Tag Archive:vintage

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

JJ YEAR IN REVIEW

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.

 *WHEW*

joyfully

 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!

ByKari

OUR WINTER LOOKBOOK

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.

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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
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Check out our talented photographer, Sarah Hawkins.

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for weddings, family portraits, newborn sessions and more.

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

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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

VINTAGE VERVE.

UNEXPECTEDLY ORCHID.

If you only buy what you set your mind to find,
you’re less likely end up with great pieces…
Like this vintage creme & orchid top.
Have goals but keep an open mind when thrifting.

Tucked away in the vintage section at Thrift Town, I got this top for $2.00.

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xo the JJ crew