Tessie's Little Black Book: Consign 49

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

Who: 
Consign49

What:
11th Semi-Annual Consignment Sale Event (Spring 2018 Event), which is a huge resale pop-up event featuring nearly 15,000 new and gently used clothing and home decor items brought in by over 150 members from the community.
 

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

Where:  
Raven Hall at the Alaska State Fairgrounds: 2075 Glenn Hwy Palmer, AK

Why: 
The Consign49 Spring 2018 Consignment Event brings you great finds on new and gently used brand name and designer clothing, accessories, shoes, home décor, furniture, and so much more!  Rack up amazing savings while supporting members of the community.  Admission is free, major credit cards are accepted and dressing rooms are provided!  Also, support local boutiques and businesses who will have featured spaces in our boutique section and vendor row. 
 

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

When: 
April 5th - 8th

Wednesday, April 4th: Presale (requires a pass)
Thursday, April 5th: 9am - 8pm
Friday, April 6th: 9am - 8pm
Saturday, April 7th: 9am - 8pm
Sunday, April 8th: 9am - 5pm, many items HALF PRICE

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

How?  
If you have high-quality items going unworn or unused, take this opportunity to do some spring cleaning and join Consign49 as a consignor in an upcoming event.  All you do is price, hang, and tag your items and drop off the day before the event starts.  Unsold items can be picked up after the event, or left to be donated to a local charity. Consignors receive a check within 10 days after the event.  To register, go to http://www.flashconsign.com/Consignment/Online?ran=25&sleID=688 or visit www.consign49.com for more details.

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

TESStimony:
I have had great experiences as a Consigner with Consign 49 - the timing of the events (winter + spring) works out well for cleaning out my closet, the consignor rates are exceptional, and the payment turnaround is awesome.  Signing up and entering inventory of items I am consigning is super user-friendly and I love that I can log-in and check on what has/hasn't sold during the event.  I also love that I can decide which items I would like to have donated if they don't sell.  I highly recommend consigning with Consign 49 as well as checking out the event to shop!  It's eco-friendly and fun!

Keep up with all things Consign 49 via their website: www.consign49.com  + facebook: www.facebook.com/consign49/ + instagram: www.instagram.com/consign49/

Style Profile: Sarah Lewis

I've never met Sarah in person, but I was instantly drawn to her inviting, honest, and kind spirit via instagram!  I have a highly curated list of under 25 people I follow on social media, and when I received a follow from "The Bright Change" (now @sarahlewisco) I was so intrigued by such a lovely and beautiful handle! 
THE - BRIGHT - CHANGE: adding such light, ease, and comfort to something (change) that can be seen as an intimidation.  Sarah's feed is full of beauty, truth, travel journeys, strength, hope, and encouragement.  It has been such a pleasure to connect with Sarah from across the globe and just as God / the Universe do - I feel like you connect with the right people at the right time who are following similar paths and have similar light and love they are projecting out!  I am so excited to share Sarah's style profile, the first ethical fashion based style profile on the blog...
E N J O Y!  xoxox

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

Name:
Sarah Lewis

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland - for now ;-)

Occupation:
I’m studying online to become a holistic health coach, but still working full time.

Decade in Life:
20’s

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

Describe your personal style:
I think I went through a period where my style was simple/minimal/chic with a lot of black and neutrals. I still love that, but now I feel I am transitioning back to the style I had when I was 17. I think I am going back to what I naturally gravitated towards and loved before I thought I should look a certain way (for work, to impress etc.). So I would say my style is going back to a kind of boho chic and feminine style, with hippie vibes, flowy dresses. But I will be more able to express that when Summer comes around J

Favorite color and print to wear:
I love black, blue, white and colorful ethnic/floral prints.

Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Winter: thigh high boots, skirt, large sweater and faux shearling rider jacket

Summer: flowy dress, basket bag, sunglasses and raffia slip-ons

Year-round: yoga clothes and ethical Veja sneakers (+ Patagonia puffer jacket)

Signature scent:
I love a good woody/spicy fragrance. Think sandalwood, cloves, cedarwood, patchouli with notes of citrus and fresh flowers.

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

Most coveted piece in closet:
Stella McCartney bag (but it’s actually my sister’s) & vintage denim skirt.

Most lusted item you don’t own:
A Stella McCartney bag that would be my own.

Favorite places to shop:
I like to shop in small boutiques that have a good selection and not too many choices (& preferably ethical/eco-conscious), I also like to shop in vintage stores or second-hand stores that have carefully selected their clothes. But most of the time I’ll shop online and look for gems from eco/ethical brands.

