Friday, May 20, 2016

Mingle With Martine | VIP Styling Event

Last week I attending a glamorous VIP styling event with bridal dress designer Martine Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Martina Liana! It was such a fun event and I was so excited to see several other blogger friends there too! We sipped on two signature cocktails, the "Spicy Haute" cocktail which was pineapple, serrano pepper, champagne and the "Berry Noir" which was blackberry, ginger, and champagne! Yum!!!
Passed appetizers circled the room as we oooohed and ahhhed over the gorgeous dress designs! A mini bridal fashion show and inspiration board for this season's collections were presented by Martine and then we were all challenged to create our own unique looks by mixing and matching the pieces from the "Martina Liana Seperates Together Forever" collection! You can see all of our unique styles by searching the hashtag #MingleWithMartine on instagram. There was a styling bar with jewelry, head pieces, and even flower bouquets to complete our bridal look! Martine is so generous and gave each of us some unbelievable gifts; a silk robe, tote bag, nail polish, facial mask, lipstick, and an our very own Sorella Vita gowns, which you will see very soon!!! 

Thank you so much to the ladies at Belle Vogue Bridal and Martina Liana for hosting such an amazing blogger event! It was definatley a night I won't forget! 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

S/S '16 Handbag Guide | Summit Fair

Happy Thursday friends! Today I wanted to put together a fun handbag guide that featured some styles I think are great to invest in for the spring/summer season! Handbags are such an easy way to change any look and wearing the right styles really makes a big difference when it comes to creating the perfect warm weather looks! Summer is the perfect time to try new styles and add some color or pattern to your wardrobe. This season is all about making a statement through details. Some of the most dominant trends that I've seen while shopping the stores at Summit Fair this season include watercolor prints, chains, hardware, tassels, jewels or beading, and crochet detailing. It's finally warm weather season and it's time to have some fun with your wardrobe. Find a few styles that work well with your existing pieces and have fun styling them!

Watercolor Prints:
1. Floral Stella Clutch - DSW - $35
2. Liz Claiborne Envelope Clutch - JCPenney - $27

Canvas Totes:
3. To The Beach Tote - JCPenney - $37
4. T-Shirt and Jeans Pom Pom Tote - DSW - $20
5. Lilac + Black Striped Canvas Tote - JCPenney - $23

6. Catie Crossbody Wristlet - Chico's - $80
7. Lemon Clutch Wristlet - Francesca's in store only - $24

Moon Shaped:
8. Mix No. 6 Crossbody Bag - DSW - $30
9.Moda Luxe Nola Crossbody - DSW - $35
10. Micheal Kors Shoulder Bag - Macy's similar (pink in store) - $158

11. Lillian Crossbody Bag - Chico's in store only - $80

You can get all the Spring/ Summer handbags featured here by shopping the stores at Summit Fair!


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This blog post is a part of a partnership between Jana Style and Summit Fair. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Go Blog Social | Blogger Bash & Rooftop Soirée

This past weekend I took a road trip to St. Louis for the Go Blog Social conference! The weekend was packed with events including pop-up shops, mentor sessions, mini workshops, rooftop parties, and meet & greets with several well known bloggers and brands! It was a lot of fun to get to ask one on one questions and connect with so many talented social influencers offline. I was really looking forward to exploring several fun areas in St. Louis and fell in the love with the Central West End! The CWE is an historic, walk-able, St. Louis neighborhood with vibrant nightlife in a beautiful urban setting. There are gorgeous buildings and architecture that look like you couldn't possibly be in a Midwest city...more like the upper east side in Manhattan. I took these photos while we were walking to one of the events in the Maryland Plaza area. I wore this look to a blogger bash at Fauxgerty Boutique and later to the Mandarin Lounge for a rooftop soirée to celebrate a fun weekend with new blogger friends! It was a really great weekend of learning and socializing that was much needed as I've been navigating growing and expanding my blog and business! I have so many ideas and can't wait to keep Jana Style growing and bringing all of you many more outfit posts and styling ideas. 

White Vest {TJMaxx} Black Jogger Pants {Tulip} Gray Knit Swing Tee {Maurices} Pink Shoes {Charlotte Russe} Necklace {Kendra Scott} Sunglasses {Quay Australia}

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hello Summer! | Summit Fair

Hello Summer! With memorial weekend right around the corner, I'm getting my wardrobe ready for the summer season. The stores at Summit Fair are gearing up for warm weather and I am loving all the new arrivals. I've been on the lookout for some pretty white dresses for my bridal showers and bachelorette festivities and spotted this one at Buckle. I love the pretty details and the light weight sleeves, although this dress wasn't quite right for my parties, it did capture my heart for the summer season! Who knows, I may wear white all summer!

