Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Vintage Linen │Spring is Coming

While I love winter clothing, there's something about getting ready for spring ( as far as the wardrobe is concerned) that is life-giving.

Some of my favorite fabrics to fall  back on are silks and linens. They're quite popular for good reason.

The first reason is obvious. The materials are wonderful. There's nothing quite like either of them. Silk is decadent against the skin and linen says "vacation" and "travel" like nothing else.

The other reason these fabric are choice purchases for most is because they're hard to find. You can't just go into JCrew year round and find linen. Sometimes, seasonally, yes. But, it's hard to get the right color, right size, or the right type of linen. Sometimes they're sold out. Sometimes, you may not even like what they have.

That's where I'm happy to help. I love these fabrics as much as you and when I'm not buying for myself (which is actually not that often) I'm always buying for the store. Come on by. I've got quite a cache of linens and silks coming in the next few weeks, so take a visit. See what you need. ◄

While my heart is still aching for sweaters and denim of winter -- because as I've mentioned before, winter here in northern California is mild and sweet without much need for heavy wools and jackets -- I'll be stocking up on much anticipated linen and silk, so that when your vacation comes or the warm weather returns, you'll be ready.

**All sweaters and coats are 25% off right now!

-HJS

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Vintage Overalls │ Wardrobe Essential

When I think of overalls, I think of the word "utilitarian," and bandanas, and iron workers, and unions. I think of Rosie the Riveter. I think old America. And I talk about overalls regularly because they're so iconic.

As far as fashion is concerned, though overalls were a major wardrobe staple of years ago, they're now a cyclical item that pops its head up out of the sea of fashion every twenty years or so.

I wore these in the early 90s, and they're back in. In fact, they've been very much in for the last four or five years. I've sold hundreds of them in my shop (Visit◄ to see my current selection) and the desire for them isn't diminishing.

Does this mean the world wants overalls as a standard part of their wardrobe again? And not just because it's hip? I think so!

Sure, overalls don't do wonders for the figure. But, ladies, this isn't everything. There's something pretty dang attractive about comfy overalls on a hard-working woman ... even if she's taking a break and drinking coffee at the local cafe.

And perhaps if covering your curves is something you prefer to do, might I make a suggestion: overalls.

I did swear to myself I'd never wear them again, but alas, as my mantra states, "Never say never."  Just don't. Because, I am wearing them. Today.

They are the best things to wear for gardening, running to the grocery store, and even tele-commuting from your home office. In other words, everything.

If you don't  have a pair, look no further. I always have them in stock. Always. Visit today!  ◄And get that Americana feel back in your wardrobe again.

-HJS