Ace of Lace

I used to think the only appropriate time for sneakers was never.  Man was I wrong.  Lately I have been daydreaming of the bold design, fun colors, and- let’s face it- comfort that really only seem appropriate in an old fashioned lace up shoe situation.

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I don’t know guys maybe I’ve been sucked in by these enviable adorable street style images (P.S. click through for links!), or maybe working at an active wear brand is getting into my head, but I’m starting to rethink my footwear game.  Especially after I saw that Mary Katrantzou is collaborating with Adidas on a collection of fresh sportswear and shoes, out this month.  Christmas present anyone?

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Mary Katrantzou for Adidas via Style.com

Check out a few of my other picks for fun kicks below! I’d love to pair any of these with black jeans or an oversize dress and then hop on my bike and zip off to work (in semi-appropriate style!)
via Adidas, Nike, Converse, and New Balance

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So what do you think about this track shoe trend?  Love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments!

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.54.08 PMxoxo Laura

 

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Ace of Lace

Holding on to fall

IMG_2375 Well it looks like we have approximately 3 days of nice weather left before the cold hits so I’m squeezing in every last drop of bare legs. It was the perfect day for a couple of work appointments, and then an impromptu cupcake date! You guys, I made this skirt about 5 months ago and it still makes me squeal a little every time I get to wear it. I always love tying my button downs as well because it gives a more defined waist and adds an interesting little sculptural element.

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Shirt: Mango, Skirt: RAW Designs(me), Boots: Michael Antonio, Glasses: Bershka, Vintage Find, Cupcake: Butterfinger

Holding on to fall

Sunshine and Sunflowers

I love sunflowers- just ask Becka! So this little smocked top number pretty much screamed my name from the racks of one of our (many) local thrift stores.  A little alteration and it’s a perfect easy dress for the sunshine-ey Southern California November we’ve been having.  I paired this with a denim jacket for a night out and dressed it up with a pop of red in the lipstick and sandals.  But it seems to work just as well paired with my trusty bright turquoise backpack and mirrored sunglasses for weekend errand running.

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I have to say I am a little weirded out by this whole sundress two weeks before Thanksgiving thing- but I think its something I can get used to!

Dress: My own, via Ventura Goodwill; Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target; Backpack: Patagonia; Sunglasses: Target

 

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