Seattle, while you are out and about this Tuesday through Thursday, why don't you jump in an uberx and ride free. That's right from 6/18-6/20, every uberX ride will be free up to $20. Leave your car parked at home, because every time you take an uberx, it will be free of charge! Some of the cars will also be stocked with colorful Uber Tanks - perfect for the summer!
- Date and times for free rides: 6/18 6am - 6/20 11:59pm
- All rides are free up to $20 per trip, anything over that will be charged to the card on file.
- The discount is automatically applied.
- Due to the high demand, if you are in a rush and don’t see any uberX available, give UberBLACK a try
- The more you ride the better chance you have of getting a fun Uber Tank Top!
- uberX offers the same rates as taxi but since there is no need to tip with Uber, rates are actually lower than a taxi
The most reliable pick up zone is here, but drop off can be anywhere.
For all the dads in your life, here's an idea for a great (year-round) gift: Custom-tailored luxury clothing, for less. Learn how you can fit your man in stylish pieces from J.Hilburn in my post on StyleGuyde.com.
"Arm Candy". "Arm Party". You know all the ways to describe this trend! Well, fortunately, you can stack your wrists to your hearts content without breaking the bank with Emitations. You'll find a large selection of celebrity and designer-inspired jewelry for less. Choose from colorful bangles to delicate chain-link bracelets, there is something for everyone.
I love the idea of mixing and matching styles and wearing a bunch of bracelets at a time. But all those pieces can add up, and I have a mortgage to pay! Emitations sent me a couple pieces to try out, and I have incorporated them into my jewelry rotation.
Below, a few of my favorite bracelets from the site right now, all $25 or under:
Not only does Emitations offer a wide selection of arm candy, but you can also find other affordable pieces like trendy stud earrings and delicate sterling silver rings. For more information and to shop the site, visit Emitations.com. You'll get Free Shipping on $50 or more (US) and Save $12 off your order of $125 or more with code: HJUN12125 (through June 30th).
This spring and summer, statement-making prints are having a major moment – in the form of bags, flats, dresses, pants, you name it! – but that doesn't mean you have to rely on the tired seasonal patterns we've seen over and over again. Move over, florals, polka dots, and ikat – feather
prints are here to add a fresh new alternative for our favorite patterned pieces. With a boho-inspired vibe that's cool and carefree yet stylish and fresh, feather prints are a fun way to update your summer wardrobe! From oversized blouses to printed loafer flats, and silky patterned pants, check out some of my favorite feather-emblazoned pieces in the links below!
The Great Gatsby has officially hit theaters, and with it has come a new appreciation for the styles of the Roaring 20s, not to mention plenty of 20s-inspired parties. In celebration of the decade we associate with jazz, flappers, pin curls, and red lipstick, Julep (known mostly for their popular nail lacquers) has debuted a set of three gold-cased mini lipsticks that will have you breaking out your favorite fringe-y dress and feathered headband. The New York Jazz Lipstick Trio, much like its Paris-themed
counterpart, includes three shades – Tea for Two (a nude shimmer), Satin Doll (a sheer poppy shade) and Lady in Red (a matte crimson). The set retails for $28 and makes the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates a little throwback flair, or who likes to switch up their lip color with different shades and finishes. Don't forget to pick one up for yourself, too!
tags: the find, makeup, gatsby, julep jazz lipstick trio
Fashion Group International Seattle hosted a gathering on May 22nd for members and industry professionals. After light bites and wine by Girly Girl, attendees were able to browse a collection of jewelry and bags from local artisans. Jilly Eddy, founder of Lipsology - the Art and Science of Lip Print Reading, interpreted lip prints, while guests sampled Julep's new lipstick trios.
Later, a video presentation that highlighted Fall/Winter 2013 trends - curated by fashion industry experts including Marylou Luther (FGI Creative Director), Fashion Editors, fashion blogger Bryanboy, and more.
After the presentation a panel discussed how these trends could work in the Pacific NW. The panel was lead by Seattle industry experts: Moderator Lizzie Parker, (Designer for the Lizzie Parker and Lizzie Parker Studio labels, NBC Fashion Star Contestant, and Business Development Manager, Womens for Zulily), Adam Moon (Former Trend Director Nordstrom, Womens), Heather Kirk Riley (Interior Designer, Kirk Riley Design, and FIDM Alumni) and Lauren Foster (Assistant Editor of 425 Magazine).
