Thursday, July 7, 2016

Seattle summer skincare trifecta

Despite that fact that I'm a total beauty junkie when it comes to cosmetics, it turns out I'm somewhat of a minimalist when it comes to skincare. Sure I love serums and luxurious undereye creams, but when it comes to the holy grail products that I can't live without, there are only three. Add these to your summer beauty bag ASAP.


Tone 
If you live in the Pacific Northwest your chances of being vitamin D deficient are pretty much 100%. Supplement your daily dose topically with Tone Well by Seattle esthetician Susan Grace. A quick spritz after cleansing your face makes for an easy application, no cotton balls required. 
Product: Partly Sunny Skincare Tone Well Vitamin D toner
Cost: $29 
Uses: Tones, tightens and refreshes skin 
Use it: After cleansing your face and to refresh your make-up throughout the day 
Available locally: Susan Grace Skincare 5425 Ballard Ave. NW. Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98107


Treat 

The girls at Sugar Sugar on Greenlake turned me on to Serious Serum a few years ago and I've been hooked ever since. Originally developed by Portland-based Urban Waxx founder Shannon Conley to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs after waxing, Serious Serum also works as a facial exfoliant to soften fine lines and make your skin glow. I like to use it banish blemishes and I've heard other girls use it to get rid of bumps on the backs of their arms. It's basically a miracle product and it's all natural. 
Product: Serious Serum
Cost: $25
Uses: blemishes, prevention of ingrown hairs, exfoliation, red bumps
Use it: Nightly as part of your skincare routine
Available locally: Sugar Sugar 510 NE 65th St. Seattle, WA 98115


Protect


I've used many makeup setting sprays to help control mid-day shine but this one is by far my favorite because it has hyaluronic acid, green tea, and broad spectrum SPF 30. It's certified organic and soothes skin with aloe vera and cucumber. Coola is the final step in my skincare routine and it really does help my makeup last all day long. Just shake the bottle and give yourself a spritz. 
Product: Coola SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray 
Cost: $36
Uses: set make-up, sun protection
Use it: Every morning 
Available locally: The Spa at Four Seasons 99 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101

3 books cool moms will love


There's a long list of things to do when you're pregnant. Scheduling baby classes, working on the registry, getting the nursery set up, and of course,  reading the stack of pregnancy books piling up on your coffee table. When I was pregnant with my first child the idea of reading pregnancy books was overwhelming. There were so many, most of them were too medical, and none of them offered a variety of perspectives. Two kids later, here are the three books I recommend to any new mom. 

 


When I found myself reluctant to dive into What to expect when you're expecting, my doula recommended 'From the Hips'. It was a lifesaver. This guide gives readers an in-depth look at every stage of pregnancy that is straight-forward and without judgment. Insight from hundreds of moms also offers much-needed perspective. This book is a refreshing and fun alternative to traditional pregnancy guides. 
                                    


I can't start my workweek without reading my horoscope from the AstroTwins, so when Tali and Ophira came out with a book all about astrology for moms, I was instantly intrigued. Momstrology is an amazing guidebook that matches your astrological sign as a parent with the astrological signs of your kids, and helps you better understand what drives them, what makes them crazy, and of course, how to meet in the middle. Momstrology gives readers cosmic insight on how to parent through various ages and stages, plus the specifics on how on how each astrological sign deals with everything from younger siblings to sexuality. If you're skeptical, don't be. This book is the truth.



If the idea of reading a traditional parenting book makes you want to gag, don't miss Sharon Ballantine's new book 'The Art of Blissful Parenting'. She's a Seattle-based author and fellow Queen Anne mom who helps parents teach their kids how to trust their instincts and be in alignment with the universe. This book is a great resource for parents who want to raise strong, confident children and enjoy the process along the way. If you live in Seattle and want to learn more, come meet Sharon in person next Thursday, July 14th at Queen Anne Books. Her book signing and Q&A starts at 7pm.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Design Revolution is Here


Stop waiting for the next design revolution because it's already here. From near-future gadgets to far-future paradigm shifts, technology is now influencing every design discipline and Gray magazine invites you to join in on a creative conversation about design's next frontier. Featured speakers include Buki founder Joey Rodolfo, Microsoft Senior Art Director Mike Harnisch, Teague Associate Creative Director Matt McElvogue and more. The discussion will take place at Hotel Sorrento in downtown Seattle from 6-8pm. Add this to your summer calendar now!

