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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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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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Mother’s Day Gift and Activity Guide

“You are far more precious than jewels.” ~Proverbs 31:10

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to celebrate all the mothers in our lives. It is always fun to go shopping and tailor the perfect activity for the mothers we love and adore.

Let’s kick it off on the perfect present to wrap, these are just a handful of my favorites and hope they inspiring you on what to get your Mom.

  1. Mummy Bear mug from Mug Shoppe

This mug is perfect for the coffee/tea lover mom in your life. It holds just the right amount caffeine to help get her day started or just have a relaxing day on the porch enjoying a cup of jo!

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  1. MLB Satchel by Dooney & Bourke

So I have a sports passion and when it ties into fashion, even better. I know I would love this for mom’s day, but it isn’t about me, it is about our moms. So this purse is fantastic for the mom who loves sports and looking great while attending the next game whether you are a Cubs fan like my family or have loyalty to another team and sport, Dooney & Bourke offers an array of teams, which makes it even better !

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  1. Bradshaw Rose Gold-Tone Smartwatch by Michael Kors

This watch is not only the perfect accessory for its style and on trend rose gold-tone, but smartwatches are all the rage these days. This is perfect for the mom in your life that loves accessories along with being active and always on the go. Who doesn’t love a shiny accessory to get you through the day ?

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  1. See Saw Metal Bookends by Wayfair

These bookends are for the mom that just loves delving into a great book. They are a gift that will keep her favorite reads on display whenever she is inspired to curl up and get taken away into a different world of wonder.

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  1. The Tailored Journal in Chambray with personal Monogram from Sugar Paper LA

Some moms just love to jot down lists, a fun short story or even a blog post, so what do we get the writer ? This amazing journal from LA based brand, Sugar Paper LA. You can get an added personal touch by putting your mom’s initials on the outside and it is bound to get her inspired and cry tears of excitement !

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Now onto the fun activities for Mom, here are a few of my favorites :

  1. Hot Air Balloon Ride (California Dreamin in Temecula,CA )

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  1. Coffee Tasting through Best Tours (DTLA)

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  1. Baseball Game of Mom’s Choice ( MLB.com has the up to date schedule for all 30 teams )

unnamed (2)Of course our first choice is always the Chicago Cubs !

I want to thank all the amazing mothers out there especially my amazing Mother who has been there with me through the good and bad ! Thank you Mom and all you mothers for everything !

~ Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

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The Perfect Love Day Gifts

Love is in the air and that means it is time to shower our loved ones with gifts. What is great about these gifts is they are perfect for whenever the mood strikes to gift and express your love throughout the year. So here are few fun choices to pick from 🙂

Have fun with loved ones !

For Her:(Perfect gifts for your sister, mom, spouse, friends and any gal you love in your life)

1.Kate Spade Wrap Things Up Leather Bow Wrap Bracelet (can be personalized with her initials)

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2. Coach Small Wallet in Wild Hearts Print

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3. Modcloth Adorned and Energized Scarf

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For Him:(Perfect gifts for your dad, brother, spouse, friends and any guy you love in your life)

1. Michael Kors Bryant Large Leather Briefcase

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2. Wooden Sports Signs by The Tipsy Carpenter on Etsy

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3. MLB NEW Era Banner Patch Cap( of his favorite MLB team) from LIDS

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Hope these help inspire you to spread the love and pick up the perfect surprise 🙂

Remember, it is all about being with the ones you love and telling them how you feel while also continuously spreading the joy of love 🙂 Have fun with loved ones on Valentine’s Day or the day you choose to celebrate !

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Hey Chicago Whatya Say

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” ~ Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub

How do I put into words this past baseball season with my Chicago Cubbies ? Every time I have tried to I start being a ball of emotion. It has now been two months and a couple weeks since their World Series win and although I definitely am still an emotional ball of joy, I finally feel like I am wrapping my head around what happened on November 3rd, 2016 and the dates that led up to it.

With Spring Training just around the corner now is the perfect time to reflect. This was a day and event that my dad, myself and all Cubs fan will never forget. We are Cubs fans no matter and the Cubbies definitely did not suck !

The events leading up to the 2016 World Series began way before. It began before I was born, which is when it was decided I would be raised a Cubs fan. Both my parents are from Chicago, my mom likes the Cubs, but my dad is a diehard fan since he was 5  years old so being a Chicago Cubs fan is in my blood. You best believe I am proud of that.

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It took the Cubs a while to get here, but the heart and working to get here never waviered. The struggles made us stronger, including 1945, 1984, 2008, the 101 loss season, and everything before and in between, but it all made 2016 that much sweeter, surreal and allow us to appreciate it that much more. We can truly now say the goat is dead !

