#Hashtag Sneaker Life

To say my allegiance to sneakers is strong would be an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem throwing on my favorite pair of heels every day for work or rocking them on a night out. Anything that makes me taller and makes my calves and my ass look fine as hell is ok in my book. But sometimes there is something about tossing on a new pair a kicks you just copped that just feels so…right. Pair them with a mini dress, ripped jeans, an A-line skirt, or simple athleisure wear and you’re ready to go looking casual, yet chic AF.

I’ve rounded up a few of my recent favorites (both men and women – the jealousy I have for women who can fit into men’s sneakers is real) in all colorways from my all-time favorite sneaker store across the country: Kith. Take a peek below and see which ones you would cop this summer.

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NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO HIGH PREMIUM in MICA GREEN $145

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NIKE AIR MAX 180 in WHITE / BLUE / RED $130

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CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II BOOT in BURGUNDY $140

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NEW BALANCE 574 in COPPER ROSE $109

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NIKE BLAZER MID SUEDE in GREY $100

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NIKE AIR HUARACHE RUN SD in WINE $120

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 JESTER XX SE in LIGHT BONE $110

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ASICS GEL-CIRCUT in WHITE / BLUE $90

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ADIDAS ORIGINALS EQT CUSHION ADV in WHITE / GOLD $130

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 ’07 in ICE BLUE / SAIL / HYPER TURQUOISE $130

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NIKE AIR SPAN 2 in GREY / GREEN $95

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LV8 in AQUA $100

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NIKE AIR SPAN 2 in WHITE / GREY / BLACK $95

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NIKE SF-AF1 MID in OBSIDIAN $160

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ADIDAS ORIGINALS OREGON ULTRA TECH in WHITE / BLACK / IVORY $120

The sneaker trend of the 90’s is back with a vengeance and I am 100% here for it.

To see even more sick kicks, head over to the Kith, Kith Footwear, or HypeBeast Kicks Instagram page.

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5 New Products to Review!

It would be an understatement to say I enjoy shopping. Not just for clothes, either – I just recently moved so I’ve been big into purchasing items for storage, decorative pieces, and boring stuff like a microwave and, ya know, groceries. These are some of my new purchases and my current thoughts on them.

Crystals

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In my last post, I talked about how I was trying to get into the crystal game because I wanted to see what all the hype was about from my hippie friend (still love you, Claire!). I purchased Black Tourmaline, Citrine, and an assortment called the New Beginnings Crystal Healing Kit which contained Green Aventurine, Crystal Quartz, Green Calcite, Kyanite, and Howlite, which are all supposed to help bring peace, creativity, and protection (among other things) to a new home. I followed all the directions on every website I used to research these crystals and “cleansed” them by burning sage around them (there are other ways to cleanse), and “setting intentions” for each one. While I felt super weird sitting in my apartment and doing all this, I did feel a sense of calmness. It’s only been about two weeks, and I’m still not sure if I believe all the hype, but I can’t really knock it until I truly try it!

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35

I typically only use SPF on my face in the summer (I know, I know, I should use it everyday), but I wanted to test this one out on my face to make sure it didn’t break me out and I could return it. So I’ve been using it every morning for about a week and haven’t had any breakouts! Major shock since just about every SPF moisturizer I’ve tried out there messes with my skin. The only downside I would say is that the container/amount of product is much smaller than most SPF moisturizers and there is no way to tell how much is left in the bottle, potentially leaving you in a sticky situation during a spontaneous beach trip. All-in-all, I’d recommend!

Trilogy Rosehip Oil

After (another) glowing recommendation from my friend after seeing amazing results on her skin, I decided to purchase some organic Rosehip oil to work into my skincare routine. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now as a sole moisturizer (after toner) in the AM and under my Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich in the PM for some extra love. This is the first oil that I’ve used on my sensitive skin that hasn’t made me breakout so it’s a win in my book! All I can say is that I see the glow in my face my friend was talking about!

Nike Air Force 1 High

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I just copped this kicks last Saturday whilst roaming the city in the gorgeous 80 degree weather. I initially went into the store to ask about the Fila leggings I’ve been dying for, but sadly they didn’t have my size (but I found them online!). Naturally I browsed the store after my upsetting realization and came across these beauties. After sending multiple pictures to my friends and getting (some) stamps of approval, I took the leap and handed over my credit card. First impressions: I love the olive color and the Velcro strap (tied in the back) and they are super comfortable!

Lo and Sons Catalina Deluxe Weekender Bag

Ok so, I didn’t necessarily just get this item, but it’s definitely worth talking about. In an ideal world, I would own a fabulous LV duffel and look as chic as possible at the airport or on short trips. However my bank account will not allow it. BUT Lo and Sons has got me covered on an amazing bag. Their most popular item, the Catalina Deluxe Bag, has just about everything you want, and then some. There are pockets galore on the front, back, and inside, and on some sizes (I have the large version) there is a bottom compartment that is perfect for shoes and/or makeup/accessory bags. I have to say it’s been a life-saver on quick trips to NYC or when I need to schlep all my laundry home to my parent’s house. Compare sizes here and see which one best fits your needs!


Have you tried any of these products? Have any other suggestions? Post a comment below and I’ll check them out!

Top 3: This Week’s Must-Haves

3. Lizou Jewelry

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I came across the Lizou Jewelry Instagram page after they liked one of my photos and I got lost in their feed for about 15 minutes. Inspired by French and California vibes, this company has numerous (and moderately-priced) collections to choose from, including wraps, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more. I’m especially privy to the wrap collection because the bigger the wrist-game, the better.  This bracelet and this necklace/bracelet especially caught my eye due to the gorgeous color combos. I’m guilty of wearing all black to just about everything, but I can definitely get into an accessory with a pop of color. I highly suggest checking out the site here for a closer look into this trendy line.

2. Black Tourmaline

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I’m new to crystals and the belief behind them. After hours of extensive research (yes, hours) on crystals to protect, bring creativity, and shield negative energy, I came across black tourmaline, among others. I was specifically drawn to this crystal due to it’s protective and grounding properties to keep away negativity, suppress anxiety, and bring on calmness. I purchased six stones to place around my apartment in order to keep a safe space for myself and leave my life stressors at the door (or so I read somewhere on the internet). I also bought a necklace with the stone to keep toxic energies away from myself through my day and protect from the anxiety I experience everyday. While I’ve only just set up my crystals around my house, I have high hopes of what they will do in the future.

1. Fila Everthing

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On my way back to my apartment after buying a few bottles of Prosecco, I noticed the store window of a trendy street wear/sneaker store and the mannequin caught my eye. She (it?) was decked out in Fila, but more specifically these Fila leggings that I now must have in my closet. (These are also pretty sick.) I recently purchased the classic Disruptor 2 sneakers and re-fell in love with the brand. I’m big on Adidas and Nike, but I wanted to branch out into more old school brands like Fila and the now-popular Champion. With the love of my recent purchase, I definitely see more Fila gear coming into my life.


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