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what i wear & how i wear it

by @according2kelly on March 5, 2014

tieks-ballet-shoes-harveys-seatbelt-bag

there was no yellow brick road, but that didn’t stop me from wearing my ruby red tieks (& carrying my teal lola satchel) – helping spread awareness about the prevalence of heart disease among women.

check out the american heart association to learn more.

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princess half marathon running costumes have been on my mind a lot lately.

yep! yep! the princess half marathon is quite literally just around the corner. & in just a few days, i will be boarding a plane & heading to florida where i will trade in my glass slippers for my running shoes.

& while i’m physically and mentally as ready as i’ll get – i still have no idea of what to wear!

luckily, i have a team sparkle skirt in nearly every color – which makes creating a princess half marathon running costume easy peasy.

& while revealing my princess possibilities ahead of race time, kinda feels like i’m “letting the cat out of the bag,” hopefully (with your help) i’ll be able to decide which of my inner princesses to embrace…

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so what do you think? which princess half marathon running costume should i pack in my bags?

if only i could change costumes at every mile or so – that would be ideal! but, without an extra large does of pixie dust, i just don’t think that’s a possibility.

princess-half-marathon-costumesso… if you had to choose just one princess half marathon running costume, which would it be?

sleeping beauty, minnie mouse, snow white, tinkerbell or rapunzel?

you know i love to “dress up” while running. i’ve ran not one, not two, but three different runDisney races in “costume,” and the princess half marathon is no exception.

so please, please, please help me embrace my inner princess & run 13.1 mile in true “royal” style.

all i have to do is decide the perfect princess half marathon running costume.

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how to wear wings while running

by @according2kelly on January 16, 2012

tinkerbell-running-costumei often get asked: how to wear wings while running? having done it twice, (& even PR-ing while running in wings) i’m a self-proclaimed wing-running-expert… and it’s surprisingly easy.

in fact, it’s so comfortable, i tend to forget i’m wearing wings while running, unless i accidentally hit someone with one of them (which may have happened once or twice).

the key to an easy-breezy-wing-running-experience? it’s all in the attachment…

don’t be lured into wearing the elastic arm straps “back pack” style. that’s guaranteed to be uncomfortable & you definitely won’t be flying thru any race.

not to worry though – proper wing-running-attachment is easy peasy.

how-to-wear-wings-and-runhow to wear wings while running {supplies}

* one pair of Team Sparkle fairy wings (available in a rainbow of colors)

* one tank top, preferably racerback. if tank tops aren’t your “thing”, wear a racerback sports bra under your shirt of choice.

you can also wear wear a “normal” sports bra, however it’s a little more work.

* 2 safety pins

how-to-run-while-wearing-wingshow to wear wings while running {instructions}

best done with the help of a friend, but attaching wings can be done alone.

1. while wearing your tank top (or racerbrack sports bra under the shirt of your choice), attach the wings to the racerback, using the elastic arm straps.

a racerback tank top or sports bra’s shoulder straps form a “v” or a “t” between your shoulder blades, making it super easy to attach the wings to.

if you do choose to wear a “normal” tank top or sports bra, attach the elastic arm straps to each of your bra/ tank straps.

basically, you want to secure the wings to the middle of your back as firmly as possible.

2. wrap the the straps around the racerback several times, until it’s tight, making sure to double knot it.

* if you’re performing this act solo, you may want to attach the wings before putting on your tank top.

* if you’re wearing a sports bra under the shirt of your choice, you’ll want to pull the back collar down as far down as possible, & attach the wings to the straps of your sports bra.

wear-wings-while-running3. arrange the wings, in the preferred position/placement on your back.

4. pin each wing to your tank top or shirt at the top of your back, at your shoulders, using the safety pins, to prevent major “wing-bobbing” while running.

* you may want to quickly dab the area where you are going to pin with clear nail polish to prevent any major runs in the nylon wings.How to run with Wings
5. once you’ve attached your wings, be sure to slightly bend them “backwards,” near the top, for aero-dynamics (& to ensure they don’t hit you in the face as you run).

how-to-run-wearing-wingshow to wear wings while running {review}

see?! i told you it would be easy-breezy. but, just in case you need a refresher already…

1. do NOT wear the wings as backpack using the arm straps.

