Save the date! Closet Treasures Sale for Dress for Success

YWCA’s Closet Treasures Sale: A Benefit for Dress for Success Seattle
October 24 and 25
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
YWCA Seattle (1118 5th Ave, Seattle 98101)

What’s a Closet Treasures Sale?
Now in it’s 7th year, the YWCA Closet Treasures Sale is a 2-day fundraising event that supports the important work of Dress for Success Seattle, At the event, members of the community are invited to purchase designer and name brand clothing items at significant discounts with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Dress for Success Seattle.

Saturday: Preview Sale!! Entry by suggested donation of $35. Breakfast and coffee served. Program starts at 10am, shopping immediately after.
Sunday: Tours of Dress for Success available on an hourly basis

Visit www.ClosetTreasuresSale.com for more details!


rest in peace DJ AM

img via TMZ.com

if you have never had the pleasure of hearing AM spin, downloads at trvsdjam.com


Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup


Edited by Jordana

For those planning to attend fashion week, make sure you RSVP for the IFB Dress Up Soiree and panel discussion on evolving influence!

Links à la Mode : August 27th

  • 39th and Broadway: Are You a Fashion Sellout?
  • Brick My Lane: Interview with Fee Doran, aka Mrs Jones – the woman behind Oxfam DIY and that famous white catsuit.
  • Cake not Coke: Vanity Fair Setpember ‘09 Toujours Couture - A Stitch in Time.
  • Chicago Style: Interview with Monica Dimperio, of the Chicago street style blog The MidWasteland
  • Clutch 22: Exclusive scoop on Seattle indie greentrepreneurs – Sara Seumae of SPUN Clothing collaborates with Tara Smith of Revival Ink (plus a contest)
  • Denim Debutante: The reasons you should love Rich & Skinny denim, along with tips for the three best cuts and how to wear them
  • Dramatis Personae: Unveiling the feminine fashion stylings of independent designer Claire la Faye…
  • Dream Sequins: Shoptalk with Cherie of online vintage marketplace Shrimpton Couture, which collaborates with emerging designers
  • Fashion Pulse: Check out the new trend in leggings, by way of geometric prints and loads of grey!
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers : Dress UP for NYFW
  • Prom Mafia: Raid your boyfriend’s closet: How to turn his t-shirts into cute girly tunics
  • Retro Chick: What happens at a Burlesque Lesson?
  • Saved for Best: Girls on Film – A celebration and run down of the best-dressed films
  • Shop Fair: Top 5 obstacles fair trade and “green” fashion labels have to overcome to be more successful
  • Style on the Street: Three photoshoots inspiring trends for the next season
  • Style Symmetry: The Symmetry Seven with Rhiannon of Liebemarlene Vintage
  • Sweet Fuzz: Rustic Elegance - independent fashion designer Dace’s beautiful Fall line
  • The Coveted: Charlotte Russe Review – Mixing in Fast Fashion
  • The Demoiselles: Shopping for your body type is hard enough without a recession; shopping on the cheap is even harder

boutique culture warehouse sale - this weekend! DO NOT MISS

what can i say? Moksha will be there. I will be at the Spun booth wearing the most amazing tank on earth. there are some deals to be had this weekend and I highly recommend you take advantage!


somebody give this girl a gig!

in the words of the lovely rachel zoe...i die

can you teach me how to dance like that?


all over the place!

thanks to the power of networking on Twitter, i have gotten to know a few really great ladies here in the city over the past few months. one of them is Kim of Boutique Culture who graciously offered me the chance to guest post for their blog. Of course i had to feature my favorite boutique in Seattle and a vendor at this weekend's Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale - Moksha. Read my interview with Moksha's Aleph Geddis here!

Another one of my Twitter friends is Jordana of Clutch 22, social media & style maven, absolute sweetheart and one of my blog heroes. She's just posted a feature on yet another fave Twitter lady, Seattle eco-designer Sara Seumae of Spun. did i mention there's a giveaway for a SPUN tank? get on it! in this feature you will see a familiar face modeling Spun's Diane wrap dress remixed by Tara Smith of Revival Ink with a beautiful unicorn.

Truly honored to know these ladies!


it's been too long

the beautiful Aaliyah passed away 8 years ago today. we miss you

Potluck Beach Party - tonight!

There's a lot going on this week...will have much more detail about some of the stuff happening later this week, but don't miss this event tonight!

Ladies Who Launch + Crave Seattle
Potluck Beach Party
Tonight! 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Alki Beach Shelter (across from Starbucks, Alki Ave SW x 62nd St)
FREE (pre-registration requested, bring a dish)
Register here

Get ready for some networking & social hour with two of the best groups in town for women in business!


