Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 Spring Fashion Trends We Love at Anne's on the Avenue


By Anne Waters

By now, even the hardiest of us are pretty tired of shovelling snow and scraping ice off of our windshields. When the going gets tough, I like to think of positive things that make me happy. These things include the latest fashion trends for spring! Here are some of our favourite spring looks. You'll find plenty of them at my premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue and in my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com:



Gingham: 
Gingham always reminds me of Dorothy’s dress in The Wizard of Oz, and picnic tablecloths. You know this homey, familiar pattern, too. It’s a checkerboard pattern in two colours: white and one other colour. It’s always sweet and comforting. But who knew gingham could be haute couture? My favourite gingham piece right now is Frank Lyman’s Wired Collar Cream & Gold Jacket. It has a pattern of grey gingham and patches that is absolutely fabulous!



Nautical Influence: 
There is something about the nautical life that inspires the dreamer in us all. Ah, to sail the open seas with no worries, no other responsibilities. Nautical fashions invoke visions of a sailor’s free spirited lifestyle. I love Frank Lyman’s Nautical Stripe Maxi Dress. Can’t you just picture yourself in it lounging on the deck of a yacht under the brilliant sun? 



Bold Florals: 
This spring, floral patterns have one thing in common: They are full of bold colours. Many are on the artsy side, too. These fresh patterns have florals that are mixed with geometric shapes. Frank Lyman’s Abstract Print Maxi Dress is a perfect example. The vivid blues in this dress are simply amazing! 



These fabulous trendy pieces are in stock at Anne’s on the Avenue right now.  I’ve also made them available online for you at www.annesontheavenue.com. So don't despair my dear fashionistas. Spring will be here soon and you can look forward to some of the fabulous style trends above. New spring fashions are arriving daily here at Anne's on the Avenue. Come visit us soon for the best selection. The boutique is located in the village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. Still snowed in? Shop online at www.annesontheavenue.com.
Never forget: Your best style is confidence.




Sunday, February 22, 2015

4 New Dreamy Tops from Bali




Nothing chases away the end-of-winter blues like a visit to Anne's on the Avenue. Especially when the gorgeous, fresh new tops from Bali have arrived!  It’s too hard to pick just one or two favourites. I love every one of their dreamy tops! Here are just a few fabulous examples that come to mind:

This lovely top is layered but still light and airy. The chiffon fabric, ruffled at the sides, gets all the credit! It has artsy splashes of turquoise blue and fuchsia amid a multiple splashes of supporting colours like spring green and charcoal grey. Usher in spring with this delightful feminine Bali top. 



This lovely layered chiffon top comes in bright salsa (hot salmon pink) or lagoon blue (turquoise). I love how the hemline is bias cut so that the back is longer than the front. This top would look perfect for office wear or with your favourite pair of jeans. Pair it with a bold necklace for maximum impact. 



Is a tasteful mix of animal and floral prints possible? Just look at this delicious Bali tunic to say,” Absolutely!” In taupe, black and white with orange flowers, this stunning top is a fresh take on the usual suspects. It has a loose cowl neck and ruffled accents. Its multiple patterns make it great for hiding belly bulge. It is a perfect transition piece for winter into spring.



This alluring top reminds me of an artist’s colour swatches. It has a fetching rainbow multi colour pattern on a black background.  You could wear it to the office with just about any colour suit. Or, pair it with your favourite cardigan for a casual lunch with the girls. 

Aren't these Bali tops dishy?  And I’ve only shown you a small sample of the entire captivating collection here. They won't last long so hurry in to pick your favourites.  We also have plenty of gorgeous purses and other accessories to go with these fabulous Bali tops. My premier boutique, Anne's on the Avenue, is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. We look forward to seeing you!  

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Don't ever forget: Your best style is confidence.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Captivating Frank Lyman Spring Fashions Now Available at Anne's on the Avenue




Frank Lyman prides himself on designing sensational fashions women can feel good in, regardless of their body type or size. A Frank Lyman outfit will always make you feel confident and pampered. At my premier boutique Anne's on the Avenue, I always carry a large selection of Frank Lyman's fashions every season. I consider them essential! Pieces from his captivating new spring 2015 collection are arriving daily. I’ve put several pieces online, too, at www.annesontheavenue.com for busy fashionistas with no time to stop in just now.

The standout feature of this spring collection is that it’s built around three fabulous colours: black, white and honey bee yellow. The collection is peppered with fabulous navy blue pieces, as well. This isn’t surprising since navy blue is magical with both yellow and white. Overall, this colour palette is fresh and fabulous. Only Frank Lyman can create such captivating fashions! 


