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Shawls and Wraps Make the Most of your Wardrobe

Shawls and wraps make the most of your wardrobe by expanding the versatility of what you already have. Today, I’ll share two totally different shawls that can be worn multiple ways. The first is perhaps the new addition you’ll wear most often. The second is gorgeous yet simple wearable art.

Shawls and Wraps #1: Versatility

The half-moon rayon jersey shawl by Caron Miller can be worn in a number of ways, yet weighs next to nothing. Perfect for everyday as well as travel, you won’t want to leave home without this from now on.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl by Caron Miller can be worn multiple ways.
The half-moon as Shawl



The Half-Moon Shawl by Caron Miller is not a rectangle. Rather, it’s a half-moon shape which makes it so much more versatile than a rectangle. In this photo, it’s shown as a simple shawl, both open and tied closed. Keep yourself  a bit warmer in an air-conditioned environment or as evening chill sets in. The rayon jersey fabric is soft, washable, and crunchable. Just $58, which makes it a great gift too.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl from Caron Miller can be worn as a scarf or a sarong
The Half-Moon as Scarf and Sarong

The half-moon also works great as a scarf or a sarong as you can see here. Use it over a swim suit at the beach. Throw it on over your yoga gear for the ride home. And even though you can’t see it here, it is also a perfect blanket for any plane or train trips you take. Get your half-moon shawl today! Available immediately in black. Want a different color? Check out Caron’s website and let me know which color you want and I’ll order it for you (Caron doesn’t sell directly to the public). All just $58.

Shawls and Wraps #2: Wearable Art

Patti Barker hails from Friday Harbor and creates award-winning wearable art that is gorgeous, yet easy to wear. We just got four new Circle vests (which you can wear four ways – watch the video on our video page), and here are two of them, shown two ways.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like the turquoise circle vest by Patti Barker
Two of Four Ways to wear the Circle Vest



Using the nuno-felting technique which felts dyed wool directly into dyed silk to become one fiber, Patti creates unique wearable art garments like this. Here are two ways to wear it, but check out two additional ways by watching her video. Each circle vest is one-of-a-kind, and $240.

 

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this silvery-gray circle vest by Patti Barker
The Circle Vest in silvery-gray



This circle vest by award-winning wearable art artist Patti Barker is in subtle silvery-gray tones. As far as shawls and wraps go, Patti’s circle vests are both versatile and stunning. Patti creates a felt pin of coordinating colors for each circle vest. You can use it to pin the vest closed in various ways such as the two ways shown here. You won’t believe how feather-weight light these pieces are, making them an excellent travel companion. One-of-a-kind and $240 each. Watch the video to see all four ways to wear them.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this seafoam shawl by Patti Barker
A nuno-felted shawl-wrap in seafoam



This rectangular shawl was also in the new collection by award-winning artist Patti Barker. I am mesmerized by the incredible colors and textures Patti put into this piece. It is too spectacular for me to leave out of this post. One-of-a-kind. $240.

Great Summer Outfit

If you are size Large or XL, then this is a wonderful summer outfit for you.

Shawls and Wraps need basic clothes beneath like this monocrhome outfit from Zen Knits
Long skirt with matching top

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My mother taught me that a monochromatic look is always elegant. This medium blue skirt and top epitomize comfort and style in one of everyone’s favorite colors. The rayon jersey fabric is super soft, easy to wash, hard to wrinkle, and an excellent companion for warmer days. The flowy skirt has a straight hem with just enough movement to drape gorgeously over the body. The longer tunic top covers hips and upper arms gracefully. Paired here with a one-of-a-kind lariat necklace of blue chalcedony and sterling silver by Poppy Design. Just a few left, so don’t hesitate. Skirt $70, Top $74.

Stay in touch to see a fun reversible dress next week!

Top Six Stocking Stuffers For 2016 – Free Shipping

Here are our picks for the top six stocking stuffers for 2016 for our Made in America fans. At the same time, enjoy free shipping for online orders from now until Christmas!

Serve It Up In Style

Top six stocking stuffers include elegant stainless utensils
Elegant stainless steel accessories for your parties

It’s not often you see elegant and utilitarian together in the same sentence, so here you’ll find artisan-made stainless steel pieces fit for the most elegant party. Well-crafted to stand the test of time, we have a corkscrew, a pate knife and a bottle opener for your enjoyment. The image on the lower right shows the bottle opener in use. Perfect for the party maven in your life, and well-priced at $38 – $42.

Wear It In Style

Top six stocking stuffers like reversible fingerless gloves by Caron Miller
Reversible fingerless gloves add a touch of class
Top six stocking stuffers like these five reversible fingerless gloves by Caron Miller
Five color choices let you choose the best stocking stuffer

The top image shows how these reversible fingerless gloves look on the hand, while the lower image shows the five colors to choose from including, from left to right, black/black, black/red, black/charcoal, black/purple and black/denim. Choose the color that best suits the recipient, and presto! You’ve got a really great stocking stuffer that will be worn and enjoyed many months out of the year. Just $28. Made in California by Caron Miller.

