The “No Muffin Top” Skirt
by Clair Vintage Inspired
Alyson Clair, vintage inspired fabulous fashion designer, is forcing me to go out. No really, she is. Alyson recently sent me a beautiful pencil style skirt in red that she created and calls the “No Muffin Top Skirt.” This skirt fits so well, is so flattering to wear, and is just all around so fabulous, I need to find somewhere to wear it! Out! This can’t be something I keep hanging in the closet and only wear on special occasions. I would have killed for a skirt this fashionable, functional and fantastic when I was working. I have no less than eight pencil skirts in my closet and not one has the feel or look as Alyson’s. Although, it does not have a super high waist band, it is just high enough to prevent one of the worst fashion faux pas- the muffin top. After being graced with three children in five years, this unsightly fashion faux pas is something I worry about with snug clothing. Did I mention Alyson’s skirt is tight fitting? It is worn the way a pencil skirt should be worn-snug. It’s also double knit and has a heavier feel so don’t worry about showing anything other than your curves.
Clair Vintage inspired clothing is actually handmade by Alyson Clair at her home in Portland, OR. Her clothing designs are vintage inspired, but can be worn by any fashionable modern woman. Alyson’s clothing line is aimed at dressing women of all shapes and sizes, so whether you are curvy or string bean thin, you’ll look and feel great in your Clair clothing! Visit Alyson’s website (http://www.alysonclair.com/) to view her current collection, and browse previous collections as well. You can find out where to bu your Claire Vintage Inspired clothing on her website as well; click here. She is also on Facebook and MySpace.
from Independent Consultant Suzie Randle
Thirty-One Gifts provides style and convenience at an amazingly affordable price from their signature purses and totes to kid’s items and accents for the home, there is something to fit every personality and situation. They continue to develop new products built on the idea that our products must be stylish, functional, affordable and easy to give as gifts to encourage someone special.
Independent Consultant, Suzie Randle knows this, and provided me with a one of the Thirty-One thermal totes to review. The outside of this functional bag is covered in polka dots that are shades of brown, blue and green and has the words “Just Chillin” on the outside of the bag. This is one of the customizable bags that you can have embroidered with your name, initials, or whatever you’d like. The inside of the bag is insulated and will keep beverages hot or cold. This bag would be perfect (and stylish) for working women, and I’m using it for my lunches on the go (and when the weather was warmer, our day trips to the beach). It’s a functional, fashionable and affordable gift for under $20 (tote is 12.50 plus $6 embroidery)!
Thirty One gifts has a variety of bags and other gifts for the holidays, birthdays, showers, anniversaries, and anything in between. The catalogs change seasonally and you get the latest trends and fashions, and all at affordable prices. Although you can host Thirty-One parties through Independent Consultants, you can also order through them at any time. Independent Consultant Suzie Randle is available for shows in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, but has a team of consultants across the country so contact her if you are interested in hosting a party. Otherwise, visit Suzie’s page ( http://www.mythirtyone.com/srandle/)and take a look at the Fall/Winter Online Catalog and the Gift Guide. I bet you’ll find something for every woman on your list!