Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Four 2014 Fall Fashion Essentials from Anne's on the Avenue

By Anne Waters

Are you dreading the fall shopping season because of budget constraints? If you update your wardrobe wisely, you should have no problem looking like a fashionista, no matter how much money you have to spend! Below is a list of fall essentials you can purchase here at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. If you get nothing else, these four items will freshen up your wardrobe in time for fall: 

A Statement Sweater:  
One of your smartest buys for fall is at least one great new sweater. Choose a neutral colour or pastel shade that will work with many other colours. This lovely crocheted sweater by Alison Sheri is a perfect choice. It's a creamy beige colour. It can be dressed up or down depending on your needs. And it isn't too heavy to wear during those warm days in early fall.

A Statement Top: 
The fastest way to update your fall wardrobe is to purchase at least one knockout top or tunic. This lovely lacey top by Frank Lyman is a sensational choice! It features a faux bolero neckline and ¾ sleeves. It would look lovely with pearls or a silver chain. You'll surely get plenty of compliments on this black and white beauty this fall. 

A Few Select Jewelry Pieces: 
You don't have to go overboard this fall on new jewelry. But you should have a few trendy items on hand. These stylish gold hoop earrings fit the bill. The yellow gold look is making a comeback this fall. All the starlets parading down the red carpets are just crazy about their hoop earrings. Also look for retro-inspired chain link necklaces. You'll be the height of fashion this fall!

A Smart Handbag:  
Strapless handbags with short handles for holding in your hand will be hot this fall season. I have some fabulous styles in stock right now at Anne's on the Avenue. This shiny camel-colour beauty is a smart example. It will complete your fall look with style! 

There you have it: My list of four essentials for fall. At Anne's on the Avenue, I carry your favourite fashions from Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, Rock N Karma, Neuva, Sandwich, Spanner and more. I also carry a large variety of jewelry, handbags and scarves. 

Come in and let my expert stylists and I help you put together a knockout fall look. We are the premier fashion destination for the Windsor/Essex County Areas. You'll find us in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road right here in Tecumseh. Come see us soon for the best selection. And don't forget to visit my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com.
Always remember, your best style is confidence.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Knockout Transitional Fashions in Black and White

By Anne Waters

I know all you fashionista out there are getting ready to turn the page to fall. Time goes by so quickly. Before you know it, fall will be here. Here at Anne's on the Avenue, we have some fabulous transitional dresses arriving daily. I've purposely made sure they have a predominately black and white theme. This classic colour combination looks stylish and sophisticated in any season. Here are some examples of the transitional black and white dresses we have for you right now:

Striped Wrap Dress:
This black and white beauty is both sophisticated and sassy. I love the fresh take on wraps. It doesn't stop at one wrap. The entire dress gets in on the action! Also, the ¾ sleeves are perfect for the breezy nights of late summer.

White Sheath Dress with Black Lace Sides:
This dress is an elegant white sheath with glamorous black lace detailing up the sides and about the shoulders. It would look wonderful at the opera or other evening gala. Pair it with a lovely silk shawl on breezy nights.

Geometric Pattern Sheath Dress:
I'm crazy about modernist geometric patterns, aren't you? This pretty sheath dress makes a bold statement with its black and white stained glass pattern with touches of lime green and deep orange. It's perfect for the office during the day and cocktail hour afterwards.

Must-Have Accessories: 
Aren't these black and white transitional pieces fabulous? Here's an additional style tip for you: Pair them with a dash of red to complete an absolutely sensational look!  This smart red purse and jewelry fit the bill perfectly.

These transitional black and white beauties and bold accessories won't last long so hurry into Anne's on the Avenue to claim the pieces you love. My expert stylists and I are waiting to help you complete your best look. The boutique is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. Or shop with us online at: www.annesontheavenue.com.

Remember: Your best style is always confidence.

