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  Thanksgiving Reflections

For the first time in I think forever, my children and I were home just the 4 of us for Thanksgiving. We were all giddy with excitement to have time to ourselves. Many games of football were watched, of which I know very little about but called a sack and I was correct. The pride on my boys face that I actually retained a sports term was precious.

In between chopping and peeling we found ourselves back on the couch on to the next game.  Millie and I were able to squeeze a movie in between games.

Like most of us after our dinner prayer we tend to reflect of what we are thankful for.  This year I said to my children: we all know what we are thankful for and that is the thanks part of Thanksgiving, but how about the giving part?" To me, I keep thinking about forgiving. I asked my children to think about being more forgiving or possibly forgiving someone for something they said or did.

It’s important to find different meanings in holidays to help us all grow and be aware.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/1/2016  |  3:12 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Fashion Monster

Look what happens when you bring your granddaughter to work. 

A fashion monster. 

Posted by Linda L. on 7/23/2015  |  4:45 PM  |  Add/View Comments (2)

 
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  It's all about the base

It's that time of year... the new color tanks have arrived.  Faye's has all the beautiful Spring underpinnings you need to brighten up your wardrobe.  Great under suits, blazers, sweaters.  We all need a new fresh white and black tank every season.  Assuming you wear them as much as we all do around here. The delivery just arrived today so wait until next week to come in a make your selection. 

Posted by Linda L. on 1/23/2015  |  4:26 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Buffet Pants

 

Growing up in a big New York Italian family we would always wear what we called "buffet pants" for the holidays.

Mind you that this was taught to us at a very early age.  Before we even needed to be in buffet pants.  One Christmas my sister and I along with 6 of my girl cousins wore buffet  jump suits.  Fabulous red elastic waist, ruffle down the sleeve tipped in gold jump suits.  Words could not express how all that and a bag of chips we all thought we were. 

We ate until the elastic made indentations on our skin.  Those are some of the best memories ever.

I am proud and ever so happy to report that not one of us has turned into a "Buffet Queen"

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Linda L. on 11/25/2014  |  3:50 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  12 years

12 years goes fast.  So many customers have come through our doors.  Many have become a big part of my life.  Colleagues have lost family members, children have gotten married and babies have been born.  We have sent children to college and had some return home (before they should have).  We laugh together, we cry together and we always have great food in our lunch room together.  Here's to another 12 years...

Posted by Linda L. on 9/24/2014  |  5:15 PM  |  Add/View Comments (2)

 
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  Pre-Summer markdowns

For all you in season sale shoppers come on over.  We just did a big markdown in both of our stores today.  Great selection of items that are just waiting for you to take them home.

Enjoy your shopping experience.

Posted by Linda L. on 5/31/2014  |  3:54 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Closet Cleaning from MKE to SEA...

There isn’t a closet too big or too far for us to clean/organize.  Off to Seattle for the weekend I went to help a client of ours clean and pack her closet for her move to Charleston.  The last time her wardrobe had been weeded out was when she left Milwaukee 6 years ago for her new job in Seattle.  She has gone down 2 sizes and is now moving to a complete different climate. 

I  arrived Friday night and had a lovely dinner.  We started first thing Saturday morning.  Worked until a late lunch then back at it again until 8:30 at which time we fell on the couch with a bottle of wine.  About 10:30 she made popcorn for dinner.  Right back at it again on Sunday morning.  We broke for lunch and a little shopping at Nordstrom’s which was having triple points and shoes were on the list as her company has strict heel and closed toe requirements.

Monday morning I packed my suit case as well as one of our clients old suit case with what I was to take to the consignment  store here in Milwaukee.  2 movers boxes were dropped off at UPS to meet me back at work.  Around 12 bags went to Goodwill.

The weekend was a success and all is ready for Charleston.  


Posted by Linda L. on 3/31/2014  |  3:07 PM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

 
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  happy client

This morning while getting ready for work I received the text below from a client of mine that was on a 4 day business trip.  I helped select her wardrobe for each day of meetings. 

