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MOMMA’S & MINI’S: now booking


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



We had a crazy (awesome) weekend!

The original plan was for our JJ team to work alongside the KidAround crew in putting on a big event for Friday May 1st at/with the Roseville Galleria (Westfield): “Mom’s Night Out” benefitting the charity Bright Pink (#VIPINKweekend).

Westfield connected us with 3 retailers to do our fashion vignettes for Friday – GAP, Athleta and Francesca’s, and we started gathering our models and puling thier looks… THEN, the we got a call Wednesday asking if we could bump it up a notch for VIPink and do a TV segment on Saturday morning, and the Saturday afternoon event as well.


Lucky for us, our JJ Crew is used to cranking it into high gear and making awesome happen. Here’s a look at some of the fun-filled whirlwind weekend.

002One of our stylists – Emily + our 3 models for Friday night [wearing Francesca’s, Athleta & GAP],
and me [in Francesca’s] taking advantage of the awesome photobooth.

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It was PACKED. We got to talk to so many awesome women about embracing
the body they have and creating a confident wardrobe. Happy place.

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So fun to have live models in this setup – lots of referrals to the
shops we styled from. And our ladies looked GOOD.

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Westfield went all out to make the weekend of events vibrant and bright (#brightpink).
Pretty sure we all wanted to take this awesome light-up tree and couch home with us.


It wouldn’t be 3 events in under 24 hours without a wardrobe change, now would it?
#feelingfab [thrifted dress + wedges. lace overlay: Francesca’s]

ka 01The amazing people who make Kidaround Magazine happen. So much fun to be a
part of this event with them, as well as celebrate the release of the MAY/JUNE ISSUE!

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Overall, it was a whirlwind of a good time, with great food, wine, fashion, friends and fun!
Looking forward to more events with Westfield in the future.


Check out our post on GAP featuring looks we styled for
this event, as well as ways to style your summer basics.

tyWe couldn’t have done this solo.

— Huge thanks to the teams at GAP, Athleta and Francesca’s for being so accommodating in the rush of events.

— To Kidaround for introducing us to Westfield, and co-producing Friday’s event.

— To 3 separate sets of models who worked it on TV, and their podiums during the events.

— To Stephanie & Emily with Westfield for the chance to work alongside them for the events.

— To Ashleigh (Makeup by Shay) who jumped in and did hair/makeup for all 3 events!

— As always: our killer JJ Crew for working hard behind the scenes to make it all come together.

Cheers! — Kari 

** photobooth images by: marc kallweit
** event images by: Sharon Hoyt Photography



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.


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

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on stage images via: michael lockett


model: jamila khan  //  wardrobe: freestyle

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model: julie gesicki  //  wardrobe: freestyle

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on stage images via: michael lockett


model: meg white  //  wardrobe: freestylemeg col 01



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



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on stage images via: michael lockett

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


  • 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



DON’T FAKE & CAKE IT.autumn 3 milou & olin photography

Hello darlings, I’m Autumn. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time & money fussing with fancy products that don’t work. But I love skincare. Love it. And lately I’ve been trying to simplify my life, and finally figure out what makes my seemingly-always-upset skin angry and maybe start having a less complicated start to my day.

Even with my angsty skin, I totally love makeup. It’s super fun and I like to experiment with different looks, but there comes a time in a girl’s life where they realize they’ve been in the same routine since their scene queen days (which was totally not me *avoids eye contact with you.*) With the sun getting stronger every day the idea of melty makeup just sounds gross and impractical. 

So here is a list of more natural products that are less about covering, and more about helping the best of you as a woman to shine, which is pretty much what Juniper James is all about. 

I’m totally not an esthetician, just a girl who figured out what works for MY skin with a bit less chemicals & expense. Feel free to let me know what works for your skin when it starts to get hotter! 



It literally changed my life. And I kid you not, it’s $5 or under. Anything else is for teenage acne, and this also doubles as a help for blackheads. Just makes sure you pair it with a strong moisturizer as it can dry your skin a bit.

2. BAKING SODA. image001
As a scrub (use gently!) and as a mask on your blackhead problem areas. If you leave a thin layer on your shiny areas during the day it also helps to naturally knock out shine and deep clean at the same time. Whaatttt.

This is my jam for multi-use exfoliant cause lemon has natural lactic acid (God why do I know that??) and the brown sugar melts a bit with the heat of your skin.

Medline-Remedy-Olivamine-Nutrashield-Skin-Protectant4. MEDLINE REMEDY NUTRASHIELD LOTION WITH OLIVE.
It’s no-joke recommended to people who have dry skin from snowboarding but it’s the only moisturizer that’s ever worked for me: it’s super crazy strong but olive helps control oil so there’s no shine when it dries. AWESOME.

5. BOOTH’S  TAHITIAN MONOI OIL c-booth-dry-oil-spray-tahitian-monoi
It’s like coconut oil but it’s more non-comodogenic (this means it won’t make your skin gods unhappy.) And it smells like a freaking island. An island on your face. Also works on rough knees and elbows.

I will never use anything else ever again. My skin will revolt against anything with an ounce of glycerine. This is more like washing your face with a hug.

For your facial SPF. It’s as harsh as water, i.e. not at all. And finally….

Seriously. However much you drink isn’t enough.



