Jasmine Maki is a features reporter for Accent. Her main beats are arts and entertainment and life and style. She also occasionally covers health, family and TV.
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With beautiful bright red hair, Karly Anderson, a stylist at Olivieri's Salon and Spa, instantly stands out in a crowd. And, her hair automatically adds as a pop of color to any look. But along with her hair color, Anderson is also known for spicing up her looks with bold vintage accessories, which she finds in thrift shops. For a casual Friday at the salon, Anderson added a gold bird pin and big vintage earrings to her simple all-black ensemble.
Four out of five stars. Tired of old clothes? The free app 99 dresses, available only for iOS, allows users to easily swap their clothes and accessories with others around the globe. After creating an account, users can list items from their closets that they'd like to swap. The listings include photos, the category of item, brand, size, condition, original price and approximate weight. Users earn buttons for the items they post, which they can redeem for other clothing. Once an item is listed, other users can like, comment or claim an item.
With eggnog, hot cocoa and apple cider, there are plenty of options when it comes to preparing holiday beverages for the entire family. Whether it's a nonalcoholic drink or a cocktail with a spin, there's a drink for everyone to enjoy through all the holiday festivities. We asked our readers what drinks they love to sip during the holidays. Below we share their favorite recipes, along with how they came across them. Laura Bisenius, of Grand Forks, found a recipe for Wassail punch in a Taste of Homes magazine about seven years ago, and the recipe has been a family favorite ever since.
A bright mix of pink and purple, Pantone named Radiant Orchid the color of the year for 2014. "While the 2013 color of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release. The rosy fuchsia-like color has already graced the runways in multiple spring 2014 fashion collections including Max Mara and Missoni.
Although Jayme Johnson, of Watford City, N.D., doesn't work out a lot, she said most of her wardrobe is very athletic inspired. The hairstylist at Regis Salons in Columbia Mall said she plans her looks around comfort and flexibility. On a Friday morning coffee run, she sported a pair of Victoria's Secret leggings with long layered tops. Her black riding boots from Payless and white boot socks helped create a more pulled-together look for work.
Five out of five stars. If you often misplace your friends, the free app Find My Friends may be the perfect solution. The app uses the phone's GPS locator to pin point the user's exact location and the location of all of their friends. Yes, it may sound a bit creepy -- and it definitely can be -- but it's also quite useful. Imagine you're on your way to a gathering, you get lost and can't get a hold of anyone. You pull out your phone, open Find My Friends and click one of their names.
It was late October when Emily Grizzell, a former Royal Winnipeg Ballet soloist, flew in from Washington state for an intense weekend workshop with the dancers of the North Dakota Ballet Company.
As a new mother, Kylie Harding, of Winnipeg, likes to keep her style simple. For an evening in Grand Forks, Harding opted for an almost-all black look with a dark purple t-shirt. Her black jeans, blazer and riding boots created a polished look perfect for a night out. A simple up-do, a dark plum lip and little earrings were just the right final touches. For easier holiday shopping at the mall, she added a cross-body bag with a bright red strap, which acted as a colorful accent to her otherwise dark look.
5 out of 5 stars. Get a jump start on those New Year's resolutions with Lift, the free daily motivation and self-improvement app for iPhone and Android. The app connects with the user's Facebook and Twitter accounts allowing them to follow friends who are already on the app. Then, the user selects goals or "plans" to improve his or her daily life. Whether users hope to improve health and fitness, mindfulness, communication or productivity, Lift has a "plan" for almost everything.
Overdoing it is the biggest mistake people make with winter work attire, said Rachael Hammarback owner of R.H. Standard at 615 First Ave. N. in Grand Forks. While the temperatures may be below freezing, that doesn't mean bulky layers, sweatshirts and winter coats are acceptable in the workplace, Hammarback said.