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2012 FALL EDITION


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Mystic, CT Men’s and Women’s Fall Fashions at The Cooper Shoppe in Olde Mistick Village. Women’s styles pictured here: jacket by Remy, shirt by Saint James and necklace by Brighton.

Seasonal Outfitters Mystic, CT Keep your feet warm and stylish. Seasonal Outfitters in Mystic carries the best brands and styles including UGG (shown), Anne Klein, Boutique 9, Enzo Angiolini, Circa Joan & David, Merrell, Earth and more.

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Seasonal Outfitters Mystic, CT Timeless and classic, these beautiful wool sweaters from Wooden Ships by paola buendia are custom knit to order. Unique designs and colors make this the perfect fall garment. Available at Seasonal Outfitters in Mystic.

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Downtown Westerly, RI Quality, Service, Affordability – Always. At Westerly Jewelry our clients are our family. You will get the best price and quality. Our onsite gemologist and jewelers will assist you in choosing the perfect stone with outstanding cut and clarity guaranteed.


Denim 101: Guide to finding the perfect pair of jeans Jean colors and washes

to option for men who frequently prefer a comfortable jean over a more tailored option. This simple, yet versatile style fits at the waist and has a loosely tapered leg. If you want even more room than found in a relaxed cut, look for loose-style jeans.

Today's jeans come in every color and fade imaginable, such as Denizen from the Levi's brand jeans that come in 24 premium finishes. A good basic finish to have in your wardrobe is raw denim which means the dye hasn't been washed down. These dark blue jeans go with any outfit and have a slimming effect. Alternatively, washes can create many different tones of denim. Like the vintage look? Seek out a vintage wash or dirty wash. Like lighter blue jeans? Look for stonewashed options. When deciding what jean colors are best, think about what would blend with your current wardrobe and select accordingly.

Boot cut - For jeans that pair fashion and function, boot cut is the way to go. Available for both men and women, boot cut style jeans are slightly flared toward the leg openings. This cut is stylish for men and works well for most female body shapes because it balances the body's curves and can draw attention away from the midsection.

Choosing the right rise Low-rise jeans sit an inch or two below the navel and are popular with teens and young adults. Mid-rise is the most common option, designed to fit comfortably on the lower stomach and offering ample coverage in the back. High-waisted jeans are preferred by some to conceal curves and prevent gapping in the seat.

As American as apple pie, jeans are a go-to wardrobe staple. So why is shopping for jeans such a difficult task? With so many fits, cuts, washes and more to choose from, it might seem like an endless journey to find that perfect pair you'll wear over and over again. With this quick and handy guide you'll have the low-down on denim so you can find options that look good and feel great.

Strategies for jean shopping First when shopping for jeans, be sure to allow enough time to try on a variety of styles so you can find the right pair for your body shape. Go to a store that has many options and don't rush your time in the dressing room. For example, at Target you can find Denizen from the Levi's brand jeans that offer seven different styles, so you're sure to find one (or more) that work for you. When you try on a pair, try sitting, squatting and moving to see how the fabric flexes and shifts.

Common jean styles and cuts

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Skinny - A necessity for most women, the skinny jean is also a popular style for men. With a retro edge perfect for a narrow figure, this style is meant to fit snugly with tapering around the ankles. This is a great option for ladies this fall since skinny jeans can be easily tucked into tall boots for a fun, hip autumn look. The skinny jean is equally as versatile for men and can be worn casually with sneakers or dressed up with work boots. Slim straight - If you like the idea of a slimmer cut, but skinny styles are a bit too extreme, try slim fit jeans instead. Available for men, this style is tailored slim through the leg, but has a straight fit through the seat and thigh with an easy to wear straight leg opening. Relaxed - The opposite of the structured skinny jean is the relaxed fit jean. This is often the go-

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Straight - If you want a versatile style that is as

appropriate for a lazy Sunday afternoon as it is for a business-casual working environment, a straight fit jean is for you. This classic look neither tapers nor flares, with denim cut straight down from hip to ankle, elongating the leg and creating a conservative style appropriate for both men and women.

