Category Archive:CURRENT FEATURE

ByKari

HOW NOT TO GLAM.

STYLIST DIARIES: GO GLAM

When dressing to the nines, the alluring show-off side of style is to go overboard on the glamorous elements. MORE sparkle, MORE textures, MORE pieces. Because it shows that you have more to show. Congratulations.

Honestly, anyone can matchy-matchy pile a crap ton of fancy things in one look. Even if the look is compiled of expensive pieces, if all together, YOU don’t shine, then you’ve missed the point.

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YOU wear the clothes. The clothes don’t wear you. 
We had so many fun accessories to gussy up this killer dress, but when it came down to it, the vintage dress is a great piece and we didn’t want to clutter up the image. Strategic skin and a dress that works with & for your shape beat over-accessorizing 10 to 1.

To quote Coco Chanel, “I always take off at least one piece of jewelry
before I leave the house…to ensure that I am not overdoing it.”

[ this vintage dress is available at Article Consignment in East Sac]

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OK, you got the dress and are doing it simple & chic.
Have a little fun with your makeup look!

We found this rad tutorial to coordinate with similar style elements as our look:

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 Regular glam gets a makeup upgrade when you learn how
to use your killer red lipstick to amp up your eyes as well.

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When dressing for a party, it’s not just the dress & accessories
that should shine. Remember that strategic skin we mentioned? During
winter and party season, your skin can take a hit and look dull & dry.

A few simple tips for glowing show-stopper skin:

exfoliate

  • EXFOLIATE. use a gentle body scrub (or facial scrub) to buff off the dead dry skin and get those assets glowing for your night out. Especially  focus on your neck and chest.

water

  • HYDRATE. especially prepping for a night of cocktails, don’t forget to pre-drink (WATER). Your skin will look better, and it’s a smart move for pacing yourself throughout the night.

shimmer

  • GLOW. a little shimmer goes a long way. Go easy on (or avoid) bronzer for winter, and go for a soft shimmer. But be careful, it’s easy to go overboard, and have your look go from glowy to greasy. Focus on your cheekbones & inner eye for that supple dewy look. If you’re going strapless or lower-cut, consider adding a bit of shimmer to your collarbone as well.

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  •  CHEEEEEESE + WORK IT. Here’s the deal: you can have perfect skin, a killer look & still not look nearly as beautiful without these two things: a happy smile and confidence. Be that girl with the sparkling eyes and infectious laugh, who happened to also be wearing a great dress. Cause I hate to break it to you: a great dress doesn’t make up for a sullen withdrawn disposition. However your look comes together (and even if it doesn’t), people will remember your smile & attitude over your outfit. Honest.

To again quote Coco Chanel: ” It’s all about how you wear it….on whether it looks real or not. It’s about how you carry yourself and who you are as a person. It’s about being a lady.”

Whatever you wear, whatever you do tonight to ring in the new year, pledge to start off 2016 with the best, most self-loving version of YOU, not anyone else. We love you all, and have been so blessed this year to be a part of your lives, closets and community.

Here’s to another incredible year!

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We are thankful to consistently work with some of the most talented creatives in Sacramento.
A huge thank you to our crew!  Contributing on our Holiday glam shoot:

Article Consignment: dresses, shoes & accessories
Kabra Moss: hairstylist (@mapleandmoss)
Kevin Fiscus & team: photography

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ByKari

LOCAL LOVE: tiny tambourine

We love local, we love rad women, and especially love when they’re a rad #ladyboss.
Ladyboss + mommabear with adorable wears for littles? just STOP.

Meet Kelly:
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wife, momma to an ubercute lil boy and one of the two women behind
Sacramento’s newest Etsy shop with fresh looks for your mini me:

TINY TAMBOURINE.

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the comfy. the pattern mix. the handmade goodness for goodness sake.

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first off, can we have this little babe for keeps please?
also, bowsbowsbowsbows.

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when your tiny one has that perfectly colorful accessory,
the rest of the outfit can be simple easy neutrals.

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modern patterns for boys & girls

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GET YOURS: www.tinytambo.com
LIKE ON FB // FOLLOW ON IG: @tinytambourine

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ByKari

5 WAYS TO WEAR A LITTLE WHITE DRESS

LBD. Little Black Dress.
It’s a closet staple every style list says you should have…

But what about a little white dress?

A couple years ago while thrifting, I came across something that most would pass by: a 3XL white cotton ladies nightgown with great pleat work on the top. I felt it would make an awesome dress… with a little work.

STYLIST TIP: When thrifting, there is no section that is off limits, or void of potential. I could easily just go to my size and find cute stuff (and I totally do), but I never would have found this awesome nightgown if I wasn’t willing to at least look at other sections.

I paid $1.99 and brought it home to disassemble it. I cut out a ton of fabric in the back and sized it to my shoulder width. Then just brought up the hem. I wear this dress all year round in a million ways (ok, more like 7 or 8).

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I have quite a few pictures of me in the dress from different seasons, but to clearly convey the styling options,
I went on Polyvore and made a White Dress Collection using a similar looking dress. ENJOY!

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Using the dress as a blank canvas, pick almost any item to pair with it, and build your outfit around it.
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Boho Rocker.
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Sweet Vintage Cinched-In Glam.

