Win the Perfect Spring Dress from Cotton Blossom Boutique!

Welcome to another Monday giveaway lovely followers! Seeing as how March is just around the corner, (and Spring is finally within reach!) we thought it would be fitting to kickoff an early Spring with the best clothing item the season has to offer– a cute Spring dress! Check out this adorable mustard yellow butterfly dress from Cotton Blossom Boutique!
Cotton Blossom Boutique is giving away this seriously amazing dress to one lucky winner this week! As usual, it’s super simple to win, and the winner will be picked this Friday! Just follow these easy-peasy instructions:

1.) Subscribe to the Jen Clyde Stylist blog on the right side of your screen
2.) Leave a fun comment below this post
3.) Share this giveaway with friends on Facebook, Twitter, or another fave social media site!

Yup, it’s that easy! And make sure you check out Cotton Blossom Boutique on their Facebook page as well as in person! Their store is located in the heart of Holladay, Utah, and they will satisfy all of your modern vintage clothing needs! They sell everything from ruffled silk blouses to pastel pink Chinese Laundry wedges! Right now, they’re having a big Winter clearance sale, and they’re all stocked up on new Spring merchandise for the upcoming season. And lucky YOU because they’re offering 20% off one full-priced item from now until March 10th if you mention Jen Clyde at the register!
The possibilities for this butterfly dress are endless– WE LOVE! Now, get to commenting, and go check out Cotton Blossom Boutique for other fab Spring dresses! Happy Monday!

Cotton Blossom Boutique
2280 Murray Holladay Rd
Holladay, Utah 84117
(801) 278-2027

Meet Jen Clyde and Take A Look At Behind The making Of A ABC4 Show!

As you all know I have a You Tube Account! With me being full-time now on ABC4 Utah “Good Things Utah” show as their fashion expert, I have not been able to Vlog as much as I would have liked too every wed. Well No More! I am back and every wed. going to try to make sure I answer all the many questions I get everyday in my email box or here on my fashion blog. So you saw yesterday we are talking Color Blocking for this top trend for the season. Well you saw the show hopefully and if not there is a bit of a recap here on this video. Also get to know me a bit better up close and personal with my Vlogs. If you have comments on what you want me to show you next week? Please comment. If you want to know what to wear for a job interview? Tell me or a Sister’s weekend? Just ask I would be happy to make a fun video for you to learn what you need too, to feel and look your very best inside and out. It’s a culture of fashion in my life and I want you to join with me be in my Culture, Watch my video and share and subscribe! I heart you this Feb. Thanks for all the comments and subscribers you are my joy today! Enjoy and don’t forget to twitter or share with your friends..love me some You Tube!

What is it like to see Jen shop and put together a show and then put on a style story! Watch now:

Cheers,

Jen Clyde

Color Blocking Is Rocking Spring 2012..You Ready??

Color Blocking 101

Color blocking heating up spring 2012! Learn how to find your color combo!

Yes, spring is almost here! I like to always bring spring in a bit early by throwing some amazing color into my life! It is true that color does affect your mood. Whether the color is on you or around you, it can make that personality shine! A unique quality of the color blocking trend is that it can be utilized by women of all ages and during every type of adventure that we create when we color block. If you are at work, rocking a bridesmaid dress, out on the town with friends, or just a cute mom shopping at target, when you got color blocking you got the most wearable fashion trend for spring. There are no excuses! So what are you waiting for? It goes right along with my most favorite word “MisMatched Moments”..or ok….I guess two words. So, try this new trend even if you donʼt love color. Keep reading and i’ll give tips for the “not quite sure gal” to the “I am obsessed like Jen Clyde girl.” Here are my words of color wisdom:

1. For The “Not Quite Sure” gal: Start off small. You will keep more money in that color blocked wallet of yours if you don’t buy a brand new outfit that hangs in your closet with tags on it all summer because you wanted to be on trend but really couldn’t commit. Donʼt waste your time, money, or closet space. Start off with a cute pair of shoes that are one big, bright, bold color…. or even a color blocked shoe with two colors! Maybe throw in a color blocked scarf. Either way, you are staying on trend but being true to yourself. Donʼt over do it and just baby step. You may find yourself wanting more color once you have introduced it in small doses, you know? Be confident! Show your true colors in tiny segments. Get your color blocking accessory today.

2. For the “Ok, I’m in but still need my safe black”: Ok I know I know, I am a stylist and I dress thousands of women, so I know that you all need your black or safe neutral! Itʼs almost like your security blanket…and I get that. Some donʼt like a huge color blocked on their behind because they donʼt want it to look bigger then it is, right? Or maybe you donʼt like your middle, or upper chest? So why would you block it with color? I get it! Trust me, I hear your concerns. So my word of wisdom to you is this: go with your color but anchor it with some black or neutral color such as grey! Not white though… you need to have that dark to pull it all together like a tight rope! Also, donʼt be afraid to clash and mismatch….hello, this is not a matching game we are playing here! So maybe stick with two colors and then add in a splash of neutral. A great place to throw the neutral color is in your problem areas or as a accessory with your belt, shoes, cardigan, necklace, or just anywhere to tie the outfit into one!

