You’re probably wondering who won…..

So after going through and tallying all of the entries and entering them into a number randomizing system… ladies and gents, we have our winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

I actually looked at the winner’s profile , and found that she has quite a beautiful jewelry shop on Etsy! Here are two of our favorites!

Kayce Earrings- $25

Victoria necklace- $54

  Congrats Beth and thank you to all who entered!

❤ Amy

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Paranorman: Get in the Spooky Spirit

So my sister,her husband Jonce and their two little boys and myself went and saw Paranorman tonight. Although it is a bit too scary and intense for the kids… at least I think, I thought it was AWESOME! I loved the animation, I loved the story, I thought it was so cute!

Anyway, I recommend it for all of you! Also tomorrow at 11:59 pm is the deadline to enter to win a lace shift dress! You can find the deets HERE.

Have a zombie-free night!

❤ Amy

100th Post: A Sparkle Affair + a Giveaway!

So it’s finally here! Number 100 has arrived and it’s bigger and  more awesome than I had imagined!

You might remember our post a few weeks back giving you a glimpse at the new Katie Jean photoshoot that we did along with our friend Kym Ventola of Ventola Photography. She did such an AMAZING job with these photos and we just love her and her work! A great thanks to Kym, Rachel Wegehaupt (our model, actually featured on one of the very first posts) and Paige Ashcroft (hair and makeup) for making this shoot so fun and great!

We also have some brand new designs that we are introducing for the first time! So exciting!

So not only are we here to showcase the new photos and new designs, but also to introduce a very special Katie Jean Giveaway! One of our most popular styles, the Lace Shift Dress , (example pictured below) is up for grabs!

How to Enter 

1) Like ktjean designs on Facebook HERE

   2)Follow this blog with WordPress or Bloglovin’   or even via email

There are many ways you can enter and chances for multiple entries as well!

Additional Entries: (post each entry in a comment below so we can keep track)

– Follow ktjean designs on Pinterest HERE

– Follow me on Pinterest HERE

– Follow ktjeandesigns on Twitter HERE and tweet this: I just entered to win an amazing Lace shift dress from @ktjeandesigns!

– Share the link to this post on Facebook and tag Ktjean Designs

– Add Katie Jean Designs to your favorites on Etsy HERE

– Leave a comment on this post about your favorite dress from Katie Jean

For each entry, leave a comment on this post saying “I just followed Amy on Pinterest” or “I just added Katie Jean to my favorites on Etsy”  etc.

Please put these in separate comments so I can count each entry separately. So that ton of different ways to obtain entries and have a greater chance in winning yourself a great custom Lace Shift Dress!

The deadline for all entries is 11:59pm on August 31st so get crackin!

So enjoy the photos and I can’t wait to see who wins!  Don’t forget to tell your friends!

First up one of our new designs! The Ami dress is a new twist on the sleeved lace dress also recently introduced.  If you are interested in this dress send us a message on Etsy! Otherwise it will be listed in Etsy soon!

Our other new design is a sparkle skirt we like to call the Ava! This will also be listed in Etsy shortly. The lacy tank top is also available to order!

And now for the rest of  the wonderful pieces from Katie Jean! Enjoy!

Thanks again Kym for your amazing work! We LOVE working with you!

All photos courtesy of Ventola Photography

Oh Man! Chronicles of the Stylish Man

Here’s to all the stylish guys or to the guys who wanna be stylish out there. This one is for you.  A friend of mine introduced me to Travis Ladue, our featured stylish guy of the week. I had the great opportunity of meeting up with Travis personally to hold a small photo shoot featuring his closet and style, to show you guys out there that fashion and style is definitely not just for girls. I would have to say that Travis may have more style and poise than any guy I have ever met!

I am also using this post to plug our quickly approaching  contest deadline! See the end of this post for more details. 🙂

So everyone…. meet Travis! Such an amazingly nice guy, I can’t believe we got him to help us out on this!

Amy: Tell us about yourself…What do you do, where are you from?
 Travis: I am an Arizona native. Born and raised in Tempe. I’m about a month away from completing my degree in graphic design at ASU. If that wasn’t enough I work at TunnelBravo, a Mesa based graphic design firm.
Shirt: Vintage (from my grandfather) T-Shirt: The Gap. Pants: Levis
The things Travis always has with him
Amy: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Travis: It really depends on what I’m looking for. I tend to get staples like plain t-shirts at the Gap, button downs and other miscellaneous items at J.Crew, and jeans where ever I can get a good deal on Levi’s.
Amy: Do you have any closet staples/things you couldn’t go one week without?
Travis: Levi’s 511s, I wear jeans year-round, they are a definite closet staple.
Shirt: The Gap. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
Shirt: J.Crew. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
Shirt: J.Crew. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Sperry Top Siders
Amy: What is the most inspiring place you have visited?
Travis: I get inspiration for my work every time I step out of my bubble; every time I get to travel and experience something new, I am inspired. I recently traveled to Palm Springs and I am still getting inspiration from that trip. So until my next vacation, I will say Palm Springs.
Jacket: J.Crew. Sweater: J.Crew. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
Amy: To you, what is most important when choosing a days attire?
Travis: Comfort, if something isn’t comfortable, you will be in a bad mood all day.
Shirt: Banana Republic. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
And now for my favorite look! I absolutely loved all of his clothes, but these amazing Hawaiian Reyn Spooner shirts were just amazing! Not just any guy could rock these, but Travis does with ease!