Now the playoffs of 2016 were slowly approaching and the Cubs clinched a playoff berth in September with their 103 wins and now it was time to tackle the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. It is a team that has been amazing in even years and the one that made me the most nervous, but the Cubbies didn’t let that phase them. Throughout this series there were moments where it was thought to be over like when were down, a 13-inning loss, which is one of the moments my dad and I felt a hit to our gut, but the Cubbies continued to battle back and advanced to the NLCS against the LA Dodgers.

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Here we were now in the NLCS, the series before the World Series, and it has been 8 years since the Cubs have been here. The 108 years since winning a World Series is  flashing before our eyes and I can feel it, it’s our time!

Growing up in LA as a Chicago Cubs fan was interesting, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. So we watched the Cubs face one of the best pitchers in Clayton Kershaw and lost, but the Cubs found a fire and fought back and killed it in Game 2. Chicago was electric around Wrigley Field and the bus came back from being down 3-1 and won the series. Guess what ? My dad and I got to hear the words, “The Cubs have one the National League Pennant and are going to the World Series!”

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I watched this final game at home with my parents and to share in it with my parents and to share in it with them was a flood gates of emotion. To watch my dad watch the moment where the Cubs clinched the pennant to advance to the World Series, well it makes me cry tears of joy. It is a moment I will never forget and always cherish.

I still couldn’t believe I was sitting down with my dad to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Something neither of us have ever seen, but dad has known more pain then I have with the Cubs. I do feel some of his though. Through out this series I think I soaked up his nerves because I was a wreck: screaming and pacing. This was still such an amazing time to watch the World Series between 2 teams that collectively have gone 168 years without a World Series win, which is crazy, but made for one heck of a World Series.

We watched at home, with fellow Chicago fans and at Rocco’s Tavern, all truly made for some spectacular moments. I could go on and on about the ups and downs of the World Series so I will touch on a few moments that stand out.

Lets start with Javier Baez stealing home in Game 1 . I think we all did a double take because it’s like who steals home in the World Series? Well Javier Baez of the Cubbies does and as Joe Maddon said , “That is true baseball instinct that cannot be taught.”

Then we have Grandpa Rossy’s homer in Game 7 that helped the Cubs move forward and ahead in the game. For his last game ever, he went out on top! I am a Grandpa Rossy fan for life.

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The Cubbies were leading the whole game and then there was moment in the 8th inning of Game 7 where Cubs fans ,including my dad and myself, felt like we all go punched in the stomach. That moment was when Rajai Davis hit a 3 run homer off one of the great closers, Aroldis Chapman, to tie the game. Chap and everyone came back and were able to shut the 9th inning down, but it felt like hope was dwindling. So I was at Rocco’s Tavern with my dad and friends and I went to the bathroom and said a prayer for the Cubs to find the strength and heart they have had all year to make this historic win happen. What happened next is a true miracle, the rain came tumbling down in Cleveland and usually it is the worst thing to happen to a game, but this may been the one time players and fans were thankful for it. Luckily the rain fall happened for only 10 minutes, but during that time Jason Heyward of the Chicago Cubs gave a speech to his team that relit the fire again to keep going and that they could make it all happen. Boy did that turn it around along with Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero’s hits in the 10th to bring it home.

It is now the bottom of the 11th with Carl Edwards JR pitching 2 outs and Mike Montgomery is now on the mound with tying runs on base, nerves are in full swing. The ball gets hit to Kris Bryant who slips, but makes the throw at first to Anthony Rizzo, which he caught and the out was made. Anthony Rizzo making the catch and putting that ball in his pocket was more than meant to be considering he was with the Cubbies when they had 101 losses. The moment of all things amazing was real and it was true. the Cubs were and are the 2016 World Series Champs !!!!!!!

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I hugged my dad who was in a joyous state of shock and Go Cubs Go was everywhere along with the hugging of strangers. Life was and is forever changed because baseball is family and being a Chicago Cubs fan just got a little bit sweeter, actually a lot of bit sweeter!

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All I have to say now is Hey Chicago Whatya Say ? The Cubs are World Series Champs today !!

Here is to the next season! We will be embracing the target !

~Kerry , Cubs Fan for Life

P.S. Loved seeing all the celebs out in support like Eddie Vetter, Bill Murray, Brett Eldridge and many more. Along with that record breaking Game 7 the victory parade in Chicago was amazing with a record breaking 5 million present and one we will never forget. Here is to the next one 🙂