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April 19, 2017

How to Look Fab in 15 Minutes

At the Style Suite in the Westfield Southcenter mall

At the Style Suite in the Westfield Southcenter mall

 The Who What Wear Style Boss event at Westfield Southcenter mall

The Who What Wear Style Boss event at Westfield Southcenter mall

How to dress fab in 15 minutes

As I mentioned a little while back, I had the privilege of being a panelist at the latest Style Boss event held at the Style Suite in the Westfield Southcenter mall.  After showcasing boss style and street wear during the first two events, the last installment of the series was all about how to get stylish in 15 minutes or less.

Being busy working moms ourselves, Brenda of From Me, With Love Designs , Sasha of MintedMethod and I are used to having only little time to get ourselves ready to head out the door. Thankfully, even short on time everybody can be pulled together, while looking and feeling their best with some easy tips and tricks.  My co-panelists and I had some great style secrets to spill on how to look fabulous fast, and I will share them with you, of course.

Putting the finishing touches on my gorgeous model's outfit

Putting the finishing touches on my gorgeous model’s outfit

How to look fab in 15:

  1. Stick to versatile, staple items – This striped blouse is a versatility genius! Wear it with jeans and flats to drop off your kids at school, throw a blazer over for a business meeting, and wear it to dinner with a pencil skirt and high heels – a definite must piece. By the way, this Portofino blouse comes in so many patterns and colors, you are sure to find one you love. Also, top off the blouse with this sleeveless blazer, while taking it to the next fashion level.Express vest and portofino shirt
  2. Mix and match neutrals – Nobody has time for perfect color matching in the morning! Bypass the dilemma by sticking to a neutral wardrobe palette. And yes, jeans, navy, beige, and nudes are considered neutrals as well. You are going to love wearing this perfect pair of girlfriend jeans with anything and everything!Express leather jacket and girlfriend jeansExpress girlfriend jeans
  3. Layer a great jacket on top – I picked this black vegan leather jacket for my model’s outfit because everyone needs one in their closet. It goes with everything and never goes out of style. I love this Express one particularly because it can be worn zipped up for a sporty look, or open for a more feminine feel. Thankfully, there are so many outerwear options right now, .. short or long vest, kimono, jean jacket, military jacket/vest, bomber jacket…find a jacket that perfectly suits your style!express leather jacket and Stella and dot necklaceexpress leather jacket
  4. Accessorize! This is the fun part where we can get creative and truly show off our personality. May it be a breathtaking pair of heels, or a showstopping statement necklace, don’t be afraid to play with textures and colors. I consider accessories the cherry on top and the difference between a good and a fabulous  outfit! Extra tip: Keep a favorite statement necklace in the car that you can throw on in a hurry!
    A chic quilted chain strap shoulder bag is the perfect companion

    A chic quilted chain strap shoulder bag is the perfect companion

    Your legs will look a mile long in a pair of high heeled sandals

    Your legs will look a mile long in a pair of high heeled sandals

    The gold statement necklace pulls this outfit perfectly together

    The gold statement necklace pulls this outfit perfectly together

  5.  Plan your outfit the evening before and try everything on, including accessories. What might seem like a great combination in theory, might not look as good in real life. Better to figure it out the night before, instead of scrambling for an alternative in the morning!
  6. And most importantly: Wear what you love, and confidence will show through and make you look fabulous!
    A pretty kimono is a great versatile item to add to your wardrobe

    A pretty kimono is a great versatile item to add to your wardrobe

    Express kimono

    My beautiful model Charlton in the outfit I styled

    My beautiful model Charlton in the outfit I styled



Now that you have an outfit picked out, you probably have about 5 minutes left for your make-up and hair. Before you throw your hair in a bun and run out of the door, let me tell you about the 5-minute face!

Everybody’s 5-minute face is different depending on what features are most important to you to highlight or cover up. However, using versatile skincare and make-up products is a smart idea for everybody.

