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When popular magazines talk about dressing for the summer heat, they probably aren't talking Arizona HOT. It is hot enough to bake delicious cookies in your car while at work and melt your favorite lipstick in minutes. When it tops 110 or higher it can be enough to make anyone question how to stay cool. Here at My Sister's Closet, Arizona's favorite Consignment shop, we have some tips/advice to dress in the heat for work/play/weekend:
ALL ABOUT THE DRESS: We love the idea of chic shirt dresses, they are super easy and professional. This Akris shirt dress for $59.95 is on point or this floral sleeveless one from Opening Ceremony for $59.95.
SHOW SOME SKIN: Unless you are working at a law office, in finance or another industry with a strict dress code, wearing a tasteful sleeveless top to work is totally appropriate. Be sure to always keep a sweater or jacket with you for that sometimes frigid A/C. This Kate Spade, size medium floral top for $59.95 is as cute as can be, or this simple orange top from Brunelli Cuccinelli works perfect.
FREE FLOW: Tight fitting clothing might look good other days of the year, but the sweat marks on your back won't look good any day of the year. This Chan Luu dress for $69.95 at our Scottsdale store is just perfect or this Lorenzo Antoniazzi green cotton dress for $89.95.
Lounging by the pool is a great way to stay cool. In July we shelter under the shade or just stay in the pool for hours on end. Make sure to have a hat and sunnies on hand at all times, that sun can be fierce.
This Emilio Pucci graphic one piece is just $69.95, paired with an open knit cover up from Kaktus for $12.50, sunglasses from Marc by Marc Jacobs for $39.95, Betsey Johnson hat for $12.50, Stuart Weitzman sandals for $24.95 and Kate Spade straw bag for $89.95. All at our Lincoln Village store: 480-443-4575.
WEAR SUNSCREEN/DRINK WATER: Seems like an obvious tip, but as chic as your summer wardrobe might be, sunscreen and water will keep you looking young and feeling great. We love tinted moisturizers such as Neutrogena's Healthy Skin tinted moisturizer And this Hydro Flask water bottle will keep your fluids cool all day long even in your hot car (seriously we tried it) and they come in lots of cute colors.
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Ah, Coachella - the land of the free, home to the wanderers with flower crowns adorned on shiny golden locks, Woodstock-era clothing and festival-goers who want to get lost in the tunes. But what’s a festival without some fashion? We checked in on one of our employees, Stephanie. She is a Coachella alumni (she’s gone nine times!) and attended this year to experience the fashion, the music and everything in between. Check out some of her looks from Weekend 1 - all from My Sister’s Closet!
Despite the somewhat tricky weather, Stephanie rocked some adorable, distressed high-waisted shorts ($9.95) paired with a perforated Free People off the shoulder top ($24.95) - a trending favorite. She finished off the look with rugged Jeffrey Campbell boots ($49.95) and layers of her own jewelry.
On Sunday, she wanted to go for a more boho-comfy look and wore a bold Free People floral maxi skirt ($34.95) styled with a white Max Mara crop top ($34.95), delicate gold jewelry and topped it off with a Free People hat ($17.50). Finished off with this fab teal Rebecca Minkoff bag ($79.95)!
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Fashion lovers rejoice - we’ve checked out the best trends from the spring runways that are practical enough for you to rock everyday, while incorporating your own personal flair. From oversized florals to statement-making 70’s style flares and bare shoulders here are the must-have styles you should try this spring.
Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu and Givenchy all showcased flirty, off the shoulder tops that make for the perfect Coachella-inspired ensemble. Not only did we see them on tops, but shirts, dresses and even coats - making it the perfect choice for transitioning from daytime to evening. Pair a ruffle off the shoulder top with a maxi skirt and some embellished booties for a killer ensemble.
Alright ladies, it’s time to stash away those skinnies and bust out the flares and wide-legs. Both Alice & Olivia and Coach showcased a 70’s revival with boho-looks straight from Woodstock - including the resurgence of denim flares. It’s the new silhouette of the season, so why not pair some wide leg jeans with a loose-fitted top and a blazer for a sophisticated, polished look.
Florals, florals, florals everywhere! This season we’re still ogling over Spanish-roused details like oversized florals done in a dreamy abstract way that we’re spotted on the runways in Milan - including, floor-length maxi dresses at Dolce & Gabbana and decadent pastels at Blumarine. Try pairing a matching floral blazer and cropped pants for a ladylike, tailored look.
Dinner With The Wolves:
HOWL you pass this up? Join the wolves for dinner Sunday, April 10th for a unique event at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. Dine on fine chow feet away from the most endangered mammal in North America, the Mexican Grey Wolf. You’re sure to hear them howling throughout the night. Inquire about tickets here: dinnerwithwolves.com/
Three Paws Ain’t No Thang:
It was March 11, 2011. I woke up at a shelter on the West side of Phoenix and just had a sense that this was going to be an important day. Little did I know, I was scheduled to be euthanized in just 24 hours… read more: http://www.mysisterscloset.com/blog/My-Name-Is-Chi-Chi/
Paws in Paradise:
The Arizona Humane Society’s Compassion with Fashion is back this April. Join your fellow animal lovers and fierce fashionistas in a seated island feast, surf a silent auction filled with treasures and take in a splashin’ fashion show featuring AHS’ dreamy adoptable pets and My Sister’s Closet Fashions! Tickets for the cutest day in fashion are available now at azhumane.org/cwf.
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Hello everyone! My name is Chi Chi. I’m so blessed today to be living in a beautiful home filled with endless love, but I need to share my story because life didn’t start out so sunny.
It was March 11, 2011. I woke up at a shelter on the west side of Phoenix and just had a sense that this was going to be an important day. Little did I know, I was scheduled to be euthanized in just 24 hours.
The clock kept ticking down. I watched as other dogs were adopted, none of whom had all my baggage. You see, my back leg was severely injured in an accident, turning me into the photogenic, three-legged love muffin that I am today. But none of those other dogs had my spunk and personality!
