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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Retail Therapy

We have all heard the term, we have all used it…Retail Therapy! [Read more...]