The evening was topped off with fashion presentations by Mere Basics and Paychi Guh. You will want to cozy up in these cashmere pieces - amazing! All in all, a wonderful evening!
San Francisco weather may be impossibly unpredictable, but one thing
remains constant – the sky-high hills we San Franciscans are forced to
trek day after day! Sure, the hilly terrain is one of the many things we
SF inhabitants love about our city, but it's also the thing that
necessitates an arsenal of comfy footwear in our tiny-teeny San
Francisco closets! But not to worry – SF is getting its very own Converse store to help
equip its residents with more fashionable-yet-functional sneakers to take the city
on, one foot after the other. Over the next few weeks, Converse is
launching its Brooklyn-based Rubber Tracks concept in SF, which includes
a five-night summer concert series, offers up free studio time to local
bands, and even boasts a sweet sneaker customization station, where you
can help design your own personalized pair of shoes, like the
SF-inspired kicks you see in the photos above. Don't forget to stop by
the BIGGEST Converse store nationwide when it opens up in SF later this
tags: the finds, shopping, converse, san francisco, new stores
In the balmy (ok rainy) Pacific Northwest, our skin care regime usually stays pretty steady. But as soon as June hits and temps get a little warmer, our skin starts to need extra help staying balanced and protected from the sun.
Here are a few must-have beauty items Emma and I are loving this summer:
I've been searching for a good pressed powder for a while now. The one I was using was expensive and felt too heavy on my face so when I was given Cover Girl + Olay Pressed Powder ($5.95) I was excited to test it out. Being that it’s so inexpensive I was a little skeptical at first but surprised by the results. I have very oily skin mostly around my nose and forehead and after I applied the powder I couldn’t even tell it was on my face like you often can with powders. I put it over my tinted moisturizer and it left my face with a smooth and natural looking finish. I have pretty fair skin but have been out in the sun the last couple of weeks so the 350 medium shade worked well for me. CoverGirl +Olay Powder is non- comedogenic meaning that it won’t produce or aggravate acne, suitable for sensitive skin (which I definitely have) and won’t clog your pores.-Emma
Sunscreen for Face
With sunny weather, it becomes even more important to protect skin. But you should use an SPF that won't clog your pores or make skin breakout. I love The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Face Cream by Lavanila because the all-natural formula is free from harsh chemicals. I keep the compact tube in my purse for touchups if I know I will be outside for long periods. The formula offers fantastic protection as well as antioxidants and botanicals to help keep skin looking younger and healthier. I have sensitive skin, and this formula does not cause any breakouts. It easily melts into skin and without any white residue. PS: If you are looking for an all-natural deodorant, Lavanila has an amazing selection.-Andrea
Frizz-Fighting Hair Serum
I have super thick color treated hair and use a straightener daily so I am always on the lookout for a great hair serum that will give my hair that added shine. I’ve tried many serums including the popular Moroccan oil and Frizz-Ease but never liked how they left my hair feeling sort of greasy afterwards. After trying IT&LY Pure Water Drops ($30.79) I was extremely happy with the results. The clear serum has a woodsy fragrance that’s not overwhelming and all that’s needed is just a drop or two. My hair had a nice natural looking shine to it and my fried ends looked much healthier. The serum contains natural products of sandalwood and barley extracts, which are shine enhancers that don’t weigh your hair down like many other serums often do. I definitely recommend you give this one a try! -Emma
During warmer months, my lips tend to get dry. I try to keep lip balm on hand, but don't always remember to re-apply. Red Apple Lipstick's formulas are super creamy and last through the morning. Plus, they are Gluten-Free which is a major bonus. (Do you know how much lipstick you will eat in a lifetime?) They've got every color under the sun - right now my favorite is Plum Sexy Crazy, it has a hint of red for a bold lip.-Andrea
Leather has quickly become a spring fashion staple and if squeezing into a pair of leather pants just isn’t your thing there are many other ways to rock the look. With leather embellishments on sleeves, collars, bows, handbags and hair accessories, the options are infinite. We especially love leather detailing because it combines soft, flirty elements with the most unexpected treatment, giving off a striking spring look that works for day or night. There's a warm-weather leather style for everyone at every budget and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite leather pieces.