Time was slipping away and then someone finally came to my rescue! Ann Siner, the co-founder of My Sister’s Closet, had received an email about me and was so moved she welcomed me into her extended family of furry friends, all of which were adopted from similar shelters. Without Ann's generosity and compassion I would be writing to you from doggy heaven (I know, that's an assumption).
Needless to say, it was puppy love from the start. Now I get to bask in the desert sun, take long walks (or in my case, hops) and enjoy a life that I never could have imagined.
I hope that you feel compelled to adopt a pet like me. After all, there is nothing more fashionable than saving the life of an animal.
I look forward to sniffing you soon,
- Chi Chi
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With the temperatures dropping, pumpkin-spice flavored everything and Halloween right around the corner it’s safe to say that Fall is officially upon us, and with that comes a slew of wardrobe changes; cue the heavy breathing. But, fear not, we’ve rounded up the top 5 coolest trends of the season that are current favorites and totally budget-friendly.
By far one of the biggest trends this season is fringe which has been seen on everything from pencil skirts, to 70’s style leather jackets to maximum fringe detailing on dresses. With designs ranging from boho glam to the Western frontier the look is both edgy and ladylike, unexpected but still easily wearable. Luckily we found some great options at My Sister’s Closet that won’t break the bank including these fringe-tastic Coach booties and sophisticated green Tribute fringe slingbacks by Yves Saint Laurent.
Coach Black Leather Fringe Laurel Booties- retailed $365, now $99.95
Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Fringe Slingbacks - retailed $995, now $245
We’re all for cozy knits, top knots and hot chocolate and even though this may not seem like a brand new trend, it’s nonetheless, a classic wardrobe staple. Knits were all the rage on the runway from Prabal Gurung to Altuzarra and can easily be paired with your favorite pair of jeans or thrown over a lightweight maxi dress for a polished fall ensemble. This See by Chloe top is perfect paired with skinnies and booties while the Rag & Bone striped sweater can easily be thrown over a black maxi skirt.
See by Chloe Black & White Knit Top - $54.95
Rag & Bone Black and Grey Striped Knit Sweater - $59.95
It’s no surprise that hints of lace will always make us feel feminine and sexy. With featherweight lace tops, flared pants and romanticized dresses the design will add an air of aristocracy and can easily be topped with a weather appropriate fur coat. We found some great lacy ensembles including these Escada pumps and this stunning red Valentino lace dress.
Escada Black Lace Peep Toe Pumps - retailed $550, now $175
Valentino Red Rose Guipure Lace Sheath Dress - $275
Fur finishes always holds court during the fall season and by the looks of it the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether its in faux or shearling, the statement-making trim is prominent on oversized collars - which can gravitate beyond the lapel, all the way to the top and down along the edges. The design speaks volumes without having to say a thing. We’re loving this luscious Escada lamb jacket that will keep you warm all-season long and the Tracy Reese leopard fur vest will instantly add some updated edge to your look.
Escada Black & White Lamb Trim Jacket - $295
Tracy Reese Leopard & Grey Suede Fur Vest - $69.95
Yes, you’ve read that right, hemlines are getting considerably hiked up this season thanks to designers like Laurent and Carven. With short hemlines, to midi to long, they can easily be paired with tights and booties for the perfect fall ensemble. We love the effortless edge on this Chanel mini skirt as well as the cool, unexpected design on the Kelly Wearstler painted skirt.
Chanel Quilted Skirt: $225
Kelly Wearstler Leather Painted Skirt $145
We hope this list has given you fashionistas some much needed #OOTD inspiration while saving some $$! You’ll be able to find all these looks above and so many more by visiting our website and be sure to follow our social media accounts for even MORE fashion news, tips and inspiration.
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Juan Kingsbury is an assessment and selection specialist for Career Blindspot. He is primarily responsible for working with clients to review assessment results and provide insight for their hiring decisions. Juan's main focus is changing the way people think about careers and owning their decisions. Juan is a frequent shopper at Well Suited Men's Resale Apparel. Here, we ask him a few questions about his style and how to dress for career success.
Well Suited: Juan, tell us a little bit about Career Blindspot...
Juan: We all know the term "square peg, round hole," Career Blindspot helps companies deal with the square pegs, if not avoid them all together. I align the wants of the individual with the needs of the company. From talent selection to improving sales performance, we help companies and employees leverage their greatest strengths.
MSC: Is the way people dress associated with career success?
Juan: Completely. Don't dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want. Up your style game if you want to move up. But make sure it's a reflection of you. Don't let the clothes wear you. I cringe when I see people trying too hard, but then I sympathize when I see someone just not try at all. I've been guilty of both but like to think I've struck a balance and made my style work for me.
MSC: Is there a specific designer that dominates your closet?
Juan: Kenneth Cole. Because it's classic iconic style that my fiancé has approved.
MSC: What is one item every man should have in his closet to conquer the world?
Juan: Every man needs a well tailored suit. When it fits right, you know it and you know everyone else knows it. Looking like Tom Hanks at the end of the movie BIG doesn't look good on anyone. I don't get it but apparently good shoes go a long way for women. I'd hate to get that wrong.
MSC: Professionally, is it better to stand out with your wardrobe or blend in?
Juan: It’s better to stand out by being the best dressed than to blend in with everyone else. You want to be remembered but not for anything obnoxious. Unless that is in your industry. Don't be afraid to ask a peer or mentor what they think.
MSC: Last thing you bought at Well Suited?
Juan: I’m always looking for new dress shirts but my most favorite purchase was a Yves Saint Laurent tie.
MSC: Any general advice for people looking for work on wardrobe? Watch for deodorant stains? Dress like you've already got the job?
Juan: Dress in clothes that make you look and feel good NOW. Don't think about 10 lbs from now. And if you're wearing clothes just because they fit, go treat yourself and find something that you can't wait to rock.
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As 2014 comes to a close, the pros here at your second hand stores San Diego reflect on what an eventful year it’s been in the fashion world. We’ve made our own list of 2014’s biggest trends, most important moments, and made predictions for what’s to come in the New Year.
TOP FIVE TRENDS of 2014:
· Crop Tops
The crop top seemed to be everywhere this year. The skin-baring trend started in Spring and continued through Summer, but didn’t go way when the weather got colder. Now cropped sweaters are showing up in stores, showing this trend is still going strong.
