Monday, July 27, 2015

Wishful Thinking....

With all this back to school talk and summer lovin' coming to an end,
here are 5 Fall Fashion Trends
 to tide you over until we are back into the double digits here in Phoenix.
I hate to use the word ‘Trend’. 
Trend denotes trendy, and trendy always brings to mind
fast fashion that’s over before you wear the item twice. 
You can however take a trend and make it yours...transforming it into style - Unique and Timeless

With that in mind, the following are the big ideas for Fall 2015. 
Some might not seem new, but are becoming classics and keep hanging around season after season. Try one or two and see if they will become your new wardrobe staples.
1)      The Flare Jean
These are universally flattering.  The flare at the bottom lengthens the leg and gives you instant curves.  You can pick the rise you like best: Low, Mid, or High.  Wear them distressed, with frayed ends, or in super dark indigo for a dressier look.  You can tailor the length to wear with flats, heels, or platforms. 
Every woman should own at least one pair….if not many!!
2)      The Pencil Skirt
I know the images of Mad Men come to mind when you think of the pencil skirt.  They aren’t just for the office anymore. 
Dress them up with heels, dress them down with simple sneakers or flat sandals.  The length is up to you. Tees and tanks for Summer, silk blouses and sweaters for Fall.  Layer a long cardigan over a tank and knit pencil skirt with boots…and a scarf for the finishing touch.  Feminine and classic.
3)      The Belt
This accessory is often under utilized.  A belt can create an instant waist!  It can be worn low, high, doubled, wrapped and tied, or loosely draped.  You can take an old jacket and give it new life with a belt.  Wide or thin, with gold or silver buckles, update any look with an amazing belt.
4)      The Ankle Boot

The ankle boot has been revamped for Fall 2015.  The short block heel is in.  Add this boot to the others in your closet for a complete boot wardrobe.  The block heel looks amazing with your pencil skirt, and your flare jeans. 
Keep it classic in either black, brown, gray, or if you can find it, a perfect navy. 
5)      Gray and Navy
  This pairing is as elegant and classic as you can get. 
Nothing looks as crisp and clean as gray and navy together.  Think dark indigo denim with a lightweight gray cashmere sweater.  A gray and navy plaid scarf. 
 A navy velvet blazer with a heathered gray tee.  Gorgeous.
Come see us in August for some of these great Fall trends. 
We will be happy to help you add these new classics to your wardrobe!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Chambray - The Fabric of Summer

The beach.  Long lazy days. Ice cold margaritas.  Endless sunshine.  
All those things remind me of Summer….and what I wear while enjoying all of the above?  Chambray.  
Chambray originated from the town Cambria in France, in the 16th century.  
Leave it to the French to create something so fabulous.  
Similar to denim, 
it has a filler white fiber interwoven into the fabric making it lighter in color and weight.  This makes chambray perfect for lightweight summer clothing items.  
A little utilitarian, a lot stylish. 

The best thing about Chambray?  
It goes with everything.  
Pair a soft chambray shirt with white
jeans for a crisp, clean look.  
Layer that same shirt over a black knit tank dress to 
give it a polished yet dressed down feel.  
Top your chambray shorts with any color you like, and it instantly says Summer!  
Throw a chambray skirt over your swimsuit at the beach or resort
for an easy brunch/pool bar outfit.  

As the weather starts to cool….don’t put away your chambray just yet.  Especially in Arizona.  Chambray
Is a great transition fabric, easy to layer and wear with Fall’s darker colors.  Under sweaters, cardigans, jackets and over long sleeve tees, the possibilities are endless.  

Come to the Willows and add this invaluable piece to your wardrobe.  You’ll use it in Summer, and all through the year!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Everything for a Perfect Table

Need to update your tabletop?  
How about a unique place to register for your upcoming wedding?
Call to make an appointment or just stop in and one of our talented gals who will walk you through everything you will need to set a gorgeous table.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Kick Off Summer Sale

Now through Saturday ~ 75% off all Sale Items
New items just added!
Hurry in!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Local Love - Porter Barn Wood

We had such a great time last Thursday at the Grand Opening Porter Barn Wood's new design center.
The catering from Pizzeria Bianco was just an added bonus.
The team at Porter Barn Wood are some of the
most creative and talented artisans I've had the pleasure to work with.
Just talking with Thomas Porter and you will feel the passion he has for his art.
"My goal with Porter Barn Wood is to grow as a family business and continue to see these old barns, antiques, and various lumber products become an exciting new way to bring the warmth of wood and nostalgia into homes and businesses. Over the next few years I intend to add products, services, and facilities to Porter Barn Wood that will help us continue to bring high-quality at reasonable prices. I also intend to continue loving it as much as I do now."
Here is just a sample of what they can do.

How fantastic is this?.... A Lego sliding door!
Perfect for a playroom, can't wait to have a chance to install this for a client!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Local Love - Tuck Shop

Looking for something delicious, cute, quaint, and unique?
 The Tuck Shop in Phoenix is the answer.
Located at 12th St and Oak, Tuck Shop is one of my new favorite restaurants.
And you know me, I love shopping (and mostly eating) local!
Renovated from a mid-century modern house, this place has it all.
Ambiance, deliciously addictive food, fine wine, and desserts that rotate weekly.
So stop in often to see what's new!


A few of my favorite recommendations:
Start with the Pasta Fries
(there is enough to share)
Add some Stuffed Medjool Dates and the Lobster Mac and Cheese
I always have a hard time
choosing between the
Pine Skirt Steak or the Classic Chicken and Waffles
so I just have to eeny, meeny, miney, mo to make a selection.



Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Sale

Before you leave for the beach,
stop in for 20% off anything red, white, or blue!
Including our one of a kind indigo panels and pillows!
Friday and Saturday Only!
PLUS 75% off all SALE items!


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