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5 Tips On How To Make The Most Out Of The Sundance Film Festival From A Park City Local

Greetings Breezles,

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this Thursday in Park City and lasts 10 amazing days.   As a local television host, business manager on Main Street and patron of the festival for almost 15 years I have definitely learned a thing or two about Sundance. Below are five tips I have to help you make the most out of your time dancing in the Sun.

Happy Sundancing!

, E

Dress the Part

I know it is shocking, but Park City is cold and wet during the month of January, so dress warmly.  So many times I have seen women in short skirts and stilettos shivering in the cold and holding onto whatever or whomever they can to not slip on the ice. When you are headed to an event it is best to dress in layers and wear the right shoes. This way you can be warm while you are on your way to your destination and you can strip down to your party attire once you get inside.  If you want to stand out it can be as easy as wearing a colorful coat and accessories instead of black or gray.  It seems like every year Main Street becomes a sea of black coats, so if you want to be noticed add some color to your wardrobe.

Visit Exhibits and Lounges That Are Open To The Public

Take a break from the cold and visit one of the many places open to the public.  Many offer charging stations, snacks and beverages as well as experiences you can’t find anywhere else.  One of the exhibits you won’t want to miss is New Frontier.  It is the 11 year anniversary for New Frontier and the program looks absolutely amazing.  If you are outdoorsy make sure to stop by The Eddie Bauer Adventure House to hear stories from your favorite Eddie Bauer adventurers, guides and athletes and have a photo experience on top of a glacier.  Chase Sapphire On Main will have Q and A’s with actors and filmmakers throughout the festival as well as a taste of Park City every day around noon.

See A Film or Two or Three

 If you didn’t buy tickets in advance there are other ways to see a film during the festival. You can still purchase tickets to a few films at sundance.org or you can register for the Sundance Film Festival eWaitlist at ewaitlist.sundance.org.  You aren’t guaranteed a seat for the movie if you register, but at least you have a chance.  Many of the films have a question and answer session at the end of the film. Don’t miss out on the chance to hear the cast and crew talk about the movie.  It really adds to the festival experience.

Work At A Private Lounge Or Event

If you don’t mind adding a little work into your playtime check out the local classifieds for any gigs available during the festival.  My friends and I have worked with different companies throughout the years and we have been able to be a part of some amazing private events that we wouldn’t have been able to attend without our hard work.  Whether you want to be on the waitstaff, a bar tender, help with set up and tear down, a runner or a model there is a job for everyone during the film festival.

Be Ready For Anything

You never know who you are going to meet or what event you are invited to.   Even if you are planning on just walking down Main Street you could be asked if you want to go to a private screening, concert, event or see your favorite celebrity.  Some nights are full of adventures and others are nice to stay in and prep for the next day.   No matter what your Sundance experience brings I hope you enjoy what the festival has to offer.

7 Items You Can Buy To Help Support The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Greetings Breezles,

 While you are shopping for items to fill your closet for Fall why not buy something that also goes towards a great cause?  Below are 7 items that help the fight against breast cancer by having a percentage of their purchase price go towards breast cancer research, education and support.

When buying clothing or accessories does it make a difference to you if some of the purchase price goes towards a good cause or not?

, E

 

Bright Pink Demi // Ivy Cross Body Bag // Pink Lifestyle Set // Layered Gemstone Necklace // Pink Pony Cotton Polo // Sleeper Set // Slip On’s

8 Tips for New Dog Owners

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Greetings Breezles,

 There is nothing like finding your new best friend and bringing them home, but if you are a first time dog owner there are a few things you should know before settling down with your new furry friend.  I spoke to my friend who works at the rescue we adopted Bella from and she helped me put a list of 10 tips to help making new dog parenthood a little easier.

What tips do you have for new dog owners?

, E

Dog Proof Your Home: No matter the age of the dog a new home can be stressful and curiosity can get the best of them, so make sure your home is safe for your new BFF.  This may include taping loose electrical cords and baseboards, storing plants on higher shelves, removing any objects that are small enough to swallow and placing breakables/valuables in hard to reach areas.

