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Menswear Monday: A Summer Sneaker Guide

When it comes to off-duty, hanging-out-on-the-weekends style, there’s nothing that quite achieves the status of the beloved sneaker. This summer, sneakers are seriously having a major moment in the spotlight with a renewed focus on both timeless classics and funky printed designs.

Below are three summer sneaker trends that you should totally be on board with if you aren’t already!

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PRINTED SNEAKERS:

Perfect for the guy who loves to stand out in a crowd, a printed slip-on sneaker or traditional lace-up sneaker adds an instant pop of character.

1. Creative Recreation Cesario Lo XVI in White/Marble

2. Vans Chima Pro in Aloha

3. Vans Classic Slip-On in Golden Coast

CANVAS SNEAKERS:

There’s just something about a classic pair of canvas sneakers that ties any casual summer outfit together. Try them in neutral shades like taupe, grey or navy!

1. Sperry Top-Sider Striper CVO Salt-Washed Twill

2. Polo Ralph Lauren Harvey

3. Converse Jack Purcell® Jack Ox

CLEAN WHITE:
The obsession over a warm-weather white palette is definitely alive and well in the world of sneakers! Pair your white sneakers with simple chino shorts for a look that’s so fresh and so clean.

1. Native Shoes Jefferson in Shell White Solid

2. adidas Skateboarding Adi-Ease in White/Grey

3. Vans Era™ in True White

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Going Somewhere This Summer? Check out these 9 Travel Must Haves.

Let’s face it; the most dreaded parts of the whole travel experience are packing and transit. Although the anticipation of an adventure-filled summer trip may be the best incentive to go through the tedium of packing a suitcase and trudging through airport terminals, it doesn’t hurt to start any trip off with some help!

Before you begin planning for any trip, consider arming yourself with luggage, travel bags and travel accessories that make all the difference between a smooth packing session and a dreadful one. By investing in a few great travel essentials now, you’re ensuring that every trip, from short weekend getaways to faraway destinations, will be a lot more pleasurable and stress free!

Below are some of our must-have travel picks that can turn any novice traveler into a pro! Go ahead a rack up those frequent flier miles; these guys will be your trusty travel companions for years to come!

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1. Mighty Purse Charging Wallet – keep your mobile device charged up on the go with this handy wristlet.

2. Tumi Voyageur Laval Toiletry Kit – getting through security with your travel toiletries is a breeze when they’re housed neatly in this pretty case.

3. Bric’s Milano Pronto 22” Duffel – perfect for quick weekend getaways or carry-on essentials.

4. Victorinox Deluxe Travel Pillow – give your neck plush support during long flights with this super soft fleece pillow.

5. Travelpro Crew 20” Expandable Business Plus Rollaboard – this durable carryon is perfect for quick trips with room for souvenirs!

6. Delsey Belfort Plus 30” Spinner Trolley  - for longer hauls, this spacious and lightweight suitcase is as dependable as they come.

7. Kenneth Cole Reaction Columbian Leather Day Bag – perfect for sightseeing excursions and city commutes, this crossbody bag keeps your essentials organized and close at hand.  

8. Victorinox Victoria Aspire Expandable Foldable Tote – pack this light nylon tote for extra carryon items like magazines, souvenirs and other shopping hauls!

9. Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Specter Cube Set  - this simple yet ingenious packing system keeps all your clothes neatly rolled and compact in your suitcase.

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The Running List: Trail Running Shoes

Welcome back everyone! I'd like to start by congratulating all my fellow Rock n’ Roll San Diego Marathon finishers. And for the person who thought it was a good idea to put a massive hill from miles 21-23, screw you too! ;)

Now on to the good stuff. With temperatures holding steady at 100+ degrees here in Las Vegas, there are few options when it comes to running outside. Option one is to wake up at roughly 3:30 AM in the hopes of getting your run in while the overnight low is below 85 degrees (while this is what I often find myself doing to avoid the heat, the delirium that sets in around lunch time is enough to make me want to move to The People's Republic of Congo or somewhere where temperatures are relatively steady throughout the year). Option two is to run on a treadmill (though I would much rather cut my left arm off and slap myself across the face with it because that is how much I hate treadmills). Option three is to take to cooler climates, often times off the beaten path, and hit the trails (winner winner Tinder dinner)!!

