Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Just a piece of fabric....

I have spent the morning looking for the best link to share to demonstrate scarf tying. After as search that has made me cross eyed and caused me to drink a full pot of coffee. I have decided this... Come in and let us show you...
Watching these is sometimes like learning to tie a mans tie backward for those of us that are coordinatly challenged. But if you insist just ck out you tube there are many and kind of fun to watch. Don't shy away because you don't feel comfortable with your tying skills. We can show you and give you plenty of ideas... It's only a piece of fabric
You may be a plain dressed jean girl, but you can always run a scarf through you belt loops for a little color and style.or tie one on your purse. Th is is a really cute way to add color. Even in jeans and a jean jacket, think how cute a little bandana could look on your purse. Even for evening wear you can always add a touch of sparkle to your evening bag or use a metallic or organza scarf for a wrap. ( perfect solution for those of us who have an issue with " sleeveless") all that and it just a piece of fabric....

Over the years we have sold scarves for just about everything, so all you have to do is be creative. We have sold pashminas for runners on a Christmas table, scarf of a baby grand piano, scarf for a dresser or sideboard. We had a woman buy one for pillow covers. You name it I recently saw on Pintrest using one for a camera strap, what w way to look snazzy on a vacation. Cutting one, you can bedazzle flip flops. Try replacing a handle on a purse with a scarf. It's darling, I saw that one on a woman shopping at Von Maur, I complimented her bag and she told me what she had done. After all... It's just a piece of fabric.

You can always use scarves in your hair too, adding some color around a ponytail or tied as a headband, maybe tying a sied knot for an almost fascination look. Don't forget the little divas in our lives, like scarves too. Again using them in their hair is so cute and makes them feel so special. Use them for a little girls belt to, taking a plain little sundress to Sunday special..... After all it's just a piece of fabric.

I've tried to spark your creative side when it comes to scarves and I hope I have succeeded. I hope your head is spinning while you create your style with scarves, but most of all, I hope, I have taken some of the intimidation away. If all else fails... Come in and we would be happy to show you ideas. And remember, it's only a little piece of fabric.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Finding your personal style

I have been layed up for a few days with foot problems which causes a terrible side effect, online browsing, and occasional purchasing. While I courageously dealt with these side effects, I have noticed how much is nothing more than more of the same. Cookie cutter women of all ages, mimicking the same looks. There are different types of fashion personalities. There is CLASSIC, TRENDY, ROMANTIC, CAUSAUL and SPORTY. I tend to lean toward CLSSIC, this does not have to be boring. For example, I enjoy tailored clothes, and timeless pieces. TRENDY is self explaining, finding your comfort zone in the latest fashion and trends. The ROMANTIC find enjoyment in lace, flowing skirts, cameos and soft dresses. The SPORTY is most at home in a running suit, t's with hood and yoga pants. The CUSUAL girl wears jeans and looks like she is ready for that weekend in the country. SO... My point of all this is how to be your own personality, but by adding a few accessories to make it your personal style.
Let's say you are that classic woman, try adding a trendy tribal scarf or jewelry, staying true to your personality, but not being like everyone else you pass on the street. Say tou are one of the sporty types, try black dress pants with your little hoodie t and add pearls or a coordinating scarf. That little element you borrow from the other personalities add that element of individualism. Just try it, see just how more up to date you'll look and feel. Stop in any time and we will be more than happy to assist you. We have always believed this process to be so important, this is why we order in 1's, meaning you can always be assured you will not meet yourself.
I promised I would include the jewelry cleaner recipe. Here it is

1 cup of hot water
1 Tbsp of Salt
1 Tbsp of Baking Soda
1 Tbsp of Dish Soap

Mix all the ingredients together in a dish
Place your jewelry in the mixture for no longer than 30 minutes
Scrub the jewelry and rinse with warm water
Dump the solution and make a new batch next time

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Gardening in Our Wardrobe

Spring always make us want to spruce up ourselves, our homes and garden. Although these things so different, they are much the same. Color function and theme are things they all have in common. Using thesed common denominators can make the process much simpler. For instance, if you have dressy coral dress and you need it to look more polished, you put a coral necklace on it, it disappears, losing the function, if you put a casual wood bead on it, you loose theme however if you would add a citrus color maybe a crystal or with a few pearls, you suddenly have color, function and theme.

When you plant a garden you always add contrast but stay within a theme. Think of yourself as planting your garden and you can't go wrong. I realize, probably more than I should, that sometimes we just draw a blank, that's what we are here for. Right here in Auburn, so close for so much help. I want to leave you a thought to ponder on. We as women are someone's role model. Rather it be a student, a daughter, granddaughter, showing pride in our appearance and demeanor can shape a young girls mind. Show her confidence and kindness and strengh. Hey, us girls have to stick together right?

I am going to include the recipe for homemade jewelry cleaner next time and who knows what else I will dig up.

Be kind to one another.

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