Shirt: Reyn Spooner. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Sperry Top Siders

Amy: Do you have a favorite spot in Phoenix? 
Travis: At night, driving down the 51 south, when you hit Northern and you can see the entire valley lit up.

Simplicity! No crazy shoes, simple staples that will go with almost everything and compliment it!

Amy: Do you have any tips for guys who strive for a fresh stylish influence in their wardrobe, without totally going over the top?
Travis: Don’t get too crazy. Make sure you know your strong suits and stick to them. For instance: I can’t wear certain colors, so I stay far away from them.
But if you want to add something fresh, start small. Like adding some crazy colored socks into the mix.

So you are probably sitting there thinking that you have seen this guy somewhere before…. Well you probably havent, but he does look a lot like this guy! ( Travis is constantly mistaken for Jake Gyllenhaal) 😉 go figure

Best part is, is that Jake Gyllenhaal was in Phoenix, and was mistaken for Travis!

   So you think you have what it takes to show off your style and wardrobe like Travis? Yeah I think you do too! You can enter now, to win the chance to be featured here like Travis (and Amber) AND win an Alisier skirt from Katie Jean Designs!  So here are the specifics of what I need from you! And remember the deadline is SUNDAY APRIL 15th! 

  Send at least 5 pictures to Amy, (me) @     afranhan@gmail.com, with “In (Your name here)’s Closet” in the subject line. These pictures should be of your closet (no matter how messy ;) ), your favorite outfits, your style, or what ever you think will express your style! It could be your clothes, accessories, shoes or bags! Anything you think will wow us!  Along with the pictures,please send some amazing answer’s to the following questions . (Once a winner is chosen, we may ask some more questions to add to the blog post)

– Describe your style!

–  Where is your favorite place to shop?

–   What is your favorite item in your closet?

–  What does your dream closet look like/filled with?

– What is most important to you when choosing out outfits?

Also! Once I get your email, I will add you , so you can post your pictures onto my Pinterest board labeled “In Your Closet…” and keep your eye on the competition!

Spread the word! Tell all your friends, and share this on Facebook! I know you want to save this all for yourself, so you can win the skirt and blog feature, but the more people, the more fun this will be!

The cut off date for all of this wonderful madness is April 15th! So get crackin’! You only have a few days left!!!!

So Thank you Travis for letting us into your stylish wardrobe! We love seeing guys style! It’s not something you see every day on fashion blogs. Thank you all for reading and look out for a couple of other great  interviews and features coming soon!

❤ Amy

In Your Closet…..+ CONTEST & GIVEAWAY!!

SO. Here it is, the mother of all posts. A lot of thought and editing went into this very post, and darn it, you better enjoy it! 😀

A new feature we are doing this week is called “In Her Closet….”

Amber Wright is a friend of both mine and Katie’s from church, and man, this girl has style! No matter when, where or what the weather is like, she always has an adorable, unique and put-together look, all out with accessories and shoes to match.  Recently I had the thought to invade someone’s closet, to get their personal style tips, and an inside look at their wardrobe! Now I know we don’t all have Carrie Bradshaw closets, even though we wish we did…..

I think of Amber as a Phoenix version of Carrie. She has a jam packed closest full of wonderful and beautiful clothes, that express her personality to a T. Amber lives in Peoria, Arizona, with her musician hubbie Mike, and her two ADORABLE children, Clover and Phoenix. Amber is not only a stay at home super mom, but was also a model for Katie Jean Designs, Ouma, and Mignonne Handmade! Plus, she is also an amazing photographer!

So without further ado, I present Amber’s closet! I had such a wonderful afternoon at Amber’s house for this shoot. Even got some great pics of her stylish kids ( more on them to come later, I promise!). I also asked her some questions along the way so you too can get to know Amber. And PLEASE look out at the bottom of this post for a SPECIAL CONTEST/GIVEAWAY!! Got your attention? GOOD!

One thing I so admire about her wardrobe, is that almost EVERYTHING, was from Target or Old Navy. I was shocked! We got then into putting together some typical outfits for a few different looks. I also got to ask Amber some questions about her style…

AMY: Give us some words to describe your style. Any words. 

AMBER: global, beachy, modern, kid friendly, eclectic, comfy, washable, affordable, quirky (i do own, and wear, a cardigan with horses on it ;)), colorful, a bit multiple personalities (southwest, nautical, pin up, trendy, hippie). 

