Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Special: Gift Guide

With Christmas looming near, I wanted to help you all along in the last-minute gift scramble. 'Cause we all know you aren't finished yet. ;)
Let's go!

Your Sister:

Something pretty and fun! Yes! But she's also a serious business woman, you say? Hmm. How about a great looking ipad case so she can look fabulous and professional all at one.
Stella & Dot

For your Best Friend:

She has great fashion sense. She loves going out with new friends. She is always on the go and forgets to take a second for herself. You can't always be there to party with her, so get her this locket:

{and put a picture of you two in it. That way she is never without her bff.}

Your Niece:
She's adorable. She's a cool kid. She needs something unique, because that's how she rolls:

This plaid flower is so cute. She can wear it now, whether she's 6 or 16, and it will look fabulous.

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wardrobe Wendesday: New Hair!

Darlings, I did something new today.
I dyed my hair LIGHTER. I've never ever gone lighter. I'm always the girl with slightly-too-dark hair. ;)
But I wanted to change it up, so I took this photo to my Stylist:

My new stylist, Emily, is a rock star. She cut my hair last week, and I had such confidence in her that I let her do the unthinkable - bleach my pixie.

Just for reference, here's the Before:

And here's how it turned out:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Makeup Monday: Tribal Inspirations

Hello, Lovelies!

Today I am excited because my Boo is coming back from his 2-week shift in Alaska. Every time he comes home, I'm just overwhelmed with happiness. :) He is my best friend, my lover, my sweet husband, and my equal. He challenges me, and tells me I'm fancy. rocks.
As a result of my excitement, I went a little crazy with the makeup. :) Plus, I got some rad new earrings from Claires, so the whole look is very "Mysterious African Princess from some Vaguely Insensitive Movie from the 1930's." 

Here ya go:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Red & Gold

Today I am working away in my office, sending out thank-you's to my past hostesses. I have had the privilege of working with some truly amazing women this year, and i love getting to say "thanks" in little ways. :)

Here's the outfit I'm wearing - not my favorite combo ever, but laundry is also not my favorite ever:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Makeup Monday: What look should I try?

I am getting a massage today to work out the knots from 3 twelve-hr days I just had at "America's Largest Christmas Bazaar," so I'm not putting on makeup today.

I am also running out of fun things to do with the makeup I have. When we moved, I got rid of a LOT of my cosmetics, and I haven't replaced much yet.
So, I thought it might be fun to show you some looks I've been wanting to try, and you guys can tell me what you want to see:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Get off the computer and hug your family!


Spend the day with people you love. It barely matters what you wear.

I don't get to go home this year so I'm going through old family photos:

My Boo and my brother's wife "rapping"

 My sister, her boo, and my boo. 
Did you know our boo's are related? Yep, we married brothers.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Makeup Monday: Turquoise and Gold

Today has been a hugely busy day - took Boo the the airport, went to look at apartments, worked for a while at the office, found an apartment, filled out papers, and I'm about to deliver those papers so that we have a home come January. LONG day. And on top of that, I'm frantically trying to prepare for a HUGE Christmas Bazaar. Like, 30,000 people huge. {If you are in Portland, come see me! Here 'tis.} Here's the show I was at last weekend:

So today I needed to put on some makeup that made me feel happy. Turquoise and gold, with black liner:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: I have the flu.

I feel like death today. So while I got dressed, it wasn't anything special. Instead of showing you an outfit you've seen before, I wanted to share some of my favorite things from Pinterest right now:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Makeup Monday: Cat Eyes

I'm a little late posting today because I was building a desk. Well, really I was just putting together a desk from Ikea... Cheating? yes. ;)
Here's my go-to makeup. The Cat Eye. It is timeless, sexy, and bold without being scary. I LOVE THE CAT EYE.

it even makes me make these silly faces:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Things I love Thursday: My job

I'm trying to post more frequently.... We'll see how this works. :)
Today I was inspired to share this little 2minute video about Stella & Dot:

These women I work with are amazing, and it's so easy to become one! The process of starting my business was swift and profitable. It really is an amazing job. ;)

As the week is winding down, I hope you are planning something fun for the weekend! Maybe deciding on a new part-time gig to cover christmas expenses? I can tell you more. :)
Just email me: dawnashleyharris{at}gmail{dot}com

I love you guys. It warms my heart that you take time to read this blog.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: ColorBLOCKED

Hello Lovies!

