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10-Year Old Boxer – Jesselyn Silva

I’ve been holding onto this video for months – five months to be exact. It’s one of the longest periods of time that I’ve ever held onto something that I have wanted to write about, but then didn’t actually write about right away. This past spring, I took some time to try and be more reflective with Yow Yow! The quick day-to-day posts keep us going, but the real gems are the ones where I might spend a couple of days or a week thinking about. I’ll outline and do some research. I’ll take the time to conduct an interview to support my message. I considered my own situation – how many aspects of my own life were changing and how this blog has evolved over eight years.

As a woman in 2017, there are a lot of things that get me riled up these days. They are a lot of things that may not have evoked much emotion in me in previous years, but now everything has come to the surface. I thought about the women in my life and how each of them had a story to tell and how each story was vastly different. I’m still hanging onto this idea. I want to empower those in my network to share their stories of strength, love, gratitude and more. This video was going to be the kickoff for that series. However, in the last couple of months, I’ve had a change of heart. There’s another voice that I want to shed light on on Yow Yow! and I want to focus on creating that next series.

That being said, Jesselyn’s video is awesome. I’ve held onto it for this long so it clearly means something to me and as a post to share with others. Enjoy!

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A Metallic Nike Air Max 97 Ultra

For the last few months, we have been jotting down some of our favorite sneaker releases (mainly from Nike!) and while we think we’re going to take a plunge on one of them, another release always turns everything upside down. How is a girl supposed to decide when you’ve got all the hue of millennial pink?!

It’s a tough decision and the gist of this is – I’m not about to make a decision now. This metallic Nike Air Max 97 Ultra though is something out of a dream. Have you ever seen anything like this. I’m mesmerized by all of the maroon bands and imagine that it’s a pair that feels so smooth to the touch. The official color is “Metallic Mahogany” and you can swipe these from Titolo for $220 USD.

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Lime Crime Inspired By Polly Pocket

THIS photo stopped me dead in my tracks. At first glance, I thought I was seeing my favorite childhood toy, but instead it’s a copy cat and it’s so good. I’ve never actually used cosmetics brand, Lime Crime, before, but their new packaging is genius and one that tugs at the heart strings a little bit (at least for me!) These shadows to highlight our eyes and cheeks come in three different flavors each with five shades.

After being released on September 19th, you can purchase one of these compact cases for $34 at their website. Now, if only these could come with our own mini Polly Pocket…!

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KITH x Vogue’s 125th Anniversary

To celebrate Vogue Magazine’s 125th anniversary, the fashion magazine got together with KITH to put out a line of chic and colorful sweatshirts. If this gives you all of the 90’s feels, then your hunch is right. I know everyone loves a hoodie staple, but I can’t get enough of the crewneck sweatshirt style especially in these bright and fun colors. Each sweatshirt has a branded “Vogue” logo on the front and is made with french terry for the coziest and comfiest snug ever. Just in time for the fall season, you can purchase the five different kinds of crewnecks beginning September 4th and the hoodies beginning September 11th both online and in-stores.

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Electric Rosé Wine Co. – Rosé-in-a-Pouch

Having read about canned wine for most of the year, I decided that a few weeks ago I would try my first can through Underwood. It wasn’t life changing, but it was a drinking experience unlike one I have ever had before. First off, I need to debunk one assumption – one can of wine does not equate to one can of beer. In fact, one can of wine is more like 2-2.5 glasses of wine and it will mess you up. The Underwood brand is quite good though. I’ve never had boxed wine, but now that I’ve had this, I don’t see any point in going back just cause.

To make things a little bit more exciting, Electric Rosé Wine Co. is providing us with another option with Rosé-in-a-Pouch and we are ALL for this. With packaging this cute, the pouch is giving us 90’s feels and reminding us of our favorite Capri Sun pouches. For every case that is sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Water2Wines dedicated to creating clean and sustainable water for those in the world needing it.

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adidas “Semi Flash Orange”

It wouldn’t be a normal week at Yow Yow! if we didn’t have some sort of sneaker coverage, right? I’ve been thinking about my loyalties this week because I grew up on Nike, but more recently, I’ve been daydreaming about adidas. It’s kind of like that love affair that came out of nowhere. Over the weekend, I also downloaded the adidas All Day Fitness app which has transformed not only my mornings, but um… my life? With my time back not commuting, I actually end up waking up around the same time just out of habit, but instead I’m using this time working out before I head into the office and the All Day app helps me do that. I want to get into more of this, but we’ll have to save that for another post because right now, I’m all about this sneaker.

The adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit now comes in this very cool “Semi Flash Orange.” Subtle, but just enough color to pop! Oh my goodness it looks so cozy, I just want to cuddle up with it now and you know, have them at home right next to my Nike Flyknits. ;) We kid. They would be on opposite ends of the room.

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Converse’s “Triple Black”

We’ve got the only shoes you need for the rest of the year. Why buy one pair when you can have two? Converse’s “Triple Black” Chuck Taylor Pack is being released tomorrow and while this is very exciting news… a part of me is wondering why there isn’t a 3rd style getting involved as part of the “triple!” The two styles come in both ’70 Hi and Ox and it is completely covered in a perfect matte black.

