The PERFECT Gift for TEEN GIRLS!

I have finally discovered the perfect gift for teenage girls.  SOCKS!  I have 4 nieces in all parts of the country that are each uniquely different but have one thing in common—they all love socks!  I am so excited!  Their tastes may change like the wind but at least with socks, they can combine them with outfits that I would never have imagined.

Foot Traffic Two by Four Mix and Match Socks

With the helpful advice of one of the teen nieces, we came up with a list of favs.  There were so many choices so have fun and pick your favorites!

1 – Bones and Roses Style 101KH

2 – Two By Fours-All 4 styles

3 – Cowboy Boots 6499

4- Pink Fuzzy Toe socks PFF

5 – Any of our Slipper socks SS103

6 – Alligator 3D Socks 3D109

7  – Heavy Cable Leg Warmers LW 100 Charcoal

8 – Black or Pink Chenille Fingerless Gloves

9 – Argyle Thigh Highs OTK Black

10 – High Top Sneaker Socks 6498 all colors

11 – Butterfly Trouser socks

Foot Traffic Slipper Socks

These are just a few examples but with socks, leg warmers and fingerless gloves, they are easy to buy, send, and they fit!
If you are still fearful of trying to guess the taste of the teens, give a gift certificate. I promise you they will find many things that they will love.  And most of all, they will love you for figuring out that socks are awesome!

– Nanci

GIVE SOMEONE THE WARM FUZZIES…(Giveaway)

Foot Traffic Microfiber Fuzzy Socks

Warm chocolate chip cookies…

A soft, plush animal…

A cashmere sweater…

Soft puppy fur…

Snuggling on a soft couch with your partner (or your dog, as in my case)

 

What if you could give the gift of such comfort to someone?

You can with our Fuzzy Ankle Socks. Available in 19 colors, give everyone on your list a pair in their favorite color and you will be guaranteed a warm fuzzy hug!

Just remember, these socks are for wearing, not petting!

 

And guess what?

We want to give YOU the WARM FUZZIES!

The first 2 people to comment on this blog will get a free pair of our FUZZY SOCKS!

Please include the following in your comment:

1.) Tell us about your favorite  “warm fuzzy.”

2.) Then tell us what color fuzzy socks you want and we will send them to you!

3.) Leave an email address where we can contact you if you win. (to avoid spam you can post your email address in this format: ex: nanci at foottraffic dot com)

 

From the rest of the comments we will randomly pick a third winner!

Winners will be announced this Friday December 16th, 2011 🙂

-Nanci

Slip into something comfortable this winter- SLIPPER SOCKS

Foot Traffic Slipper Socks

No wonder slipper socks are one of our top holiday gift items!

They are all about comfort, and pretty darn cute as well.  When I come home from work and rip off my shoes or boots, I look for the most comfortable socks I can find to slip into. I don’t like heavy slippers and have found total comfort in my new slipper socks. Having hardwood floors, I appreciate the no-skid pads on the bottom of the feet–totally comfy and totally practical.  Only $8 a pair, all of my girlfriends are getting these adorable socks as a gift this year. The only decision I have to make is who gets what pair…and what pair do I keep for myself?

-Nanci

“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:

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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!

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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!

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!

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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.

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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…

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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.

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