Recently I went to a conference and I met a Stella and Dot consultant.  I was so taken with the jewelry that she displayed that I immediately signed-up to be a stylist.

One of the main reasons I did this is because I have always loved fashion and styling, and over the course of my business, I’ve brought many of my own accessories to style my High School seniors for their sessions.  When I first saw Stella & Dot jewelry, I knew I had to have those pieces.  Another reason I signed-up with them is because their products don’t feel cheap.  It didn’t seem feel as if it was going to fall apart on me after a few wears, and quality is hugely important to me.

Recently, I’ve been bringing a small suitcase of jewelry with me on every shoot and styling my seniors with it.  If you’re uncertain of what accessories to wear for your photoshoot or if you don’t have many pieces, just let me know and I’ll bring my collection.

I also would love to encourage you to check out these accessories on my personal Stella & Dot page.  If you love what you see, purchasing it directly from my link will help me continue to be able to afford to buy more pieces to style my seniors.  Every thing I do as a stylist comes out of pocket, so this is by no means my way to make extra money, but rather to sustain whatever I’ve already put in.  Also, if you’re interested in becoming a stylist yourself, feel free to send me an email and contact me about it, and I can help sign you up.

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style me monday

 

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Once a week on Mondays, our style intern Gabriella Garza puts together collages of outfit inspirations to help you plan for your senior portraits. You can click on each outfit inspiration to view more details about the clothing or you can hover over the photos to pin it straight to your Pinterest board. If you don’t want to miss out on a post, follow us on Instagram to get reminders about our Style Me Mondays.

This week I have put together some Easter outfit inspiration collages. Easter is such a fun holiday to dress up for whether you wear dress or shorts you can have fun with different styles. Enjoy!
easter chic
pastel pink
easter fun
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Once a week on Mondays, our style intern Gabriella Garza puts together collages of outfit inspirations to help you plan for your senior portraits. You can click on each outfit inspiration to view more details about the clothing or you can hover over the photos to pin it straight to your Pinterest board. If you don’t want to miss out on a post, follow us on Instagram to get reminders about our Style Me Mondays.

This week I have put together some tips on how to be a smart shopper.With these techniques you will find yourself coming across great finds and good deals. Enjoy!

how to be a smart shopper

1. RESEARCH – one of my must do tips would be doing some research on a certain product before purchasing because it is important to be certain of what you buy and have some knowledge on the pros and cons.

2.SALES – the best time to buy a desired product is the glorious period of when it goes on clearance. If you take your time and browse around you’ll be surprised by how many great deals you’ll find. Thrift shops aren’t a bad idea either there are great finds but you have to be patient and look around.

3. COMPARE- before I buy something I either compare the price or any dupes that are out there. In some cases dupes will be just as good quality but in others finding a store with the better price is the way to go! Being a smart shopper takes patience and research so put in the time and I guarantee you’ll find great results.

adrianna-42 Local:  Langford Market, Hemline, Em & Lee, Duo

Online:  Lulu’s , Ruche, Morning Lavender, Mura Boutique

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Never would I have thought that on a gloomy, cloudy day when all the elements were against us would we create an image worthy of winning 1st place at an international photo competition hosted by Lemonade and Lenses.

Sometimes we bloom the most in adversity. I am so proud and happy with this image, and it’s a reminder to me that when the going gets tough, it’s time to get more creative.

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Once a week on Mondays, our style intern Gabriella Garza puts together collages of outfit inspirations to help you plan for your senior portraits. You can click on each outfit inspiration to view more details about the clothing or you can hover over the photos to pin it straight to your Pinterest board. If you don’t want to miss out on a post, follow us on Instagram to get reminders about our Style Me Mondays.

This week I have put together inspiration collages for Spring Accessories. From going to a festival or just a shopping day, spring is the season with the most different style trends so don’t be afraid to try something different. Have fun styling your new spring accessories!

Spring Accessories

 

What to Keep in Mind When Choosing your Bag/Purse

If you’re petite and small, go for small or medium size bags.  Overly large size bags will dwarf your height, so avoid those.

If you’re a medium size height and size, go for medium size bags.

If you’re tall or a plus size gal, go for the larger bags as it’ll be more proportional to your height and weight.  Small size bags will tend to make you look larger.

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What to Keep In Mind When Choosing Sunglasses

If you have an angular or square face, soften your features with rounder edge sunglasses.
If your have an oval or round face, accentuate with boxier or angular edge sunglasses.
sunglasses
spring headwear
Looking for the right necklace for the right neckline?  Here’s a cheat sheet I found from Stella & Dot that I love.
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