Now, I have to admit that it took me a few (10) times to really appreciate trail running for what it is. The first few times I found myself hating every moment of it, carefully watching my steps so as not to trip, fall, and rupture a vital organ or two.  I couldn't seem to ever fully release the tension in my shoulders and found trail running to be more stressful than gratifying. That is, until one day when everything I thought about trail running changed.

A friend convinced me to run up to the notorious "N" located conveniently on the side of the hill in Reno, NV. As reluctant as I was to venture out, I obliged and made my way up the side of the mountain. Never taking my eyes off of my feet, we were at the "N" before I knew it! I couldn't believe it -- what was supposed to be a 40-minute climb felt like five. And then it hit me: the beauty of the trail run is that you are forced to be in the moment at all times.

When I run on the road, I am constantly looking ahead, always trying to find where I need to be and how long it will take me to get there. Rather than enjoying the moment, I find myself looking for the end point.  In trail running, I have no choice but to be present every step of the way, to take in each stride and enjoy the moment for what it is.

I hope that you too can find this pleasure in the trail...and while you are out there, here are my top picks for the best trail running shoes. May you find the best pair and enjoy every step of the way :)

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Women's:

1. Salomon Speedcross 3

2.  Brooks Cascadia 10

3. Merrell All Out Peak

Men's:

1.  Hoka One One Challenger ATR

2. Montrail Mountain Masochist III Outdry®

3. inov-8 X-Talon 200

Until next time, happy trails, roads, and any other unchartered terrains,
--Chelsea

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Fresh Picks: Denim Shorts

They’ve been cooped up long enough, confined to the darkness, pale and longing to feel the sunshine… We’re talking about our legs, of course! With all the hibernating our legs go through before the return of summer, it can feel rather intimidating to let them see the light of day once again. Don’t fear! A pair of flattering denim shorts will help you prep your lovely gams for their summer debut.

The latest crop of denim shorts run the gamut from high-waisted to cutoffs to printed shorts, so there’s definitely a pair (or a few!) that will help you make the most of summer’s warmest days. Beat the heat at those summer festivals with a pair of daring cutoff shorts or keep your look on the mellow side by slipping into a pair of boyfriend jeans or Bermuda shorts.

Below is a small sampling of our recent favorites of the denim short variety!

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1. Joe's Jeans Cut Off Shorts in Jaya

2. Joe's Jeans Collector's Edition Rolled Shorts

3. Lucky Brand Cut Off Shorts

4. Free People Runaway Cutoff Denim Shorts

5. AG Adriano Goldschmied The Hailey Shorts

6. Levi's Women's Hemmed Bermuda

No matter what type of denim shorts you choose to liberate your legs with, it’s all about achieving the laidback, carefree spirit of summertime, so have fun with it!

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Make it a Red-Hot Summer!

Well, the solstice has come and gone, and we are now officially in summer! Out here in Las Vegas, that’s not much of a surprise, what with the record-breaking temperatures and winds that feel like a giant hair dryer has been turned on high. While at times we are tempted to complain about the temperatures, at the end of the day, we just all have to remind ourselves that you don’t ever have to shovel sunshine.

There is something about summer that makes us all feel a little stronger and pushes us to show that fierce side. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it has something to do with that little bit of a golden glow we develop -- even through the SPF 70, or maybe it just has something to do with the longer days and feeling like we seem to be able to get more done.   

Whatever the reason, summertime is one of those times of the year where we dress a little more powerfully, and there's no color quite as powerful and fiery as red. While winter calls for layers and bundles, summer encourages us to show off our playful side, our strong side, and a little bit of skin. Nothing says, “Strong woman” more than shades of red, mixed and matched in perfect harmony and accented by great red or neutral heels. Styles like these will have you looking fabulous and ready for anything, wherever your adventures may take you this summer.

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1. Calvin Klein Plus Size Stripe Keyhole Maxi Dress

2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Belted Shirt Dress in Grenadine

3. Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top

4. Pendleton Plus Size Rib Tee

5. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Lace Cami in Red

6. Roper Cotton Poly Slub Jersey Muscle Tee

7. Kiyonna Kelly Swimsuit in Ruby

I hope that you enjoy these red-hot pieces this week. If you’re feeling fabulous in something featured here on #WellRoundedWednesday, please tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WRW- we would LOVE to see your style!

