I might be revealing my age a little here, but I remember when I was in middle school EVERYONE had Adidas Superstars. Most people had the classic black tri-stripe, some had red, green, fuschia… I remember half not wanting to give into the trend, and half wanting to beg my mom to buy me a pair as well. But being that we were in intermediate school, I knew it was a fad and the next shoe craze would come along and I’d be begging for a new pair of shoes.

The classic Stan Smiths

Fast forward a decade and a half, and here were are again. This time though, it’s not only Adidas, but all sneakers in general – Converse, New Balance, Steve Madden, Nike, etc! And good golly am I excited.

Sneakers are the answer to everyone’s outfit. Not sure what to wear with that sundress? Already wore those sandals 4 times this week? Wanna be dressed up but not too much? What says “I’m classy but also a little edgy and always ready to party” better than a pair of sneakers?

When I tore my ACL back in Junior year of high school, I needed to wear sneakers because I needed the extra support while my knee healed. Unfortunately for me at the time, track suits with the butt billboard and Ugg boots were more in trend than my beloved “Athleisure”. So I was pretty much confined to a pair of running shoes and an assortment of Soffe shorts to fit over my brace and allow more comfortability when using crutches, especially immediately following my surgery.

This time around (even though it’s just a meniscus tear vs an ACL), I can be chic AND comfortable while having that closed toe shoe support to help with my knee!

hehe! my left knee is still swollen here

As an adult, sometimes we have to get up and do things and go places. A lot of those times, it’s a little inappropriate to show up in sweats (although yoga pants are now becoming more acceptable especially at post barre class brunches)! The best part about sneakers is that they go great with a graphic tee. The best part about graphic tees and sneakers is that paired with the right accessories, you can take something that’s usually very casual into something pretty chic!

Here I tucked my tee up and under into a slight midriff top, paired it with my favorite whatever-season appropriate suede skirt, pulled my hair into a pony after teasing the crown slightly and jazzed it all up with a statement lip with matching statement earrings!

This tee is a special edition Walt’s Wardrobe, and was the wedding favor from Bae’s sister and now brother-in-law’s wedding (also where I aggravated my knee dancing to the point I needed crutches). Love that it’s simple & white, and can be paired with these gorgeous purple Artemis tassle statement earrings from Baublebar.

Lips : Anastasia Beverly Hills Vintage & Madison liquid lipsticks mixed

The possibilities of dressing up or dressing down a pair of sneakers and a tee are endless. What are your faves?

xoxo

The Glam Greek

What comes to mind when you think of Vegas – alcohol, partying, casinos strippers, no sleep, buffets, scandalous shows. Now think of doing all of this with your parents.

Since I was a kid, my mom & dad loved going to Vegas. They’d take off on a Friday evening after work and red-eye it back in on Monday morning. They aren’t big drinkers, but they love the city. I on the other hand would rather spend that kind of money on a trip elsewhere (preferably put that money towards somewhere international) but it’s nice that it’s a 4 hour plane ride from Houston and has ANYthing that tickles your fancy (or other things if you’re freaky – hey, it’s Vegas!)

Top : H&M || Overalls : XXI || Bag : Sole Society || Shoes : Adidas

Back at Christmas time, all my mom said she wanted was a family trip to Vegas for her birthday. All her kids are now over 21 and she’s ready to party with us. (TOTES kidding) So we started planning. Last time I went, was summer ’14; being in the desert, I felt like I was baking during the day. While it was still fun, the weather was very unpleasant, so I was looking forward to a Spring Break trip there this time to enjoy the light heat during the day and coolness at night.

I kept things as simple as possible since I was only taking a small carry on. Dresses and a pair of overalls, statement kicks and minimal makeup.

That first day was a doozey! Bae and I headed in early Friday morning to meet my sister and my cunado for brunch at Wicked Spoon, 6 bottles of champagne between the 4 of us and two 32 oz mojitos later, no pictures were taken (thank God!).

Day 2 was much better. I hydrated before bed, so I didn’t wake up with a hangover. But was I 100% Gucci? No. But nothing that a walk along the strip and some drinks couldn’t fix.

Current fave bag for traveling!

Out of the handful times of visiting Vegas, I had never been to one of the shows. Next time you visit Sin City – check out La Reve at the Wynn. It was an amazing production. And a great reason to dress up and debut one of my favorite spring trends – embroidered heels. And we all know how walking in Vegas can be, but these were surprisingly comfortable to walk in. (still doesn’t mean I didn’t get a GNARLY blister on my big toe)

Jacket : H&M || Dress : Asos || Choker : Top Shop

Shoes : Betsey Johnson

Here’s to keeping it classy in Vegas… this time.

 

xoxo
The Glam Greek