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Gypsy Rose Wraps Photo contest


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!

Look at all the gorgeous Gypsy Rose Wraps


I am still trying to get these gorgeous Gypsy Rose wraps all featured in the store. What is making it so hard, is selling them as I am hanging them! Not that I am complaining but I have had to change the display a few times. I ordered one of every style. So needless to say this is the best variety we have ever had.

Why do my ladies love these? “They are too stinkin’ cute” as one mom put it!
The little divas love them but high school and college girls looking for are unique way to bling it up are grabbing them too.
From one of my nurse customers…”it is a nice way to forget about the boring scrubs we have to wear every day and every time I wear one, it get’s noticed.”
I had one lady Sunday buy 4 for grandaughters and one hair wrap for herself!
These rpse hair wraps are the greatest accessory to add to any outfit. The casual, bohemian coolness are an awesome way to express your individuality.
I have 4 now and have my eye on another two. I have to tell you, I have had my rose wrap in since 8:30 this morning and I don;t even notice it is on until someone compliments me!
So, stop on by Scentsations today and get a little hippie chic for yourself.

Israel bans photoshopping models- Believe in yourself ladies!


Love it!  Now it seems like some of our international friends are realizing there needs to be some sort of monitoring of the media and advertising.

You do not have to be 120 pound 5 foot 9 blonde to be beautiful.  Take for instance, British TV.  Have you watched it lately?  My husband is from Wales and we lived there for a while.  I was shocked at how plain and ordinary people looked on their programs.  Ridiculous right?  But in the USA we plaster it on for the camera. Who set the norm and why did we let them without putting up a fight!

When was the last time you told your daughter, she looked great?  Or your wife?  Or your mom?  Makes me feel great when I hear it and I almost certainly smile.

Very eye opening!  As I work every year, I am truly horrified that young and old women do not realize their inner essence or beauty.  I hire girls who have little self esteem and do not realize the power they can unleash if they just believe.  I have had gangly young women not realize the power of a tube of lip gloss or a pretty scarf.  As many of my customers know, I am not a huge fan of shellacked makeup.  However I do believe in a little color to make you smile and radiate.  Even when I am off on the beach, I have a handy lipstick tube to freshen the lips.  I am fortunate enough to have an incredibly loving husband who tells I am beautiful and makes me feel wanted every day.

I also believe in the allure of a woman.  This is something that our younger ladies are not being taught.  It is not dragging your feet around in flip flops or wearing revealing clothes.  It is looking in the mirror and liking what you see.  It is holding a little something back from the male persuasion.  It is eye contact and not letting them see your fear.  It is being able to say no to that fashion faux pair.  ( I have never been one that believes knitwear makes a women look great).  It is creating your own sense of style and developing a wardrobe over the years to show that.

I believe if you tell a young girl of 6 to try that scarf on, she feels beautiful.  I know I certainly used to like to play dress up when I was little.  I believe it is ok to dream the impossible dream.  I believe there is a knight in shining armor for all women, if they take the time to look and are receptive.  (I do not care if that is male or female)

In all my years as a store owner, I think that our shop exudes that.  Candles and fragrance make me feel good and create a mood.  Jewelry, scarves and handbags are perfect little pick me ups and an easy way to brighten up an outfit.  Even gourmet items during holidays have a bright spot.

So, enjoy this article below.  Hurray for Israel!

“What the U.S. Can—and Can’t—Learn From Israel’s Ban on Ultra-Thin Models” (The Atlantic)

“On Monday, March 19, the Israeli parliament passed legislation ubiquitously known in the country as the Photoshop laws. The new regulations on the fashion and advertising industry ban underweight models as determined by Body Mass Index and regulate Photoshop usage in media and advertising. Abroad, the laws have opened new discussion on a government’s right to intervene in these two industries….