Purchase Supplies: Grab everything you think you will need for your dog before bringing them home.  A few of the essentials are a leash, collar, crate (if you are crate training), food, water bowls, food bowls, identification tags, treats, a cozy bed and of course treats.

Find a Vet: It is important to find a vet you trust.  Ask friends with dogs who they would refer and read reviews online.  Make an appointment with a vet shortly after you get your new dog.  The vet can tell you if your dog is up to date on shots, make sure they are healthy and recommend a dog food it should be eating based on its breed, age and weight.

Microchip and Register: You can have your dog microchipped when you have your first vet visit.  It is important for your dog to have a collar and make sure it has tags with their name and your contact information, but you also want to make sure it is microchipped. Once your dog is microchipped make sure you register the microchip right away.  Collars can come off, but microchips aren’t going anywhere.

Get Outside: Exercise is one of the most important things for a dog, especially a puppy.  Whether you enjoy walking, running, throwing a frisbee or a ball make sure daily exercise becomes a routine.  Being active is great for both you and the dog.

Set Rules: Let your dog know who’s boss.  You don’t need to yell or get too stern, but if you see your dog doing something he shouldn’t make sure you let them know immediately.  When your dog does something good reward them with a treat and tell them they have been good.  Studies have shown that 8 out of 10 dogs respond better to their owner telling them they are a good dog after they do something good than treats, so make sure to let them know verbally that they are doing something you like.

Sign Up For Obedience Classes: Even if your dog is well behaved it doesn’t hurt to sign them up for obedience training.  Not only does your dog learn new tricks and how to behave, but you will learn about how to be a better dog owner.  It is also a nice way to meet other dogs in your community, so you can plan a doggy play date.

Prepare Other Pets and Children: When a newcomer is added to the family other pets and children can get neglected.  Try not to have a favorite and treat each animal the same to avoid jealousy. When introducing your new dog to other dogs in the family or friends dogs meet them somewhere neutral, like a park/ l.  Don’t go to a house where one animal will feel territorial and become the alpha. Make sure children know how to approach the dog without overwhelming them.  It is best not to bring too much excitement to the dog in the first few days.

The Most Popular Colors For Fashion This Fall

Greetings Breezles,

Every season Pantone releases their fashion color report.  Although the runways are full of collections for Spring 2017 I wanted to post the colors we will be seeing in fashion the next few months.  The colors were inspired by “the desire for tranquility, strength and optimism” says the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman.  Riverside is the color of Fall 2016, so be prepared to see a lot of blues and grays in your favorite stores.

Which colors are you most excited to wear this Fall?

, E

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Go For The Gold! 10 Gold Pieces to Wear During The Olympics and Beyond

Greetings Breezles,

 The metallic clothing trend was huge for Spring 2016 and it is continuing into Winter 2016/2017. I have really enjoyed watching the Summer Olympics and with all of the excitement about gold medals I thought it would be fun to find a few metallic pieces to wear now and later in the year.

Do you like the metallic clothing trend?

, E

Metallic Fine Pleated Skirt // Metal Plate Elastic Belt // Satin Bomber Jacket // Metal Barrette // Long Shiny Dress // Metallic Pointy Flat // Confetti Paillette Scarf // Metallic Pocket Tee // Metallic Party Pant // Metallic Faux Leather Top

10 Of My Favorite Graduation Movies

Greetings Breezles,

The school year is coming to a close, which means millions of college and high school students will be graduatng. In honor of graduation season I rounded up 10 of my favorite coming of age movies for all of those you are entering the “real world” or for those who want to reminisce about the “good ole days”.

What is your favorite movie about graduation?

, E

1.The Graduate

2. Dazed and Confused

3.Legally Blonde

 

4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

5. Grease

 

6. Can’t Hardly Wait

7. Say Anything

8. SuperBad

 

 

9. American Pie

10. Into the Wild

 

10 Festive Headpieces to Wear While Watching The Kentucky Derby

Greetings Breezles,

Whether you are going to Churchill Downs or you are attending a derby party this Saturday you will want to have the perfect topper to match your derby dress.  Below are 10 headpieces that are sure to wow at any derby event you are invited to this weekend.