· Boyfriend Jeans
This year we finally got a break from the super-skinny jean trend thanks to the boyfriend jean – casual pants that are not tight fitting yet still manage to make you look great while staying comfortable. That’s probably the reason these styles were selling out in stores all year.
· Animal Print
2014 was a wild year for fashion, and everything from pants to skirts to shoes to sweaters were covered in leopard, tiger, zebra, snake and more. Designers used muted colors and accents to make animal prints chic and not tacky.
Leather became a lot more versatile this year. It is no longer only seen in accessories like boots, purses, and jackets, but leather shirts and pants seemed to be on sale everywhere as well. Designers chose soft, lightweight leather fabrics to avoid the biker look and make leather chic.
· The 90s
2014 was apparently a nostalgic year for shoppers, as styles popular in the nineties seemed to be available everywhere. Overalls, velvet, and choker necklaces experienced a resurgence in popularity, but it is yet to be seen whether or not this trend will make it to 2015.
FIVE BIGGEST FASHION MOMENTS of 2014:
· Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars
2014 was a tremendous year for Nyong’o – she won an Academy Award, emerged as a style icon, and was named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful person. She had many amazing looks this year, but arguably her most memorable was the ‘Nairobi Blue’ Prada gown she wore to accept her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
· Kim Kardashian’s Wedding
The Kardashian clan dominated social media this year, and while Kim’s backside tried to break the Internet, her most memorable moment this year (while she was clothed) was definitely her over-the-top wedding to rapper Kanye West and the Givenchy gown she wore.
· Rihanna’s CFDA appearance
Rihanna made headlines throughout the year for her daring fashion choices, but she shocked many when she received her CFDA ‘Style Icon’ Award wearing a dress that was completely sheer, with nothing underneath it.
· Blake Lively’s baby bump
Blake Lively proved that maternity wear can look incredible when she walked the red carpet looking unbelievably gorgeous in a tight, yellow Gucci gown that showcased her growing baby bump. That will be one beautiful baby to welcome in 2015!
· Oscar De La Renta’s Death
The fashion world mourned when news of De La Renta’s death broke. He was an icon, a visionary, and the creator of his own fashion house. He will be deeply missed.
· Wine-colored everything
Pantone named Marsala the color of the year for 2015, so expect to see burgundy jeans, maroon sweaters, pomegranate accessories and lots more in stores everywhere soon.
· Work-out chic
The single most popular item of 2014 was probably yoga pants. Labels like Lululemon, Nike, and Athleta are creating clothes that women can workout in and wear comfortably around town. Women with active lifestyles now have fashionable wardrobe choices to go along with them.
· La Boheme
In Spring 2015, the pros here at your second hand stores San Diego are expecting a lot of clothes that we like to call ‘Hippie-chic’ – anything flowy and retro with a Bohemian flair. Think florals, maxi skirts, and lace.
This pattern is making a huge comeback in 2015. A gingham button down is going to be your must-have basic fashion item next year that you can wear everywhere.
White isn’t just for the summer anymore. All-white outfits are classic, stylish, and now totally ok to wear during any season. White coats for winter, white blazers for work, and a little white dress instead of an LBD for nights on the town are all going to be very popular in 2015. Just make sure you’re very careful when drinking your coffee!
2015 is going to be an amzing year for everything, including fashion. Start your year off right by visiting the best second hand stores San Diego to buy some new clothes for the new you, and follow our blog for more fashion news and tips!
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With all the options available at your favorite San Diego resale store, choosing an outfit might seem overwhelming. That’s why the pros here have put together a celeb-inspired look using pieces from our stores that is guaranteed to make you look fabulous.
Anllywood starlet can look good on the red carpet thanks to teams of stylists and makeup artists, but the true test of fashion sense is the quality of their street style. Reese Witherspoon, while flawless on the red carpet, also has amazing style when spotted around town. You can steal this look thanks to San Diego resale.
Photo Credit: People Magazine
The first piece needed for this outfit is this Yigal Azrouel knit sweater. It’s similar in color to Reese’s coat, and its draped silhouette achieves the same flowy, casual elegance that she has in the photo. This sweater can be dressed up with shiny black jeans and stilettos, like the ones Reese has on, or can be dressed down with a simple pair of skinnies and flats.
Yigal Azrouel Size Small Knit Open Sweater
Our Price $100
You Save 75%
Shoes can make or break your outfit. Reese chose an edgy pair of booties to make this outfit a little more daring, and it paid off. Add interest to your ensemble with these super stylish L.A.M.B. open-toed booties from MSC.
REDUCED L.A.M.B. Size 10 Grommet Woven Booties
Our Price $44.95
Red is always a bold color and a great choice for statement pieces that won’t overwhelm the rest of your outfit. Reese highlights her look with a red-accented scarf and a bold red lip, but we think this outfit would look even better with this red Michael Kors purse. It’s classy, versatile, and a gorgeous deep red hue that will definitely attract a lot of compliments (and some serious bag envy!)
Michael Michael Kors Red Nylon Belford Satchel
Our Price $69.95
The temperatures might be cooling down but the sun is still shining, so why go anywhere without the perfect pair of sunnies? Not only do they make you look mysterious and cool, but they also protect your eyes and face from sun damage, meaning less wrinkles for you! Your San Diego resale store has a huge selection of designer sunglasses, and these pair from Gucci are a huge steal.
Gucci 3079 Flora Sunglasses
Our Price $125
You Save 62%
We’re sure you, like Reese, have a busy schedule to keep to and important meetings to get to. Go through life with purpose and always arrive stylishly on time with the help of this beautiful Burberry stainless steel watch.
REDUCED Burberry Stainless Steel Check Watch
Our Price $236
You Save 52%
The final piece you need for this outfit is a great coat. This season, anything fur-trimmed is in huge demand, and this Burberry pea coat is an amazing steal for such a finely crafted jacket.
REDUCED Burberry Size 48 Rabbit Collar Brown Pea Coat
Our Price $716
You Save 64%
Hopefully this has given you shoppers style inspiration. It turns out looking like a celebrity is not as hard as you’d think with the help of San Diego resale! Get this look and many others by visiting our website, and follow our blog for more fashion news and tips.