Tiffany Lowry shows how to use versatile beauty products

Tiffany Lowry shows how to use versatile beauty products

For me this means, using a BB cream to even out my skin tone, while hydrating and protecting it from sun rays. I also can’t leave the house without at least one coat of mascara and brow gel because I have naturally light lashes and brows. As the last step of my 5 minute face, I like to sweep a light coat of blush on the apples of my cheeks, or even just the leftovers on my blush brush, and I am ready to face the day.

If I have 5 minutes more, I usually apply concealer and foundation, in order to achieve a more flawless complexion. Bronzer is another crucial step in my make-up routine to liven up my light skin tone. If you happen to have more time on your hands, contouring can make a huge difference! Additionally, I like to enhance my eyes with a warm brown eye shadow. The quickest way to apply it, is to use your bronzer as your eye shadow! The tone is perfect for a neutral eye and you don’t have to mess around with multiple palettes.

Here are the products I use for my 5 minute face:

If you have 5 more minutes:

Tips for quick fabulous hair:

  • Dry shampoo is your best friend because you can extend your blow dry for a few more days without washing. This one is a miracle for volume and texture, while this one is great all around and for your pocket book!
  • Give hair bands and wraps a try for a quick new hair style- they come in all kinds of colors and shapes to match your personal style.
  • Wash your hair in the evening and style it in the morning to save you some much needed time. Often times,  I find my curls look even better the second day!

    Tiffany Lowry demonstrates a quick head band style

    Tiffany Lowry demonstrates a quick head band style

Tiffany Lowry demonstrates a quick head band style

Hopefully, these tips and tricks will help you to get ready in the morning and look and feel fabulous as we all should!

Stay fab!


Thank you to Darcy Camden from Styled Seattle and Sydney Mintle from Gossip & Glamour for allowing me to be part of such a fantastic event and Vivian Hsu for your beautiful photography!



In Events, Fashion Events on
April 19, 2017

Style Boss Series at Westfield Southcenter

I am excited to tell you about this fun event that is celebrating women and showcasing personal style – a collaboration of Westfield SouthcenterMy Style Suite and Gossip & Glamour ! A series of three events will take place between April 26th and May 24th featuring a panel discussion with local style bloggers and curated fashion advice – and the first event is tonight!

Every event will have its own focus with fashion presentations and style bloggers sharing their tips with you. And I am very honored that I was chosen to be a panelist for the Fab in 15 Style Boss Series!!! To make things even better, I have a promo code for you that takes $5 off your ticket price: VIP

Get your tickets here

I can’t wait to share my tips with you on how to look and feel great when you are short on time! We will learn how to make the most of our time when getting ready and will explore must-haves for our closets and bathroom vanities.

Also, a portion of each event’s proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success Seattle to help women reach economic empowerment through a working wardrobeAll events will take place at My Style Suite at Westfield Southcenter located on level one in between Nordstrom and Macys. (Please note: All events are 21+)

And it would not be a fashion event without LIGHT BITES, EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, SWAG BAGS & MORE!!!

Can’t wait to see you there!




Style Boss – April 26th from 6-8pm

Learn insider beauty and fashion secrets to help you get ahead in the workplace. Featured influencers will participate in a fashion presentation and share their best tips for creating a stylish, yet work-appropriate wardrobe. Stylist Darcy Camden of My Style Suite will moderate the panel discussion and explore must-have pieces every Style Boss should own. This is a benefit event for Dress for Success Seattle. Get Tickets here













Street Style – May 10th from 6-8pm

Explore street style through the eyes of our featured influencers and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes the capture the perfect shot. Guests will enjoy a street style runway show and panel discussion with featured bloggers moderated by stylist Darcy Camden. Get Tickets here













Fab in 15 – May 24th from 6-8pm

Are you short on time? Do you need to get out the door in 15-minutes or less? Join Darcy Camden of My Style Suite along with featured style bloggers from around the city for a fashion presentation showcasing style secrets on how to look fabulous fast including hair, make-up, beauty and fashion. We’ll show you easy ways to instantly pull together a perfectly polished look.




In Events, Fashion Events on
April 19, 2017

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

‘Tis the season to start your Holiday shopping!  With Black Friday and crowded malls in our near future, what better way to escape all the hustle and bustle than by shopping locally in a relaxed and stylish space? Sounds perfect!