AMY: Where do you love to shop most?

AMBER: I would LOVE to say I shop at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie…but with kids in the mix, thats just gonna have to wait! So, its not unusual for me to be dressed in head to toe Target…and Forever 21, H&M, American Eagle, and Pac Sun are a few more of my current shop stops! 

The first outfit we started with. Amber with her cute cute kids!

I love the mixture of colors, and patterns in this great casual outfit. The bright purple skinny jeans (which she has in about 4 different colors) are from Target along with the black and white striped cardigan. The  great green floral printed tank top is from Old Navy. 

AMY: What is your favorite item in your closet?

AMBER: Ooooohhh, that’s a hard one! Probably right now it’s my colored jeggings/skinny pants from Target! I wear them pretty much every single day (when I decide to get out of my “uniform”, aka green Victoria Secret sweatpants and gray v-neck tshirt). But, I would like to wear my dresses more! Dresses just don’t wear well for taking 2 kids on wagon rides to the park 🙂

Next up we had a great beachy vibe look with straw fedora from Pac Sun, and then the southwest patterned tank, skinny cotton black skirt, and striped shoes all from Target! The jewelry was also partially from Target and also Forever 21.

Continuing on the Target rant, we paired an adorable colorful maxi dress with a structured bodice with this wonderfully soft and edgy leather jacket.

I also wanted to see one of Amber’s everyday outfits… This is what she described as her “mom outfit”.

The jeans and flannel shirt, are both from Target, and the screen print shirt is from a beach shop in Maui. Love love love this look!

AMY: What would your dream closet look like/be filled with? 

AMBER: UUUUMMMMM…Not like it does! That’s FOR SURE! Anticipating and seeing the photos for this post made me cringe with complete disgust at how nasty and cluttered my closet is! Its the WORST area of my entire house! I have realized I am in desperate need of a closet intervention, and quick! I think I would actually have a better quality of life, and maybe even get dressed every day, if I didnt have to face that beast every time I contemplated putting real clothes on! Oh, and it would be filled with a beautiful balance of neutrals and bright colors, stripes and global prints, and sandals and flats that always made me feel like I was on vacation in a cool beach town/country!

Finally we have a very special look. The lacey layered  top is an original Katie Jean design, one of the first designs ever! The shorts with the lace insert are from, guess…… Target!  

AMY: What is the most important thing to you when clothes shopping? 

AMBER: Two things tie for most important…affordable and stylish! I won’t buy something expensive just because I like it, and I won’t buy something affordable if I don’t love it! That’s my new way of shopping…I only buy things I LOVE, not kinda like, love! If I’m contemplating it, then I usually don’t get it, ‘cause that’s a good sign I don’t LOVE it!

Now here is where you come in! Do you want to be in a feature like this? We want to see your closet!  So we are holding a contest/giveaway! Send us pictures of your closet like this, and your style and you have the chance to win a custom Alisier Skirt from Katie Jean’s Etsy shop with a new, yet-to-be released fabric design! Your pictures will also be the feature of the Katie Jean blog, (here!) and the Katie Jean Facebook page!

Ventola Photography

Are you thinking….OH MY GOSH YES I WANT TO WIN!? Yeah, I thought so. So here’s what you need to do!

Send at least 5 pictures to Amy, (me) @ afranhan@gmail.com, with “In (Your name here)’s Closet” in the subject line. These pictures should be of your closet (no matter how messy 😉 ), your favorite outfits, your style, or what ever you think will express your style! It could be your clothes, accessories, shoes or bags! Anything you think will wow us!  Along with the pictures, please send some amazing answer’s to the following questions . (Once a winner is chosen, we may ask some more questions to add to the blog post)

– Describe your style!

–  Where is your favorite place to shop?

–   What is your favorite item in your closet?

–  What does your dream closet look like/filled with?

– What is most important to you when choosing out outfits?

Also! Once I get your email, I will add you , so you can post your pictures onto my Pinterest board labeled “In Your Closet…” and keep your eye on the competition!

Spread the word! Tell all your friends, and share this on Facebook! I know you want to save this all for yourself, so you can win the skirt and blog feature, but the more people, the more fun this will be!

The cut off date for all of this wonderful madness is April 15th! So get crackin’! I want to see your style! GO!

PS Not to leave out you stylish men…. You are more than welcome to enter as well… maybe you could give this skirt to someone special! But If the turnout for this contest is great, we might do a similar contest just for the stylish guys in the world!

Can’t wait to see your style!

❤ Amy

GET EXCITED! Please. 100 Layer Cake Bridal Giveaway!!

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100 Layer Cake, the amazing wedding blog, is featuring a giveaway in partnership with Ouma, Mignonne Handmade, And Katie Jean Designs! Katie Jean and Ouma are each giving away $250 gift cards to their shops! And to top it off, … Continue reading