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Holiday gift guide 2019

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Holiday gift guide 2019 from top left: jewelry gift set / brush set (under $100) / cashmere cardigan sweater (on major sale and in many colors!) / beachwaver curling iron (under $200) / swarovski earrings (under $150) / green pajama set (under $100) / cozy turtleneck sweater (under $50 on sale!) / current IT bag / adidas sneakers (under $100) / Chanel beauty gift set (under $75) / knit turtleneck (comes in several colors! Under $75!) /

‘Tis the season! Are you making your list, and checking it twice? Do you know who has been naughty, and who has been nice? Well since you are reading this blog, I KNOW you have been nice! So you get all the gifts!!!

I scoured the web to find the most fabulous gifts for her, or for me, or for you! 😉

Here are the best gift ideas for her this holiday season. Hope you love them! After all, one for me, one for her, and one for you!

Gifts guide under $50

Gifts guide under $100

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Hope you find everything you need this holiday season!

Happy shopping!

XOXO

Cathy


Holiday Street Style and fabulous deals

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Holiday Street Style: red long sleeve tee / black athletic pants / classic sneakers /

‘Tis the season! The holiday season is my favorite time of the year, it is also a busy time of the year! My kids are in school until the Friday before Christmas, which means I have to make sure we get ready for the holiday season early.

We always prep for the holidays in early November. This way we can get a head start on everything we need to do. If you have kids in school, you know the school keeps you busy during the holidays with music performances, parties, and finals! Plus sports go into playoff season, which adds stress to an already hectic schedule. It gets so busy, there isn’t time to sleep or think!

I like to get my holiday shopping done in November. I try to start shopping before Thanksgiving, but sometimes I have to wait for all the fabulous sales and deals which start around Thanksgiving, and continue through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all the way until Christmas.

Since I am running around shopping, decorating my house, volunteering at school, and working on every ad-hoc holiday event or thing you can think of, I need to make sure I am comfortable! Holiday street style isn’t just a “look” or “trend,” it’s a way of life!

These adidas pants are so much fun, and they are a godsend when I am busy. Aside from being super comfortable, they look chic enough to go from a volunteer job at school, to the shopping mall, and back again. Don’t you love the funky stripe pattern? So fun! Plus they are machine washable, love that!

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This long sleeve tee doubles as my holiday top, and my football game-day tee. All three of my kids play on sports teams with red as their color, so this top can be worn to any sporting event my kids participate in. Plus, red is the color of the holiday season! Since football season is heading towards playoff season, which happens to fall in the holiday season, I am ready for it with this red tee!

Getting to stores a few minutes before they open, in order to avoid crowds, is my jam! These sneakers are my workhorse shoes for busy holiday shopping, running errands, and staying comfortable while doing it all. Seriously, if your footwear isn’t comfortable, you get tired faster. These shoes keep me going! Plus, the adidas Superstar sneaker is an IT shoe, so they are practical and fabulous. Oh, and my color combo happens to be on major sale, you can check them out here. Love that!

Here are my tips for conquering the holiday season in style:

  • Dress for success: get a comfortable yet fashionable athleisure outfit which will take you through the day. My one-stop-shop for athleisure is adidas.com.
  • Shop early: Get as much shopping done as you can before Thanksgiving. This way you can enjoy the holiday season and concentrate on scoring some fabulous deals at the sales.
  • Get to stores before they open: If you can’t get something online, get to the brick-and-mortar stores before they open. This will enable you to park without a problem, and get into the store to get what you need before the insane crowds arrive. Crowds are mentally draining, by arriving early you maintain your sanity and save a ton of time. It’s win/win!
  • Plan for the sales: What is it that you need? Would you buy it if the sale price was the regular price? Answer these questions before hitting the sales. If you have a shopping list, you are more likely to score the deals you need to score, and less likely to waste time shopping for things you don’t need.
  • Shop the sales when they start: If a sale starts on Black Friday, shop it the day it starts. The longer you wait, the more likely the item you want will be sold out.
  • Stock up on basics: If you are shopping for clothing, look for classics and basics you will use all the time.

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Be sure to check out these fabulous Black Friday sales and deals at adidas!

  • Women’s sneakers will be 40% off (Falcon, Continental 80s, Stan Smith, LXCON).
  • Men’s sneakers will be 40% off (Continental 80s, Yung, Samba, Sobakov, Swift, Superstar).
  • Men, Women’s and Kid’s soccer cleats will be 30% off.
  • Fleece for the whole family will be 50% off.
  • Backpacks will be 30% off.
  • Hats will be 30% off.
  • Socks will be 30% off.
  • Men and Women graphic tee’s will be 50% off.
  • Women’s leggings will be 50% off.
  • Men, Women, and Kid’s slides will be 50% off.
  • Kid’s jackets will be 30% off.
  • Women’s hoodies will be 40% off.
  • Men and Women’s tracksuits will be 50% off.
  • MenWomen, and Kid’s outdoor shoes will be 30% off.
  • Men, Women, and Kid’s outdoor clothing will be 30% off.

I’m off to shop, decorate, and plan my holiday season in my comfy holiday street style look, which happens to have a lot of adidas in it!

What are your tips and tricks for conquering the holidays? Leave your comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*thank you to adidas for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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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