Favorite season and why: 
Summer, because minimal clothing is required. I can just slip on a nice dress and be good to go.

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

I never leave home without:
iPhone + earphones, a book (or audiobook), a notebook and pen.

I feel most beautiful in:
A dress.

Fashion Icons:
Jessica Stein, Rachel Bilson, Parisian women.

Five classic essentials you think every lady should own:
1- A little black dress
2- A good pair of jeans
3- Yoga clothes that are nice enough she can stay in all day long
4- Something that she feels beautiful in and suits her body type
5- A go-to accessory (whether it’s a hat, sunglasses or a necklace)

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

Favorite bands/artists
My two favorite types of music I always go to or come back to are: folk/folk rock/soft rock music & mantra/new age music.

Some of my favorite artists are Jack Johnson, Tracy Chapman, Caamp, Jay Jagdeesh, Noah Kahan, Bon Iver, Snatam Kaur etc.

Ethical brands worth checking out: 
A few I ethical brands have been loving lately-

Yireh (US, HI)
Harly Jae (Canada)
Warriors of the Divine (AUS)
Folk Tribe Clothing (AUS)
Ekyog (FR)

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
@karlycakess & @tuulavintage for a good dose of inspiration.

Trend you wish never happened:
I think too many trends in general and fast fashion.

I honestly think that if we knew ourselves and our style a little better and invested in our own unique style more than in trends, fast fashion and all the damage caused by the industry wouldn’t have come this far. I’m not one to judge and I understand that we often go for trends to experiment or towards cheaper fast fashion pieces because of our budget. I have been a victim of fast fashion myself. But when you look at it from another perspective, I think fast fashion costs us more. In every possible way. We buy “cheap” clothes (made in poor countries by women or children, in terrible working conditions) that are unfortunately not good quality and only serve a trend. Those pieces last us a season - if that! But if we invest in well made, high-quality clothes that fit us well and our style and that we can keep, wear and love for several seasons and even several years, we actually save money in the long run.

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

image c/o: @sarahlewisco

Advice to those establishing an eco-conscious personal style:
One mistake we might be tempted to make when making the shift is to get rid of all our non-eco-conscious/ethical pieces and get only new clothes from ethical brands. But actually, the first step is to use what we already have and use it as much as possible.

Keep up with Sarah and her alluring and inspirational lifestyle via her instagram: @sarahlewisco & her website: sarahlewis.co

Style Profile: Lauren Taylor Sweet

I first met Lauren a few years when I was asked by my photography friend, Elisa Ivers, to do makeup for her younger cousin from SoCal, Alyssia, and her BFF, Lauren.  From the moment I met these gals I was so inspired by their kind, adventurous, vivacious spirits AND their style was SO TOP NOTCH - even in their early teenage years!  I knew these ladies were bound for greatness and to be honest, they helped inspire me to start touring so I could travel more.  I love keeping up with Lauren and since meeting her she has only continued to grow into such an incredible woman -showcasing beauty for life and beautiful living (as displayed in her photos.)  I can't wait for you to read her style profile --- I KNOW you will be captivated and inspired by the answers and images.  
E N J O Y ! !

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Name:
Lauren Taylor Sweet

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Occupation:
Freelance assistant and collector of used goods.

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Decade in Life:
20’s.

Describe your personal style:
I love blending conflicting concepts. Feminizing boyish pieces. Dressing up casual. Making something vintage more modern.

 I want my style to reflect thinking outside the box, but I also just want to feel cool and comfortable.

Favorite Color and print to wear:
Nowadays I prefer to either mix or monochrome solids, especially blacks and whites.

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Vintage Levi’s. Every time.

Signature scent:
Anything with notes of citrus or musk. Or peppermint!

Most coveted piece in closet:
The black wool trench coat my mom wore at my age.

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Most lusted item you don’t own:
Jesse Kamm sailor pants. Or the incredible vintage Hudson Bay coat I found at that one place on Melrose but never did buy.

Top three favorite places to shop:
If I’m not hunting through eBay or Goodwill, I shop pretty exclusively small business. Aside from essentials at H&M, Aerie, and Gap. 

Favorite season and why:
Late California fall.  Crisp, foggy mornings. Long, warm afternoons. The occasional lightning storm. HALLOWEEN. And it’s still not too late for one last camping trip. 

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Film that best defines your personal style:
Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping.

I never leave the home without:
Sunglasses, my phone, all the makings for an impromptu picnic, a library book very near its due date.

Fashion Icons:
Georgie Flores, Alexa Chung, Harry Styles, Harling Ross, Issa Rae.

