Archive for April, 2013

Staff Picks from us to you!




Classic Orange!
This Spring sees the return of a cool classic.  The sleeveless camp dress by Renuar never goes away and can go anywhere.
So… you say you’ve been there and done that?  Well so have I and just can’t wait to wear this look again!  In the season’s popular melon color, this classic silhouette has me waiting for a new Spring day.  I’ll throw my white jean jacket over my shoulders and brighten my day with a new dress.        (click dress to enlarge the image)

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Top Bananas

April 17th, 2013… it’s 9am on an unusually warm spring morning in our small corner of the world…
Tantalizing coffee aromas emanate from Caffe Ladro befitting its’ intimate and somewhat quirky decor… black iron bistro tables, french murals and bouquets of fresh spring flowers.
As always, early dawn sees the first prep work by staff amid town gossip and talk of Downton Abbey’s latest indiscretions. At last, Ladro’s special roast and friendly greetings await their morning customers.
Wearing her new sleeveless blouse, Mary Beth, a vision in sun-kissed orange, is first to arrive. “A tall vanilla latte, please.” she requests, as her eye catches the entrance of dear Elizabeth. In that drapey, flowing top of sapphire blue to match her eyes, Lizzie… as only the closest of friends call her… is wearing an obviously perfect match to her flirtatious self. Ah… not to be dismissed or missed or upstaged… here comes Leilani Sue in her tropical, ruffled little number that might easily turn on the green eyes of Carmen Miranda. As they find a table for three… what a threesome they are!
But wait!… a moment of breathless silence flashes across the room, as Richard has sauntered into the establishment only to stop by the table of these three beautiful women adorned in their attire from Sound Styles. A brief smile and appreciative nod gives them pause to blush at his obvious approval of their fashion sense. Has he eyes and heart for only one? And might that one be our heroine in the previous drama? Was it Richard she was meeting on the beach that day?
To be continued…

FoxcroftTrue BlueBali

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      (pictures, left to right)    Foxcroft Sleeveless Blouse. Comfortable all cotton. White and dotted with petite orange slices.  True Blue Sleeveless Tunic Top.  Pleated in shades and shades of blue, this top is an all rayon batik tie dye with flattering uneven hemline (longer in front than back).  Bali pullover ruffled and ruched v-neck top in a colorful tropical print of polyester/spandex.

So… how about you? Come find your ‘top’ banana among Sound Styles newest spring selections… and to heck with what Richard thinks… let us help you find your own fashion persona. One that puts a smile on your face and says “hello world!” Are you romantic, classic, dramatic or none of the above? It might be fun to discover your inner self when it comes to fashion and we’d love to be a part of the journey. And, believe it or not, one new top can speak volumes and give voice to your persona.

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To Flip or To Flop
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to flip or to flop
flipflops“Makes one ponder so oft’ with a stop.
With a bear foot, must give us cause.
Aye, there’s the rub.” Oh for a pause!
And thus the colors remembered
The pangs of decision bring
With this regard to royal, orange, yellow,
gold, pink, lavendar or red
The choice of which doth puzzle the will.
Choose one receiving all the glitter
Only to cause the foot to sing.
Sunshine approaches!
Hark! We have Ilse Jacobsen
flip flops for Spring.
Available in 7 colors from Ilse Jacobsen and only $36.
click the flip flops above to see the image in full size

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Scarves and our Thanks!

Scarves and our Thanks!
new scarves

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Wanna Hook Up?

Wanna hook up with 2013 Spring/Summer fashion?

The hot new trend is crochet.

“Crochet” is a French word meaning hook and is defined by Webster as the process of creating fabric from yarn, thread or other material strands using a crochet hook.

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crochet 1
Granny, granny…what big style you have.

My grandma was a “hooker”. As a matter of fact I still have and use an afghan she made for me years ago.

Now crochet has spiced up fashion as you can see in the pictured Modern Cardigan by PURE.
crochet 2Dive into diva territory with new chic looks that will have you crocheting to a new tune.

Check out this colorful crocheted artisan tank also by PURE.
crochet 3A Fine Romance.

With a crocheted pattern, what’s not there defines a design as much as what is there.

This tunic by Alison Sheri says it all.
So, there’s something for everyone’s pleasure when it comes to crochet.  
Just be careful you don’t get hooked!

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