 

I'm heading home and wanted to thank my stylist, clothier and friend!  The meeting couldn't have gone better and I only wish I had photos to show you of the second looks I got in that amazing MM leather coat/dress/best piece-ever!  The link jacket was also a hit!  Thank you!

Sent from my iPhone

 

As we say to our clients here at Faye's we will tell you what works/looks good but if you don't feel it then you won't come across confident. 

Posted by Linda L. on 1/30/2014  |  4:15 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Happy Family

I was watching a Christmas movie and the below comment was made and I rewound the movie to write it down. 

'THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT IS A HAPPY FAMILY ALL WRAPPED UP WITH EACH OTHER"

When my son asked me this morning what he should get his sister's and brother I showed him this message.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/23/2013  |  11:11 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Off to College

Last Wednesday I took my daughter to College in Chicago.  My last, only girl, my baby.  It was a fight to the finish literally.  Lots of emotions flying for the past few weeks.  We shared everything, flat iron, blow dryer, tweezers, products... So you can imagine the purchases that had to be made.  I wasn't sure if we should be left alone for move in day for fear we would kill each other.  In the morning I woke her brothers up to day goodbye.  My oldest gave her the tightest hug she could barely breath.  My middle gave her a one arm hug and when I asked if he had any perils of wisdom for his sister he replied "don't do drugs".  All went well upon arrival.  We had her room  put together in a flash.  Her roommates Dad commented that her bed looked like a prom dress.  White ruffles with Toile pillows.  We did all the freshman welcome events and after the family BBQ we said goodbye.  Big hugs and kisses.  I said to her that I only ask that she takes care of herself the way I have for the last 18 years.  We had a lovely day together.  I felt she had made the right choice and was happy to leave her to start her next adventure.  All seems to be going well.  I can't wait to see what this strong willed, bright, capable young lady does in the world.

Posted by Linda L. on 8/26/2013  |  9:12 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  graduation

Not one but 2 graduates for me this year.  College and High school.  My daughter, who is graduating from High School, was annoyed that she had to share her graduation celebration with her brother as she did when he graduated High School and she graduated from 8th grade.  She said she never gets a celebration to herself. She said, "Maybe when I graduate College it will be only my day."  I could not help but reply, "At the rate your other brother is taking to get through college you should both graduate college together."  She almost tipped over.  I of course am not encouraging any longer stay in college then necessary but it was fun to see her reaction.

Congratulations to all of you who have GRADUATED this year!

Posted by Linda L. on 6/13/2013  |  6:08 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Closet cleaning

