Posts Tagged: clothing

This Week I Love …

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… the street wear produced by athletic clothing companies. Kind of a mouthful, but hear me out.

I’m thinking mainly of Athleta, Horny Toad, and Title Nine. Lululemon and Lucy have some cute street wear options, but definitely focus more on workout gear. The first three, however, have nearly as many non-workout options as gym-only duds, and they’re fabulous for so many reasons:

They are durable.

These clothes are made for women leading active lifestyles, so the fabrics and stitching are designed to take some serious wear and tear. As someone who can rip and snag with the best of ’em, I appreciate truly durable clothes. read more

Fascinating and Fashionable: Denise, Owner of a Plus Size Boutique

I was present for the grand opening of Bombshell Boutique in St. Paul, and have been a fan of owner Denise Alden’s fabulous shop ever since. She stocks gorgeous, covetable clothing and proves to her customers that style has no size. Let’s hear from Denise!

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What inspired you to launch Bombshell?
In a word, beauty. Or rather, the lack of diverse images of beauty in the world. Beauty encompasses so much, and so many, and yet we’re subjected to images that all look exactly alike. That, and I figured I couldn’t be the only fabulous babe who wanted clothes to match her personality! read more

An Introduction to CAbi

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Several weeks ago, I was invited to attend Sccop, a twice-yearly event held by a clothing brand called CAbi. CAbi stands for Carol Anderson by Invitation, and you may not have heard of it because it’s not sold in stores. Carol Anderson used to design for Nordstrom, but more than a decade ago she decided to take her clothing line out of the retail environment and create a company that sells the CAbi line exclusively through consultants via in-home parties. Many of my former office coworkers and current friends and colleagues are HUGE CAbi fans and gush endlessly about the designs, so I was curious to learn more. But I’ll level with ya: I haven’t attended a CAbi party. In fact, the very idea of going to a friend’s house and get cajoled or guilted into buying something I didn’t want or need made me want to run for the hills. But if you read on, you’ll see why I’m warming to the notion. read more