With this easy guide you can avoid the denim maze and find the right pair for you. Remember, it's not uncommon to have multiple pairs of jeans — a couple conservative options for work, a couple casual options for evenings and weekends — so try on a variety, you might be surprised at what you like best.

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Therapy Boutique Mystic, CT Therapy boutique offers a unique selection of clothing lines such as Free People, Ella Moss, splendid, and Johnny Was, just to name a few. We also carry exceptional denim lines including AG and Joes, as well as jewelry and accessories. Dress by Weston wear

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Westerly, RI The Eagle’s Nest Gallery, downtown Westerly, is the exclusive area retailer for John Medeiros Jewelry Collections. Handmade in the US, Medeiros designs are original and intricately hand carved.

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Catherine M Mystic, CT Lightweight and easy to carry, this short handle bordeaux Longchamp duffle bag is the perfect fall accessory. Complete the look with a silk, tie-dye scarf. 401.348.1000 • 860.495.8200 • thewesterlysun.com

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Tips for updating your look in just minutes Women today are busier than ever. Sometimes doing it all means rushing home after work to get ready for a night out, or saying yes to lastminute plans. But what if there just isn’t time to revamp your whole look? Katy Atlas, well-known author of the style blog Sugar Laws, knows what it’s like to do it all. She’s a hard-working lawyer by day and a food, fashion and style expert by night. With her office desk often doubling as a vanity, here are some of her most-used time-saving tips and tricks for looking great all day and being comfortable from head to toe, so that you can say Eye do it all with style.

Draw attention to your eyes Many of us consider our eyes to be our best feature. But we’re so busy that we don’t have time to worry about our contact lenses throughout the day. Atlas relies on CooperVision contact lenses to keep her eyes comfortable and feeling good from morning to night. Plus, if your eyes feel great, you’ll want to draw attention to them with Atlas’ fashion and beauty tips. Transitioning your makeup from a day to night look can be done in less than 10 minutes. Gently smudge your existing daytime eye shadow into the crease of your eyelid for instant

smoky eyes. Then blend the same color along your lash line. Finish with an extra swipe of your favorite mascara and lightly applied bronzer along with blush to highlight your cheekbones. This will draw attention to the upper area of your face and put the focus on your eyes.

Hair for any time of day Curls are also a great way to accentuate your eyes and give you a fun, carefree look that can easily transition from work to a night out with minimal effort. Wrap just the ends of your hair around a curling iron instead of curling from the bottom of your hair up. This will prevent that impossible-to-fix crimp. When finished, comb out the curls with your fingers to help loosen them for instant waves and wear them down or tied up in a loose knot. The low ponytail is another sophisticated and sexy yet surprisingly effortless hairstyle that can be achieved at the office before a lastminute outing. Flatiron your hair until it’s

smooth and straight. If you don’t have a flatiron with you, try using hair shine serum. You just want your hair to be straight, smooth and frizzfree. Then, find your natural hair part and tightly gather your hair at the base of your neck, leaving a small section loose. Secure the pony tail with a hair tie and polish the look by wrapping the loose section around the hair tie and pinning underneath.

Transitional wardrobe accessories When you’re in need of a quick outfit change after work, bring a bag with three essential accessories to the office to help you get ready in just minutes. Colorful, sparkly earrings or a necklace, a chic clutch, and wedges or high heeled ankle boots, are all you need to transform your daytime outfit into a great night-out look. Remember, don’t overdo the sparkle because you want to be the focus, not your accessories.

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TLC boutique women’s clothing, accessories & unique gifts 428021

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Mystic, CT It’s the bag our frequent flyers have been waiting for, guaranteed to turn heads, the Grand Traveler from Vera Bradley is style on the go.

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Mystic, CT The single button and stand up collar on this timeless reversible style add sophistication that can be dressed up or down.

