Monday, June 29, 2009

New collection: alldressedup

We want to wear alldressedup's casual chic looks all over town this summer! Just in from Singapore, ruffles and beautifully ruched pieces get the standout treatment with this new designer's expert focus on imperfect Japanese Shibori pleating. Best of all, each style is easily layerable and even more easily addictive. As always, phone orders welcome. 614.291.3600.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Must-Have Item: Leggings

The public in all its mass glory has taken to leggings the way it once took to skinny jeans, a trend that lingered in the spotlight beyond its 15 minutes and can only be described as having transcended from fad to necessity.

For fall 2009, ready-to-wear designer runways featured varied versions of leggings from gold lame, jewel-encrusted and skintight leather, to the new "tregging" - trouser leggings.

To support the trend of rising hemlines on dresses and skirts for this spring/summer 2009, leggings present an option of modesty and a "runway to realway" alternative to wearing the daring lengths so prevalent today.

Our two top reasons why leggings have become a wardrobe staple:

1. Fabulous and versatile for any age - Empty nesters can wear them with longer and leaner tunic shirtings with statement necklaces and blazers for age appropriateness and added sophistication.

2. Elongate the legs - Leggings in simple dark hues as black and navy elongate the legs beautifully when worn with any layering pieces.

Our favorite leggings: Rachel Pally super long leggings or leggings with band. Black, simple, with extra wide waistband for comfy fit. 98% modal construction means perfect stretch for that not-too-thin, not-too-thick fabric consistency.

Available now at the shop online: Leggings with band.

More stock coming for fall 2009.