The Ox and Hi will retail for $48 USD and $78 USD respectively. Select retailers like HBX will stock the pack on July 21.

Wow. You need both.

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Everlane To Open Brick-and-Mortar Flagship

I recently discovered about a month ago the Everlane pop-up shop just a few blocks from my work. It was the best thing to ever happen to my life and the worst thing that will ever happen to my wallet. I’m not unfamiliar with the brand. I actually went to one of their events a couple of years ago when they let people come into their space and mingle with other locals while sort of trying to shop. The event was, as you expect, a room full of people dressed to the nines. I was convinced that everyone there was probably the most fashionable people in the city minus me. Since that event, I would check Everlane’s website every now and then, but didn’t feel brave enough to take the plunge. That was…until I discovered their pop up so close to me! My first purchase? The Cotton Long Sleeve Crew in Rhubarb and just for $25!

So with a couple of pop ups under their belt, the brand is now ready to take on a brick-and-mortar flagship. All week, they’ve been prepping their customers for the news and looking to hire! The new store will be located at 461 Valencia Street (still in the Mission district!) A date hasn’t been released yet for when the shop will open, but we know it will be nothing short of amazing.

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So Fresh and So Clean

I know on Yow Yow! we’ve been all about millennial pink, but I cannot resist something as white and as clean as this Nike Dualtone Racer. I would have a panic attack getting even a smudge of dirt on it or even wearing it outdoors, but we would manage. This Flyknit reminds me so much of my Oreos and will be available to the masses starting July 7th! I know the 4th of July isn’t necessarily a holiday that involves gifts, but if you’re looking for an excuse… why not? You can buy this pair on Titolo for $115 USD.

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adidas – Pink “Zebra”

Every week we have a new shoe on display and every week we love each pair more than the last. Really and truly, this has my name written all over it. I’m obsessed with the baby pink, white, and black combination. I think we’ve mentioned this before, but this color palette were all my favorite colors when I was in 9th grade so that’s a big deal, you know? Back then, that was also because Nordstrom’s Brass Plum – or BP as we know it – went through a transformation and their colors became pink, black and white. A little history for you there.

The pink, black and white combination of the “Zebra” iteration is the perfect mix of feminine and sporty. The Primeknit upper adds texture and dimension to the lifestyle sneaker. For those looking for ankle support, you can find a plush, foot-hugging collar on this silhouette.

It looks like these will be in adidas stores soon, but there is no price marked for it yet – we need to know.

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adidas Originals NMD_R1 “White Rose”

These days, I can’t get enough of the minimalist look, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want a boost of color every now and then. These sneakers provide the right amount and how cute are these bursts of pink?! I’m in love. We say this about every pair that we feature on Yow Yow! but even still I’m convinced that even if I owned each pair that I blogged about, that it would never be enough. We’d never be complete. These are an exclusive pair and come with a layer of breathable mesh, tonal details on the laces and a leather heel tab. These were released at select adidas on June 10th.

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Blush Pink

If only we liked working out…! I’m obsessed with these beautiful blush pink sneakers from adidas AlphaBOUNCE. Check out those pink laces! Also, doesn’t it look like these might be shimmering? We definitely don’t need another pair of sneakers and these wouldn’t always work with the rest of my closet, but somehow, we would find a way. These are my favorite pair  that I’ve seen so far!

These are being sold for $110 – sounds affordable to me!

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Kailijumei’s “Pixie Rose Lipstick”

I’ve always been fascinated with the invention of new and innovative beauty products. I’ve never been a beauty junkie myself (at least not up until recently) but what I love the most is that there’s always going to be a new shade of lipstick or nail color rising onto the scene and that packaging can come in the most creative forms that you would have never imagined. Because it’s spring, we’ve got floral on our minds for months and this “Pixie Rose Lipstick” by Kailijumei is one that we’re super curious about! Each lipstick has a real life bud planted in the middle of it and while it appears clear, there will be a shade tied to it once it is put on your lips.

The lipstick will glide on clear but change to “a bespoke pink based on the wearer’s pH,” according to Vogue.

To have your very own, you can purchase it here for $18 USD.

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Starbucks Japan Is Better Than Us

It’s almost like they are two different companies. With a menu already offering cherry blossom inspired beverages, Japan is now offering a drink on their menu (for a limited time) called American Cherry Pie Frappuccino. Did you guys catch that? It’s American, but it’s over in Japan and we’re so jealous! Yes, of course we want that pie topper for ourselves. Why does no other American Starbucks offer us a frapp on the same level as this one? If you’re visiting Japan this spring, make sure you drop in (for all of us that can’t) and purchase the drink offered from April 13 to May 16.

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Nike Air Max 95 Candle

Stop what you’re doing. Look at this candle. BLESS this Nike candle and its existence. This is the greatest thing I have seen all day.

Now only if we could find a cute little holder for it to sit on…and of course, never light it ever.

Air Max Day actually falls on March 26th and to commemorate this special day, WHAT THE SHAPE released this amazing piece. These candles are available in pink, yellow, and white. We’ll take all 3, please. If you’d like to be the owner of this, you can visit their Facebook page to make a purchase.

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