Scarlett Johansson on the Red Carpet at the 2015 Oscars

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Photo: Splash / Getty

Scarlett Johansson topped the list for best dressed at the Oscars on Sunday night in this emerald Versace gown and statement beaded necklace.

Scarlett’s Short Hair

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It wasn’t just her dress that had heads turning but her hair as well. Her edgy undercut garnered tons of attention on the red carpet! It has me itching to buzz the sides of my hair again.

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Photo: Splash

Who was your vote for best dressed on the red carpet?

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Post-It Conversation Hearts DIY Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

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This week I wrote a post for zulily on a fun Valentine’s Day craft project: Post-It conversation hearts! A big thank you to Will Bossen for the photography.

Here’s a sneak peek at the process:

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Head on over to the zulily blog for the full post!

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Shop Till You Drop

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Shop till you drop is a real thing.

This week my lovely and talented friend Alexandra drove to Seattle this week so we could get our shop on. This successful car journalist just landed a fabulous new gig recently so she was looking for a handful of pieces to add to her collection. We cleaned up at Forever 21​ and sent her back to Vancouver with a rack’s worth of new threads. Driving from Vancouver to Seattle, having a marathon shopping trip and driving back to Vancouver, all in one day? Shop till you drop indeed!

Alexandra’s favorite piece of clothing is the blazer and she wears them all the time — it’s part of her personal brand. We gushed about blazers over dinner and agreed that blazers were so fabulous because they:

  1. Help you hold people’s attention longer
  2. Balance your body type, especially for women with triangular body types that have fuller hips and narrower shoulders
  3. Elevate any outfit

Wearing a blazer is a great way to use your clothing as a resource to help you achieve your goals. Obviously Alexandra’s obsession with blazers is working out in her favor!

Forever21 had a phenomenal selection of blazers in gorgeous colors. Go see for yourself!

Let me take you shopping! We’ll have a blast while we hustle and find clothes that look like you!

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How to Fake Calligraphy Class – Saturday, February 7th

Photo by Sean Gumm, styling and calligraphy by Sarah Ward

This Saturday I’m excited to host “How to Fake Calligraphy”, a beginner handlettering class for folks who are intimidated by ink pots and nibs, but want to get a grip on modern calligraphy. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ll have a festive lettering project to get you in the spirit!

You’ll walk away with:

  • Practice calligraphy alphabet (lowercase letters)
  • Tracing paper
  • Pens
  • Paper and card supplies
  • Bonus calligraphy goodies

Details: 

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 1pm – 3pm
  • 1241 S. 129th St. Burien, WA 98168
  • Cost: $40 for one, or $60 for 2 — 25% savings! It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the loves in your life!

We keep our class sizes small so you get the attention you need. That said, space is limited so register today! If the date doesn’t jive with your schedule, get a group of girlfriends together for a private calligraphy class!

Seating is limited, Register Now!

Hope to see you there!

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Seahawks Stilettos

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With the Superbowl around the corner, people are decked out in Seahawks gear all around Seattle this weekend. One of my models today showed up in custom Seahawks stilettos by a local Seattle company, Hourglass Footwear.

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Aren’t these Seahawks stilettos incredible? Proof that supporting the Seahawks doesn’t have to mean dressing like a guy. Here’s to the 12th Woman!

Photo: Will Bossen

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Create Space for Better Things In Your Life

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Eloise and I purged 50+ items of clothing from her closet yesterday! We pulled everything out of her closets and looked at each item — I was so proud of her for being willing to let so many things go. After that, came the fun part! We shopped her closet and created brand new outfits from pieces she already had — she was astonished at how many combinations there were that she hadn’t considered. We had a blast!

Here’s a life lesson to be taken away from a Wardrobe Evaluation:

When you remove the excess, you make space to invite better things into your life.

Now’s a perfect time to purge! Want help? I’d love to be your partner in crime.

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What Are You Wearing New Years Eve?

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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!

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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?

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How to Tie Your Scarf in a Bow

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Are you looking for a new and creative way to tie your scarf? Why not tie it in a bow?

Recently I styled a Betsey Johnson accessories photo shoot and we had this glittery lipstick scarf to showcase. What better way to show off a piece with so much character than to tie it in a bow! Our adorable model totally embodied the Betsey spirit and we threw in a MAC Ruby Woo lipstick for good measure. (Photo: Will Bossen)

Here’s a quick scarf bow-tying tutorial from Hermes:

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Merry Christmas

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Hope you’re bundled up warm and enjoying wonderful time with family and loved ones. Have a safe and happy holidays.

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Calligraphy: Hand Lettered Ornaments for the Holidays

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Want customized hand lettered ornaments for your Christmas tree this holiday? Choose your own text for the ornaments as well as clear, white, or gold leaf ornaments.

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$30 for a set of 6. Pick up orders for Seattle available.

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