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Monday, June 27, 2011

Haute Summer Night: Fashion on the Boardwalk

A night of glamour, drinks, fashion, and fun! Fashion Network Seattle hosted and put this event together in a short amount of time and definitely exceeded expectations.

The Outfits I Put Together: My job was to take care of the models and put together the outfits. Board shorts and tees by Imperial Motion.



Lounge Areas: Every corner was decorated by different sponsors in the most creative ways.



Runway: It literally wrapped around the whole building, big thanks to Dunn Lumber.



Photo booth: Yes, my intern Elaine and I wanted the full experience and did everything from drinking Doterra's essential oils, taking pictures on Yelp's wall, and lounging in each designated area.




Catching up: Big shows like this bring Seattleites together. Local business owners, local designers, even the staff from Univision was there. Below is a photo of the blogger to Bora Bora Style, the lovely Abiola and I.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Travel Worthy Pieces

They say packing light is the best way to travel but it’s tough to accomplish when you have so much to pick from. Here is a list of must have pieces and why you need them on your next vacation!


BLACK AND WHITE TOP



LOFT $49.50


You can wear a colorful cardigan, colorful (budget friendly) jewelry, white denim, black skirt, endless possibilities! Think of this as a blank slate to style any way you choose.


Style Tip: Black and white pieces are good year round!




NATURAL COLORED BELT



Anthropology $29.95


Looks great over a black dress, floral loose fitting top, even over a skirt with a tucked in top and cardigan for work.


Style Tip: When shopping for a belt, take a top or dress with you that can be belted. Try a skinny belt, medium size belt, and thicker belt. Ask yourself, which you feel most comfortable wearing.




SOLID COLORED DRESS



Max and Mia $68


The magic of this piece is you can wear it with wedges in the summer and boots in the fall. I know you want your money to stretch as far as possible.


Style Tip: Although this can be worn in Fall, make sure to inspect your pieces. If it looks tired and worn, don’t think twice about letting it go and finding a new dress.


CROSSBODY BAG



Steve Madden $24.99


If you are going on a plane or to the park, you want to carry as little as possible. The best option is a crossbody bag that is small, a neutral color, and sits nicely against your body.


Style Tip: The point is to carry as little as possible, don’t overstuff!




BELTED UTILITY JACKET



Armani Exchange $79


You want a jacket that is lighter color than your black jacket! Look for light brown, beige, or gray. These pieces can be combined with all your colorful tops.


Style Tip: Don’t wear that boxy GAP jacket hanging in your closet from years ago. Find a new one that flatters your figure and updates your look this summer!


COMFORTABLE SANDALS



Chie Mihara


I love a sexy sandal but if you are going to be walking around and want an option other than your plastic flip flops, here it is!


COLORFUL JEWELRY



Chico’s $34


Sometimes you can find great jewelry for a good price at Chico’s. These earrings above are chunky and bold great with anything from a dress to jeans. You won’t want to take your favorite expensive pieces, so have fun with colored gems!


"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
~ Ada Louise Huxtable


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Save the Girls III

Materials used: Blue fabric, purple fabric, feathers, gold muffin cups, and purple glass beads


Price: $17.68


Time spent sewing: 8 hours



I believe in miracles.... I know the impossible IS possible.

Growing up, one of my best friends was a boy 5 years younger than me and I always felt it was up to me to take care of him. Laughter is the best medicine, he was the silliest most entertaining kid to be around and through it all, his mother was battling breast cancer.

The cancer one day had litteraly spread to her whole body and there was nothing the doctors could do. In bed, motionless, she was about to give up. No one could make her feel at ease. Then suddenly the thought of her 3 children brought her out of bed and immediatley the pain had left. At her next doctor visit, EVERYONE was completely stunned....it had dissapeared, the cancer was gone.

2011 marks more than 10 years that this brave woman is cancer free.

Participating in Save the Girls is my contribution to help find a cure. I've seen my friend and his family struggle and in the end find releif, but there are still many others battling.

My bra this year was inspired by salsa dancing since all I did the week before was practice for the NW Salsa Competition. It was a pleasure to donate my time and prick my little fingers trying to sew it all by hand.

Thank you to Little Black Dress Events for putting together another great event!

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