Saguaro is a Style Star

 

 

The Saguaro cactus has exploded onto the home decor scene, especially at Hobby Lobby. Wall prints, stationery, laundry bags and more–all imprinted with happy little cactus depictions—seem perfect for a teen room remodel! They are also a nice little diversion from the entire region of Christmas accessories that are quietly plotting their takeover of the store.

The Power Suits Us

Every few years and mostly in the fall, the “menswear” look emerges as a fashion trend for women. But this year, I think it couldn’t be more important. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Stein Mart, which highlight tweed, houndstooth and even varsity striping on jackets, pants, boots and even jumpsuits as a modern twist on the menswear trend. To avoid looking like Melanie Griffith’s pre-makeover character in Working Girl, I think subtlety works best when adding these into your wardrobe.

I’d argue that, right now, the power suit has no greater meaning.

Beauty Brands’ Boss Boxes

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Beauty Brands offers these cool boxes of mini luxe products that are not only a good idea for travel, but also fun gifts for the product lovers in your lives. They also make cute stocking stuffers around the holidays and they only cost $15!

 

 

Get Your Arizona GameDay On…

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We are less than one month away from our first 2018 kickoff at Arizona Stadium and I have been eagerly scouting out Tucson and online for new GameDay dresses, T-shirts, jewelry, and everything in between to get ready. Costco’s Wildcat paper plates? Got em! Listen, I was born in Texas, where football is as sacred as church on Sundays and you dress up for games. You just do. You can google “Gameday Dress” and what comes up immediately are girls from Southern colleges dressed to the nines.

That said, it has taken the West a little bit longer to get on board with unique gameday apparel. And when I say “unique,” I don’t mean slutty. The majority of apparel in this region still consists of T-shirts and maybe a dress or two that a Size 0 co-ed could pull off. University of Texas has its own cologne, for crying out loud! Plus, it’s hot as frick when the season starts in Tucson and maybe we don’t want to wear jeans until November, K?

So, here is a list of stores–besides the UA bookstores—that have cool, unique Arizona clothing and accessories, including for women over the age of 25, both in T-town and online. Happy Shopping!

TUCSON

Plunkett’s Hallmark – managed by two beautiful UA grads and sisters, Plunkett’s carries Gameday Couture items, cute shoes and jewelry. This really needs to be your first stop.

Embellish Home – has a nice stylish selection of UA tunics and Arizona cuff bracelets, as well as, trendy Alex & Ani bracelets.

Dillard’s – carries the Retro Brand shirts, which are slimming and nicely cut for all sizes of women. They also carry cute red and blue dresses, but you have to hunt for them.

Arizona Attire at La Encantada – It moved upstairs! I almost freaked out that it had closed, but no, it’s where the old Bebe used to be. A little pricey, but nice jewelry, shirts, pullovers, pajamas and the coveted clear purses for the stadium.

VS Pink – Very cute, original jerseys and sexy UA shirts. I think they are only at the La Encantada and Park Place locations, though. Not sure about Tucson Mall.

Plato’s Closet – An unexpected place as it’s very teen-driven, but an entire rack of UA shirts, including brand new VS Pink shirts. Don’t write this place off. You’ll be driving your teens there anyway so might as well look for you!

ONLINE

www.gamedaycouture.com – an amazing idea that started on Shark Tank and has since exploded in popularity. Only a few limited items for Wildcat fans, because again we are not Texas, argh! But, very cute, stylish tops and dresses. Items sell out so fast, so you have to order quickly.

www.hypeandvice.com – recently found this cute site! Crop, trendy UA sweatshirts and tube tops. Definitely a little young for me, but those with abs will enjoy the selection!

Desert Summers Get You In a Knit…

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When it’s 100 degrees and above here in T-town, there truly is one thing I long for….a knit dress. (Read: T-shirt material). It’s the most forgiving thing you can wear when your butt is sticking to your car seats, you’re sweating more than you’re hydrating, you’re makeup is melting off, you wish you’d shelled out the money for eyelash extensions and you just want a break already!

So, I’ve been searching for these magical knit dresses and they are not easy to find here! You really have to hunt. But it’s worth it. Here are a few T-town places where I have found them and please feel free to msg me yours. Girls gotta help girls!

Nordstrom Rack

Posh Boutique 

Dillard’s

Old Navy

Athleta

Francesca’s (if you are tiny)

Target

Good Knit Hunting!