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Well-Suited has you covered for men’s designer clothes San Diego this holiday season, but you probably need some help shopping for the women in your lives this Holiday season. We know how you feel, so we made this convenient gift giving guide for you to use to have the best, least stressful holiday season ever.
1. Winter wear
Women love to accessorize, and they also love to be cozy – winter wear combines these two favorite things. It can be hard to stay fashionable while bundling up for the cold, so getting them some chic but still useful pieces will be greatly appreciated by the ladies.
Our gift idea for this season is a pair of gloves with special fingertips that are compatible with smart phones so your girlfriend’s hands can stay toasty and warm while she texts you. Other great options are infinity scarves, a nice plush robe, or even earmuffs or a pair of fuzzy socks for a more casual gift.
2. Holiday Sweaters
Every lady loves some Christmas cheer, and holiday sweaters are actually in style these days. Rather than a tacky wool turtleneck that your mother made you wear for the family photo each year that haunts you on her Facebook profile to this day, the new take on the Holiday sweater is chic while still cute. Pick something for the special women in your life that features a cute pattern, is soft, and will actually fit them. We’re sure they would love something to replace the scratchy old thing they were forced to wear last year. (Bonus points if you pick up a matching one for yourself from men’s designer clothes San Diego).
Women all over the country use the Holidays as a time to use glitter with reckless abandon and to dress in clothes covered with sequins and sparkle and fairy dust or whatever else they can find that will fuel their glitter addiction. Use this to your advantage. Buy them something shiny – this can come in many forms, from jewelry to sweaters to shoes to dresses. If you really want to impress a girl, show her you’re cool and comfortable with buying makeup by giving her a glitter eyeliner.
Taylor Swift has had a huge year – record breaking album sales, performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and turning 25, making everyone in the world jealous. As we all know, women love Taylor Swift, so this year think of her when you’re buying something for the women in your life. Whether it’s Taylor’s album or something she would wear, like a high-waisted skirt and crop top (or even a Victoria Secret robe).
Women love shoes. The dozens of pairs of shoes in your girlfriend’s closet that she never wears yet refuses to get rid of have made you aware of that fact. So it would make sense that she would love you even more if you got her a great pair of shoes. In winter a pair of chic boots or booties would be especially appreciated.
Women also love things to put all of their other things in. A designer purse is one of the greatest gifts a woman can receive, so if you’re willing to spend a little extra money on a bag from Michael Kors or Kate Spade, the women in your life will not be disappointed.
Hopefully this guide will help you find something perfect for the special people in your life. And once you’ve finished shopping for them, you can find men’s designer clothes San Diego here at Well-Suited at great prices and a give a gift to yourself for the holidays. For more fashion tips and news, follow our blog.
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The best consignment stores San Diego are getting ready to ring in the Holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for giving and receiving, so if you are looking for the perfect gift for a special woman in your life, or you just want to give yourself a well-deserved treat, we have a huge selection for you to choose from here at My Sister’s Closet. To give you some ideas of great gifts and purchases, we made a special ‘Favorite Things’ list just for you. So keep reading to be inspired by some of the items the best consignment stores San Diego right now that we love!
Rebecca Taylor Size 2 Navy Cut Out Flared Dress
Our Price $79.95
This gorgeous dress by Rebecca Taylor is perfect for a Holiday Party or New Year’s date. Navy is one of the hottest colors this season, but is dark enough to still look neutral. The cutouts on the sleeves add visual appeal to your collarbone area, and the a-line waist accentuates your curves. Pair it with some colorful accents to really make your look incredible!
Magaschoni Size Medium Cream & Gold Knit Sweater
Our Price $49.95
The best part about cold weather? Getting to wear snuggly sweaters like this one, that are perfect for relaxing and cuddling in. This sweater will look great on anyone, and its gold accents make it subtly sparkly and perfect for the holidays.
Truth & Pride Size Large Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Our Price $195
You Save 72%
Every cool chick needs a leather jacket, and this one from Truth & Pride is the perfect fit for any sassy lady who needs to cover up in the cold. The asymmetrical zipper in the front, the zippered pockets, and the detailing on the sleeve makes this an interesting and trendy jacket that you can wear with jeans or even over a cute dress.
Our Price $125
This Kate Spade bag is the perfect flirty accessory. It’s classic lines and bubblegum pink color combine to create a beautiful bag that will enhance any neutral outfit, while still looking timeless.
Sachin & Babi Size 4 Black & Cream Printed Sheath Dress
Our Price $100
Here at the best consignment stores San Diego, our attitude toward the holidays is the more glitter, the better. This elegant Sachin & Babi sheath dress will flatter your figure, and has just the right amount of sparkle for you to celebrate the season’s tidings in. Paired it with a cardigan and black pumps to tone it down, or wear some even glitter-ier heels and go all-out.
REDUCED Chan Luu Sheer Cream Scarf
Our Price $47.95
Keeping warm without feeling like a dork can sometimes be a struggle, as you find yourself considering your old legwarmers, your huge puffy ski coat, or your (very sexy) long underwear. With this scarf, your neck can remain warm and cozy and you will look like a chic winter goddess while doing it.
Manolo Blahnik Size 39 Leopard Print Pony Hair Booties
Our Price $175
Animal print is a huge trend this season, and so are ankle-high booties. When we saw these Manolos we instantly fell in love, as they are the perfect combination of the two styles.
We hope you have been inspired by the great fashion ideas from our favorite things list! Celebrate the holiday season with the best consignment stores San Diego and buy items now from our website! For more fashion tips and style news, follow our blog.
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The pros here at your mens’ consignment store San Diego know that all eyes will be on you during the Holidays. All of your family and friends will be gathering round, so you need to dress to impress. Look like the man of the house this holiday season by following these guidelines.
