As Seen on The Perfect Palette: Pantone Color of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Here’s a sneak peek at the Pantone Color of the Year photo shoot I was part of that was published on The Perfect Palette. Inspired by love in movement, with overtures of ballet and brimming over with romance, these photos are absolutely breathtaking!

I did some whimsical wedding envelope calligraphy for this shoot that reflected the ethereal nature of the shoot.

B. Jones Photography

Isn’t this gem breathtaking?

Seattle Wedding Calligraphy

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What Are You Wearing New Years Eve?

what are you wearing new years eve
Photo: Marshall Miller | Styling: Sarah Ward

The ball drops tomorrow at midnight — do you know what you’re wearing New Year’s Eve? It’s hard to go wrong with sequins so her are some of our favorite sequin looks!

new years eve sequins square

Whether you’re going to be in Time Square or in you’re living room ringing in the new year, there are plenty of ways to incorporate sequins into your New Years Eve!

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What will you be wearing New Years Eve?

Sunday Style: Prism

My favorite shape is the triangle, no question. I love the angularity and the edges and it shows up in my wardrobe straight across the board, from the prints I wear to my jewelry. These earrings were a birthday gift from one of my best friends (SherRon, you know me well!) and I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on them. So simple, so edgy, so perfect.

Glasses: Tortoise & Blonde | Earrings: Gifted | Shirt: Volcom @ Ross | Rings: Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn | Watch: Fossil | Skirt: Halogen @ Nordstrom Rack | Shoes: Nordstrom Rack


Link Party: Friday Style Link-Up | Casual Friday | Friday Fancies | What I Wore Wednesday

What I Wore: Grape Tree

(Yes, I’m fully aware that grapes don’t actually grow on trees.)

This silhouette I will never tire of. It is timelessly feminine.

What I Wore

  • Purple v-neck – Gap. A lot of the time I don’t just wear a T-shirt to church, but the accessories and tailored skirt definitely dress it up for a more Sunday best feel.
  • Layered bronze necklace – Forever21
  • Beige pencil skirt with slit – thrifted. This is one of my favorite skirts and I found it at a thrift store in Salt Lake City for $1. Unreal!
  • Taupe pumps – Vianni Collection, found in Downtown Vancouver

What are you wearing this fine Sunday?

What I Wore: Turquoise Accents

What I Wore

  • Wide-brim hat – Banana Republic. Wide-brim hats are a must for any woman’s wardrobe who wants to protect her skin from the sun!
  • Turquoise necklace – Blue Bijou Jewelry
  • White collared shirt – Red House
  • Belt – Target
  • Red linen skirt – Smart Set (Canadian store). Want good air flow during the summer? Wear skirts, especially those made of linen.
  • Embellished turquoise sandals – Famous Footwear. FF can be hit or miss, but this was a definite hit! Rubber flip flops are a no go for work, but I see nothing wrong with embellished sandals in a relaxed work environment.

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What did you wear today?

What I Wore: Houndstooth and Red

Don’t you love it when your outfit matches your artwork? That’s when you know you are dressing and living authentically.

Last night we went out for dinner with some friends at California Pizza Kitchen (might I recommend the Thai chicken pizza? Sensational!) and had a grand old time.

What I Wore

  • Houndstooth scarf – Olive and Tweed. This is one of my fave ways to wear a scarf. Click here for a scarf video tutorial.
  • Houndstooth earrings – Made by Jewls
  • Gray boatneck tee – RW&Co. (Another fab Canadian clothing company that I wish we had access to in the US of A)
  • Red patent purse – Guess
  • Watch – Fossil
  • Bootcut dark wash jeans – Banana Republic
  • Red open toe shoes – Franco Sarto. A few weeks back the girls got together for mani’s and pedi’s. I got gold polish over a gorgeous Opi color which magically chameleons towards red with these shoes.

What’s your go-to outfit for a night out with friends?

College Fashion: Spring 2011 Fashion Trends to Try

Blog originally published at My Colleges and Careers.

Spring 2011 fashion is all about embracing the 70s! From flared jeans, to maxi dresses, crochet, and wedge shoes, the 70s are back! If you want to try some spring trends, here’s how to incorporate them into your wardrobe this season.

Sienna Miller loves her oxford shoes! Photos: University Chic
  1. Oxford shoes. Borrowed from menswear, oxford shoes are a fresh take on flats. You can dress them up or down, pairing them with your skinny jeans, girly skirts and dresses, or even shorts.
  2. Flared jeans. If you are tired of skinny jeans, flared jeans and wide-leg pants will be a welcome change. These styles are far more forgiving to womens’ bodies, balancing a fuller caboose or hips nicely and adding volume to smaller frames.
  3. Maxi skirts and dresses. These floor-skimming styles work with so many more figure types than the mini! For maximum versatility, layer tops and jackets over your maxi dress.
  4. Chambray shirts. This denim button down style shirt looks terrific tucked into your floral skirts, with rolled up chinos, or even jean shorts. Denim on denim is huge this spring! Belt it to show off your curves.
  5. Honeysuckle

    Color. Step a little out of your comfort zone and embrace colors like coral, orange, peach, lavender, aqua, chartreuse, or Pantone’s color of the year, honeysuckle.