P.S. for those who have asked me, you can were white as soon as you want. The old rule of waiting until after Memorial Day is pretty much non-existent these days. I start wearing my white clothes as soon as the weather starts warming up and I'm ready to start styling them into my looks! If you love it wear it... :) 

Dress {Buckle} Shoes {Charlotte Russe similar here} Hello Summer Tote {Dressbarn} Bracelet {Buckle} Earrings {Buckle} Sunglasses {Buckle similar here}

You can get all the items featured here by shopping the stores at Summit Fair!


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This blog post is a part of a partnership between Jana Style and Summit Fair. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spring's Simple Chic Style | Summit Fair

May is here! Can you believe it, the year is flying by!!!  I'm looking forward to a weekend spent with family for Mother's Day! I wanted to share a simple yet chic look today showing how you can have fun with some color and still stay polished! I think this look would be great for church, or work, or brunch with family! I spotted this Calvin Klein dress at Summit Fair and had to make it mine! I loved the fun asymmetrical zippers and soft stretch fabric of the dress. I also, played around with the styling a bit and found that it looks great left unzipped and worn as a vest with skinny jeans and a simple tee underneath. It looked completely different and created two unique outfits! I love when I can make a piece work several ways in my wardrobe! 

Dress {Macy's} Handbag {Charming Charlie in store only} Shoes {Charlotte Russe} Bracelet {Maurices similar} Earrings {Charming Charlie

You can get all the items featured here by shopping the stores at Summit Fair!


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Good Vibes Style | Summit Fair

Happy Thursday friends! With Mother's Day right around the corner, I wanted to share an easy-breezy springtime look that would be perfect for a sunny day out shopping or brunch with Mom! I love lightweight comfy dresses for the spring and summer season and this one is perfection! I love that the pattern is pretty and colorful and the fit is relaxed and perfect for the warmer sunny days that are headed our way! 

Dress {Macy's} Hat {Charming Charlie} Crossbody bag {Charming Charlie new in store only} Shoes {DSW} Necklace {Macy's in store only}

You can get all the items featured here by shopping the stores at Summit Fair!


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Friday, April 22, 2016

Closet Cleaning & Doing Good for Our Environment!

Happy Friday and Earth Day!!! It's officially earth month and also spring cleaning season for myself and for my personal styling clients! So what does earth month have to do with your closet? Sooo much! There's no better time than now to do a spring cleaning sweep of your closet.  Keeping your closet organized and clean can help getting dressed each day so much easier! There is one thing that many people forget when prioritizing the organization of their closets. Too many clothes and especially clothes you do not wear will drown you into thinking your closet is filled with nothing. You know you've said it to yourself before, "I hate all my clothes, I have nothing to wear!" It's a tricky mind game we play with ourselves. Keeping your clothes organized and presenting your closet in a way that allows you to see all your pieces and easily pair things together is life changing!  Seasonally, I take everything out of my closet and do a closet audit. I literally make myself go through each and every piece of my wardrobe and ask myself several questions...

#1. Have I worn this item in the last year?
#2. Does it fit me the way it did when I purchased it?
#3. Does it need any repairs (ie. Hems? Seams? Has it faded?) 
#4. Does this item fit into my current wardrobe and lifestyle?

So what do you do with the clothes you no longer want? I often suggest my clients try to sell any items that are current or might even still have tags on them, but what about the rest of them? Don't throw them away! There are so many better options that are much better for our environment and our community! 

*North Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year. Ninety-five percent of these items can be reused or recycled. With that knowledge, why be wasteful when you can be re-useful? Along with that unbelievable statistic the average person creates over 80 pounds of textile waste per year. Landfills shouldn’t be laundry piles!

Shirt {thrifted via Savers} Skirt {thrifted via Savers} Shoes {thrifted via Savers} Purse {thrifted via Savers}

Not only is donating your used  goods a valuable way to take care of the environment, but shopping thrift is also a great way to make a difference in our environment and community too! There are some fabulous things to be found by shopping second hand. Some unique items that may be vintage and some completely brand new! If you remember my recent shopping trip with several of my Kansas City blogger friends, we found so many amazing things! 

The look I put together today was all thrifted at Savers! This complete look cost me right around $15! Can you believe that!!! Thrift shopping does take a little bit more time than traditional store shopping but the reward of finding some amazing pieces and creating a unique outfit at such amazing prices is pretty fun! This top is Banana Republic and I paid $4 for it and the shoes were brand new with original tags still attached! whoohoo! 

It takes over 700 gallons of water to make one new cotton T-shirt and it takes over 1,800 gallons of water to make one new pair of jeans! If you are like most women you own an average of eight pairs of jeans According to Cotton Incorporated, that is a lot of water and a valuable resource for our environment! I share all this info with you today to bring awarness on such an important topic! Who knew that being such a fashionista could make such an impact on our planet. 

*This post is part of a partnership between JANA STYLE and Savers. All opinions are my own.