Someone recently asked me, “Why would you open a shopping site at sixty when you have so much going on in your life already?”
Last summer, I visited no less than twenty stores in three different cities and countless sites online, searching for a large square scarf. I found just one such scarf. (Pictured above.) It was more than $250. I saw some online that were $1,100! If I was having this much trouble finding reasonably priced, elegant scarves, then other women are likely having the same difficulty. This long search was my inspiration point.
My personal style has always included basics with a scarf, a statement piece of jewelry worn with a dramatic tunic or a great jacket or coat. Simplicity serves me well.
Supporting women-owned businesses is a priority for me. I wear mostly products made in the USA by small companies. Some of my favorites are Clara Sunwoo, IC Collection, Covered Perfectly and the basics I offer on my shopping site. I have searched the world for the products, including the scarves and clothing I offer. My basics clothing line is designed and made in Florida by a single, over 50 woman who solely owns and operates her company. I have purchased all of my inventory with no financial backing from investors. Did you know that I was homeless in 1999? More about that when you attend my events (reserve your space at the next one here). The fact that I struggled alone and worked very hard for many years makes my small shopping site a labor of love and a project for which I have great passion.
The scarves and all the other products are here in my little warehouse (spare room in my attic). I carefully steam and wrap each scarf order myself to make sure they are in top notch condition. I own many of these scarves (as shown above) and love wearing them. (Another shipment of the most popular sold out scarves is on the way.) Some of the items are from my own closet because I am letting go of the items I rarely wear. (Some of them never!) As I progress in this venture, I will be adding more items and lines. I listen to your suggestions and honor your requests when possible. My shop here, is one I hope you will think of as a trusted source for items that you can use in your everyday life and wear with confidence.