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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gone Fishing – Menswear

Many men prefer to dress in t-shirts and khakis or jeans, they will go to their closet and pull out a plain Hanes tee and “getting dressed” is done. I am married to a man who dresses like this and prefers that he wear a pattern on his shirt. So I designed a line of shirts for men. Here is a menswear tee that I refer to as “gone fishing



Gone Fishing by sgolis 

This men’s tee is a loose fitting shirt that is perfect for men who are active. It is made from 100% cotton and is a heavier-weight, not paper thin but a good weight that appeals to men who prefer a shirt that is more durable. This shirt is perfect for working out in the yard or for wearing to go fishing.

Gone Fishing Men's Basic Tan T-Shirt

My husband likes this quality made shirt with the double-needle stitching on the sleeve, neck, and bottom. The shirt wears well and is one of my husband's favorites.

My husband weighs 152 and is 5’11. He wears a medium and the fit is loose and comfortable. We laundered this shirt in cold water, permanent press cycle and dried on low heat. Took out of the dryer when the shirt was damp, shook it and put on a hanger. It did not shrink and looks as good as new.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Retro Style Geometric Legging Outfit

Leggings have come a long way from wearing to an aerobics class in the 1980’s to being a trendy pant to wear for every day, running errands, lunch with friends or to dress up for a cool party.
Retro Style Legging by sgolis view pattern leggings

Recently I designed a retro style geometric pattern legging and painted it with the colors pink, gray, black and white. The retro look was requested by a customer of mine who wanted it for her daughter to wear to college parties or to class.

What my customer liked about this style legging is that it could be worn with a variety of colors and it could be dressed up with a trendy top or it can be worn with t-shirt sneakers or flip-flops and matching monogram tote bag.

Unlike the ever-popular jean, this legging is super comfortable with the right amount of stretch that gives when you move and bounces back in shape, it never looks baggy or out of shape even after being laundered.

Here is a fashion set that I created to show my customer. The retro style legging outfit is a cool party look that can be worn to a party or every day.  This legging will look fabulous on a teenager, college student or any women who love a retro fashion look.






Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas Shopping in July


Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year so shopping in July is a good idea because next month will be back to school followed by autumn home décor and Halloween and Thanksgiving and before you know it Black Friday. July is not a hectic month so I like to do as many other people do and that is to shop in July for Christmas cards, holiday décor and gifts.


This year I will shop at Zazzle.com for my Christmas cards, postage stamps, return address labels, ornaments and tableware because they offer quality products that are created by artists at an affordable price.

If you are not familiar with Zazzle.com then know that it is a print on demand website where all the products are designed by artists. So when you shop and buy products from this website you are supporting small business because the artist earns a royalty when their designs are purchased. I prefer to shop for unique products and also support artist rather than shops at the mall.


At Zazzle, you can shop for Christmas cards with a greeting or blank inside. You can also customize the greeting by adding your own words. I always customize the card with an inside greeting and also sing it with the family name. It is less work to personalize the holiday cards, when they arrive you have to put in the envelope and mail.

Today I shopped at zazzle for Christmas cards and also looked at fleece blankets and decorative pillows. I found several that I liked, here are my top picks.


Christmas Cards, Stamps and Stickers



Tableware



Christmas Decorative Pillows