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You Style The Day Wrap Up

Big thanks to everyone who participated in You Style the Day! I thought it would be great to see all of you beautiful and stylish ladies together in one post. Be sure to click on the images below and read what each gal had to say!

Here they are in no particular order:

Jennipher, Pretty in Purple

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Rhea's cherry dress

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Printed sweater and dress

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Stripe top with red jacket and gold, sparkly skirt

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Trish's Sparkle And Shine

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Elaine's Earrings

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Black tank, sparkling necklace, grey pants and black DVF sandals

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Lisa shows off her sparkly bangles and ring

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Linda's outfit

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Bubble Gum Babe

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Sarah's Steampunk Vest

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Kristen's Pop of Pink

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Animal print rubber boots

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Trish's Cream Colored Mix

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Samira 13 Fine Jewelry Photo Shoot

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with designer/sculptor Samira Sizdahkhani of Samira 13 Fine Jewelry. Located in the heart of the Sunset strip in Los Angeles, California, Samira’s pieces are beyond cool. Soft and sweet meets rock and roll. Sophisticated bad girl. No wonder Madonna, Kelly Osbourne, Lea Michele and other celebs are rocking her pieces! I instantly fell in love with her work, and I’m pretty sure you will too.

To learn more about Samira 13 OR if ya wanna grab a few of her pieces for yourself, visit: www.samira13.com

Big shout out goes to Sarah Goff Roiko of The Elizabeth Kill. Thanks for lending me your beautiful self for the photo shoot!

Samira 13 Fine Jewelry

Designer – Samira 13
Tahitian pearl waterfall necklace on brown leather.

Samira 13 Fine Jewelry

Designer – Samira 13
Fresh water pearl stretch bracelets with sterling silver fringe (or sterling silver spikes).

Samira 13 Fine Jewelry

Designer – Samira 13
Long fresh water pearl fringe necklace.

Samira 13 Fine Jewelry

Designer – Samira 13
Tahitian pearl stackable rings.

Samira 13 Fine Jewelry

Designer: Radá
Available at Samira 13 Fine Jewelry.

All photos Copyright © 2012 Amber Ward

Jewelry : Samira 13 Fine Jewelry

www.amberward.com

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Fashion That Makes a Difference … Bit By Bit

USING FASHION AND DESIGN TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO RISE ABOVE POVERTY.

I found out about 31 Bits on the good old news. (Finally, something positive to report on!) I made a bee line for the computer to see what they were all about and I was excited by what I saw. 31 Bits purchases handmade jewelry from women in Gulu, Uganda, which provides them with an immediate, consistent, and fair income. The profits made from the international market place go towards programs run by 31 Bits that provide the women with numerous development programs, equipping them to develop a career, earn an instant income, and provide a home, food, and education for their families. So, next time you wanna shop, shop with a conscience at 31 Bits. It’s stylish, it’s affordable and most importantly, you’ll be helping empower women on the other side of the globe!

Pixie Rowe - WC1137PXR

Razzle Dazzle - SR1211RAZ

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About 31 BitsKallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.

View Collections | Get Involved | Read About the Designers

All photographs in this post provided by 31 Bits ©2012 31 Bits

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You Style The Day-The Many Looks of Goff

Time for our next “You Style The Day“:
Sara Goff Roiko, lead singer of LA indie band The Elizabeth Kill, has got some truly rock ‘n’ roll style. When she takes the stage, she commands attention, not only with her voice, but also with her look. I love the combination of her gold tights and chic white blazer, accessories fit for a rock star and her steampunk vibe. Everyone’s got that inner rocker. Be sure to bring that persona out from time to time and rock your style like Sarah does. Thanks for sharing your look Sarah!
Sarah's Steampunk Vest
Sarah's White blazer and gold tights
Sarah's kick-ass rocker ring

“Happiness is a Warm Gun”

Sarah Says: “I’m a tom boy, always have been. Caring about what I was wearing only came about when I started wanting to get people’s attention on stage.  Suddenly my old jeans weren’t the only item I was into showcasing; gold, spandex and silver scream louder than my denim sometimes. My spandex makes it a lot easier to stretch and move on stage. 

Amber has always been encouraging, not only by cheering me on through the years off stage, but now as our photographer for The Elizabeth Kill. She encourages me to continue to take chances in visual ways.  I love her eye for fashion and it inspires me to bring more of me to the table! Thanx girl! 

