On The Rise: Sara Crawford


Sara Crawford is the Jill of all trades. As a wife, entrepreneur, blogger, fashion designer and stylist, she is focused on helping others to stylishly put their best foot forward. She is the curator behind the popular lifestyle blog Blondie Jones, a platform she uses to share her creative fashion views with the world. Let’s find out more about Sara journey.

1.Tell me a little bit about yourself (i.e.: education, career, personal interests, etc)

I am a designer and stylist for my brand Anara Original. I am the editor for Blondie Jones Life & Style Blog and author of The Playbook to Essential Style. I have an AS & BA degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, which  I completed in 3 years. I love all things fashion, however I also love to write, I love music, I love visual merchandising – I create a career and life that I love filled with all the things I love. In my spare time I love watching Big Bang Theory, Cooking & entertaining, Planning Parties, Singing, and Traveling.

2.How did you fall into the fashion industry?

I was always around well-dressed people; I believe this made it easier to love fashion. From the time I was about 11 or 12 I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer. My fondest memory as a child was going to Donna Karan Outlet with my family and I  immediately fell in love with her designs. It was at that moment I knew I was going to be in the fashion industry and that I had expensive taste.

3.You are a serial entrepreneur; how do you stay on top of things while managing your personal life?

I am still learning how to balance and separate the two. However, I have a to-do  list handy, and I have a schedule of what tasks should happen on their scheduled day. This strategy keeps me pretty focused. Prioritizing is definitely key to getting my duties completed.

4.Tell me about your book?

The Playbook to Essential Style is all about the essential garments and accessories you should have in your closet. The book offers strategies on how to build your wardrobe from the ground up. I discuss play by-play tips and directions on how to define your look, exploring your style, and executing pairing and versatility option effortlessly.

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Four Summer Items You Need In Your Closet.

Bright colors and bold patterns can make it quite fun to dress for the summer, until Monday morning comes knocking. As a young professional, keeping it cool and appropriate during the summer can be a hassle. To help you ease your Monday blues but also keep you HR approved, I created a summer work wish list for you below.

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1.Wrap Dress

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A wrap dress is the perfect article of clothing: it’s classy, comfortable and always appropriate. The Gretchen Wrap Dress is a versatile wardrobe piece as it transitions from desk to drinks very easily.

2. Shoes

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Ladies, comfort is never overrated. When it comes to comfortable heels, wedges are my go to especially during the summer. The Geox Sandals  is foot-friendly and gives you the ideal support you need for the office.


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What’s summer without accessories? Add a little pop color to your outfit by adding this cool Halcyon necklace.

4. Eyewear

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 4.48.10 PMReflectors are in to stay and we are loving them. Grab these sunglasses by Genuine People and rock the street on your way to work

Let me know how you’re keeping cool in the office!

5 Fall Trends You Can Incorporate Into Your Professional Wardrobe.

IMG_7478Whose not excited about the myriad of colors, the sweet smell of pumpkin spice,that comes with  the Fall season. It’s such a beautiful time of the year and when it comes to fashion, it is the best one to look forward to. In collaboration with Fashion Stylist Jocelyn Pizarro, I am bringing you the 5 Fall Trends that you can easily incorporate to your work attire on a budget.

1. The 70’s 

Don’t call it a comeback! The most full-on, flamboyant and fun decade has never looked better.If you’re having a hard time finding a few statement pieces in your parents closet, Joefresh.com got you covered with this beautiful Floral Pleated skirt.

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