What: Learning from Tech: Dispatches from Design's Next Frontier
When: Monday, July 18, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Hotel Sorrento 900 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104
Why: Because tech, fashion and design will all intersect at this creative conversation produced by Gray magazine, the leading design magazine in the Pacific Northwest
Tickets: $25 via Eventbrite


Travel Guide: 48 hours in London


London is my favorite city in the world and if I had my way, I would spend weeks at a time just soaking in the sights and sounds of this rich international city. It's a melting pot of culture, food, art and most importantly, fashion. The first time I visited back in 2009 I was on my honeymoon. That trip sparked what would later become six subsequent trips back to the U.K. to explore, linger in museums, sip coffee in chic cafes, and of course, shop. No matter how many times I visit, I continue to be inspired by the colors, textures, and attitudes about fashion that transcend any given season. London gives us many colorful ways to reinterpret fashion trends and create a style all our own.  If you only have 48 hours in London, here are the must-see shopping destinations to add to your list and a practical guide of what to pack for the adventure.

// Shop //


As one of the world's largest department stores, Harrods is a shopping experience you can't miss when visiting London, even if you're only in town for 48 hours.  The store spans seven floors and boasts more than 300+ departments including a champagne bar, food hall, and Toy Kingdom. Shop 'till you drop them head to Urban Retreat at Harrods for a luxurious Crème de la Mer Body treatment or signature massage.


I like to think of Selfridges as the cool, younger sister of Harrod's. In department store land that means unique shopping concepts, experimental pop-ups, indie brands and out-of-the-box merchandising. In addition to having the world's largest shoe department (35,000 square feet to be exact), Selfridges also introduced The Beauty Workshop back in 2012 bringing in a variety of beauty vendors including Hersheson's Blow Dry Bar, The Paint Shop, and Blink Brow Bar. Shoppers can splurge on express beauty services in between retail therapy sessions and then treat themselves to a refreshing cocktail at the rooftop bar.

Kurt Geiger opened his first store on Bond Street in London back in 1963. Since then, the brand has consistently pushed the envelope with stylish, fashion-forward shoes for men and women and now maintains additional brands including KG Kurt Geiger, Miss KG and Carvela. Celebs including Kylie Jenner, Claire Danes, and Karlie Kloss love Kurt Geiger. Don't miss the coveted shoe chandeliers in each shop.

Topshop at Oxford Circus aka "the mecca for cool girls" is a must-see shop in London. Boasting three floors of fashion including fashion-forward clothing for petites and an epic vintage clothing section, Topshop is also home to an EAT restaurant, Hershesons Blow Dry Bar, Strip Wax Boutique, Bleach Hair Salon and Wah Nails. Tip: If you have long hair and don't want to pack your styling tools for your trip, book an appointment at Hershesons Blow Dry Bar at Topshop. The styling team is crazy efficient and will even assign two stylists to blow dry your hair in tandem in order to get you out the door looking fab in 30-minutes or less.


If you have time to hit Covent Garden, don't miss the Lulu Guinness store. It's a fun, tongue-in-cheek brand for women who want to express their personal style without getting caught up in trends. The product mix includes luxury handbags,  fashion-forward but surprisingly functional luggage, and must-have tech accessories.

// Stay //


At this point, we've stayed all around the perimeter of Hyde Park in London. It's central to everything and it's a great way to escape the city when you need a nature break. On our last trip, we stayed at The Kensington Hotel in South Kensington and found that it was, without a doubt, our favorite hotel in London. The staff is friendly and the location is within walking distance to a tube station and local attractions like The Victoria & Albert Museum. The walk to Harrods from the hotel was less than 10 minutes which was an added bonus. If you're traveling with kids, request a tepee tent for your room so that the kids have a hideout.

// Play //

Here's a fun fact: in London admission to most of museums and art galleries is free. This means you can spend your time taking in the city history and culture without having to spend your shopping money to get in. This is critical information if you only have 48 hours to spend in London because you won't feel guilty popping in and out of museums as you explore the city.