2. DO attach the wings to a racerback tank top or sports bra.

3. DO pin wings to the top of each shoulder.

4. give the wings a slight bend BACKWARDS, to ensure aero-dynamics.

now, all you need is a little bit of pixie dust (& your Team Sparkle skirt) & you’re ready to wear wings while running.

 

 

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what SHE wears & how SHE wears it

by @according2kelly on October 19, 2011

i’ve joined a movement – a fashion movement that is. sweats, work out pants & sometimes even pajamas have become the norm much to often. so i’m linking up with the always fabulous lindsey & my new friend nina, to document what i wear & how i wear it. there’s nothing like having a little outfit accountability to get you motivated to actually get dressed each & every day.

instead of showcasing my outfits this week (although i don’t think i’ll ever be able to top last week’s mad men inspired ensemble), i thought i’d turn the spotlight on the true fashionista of the family… 2 year old charlie. she out-dresses, out-styles, & out-accessorizes me nearly every day. & to be honest, i’m quite jealous of her wardrobe.

while her closet is filled with lots of target & a few one-of-a-kind-handmade pieces, this past week she’s been wearing some of my favorite girl’s clothes from tea collection.

girls-clothes-tea-collection{park day}
talavera yoke dress: tea collection girl’s clothes
magenta skinny stretch leggings: tea collection girl’s clothes
pink sparkle shoes:TOMS

tea-collection-kids-clothes{playdate}
marimba mini dress in surf: tea collection girl’s clothes
pink sparkle shoes: TOMS

kids-clothes-tea-collection{pumpkin picking}
flor de papel mini dress: tea collection girl’s clothes
denim skinny stretch leggings: tea collection girl’s clothes
pink sparkle shoes: TOMS

so what did you wear this week?

disclaimer: tea collection provided me with a gift certificate to purchase a few of their fabulous items. however, all of the expressed opinions are 100% my own, & i ended up spending WAY more than they provided me with, & i happily paid for a few little extras charlie just had to have. i have loved & lusted after tea collection for years now. i really & truly believe they make some of the most fabulous kids clothes (yes! kids… i’m sure you’re well aware of their beautiful girl’s clothes, but did you know they also have boy’s clothes?).

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{mad men inspired} what i wear & how i wear it

by @according2kelly on October 11, 2011

i’ve joined a movement – a fashion movement that is. sweats, work out pants & sometimes even pajamas have become the norm much to often. so i’m linking up with the always fabulous lindsey & my new friend nina, to document what i wear & how i wear it. there’s nothing like having a little outfit accountability to get you motivated to actually get dressed each & every day.

hectic schedules, poor lighting conditions, and a terrible case of mommy brain, has resulted in absolutely no pictures of my latest outfits – but i can promise you one thing, i have been getting dressed, each & every day.

mad-men-dress

luckily, angry julie agreed to my personal photographer at the recent mad men inspired oc blogger bash, documenting my well teased hair, cat eyes & 60′s inspired garb.

what-to-wear-mad-men-inspiredmad men inspired party {oc blogger bash}
teal dress: betty paige
black patent leather belt: betty paige
black patent leather wedges: steve maden
black purse: chanel
pearl bracelet: vintage

after spending the evening drooling over vintage cars, drinking milk shakes, eating retro candy & watching audrey hepburn on the big screen, i’m starting to think i was born in the wrong era… even if i do look like the mom from the wonder years.

so what did you wear this week?

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what i wear & how i wear it

by @according2kelly on August 17, 2011

i’ve joined a movement – a fashion movement that is. sweats, work out pants & sometimes even pajamas have become the norm much to often. so i’m linking up with the always fabulous lindsey to document what i wear & how i wear it. there’s nothing like having a little outfit accountability to get you motivated to actually get dressed each & every day.

this week i’m recapping a few of the ensembles i wore to blogher. considering i swapped outfits several times a day, there are quite a few to share…

{thursday evening, party circuit: oc blogger bash cocktail party}
mustard sweater: anthropologie
multi-colored skirt: anthropologie
brown sandals: target clearance
pearl bracelet: nordstrom

{thursday evening, party circuit: clever girls collective party}
hot pink top ella moss top: nordstrom
j brand skinny jeans: nordstom
hot pink wedges: borrowed from julie
multi-colored, multi-jewel bracelet:  vintage nordstrom
pink hair streaks & glitter: a can

{friday am, blogher 5k}
black tank top: nike
turquoise sparkle skirt: team sparkle
rainbow race legs: team sparkle
running shoes: newton

don’t know what i loved more… racing with julie, carrie, jenny mae, cheryl, renee, heather, meeting two of my all-time favorite running idols dimity mcdowell & sarah bowen shea (authors of the amazing book run like a mother),  OR the way my rock star glitter toes matched my rainbow race legs perfectly.

