Color trend alert fall 2012

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Bold is beautiful. I love color! I think it is one of the things that separates us southern gals from the rest of the world. No drab black, gray or khaki for us. Instead you can often catch that business woman wearing a black suit with a fuchsia top underneath, or a khaki linen dress with a dashing tangerine orange scarf with yellow butterflies.
You can’t touch color per say (yes you can touch the fabric!) but color touches us every day in our lives. Put on a fabulously sunny yellow and a smile comes to the face. Or adorn a cool blue and serenity is yours. Wear the power red pump and be taken serious. You can’t feel color but color can change the way you are feeling. Many times color can identify a person.
Take my store uniforms or dress code. We all wear black and purple. Not lilac, or maroon or frosty purple but deep vibrant purple. I believe it helps to exude an individuality to my staff, a sense of confidence when selling and a feminine sexiness you don;t find in pink or lilac.

2012 fall color pallette


With fall 2012 now here with back to school, I am so pleased to say no dreary grays or neutrals. Instead we see deep teals, vibrant plums, cool blues and a burnt orange deeper and richer than the tangerine orange we saw so much of for spring. Look for the bright optimist pops of colors added to traditional fall tones. Look to see polka dots but not the traditional black on white. Instead smoky gray skirts with bold pink and cool blue dots. Also watch for geometric prints on white and cream backs.
For handbags, looks for patchwork, and bold vibrant pops of color. Don;t be afraid to twist that tangerine orange top and mix it with a smoky charcoal skirt. Take Bella Taylor’s new black paisley print with exhilarating emerald green, vibrant purple and sunny gold.

French Roast (Pantone 19-1012), Honey Gold (Pantone 15-1142), Pink Flambe (Pantone 18-2133), Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463)
Ultramarine Green (Pantone 18-5338), Bright Chartreuse (Pantone 14-0445), Olympian Blue (Pantone 19-4056), Titanium (Pantone 17-4014)
Rhapsody (Pantone 16-3817), Rose Smoke (Pantone 14-1506). With names like these, I feel a sense of boardroom power just when I hear them.

In this section, TFL displays the colour trends for leather garments, footwear, accessories and additionally for the upholstery industry. The colours are divided into “Wearing” and “Living”. Wearing comprises inspirations and colour trends for garments, footwear and accessories whereas Living presents all colours that will enhance next season’s interior design. I have focused on wearing. To me the colors are more natural, smoky and what I would expect to find in a smoke room. Good staple backtops for fall’s unexpectant pop of color in the warddrobe.

TFL color for leather, handbags and upholstery

All Cinda b handbags 50% off this week

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This week at Scentsations we have all cinda b handbags 50% off on all in stock items. Stop by today as these are going quick…backpacks, messenger bags, diaper bags, beach bags and more!

Cinda B Casablanca Sky Blue


These handbags, totes and purses are all water resistant and stain resistant.

Backpacks at just $32.50!

Just introduced Bella Taylor New Fall Quilted handbags

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I am so excited to share a sneak peak of the new fall 2012 Bella Taylor handbags and accessories with you. Six scrumptious new patterns in all the hottest fashion colors. In addition to the new fabrics there will be a new large cross body handbag similar to the hipster but…LARGER. Also for all you ipad, nook and tablet users out there a quilted tablet case to protect your tech stuff. Many of my ladies had been using the book covers for their ipads so this is a nice addition in my opinion to the line.
The duffle bags and travelers are perfect for college bound gals, so is the essential and the hipster. All patterns have a variety of handbags, totes, wallets and accessories to choose from. These are expected to be in stock mid August.

Amaretto


amaretto swatch

Amaretto: Like the flavors of your favorite coffee house, Amaretto blends warm, rich hues of mocha, caramel and cappuccino, accented with sapphire blue. Pair with black, brown or navy, for the right look all the time.

Carnevale: The perfect chemistry of style and fun with bursts of lavish paisleys and florals in eye-popping combinations of raspberry, violet, canary and emerald.
Claremont: Soar into smoky blues with ditzy and floral prints. A mixture of woven and printed fabrics give Claremont its trendy texture in smoky shades of navy, denim and steel blue accented with crème.

Cocoa le Fleur

Cocoa le Fleur: Over-sized zinnias, marigolds and daisies blossom in the season’s boldest hues: Tangerine, Fuchsia and Marigold. Perfectly tamed with cocoa chocolate and taupe.

