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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

6 MUST-HAVE WINTER TO SPRING WARDROBE STAPLES.

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! …

Well,depending on the day it is. That cute little groundhog saw his shadow, so technically we’re still in winter. But depending on the day, it can be cloudy, dreary and raining  or bright and sunny with high 60’s all the way to 80’s. Freakin make up your mind, California!

With our weather in an identity crisis, we thought we’d share our version of a transitional winter wardrobe. I’ll be upfront: I’m a firm believer in layering. Obviously you want to be seasonally relevant (no bright spring florals), but much of your rest-of-the-year wardrobe still works for winter with just a bit of layering.

The key to the winter wardrobe (and a transitional one): OUTERWEAR.

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We went on Polyvore and put together what we feel are the essential outerwear
pieces a girl needs for surviving the remainder of winter and transitioning into spring. Here’s a look at the basics to look for in each item and some styling tips:

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1. BLAZER.

— OUTFIT: Part of it: Blazer stays on, so integrate how it hangs & works with your blouse/dress into the overall look. Buuuut, there’s 2 different schools of blazers…

TRADITIONAL:

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— FIT: Completely fitted is the key. The blazer needs to have the shoulders hit just right and be able to button comfortably without pulling. Unless you’re going for an intentionally retro look, it should hit at or right above the hips.

— COLOR: For the traditional blazer cut, go with black or another basic solid.Simple, chic. THEN there’s the other school of blazers…

INDIE:

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FIT: the indie fit is much less, well, fitted. longer, with wider shoulders,
(much easier to find while thrifting, as it’s a vintage look made-modern).

COLOR:  go big with pattern on the blazer and go simple underneath. Or vice versa.
Add a hat, dark rimmed glasses and chunky flat boots: you’re so indie.

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2. FLOWY SWEATER.

FLOW FINAL— OUTFIT: Part of it. Wear it super accessorized (above) or totally simple.
Easy to throw on over complete basics and Voila! you have an outfit.

— FIT: slouch + comfort — however you wanna rock it. Length/volume is up to you.

— COLOR: As with the blazer, black or dark grey are the most versatile, but for this piece in particular, it’s great to have a fun pattern.

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 3. BLACK LEATHER (OR FAUX) JACKET.

LEATHER FINAL

— OUTFIT:  Part of it, or an addition. Up to you.

— FIT: completely fitted. Needs to be able to fully zip up and not pull.

— COLOR, ETC: black. period. This jacket can dress up or dress down pretty much anything. How much embellishment (zippers, belts, epaulets) you choose will determine how versatile it is. Simpler & cleaner lines: wear with everything.

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4. WOOL PEA COAT.

WOOL FINAL— OUTFIT:  strictly outerwear.

— FIT: fitted, but not too snug. People can tend to do this piece a bit too boxy. Get tailored lines, but with room for extra layers underneath.

— COLOR: sometimes you can find an awesome bold colored pea coat, but usually you find black, grey and navy. You know your colors, and what you’d be wearing it over. Your call, as it is outerwear.

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5. PONCHO.

PONCH FINAL

— OUTFIT: outerwear or integrated. This is my ultimate easy-day cheater winter piece. Leggings, a comfy stretchy long sleeved top and flat boots. Throw a poncho over it and it’s suddenly an outfit (I laugh when I get complimented on this look, but it’s awesome!)

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(Did you see my post with the poncho? )

 FIT: loosey-goosey, comfy awesome. Whatever volume, color, you do it and be happy with your easy look.

 

 

 

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6. TRENCH.Trench final 2

 OUTFIT: outerwear only.

 FIT: the more fitted, the better. Make sure all the buttons line up and fit you well. If the shoulders are great but you need a little tighter / looser fit, it’s often easy to have a tailor adjust the button placement.

— COLOR: I’m trench obsessed… I have 7 or 8. All thrifted, all different colors. The fit is most important on this one. Have fun with color & pattern!

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ByKari

BE OUR VALENTINE.

We teamed up again with talented photographer
Sarah Hawkins to shoot our Love Letters Looks ~ enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to embrace the ultra-feminine
with demure florals, rich lovely hues and of course, a rouge lip.

[Models: Autumn Sky, Jennifer Beile, Nicole Dove]

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and blacks, paired with peachy and creamy colors.

JEN COLL 02The perfect untamed wave, glowing skin and a red lip punch up this floral look.

JENN COLL 03[handmade black cascading necklace, by ShopJust: $32]
[perfectly floral dress: $46] [vintage burgundy belt: $14]

NIC COLL 01[vintage beaded pink sweater dress: $38]
[local handmade black arrowhead necklace, by Real Life Doll House: $52]
[grey leather vintage clutch with strap: $28]

AUT COLL 01[vintage black dress: $42]  [creme lace blouse: $28]
[local handmade pink stone necklace, by Vivid Venus: $40]

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Connect with us: JJ on FB // Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest: @juniperjames
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Check out our talented photographer, Sarah Hawkins.

