Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Wardrobe

This season is all about going bold or going home. Colorful key items and accessories can bring your outfits to life and add some much needed sunshine to your day regardless of the weather forecast. 

The Bright Idea this season is to infuse color into your wardrobe in the form of powerful pops of color. Pictured Above - 1. Teaberry Pink North Face Jacket 2. Kate Spade Wallet 3. Juicy Couture Tech Gloves and iPhone Case 4. Jack Martin Motosurf Neon Orange Sunglasses 5. Neff Daily Beanie from Zumiez.

Sometimes adding a daily dose of color is as easy as swapping out your handbag. Here are a few colorful favorites. Pictured Above - 1. Kate Spade Post Street Nadine Yellow Bag 2. Reed Krakoff Leather Tote 3. Michael Kors Gia Clutch 4. Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie Bag.

If too much color feels like too much commitment you can always start small with accessories. Many of the items featured above are under $100. Experiment with color and texture until you find the right combination that works perfectly for you. Pictured Above - 1. Valentino Cuff. 2. Kendra Scott 'Danielle' earrings 3. BCBG Croc Ring 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Logo Bracelet 5. Rebecca Minkoff Heart Stone Earrings 6. Juicy Couture Parrot Charm.

Shoes say a lot about a person. Why not show the world how much fun you are with a colorful pair of shoes? The right pair of shoes can add so much personality to an outfit and make you smile every time you look at your feet. Pictured Above - 1. Alexander McQueen Seleucus Skull Shoe 2. Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Bootie 3. DV by Dolce Vita Briar Shoe 4. Aldo Wolny Yellow Suede Shoe 5. Valentino Rockstud Pump 6. Aldo Banet Wedge.

And finally, infuse a little color into your life by way of your make-up bag. Color cosmetics are trending in a major way this season and they're a great way to express your personal style. Pictured Above - 1. Make Up For Ever Pure Pigment 2. Nars Purple Eyeshadow 3. Estee Lauder Color Vivid Lipstick 4. Urban Decay Woodstock Eyeshadow 5. Julep Favorite Things Nail Color Set 6. YSL Pure Chromatics Eyeshadow Palette.

Local designer Whitney Stern hosts trunk show at Nordstrom

Once glance at the jewelry collection by local designer Whitney Stern just might take your breath away. Her beautiful line is made from ethically sourced 14k yellow and white gold and each piece offers stunning craftsmanship. After taking a look at the Tiny Treasures collection, which launched last month in Nordstrom stores nationwide, it's easy to see why the New York Times, Lucky Magazine and Oprah are all fans too. Each piece offers meaningful symbolism and timeless style. Whether you want to ward off bad luck with an evil eye necklace or enchant onlookers with a colorful precious gem cocktail ring the Whitney Stern line of jewelry offers something special to women looking for everyday glam with an edge.

Come see what the buzz is all about and meet Whitney Stern in person for a special trunk show at the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom store this Friday only. The designer will be on hand to showcase Nordstrom exclusive pieces from the Halo and Glam collections and help guests select pieces that are sure to become treasured holiday gifts.

What: Whitney Stern Trunk Show at Nordstrom

When: Friday, December 14th, 2012

Where: Nordstrom 500 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101

Time: 11am - 6pm

Twitter: @WhitneyStern

Shop Local at the Bellevue Towers Holiday Boutique

View the festive holiday lights from high above the city at this year's Bellevue Towers Holiday Boutique. Guests will enjoy hors d' oeuvres from Russell Lowell Catering, live music and shopping from local merchants including Urban Dogs, Marca Shoes, Sur La Table, Moxie Papergoods, Woodinville Whiskey and more. Guests will also find unique gifts and art by Leigh Pelzel and alpaca and Pima cotton knitwear by Alicia Peru. Entry is free but guests are encouraged to donate $20 to benefit the Bellevue Schools Foundation.

2012 Holiday Boutique Vendor List
Urban Dogs
Marca Shoes
Leigh Pelzel
Moxie Papergoods
Sur La Table
Oil & Vinegar
Alicia Peru
Terra Bella
City Flowers
Sozo Friends
Woodinville Whiskey

What: Bellevue Towers Holiday Boutique

When: Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2012 from 5:30 - 9pm

Where: Bellevue Towers Condominiums - 500 106th Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004 - 42nd Floor Penthouse

Why: Because you're not done with your holiday shopping yet and you want to shop local!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Zumiez launches Pin 2 Win Contest

Zumiez Announces Pin 2 Win Contest

Seattle-based Zumiez Inc. launched their first ever 'Pin It to Win' it contest today via Facebook. Participants are encouraged to pin a minimum of 4 Zumiez products to a Pinterest board and submit their board link on the Zumiez Facebook fan page. The contest runs today through December 17th and one lucky winner will be selected at random to win the Zumiez merchandise on their entry board (up to $300) or a $300 Zumiez Gift Card. The pins can be direct from the Zumiez.com website or participants can re-pin items from the Zumiez Pinterest page. Happy Pinning!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Seattle Furniture Designer Marian Built hosts Warehouse Sale

Seattle-based hardware and furniture design company Marian Built recently launched a brand  new website with online shopping capabilities, social media feeds and video streams. You can now peruse reclaimed materials that have been artfully re-purposed into furniture, lighting, hardware and signage right on the site. Here's a video that provides an inside look on how Marian Built creates custom furniture right here in Seattle. 

Marian Built fans won't want to miss the warehouse sale going on now through Saturday, Dec. 9th in Ballard. The sale features up to 75% off select items including furniture, hardware, lighting and more. Michael Marian, owner of Marian Built will be on hand for a special meet and greet this Thursday, Dec. 6th from 2-7pm. Follow event updates on Twitter @MarianBuilt.

What: Marian Built Warehouse Sale

When: Wed. Dec. 5th through Sat. Dec. 9th from 12-6pm

Where: Marian Built - 5410 28th Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Don't miss Julep's Holiday Warehouse Sale

Don't miss the first-ever Julep Holiday Warehouse Sale going on this Saturday in Sodo. Featuring amazing deals on polish, Julep Parlor gift card giveaways, DIY polish stations and free gift with every purchase this is an event you don't want to miss. Prices are going to be as low as $3 for nail color and $6 for beauty products. And as always, the best stuff always goes first!

What: Julep Holiday Warehouse Sale

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 from 12-4pm

Where: 6703 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle, WA 98108

RSVP: On Facebook

Tweet: @JulepMaven

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