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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 🙂

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Dream A Little Dream Tonight

“Inspiration is finding something that excites you.” ~Connie Smith

These stairs in Silverlake got me thinking about what I am passionate about. My two passions in life I can’t do without are sports and fashion. It seems more and more that these 2 loves of mine are colliding, which is so exciting. What has allowed these two worlds to collide are my lifestyle blog and pr career.

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My passion for both grows everyday. My blog allows me to embrace both loves and not having to choose between the two is such a joy and dream.

Each day I love finding ways to continuously have sports and fashion in my professional life and personal life. I am sure after I shot on the rainbow stairs, I went home changed into my sports gear and watched some baseball and/or golf. Even as I type up this post, I am watching my Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds.

Something I still struggle with is trying to fullfill both sides of me (fashion girl & sports fanatic), but the more I focus on my blogging and honing in on my pr career it seems my two passions come together.

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Being at the rainbow stairs and some moments since then, I have realized that I don’t have to choose between the two. For y’all too, if you have multiple passions in life, don’t get discouraged about feeling like you have to choose. You can find ways to pursue them both or even mold them together.

Each day, I am so grateful that everyone around me is so supportive, allow me to be me and pursue what I love. Don’t let others get in your way of what you are passionate about , where there is a will there is a way.

I love fashion and I love all things sports. They will both always be a part of all aspects in my life. I am so grateful and excited about where they both will take me!

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

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P.S. What are your loves & passions in life ?

Another note, I find that when trying to focus on my passions listening to my favorites helps me to not lose track of what I love.

 

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Yes Pleases of the Week

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~ Oprah

In the words of Oprah, it is all about what excites you each and every week or as y’all know for me it is my Yes Pleases ! They are here and they all truly excite me and hope they inspire y’all to embrace what excites you. This week it is as usual an array of different things, which is what I love. There is never just one realm I am into. So I hope y’all enjoy.

Here are my Yes Pleases of the Week !

Yes Please #1: Coco Rose Boutique

Coco Rose Boutique has become my new favorite boutique in the last couple years. It has a great boho chic, fun vibe and never disappoints on what they have to offer. I always finding something I love and this past time was no different and to that I always say Yes Please !

Yes Please #2: Wrigleyville Sports

My all time favorite sports store is Wrigleyville Sports. It is right by Wrigley Field and online as well (which I love). It is a place I can get all my Cubs’ goodies as well as my other fave Chicago teams, which is my long time obsessions. I finally went there for the first time last year and I went over board with sports gear, so glad I did. Wrigleyville Sports is the best and will forever be a huge Yes Please !

Yes Please #3: Getting a Blow Dry

This week I got another amazing blow dry from Hair by Mal . I have always loved a pamper day that involved getting an amazing blow dry. What I have also realized this past time is how therapuetic getting a blow dry is for me. Just taking that time to be in the moment and relax is something I very much need. So a blow dry is amazing, relaxing and gets my Yes Please vote !

Yes Please #4: LaCroix Sparkling Water

I am officially hooked on LaCroix Sparkling Water and have to make sure to have it near by at all times. I love them all, but my go to is LaCroix Passionfruit. Yummy and Yes Please !

Yes Please #5: Flamingo Prints

Flamingo Print anything is my new favorite print especially on an awesome romper like the one below. It’s a fun and fantastic print that is perfect for any occasion. The best is when my mom gets flamingo print pieces and I can go and borrow them 🙂 This is a print that will always be a trend and Yes Please in my closet. Don’t be surprised if a flamingo pool and drink floatie pop up in the future 🙂

These are my passions/Yes Pleases that I continue to love and embrace. I look forward to next week’s. Thanks again for tuning in !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What’s your favorite go to store to shop at ? Mine is either Coco Rose Boutique or Wrigleyville Sports.

 

 

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All About L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL

“A company with a mission to change lives for the better, one face at a time !” ~ L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL

Skincare isn’t an easy thing. It is something that takes time and commitment. Even though it is a commitment, it is one that is well worth it. I am one that has gone to sleep with makeup on, which is not good. In recent years though I have made my skincare routine a priority. I definitely work to never sleep with makeup on these days and my skin thanks me for it.

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Left to Right: Deep Pore Cleanser, Gentle Freshner, Facial Masque, Reparing Facial Peel, Aloe Vera Barbadensis Jelly, Smooth n’ Firm Eye Repair Gel, Oil-Free Moisturizer, Gentle Moisture Lotion

As someone with sensitive skin, I am always looking to find products that work and don’t irritate my skin. I have tried a lot and found ones I love, but never all from the same brand. Well I can finally say I have found those products and that brand is L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL. I was recently introduced to L’BRI when they sent me all their amazing products for my sensitive/combination skin.

I received everything from face wash to lotion to a face masque and even hair & body care (more on that later). I have now been using it all for 2 weeks, which I can tell you my skin and I are loving every product. My sensitive skin is in heaven with no skin irritation, yay !

I love that all the products are pure and natural. What helps contribute to the naturalness is that the first ingredient in the products is aloe, which is amazing. Aloe is natural, great for any skin type and always helps keep the skin healthy including mine.

I could go on forever on L’BRI and their products, but I want to highlight a few of my favorites. Let’s first start with the Deep Pore Cleanser, which is Step 1 in the skincare routine. What I love about this cleanser is the gentleness of it as well as my pores feeling deep cleansed throughout the day. My skin feels rejuvenated each time I use it. Yes to this cleanser !

I am next going to highlight the Smooth n’ Firm Eye Repair Gel. It is Step 3 and Step 4 (when I use the masque or peel). I have struggled with finding the perfect eye gel or creme and this one by L’BRI is my current favorite. It is light and gentle while also hydrating my eye area, which I love. I will continue to use this awesome eye gel.

My third and final L’BRI product that I am excited to highlight for y’all is the lotion. There are 2 types: Oil-Free Moisturizer, SPF 32 (for day) and Gentle Moisture Lotion (for night). I can’t tell you how many different types of face lotions I have tried. I have found ones I like, but never ones I am in love with. Well I am happy to say that the look is over. I am in love with both my day and night lotions from L’BRI. I love the consistency, how it moisturizes and hydrates, which is what makes them perfect. I love that they don’t sufficate my skin, it feels light while also keeping it super healthy. I am officially hooked.

I continue to keep up with my L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL skincare routine and I am so grateful for all they sent me because my skin feels so revitalized. I also love to do my morning routine outside, just love the sunshine. My skin hasn’t felt this good in a long time, thank you ! I highly recommend trying out L’BRI PURE n’ Natural products and a great way to do that is with free samples (+ shipping & handling ), your skin will thank you 🙂

Stay tuned for the amazing hair and body products that I am obsessed with as well !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S What do y’all look for in skincare products ? I look for what ingredients are in it because I know the more natural they are the better my sensitive skin will react.

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