Silver Screen Inspired

I know it’s been a little while since my last post, but my life just likes to get crazier by the minute. 🙂

I don’t know about you, but I love movies. I especially love those beautiful and perfect couples from the movies.  Let’s celebrate the style that speaks from the hearts of these wonderful characters.

Now every girl loves a good Jane Austen story. Personally, Pride and Prejudice is a favorite. I love the romance of it all! (what girl doesn’t) I have created a little collection of items that pull you into that romantic world of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.

(Starting from the upper left) // Pedal Capelet from Katie Jean Designs,  Sheer Victorian Inspired Dress from Jess Amity,  Steam Punk Victorian Dress from Pom Pom Clothing, Mr & Mrs. Darcy, Mixed Flowers Headband from Mignonne Handmade Mignonne Handmade Photo: Sloan Photographers//

My sister and I are both avid lovers of the Beatles and the amazing movie showcasing their music, Across the Universe. I have always been a sucker for the 60s and 70s fashion. 🙂

//Across the Universe, Floral Meadows Blouse from Twig and Spoke Vintage (top right),  Double Stranded Hippie Headband from Tify Core (bottom right), Evan Rachel Wood in Across the Universe, Tunic Wrap around Top from George and Jane//

Finally, probably one of my favorite movies of all time, 500 Days of Summer. If you don’t agree, then we may need to reconsider our friendship! 😉 I love Zooey Deschanel’s vintage/retro style! it compliments Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s simple and unique sense of style.

//Blue and Green 60s dress from George and Jane, Vintage Party Dance Shoes from Heart City Vintage,  500 Days of Summer (middle right), Brilliant Ball Bow tie from Dapper and Dash, Vintage Cotton Plaid Dress from Heart City Vintage (bottom left)//

Hope you all are doing splendidly! Look out for a few new posts in the new few days!

❤ Amy

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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

Whimsy grooves

Lately, since I am totally smitten with spring, here are some spring inspirations for me personally. these photos and products, make me want to go to a carnival, or go put on a dress and run through a field under the setting sun. Yeah, I am getting imaginative at this point. 🙂 Enjoy and stick around for  new Friendship Friday, and some new awesome features coming up soon! Thanks!

//Adorable  Liberty D’Orsays From BHLDN- on Sale for $160.00//

//Love this decor with the paper cranes, so great! Found on The Berry//

//Amazing Owl Earrings from Glass Poppies on Etsy- $10//

//This is just such a fun photo found on Oh Hello Friend from a Photoshoot done by Jefra Linn ( gorgeous photos!)//

//And last but not least, fresh off the streets of Stockholm, Sweeden….this amazing outfit! Found on Carolines Mode- Stockholm Streetstyle//(also a VERY cool blog)

Thanks for reading!

❤ Amy