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Athleisure for spring 2017

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Kendra Scott necklace (old, also love this one) / YSL lipstick / navy sparkle tee (love how it sparkles!!!) / denim shirt c/o Bridge & Boro (worn at NYFW here) / Mansur Gavriel bucket bag / floral iPhone case / Kendra Scott ring / Chanel spring nail polish / watch c/o Daniel Wellington / cuff c/o Daniel Wellington / leggings c/o Thacker NYC (worn at NYFW here) / Adidas sneakers in rose gold (some retailers call it copper) (love!!!)

The athelisure trend for spring 2017 is in full swing! With warmer temperatures and busy spring days, athleisure is the easy and comfortable way to get through the day. Love this trend for spring!

Since athleisure is about as close to walking around town in workout clothes as I am going to get, I tried to glam up my casual daytime look. If you are wondering how to wear the athleisure trend for spring 2017, it is actually quite easy! All you need is one pair of comfy leggings or sweatpants, a fabulous pair of Adidas sneakers, a cute yet casual tee, and of course your go-to Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Voila! Athleisure for spring 2017!

This sparkle tee in navy with rose gold threading is a full on game changer. It is a casual, basic tee by nature, yet elevated because it sparkles. I have to admit, I also bought it in beige with yellow golden threads. It is perfect for making everyday jeans and a tee into a glamorous ensemble. I love how it makes these leggings and a tee outfit something special.

Athleisure for spring would not be as cool as it is without a pair of Adidas sneakers! Back in the 1990s I owned a pair with navy stripes, and before that, I had the old school, green striped version. For spring 2017, I decided to glam things up and I bought them with the rose gold stripes. I love the rose gold!!! If you are looking for a pair of street sneakers with an IT factor, these are the sneakers for you! They come in different colors too, so there is something for everyone. You can find them online here.

Ever since fashion week, I have been living in this denim shirt and these comfy leggings. Isn’t it fun to mix up clothing from your closet and make them glam one day, and casual the next? Love that!

So the ultimate casual look this spring is the athleisure trend. If you are looking for a way to be fashionable and fabulous, without breaking your ankles in platform heels, then the athleisure trend for spring 2017 is for you! I know I am living in it this season, and this outfit is my absolute favorite!

One last thing, my cute little ten-year-old daughter took these photos, are they great! She is so talented!

So what do you think of the athleisure trend for spring 2017? Will you be rocking it this warm weather season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Chadwicks of Boston spring for everyone

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Dress c/o of Chadwicks of Boston. Can be found online here use coupon code CH75247 to save 20% off your purchase now through April 30, 2017.

Spring is here! The weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area has reached the 70’s and it is absolutely beautiful! I was thrilled to be able to wear this beautiful spring dress by Chadwicks of Boston over the weekend for a lovely day with my friends outside, enjoying this fabulous weather!

When I was walking around, I received so many compliments on this dress! I loved being able to tell people it was from Chadwicks of Boston and they have the best prices in the world! Not only does Chadwicks of Boston have amazing price points, they offer fabulous on trend clothing in petite sizes, tall sizes, and plus sizes. Love that!

Since I am regular sized on top, and petite sized on the bottom, Chadwicks of Boston is perfect for me. I can find a regular size top, and pair it with the perfect petite bottom, for a complete outfit, at a great price, all from one place! For these photos, I am showing you a regular size dress which is perfect for spring. Can I tell you how much I LOVE this dress!!!

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This dress from Chadwicks of Boston can be worn with the shoulders down, like I have done in the photos, or with one shoulder up, or both shoulders up. I also wore it to church over the weekend and put both shoulders up, and switched to flats. It was perfect for a modest look for church; yet with wedges and the shoulders down, it made for a sassy look with my girlfriends. Love the versatility!!!

The belt is detachable too, so if I want to wear it with black accessories, I can switch out the belt easily. I love this dress so much!!!

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Chadwicks of Boston is such a great place to find clothing for spring! I love how they have a variety of sizes, making it the ultimate destination for all body types, and all women. Plus, can we talk about the fabulous prices!!! The clothing is great quality, fits well, is comfortable, and offered at such good prices! I have to pinch myself to believe it!!

Before internet shopping became so common, I remember receiving the Chadwicks of Boston catalog in the mail. They always had such cute clothing at great prices! This is still the same Chadwicks of Boston from the catalog, only much easier to access from anywhere because, as you know, the Internet is everywhere! Chadwicks of Boston also has easy to follow “Fit Guidelines” which makes ordering the right size super easy. Love that!

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I am so happy to have received this beautiful dress for spring from Chadwicks of Boston. They have so many amazing styles for every body type, and every woman; I cannot wait to find more styles for my wardrobe! You can find my fabulous ruffle dress online here, you can use coupon code CH75247 to save 20% off your purchase now through April 30, 2017.

This dress hits every button for spring. Bare shoulder trend; check! Ruffle trend; check! Stripes trend; check! Denim trends; check! That’s four trend in one dress! Love that! The sidewalk is my runway, and I’m walking it this spring in this fabulous dress, at a great price, by Chadwicks of Boston.

For more fabulous styles and sizes from Chadwicks of Boston, please visit their website at Chadwicks.com and use coupon code CH75247 now through April 30, 2017 to save 20% off your purchase!!!

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

*DISCLOSURE:  I AM PARTICIPATING IN A COMPENSATED CAMPAIGN WITH THIS BRAND.  THE STYLING AND THE WRITTEN WORDS ARE MY OWN. #AD

*Photo credit: Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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How to style a spring skirt in the winter

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Laura Mercier lipstick / Banana Republic sweater (on sale!!) / long sleeve tee-on sale! (layered under sweater)  / Givenchy handbag / Topshop pleated skirt (I’m wearing petite) / Christian Louboutin nail polish / Bottega Veneta booties / socks hidden in booties

Wondering how to style a spring skirt in the winter months? This is something I find myself doing often. I love spring and summer clothing, so I tend to purchase more clothing during the warm weather seasons then I do during the winter. My two weaknesses during the winter are coats, and jackets! So I find myself reaching for spring or summer items in my closet, and restyling them for the cold winter weather.

I will say this, the San Francisco Bay Area is more mild in the winter months compared to other parts of the country. That being said, our temperatures do go down into the 30’s and 40’s sometimes, so I need to strategically style spring and summer clothing for the winter.

This outfit I have featured in this post I wore to church a couple of weeks ago, and then out to lunch with my family. It is a spring skirt, winter sweater, fall booties, and accessories which transcend seasons. In order to stay warm in the high 40 degree weather, I layered a long sleeve tee underneath the sweater, and I am wearing ankle socks, you cannot see, inside my booties. It worked like a charm!

If temperatures were cooler than they were that day, this outfit could easily be worn with knee or thigh-high boots, thicker socks, and a coat. I think a navy coat such as this one on sale, would be fabulous! Also, if you top it off with this beanie, it would look NYFW, street-style ready. Love!

Outfit details:

Pieces to help style a spring skirt for winter in colder temperatures:

Thank you for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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