Join me for the Holiday Pop-Up Shop featuring JJ Caprices Jewelry and Susan Grace Skincare on Saturday, November 26 from 11 am to 5 pm, which also happens to be Small Business Saturday.

Here is why you can’t miss this Pop-Up event:

  • 20% off discount on all purchases of Susan Grace Skincare and JJ Caprices Jewelry
  • complimentary 3-minute GLOW & GO facials by Susan Grace
  • early-access to holiday gift sets
  • Special guests include jet-setter Amanda Zurita and yours truly to tell you my first-hand experience with the amazing all-natural Susan Grace Skincare line and facials
  • a gorgeous social media lounge to recharge in the heart of downtown Seattle
  • product giveaways, and so much more ( I hear that Santa Claus might get comfy right next to the Pop-Up Shop 🙂

RSVP here for a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes and beauty swag!

I am looking forward to celebrating this Holiday season with so many of you and can’t wait for next Saturday’s Pop-Up to start our shopping in style!






In Events, Fashion Events on
April 19, 2017

The Goodwill Design Challenge and Giveaway

I have to confess I love designer clothes and accessories and there are very few things more fun than browsing through Vogue imagining owning the newest pair of Louboutins. However, for most of us shopping at luxury boutiques is far out of reach. And honestly, the frugal side in me cringes thinking about spending a small fortune on a single item. After all, it is too easy finding amazing and trendy pieces without sacrificing your mortgage payment. That is why I love thrift shopping at Goodwill! I can always score exceptional deals on items that would be too pricey for me in regular stores.

If you are a fellow thrift shopper as me, I have great news! This fabulous event is for you: The Design Challenge at the Goodwill outlet in Seattle on September 23rd, 2016!

What it is all about: The Design Challenge highlights the exceptional work of local design students from colleges, such as The Art Institute of Seattle, and Cornish college of the Arts. The students were given 20 minutes to shop the Seattle Outlet for materials, and then got to work designing their garments using only what they found. At the event on September 23, the most talented designers will display their final pieces on the runway in front of a panel of judges evaluating creativity, quality of construction, and relevance to the Glitter Gala theme, which is also coming up soon. Here is some more information on it and the No Sew Challenge as well.

Tickets for this event start at $25, but I have a giveaway for a pair of tickets for one of my readers right here!!!

All you have to do is click this link and follow the instructions! Easy peasy!


Good luck and happy thrifting!


Photos by Victoria West Photography


In Events, Fashion Events on
April 19, 2017

Gracious Spring Fling Soiree

Last month a group of Seattle fashion and lifestyle bloggers gathered at Gracious Vintage Furnishings to ring in spring in style. I had the pleasure of co-hosting the Spring Fling Soiree and could not have wished for a more fabulous location.

Gracious House to Home is a fabulous store with unique vintage furnishings and home decorations that the owner, Tracy Reimers, hand-selects to offer to her customers. I am hopelessly in love with the gorgeous chandeliers and mirrors that I admired in the shop. Tracy creates elegant tablescapes that invite you to take a seat and dine, and effortless seating nooks that are begging to be snuggled in. But the best part about Gracious is the personal shopping experience customers receive and the fun stories many of the unique items have behind them.

Photographers Shaun Turley and Victoria Westrick were also present to capture the fun afternoon and who are to thank for the wonderful pictures in this blog post.

I am not surprised that my fellow bloggers became just as smitten with Gracious as I am, thanks to the beautifully styled shop and the warm hospitality we received. As we were sipping on champagne and tea and nibbling on cucumber sandwiches, Tracy taught us how to style a bar cart to Pinterest perfection.

Many laughs and stories were shared that afternoon, and I had a truly wonderful time that even a major storm could not dampen.  During the party the high winds caused a power outage in the shop, but the professional staff did not miss a beat and quickly lit candles that added even more to the cozy atmosphere.

I want to thank Gracious for hosting such an amazing event and opening its doors to the Seattle fashion and style blogger community.  I also want to thank all the blogger ladies that braved the weather and spent hours in traffic to attend this event.  I feel very lucky to be part of such an amazing group of women who support each other’s aspirations and are there for each other through wind storms and road closures.

