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Quote of the Week:

On this “night” before Christmas

from all of us at Sound Styles we wish all of you, our extended family, a heartfelt

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Quote for the Week:

      "Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother." ~ unknown

Calling all friends! Shelly needs your help with her design for this years’ Mother’s Day window.

We’d love to feature your mom and me photos in our window. If you would like to participate, please drop off your photo at the store by end of month. All photos will be returned later in May. Or, if easier, email a photo to: . . . as soon as possible.

Let’s fill Shelly’s window with lots of our Mom memories.

For identification and to begin the window: from top left we have Shelly’s mother and grandmother. Then there is me and my mom. And last, but definitely not least, we have Jenny and Dolores.

Come join us for this years’ Mother’s Day.

We thank you for being part of our Sound Styles family.

And because I just can’t resist. . . there is a second Quote for this Week:

    "Someday when the pages of my life end, I know that you will be
     one of the most beautiful chapters." ~ unknown

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Can you believe it? My garden has already given me its first bouquet… scattered daffodils made an early appearance. Rather than see them quiver in the snow, I brought them in to shed some sunlight on my kitchen. . . at least for a few days.

So yes. . . “hello yellow!” One of Pantone’s colors of the year. And, mind you, not just yellow but ‘illuminating’ yellow.

In his book, Theory of Colors, I think that Johann van Goethe got it right when he noted that. . .

“with yellow the eye rejoices, the heart expands, the spirit is cheered and we immediately feel warmed.”

If colors are the ‘smiles of nature’ as Leigh Hunt once observed, then yellow has perhaps the biggest smile of them all.

Sounds crazy, but color theorists say your body absorbs the vibration of the color you’re wearing which, in turn, affects your brain and can actually alter your mood. I wonder. . . maybe they aren’t kidding when they say ‘put on a happy face and go spread sunshine all over the place.’ And then. . . if theorists are correct, and it does make sense as to why color affects our mood, then putting on a yellow piece of clothing or accessory can’t hurt! I just found myself a new pair of yellow shoes and, knowing me, I will find myself just the right tee or top or hoody cardigan to go with them.

“Hello Yellow!!”

I literally am out of touch with the store and all of its new merchandise. I was just looking again at some of Jenny’s latest videos and I spotted quite a bit of yellow on those racks. Glad to see it represented and its cheery warmth is tugging at me. And then. . . wouldn’t you know it, Shelly sends me a pic of just the right Karen Kane top to go with those new shoes.

Good timing Shelly. Not only do I love the color but I’ve had several twist top tees and they are very flattering. I don’t even have to go into the store to know that I am going to love that top.

Go for it ladies! Find your bit of illumination with a new yellow something!! Be it accessory or complete outfit. Then you too can say “hello yellow.”


On a personal note, I am excited to write that I am returning to Sound Styles. It was March 8th, 2020 that I last locked the door to Sound Styles and walked home not even thinking that it might be an entire year before returning. I am grateful my job has waited for me. Not being able to see you all has left a void. So, my contributions for March will be fashion clues, such as this one, which will appear every Monday. Then April will find me back in the store.

Until then, I hope you enjoy reading more on our blog about fashion and trends and I hope our upcoming posts will help broaden horizons and give confidence to be the best that you can be.

More soon,

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Season’s Greetings

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Cookies with Santa

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Aegea Barclay is a native of the Northwest. She is an abstract artist who specializes in the interaction of color. Aegea opened her own business, Aegea Design, in 2007, where she creates custom paintings for commission-based buyers for homes, offices and galleries.

“I paint the feelings in my soul which come out in the expression of colors and geometric patterns.”

Come visit our shop to see some of Aegea’s paintings!

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