Archive for October, 2010

What’s Hot for Winter Coats This Year

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

While some of us are sliding into fall/winter kicking and screaming and basically in denial of the cold weather coming to Minnesota, others are embracing it with excitement.  Skiing, skating, sledding and snowflakes! And who doesn’t look forward to hot chocolate? We had a beautiful fall this year and the color was stunning.  The winds of change are blowing, though; it is time to bring out your scarves, hats, boots and gloves and pack away those tank tops and shorts.  A whole new set of clothes for your wardrobe is refreshing, don’t you think?

What about your coat? Are you in desperate need for a style update this year? If you can only make one investment all year in your wardrobe, it should probably be a coat. Reason being: it’s literally your  first impression when you’re out and about. We’re going to help you make a fashionable choice.  Here are some popular trends at the moment:

CAPE COATS: These coats are definitely a good way to break out the routine and create a different outfit while also being a practical and comfortable choice for the cool season. If worn in the right way, cape coats can help create a classic and romantic look that also has a subtle playful touch in it.

AVIATOR JACKETS: The Fall/Winter 2010 aviator jacket trend provides us with the best outerwear to keep us warm and sporting a perfectly tailored and season-appropriate jacket. The ‘it’ trend of the season provides us with a large selection of aviator jackets from the military inspired to Boho chic and shearling coats flattering all body shape and suiting the refined preferences of style-conscious people.

PARKAS: Parkas decorated with leather and fur as the best means to further boost the unique charm of these style pieces. In spite of the bulky look of parkas you’ll be still able to bring your perfect silhouette into the spotlight with the current styles that are out.

CLASSIC CAMEL COAT: These expensive looking neutrals are definitely a statement coat.  It is especially important to find the right shade that will flatter your skin tone.  The wrong shade of a neutral can just plain wash you out!

Bundle up in something fashionable this winter!! Happy shopping!

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How to Find Your ME Time

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

You already know how important it is to carve out time for yourself.  While it recharges your batteries and puts life in perspective, it is also a boost for both mental and physical health.  Did you know THAT? Admittedly, a lot of us don’t always know how to claim a little me time–maybe because we think we need a full day or weekend alone to really relax.  But even a short, simple break can go a long way towards refreshing you.  Let these ideas inspire your just-for-me moments and help you to find a slot in your day to claim for your own!

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  • Take 5 minutes to journal and reflect on the emotional aspects of your life
  • Enjoy a short soak in a hot tub or warm bath, preferably with soothing music in the background
  • Cuddle with your pet
  • Sip some tea and flip through a magazine
  • Take a power nap (catnaps are most renewing if you take them between 1 and 3 p.m.)
  • Play the piano, guitar, or any other instrument you love
  • Do some simple stretches or yoga
  • Curl up with your favorite book
  • Sit in your easy chair and listen to some of your favorite tunes
  • Take a walk and enjoy the crisp, fall air
  • Pamper yourself by scheduling a Belladerm massage (starting at $40) or facial (starting at $99)

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