For all you girls who love velvet and Romeo and Juliet.
Unexpected, but right off the runway. Beanies have been a huge hit. You’ll find them bedazzled with gems or strutting with a pom pom, but either way they’re sure to keep your head warm in these chilly December days.
We chose a feminine color, (cool mint green) and paired it with a sleek leather jacket and grey jeans.
Gotta love the chic vintage Coach bag and leopard heels…
The idea was showing the transition from groceries and errands to getting glammed for an evening entertainment. Keeping it simple. This adorable dress is from a local Portland designer, Alyson Clair
Working with the same basic pieces, changing up the accessories. There’s always more than one way to wear the same trend. Use what’s in your closet.
Green green green. blend them all together and what do you get? Pure fabulousness. Or at least, that’s what the trends experts advise…how do you think we did? The jacket and dress are Nordstrom via thrift-stores.
This is a question I grappled with as well. Initially it was easy because when you order from a pre-existing clothing line to carry their products as part of your online store, for example, they provide “size packs” in a pre-existing formula. Meaning, you have to buy a minimum of 6-8 garments, split into sizes. The size packs are often split like this:
XS (1) S (2) M (2) L (2) XL (1) A standard junior or “missy” pack is S (2) M (2) L (2)
We have found that a size pack closer to this is more effective:
XS (1) S (2) M (3) L (1) XL (1) sometimes, we didn’t order an XL depending on the style.
Once you have established your target audience (are they women in their teens? Twenties? Thirties?) you will know what is the most popular size. For us, with a young woman demographic, S definitely sold out the most quickly, followed by M. The odd sizes sat on the shelves for quite a bit longer.
We rarely ordered more than 3 size packs to start out. You don’t want inventory and large amounts of money just sitting on your shelves. It’s better to sell-out that to be over-stocked.
It’s been a whirlwind Thanksgiving and 2 days later my sister got married! Am I still breathing? check.
With all the hubub I haven’t had much time to think about fashion for the holidays, but I’m super excited to start freshening up my wardrobe for all the parties. Did I mention I LOVE dressing up?
I just discovered Cheongsam dresses, I love them for holiday wear because 1) they have plenty of modest options and 2) they are super sleek. I mean what’s not to love about this little beauty? I would pair this with my leopard booties and tights.
Of course I love the classic cocktail dresses look, as long as they aren’t too “bridesmaidy”. This one’s gorgeous.
For more of a gala event, which admittedly are few and far between, check out These Prom Dresses. I’m thinking the scarlet one, if it wasn’t too low. For something more full coverage these evening dresses are just stunning. I just want at least 5 of them.
Would you wear this to the Opera?
As for their Quinceanera Dresses, I may not be hispanic, but I’m pretty sure I could incorporate one of these into a killer photo shoot. They’re like bridal gowns except colored…
Nothing says daring and confident as white from head to toe. Glamorous, bold- I LOVE it.
This is such a fun way to borrow your man’s shirt and go girly. Yes, this is my little brothers shirt. Hey it works!
It’s SOO cold in oregon right now, yikes. Every morning when my toes hit the floor I’m wondering who turned our wood into a giant ice cube. gahhh.
Elaini and I collaborated on this project together, featuring clothes from our own wardrobes. Today’s look combines 2 popular fall/winter trends: Turtlenecks and Plaid.