3. For the “I’m Obsessed, now show me which color is best?”: Stick with two or three colors at best so you donʼt look like a hot mess! That totally rhymed, but anyways moving on….. Ok choose mostly clean, no patterns, un-fussy silhouettes to keep it together like a beautiful rainbow. Some of my favorite combos are Pink and Red. This to me just works like an unexpected moment you thought would never come together. But it did and it does and it looks amazing! I also really love Teal and deep Blues. Another one to try is Yellow and Reds, so hot! Also Pink, Purple, Teal, and Orange scream, “I am amazing and I know how to color block.” So get your color on and have your spring moment be a bit mismatched and donʼt be afraid to color outside of the circle! Happy Spring!

Just remember there are really no wrong ways here, just wear it with confidence. There are so many stores from all different price points like Target to Gucci, that have these trends right now so itʼs for every one of all ages and sizes. Remember, donʼt color your troubled areas it just screams louder than it needs to in all the wrong places! Happy Coloring.

For my Channel 4 ABC Utah Good Things Utah Show on this segment…please click here!

Info on all the clothing used today on the show:

1. Model: Grey T shirt- 8.99 Target, Dark Blue Capri 25.00 Target, Shoes- Target Bracelets-5.99 Target,

2. Model: Teal T shirt-12.99 Target, Blk Sequins Skirt-24.00 Downeast outfitter, Scarf Green-9.99 Target, Bracelets 5.99-target, Shoes purp.-19.99 Target

3. Teal Jeans-  Love Fire @Nordstrom 25.00, Top- Zara for 30.00 Nordstrom, Shoes Blue Flats-12.99 H&M, Bracelets Target 5.99

 

Cheers,

Jen

How your Style inspired your home design!! Get inspired!

This fashion and design segment was so much fun! I got to bring and show off my husband David Clyde, interior designer on the show today on the Daily Dish. Yes I am a stylist and he is an interior designer, and yes it gets a little bit heated when you have two passionate creative people running the house. But we have fun! He was lucky enough to show his design skills off on the Oprah show on the contest he won over millions of people around the world “knock Knock Nate contest.” He was lucky enough to win with two others and get to go on the show. So we did a fun segment on how you can get inspired by your style just by walking in your closet. So here is the info hope you love:

 

Watch the full episode here! Or read below either way hope you love and get inspired to have a beautiful you and in a beautiful home!

The hidden secret of little tricks designers do to get to know their clients and help them find out what will work best in their living space and bring them happiness right with in their own homes! Every January we are all mostly thinking of how we can change something this year? Either in our home or within our style, health, job, and goals. Sometimes we are all stuck, we donʼt know where to start. We look around at magazines, book stores, Pintrest, and blogs. What you don’t know is the best inspiration for your home design is sitting right in your closet. This is wear your wardrobe and your home become best friends. I put together some looks of some typical styles of clothing and I want to show you some ideas of who these looks are best friends with. What is their match made in design?

1.We have the Boho, creative, loves different patterns and textures, doesn’t mind vintage looking, and loves to collect things that show their personalities in their home. She loves oversized and comfort.They have handmade blankets for show and they donʼt care if it looks like grandmas because that is the beauty of an amazing work of art. They love to shop at  Anthropology, urban outfitter, free people, and they love a good flea market.

2.Traditional look. Their clothes are more put together, more matchy, more classic lines, and they are inspired by the great interior designs of history. They love to shop at Ethan Allen, and maybe some great antique stores. They love that old wood look but freshened up.

3.Minimalist- They like architectural and art. They love to be in clean lines and in structural clothes. Less is more and more is less. They love the big city and love the color white. We envision modern furniture and amazing sculptures in their home. They love to color block and look chic. Think of Jennifer Aniston with her less is more beautiful feel sitting on a big white chair with floor to ceiling windows. They love to read Architectural digest and shop at stores like mod living and L.A. Furniture store. Her hair is straight and cropped above her shoulders maybe. Just a smart, cultured women.

4.Hampton Fresh- This look is inspired in such different ways. She is bold, loves color, is not afraid of stripes not only in her jacket but along her walls down the hall. She loves to shop at J. Crew, but loves to mix and match many different looks. She loves restoration hardware, and pottery barn but is not afraid to throw a little spice in the mix with her boho friend and do some  funky wallpaper print. She would have a bright green kitchen if she could with glass jars full of sea shells and sand. She loves the classics linen feels with a pop of color and maybe a bright red sweater pillow. She is adventurous and loves clean with a mix of chaos

 

Have fun this year and really try to bring your personality into your home and really your home should scream your name so make it do so!! I want to see your photos if you end up redecorating to your style. Email them to me and I will post them up on my blog. I would love to see my readers homes and style so fun you could inspire someone else this year too just by sharing!! So send some to me. For all David Clyde design info go check him out here! Also special thanks to the boutique blend in Utah for providing the clothing for me to style. Much love.

 

Be A Super Bowl Champ In Style This Sunday!

