The Adidas Surge

Okay, while Adidas has never been a brand that has fallen completely out of style, it did seem to fall into the background for many years.  Longtime competitor, Nike, seemed to remain in the forefront, consistently propelled by collaborations with celebrities and athletes alike.  Classics such as Air Jordans and Air Max and old school kicks such as the Cortez have remained priority style purchases within the world of streetwear.  Global lifestyle brands such as Vans and Converse have both experienced ebbs and flows with regards to popularity but have each made a strong comeback in recent years as popularity for a more casual form of fashion grew.  Over the last year, Adidas has now emerged (somewhat seemingly out of nowhere) as an “it” brand.  Pairing up with big names (think Pharrell) and making products that are both cool and functional has proved to be a winning formula for the brand, not to mention some assistance from perfect timing.  People are looking to feel current and edgy but are also placing a strong emphasis on comfort.  Adidas is producing stylish clothing and shoes that offer the best of both worlds.  New clothing pieces have an effortlessly cool vibe and the sneakers offer a fresh take on sportswear meets fashion.  (I have to give a shoutout to my stylish hubby who strongly urged me to purchase a pair of the Ultra Boost.  They are pictured below.  I was absolutely shocked at the amazing fit.  I mean, they are INSANELY comfortable.  Plus, the color is made to resemble Rosé, so there’s that…)

Sharing my favorite Adidas picks below…

 

 

 

 

Which was your first pair of Adidas?  I wore my black Sambas almost every single day back in elementary school!

xoxo

Lindsey

 

 

 

 

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High Tops For Fall

Yesterday, I noticed that the flower petals from our Crepe Myrtle trees were beginning to gently fall off.  That, coupled with the beautiful breeze we experienced, made it feel like fall is truly on the horizon.  That’s not to say that we couldn’t have a crazy temperature spike again for a couple of weeks before the temperature actually begins to decrease for good, but it gives me hope.  I have always said that I could happily live somewhere without a summer.  Unless I am laying in a pool or at the beach, heat is not my friend.  In fact, the main thing I miss about L.A. (besides my friends) is the dry climate and the cool nights.  I’m that annoying friend who is wishing for fall within the first week of summer.

The slight change in temperature were are having here in Raleigh is making me so excited fall clothing.  While the hot clothing items for the upcoming season are layering pieces such as dusters, kimonos and cardigans, one of the main shoe trends seems to lean more towards athleisure and cool comfort.  More specifically, high tops are huge for fall.  If you have followed us for awhile, you may have noticed that they have been a favorite of mine for years.  It’s funny because when I wear my high top sneaks, I always have women comment, “I love those shoes but I could never pull off high tops” or “Those are so cool but I’m too old to wear them.”  Listen, my mom is in her late-sixties and she looks so ridiculously cool (and adorable) when she wears her studded high tops.  Forget the traditional rules and just wear what you are drawn to despite that little voice in your head.  I am no spring chicken but I have zero plans of giving up my high tops.  At the very least, give them a try!  A great option this fall is the high top sneaker bootie.  It offers a bit of a more conservative look versus Converse or Vans.  I have linked some great options below.

I am so psyched that there are so many amazing options out right now so I wanted to share my favorite picks with you all!  I have included a variety of price points ranging from affordable kicks to more high-end ones.

 

 

xoxo

Lindsey

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Weekend Look

Can we all take a deep breath and jump into the week?

Should I feel embarrassed to admit that I am already having anxiety about packing for our trip to L.A….NEXT WEEK?  Packing for me is the easy part.  Man, how that has changed.  For those of you who don’t know, I moved to Raleigh from L.A. so going back is always a blast.  Before having Ryan, packing was a disaster because my trips out there were filled with nights out and cruising all over the city.  A zillion outfits were packed, not to mention the countless pairs of shoes.  I suffered from that, “Just in case” mentality.  Now, my trips out there are filled with casual evenings out and playdates with my best girls and their cutie-pies.  As long as I pack a couple of outfits for the two nights I will probably head out with friends, I am covered.  Packing for Ryan on the other hand, UGH.  It’s not even the clothes because they are so tiny that I can pack layers for him to cover bases for all weather possibilities.  It is all of the other stuff…loveys, books, toys, medicine and thermometer (just in case), favorite stuffed animal that sleeps with him, diapers, wipes, and the list goes on.  We will be staying at my parents’ place so, thankfully, we have a monitor, sound machine and bath toys already out there.  Do any of you have any tricks for packing for a toddler?  If so, can you please share?

This past weekend was jam-packed but so much fun.  Tiffany and I headed out to a Galentine’s party with a bunch of local blogger friends.  It is always so nice to connect with this group of girls.  The two of us shot some content for the blog afterwards and then I raced home because we were celebrating David’s upcoming birthday with my family that night.

While preparing for the blogger get-together, I went out and find a couple of dresses that were perfect for the event.  The problem?  I tried both of them on the next day and wasn’t feeling them at all.  Ultimately, I wore a simple look far different from what I had envisioned but I felt comfortable, and most importantly, I felt like myself.  I wore black booties to the event and then changed into my glitter high tops afterwards so add a bit of edge to the clean look.


xoxo

Lindsey