{friday, blogher sessions}
striped sweater: nordstrom
white linen pants: nordstrom
brown leather sandals: urban outfitters clearance
multi-colored bauble necklace: urban outfitters

{friday evening, party circuit: cheap sally dance party}
the perfect t-shirt: j. crew
striped maxi skirt: anthropologie
leather sandals: urban outfitters
multi-colored bauble necklace: urban outfitters
eyelash extensions: the skinny cow expo booth

{saturday, blogher sessions}
cream shirt: vintage anthropologie
yellow belt: borrowed from carrie
seersucker skirt: j. crew
brown sandals: target clearance

{saturday evening, party circuit: secret style suite party}
the perfect t-shirt: j. crew
multi-colored, multi-jewel necklace:  vintage nordstrom
multi-colored skirt: anthropologie
brown belt: anthropologie
brown sandals: target clearance

so what did YOU wear this week?

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what should i wear & how should i wear it

by @according2kelly on August 9, 2011

i’ve joined a movement – a fashion movement that is. sweats, work out pants & sometimes even pajamas have become the norm much to often. so i’m linking up with the always fabulous lindsey to document what i wore & how i wear it. there’s nothing like having a little outfit accountability to get you motivated to actually get dressed each & every day.

but this week, i’m playing the game just a wee bit different. instead of showing you what i wore & how i wore it to the 2011 blogher conference this past week… i’m asking YOU what should i wear & how should i wear it.

in just a few short weeks i will be running my third run disney running event – the disneyland half marathon & i’m having a wardrobe (or rather running costume) crisis. i still don’t know what i’m going to wear! i’ve have narrowed the choice down to seven disney-inspired costumes for running. shoes & accessories have yet to be decided, but i’m hoping that maybe with your help i can find the perfect running costume.

so, without further ado, please help me decide what should i wear & how should i wear it…

running-costumes{running costume a: tinker bell}
lime green tank top: target
lime green sparkle skirt: team sparkle
running shoes: newton
tinker bell wings: kids’ costume chest

{running costume b: belle}
yellow tank: target
golden yellow sparkle skirt: team sparkle
running shoes: newton
tiara: kids’ costume chest
yellow capelet: kids’ costume chest
white elbow gloves: kids’ costume chest

{running costume c: jessie}
white tank: nike
turquoise sparkle skirt: team sparkle
running shoes: newton
cowboy hat: kids’ costume chest
cowboy kercheif: kids’ costume chest
red “power bands”: team sparkle
cow print knee socks: kids’ costume chest

{running costume d: minnie mouse}
red tank: target
red sparkle skirt: team sparkle
running shoes: newton
minnie ears: kids’ costume chest
minnie gloves: kids’ costume chest
white polka dots: staples – circle dots

{running costume e: pirate}
black tank: nike
gunmetal sparkle skirt: team sparkle
running shoes: newton
red & black stripe skull cap: kids’ costume chest
eye patch: kids’ costume chest
pirate sword: kids’ costume chest
red & black striped arm warmers: kids’ costume chest
red & black striped leggings: kids’ costume chest

{running costume f: mrs. incredible}
red tank: target (with incredibles sticker)
red sparkle skirt: team sparkle
black leggings: hanes
running shoes: newton
incredibles eye mask: kids’ costume chest
yellow power belt: kids’ costume chest

{running costume g: snow white}
snow white costume top: kids’ costume chest
snow white corset: kids’ costume chest
snow white cape: kids’ costume chest
golden yellow sparkle skirt: team sparkle
running shoes: newton
red satin bow: kids’ costume chest

so now it’s up to you. please, please, please tell me which of these disney-inspired costumes for running do  YOU think i should wear while running the disneyland half marathon? running costume a, b, c, d, e ,f or g?

together, we can make amazing wardrobe decisions. may the force be with you.

so what did YOU wear this week?

