SWANKY AND PINK!

swank
[swangk] noun, adjective, -er, -est, verb
-noun
1. dashing smartness, as in dress or appearance; style.
2. a swagger.
-adjective
3. stylish or elegant.
4. pretentiously stylish.
-verb (used without object)
5. to swagger in behavior; show off.

MUST ATTEND EVENT:

Celebrating their new diggs at Northtown Square this Friday with a “Pink Party” between 5-9.  They will be serving pink champagne and pink treats. Pink attire requested!

Just for fun, if you are going or think you may, post “I am Pink & Swanky” on their facebook page! Swank on Facebook

Location: 4727 N Division Suite 100D

IT’S LIKE EXTORTION!

swank dressWe are in event season ladies! Gala’s, Christmas Parties, soiree’s, Fundraisers, children’s performances, the symphony … the list could go on forever. What is a girl to do when the budget for new clothing is in the tank? Most women head to the big box discount stores to see “the sales” or what I call the drastically reduced cookie cutter clothes that fall apart after a few wears and washes. The problem is that these stores lure you in with low prices, you buy because it was on sale and most of the time that is the only reason you bought. I can hear the disagreement now – Nosey Parker, you know that we can buy four dresses at a discount store vs one at a high end boutique. That maybe true, but if it sits in your closet with all the other “on sale” items, you have wasted your money. I believe in investing in core pieces, mix & match and letting your local expert boutique owner help you out. Not only do they consider your body type, event and budget – they will get to know what you like and make sure you are not wearing the same dress someone else is to an event.

A few Nosey Parker fav’s that are experts: Finders Keepers, lolo boutique, Bella Boutique, Swank, Just Because, Cues, Lake Shack Boutique, coco’s, Jigsaw, Boardwalk at Riverstone, Bella Jezza Sandpoint and Tangerine’s. One of the best discount stores that carries designer brands is The Reclothery. Consignment shopping is “so in” right now but Rebecca has been around for years on The South Hill, offering very gently used higher end clothing that can meet anyone’s budget.  All of the fabulous boutiques also have sales and will barter with you where a national chain will not.

So why the headline “It’s Like Extortion!” – because seeing a sale tag or buy one get one free at a discount store is like seeing something inappropriate on tv – you don’t want to look but you do because it’s being flashed in your face. Promises are made but can’t be kept and usually it’s a marketing ploy to get your business. They think they have you. They suck you in and you end up with a closet full of nothing instead of a closet full of wonderful.