Category Archives: Fashion

Coolest of the Cool – Reignland Concept

Reignland Concept

I was on the hunt for a super duper cute, different and comfortable outfit for my kiddo to wear to a wedding and stumbled into Reignland Concept on Etsy. HELLO! So cute. This shirt paired with mini Converse and black denim was the perfect combo. Very friendly peeps and local to California! Take a look at our dude rockin the wedding in California style.

For more ultra cool, uber stylish threads for your little peanut check Reignland Concept out here.

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Polished Pastels (just in time for Easter)

It’s been a while! My husband and I had a beautiful baby boy 11 weeks ago today so I’ve been delightfully preoccupied … I was busy styling him instead of me!

I’m in love with blazers and jeans paired with sneakers, throw in this graphic-t with soft pink highlights and you’re comfy and stylish for spring! Although I love me a black blazer, this one’s not so heavy for LA spring/summer. Pay attention to detail, these days the inside lining is just as cute as the outside. Roll up those sleeves and show it off!

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RAW Hollywood Photographer of the Year

RAW City Finalists Announced

It’s official! I can now call myself RAW Hollywood Photographer of the Year. Quick shout out to anyone who voted and got me into the top 5 . Semi-finalists were judged, narrowed down to 3 and winners were awarded on November 21st at OHM Nightclub in Hollywood. It was a fun night full of fashion, art and music!

RAW Event

Photo Credit: Gil Riego Photography

What does a gal with a bump wear to such an event? “Comfortable” was on the tip of my tongue. No heels, no confining fabrics… I was in for a long night and I needed to feel as good as possible. I went with a high wasted, simple, clean dress that had a bit of embellishment around the collar, threw on a pair of boots and headed to the show!

Amber Accepting RAWard

Accepting the RAWard for Hollywood Photographer of the Year
Photo Credit: Gil Riego Photography

What’s next? Nationals! All city finalists go on to compete with each other across the nation. View the lineup of talent from across the country here. A national and final winner will be announced in each category on December 16th but I’m just excited to be representing Hollywood along with all these other fantastic artists!

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Tea + Fashion = A Discount For You!

I recently had the pleasure of having afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills with some friends and made a new one in the process. Bri Seeley is the owner and designer of Bri Seeley Design. Her pieces are clean, simple and classic with a twist. She recently debuted her latest line “The Silence Collection” in Hollywood and would like to give YOU a discount on your next purchase!  The collection is currently available for pre-order on the crowdfunding website briseeley.luevo.com. I posted a couple of my faves below, but don’t take my word for it, be sure to visit the site and find your own! Check out the Belle Blouse in green, LOVE!

Receive $25 off your order with the coupon code PHX2013: briseeley.luevo.com
(Campaign ends on 11/25/2013 and all of the pieces ship in February, 2014)
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About The Silence Collection: The Silence Collection was developed around the idea that the Bri Seeley woman does not require words to make a statement – her femininity radiates from every move she makes. The collection maintains our signature classic, wearable femininity. Each design is named after a silent film actress.

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Style The Bump

2014 is definitely going to be a new year for the Cleek/Wards! In February, we’ll be welcoming a new addition to the family. We’re 23 (going on 24) weeks pregnant and couldn’t be more excited for our new adventure!

When these first couple of photos were taken I was at that “awkward” stage. I hate to use that word but for me, I was trying to figure out this new bod! It’s not that I wanted to hide my bump, it’s just that I didn’t have that big, beautiful belly to show off yet. It’s also a time where (if you’re pregnant) some of you may not have shared your news with the world yet. Here are a few great ways that helped me conceal the little seed growing inside.

Now I realize this didn’t start out as a pregnancy blog and most of my readers probably aren’t pregnant. Be assured that I’m still going to be blogging about style and fun ways to put things together, I just won’t be flying solo in the photos for the next few months!

Stretchy skirt and loose top

I had a last-minute event to go to and no evening outfits that fit right!
This stretchy skirt and loose, graphic tank were exactly what I needed.
(17 weeks)

Stretchy Skirt

(17 weeks)

Empire waist dress with stretchy band

Stretchy waist band, an obvious and super comfortable must!
Opt for a dress with an empire waist.
(17 weeks)

This is a life saver! By using The Belly Belt you can still fit into your regular jeans!

