Monday, August 26, 2013

It’s That Time of Year Again…………….

It’s That Time of Year Again…………….

Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, we've rounded up the top 10 Fall 2013 fashion trends to make sure the season is yours to conquer.

1. Capes
It’s difficult not to, but don’t fear capes – how can you, they’ve sustained themselves through the Victorian era, the 1940s, 1960s, and now, 2010s? A cape can carry you through the season and various events. Merely treat it as you would a coat, and remember that if your grandmother could do it when she was young, so can you –

2. Academically-Inspired
Back-to-school is synonymous with fall (obviously), but this time around, we grown-ups aren’t being left out.Tory Burch, who saw crisp button-ups layered underneath cardigansTommy Hilfiger, showcased a collection chalk-full of argyle suitsknit sweaters, and even a book print dress.
3. Over-The-Thigh Boots
It’s been more than a few years since thigh-high boots re-introduced themselves, and this season is just another testament to their staying power. (Which makes sense – winter is cold, you guys, it’s okay to cover up. Heidi Klum recently donned a suede styleEmilio Pucci’s collection Miley Cyrus has made headlines in hersThough breathe easy, flat aficionados: you can wear a smaller heel or even a flat style if you’d rather not risk tumbling to your death like some of us would.
4. ‘60s Mod
The best kind of fashion lives forever, and adding to 2013’s eclectic nature is the season’s mod influence, which infuses capes, thigh-high boots (good news, us: it all ties in!) with bright colours Lisa Perry’s loud dressesTemperley London’s RTW collection But in addition to flipping through old fashion magazines and scrolling through Tumblr, you can also look to someone like Alexa Chung who’s been embracing the vintage vibe for many moons now.
5. Pleated Skirts
The vintage throwback continues with pleated skirts which borrow from the ‘70s and early ‘80s with their high waists and pleats.
6. Hats
Finally, fashion and function merge in the season we need them to the most. Tommy Hilfiger featured beanies in droves in his F/W collection, while BCBG Max Azria did the same, thus finally offering a reprieve from hatless-ness in freezing temperatures.  We’re concerned about the cold. We’re adults – this is how it works. Meanwhile, styles like fedoras, bowler hats, and this also found places within the Fall 2013 landscape, thus making “hats” and all that the word embodies a go-to autumn trend.
7. Menswear Fabrics
When we say academic, you say tweed (“academic!” – “tweed!” – “academic” – “tweed!”), so with an influx of collegiate-inspired styles, we probably all expected to see menswear fabrics and patterns in droves, as is the true autumn way. Not that any of this is new: in 2010, Claudia Schiffer kept on-point with an argyle V-neck, making us wish we’d kept our vests from high school.
8. Emerald Green
Declared the “it” colour of 2013 back in January, emerald green clearly stuck around for its F/W hurrah, appearing in many of the top designers collections – thus ensuring that incorporating an emerald top, accessory, or a dress still gets a green light (eh?) this fall.
9. Oversized Coats
Where the rest of autumn sees fitted pieces, outwear remains at large. Following in the footsteps of capes are oversized jackets, which pay homage to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Designers like Michael Kors used the look to capitalize on the menswear trend, while Mulberry kept their pink jacket relatively fitted – much like Kate Bosworth’s boyfriend jacket from a couple seasons back which she paired with leather pants.
10. Leather (Not Just Accessories)
We all have leather gloves, leather footwear, and a leather coat (which you can pick up for next-to-nothing at thrift stores if a new model is too pricey), but what about leather … everything else? In the spirit of Ross Geller, designers have clung to the fabric in droves, with everyone from Chanel (see: the aforementioned leather skirt) to Vionnet (loose-fitting leather pants) to Mulberry capitalizing on the leather look. You can do the same: even a leather-embellished t-shirt makes a good wardrobe staple, and again, a thrifted leather car coat from the 1970s will keep you on-budget and autumn-ready.

So Cherry Friends……………keep your eye on our site for the best in fall fashions!! Get these great looks for less…………….