Crave Summer Dreams Party - this Weds

Crave's annual shopping & spa party is back!
Crave Summer Dreams
Wednesday, August 19th
7 - 10 p.m.
Teatro ZinZanni Spiegeltent

This is the ultimate pampering event. I can't even list all the things going on at this crazy party: cupcakes, salsa dancing, bronzing, facials, fashion shows, styling...you name it!
See party highlights here

& see you there!


boot dreamin

The weather this past week has been a little nutty in Seattle. i went looking for wellies and whatnot...fall boot dreaming...

i'm in events. i like to stand out.
guiseppe zanotti sculpted leather platform boots

i have seen these everywhere, magazines, blogs, etc. i don't care i still love them
balmain suede zipped ankle boots

like a ray of fierceness in the midst of Seattle grey
balmain suede buckled ankle boots

oh yeah i was looking for wellies!
hunter festival lace-up wellington boots

all of these lovely boots can be found on net-a-porter

daily candy promo at Sassoon

Via DailyCandy.com:

Sassoon Salon
What: Mention DailyCandy and you and a pal will get a free service of equal or lesser value when you purchase a cut, color, or blow-dry from stylists trained by the legendary salon.
Why: Get snippy.
When: Thru Sept. 30.
Where: 1405 Fifth Ave. (206-623-3685)

Vidal Sassoon stylists are world-famous for their precision cuts and edgy style. Ask for Todd at the Seattle salon - he gave me an amazing cut!


recent twitter faves: 8.14.09

Jelly Bean Public Service Announcement by John Krasinski
via @AlexGarcia

The new New Moon clip via @WhatTheForks

A cool set of reminders via @drthndr

Gates Foundation gives $8M to WA state learning programs via @PSBJ

53 Ways to become a better entrepreneur via @CurtisFinancial

Get rid of dark eye circles & puffiness
via @Glamology

What do you do when you're not blogging?
via @TheCoveted

9 qualities that will rock your career via @GuyKawasaki

Meet Diddy Jr. & Biggie Jr. via @IAmDiddy

9 ways to make your wardrobe pop via @InSytledotcom

Massive Monkees View & Vote party at The War Room - Sunday

as you may already know, seattle finally has a presence on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew with the world champion Massive Monkees breakdancing crew. Seattle has a ton of dance talent & it's exciting to see MM on a national forum! Join a good, stylish crowd on Sunday at one of MM's stomping grounds, The War Room and enjoy the next episode of ABDC


Angela Miller benefit for Y.E.S. Dress for Success - Aug 20

enjoy a night of shopping, cocktails & chocolates at Angela Miller
Thursday, August 20 - 6-9 p.m.
a portion of the evening's net sales will benefit Y.E.S. of Dress for Success
RSVP: 425.778.1083 or amiller@angelamiller.com


next generation's "next cities" for young professionals

where are the hottest cities in the country for YPs to live, work & play? click here to find out! (Seattle of course :))


the biggest SAM remix of the year - tonight!

Celebrate summer tonight from 8 pm to midnight at the Olympic Sculpture Park with a unique mashup of art, music, dancing, spoken word and after-dark tours.
This Remix features breakdancing Ninja Clan, Roberto Ascalon and Paul Rucker, Friends of the Nib, DJ Freddy King of Pants, DJ Colby b, David Schmader, Lindy West, PDL and a stage of internationally renowned recording artists curated by the Decibel Festival.

The first 100 guests at the door get in free!

Members: $5
Adults: $10
Students: $8
Seniors: $8


a city girl on forks...

this weekend my bf is hiking around Forks & La Push - and for a Twilight freak such as myself, this is kind of a big deal. if you were paying any attention during the movie, you will remember Edward's comment: "Why did you move to the wettest place in the continental U.S.?"

Well, whether hot Cullen is correct or not, while perusing Karmaloop i took it upon myself to find a few pieces i would take along if i were with bf now, traipsing around Twilight stomping grounds:

"the wettest place in the continental U.S." calls for...
The RVCA slicker

because a Northwest girl can never have too many fleeces
The Burton Darling fleece

in case i feel the urge to jump off a cliff...this won't fall off
The Selina onepiece

need a quick romantic getaway?

urban picnic package @ The Jupiter Hotel (Portland, OR)
deluxe accommodations for two
a pair of Parisian bicycles to explore the PDX
a bottle of prosecco
fresh packed lunch for two
comp parking & wifi

how romantic!

bf & i have stayed here many times and love the Doug Fir, the great neighborhood & the scene at the hotel.

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i'm featured amongst many fabulous women who have raved about stratejoy!

Molly is a positivity powerhouse! I can’t stop talking about how great her classes are. She helps you really connect with what you want in life– what brings you joy. She is incredibly inspiring and attracts all kinds of fab women with her honest, positive energy and cheerleader attitude. I am truly grateful to know her and have her on my team as I achieve my goals.

Jess, Seattle. Jess makes things happen and loves her city. She is an events director, stylista, blogger at www.freshjess.com and overall Jill of all trades.