Size matters?

Hi everyone…it’s been awhile, but I am back, with an opinion of course!

As we settle in to our second location, I am thinking about how our customers feel when they walk into both of our boutiques. This got me thinking about something that totally bothers me! This new trend of customers walking into stores and being told, “I don’t think we are for you” Really…. are business’s doing that well these days that they can not only refuse someone service but make them feel inferior because of their size?

We have grown up in the shadow of jutting hip bones and sunken cheeks of the likes of Twiggy, Cher, Kate Moss and the rise of the super model as celebrity, don’t get me wrong I really like and respect these women for what they have achieved. Yet out of this era came the new age of eating disorders, think there is a connection? HMMMMM…
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The Long and Short of it

Most of you reading this know me, and those who choose to read on, will get to know me :)
If it’s on my mind it’s out of my mouth, or in this case, in my blogs! These blogs are nothing personal, just my opinions and musings on the state of our (fashion) world as seen through the eyes of a woman who has been helping other women achieve the best they can be through expressing their personal style!

With that being said, I would like to talk about something I feel very strongly about; the Capri pant! I just don’t get it, are they really short pants, or are they really long shorts? The one thing I do get, is that they flatter no one! It’s summer and I understand it is very hot, especially this summer, but you cannot tell me that the 8 inches between your ankle and calf keep you that much cooler than if you chose an ankle pant? Honestly, why would someone intentionally wear something that hit at the middle of their calf? [Read more...]

Cliches

I heard a saying once…Man Plans, God Laughs! Of course, I adapted it to (wo)man plans…
I have used this cliché many times in my life, yet I believe I am just starting to really understand the magnitude of those 4 little words!

Let me back up a few years and share with you what brought me to this AHA moment…
I had an idea about a new twist on a favorite past time, shopping; what if we offered current boutique clothing at discounted pricing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with customer service being our number one priority, support our community through charity and art…blah, blah, blah
Ok, drew up a business plan, found space, connected with vendors, built a store and voila, Boutique Wearhouse was born! Less than 3 years later, we realized we were onto something, the community supported our concept as we have supported the community…we were actually offering something people wanted…a place where everyone knows your name (oops, i think that was Cheers), oh well, you know what i mean…friends, fashion and fun! [Read more...]

The Right to “Bare” arms

I whole heartedly support our constitution’s second amendment, while also being 1 of the 90% who believe there should be a thorough background check on anyone interested in owning a firearm…

Did you really think I was going to jump on that political soapbox? Oooh nooo, let’s leave that to our elected officials, LOL!

What I do want to talk about is our fashion right to “bare” arms, from wrist to shoulder, show it ladies! Whether your arms resemble Michelle Obama or Barbara Bush- go for it!

I have been in this business a long time and I was asked what is the one body part women are most self conscious of, I would have bet the store on the answer being hips and thighs, yet experience has taught me the majority of women are self conscious about their arms! [Read more...]

When I am old… I shall wear purple.

If you have never read this poem, please stop what you are doing and take the time to read it, now!

Warning – When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
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Ahhh Spring…

This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.

Blah, blah, blah…what does Spring really mean….NEW CLOTHES! [Read more...]

Happy Valentine Week

So here we are quickly approaching the holiday that causes so many reactions…Valentine’s Day! Some of us scoff, some sigh, some laugh, some cry! If we are a couple, we revel in the prospect of a day of candy and flowers, if we are single we cringe and avoid resturants because the world is full of happy couples that night and write this one off as another “hallmark holiday”! In reading up on St. Valentine I found some interesting tidbits…he is represented with birds and roses and here is the full list of what he was the patron saint of:

  • Affianced couples
  • Bee keepers
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting
  • Greetings
  • Happy Marriage
  • Love
  • Lovers
  • Plague
  • Travellers
  • Young people