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October 18, 2017

Stripes on stripes // Style Me Wednesday

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Striped mockneck shirt | striped vest | black skinny jeans | white tennis shoes | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #falloutfit #layering #stripes #stripedvest

Striped mockneck shirt | striped vest | black skinny jeans | white tennis shoes | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #falloutfit #layering #stripes #stripedvest

Striped mockneck shirt | striped vest | black skinny jeans | white tennis shoes | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #falloutfit #layering #stripes #stripedvest

Striped mockneck shirt | striped vest | black skinny jeans | white tennis shoes | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #falloutfit #layering #stripes #stripedvest

Striped mockneck shirt | striped vest | black skinny jeans | white tennis shoes | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #falloutfit #layering #stripes #stripedvest


SHOP THE LOOK:

Striped mockneck button shirt – J.Crew
{on sale – only $32}
(similar here {only $15} & here)

Striped puffer vest – J.Crew {this season’s colors} (similar here; love this herringbone and plaid versions!)

Black skinny jeans – J.Crew {comes in petite, too} (similar here {under $80} & here {40% off})

White sneakers – Adidas {only $34!} (similar here & here)


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August 3, 2017

Style: athleisure (cute looks to inspire your workout)

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Style: athleisure | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Athleisure has definitely taken off a daily style. Comfortable clothing that’s also fashionable – how can you lose? Whether you’re going out to run some errands or hitting the gym, I’ve rounded up some eye-turning looks. And, let’s be honest, the thought of working out helps when you’re looking cute, right?


SHOP THE LOOK:

Look #1
Grey crisscross sports bra {33% off}
White running t-shirt {33% off; comes in 2 colors}
Grey leggings {33% off; comes in 2 colors}
Grey and black Nike cross trainers {comes in 4 colors}

Look #2
Blush pink strappy back tank top {33% off; comes in 2 colors}
Black crop leggings {on sale; comes in 2 colors}
Pink sneakers {comes in grey & black, too}

Look #3
Grey Nike sweatshirt {33% off; comes in pink and black}
Periwinkle blue leggings with mesh insets {33% off; comes in 2 colors}
Grey and blue Nike sneakers {25% off}

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April 19, 2017

Travel style: field jacket // Style Me Wednesday

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Olive green field jacket | stripe mock neck shirt | skinny ankle crop jeans | white sneakers | colorblock crossbody purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com .   @jcrew #jcrew @currentelliott #currentelliott @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | stripe mock neck shirt | skinny ankle crop jeans | white sneakers | colorblock crossbody purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com .   @jcrew #jcrew @currentelliott #currentelliott @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | stripe mock neck shirt | skinny ankle crop jeans | white sneakers | colorblock crossbody purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com .   @jcrew #jcrew @currentelliott #currentelliott @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | stripe mock neck shirt | skinny ankle crop jeans | white sneakers | colorblock crossbody purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com .   @jcrew #jcrew @currentelliott #currentelliott @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | stripe mock neck shirt | skinny ankle crop jeans | white sneakers | colorblock crossbody purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com .   @jcrew #jcrew @currentelliott #currentelliott @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | stripe mock neck shirt | skinny ankle crop jeans | white sneakers | colorblock crossbody purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com .   @jcrew #jcrew @currentelliott #currentelliott @adidas #adidas

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you have caught a glimpse of all the pink across Japan. We were traveling in various cities in Japan and catching the cherry blossoms as they bloom. It’s truly unique how much the people embrace the spring season – the parks were packed with people having picnics under the sakura at all hours of the day. It was quite interesting to see all the business people having picnics at night still in their work clothes! And, everywhere we went, there were offerings of sakura everywhere including wine, champagne, coffee, and soda. I’m glad we were able to see all of these sights and sounds – will be posting a full update soon!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Olive green field jacket – J.Crew (here or here) (similar here & here)

Stripe camel & blue turtleneck shirt – J.Crew (similar here & here)

Ankle crop skinny jeans – Current Elliott (similar here & here)

White sneakers – Adidas (similar here & here)

Colorblock crossbody purse – Kate Spade (similar here & here)

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January 18, 2017

How to clean & care for white sneakers

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

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.

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

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.

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

Shoes

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

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

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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November 9, 2016

Oversized sweater season // Style Me Wednesday

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Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

I’ve been looking for an oversized sweater to add to my wardrobe and this one fit the bill. The soft grey color will be perfect to match with practically everything in my fall/winter wardrobe. The longer sleeve length is great for a makeshift glove. Best of all, the wool is woven in a way that won’t pill and it’s not itchy! I styled the sweater for a casual look but can easily transition it to a daytime/office look without looking frumpy. I would simply layer it with a white button down and a midi length pencil skirt to balance out the top.

Update: the sweater is already on sale and will be an additional 50% off!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Grey v-neck sweater – Banana Republic (similar style here {comes in 10 colors} & here)

Ankle crop distressed jeans – AG {on sale!} (similar style here & here {under $50})

White sneakers – Adidas (similar style here {50% off} & here)

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