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...]

You are what you see!

I was sitting down this morning to put the finishing touches on a blog about “shoulder shelter”, when
my mind kept returning to a dove commercial I saw being discussed on Good Morning America, and I
realized, this is a real issue that most women face and should be brought into the light, so….

I have been working with women of all ages and sizes for over 30 years now and the one thing we all
have in common is our self esteem when it comes to our looks! We have been shown over the years
what beauty is in fashion magazines, Hollywood, etc…what is beautiful? Well if we buy into that culture,
they have been telling us, it is a size 2, a glamorous look, wearing expensive designer clothing, right?! [Read more...]

Sad that there is a National Child Abuse Prevention Month….

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.- unknown

 

The fact that we even need a month to try to prevent and stop child abuse shakes me to my very core! That is why we are hosting a fundraiser to support CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates!  As parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, it is our responsibility to be the best advocates for our children, when due to circumstances, that is not possible, we must support a community that will do that for our children! We should not judge the reason these are children getting lost in our system, for they are often the result of societal problems as a result of divorce, job loss, teen pregnancy, etc. Whatever the reason these children are in desperate need of our help! It is our duty as human beings to support in these children in anyway, large or small! [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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Jeans vs. Genes

JEANS VS. GENES

My favorite morning of the year….no more daylight savings time! The nights are lighter longer, the birds
start singing, the promise of rebirth! As I set my clocks ahead, I start thinking about the long winter we
are about to leave behind and I also start thinking about the weight I lost last summer…OMG, it’s back!
How did that happen? How did I let this happen? UGH, I have no willpower , I am weak, what is wrong
with me! No, I will not go down this path AGAIN! [Read more...]

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...]

Retail Therapy

We have all heard the term, we have all used it…Retail Therapy! [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

Spring Fashion is here. What is your favorite this year?

It is said you are what you eat…I say, you are what you wear!

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We come into this world with the same gifts…2 arms, 2 legs, one torso, hair, etc…how will we express our individuality and let the world know who we are if we all begin the same? Will I choose short hair, long, bangs? Will I follow the trends or be a trendsetter? Some of us are born to be little fashionistas, we see it in our daughter’s when they are just 3 and she wants pretty frilly dresses and will wear nothing else, our nieces who wants her hair short and will only wear jeans and sweatshirts, our son who at 4 wants to wear a bowtie to school …

Are these children reading fashion magazines? Maybe, but most likely not, this shows us we are somewhat hardwired to like what we like (some of us have the confidence from birth to just go for it). Not unlike food where some of us prefer salty to sweet, etc… [Read more...]