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January 18, 2017

How to clean & care for white sneakers

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What’s the worst thing about wearing a pair of new, sparkly white sneakers? For me, it’s when they get dirty! Yes, sneakers are meant to be worn and will get dirty but I can’t help but to always want to keep them in their original condition. Here are some tips I have for keeping your white sneakers clean:

PREVENTATIVE CARE

When it’s leather or canvas, I always treat my shoes with a protectant to help repel future stains and make any clean up much easier. I use this multipurpose shoe spray from Cadillac – it works on leather, suede, canvas, nubuck, and other fabrics. I usually do this outside or in a well-ventilated area. Grab an empty box and place the shoes in there. Optional: stuff the shoe opening with paper. With an even stroke, spray the protectant on the shoe. Allow it to dry and apply a second coat to ensure any areas missed with the first coat gets protected.

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REGULAR CARE

Most sneakers have a rubber sole and those are usually be the areas that get dirty. A quick spray with an all purpose cleaner, like Formula 409, and dabbed with a paper towel or sponge will easy get rid of any unwanted dirt. If the dirt is stubborn, try spraying the area then using a toothbrush to agitate the area and wipe clean. For tougher stains, I rely on a some magic, namely a Magic Eraser. If you’re on the go or traveling and unable to get ahold of these items, these quick wipes are a great substitute.

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INTENSE CARE

When my shoes are due for some intense cleaning, I prefer to hand wash. Some people like place their shoes in the wash under gentle/delicate cycle but I find that it doesn’t do as good of a job and at times, has cause some malformation to the shoe itself. This Jason Markk shoe cleaner, is to date, my go-to choice (if you’re in the LA area, they even offer drop off shoe care service!). I start off by unlacing the shoes and wiping away any dirt/stains with a paper towel. Wet the brush with warm water and then add some of the cleaner solution to the brush. Then, scrub down the entire shoe. Wipe away excess dirt and let the shoe air dry.

How to care and clean for your white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com

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What about the laces?
I scrub the laces with detergent, paying extra attention to the area around the eyelets. Then, I let the laces soak in the detergent for about an hour to let it get fully clean. If the laces are exceptionally dirty, I add a bit of Oxy-Clean to help whiten them. Wash out any residue, wring out the laces, and let them air dry.

Don’t forget to reapply protectant after each wash and as needed!

Would love to hear how you keep your sneakers white – share in the comments below!

 
 
 

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January 11, 2017

Mixed textures // Style me Wednesday

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Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew

Burgundy mockneck pocket sweater | hooded black coat | lace skirt | bow pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @ferragamo #ferragamo @jcrew #jcrew


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Mockneck pocket sweater –Halogen (similar here {only $22!} & here {45% off})

Grey lace skirt – Banana Republic (similar here {under $25} & here)

Black hooded jacket – J.Crew (similar here {only $21!} & here)

Black patent bow pump – Salvatore Ferragamo (similar here & here)

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January 4, 2017

Modern blazer // Style Me Wednesday

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Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Camel blazer | stripe tee | black jeans | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

What is it about a popped collar that adds a “cool” factor? I’ve long been a fan of the J.Crew School Boy blazers (I own them in 3 colors!) and thought my closet was done with blazers until I saw the Regent line in store. Something about the popped collar (that stays up!) immediately drew me in and was being begged to be bought. So, I caved when I found it on sale and am now the proud owner of this amazingly rich camel-colored blazer. I’ve been wearing it with practically everything since the color is versatile. Next up on my list: buying it in black!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Camel color blazer – J.Crew (similar here & here)

Stripe tee with cuffs – J.Crew (here or here) (similar here & here)

Black skinny jeans – J.Crew (similar here & here)

Black patent bow pump – Salvatore Ferragamo (similar here & here)

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December 28, 2016

On repeat // Style Me Wednesday

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Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

Grey sleeveless coat | black side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | black sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @asos #asos @jcrew #jcrew @puma-sneakers #puma @alexander-mcqueen #alexandermcqueen

I can’t believe we’ll be closing out the year in just a few days. I’m soaking up the last few days of the year keeping cozy and comfy. Dark neutrals have been my go-to all week, and I’m sure the remainder of the week won’t be any different. I’ll be ringing in the new year in PJs and warm throw from the comforts of my home, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. What are you plans for rest of 2016?


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Black side-slit sweater – J.Crew (similar here & here {under $20!})

Grey sleeveless coat / vest – ASOS (similar here {under $45} & here)

Black jeans – J.Crew (similar here {40% off!} & here)

Black sneakers – Puma x Alexander McQueen (similar here & here {55% off & under $40!})

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December 21, 2016

Grey weather // Style Me Wednesday

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Grey coat | grey pleated hem sweater | black skinny jeans | nude laser heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @theory #theory @nordstrom #nordstrom  @jcrew #jcrew @valentino #valentino

Grey coat | grey pleated hem sweater | black skinny jeans | nude laser heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @theory #theory @nordstrom #nordstrom  @jcrew #jcrew @valentino #valentino
Grey coat | grey pleated hem sweater | black skinny jeans | nude laser heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @theory #theory @nordstrom #nordstrom  @jcrew #jcrew @valentino #valentino

Grey coat | grey pleated hem sweater | black skinny jeans | nude laser heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @theory #theory @nordstrom #nordstrom  @jcrew #jcrew @valentino #valentino

Grey coat | grey pleated hem sweater | black skinny jeans | nude laser heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @theory #theory @nordstrom #nordstrom  @jcrew #jcrew @valentino #valentino

Grey coat | grey pleated hem sweater | black skinny jeans | nude laser heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @theory #theory @nordstrom #nordstrom  @jcrew #jcrew @valentino #valentino

Grey coat | grey pleated hem sweater | black skinny jeans | nude laser heels | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @theory #theory @nordstrom #nordstrom  @jcrew #jcrew @valentino #valentino

Only three more days until Christmas! I can’t believe how this holiday sneaked up on me. I just finished shopping and now have a bunch of gifts to wrap and deliver. This look was the perfect outfit to do all my last minute shopping – with the number of people out in the malls, I opted for something that was comfy and practical. With the cold (California-cold :p) weather we’ve had lately, bundling up was also a must. This sweater adds just the right amount to a festive holiday look, especially with the pleated hem and unexpected open back (sadly it’s sold out online, but this one is practically the same one and comes in 2 colors!). For the holiday dinner, I’ll be switching out my jeans for a holiday-ready skirt and some fleece-lined tights. Hope everyone has a happy holiday season!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my gift card giveaways to Kate Spade and Tory Burch (2 chances to win!)


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Pleated hem sweater with open back – Chelsea28 {practically the same sweater here} (similar here {cardigan version} & here)

Grey coat – Theory (similar here & here)

Black jeans – J.Crew (similar here {40% off!} & here)

Laser cut nude heel – Valentino (similar here & here)

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