Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection, Day 1!

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This week I had the thrilling privilege to gather a group of gorgeous ladies and fly over to Bellevue, WA for the 10th Anniversary of Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection! We got off to a slow start at the Boise airport, thanks to some flight delays, but had fun getting to  know each other and chatting about all the fashion shows coming up… and the shopping we couldn’t wait to do!fashion week stylespygirl ammophotogfashion week stylespygirl ammophotog~Cassie, Leticia, and Brenda~

DSC00758~ Ashley, Allison, Christina~

DSC00759On the plane at last – woohoo! Seven of our crew of 12…

DSC00772Babes at Sea-Tac!

DSC00781First stop: champagne and lunch at Pearl!

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DSC00788Swags bags and goodies in our hotel suite, courtesy of the Bellevue Collection ❤

DSC00823Pre-party with these fab dolls, waiting for the Independent Designer Runway Show

DSC00804~ Lovely Christina!~DSC00806~ Rad babes Ashley, Jody, & Beth ~

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Our fab fashion photog, the always-styling Ammophotog!

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DSC00807~ Allison, Christina, Danielle ~

DSC00840Let the show begin! Eight local designers have worked hard to produce their fashion lines, competing for a panel of judges PLUS the coveted audience vote!

DSC00908Daniel Ressa | danielressa.com

DSC00990RO2 by Rana Ottaviani

DSC01002wRO2 by Rana Ottaviani

DSC01037Dream Dresses by PMN | Phuong Nguyen

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Finale

DSC01039Varsha Agarwal, with model | varshaagarwal.com

DSC01041Victoria Postolit By Victoria Postolit, with model | victoriapostolit.com

DSC01043Daniel Ressa by Daniel Ressa, with model | danielressa.com (I want his finale plaid Grunge dress – so chic!!)

DSC01044Blufur by Iris Klein | blufur.com

DSC01046Dawson & Deveraux by Sophia Karen, with model | dawson-deveraux.com

DSC01047Cute Like Mad by Jeannette Svenski Li, with model | cutelikemad.com

DSC01048RO2 by Rana Ottaviani | ro2designstudio.com

DSC01053Announcing the Winner of the People’s Choice award, Varsha Agarwal

DSC01063The grand prize winner of IDRS, Phuong Nguyen of Dream Dresses. Congratulations, Phuong!

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Had fun representing Boise style, in my own plaid dress by the very talented Treasure Valley designer Retro Hunny. Got tons of compliments on this lovely piece, with lots of requests for photos, so I figured it deserved a turn on the runway! 😉 Love it, Retro Hunny!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Fashion Week photos, including the Posh Party Runway Show hosted by RACHEL ZOE!!!

XOXO,
Tanya

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Flower Power – Spring Floral Dresses for 2015

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Nordstrom Rack’s Last Chance store / Prince Street Silver Satchel, Coach / Amulet Necklace & Earrings, Coach / Sandals: ShoeHound / Photos: Valerie Davenport / Hair: Sara Murray / Nails: Gretchen LeMay
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Floral patterns seem to make a comeback every spring. Something about April showers bringing May flowers, I suppose! This Spring 2015 is no different; flowers are blooming everywhere, both in the ground and on the fashion runway. And with the fashion world’s current love affair with the groovy 70’s, flower power is stronger than ever!

I was recently in Phoenix, Arizona, and briefly had the chance to visit the Nordstrom Rack’s famous “Last Chance” store. Oh my gosh, that place is epic! I was sad I only had an hour to look around, as the shoe shelves were piled high with everything from Jeffrey Campbells to Louboutins, all deeply discounted for minor-to-imperceptible flaws.

One lovely little thing I managed to snag before my time was up, was this floral maxi dress. It was $12! Seriously! Great score, right? I love the tiered skirt and jewel-tone flowers. Such a girly, girl, I know, but I also really love bold colors. I paired it with a simple-yet-stunning “Prince Street” metallic tote from COACH that I’m absolutely obsessed with (this little beauty goes with everything!!!), and ankle-strap sandals from new local shoe shop ShoeHound.

Will you rock the floral trend this Spring & Summer? Scroll down to shop the look! I found maxi floral dresses online in a variety of prices – none are $12 like mine, sorry, but all carry the essence of the trend: ladylike, classy, easy-breezy floral elegance. Tell me about your favorite florals, in the comments below!
XOXO,
Tanya

Special thanks to Valerie Davenport for the photos, Sara Murray for styling my hair, and Gretchen LeMay for the adorable nail art (dragonflies – cuteness!)

Trixxi Print Maxi Dress, on sale now for $38.90
ASTR High Neck Maxi Dress, on sale now for $46.80
4SI3NNA High Neck Maxi Dress, $68
London Times Floral Print Shirred Waist Maxi, extended sizes, $78
Leith Deep V-Neck Maxi Dress, $78
Free People Print Slipdress, $128
Eliza J Print Pleat Chiffon Maxi Dress, $158
Free People Cherry Blossom Maxi Dress, $350

Seattle Part 1: What I Learned at PAX

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week I had the fun & awesome privilege
of helping out at Wizards of the Coast’s Magic booth at PAX. It was my first time at this, or any other gamers’ expo! For those of you unfamiliar, PAX is a massive annual symposium for gamers in downtown Seattle (click the link for more info: http://prime.paxsite.com/).
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PAX Prime 2013 Seattle
Me and the Puzzle Kiosk Team, weapons ready!