Feb 13, 2016

Style Recap: Neiman Marcus spring trend event

Fashion week may be buzzing in New York, but Neiman Marcus in Bellevue delivered a heavy dose of local fashion on Wednesday afternoon with a spring style presentation highlighting must-have trends for the season. Three local tastemakers were tapped to interpret the trends including Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle, Lisa Cole of Vanguard, and Jennifer McCullum of Seattle magazine. The trio reviewed five of the top trends for spring and discussed styling strategies along with ideas on how to transition key pieces from day to night.

Red is a confident color and there are so many ways to wear it for spring. It was seen on the runway in a full range of shades at shows like Prada, Jason Wu, Marni and Altuzarra. Lisa Cole picked a red leather jacket as one of her favorite ways to wear the trend while Darcy chose a structured blazer and Jenny opted for a head to toe monochrome look featuring a 2-piece red netted crop top with a matching pencil skirt.

We've been living in denim for several seasons now, but this spring denim is all about mixing and matching colors and textures. Dark denim with a grey chambray shirt, a light denim dress layered under a white denim jacket, denim shoes, denim accessories and of course, denim bags.

Embellishments are everywhere for spring and come in many forms including embroidery, bead work, sequins, texture and more. Dip a toe into this trend with an ornate pair of earrings, or go all out with embellishments on prints as seen in the shoes above. More is more my friend.

The Third Piece is something that can be added to an outfit, or taken away to create multiple looks. For spring the third piece can be as easy as a leather jacket or as versatile as a blazer taking any look from day to evening in 5 seconds flat.

Last but not least, lace is a major trend for spring and it happens to be one of my favorite. Lace cuffs on sweatshirts, lace trim on tops and of course, lace embellishments on outerwear make for an easy way to try the trend for spring.

Feb 7, 2016

Shop Local: Seattle Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Don't worry, there's still plenty of time to shop locally for the perfect gift.

High impact earrings are trending for spring and since gold goes with everything, we rounded-up a few of our favorites from local brands. From left to right: Gold earrings by Veronica and Harold,
Gold Filigree earrings by LK Designs available at JJCaprices.com, Antique Gold Deco Earrings from T+J Designs, Umea Cartilage Earrings by Masha Moon, Swoon Moonstone earrings available at Moorea Seal, Geometric Drop Earrings by Baleen, Diamond Arc Studs by White Space Jewelry.

For the beauty addict in your life....Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist, $38. Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll 'Kiss & Blush', $40. Stila 'A Whole Lot of Love' Limited Edition Make-up Set, $59. Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish, $36. Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf $80 at the University Village Sephora store. Julep Restorative Facial Milk for lightweight moisture with skin-boosting oils to treat, hydrate and replenish, special launch price, $28.

Give your sweetheart the gift of ultimate relaxation with a certificate for a spa day in the city. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa on Queen Anne is offering an ISUN Chocolate Mask treatment with a detoxifying Rose Petal Foot Bath, 90 minutes for $115. For those who want to be "Wrapped in Red", the Spa at Four Seasons is offering a luxurious mani + pedi featuring Rose shea butter and a calming paraffin dip, 80 minutes for $120. For those that prefer a holistic approach to traditional spa days, a sweat session in an Infrared sauna at City Sweats in Madison Park is the perfect solution. Infrared saunas heat the body deeply and help naturally prompt detoxification. 45-minute sweat sessions start at $45.

In case you haven't heard, Seattle's beloved Glittersweet bags is closing up shop this spring. Give the gift of Glittersweet and save big on the entire line of coveted vinyl bags designed to sparkle in the sun and stand up to the rain. Made in the USA. Daisy Sling Tote, $63. Wildflower Pearl Purse, $96. Huckleberry Zipper Tote, $86. Red Wildflower Tablet Sleeve, $63.


Fashion Calendar: Neiman Marcus Trend Event

Fashion takes on many forms this spring and Neiman Marcus in Bellevue has gathered three very stylish tastemakers to help interpret the season's biggest trends. Darcy Camden, founder of Styled Seattle, Lisa Cole, Style Writer for Vanguard, and Jennifer McCullum of Seattle magazine will join forces on Wednesday, February 10th at The Bravern for a special style presentation. Guests will be treated to refreshments and an informal fashion show as each stylist puts their own spin on spring trends from the Neiman Marcus 'It List'. Join the discussion and prepare to be inspired by the colors, shapes, textures and styling techniques that will dominate the season. 

What: Neiman Marcus Spring Trend Presentation 
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Neiman Marcus 11111 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98004
Time: 11:30am 
RSVP: - This event has ended - 


Feb 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the countdown to find the perfect gift is on. Here's our guide to finding the perfect gift for that someone special.

For moms we adore.....Glittersweet Wildflower tote, Diptyque Rosaviola Candle available at Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade Cedar Street wallet, YSL Kiss and Love Makeup Palette, Estee Lauder 'Le Rouge' Lipstick in Red Ego via Nordstrom.

For super sweet little girls.... Lego Junior Supermarket Suitcase set, Kate Spade Kids Glitter headband, Hello Kitty Valentine Hearts Plush, Fashion Angels play tent available at Nordstrom.com, Glamourpuss book by Sarah Weeks, Piggy Paint all-natural nail polish.

For your best friend....Kate Spade Rose Print Metro Watch, Charbonnel et Walker Marc De Champagne Pink Truffles, Ciate London x Olivia Palermo Fashion Edit Nail Set, Jessica Simpson 'Mekos' sandal, YSL Rouge Volupte available at Sephora, Diana Vreeland 'Simply Divine' perfume, Dark Rose Pendant Earrings by LK Designs available via JJCaprices.com.

For new mama friends....Rebecca Minkoff mini wallet for on-the-go errands available via ShopBop, Momstrology book by The AstroTwins available on Amazon.com, Gorjana Midi Rings, Dylan's Candy Bar cupcake filled with sour watermelon candy, Tatcha Luminous Overnight Memory Serum, Bottega Veneta Sleep Mask available via Neiman Marcus.

For anyone on your list.....Bright Pink Fox Fur Keychain via T+J Designs, Herbivore Coco Rose Lip Conditioner, Kate Spade 'Just Add Water' bottle available via Nordstrom, Julep 'Amanda' polish, Ban.Do Gem Speaker, OMG iPhone 6 case available via Moorea Seal.

Last but not least for my adventerous friends in Sydney, enter to win a Valentine's Day getaway in the Blue Mountains valued at $3500. The winner will enjoy two nights at an exclusive couple's retreat and over $1300 worth of romantic flowers, candles, chocolates and a luxe bottle of Moet et Chandon on arrival. The Love Cave giveaway ends February 14th, 2016. Good luck lovies!

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