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September Featured Craftinista: Carol, Maker of Sock Monkeys

Nobody makes sock monkeys as cute as Carol Wanagat makes them. She loves socks and loves creating sock monkeys. Her vivid imagination and wonderful combination of sock designs transform socks into monkeys full of personality and life, each one unique and distinctive. We especially love the monkeys she made using our Foot Traffic socks. Lucky for you, we’ll be giving away one such creation in the next week! We are so excited to introduce you to Carol, our Craftinista for September!

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Featured Stylist: Jennifer Niehouse

This month’s featured fashionista is actually a wardrobe stylist! We spoke with Jennifer Niehouse, who’s been helping people dress well since she was a teenager. Jennifer not only styles wardrobes, but she also helps people go through what they already have in their closet and re-work looks, or throw away what needs to go. Jennifer focuses on making her clients feel good in what they wear; even if it’s something they never would have thought to pick out for themselves in the first place. Thank you, Jennifer, for letting us interview you!

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Featured Fashionista: Jessie of Style and Pepper

 

Style and Pepper

Jessie Antigua began style blogging right here in Kansas City, Missouri. Originally, her blog was called “The Concrete Catwalk.” Last year, she moved to the Big Apple to pursue her passion: fashion and style! Now blogging as “Style and Pepper,” Jessie has always done such a fabulous job of integrating legwear into her outfits in unique and fashion-forward ways. We love to follow Jessie for style inspiration! She works as a wardrobe stylist and creative consultant specializing in personal wardrobe styling, closet makeovers, photoshoot creative direction/styling, fashion forecasting, on-air style segments, visuals and merchandising for retail stores, event planning and strategic marketing for fashion-industry businesses.

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Featured Fashionista: Carmen Powers

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It is with great joy that we introduce you to Carmen Powers, the “legs” that you see modeling our leg wear on our website and in our catalog. She has been our model for the past 8 years, and we are so lucky to have her as part of the Foot Traffic brand. She is as gracious and talented as she is beautiful.

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Featured Blogger: Jo of Lost in the Haze

Jo of Lost in the Haze joins us this month as our featured blogger! She hails from New Zealand, and has a classy vintage look with a quirky modern-day twist. The result? A fun, fresh look that brings a smile to your lips. Of course, she loves tights, and is especially in-tune with pairing adorable socks with her look…long before the socks + sandals look became trendy! With her style shots set against a dreamy lush background, Jo’s fashion sense truly shines through the haze.

Thank you, Jo, for sharing your style with us continuing to make Foot Traffic look good!

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Featured Blogger: Katie of SkunkBoy Creatures

I am excited to introduce you to Katie from Skunkboy Creatures!

Katie is a blogger that shares not only her clever creations, but also her unique style that will surely make you smile. I am a nut for plush characters and the hand-made cuteness that Katie designs. Her playful attitude and fashion sense will hopefully inspire you as much as it does me!  Of course, she loves colorful tights and legwear, so we love her even more. Enjoy!

~Nancy

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Featured Blogger: Kaelah Bee of Little Chief Honeybee

Featured Blogger: Kaelah Bee

I can’t wait to introduce Kaelah, our featured blogger this month. Her festive style, red hair and joyful personality make her the perfect blogger to start the holiday season! I adore her unique style and am inspired by her fashion updates and blogs that continue to delight and amuse me. I drool over her Honeybean Mobile Boutique and can only imagine how she is filling it for the holidays.

I had the chance to talk with Kaleah to gleen some insights to share, so enjoy the “interview” and visit her blog Honeybeeinthecity.blogspot.com to find out more about this delightful style maven!

 

Enjoy!

~ Nanci

How long have you been a “fashionista”?

I still don’t consider myself a fashionista of any kind honestly! I just wake up and get dressed in the morning, and somewhere along the way I decided to share that with the world! I haven’t always had the style I have now though. In high school I was really into Abercrombie, Hollister, etc. I definitely wore preppy styles, but I went to hardcore shows on the weekend and experimented with bright makeup. I kind of always made it my own. I guess I was doing something “right” as I was voted “Best Dressed” and “Most Likely to be Famous” my senior year thanks to my clashing style. Of course I came from a school of head to toe camo so take it for what you will! ;)

Where do you look for fashion trends?

I normally don’t care if something is trendy or not. Jeffrey Campbell Litas had their time in the spotlight for a while this past year and I have 4 pairs, but I’m going to continue to wear them no matter how many passive aggressive remarks get made on Twitter about how ugly they are! They’re loud and fun. That’s what I like!

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What are your favorite sources of inspiration?

I love reading other life + style blogs. Nothing is as inspiring as seeing what other real girls wear. I don’t read Vogue, I don’t care who wears what on the red carpet, and you won’t ever find me watching Fashion Week.

What is your personal style?

Featured Blogger: Kaelah Bee in floral dress

I’m undeniably feminine in my endless supply of floral dresses and ruffled cardigans, but my hefty amount of tattoos and piercings (and bright red hair!) definitely add an edge to them. At least I think so! My style is such a mess sometimes. One day I’m all dolled up for a date, and the next I’m wearing clashing patterns and ripped tights. It’s a hodgepodge at best!

What is your favorite place to shop?

Thrift stores on the sale days! I have our thrift stores in Nashville mapped out for their sale days and I know exactly when to go. I can get a torn/stained dress for 50 cents and then just alter it at home to be as good as new! And it’ll be one of a kind so what’s better than that?!

Tell me about your favorite outfit.

It changes with the day honestly! Right now I’m really loving my hot dog dress and this fun colorful look for Autumn.

What is your favorite “go-to” legwear?Featured Blogger: Kaelah Bee in opaque tights

Opaque tights, without a doubt! I wear them year round. Even in the sweltering summer heat of Nashville. They’re great for these super short dresses they’re making these days!

What is the best way to update an outfit?

Add a different color pair of tights, a fresh cardigan, or even just a new funky pair of shoes!

What never goes out of style?

A classy cardigan!

What is the next trend we can expect this fall/winter?

Your guess is as good as mine! I can just tell you that I avoid all “knitwear” for the most part! I do not look good in sweater dresses, thus I avoid them like the plague! I pretty much don’t shop in retail stores between October and March. I don’t get along with winter wardrobes!

 

What are you looking forward to this Christmas?

This is the one time of the year when the whole family gets together at my Grandpa’s house. We enjoy being together. I also love the holiday food. I can’t cook worth a darn but I sure love to bake!

 

What do you wish for this Christmas?

Honestly, I would love to wake up to a white Christmas. It never happens here, but I really do dream of a white Christmas!