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LOVESANDRA.com is a website by Sandra Colton dedicated to all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel! I've had a lot of fabulous experiences and continue to seek more adventures.

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FF: 10/1/14 - PERFORMANCE APPAREL

Sandra Colton

FIERCE FOUR  |  10/1/14
PERFORMANCE APPAREL

Each day I feature four items that are part of my Fierce Four. Some call it athletic gear or performance apparel, I call it the clothes that make me look good when I sweat. It's not easy to purchase simply to make stinky! And on top of it, I always want to find affordable items that I don't usually see on other people at the gym or outdoors. Here are a few items I love below. Click on any picture to find out more details. Happy Wednesday!

love,
Sandra

MUSEUM MODE

Sandra Colton

Fall is a special time as the weather changes and people head indoors to escape the wind and rain in certain parts of the country. It is also great for Fall nights where the scenery takes you to your local county fairgrounds, movie in the park or sunset walk on the beach. Fall is also a great time to take a little time indoors at a museum. If you are looking for something to do for a first date or to soak in some knowledge, I highly recommend going to a museum in your neck of the woods. 

Every weekday I feature THE DAILY EDIT section with a post at 9am PST. I wanted to highlight this post called "MUSEUM STYLE IN 60 SECONDS..." because you too could be ready in one minute to go out and find yourself exploring new worlds in a museum near you.

Featured in the look above:
Saint Laurent Cross-Body Bag, Jeffrey Campbell Darling Suede Pump, Victoria Beckham Sunglasses, White Topaz & Diamond Single Drop Black Rhodium 14k Earrings, H&M Skinny High Jeans, Paco Rabanne Lady Million Absolutely Gold eau de parfum, Michael Kors MU Brush, Shu Uemura Pressed Eyeshadow, L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish and Anna Sui Lip Gloss C. Check out my daily edits and have a fabulous Tuesday!

love,
Sandra

MASCOT FASHION

Sandra Colton

With the MLB heading into the home stretch, and NBA stars at rest, the college football and the NFL are just starting to get into full swing. I noticed the cheerleaders and the mascots have their own style on display at games, pep rallies and promotional events as well. Some of the most featured uniforms on the college football field are by my alma mater, the Oregon Ducks, who are the beneficiaries of Nike's creative genius.

Whether your hometown athletic company is supplying you with sick gameday garb or not, the mascots generally don't get the same swag bag every year. But they all come with their own personalities. Some have tall bobble heads, some are the real deal (human) who can dunk off of trampolines, while others are the come in cute pet varieties. And then there are the standard furry creatures hyping up the fans in the stands. Which mascot do you think wears their uniform best? Here are some of my favorites above. (Image Sources: Pic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

love,
Sandra

FF: 9/30/14 - FOREVER COLOR

Sandra Colton

FIERCE FOUR  |  9/30/14
FOREVER COLOR

Each day I feature four items that are part of my Fierce Four. Today is all about color! Just because Summer is moving swiftly into Fall doesn't mean all of the color and life has to be sucked out of your outfit. The Fall leaves have tons of color, so keep it coming with what your wear. Here are a few items that could be part of your upscale holiday event wardrobe. Click on any of the items below to find out more details.

love,
Sandra

SUBWAY STYLE

Sandra Colton

As a recent graduate of the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design's Vogue Fashion Certificate program, I spent a significant amount of time traveling the London Underground visiting museums, pubs and fashion hubs. After graduation my adventure continued on the Paris Metro in France and on the New York MTA, back in my home country of the United States

With my heightened fashion sense at the forefront, my travels suddenly took on new meaning. The usual dull subway travel included more than the awkward stare or annoying lurk over the shoulder of a nearby passenger. Now, my metro journey included my style scoop catching the cutest handbag, sweet mani-pedi or a must-have jumper.

There are plenty of ways to have a fashionable Fall, and here are my Top 6 ways to spruce up your on-the-go subway style: 

1. SIGNATURE SCENT: Although each subway system has its own smell (yuk), each subway car can be lifted by a beautiful parfum to carry your spirits through the Fall day. Some favs include Flora by Gucci or Burberry Summer for the ladies.

2. SHADOW SIZZLE: We can all agree that most of us look down on the subway to avoid eye contact. If your eyes are closed even for a little of your journey, why not give a little glamour? Shadow your eyes in a shimmery natural tone like Mylar (satin) by MAC Cosmetics or go bold with the Nars Duo Creme Eye shadow called Turn It Blue.

3. NO TEA NO SHADE: For guys and gals, sunglasses may be the best method just keep your cool and put forth your fashion statement. Ladies cannot go wrong with the deep noir of Dior "So Real" sunglasses and men can lean in with the Alexander McQueen Aviators.

 

4. SATCHEL STORIES: A journey isn't complete without a perfect companion bag for keepsakes. I love the variety of the men's messenger bags at Cole Haan, especially the Greenwich Newspaper Bag. And for the ladies, a colorful Proenza Schouler medium satchel gives a punch of life to the season.

5. SERENADING SONGS: Music will always help your travel time fly by a little bit faster, so an iPhone, iPod or .mp3 player is a must have accessory. Twerk up your playlist with a few club bangers and some flashback jams. Apple's purchase of Beats by Dre could prove to unleash a few new tech gadgets for Fall as well. Fingers crossed!

6. SHOE CITY: Last but certainly not least, shoes are the final and must have item to spruce up your subway style. After all, if we are looking down during most of the journey, most of our time is spent looking at feet. Make yours stand out from the crowd. Some of my fav Fall staples include Men's Saint Laurent Classic Court hi-top trainers and Women's Fendi ankle boot. Both give color and make a bold statement.

Click on any of the images to find out more details. Try out these six tips to kick up your subway style and enjoy the journey wherever your travels may take you!

love,
Sandra