Last time I was in town the National Portrait Gallery was showcasing Vogue 100: A Century of Style, a tribute to British Vogue, born in 1916 during World War One. At that time, shipping the US edition became nearly impossible so the Brits launched their own version to fill the fashion void. The exhibit featured magazines from the archives, behind-the-scenes videos from photoshoots, and an insider view of key moments in fashion including the 1947 launch of Christian Dior's 'New Look'. The exhibit ended in May but keep an eye out for other fashion installments by visiting the museum's website.

Must-see galleries for fashion and design in London include the V&A Museum, The Fashion & Textile Museum which is currently showcasing an exhibit on Missoni, and Tate Modern. If time permits, you should also check out events and showcases at Somerset House, which is home to the British Fashion Council and hosted London Fashion Week from 2009-2015.

// Pack // 


When it comes to packing for your trip keep in mind that London is a lot like Seattle in terms of weather. Don't let the clouds fool you, the sunshine will peek out and blind you, so it's a good idea to keep your sunglasses with you as you explore the city.

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1. Karu 'Kenley' Sunglasses via Moorea Seal. These babies were so popular they immediately sold out, so check out the Aerin if you want something similar.

2. When traveling, I like to pack light to leave room for shopping. My make-up bag is no exception. So instead of packing multiple eyeshadows, I opt for a palette with multiple color options like this one from Ciaté London via Sephora. I also like to take full advantage of beauty products that multi-task like lipsticks that double as blush.

3. A versatile leather jacket is a must-have item when packing for London. It goes with everything from dresses to jeans and you'll find yourself reaching for it when constantly. I like this quilted Moto Jacket from Topshop.

4. Be ready to do a lot of walking in London. Seriously. I run a 5k in the week leading up to my overseas adventures just so that I'm in peak performance for my trip. I mean, come on. I have to keep my stamina up for shopping purposes. If you have a Nike Fuel Band or a Fit Bit, you'll want to bring it with you because you'll rack up some serious mileage on your trip. From a fashion standpoint, if you plan to wear heels, go for something practical like these Laurel Peep Toe Booties via Nordstrom.

5. Versatility is key when traveling. Pack an easy long sleeve blouse like this one from DVF via Shop Style. You can wear it by day with jeans, or tuck it into a leather skirt for a night on the town.

6. And since graphic tees are all the rage right now, you can't go wrong with this oh-so-cheeky "Karl is My Father" tee by Seattle-based T+J Designs. This will be your uniform for the plane ride home paired with a leather jacket and dark denim jeans. Done.

Bonus items
Mexican Filigree earrings from JJ Caprices instantly take your outfit from day to evening. Light-weight and lovingly handcrafted, these earrings are gorgeous and great for travel.

A watch is one of my everyday essentials for travel. I love this Marc Jacobs 'Baker' watch with leather strap and rose gold plating. It goes with everything and keeps me on schedule.

Whether you have four days or a mere 48 hours to explore London is a city that will capture your heart and open your mind.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Seattle Style Lab is coming soon


Tickets for Seattle Style Lab are now on sale! Produced by Gossip & Glamour, this blogger 101 workshop is designed to help style bloggers streamline their sites for maximum success. Featured speakers include branding expert Allison Wagner of West Coast Aesthetic, copywriting queen Julianna Lynch of Blush & Camo, and social media maven McKenna Moe of The Modern Mosaic. If you are a fashion or lifestyle blogger in the city looking to optimize your site, this half-day workshop is for you. Use promo code GossipGlamour for $10 off admission. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Kari Gran partners with Jujubeet for radiant skin


Healthy skin comes from the inside out and in order to truly glow this summer, you must combine proper nutrition with powerful skin care. Join Jujubeet in-house dietician Elena Razmpoosh and beauty expert Kari Gran on June 9th for an educational discussion covering everything you need to know about achieving radiant skin. Is the food you eat making your skin break out? Could your beauty products be disrupting your hormones? Come find out what's really wreaking havoc on your skin and leave armed with all-natural beauty products that will make your skin glow. The ticket price includes a Kari Gran skin care starter kit plus a Radiant Lip Whip, and Jujubeet appetizers and smoothies. This is an evening of beauty you don't want to miss!

