Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Is the thought of distressed jeans stressing you out? Well, don't let it. Just relax and have a little bit of fun. The look is trendy, popular and easy.  Of course, ripped jeans are not new - but how to wear them has been updated a bit.

We all know how easy it is toss on a pair of ripped jeans and pair them with a t-shirt and sneakers. But, just because your jeans are distressed doesn’t mean you can’t wear them all dressed up. Go ahead and add a sexy blouse, a blazer & some amazing pumps, and you’re ready for a night on the town.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Grey Denim

Grey denim is not new to the market, but it seems to have always taken a back seat to the blues and blacks. Lately, the greys have been more popular and seem to be available in a variety of washes and great metal shades.  It's really an easy way to add a little edge and versatility to your denim wardrobe.  Come check out our new grey jeans from Liverpool. You'll love them!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

What in the world is going on with denim? The category has certainly changed over the past couple of years, don't you think? It's definately not as popular as it once was, and there seem to be more "jeans" that are made from "non-denim" fabrics than those that are true denim. They LOOK like jeans -- but are so stretchy! 
We do know that leggings and yoga pants have been partially responsible for the shift...but wonder if there are there other reasons, too? 
Are people just tired of blue jeansDo they want new silhouettes? Do they prefer leggings/jeggings, skinnys, straight or boot cut? Are they more drawn to low, mid or high-rise?  
So many of our customers only want the pull on version of any pant anymore. Are jeans an exception to that?  Do they prefer a 5-pocket style or a pull on? Are they in search of new colors or something different? We want to know!
We'd LOVE to hear from our customers! We can only bring in what you want if you tell us what it is!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Street Fair

The Wyandotte Street Art Fair is in less than two weeks. What does that mean? It means that we're entering the busiest four day period of time in our year. The streets will be filled with artists, crafters, photographers, buskers, musicians, food carts and tents and hundreds of thousands of people! It's an event, that's for sure.

It also means that Willow Tree will be filled with the most fantastic deals and sales and bargains galore. It's our end of season extravaganza...and we're excited! Mark your calendars and save the date! July 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. The 55th Annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair and Sidewalk Sale!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ankle Booties - Perfect for All Seasons!

O.K. ladies, we're telling you again that ankle booties are HOT. They are a huge fashion trend - and here to stay.  We've been asked "how" to wear them.....and all we can say is "any way you want!" They look good with anything from jeans to skirts, to a great sheath dress!  We're excited to be bringing a great selection to you for Fall!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Do You Have a Crossbody Bag Yet?

You've probably got at least one by now.  Of course we have our trusted totes for those days when we've got to take everything with us — but for those days or occasions when only a few things are needed -- like identification, a debit/credit card, keys, phone and a lipstick, a mini crossbody bag is a hands-free go-to and a must-have

It's your weekend warrior and perfect for bike rides, errands, concerts, shopping, sporting event and going out. We're happy to say that the bags this season are not boring!  You'll see great silhouettes and colors, that's for sure. The cross body is an accessory that you'll never want to be without - and one you can't have enough of!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Texture and Prints. THAT'S What's Happening with Legwear!

One of the top trends in women's hosiery seems to be wild, bold and unique prints. The industry is really moving away from basic or conservative opaque tights towards interesting patterned and textured leggings. We're thrilled because they add so much personality to your outfit and look!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Unisex Palette for Spring 2016

As with Fall 2015, colors this season transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette. For Spring 2016 there are truly no perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men’s and women’s collections, both of which focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then play.

The soothing, calming nature of colors in the Spring collections are led by Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.

The fashion and design communities, and consequently, consumers, have been in love with orange for several seasons. Coming to the fore this Spring is, Peach Echo, a shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.

Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.

A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones.

While the majority of the Spring/Summer palette trends toward calmness, a few diversions from the theme emerge that offer a contrast. With Buttercup designers reveal a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place.

A shade of aqua that leans toward the green family, Limpet Shell is clear, clean and defined. Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility.

As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in, Lilac Gray, adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.

The high energy Fiesta is a harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales. A strong and fiery, yellow-based red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.
A transitional color that will take us through the seasons, Iced Coffee manifests as another strong neutral for the season. With its natural earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee creates a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season’s palette.

Green Flash calls on its wearer to explore, push the envelope and escape the mundane, radiating an openness that combines with the rest of the palette in unexpected but serendipitous ways. The popularity of this brilliant hue is representative of nature’s persistent influence even in urban environments, a trend continuing to inspire designers.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Pantone's Palette for SPRING 2016. We are excited.

Influenced by the world of art and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind, designers this season have gravitated toward a very calming palette. Designers were also inspired by the contrast of urban design and lush vegetation, leading to unexpected color combinations and collections reminiscent of architecture, travel and nostalgia. By creating looks that truly represent the world we live in, both constructed and organic, designers sought to awaken a sense of reflection, followed by playful escapism. Artists, many of whom are known for bold color usage and strong shapes and lines, played an influential role in this season's styles – from Matisse, Picasso and Frank Stella to Esther Stewart and Sam Falls. With Cuba and other destinations south of the border top of mind, designers are playing with courageous color statements that aren't afraid to be vibrant but at the same time are combined with quieting, classic and more natural tones. "Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation."

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Glitz and Glamour

New Year's Eve is a chance to get all dolled up. 
Grab your gold or silver or sequins or velvet! 
It's THE time for glitz and glamour!