  I spent the weekend in Buffalo NY with my niece, husband and 2 year of son Jack. My niece is not just  my niece she is my god daughter and the first born in our family. Needless to say she was doated on and I played dress up with her as if she was my very own personal doll. My brother used to make fun when I would watch her that he needed to buy extra diapers because I changed her so much. She grew to love Kate Spade from my love of Kate. And shoes how we love shoes. Was a tad disappointed when I had a daughter  because now she would have to split my jewelry with her.   My joy was to take her shopping and buy her beautiful things. She is now a full time mother, wife and lawyer. Something some how came up about her cloths or lack there of. And how she always get compliments when she wears what I have sent her to work. I quickly realized we had a clothing crisis. Her husband  made mention that she doesn't do anything for herself and he has to iron for her. The problem is he leaves 2 hours before she does.  I couldn't help but point out the obvious. You wear wrinkled cloths to work?  She knew it was about to hit the fan. With  her sweet husbands encouragement I attacked her closet. He quickly rushed to get 2 garbage bags. I had to yell down to him "we are going to need a bigger boat". A one point while I was cleaning her draws I asked about a piece and she said she wore that to Peters high school graduation. I said really he graduates college next month. She kept using the reference "that's for knock around". I had to ask knock around where? She said to the grocery store or to run errands. I said no house work and gardening. I had to ask who grew you up?  She replied she doesn't have time and what goes with what and that needs to be ironed and I am not a good ironer. So off I went. She is now ironed and organized. I happened to mention how she better not wear scuffed shoes and her husband rolled his eyes and chuckled. She was so relieved that she keeps most of her shoes in her office in the winter because she wears boots to work them changes. She was mildly traumatized because after the afternoon of cleaning we were going to go to dinner just the two of us and we heard her in the garbage bags pulling something out to wear to dinner. When we got back from dinner the bags had been taken to goodwill so she could no longer rummage for cloths. She had to face the reality that some updating was required. I have made a list of the must haves for her closet and will shop for her so she looks and feels good being the best full time mother, wife, lawyer, niece/goddaughter she is. Anyone want to invite me for a weekend???  I spent the weekend in Buffalo NY with my niece, husband and 2 year of son Jack. My niece is not just  my niece she is my god daughter and the first born in our family. Needless to say she was boughed on and I played dress up with her as if she was my very own personal doll. My brother used to make fun when I would watch her that he needed to buy extra diapers because I changed her so much. She grew to love Kate Spade from my love of Kate. And shoes how we love shoes. Was a tad disappointed when I had a daughter  because now she would have to split my jewelry with her.   My joy was to take her shopping and buy her beautiful things. She is now a full time mother, wife and lawyer. Something some how came up about her cloths or lack there of. And how she always get compliments when she wears what I have sent her to work. I quickly realized we had a clothing crisis. Her husband  made mention that she doesn't do anything for herself and he has to iron for her. The problem is he leaves 2 hours before she does.  I couldn't help but point out the obvious. You wear wrinkled cloths to work?  She knew it was about to hit the fan. With  her sweet husbands encouragement I attacked her closet. He quickly rushed to get 2 garbage bags. I had to yell down to him "we are going to need a bigger boat". A one point while I was cleaning her draws I asked about a piece and she said she wore that to Peters high school graduation. I said really he graduates college next month. She kept using the reference "that's for knock around". I had to ask knock around where? She said to the grocery store or to run errands. I said no house work and gardening. I had to ask who grew you up?  She replied she doesn't have time and what goes with what and that needs to be ironed and I am not a good ironer. So off I went. She is now ironed and organized. I happened to mention how she better not wear scuffed shoes and her husband rolled his eyes and chuckled. She was so relieved that she keeps most of her shoes in her office in the winter because she wears boots to work them changes. She was mildly traumatized because after the afternoon of cleaning we were going to go to dinner just the two of us and we heard her in the garbage bags pulling something out to wear to dinner. When we got back from dinner the bags had been taken to goodwill so she could no longer rummage for cloths. She had to face the reality that some updating was required. I have made a list of the must haves for her closet and will shop for her so she looks and feels good being the best full time mother, wife, lawyer, niece/goddaughter she is. Anyone want to invite me for a weekend???    I spent the weekend in Buffalo NY with my niece, her husband and their 2 year old son Jack. 

My niece is not just  my niece,  she is my god daughter and the first born in our family. Needless to say, she was doted on and I played dress-up with her as if she was my very own personal doll. My brother used to make fun that when I would watch her that he needed to buy extra diapers because I changed her so much. 

She grew to love Kate Spade from my love of Kate. And shoes - how we love shoes. 

She was a tad disappointed when I had a daughter because now she would have to split my jewelry with her.

 My joy was to take her shopping and buy her beautiful things.

 She is now a full time mother, wife and lawyer.

Something came up about her cloths or lack there of and how she always get compliments when she wears what I have sent her. I quickly realized we had a clothing crisis. Her husband  made mention that she doesn't do anything for herself and he has to iron for her. The problem is he leaves two hours before she does.  I couldn't help but point out the obvious. "You wear wrinkled cloths to work?"  She knew it was about to hit the fan. With her sweet husbands encouragement, I attacked her closet. He quickly rushed to get two garbage bags. I had to yell down to him "we are going to need a bigger boat".

A one point, while I was cleaning her drawers, I asked about a piece and she said she wore that to Peters high school graduation. I said really, he graduates college next month. She kept using the reference "that's for knock around". I had to ask, knock around where? She said to the grocery store or to run errands. I said no housework and gardening.

