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Monday, June 27, 2011

Heading to the Mountains for the 4th of July, YEA :)

Show number two is this weekend up in beautiful Banner Elk, NC.
Banner Elk is one of my favorite places on earth, I can hardly wait to get up there and breath the cool fresh air!
I am doing the Independence Day Festival in downtown Banner Elk this coming weekend, July 2-4th.
This will be my first time exhibiting but I have been to numerous art shows up in that area over the years.  So many wonderful artists/crafters have their wares displayed, it is a joy to walk around and take in all the beautiful items.  I am always amazed at how much talent there is out there in the world.

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July!

                                                One of the festivals in Banner Elk

Elk Falls

Banner Elk Park

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Faces in the House!

I have recently added many new "faces" to my Custom Clix Interchangeable belt buckle line, stop by my Etsy shop to check them out! I will be introducing some new product lines at the Conway Riverfest event this Saturday, June 25th in historic downtown Conway and along the Riverwalk. I have lots more goodies I will be showcasing than what is in my Etsy shop so stop on down to enjoy a great event.
There will be lots of activities for the entire family to enjoy, would love to see you there!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Riverfest is almost here!!!
Please come down and enjoy all that this great event has to offer.  I will be in the Artisans Market selling my wares, stop by and say Hi!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1 belt buckle - 2 totally different uses!

Fashion cowboy hats are all the rage but why be committed to just one look? Why not enjoy the option of totally changing the look of your hat to match your style and outfit. This hat will not only have you looking fabulous but also give you more bang for your buck.

There will be a very small but extremely powerful magnet on the back of your belt buckle which attaches securely to a small magnet on the front of my cowboy hats. One buckle worn two totally different ways!

These straw cowboy hats have wire brims that can be shaped anyway you desire. They are accented with small crystals inspersed around the band of the hat.

When you are looking to change things up and want to go back to wearing the buckle with a belt, no problem. The magnet is recessed on the buckle and in no way interferes when wearing it on a belt strap.
The decorative ribbons are interchangeable and/or removable; they are just tied around the D ring on the back of the buckle.

So why not stretch your fashion dollars even further and enjoy two totally different looks for a fraction of the price!

All of my hats come with a super soft, removable jersey knit hat sizer which attaches to the front sweatband inside the hat, where your head rests. This will help to ensure a nice snug fit and also keeps the inside of your hat clean from the oils and make-up that rub off.
When soiled just simply replace. I will be selling replacements in my shop within the next 2 weeks.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More bang for your fashion buck!

O.k.  Glamour girls, hold onto your hats, literally!

I have a brand new creation coming out that will not only make you look fabulous but also give you more bang for your buck! 
I am so excited about this! I hope you will love it as much as I do :) Stay tuned for further details……..

Friday, June 3, 2011

And the winner is ......

Congratulations to Little Miss AOK!  She won the Marvelous Month of May Giveaway.  She has been eyeing my buckles for awhile now and has been unable to decide, now she will be forced to choose, lol!
Check out her wonderful blog at  http://little-miss-aok-bowtique.blogspot.com/
Thank you to everyone who participated, I wish I could have picked
all your names out of the hat!
Things are hectic right now as I am getting ready for some art festivals but I will be running another Marvelous Month of ? Giveaway soon, so stay tuned :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How Clothing Can Flatter Your Figure

Believe it or not, the way you dress can make you look five, even ten pounds thinner instantly.  I think for most of us, the goal when choosing clothing and accessories is to highlight the features we like the most while minimizing those which we do not.  Ever see someone who always looks great, no matter the occasion?  Not someone who is model gorgeous or model thin, just a regular woman who somehow knows what makes her look her best.  A true fashionista knows that clothing plays an important role in the illusion of a sleek silhouette.

Now I am not promoting how to look “skinny”.  I think all shapes and sizes should be celebrated.  What I am talking about is how to make the most out of what we’ve got.  We all need to celebrate our wonderful bodies but there are things we can do to make what we have look even more fabulous!

It’s common knowledge that the color black tends to flatter everyone.  Not only will black make you appear leaner, it also works for nearly any occasion.  Wear a “little black dress” to a cocktail party or formal event, always a safe bet and a classic look.  For daytime throw on a slimming black top with a favorite pair of jeans for a look that’s totally wearable.

If black isn’t your thing, you can always opt for alternative darks, such as gorgeous deep purples, crisp navy blues or luscious chocolate browns.  These colors will also flatter nearly any skin tone and help to create that illusion of a sleeker look.

For the print-challenged, remember that prints can create a great look, they just need to be used sparingly soas to avoid that "clown" look we all know and love, lol!

For fuller-figured women, embrace your curves – but don’t draw attention to anything you perceive as a flaw.  For example, if you want to cover up large hips, avoid wearing light colors or prints on your bottom half; also remember that horizontal stripes are a definite no if you’re going for a thinner look. 

Another good rule of thumb for minimizing hip circumference, make sure the bottom of your shirt/blouse doesn’t end at your widest point.  Your eyes are naturally drawn to where one garment ends and the other starts, the goal is to create a sleek line, not a chopped up look.  This is definitely something that I have been guilty of doing and am making a concious effort to avoid in the future.

Of course, clothing can only do so much – your jewelry, shoes, belts and even your handbag can also help create the appearance of a slimmer body.  For example, choose accessories that draw attention away from the areas you don’t want to highlight.  For starters, you can wear a large pendant or statement necklace to draw the eye upwards. 

Right now I am a huge fan of fabric flowers incorporated into necklaces, so feminine and different.

If you're trying to minimize your waist. stomache and/or hips, try wearing a medium sized belt/buckle, not a thin dainty one.

These are just a few tips and tricks that can help you look instantly sleeker, simply by wearing a few key clothing and accessory pieces.  While you won’t actually lose 10 pounds, you can at least LOOK like you have!
Please add any of your tips or advice in the comment section below, I love hearing from everyone :) 
And as always.....Remember to be Uniquely You!