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.
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]
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:
Regular glam gets a makeup upgrade when you learn how
to use your killer red lipstick to amp up your eyes as well.
________________________ BRIGHT & GLOWY. _____________________
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:
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
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.
the comfy. the pattern mix. the handmade goodness for goodness sake.
first off, can we have this little babe for keeps please?
when your tiny one has that perfectly colorful accessory,
the rest of the outfit can be simple easy neutrals.
modern patterns for boys & girls
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).
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!
Using the dress as a blank canvas, pick almost any item to pair with it, and build your outfit around it.
I started this look off with the shoes, then softened it a bit with pink.
Sweet Vintage Cinched-In Glam.
Comfy Nerdy Explorer.
How do you build a look? Do you go for comfort? For color?
Until next time, loves!
xoxo Kari & Skylar
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traditional shoemaking techniques to bring you something incredible.
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.
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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1104 R Street in the WAL retail space.
Maybe the only thing cuter than your kids are pictures of your cute kids with their dads.
It was an honor to capture them for you. Here’s a couple of our Dads & Darlings:
[ greg + his girls ]
[ryan & his daughter]
[clay & his son]
All images by our talented photographer,
SARAH HAWKINS of SHOCKINS PHOTOGRAPHY
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,
here’s a look at our 4 of our 9 models, in their looks styled by our JJ Crew.
model: vanessa labi // wardrobe via: cuff’s
model: tori kobayashi // wardrobe: cuff’s
model: haley titus // wardrobe: cuff’s
OUR EVENT PARTNERS:
JUNIPER JAMES CREW:
For rates and booking for events or styling: email Kari — firstname.lastname@example.org