I had to ask, who grew you up?  She replied, she doesn't have time to figure out what goes with what and what needs to be ironed and I am not a good ironer. So off I went. She is now ironed and organized.

I happened to mention how she better not wear scuffed shoes and her husband rolled his eyes and chuckled. She was so relieved that she kept most of her shoes in her office in the winter because she wears boots to work then changes.

She was mildly traumatized because after the afternoon of cleaning, we were going to go to dinner just the two of us and we heard her in the garbage bags pulling something out to wear to dinner.

When we got back from dinner the bags had been taken to Goodwill so she could no longer rummage for clothes. She had to face the reality that some updating was required.

 I have made a list of the must haves for her closet and will shop for her so she looks and feels good - being the best full time mother, wife, lawyer, niece/goddaughter she is.

 Anyone want to invite me for a weekend???

Posted by Linda L. on 3/27/2013  |  8:29 PM  |  Add/View Comments (2)

 
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  Technology

 I have a few customers that shop with us but live out of town.  My customer in Seattle received a package I sent her today.  She called me tonight to go over the items.  We "face time" each other and it was a blast.  She tried  on all the PCs I sent and I was able to tell her what worked and what didn't.  You would have thought I landed on the moon.  It was such a treat to be able to work through the package with her and actually see her.  Leah moved from Milwaukee to Seattle a few years ago for her job.  She has shared some new designers with me that she has come across.  Usually I take picas and email them to her.   We discuss then I send a package.  Now that I am a technology wizard there will be no more silly email picas from me.

Posted by Linda L. on 2/5/2013  |  7:41 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Feast of the 7 Fishermen

Italian tradition for Christmas Eve is "The feast of the 7 Fishermen".  Growing up the Eve was our big family holiday with my Mom being one of 9 and 27 grandchildren.  We all gathered at my Aunt and Uncle's house for the feast.  We started preparing the day before, cleaning the fish and chopping more garlic and Italian parsley then you can imagine. 

I have kept the tradition for my family however, I have had to modify 7 fish to 3.  For several reasons, we don't like 7 different fish, it would be way to much food and last but not least it would cost a small fortune.  This year I made 4 dishes with 3 different fish so I am cheating a little. 

Traditions bring us home, modifications and all!

Happy New Year.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/31/2012  |  2:48 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Beautiful inside and out

Today I had the pleasure of helping this women.  I first noticed her adorable haircut.  I asked if I could help and she went into a rant (sweet as could be).  She said she was going to a party tonight, nothing fancy at a friends home.  She is 50 (which made me take a step back as I would have guessed 40).  She went on to say her body has changed, her husband does not like her look, can't find things to fit, wants to look good but age appropriate, not liking her look but doesn't know what to do. Her husband said he does not like skinny jeans and has made several comments about other things she has been wearing.  She then said  I know he doesn't know what he is taking about and he knows I know he doesn't know but all the same she wants him to like how she looks.

 I set her up in a fitting room.  We start with jeans.  Then tops.  A few tops in she goes on to say to me how she is so fat and everything has settled in her middle, she will be with her cute friends who all look good.  I told her we all come in different shapes and sizes (pointed to myself as I am not the average bear).  She commented on my tunic and asked if we had the same pc here for her to try, we did not.  I offered to give her mine to wear as it was just cleaned.  We worked it until she was jumping up and down with delight in how she looked. 

I ask if it is a holiday party.  She tells me 5 families are meeting at Fleet Farm to shop for a family that lost everything in a fire, then on to a friends house for dinner.  It gave me chills when she told me her plans.  What a great way to celebrate the season, helping others and teaching their children what caring is all about.  She made my day.

When she left my co-workers asked if I knew her which I didn't,  it was her first visit to our store.  They thought since we were chatting and holding hands across the counter that I must have know her for years.  Her smile and openness to share made me feel like I knew her for years.   I told them her story and all included 2 customers said she did not look 50 and what she was doing this evening was wonderful.

She had such a presence that everyone in the store noticed her.  She was more then beautiful inside and out. 

