Five Ways To Wear A Coatigan



What is a coatigan?

A coatigan is a mixture of a cardigan and coat combined. It is a stylish piece of fashion that is an all year rounder. Great for cool summer evening and fab as the cold days of winter kick in. It is lighter than a traditional winter coat yet warmer than a cardigan. The coatigan is one of those fashion pieces you won’t think is essential until you actually have one.

It helps bridge that awkwardness between-seasons period when a cooler climate can reap havoc with your wardrobe.


The MANGO coatigan - I wear a M


looking for a plus-size option?

check out this similar option from Mango’s plus-size collection

and

this $40 option from Eloquii


Five Ways To Wear A Coatigan





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KatWalkSF in an easy coatigan outfit. The Mango coatigan and AERIE sweatsuit.


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A mirror selfie of KatWalkSF in the MANGO coatigan.


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Kat Ensign wearing a Free People matching set and the MANGO coatigan.


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Kat Ensign wearing a Free People matching set and the MANGO coatigan.


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Spanx Faux Patent Leather Leggings Review and Styling


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Spanx Faux Patent Leather Leggings Review and Styling

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Before we dig deep into this review I need to make one thing clear ->

THESE PANTS WILL MAKE NOISE WHILE YOU WALK!

Yes, you can lube them up the outside legging at the inner thighs to make the noise stop…

but they will ultimately make noise when you wear them <- this is a fact.


Now let’s chat about these faux patent leather leggings!

They were designed with a hidden contoured waistband to keep everything tight and right, making these leggings are 100% quarantine weight friendly.

Believe it or not, these patent leather leggings are the perfect wardrobe staple. You can easily dress these up and dress them down. You can make them stand out as much as you want and easily make them more on the subtle side. These leggings are such a great statement piece for Fall/Winter and I am so excited to add them to my wardrobe!

The sleek smoothing fabric on the high shine leggings are a hard yes for me! Scroll down for five easy outfit inspiration looks featuring the Spanx faux patent leather leggings.


DETAILS

  • The Slim is Built In™— Hidden shaping offers signature control and a perky rear view
  • Hits at the natural waist for great coverage and no muffin top
  • Center-seam free = no camel toe
  • High-shine, faux patent leather

CARE & INSTRUCTIONS

  • Body: 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane With Polyurethane Coating. Lining: 80% Polyester, 20% Elastane.
  • Machine Wash Cold, Gentle Cycle. Do Not Use Fabric Softener. Inside Out. Only Non-Chlorine Bleach When Needed. Lay Flat To Dry. Do Not Iron

more on the new leather-like collection from Spanx here


San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF wears the Spanx Faux Patent Leather Leggings


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Coravin Pivot Review Wine Preservation


This Wine Preservation System Changed My Drinking Habits

Coravin Pivot Review


Coravin Pivot Review


The Coravin Pivot is a $99 gadget

that helps you keep a bottle of wine fresh for four weeks!

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San Francisco fashion and lifestyle blogger KatWalkSF pours wine with the Coravin Pivot in her San Francisco patio.


The Pivot is compatible with all bottles and types of wine – providing they’re still not sparkling.

It comes with two stoppers and one gas canister to start you off!

Coravin Pivot Review


Coravin has been on my radar for a year or two, but last year their award-winning products went from a want to a need as I started to dig into my solo wine collection at home and needed to make the wine last (since it is just me over here).

Coravin is a name you might not have heard before, but it’s a company that should be of interest to you if you drink wine…which is most of us over here! They have a wide range of wine preservation systems depending on your wants and needs.

The Coravin Pivot (that I snagged) is the new, cheaper way to keep a bottle of wine for a few weeks. It still uses a small Argon gas cylinder like their more expensive versions, but the Coravin Pivot is a more straightforward pourer –one that keeps the integrity of the bottle intact.

Essentially, you pull the cork and replace it with one of Coravin’s stoppers. Then, at any point, you can simply attach the $99 Coravin Pivot device and pour away – the inert gas keeps the pressure up within the bottle so there is no reaction of wine with air. You can pour 20 glasses using one capsule before you’ll need to change it.

Plus, the Pivot’s is equal to that of pouring directly from the bottle. Because you can buy extra stoppers (two are included) it’s ideal for those who want to drink a glass or two from different bottles but who understandably don’t want to waste the rest of the bottle!


Coravin Pivot Review


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Stay AWAY from Away Luggage – Away Luggage Review


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scroll down for a little storytime 

featuring how not one but four away bags have busted during travel

but before that I polled my audience for the BEST carryon bags and here is what you shared:

Béis

Briggs & Riley <- included in the Anniversary Sale

CALPAK <- included in the Anniversary Sale

iFLY by Walmart

Kabuto

Sherpani

Victorinox <- on sale at Macy’s


* trigger warning: AWFUL customer service *


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Away Luggage Review


I’ve shared a couple of quick Away luggage reviews on my Instagram stories over the past couple of months, but I finally had the time to give you the proper Away luggage review that you deserve and need.

It all started on September 9, 2020.

AWAY launched their first-ever online sale and I snagged an Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition for 50% off! I was oh-so excited because I had a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the books and I was ready to take my shiny gold suitcase for a spin.

Flash forward to October 1, 2020. I extended my time in Jackson Hole (because Jackson Hole is amazing) but it was time to return home to San Francisco. There are very few direct flights from Jackson Hole to San Francisco, so I had to connect at O’Hare to get home. The flight from Jackson Hole to Chicago was short and sweet. I popped out of my seat in my new suede fringe jacket that I scored in Jackson Hole to find that my new Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition had BUSTED open in the overhead bin like an overstuffed burrito! This is where the Away Luggage Review gets good…My personal belongings were popping out of the overhead bin and I started to sweat and immediately regret wearing the suede fringe jacket.

