Archive | May, 2016

28 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Hang it up.

Website thesweethome.com recommends top-pick Proman Kascade Hanger for its consistent, smooth and solid construction, with hooks for chain-linking, shoulder notches for hanging straps and a solid crossbar for trousers. It’s lightweight and affordable, sold by Amazon in 50-packs for under $70. The wire hangers we provide with your cleaning are not intended for long-term use, […]

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26 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Keeping black clothes black.

The experts at Consumer Reports offer tips to keep your dark clothing items looking fresh and unfaded. Their video advises  turning inside out for infrequent laundering in short, cold water cycle before air drying. We recommend dry cleaning to preserve like-new colors and just-purchased texture. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1133

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22 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Upscale classic.

Since its founding in 1963. St. John Knits has set the standard for classic wool and rayon knits, Chanel-inspired jackets and pure, primary colors. Today, St. John is sold in specialty stores in 29 countries and 27 company-owned boutiques with annual sales over $325 million. A classic St. John garment has knit-in hems and an […]

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19 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Prom dressing.

Whether you choose a dramatic red-carpet look or a vintage heartbreaker, there are a few trends we’re seeing in stores and the fashion magazines and sites. The hottest solid colors are black, champagne and red, and don’t be surprised to see dramatic prints. Details include intricate low backs, lace insets and practical pockets. If allowed, […]

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13 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Friday the 13th.

Casual Friday need not be unlucky, but dressing business casual for men has a few rules for success. Choose neutral colored, collared shirts that are crisply pressed (we take care of that) and long sleeved. Dark jeans are OK if they’re clean and hole-free.  A casual jacket in a neutral finishes the look. Every office […]

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05 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Wedding season.

Today’s millennial brides are changing wedding fashions – look for ready-to-wear bridal gowns, dark floral prints and bridesmaids wearing navy (the most popular color in most of the US). The website WhoWhatWear reports a move to less-traditional bridal wear as brides shop for stylish and lowerer-priced alternatives to bridal gowns. And what are they choosing for the engagement […]

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01 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The world’s oldest dress.

The Daily Mail reports  radiocarbon dating has confirmed a garment found in an Egyptian tomb is over 5,000 years old, making it the oldest known woven garment. All that remains of garment tailored to fit an Egyptian elite is a V-neck pleated bodice and sleeves. The Tarkhan dress was found decades ago but it took […]

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