BTW she left with skinny jeans and a beautiful pink cashmere sweater and she looked "Beautiful".  I told her to tell her husband I said they are perfect for her.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/1/2012  |  3:25 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  It's a wrap

 

 

I received a text from a friend of mine who celebrated her 50Th Birthday with her High School friends who also all turned  50 this year last weekend in Chicago.  The message read:

 

Wrapped in love for our 50th.  Thank you Faye's

She purchased White and Warren Cashmere travel wraps from us and as you can see they all loved them.  No one and I repeat no one should be without a cashmere travel wrap. Whether you travel, read on the couch, go out to dinner or a movie you should never be without this wrap.

 

  

Posted by Linda L. on 10/22/2012  |  2:56 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  10 years

I woke up today with a smile on my face, pride in my heart and love for my family at Faye's.  It all started in a fitting room with Faye and myself, me asking for a job, FW not so sure.  I was a customer and I am sure she did not want to let that go.  We agreed on 2 days a week and if it didn't work no hard feelings.  2 days turned into 3, which turned into 4, then the buying position and here we are 10 years later.  I have learned so much from Faye as my mentor.  I am blessed to have a job I love (most days).  Have a place to work that we call ourselves family (family doesn't always agree but we move on). 

Today I was made to feel very special and loved.  Beautiful sentiments in cards, yummy cupcakes and treats, love from my clients baring gifts, and to top it all off a singing chicken gram belting out Happy Anniversary. 

Click this link to watch.

I am loved and very grateful for that love.

Here's to 10 more!!
 

Posted by Linda L. on 9/14/2012  |  5:34 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  It's time to go to college

Many of my friends have sent their kids off to College already but me not so much.  I am so ready but apparently they are not.  I even questioned are they enrolled....  It's time to pack those plastic tubs and move on out.  I am greatful that they both worked this summer but felt they needed a little play time before school so they have been partying like rock stars.  By Friday it will be back to just Millie and I.  The race begins to find a college for her.  Millie commented that I will be so lonely when she leaves for college next year.  Peter chimed in and said "she won't be lonely I will be back". 

 Things could be worse like they can't wait to leave and never want to come back. 

Posted by Linda L. on 8/27/2012  |  2:19 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Mother's Day

Yesterday while out with my daugher I wished all women I came in contact with a Happy Mother's Day.  My daughter asked why I did that?  What if they are not Mother's you might make them feel bad.  I responded that even if they did not have their own children as a women I am sure they have Mothered a niece, nephew, friends child.  It is what we do as women "Mother".

Hope everyone was made to feel special on Mother's Day.

Posted by Linda L. on 5/14/2012  |  11:41 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  10 lbs thinner

Just in case that diet is getting the best of you.  Here are a few tips from Women's Health on how to look thinner. If you and your diet are getting along this will only make you look better.

Ways to Dress 10 Pounds Thinner

BOOT CUT JEANS

You may be sabotaging your shape-up efforts by wearing clothes that visually add weight to your frame. Here, a lesson in how to use color, proportion, and a few genius styling tricks to streamline your silhouette.

Slimming Secret

"Jeans should hug you in all the right places," says Jill Martin, author of Fashion for Dummies and a Today contributor.

"Dark boot legs are the most flattering. The slight flare at the ankle will give a long, lean appearance."

Add a longish top for coverage and a cropped, fitted jacket to nip in your waist.

Posted by Linda L. on 4/30/2012  |  10:23 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  never to old for an easter egg hunt

Just when you think they are too old for an Easter egg hunt, think again.  Our family friend throws the best hunt ever.  Cash and lots of it.  Usually it is just our two families but this year we had another family join us.  Their kids (6) ages 8-21, my children (3) 17-21 and the hunt throwers children  (2) 18-23 were all in attendance.  In years past there was real dollar bills in the eggs but we learned from many eggs not being found that we lost too much cash so now she puts pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in the eggs and each represents a dollar amount.  Penny = $1.00, Nickel = $2.00, Dime = $5.00 and Quarters = $10.00.  There are also two foil wrapped chocolates and those are the jackpot "golden egg"  worth $20.00.  There are 100 eggs placed all around her yard.  See now why all the excitement.

