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I Met Patty J.

Bloggers, influencers, and Social Media (the Kardashian phenom, anyone), all stuff that wasn't around when I was "growing up" in this world of fashion.  I am happy to report, you a can teach old dogs new tricks (at least I hope I am learning!).   I was thrilled to meet local RI blogger Patty J (www.pattyj.com) a couple of weeks ago. This was my first meeting, face to face, with a local celebrity (or any celebrity for that matter) and I was excited to meet her. She, like me, is a native Rhode Islander who has a passion for experiencing all...

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New "Behind the Brand" video

Change, according to the Webster dictionary means “to make different”.  I suppose you could say we are changing.  New logo, fresh look, but at the core we remain the same.  The store opened in late 2015 and I hoped to bring back the kind of shopping I love so much.  An intimate environment stocked with high-quality items that would transition from work to a night out. I adore the latest trends but find I consistently go back to those classics that are easy to utilize.  Along the way, I found my customers were looking for similar items.  In my newest...

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Tell Others What You Think: Kari D says this is one of her favorite

This was one of my first items I got from robin b. and it is hands down one of my favorite ! It's super comfy and I love how I can dress it up or dress it down ! Highly recommend this product :)

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Tell Others What You Think: Nicole Loves Our New Essential Short Sleeved Tee

STOP the search the perfect t-shirt is this one! The material, fit and silhouette of the garment is perfect.

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Tell Others What You Think: Martha Loves Our New Essential Long Sleeved Tee

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shirt. It's my go to when I want to look great and feel comfortable. The ability to layer it allows me to wear my sleeveless dresses year 'round. It's just the right weight to wear under sweaters and tops for a little extra warmth. If I could wear it everyday, I would.

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How To Build a Professional Wardrobe: From College to Corporate

Each quarter I have a new intern from the Textiles program at The University of RI.  My most recent intern, Nicole, is graduating this May and she is so excited about the next chapter in her life.  A topic that continues to come up; her wardrobe.  What to wear on interviews?  How to ditch the college wardrobe? How to look professional in the office without losing her personal style? With a limited budget how does she build a professional wardrobe that will fuel her confidence but not tap all her savings?  All great questions that I think about even now, 25 years into my career.

This week’s blog are Nicole’s tips on how she is building her professional wardrobe and saying good-bye to the college favorites (crop tops anyone).  I think she is well on her way to setting the fashion world on fire! 

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How to Build Your Personal Brand with a Capsule Wardrobe and Get Your FREE Essential Tee Style Guide

We claim we don’t want to follow dress code rules, but deep down, we do want the person we are working with to be presentable, show confidence and “dress the part”. Having a consistent look doesn’t mean you are boring or lack the ability to be innovative.  It reflects someone who is confident and isn’t afraid to show it.  It might also mean, you are really focused on efficiency. 

So how do you develop your personal style with a capsule wardrobe?  Take a look at my point of view

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Tips from The Newbie Entrepreneur

When I started this entrepreneurial journey about 24 months ago, it wasn’t with rose colored glasses.  I knew being an entrepreneur would be a challenge, it was going to be hard, but I was ready for the test.  Then something happened along the road to my vision, I realized something was much harder than anything else I had anticipated. It was recently, during a very important meeting, one that might influence our future greatly, I was asked a very important question.  “What is the hardest thing you have learned since opening the business?”

Read more to learn about my discovery and a few habits that I have recently adopted into my routine to help overcome that challenge.

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Do You Have Celebrity Style?

I must admit something, I am a POP culture junkie.  I have been for years.  I receive my POPSUGAR news brief and I stop everything to peruse the headlines.  It’s a bit of an escape from the daily undertakings.  As you might imagine, the fashion is the highlight for me.  I love to see what the stars are wearing, how they styled the latest trend and how I might incorporate the look in my everyday life.   

This week’s blog is a bit of a “Who, What, Wear”.  Celebrities I found rockin’ the same designs you can find in our store and why I love the look.

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How to Find the Right Jeans for Any Occasion: A Denim Guide

Are you looking for the right jeans for you next event?  Our suggestions on what silhouette are right for any occasion.

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