  6. Layered necklaces. Twice is nice applies to layering necklaces. Layering long necklaces together looks fab. The rule: wear necklaces of different lengths in the same metal together. Keep in mind it looks best if the shorter necklaces have smaller pendants and the longer necklaces have larger pendants.
  7. Trench coats. Every spring, the classic trench coat comes back into vogue. Rather than wearing the standard khaki version, opt for a trench in a vibrant green, yellow, or pink. Some trenches even incorporate ruffles and bubble skirt styles to make it memorable.
  8. Crochet. To add some depth and texture to your look, crochet is a great way to go. You can embrace crochet in a vest, oversize sweater, or even jewelry.
  9. Wedge shoes. You’ll swear heels have never been so comfortable when you slip on a pair of wedge shoes!
  10. Lace. We’re not talking a little peek-a-boo lingerie lace, but incorporating lace into your accessories like this necklace from LiveInStyle.
LiveInStyle lace necklace.

What fashion trends will you be trying this spring?

What I Wore: Mod Bod Giveaway Preview

We have a giveaway with the Mod Bod coming up and today’s outfit will give you a sneak peek!

What I Wore

This color red is glorious, the skirt is super comfortable, and it even has pockets. Stay tuned for the Mod Bod giveaway!

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

i-love-momBy now you’ve likely noticed that Mother’s Day is around the corner!  If you’re at a loss and need some inspiration at how to pamper your sweetheart or loved one (or if you plan to drop subtle hints of what they can do for you!), here are some great Mother’s Day gift ideas to get the juices flowing.

  1. mothers-day-ideas-couples-massageGo for a couple’s massage.

    Massage helps to melt away the stress, has been known to alleviate depression and anxiety, relax tired muscles, and even help battle stretch marks.  What hard working mom hasn’t had to cope with these things before?   Plus, with a couple’s massage, you get something sweet from the deal as well!  Messina Kerr is a nationally certified massage therapist in Utah Valley that can melt the stress away.  Click here to find a massage therapist in your area.

  2. Treat her to a facial.

    A facial helps to cleanse the skin, remove dead skin cells, and uncover beautiful, radiant skin.  Her muscles will feel relaxed and she’ll love how incredible her skin looks after a soothing facial!  Merrie Hudson owns Pampering Plus Mini-Spa in Orem, Utah, and will get your loved one feeling beautiful in no time!  Click here to find a spa in your area.

  3. Go for a fun date night with dinner and dancing.

    There’s nothing like a fun night out on the town to renew the romance!  Date Night for 2 hosts great date night events that help you and your partner fall in love all over again.  With a delicious dinner, terrific company, and the evening to dance the night away, you and your sweetheart will have a ball!

  4. Write her a note of gratitude, appreciation, and love.

    If her love language is Words of Affirmation, she’ll love receiving a heartfelt note from you in the mail.  With Send Out Cards, you can send a free Mother’s Day card (including postage) and share how much the woman in your life means to you.  It’s something that will warm her heart for years to come.

  5. angelaAdorn her with jewelry.

    A woman is never fully dressed without jewelry!  Blue Bijou delivers beautiful handcrafted jewelry comprising of Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, and chain, that compliment women’s natural beauty.  With $25 and $50 gift certificates, you can let your loved one choose the pieces that fit with her personal style.

  6. Send her on a personal shopping excursion.

    For the woman who wants to look fashionable but has a hard time putting outfits together herself, an image consultant and personal shopper can help her craft clothing combinations that will make her feel terrific.  Cable Car Couture provides image consulting and personal shopping services in the Salt Lake City, Utah area and can give your loved one the friendly personal attention they deserve.

  7. mothers-day-gift-ideas-craving_home_bon_bonSpoil her with sweets.

    If the woman in your life has a sweet tooth, spoil her with sweets!  Cravings Sweet Confections makes decadent, handmade sweets like bon bons, caramel apples, peanut brittle, and mouthwatering shortbread cookies.

  8. Enter to win a classy Mikarose dress.

    Mikarose specializes in making quality classy dresses that flatter a variety of body types.  Mikarose is giving away one of their beautiful dresses, terrific for office, play, and special occasions, and we’d love to pick your name!  Click to enter the Mikarose Mother’s Day giveaway here.

I have personally known women who have had the pleasure of being treated to each of these great Mother’s Day gift ideas with rave reviews — these suggestions are tried, tested, and true!

So what are you doing for the women in your life on Mother’s Day?  And Moms — what gift are you hoping for?

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