Cléa LALA

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Cléa LALA. Oh, be still my heart! I first discovered the brand while checking out the new Superga x Sandro collaboration. She took their very minimal sneaker and used her art to turn them into something so unique. My favorite kind of item to buy right now is something that has a certain edge or pop to it that is unexpected. And her pieces are all of that plus some.

Upon further stalking admiration I learned that Cléa Lala is a young French artist who mixes embroidery and illustrations. To me, she takes the art work and then makes it come alive. I am completely smitten with her simple yet beautiful embroidery work but also her ability to keep something minimal while giving it life. I can’t verbalize well enough how much I love her style, which is why I included so many photos. Now, you too can fall in love with her work. It won’t take long before you are wanting a piece of hers too!

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The Nike Street Style

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What are a few things you have heard about Americans abroad? Maybe that we are loud and obnoxious. Or that we dress terribly – in our fanny packs and old sneakers. I really do understand the misconception because I have actually seen both of these instances happen. However, I have also seen roles reversed and the foreigners being loud and obnoxious with terrible fashion sense. But, that is neither here nor there. What I can say, let’s not give them one more reason to chat poorly about such great people (ha ha).

One of the main lessons I have learned through the years is, a comfy shoe is key! If your feet hurt, there is no way to enjoy your surroundings. My poor husband (boyfriend and fiance at the time) has had to listen to farrrrrrr too many complaints about my feet. I used to try to pair each outfit with the cutest shoe, which was not always the most comfortable or practice. He would say, “You have to wear better shoes because this isn’t fun for either of us.” And he was right! Now when I travel, I know that comfort is above cute. And you know what? You can do so much more! When I lived in Paris I would spend 5+ hours walking the city and taking photos! There is no way I could have done that without the proper necessities – sneakers!

Sneakers are the new black! Seriously, every brand from Valentino to Nike are making them. Now that wearing sneakers with jeans is cool, there really is no reason to not be comfortable and cute! Yes ladies and gents, we can have it all! Since I am a big fan of what Nike is doing with their running shoes right now I decided to compile a list of my favorite pairs from around the web! I would wear these with cropped jeans, shorts, or a dress. They are modern, cool, and most importantly COMFORTABLE! So for your next trip, be sure to include a pair in your luggage! I bet you will be shocked how much you will wear them and how much more enjoyable your trip will be!

 

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scroll through the images below for outfit inspiration

Work Lately – Dallas Photographer

I absolutely love getting to shoot other fashion bloggers. I get excited to see what they have picked to wear and then getting to work with our surroundings to create the ideal picture. Each of my clients has become a friend so it is a lot of fashion and a lot of girl time, which  makes my day job a dream! Because I love what I do, and who I shoot, I thought I would share a little bit of my, “work lately.’ Be sure to follow them along! I have linked both their websites and Instagrams! Get ready for some major fashion inspiration!

Bloggers Featured:

Molly – Fashion VeggieInstagram
Ashley – Side Smile StyleInstagram
Evan – Feel Good FashionInstagram
Jaimie – The Real FashionistaInstagram
Hannah – Not My CircusInstagram
Heather – Style By FluentInstagram
Harper & Hallam JewelryInstagram
Cathy – The Middle PageInstagram
Tiffany – Street Style SquadInstagram
Samantha – Style of SamInstagram

 

*If you would ever like to work together you can e-mail me at mary@sothentheysay.com

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