We’re sure you’ve heard the women in your lives getting all excited about ‘sweater weather’ lately, and while you may not share their enthusiasm for bulky clothes and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, layers are an inevitable part of your winter wardrobe. However, there are many options that allow the modern man to stay warm and masculine. A rugged sweater says “I drink expensive whiskey but I also like to cuddle” while a blazer says “I have my life together”. Layers can be your friend if you wear them well, so stick to solid colors or simple patterns, nothing too big or bulky, and of course the cardinal rule: no deep v’s.
2. Wear Clothes that fit
For some reason men have to be told this over and over again. No, we’re not suggesting you wear pants so tight that you begin to lose circulation, but saggy jeans and baggy sweatshirts don’t look good on anyone. Buy a pair of designer jeans that aren’t too loose or too tight, and invest in some-button downs and tailored tees and sweaters. You’ll look put together without actually having to put much effort into your style, giving you more time for your hobbies like blacksmithing or beer brewing or whatever else you do for fun.
3. Wear a nice watch
While carving your delicious turkey this holiday season, your hands will be on full display. In order to distract from all the callouses you’ve gotten chopping wood this winter, you need a designer watch. The watch is the ultimate male status symbol, and you can get one at ridiculously low prices from our mens’ consignment store San Diego.
4. Get yourself groomed
You’re a man now, so it’s time to get a real haircut. If you’re not sure what style to get, just turn on the TV and watch an episode of Mad Men and you’ll get the picture. And if you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to say goodbye to the bangs and head to your local barber for a professional cut. You should also grow a beard for the ultimate manly look, just make sure you are keeping your facial hair well groomed and trimmed often.
5. Shoes are important
Many an outfit has been ruined by a pair of sneakers. Jogging shoes are not appropriate unless you are actually jogging, so put the Nikes down and find a pair of shoes that a gentleman would wear. If your holiday festivities are more casual, go with a rugged pair of boots. For a more formal occasion, every man needs a pair of shiny black leather dress shoes for work, special events, and just looking classy in general.
6. Embrace patterns
Luckily, there are a lot of things that will never go out of style when it comes to manly fashion. Don’t be boring this holiday season and stick to your same old solid colored shirts. Tweed is making a huge comeback, and plaid, checkered, and striped are always great choices as well. So be bold this holiday season with a patterned shirt or textured blazer.
Carve the turkey this Holiday season with confidence, and impress all your friends and family thanks to mens consignment store San Diego. We have a huge selection of manly looks for you to look awesome this winter, so visit our store and follow our blog for more fashion tips and news.
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So you’re on your way to your favorite San Diego resale store when you notice your attractive new neighbor drive by in a brand new car. He catches your eye, rolls down the window, and offers you a ride. You politely decline, hop on your sweet motorcycle, and drive off into the sunset, laughing.
Ok, so maybe you don’t own a motorcycle, but every woman does need one accessory to express her inner badass – and that’s a leather jacket. Not only is leather a fall essential, it’s a necessity for every fashionable chick. And with so many different styles, we here at your San Diego resale store compiled this guide to help you decide which type best channels your inner wild child.
The moto style is a must-have for every aspiring biker chick. The trendiest style this fall is anything asymmetrical, adding some interest and edge to your coat. The more zippers the better this season, as we’re seeing them on pockets and sleeves as well. A lot of the best jackets have details like quilted leather, belts, straps, or studs to add even more appeal to your outerwear. Pick a jacket with one or two of these added details, like the one pictured below.
The bomber jacket is a classic style and a throwback to the 40s. This season, anything retro is in style, and so is menswear for women. Bomber jackets used to be worn by men in the military, but we can’t let the boys have all the fun – ladies’ bombers are made with lightweight leather and are given some feminine touches. Pair it with a contrasting girly top, like the one below, to create an amazing look.
The ‘no-white-after-labor-day’ rule can be thrown out the window this year with the growing popularity of white outerwear. The combination of ethereal white with rugged leather creates a great contrast and gives your feminine look and edge. Other pale leather colors are popular this season as well, such as beige and blush pink.
Cowboy chic is in, and you can pull it off the trend with a suede jacket. Don’t overdo it with too much fringe or crazy beads, but choose suede that comes in a modern silhouette, like he zip-up hoodie shown below, to harness the modern cowgirl look.
Faux leather is vegan friendly, and also easy on your wallet! While you’re already saving money by shopping at our San Diego resale store, the budget-conscious shopper can find faux leather in every style for a cheaper price.
This season leather is being used in a lot of different and inventive ways. We’ve seen it in peplum, draped, cropped, and used as an accent in jackets, shirts, pants, and more.
There are so many different styles of leather jackets, we know you will be able to find the perfect one for you. We have a huge inventory for you to choose from at our San Diego Resale store, and it changes every day! So come stop by to find some amazing clothes at even greater prices, and visit our blog for more fashion news and tips!
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Lynda Quintero-Davids of Focal Point Styling is an Interior Stylist, a Visual Merchandiser, and a Design Blogger who has specialized in home and store lifestyling for the past 25+ years. A fashionista at heart, Lynda enjoys thrifting, managing to find the look for less for fashion and decor, with style that is right on trend.
My Sister's Closet (MSC): Blogger, Interior Designer, and all around FASHIONISTA, @nyclq will be talking to us on Twitter in half an hour! http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com/
MSC: Q1: How would you describe Focal Point Styling (blog) to newbies?
Focal Point Styling (FPS): A1: A diversified lifestyle journal sharing #seasonal #fashion&decor #designideas #thrifttips #locallove & #marketevents
MSC: Q2: What is one item you have in your "One" Night Stand?
FPS: A2: A fave #thriftfind: A white Murano glass lamp - Scored the pair back in Ft. Lauderdale at Faith Farm Thrift!
MSC: Q3: Do you have any items in your closet that you refuse to give away or get rid of?
FPS: A3: Yes actually a few! sq vintage rhinestone covered evening bag & OscarDeLaRenta opera gloves I scored #thrifting FL. Also fur coats. One blk floor length coat (gifted from a neighbor) & another (a #thriftfind) I'd bring on trips to NYC
MSC: Q4: What is your greatest #thrift find?
