Daily Outfit: Last Outfit of 2013

last outfit of 2013

When you don your dress for that New Year’s Eve party tonight, remember that it’s going to be your last outfit of 2013! No pressure.

If there ever was a day to go for glitter and sequins, this is it! Since I’m going to be ringing in the New Year at home tonight, I opted for gold sequins for daytime as a nod to New Years.

Daily Outfit: Last Outfit of 2013

Glasses: Rivet & Sway | Earrings: Forever21 | Suede jacket: Etsy | Sequin top: Target | Watch: Fossil | Harem medallion pants: Target | Shoes: Thrifted 

So what was your last outfit of 2013? Happy New Year!

Sunday Style: Pants 2013

pants 2013

Today I joined Mormon Feminists everywhere when I wore pants to church today in a sign of solidarity and sisterhood. I wore pants last year, too.

Earlier today I encouraged women who were contemplating wearing pants to just go for it! It’s just for three hours.

Dear sisters, if you are considering wearing pants to church today, do it! As an image consultant and wardrobe stylist, I teach my clients that the clothes they wear affect the way they think, they way they feel, the way they act, and the way that others react to them. Sure, people may react to your pants. But remember first and foremost, your pants are going to impact how you feel about yourself. And I can tell you from experience, you’re going to feel a part of a profoundly powerful sisterhood when you pull on those pants today.

Did you wear pants today?

Glasses: Rivet & Sway | Earrings: gift | Suede jacket: Etsy | Orange tank: Nordstrom Rack | Necklace: H&M | Palazzo Pants: Nordstrom | Handbag: Momentum Handbag | Shoes: some boutique 

Daily Outfit: Grey Cloud Morning [Pinspiration]

As the weather starts to cool here in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been shopping my fall closet and pulling out my knits and sweaters for the cooler weather to come. On Pinterest this week I saw a darling outfit and thought I could recreate it with what I had in my closet. As a PS, the photo was taken on a cell phone and isn’t wonderful! But you get the idea.

Glasses: Tortoise & Blonde | Necklace: [somewhere] | Cardigan: Nordstrom | Blouse: Nordstrom | Harem pants: Target | Purse: Momentum Handbag | Shoes: Timberland

The Pinspiration:

Daily Outfit – On the Street Where You Live

Bloggosphere, it has been forever. You know how when life happens your blog suffers? My darling cat needed a medical procedure recently so he required more love and nurturing, plus I’ve been freelance Editorial Styling at zulily so have been juggling the demands.

This weekend I found myself on the street I grew up and with all the memories that can be found in this place, it made me think of the jazz song, On the Street Where You Live.

Glasses: Tortoise and Blonde | Earrings: catbird NYC | Moto jacket: Nordstrom | T-shirt: Shade Clothing [sadly out of business] | Necklace: LOFT | Watch: Fossil | Skirt: Soel Boutique | Shoes: Born

Where did you grow up? What memories come flooding back when you step foot in your old neighborhoods?

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Sunday Style: Stripes and Florals

There aren’t many better print pairings than stripes and florals. Am I right?

This striped shirt is actually a tunic but worked great tucked into the floral skirt to give a nice feminine silhouette. Since the top had gold threads throughout, gold accessories were a natural fit.

Earrings: Francesca’s | Top: Pala Pala | Skirt: Shade Clothing | Watch and Bracelet: Fossil | Clutch: Thrifted | Shoes: Thrifted

What is your favorite way to mix prints?

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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


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Sunday Style: Mixed Messages

Mixed prints have been all the rage for a few seasons and it always poses a good challenge to make it work. The rule of thumb is to choose pieces that share a color scheme, like this polka dot blouse and striped floral pants. (More on mixed prints here.)

Back in the sixth grade (or grade 6, as we like to call it in Canada) I had a spunky Asian homeroom teacher that taught me calligraphy. To this day I remember her signature look — palazzo pants with a sleeveless collared button-up shirt. This woman had spunk and style and today’s outfit is incredibly reminiscent of her.

I can safely say that these palazzo pants are the most comfortable pants that I own. There’s plenty of room to move and the wide leg pant provides plenty of air flow for these hot summer days. If you don’t own a pair, I’d seriously consider picking one up!

Earrings: Catbird | Shirt: clothing swap / Maxmara | Pants: Nordstrom Rack | Watch: Fossil | Shoes: Macy

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Sunday Style: Blue Nile

When I found this tribal print dress at Soel Boutique in the Riverwoods over the holidays, it was love at first sight. While this tribal print feels untamed, I was pleased that it worked well with a more tailored collared shirt as well.

Glasses: Tortoise and Blonde | Earrings: Francesca’s | Shirt: Thrifted | Obi belt: Thrifted from Value Village | Skirt: Soel | Sandals: Vince Camuto

Sunday Style: Punchline [Pinspiration]

After totally wearing out my black pencil skirt (it has safety pins holding the lining together — ouch!), I bought a new one in purple. It felt like a risk at first but I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on it so far. The next risk was pairing it with so much orange. But if you look closely in the plaid, there are strands of purple woven in so the purple skirt pairing becomes a total knock out!

Glasses: Rivet & Sway | Earrings: JewelMint | Plaid shirt: Nordstrom Rack | Watch: Fossil | Belt: Target | Skirt: Nordstrom Rack | Shoes: some boutique

And the Pinspiration: 

Now onto the Punchline. After lots of deliberation about which pair of Rivet & Sway frames to get, I ended up revisiting the Punchlines in Neapolitan and think we may have a winner! I love the classic shape, the vintage air, the hint of a cat-eye, and I can’t get ENOUGH of the pink! What more could a girl ask for? I was invited to the R&S showroom to see their new collection but I know I already have a homerun on my hands with the Punchline.

If you’re dying to get your hands on a pair of fabulous frames like the Punchline, stay tuned for a Rivet & Sway giveaway! (And if you can’t wait that long, use coupon code SARAHSWAYS to save $25 off your Rivet & Sway purchase today!)

Linking up: What I Wore Wednesday

Sunday Style: Black Sabbath

Pink and black has long been one of my favorite color combinations. On my 8th birthday, I can clearly remember running around in a bathing suit that was bright pink with black polka dots and a cute little peplum (for heaven’s sake, I’d wear that today). Recently I’ve had an insatiable craving for bright pink and satisfied it with this new Revlon nail polish and pink Clinique lipstick. Of course, a little pink goes a long way. What better to pair it with than all black!

Shirt: Nordstrom Rack | Tank top: Adea | Necklace: blue bijou | Leather skirt: Thrifted, Value Village | Tights: [somewhere] | Booties: Macy’s

In truth, after a rough week I was really dressing in black to match my mood. And I love the edge of leather, bright pink, and a faux hawk. Besides, dressing in black makes me feel like a Seattlite. (And according to my outfits page, I seem to wear more black than I realize…)

Linking up: What I Wore Wednesday