Do you prefer to wear a hat or a fascinator?

, E

Feathered Sinamay Hat // Bow Accented Fascinator // Cheeky Straw Hat // Johnny Loves Rosie Bow Fascinator // Whittall And Shon Striped Wide Brim Hat // All My Adoration Fascinator // Scala Cloche Hat With Flower // Crystal Embellished Floral Fascinator // Daisy Embellished Straw Bucket Hat // Sweet Layered Sinamay Flowers Fascinator

My 10 Favorite Jeans From the Shopbop Friends and Family Sale

Greetings Breezles,

 One of my favorite websites, Shopbop.com has an awesome sale for three days twice a year and it began today!  Jeans are part of my everyday wardrobe and when the friends and family sale comes around I always try to purchase a pair or two.  Designer denim rarely goes on sale, so when you can get your favorite pair of jeans for 25% off and free shipping it is hard to pass it up.  Below are 10 of my favorite jeans on Shopbop.com right now.

What is your favorite denim style to wear?

♥, E

AG Countour 360

AG Countour 360 Farrah High Rise Jeans

AG The Landa Wide Leg Trouser Jean

AG The Lana Wide Leg Trouser Jeans

Blank Denim Skinny Jeans

Blank Denim Skinny Jeans

Citizens of Humanity Agnes

Citizens of Humanity Agnes Slim Straight Jeans

Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise Skinny Jeans

Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise Skinny Jeans

Frame Forever Karlie Tall

Frame Forever Karlie Tall Skinny Jeans

J Brand Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

J Brand Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

Levi's 501 Jeans

Levi’s 501 Jeans

Mother The Runway Skinny Flare Jeans

Mother The Runaway Skinny Flare Jeans

Paige Transcend Manhattahn Boot Cut Jeans

Paige Denim Transcend Manhattan Boot Cut Jeans

 

 

10 Green Pieces To Wear On St. Patrick’s Day Without Sacrificing Your Style

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Breezles,

Many of us don’t want to run the risk of getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day, but how can we wear green without sacrificing our style?  I rounded up 10 green pieces you can add to your St. Patrick’s Day outfit without looking too cliché, just don’t wear them all at the same time.

How do you like to incorporate green into your outfit on St. Patrick’s Day?

, E

Mini Push Lock Crossbody Bag // Long Tube Dress // Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket // Amelia Jumpsuit // Florence Collar Necklace // Skinny Stretch Cargo Pant  // Oversized Scarf // Maxine Patent Pump  // Marala Knit Skirt // Mixed Eyelet Shell

My 3 Favorite Fashion Trends For Spring 2016

Greetings Breezles,

  It is the middle of Fashion Week in New York City and while everyone is showing what to wear for Winter 2016/2017 I am looking forward to all of the trends we will be seeing this Spring.  Below are 3 trends I can’t wait to wear in the next couple months with pieces you can buy now.

What Spring 2016 trend are you most excited about?

, E

Cold Shoulder

“Loryn” Off The Shoulder Top // Boohoo Paige Striped Off The Shoulder Top // Bella Maxi Dress // Crochet Trim Off The Shoulder Dress // Camila Two Chiffon Dress // Show Some Shoulder Top // Off The Shoulder Dress // Cecil Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress // Getaway Off The Shoulder Dress // Off The Shoulder Crop Top

Pleats Please

Pleated Maxi Dress // Asymmetric Pleated Top // Drop Waist Pleated Skirt // Pleated Zipper Detail Midi Dress // Long Sleeve Pleated Blouse // Gold Pleated Skirt // Pintuck Tee  // Y.A.S. Aya Pleated Dress // Micro Pleated Midi Skirt // Pleated Silk Top

Isn’t It Romantic

Waterfall Maxi Dress // Lace Top // Blouse With Lace Details // Chiffon Sleeveless Maxi Gown // Embroidered Lace Mini Shift Dress // Lace Pencil Skirt // Love Affair Top // Ruffled Top // Wrap Skirt With Ruffle Detail // Camellia Drop Waist Dress