The more accepted approach for activism in the United States has been to put public pressure on the fashion industry to change, without government intervention. Some have answered the call for change, such as Dove, which launched the Campaign for Real Beauty in 2004 and a viral video entitled ‘Evolution’ in 2006, which shows the unbelievable transformation of an ‘ordinary’ woman into a Photoshopped super-woman. Its model of positive advertising has brought the brand attention, but it doesn’t appear to have caught on in the wider advertising or media industries, which are still Photoshopping away….”

also after I did a little more research it appears that Vogue is trying to change the norm as well.

The Vogue announcement included the following six-point pact.

“1. We will not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder. We will work with models who, in our view, are healthy and help to promote a healthy body image.

“2. We will ask agents not to knowingly send us underage girls and casting directors to check IDs when casting shoots, shows and campaigns.

“3. We will help to structure mentoring programs where more mature models are able to give advice and guidance to younger girls, and we will help to raise industry-wide awareness through education, as has been integral to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Health Initiative.

“4. We will encourage producers to create healthy backstage working conditions, including healthy food options and a respect for privacy. We will encourage casting agents not to keep models unreasonably late.

“5. We encourage designers to consider the consequences of unrealistically small sample sizes of their clothing, which limits the range of women who can be photographed in their clothes, and encourages the use of extremely thin models.

“6. We will be ambassadors for the message of healthy body image.”

New Shipment of Spring Scarves has arrived!


I just got notice that we received a huge shipment of new spring 2012 fashion scarves.  I am in the store all weekend and will have these beauties ready for sale tomorrow am.

A fabulous array of all the hot spring and summer fashion colors.  Tangerine tango, Cockatoo Blue, Solar Yellow and more.  Plus the popular peacock scarves are back in stock.

Stop by this weekend and add a little color to your wardrobe.  All are priced under $30!

Scarf accent jewelry is back in as well.  Add these rings and embellishments to your scarves to make a more dramatic fashion statement.  As usual, Scentsations always has the latest fashion trends before anyone else!scarves, scarf

30 day 43 ways to tie a scarf (Day 30) Criss Cross Wrap


Our journey comes to an end today as we are at Day 30.  All total we have  43 Fabulous neck wrap scarf highlights your neck in an elegant yet fashionable way.

I hope you have enjoyed the journey and found some fabulous, fashionable new ways to accessorize your wardrobe.  We have seen a whole slew of classic and new twists to rejuvenate your scarf look.  For a windy day, grab the Grace Kelly look.  For an important business lunch, use this Criss Cross Wrap or try a square silk scarf as a halter under your business suit.  In my opinion, if you look good, you feel better about yourself and more confident.

There was a reason why the timeless beauties like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and Jackie O  remain classic beauties even after their death.  Beauty is not only the clothes but HOW YOU WEAR THEM.  Sense of style is not following every season’s newest fashion debuts but incorporating the ones that will work perfect for your body type into a classic wardrobe.  Wardrobes are built, not just purchased and one of the easy ways to transcend time and trends is to utilize those fashion accessories to give a new look.  Remember that if you are ever feeling down or it has been a week full of gray, dreary days or the boss has been up your backside all week, go to the scarf drawer.  Pull out a vibrant, colorful scarf and add a little sunshine to your day!

So on our final day, I give you a classic.  This one will work for you now and in 20 years.  You can be 18 or 70 and pull this one off.  This criss cross scarf wrap works extremely well with any dress or neckline.

Step 1:  Fold the square scarf according to triangle fold or bias band fold and let it hang around your neck equally on each side.

Step 2:  Cross over both sides of the scarf

Step 3:  Give the scarf sides another cross.

Step 4:  Now bring both the ends towards the back of the neck.

Step 5:  Last, pass one end through the other as shown to tie a simple knot.

Since this is my last scarf post in this series, I leave you with this tribute to one of my favorite series and group of movies…Sex in the City.

Sex in the City was a fashionable yet sometimes controversial series produced by HBO and ran initially from 1998 to 2004 with two films being released for us junkies in 2008 and 2010.  It started Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Cynthia Dixon and Kristin Davis.  These four actresses played four completely different ladies Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York Goldenblatt and Miranda Hobbs.  All four ladies had a different sense of style, fashion and swagger about here.  Hence the broad appeal to us faithful followers.  Plus which of you Divas out there didn’t love the appeal of New York?  Who was Mr. Big and why was Steve so dorky?