What: Kari Gran and Jujubeet Radiant Skin event
When: Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Where: Jujubeet (Seattle location, near University Village) 4915 25th Ave. NE Seattle, 98105
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 via Eventbrite until June 1st, $60 after June 1st

Event guests who want to kick start their clear skin journey will receive 10% off a three-day signature juice cleanse. As a self-proclaimed Jujubeet juice cleanse veteran, I can tell you, they rock! Power packed with essential nutrients, each juice is thirst-quenching and delicious. You'll feel great and your skin will thank you. 

And while we're on the subject of good skin, you should also note that Kari Gran recently launched Three Sixty Five, an SPF 28 product that provides UVA and UVB protection. Made from locally sourced non-GMO raspberry seed oil and non-nano zinc oxide, Three Sixty Five is a great daily addition to your skin care routine. Don't let Seattle's cloudy days fool you, applying a daily SPF is an absolute must for protecting your skin from premature aging. Apply after moisturizing and before your foundation. 

How does your sunscreen measure up? Take a peek at this fabulous Kari Gran infographic below to find out! 

Susan Grace Skincare at Swink Style Bar


Do you have "Seattle skin"? Seriously, it's a thing. 

After years of seeing clients battle signature skin conditions including redness, dryness, and congestion, Ballard-based esthetician Susan Grace knew that Seattle's partly sunny weather patterns were to blame for creating such a unique mix of skincare woes. There wasn't a skincare line on the market formulated for such specific conditions, so Susan decided to create one. Featuring a full range of products to treat and nourish skin, the Partly Sunny Skincare line is composed of native, nutrient-rich ingredients like seaweed, dandelion, and honey. Highlights include the anti-aging Illumination cream that firms delicate undereye skin and the newly released 1 oz. Vitamin D spray toner that instantly refreshes makeup on the go. 


Come and meet Susan Grace in person and learn more about the line this Thursday, June 2 at the University Village Swink Style Bar. Guests will receive deluxe samples, swag bags, sparkly refreshments and beauty/hair demonstrations. Admission is free. RSVP here

To celebrate the summer event we're giving away a Susan Grace Skincare starter pack (cleanser, toner, and moisturizer) plus a signature blowout at Swink Style Bar! Enter to win now. Prize pack valued at $145. A winner will be announced on June 2nd. 


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fashion Calendar: Pipe & Row Sidewalk Sale


Fashion friends, whatever you had planned for this weekend, cancel it. Your new agenda involves heading over to Fremont for the Pipe + Row Sidewalk sale. Not only will shoppers get to peruse last season's assortment of great merchandise from Pipe + Row at deliciously low prices, but the mix will also include merchandise from other amazing brands including Fresh Tangerine, BZR, Winston White, Pine & Boon and more. You'll find seriously insane deals on everything from clothing to shoes, accessories and jewelry. The sale runs all weekend long from 11am-6pm daily and as always, the best stuff goes first. Cash only.


Pipe + Row
611 N. 35th St. 
Seattle, WA 98103
On Insta @PipeandRow

Monday, May 2, 2016

Fashion Calendar: Friends and Family Sale at Queen Anne Dispatch


Neighborhood boutique shopping is one of my favorite ways to explore a city and I feel incredibly lucky to live somewhere that niche neighborhoods and local shops are thriving. Come support Queen Anne Dispatch on Friday, May 6 as they celebrate the friends and family who have supported their business from day one and continue to support what has arguably become the cornerstone of the Queen Anne community. Shoppers will get 20% off purchases, all day long. It's a deal you can't pass up and it's just in time for Mother's Day.  We're talking coveted brands like Olivine Atelier, Smith, Mavi, Lucia K Jewelry, Butter London, Compendium and more. The discount is good all day on Friday but the official party runs from 6-10pm. The infamous DJ Mullet will be spinning in store, guests will enjoy refreshments and light bites, and the entire team will be on-site to help guests shop. If you live on Queen Anne, come stop by and say hi. I'll be there supporting the team and of course, shopping.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Fashion Recap: FGI Fall/Winter Trend Event



Seattle's chapter of Fashion Group International gathered members and guests last night at Zulily in Belltown to review fall/winter 2016 trends and discuss how those styles translate to the local marketplace. Bellevue boutique owner David Lawrence, Laura Cassidy of Nordstrom,  Jenny McCullum of Seattle Magazine, and stylist Patricia Gorham joined me on a panel to dive into fall fashion trends and most importantly, to explore the furious speed of today's trend cycles. Is it sustainable? Are more designers moving toward a business model that would allow them to showcase merchandise and immediately make it available for purchase? If so, how are the sourcing and production sectors of the industry expected to keep up? The answer is complex and clearly still a work in progress. Gucci, Public School, Tom Ford and Burberry have all announced moves to push back the dates of their fashion shows to be in better alignment with the retail calendar. This allows brands to capture the excitement of runway presentations and translate it into sales.

