Turtleneck and Leopard Season

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Hey babes!

Long time no talk!  Hope you guys have had a great start of the Fall season.  Recently we have seen the trend of leopard print walking up and down the runways, fashioned by our favorite celebrities, and in every department store there is. And lets not forget about turtlenecks, paired with the perfect jean and it will keep you warm and cozy, while still looking fashion forward.

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Leopard print can be worn with anything to spice up your look.  Here we paired our leopard coat with a simple pair of blue skinny jeans, black booties, and a white cashmere sweater.  This pairing is the new street style look that anyone could wear.   So next time you are shopping and see that coat that looks a little out there, take the risk and buy it!  we promise you will thank us 😉

Easy ways to style leopard:

  1. Casual look: jeans, t-shirt, flats, booties or heels, leopard  jacket
  2. Dressier look: black skirt, stockings, turtle neck or blouse, with leopard booties or flats
  3. Simple look: denim skirt, cropped sweater, leopard coat

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Turtlenecks are a perfect for the fall season. They can be layered with many different outerwear pieces. We love turtle necks because its a great way to accentuate yourself without showing much skin at all.  They highlight your beautiful face!

Easy ways to style turtlenecks:

  1. Casual look: jeans (flared, ripped,etc.), short sleeve turtleneck, denim jacket, and boots.
  2. Dressier look: long sleeve turtleneck dress, tights, heels, and a clutch.
  3. Simple look: long sleeve turtleneck, jeans, and sneaks.

Hope you found these tips helpful!

xoxo,

Eri & Sky

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Spring Time Looks ft. Floral Prints

 

Hey Babes!

Spring is in full swing! Flowers are blooming, the sky is blue, and the sun is out. That means it’s time to pull out those florals and printed fabrics because this is the season to show them off!

Lately we have been seeing the trend of bringing out crazy-busy patterns, but keeping them simple by pairing them with a solid neutral.

Eri & I were really inspired by this trend. Here are some examples of how to pair different prints with solids!

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Find our looks!

Sky’s Outfit~

  • Sweater – H&M
  • Dress – Old Navy (great deals, and great clothes!)
  • Heels – Steve Madden
  • Sunglasses – Dolce and Gabbana

Eri’s Outfit~

  • Blouse – H&M
  • Skirt – Thrift Store
  • Heels – Charlotte Russe
  • Purse – Kate Spade

Hope you guys enjoyed! And that it helped bring some inspiration:)

xoxo,

Eri & Sky

 

 

 

Hmm, What Do I Wear to a Concert? 

     Hey babes!

Finding something to wear at a concert can be pretty challenging; you could go dressy, casual, or full fledged, with DIY concert themed outfits. But this concert around, we chose comfortable and chic.

We went to Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour, and with all of the madness that happens at a Justin Bieber concert, you need to be able to move swiftly haha, no joke!

Fashion tips & general tips to keep in mind before going to a concert:

  1. Make sure your feet are somewhat comfortable! (We know, heels are to die for, but you’ll be standing, and dancing for a while). Trendy sneakers, or booties would be great! Fashionable, yet comfy:)
  2. Don’t wear too many layers. Things can get hot in the arena/venue, with all the dancing, and body heat. Wear something to keep you cool, and if you get cold bring a sweater, or jacket, to throw on top.
  3. Bring a small purse (cross body), or a small wallet to hold your necessities. You want to be able to move as freely as possible, with no extra bulk and weight to your arms.
  4. Make sure that you are fully charged (i.e. your phone, and yourself).  You could invest in a portable charging case and or a portable charger.  (You can find these at Urban Outfitters or even a local drugstore.)
  5. HAVE FUN!!  Make the most of your night and maybe even try not to capture everything on your phones, or electronic devices, and really enjoy being in the moment.  This is something Eri and I have learned over the years.  And I can honestly say that this time around, it made the concert way better 🙂

Before the show, we stopped  by a couple of stores on the way, specifically Urban Outfitters we can’t get enough of this store! Look at all these perfumes, so hard to choose!:)


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Flaunt that fur Sky!! (Our friends Chloe and Alysa hopped in the picture!:) hahah.