This quirky series had multiple continuing storyline that tackled relevant and modern social issues like safe sex, STD’s femininity, promiscuity, cancer, homosexuality and even divorce. And we all know these 4 ladies could really rock fashion, some good and some bad on a daily basis.  They inspired us and created so many crazes in fashion.  Remember the Bhirkin bag or Tommy Woods handbag episodes?  Not too mention all the shoes pimped out.  Who knew before this show,  you could rent a handbag for a week?  Scarves, scarves and scarves! Worn every which way.  Some to look sexy, some to look chic, some to keep warm.  Some scarves just looked down right silly.  Enjoy!

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So long for now, I hope you enjoyed this segment of Scentsations fashion news.  Stay tuned and be sure to follow as I have several upcoming excited posts like fashion forecasts out to fall 2013 and unique ways to tie your sarongs.

Country Club and Bejeweled Bella Taylor Handbags all 50% off


This week at Scentsations, we have some new 50% off discounts.  These are while supplies last and are closeouts on Bella Taylor quilted handbag patterns that will be going.  Huge new delivery of Bella Taylor purses and accessories.   Katy handbag and wristlet wallets are back in stock and going fast. 

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We also have a new 50% off section for jewelry, accessories and scarves.  These are last items or ones we need to make room for new deliveries.  How it works is that whenever I am working in store and reviewing what is coming in for the week, I go through and deeply discount items that we may not have matching items for or that we have had in for a while.  This happens 3 or 4 times a week.  I do not post these online and these clearance accessory items do not usually last more than 3 or 4 days.  The reason why I tell you this is because, you should be popping in every time you come to the mall to avoid missing out on a piece you like.  I had one lady get upset because a necklace she saw two weeks ago, was not in stock anymore.

Fashion is fun and nobody wants to see the same things at Scentsations over and over again.  That would not be fun!  This is the reason why we price our jewelry and accessories so fair.  You see, it, and like it buy it!  I have no many new things coming in from made in America flip flops to $%^#& (well that would b no fun telling you everything!)

Hubby Rich’s birthday is Monday so I am giving him 4 days off and I will be in the store for Saturday & Sunday so in honor of this Scentsations is promoting all regular priced jewelry, belts, & scarves at Buy 1 get 1  at 50% off for Saturday & Sunday this weekend.  Two day only sale!

So stop by today, see what’s new, chat with Rich & I and meet our old/new girl Lauren next week.  She is new for Vero Beach location but old as she used to asst manage for me in the Merritt Island location.

30 days…35+ Ways to wear a scarf (Day 25) Twist Top


Well, it is another exceptional day in sunny Florida.  I love this time of the year.  Most of the yard work is complete, so now we get to enjoy the days off a bit more.  I am going to be doing some shore diving over the next week and need some creative ways to wrap up after a dive.  I will be featuring some trendy, yet easy ways to wear your scarves as tops this week.  Today this one requires a large, oversize, rectangle scarf.  I think it would also work well with a pashima scarf in cooler weather.

Has anyone heard of Athena Procopiou?  This lady has some incredibly gorgeous graphic art scarves. She was born in Greece and raised in Switzerland.  She originally trained as a pianist but left that career to move to Paris and study history of Art at Christie’s.   Sounds so romantic and is one of the things I love about Europeans.  Their ability to love their life and live it.  Athena has been commissioned by some of the best fashion labels and houses.  She is known for her vibrant scarf graphics and fabulous quality.

Step 1:  Fold the scarf in a triangle.

Step 2:  Tie a knot at the point of the scarf leaving enough to put around your neck.

Step 3:  Tie a knot around your neck.

Step 4:  Take the two other extremities of the triangle and wrap it around you, making a knot at the back.

Step 5:  Tuck the pieces that are poking out. See video below.