calling all fashionistas: spring fashion submissions

spring fashion

are you building your spring wardrobe and want to show off your favourite look? your style could be featured in a showcase of the best personal style from ladies of all shapes and sizes in the looks that make them feel their best. it’s a great opportunity to not only show off your style, but your fashion and lifestyle blog!

here’s how it works:

send in two photos of your look to thesparkleblog@gmail.com along with the outfit details including where you found each item, your name, age and blog (if you have one); i’ll pick 6-8 submissions to feature in an upcoming blog post.

please submit your looks by may 15th, 2012.

can’t wait to see what you are all rocking this spring! x

fashion friday: colour story

colour story coral

coral, peach, tangerine, salmon; it’s everywhere for spring 2012! (according to pantone, it’s the colour of 2012). if you can believe it, spring is just around the corner – why not spruce up your wardrobe with a fresh zing to bring you into the season? pair it with a turquoise piece of jewelry and you’re like a walking holiday.

1. cross body satchel, asos // 2. t-shirt, splendid // 3. shift dress, madewell // 4. dress, j. crew // 5. jeans, asos // 6. bubble necklace, j. crew // 7. jeans, madewell // 8. cushion studs, baublebar // 9. silk top, madewell // 10. ballet flats, j. crew

fashion friday feature: erin ireland

this local vancouver foodie can be filed under both {sparkly} and ‘how does she do it?’.

erin ireland

erin ireland definitely stays busy. between building her ‘it’s to die for‘ brand and keeping us up to date on new hotspots with her gigs as food columnist for the vancouver metro daily newspaper and vancouver view magazine, she also runs her own foodie blog: it’s to die for. erin is famously known as vancouver’s canada’s queen of banana bread. her uniquely delicious and partly organic “bb“, as she affectionately refers to it, is sold at commune cafe, milano cafe and ethical bean coffee roastery cafe. try it and you’ll learn the meaning of “to die for”.

turns out erin’s style is also ‘to die for’; she is our inaugural fashion friday feature.

what she’s wearing:

boots: black steve madden lindley boots (with gold zipper and red stitching)
black riding pants: club monaco
black leather belt: firenze leather market (trip to italy)
striped top: forever 21
grey cardigan: zara
hat: vintage (her mom’s!)

her personal style philosophy:

“Classic with a twist. I only buy items I feel I can’t live without. Navy, black, and white are colors I stick to, although injecting one extra ‘pop’ of color is within my personal fashion rules. Other rules: Belts must match shoes, less skin equals more power, and lint brushes are vitally important. Must-haves: black Steve Madden Lindley boots, bold gold Citizen watch, and a hat (hair takes up way too much time).”

favourite places to shop (local):

LYNN steven, oliver & lilly’s, charlie and lee

favourite places to shop (mainstream):

club monaco, zara, nordstrom

don’t forget to follow erin on twitter.