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what i wear & how i wear it

by @according2kelly on July 27, 2011

i’ve joined a movement – a fashion movement that is. sweats, work out pants & sometimes even pajamas have become the norm, much to often. so i’m linking up with the always fabulous lindsey to document what i wear & how i wear it. there’s nothing like having a little outfit accountability to get you motivated to actually get dressed each & every day.

{sabbath sunday}
wrap dress: brussels, belgium
necklace: allora handmade rosette statement necklace
steve maden metallic wedges: nordstrom

{out & about}
the perfect t-shirt: j. crew
striped maxi skirt: anthropologie
leather sandals: urban outfitters
beaded necklace: urban outfitters

{around town}
periwinkle sweater: vintage nordstrom
multi-colored skirt: vintage anthropologie
tory burch flats: bloomingdales
wild child bracelet: nordstrom

so what did YOU wear this week?

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what i wear & how i wear it

by @according2kelly on July 19, 2011

i’ve joined a movement – a fashion movement that is. sweats, work out pants & sometimes even pajamas have become the norm much to often. so i’m linking up with the always fabulous lindsey to document what i wear & how i wear it. there’s nothing like having a little outfit accountability to get you motivated to actually get dressed each & every day.

this week i’m recapping a few of the ensembles i wore to evo, followed by the TWO (yes! two) outfits i wore to the wedding… there were just to many fabulous mustard-colored outfit possibilites to choose from. so, why choose? at the very least, i was able to narrow it down to two one to the ceremony & one to the party! thanks to everyone for the amazing feedback on what i should wear & how should i wear it.

what-to-wear-to-evo{evo day one}

periwinkle striped shirt: nordstrom
white linen pants: nordstrom
red quilted belt: shabby apple
pearl bracelet: nordstrom
gold sparkle boat shoes: nordstrom

what-to-wear-to-evo{evo day two}

blue striped shirt: j. crew
mustard skirt: anthropologie
cinching belt: anthropologie
beaded necklace: urban outfitters
leather sandals: urban outfitters
cameo bracelet: me

what-to-wear-to-a-wedding{wedding, outfit one}

sweater: anthropologie
skirt: anthropologie
gray rosette belt: anthropologie
pearl bracelet: nordstrom
metallic wedges: steve madden

what-to-wear-to-a-wedding{wedding, outfit two}

jacket: talbots
shirt: talbots
skirt: talbots
pearl bracelet: nordstrom
metallic wedges: steve madden

are you in love with these wedges, as much as i am? the matte gray against the shiny, metallic silver make them the perfect go-to shoe. plus, they’re wedges, which means i can do a mean sprint while wearing them!

so what did YOU wear this week?

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what should i wear & how should i wear it

by @according2kelly on July 12, 2011

i’ve joined a movement – a fashion movement that is. sweats, work out pants & sometimes even pajamas have become the norm much to often. so i’m linking up with the always fabulous lindsey to document what i wore & how i wear it. there’s nothing like having a little outfit accountability to get you motivated to actually get dressed each & every day.

but this week, i’m playing the game just a wee bit different. instead of showing you what i wore & how i wore it to the 2011 evo conference this past week… i’m asking YOU what should i wear & how should i wear it.

my brother is getting married THIS friday & i’m in wardrobe crisis. i still don’t know what i’m going to wear! i’ve have narrowed the choice down to six mustard-colored outfit possibilities. shoes & accessories have yet to be decided, but i’m hoping that maybe with your help i can find the perfect wedding ensemble.

so, without further ado, please help me decide what should i wear & how should i wear it…

what-i-wear-wednesday

{option a}
sweater: anthropologie
skirt: anthropologie

{option b}
dress: anthropologie
sweater: j. jil

{option c}
sweater: anthropologie
skirt: anthropologie

{option d}
jacket: talbots
skirt: talbots

{option e}
dress: anthropologie
sweater: j. jil

{option f}
sweater: anthropologie
skirt: anthropologie

so now it’s up to you. please, please, please tell me which outfit YOU think i should wear this weekend, to my brother’s wedding. option a, b, c, d, e or f?

together, we can make amazing wardrobe decisions. may the force be with you.

so what did YOU wear this week?


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