Okay my chickadees, that is all.
Follow the whole JJ Crew and their styling ways on:
Twitter: @juniperjames / Instagram: @juniperjames / Pinterest: Juniper James
XO Autumn


** photo of Autumn by: Milou & Olin


It’s been a wild ride of a year! We started out the year as a
fashion consulting company, and ended the year as not
only that, but owning the Juniper James Boutique!

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2013 was full of events (organized & attended), being in/on the news, meeting amazing creatives, and the ups & downs of running, merchandising, stocking & promoting our awesome little boutique.

Our (above featured) highlights include:

  • Being in the inaugural Flywheel Incubator Class
  • Moving into the Flywheel retail space with our fellow members
  • Sacramento Fashion Week
  • Being hired as the stylist for the first music
    video shot at The Crocker Art Museum
  • Working with tons of talented photographers, hair, makeup artists and fellow stylists.
  • Participating in the Local Love event at Crocker Art
  • Live-covering the Oscar’s Red Carpet Fashion for Channel 10
  • Features in
    – SacMag,
    – Sacramento News & Review,
    Sacramento Bee
    Sacramento Press
    Comstock Magazine
    – & more.
  • Speaking to Design & Fashion Students for Sacramento Fashion Week.
  • Winning awards for our Juniper James
    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes team fundraising (starting our 2014 team soon!)
  • All our lovely (transformed) styling clients throughout the year – we love you!
  • Participating in & promoting TOM’s Day Without Shoes
  • Bringing on 2 new JJ Crew members:
    — Ruthann: our events coordinator
    — Marci: shop merchandising & assistant stylist
  • Becoming owner of the Juniper James Boutique (!!)
  • Featuring & selling dozens of local artists’ work at our shop.
  • Live on Chanel 40 for fun charity fundraiser segments
  • Walking the runway for a number of Sacramento-based charities
  • Continuing to blog for Thrift Town –
    recycle reuse, shop local & support charities!
  • Asked to return as a judge for this year’s Indie Fashion Challenge
  • Event coordinator for THIS IS MIDTOWN: June, July, August & September
  • A number of appearances on Good Day Sacramento
    with our good friend Phoebe of The Dress Fiend.
  • Returning for our 3rd year as the Retail & Restaurant
    Coordinator for the week-long Launch Design Festival
  • Shooting our first lookbook
  • And finally, surviving the crazy holiday retail season at the Boutique.



 To all our friends, fellow creatives, co-conspirators, supporters and customers
– we love you and couldn’t have had the awesome year we did without you!
Here’s to an incredible 2014!



The Juniper James Boutique is a unique destination,
where you can find all-local & handmade accessories,
classic & revamped vintage and modern consigned pieces.

We recently teamed up with talented photographer Sarah Hawkins to shoot our Winter Lookbook, so our fans and customers can have a look at some of the great women’s pieces we have in the shop and how to style them. We also carry men’s and kid’s vintage/handmade.


This is the first installment of our lookbook,
featuring our amethyst collection

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

purple aut 06aour revamped vintage floral flutter-sleeve frock. $32.

purple aut comp 01autumn inspires us with her loving spirit, her honesty and her intuitive talent.

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rich & warm vintage orchid sweater + luxurious angora detailing. $42.

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nicole inspires us with her fiery spirit, energy & ready smile.

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simple black dress, $14. vintage revamped sterling heart necklace,
$42 by Real Life Doll House

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cozy cowl neck sweater. $38.

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jennifer inspires us with her easygoing sweetness & spontaneous nature.

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Our shop is located in the Downtown Plaza (545 L Street), Sacramento.
Open Tue – Fri: 12-8pm // Sat: 12-6pm

Check out our talented photographer, Sarah Hawkins.

sarah 03 Her company SHOCKins Photography can be booked
for weddings, family portraits, newborn sessions and more.

{special thank you to Marci Moore, our talented styling assistant}

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STYLIST DIARIES: black is the new black


This week’s street style look is notable because it’s understated. If you love fashion and have a penchant for expressing yourself, you’ll do it no matter what. Not for others, but for yourself. And sometimes even, despite others.

For those who don’t work for themselves, there are rules and standards required at work, and that can span anywhere from “Professional Dress” to being handed a uniform with your orientation packet. We picked this week’s street style look because this was a girl who had limits on her at-work look but still totally has her own style.

Brandy works at a makeup counter where she’s required to wear all black.
here’s our video of her look:

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To break down her look, here’s the pieces + a couple all-black remixes:

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If black’s the constraint, think pattern, texture and composition and silhouette
with small sprinkles of acceptable color (like lipstick or small stud earrings)

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 Don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle!

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Ok, ok, we know. The cat tights are a bit much. Seriously just couldn’t resist.
In this look, we’re showing a couple ways to incorporate a theme while not beating you over the head with it. The geometric repetition in the necklace, earrings, the bag and even, yes, the cat ears, pull together this all black ensemble and make it anything but drab. If kitties are just not your bag (or tights & ring), throw on some black subtly geometrically patterned tights and a chunky funky silver ring. Make it yours and have fun!

Part of understanding yourself and embracing self-expression is being able to use constraints as creative motivation, instead of a compartmentalizing of your aesthetic.

Live out who you are in all areas of your life.

— xo the JJ crew —