Posts Tagged ‘fall fashion’

Quote of the Week:

And this week’s quote comes from so very many of you, our beautiful customers. How many times have I heard those words spoken just in the past couple of weeks? Too many to count and I count myself right in there with the rest of you. I too love fall clothes.

There are a few mumblers and grumblers out there. You know…. about not wanting to “go there yet!” Well, they don’t have to go anywhere yet as the fall clothes are in the store and summer is still “out there.” So, rest easy, and take it at your own pace.

But, seriously, dear friends?

I can’t believe anyone wouldn’t look forward to the fun that is fall fashion. And, believe it or not, we are selling sweaters and down coats and fall dresses in the midst of summer’s heat. The one certainty in the Pacific Northwest is that fall will definitely make its appearance, as opposed to spring which can be fickle.

Two words: Sweater Weather! Is there anything better than a size-too-big cable knit sweater over your favorite jeans when it’s 50 degrees out? I think not!

From the blessing of boots to silky scarves, from the wale of corduroy to the warp of wool, the clothes I get to wear from mid-September through the end of November include my most loved pieces. Long live the boots + jeans + sweater ensemble and all of its wonderful variations. Have you noticed in fashion layouts that the sweater vest is making a revival? Pair it over a collared blouse or mock turtleneck and voila! Then there’s my favorite word: Over-sized! Everything from a jean jacket to a tunic top to a dress from Europe is now “fashionably” over-sized. What a relief. Comfort and fashion in one garment.

As for me, my heart races each time I enter the front doors of our store and see styles, colors, textures, patterns and layers just waiting my attention. The biggest question is “will I take home a paycheck this month?”

Let’s see…. I’ve already bought one Masai orange down coat and one Masai winter white sweater and one FDJ patterned turtleneck to go under my new rich brown Necessities hoody. Oops! Almost forgot the Renuar heathery, wheat colored soft turtleneck sweater dress. Maybe I should be asking Jenny for more work days in which to wear all my new belongings.

Then again, I’ll just take Shelly’s advice and dress for coffee at the Café Louvre. By all means, don’t forget to accessorize your new outfit with a pumpkin spice latté. In your weekend wanderings find a great location where you and your favorite outfit will photograph amazingly against a colorful fall backdrop.

As I began with a quote. . . so shall I end.

“As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see”. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Julie’s humble offering:

As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have days enough to wear all the multitude of textured, colorful layers that I can think to combine.

Alas! Big Sigh!

Please come by and discover all the store has to offer in new selections for the fast approaching autumn season.

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What’s a snood?
What is a snood?
a. The latest app
b. A pan to boil crayfish in
c. The latest fragrance
d. A tubular scarf
d. Is the correct answer. Historically, a snood was a type of European female headgear, but today it refers to a tubular neck scarf, one of this seasons’ hottest trends. Most often made of loosely knitted yarn, a snood can be worn either pulled up over the hair like a hood or around the neck like a scarf. The ones pictured are by Wooden Ships and Pia Rossini, two new accessory lines we are featuring this fall. Come check ’em out!

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      Do’s and Don’t’s for Fall Fashion 2013

      Do invest in eye-catching outerwear but
      Don’t be afraid to experiment with color, texture and length.

      Don’t put away your animal prints just yet.
      Do play with different colors of leopard such as green.

      Don’t shy away from layering.
      Do “spice” it in shades of cinnamon, cumin, cayenne & nutmeg.

      Don’t put that tweed over-sized sweater on the back shelf.
      Do pair it up with ankle boots and skinny jeans.

      Don’t be afraid to mix lace and crochet.
      Do put them together with a new pair of print pants.

      Don’t overlook those denim shirts.
      Do pair one up with a floral print.

      Do put on a sparkly camisole and
      Don’t be afraid to wear it with your jeans.

      One last big Don’t…
      Don’t match! It’s in the fashion past!

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