Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's A Burberry Patch!

Now that I only work in the Boutique a few days a month, I always feel like I'm walking into a brand new store. And yesterday was no exception. Only I didn't have time to take a closer gander at the new merchandise covering almost every possible, hangable square inch of our little shop because even MORE consignment arrivals were pouring through the door!

One consignor brought in her 25 potential pieces and, with a wave of her hand, said: whatever you don't want just donate to charity. Well, there wasn't a single piece we were willing to part with! Several pieces of Burberry were among the oh-so-fun drop off, and I've posted some pictures below for you!

p.s. there were 2 signature Burberry scarves, but one of them sold before I could even take a picture!

The scarf that already sold was the same signature plaid, and was made of merino wool. But this Burberry cape is still available as per this post!

An adorable, red plaid Burberry scarf used as a decorative belt for this classic Burberry skirt!

My personal favorite: (if only I could fit into it) this quilted Burberry vest

Monday, August 23, 2010

Take a Vacation from the Mall - Summer Clearance Starts TOMORROW!

Two is Better Than One! And this applies in TWO ways:
1) Summer Clearance starts at BOTH of our clothing stores - Finders Keepers Boutique AND Finders Keepers Fashions - TOMORROW! As soon as those doors open, all of our summer merchandise will be marked 50% OFF the original price!

2) When prices have been cut in half, you get to buy twice as much.... right? (Well, that's what I'm going to tell my husband when he eyeballs the stuffed shopping bags I'm sure I'll bring home tomorrow...)

We've got really *really* cute summer inventory still hanging on our racks. And it's so easy to use your summer wardrobe in the fall months. A sundress with a cute blazer and boots is a simple, chic way to make your closet go the distance. Not sure how to pull it together? Our store associates will be happy to help!

Check out our sister store's blog for pictures of their inventory: http://www.sidestreetstyle.blogspot.com/. Finders Keepers Fashions specializes in great quality clothing and accessories for men and women, and they have one of the best consignment plus departments in Atlanta!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds

Imaginary friends, a plastic playhouse becomes our own castle, brides, queens, mothers, astronauts, doctors, veterinarians, cowgirls. From our tender, toddler minds could grow the most astounding adventures. A treasure chest of costumes and dress-up clothes could carry us a world away in the blink of an eye. As we grow older we learn how to balance our ever-present imaginations with the responsibilities of our daily lives. And maybe fashion is an outlet for the oft-denied imagination, teaming with don't-you-want-tos. Some outfits make us feel capable, daring. Others make us feel protected and hidden. Our wardrobes are our grown-up treasure chests. If we let them, they can carry us away, even for just a moment...

Boutique Girl: Heather (pictures by Carrie)

On Heather:
Dress: Karen Millen $140
Handbag: Louis Vuitton $488
Boots: Nine West $49
Scarf: Pashmina $28
Earrings: $21
Bracelet: $7

Friday, August 13, 2010

Finders Keepers Fall Bag Sale 2010 - Round 1!

Round 1? Yep! Does that imply a Round 2? Of COURSE! For those of you who have never rushed a Bag Sale Event, I'll give you the run down: inventory in our clothing stores expires after a certain amount of time. So we take it off the sales floor and either donate it directly to a charity, or we save up a stock pile for our Bag Sale event - which is also for charity. But instead of giving them clothing we raise money from the sale of the expired clothes and we send 100% of the proceeds to one of our favorite charities: Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA).
The best part, here's how the money is raised: We take all of the stockpiled expired merchandise from the whole season (and from both stores) and hang it up in the parking lot of our location in Avondale Estates - Finders Keepers Fashions. You get to take our medium-size shopping bags and stuff them as full as you can get them for $10 a bag - and you can stuff as many bags as you want. 100% of the money raised go DIRECTLY to RRISA - we don't keep a single dime. This bag sale raised $2200 for RRISA's work with the Haitian Medical Evacuees from the January earthquake disaster in Haiti. That $2200 brings us to a total of over $10000 raised so far since the January earthquake.
Want a peek at the madness? We've posted a video below of a short clip from the Bag Sale held last Saturday. Our next Bag Sale will be Saturday, September 25th!

It's a Man's World

Not anymore! But combining menswear with your girlie wardrobe can result in a super sexy chic look. As much as I heart skirts, pants and shorts are more functional, especially for us gals about town. Hopping in and out of the car, zipping through the grocery store, picking up or dropping off kids... needless to say, we're busy. And clothes that go the distance make our daily triathlons easier. But that's no reason to sacrifice style. Let's show the boys how it's done...

Boutique Girl: Heather (photography and styling by Carrie)
Shot in Rainbow Groceries on North Decatur Road - we LOVE their hot bar!

On Heather:
Straw handbag J Crew: $17
Scarlett Turquoise shorts with sash, size L: $25
Tory Burch blouse, size 4: $20
Harley Davidson black boots, size 8 1/2: $65
Mizzae black jacket (new), size 1: $37
Silver/Clear flower ring: $12

Monday, August 9, 2010

This Week's Blogger Inspiration: The Only Fashion Princess

Meet the Only Fashion Princess, a seventeen year old student from Amsterdam that possesses style and confidence well beyond her young years. When I come across girls willing to shrug off conformity as teenagers I can't help but think: I WISH I could have been so bold at her age: because it 100% rocks! This princess knows how to work anything from floral prints to biker chic and everything in between - and sometimes, all together. She's sexy and edgy all the while maintaining a sense of class and self-worth. We can't wait to see what's coming next for this fashion princess.... and her backgrounds make me really (really) want to hop a plane to Amsterdam.

Check her out at: http://www.theonlyfashionprincess.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Take a Stand

"Stand for something or you'll fall for anything." That was an oft-sung phrase in my house and one I intend to foster in this new adult home of my own. Our current reality has created many lines that slice across culture, politics, religion, wealth, war, love, marriage, and more - and these lines don't often lend themselves to a gray area. Fashion and style have long stood as means to make a statement: burning bras, women in pants, the grunge movement, the goth movement, the prepster era, hippie trends, mc hammer pants, cross-dressing, punk... you name it. Fashion allows people to literally wear their beliefs on the sleeves (or lack of sleeves.) A person's style allows him or her to live their convictions out loud without ever saying a word.