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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


Striped cardigan weather has arrived

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wearing: pearl earrings / lipstick / sunglasses / charcoal long sleeve tee / Funky China necklace / striped cardigan sweater / nail polish / flare jeans / Chloe bag / western style boots /

Sweater weather is finally here! Yay!! I met my friend Dawn, from Fashion Should be Fun, last week for lunch, and it was cool enough to cozy up in this stripe cardigan sweater. It was so nice being able to enjoy a fall-like weather pattern while walking around downtown Los Gatos with Dawn.

I picked this sweater up back in July, and I have been patiently waiting for a day when temperatures dropped low enough to wear it. It was worth the wait! It’s not a heavy cardigan, making it perfect for fall. In the winter, it can be warmed up with thicker layers underneath. This long sleeve tee is also lightweight, so it was the perfect combination last week when temperatures were in the high 60’s and low 70’s.

This necklace deserves a shout-out too! I purchased it last spring at the Mustard Festival in Saratoga. They always have really cool, local artists and vendors at the festival. My kids love going every year. Funky China was there selling her handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces. They are made from pieces of old china; which is super cool. Definitely check our her Instagram! I get compliments and questions about it every-time I wear it. It’s a conversation starter; and it’s fun to have something one-of-a-kind!

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Are you starting to have sweater weather where you live?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Escaping the heat in Ventura

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wearing: pearl earrings (similar here) / sunglasses / summer lipstick / fall long sleeve tee / nail polish / Chloe bag / fall jeans / espadrille mules (on major sale!)

Is it crazy hot where you live? It’s in the high 90’s, low 100’s here in the San Francisco Bay Area right now! It’s so warm, we are all melting! In order to escape the heat, and also take one last quick trip before school starts, we decided to take a mini road trip down to Ventura.

If you are not familiar with the California coast, Ventura is a small beach town south of Santa Barbara. It’s not super crowded, and it has a large harbor, good restaurants, and plenty of cool fog! Love fog right now!

Our first day in Ventura felt so good. It was roughly thirty degrees cooler than at home, and we actually felt a little bit cold. This was such a good thing! We left home in the morning and drove for five hours down the coast. We arrived in Ventura around 2:30pm and checked into our hotel. We stayed at the Four Points Sheraton near the Village, which is a small shopping area next to the boat harbor. It has shops, restaurants, and a carousel which was closed-boo for us! It was a nice place to stay since we could walk to the restaurants, and enjoy harbor views.

We ate dinner at Water’s Edge, which is not in the Village, but a short walk on the other side of the harbor. The food was out of this world! I enjoyed the “Trophy Pasta” which was crazy good-and my family really enjoyed their meals too. If you are ever in the Ventura area, this is a restaurant you will want to visit! The views of the harbor are beautiful, you can watch the sunset, and the food is really yummy. Love that!

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We packed more into this weekend getaway! Stay tuned for more from Ventura!

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy

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