A little Pattern Mix

My favorite patterns to mix are stripes and florals. Something about those two together just calls to me. My got to is a black and white striped top with one of my three floral kimonos over, but yes I know you can’t mix ALL stripes and ALL florals, but it has been fun to try it in new ways. Some of my favorite denim shorts are my Topshop high waist “mom” jeans that have a big embroidered rose on each side. I think I have mentioned before that when I asked my sister if she liked them before I bought them, she cracked a joke about me wanting to be a camp counselor. Turns out she loves them now! Since these shorts only have two flowers they can hardly be called floral print right? So I took advantage to add in a third pattern. I paired a black and white striped tank, easy tucked into my camp counselor shorts, and added my cheetah print espadrille mules from the dv line for Target (linked here! PS- they run small, I got a half size up). They are not the big cheetah print, they are the small almost more polkadot like print. It may all sound weird but I think it worked. I have actually been able to add these shoes into a lot of outfits and they just work because the print really isn’t that loud. They are also SUPER comfy. Do you have favorite patterns you like to mix? Let me know because I need to branch out!

(I am also super obsessed with this round sunglasses and they are only $14! I am going to get like three more colors. Linked here!)

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I am doing the “scurry, sniff, FLINCH!” like Timon in The Lion King 1 1/2 duh!

“Casual” Backyard Graduation Party Look

I have probably said it before but I love wearing fake casual looks. I guess it is not necessarily fake, I mean I love dressing casual looks up. This way technically you are still casual, but you are also still undercover over dressed. Yesterday was my youngest sister’s graduation and grad. party. To the graduation I didn’t know what to wear so I went safe with my “blogger dress” (you know the perfect dress all the bloggers have, posted here on insta) and wedges. The graduation party was at our parents house in the backyard. I had been trying to figure out all week what to wear. I know our backyard parties are not a dressy thing, but I wanted to look cute and I knew I wanted to wear high waisted shorts (that were not denim) and a crop that only showed like not that much of my stomach. After almost three different options, I found the perfect shorts at Target and the perfect simple cropped tee at Nordstrom. Together these two made a pretty simple and casual outfit but I wanted to dress it up a little. I paired the look with my favorite tan wedges which I think make everything look better, and added a pair of summery gold statement earrings. The crop top was a pretty long one but I bought it with the intention to tie up the front, so I made sure to get a size up. I just love the tied look right now. The shorts also have a matching belt that is supposed to tie in the front but that was too much with my little knot so I tied a bow in the back instead. It all came together really well and I got a lot of compliments, especially on the shorts!

Shop the look here: Top | Shorts | Earrings | Wedges and be sure to follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app where you can shop your screenshots!

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 This is how I plan almost every outfit, I use Pic Stitch! 

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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

 

The Blogger Dress

My sister Tabitha and I have come to call this dress “the blogger dress”. It earned its name when the last Nordstrom anniversary sale happened. The dress wasn’t on sale but almost ALL of the bloggers we follow were wearing and talking about this dress by Leith. When I finally went to Nordstrom to try it on I understood why. This is probably the best dress I have ever owned. All the other bloggers kept talking about how great the fit was and how the ruching in the front covers any bloating or lack of abs. They were absolutely right. I feel so comfortable and good in this dress. It is long enough for work but still short enough to dress it up to go out. The crossed V front makes it a little sexy without being inappropriate. The best part is I feel like I can be relaxed in it and not worry about sucking it in all night or pulling it down so my butt doesn’t show like in a typical body-con. I am tall, like around 5’8″, and I can still wear a small in this dress and not worry about it being short. I already have it in black and this peach color, but I still want to get it in the navy… and possibly the green. It is just so versatile! It can seriously be worn for any occasion. Like below I just wore it with cheetah espadrille mules from Target to keep it casual to walk around Fremont Street. If you are looking for a good fitted dress I promise you, go try this on and you’ll probably want to buy it.

Outfit details linked here: dress (Leith), sunglasses (BP), shoes (dv for Target)

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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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