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Get the Edgy Yet Elegant Look With These Capes

For the past three years my best friend has been bugging me about buying a scarf or cape (thanks Vanessa!)  I am typically a sweatshirt or athleisure type of girl when it comes to bundling up, but last year I went for it and scooped up a few of these goodies and never looked back.  To tell you the truth these capes have become my #1 travel accessory because with the kids they double up as a blanket too.

I think of it as the edgy, yet, elegant way to travel.  As it turns out, these pieces are chic, simple, and incredibly warm – what’s not to love?  I did splurge this year and buy the Burberry Merino Cape, but I also have several that I have picked up under $50 that have amazing reviews.

One Cape, Three Ways

Tip: Beware of 100% wool capes / ponchos, they will be too itchy to enjoy, instead reach for wool blends and ALWAYS read reviews.

Remember this look from last year?

Thanks for checking out this post!

Your Chick,

Rina

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How To Save Your White Sneakers With This One Product

I had been down about the condition of my favorite Gucci sneakers recently and decided to do something about it.  Instead of just replacing them, I decided to try out a quick five minute and five dollar solution to my problem.  I had worn these so much (see them here and here) that they had gotten so dirty and I hated the way that they started to look.  I tried my go-to solution for everything which is baby wipes with no success.  But then I tried the magic eraser by Mr. Clean and was thrilled with my results.

See my before and after pictures here:
Before

 

After


My Blazer is $29 Here (I am wearing Size S) | Fave Gucci Sneakers Here | Go To Adidas Sneakers Here (On Sale) | Hamsa Necklace Linked Here | Go To Evil Eye Necklace Here

Here is the step by step process for restoring your sneakers to ‘like new’ :

  1. Wipe down sneakers first with a baby wipe or wet towel to get off obvious ‘gunk’
  2. Fill a bowl with warm water.
  3. Dip magic eraser into the bowl.
  4. Begin gently rubbing your sneakers. You can repeat this step as many times as necessary.
  5. Wipe off with a clean towel.

Protip: Wash the laces too! My whites were mis-matched until I did this.

The Magic Eraser can also be used gently on handbags as well.  I was able to save my shoes in less than five minutes and I was so excited that I had to share it with you!  The way I look at it is that you will buy it once and always have it for your shoes and your family’s shoes!

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Mad About Plaid

There are some annual trends that are so consistent that I don’t have to let go of those pieces from year to year. Once the weather turns and the colors (for me, mainly black) turn to orange, rust, brown, and yellow, we turn to plaid to help ring in the new season.

Well, kind of.

I love black – so when I found this black and white plaid blazer I knew I had to have it. It’s the perfect compromise for someone like me not totally ready to commit to the fall palette but ready to layer up! This blazer from TopShop is different though – it is jersey knit and double breasted which means it is super soft to the touch, has a little bit of give to it, and looks as amazing as it feels.  Jersey knits are a staple in my wardrobe all year round — special shout-out to my jersey maxi dresses that keep me going through the summers.

The Look

You can see from my feed, unknowingly I have acquired many TopShop items lately, whether it is from Nordstom or TopShop itself.  I guess TopShop’s style speaks to me – like this animal print crossbody (pictured here)or leopard print dress that I have rocked in multiple ways. They do a good job of staying on trend. Even with accessories, trendy resin earrings are from TopShop too ($18)!

The best curvy girls jeans are linked here | The comfiest clear heels under $50 are here  (size up 1.5 sizes |  This plaid blazer is linked here | My resin earrings are $18 and linked here

I take inspiration from many fashion bloggers (Sarah from House of Sequin is a favorite lately!) when I put together an outfit and this look is no different.   Mixing and matching vibes by pairing my rocker tee and blazer is just one inspired look that I have tried.  Anyone can recreate this with what they already have in their closet — its a good excuse to pull out that comfy tee.

Thanks for all the love you showed this look on Instagram. I have reviewed several of my handbags in this video so check it out for details on sizing and styling.

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Cheers,

Rina

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Celebrating Female Strength And Beauty With SelaFit

Anyone else live in work out gear?!  I sure do!  When the kids were babies I was yoga pant obsessed…like literally, I fell asleep in them and wore them all day just to wear the same ones the very next day until laundry day!  I know, I’m not proud, but when you’re sleep deprived anything goes.  Once the kids got a little older I was able to fall into a rhythm which incorporated a work out routine.  What I realized about work out gear was that it was the “less pajama” way to walk around in public and look cute all at the same time.  I playfully call my workout pants my upgraded yoga pants since they are so comfortable!
 

Sela Fit Cross Cross Sports BraSela Fit Black Mesh Body Suit |

Sela Fit High Waisted PantsSela Fit Essential Sweatshirt

I recently stumbled across an affordable line of work out gear called SelaFit.  They are a Chicago based company whose message supports women of all body types.  In the land of Lululemon, my pocket book just couldn’t keep up.  As a person who is on and off the exercise train, having work out clothes that I can both sweat in at the gym or run errands in, is important to me when deciding what to buy.  Honestly, fashion trends for women change quickly so looking for daily looks that don’t break the bank.  I have several different fall looks in my latest “go to” work out brand Sela Fit.

The criss cross detail the sports bra adds a nice touch to a tank.  It shows in the back while your hair is up – I like to play around with different colors too to add a fun pop of color!  The mesh bodysuit is a perfect addition to a yoga or Pilates class.  Can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a position that sets my top loose and shows my stomach and back – not totally ideal!  The high waisted work out pants are a perfect addition.  I have a small waist and a high waisted look always gives me the tuck I need so I can accentuate a part of my body that I love.

I can’t stress enough how much I love this sweatshirt.  Not only it is a little baggy, but the material feels like butter on your skin.  In Chicago, we have more cooler months than hotter months, so this sweatshirt adds a perfect finish to a sweaty post work out look.  Not to mention it can be worn on jeans for just a cute #ootd!

Check them out at www.selafit.com you won’t be disappointed you did!

Your Chick,

Sonia

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