How is your week going? Mine is pretty great - moved into my new office/julie's studio space, and we have been DIY-decorating like beasts:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Makeup Monday: Baggage

Hello, Loves.
I had a lovely weekend at my oldest friend's bachelorette party. :) She and I met when we were 10 and both on family vacation in Colorado. We've never lived in the same town, and usually not even in the same state, but we have kept in touch for the las 14 years. She's the longest-running non-family relationship I've had. Marina is her name, and she is a treasure. And now she's found a man who loves the crap out of her, and they are getting married! Such a happy day.
Needless to say, I am a little worn out from the festivities... so I have purple baggies under my eyes. Instead of fighting it, I decided to just run with the whole purple thing. haha

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Ruffles & Thrift

Today is a glorious sunny day here in Portland, and Julie helped me take some photos.

I wore an outfit made up of some of my favorite things.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Something Saturday: Stella & Dot!

Many of you know that I work with a jewelry line called Stella & Dot. It is vintage-inspired, made in Fair Labor facilities, and so on trend. I wear it every day, and I set up my jewels in people's homes, coffee shops, wine bars... anywhere women are having a good time. :)

I wanted to share with you a little more about it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Lovely Happenings Guest Post


Today I have a little something special for you! I got asked to do a Guest Post on Lovely Happenings. :) I met Megan of Lovely Happenings about a month ago at a Stella & Dot event in Seattle, and she so happened to be this amazing blogger and lives close to me! I was thrilled when she asked me to participate in a guest post in which several different bloggers made inspiration boards, all around the same item {the striped top}.
Everyone came up with such different outfits! Here's mine {I call it "city sherpa"}:

Lovely Happenings Guest Post

Please take a second to head over to Megan's blog and look at all the other lovely entries!


p.s. i use to make these!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Interview Outfit

I had an interview with a lovely business today. I loved them - we just sat and chatted and played with their dog and talked about ideas. They were fantastic, and I hope they call me back with a yes. :)
One of the great mysteries in life is what to wear to an interview that will:
a. Look professional.
b. have some personality.
c. get you hired.

I wanted to stay away from the traditional "black skirt, blazer, simple top" theme that every business professor will tell you to wear. My style is how i do art! I don't want to hide it! So, I decided (with the help of my buddy Julie of to wear a color-blocked, bright, happy getup.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hold up! Have I shown you this yet?

I'm not sure if I ever showed you the little impromptu shoot I did with my buddy Kayla Barker in Dallas this spring. You might remember Kayla from our Marfa Shoot.
Here are a few pics that she took of me when we were galavanting in Dallas. :)

Be sure to check out Kayla's work! She's the bomb. :)


p.s. don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Makeup Monday: Have you seen this eyeliner?

How cool is this? I found it on Pinterest.

I'm dying to try the different ways. :)


Friday, October 14, 2011

Rose Gold

I hope you've had a chance to check out my blog sale. It's pretty exciting. :)
I wanted to let you in on a trend that I am really liking right now: Rose Gold.
It is so pretty and versatile. I just got some new Stella & Dot rose gold items. Here are the ones I wore yesterday:

I wore them with a navy blouse and jeans. It looks fancy. :)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday BLOG SALE! {charity, love, and hope included}


BLOG SALE! I'm getting rid of anything that is no longer a favorite or needed item. I'm realizing that I don't need all of this stuff, you know? I've been realizing newly just how much I have been blessed with, like access to clean water and consistent food supply, parents who love me, a job that can be free to live as i wish, travel, a lovely husband who treats me as an equal. 
As a result of some soul-searching, i have decided that I'd like the proceeds of the blog sale to go towards loving/feeding/freeing people. AND to reward your giving hearts, we are doing a giveaway as well... 

So, here's the deal:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Makeup {and hair} Monday

For today's Makeup Monday, I went with HUGE lashes and bronzy shadow. I had also just gotten my hair cut to look more like this:

Here's the look, as translated by Nicole Bacon at Magdolls:

My makeup is:
Desire - Bare Escentuals+ a Plum powder on upper and lower lashline+ Clinique Precious Posy Blush + Colossal Lash + highlighter on inner corners of the eye.

I hope you enjoy this look - i am finding new ways to play with makeup since my hair is so different now! What do you think? 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: BDIB Animal Prints!

Today I am participating in my first Bloggers Do It Better! Woohoo!It is animal prints - my fave.
But first off, here are some photos of my haircut since i trimmed it yesterday:

And here is my entry - a furry one:

 {found at billy goat vintage, Portland}

I think it will be really fun for photoshoots and concerts. 

And here's a little treasure that I found at Ross for 21.99 - can you believe it???:

I wish my photos were better, but I was taking them myself by hanging the camera on a fencepost and setting the timer... Maybe one day I'll be cool enough to have someone take my photos for me. ;)

Much much love, darlins!