Monday, August 12, 2013

Make the most of what’s left of Summer!!

Make the most of what’s left of Summer!!

You blinked, and suddenly it’s almost the end of summer! Before the warm weather slips away, steal some of these fun ideas and plan to squeeze out the last bit of fun.

I can’t recommend it enough: Get a really pretty pedicure and show it off in flip flops while you still can. I do a classic summer shade like bright pink or coral.

Every summer, I must make it my mission to indulge my outdoorsy side and take a trip to the mountains to hike, fish, canoe, and chill with nature. It’s great for my mind and spirit, and nice to be in a place without Internet access for a few days.”

 just want to spend the end of summer poolside with a few good friends kids and grandkids. We want to make the most of our time with each other because it is always crazy when school starts up again!

I want to go camping, make some s’mores and look at the stars.

I’m going to help my grandkids set up a lemonade stand. It’s so old school, but I know it will be fun for them, and I think every little kid should do something like that at some point. We’ll do it right before they go back to school.

At this point, I’m eating outdoors as often as possible. When it starts to get chilly, you’ll be nostalgic for noshing outside.

It’s all about sun, sea, and sand for me. I plan to go kayaking, as well as biking for the first time.

“Water skiing and tubing is a must!

Monday, August 5, 2013



Toes in the sand, warm weekends spent exploring new cities, a new manicure… ah summer. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sad by the fact that summer is already halfway through. For me, summer always goes by too fast, and oftentimes I begrudgingly transition into fall feeling like I missed out on summer’s awesomeness. Even though this summer is flying by, especially with a teenager in the house, I’m determined to squeeze all the red bulls  I can get out of summertime. To make sure I don’t miss out on anything, I made a summer bucket list. Many of these items I’ve already checked off, and many I am still looking forward to. What sort of things are on your summer bucket list this year?

Summer Bucket List:
  • Fly a Kite
  • Go to the Ocean
  • Visit the Zoo
  • See a Concert
  • Have a Picnic
  • Go for a Trail Run
  • Pick Blackberries
  • Play in the Truckee River
  • Drink Iced Tea from Mason Jars
  • Watch Some Fireworks
  • Go to Lake Tahoe
  • Roast Marshmallows
  • Eat Dinner Al Fresco
  • Make Ice Cream
  • Read a Good Book
  • Ride a Train
  • Dance Wildly at a Summer Wedding
  • Go Without Makeup
  • Jump Into the Water
  • Visit a Petting Zoo
  • Go Hiking
  • Make Sangria
  • Visit an Art Exhibit
  • Turn Off the Computer
  • Plant Something New
  • Snuggle around the Fire Pit
  • Buy Produce from the Farmer’s Market
  • Have a BBQ with Friends
  • Play at the Park
  • Have a Water Gun Fight
  • Host a Wine Night with my Girlfriends
  • Write a Letter
  • Wear Bright Nail Polish
  • Play in the Sprinklers Barefoot
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Necklace Friday's Pearl Giveaway

Sometimes we like to give things away. Why? Because we love you! So this Friday we are giving away a beautiful pair of imitation pearl earrings with each purchase of a necklace. 

Here are a few interesting facts about pearls! 

In ancient days, pearls were a symbol of the moon and were thought to have magical powers. Pearls also had other symbolic meanings, such as unblemished perfection, wealth, beauty, and prestige. Certain religions view pearls as a symbol of purity, charity, honesty, faith, and spiritual transformation. Consider that our entrance into heaven just might involve going through the "Pearly Gates." The word pearl comes from the Latin word meaning "unique," since no two pearls are the same. The pearl has been the most prized and sought after gem through the ages.

In 1665, Johannes Vermeer painted the Girl with a Pearl Earring. The focal point of this painting is the reflective pearl.

Perhaps pearls have mesmerized us throughout time because of their simplicity and appeal. The simple spherical perfection, color, and luster appeals to all of us and promises to enhance any women's beauty.