Now I want you to close your eyes and picture me walking through O’Hare wearing a suede fringe jacket and holding my BUSTED Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition like a baby across one of the world’s largest airports. That’s right my friends I was cradling that bag between terminals and doing my best to not lose any of my personal belongings.

I finally made it to my new gate with enough time to slam a glass of sauvy b and write to Away about my BUSTED Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition PROBLEMS.

I share my busted carry-on story with Away and this is what I get back ->


Hi there,

Thanks so much for getting in touch. For the past few weeks, we’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude by the response to our sale. Because of this, it will take up to 14 business days for us to get back to you. We know this isn’t fast enough and we’re doing everything we can to speed up the response time.


Needless to say the up to 14 business days wait for a response wasn’t going to work for me. I was FIRED up and sitting at a Maggiano’s drinking white wine out of a plastic cup. I needed a response and I needed it now…

So I went to the Twitter (something I usually try to avoid) and got the immediate response that I wanted. They were very apologetic and offered to send me a FREE shipping label to exchange the bag.

Trust and believe when I tell you that I did NOT want to exchange the bag. The BUSTED dual locks on the side of the Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition have a SERIOUS design flaw and this was not the bag for me. I am an avid traveler and this bag was made for the gram NOT the overhead bin! The team behind the Away stayed strong and only offered me an exchange. They did however make an exception and allowed me to exchange the bag at the San Francisco store due to the fact that I was only home for two days and then heading to Utah.

So I exchange the BUSTED Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition for a new Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition and head to Utah.

Did it BUST again?

YES

I’ll save you the story (you get the picture by now).

I return home to San Francisco and after nearly a hundred DMs and emails, Away lets me keep the 2nd busted Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition (why?) and decides to send me the Expandable Bigger Carry-On pictured below.

The Expandable Bigger Carry-On is fine, but honestly, nothing to write home about. I prefer my trusty 3 Piece Expandable Hardside Spinner Luggage Set that has never let me down and won’t bust open mid-flight. Away really let me down and I can honestly say that every time I look at my Away bag I flashback to me cradling that bag across O’Hare and I immediately get fired up!


Stay away, my friends. Stay far far away!


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the one item from Away that you don’t need to stay away from is the

The Everywhere Bag

This water-resistant nylon travel bag is made to keep you organized. With thoughtful compartments, including a 15″ laptop pocket, a zippered waterproof umbrella pocket, and a roomy interior, it can fit anything from an extra pair of clothes to in-flight essentials. It’s designed with a trolley sleeve that perfectly secures to any suitcase and fits overhead or under the seat in front of you.

Why I love the Everywhere Bag ->
  • It is easy to clean! The water-resistant nylon looks good as new after one Clorox wipe.
  • THE ORGANIZATION SYSTEM – I am not an organized traveler, but this bag has seriously helped me get my shit together thanks to the six interior pockets and the padded laptop sleeve (fits my MacBook Pro), the exterior pocket is perfect for quick phone access + your passport.
  • A trolley sleeve on a travel bag is a MUST. It secures the Everywhere Bag to any suitcase <- your bags will NEVER topple over again.
  • Meets the airline requirement as a personal item

[I have the black nylon Everywhere Bag]


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Now that you know why you should  stay AWAY from Away Luggage 

stay away from the toptote too <- only buy this if you want to lose your hat in the middle of an airport


Here’s a list of my travel must-haves -> that won’t let you down


Did you enjoy my Away Luggage Review? Let me know in the comments.

An Honest Bala Bangles Review and The Best Workouts


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Bala Bangles Review


have you ever purchased a product after watching an episode of Shark Tank?

I’ve come close several times, but the Bala Bangles were my first purchase thanks to Shark Tank. I snagged them in early March fresh into the quarantine when I was trying to navigate a workout strategy at home, now that my beloved Barry’s Bootcamp was closed and there was no sign of group fitness in my future.

My Bala Bangles arrived quickly and my at-home fitness game seriously leveled up.


 


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what are bala bangles?

Bala Bangles are one pound weights that can be used on the wrists or ankles to enhance bodyweight exercises.  Bala Bangles are the perfect complement to an at-home workout. Add comfortable resistance to your exercise routine with weighted bangles. Whether worn on your wrists or ankles, they enhance just about any workout – yoga, pilates, running, aerobics, or even just walking around the house!


my bala bangles review

I am a HUGE FAN of my Bala Bangles. I love them because they are just so easy and can turn an everyday activity into exercise.

I throw them on my ankles and wear them while I carry my laundry from my apartment to the laundry room on the other side of the building. In between loads, I can get in a full lower body workout (instead of mindlessly watching my clothes dry).

Want to get toned Jennifer Aniston arms? Wrap the Bala Bangles around your wrists every time you blow-dry your hair. THIS is a serious game-changer. I will NEVER blow dry my hair without them again.

Overall, I think Bala Bangles are a great way to add an extra challenge to a workout or to get more out of everyday activities. There’s a reason why they are sold out everywhere! They’re easy to work into your everyday life and even though they are only one pound -> they give you some serious results.


workout with the bala bangles ->

follow @isaacboots | he goes live every day at 11 am with a bala bangles workout

download (and pay) for the Melissa Wood Health app <- after the 7-day trial I was sold.  I love her workouts and I find her voice to be so soothing and relaxing. I take advantage of the guided meditations on the app too! | You can also avoid the $9.99 monthly fee by subscribing to her youtube channel for free

the bala team has a youtube channel too with five free workouts AND the workout page on their website is filled with a ton of free bala bangles workouts | keep an eye on their Instagram page for free Instagram Live workouts too.


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