Today we’re featuring one of our newest tops from Twinkle by Wenlan. It’s a silk halter blouse in a black and white graphic print with a tie at the neck. Although, it is worn with the matching shorts in the picture, we think it’ll look just as great with our Twinkle With Ease Shorts. For nights out to dinner and drinks with friends, you can wear it with either skinny or wide leg jeans. It looks really good either way. Since it’s still chilly, throw your favorite cardigan or leather jacket on over it. To round out the outfit wear your highest alluring sandals and grab your trusty clutch bag.
Archive for April, 2009
April 15, 2009
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April 13, 2009
We like to feature celebrities wearing our beloved lines on our blog. This week Katie Holmes was spotted wearing a cashmere cardigan from Wren’s Fall 2008 collection. We love how casual and cool she looks pairing the cardigan with relaxed jeans and a black and white top. To get your share of Wren’s Fall 2008 collection browse our online selection.
April 11, 2009
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April 10, 2009
April 9, 2009
Just in time for Easter! Our third group of Yoana Baraschi Spring arrived today. In the group we have the golden origami cami, lilac peasant blouse and haute hippie slip dress with drawstring waist. Still looking for your Easter outfit? These pieces are sure to fill the void. They’re also fanastic pieces for Spring and Summer traveling to the mediterranean or tropics. All pieces are made of silk and have the signature Yoana detailing her clothes are famous for. Stop by before Easter to get some inspiration or to treat yourself to a special piece of clothing for your Spring celebrations. Happy Thursday everyone!
April 7, 2009
Although it’s raining today, it’s almost that time of year for beach-going activities! We adore these Found Denim Abilene wide leg jeans with front patch pockets as your bathing suit cover up, and they’re available in store now! We admire the silhouette and how they make you look long and lean, especially when worn with wedge espadrilles. The waist is flattering at low to mid rise. The finish is very summer like – worn denim. We can’t wait to pair them with our Anna Sui Confetti Floral Tunic, which is on sale now! Get into the summer mood with broken in denim wide legs and a floral blouse. Mix luxury with practicality. It’ll be your favorite outfit of the season!
April 7, 2009
Yay, we love the new pieces that came in today from Twinkle by Wenlan. In the group are 2 tops and one special dress! We have the Circus Act top, a cinder colored jersey knit with a scoop neck and button detail on the fronts of the sleeves. It’ll go perfectly with our Found Denim Agatha Jeans or our new Grey Ant Plain Front Bell Jeans. Next is the Lover’s Haze Halter Top. Ladies, if you’ve been looking for a slinkly appealing top, this one’s for you. The sides are constructed with overlapping fabric. It has a v-neckline and a tie in the front. The hem of the top is blouson. Wear our Lover’s Haze with a black pencil skirt, skinny or even wide and bell leg jeans with killer heels. Our third and favorite piece, we love dresses, is the Hour By Hour Dress. Yes, you can wear it from day to night. At work pair this stunning beauty with a heather grey cardigan and black pumps. For the weekend pair it with your flowery flat sandals, and for night wear it with sky-high strappy sandals or platform oxfords and your favorite beaded or metal mesh evening clutch. All pieces are no fuss and very easy to wear, made of luxurious fabric and have superbly flattering cuts! Don’t stay away too long, this group has something for everyone.
April 6, 2009
April 4, 2009
The most important thing to remember is ignore the size on the tag. Knowing your size only provides a frame of reference. The size units you need to know for yourself are the letters (XS-L), the numbers (0-12), and waist (24-32). Tops, dresses, and bottoms are sized using letters and numbers. Jeans are sized using the waist measurement. I haven’t mentioned odd sizes (1, 3, 5, 7….) because those are Juniors sizes. Try to stay away from Juniors because the cuts and sizes will get you down.
There’s a correlation between the letters and numbers. Remember this and you’ll have a great idea of where to start when you try something on in a store.
XS = 0, 2
S = 4, 6
M = 8, 10
L = 12, 14
Knowing your jeans size is straightforward. Stand up straight and while relaxed measure your natural waist with a measuring tape. On average your natural waist should range in inches from 24 to 32 and up. So next time you’re at the store, start with the pair that matches your waist measurement. Shopping for jeans won’t be fit at first try. Depending on how comfortable you are, size up or down. It’s very possible that you may be a different size across several denim brands. This happens because they don’t use the same fit models. Same is true for tops, dresses and bottoms.
For tops and dresses your bust measurement will be a good indication of where to start. Here’s the breakdown. Bust measurement in inches:
32 – 33 1/2 = XS = 0, 2
34 – 35 1/2 = S = 4, 6
36 – 37 1/2 = M = 8, 10
38 – 39 1/2 = L = 12, 14
For the same reason as jeans, you may be different number/letter sizes across different brands. You’ll know when something is too small by administering a simple test. Cross your arms in front of your body. Do the armholes cut into your skin? If so, size up. You’ll know when something is too big if the shoulders of the garment extend past your own shoulders. Also, if there’s too much fabric under the armholes of the garment, it is also too big for you.
Knowing a few tricks like these will help you have a better time trying on clothes. Remember, the size you choose should be comfortable and tailored looking. With an open mind, shopping can be fun, therapeutic, and satisfying!