Tag Archive:style

ByKari

SEVENLY.

 

PEOPLE MATTER. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We are always looking for ways to make a difference, or support those who do. If you aren’t familiar with the company Sevenly, we encourage you to get connected & informed.

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Sevenly takes on a different charity every week, raising funds & awareness for them through the sale of in-house designed apparel for men, women & kids.

They believe that PEOPLE MATTER, and it is possible to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
We couldn’t agree more.

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This Sevenly campaign (pictured) is near & dear to our hearts, as it directly supports a charity called Reece’s Rainbows, helping families afford to adopt little loves with Downs Syndrome from around the world. We’d never heard of RR before it was featured, and now are proud supporters of the incredible life-giving work they do.

Our director Kari’s adopted little sister has Downs Syndrome, and is the light of her life. We applaud Reece’s Rainbows for their work, and Sevenly for their commitment to making a difference around the world every day.

FASHION moving people FORWARD.

xo JJ crew

ByKari

TRE CHIC.

When discussing stylish men in Sac, the conversation wouldn’t be complete without Tre Borden.
Known for his bright color choices, quirky accessories and unapologetically rocking whatever he’s wearing, he’s the go-to guy to put on a runway full of “Sacramento-known” personalities.

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Walking the runway for Fashion’s Night Out 2013.

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Nautical / patriotic layers. Leather jacket FTW.

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Never be afraid to wear pink.

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Our director Kari & Tre after they walked the runway together.

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His go-to accessories: bowties & sunglasses. Quirk + mystery.

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How we’re inspired:
rock the quirky accessory, mix & match pattern,
and never shy away from bold colors in unconventional pieces.

xo the JJ crew

ByKari

RED ROSE.

TODAY

In the craziness of life, sometimes we need reminders of the good things.

We were feeling a bit bogged down this week and decided to take a walk as a group, breathe and recalibrate our mindset as a company on the things that actually matter, and the positive things in our community, and our world. We took turns saying and being thankful for the blessings we have, and then talked about little ways we can use our words and actions to positively impact others.

Today, maybe take a minute and choose to love you. Choose to be grateful for what you have. And (against what seems insurmountable at times,) make a difference in our world.

xo the JJ crew

(red top via our friends @ Goodstock Boutique)

ByKari

SUNNY SIDE UP.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN…

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 So it’s sunny raining out. Cry about it. Just dress a bit sunnier to compensate.

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Mustard skinnies: $2.99 // Thrifted vintage white sweater: $2.99

Pair brights & bolds with soft neutrals.

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Cuffs + wedges = love.

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When you find a bold piece like these skinnies while out thrifting,
you HAVE to take the chance on them.  

xo Kari for the JJ crew

ByKari

SNOW WHITE. AND THE SEVEN DARES.

THRIFTING: HAPPY VINTAGE LOVE.

 

Recently found a lovely white vintage sweater for $3.00 while out thrifting.

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Added skinny jeans, new favorite thrifted boots layered with thigh highs,
and a matching gifted vintage leather purse.

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WE DARE YOU TO:

1. TRY SECONDHAND.
consignment. thrifting. vintage.

2. TAKE A RISK.
with your look. try something new & daring.

3. SHOP LOCAL.
figure out where you can buy your everyday things, as well as fashion,
from a local independently owned shop, instead of a big box corporate store.

4. EXPLORE SAC BLOGS.
we have some fashionable, inspiring ladies here in Sac.
when you go for #2, get inspired by #4.

5. GET TO KNOW THE LOCALS. 
the people who own shops here in Sac are pretty wonderful.
it’s kind of great to have them know your style & personally connect with you.

6. USE YOUR MONEY TO SUPPORT GOOD PEOPLE.
whether it’s a small local shop, or even a big box store,
investigate the business practices where you shop.
do they give back to the community?

7. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
when you find a business worth supporting, tell your friends.
get behind people who are changing things for the better.
start something that matters.

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xo the girls.

ByKari

POLKA PARTY.

 Praising Polka Prints Particularly.

We think polka dots make everything just a bit cheerier.

This week’s look is (as always) completely thrifted,
and under $20 for the entire look.

When scouring the internet for fun polka pics, the overwhelming majority of the styles found were simply black & white. It’s not every day that one comes across color + polkadots in the same garment, so this sheer layered top was a great find, and for $3.00 – there was no passing it up.

SPOTTY SALES.


dark denim :  $3.99 // heeled boots: $5.99
creamy cropped spotted top : $2.99 // long sleeved shrug : $1.99

 red rounds earrings : $2.49

Check out our  POLKA PARTY PIN BOARD on Pinterest.
And awhile back, actually did a DFI (Daily Fashion Inspiration) post on polka dots,
featuring a number of our lovely local bloggers.

Do you rock the dots? Why or why nots?

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ByKari

GLAMOROUS HEARTS.

SECONDHAND GLAM.

As a seasoned thrifty stylist, I can do an outfit for under $20 with my eyes closed. Jeans, a top, boots, accessories – manageable. But dressing up for a fancy event just inherently costs more, right? Not necessarily.

I was asked to be a part of the Hearts for the Arts charity event, and was determined to #1: have something new & glam to wear, and #2: still not spend more than $20.

When it was all said & done, I walked out of Thrift Town with
a whole new (secondhand) outfit for under $17.

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The faux fur had black satin ribbons on each end,
so I simply crossed it at the waist and tied the ribbons in the back.
The  layered vintage necklace was perfect for the retro look.
Add a dash of red lipstick, and I was ready to go!

This outfit total: $16.96
Perfect little black dress: $2.99
Faux fur: $3.99
Vintage necklace: $1.99
Gold/Creme heels: $7.99

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Where do you thrift? What’s the best piece you’ve found?
We asked our FB friends and a few of them said:

  • Debbie Milanova an emerald green Mandalay dress….
  • Adrienne Cheng Elizabeth and James black velvet mini dress with the tags still on in my size!

  • Emily Hunt It’s a simple T-shirt that says, “‘what a curious feeling,’ said Alice.”
    I purchased it at a tiny thrift shop in London.

  • Patricia Lopez Gonzalez Brand new red Dolce Vita flats. Originally cost $135 I paid $13 at Reinvent Clothing Boutique downtown Roseville.
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    Make sure to friend us on FB and join the conversation!
    XO the JJ Crew