Monday, September 29, 2014

Brighton's Power of Pink is Back - Pretty With a Purpose!


With continued support from customers - like those of you that shop at Willow Tree, Brighton has donated more than $5.3 million to breast cancer charities nationwide through their Power of Pink program which began in 2003.  This years stunning collection uses the new Your True Color pieces in a beautiful shade of pink.

As always, quantities are limited.  If you're a collector, come see this year's bracelet, earrings and necklace.  Solid on one side - with the ribbon (as you see here) on the other.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

And then there's Cognac and Misted Yellow


Similar to Sangria, Cognac’s name alone leads to glamorous illusions. This classy and cultured brown takes a typical autumnal color to a sumptuous realm, making the shade unexpectedly ideal for evening wear. Adding a ray of sunlight and warmth, optimistic Misted Yellow alludes to the promise of spring to come. Both Cognac and Misted Yellow will also be prevalent in prints—a surprisingly popular trend this fall season.


For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More Pantone Fall 2014



The grown-up reds are followed by two extremes of the purple family that intrigue the eye and inspire the imagination. Mauve Mist, a romantic and elegant purple shade, reminds us of the deco era and stimulates a sense of femininity and empowerment, while Radiant Orchid, a captivating and adaptable shade, enchants the complete spectrum. Pair either with Cypress, a majestic and powerful green; indicative of its name, this shade has a towering presence and serves as a stunning perennial.
With its slightly green undertone, Bright Cobalt offers a subtle twist on the traditional cobalt blue, which unifies this season’s blues. Likewise, Royal Blue, which is both evocative and dignified, provides more complexity and excitement than the average navy, while still remaining versatile. Pair Bright Cobalt with Sangria and Cypress, or Royal Blue with Mauve Mist and Aluminum, a futuristic stainless steel shade that serves as a complex neutral.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Love Wyandotte's 3rd Annual Paint the Town Pink series is starting this Saturday

The 3rd Annual 3K Family Fun Run Walk & Roll 
takes place this Saturday at Silver Shores Waterfront
1 James DeSana Drive
Wyandotte, MI



Monday, September 22, 2014

Two Fabulous Colors of the Season are from the "RED Family" - Sangria and Aurora Red

Sangria, an exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations is enhanced by Aurora Red, a more sophisticated shade that adds verve and spark.

The color red is the color of energy, passion and action.  It's a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.




Friday, September 19, 2014

Make a Fashion Statement in a Cape!

Capes are a fantastic alternatives for work, yet equally perfect and appropriate for evening wear – as long as the weather is not too cold. Capes protect you from the elements without "squashing", crushing or wrinkling the clothes you are wearing underneath.  These timeless outerwear pieces will work season after season, because this fashion will remain on the fashion scene for many years to come.  Come check them out.  We love them and know you will, too.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Season of "Untypical Colors"

From Pantone Color Institute
Whether it was a particular decade or a trip to a special place, designers are fascinated with the beauty of the past and the spirit of the present—recreating it with color, fabric and style this fall season. Design and color were inspired by everything from books, artisan crafts, photography and retro architecture, to exotic landscapes and the children of rock legends. The diverse color palette takes us on an adventure spanning 100 years—a season roused by various vantage points from past and present.
“This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "There is a feminine mystique that is reflected throughout the palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Willow Tree Has the BEST Coats in the Region!

This faux fur snow leopard swing coat is just fantastic and such a popular style. It's versatile, too.  Here you see it with pants - but it's perfect with dresses, too!  Such a sassy and fun way to stay warm and look great during these cold Michigan Winters!  This silhouette looks great on everyone from tall to short, small to large.  More than one color available.  Greys, Browns and solid Black.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fenini

Fenini is all about style and comfort. It's simple and clean, yet detail designs are added to make Fenini unique and interesting. The items are suitable for work or play.  They're versatile!  And, they're made in the USA!

It's a favorite brand of teachers.  Look great and yet it's comfortable enough for those moments spent on the floor with the kids!

The new Fall color palette is fantastic.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washing "Dry Clean" Items at Home

Machine wash if you're certain it's o.k. to do so.  Check the labels.  To minimize agitation, turn the items inside out and place them in a mesh laundry bag. Use a shorter and delicate cycle.  Pay attention to water temperatures.  

Hand wash the items to prevent shrinkage and bleeding.  Use a mild detergent.

Always, always, always skip the dryer.  Heat harms fibers.  Instead, push put the excess moisture (don't twist or wring) and lay the garment flat to dry on a white towel.  Or, let the garment air dry on top of a running dryer.  The moderate heat given off by the machine will speed up the process.