Friday, July 25, 2014

7 Reasons to Make Anne's On The Avenue Your Fashion Destination

Alison Sheri

By Anne Waters

1. The Most Sought-After Canadian Fashions:
Here at Anne's on the Avenue, I have been curating the best home-grown Canadian designer collections for over twenty years. Many, like Alison, Sheri, Elena Wang,  Frank Lyman and Joseph Ribkoff have reached super star status. They are world renowned. Did you know Joseph Ribkoff is the official clothing designer for the Miss America Pageant? You can purchase the same beautiful fashions worn by the contestants in that prestigious event right here. We also carry many other highly popular Canadian fashion brands like Rock 'N Karma, Spanner and Yoga Jeans.

Neon Buddha

2. Sustainable Fashion Options:
I know how important it is to be eco-conscious in our times, especially as we learn more and more about how fragile our planet truly is. We all want our children and their children to be able to enjoy the environment and animals in abundance as we have. With this in mind, I offer sustainable brands like Neon Buddha and Pure & Co. Their captivating clothing is designed right here in Canada. It is made in an eco-conscious manner in a sustainable environment where the workers are treated fairly over in Thailand.

3. Accessories From New York City and Montreal: 
We continually travel to the trendiest fashion destinations like New York City and Montreal to seek out the hottest accessory styles. You can count on the newest and trendiest jewelry month after month. You'll also find the trendiest purses, scarves, hats and other accessories. Your fashion is our passion! We criss-cross the globe to bring you the latest styles.

Some of our Stylist: Marie, Kayla, Lynn and Tina (hidden)

4. Our Style Experts:
My sales associates are not just super friendly, customer-oriented gals. I have trained them in all matters of fashion. They are truly style experts and they are waiting to help you put together a knock-out wardrobe based on your lifestyle, body type and tastes. I also have specialists available like a Certified Colour Consultant. But more about that shortly…

5. Our Passport For Style Program:
Are you overwhelmed by the fashion choices out there? Are you unsure of what truly looks good on you and what doesn't make the cut? Schedule a Passport For Style Consultation at Anne's on the Avenue today. In six important steps, we will lay out a complete style road map for you. The cost can be applied towards the latest fashions in the boutique for up to 30 days after your consultation.

6. Our Colour Consultation:
Even though the Passport For Style Consultation includes a colour consultation, you can opt to just have your colours done, if you wish. Our Certified Colour Consultant will go over the colour palette that is best for your skin tone and hair colour. She just might reveal a stunning colour or two you never even considered adding to your wardrobe.

7. Our Online Shop:
We all are so crazy busy these days. Sometimes, there is just no time to shop for ourselves. At least not during the day when Anne's on the Avenue is open. Well, you can purchase online many of the fabulous designer fashions I make available in the boutique. The address for my online shop is: www.annesontheavenue.com. Put the kids to bed; finish your nightly chores and then cozy up to your laptop or iPad to dress yourself in style.

Anne's on the Avenue is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road here in Tecumseh. Stop by soon and see why we are Windsor/Essex Counties' premier fashion destination.

Remember: The best style is confidence.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fashion Fireworks at Anne's on the Avenue

By Anne Waters

This time of year is filled with events that include impressive firework displays. I just love the splash of neon colours against the dark night sky, don't you? Well, you can add some spectacular fireworks to your summer wardrobe. Here are some of the best and brightest fashion fireworks available at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue, right now:

Spanner's Two-Tone Jeans: 
These attractive jeans are perfect for this time of year. They are white on top and transition to a bright colour at the bottom. The effect is fresh and unique. They remind me of a modernist painting.  Spanner has also created a bevy of mix and match summer tops and jackets to pair with them in white or the same bright colour as these jeans.

Frank Lyman's Colourful Maxi Dress: 
Maxi dresses are huge in the fashion world this summer. If you purchase just one, make it this absolute beauty by Frank Lyman. Can you believe all the breathtaking colours it has? There is no question that this dress is fashion's answer to fireworks. I just love it.

