The Emerald Closet hosts fashion event at Northgate Mall’s Gap


Love the Gap, prizes, food, drinks, style and swag? 
Join The Emerald Closet on October 27th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at The Gap in Northgate Mall for a Fall Style Social! There will be door prizes, swag bags, food, beverages, music, and a style presentation. Prizes include AmEx gift cards, an exclusive Gap discount, restaurant gift certificates, and a grand prize of a $100 gift card to the Northgate Mall and a one-on-one personal styling session with The Emerald Closet! 

Travis and Adria, the faces behind The Emerald Closet, will highlight their favorite fall pieces at The Gap, styled on local fashion bloggers who will be models for the event. There will be a presentation about the styles, going over which pieces look best on which body type. The participating style bloggers will also have the opportunity to style mannequins, showing how they'd wear The Emerald Closet's favorite pieces.  Check out "Twitterati" fashion bloggers @Mollieinseattle and @Alixrose as they model some fab looks from The Gap.

Food and beverages will be provided by Sushi Maru. There will also be swag bags for guests who RSVP. Swag bags will include samples, coupons, and gifts from other Northgate Mall stores.

To RSVP, reply to the official Facebook event page. Those who RSVP will receive an exclusive swag bag! For more information and to stay up-to-date with the latest even news, please visit The Emerald Closet.

P.S. I loved "Crushing on Clothes" @Alyson_Andrew's photos of her Gap fall outfit, here. That coat is pretty rockstar.

CLOSED: CONTEST: Urban Unveiled

NOTE: This contest has closed. Congrats to our winner, Juli C!

Tickets still available – follow link, below.


There’s a swanky cocktail party & wedding show coming to town: Urban Unveiled! Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the event, taking place at Benaroya Hall on Wednesday, October 12th at 6pm.


Back for it’s sixth show, Urban Unveiled will feature Luly Yang’s 2012 Bridal Collection.  Luly Yang’s designs can be see in the windows outside of the Fairmont Olympic and are phenomenal. You can bet this creative designer has some jaw-dropping new designs to share!


50 premier wedding vendors will also be present for this celebratory event. From Urban Unveiled: “We have invited each participant to join us at this event because we truly believe that they excel at what they do.  We are confident that we have selected visionaries who are guaranteed to please you with their creativity, personality and style.”

Thanks to Glamspoon and Urban Unveiled for this giveaway opportunity.

Enter the contest:


1) post a comment on this blog post 

(check back Monday after 5pm for the winner’s name)




2) Tweet              I want to win tickets to @urbanunveiled from @keridwyn! 

(be sure to include the link when tweeting)


You can enter either way, or enter both ways for an extra chance to win!


Tickets start at just $35. Don’t wait to see who wins – buy your tickets now and gift your prize to a friend if you win!


Win tickets to Posh Party Beauty & Trend Show


Update: Contest has ended – congrats @Jaymeedoll on twitter – winner chosen using  You can still buy your tickets for this event from Gilt City Seattle – links below.


A Hundred Pocket readers are invited to enter to win 2 tickets to The Bellevue Collection’s Posh Party on September 30th! I’ve partnered with Gilt City Seattle to bring you this giveaway for this fun beauty and trend show at Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

At the Posh Party, you’ll enjoy appetizers and cocktails in the Fashion Week Lounge, check out the runway show of “fall’s must-have trends” from The Bellevue Collection, freebies from Estée Lauder, access to the “Posh Party After Lounge” featuring mini-treatments and beauty tips and more.   If that’s not enough, you’ll also get access to the VIP Shopping Night the next evening.

Tickets for the event are available online now ($50 each until Thursday at 11am) and 100% of the ticket sales benefits Bellevue LifeSpring, which offers programs and services that feed, educate, clothe & shelter those in need in the Bellevue community.

You can enter to win two ways:

1) Leave a comment on this blog post! Be sure to include a way I can contact you.

2) Tweet: I want to win Posh Party tickets  from @giltcityseattle & @keridwyn 

Enter by 5pm Pacific Time, September 21st!

A hundred pockets?

There are some moments in life I find myself searching for quotations online. Sometimes I’ll visit a quote site, other times, I’ll search for quotes under famous authors or philosophers names.  

Quotes help me get motivated, connect with others who experience shared emotions, give me new perspectives, inspire me or sometimes simply entertain.

I’ve recently had the desire to start a new personal blog, but have had a tough time deciding on what the subject matter would be. Two requirements would have to be: a subject I’m interested/involved in or knowledgeable about and one that is interesting to readers.

I spend a lot of time thinking about what to focus on.  

Here were some of the ideas I came up with:

  • An “Auntie” blog to connect with the “Mommy Bloggers” out there? That sounded fun. But I don’t spend every day with my nieces (though of course I’d love to see them more), and I wanted to connect with readers who don’t have kids or friends/siblings with kids. That said, I do love sharing info about family fun events!
  • Reviews on movies/TV (mostly Netflix and Hulu+)? Sure I love watching streaming TV, but is a blog dedicated only to that something I could keep up with? And how interesting would it be to read one gal’s 1 to 10 scale reviews (even though you could feel safe in knowing my posts would be spoiler free)? But sometimes, I watch something that inspires me to write. 
  • Costume and Makeup ideas? It’s true, I go to a lot of themed costumed events throughout the year, but I don’t have the budget or time to spend putting together amazing creations. Though, I do love to share a good makeup/costume tip from time to time!
  • Seattle Events? The city I live in is rich with arts, theatre, DJ nights, live music and more. That said, I’d love a blog that would be interesting to read from thousands of miles away. But, there’s so many good things happening around town, I want to get the word out (and review the occasional event, restaurant, happy hour or venue).
  • Relationships, Living and Learning? I’m certainly not one to air my emotional “dirty laundry” out on a blog for others to read. That’s not what I mean by “Relationships.” More, I’d like the opportunity to write blog posts reflecting on relationships (romantic or platonic), interpersonal dynamics, tips on living a more happy and abundant existence and elements of interest that make me stop and reflect on the life I live.  Having 100% of my posts be along these lines seemed a bit daunting, but I really love the idea of exploring these themes on a public blog.
  • Having Fun & Saving Money? On the flip side of events, there’s a lot of fun to be had while saving money. I’m a huge fan of board games, puzzles, scavenger hunts, reading. And who doesn’t like a good deal? This almost won out as the focus of my blog. However…

I took a look at this list and realized, all these interests were just part of a whole that makes up me. I’d already decided to leave the Social Media news to my business blog and give myself a rest in this space, but which of these subjects should I choose.

Then I came across the quote, once again, from Nietzsche: “When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.”  I realized: I didn’t need to pick just one pocket. I could share the contents of many and create a vibrant blog.

If you’re reading this in the future, I’d love to hear feedback on what type of posts are your favorites, what you’d like to hear more or less of or any other thoughts you have! If you’re reading this closer to my post date, please share with me what subjects interest you the most!