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Step One: Button the one side of The Belly Belt to your pants …
Step Two: Choose from a number of buttons to attach the belt …
Step Three: Throw your shirt over your zipper and voila! No maternity clothes necessary!
(A longer shirt works best because you probably won’t be able to zip your pants all the way up.)

Baby Bump and Sweater Dress

When the time comes, don’t be afraid to show off that beautiful bump! You’ve got a human growing inside there and that’s pretty amazing! Throw on a sweater dress with some boots and you’ll be an instant (not to mention comfy) hot mama!
(23 weeks)

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I Need Your Vote!

RAWards Banner

The RAWards are one of the biggest indie art shows in the world. 15,000 artist participate and I decided to be one of them which means I NEED YOUR VOTE! It’s simple, just click VOTE NOW and place your vote for me today through October 8th! You can vote once a day per day, per category. Please forward this info on to a friend. Every vote counts!

If you’d like to check out my work before you vote please visit: www.amberward.com or watch my RAW artist interview.

Thanks in advance!

**Please note that the site is loading slow today. Probably lots of people on there. Be patient while the page loads!

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RAW: Hollywood presents Translations

I was honored when I was asked to shoot the latest RAW show in Hollywood. They’re always a fun-filled evening full of art, fashion, music and so much more. I’m not an event photographer. This was my first time diving into the craziness that is a live event and it kicked my butt! I learned a lot and had a lot of fun in the process, not to mention I got to work with a lot of lovely and talented people.  Below are a couple of beauties from the album…

To view the entire album, click here.

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157635447686857/

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more:
RAW Hollywood Translations

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157635447686857/

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more:
RAW Hollywood Translations

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157635447686857/

View the full set. Art, fashion, jewelry and more:
RAW Hollywood Translations

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Graphic Tees

Everyone, everywhere on the planet can find something as basic as a graphic tee these days. They’re everywhere, in all colors, patterns and styles. Some have jewels, some have flowers, the point is, there’s one for everybody. Below are a few fun ways to incorporate something as simple as a graphic tee into your wardrobe without making it feel like you’re wearing a plain ol’ t-shirt and jeans!

Black and White GraphicTee

Have a little fun and go a little punk rock.

Multicolored Graphic Tee

Create an eye-catching ensemble with a splash of color.
(ok, ok, this is more like a tidal wave of color than a splash but you get what I mean)

Get patriotic with a printed flag T and cardigan

Get patriotic with a printed flag tee and cardigan.

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The Venue, The Cake, and of course … The Dress.

It’s our anniversary month! I’m still in love with my husband as much today as I was on the day that I married him! Know what else I’m still in love with? My wedding day! The Dress, the venue, the food… wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thought this would be a good day to share. Enjoy.

Wedding Venue

THE VENUE
My mother-in-laws beautiful/flawless backyard in New Hampshire. 

 

The Cake

THE CAKE
Simple, sweet and sooooo delicious. In fact, we STILL have a piece in the freezer! It’s traveled from New Hampshire, to Minneapolis to LA, and no, we will not be eating it 🙂

THE HAIR Did this myself! I still can't believe I trusted myself to do this on the day. I must be nuts because if I would have messed it up, brushes would have been flying!

THE HAIR
Did this myself! I still can’t believe I trusted myself to do this on the day. I must be nuts because if I would have messed it up, brushes would have been flying!

THE DRESS

THE DRESS
It’s not your typical wedding dress (it actually wasn’t a wedding dress at all), but hey, I’m not your typical type of gal!

DRESS DETAIL

DRESS DETAIL
Pop of crinoline = a party!

THE MAN

THE MAN
The perfect guy and my best friend (with just the right amount of goofy).

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Beach Bum

Who says ya can’t wear sparkles to the beach!

When heading to the beach, we still want to look cute and stylish … all this while maintaining a sense of comfort. This red and white sparkly anchor tank, sweater and boyfriend jeans are the perfect combo for hanging out.  Top the look off with some fun spikey sandals and you’re ready to rock the beach!

Red and White Stripe Anchor Tank

Sandals with Spikes

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