Sand and the Sun

Feeling your best often has to do with confidence. How happy you are with yourself and maybe the way you look can effect your confidence. I feel most confident when I am comfortable with myself and happy with the way I look. Being that I am a style blogger and love to wear clothing that can be very form fitting, I try my hardest to stay fit and healthy. Whether you are working out to look better or for general health, getting up before work to get a run in, or taking a boxing class after an evening class can be hard. Really hard. I find that if I put the same effort into the clothing I wear during a workout as I do for a photo shoot, it helps motivate me. This active wear combo is incredibly cute, and performs insanely well throughout a sweaty, high intensity workout. The jacket by Sweat Crew, pays attention to aesthetic detail with the mesh sleeves, while simultaneously being a breathable, sweat wicking jacket. These young & reckless leggings fit me so well, and the hot pink details help me feel that much more energized for a run. Get the look below and work your way to a more confident you! (Click links below for each product)

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Jacket

Leggings

Sneakers

PHOTOGRAPHER: Randy Tran
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Downtown Culver

I enjoy pushing my style to the boundaries. Life is just too short to be wearing the same thing all the time. Experimenting with new trends or wearing classic pieces in brand new ways helps me spice up my style. A ribbed body con dress is absolutely an essential, timeless piece and can be paired with anything. Wearing thigh high leather boots with this knee length dress adds some Rihanna-esque edge. Combine with some bold statement accessories and a grungy, distressed jacket and BAM! You’ve put together a fiercely original outfit. Get the look below.

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Jean Jacket

Turtleneck Dress

Boots

PHOTOGRAPHER: Will Tee Yang

Yogi

Being that I am a track athlete, tennis enthusiast and overall super active person, I am often in active wear. Like I’ve brought up in previous posts, aesthetic is almost just as important to me as the function aspects of workout outfits. For example, a problem I encounter quite a bit with women’s running shoes is that many of the high performing shoes out there can easily break the piggy bank and usually are displeasing to the eye. I do not think it should be so difficult to find workout gear with both high quality designs and functionality. This outfit is simple to slip on and get a workout in, while still feeling stylish and put together. These shoes also do a really great job of bringing together design and function. I hike a lot around Los Angles, in addition to running and these shoes were made for both. They fit great, are really cute and the bottom of the shoe is designed to work well on tough terrain or trail runs.

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Yoga Outfit Revolve Clothing

Shoes

PHOTOGRAPHER: Randy Tran

Athletic Chic

There are some days where the fashion gods bless me with the gift of a perfect outfit. For the most part, I consider all my outfits to be perfect, but there are those special times when something just clicks and magic is made. The three most important items I have been longing for found their way into my closet at last! A leather baseball cap, a hockey jersey and thigh high boots. Playing up on my very present athletic side and inner preppy diva made for an amazing combo. What makes an outfit so special to me is particularly the way I feel in it. Clashing the casual, sporty vibes of the jersey with my favorite, femme boots made me feel like I could rule the world.

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Leather Hat

Jersey

Thigh Boots

Purse

PHOTOGRAPHER: Will Tee Yang

Steve Madden

Fashercise

Summer is slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop working on our summer bodies. The abundance of fashionable exercise gear makes doing so that much easier. Who doesn’t want to look awesome while working out? I have recently been scouting different workout brands that focus on both fashion and function aspects. As a track athlete myself, I am in workout clothes close to 4 hours a day so wearing pieces that not only look good, but perform well are imperative for a successful workout. The style and aesthetic of the clothing also comes into play when deciding on the workout gear I chose. My philosophy is that if I look good, I will feel good and in return, I will perform well. Make sure you get the look for your next workout!

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Sports Bra

Leggings

Shoes Eileen Fisher

PHOTOGRAPHER: Randy Tran