Happy Birthday to Us!

I can’t believe I started blogging, already 1 year ago… and so much has changed! Our blog is heading for a whole new start and I can’t wait to share it with you all!

I have been running around crazy lately with my busy schedule. But one thing that is coming up for me…I am moving! I am moving into a small guest house in Willo, the greatest historic district in Phoenix. I cant wait to give it my own little touch and share it. This is basically the first time I have been able to completely give a place my own style and make it my own. Can’t wait to show you all once it’s all done.

Anyways! To celebrate our almost 1 year birthday, here are some pretty little finds.

I will never pass up an opportunity to feature my loves at Mignonne Handmade

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I love this Champagne Sequin Turban-$38.00 — Ventola Photography

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Sheer Blush Vintage Dress- Chariot Marie- $52.00

And of course we want to give some love to our friends at Ouma

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Sequin Party Dress- Ouma- $320.00 — Ventola Photography

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Antique Gold Locket- Lexi and Gem- $138.00

Have a beautiful night, and enjoy your Valentines Day

❤ Amy

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My Kind of Holiday

I love the holidays. I could listen to Christmas music over and over, makes me feel at home and just plain happy.

I am currently in the phases of preparing for a small holiday party this Monday night (yeah, don’t know why a Monday, I guess a case of the Mondays always could use a cure.) Pinterest has once again sucked me into planning the entire party on a secret board. Let’s just say this party is going to be pretty great, not gonna lie. I will be sure to post pictures once all is said and done.

 

Any who on another exciting note… I want to informally announce that there are big changes coming for this blog! It’s a small ways off and I can’t really say much, but that it will be amazing! Keep a weather eye out….. 😉

Finally, to the point of my post. This encompasses everything I am loving this holiday season…. enjoy!

French macarons- sweet sarah- $29.00

Chevron Clutch – Belle de Benoir- $25.00

No mantle? No problem! Here are 10 alternate ways to hang those stockings!

alternative mantle from Holidash

Burgandy Velvet Skirt- Miracle Eye- $40.00

DSC0240 Cinnamon Applesauce Heart Ornaments

Tutorial from Katy Elliot

Enjoy your weekend!

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

Swing and Bling and a Satchel or Two

I apoligize for my recent absence. I have been insanely busy planning and hosting my sister’s birthday party (great success btw, pics and details to come). This is the first time I have had to sit and really catch up, so it’s going to be grand.

As a girl, I , like many girls, am a sucker for flowy dresses. And of course, you all know me and I love my sparkly accessories.  Of course, who doesn’t love a good satchel or rucksack?? Not this girl! So take a gander… enjoy!

To start, I have found this amazing  little black tutu dress with the adorable Peter Pan collar.  I love the cut and the materials used for this dress! A great little outing dress.

//Little Tutu Black Dress from LalaMagic -$69.99//

And I just adore this Moose locket from August Wrinkle. So simple and quirky and at a good price too! ps. August Wrinkle is full of awesome finds!

//Moosey Locket from August Wrinkel- $12.25//

And of course I had to search Etsy! I found this great shop with amazingly wonderful satchels and rucksacks, made from natural materials. So cool! I love this smaller bag made from waxed canvas and leather….so great!

//Small satchel from Infusion- $107//

This is a great art -deco dress from LalaMagic. I love the fabric!!

//Venetian Art Deco Dress from LalaMagic-$89.99// 

I love love love this vintage Sona watch! This shop is full of awesome and unique vintage watches! So cool!

//Vintage Sona Hand-Wind Vintage Watch from Skipper Bob- $38.00//

I have always been partial to the wonderful items from Ruche, but I just am smitten with this Eva Franco Pleated Dress! Love it!

// Eva Franco Barnaby Pleated Dress from Ruche- $259.99//

Another great bag from Infusion! I LOVE these color and the Mexican fabric. So wonderful!

//Rucksack from Infusion – $185.00//

This is a great simple ring with a gorgeous Lemon colored quartz. I love the simplicity and the color is just amazing!

//Stack-able Lemon Quartz ring from Von Eschna-49.99//

Another great find from August Wrinkle! love the color and the flowy silhouette

//Victoria Dress from August Wrinkle- $38.00// 

Love these citrine champagne earrings I found from Dorota Jewelry!

//Citrine Champagne Earrings from Dorota Jewelry -$32.00//

Hope you all enjoyed and don’t forget to share!

Have a wonderful weekend!

❤ Amy