You’ll also love Frank’s new bold and mod graphic prints. Many are reminiscent of 1960’s optical illusion patterns that look as if they are moving if you star at them. Others are attractive mosaics with several colours of the rainbow included in a masterful collage. These bold patterns include gorgeous accents like pleated hem lines, peek-a-boo necklines and metallic accents.)



Frank Lyman has not forgotten that a woman needs a variety of stimulating textures in her wardrobe, either. For example, his spring collection features a gorgeous ¾ sleeve yellow dress in a fantastic textured honeycomb fabric.  It’s sure to become your favourite dress this coming spring and summer. There’s also a gorgeous mesh cowl neck tank and jacket in black with plenty of texture in Frank’s 2015 spring collection.



I know it will be hard to choose from these amazing Frank Lyman pieces for spring. They’re all absolutely gorgeous! So come in and let my expert stylists and me help you select the perfect pieces for you.  Here at Anne's on the Avenue, your fashion is our passion. You'll find us in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road, right here in Tecumseh. Or shop online at www.annesontheavenue.com.  

Always remember: Your best style is confidence.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spring 2015 Colour Trends We Love at Anne's on the Avenue

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You don’t have to wait any longer to see the new designer fashions for spring here at Anne's on the Avenue. This spring's most enviable colours are muted and ultra-feminine. Worn alone or combined as in the fabulous Michael Phillips chiffon shirt above, these spring colours are fabulous! We've picked our favourites, of course. I’ll give you both the common colour name and the official Pantone Spring 2015 Palette name.  Here are the top three that made our list so far:




1. Berry Pink: 
Pantone’s name for this sweet shade of pink is “Strawberry Ice.”  It’s a muted pink with cool undertones. You’ll see it popping up everywhere this spring. I love this colour of pink because it looks so fresh with either classic black or white.  It is the perfect colour to give your work wardrobe a sophisticated pop of colour. Of course, it’s a charming, feminine colour for casual day wear, too.



2. Pastel Yellow: 
Pantone’s name for this pretty shade of yellow is “Custard.”  After previewing Frank Lyman’s sensational pastel yellow, pattern dress, I’m a believer! This muted shade of yellow looks so polished when paired with black and white. If you don’t think yellow looks good on you, you’ve got to try this pastel hue. You’ll be in for a pleasant surprise!



3. Sky Blue: 
Pantone’s name for this mesmerizing shade of blue is “Scuba Blue.”   Perhaps they were thinking of diving in a bright blue swimming pool. Nevertheless, this shade of blue is the ultimate breath of fresh air!  You’ll want to have more than one piece in this magical colour in your spring wardrobe. To tie everything together, we also have some sensational sky blue accessories.

Stop by and see us soon for the best selection of designer fashions in these fabulous spring 2015 colours. Several pieces in these exciting shades can also be found in my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com. Be sure to check out our dazzling new jewelry and accessories, too. I guarantee you will find a fabulous spring look that will make you the envy of all your girlfriends. Just don't forget to tell them that you shopped at Anne's on the Avenue! We are located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road here in Tecumseh.

Always remember, ladies: Your best style is confidence.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sensational New Transitional Jackets by Frank Lyman




In a recent blog, I told you about four fabulous new transitional jackets available at Anne’s on the Avenue. They are also available in my online shop: www.annesontheavenue.com. They were designed by Neon Buddha and one of your long-time favourite designers, Frank Lyman. Well, I could hardly wait to tell you the news: more sensational new Frank Lyman jackets have arrived! Let me describe them:

Well, you know Frank Lyman is the king of fashionable animal print attire. Can you picture the beautiful wild zebra that inspired this exciting new zippered jacket? It has bold black and white stripes-some wider than others. It also has splashes of bright yellow to satisfy your cravings for colour. And perhaps remind us of the spring sun yet to come!



Every woman needs a little black jacket. I love the sassy yet sophisticated bow features at the cuffs of this cropped jacket. Black is so versatile, this fashionable jacket will go with everything. Dress it up for date night. Or wear it with your weekend jeans. Either way, you’ll look amazing.



Patterned jackets are a great way to enhance your wardrobe. Especially if you’re like me, your closet is full of plain black and white pieces. This new Frank Lyman button-down jacket is super attractive. The colour palette of white, black and blush tones is both fresh and feminine. The bold, black buttons have attractive gold slashes in their centre. You’ll turn plenty of heads in this stylish jacket.




This jacket is ultra-feminine. The pretty optic black and white leaf pattern softens the see-thru mesh sleeves and details. Mesh was once only for bad girls. But no more. This stylish mesh combination jacket could easily be worn to church!

