Gaming Gear to Adore

I’ve noticed that ever since I bought a PS4 over a year ago there is nothing that I enjoy more than staying home and lounging around gaming.  One of my go to items is becoming yoga pants and a comfy top, plus with cats that get cat hair errrywhere I like to have “house clothes” and these work out great.  Plus sometimes I’m motivated to work out in an attempt to get back into shape and well nothing inspires me to do that more than fab workout clothes, am I right?  But who has that kind of time to shop for fun and maybe tres chic activewear?  Not I.  Enter subscription boxes….

Now I’m sure you’ve all heard about these.  You sign up to a brand (Julep, StichFix, Lost Blvd) and get monthly goodies delivered right to your door.  Try it, like it, keep it.  Pretty simple right?  Well if you’re like me maybe on occasion you want something, dare I say sexy???? Enter Adore Me.   What started out as a lingerie box subscription has also added on plus and activewear.   So like most services you take a quick quiz and they curate items for you.  Behold the magic of SCIENCE!  Then you pick and they ship it, like it, keep it.  It’s almost like a direct to consumer merchant so they can offer super great items at lower prices.  So here I’m thinking what a great idea this is.  Plus (I hope you’re not reading this mom) I can buy sexy undergarments….and not leave my apartment to do this.  Because that is soooooo 90’s…#aintnobodygottimeforthat

Look as women we all ENJOY wearing something sexy under our clothes and Adore Me’s mantra is “Its about what you leave on”.  Nothing can make us feel more empowered and confident then a great set of under garments (not to mention slimmer) trust me.  A new bra and I’m visually 10lbs lighter.  Go get a fitting and see.   I mean they are SO much more than just bra’s and panties now, so there is sure to be something for everyone.  Want to stay motivated to slay that workout?  Athleisure is not a new trend but seems to persist and Adore Me has some super cute styles, so you can look good either gaming or doing that downward dog pose. And even though I’m sitting around killing bosses and finding mystical quests, maybe I want to feel sexy yah dig?  Also nothing is better than a matching set and ladies is 2017, lets get with it.  Please invest in at least 2 matching sets of bra and panties (#stayclassy) and you can thank me later.  Wear it the next time you go for groceries, yoga or that Monday meeting and just see how you feel.

So click over and sign up today, refer a friend and get $15.  AND they have an app should you want to be strictly mobile, cause you know like why not? Treat yourself to some new gear and I’m sure the price will be just as good as waiting until someone has a sale.

P.S. FREE EXCHANGES-easy peasy ladies….

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Plus I wanted you to see me in my natural environment LOL

LuLa Roe LUX OOTD 8/24/16

So here we are again….Wednesday and me feeling bad that I’m not doing more blogging.  I mean I do have the time, but real talk I’ve been feeling super blah and lazy.  And you know whats great when you feel that way?  A dress.  Yes a freaking dress.  Its the easiest piece of apparel to just throw on, add accessories (as seen in photos) and go.  So before I devolve and start venting here are the deets.

Dress LuLa Roe (ummm OMFG they are NOT lying about comfort)

Shoes Vans (Old)

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel (Old) and Bauble Bar

Always leave some words and stuff LOL

Xo

BTW those glasses I mentioned yest by Warby Parker…would be KILLER with this outfit…IJS


Fashionable Gaming (Eye See You)

What comes to mind when thinking about people who game and fashion items?  Not the I play a video game here and there once every 3 years, but people that are more like “I play daily and got a raid to do tonight with my team to defeat this crazy boss”.  Eyeglasses.  Lord knows why but there seems to be the conception that “gamers”  (and I use this term VERY loosely) wear glasses.  I mean ok, I “game” and I wear glasses. Also I treated myself to a PS4 last year and my god all I can think is why did I wait so long?  NEWho…eyeglasses.  If you wear them you know the struggle of finding a reasonable priced pair that are (dare I say it) fashionable.  Well in this day and age we have this thing called the interwebs and one of the formost brands out there now is Warby Parker.  If you wear glasses you know all about this innovative brand, started by two guys out of an apartment looking to provide direct to consumers frames. And now they are almost cult classic.  I mean these are sleek, classic and on trend styles.  Plus they do good, buy a pair and a pair get donated.  But how does this tie into gaming you ask?  Weeeeelllllll…….