 My gun ring is my most favorite accessory right now, this is a piece of my onstage persona that I can bring with me anywere…welcome to the gun show.”

You might be asking yourself: “Self? How can I incorporate these rocker looks into my own wardrobe?”  There are tons of great ideas Sarah is using here. We all can’t wear gold spandex to the office but we could certainly all use a kick-ass white blazer like hers, or some unique accessories. Don’t afraid to be different! Stand out in the crowd! You’ll have much more fun that way.

Feeling inspired to share a look of your own? Anyone can participate in the “You Style The Day” category. Email a photo, brief description and tell me which look from my blog you were inspired by! Click here for more info.

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You Style The Day – Nicole’s Casual Cool

What’s better than being comfortable in what you’re wearing? How about comfortable and stylish! Our next “Inspire Me” photo comes from Nicole in Minnesota. I love the combination of her necklace with the simple black tank. Casual and comfortable meets modern and fun! Thanks for sharing Nicole!

Nicole's hat by Lillie and Cohoe

Black tank, sparkling necklace, grey pants and black DVF sandals

Nicole's Necklace by Cayetano

Nicole Says: “Nothing is better on a beautiful day than wearing a fabric that seems to brush up against your skin like the wind. Lisa Todd (based out of Miami) is the designer of these fun flowing pants. How can you resist a sexy slit up the front!? Her most current line focuses on the average American Women looking at sizes 10-12. Pair these fun pants with a pair of DVF wedge sandals, a basic tank, fun necklace by Cayetano and hat by Lillie and Cohoe. Based out of Canada, Lillie and Cohoe’s line is irresistible and brings back a classic must have piece for every woman! If you love Coco Chanel, then you better love this designer.

My style??? Ever changing and evolving! Never wear the same thing twice! A punk girl with sophistication!”

Remember, anyone can participate in “You Style The Day” so email a photo, brief description and tell me which look from my blog you were inspired by. I’ll post your photo so others, along with myself, can be inspired by you!

Email photos* to: imamberward@gmail.com

*Be sure to take your photos in a well-lit room against a clean background!

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You Style The Day – Trish: mixin’ it up

The  Third “Inspire Me” photo is from my mom, who is always rocking some serious style. Trish is showing off her Canadian cool by mixing it up with bold patterns along with a few of her own finishing touches. Funny, she literally use to have to drag me out of the house to go shopping! Now we shop together, and pretty much own the same wardrobe. Love you mom, lookin’ good as always.

Printed sweater and dress

Brooch added to the neckline of a dress

A brooch at the neckline creates the perfect finishing touch for this outfit!

Trish Says: “You inspired me to mix prints. I love this dress with this sweater. And the bling brooch at the neckline is my touch.”

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You Style The Day – Lisa’s Texas Bling

Our Second “Inspire Me” photo comes from Lisa in Texas.

Who doesn’t like to sparkle and shine?! I love Lisa’s combination of bangles, especially the braided one!

Lisa shows off her sparkly bangles and ring

Sparkly shoes

Lisa Says: “I am a little over the top with my “Texas” sparkle and style… 🙂 This was inspired by your “No Stranger to Sparkle”  & “Finishing Touch” posts.”

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You Style The Day – Rhea

The photos have been submitted and before we get started I wanted to mentioned a few things. First, I’d like to say thanks to everyone so far who participated! Second, this will be an on going series so if you didn’t make the deadline, don’t worry. Send your images in at any time and I’ll post them in the “You Style The Day” category. Let’s get started …

Our first “Inspire Me” photo comes from Rhea in Canada. She’s rockin the nautical look with some gold sparkle! Thanks for sharing Rhea, you look fantastic!

Striped top with red jacket and gold, sparkly skirt

Pocket Watch Necklace

Rhea Says:  “The necklace is made from and old pocket watch. It has a bird on the flip side. Very Portlandia. It was purchased from a local artist in Regina, SK in Canada: Three Little Birds Jewellery. I’m inspired by your colour choices, especially the orange – I typically wear all black, white and grey with stripes. Boots are always a must during a Canadian spring. You never know when it will snow!”

If you guys love the necklace as much as I do, be sure to check out: Three Little Birds Jewellery on facebook. They’ve got some really fun stuff! How fantastic is this: Mesh Bow Drool…

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