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Fresh Picks: Patriotic Style

In just a few days, we will be celebrating Independence Day in all its patriotic glory. Fireworks, stars, stripes and backyard BBQs will be on a lot of agendas for Fourth of July weekend, so we’re rounding up a few patriotic picks that are worthy of all the fun celebration!

Represent Team USA this July 4th weekend (and beyond!) with American flag-inspired clothing and accessories. Not into the whole Old Glory look? You can still show your patriotic spirit by wearing shades of red, white and blue. Whether it’s swimwear, sunglasses, dresses or tank tops, wearing your American pride this summer is easy with great patriotic styles like these!

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1. Alternative Modal Racer Midi Dress

2. Luli Fama Cosita Buena Mini Cover-Up Dress

3. Vans Authentic Stars & Stripes

4. Sanuk Selene Patriot

5. Converse Black Flag Muscle Tee

6. Lucky Brand Tropical Americana Tank Top

7. Ray-Ban Erika in Red Velvet

8. San Diego Hat Co. Silver Foil Star Ball Cap


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Menswear Monday: 3 Air Travel Essentials

Guys, get your boarding passes ready! Flying is about to become less of a hassle and more of an anticipated opportunity to show off your great style thanks to a few comfy, travel-ready basics. Air travel has more than its fair share of annoyances—from long lines at the security gate to delayed flights, there’s no reason why your outfit shouldn’t come prepared for anything the travel gods may have in store!

We like to think of dressing for the airport as a lesson in stylish simplicity and impeccable utility. Keep things as streamlined as possible by cutting out unnecessary elements when going through security: belts, shoelaces—they’re outta there!

An airport-friendly outfit starts with a great pair of stretchy pants like a slim jogger or athleisure sweatpant. It’s super convenient when going through security (no belts!) and makes for a comfortable plane ride no matter how long your flight may be. Since airports and plane cabins tend to be pretty cold at times, it’s a great idea to always have a nice hoodie sweatshirt handy. Just throw on your hood, slip on your sleep mask and drift away 30,000 feet in the air.

Last, but certainly not least, a pair of effortlessly versatile shoes is a traveler’s best friend. Slip-on sneakers are a great option for air travel because they’re not only easy to run in (gate changes and missed alarms do happen!), but getting through security is a breeze without having shoelaces to contend with.

Below is a small sampling of a few of our popular men’s travel wardrobe must haves: 

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SLEEK HOODIES

1. Alternative Rocky Zip Hoodie

2. Vince Heathered Pullover Hoodie

3. Diesel Brandon-Z Sweatshirt

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SLIP-ON SNEAKERS

1. Ted Baker Teutra

2. Vans Classic Slip-on™

3. BOSS Green Stiven On

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COMFY JOGGERS

1. Levi’s® Men’s Authentic Sweatpant

2. Publish Sprinter Jogger Pants

3. Original Penguin Range Pants

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It's National Wear Your Lilly Day!

Lilly lovers rejoice! Today is not only the first day of summer, it’s also National Wear Your Lilly Day! Join us by wearing your favorite Lilly Pulitzer piece as you enjoy this glorious Sunday. It’s also a great excuse to treat yourself to something new from Lilly! What better way to start the season off right than with the quintessential summer style of Lilly Pulitzer dresses, tops, swimwear & more?

While we definitely don’t need an excuse to celebrate the official start of summertime, slipping into a lovely Lilly Pulitzer dress just has a way of getting us into the summer spirit, doesn’t it?

Enjoy all those Sunday brunches, garden parties and seaside getaways that summer has to offer with Lilly Pulitzer’s gorgeous signature prints and bold pops of color. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite new and classic Lilly Pulitzer styles below to help liven up your entire summer: 

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1. Lilly Pulitzer Topanga Dress

2. Lilly Pulitzer Augusta Shift Dress

3. Lilly Pulitzer Estrada Shift Dress

4. Lilly Pulitzer Annabelle Top

5. Lilly Pulitzer Wiley Tube Top

6. Lilly Pulitzer Amelia Island Tee

7. Lilly Pulitzer Callahan Short

8. Lilly Pulitzer Adie Shorts

9. Lilly Pulitzer Tate Skirt

Which Lilly styles will you be wearing this summer? Share YOUR favorite Lilly Pulitzer looks on Instagram with #SummerInLilly and join in on the fun all season long!