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Bracelet Stacks…

Bracelet stacks are all the rage…It is such a fun way to express your personality.

Here is a little arm candy for your enjoyment…

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Trendy Tuesday: Mood Enhancer…Tangerine Tango

Trendy Tuesday...Tangerine Tango

I have been thinking about an article I recently read about the new spring color trends.   Pantone the worlds renowned authority on color has announced the color trends for Spring 2012.  Tangerine Tango is being called the color of the year, a spirited reddish-orange, that provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward in the coming year. 

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute  was quoted as saying “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day.”

Nanette Lapore says, “We love the mix of hot neon colors with soft pastels, reminiscent of nature at its extremes: a powerful sunset, the ocean sparkling at dusk with flashes of lightning in the distance.”

Tangerine Tango makes me think of a fiery daylily that grows in my garden.  It also brings to mind the citrus smell of oranges as well as the creamy coolness of orange sherbet. 

The latest issue of Better Homes and Garden Magazine has Tangerine Tango splashed across the pages…all you need is a little splash of this color to brighten up a room and your mood. 

I have enjoyed this color for a couple of years. I have a Jones of New York jacket, purchased on the clearance rack at a local discount store. I have an oversized Michael Kors Bag that I purchased on sale three Christmas’ ago. I also have a throw pillow on the living room chair that is just to the softer side of this vibrant color.

I didn’t realize I was such a trend setter when I purchased my little splashes of Tangerine Tango…all those years ago. 

Here’s hoping your day is filled with splashes of color that give you the energy boost you need to recharge your battery and help you move forward with optimism in the coming year!

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Trendy…I’m not

Ok, Trendy I’m not… I am not typically up on the newest trends.  I do not run with a crowd that keeps up with fashion week or the up and coming fashion designers.  When it comes to fashion I like what I like because it compliments my shape, I find it comfortable and its affordable.  If it’s all of these things and it’s versatile it could find its way into my closet.  When I buy clothes I try to  remember that the clothes do not make the person the person makes the clothes, or something like that.  Or in this case the boots.

This is a trend I can get into, size 7 please and thank you,  and support for all of the reasons I have listed as well as the fact that it is a product that is Made in America.  The fashion trend that is showing up on college campus’ is LL Bean’s familiar Duck Boot.  The well-known boot is probably benefiting from the retro trend that is sweeping America.

Now I do not want to mislead you into thinking that all of the products LL Bean sells are made in America.  Alas that is not the case.  I wish it weren’t so but currently most of their products are imported.  Maybe this will be the turning point for this iconic American company to change directions.

Defying a trend toward offshore production, the outdoors retailer is adding 125 full-time employees to its Maine-based manufacturing operation to keep pace with orders.

Sales have grown from 150,000 pairs four years ago to about 400,000 this year, said Jack Samson, L.L. Bean senior manager for manufacturing in Brunswick. Next year, demand is projected to reach 500,000.”

Finding a shoe that is made in America is not an easy task.  Here is one that will keep your feet warm and dry and you will be fashionable as well.

Trendy I’m not…

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