BA: How did you get started making these products?
BA: What was your background before starting Jacara?
JVD: Although it seems like another life, I used to dance professionally. My thighs may not be as toned, but the satisfaction I get when helping women from all over the world gain fair wages & provide education for their children, trumps all!
BA: What is your daily beauty routine like?
BA: What about skin care?
BA: How would you describe your style?
BA: What is in your bag right now?
BA: You have made two trips to Africa recently. Can you tell us about that?
Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! I did. The Banker and I left Harlowe with my MIL for 2 days while we jetted off to Denver to visit some friends and family.
I’ve been to Denver once or twice before. The most memorable time was when I ran my first half marathon. My body was not ready for that sort of physical torture yet and was in remission for the balance of my visit. I didn’t walk around much after that!
I figured I’d make it tradition to run a race whenever I visit; this time the race was shorter. It also called for more glow-sticks. The ‘Rave Run’ was held on what I’m now certain is one of the most highly celebrated holidays in Denver: 4/20.
April 20th brings a whole melange of disconnected festivities. As you cam guess, there were some interesting outfits out there. I’ll be sharing my outfits later this week since I’m working in NYC for the next few days and blogging from my iPhone for now. Here’s my Denver experience insta-style.
Pack two pairs of shoes. Think sophisticated and comfortable. Keep the heel height 4 inches or lower. 3 inch heels are ideal for conferences that will have you standing most of the day. Bring a pair of shoes for running if you like you get your workouts in. These are optional, but come in handy when you’ve been sitting all day and need to use some energy up!
Carry-on a bag of outfits appropriate for meetings, presentations, etc. Dresses work nicely as they take up less space. Lace dresses or dresses with pleats work great because wrinkles show less. Cotton-poly, cotton-Lycra blends are wrinkle resistant so look for those!
Pack a nice top you can wear out to dinner or networking events in the evening. Pair tops with jeans and a simple pair of heels. Another option is to bring a statement necklace and wear it over your day dress making it the perfect night time ensemble.
Bring appropriate undergarments. The more nude pairs you bring the better because animal print booty shorts are the last thing you want to worry about at a conference!
Bring one-two blazers. You can wear these day and night and if you’re careful make one last for 2-3 days. Black is always a good option as it goes with everything and doesn’t show signs of wear as easily as lighter colors.