Lunch Date Look!

I have multiple outfits that I love for going on dates, but I really love dressing for lunch dates. One of my current favorite looks for a lunch date includes this red off the shoulder top I bought from Nectar Clothing (current alternative linked) in the Claremont Village. It is perfect for lunch because you can dress it up or down. Here I paired it with white shorts from Old Navy, and my indigo rd. wedges from Macy’s. Another option could be brown sandals in case you don’t want to look too overdressed. This top could also be paired with blue jean shorts, regular pants, boyfriend jeans, or even white jeans. If you are doing normal blue jeans, you can also try pairing the top with white sandals. I have worn this top with boyfriend jeans, and my wedges out to a dinner date with a friend and it was so perfect for the occasion! Even though this specific top is from last year, this simple look can be easily recreated with most off the shoulder tops, especially since they are still very popular this year. Aside from it being a great date outfit, it is a great spring and summer outfit in general whether on a date, out with the girls, or at a family gathering!

Xo- C

 

Baseball Season is Here!

It’s time for one of my favorite seasons, BASEBALL! There is almost nothing better than sitting in a stadium with a drink in your hand, a hot dog in the other, and rooting for your home team… the Angels of course!

Baseball season is also a great excuse to go on a date, whether it is your hubby, boyfriend/manfriend, or someone you are just getting to know. I mean I’ve gone with friends, family, a first date, and it’s actually where I met my boyfriend. I mean what guy doesn’t love baseball?!

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I have seen many different styles showcased at The Big A, from girls in dresses and heels, to shorts, sandals, and crop tops. I personally like to usually go with my vans, converse, or rainbows; or in my case my pink Adidas. These three shoes are great for walking around the stadium, and aren’t too heavy if it is hot outside. Nothing is worse than having hot feet!

What I wear for bottoms are usually jeans or jean shorts, sometimes I roll the ankle if I need to try to get a breeze. I have occasionally worn white shorts but be careful if you do because they can get dirty easily. My tops vary, I used to have a kids’ jersey because it was a give away, but you can find kid or adult jerseys many places; they are just a little pricey if you aren’t a diehard. I usually go with an Angels shirt, which I found at Target and Old Navy. The one from Old Navy is a great material and works for day or night. I also have gone with plain color shirts or tanks and then added a bow or hat of the Angels. I personally love hats, but I almost ALWAYS wear them backwards, there is just something I love about it at a baseball game.

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Lastly, do not forget your team jacket or a team blanket if you are going to a night game. Or any jacket and blanket will do but it is more fun to have a team on it!

My rule for baseball dates is the simpler the better; guys aren’t going to games to stare at you, so keep it to team themed clothes or do colored tops that are the same as the baseball team you are going for. You will fit in, be comfy, and hopefully actually enjoy yourself!

xoxo- Cher

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Walking Your Dog in Style

Taking your dog on a walk definitely counts as your daily exercise when your workout of choice is ATHLEISURE. Style burns twice as many calories as…Anyways, Kaipo and I love our walks in Rancho Cucamonga with our other pack mate Nick. We always have to stop by Klatch Coffee for some caffeine-I mean pre-workout.

Last week we had a beautiful sunny Monday, but it was actually so cold (60 degrees!). This outfit was perfect for battling the California winter chill, breathable leggings, warm long sleeve, and a cute headband!

I am a loyal Lululemon shopper when it comes to my everyday essentials, but I’m looking to branch out! What are your daily athleisure essentials or other brands that you love? Comment and let me know where I should be shopping for my next look!

Outfit linked below!

All from Lululemon:

  • Leggings (similar, mine are High Rise Luxtreme Wunder Unders)
  • Top (similar)
  • Headband (on sale!)

Happy Wednesday! – Kristen

 

 

 

New Style Panelist: Kristen!

I am so excited to add a new style panelist to the blog! Kristen and I have been friends for 10 years this coming September. She, Amanda (other panelist and other best friend), and I met while going through sorority recruitment as freshman. I cannot believe that is about to be 10 years ago… feeling old. Anyways! Kristen is an absolute pro at athleisure. She always looks so cute but is 9 times out of 10 in some sort of work out clothes and she rocks it! A little jealous because that means she is usually comfortable. Read a little more about her and wait for her first post next week!

Name: Kristen Robles

Describe your personal style in 3-5 words: Casual, neutral, & cool

Your go to outfit/piece of clothing: Leggings, basic tee, jean jacket, and flip flops

Favorite place to shop? Tie between Lululemon & Nordstrom

Favorite shoe brand: Rainbows

Favorite current trend: High waisted jeans with a belt

Style preference: Casual

Where do you get most of your style inspiration? Instagram and friends!