I laugh so hard at these grown children running around the yard much like they were still 6 years old  that my head hurt.  One parent said this was the most excercise his 21 year son has had in a long time, running for eggs.

My very proud moment was when my 6 foot 2 inch son leaped in between two of the girls grabbed an egg out of a decorative tree tucked and rolled to the ground.  He was so proud that he beat the " girls"  out for the egg grass stains and all on his brand new linen pants.

I smiled for the rest of the day thinking about how much fun and how much love we all shared on Easter.

 

Posted by Linda L. on 4/9/2012  |  9:38 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Random acts of kindness

Technology allows us the ability to not have to speak to someone directly if we find it uncomfortable.  We can text, email or Facebook.  I prefer to still hand write thank you notes and I will not communicate with my children in any of the manners I listed other then a quick text to say "get home", " where are you".  I prefer hearing their voices even for the smallest verbal interaction.  I understand that illness, divorce, children issues all can make people uncomfortable so here is where social media comes in handy.  Send a text, email, connect on Facebook or send a note to tell someone going through a tough time that you are thinking about them.  It takes but a minute to make the contact to let the struggling person or family know you have them in your thoughts.  One of my friends told me that her husband who went through cancer treatment has kept all the cards he had been sent.  That is how much it meant to him that people took the time to let him know they were thinking of him.  Think of someone who you know that could use a random act of kindness and make their day.

Posted by Linda L. on 3/18/2012  |  9:27 PM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

 
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  BOGO

We have great merchandise in for Spring even if I do say so myself....  You want color we have color.  As if it isn't enough that we have great merchandise in and color we are having a BOGO 1/2 off special.  Come in as soon as you can.

Posted by Linda L. on 3/12/2012  |  10:15 PM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

 
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  Weight Watchers

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  Well let's talk about what it takes to be on a diet.  You can be so much more successful when your girlfriends are packing snack bags with the exact amount of pretzels, sharing carrots and dip, checking how many points a jenny-o turkey burger is and going to meetings and sharing their notes.  Jennifer Hudson watch out here comes the Faye's girls.

Posted by Linda L. on 2/6/2012  |  8:22 PM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

 
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  New Years Day

Happy New Year to all.  I planned on being in my pjs all day yesterday but so much for that plan.  A customer was in town so I went into the store for 2 hours.  I tried to sneak out of the house before my daughter woke up but just as I was leaving down the stairs she came.  The first words out of her mouth were " I thought you were going to be in your pjs all day" second words were "I am hungry can't you feed me before you leave".  My reply... I will be back in 1 hour.  Big mistake on my part as it was 2 1/2 hours until I returned.  Made a really late brunch and played Mexican train dominos with her (really fun game if you have never played).  About an hour into the game she lets out a big sigh when I ask what was wrong my little cherub replied " you left me here for two hours when you said you would only  to be gone for 1".    Really....   Happy New Year

Posted by Linda L. on 1/2/2012  |  4:29 PM  |  Add/View Comments (2)

 
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  Coworkers husbands

One of my co-workers husbands calls the other day and needs me to go buy his wife a bra from Allure for Christmas.  She said hers were too big.  So the fun began.  Over I go and pick a few out in the size I think she is.  I call him back and he would like me to describe each bra I picked, so my response was "really".  How about I send you a pic of them.  He almost stroked that I would send him an email of bras.  I said no text then you can delete them.  He decides on a lovely purple lacey number then would like to know if there are panties to match.  I pick out a matching pair and he would like me to describe them so I try my best..  Oh no he only wants thongs, that is all she wears.  Mind you I have know my co-worker for so many years we are like family but I did not know she only wore thongs.  Thong it is.  I have them wrapped and ask if he would like me to drop the gift off.  He decides he will drive by the store and pull up and I can run them out. So I do.  Of course I couldn't wait until this morning to find out how she liked her gift, when she replied " I hated them".  She said she was  the "B" word to him about the gift and just pushed it to the side.  She felt the slap from me through the phone.  I told her how cute he was and how he took so much time (and mine)  to pick the perfect gift.  I told her she needed to apologize to him.  When I got to work I asked her if she apologized to him for her ungrateful reaction and she did.  Then she marched across the hall to Allure and returned her lovely purple lacy bra and panties for pre-menopausal sweat absorbing jammies.  Better luck next year......