Lexington flap handbag


Lexington: For an All-American classic, Lexington combines charcoal, black, crème and scarlet. Constructed of woven plaids and a sophisticated print for a look that’s timeless.

Oxford Traveler


Oxford: Fleur de lis and paisley prints with woven tweed fabrics infuse Oxford with a classically sophisticated style. With a passion for neutrals, Oxford was designed using various warm shades of chocolate contrasting with soft crème.

Serafina Duffle Bag


Serafina: Designed for the most classic and elegant of styles, boasts rich navy and blues and accented with lipstick red rose a touch of classic camel for the perfect blend of color in this floral statement.

I will have all up on the website for preorder within the next 48 hours or so. They are supposed to be shipping August 1st to us. Don’t wait ladies with back to school right around the corner, I always sell out of the new patterns quickly. Preorders will receive a call when item is in store. The best way is to order it online at http://www.scentsations-online.com/shop. Your card does not get charged until item is shipped to us. You may of course come in the store and pay cash if you desire.

Jim Bowen featured Florida photographer

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Today I am super excited to announce that we have received a nice delivery of Florida photographer, Jim Bowen’s fabulous pictures. All are matted prints on archival paper and only using the finest inks. This means no fading, yellowing or other signs of aging. These are museum quality images!

A little about Jim…
This guy is just a super nice, down to earth, “Floridian”. Those of us who live, breathe and exude that casual, life is too short attitude, know exactly what I am talking about. While Jim is always pressed and dressed in coolness, often he is sun kissed and in flip flops. His love of birds genuinely shows in his images.
If you are looking for that special “piece” that embodies this relaxed way of life for an office, den or living room, please stop in and see these fabulous photos.
We also have a limited selection of notecards, boxes of 10 for those special events.

Gypsy Rose Diva of the Day!

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As I get pictures for our in store Gypsy Rose Wrap contest, I am picking a Diva of the day!  Let me say that all our gals, young and old are Diva’s in their own rights.

Today I got a picture from proud Mom Katie.  Check out this little princess in her super cute headband!  Watch out guys, she is gonna be a handful when she gets older!

Gypsy Rose Diva of the Day!

 

Summer Sidewalk Sale this weekend

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Just a quick reminder that Saturday starts our Summer Sidewalk Sale.  Going to have some great buckets of $2, $5, $10 items plus an enormous selection of 50% off items.  Be sure to get here early  Saturday for best selection.  Gates are up for 10 am.  The Sidewalk Sale will run through till 4th of  July.  Please not that the mall has limited hours on 4th of July from 10am-6pm so mall employees can spend some time celebrating with their families.

 

Ok, so a quick little update after 3pm…I have been setting up for this and the mall is packed!!!! I have $5 mugs that normally run $14-30

I have a huge $5 table that has somethings on it that normally sell for $25.

I have a huge $10 section and there are some goodies on there that are usually $64!

I have a $2 section with items that were up to $15 each

A $3 section with items that were originally $20

I have $5 beaded lanyards while they last, $3 purse hooks, $10 monster party glasses that were originally $35 in a cute gift box!

I have sparkly baubles for your windows and patios only $5

Windchimes are all at least 50% off

Jewelry storewide is 25% off

Get here early to stock up and save the most, at these prices they won’t last long!

Gypsy Rose Wraps Photo contest

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Yesterday I was talking with Gypsy Rose Wraps and I told her we were gonna do a photo contest in store and give away one of the rose wraps. So, my customers can double up….Gypsy Rose Wraps are gonna give a total of 3 wraps away to one glam gypsy gal.
From their blog…

As we are just starting out, we are going to start with a photo contest once a month. If you purchase a Gypsy Rose Wrap, take a picture of you, your family member or your gorgeous gal pal wearing our fun vintage inspired hair accessory and send it via email to gypsyrosewraps@gmail.com for a chance to win 3 free Gypsy Rose Wraps! The month will end on the last day. As this is almost the end of the June we will run this one until July 31st, midnight EST. Winner will be announced the next day.

Gals, here is your chance to forget the ordinary and become extraordinary. Release that inner Gypsy spirit lurking inside. Have fun! We will base our choices on originality, too stinkin’ cuteness, and those that exude the spirit of both the gypsy and Gypsy Rose Lee.

Gypsy Rose Wraps will have frequent slideshows showcasing all the gorgeous gals, ladies and gypsies out there.

I will also have all patterns and rose options listed online here later. You may shoot me an email to order or you can stop into Scentsations in Vero Beach to pick one up in person.

So..what are you waiting for…send me your pics!