One piece of makeup you cannot live without: Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

Connect with Kristen!

Instagram: kris10spictures

Any ideas or suggestions for the panel (for you or the group)? Let’s get this blog/insta to 100K (I like that Kris!;)  )

PS- Look how freaking beautiful she is!!

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When You Need an Outfit Idea and Have No Time You Go with The Heather Look

Scenario: You stay up too late doing something totally unnecessary and now it’s 15 minutes before you have to leave for photo shoot day for your very trendy sister’s fashion blog. Your main role is photographer, but you’d like just a couple cute snaps of yourself while you’re in perfect lighting with someone else to hold the camera and make you feel like a model, you know? You told yourself you’d wake up early to style your hair and lay out your outfits the night before, knowing that this is literally never the case. Now your hair is gonna look like… well, the way that it looks. You’re slapping make-up on while you drive. There are things in life you can fake, but there’s one question you can’t ignore: but what will you wear?!

I find myself in versions of this scenario on a constant basis. I never leave myself enough time! While I’ve learned to embrace my messy hair and draw on eyebrows at streetlights, outfit choices aren’t so easy.

This is why it is absolutely essential to have your own style panel!

By this, I mean that I will take the time to emulate certain people’s styles so that, when the time comes, I don’t have to plan ahead. Sometimes, these panelists are fictional. I went through a nice long Blair Waldorf stage. Most of the time though, they’re real people.

When I notice a friend with a really great signature style, I can’t help but think of that while I’m shopping. Would Brittany wear this dress? This makes throwing things together so much easier! Why? Because I can leave myself out of it! Because I can picture her look, I can ask myself, what shoes would Brittany wear with this? Or, even better, I can ask Brittany what she’d wear with it or stalk her insta!

Back to my original scenario, what was I to do for my outfit changes? I grabbed a sweater that I knew Brittany would wear (because it was hers and she wanted it back…), a dress that I know I can rely on, and a top that I bought from Francesca’s specifically because I had seen Heather, another style panelist around here, wearing something similar and I loooove her style! And because I was already picturing her boho, classic style, it was easy to picture what she might wear with it. I immediately had a flashback to the first time I met Heather, when my dad saw her wearing a cute crystal necklace… and thought she was a witch. I was thinking of that moment when I bought my crystal necklace from Charming Charlie.

Anyway, the “Heather Witch” aesthetic made me feel put together with almost no effort. Gotta love having cute friends to do the work for you and sisters to make your accidental red-light bronzer overload look like the glow of a queen!

 xx, Tab

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PS- Tabitha submitted this post to me but I wanted to point out that she is awesome and you should check out her blog Tab in Transit, and her bookstagram @tabithatypes!

Okay bye! – Brittany

First Day of School Outfit

If you read the style panel blog, then you know I am a teacher; if you didn’t read it…well you now know I am a teacher. I get to do some input on dating style, and work style; fortunately I love dressing for both. I am going to tell you about my first work piece, it is super easy, but super classy. I will be the first to admit that sometimes it is super hard to find appropriate work outfits, especially dresses because some are spaghetti strap, or too low cut, or too short. Luckily I found this dress last year at Target and it is perfect for teaching. I loved it so much that I also bought it in maroon!

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First day of 2nd Grade, 2017

Find the look here!

Dress – Target (similar style linked) | Shoes – Target | Necklace – Charming Charlie (similar style linked) | Watch – Michael Kors

Again, I love this dress because it’s the perfect length, and the shoulders are a great width. The shoes are one of the only pairs I can teach in ALL day, which is saying something because I am on my feet for almost seven straight hours. This outfit is so simple, yet I feel so fancy wearing it!

Let me know if you have any other styles or outfits I should try!

– Cherlynn

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Mid-Challenge Review

We have reached the midway point for mine and Heather’s (best friend and old roomie) 30 day challenge. If you haven’t been following along on Instagram (@the.B.Law and @heathersheridan), Heather and I are doing a 30 day shopping ban for the month of August PLUS we have to wear a different outfit everyday with no repeats. Between her and I, we have so many clothes that it didn’t seem too difficult, but I have noticed for work purposes since I am in an office it really takes effort to plan ahead of time. At the end of the 30 days we are going to go though our closets together and get rid of the stuff we didn’t wear. We figured it will be a good way to “fall clean” since we failed at spring cleaning. We have been going strong! I think our biggest struggle is taking our own picture everyday and not having someone to do it for us!

Check out out progress so far and be sure to follow along on Insta!