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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. (more…)

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

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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

FOOT TRAFFIC HALLOWEEN

SOCK and STOCKING STATION…..

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Fall Fashion Favorites for Campus

Well, here it is again—school.

Summer is behind you and it’s back to class. Your tan has faded, there’s a chill in the air, and the leaves are turning to shades of orange and red.

Rise and Shine! You may not look forward to dragging yourself out of bed, but you can look forward to wearing some of the fun new fall fashions. And, you can cleverly reinforce your current wardrobe with new seasonal items to transition from summer into fall. No need to give up the mini-skirt or shorts —just add some great leggings or tights and let your legwear transition your wardrobe.

You don’t have to sacrifice comfort, warmth and fashion for school.

“Must-haves” for campus fashion:

Check out my campus Fall fashion inspiration below. Be Inspired this semester to be bold, fearless and to be YOU!

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Rosie says “WE CAN DO IT!” – WWII Brings Fashion Innovation

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What’s Under YOUR Wedding Dress?

Don’t let your legs be last

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The perfect man….
The perfect dress…
The perfect flowers…
The perfect cake…
The perfect legwear…WHAT?!!

Yes, the perfect legwear!

Planning a wedding takes time, patience and remembering every detail. Finding “the one” dress is almost as important as finding
“the one” husband. The dress includes not only the beautiful dress and veil, but everything else “under the dress” such as the shoes, garter and undergarments, and stockings. The entire “package” is a personal expression of the bride’s personality so it’s an opportunity to be playful, fun and surprising.

I recently spoke with Michael Nolte, a well-known bridal consultant, motivational speaker, and designer with two bridal salons in Kansas City. Michael has been designing bridal gowns for over 25 years and has contracted to style over 1000 weddings since 1980. When I asked him what the ladies are wearing on their legs under their dress, he smiled and said that the current style is “au natural” with a simple garter. We are all familiar with the ceremony of the groom lifting the dress, exposing the leg and removing the garter. Brides are spending beaucoup bucks on their shoes so Michael thinks doing something special with legwear is a unique opportunity to add even more fun under the dress while showing some of the bride’s fun personality. There are so many beautiful and fun stockings, tights and thigh highs available.

Yes, beautiful legs are a natural solution but here are some fresh new options to make your wedding as unique as you are!

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Navy Blue and White stripes-It’s a Classic

As we watch the spring and summer fashions hit the retail aisles this season, we are delighted and excited about the fun colors of coral, turquoise, yellow and blue. We’ve blogged about it and discussed how to wear the fun colors.

However, let’s not forget the classic navy blue and white stripes that will always, and I do mean always, be a classic look year after year.

How did this idea originate and why is it still so popular?

It is said that when Coco Chanel was having an affair with the Duke of Westminster she was eager to adapt to his yachting activities and interests so she began to wear wide-legged sailor pants, striped boat neck sweaters and flat boating shoes, inspired by sailor attire.
The look soon became popular when Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn began sporting the look. It immediately caught on and continued into the 60’s, most often associated with the rich and country club patrons.

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Boot-i-licious cowboy boots for spring! Yee-Ha!

I do not pretend to know much about cowboy boots but I know I want a pair. A couple years ago I sold my red snakeskin boots that I bought in Aspen in a garage sale and have kicked myself ever since. I am now on the hunt for something that makes me smile—and fits my big feet, of course!

Every time I see women on the street with cowboy boots I love the look.

As the weather gets warmer, women of all ages are sporting their inner cowgirl and trading in their Uggs for fun cowboy boots.  I love it.

I am learning what to consider when buying cowboy boots. When searching on line, I found this great article, not to mention this great photo.

Check out “Guide to Choosing Cowboy Boots” www.fibers.com.

Although these seem like logical points it is always good to be reminded of what you need to consider when buying a pair of boots.

Here are 4 things I suggest you consider before your purchase…

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Fashion layering for summer 2011

Watching the fashion frenzy at the recent runway shows, clearly layering is still an essential look for spring, summer and fall 2011.

Layering creates a clever way to change our wardrobe and pull pieces together that we never knew we could!

Plus, layering is a way to regulate our comfort as the thermostat seems to vary in our work environments and as we move from indoors to outdoors.

Without smothering ourselves in layers of clothing, start with the basic pant, skirt, or shorts, t- top or tank top, and great legwear. Once you have your foundation, the fun begins.

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