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Ruffles for spring 2017

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Wearing: Ivory tassel earrings / YSL lipstick / pale pink ruffle shirt (under $30) / Cult Gaia Ark bag / boyfriend jeans (old, also love this pair)  / black watchKendra Scott ring / Gucci spring nail polish / pale pink wedges (under $175)

No-one can deny, ruffles are a huge trend for the spring 2017 season. We saw them on the runways, and then they took the streets by storm. Of course the ruffle trend did not just start now, it started a few seasons ago, and this season is has exploded beyond belief!

It seems as if everywhere I turn this spring season I see ruffles! It is almost like they are chasing me around! Well, I love ruffles for spring, and I am happy they are everywhere! There is something carefree and fun about ruffles. They are playful and light; making any outfit fabulous and fun at the same time. Love!

I was so thrilled to find this pale pink blouse for under $30. Not only does it offer a carefree silhouette, it has ruffles! Oh the fun of it! My daughters love it too, they think it is so much fun. It is really comfortable with my loose fitting boyfriend jeans. This has turned into my go-to casual look for spring when I want to feel comfortable yet pulled together.

What do you think of the ruffle trend for spring? Are you wearing ruffles for spring, if so, how do you like to wear them?

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy

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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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For those about to rock

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Wearing: Gorjana earrings (sold out, also love this pair) / Chanel spring lipstick / vintage AC/DC tee, here is a cute one, more choices below / Kendra Scott ring / Gucci belt / JW Anderson Pierce bag / jeans c/o Bridge & Boro (last seen here) / Chanel spring nail polish / Valentino heels (old, also love this pair and this pair under $150)

One of my favorite activities with my friends in the 1990s was attending concerts. I loved seeing live music, and being able to hear the musicians play in person; without any studio enhancements. This was before modern artists lip-synced on stage and used other “helpers” to perform. Bands used to play raw. If the singer had a strained voice, you could hear it, if someone hit a wrong note, you heard that too. It was fun and made the music real; it all came to life.

If I had some extra cash, I would purchase a tee-shirt from the concert as a memento. I always wore my shirt proudly to school the Monday after a concert, and I would integrate it into my wardrobe. Once I got to college, band tee’s were not really “cool” anymore, so I folded mine up and stored them; after all, they were my mementos.

Fast forward to 2017 and I see people wearing band tee’s again! Love it! So I found two in my coffers and decided to re-integrate them into my wardrobe for the spring season. I love vintage pieces with meaning, as well as sharing my music taste!

AC/DC was one of my favorite groups when I was in high school. I saw them in concert twice! Once at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, and once in Oakland; The Razor’s Edge tour and also the Money Talks tour. My love for the band’s music has never wavered, and I will always enjoy listening to their albums. My eight-year-old son has also taken a liking to AC/DC and he loves “Back in Black.” It is fun to be able to share my favorite music with my kids. I hope they enjoy music from my generation, as well as their own.

There is so much good music from all periods in time. I enjoy everything from Opera to classic pop to classic rock to modern music. Every musical genre has it’s own special flavor; music makes the world go round!

What is your favorite type of music? Do you have any favorite music groups that have withstood time?

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Thanks for stopping by and rock on!

XOXO

Cathy

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