Spanner's Lime Green Tops: 
Wow! We love Spanner's lime green line here at Anne's on the Avenue. Just look at this amazing sequined tank top and long sleeve shirt combo. They look just like fireworks, don't they? If you are yearning for a pop of colour for your summer attire, you need look no further.

Brightly Coloured Accessories: 
Fashion fireworks aren't just about adding colourful attire to your wardrobe. It can also include some fabulous accessories in vivid colours. Right now at Anne's on the Avenue, we have some absolutely amazing accessories. Whether you choose a bright green or blue purse, or an electric raspberry scarf, we can satisfy your craving for colour. Don't forget to look at our colourful summer jewelry, either. There is something for every style and need.

These captivating fashion fireworks won't stay in stock too long. So come and see us soon for the best selection. Anne's on the Avenue is located at 344 Manning Road in the Village Grove Plaza right here in Tecumseh. Did you know we are the premier fashion destination for the Windsor/Essex area? Let us help you look fabulous this summer.

Never Forget: The best style is confidence.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Glimpse of the Fall 2014 Fashion Colour Palette

By Anne Waters

Get a big glass of ice tea and sit down to read this blog, dearest fashionistas! I know it's still the middle of summer, but don't you like sneak peeks of things to come? Well, today, I'm going to share with you the most exciting fashion news of this coming fall: The fall colour palette!

Every year, the colour trend setters at Pantone pick two select palettes of ten colours each that will influence the fashion industry and beyond in the following months. The colour palette for this coming fall has a little something for every gal's taste. There are muted shades, spicy shades and metallic shades. You can see the entire palette here. Below is a brief description of these fabulous fall colours. I've also included photos of some of our early bird, gorgeous fall arrivals here at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue.  Keep them in mind as you begin to assemble your wardrobe for fall.

Metallic shades:
Aluminum is a pale grey colour and Cognac is a copper-brown. Both will dazzle as metallics. In addition to the fall staples like jackets and pants, look for both of these shades in metallic fall accessories like purses and jewelry.

This is Spanner's Summer Collection but
these colours will be popular this fall.

Muted Shades:
Mauve Mist is a pastel shade of mauve. Cypress is a muted moss green. Both of these colours will be found in everything from tops to pants and coats this fall. They offer a pleasing contrast to the bolder shades in the palette.

Vibrant Shades:
Radiant orchid, Bright Cobalt and Sangria will be this fall's head-turners. Of course, Radiant Orchid, which is a luscious shade of mauve, has been picked as the colour of the year. It was in spring's colour palette and it is no surprise that it shows up in the fall 2014 palette, as well. Bright Cobalt, a pretty medium blue, is another vibrant shade. It coordinates well with every other colour in the fall palette, so have fun experimenting with it! Finally, Sangria is a rich, berry-tone shade. We have a gorgeous black lace overlay dress with a sangria background for fall.

Spicy Shades: 
Aurora Red and Misted Yellow remind me of desert shades. Also, they remind me of the colours of crisp fall leaves falling to the ground and spices like paprika and mustard. We have a gorgeous sweater set by Alison Sheri that features both of these spicy fall colours.

Wild Card Shade: 
This coming fall's wild card shade is Royal Blue. Last year, the wild card shade was Emerald. Emerald was a bold and bright sea-green. It was an unexpected but pleasing addition to the fall colour palette. This year, Royal Blue has the same honor. Look for it in accessories like shoes, bags and scarves. Also look for it in bold enameled necklaces and chunky bangle bracelets.

Are you as excited for this fall yet as I am? Come visit us at Anne's on the Avenue. Let us help you select your fall wardrobe from the fabulous Pantone fall colour palette. Your friends will be so jealous! We are located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. You can also shop with us online at www.annesontheavenue.com
Keep in mind, ladies, your best style is confidence.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Coolest Looks for the Hottest Days

By Anne Waters

July is here and scorching summer heat has arrived with it. Don't worry, fashionistas! You can stay cool and look your best by dressing in the best summer styles. Here are a few smashing summer looks available at my premiere boutique, Anne's on the Avenue. They will keep you comfortable on these hot, hot July days.

