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Channeling Alice in Wonderland

Posted in Hot Trends, Upcoming Events on February 14, 2010 by iluvpockets

We’re all a twitter over the Alice in Wonderland movie premiering March 5th.

Tim Burton + Johnny Depp + psychedelic fairy tale = one stoked gaggle of shopgirls in full costume opening night.

We’ve been looking for every excuse possible to dress in the vein of the movie.

Anything quaint, patterned, buttoned and oversized fits the bill for “twisted victorian”.

Here’s a sneak peek at our looks that totally channel Alice and her posse…

“there is a place. like no place on earth.  a land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! 

some say to survive it:  you need to be as mad as a hatter….”

Cardigans: My BFF

Posted in Hot Trends, New Arrivals with tags , , , on October 15, 2009 by iluvpockets

I’ll be the first to admit it; I have a problem.  Not only am I always cold but I always carry a cardigan in my giant purse (the giant purse addiction is a separate issue best addressed another time.)  We’re talking in the heat of a Texas summer, you can ask me to reach into my bag and I will produce a cardigan…sometimes more than one because I like to have options. (For those of you familiar with Texas heat, you are also familiar with how frigid stores, schools, and buildings of the sort are kept.)

Brushing aside the occasional “grandma” wise crack or dumbfounded stare as I sport my cardi in 102 degree heat, I have come to embrace my addiction.  And since the weather is turning (now a fantastic 80 degrees) I no longer receive any heat (pun intended). 

The beautiful thing about cardigans is that they can alter any outfit.  The favorite, well-loved wrap dress gets a facelift with a little shrunken cardigan and maybe a vintage broach.  The perhaps slightly revealing top you wear to work is suddenly work appropriate with an oversized cardigan with great large pockets and wide legged trousers.  This is why they are such a wise investment and great to have on the go. 

So I’m sure you’ll understand my state of pure bliss when I laid eyes on our newest store arrivals yesterday.  Rich, saturated colors and soft to the touch material invited me to try them on. 

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Ruffles and Frills Cardigan

$19.99

Available in Schertz

Also available in green in San Antonio and black in New Braunfels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First thought; skinny jeans, brown knee highs, and a long Henley.  Ah, perfection.  Second thought; mini dress and flats.  There we go.

And let’s not forget the classic argyle that will forever be in style!

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Criss Cross Applesauce Sweater

$16.99

Available in New Braunfels

Also available in blue in Schertz

 

 

 

 

 

Now, I’m sure you’ve got the hang of this.  What’s that you say?  Pair this with some tweed pencil pants and black ankle boots?  Yes my friend, yes. 

If you don’t mind, I’m going to finish up here.  I’m a little chilly and there’s a great purple cardi waiting for me in my oversized bag…toodles!

My New Love: Grey

Posted in Hot Trends with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by iluvpockets

May I just say how fantastic it is that our new blog is up and running?  Now, we are able to share our constant stream of fashion thoughts and insights with our favorite peeps! 

I’d like to first open with the number one rule of style; there are no rules.  The fabulous thing about style is that you don’t have to wear just one look.  You can transform yourself anytime you please.  If on Monday, you feel like donning pearls and a sweater vest and Tuesday you step out in biker boots and a black minidress, you are living the dream of a fashionista!  No boundaries, no rules, just wonderful threads to fit all your moods.

With that being said, I am beginning to notice a new, budding obsession of mine.  I have developed a love affair with the color, grey.  And I simply can’t write this off as a little crush.  No, this can only be classified as true love.  Whether I am bumming around the house, zigzagging across town in a flurry of errands, enjoying a girls’ night out, or going to dinner with that special someone, grey is always there for me.

For example, a couple weekends ago I went to ACL.  Now, the weather was perfect when I ventured up to Austin, so I totally lucked out.  But the following days (when I didn’t attend) were rainy and muddy.  This is an understatement.  It was a mud pit.  And I thought to myself, “what would I have worn?”  I know you’re totally thinking that too.  You still want to look cute but not be totally bummed or thrown off if you were to have been in the line of fire of some mud slinging.  For future mud loving music festivals, do not fear. 

This adorable grey little number paired with yellow or red rainboots and goodbye dreary ACL, hello, “how did she pull that mud covered outfit off so well?”websitealbum1017

 

 Flirty Polka Dot Dress-Grey

$22.00

Available in Stores

 

 

But grey isn’t just for the offchance you may get dirty rocking out to Kings of Leon or Phoenix, it can also be elegant and sophisticated.  Take this hot little number, for instance.  IMG_1244 

 

Some gold chandelier earrings, a cute bright clutch and a killer pair of heels and you’re ready for a night on the town.  And yes, my friends…it has pockets. 

Steel Grey Strapless Dress

 $31.00

www.shopgabbyb.com

 

 

Grey is also the perfect accent color to diffuse a bright outfit.  This grey little ring would be the perfect compliment to a deep purple or green.  It adds the right amount of delicacy and detail.  webinventory1136

 

 Romantic Raised Butterfly Ring: Grey

$10.00

www.shopgabbyb.com

 

 

 

So when in doubt over what color to choose, just remember gray is not only a safe bet but has a stellar track record.  Oh grey, let me count the ways….