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Favorite album of the season:
Aly & AJ’s new EP, “Ten Years”.

Designer worth checking out:
Rachael Gladser, of RAWSON.

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
@manrepeller, @jedidiahjenkins, @palomawool, @helen_levi, @overheardla, @sunbeam_vintage

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Trend you wish never happened:
Strong believer that everything happens for a reason. Except low-rise jeans.

Advice to those establishing personal style:
Prioritize comfort and find your confidence. Shop sustainably—invest in pieces that have versatility and reusability.

 Make the most out of a little. 

When in doubt:
Denim.

image c/o: @luarentaylor

image c/o: @luarentaylor

Never be afraid to:
Be your own tailor.

Keep up with Lauren, her infectious zest for life, and influential style via her instagram: @luarentaylor - Yes, L-U-A-R-E-N ;) -

Style Profile: Chloe Greenhalgh-Adam

First and foremost to quote Amy Poehler on Mean Girls, Chloe aka 'ChloBear', "keeps me young!"  She's as fun as she is intelligent (and when you read about her occupation you'll get the idea.)  Chloe is witty and wise beyond her years and I'm completely young at heart so even with our decade age difference we were instantly connected and laughing together non-stop, always looking forward to work when working together at Her Tern Boutique in Anchorage!  She recently launched her blog, cashmereandcoldbrew.com, and just like everything else regarding Chloe, I was so impressed and uber excited to share her talent and knack for creative styling with THE WORLD!

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

Name:
Chloe Greenhalgh-Adam

Location:
Born/Raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Currently in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Occupation:
Biological Sciences research lab assistant, graduate school applicant.

Decade in Life:
Third decade.

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

Describe your personal style:
Lots of neutrals with pops of fun colors, patterns and edgy pieces. I try to style basic pieces in new, cool ways.

Favorite Color and print to wear:
Blush and I am currently loving neutral plaids.

Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
High-waisted jeans/trousers, stilettos or heeled booties and a half-tucked- in blouse.

My favorite styled looks:
1- Styling girly looks with edgy items. I love pairing skirts and dresses with a grungy band tee or checkered vans.
2- Navy and black- a pair of black skinny jeans with an oversized navy sweater tucked it, so cute!
3- Distressed denim with a lace camisole (my go to “going out” look).
4- Styling skinny jeans with an oversized crewneck (I steal my dads) and booties.
5- Layering turtlenecks under dresses, tank tops and sweaters.

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

Signature scent:
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Most coveted piece in closet:
My Doma leather jacket.

Most lusted item you don’t own:
Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote!

Top three favorite places to shop:
1- Madewell
2- Nordstrom
3- Small/local boutiques- shopping local is so important and a great way to find unique brands and pieces!

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

Favorite season and why:
It’s basic, but, Fall- Its just so perfect and layering clothes gives you so many fun styling options.

Film that best defines your personal style:
Clueless. Cher had my dream life and style- her level of “extra” was / is iconic!

I never leave the home without:
A pair of oversized sunglasses and my Baggu clutch.

I feel most beautiful in:
Well fitted jeans, an oversized sweater, and heeled booties.

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

Fashion Icons:
Danielle Bernstein, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner.

Five classic essentials you think every lady should own:
1- Levis
2- A classic purse / cross body
3- Black booties
4- Oversized sunnies
5- A leather jacket

Favorite album of the season:
My music taste is super eclectic, it really depends on what I’m doing/my mood.
From Marshmello to Kendrick to The Bleachers and Ed Sheeran. I also LOVE to jam to Disney oldies like Hilary Duff and Hannah Montana year round.

Designer worth checking out:
LOU & GREY… Athleisure is V important.

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
Jourdan Sloane (@jourdansloane)
Xenia Van Der Woodsen (@xeniaoverdose)
Negin Mirsalehi (@negin_mirsalehi)
Arielle Charnas (@somethingnavy)

Trend you wish never happened:
Small sunglasses- hated them then and hate them more now.

Advice to those establishing personal style:
Don’t rush it, it takes time to curate something special and specific to you. Find style influencers to follow that you vibe with, inspire your own unique style from parts of theirs!

When in doubt:
Throw on some booties! They add an element of style to even the simplest outfits.

Never be afraid to:
Be unique! In both style and life in general.
 

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

image c/o: chloegreenhalghadam | cashmereandcoldbrew.com

Keep up with Chloe and her impeccable styling taste by following her both on insta: @chloegreenhalghadam and her top-notch blog: www.cashmereandcoldbrew.com