Fashion & Design for Families

When interior design and fashion unite to support a local nonprofit organization, you can’t help but feel and look good, on the inside (and out)! I am so excited to be involved with second annual “Spotlight on Design for Families” fashion show, not only because the local nonprofit benefiting from this event is my beloved employer, Heartland Family Service, but also because this event is yet another testament to local businesses coming together as partners, and not competition.

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Interiors Joan and Associates are the gracious hosts of “Spotlight on Design for Families” fashion show that will benefit Heartland Family Service on Thursday, November 12th.  At the event, guests will enjoy appetizers from Hap Abraham Catering and cocktails from The Tavern, as men and women model clothing and accessories from Nouvelle Eve and Lindley Clothing, all while showcasing the interior decorating of Interiors Joan and Associates designers. Kontempo salon is doing the hair and makeup for the models, and Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis is providing photography. Mary Nelson from KMTV’s The Morning Blend will be the master of ceremonies.

Lindi Janulewicz, the Marketing Director for Interiors Joan and Associates, said it best when I asked her how and why this event came to be! “Pairing fashion with interior design seemed like such a natural choice. Our industries are very much related in terms of trends and materials. To create an opportunity to showcase our businesses and our event business partners is wonderful, but we knew we also wanted the event to serve a bigger purpose, and when the opportunity came to benefit Heartland Family Service, everything fell into place!”  Interiors Joan and Associates create the most beautiful spaces and have an insane eye for style and detail!

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The event is open to the public but with limited admittance, so be sure to arrive early!  Your ticket into the door is a donation from the Heartland Family Service Wish List. The requested items are duffle bags, teen undergarments (girls sizes 3-10, boys sizes S-XL), diapers (newborn and up) new stuffed animals, and monetary gifts. Guests who bring a donation may enter a drawing for door prizes. In addition, the first 20 guests to arrive will receive a Premier Gift Bag with French chocolate bars from Interiors Joan and Associates made by The Cordial Cherry, gifts from Nouvelle Eve and Lindley Clothing, gift cards and coupons. IMG_8032 The Cordial Cherry chocolate covered cherries nuts  The Cordial Cherry chocolate covered cherries corporate client gift box Christmas 1

Event Information:

Date = Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Time = 7:00 pm

Place = Interiors Joan and Associates

Location = 13130 W. Dodge Road, Omaha

Cost = A donation to Heartland Family Service

Wish List: Duffle Bags, Teen Undergarments, Diapers, New Stuffed Animals, and Monetary Gifts


If you are in the Omaha-Metro area, please feel free to join us and come say hi!

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Seats Filled, Heart Full… #GNO

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis 

Seats filled, hearts full is how I would describe Wednesday evening.  Girls Night Omaha event #2 – Fall in Love with Layers – was a blast!  I beyond thankful and quite humble for the opportunity to share my passion with others.  We had a fabulous guest, Dana, who is one part of the dynamic duo behind Talisman, a vintage brand that specializes in perfectly curated collections of gorgeous and one-of-a-kind handbags, shoes, and accessories! We took all of your feedback from the first event and poured it into this second event, in a major effort to make it better than ever.  We had swag bags, Inspired Living magazines, and discount shopping codes galore, plus some pretty fabulous giveaways!  There were six models, instead of three and I specifically ordered every single piece of clothing and accessories that each girl was wearing.  Plaids, Fringe, & Suede took center stage and boy did we layer on the accessories!

The Cookie Girl made us some delicious cookies and the gals behind Inspired Living shared their amazing Adult Egg Nog and Holiday Sangria recipes with us for our guests’ delight!  Paper Lovely goods made an appearance (the cutest and most adorable prints and cards made by a turn-of-the-century Letterpress) and jewels from Haute Bauble landed their way into the goodie bags.  Blooms, a local flower shop, donated their flower power and those centerpieces were the icing on the cake!  My sweet fiancé (owner of Keep Cool Watches) provided our blogger guests with plaid watches and a local hair extraordinaire, Becca, generously gave a styling tool to one lucky lady as a giveaway prize!

So to sum it all up, the seats were filled, our hearts are full, and everyone left with a smile (and a shopping bag full of fabulous Fall pieces)!  Thank you to everyone for supporting us in this endeavor.  Michelle and I couldn’t be more grateful for allowing us to follow our dreams and to spread the love to local shops and business owners in Omaha.  And a huge shout out to Four Sisters Boutique for being loyal partners and friends!

PSA – Do yourself a favor and use the code GNO10 until Wednesday at Four Sisters Boutique new online site!

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Four Sisters Boutique Online Launch Party!

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis

  Hola GF’s and happy Sunday!  I know what you’re thinking, Sara, a Sunday blog post?  That is unusual… what is the special occasion???  Well…. I am so excited to announce that my favorite store and the host of our #girlsnightomaha events, Four Sisters Boutique, is launching their online site today!  So many of my most popular Instagram posts and Girls Night Omaha event outfits include at least one piece from FSB and everyone always asks, how do I order this, can I call the store to order, and when can I get this online?!  Well wait no longer because I’m so happy to say that the day is finally here and they are open for business!  Be sure to join in on the fun and help us celebrate by using the code LAUNCHPARTY for today only to take 10% off your online purchase!

Now let’s talk about this mustard yellow dress.  First, if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I am crushing hard on all things yellow, so it was no surprise that this mustard number had to be mine!  Second, it. has. pockets.  Yes, pockets! I’ve never met a dress with pockets that I didn’t like!  Third, I have this dress in black and it is the perfect LBD.  I love the idea of long sleeve dresses because it allows me to show some leg while remaining covered on top!  The length on these dresses are suitable for a variety of occasions.  I wore this yellow dress to work the other day with with black tights, leopard booties, and a black blazer and I wore the black one to a wedding reception with nude strappy sandals and lots of gold accessories and bling!

This yellow, blue, and gray blanket scarf might be one of my very favorite color combos because there’s no hiding my love for yellow hues and shades of gray!  The tights and scarf paired great together and I threw on my denim jacket because it was super chilly yesterday morning!

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Yellow Dress (size Small), Yellow Blanket Scarf, and Gray Tights (available in-store) c/o Four Sisters Boutique // Similar Booties // Similar Gray Satchel // Similar Denim Jacket – $22! // Sunnies  // Kate Spade Watch // Mesh & Crystal Bracelet c/o Michael Kors // Earrings // Lips – Step 1 & Step 2 

Thank you to Four Sisters Boutique for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are my own!

The Cold Shoulder…

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 Heyooo and happy Friday Eve to you! How is everyone’s week going? Things have been crazy around here with wedding planning underway and we’re getting back into the thick of things at work with our events, plus we are less than two weeks away from the GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA Sip n’ Shop event!  The turnout and show of support for this event has been incredible, and truly humbling.  We sold out of 120 tickets in less than one week! I am so excited to meet all my Omaha gals and talk style with them! It is a passion of mine to encourage every woman to find their personal, unique style that makes them feel good and to create friendships and bonds that empower one another!

This olive green cold shoulder top is sheer perfection (it’s not really sheer, prom prom) and the color makes my skin glow! It not only is a great piece for summer because of the light weight fabric, but will be a dear to layer and pair with a fitted blazer this fall.  I opted for bright accessories and love the play of the earthy shades with neon and floral print! The top, jeans & clutch are from Four Sisters Boutique, which is a fabulous local store in Omaha, so check it out pronto stat!

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Similar Top // Similar Jeans // Similar Clutch // Heels // Watch // Monogram Necklace // Earrings

Thanks so much for stopping by and have yourself a lovely day, loves!