The next co-worker's husband calls and asks for me but tells his wife, who answered the phone, that his name is Fred.  I answer hello Fred only to find out is wasn't Fred.  He said he never thought that she would answer the phone so he made up a name.  She does work here so I am not sure why he thought she would not answer the phone....He needed a gift for her for Christmas and needs my help. I told "Fred" that we were out to dinner the other night with a customer and she loved the necklace she was wearing that was just purchased from our Kalibre trunk show. I told him I would get one over nighted for him as his gift.  Well so much for that as Kalibre was all out and could not make me another one until after the holiday.  Good thing I am quick on my feet.  I called our customer, who happens to be my very best friend.  I told her my dilemma and asked if she would give me back the necklace and wait for the new one to be made after the holiday.  She very happily obliged.  It's exhausting helping these husbands out and keeping it a secret from my peeps.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/26/2011  |  11:49 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  calling all size 6 and 6 1/2's

For those of you with small feet Faye's is the place to come for your shoes.  We have way to many 6 and 6 1/2 shoes on sale.  So you are in luck.  Come and get them while they last.  You even get another 25% off of sale items if you are a member of our text club.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/19/2011  |  1:52 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Coming home from College

My very sweet son who is a junior in College in Connetiquet calls me 2-3 times a day.  I know I am very lucky and he always brings a smile to my face when I hear his voice.  However, last Friday after me asking him countless times when he wanted me to get his ticket home for Christmas he got a little attitude.  When I asked him why he sounded short with me he said I was annoying him by asking him so many times.  I told him every day he waits to find out when his last exam is the tickets get more and more expensive.  He continued with his nasty tone and said " fine don't get me a ticket I will stay in New York so find me someone to stay with.  Just so you know that wasn't a bold statement as all my family is in New York. 

We went all weekend without speaking which is so unusual but I was not going to give in.  Last night around 8:00 pm the phone rang and it was my sweet son.  Happy and jovial.  I asked if he was over his fit and he said yes because he had a date for me.

I think he was a little final exam stressed.....

Posted by Linda L. on 12/12/2011  |  10:49 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  What to get

I am a true believer that when you see something special for someone throughout the year you should purchase it and give it to them right then.  I cannot bring myself to purchase a gift just to say I got the gift.  It has to hit me and be special for that person.  Yesterday my very special friend dropped off a gift to me and I asked her why and she said because she wanted to get it for me.  Now should could have waited for Christmas or my Birthday but it really was so much more special to me that she wanted me to to have it  just because.  That's a wonderful gift from the heart.

Posted by Linda L. on 12/6/2011  |  12:56 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Customer drop off

I am not sure who enjoys the packages more me or the client.  I send packages to OshKosh, Whitefish Bay, Seattle, Madison, Colorado  and I can't wait to get the package back to see what the customer choose.  Clients love to see what's in the box as it is all a surprise to them.  So if you can't make it in we can bring Faye's to you.  Just ask...

Posted by Linda L. on 11/28/2011  |  3:39 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  shoe sale

I am going to let you all in on a little secret...  I marked down a  load of shoes and boots today.  Great Fall styles.  Come and get them.

Posted by Linda L. on 11/14/2011  |  4:34 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  LA trip

Amy and I are back from LA buying Spring.  It is a different vibe out there.  We go there for West Coast fashion and we find it everytime.  We were able to shop for immediate jewelry for the holidays, so ladies come and get your accessories for your up coming holiday parties. 

Posted by Linda L. on 10/31/2011  |  12:24 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  New York

Just back from New York buying Spring and we have been up to our ears writing orders.  Amy and I   spent all last week at my kitchen table writing orders.  Spring is bright, neon colors in everything.  I know it's hard to imagine Spring when we are only into the first week of Fall.  Think how confused we buyers are.  Off to LA in a few weeks to see what they have to offer.  LA never disappoints and the weather is the best.