Enter Kill Screen. A Boss if you will of the gaming industry.  Kill Screen (much like WP) was a start up that wanted to show why games are important culturally.  But here is where why differ from traditional “gamer” mags, they actually provide high end reviews and content around culture, gaming, and design in general. With an understanding that games and gamers are diverse (I mean they have a 10 point vision statement!) they want people to understand that games are serious business.  From all the press you could say that they are the Rolling Stone of gaming.  I tooled through the site and lots of great stuff covered  from news articles to reviews of games (even obscure stuff).

Now what do gamers who wear glasses struggle with? (Other than bad press about body types) GLARE!  Dear lord that and the basic hipster black frames makes me cringe.  Well Warby Parker and Kill Screen have got that remedied and it doesn’t require a quest or defeat of a level 40 boss.  The two innovative brands have joined forces (kinda like Kirito from SAO) to bring us a limited edition style of frame.  WP is using their classic Burke frames in (was there any other color option) glacier gray embossed with the KS logo.  I mean LOOK at them, gorg.  I love the hint of color and the shape of the frames and they look like there is enough surface area that I can see my entire screen while playing crucible, and take out opponents.

I mean how cool are these frames?  Plus they are limited edition, and as a someone whose into gaming when you get that exotic or hard to find item you want every one to know.  And that’s what makes these great, LIMITED EDITION!!!  So peep the photos and let me know what ya’ll think about this collabo…which btdubbs drops today!  .

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Thursday OOTD 6/9/16

Thursday….almost the weekend thank you baby Jesus.  This means casual in my book, jeans and a nice top and sneakers.  I am also all about this Capri necklace right now with the blues and mother of pearl.   It goes so well with almost everything that I own.  And I have to say that in looking at my photos I have lost some weight, now imagine if I went to the gym on the regular….flaca status son!

Jeans Banana Republic

Top Banana Republic (old)

Shoes New Balance (via Zappos)

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel

Xo

Weekend Warrior

So the other day I wrote about going to dinner on Sunday with my peeps.  Well here is what I wore.  I know that I often just do posts about my work ensembles and want to switch it up a bit.  Casual and comfy is my weekend mantra as during the week I am usually in slack and blouses, I mean you see the blog posts.  BTW I  ❤ this tee from ASOS and I may just cry the day I have to retire it.  As a well endowed woman I find it challenging to get tops that fit my bust and are long enough to cover that little something extra I keep stashed around the middle.  It’s like cash in the mattress…W.E hahaha

Here are the deets

Top ASOS (old as ish)

Crops New York & Co (old as ish)

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel

Sneakers Zappos 

All Black OOTD’s (A few days in review)

So for today’s post I thought that I would bring you some of the outfits I wore this week.  As I’ve said before most everything is old and I re-wear clothes (oh the humanity!).  But because I take care of them they continue to live.  I took the photos on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to show you what my typical outfits look like.  Now because I live in NYC black is the go to option for most everything (see Monday and Wednesday) and let’s face it, it’s easy.  It’s like black is quintessential to being a NY’er. No other city does all black as well as NYC and in a city that is this dirty and grimy black is it. I found a great article that I think sums it up from The Cut.  “We wear black because we’re not tourists here to see a show; because we are, in a sense, with the band. The band is New York, and the color is black.” As they say, all black eurrything….

Friday is all about jeans and my new top from Banana (Yea I treated myself gurl).  Now mind you all week I have rocked my little anorak jacket from Old Navy that I bought like 6 years ago.  Best $5 spent and like all things, take care of your stuff and things will last.

My point is this invest in quality pieces (take your cues from Europeans) and layer in fun throw away pieces that are trendy.  Not only does it make dressing easier but it’s fiscally sound and leaves you more money to go do shit like eating with friends, movies, and the stuff people do.

So here is the run down

All the jewelry is mostly Chloe+Isabel with some personal pieces

Clothing is a mix of Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, LOFT, New Balance and Aldo Shoes because guess what at a certain point you know what brands work with your body type and these are it.

All my photos are taken with my trusty iPhone because guess what I don’t have anyone to take them for me.  But I like to think you , my readers, are ok with that because guess what…it makes me normal like you.  I also don’t filter anything or retouch I want you to see the real me.  Now I want to go on a shopping bender…FML #adulting sucks

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