Tea, Kerry Gold cheese as well as live music and so many more amazing vendors, unforgettable.

Can’t forget the amazing theme of Alice in Wonderland, felt like being in a world of wonder. We left this amazing event for an amazing cause put on by Indulge LA with a smile on our faces along with being stuffed with savory & sweet treats, which is the best kind of feeling.

My advice to all of you is if you ever get a chance to go to the LA Chocolate Festival you should. Thank you again for the invite to one of my favorite events !

Let’s Eat Some Chocolate !

~KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your favorite brand of chocolate? I am still really loving Sugarpova chocolates.

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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 🙂

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