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Sky’s Outfit Details ~ 

  1. Top: Calvin Klein
  2. Vest: Ralph Lauren
  3. Bottoms: Topshop
  4. Shoes: Stan Smith’s
  5. Purse: Mini Long Champ

 

 

Eri’s Outfit Details ~

  1. Top: Urban Outfitters
  2. Jeans: Savers Thrift Store
  3. Shoes: Nike  Outlet
  4. Purse: Walmart


Show Time!!!

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xoxo,

Eri & Sky

Lifestyle

Hey!   We thought it was time to share not just about ourselves but also our lifestyles, routines, and what we do in a day!  Hope you guys like it!

Eri’s Lifestyle:


  
In this picture my family came to visit me at college. Whenever they come up I get a break from the dorm, and stay with them at a hotel, this past time we stayed in the relaxing, Monte Carlo.


In my first semester of college I definitely went crazy with all the available pizza, pasta, and desserts. But I was also feeling sluggish and exhausted. This semester I have changed my eating habits. I now eat more wholesome nutritious foods. In this picture I had a salad, fruit, and some cookies (let’s be real cookies are awesome!).


At my university, we have a really nice gym, supplied with a ton of different equipment. This semester I have an actual workout routine. On Monday’s and Wednesday’s I go to the gym, and typically go on the elliptical, weights, and bike, in an hour. And on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s I go to my workout class, called Body Weight Bootcamp. This class is a 1 credit class, and I enjoy it cause it forces my butt, to get up and be active at 8:30am.

Sky’s Lifestyle:

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Hi loves!

So I commute to school, and that means traffic, bleh!  But seeing the (sorta) sunrise brightens my day! I love that this is my view almost every morning.

My Eats!

So guys, one thing that you should know about me is that I’m a very health conscious person. I like to give my body fuel to start the day. I know it sounds cliché especially in this day in age but I have come a long way in my “health” journey! I actually recently tried being Vegan. It didn’t workout to well because I realized I wouldn’t be able to eat my sushi, and this girl NEEDS her sushi! So then I was “pescetarian vegan” but then that didn’t workout so now I am slowly adding dairy, eggs, and meat back into my diet.

Knowing that I have started my day with something good makes me feel like I can concur anything. Here are some of my go to morning favorites.

Breakfast 1: Sautéed sweet potato salad with an over easy egg.

I took one sweet potato and sautéed them with spices, and put them over a bed of arugula. Then made an over easy egg and placed that on top with some pepper, salt, cayenne, and curry powder (cause I like my spice! :p)

This was a really filling and simple breakfast before my class.

Breakfast 2: Egg sandwich with hummus, and arugula.

This was also super simple and easy to construct!

First I toasted my bread and spread some hummus on it. Then I fried my egg and made it over medium so I wouldn’t get the bread to soggy. Then sprinkled some arugula and this homemade salsa from a local Farmer’s Market and closed it up!

I love sandwiches because honestly, I LOVE CARBS! ❤  Let’s be real, if I could eat carbs, and sugar (i.e. chocolate), that would be my life.

So just another quick idea for a savory breakfast because we all have those days when we feel like something savory or sweet 🙂

 

Hobbies:

So like I said, I am health conscious and along with eating healthy, I also love to workout!

Okay, “love” is sort of strong.  I mean yes, work outing is a great outlet for stress and especially with school it is a little bit of “me” time:)

But, I do have those days where I just cannot get in the mood.  When that happens, and I know that I should be working out, I got to Instagram and look at accounts to get inspiration and then I think yep, it’s my time!

On my cardio days or “off” days, I love to go to Soul Cycle!  Ahhh, if any of you guys have tried this you know that it is amazing!  It’s like dancing and having a party on a freaking bike!  Who wouldn’t want that as a workout??  I kid you not, it helps and makes you feel so great!

On days when I can’t make it to a class, I do at home workouts.  My favorites are the Bikini Body Workout guides by Kayla Itsines.  This girl has changed my life!  I don’t like to workout for long so these workouts are what I do 3 times a week because they are only 28 minutes AND you can do them in the comfort of your own home:)

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So that’s it babes!  We hope that you enjoyed this post!

Can’t wait to continue this journey and if you guys have any questions or anything make sure to comment!

Hope you guys have a great rest of your weekend and a great week!

xoxo,

Eri & Sky

Valentine’s Day! Hooray!

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Hey babes!

So we all know what day it is!  It’s Valentine’s Day!