Just as a house needs unique items to become a home, we need each other’s support to grow into a community. And I believe the Seattle fashion blogging community is doing that graciously 🙂


If you would like to take a look around this beautiful store for yourself, here is the perfect opportunity. Gracious is hosting its annual Garden Party and you are invited! Below are the details:

With the sun shining, it’s time to think about the outside of your Gracious home! Come browse through our outdoor furniture, pots, and garden art and get ideas for your summer entertaining. The Gracious Garden Party will take place on Fri., April 22nd AND Sat., April 23rd from 10 am – 6 pm.

Facebook event to Gracious Garden Party


Pinterest worthy bar carts styled by Gracious’ own Tracy

Ananya from Ananya Tales

Who says fashion bloggers can’t be silly?!

Sheila from She is Lovely with Jenn from Hello Rigby

Portia from Obsessed by Portia and Ana to the right from Nortwest Blonde

Julia from Style and Cheek

Jennifer from Jenniferlovin and Aika from Aika’s Love Closet

Bailey from Hot Dress Hot Mess with Ananya


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April 19, 2017

Small Business Saturday

With Black Friday Sales galore I wanted to showcase a different approach to holiday shopping this year – Small Business Saturday!

Instead of shopping exclusively at big national stores, I encourage you to explore the local small shops this holiday season. Most have great deals going on right now and the one on one service you will receive is not comparable to any of the mass stores. But furthermore, shopping locally and small makes an important impact on our community and strengthens our “village”.

I know everybody has one or two friends who are business owners. How about making their Christmas a little brighter by getting that awesome blanket scarf from them, instead of that nationally known department store? It is just as convenient because almost all small businesses have online shops now.

Here are a few of my favorite small businesses selected for you!

Betty Be Good offers hand picked, boutique styles for the frugal fashionista. Everything in the curated collection is under $60 excluding outerwear, so you can find a whole new wardrobe without breaking the bank! The boutique is located at Birch Bay Square, which is 15 minutes north of Bellingham.

Sierra’s Smokey Peplum Moto

It is always difficult to find a great leather jacket, but this one is perfection. I absolutely love the stitch detail, and figure flattering peplum waist. And the price makes it a no-brainer.

Brooklyn’s Blanket Scarf

I can’t wait to snuggle up with this warm scarf, which is one of the hottest trends of the season.

Randi’s Reindeer Pullover Top

How cute is this top?! Perfect for all holiday festivities ahead of us.

Maple + Moss Boutique is a women’s retailer located in Historic Downtown Snohomish, catering to the adventurous, confident and stylish woman. They also have great accessories and gift items worth checking out. I love their boho casual style and cute mugs!

Viva La Brunch Tee

I can just see myself wearing this top to Sunday brunch with some cute boots and a cardi!

Anchor for my soul Mug

Everybody needs and “anchor for the soul”, especially if it contains coffee.

Stella and Dot is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Being a Stella & Dot stylist myself, I can say from first-hand experience that Stella & Dot’s CEO, Jessica Herrin, puts a huge emphasis on empowering women. She created an amazing community of women by providing flexible entrepreneurship. The custom designed accessories are gorgeous and of highest quality that you would only find in fine jewelry. I also love the fact that Stella& Dot is committed to social responsibility and product safety.  And of course, the gorgeous jewelry speaks for itself!

Here is a heads up: We have a huge sale going on right now with lots of items 60% off! This sale happens only once a year and the prices will go back  to regular prices Monday morning!

Azure Tassel Necklace

Semi precious lapis beads in cool colors combined with pops of citron for a lengthy, effortless look. Detachable tassel allows to take your look from beach boho to casual chic.

Pauline Ring {sold out, but check out more rings here}

Five semi-precious hand-set lapis stones round out this intricately designed ring with gold plating. This ring is on repeat because of the bold statement it makes and, believe it or not, the comfortable wear.