FPS: A4: Tough 'one' to answer! For home: A pair of Milo Baughman chairs I scored for $16 & a wood buffet w slate top for $30! Scored great #thriftfinds @ MySistersCharity #thrift such as a camel wool robe coat @ $8 & a Cashmere sweater @ $4!! The New Yorker in me loves coats! <3
MSC: Q5: How would you define a "Well Suited" gentleman in 140 characters or less?
FPS: A5: Still go gaga for the character style of John Preston - aka Mr. Big from #SATC - #swoon!
MSC: Q6: What advice would you give to new bloggers?
FPS: A6: Tips I've learned: from #dbc: Content is king! From @ssalk: Be fearless, share your design spirit & groom your photos. 1st tip I learned from @VisualVamp: It takes time to find your voice but #keeponblogging. AND, of major importance today Utilize keywords to increase SEO when: 1. Tagging post 2. Image saving & 3. Creating blog post title. Also: #collaborate with like minded or industry people to learn and grow + create your community or join anothers building SM.
MSC: Q7: What can we look forward to on Focal Point Styling?
FPS: A7: would like to do more #local #collaborations, especially #fashion. Looking forward to attending and blogging events: @PHXFashionWeek Oct 2-4, #hpmkt #fall & attend in spring, also go to #dbc2015 & mb #bashcon + share upcoming #Miami trip! Of course also #holiday #tips&tricks for #fashion&decor! Be sure to follow me @Pinterest - Lynda | FocalPointStyling @nyclq. BTW: #dbc was short for @DesignBlogConf - a must event for #bloggers to attend! Happening next in Atlanta #dbc2015
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Gary Brown joined Napoli Management Group as Vice President, Talent Development and as a Talent Representative in March of 2013. Considered one of the most respected leaders in television news and known as an innovator, strategist, mentor and coach for many in the industry, Gary has a keen eye for spotting talent. He has helped guide the careers of both talent and management in television stations across the country.
My Sister's Closet (MSC): Dress for Success today at 1:30! We exclusively talk to Hollywood Agent @NewsVP! #twitterview
Gary Brown (GB): honored to be asked by [email protected] to talk about #dressing4success today 1:30pm pacific. Think I have the color thing down #justsayin
MSC: You're Hollywood's favorite TV agent! Do you think it has to do with your sense of style?
GB: Well, I think it can't hurt,but also think it is my background and experience too. #butlookinggoodneverhurts
MSC: SO TRUE! Plus, we hear you're a hustler! ;) Q1: Is there a specific designer that dominates your closet?
GB: A1: Yes, @robertgrahamNYC shirts, over 30 of them
MSC: We Ã¢Â?Â¤Ã¯Â¸Â? @RobertGrahamNYC! http://www.SHOPWELLSUITED.com/shop/?BID=120 - See! Q2: Why is #fashion important to your industry?
GB: A2: TV is a visual medium, gotta pop off the screen and I try to do that in my world too.
MSC: Great answer! Q3: What is one item every woman should have in her closet to conquer the world?
GB: A3: A pair of red sole heels? #imsuchaguy
MSC: Q4: Professionally, is it better to stand out with your wardrobe or blend in?
GB: A4: Stand out to a point, bright vivid colors, minimal patterns, tailored and fitted outfits
MSC: Q5: Any general advice for the working woman on wardrobe? Watch for deodorant stains? Dress like you've already got the job?
GB: A5: #tvnews is a first impression biz, but this works in any field, you want to make a positive 1st impression
MSC: That is great advice. Thanks for your time! Get back to kicking butt and taking names!
GB: back at ya!
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Crowned 2014's “Most Fashionable in the Valley,” Kinsey is a TV Personality that has been seen on The E! Channel, Dr. Drew on Call, Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell, KTLA’s Tech Report, Fox & Friends, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox’s Happening Now, & Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld (to name a few.) With over a quarter of a million Twitter followers, and a My Sister's Closet consigner, we thought she would make a great Twitterview!
MySistersCloset (MSC): Q1: You were crowned, "Most Fashionable in the Valley." What is your definition of "Fashionable"?
KinseySchofield (KS): A1: Standing out in a packed room. Bold colors. Funky cuts. Wearing something that no one else will be wearing.
MSC: Fun! Q2: Do you have any items in your closet that you refuse to give away or get rid of?
KS: A2: I refuse to get rid of my William Rast jeans. I love Justin Timberlake and I love their fit. The perfect booty jean!
MSC: We Ã¢Â?Â¤Ã¯Â¸Â? a good booty jean! Q3: What is your greatest thrift find?
KS: A3: My Black Chanel Leather Chain Tote that I found at @MySistersCloset LV (Lincoln Village location)! & a Herve Leger dress!
MSC: Q4: PERF segue! Q4: If you visit http://www.mysisterscloset.com/shop/ right now, what is one item you Ã¢Â?Â¤Ã¯Â¸Â??
KS: A4: Obviously this turtleneck. http://www.mysisterscloset.com/shop/Missoni-Size-Medium-Multicolor-Graphic-Print-Turtleneck/
MSC: HAHA! Q5: What is your signature style? Turtlenecks?
KS: A5: Look at me! Look at me!
MSC: Q6: How would you define a "Well Suited" gentleman in 140 characters or less?
KS: A6: J-a-m-e-s F-r-a-n-c-o (James Franco)
MSC: Ã¢Â?Â¤Ã¯Â¸Â?Ã¢Â?Â¤Ã¯Â¸Â?Ã¢Â?Â¤Ã¯Â¸Â? Q7: Do you enjoy any fashion bloggers?
KS: A7: I love @ChiaraFerragni & have recently discovered @nuclq!!!
MSC: Q8: Anything else you would like to promote or tell us about?
KS: A8: Coming soon to a TV near you!
MSC: Thank you @KinseySchofield!
KS: Thank you @MySistersCloset! I love you the most!
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All of the pros here at our second hand stores in San Diego were saddened by the news of Lauren Bacall’s passing at the age of 89. The legendary actress and model will be greatly missed, but will continue to inspire all of us as a style icon.
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Bacall began her career as a model at the tender age of 16, and she was already recognizable for her cat-like grace, blonde hair, and stunning green-blue eyes. After appearing on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, her husky voice and sultry sex appeal quickly landed her acting roles in Hollywood.