I am partial to this light and airy pairing by Spanner. The pretty colours are perfect for hot summer days: crisp white with turquoise and navy blue accents. It's a fresh look that can be worn on land or at sea. You'll be ready for any playful summer day activities. The adorable spotted ankle pants are versatile enough to carry you through to cocktail hour and dinner, too. Just change your top, and you're good to go.

Spanner Wash Print Tank (sku: R14114) with Spanner Capri (sku: R14103): 
This classy pair will take you from shopping about the town to museum gazing and then some. The gorgeous modernist tank is white with broad strokes of platinum grey and lemon yellow. Mix or match it with different colours of Spanner's capri pants. The pants are available in black, white or yellow. Top off the outfit with your favorite metallic strappy sandals and clutch. You'll be staying cool while looking ultra-sophisticated.

Rock 'N Karma Arrival Top in Miami Design (sku: ARRIVAL):
Those fabulous designing Shapiro sisters at Rock 'N Karma call this a top. But it falls mid thigh, so it can double as an adorable little black dress for summer. I love the sunglasses on the front, don't you?  Wear leggings with it if you must. With this sassy little number, you'll look lovely in bare feet or sandals.

This cool summer tank has a stylish, rouched center design in front. It is available in grey or orange. Pair it with Neon Buddha's capri pants in navy, white or turquoise. Both tank and capris are made from eco-conscious, sustainable cotton. You'll look stylish, stay super cool and help the planet all at the same time.

Aren't these spectacular outfits to fight the summer heat in? They are available at Anne's on the Avenue or in my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com.  I guarantee they won't last long, so shop soon for the best selection. We'd love to see you in person. The boutique is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. Your fashion is our passion!

And always remember, ladies: The best style is confidence.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Don't Let Flabby Arms Stop You from Being Stylish and Comfortable this Summer

By Anne Waters

Time isn't especially good to our arms. As we age, they lose that youthful firmness. Call them flabby arms, chicken wings, etc. They are intimidating-especially in the sizzling summer months. This is the time when others can display bare arms without a second thought. Well, even if your arms are bit flabby, you can be stylish and comfortable this summer, too. Here are four great tops available now at Anne's on the Avenue to help you accomplish this:

This romantic top is white with splashes of soft watercolours here and there. The drop sleeves are full and forgiving. They are perfect for hiding arm flab. This top is just a bit sheer, so you might want to wear another light layer beneath it. Be sure it's equally as pretty and comfortable, of course.

2. Animal Print Chiffon Blouse 
This flirty summer top is done in almost weightless chiffon-perfect for hot summer months! The wispy sleeves are full so no one will be able to tell you have any arm flab at all. Besides, they will be too busy admiring the exotic animal print. And you'll be cool and comfortable while you accomplish your tasks in style.

3. Miracle Body Abstract Top (Google Plus photo from July 3rd)
This ultra-modern black and white top is forgiving in two ways: It hides tummy bulge and arm flab. The attractive three-quarter sleeves aren't skin tight. And the sleeves have the same busy abstract pattern as the rest of the top. This top is stylish camouflage for your arms and tummy.

Everyone else is showing off a little skin. Why shouldn't you! Just because your underarms have a bit of flab, doesn't mean your upper arms and shoulders aren't attractive. So show them off in this pretty peek-a-boo sleeved top. It will help you stay cool and look stylish all summer long!

These gorgeous, flabby-arm-forgiving tops won't stay in stock long. So come see us soon to get your favourites! The Spanner and Frank Lyman tops mentioned are also available online at: www.annesontheavenue.com.  The boutique is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. We are Windsor/Essex Counties' premier fashion destination. We'd love to get to know you so stop by soon!

Never forget, ladies: Your best style is confidence.