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Comfy Nerdy Explorer.

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Festival Chic.

How do you build a look? Do you go for comfort? For color?

ByKari

CLASSIC CASUAL MIX-UP: tiffany’s closet

CLIENT FILES: TIFFANY

We love what we do, and always have fun with our clients,
but to be perfectly honest — Tiffany may be one of our favorites.
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Witherspoon (who also happens to be her style icon – perfecto)
We are usually helping a client hone in on their style and then need to do a lot of shopping, but this girl knows her style and has super cute clothes, so why were we going through her closet?
She has GREAT pieces but needed help to put it all together. As Skylar and I went through her closet piece by piece, we were giddy: one by one we checked off our list of pieces we felt she should have to rock her figure in her style. Instead of a purging –> giant shopping list situation we got to play dress up and put together a ton of different mix-and-matchable outfits while teaching her the “how and why” everything works together.
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Here are a couple of her dressier looks, and as you can see, a lot of mix-and-match going on: The perfect black skinnies, the peep-toe leopard heels, the peplum blazer — so versatile!
This blue dress is actually a fancy cocktail dress with bold details that we were able to tone down and style as a dressy business look (with a POP!) to give it more life than that one party where she had a lot of pictures taken and now it’s done.
For her casual looks, there were so many fun options. Here’s just a handful of the looks:
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Tiffany specifically asked for direction for her everyday casual wear, so we gave her a lot of options! Perfect black skinnies + flats were her base, and we switched out from there. End result is casual, classic and pulled together while still being completely comfortable.
We believe in teaching a girl to style, instead of just styling her and moving on. So, all these looks & more are a part of her LOOK BOOK, that she can now flip through on her phone for instant inspiration and recollection, as well as we made a custom Pinterest Board for her.
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Her board has outfit inspirations based on specific pieces in her wardrobe, tips & tricks for styling (tucking, cuffing, belt tying etc) and items from her GET LIST to actually click-buy-love.
Want the Juniper James girls in YOUR CLOSET?? 
Time with our stylist team is a GREAT gift for the holidays
We style both guys and girls, so give the gift of style & confidence:

email Kari: kari.shipman@gmail.com to get started.
use promo code #eastsacmoms for a big discount on your first appointment!

Until next time, loves!
xoxo Kari & Skylar

ByKari

ART IN SOLE: meet benjamins

men’s luxury in midtown:
show me the benjamins

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Shoes handmade in California. Using the highest quality luxury fabrics and
traditional shoemaking techniques to bring you something incredible.
TRUST.

11057356_680714225371679_7525244411267292590_n Among the masses of cheap disposable fashion choices available from big box stores, an
independent retailer is making bold strides in men’s footwear here in Midtown Sacramento.

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Founder & bespoke artisan, Benjamin Schwartz (above) continues to be a student
of his trade, bringing the best of an old world tradesmen’s craft and elevating it
for the modern discerning gentleman.

There is something intense about owning a pair of shoes that are truly handcrafted and custom.

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We had a chance to stop by the inaugural retail location this past weekend and we

can’t wait for the grand opening. Every corner of the space is on point, a craftsman’s
workshop, and a sleek cool snapshot of the classic yet modern gentleman.

 

skip the trashy tabloids & get an education on style and class.

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BENJAMINS retail is located at
1104 R Street in the WAL retail space.

connect to BENJAMIN’S online:
website  //  on facebook  // IG + twitter: @benjaminsshoes

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** top /model images via Benjamins
** additional images by Juniper James
ByKari

DADS & DARLINGS

Dear Sacramento Mommas,
YOUR KIDS ARE ADORABLE.

Maybe the only thing cuter than your kids are pictures of your cute kids with their dads.

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It was an honor to capture them for you. Here’s a couple of our Dads & Darlings:

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[ greg + his girls ]

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[ryan & his daughter]

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[clay & his son]

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All images by our talented photographer,
SARAH HAWKINS of SHOCKINS PHOTOGRAPHY
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Want in on our Mommas + Mini’s shoot?
May 24 & 31 — email: kari.shipman@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

ByKari

BICYCLE FASHION HITS CROCKER pt.1

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MAY IS BIKE MONTH.
And we chose to celebrate by putting on a Bicycle Fashion Show
at The Crocker Art Museum, as part of their monthly #artmix event.

We asked nine women from our community who we admire, of all
sizes & nationalities to model for a photoshoot and in our fashion show.

Once again collaborating with talented Sacramento photographer Sarah Hawkins,
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model: vanessa labi  //  wardrobe via: cuff’s

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model: tori kobayashi  //  wardrobe: cuff’s

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model: haley titus  //  wardrobe: cuff’s

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OUR EVENT PARTNERS: 

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Photography by: Shockins Photography // Sarah Hawkins
Hair by: Rebecca Maggio @ Maverique Style House
Makeup by: Taylor Floyd Makeup

JUNIPER JAMES CREW:

  • Ruthann Dittrich: event coordination
  • Marci Moore: fashion styling
  • Emily Schubert: fashion styling

For rates and booking for events or styling: email Kari — kari.shipman@gmail.com