March’s Monday Giveaway: Gold Necklace from CLOVE Jewelry

Rise and shine fashion lovers! It’s the first Monday of March, which means it’s time for a fabulous Monday giveaway! And what better way to start this month’s giveaways than with a gorgeous gold necklace? Let’s be honest–you can never have too many necklaces, which is why we are so excited that CLOVE Jewelry is giving away this little beauty to one lucky winner.
The Double Gold Chain Necklace by CLOVE Jewelry

What we adore about CLOVE Jewelry is that all of the pieces are completely handmade by two local Utahns, Stacey Stevens and Erin Reese. So, if you’re a Utahn yourself, you can not only purchase their pretty designs on their Etsy store, but also at Fresh Boutique in Sugarhouse and Flight Boutique in Park City! Here are a couple more beautiful baubles by CLOVE Jewelry.
The Gold and Black Ribbon Necklace

The Brass and Ribbon Gold Necklace

As usual, the rules for entering this giveaway are easy as pie!
1.) Make sure you are subscribed to the Jen Clyde Stylist blog.
2.) Leave a lovely comment below.
3.) Share this giveaway with friends on Twitter, Facebook, or another social media site.

Good luck winning the Double Gold Chain Necklace! Per usual, the winner will be announced this Friday! Have a fabulous week! XOXO

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

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

BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012

It’s that time of year! New York Fashion Week is seriously my favorite time of year. I’ve been watching runway videos like nobody’s business and I’m loving them. This is one of my favorites so far! I’ve always loved BCBGMAXAZRIA dresses and this Spring is no different! I love these dresses because they are super flowy and colorful. Two of my favorite things! Enjoy!

Giveaway Monday: Adorable Morris Terry Yoga Shorts

Really excited about this week’s giveaway! So, Morris Terry is one of my favorite companies because they have INSANE work out clothes. I die. Today’s giveaway are these incredibly cute and fashionable yoga shorts!! Ok I’ll be the first to admit it, sometimes I have absolutely zero motivation to hit the gym. Seriously, Z-E-R-O. But then again, who does? I think that’s why I love these yoga shorts so much…..they get me excited to go to the gym! Maybe that’s lame, maybe it’s not, but either way it’s the truth. When I have cute workout clothes I get excited to go to the gym because, HELLO, that means I get to wear my hot new shorts!

I’m all about incorporating style into every part of my life. So yes, this includes when I go to the gym! I used to play basketball in high school and my coach would say to us, “When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you play good!” Feeling good in all situations, whether it’s on the treadmill or in a Pilates class, will make you want to do better and work harder!!

Now time for the fun part….or as Courtney from the Bachelor would say, WINNING! Comment below and tell me your secrets to finding motivation to go the gym! Also, subscribe to my blog and share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. and YOU could win these darling yoga shorts!! You must subscribe to my blog to win, so do it NOW!! The more you share the more chances you have to win!

I’ll be picking a winner on Friday. Good luck and have an amazing week!

Cheers!

Self Love Sundays: Sign Your Name

You sign your name at the end of a letter, when you finish creating a piece of art, or when you are solidifying an important document!  We sign our name to all of these things….It shows that something is ours and leaves a record about where we have been.

This week I went to a concert with mind-blowing music!! It was the kind of music that made me feel like I wanted to get up a dance around like nobody was watching…….so that’s exactly what I did! There is no doubt that the crowed enjoyed every second of the sound because everyone was swaying back and forth with smiles on their faces.  When the concert was over the artist was crowded with people in the lobby signing autographs. The best part about it was that you could tell he was totally enjoying every second of  what he was doing.  Every time he signed an autograph I thought about how a seemingly simple signature was in fact his way of claiming his music and creativity as his own! So inspiring!

He signed his name, he was proud of what he did, and we all should be too!  Be so proud of everything you do that you will WANT to sign your name to it. Let the world know that you are you and that what you create is YOURS! Go. Do. Create. Be.

Subscribe to my blog and comment below. Share YOUR story of self-love and you could be featured as our guest blogger on the last sunday of the month!

Cheers, Jen

Giveaway Monday! Win this handmade Chunky Leather and Chain Bracelet!

Hello and Happy Monday to you!! Monday equals giveaway so here we go! A Lil Bit Fancy is a company based out of California that makes handmade jewelry and accessories and sells them on Etsy. I love finding little companies on Etsy because they are always so creative and fun. I live my life creating anything and everything and I love to see what other people make too!! Let yourself be creative, I think you will be surprised at the creativity within you. All you have to do is release your inner artist and your life will become a canvas of endless possibilities. It all starts with giving YOU permission to experiment with the boundaries.

This weeks giveaway is this amazing Chunky Leather and Chain Bracelet. Like I said before, each piece is handmade and so originally beautiful. I die. I really do. The girl who makes all of these is adorable you have to check out her blog called Designer Mommy. You can also find more pieces from A Lil Bit Fancy by clicking here.

Honestly this bracelet is going to complete any outfit. The metal and the leather intertwined together is so unique and feminine. To win this bracelet you need to comment, facebook, tweet, repeat!!!! I promise you want to win this! And the only way to win is by commenting on this blog post and then sharing it with everyone you know via Facebook, Twitter, email……however you want! Remember, the more you share, the more likely you are going to win.

Good Luck!!!!!!!! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter at @jclydestyle and ‘like’ me on Facebook at Jen Clyde Stylist to get all of the fashion updates that you need in your life. Ready, set, SHARE!

xoxo,

Jen Clyde