Fashion District NW Presents: Cars & Couture 2017 at the LeMay

If you are a fashion enthusiast living in the Seattle area, you probably have already heard about the Cars & Couture fashion show at the LeMay Car Museum. This is one of Fashion District NW’s events and centers around showcasing the talent of six apparel and accessory designers from around the Northwest. I am so excited to be working with them as a blogger to bring you all of the highlights and–hopefully!–some behind-the-scenes-craziness. Fashion District NW was also generous in giving you guys 10% off when you purchase your tickets with my code, “thatonefashionblog“.

Purchase your tickets here.

Join me this Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the historic LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma for a night of fierce fashion, fast cars, a red carpet, a live DJ booth, and some fantastic networking with the Seattle fashion and creative industry. I will also be posting live on my Instagram the night of the event!

Details are as follows:

Ticket Prices:

• $45 VIP (Front Row Seating & Prepaid Parking $5 Value)

• $25 2nd & 3rd Row

• Ticket prices will increase $5 if purchased at the door

Event Schedule:

• 6:30 pm Event Doors Open & Pre-Show Red Carpet Photos

• 7:00 pm Start Seating for the Show

• 7:15 pm Fashion Show Starts

• 9:30 pm Fashion Show Ends


 

If you are attending, leave a comment below!

Vroom, vroom.

Mel

June Favorites: Beauty & Hair

It has been hot, hot, HOT!

#ClimateChangeIsReal

Honestly, I have completely switched up my beauty routine for this crazy weather lately. I normally do up my moisturizing for the heat, but my skin has been oilier than in past summers. Also, I honestly have not been wanting to feel so much product on my face, that I temporarily stopped trying too many products hitting the market for summer. This past month, my skin and makeup routine, in particular, have placed a focus on natural ingredients (as natural as I can get at ULTA), quick application, and hydration.

I was attempting to grow my hair for the entire month so that when I get my (now overdue!) cut, it looks extra fresh, layered, and low-maintenance. So I began to treat my color-treated hair better and going mostly heat-less with my styling, as well as not drying it out by washing it so much. It’s looked this this for most of June!

Batiste Dry Shampoo in “Original”: This is one of my all-time favorite dry shampoos; affordable, fresh, effective. More scents and colors available.

AVEDA Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Cream: I bought this at my favorite hair salon in Yakima (Studio 16) after a session with my stylist, Bree a while back. I have naturally wavy, but frizzy, hair and I hadn’t had an anti-frizz serum in my routine for a while. I am so glad that I began to use this last month because I have finally gotten my locks under control! I use about a quarter-sized amount in my hair post-shower and let it air dry. Once dry, I do not even need to brush it before I can run my fingers straight through my hair. No trouble at all. This makes my hair really bouncy and shiny as well. Treat yourself to this!

P.S. I have also eliminated blow drying my hair for the summer. 

AVEDA Be Curly Curl Enhancer: This is another one of those products that I hadn’t used in a while because I learned how to style my lob and wanted to curl it with my flat iron every day.

*eyeroll.

This product is a little heavier than the serum and with a cleaner, more citrus-concentrated scent. I use this if I am going out and do not want to fuss with my hair. I scrunch a bit of this into my hair and maybe braid a few pieces. Once I’ve been out more a little while, I can undo them and it’s like I styled my hair with a wand. If the frizz taming serum did not grab your attention, get yourself this curl enhancer and thank me later.

 

 

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen: This is a no-brainer. A good SPF strength in an easy-to-use spray bottle.

Suave Smoothing Body Lotion: Cocoa butter & shea are exactly what my dry skin has been craving! The scent is not heavy whatsoever, rather it’s a bit calming. The application is so smooth because it’s like my skin absorbs the product as soon as I start to rub it in. It’s the one classic must-have body lotion that I did not know I needed in my life. This was gifted to me by Suave & Influenster, but this review represents my own thoughts and opinions. You can’t treat yourself to more of a steal than $2!

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser: I love, love this treatment! If you have not already tried the Tea Tree range from The Body Shop,  you and your skin are severely missing out. Although this treatment does indicate that it can be used as a setting layer or primer before your foundation (there are better primers out there, tbh), using it as a gel to mattify my face in this humid and hot weather has worked wonders for me! It’s also a plus that my pores looks 3x as small when I apply it.

SunBum Sunscreen Lip Balm w/ SPF 30 in “Pomegranate”: Honestly, I had never understood the importance of taking care of my lips during the hot summer months. This lip balm goes on so smoothly and it smells fantastic!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in “Black Satin Finish”: I don’t wear too heavy of eye looks anymore, but this little sample that I received is all that I have been needed, although I do plan to purchase the full-size once I run out of this. Here’s why. This liner is like the gel pencils that we used in middle school to heart our “i”s…only luxurious because it is Marc Jacobs. It is a dark black, but not too harsh. It has an amazing glide and it’s waterproof, so no problem when I start to sweat a bit in the afternoon.

Hand Painted Make-Up from Costa Rica by JJCaprices: I purchased this item from my friend, Jen, and her online global accessories boutique, JJCaprices, about two years ago. This little bag is not only sturdy and well-made, it fits all of my must-have summer products, and adds the perfect amount of summer to even jeans and a white t-shirt. It’s also naturally dyed and washable. This Toucan design is SOLD OUT, but you definitely have a great deal of options. 🙂

What have you been loving this month? Leave me your comments and recommendations below!