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ByKari

MOMMA’S & MINI’S: now booking

SESSION BOOKINGS START NOW!

If you’re a mom in the Sacramento area, NOW is your chance to get in on our Father’s Day mini-photoshoot sessions with your kids. After the success of our DADS & DARLINGS sessions for Mother’s Day gifts, we had a lot of requests for moms to get in on the action with their littles for dads.

Well, far be it from us to not give you what you want.

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 If you want in, email Kari (kari.shipman@gmail.com) ASAP,
as our Dads & Darlings shoot days filled up quick!

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Once you email, just pick your time slot, receive payment info and be ready to go!
After the shoot we’ll send you a digital proof sheet and you pick your favorite 15 images.
We’ll then send you over the images you picked, ready to print, post and cherish.

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Can’t wait!   xo K&S

ByKari

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT – APOSTROPHE MAGAZINE

FASHION. MOVING PEOPLE FORWARD.

As a company, we strive to put our best foot forward, and to make a difference with the projects we choose to take on. We’re always proud of the work we do, but this project in particular is very special to us.

Juniper James was approached by Apostrophe Magazine to style
and shoot their fall fashion feature, and we jumped at the chance.

For those of you not familiar, Apostrophe promotes inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their stories and photos show people achieving independence, contributing to their communities and enjoying life.

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As someone who worked in special education for years before starting Juniper James, and a caretaker for people with disabilities in my own family, it is especially important to me to further the cause of these exceptional members of our community.

THE STRUGGLE.

Finding a good restaurant, landing a job, shopping for a cell phone, dressing for your age and body type… things most people take for granted. In my experience, people with intellectual disabilities often have been left out of these decisions, and find themselves at the mercy of other’s choices for them. Apostrophe gives them the information they need to make choices for themselves and feel empowered as individuals with much to contribute.

In the special needs community, sad to say, personal style is an aspect that is severely lacking. It may seem a trivial point when there are so many pressing issues surrounding inclusion, education, job development etc, but at Juniper James, we really do feel that how you dress significantly effects how people treat you as a person, and impacts the level of respect you garner for your ideas and needs. Those points are paramount for members of the special needs community who are most often fighting an uphill battle for respect and equality.

There are many legitimate reasons why so many of the members of the special needs community end up dressed poorly – financial constraints, overwhelmed/overworked caretakers, lack of adequate transportation to shop for themselves… but in the spirit of inclusion, with respect and celebration of their personalities, we wanted to show off a chic, pulled together look at four special models we were so privileged to work with for this project, along with some tips for dressing your best.

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We brought all our models to Article Consignment (our boutique besties),
and had a blast working with their team picking out the final looks.

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Article Consignment Owner Abe Sanchez is one of our
favorite people in Sacramento. Huge heart this guy.

BELOW: Our first of four model features.

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MEET ALEX SHIPMAN:

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Our first model Alex has an infectiously happy personality that lights up a room. Adopted at 10 days old by her awesome family, she brings joy and optimism to everyone she interacts with.  Through family tragedies of losing her dad to a heart attack, and her mom becoming wheelchair-bound after a paralyzing stroke, her incredibly loving and gentle spirit is the glue that makes it possible for she and her mom to live full, amazing lives independently-together.

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Alex’s days are filled with competitive sports (basketball, bowling and Special Olympics), taking fitness classes at the gym, helping out at church and her job at Goodwill Industries.

She budgets her paycheck and regularly plans fun outings for her and girlfriends. She recently left a fantastic theater arts program to pursue her college career – bravo miss Alex.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

For the girl who loves sparkles, we opted to skip the hot pink glitter and went for a chic, more age-appropriate look that still embodies her personality. Plenty of shimmer steals the show and is paired with a pop of rich color with the plum clutch. Sleek hair and a neutral makeup palette pull it all together for a grown up, sophisticated look.

 

 

———————Stay tuned for part two of our Apostrophe shoot,
featuring Lacey and her story———————————

WARDROBE PROVIDED BY:
ARTICLE CONSIGNMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
LIZ SIMPSON

WARDROBE STYLING BY:
JUNIPER JAMES

HAIR / MAKEUP BY:
JUNIPER JAMES

MODEL PREP FACILITIES:
THE URBAN HIVE

ByKari

BICYCLE FASHION HITS CROCKER pt.2

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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,
here’s a look at our 5 of our 9 models, in their looks styled by our JJ Crew.

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model: lauren elle jaye  //  wardrobe: juniper james + freestyle

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on stage images via: michael lockett
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model: jamila khan  //  wardrobe: freestyle

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model: julie gesicki  //  wardrobe: freestyle

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model: meg white  //  wardrobe: freestylemeg col 01

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model: zoe galgiani  //  wardrobe: freestyle // earrings: vivid venus

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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

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,
here’s a look at our 4 of our 9 models, in their looks styled by our JJ Crew.7143

model: vanessa labi  //  wardrobe via: cuff’s

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7402#model: kachet jackson-henderson  //  wardrobe: freestyle clothing exchangeKACH COL 01

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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