Now that you’ve seen these amazing Frank Lyman jackets, I know it will be hard to pick just one! Stop by my premier boutique Anne's on the Avenue or shop online at www.annesontheavenue.com for these sensational jackets and moreAnne's on the Avenue is located here in Tecumseh in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road. We’ll see you soon! 
Remember: Your best style is confidence.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Four Fabulous New Transitional Jackets

By Anne Waters


Are you itching to add a fresh new jacket or two to your wardrobe? Look no further than these fabulous transitional jackets now available at Anne's on the Avenue. They’re also available online at: www.annesontheavenue.com.  I’m warning you: It’ll be really hard to choose only one of the four lovely jackets I've chosen to tell you about below.  In fact, I consider all four absolute must-haves!

Wire Collar Cream and Gold Jacket


This gorgeous jacket is both fresh and sophisticated. It features a soft grey houndstooth pattern with grey gingham patches on a cream background. Both houndstooth and gingham are hot , hot hot this year! Look closely. It also has fabulous shimmering gold ball accents throughout the fabric. The double ruffle collar is trimmed with gold-covered wire. The big, gold border square buttons add haute couture appeal. This amazing jacket is guaranteed to liven up your office wardrobe. What’s not to love?
Cocoon Jacket


This versatile stretch cotton jersey jacket can be worn to the office or on casual outings. I love the rouched detail up the centre of the back. The oversize pockets are perfect for essentials like lipstick and tissues. It’s available in three colours: cocoa, navy or taupe. You’ll find yourself reaching for this stylish ultra-comfy jacket again and again.

Dot Ripple Short Jacket


This pretty textured jacket is just what your wardrobe needs. It adds dreamy texture and is versatile enough to be dressed up or down. Wear it with jeans or your favourite office dress pants. It features a pleasing patch-work optic white dot pattern on a classic black background. It also has a cropped hemline and attractive flared ¾ sleeves. You’ll love the feel of this fun textured jacket in your hands.

Inspiration Jacket



This attractive preshrunk, cotton jersey jacket has an oriental flare about it. You’ll love the button up collar and flared sleeves. It also features big, bold wire wrap buttons. They add a modern artistic element to this already fabulous jacket. It’s available in black or white.

Don’t delay! These irresistible transitional jackets won’t remain in stock long. They’re available at my premier boutique Anne's on the Avenue or online at www.annesontheavenue.com. We also have many more fabulous designer jackets arriving daily in the boutique and online for you to choose from. Anne's on the Avenue is located here in Tecumseh in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road. We can’t wait to see you.

Never forget: Your best style is confidence.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Neon Buddha’s Eco-Conscious New Spring Line Has Arrived





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Neon Buddha clothing is designed and made in cutting-edge, sustainable buildings both here in Canada and in Thailand. In addition, they provide health care and offer higher education for their workers and their families in Thailand. This is unheard of in that part of the world. Neon Buddha is a wonderful example for the rest of the fashion industry to follow! You can feel good about purchasing this forward-thinking and responsible brand. It’s available at my premiere boutique, Anne's on the Avenue and online at www.annesontheavenue.com.

Nomad Tie Dress

All Neon Buddha clothing is made from eco-friendly preshrunk cotton blends. The spring 2015 line includes a wide variety of comfortable, stylish clothing for every day. Many pieces will easily transition to the office like the Nomad Tie Dress and Gypsy Cocoon Jacket. The Gypsy Dress and the Weekender Pant are both perfect for travel. Other great casual pants include the Vintage Drawstring Ankle Pant and the Creative Capri. You can pair them with stylish tops like the rouched Creative Tunic or the Urban Zip Tee. 

Eclectic Tunic

Two standout Neon Buddha spring looks I just love are the stunning Eclectic Tunic in hot coral and the Gypsy Zip Hoodie. The lovely ruffled Runway Split Tee tunic comes in ultra-feminine lavender or white. You will want to wear the pretty Bohemian Cocoon Jacket everywhere. The Gallery Tunic has a fabulous high couture look but is as comfortable and easy to care for as the rest of this wonderful preshrunk cotton line.

Gypsy Zip Hoodie

Stop in soon to get your favourite pieces in the new Neon Buddha 2015 collection at Anne's on the Avenue today. Or shop for these attractive, eco-conscious styles online at www.annesontheavenue.com. I know you’ll fall in love with more than one great piece of this amazing lifestyle collection. We also feature several other fabulous fashion lines and accessories. New styles are arriving daily. Anne's on the Avenue is located in the Village Grove Plaza at 344 Manning Road right here in Tecumseh. We can’t wait to see you!
Never forget: Your best style is confidence.