Keeping it Simple

  Today is National Simplicity Day.  In a world where everything is complex, I  thought what can I offer to simplify the lives of the people around me and I realized that I already do that. I started SP Essentials to give my customers more versatility in what they wear.  Initially thinking about options.  Today everyone talks about Capsule Wardrobes. …

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Inspiration…Beach

The one place that has always inspired me  the most is at the beach.  Almost as soon as  I smell the  salt water I can feel my muscles relax and my mind open. Besides my dreams it is the only place I truly feel creative with abandon.  As I start to design my next Spring/Summer Collections, YI will take advantage …

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Spotlight…Thinking Yoga Extended Angle Pose

Trying to stay cool this summer? Try Extended Angle Pose.  This pose will stimulate the abdominal organs, help relieve stress, improves digestion and can be used to relieve anxiety. It also increases the cooling flow of oxygen in the body without building up excess heat. Are you ready? I found this video to help you do the pose correctly on …

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Keeping local alive. How as an independent retailer we stay relevant and competitive

As a small business it can be a struggle to compete with the larger companies whether you are a wholesale or retail business.  This month is National Independent Retailers Month so as a relatively new brick and morter, I thought I might reflect on what I have been doing to keep my business going and stay relevant as well as competitive. There …

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A Conversation with Jeannie Moberly

Jeannie has been a part of our Family for a number of years.  She is the one that makes me look great.  I wanted you all to get to know about her.  She is an important part of  our success.  I don’t know what I would do without her in my life. Me: Tell us a little about yourself and …

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Inspiration…Spring

My Spring/Summer Collections are really about Movement and flow.  As the seasons flow  one into the next, so do my collections. The Marissa Cardigan sweater, a favorite, works well with the spring knits and then flows nicely into summer for that must have piece for the cooler nights over the Marley Tunic  Dress/Nikki Dress combo or over the Ariel Slip …

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Spotlight…Thinking Yoga

This Month I thought we would look at a beautiful pose called… Pose of the Dancer.  This is such a great pose to help with balance but it also Has many other benefits. Develops concentration and balance Tones and stretches the leg and hip muscles Stretches the hip flexors Strengthens the arch in the standing foot Develops range of motion …

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Traveling? Less is More

Travel Essentials: Ageless – Timeless – Creative Basics 5 Key Items + 2 Accessories 4 lbs = 14 days Travel Sound impossible?  Not when you travel Steel Pony Style Our Sp Essentials are Creative Basics that you can put together in as many combos as your creativity allows.Key Items: Roxie Jacket, Catherine Dress, Ally Vest. Taylor Top, Jet Skirt, Colette …