If you’re a jeans and T-shirt girl, this is for you. We love how this soft, pink scoop-neck tee (on sale!) is unexpectedly sexy with the boxy leather sleeves, putting a wild twist on a casual classic. This would look great paired with a curve hugging pencil skirt or these Vince destroyed skinny black jeans.
Black Leather Shorts
They’re tough, they’re chic, and if paired with the right ensemble, leather shorts can be quite sophisticated. We love this pair from Rag & Bone with the girly cotton lace trim on the bottom. They would look perfect with a white blouse and these Nude Ballet flats from Asos.com.
What do you think of the leather trend? How would you wear it?
tags: fashion, trends, shopping, rag and bone, leather
Local designer Paychi Karen Guh is partnering with Hointer at Pacific Place for a trunk show on June 7th and 8th. View the new Paychi Guh collection before it hits stores and experience the luxury of Guh's cashmere separates first hand. You will get a sense of the modern art form that inspire her collection. Each piece in her 100% Mongolian cashmere collection is a piece of art in itself. Perfect for the chilly Seattle weather, yet lightweight enough to wear in any locale. Hope to see you there!
What: Paychi Guh Trunk Show + Meet & Greet with the Designer
- Friday, June 7th from 11am-3pm: Fashion Industry & Media Preview
- Saturday, June 8th from 11am-3pm: Trunk Show with the Designer
Where: Hointer - Located on the first floor at Pacific Place in the old Restoration Hardware space.
For more information, or to view the collection, visit PaychiGuh.com. Follow on
tags: local events, paychi guh, trunk show, cashmere, fashion
Last summer, bracelets totally ruled the accessories world. Fashion bloggers and aspiring style mavens alike were spotted piling on edgy takes on friendship bracelets with studded and spiked bangles, and other stackable pieces for the ultimate "arm candy" display. This summer, however, bracelets are just as statement-making, but in a decidedly bolder, standalone way! Bejeweled cuffs in all shapes and sizes are helping fashionistas get their bling on in the form of one central, eye-catching piece. From tribal-inspired starburst shapes to pretty pastels and even all-over rhinestones, it's officially your time to shine – even in the daytime! Give your bib necklaces a much-needed break and opt for letting your wrist do the talking, either on its own, or paired with some coordinating earrings!
My hair is naturally curly and tends to frizz out in rainy weather so I’m always excited to try new hair products that will help fight the frizz. When I was given Aloxxi Essential 7 Hair Serum and Aloxxi Weightless Styling Gel I was eager to put them both to the test. The Aloxxi Essential 7 Serum ($34.99) is a blend of seven essential oils including olive, grape, sunflower, geranium, clary sage, jojoba and walnut, which explains why my color treated heat damaged hair looked so soft and shiny after using it for a week. If your hair is on the drier side, I definitely recommend trying this product because it doesn’t leave your hair looking oily like we all know many serums often do.
The Aloxxi Weightless Styling Gelee ($19.99)
also did an amazing job at taming frizz. I applied a small amount before blow-drying my hair as the directions explain and came out with half the frizz I normally do after blow-drying. I didn’t use these two products together because I wanted to see the results of both products on their own but you can definitely use the two simultaneously in your daily hair routine.
For more information on Aloxxi Styling Products and the Aloxxi Hair color System, visit Aloxxi.com.
Thanks Aloxxi and LuckyFABB for these gift bag samples!
The latest and greatest addition to the fashion world's ever-growing
print trend will either make you really upset that you're not on
vacation... or just help you live out your dream getaway – vicariously
through your wardrobe! I couldn't help but notice paradise-inspired patterns
popping up in various stores lately – from Zara and Forever 21 to online
retailers like Shopbop and
Gal – and while they were a bit difficult to relate to in the
earlier, chillier months of 2013, now that spring is officially right
around the corner, I'm ready to embrace them! Fitted tank dresses,
floaty tanks and tees, and even festive blazers – tropical prints serve
to add a healthy dose of bold, bright color in a way that's a bit less
basic than last year's neon color-blocking frenzy. Part of me is a
little bit bitter that I can't take the time off to hit the beach in
person, but if nothing else, these tropical prints are bound to brighten
up anyone's day!