Top six stocking stuffers include faux fur fingerless gloves by Pandemonium
Elegance and utility combine again in these warm faux fur fingerless gloves

These faux fur fingerless gloves are not only warm, they are also elegant. Plus, it’s easy to use your phone and text to your heart’s content as well. We have all four of these styles in stock currently, so order today to get your favorite and get them shipped to your door for free! Going clockwise from top left we have Meerkat/Gray, Licorice Swirl/Black, Praline Swirl/Chocolate and Brown chinchilla/Ivory. The second color listed is what’s inside, and as a result,  you could turn it inside out to have the other color show. Reversible, and just $29. Made in Seattle by Pandemonium Hats.

Top six stocking stuffers include SolMate's mismatched colorful socks
The top three selling colors of our favorite mismatched socks

Naturally, included in the top six stocking stuffers category are the famous mis-matched socks from Vermont’s SolMate. Made of recycled cotton, these popular socks feel as great as they look. Furthermore, you can order these three top-selling colors online and not pay a penny for shipping! From top left, we have Raspberry, Daffodil and the new Midnight. Just $19.95.

A Few More Top Six Stocking Stuffers

Top six stocking stuffers must include magical lotus glow candle holders
Give a bit of magic

The ever-popular Lotus Glows are made in Woodinville and most notably, they bring fun and beauty to your home’s ambiance. The small two-color glass votive holder reveals its magic when you light the candle which reveals the gorgeous, colorful pattern you see in the photos above. Still just $19.95 each, which includes a card showing how to achieve maximum results.

Top six stocking stuffers include pretty glass nail files
Pretty glass nail files are a perfect treat

Most of us keep a nail file around, so what makes this nail file one of the top six stocking stuffers? First of all, it’s beautiful. Once again, we have elegant and utilitarian combined in a single tool, and therefore one we use frequently. Secondly, it’s available in two sizes: the small one is 4″ long, which fits perfectly into your purse for emergency needs, while the larger one is 6″ long, closer in length to the one you might keep in the bathroom. Finally, the dichroic glass decoration at the top is what sets these nail files apart. These are top quality too, and will never wear out. All this combined makes it a great gift, since it’s something a person would thoroughly enjoy using, but may not indulge in for themselves.

Glass nail files are better for nail health, because they leave a smooth edge instead of rasping the tips off leaving things rough. $12 and $14.50. Indicate color preferences in the comment box upon payment, or give me a call.

Enjoy our top six stocking stuffers for 2016, and shop from home this year to get free shipping!

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New Jackets, Scarves Now Here!

Three Great New Jackets

A great jacket is a wonderful thing since it’s the one thing we wear more than any other and that everyone sees regularly. We’ve got three great new jackets for you this week, so get yourself a great one while the getting is good!

New jackets like this "Reba" jacket, in chocolate brown, made in Los Angeles
The Reba Jacket in Chocolate by Testimony Los Angeles

Yes, you’ve seen this before, but it sold out really fast! I just got a few more. This “Reba” jacket is a big hit because it looks so good on nearly everyone. The chocolate brown is a wonderful, rich color, so don’t wait long to get yours! Adding new jackets like this to your closet is a great idea!

At first glance, everyone thinks this fabric is suede. It’s actually French Terry, which is 94% cotton and 6% spandex. Naturally, that makes it machine washable so you can enjoy a great jacket that’s also easy to care for. It doesn’t wrinkle much either, making it an excellent travel companion. The mid-weight fabric is just about perfect for our moderate northwest weather. 

In the new jackets category the Reba jacket is now available in this lovely crimson
Go for the BOLD! Get the Reba in crimson!

Because the Reba is so awesome, we got it in crimson too, and what a lovely shade of red it is. A better statement jacket is hard to find, so don’t hesitate if this is the color that speaks to you. New jackets in this color don’t come along often, so seize the moment! Alas, but these are sold out and not available in this color anymore this year. Sorry!

A Very Fall Combo

Also in the new jackets category is this brick top and Mahogany jacket by Angelrox
Fall colors of brick and mahogany in this great pair from Angelrox

Check out the lovely color combination here, so reminiscent of colorful fall leaves and bare branches. Angelrox creates coordinates in over 40 colors, so you can get a great combination for yourself. If you look good in fall colors, then look no further! Here we have a “ballet tunic” in brick, paired with a long light jacket in mahogany. It’s great with jeans of course, as well as going dressier as shown here with a camel skirt.

It’s a Scarf! It’s a Pocket!

New jackets need new scarves like this soft scarf with its own built-in pocket
This nifty scarf has its own built-in storage pocket!

This wonderfully soft jersey scarf not only comes in terrific colors, it also folds right into its own zipper pocket. The zipper is in side seam, so it disappears when you wear it. Use it to store your license, credit cards and a key so you can eliminate the need for a purse on your walks this winter. Now available in black, denim blue, purple and tea tree (the mustard color). Machine washable! A great travel companion, too – use the pocket to store your passport!

Style Tips

New jackets are great, but don't wear a short jacket with a tunic - make sure it's longer than the tunic
Choose the right jacket for your outfit

We are Northwest women, which means our closet is at least half jackets or sweaters or some type of wrap. As such, there’s no excuse for finishing off your outfit with the wrong jacket. Tunics are here to stay for the mature woman, making it a rather big deal to ensure that your closet has at least one longer jacket. Pairing a tunic with a short jacket, as Manya has fearlessly demonstrated on the left, cuts things off in all the wrong spots. Make sure your jacket or sweater is longer than the longest part of the tunic!

And that’s it for the week of October 10 here in downtown Edmonds! To stay on top of all our latest deliveries, be sure to follow us on facebook!