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New Year’s Eve: Keeping it Simple

Kissing by the Fireplace...in socks

“What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?”

There is an expectation that we should go out, get festive, and ring in the New Year with fireworks, dancing and partying. I admit I have enjoyed this monumental event of kissing at midnight, confetti, champagne, and celebrating long into the next day. But these last few years, by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, I do not want to plan another thing, eat more food or drink more wine. I have come to enjoy the quiet that follows the rush of Christmas and I guess I would rather just merge into next year rather that do a “party plunge.” I am grateful for good health, a wonderful family, and great friends and prefer to just relax and reflect on the past year.

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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

“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!

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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

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!

Fun 4th of July socks – Limited time free upgraded shipping!

4th of July Socks

Check out our fun selection of patriotic socks, tights, and trouser socks.

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What’s Under YOUR Wedding Dress?

Don’t let your legs be last

Paris Texture Tights

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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Socks and Sandals-Seriously?

Victorian_Lace_showNO! Socks and sandals are not serious. They are a fun, refreshing opportunity to add some fresh fashion options to your wardrobe this spring and summer. It is OK to wear socks with your sandals or your favorite pumps. There is a lot of chatter out there about whether this look is out or in this year or if it is even an acceptable choice.  It certainly takes the right attitude, right shoes and the right socks. The combination is not new. We actually are borrowing and updating a popular look from the 50’s when women wore socks with their sandals and sneakers every day.

Last year we saw this look on the runway and it continues again this year particularly supporting some of the 2011 trends we are seeing such as color blocking, lace, and just personal choices from the feet up.

Take a look at some of the fashions that include socks this spring and summer.

This one is from Trendencias.

Blue socks and red shoes

Here is another from the Glamour’s Young and Posh blogger network.

White lace socks with white shoes

Love this photo from the Copper Etiquette blog

Row of shoes and socks

So, the sun is finally out and we begin to get our legs and feet ready to see the light of day.  We run to the salon to get pedicures, shave our legs, slather on the self tanning lotions, and change out our wardrobe for the fun skirts, shorts, and capris that we hope fit this year.  Just consider the option of sandals and socks and have fun.

Go ahead and try it–seriously!

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