Another topic of discussion last night was the athleisure trend that seems to be taking over every aspect of the fashion industry. Jogger pants for men, mixed media sweatshirts for women, and re-imagined technical fabrics for all means that this "trend" is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Any why should it? Athleisure is an entire lifestyle that Seattle wholeheartedly embraces and the casualness of the trend provides a certain level of sensibility for everyday wear. Yeezy and Beyonce have their fans well-groomed and ready to rock the athleisure trend, which, according to the New York Times, is estimated to be a $97 billion market - including athletic apparel, footwear and accessories.

The group also briefly touched on the current state of the Seatle fashion industry and made note of some exciting apparel production developments being explored by Seattle Made, and the importance of supporting independent designers through initiatives like the Independent Designer Runway Show in Bellevue. To hear about future events and learn more about Fashion Group International visit Seattle.Fgi.org.

Fall/Winter 2016 Trend Highlights



Romance - In order to design for today's strong, confident woman who also wants to showcase her feminine side, many designers are working to create a new juxtaposition between the realities of everyday life and the fashion fantasies that allow women to be inspired.  Shown above: Alberta Ferretti, Saint Laurent, Christian Siriano.


Beyond the Boudoir - Intimate apparel continues to be, well, less intimate, for fall 2016 and beyond. Thanks to the sheer fabric trend being embraced by the fashion community, lacy bras and opaque underwear are now on full display. We are now seeing intimate apparel designs and details showing up everywhere from swimwear to evening gowns. Shown above: Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Roberto Cavalli.


The Artful Overcoat - Designers are roughing up the once fully glam evening jacket and taking it to new extremes with ornate rhinestones, unexpected and seemingly out of place patches, and mixed media messaging. Shown above: Miu Miu, Yohji Yamamoto.


Layered Textures - The mixed media trend for spring was just a prelude of what was to come.  For fall 2016, contrasting textures dominated the runway and offered fresh pairings for the new season. Velvet, fur, fringe, leather, lace, satin, embroideries, embellishments, possibly all at once.
Shown above: Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana.


Metallics - Spanning many, many designer shows, the metallic trend lives on for fall in the form of dresses, jackets, skirts and even suits. Sure, you could dabble in the trend with a metallic shoe or handbag, but why bother when this trend is clearly made for those who want to be visually provoking? Shown above: Max Mara, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta.


Winter Florals - Although typically reserved for spring, the floral trend will still bloom well into the fall/winter season. It's a trend that offers a soft balance to counter fall's plethora of structured styles. Shown above: Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino.



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fashion Recap: Stylish in Seattle



As the complex relationship between fashion bloggers and the fashion industry continues to evolve, Seattle’s most influential style bloggers gathered to explore key issues and current trends through interactive panel discussions at the first-ever Stylish in Seattle summit. Participating fashion brands including Neiman Marcus, Brooks Running, Julep, and The Shelf, offered bloggers valuable insight on everything from how to establish rapport with a brand to the importance of creating engaging content that resonates with readers. 


Seasoned style bloggers Cassandra LaValle, Moorea Seal and Tiffany Ishiguro rounded out the second panel to discuss the business of blogging and share their personal stories of becoming business owners by launching a second concept. The day concluded with an inspirational keynote speech by freelance travel and style editor Amanda Zurita. 


Guests were treated to refreshments by Fonte coffee and enjoyed sweet treats from Jujubeet, Dianne's Delights and Cupcake Royale. The first 25 people who purchased tickets to Stylish in Seattle also received VIP swag bags featuring products from Brooks Running, Nordstrom Rack, T+J Designs, Bartell Drugs, Susan Grace Skin Care, Neiman Marcus, Fashion First, Compendium, Julep, Gallipot Skin Care, Fit Code and Strideline.


