Sunday, September 30, 2007

The pleated skirt is a great look for Fall and Winter, but many women are afraid the style is unflattering. It's true that pleating does add bulk, but that doesn't mean you should shy away from all pleated styles. Here are a few tips to wear it well:
        • Look for a style that is made of a nice, draping material like jersey so it skims your body, rather than adding bulk. If you are slimmer, go for the heavier, firmer fabrics to give your shape some volume
        • Choose styles with a straight waist band where the pleating begins 3-6 inches below.
        • Pair with a top that is fitted and shorter (no long tunics) or add a waist length swing jacket.
        • In general, pleated skirts tend to look more conservative, so balance the look with a turtleneck or mock turtleneck top and opaque tights.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Q&A - Leggings

Q: Are leggings still on trend for this season?

A: Absolutely! These styles are a must for wearing with longer tunic tops and short mini dresses, especially when you need that extra warmth. If you like how you look in leggings, then go for it. Get at least one pair in a bolder color such as magenta, teal, or paprika - great to pair with gray and black tops and dresses. Also get a pair of basic black or charcoal to wear with everything else. We are awaiting the arrival of some great leggings from Soda Blu, so check the store next week and stock up at a great price!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Perfect Handbag

Did you know that your handbag can make a big difference in your appearance? Sometimes we buy a bag without giving a second thought as to whether it fits our body type. For instance, last summer I was enamored with a little suede Coach purse that was perfect for holding some cash, a lipstick and car keys. I didn't realize (until my husband so honestly asked where I got that ridiculous purse) that it was way t0o small for my tall, hippy frame. My body type made the purse look even smaller and made me look, well, sort of cartoonish - which was not the look I was going for. So I sold the purse on Ebay and began identifying the styles that work well for me. Here are some basic tips based on your general body type:

Tall and Thin - Too tiny purses are not a good choice. Opt for medium size bags and clutches that are chunkier and not too flat. Pick longer, rectangular clutches for evening.

Petite - Avoid large purses - they only make you appear smaller in comparison. A medium size tote that has shorter handles, held close to the body is a great choice - vertical stripes elongate and provide dimension.

Pear Shaped - Carry the bag near the bust and away from the widest hip line. Keep the focus on the upper body. Purses that hit near the hipline should be relatively flat so they won't add bulk.

Plus Size - No small purses. As with Tall and Thin, they will make you appear bigger. Choose a medium to large bag and a style that draws the eye to your slimmest body part. Carry it near your waist if your waist is smaller, carry near your bust if your bust is smaller - you get the idea.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Outfit Chic - Trendy Girl

With so may clothing styles and colors available these days, it can be difficult to pull together outfits. With this in mind, we have started a new collection of outfits that will be featured in our blogs several times per month. We will also offer a discount on these items when purchased as a complete outfit.

TRENDY GIRL - Whether you are shopping, hanging out with friends or dancing at the local club, you are always on top of current trends. A geo print, bubble mini dress, richly colored modern handbag and short v-neck cover up perfectly reflect your lifestyle. Pair with a nude or metallic strappy shoe and hit the town. Available now for $79.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Q&A - What to Wear with Mustard Yellow

Q: I am interested in a really cute dress in your store, but it is mustard yellow and I am not sure what colors I can pair with it for Fall. Any advice?

A: Mustard Yellow is still in this Fall and our favorite pairing is with a dark Charcoal Gray. Throw a cardigan or jacket over the dress and pair with opaque tights or leggings to match and you'll be perfectly stylish. Although gray is our fave, other colors to consider are navy or a dark khaki/brown.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Scared of Online Shopping?

The internet is fast becoming the hot spot for online shopping, but many users are afraid to give up their personal and financial information. We understand and hear your concerns. Security and privacy are very important to our company - we process your payments through a secure, encrypted SSL gateway and NEVER give out your personal information to anyone.

If you would really like to purchase from us but are still uncomfortable, please contact us for alternative payment methods. We are more than happy to hold items and do accept money orders - we also have an ebay store and will post items upon request. Contact us at

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Arrivals - Handbags

We are excited to finally offer handbags to our customers and have some great new arrivals to start. And, toward the end of the month, we will be featuring handbags with outfits, so keep watching!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Share the Love

Although we like to boast about our own products, I also like to share the love and the products we find most interesting. Satya Jewelry is one of those stores that has very pretty (although sometimes pricey) yoga inspired jewelry. My favorite sale item lately are the Green Garnet Goddess Hoops. On sale for $87.20.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Fall Favorites

So we seem to be a bit behind in getting our Fall Newsletter posted - Back To School hit us really hard this year and we have been extremely busy.

So what do you need this Fall? We all know gray is the color of the season as well as richer teals, burnt orange, gold and purple. Modern prints and feminine dresses are still big. Glam is all the rage and metallics are showing up in fabric and bags. Patent leather is still a big hit with shoes, handbags and skinny belts. The focus is on sleeves such as lantern, bell and flutter. Fashion jackets are a must as well as cozy cover ups.

Our top picks from New Arrivals:

Color Block Tunic $29 Autumn Jacket $42 Drape Neck Dress $32