Veda Split Ring {click on the sale tab to find the ring}

This is a fun and flirty double-detail cocktail ring. One size fits all because it is adjustable.

Here are two more small businesses that I mentioned in my previous posts. Make sure to check them out!

Something Silver always has great deals on jewelry and has 3 amazing shops to visit in the Pacific Northwest. Here is some shopping inspiration for you.

Emerald Cuff is a Seattle based online shop with beautiful clothing and accessories. Here is one of the collections, Kensington, styled by me.


Please, consider your local women friends in business to shop with and make a difference this Holiday season.

Happy Small Business Shopping, friends!









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April 19, 2017

Something Silver

As I announced in my previous post, I was invited to the fabulous Style Up event at Pacific Place last week and teamed up with local jewelry store, Something Silver. And what a fantastic event it was!

Playing with all the gorgeous jewelry, I truly felt like a kid in the candy store. I just wanted to try all the gems and sparkle on at once!

Something Silver has a huge selection of jewelry that matches literally every style, from trendy fashion jewelry to timeless and refined designer pieces.  Since I love supporting local businesses, it feels great to shop at Something Silver knowing that it was founded right here in the Pacific Northwest. Everybody at the Pacific Place location was so sweet and helpful, especially the store manager, Lori, who I can’t thank enough for hosting me.

I had the chance to style a few items, which you can see in the pictures above. Also, if you hurry, you can still see my picks displayed at the Pacific Place store.

And here are the exciting news:  Something Silver is offering a 15% discount exclusively to my readers!

The discount code is BLISS for online checkout. For in store purchases, make sure to show the sales person this blog post on your phone. Easy peasy.

This exclusive discount is valid through the 31st of October and is on regular priced merchandise only, online and in store.

To give you some ideas, here are some of my picks that I am crazy about:

Kitsch Pearl & Crystal Ear Cuff

Ear cuffs are still a hot trend this season, and this one is extra glamorous.

Silver Prong Set CZ & Pearl Double Sided Studs

Pearl studs are so classic and timeless. The only thing making them better is to combine them with zirconium studs at a terrific price point.


Graduated White Pearl & Sterling Silver Necklace

I fell in love with this gorgeous necklace! I can see myself layer it with other silver necklaces, or wear it on its own as a daily basic. So versatile and absolutely beautiful.


Sterling Silver & CZ Bar Cuff

A great cuff that can be layered in an arm party or worn on its own. Just the right amount of sparkle.


Tiny Sterling Silver V Stacking Ring

I love knuckle rings and this one actually fits because it comes in sizes 3-7! Also in a gold filled option. I want to wear them on every finger, they’re so cute!

I hope all of you can take advantage of this great offer and find a piece or two that brings some sparkle to your style.




In Fashion Events on
April 19, 2017

Pacific Place Style Up Event

Is the October rain bringing you down? Are you in need of some retail therapy?!  I know I am.

What better place to get your style fix than at Pacific Place?!  Located in the heart of downtown, Pacific Place is Seattle’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. There are countless stores, restaurants, and even a movie theater inside this very popular shopping center. I know I can spend all day there without even stepping a foot outside, which is perfect when it is pouring cats and dogs.

All next week, Pacific Place is hosting an exclusive style event, and I am so happy to share it with you!

While Monday is all about fall fashion, on Tuesday, October 13th, the focus will be on accessories and beauty.  I could not be more excited to be included in this wonderful event!

The jewelry retailer “Something Silver” is graciously inviting me into their shop (level 3) to style their fabulous gems and jewels. Being jewelry obsessed myself, I cannot wait to get my hands on their new styles and share them with all of you.

A major reason why I adore “Something Silver” is because they carry unique designs that you can’t find anywhere else.  I always find it difficult to find reasonably priced jewelry that is high quality, but not boring. That is exactly why “Something Silver” is such a great choice with its exclusive creations from local and international designers.

To make a great thing even better, Pacific Place is giving away swag bags and prizes! So grab a few friends and make sure to RSVP to Tuesday’s event!

Make sure to follow me on social media to find out what jewelry I will choose and I can’t wait to see all of you at  “Something Silver” on Tuesday!!!