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Bacall found success in Tinsel Town and will be remembered as one of the greats that came out of Hollywood’s Golden Age of film. She starred in her first film, To Have and Have Not, at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart. They went on to star in more hits together, including The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. Bacall also worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Later, her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.
Bacall was also the star of one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories; after meeting on the set of her first film and falling in love, she married actor Humphrey Bogart. She was 20 and he was 45. Despite the age difference, they were together until Bogart’s death of esophageal cancer, after thirteen years and two children together.
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Bacall was captivating on and off-screen, in her roles as an actress and in her personal life. The Golden Age was a time of glamour and romance, and the silver screen was lit up by gorgeous women and handsome men. Bacall herself stood out among this elite group for her unique style. She wore her clothes – they never wore her. Her style was effortlessly sexy, and she could confidently make a casual outfit look chic and appealing. She was the embodiment of the classic Hollywood starlet, and her style is still just as classy today as it was in the 50s. That’s why in 1995 she was named the 6th sexiest film star in history by Empire Magazine, and it’s why we here at MSC still look up to her today for style inspiration.
Bacall’s timeless style will make her a fashion icon forever, and some of her most notable looks are still wearable today. Stop by your local MSC second hand stores in San Diego to pay tribute to the always flawless Ms. Bacall and find pieces that will give you some of her confidence. And for styling tips and more fashion news check out our blog!
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Here at our San Diego resale store, we know you need some new outfits for the steamy summer months. Whether you’re searching for the perfect date night outfit or just need some new pieces to add to your wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place. We are the best at giving you some of the hottest designer clothes, shoes, and accessories - all at fabulous prices.
To get you started on your quest for your hot new wardrobe, we wanted to share with you some of the pieces we are crushing on right now. Our inventory changes every single day, which means we have a great selection, but if you do fall in love with a piece definitely consider buying it. All our pieces won’t be here forever, so don’t let that dress that looks fabulous on you be the one that got away. Here are some of our faves:
St. John Tan Sleeveless Dress
This dress is simple and sophisticated, and the belted waist is flattering for all figures. Get playful and pair it with colorful accessories and some sexy pumps, or keep it classy with neutrals for the office. This dress is great because it can be worn for work during the day or for a night on the town.
Diane von Furstenburg Pink Suede Heels
Be pretty in pink this summer! Every girl needs a pair of pink heels, and these sexy kicks can be paired with a white dress or pant with a cute blouse for the perfect daytime date look. And of course oversized sunnies and a floppy wide-brimmed hat for the day-after Sunday brunch.
Kate Spade Teal Embossed Pumps
A true fashionista knows better than anyone that colorful heels are not only a great way to add color to an outfit, but they help bring life to summer fashion. These Kate Spade heels are too die for!
Diane von Furstenburg Black Knit Mini Skirt
This is a great piece to transition into as we approach these last few summer months. A knit skirt is perfect for the beginning of Fall, and a tight black mini is an essential part of every party girl’s wardrobe.
Just Cavalli Multicolor Floral Print Sheath Dress
We love this piece because it is fun, fresh and bright! It’s a great staple dress for summer, and the floral pattern would also be great next spring. It could be easily paired with some nude wedges and light sweater for a flirtatious yet ladylike look.
Etro Navy Two Pocket Skirt
This two-pocket skirt has a lot going for it – its simple design allows for hundreds of oufit options, its texture makes it interesting, it’s pretty on any skin color, and its gathered waist will make you look fierce. They had me at pockets, so all those other features are the cherries on top.
We hope these looks have inspired you to add to your closet, and you can shop our San Diego resale store now before these fabulous pieces are gone! For more styling tips and the latest fashion news check out the MSC blog.
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THE HANGER TRICK
This is gonna’ sound crazy, but turn every hanger in your closet backwards. Now as you wear items, hand them back up the normal way. Before you know it you’ll see what you should consign. Time to bid adieu to all that closet clutter.
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Now that your nice, new hangers are facing forward and your closet doesn’t have multiple personalities, dedicate a place year round for what’s destined for My Sister’s Closet or Well Suited. Don’t forget accessories, shoes and while your at it, that nice jewelry box your evil Aunt gave you that you’ve never opened. Best of all, you can drop off your consignments any day at your convenience. No appointments necessary.
TREAT YOUR CLOSET LIKE A BOUTIQUE
If you like having a neat and orderly home why does your closet always look like a hurricane just blew through? Sorting everything out will make it so much easier (and fun) to get dressed!
How to start? Your pants want to hang next to the other pants. They told us. Sweaters like being folded—not hung – and laying on top of other comfy sweaters. They told the pants to tell us. Speaking of which, invest in quality hangers. Joan Crawford was right. Bring all those ugly wire hangers back to the dry cleaner. Incredible how much more room you’ve got now isn’t it?
Next, group each type of clothing so that short sleeves are all together, long sleeves hang side by side, short reside next to shorts… You get the picture. Finally, organize each section by color. Go from light to dark, left to right. Feeling better about your wardrobe?
SEASON WITHIN REASON
If you’re lucky and have some extra closet space, try this one. Take everything that’s out-of-season and tuck it out of sight (out of mind). Kind of like your ex. It’s now easy to see you really don’t need another white tee, however, a black blouse is a whole other story. After you’ve make all that cash consigning the stuff you never wear, it’s time to shop!
You know how we just suggested hanging up the pieces you plan to consign? Please launder and press whatever needs some extra TLC before bringing them in. The better condition your items are in, the more likely we will consign them and that means you’ll make money. Remember, if you don’t want to buy less than perfect items, why would you expect us to take them from you and sell them to your friend?
FRIENDS AND FAMILY PLAN
Speaking of friends, now that you have some tips for cleaning and organizing your closet, share them with those you love. Maybe they’ll let you consign them on your account so you can save up faster for that Chanel or Prada. Now that’s a good friend.
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It’s not easy to find unique pieces that no one else has. With My Sister’s Closet’s second hand stores in San Diego you will find unique designer clothes at some of the best prices. Keep your back to school wardrobe fresh and different than all your friends.
Here are our tips for looking your best on campus this year!