Whether you have that special someone, or are flying solo, this day is to celebrate the love that you have for yourself and for the people surrounding you.

We know this day can be over exaggerated, over thought, overwhelming, and let’s face it, V-day can make you feel lonely, but only if you let it.  Valentine’s Day does not have to be a day that everyone is dreading.  Boys do not have to be the center of the madness.  Love is the name of the day, and that love can come from anyone and anywhere.  So don’t let that heartbreaking love get in your way!

These are our MUST HAVES for this day:

  1. LOADS of chocolate
  2. Spa essentials (i.e. at home face mask, getting your nails done, or splurging on yourself for a full on day at the spa)
  3. Action movies
  4. Fashion Magazines
  5. Comedy films
  6. A little retail therapy
  7. Rom-com’s
  8. Novels
  9. And the magic of your best girlfriends around to talk and explore (even if they are in a different state!)

For me I love this day!  Whether I have a man or not, this has always been my favorite day of the year.  What can I say I am a hopeless romantic and would not change that for anything.  I love, love!  My little cousin said it best “you have love from your friends, your family, your dog, your cat, you can even feel the love by a random stranger saying hi.”  I always take my eight year old cousin’s advice, they are very wise.  So there you have it.  This day is what YOU make it, and if I were you I would make it lovely and happy.  Even if that means eating boxes and boxes of chocolates and skipping your daily workout!

xoxo Sky

Well for me I liked this day since elementary school days when you would make your own box or bag and buy your valentines to give to your classmates.  I loved attaching the candies and getting ready to pass them to everyone.  Then it stopped in high school.  You know when everyone was getting REAL Valentine’s.  I was like “crap!  where is my man?”  Although I will say Sky always made sure that she gave me a little gift because she is so crazily in love with this day.  Weirdo.  Just Kidding!  But in my recent time I have come to realize that it is not about whether or not you have a boyfriend it is about self-love.

xoxo Eri

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Hope you had a great day and many more love filled to come!

XOXO,

Eri and Sky

 

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Eri and Sky back again!

In this post we’d like to introduce ourselves, so we can get acquainted. Here’s a little background story about us…

It all started the summer before our freshman year of high school, when we  unfortunately had to go to summer school, yuck! We didn’t really talk till the year actually started, but when mutual friends brought us together we instantly cliqued. After a year of bonding on the soccer team, we began to realize that our future plans looked the same. We both wanted to be in the Fashion Industry.

I remember when Eri first showed me her sketches. It was a long time ago, but I still remember what it looked like. It was a light pink blouse, and a black belt paired with a red skirt, fabulous!

And I remember when Sky was working backstage at the TeenVogue O’Neill fashion show, and invited me to come along. It was my first fashion show, so you could probably already guess I was more than excited. I even remember one of the songs the models walked to, Ellie Gouldings “Anything Can Happen.”

Let’s just say these are some memories we will never forget.

Fast forward four years and here we are, in our freshman year of college, both going to schools in different states, but that has yet to keep us from living out our dream. We’ve created this blog as an outlet for our creativity, personalities and our love for fashion. We’ve come together to form Chinelo & Kai.

xoxo,

Eri and Sky

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(SALEK, YASI, and VICTOR DEMARCHELIER. HAYA AND SAMA ABU KHADRA. Digital image. Interview. N.p., 13 Aug. 2012. Web. 7 Feb. 2016. <http://www.interviewmagazine.com/fashion/haya-and-sama-abu-khadra&gt;. )

Haya and Sama Abu Khadra are twin sisters that are revolutionizing fashion.  From going to Fashion Week since the age of just 14 years old to hanging out with some of the most accomplished celebs out there, these girls are making their mark in the fashion industry, effortlessly.  We can’t get enough of them!

With their gorgeous looks, unique-creative style and their background of international fashion, expect to be hearing a lot of buzz about this duo.

We decided to make our first post about these two because we feel that they inspire  others to step out of the box, and have fun with clothes.

We want you guys to read our blog and be inspired, so why not start off with two inspiring women?  Sky and I are in love with new fashion and different ways to express ourselves through clothes.  We hope that you read our blog and will want to follow along on this adventure that has been our dream for a while now.

Hope to see you guys on our next post!

xoxo,

Eri and Sky