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The Perfect Necklace For Your Fall Outfits

THE FAVERY Complimentary Service/Product : I received an accessory of my choice, in exchange for a review. Hi and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a great weekend of fun enjoying fall activities.  I 'm excited to share with you this fine jewelry and accessory boutique located here in the Seattle Area.  What girl doesn't love unique jewelry to add those finishing touches to the perfect outfit!?! I love the story behind this distinctive shop.  The Favery boutique was started by two lovely ladies who have been best friends for years. They both shared a love for unique accessories and decided to pursue their passion.  Their boutique is a space where hard to find jewelry and designers converge. Although most of their products are offered online, they do offer the option of personal styling through "In-Home" trunk shows. I chose this beautiful statement necklace designed by David Aubry. It features dyed black turquoise beads and dyed green turquo

Fashion First: What's Hot on the Seattle Runway

This past Friday was an exciting night at the Sodo district of Seattle. It was my first time to attend fashion FIRST.  It was an auction and fashion show to benefit for the "Inspire Youth Project", and "Cresent Moon Foundation." These are both wonderful organizations that support children and youth in the local area.  As an educator, it was thrilling to see the huge effort made on behalf of less fortunate children. Inspire youth provides social and emotional links to At Risk Youth  and children. Crescent Moon was established by Hall of Famer Warren Moon, it enables educational pursuits for needy children who have shown a commitment to their community.   Over 100,000 dollars was raised for both of these worthy causes. Photo: Jami Davis Outfit: Annette Dresser  The show was just fabulous and everything I saw on the runway was just exquisite!  Fall fashion this year has such a wide range of offerings, catering to just about every eclectic taste.  It

Why I love Bellevue Fashion Week

FASHON WEEK AT THE BELLEVUE COLLECTION SEPT 23-27th, 2015 Happy Friday!   I have been buried all week in the posts from NYFW and loving all the amazing styles I'm seeing on the runways for fall.  I could not make it to New York, but am so excited that Bellevue Fashion Week is almost in my backyard!  Last year was my first time to go and I could not wait for it to come around again!  .            Image: Bellevue Fashion Week via Rachel Zoe on Twitter                                           This year is the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Bellevue Collection hosting the show. BFW is the Northwest's leading runway show.  The show promises an exciting experience with four days of packed full fashion feasting!  The highlight of this years fashion week will be the Posh Party Trend Show, hosted by fashion celebrity Rachel Zoe .  She is  a stylist to the stars, has a show on Bravo, and is a designer of  her own line. Image: Bellevue Fashio

1970's Fashion: My Favorite Outfit Picks

 Peace, I hope it's a groovy Monday morning! It is really starting to feel like fall here in the Northwest.  I am never totally ready to give up summer, but I do love dressing in fall clothes. Seasons changing is another great excuse to shop til you drop!  I am so excited: The 1970's are here again!  Fashion's full on decade is back with flares, platforms, fringe, suede, and more is more prints.  If you grew up in this era  like I did, you'll have fun reliving it with your favorite styles. There are masses of retro pieces flooding  retail shelves right now. PHOTOGRAPHY: Ruth Faustino For a more casual twist on this outfit, pull out the boyfriends jeans. Yee haw now you are ready for horse riding! To dress this look up for a fun night out, add a pair of flared dark wash jeans.  I had a hard time finding some flares I liked, but I finally did at Macy's. The 70's bring to mind many style icons that had a great impact on me.  A few of my

Faded Spring: Blogger Spotlight

As I've mentioned before, the best part of blogging is connecting with all these way cool peeps from all over the world!  I am excited to share another blogger friend with you. I and her were paired up as blogging buddies from a face book blog group. It's great to encourage each other on this journey. Meet Ana De Jesus of Faded Spring - I know you will enjoy her amazing style, gorgeous outfits, and insights about the fashion industry. My name is Ana De-Jesus and I am a fashion blogger, freelance journalist and English and Education graduate. I am 21, a Libra and passionate about promoting social justice. From a young age paper became the canvas through which I could express myself and the pen was the key to unlocking my success. Writing has allowed me to be more confident and provide a voice for those who remain unheard. I am of Portuguese descent and like to dance, sing, act, write, read and of course shop! 1)  What is your blog about? My bl

The Natural Side of Puget Sound: Port Gamble

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  It's hard to believe summer will be over in just a few weeks.  I was fortunate to travel this summer to Hawaii , Canada, and to a few beautiful spots locally.  One of my favorite places on the Kitsap Peninsula is the picturesque town of Port Gamble. I took my daughter there before she left for college to study fashion.  I am  excited to see where her talents will take her! This old mill town is filled with cute little shops, cafes, and a historic theater. Most of the shops are located in Victorian style homes. One  of the main attractions of this town is its superb wedding venue that boasts a  breathtaking view of the Hood Canal.  If you are a fan of ice cream, head over to the general store. This place was a hit with me, because they carry my favorite ice cream flavor: black licorice!  I grew up in Canada, and Dairy Queen always made the yummiest  black licorice milkshakes.  I rarely find this flavor available in the area. For a