Keeping the style penalties to a minimum during this weekend’s big game

How do you support your team, and never sacrifice the Style factor? I am here to be your sideline coach and offer tips on how to keep the style penalties to a minimum during this weekend’s big game. Here are some fun fresh super bowl highlight ideas to keep more eyes on you then football mostly when your trying to impress that certain someone, and wanting to look chic in the stands, or even if you are like me a mom with 4 kids probably cooking and making snacks the whole time, but still want to represent your team and your fun personality of being that fun stylish mom even if itʼs spent most of the time in the kitchen.

1.Reinterpreting your own team Jersey shirt, can make it unique and creatively inspired to be something to talk about more than the half time show. Get some scissors and go to town make it your own. Cut out the collar and make it a v neck or cut a v in the back and tie it in a knot to make it more fitted. Either way you can make it fit and work for your comfort and body. Look amazing with some cute jeans to be that comfy guys girl every man loves on his big football day.

2. If football gear is just not your thing and there is nothing anyone can do to make you wear clothes you hate? Go for the nail polish! Put on the color of the team you want to win, or if you donʼt like either go for both colors be fun, bold, and ready for a great party.

3.Go for the shoulder pad look with your t-shirt blazer look. Casual but fun. Look like a boxy football person with those should pads built right into the blazer. Again worn with black skinny and heels your sexy and casual so you can still eat those chips and salsa like a champ.

4.Go for my personal fave, Accessories! Even if you have a little jersey or team t shirt on go with some funky accessories like a big bold necklace layered in the colors of the team, worn either with a plain white shirt or a team shirt. I like to go for the youth boys section in size large at target or wallmart for my team t-shirt because they fit better. Or you can go with a cute t-shirt that just is fun sport looking with big bold numbers even if they donʼt have a certain team name on it. Worn with a maxi skirt for a more trendy look or worn with jeans your ready to be that chic party champ fit for a super bowl.

Have fun, be chic, be a champion in your own style for the Superbowl this Sunday!

I made my own shirt for the “Good Things Utah” fashion segment I did if you want to know how I took some pics and gave you some directions below!

First I found my sons old football jersey! He has tons so I just picked his silver and black one to match some of the patriots coloring. Any number will do. If you don’t have tons of kids like me or they just don’t play football, then just go to Wal-Mart or any store buy one you like then you can cut that up. Buy in the boys section they will fit better to your size top that you pick to cut up. I picked an old blue thermal that I didn’t mind if cut it up…it was just collecting dust. Find it cut out the back of the jersey on each side in the back next to the seam. Then cut out the back of the shirt you choose to use and line up the seams and cut.

Then you pin-up the jersey to the top on the back side. line up the seams and pin so it doesn’t move with your sewing it. It will look weird if you don’t get it straight so just pin it up! I used my serger but if you don’t have one it’s fine just use your sewing machine same results.

Then you sew each side seam and top of the jersey to the shirt on all 3 sides.

Then after you have sewn all three sides pick what ever you want to go along the top of the seem on your upper middle back. I picked red flower print to pull in the reds from the team for the super bowl and because it makes it a bit more girly feel which I like. But like I said you can use what ever you would like! Have fun with it and get creative. Then I get a needle and thread to match the color of my ribbon which was red and hand stitch across that seam to sew it on and you can’t see the thread. But side note: I sewed on the ribbon first so I could get a straight line and then picked it out after, so you can do this or you can just free hand it and pin and hand sew it on. All to your preference.

Then after it is hand sewn on pick it out the white sew line not the red hand stitched one.

And Then your done!! Wear it with some cute skinny jeans or a fun long jersey knit maxi skirt. Just rock it with confidence and you will win the game of fashion on Super Bowl Sunday!

Happy Making and Happy Winning!

To Watch today’s segment go to to ABC4 Utah here! 

Here is all the info on today’s outfits and where you can go buy them! Thanks To DownEast and Blend Boutique for all the amazing clothing!

This look is so comfy and cute. Youth boys football jersey from Fanzz store. Glam it up with a bold necklace that stays within your teams color pallet. Like silver for this years super bowl. This necklace is amazing and I layered it with two one bold and one just cute stars chain that brings in the super star winning team. These necklaces are both from DownEast. Jeans are from Blend boutique.

This is your super bowl shoulder pad nod look. Keeping with in the colors of the teams. Rocking red she likes both teams, and looks amazing. Red Jacket from H&M last year in Vegas. Shirt so cute with two pockets and longer in the back then the front it is from DownEast. The pants are from Blend Boutique and they are G Star. Necklace is from World Market.

Wanting to go to watch the game but really do not like looking football ready? Well bring it in with pops of the teams colors in your outfit! Like use accessories. So the scarf silver and navy so cute and team colors this is from Downeast. The skirt AMAZING also from Downeast. The Belt again silver like the team colors also from Downeast. The stripe basic top that really dresses the sequin skirt down is so fun and again it’s from Downeast. The pop of the red necklace just pulls it all together and again this is from Downeast. So way to go Down east for such a funky hip amazing outfit!