When it comes to footwear, there are few affordable brands who consistently knock it out of the park. For me, Dolce Vita is one of them. The brand continuously churns out stylish shoes and clothes that are on trend, but not overly trendy. I have several pairs of Dolce Vita and DV by Dolce Vita shoes - from flat sandals to booties, and I truly love every pair.
If you are in the Seattle area on June 22nd, you can join Nick Lucio, co-founder and designer of Dolce Vita at the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom. Visit the women's shoe department from 1-4 PM for a sneak peek at the Fall 2013 collection, while Nick offers styling advice and answer shoppers’ questions. Enjoy light refreshments, gift with purchase, and the chance to win a summer wardrobe styled by Nick himself. Fifty
second-prize winners will receive a pair of DV by Dolce Vita sandals!
Enjoy the scent of spring with the Bath & Body Works White Barn Candle Collection. They teamed up with celebrity event designer, Matthew Robbins and created a series of seasonal décor ideas as well as provide a few tips and tricks. Here are a few ideas for setting your table for a Sunday Brunch; hosting a casual get together with friends, and more.
I have been loving the scent of this candle - it makes my house smell fresh and clean! Candles ($20) and accessories ($5.50-$44.50) available at BathandBodyWorks.com.
tags: home decor, bath & body works, candles, mathew robbins
Seattle favorite Gary Manuel Salon opened Gary Manuel Studio South Lake Union on April 30th, 2013. This will be the first full-service hair salon to join other neighborhood businesses. The Aveda salon comes highly anticipated, offering a convenient location for employees and neighborhood residents of the surrounding buildings.
Located between the Seattle landmark Firestone store and Serious Pie, the 3,400 square foot space was designed by Graham Baba architectural group and features floor to ceiling windows, wood-wrapped walls and ceilings, high efficiency plumbing and lighting, communal work/reception tables and access to USB power
and Wifi at every station. Sounds like a lovely place to get your next cut and color.
With 2 kiddos and a full-time job, these days, even a quick workout is a luxury. I used to throw on an old t-shirt and sweats for a walk around the neighborhood loop. But recently I learned about Ellie. Ellie Activewear is fashionable and high quality. I was able to try out a great hot pink tank top and black capri pants, and they have been my go-to workout uniform ever sense.
Ellie's collection ranges from boldly-hued tops to basic black bottoms in styles for every body. The designer's behind the collection combine their love of fashion and fitness to bring you a set of high-quality workout wear that is as beautiful as it is understated.
I was impressed by the quality of the fabrics and the style of the products - clearly some technical love was put into both pieces. The best part? Fit and function in sweat-resistant fabrics that wash easily and are ready for the next workout!
I have to admit, I also love the fact that I can wear these pieces while running errands and don't look like I am training for an athletic event.
Ellie offers a variety of cuts and colors - designed to fit whatever your style or body shape. Give the site a browse and save 20% on your purchase. You can also sign up for their Fit Fashionista Club where you can choose any 2 pieces for $49.95, get free shipping and access to exclusive events.
I have tried many self-tanners and Xen Tan Products are definitely at the top of my list. I received a sample of the Scent Secure Gold Tinted Moisturizer ($35.00) to try out. because on my pale skin it blends in perfectly and with just one-application gives me a natural looking glow. It’s easy to apply with no offensive smell and the color never looked fake after I kept reapplying it all week.
The secret behind Xen Tan’s natural-looking self-tan is a time-release agent. The agent controls the amount of the sunless tan ingredient released on the skin during application. When released too quickly, DHA creates the unpleasant odors and trademark orange finish. XEN-TAN's time-release process leaves flawless and natural results never streaking. This is a must try product if you want a tan that looks completely natural while allowing you to build color gradually.
With the many products out there aimed at unclogging pores and reducing the size of pores I am usually a bit skeptical. However I can confidently say that
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips are hands down one of the most effective products on the market. I have been using them for several years now and I’m always amazed at how effective these things are at removing oil from my pores. My face always feels clean and refreshed like I had just left the spa.
Biore's Deep Cleansing pore strips aren’t messy and are incredibly easy to use. They’re cloth like strips that are applied to a wet face then left for 15 minutes until dried like paper-mache. When dry, gently peel off the strip to reveal the oil that has been removed from your pores. You can find these at any drug store or on Amazon for half the price. These are a must have for you weekly beauty routine.
What is your tried-and-true skincare product?
tags: beauty product review, biore deep cleansing pore strips, skincare