On a personal note, being able to bring the style blogging community together for a day of shared insight and connection was truly amazing. I've been blogging in Seattle since 2008 and have met so many incredible women along the way. Some of whom, remain my very close friends today. We are a unique city. We have a different way of operating, a different dynamic when it comes to interacting with each other. We talk about fashion and style from a different point of view, and that's what I love about being a style blogger in Seattle. It's not what you would expect. It's so much more. 









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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fashion Calendar: Combatant Gentlemen at Pop-In@Nordstrom


Stylish guys often get the short end of the stick when it comes to shopping for menswear in the city, but that's about to change. In order to meet the rapidly evolving demands of its customer base, Nordstrom has aligned with leading e-tailers to fill the gap including HauteLook, Trunk Club and most recently, Combatant Gentlemen via Pop-In@Nordstrom. Often referred to as the "Warby Parker" of menswear, Combatant Gentlemen cuts out the middlemen and supplies men with Italian Wool suits at a fraction of the typical price. Starting at just $160, Combatant Gentlemen eliminates the markups presented by traditional retail with a vertical supply chain and direct to consumer business model. The company recently released a new app that can curate outfits based on a variety of factors including climate, location, occasion, fit preference, and even previous shopping habits. Additionally, customers can shop online from Combatant Gentlemen using their “Fit Tech” algorithm which translates a customer’s BMI into a perfect fit.

The Seattle Combatant Gentlemen Pop-In@Nordstrom will take place March 4 and 5 and give men an opportunity to get fitted for a custom suit with an experienced tailor personally trained by CEO Vishaal Melwani, a third-generation tailor. Additionally, select apparel from the Combatant Gentlemen line will be available for in-store purchase. Combatant Gentlemen has partnered with Georgetown Brewing Company and Macallan Whisky for the event to provide craft beer and whisky tastings throughout the weekend. A local DJ will also be on site both days spinning tunes for shoppers. 

Guys, listen up: Every man should own at least one great suit, this is your chance to experience the difference of made to measure clothing. Don't miss out! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

5 Glittersweet bags you need to get before they're gone


We have sad news fashion friends, Seattle-based Glittersweet is closing up shop and selling off the last of the remaining inventory as we speak. The progressive close-out sale is winding down and starting today all bags are marked at 75% off. These vinyl bags are handmade in Seattle and when they're gone, they're gone for good. Here are 5 bags you need to get before Glittersweet says goodbye. 
For Sports Fans...The limited-edition Chevron Tote from the Seattle Colors collection is going fast. Perfect for showing a little local love for your favorite Seattle sports team on game day, these bags are durable and have genius design details like a non-slip shoulder strap. On sale now for $24. 
For Travelers...The Ampersand tablet sleeve by Glittersweet is a favorite among travelers who want a stylish way to keep their tablets safe while traveling. If you have a convertible laptop or a tablet, this buy is a no-brainer, especially for under $25. These padded sleeves were handsewn in Seattle and feature adorable appliqué designs. Glittersweet tablet sleeves fit Apple tablets, Kindle Fire and the Microsoft Surface. Limited qty. and styles on sale now for $24. 
For mini fashionistas...If you have little ones in your life, the purselet makes a very sweet and sparkly gift. My one-year-old daughter London received one over the holidays and she absolutely adores it. The short strap can be attached to a single side or used as a shoulder strap. This bag also comes with a longer strap which can be used to convert the purselet into a crossbody bag. On sale now for $14. 


For make-up junkies...The Glittersweet flat cases are the perfect way to tote beauty products around town. Here's a fun fact: I never leave home without my make-up bag because I love having the ability to do touch-ups on the go. These vinyl flat cases will easily fit into your handbag and have fun printed liners and a durable zipper. And since make-up can be a bit messy sometimes, the exteriors can easily be wiped clean.  On sale now for $8.


For stylish spring break adventures...The classic Huckleberry zipper tote by Glittersweet is durable, sparkly and distinct. The zip top closure keeps valuables tucked safely inside and the vinyl exterior showcases colorful applique designs. This bag is the perfect companion for lounging around at Golden Gardens with a book when the sun comes out. On sale now for $34. 

These bags are Seattle staples and they are going F-A-S-T. Mark your calendar for a special close-out sale featuring Glittersweet and Zupers on Saturday, March 12th at Phinney Books. But word to the wise, don't wait until the final sale to snag your favorite bag!