L A Y E R S Fashion Show

Oh hello, fashionistas!

Spring has given us that kick in our strut, er step, that we have so desperately been craving. extra sunlight, new adventures and oh, we have exciting news for you!

Fashion Stoppe is hosting our first annual Fashion Show + Talent Showcase!  Get ready for an unforgettable evening of fashion, mix and mingling, a  display of creative talent, and a chance to meet some fab people.  Continue reading

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oh so fab

Recently, I had the privilege of working with some talented artists on a photo collab.

We paired a subtle glittery French Connection strapless dress with a flowly Parisian silk  skirt + almost black Rampage combat boots. To add texture and variety, we added layers with a dark purple velvet J Crew jacket and jean jacket.

The dress can be worn simply or in combination with other pieces. I love starting with a simple yet stylish piece, and adding other colors and textures in you wouldn’t necessarily expect. Intentional eclection.

For the hair and makeup, Ryann curated a thoughtfully fun meets glamour bold look for going out, a fashion event or just plain #babealert. IF ONLY every day could start off this way! I lament. I’m always impressed with her thoughtfulness and creativity. Amy, our amazing photographer, worked with our vision and we created both stylishly urban looks. You will see Amy used natural light and city backgrounds to create the look we were going for. They are both divine to work with and I definitely recommend you check out their work, “Immediately, if not sooner,” – Stanford Blatch, SATC.

A few things I adore for shoots are natural light, inspired vibes and minimal editing. In this case, inspired vibes means the energy your team feeds off from each other.  I spent wayyy too much time agonizing over which photo to use, but what else is new, but finally fell into the perfect group for this post. Anyone else over hyper obsess over their flaws until you freeze from moving forward? Gulp. Guilty! I would like to invite you and myself to embrace the unique things that make you, y o u.

Here are some faves from this dynamic team: Continue reading

Fashion Fairy

Hello, fashionistas!

Recently I had the opportunity to be adorned in flower crowns and painted with princess tribal paint. If only this could be how every day started! Was this a glimpse into the life of how the Kardashians everyday routine, with a boho dash? I could definitely get used to this.

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The basis of everything

When I stepped into the fashion world, I subscribed to thinking beauty was an idea that I had to look a certain way, weigh a certain number, and acceptance was woven into that thinking. Being loved was accepted on the outside, preferably with a boyfriend in tow. Continue reading

On personal style

Oh, hi! You look cute.

Yes, fashionista, you are rocking it today! And guess what – it is because you have a personal style and you are glowing u p.

I am currently wearing my yoga outfit with a jean jacket on top. Eclectic athleisure meets a random thing I found in the car. For the win!  Continue reading

Fashion Distractions

It’s hard not to be distra-er excuse me. My phone buzzed.

As I was saying, so many selfies, so little time! Ahem. Where were we?

Something about staying focused-so much for wearing Warby Parker’s today! (kidding!) Back to business. Whether it is our expectations for ourselves and others, technological advances or a combination of completely unrelated reasons, the equation for distractions feels endless. Continue reading

How ‘Yes, And’ Helped Me be Real

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A few months ago I took an improv class as a team building with coworkers. After overcoming the initial fear of potential embarrassment, the process of ‘clearing out the attic’ of your imagination became such a blast and illuminated a new outlook on life, my creative soul soaked right up.

Fast forward a few months and I find myself wrestling with a question that had become lodged in my attic, packaged up nicely but left to collect cobwebs. Continue reading