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By Suze Solari
Last week I wrote about Team Blonde in Forest Park: how their Eco Salon & Spa can bring me the pampering and serenity I am craving after all of the craziness of the Holidays. As I said, now that the parties and celebrations are over, its time to think about the year ahead. My favorite part of the post Holiday season is the lounging..glorious, indulgent lounging and pampering. We discussed the Eco Salon & Spa, now lets see what the shop has for us.
Heidi Vance & Jayne Ertel, started their custom design jewelry shop 8 years ago offering their own line of jewelry-necklaces and pendants, rings and earrings, bracelets. You want to make you own piece or have a specific color or idea ? In their studio, you can craft your own jewelry with as little or as much assistance as you require, using the same fine components as used in the Team Blonde line. Or why not puruse their unique apparel & accessories while you wait for your custom piece to be made?
Team Blonde makes an effort to source eco friendly apparel & accessory lines; local manufacturers who use recycled and earth friendly fabrics & finishes. “We aim to select products that are socially and environmentally conscious so that you can be proud of more than just the appearance of your purchase” says Heidi. Buy a bracelet or necklace by the Leaky Foundation, from their ‘Beads for learning” collection, $10 and you are helping to support educational, healthcare and basic food needs for families in Darfur.
Feast your eyes on the ‘Pure’ hand knit sweaters, these are beautifully made by and help to support thousands of families in Thailand. This cream color cardigan for $121. has a draped quality that skims the body and flatters all body shapes. Wear it with a cozy t-shirt, riding pants and snow boots!
What is not to love about this gorgeous charcoal sweater dress, $90. by Elan. Great for daywear with stockings and booties; then, glam it up with heels and a knock-out necklace from Team Blonde, and you have yourself a date-nite outfit! Toss on a recycled leather handbag from Shiralee for $95. and ta-da: everything you need to be Stylish and comfortable, who could ask for more?