XOXO,

M

#OOTD: Tropical Floral

If you have never met me, let me fill you in. I’m 5 ft. 3 and petite, so it’s a bit of a challenge finding trousers or wider-legged bottoms that are flattering on my figure. #fashiongirlproblems. Perhaps it was all of the resort collections, the need for a vacation, or binge-watching look-book videos from my favorites on Youtube, but I was in a tropical state of mind when I styled this look.

I adore the tropical floral prints in general, so when I saw this pair of black and white culotte-hybrid at my local TJ Maxx, I knew I had to–at least–try them on. I also may have been subconsciously channeling Fleur de Force’s wide-leg trouser look from last August. Hers are from Topshop and almost identical to the print on mine!

The surprising thing about these was the thigh-high slit up each leg! Sexy, but appropriate for summer with the added plus of being able to show off some pretty fabulous sandals. Enter-the blue faux-suede (partially leather) fringe lace-up sandals by Steve Madden I’ve been obsessed with. The pants are a synthetic blend in a really light fabrication, so they are so incredibly soft and breathable for the hot summers in the desert that is the Yakima Valley. They sit not too low, not too high on me and I tie them at the waist.

Paired with this ruched cold-shoulder top from Thalia Sodi’s line for Macy’s and and some silver pieces from my Stella and Dot boutique and this look is summer party (or beach) ready. Shop the look below.

Top

Bottoms

Sandals

Necklace

Ring

Sunglasses

 

XOXO,

Mel

#OOTD: Pom-Pom Kicks

Give me a second to explain. I will be the first to tell you that I was the biggest critic of the pom-pom trend.

On sandals? WHY THO.

DIY Aquazzura Inspired Pom Pom Sandals - The Stripe:

On jeans? Meh.

color pop & pom poms:

As jewelry? *sigh

LOVE the huge pom pom earrings!:

As handbag accessories? That makes sense.

Celine bag & Pom Pom bag charm. @thecoveteur:

That last one is actually cute, however, I was still convinced the trend wasn’t for me. Until I saw this pair of Betsey Johnson cobalt blue faux fur and suede slip ons.

With a funky pom on top.

Not only were they the last pair, but they were in my size, and $13 at Macy’s right now. They are having their Mega-Shoe (or something) event and I just happened to be in the store at the right time. I am so glad I got them because they are super comfortable and just different. Paired with comfy black leggings, a basic tee, and bomber jacket, this outfit became sort of drab to downtown.

P.S. You can find the shoppable links below.

Bomber Jacket

Leggings

Slip-Ons

Black Tee

Arc Pendant *on sale right now!*

Ear Climbers *under $40

Sunglasses

#OOTD: Tassels on Tassels

The sun is finally out on a regular, non bi-polar, basis here in the Yakima Valley and I’m really happy about it. This past weekend, I took my sisters downtown to enjoy the Cinco de Mayo festivities. I recently purchased these lace-up sandals from TJMaxx and needed to show them off ASAP! You know that feeling when you stumble across the loveliest pair of shoes that you don’t know what you’ll pair them with, but you must have them? That was my Carrie Bradshaw moment with these Steve Madden sandals. I have nothing like them in my closet, so I knew I wouldn’t be cluttering my wardrobe with the same look. Plus, girl, they were under $30. I mean, really. I hope you enjoy this post. Scroll all the way through and you will find the links to shop.

Note to self: sandals season requires a pedicure because…cringe*

I normally have a wide foot, so I was a little worried that these would only cover half of each one. To my surprise, not only are they comfortable, but the fringe trim on the front and the tassels are genuine leather. If I am going to wear sandals all summer long, genuine leather is a must to ensure longevity. Even if the leather patinas darker later on, I am still going to get great wear out of them.

I paired them with white denim, also from TJMaxx. These are by a brand called D Jeans. Obscure. Don’t care because they’re a great fit, and honestly, make my booty look good!

I rolled up the hem to show off the lace-up straps, naturally. For the rest of the outfit, I wore my double-layer blue & white tank from Chico’s. It was hot this past Sunday, so even though the tank is a dual-layer piece, it’s very breathable and comfortable. I paired it with my Fossil cross-body and gold Stella & Dot pieces to match the gold hardware.


Tank: I love this classic one.

Denim: This pair fits fantastic!

Sandals: May still be at your local TJ Maxx, but this Steve Madden pair is similar.

Crossbody bag: This one comes in 9 other colors!

Rebel Pendant: Selena Gomez loves this one, too! Available on my site here…

Celestial Choker: and here.

Celestial Ring: You can shop this staple piece here.

Quay Sunnies: You all know I’m obsessed with these.

XOXO,

M

PREMIERE: Harry Styles’ New Single: “Sweet Creature”

Unashamed, I admit I do love the (former?) One Directioner. His style, his looks, his voice are all incredibly refreshing.

Following the success of the Sign of the Times and a world tour announcement last week, the singer’s second single off of his self-titled debut album, is finally here.

Leave your thoughts below.

XOXO,

M