“SOCKING” STUFFER IDEAS for everyone!

It’s that time of year when we love to acknowledge our co-workers, friends, and family but we want something personal, inexpensive, unique, and fun.  VOILA! The perfect gift is a fun pair of novelty socks! With over 200 choices, certainly you will find something for everyone on your list.

…..And they are under $10!

Even better…$6 a pair when you buy 3 pairs! 

Why not start a tradition and give all of your family members socks in their holiday stockings that fit their personality?! I used to give crazy boxer shorts to my boys and now I give them fun socks. They love it!

Everyone will thank you for a gift that fits their feet and their personality, and is fun and functional.

Ideas for HIM:

Foot Traffic Mens Taxi SocksFoot Traffic Mens Flame Socks

We all know guys can sometimes be difficult to buy for.  Even they admit it.  If it’s not technology, a new car, or tickets to a big game, then the list gets short quickly.  So here are a few stocking stuffer ideas to give with the socks if you want to take it another step:

Poker socks and poker chips

Beer socks and his favorite brew

High top sneaker socks and a basketball

Music socks and his favorite music CD

Flame socks and some hot, spicy BBQ sauce

Chili peppers socks and some chips and salsa

Golf socks and some favorite golf balls

Cowboy boot socks and beef jerky

Smiley face socks because he makes you smile!

Continue Reading…

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!

2 pics-kaelah bee

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!

I’M DREAMING OF A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS…

Did you know that color is a great way to change your mood? Just as music creates an emotional response so does color. With the current, unsettled economic situation, we are all looking for a reason to be cheerful. No wonder major retailers this holiday season are featuring bright, bold colors, suggesting strength, confidence, and optimism.

Whether it’s bright dresses, colorful jeans, or accessories, you will see color everywhere this holiday and who isn’t more cheerful when wearing bright colors? Favorite holiday colors include red, turquoise, emerald green, sapphire blue, hot pink, and orange.

And, being the “bright spot” at a party doesn’t mean you have to look like a Christmas tree. With a few fun colorful accessories, you will brighten your mood and the mood of others around you. Of course, a simple way to add color is with a pair of colorful tights or leggings. Put on your LBD or black skirt, add tights, a matching scarf… and voila!

Other featured accessories include bright shoes, purses, scarves, hats, belts, etc.

This holiday season, it is time to step away from the television, put down your bank statements, and take time to enjoy the holidays…..

 

….AND MAY ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS TIGHTS BE BRIGHT!!!

 

-Nanci

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with flair….

The first decorations I bring out for the holidays are the stockings where I promptly hang them on the fireplace, door, staircase or bedpost, signifying the official beginning of the season.

DIY Christmas Stockings

I am a passionate DIYer and made my stockings for my family several years ago but I am always interested in adding a new one to the collection as we add new family members, including new pets. Whatever your tradition, whether you are buying new stockings this year for the first time or adding to your existing assortment, you can certainly make your own with little or no cost.

DIY Christmas StockingsI admit that I start by going to the Queen of the holidays, Martha Stewart for new ideas.  Not to disappoint, in her 2011 holiday issue I found this great photo of simple but interesting stockings that could easily be made and embellished or left simple uniquely different, one stocking to the next.  She shares her patterns on her website, www.marthastewart.com/stocking -template, with suggestion of where to find fabrics.  Although these are great resources, my favorite places to hunt for holiday fabrics is at local thrift stores (if not my own closet!)  For a fraction of the cost, you can use old sweaters, jackets, skirts and shirts, taking them apart and making them into great holiday stockings and gifts. She also featured some great stocking ideas in a previous issue at http://www.marthastewart.com/274856/christmas-stocking-ideas

The fun of the holidays is making your home about YOU!  Have fun and enjoy making your stockings this holiday season.

 

Have even more fun filling them!    

-Nanci

 

SOURCE: http://www.marthastewart.com/274856/christmas-stocking-ideas

The Quality of Cashmere…

So much luxury from such a little goat!

Cashmere Goat - Selvege magazine Cashmere Goat - Selvege magazine

We can thank the Capra Hircus Laniger goat for giving us the incredibly soft, supple, sought-after fiber, cashmere. For over 10,000 years, this remarkable goat has been present in Central Asia, and is still thriving in the remote regions of the inhospitable uplands of Inner and Outer Mongolia, Afghanistan, and Iran.  The extreme weather conditions and the Cashmere Goat - Selvege magazinescarcity of water and vegetation on this arid countryside have forced these particular goats to adapt and survive on very little. It’s OK. They like it.

The extreme changes in temperature between day and night as well as the brutal harsh winters (sometimes 45 degrees below zero!) require the goats to grow a unique coat, providing warmth and protection. The long course outer hairs are the guard hairs. The underfleece, the fine soft silky hairs, six times finer than human hair, is called the duvet, pashm, or cashmere.  The colder the climate, the finer and warmer the undercoat.

In early spring when the goats moult, the Himalayan farmers comb the fine woolen undercoat from the neck and chest of goat, painstakingly separating the guard hairs from the sumptuous cashmere fibers. This de-hairing process is usually done mechanically but in some regions this process is still done by hand.

Continue Reading…

GIVEAWAY! Four Button Leg Warmers… CLOSED

…four ways to wear them!

CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER BRANDY BROWNER!

Foot Traffic Four Button Leg Warmers

We love legwarmers, especially now that the weather is changing and our cute little bare legs are cold!   I particularly love wearing my leg warmers with my skinny jeans, leggings, and tights.  With different colors and lengths, I can change any outfit and feel warm and still stylish, whether I am indoors or outdoors.

You may be in winter denial (yes, it is coming) and not ready to put away your shorts and short skirts but you will need to cover up on those cool crisp days of fall.  We love our new 4 button legwarmers because they are comfy and can be worn four different ways…

foot traffic four button leg warmersfoot traffic four button leg warmersfoot traffic four button leg warmersfoot traffic four button leg warmers

We love them so much we want to give them away!

To enter this give-away just do the following:

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Like us on Facebook

3. Comment on this post with your name, twitter handle and a way for us to contact you if you win (*You can spell it out like nanci at gmail dot com to avoid spam!)*


**Winner will be randomly selected. We will announce/contact the WINNER on Friday, November 4th!

Button up and stay warm!

Tell us how you would wear them.

-Nanci

CORPORATE CULTURE AND PERSONAL STYLE

What Does Your Work Attire Communicate?

Whether you want to admit it or not, your clothing is a constant communication to those around you. Your outfit may say “casual chic” when you go out with friends, or it may say, “romantic” on a date night. Your style says different things about you, and there’s no place where getting that “message” right is more important, than at work.

Is your style position appropriate?

Every organization has a “style culture.” Dressing to fit into that culture does not mean you have to sacrifice style, but be aware that if you want to move up in your organization, dressing like the people in higher positions than you can demonstrate that you want to be one of them. Like my mother told me, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”Foot Traffic Perfect Pair Tights

How to “fit-in” without “selling out”

There are some interesting ways to style up your suits, skirts and dresses and still be in line with your organization’s style culture. How? With just a few variations of accessories such as belts, scarves and legwear.  Add color and texture to a business suit or sweater with an animal print belt, a patterned scarf, or a favorite accessory that reflects your personality.

Most organizations still encourage pantyhose and tights at the office because they create a clean, lean look that adds polish and class to your professional image. A staple in your work-wear closet should be a great pair of black tights.

Continue Reading…

NEW Foot Traffic LOOK BOOK

We have so much fun at FOOT TRAFFIC wearing our leggings, tights, and socks that we decided to create a LOOK BOOK featuring our favorite fashion ideas for fall and winter. We had two fun models help us put together some great looks. We love the combinations from playful to serious and hope that you will be inspired to come up with your own solutions.

Foot Traffic 2011 Fall Look Book

Let us know what you think and please share some of your favorite legwear choices. We would love to hear from you!


FOOT TRAFFIC HALLOWEEN

SOCK and STOCKING STATION…..

for all of your “SPOOK-TACULAR” Halloween costumes!

Foot Traffic halloween Socks

Don’t be frightened by our large selection of legwear. We have everything from blood red tights to black and purple for the most stylish witch.  Come to our site if you dare ….we have something for everyone……and beware…

YOU must place your order by Oct. 18 to make sure you get your items in time for the Halloween weekend. We are waiting for you!

5 Halloween Costume Ideas-2011

Halloween is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about what you want to dress up as this year. If you have not started planning what you are going to dress up as, do not worry. I have put together a list of my top 5 fashionable Halloween costume ideas for 2011.

1.) Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood.

True Blood has become one of my favorite HBO series this year and Sookie is by far my favorite character. She has such an adorable and sweet sense of style but also has the courage and strength to battle with dangerous vampires! Don’t forget to add some vampire bite marks to your neck. You can find her Merlot’s waitress costume at www.hbo.comSookie Stackhousesookie stackhouse sookie stackhouse

2.) Lady Gaga.

I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of people dressing up as Lady Gaga this year, but luckily there are many of her over-the-top outfits to pick from. Click here to browse some of her most famous looks.

111009-lady-gaga-200

3.) Cher from Clueless.

Clueless is a truly timeless movie. Cher represents everything that is fashion and since I love the 90’s I thought she would be a fun character to be for Halloween.  Just remember to add “whatever” and “as if!” to your vocabulary! You can find Cher’s classic white knee high socks from Foot Traffic here.

clueless cher in knee socksCher Clueless Yellow plaidCher Clueless halloween

4.) Snooki from Jersey Shore.

I just could not leave Snooki off of this list. I think she is such a fun character. Make sure to gym, tan and laundry to get in character and make sure you rock snooki’s signature hairdo. Click here to watch an online tutorial on how to do a “Snooki Poof” and makeup.

Snooki HalloweenSnooki HalloweenSnooki Halloween

5.) Twiggy.

Lastly I thought I would include fashion icon Twiggy. She is a classic. This costume will give you the opportunity to wear the retro style and bright colors we have been seeing on the runways this season.  Click here to see how to create Twiggy’s famous eyelashes.

Twiggy HalloweenTwiggy HalloweenTwiggy Halloween

I hope this provided you with some inspiration!

-Jani

 

Which one of these costume ideas is your favorite?

What do you plan of being for Halloween this year?

Page 26 of 31« First...1020«2425262728»30...Last »