 

Linda and Amy

Posted by Linda L. on 10/3/2011  |  12:42 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Colors of the rainbow

There isn't a color that jeans don't come in this season.  Get ready girls colored jeans are arriving within the next 2 weeks.  Royal blue, Aubergine, Black Cherry.  Joes, AG, JBrand.  Get ready to flash the rainbow......

Your colorful buying team

Linda & Amy

Posted by Linda L. on 9/13/2011  |  2:37 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Kids back to school

I am sure like myself you all have been shopping for school cloths and supplies until you want to scream.  I was with my two boys on Friday, one is a Freshman at Whitewater the other a Junior at Fairfield University buying everything from underwear to towels.  As I meanderer over to look at a little something for myself my son blurted out this is not about you today just us.  I thought to myself as if this day is any different from any other day in our parental lives.  So after you have sent all your peeps off to school lunch boxes in hand come and lets work on some Fall cloths for the Momma.

Wishing all of our children a successful and happy school year.

Posted by Linda L. on 8/29/2011  |  12:25 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  client jewelry

We pride our selves in having great client relationships.  I have made some of my dearest friends who began as clients.  One of the perks in making great friends from clients is you can borrow the wonderful things you sell to them.  We had a company wedding to go to on  Saturday night and I could not find the right jewels to wear with my dress.  Co-workers brought pcs in for me to try but nothing worked.  I had in my mind what I wanted for the dress but we did not have it at the store anymore.  I remembered that one of my clients had such great pcs she had to have something that would work.  So the desperate phone call was made.  Mary brought me several pcs from her collection and happiness was made.  She had the exact pc I needed.  Obviously her Mom taught her well.  It's nice to share....  Thanks Mary

Posted by Linda L. on 7/25/2011  |  9:51 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Friends that are Family

It is hard to have celebrations when all your family lives out of town.  Sunday was my son's graduation party from High School and we were surrounded by the best of friends who we all consider family.  It was so blasting hot I found myself in the dining room hovering over the vent in the floor to get some air up my dress.  I did not share this trick with my other guests as I did not want to share the vent.  It was a great celebrations and I am so thankful for our "Friends" and air conditioning of course.....  Stay cool wear a dress and keep an eye out for those floor vents.

Posted by Linda L. on 7/19/2011  |  2:00 PM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

 
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  I am seeing DOTS

I have been seeing Dots and no I have not been drinking...   We have a ton of 3 Dots and Red Dots in for transition. 3/4 sleeve, v-neck, crew and a few novelty. For those of you who don't know what a 3 Dot is versus a Red Dot I will tell you.  3 Dot is a contemporary fitting tee as the Red Dot is for the missy customer who doesn't want her tee so fitted. That means a tee for all body types.  Come in an try them on, you will be happy to be seeing Dots (and wearing them).

Posted by Linda L. on 7/14/2011  |  5:32 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
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  Not just for the Patio "Dress"

The "Patio Dress" also know as the Maxi Dress was out in full form at the 4th of July celebration that my Children and I attended  last night.  I wore mine with a cropped short sleeve black sweater over it (arm issues).  My 16 year old daughter wore her zig zag print maxi  and just about every other young girl had on the most adorable age appropriate "Patio Dresses".  The little children were all dolled up in there red, white and blue ensambles and it made me long for the days when I could dress my three children in matching outfits.  Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday with family and friends.

Posted by Linda L. on 7/5/2011  |  10:24 AM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

 
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  Bordeaux isn't just a wine...

It's a fabulous maxi skirt in model and spandex.  Higher in the front longer in the back.  Lagoon blue and black.  For those of you who are not familiar with Bordeaux they make great tops that have a lining under each pc kind of to hold things in place.  Very sliming and yes the skirt has the same lining.  A summer must have. 



 

Posted by Linda L. on 5/3/2011  |  5:07 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

 
 

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