Athleisure classics we all need in our closets

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Classic athleisure pieces: black adidas sweatshirt / black sweatpants / relaxed handbag / adidas superstar sneakers / see original post here /

The athleisure trend is still up and running; with no signs of slowing down. How could it? Everyone loves being able to wear street to gym clothing, as well as comfortable looks which are un-fussy, machine washable, and feature the ultimate IT items. Another thing to love about athleisure? Classic sportswear that doubles as IT items! Love that!

If you have been following along, you may have already noticed how much I love adidas clothing, accessories, and footwear. I have been wearing adidas my whole life, and their quality is unmatched. Another reason I love adidas is that their clothing and accessories have an IT factor; and you know I love IT items!

pictured: adidas superstar sneakers (my color is currently on sale!)  / classic black sweatpants / adidas logo tee / blue tee / see original post here /

Adidas Superstar sneakers are a classic street sneaker. They have been around for years, and everyone loves them. They are extremely high quality; I wear mine all the time and they just don’t wear out! In addition, they are the IT street sneaker to own. All the teens and adults around here love them. The teens favor black stripes on white, while adults will grab any color combo they love. These are definitely the shoes to own! I love that the ultimate IT shoe is a comfortable sneaker, and not a pair of 5″ stilettos! Ha!

I also need to give these sweatpants a shout-out. They are classic addias, three-stripe sweatpants. This pair of sweats is very comfortable, washes well, and is another closet staple, everyone owns! If you don’t have a pair yet-you seriously need one! The first time my son’s baseball coach saw me wear these sweatpants he said, “Hey! You’re livin’ that three-stripe life!” Why yes, yes I am!

The black sweatshirt I am wearing in the photo at the top of this post is my favorite go-to sweatshirt. My daughter stole the blue one I own from me, and she wears it all the time. Thankfully I still have this black one! This is another classic IT item worn by both teens and adults. It is cozy, comfortable, and washes well. Love it!

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pictured:  classic addias backpack / black crop leggings / Parley sneakers (sold out, linked to similar) / see original post here /

Can we have a moment to chat about this backpack? I know it’s a sports backpack with all the features needed for sports practices, hiking, and camping; but I have another use for it. This is my ultimate carry-on when I fly! The back of the backpack has some padding on it, which protects my laptop. Since there are two sections, I use the back one with the padding for my laptop, iPad, and cords. The front compartment holds my toiletries, a book, scarf, and other items I might carry on the plane. The smaller compartments hold smaller items such as my wallet, keys, ID, and more! It also fits perfectly underneath the seat in front of me whether I am flying coach, biz class, or first class. It’s the perfect size! Plus, it’s nice to have a backpack while navigating the airport!

In addition to using as a carry-on when I fly, I use my adidas backpack for camping (I am a girl scout troop leader), hiking, road trips, and anytime I need a backpack. It’s my workhorse bag-and you know I am a handbag/bag girl 😉 I prefer this backpack over a tote bag any day. Love it!

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Now that I have written a six hundred word essay on my love for adidas, tell me about your favorite classic items from adidas?

Thanks for stopping by, and indulging with me!

XOXO
Cathy


Bags to celebrate on National Handbag Day 2019

Happy National Handbag Day!

To celebrate this fabulous day, I thought it would be fun to mention five bags which have made a recent impact on the handbag world. Hopefully these are all handbags you know and love!

The Ultimate Classic Investment Bag: Chanel Classic Flap or 2.55

chanel 2.55 handbag review

The Current IT Bag: Valentino VSling

valentino vsling handbag

The 21st Century’s Most Famous IT Bag: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

mansur gavriel it bag

Hardest to get Bag of the Decade: Gabriela Hearst Nina Bag

2018 it bags

Most Affordable IT Bag of the Moment: Staud Shirley

staud clear plastic tote bag

Which bags are you celebrating on National Handbag Day?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Underwear designed to disappear

soma 360 bra soma 360 panty vanishing pants

all items pictured are c/o Soma Intimates: Soma Vanishing 360 bra / Soma vanishing 360 panty / Soma vanishing pants /

If you have been following along, you know I am a huge Soma Intimates fan. So when they sent me their new Soma Vanishing 360 Bra, Soma Vanishing 360 panty, and Soma Vanishing Pants, I knew I had to share them with you!

Underwear lines are something women have dealt with for years. There are so many brands out there claiming to have the ultimate products which disappear underneath clothing. While many don’t show thick lines under clothing, there isn’t anything out there that actually vanishes while being comfortable, and staying in place. How many times have you tried panties which don’t show lines, but also move all over the place? If I wanted to wear a thong, I would buy one! I wouldn’t wear a full coverage panty that rides. . .well you know where! Annoying, right??

Soma has always made underwear that stays in place, so when they sent me their Soma 360 Vanishing panty, I had high hopes. My hopes were well placed! These stay put! Yay! They also don’t show lines under pants; another yay!

I also want to give these pants a shout out. They have a hidden layer which helps hide lines, so if you aren’t wearing panties that vanish underneath your clothing, these pants will take care of that for you. They are a great pair of classic black pants which can be worn in any season; casual or dressy. Love that!

Shop Soma’s Vanishing 360 collection:

So this collection really is magic. I need to pick up some additional pairs of Soma’s 360 panties. They come in a ton of colors!

Have you tried Soma’s 360 collection yet? What did you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*thank you to Soma intimates for partnering on this post. all items in this post were gifted. all thoughts and opinions are my own, I was not compensated for this post.