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What to pack for Disneyland

What’s in my cheer mom suitcase

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What to pack for Disneyland and inside my cheer mom suitcase, from top left: Gucci sneakers / red 3/4 sleeve tee / phone case bag / black cardigan sweater c/o Chico’s / lightweight tan scarf / black kimono / black twist tee / colorful bracelet (hot spring trend!) / red and gold earrings / blue and silver earrings / classic cut cropped jeans / black belt / sea colors patterned scarf / seafoam 3/4 sleeve tee / ankle skinny jeans /

“When I say ‘GO!’ you say ‘FIGHT!’ ‘GO! FIGHT!’ ‘GO FIGHT!'”

Oh yes, you read that right, I am a cheer mom. As you read this, I am at Disneyland for USA Cheer Nationals. Since cheer nationals are are held at the Anaheim Convention Center, across the street from Disneyland, we are going to both nationals, and Disneyland. Whew!

My daughter is on her varsity cheer team at school, and they have had a fabulous competition season. Her team qualifying, and going to nationals, is why I skipped going to fashion week this season. I wanted to make sure I could go to Anaheim to support her and her team. So instead of runways this February, I am engrossed in cheers, dances, and amazing competition routines. I will cheer so loud for my daughter and her team, I plan on losing my voice!

The school colors are red, blue, and white. So the red tee is my top for attending USA Cheer Nationals. I will pair it with blue earrings, jeans, and white sneakers for the full “Cheer Mom” lewk. Yes, I know, it’s fabulous 😉 The black cardigan will be perfect in case the air conditioning inside the convention center is cold.

Now, we cannot drag our two younger kids to Anaheim, stay in a hotel across the street from Disneyland, and not go to Disneyland! So, the seafoam lewk will be my Disney outfit. The sneakers are super comfy and perfect for walking. The color palette is on trend for spring, and the phone case-another hot spring trend-will be ideal for staying hands-free throughout the day. I’m ready for the lines!

So stay tuned! I will keep you posted on how they do at Nationals. Wish them luck!! I will also keep you posted on Disneyland. It is always a favorite among my children; and maybe us adults too. 😉 haha

Shop my what to pack for Disneyland suitcase aka Cheer Mom suitcase. haha

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GO! FIGHT! WIN!

Cathy


Feeling spring vibes in a spring trench coat

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wearing: blue and silver earrings / lipstick / black twist tee / black belt / spring trench coat / spring nail polish / Chloe bag / spring jeans / Gucci slides /

Ooooh, it’s starting to look a lot like spring over here! The groundhog was right! The Magnolia’s are blooming, white and pink tree blossoms are flourishing, and the flowers in my front yard are starting to peek out of their green buds. The sun is shining, and offering us daytime temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Of course, since it is still winter, the mornings are hovering in the 40’s, and at night it is quite cold. We are getting there!

It feels so close to spring! The spring vibes during the day are causing me to pull out my new spring pieces before I have figured out my spring wardrobe! This spring trench coat is perfect for cutting off the morning chill. It’s lightweight, yet heavy enough to keep me warm with just a tee underneath during our winter mornings. Then, I can take it off during the warmer hours, and put it back on when the sun starts to set, and temperatures drop dramatically. Plus, spring trench coats are a hot trend this year, so you know I will want to rock that!

As we move into spring, denim washes are getting lighter. Hemlines on jeans are starting to hit at the ankles, or be cropped. Look for styles which will show off your fabulous new spring shoes! I have not looked into spring footwear just yet, but slides are definitely hot this year. Thankfully I have my go-to Gucci slides which I love wearing every spring and fall season. They are easy to put on, and offer enough coverage to keep my toes warm. They are great for transitioning from winter into spring. Love them! This pair will definitely be in spring capsule wardrobe! Stay tuned for that. . .

How are temperatures where you live? Are you getting a peek at spring yet?

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XOXO
Cathy

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New York Fashion Week color trends for fall 2020

Cho Cheng fall/winter 2020/21 New York Fashion Week

Pantone has released the top ten colors, and top four neutral hues, for the fall/winter 2020/21 season straight from the runways of New York! They are vivid, happy, and uplifting. Three cheers for a bright fall season!

The fall/winter 2020/21 season is returning to simplicity. As trends move towards a more sustainable fashion industry, and consumers look to a more minimalist lifestyle, the color trends for the fall season have moved towards simple, common hues which you could easily find in the least expensive crayon box.

While brighter hues may not instantly scream “minimal” to you, they are being simplistic through their uncomplicated pigmentation, and easy-to-identify shades. This is a clean, and easy, color palette to incorporate into any wardrobe. You may even find you already own many of these colors! Love that!

Top ten color trends from New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2020/21
Top four neutral colors from New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2020/21

While not listed as a top ten color, fuschia and bright pink were also spotted frequently on the runways for the fall/winter 2020/21 season at New York Fashion Week. Designers such as Cho Cheng, Ulla Johnson, and Self-Portrait, showed this happy and bright hue in their collections.

Without further ado, here are a few examples of the top colors on the runways of New York! I included the bright pink, because I kind-of love it!!

What do you think of the new fall 2020 color palette from New York Fashion Week? Do you have a favorite hue? Mine, of course, is blue!

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XOXO
Cathy

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