Posts Tagged ‘jaclyn johnson’

OBSESSORIES: LAST MINUTE GIFTS

post: Jaclyn Johnson of SomeNotesOnNapkins.com graphic design: Eunice Chun

To get some genius last minute gift ideas, we went to our trusted gifting guru Jaclyn Johnson of Some Notes on Napkins. Holidays are hard but have no fear, she’s here to help us find baubles and bling that are decently priced!
The Bling:
  • A Merry Mishap– is not only an adorable blog but an adorable etsy shop! I love these cute geo earrings (they come in a bunch of colors) and would pair great with a  perfectly coiffed top knot for a killer holiday look.
  • Also on our radar are these mini bow tie studs from Bauble Bar that are too cute for words. (silence)
The Elements:
The iPhone Addict
The Feet:
The Paper Chaser
The Beauty Addict
You might think getting your beauty-addicted bestie their favorite product would be a win but maybe go outside the box with this Kate Spade Mani/Pedi Folio.
Or this vintage-inspired solid perfume-slash-pin cushion chicness from Anthropologie.

FASHION FRIDAY: BRACELET LAYERING

PHOTOS: ManRepeller.com, MeghanRosette instagram, fellt.com/tuula

We’ve all seen the streams of photos on pinterest & instragram of girls showing off their epic bracelet layerings and what can we say? It truly is an art form! Below is a handy dandy guide from our lovely Jaclyn Johnson from Some Notes On Napkins on how to create a super fun arm party of your own! There are a few key components to getting a complimentary combo of metal, color + swagger on your wrist: (more…)

BREAKING IN

post by Jaclyn Johnson, design by Kristin Ess

Today we’re talking tips + tricks. Jaclyn Johnson from SomeNotesOnNapkins.com is here to teach us a few things that are good for the sole…

There’s nothing better than breaking open that shoe box to find a fresh pair of heels ready and waiting for you to slip on. However, there is nothing worse than having to break in a pair of heels. Luckily, I am a Jedi Master at the art of breaking in shoes. Here are a few quick tips on how to cut down the time (and pain) of breaking in those new sky high heels!

Tip #1: Do it gradually: Bring them to the office. Slip them on while you are sitting at your desk for an hour or so each day. If they are really tight try walking around in them while wearing slightly damp socks. I know this sounds strange, but this will soften them and stretch them out. (more…)

BAND TOGETHER

photos by angelaandithyle.com post designed by kristin ess

Music festivals like SXSW, Coachella + Bonnaroo not only bring out the serious sound, but the serious style as well. We’ve seen more types of braids at these festivals than we even knew existed. Our current favorite is this mamma jamma right here. It’s just a regular braid, but instead of taking 3 equal sized pieces like you do in a normal braid, you just make one piece smaller than the other 2. You can see how one section is smaller in the braid if you look closely at the top photo.

Luckily, Jaclyn Johnson, from the blog somenotesonnapkins.com, was kind enough to lend us her lovely locks. We did 3 of these braids to create a little cluster and tied each of them off with small clear elastics. We think doing a few of these in back makes wearing your hair half up so much more interesting! And since you’ll find yourself standing in the middle of a bazillion people at any given time, you’ll be giving the person behind you something fabulous to look at!

Why it’s great for a music festival: it’s totally texture friendly, so dancing + swinging this hair do everywhere is highly encouraged!