1. Bargain Shop. Look for deals ladies. There is no need to overpay for clothes that all of your friends have too! Bargain shopping is the best way to get a great deal on the most unique pieces of clothing. Sometimes the hunt for a good deal just adds to the shopping fun.
2. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Try something new. Maybe try on something you wouldn’t normally have or maybe you change your style all together. Use fashion as an extension of your personality.
3. Stay comfortable. It’s nice to take risks but never step too far out of your comfort zone. If the crop top scene isn’t for you there’s no need to follow the trend. Your style is yours for a reason.
4. Accessorize! The best way to add a little something extra or new to your outfit or wardrobe is through accessories. Whether it’s a fabulous pair of shoes, a new purse, or a fabulous statement necklace it is sure to raise your confidence!
Find some of your back to school wardrobe with MSC today! Our second hand stores San Diego are hidden gems! If you are looking for more fashion tips be sure to check out the MSC blog.
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We're proud to report on something that you'll probably take great pride in too.
Most people consign with us because their closet or home has become a little cluttered or they have some great clothes or furniture that can generate some new income.
Well, there might be another reason too. Last year we contributed 32% of our profits to a diverse group of charities. They include but are not limited to…
- AZ Humane Society
- Friends of Animal Care & Control
- HALO Animal Rescue
- Phoenix Art Museum
- Fresh Start Women's Foundation
- Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation
- Trends Charitable Fund
- Defenders of Wildlife
- Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
- Helen Woodward Animal Center (San Diego)
- Rancho Coastal Humane Society (San Diego)
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Science Center
- ASU (Women and Philanthropy)
- Arizona Costume Institute
- ADLA (Animal Defense League of AZ)
- Yellowstone Association
- The Beatitudes
- Board of Visitors
- Telluride Animal Foundation
Working with us at My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic doesn't just help your wallet. It helps thousands of people, animals and those in need too.
So call, email, shout or just stop by if and when you think you may have some extra stuff on hand. It's worth it, in more ways than one.
CEO and founder of My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic
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This just in, fashionistas. The pros at our Phoenix and San Diego consignment store are excited to break the news to our west coast ladies. In case you haven’t heard, the one and only Rihanna will officially be receiving the incredible CFDA Fashion Icon award this June 2014.
For those of you who know (and love) the CFDA – or the Council of Fashion Designers of America – we feel your excitement, girl. But for those who are a little newer to the fashion block, we’ll give you a brief lowdown on the organization and its latest icon award recipient announcement.
As a not-for-profit trade association, the CFDA is made up of more than 400 of America’s most incredible jewelry, womenswear, menswear, and accessory designers. It is also the creator of the separate CFDA foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to raise funds for charity activities.
So what exactly is the CFDA Fashion Icon award? Well, its just one of the most incredible awards given out at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards event (this year, held on June 2) designed to honor those who have made countless contributions to the fashion industry.
Past winners have included Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, and C.Z. Guest.
And this year, our favorite Bad Girl RiRi will accept the gorgeous award due to the impact she’s made in the industry and pop culture as well as her incredible philanthropic partnership with the MAC AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign.
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The Mexican Grey Wolf is one of the most endangered species in North America. Dinner with Wolves' mission is to bring awareness to the species and help protect them from extinction. Beneficiary Defenders of Wildlife Twitterviewed with us on Friday to talk Wolf.
MSC: Yes great resources, we adopted our CEO Ann a Wolf for her birthday this year!
Such a great idea! :)
What are the most PAWpular places to witness wolves in their natural habitat?
DW: @YellowstoneNPS in WY and @DenaliNPS in AK are both great wolf-watching spots.
MSC: Can't beat the scenery there :) 3rd Q: How would you describe the Dinner With Wolves experience is 3 words?
DW: Oooh, tough one. Lets go with encouraging, inspiring and up-close. How often do you get to see real wolves?
MSC: Exactly....Especially Mexican Grey Wolves, only 85 left in the wild! 4th Q: If you would have dinner with anyone dead or alive who who would it be and why?
DW: Aldo Leopold, father of the conservation ethic. Anti-predator until he saw the importance of wolves in the southwest.
MSC: Very good answer! Last Q: HOWL can people learn more about Defenders of Wildlife?
DW: Aside from our website, anyone can sign up here to get action opportunities & updates
MSC: excellent. Thank you for #Twitterviewing with us. We can't wait for Dinner With Wolves Sunday night!
DW: You're very welcome. We're excited for it as well!
Dinner With Wolves will be held at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center on April 6, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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The Arizona Humane Society is Arizona’s largest nonprofit animal-welfare and protection agency. My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited donated thousands of items last year, raising $117,000 at AHS thrift stores. We had a little fun with them on Twitter, Friday.
@MySistersCloset: Haha, never though of it that way :) 2nd Q: Why do pets, dogs mostly, like to destroy expensive shoes?
@AZHumane: Maybe because they look better in their mouths? Maybe they’re just jealous they can’t wear them...
MSC: They would be jealous about the most expensive, nicest pair. 3rd Q: Funniest name you’ve ever heard for a pet?
AHS: That has to be “Lord Beefcastle”, He’s a 3-year-old #corgi adopted from AHS two weeks ago.
MSC: LOL! Can you imagine calling for him: Lord Beefcastle come on boy! He sure is cute. 4th Q: Garfield or Snoopy?
AHS: No offense to Snoopy, but it’s definitely Garfield. We have similar views on lasagna and Mondays.
MSC: Yeah and he talk or talk thinks.... :) 5th final Q: What is the biggest misconception people have about rescuing pets?
AHS: People think there aren’t purebreds at #shelters, so they go to breeders. They’re about 25% of our intake, so come #adopt!
MSC: Seriously!! Rescue pets have the best personalities and demeanors, they really do seem to know you save them. #rewarding #adopt
AHS: 100%. They know you’ve done something for them and they pay it back tenfold.
MSC: Thanks so much for answering our Q’s! It was fun!!
AHS: Thanks for the opportunity and all you do for our pets!
MSC: It’s our pleasure! Thanks for everything YOU ALL do for our homeless pets! :)