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The guy’s guide to clothes: 5 essentials that look good and feel great When it comes to clothes, most guys seek out comfort before style. Rather than shopping for clothing, time is better spent watching the game or enjoying the outdoors. The good news is the all-American man can easily look great by building his wardrobe with a couple key pieces that blend both fashion and function. Here are five wardrobe essentials that every American man should have in his closet: Flannel - Long gone are the days when flannels were just for lumberjacks; today’s men’s flan-

nels blend utility and fashion for a comfortable, complementing look. Flannels come in a variety of materials, from rugged wool perfect for outdoor projects on cool fall days, to thinner cotton options that work great for a business-casual work environment. Stocking your closet with a flannel or two adds masculine sophistication to a wardrobe and is perfect for men of all shapes and sizes. Polo shirt - Perhaps no shirt is more versatile than the classic polo shirt. The short sleeve, collared shirt provides a timeless look that is

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Stonewear Clothing Mystic, CT A variety of colors to match any mood and complete any outfit. Stonewear Clothing has all the scarfs, gloves and shoes you need.

appropriate for just about anything — from a casual Sunday at home to a meeting at the office to a day at the golf course. Widely available in every color and style of stripes, purchasing one or multiple polo shirts will give you a go-to option for any event.

it’s important to find the right size. If you’re unsure of your measurements, visit a tailor or ask someone at a department store to measure you. It only takes a few minutes and will help you get a shirt that complements your body shape perfectly.

Quality jeans - Jeans were made with men in mind — they look great, they are durable, and are appropriate to wear year round. Every man should have a good pair of jeans, but that doesn’t have to mean spending a bundle. Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. jeans come in popular styles like regular, relaxed, loose, and straight, and are available at Walmart for less than $20. Sewn from premium, heavy-weight denim for exceptional durability, each pair of jeans is detailed with vintage-inspired finishes, reinforced stitching, and metal rivets for long lasting style.

Hat - A beloved hat is a great way to add a piece of your personality to any outfit. Some men prefer the classic baseball hat with their favorite team’s logo. The fedora has recently made a comeback and is a good choice if you want to add a hip element to your wardrobe — classic colors like white or brown match anything. Finally, as the weather cools, a knit hat in a rich red or forest green is perfect for staying warm when tackling outdoor projects or on a morning commute.

White dress shirt - A crisp white dress shirt is a versatile piece of clothing that is a closetessential for men. Wear it tucked in with dress pants for a formal look, or untucked with jeans for a casual yet refined appearance. A quality dress shirt will serve its purpose for years, but

These five basic wardrobe essentials are great for the man who wants to look good by wearing clothes that are comfortable and classic. From denim jeans to a soft flannel, a few new pieces will enhance any man’s closet and provide options for any of life’s adventures.

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TLC Boutique Westerly, RI TLC Exclusive: Red Water, a Rhode Island company, designs jewelry exclusively for TLC Boutique. TLC has an exciting collection of Red Water jewelry, offering many styles, colors and designs from which to choose.

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Beyond the basics: 5 must-haves to freshen your wardrobe Most women agree that style is an important tool for succeeding at work, at home and in life. But for many women, getting dressed in the morning can prove a frustrating process. Even with the basics covered, it’s often the final touches that can make or break an outfit. Sure, everyone could use a personal stylist to help with those last minute fashion conundrums, but in this economy, who can afford one? Stay calm in your closet with these five must-haves to maximize — and personalize — your style every day.

1. Customized handbag Nothing says you like a versatile, customized handbag, says Heidi Thompson, co-creator of

Grace Adele, a new line of handbags and accessories. It’s the one item that anchors your entire outfit, and for many women, it’s the one accessory they pick up every single day, Thompson says. Invest in a classic handbag that you can customize for every occasion with different scarves, wallets, clutches and jewelry for a personalized, finished look.

2. Statement sunglasses Sunglasses can be functional and stylish. Whether it’s a retro cat eye, hipster wayfarers or oversized Hollywood glamour, choose shades that scream you. For decades, style icons, like Jackie O, have perfected their look with signature sunglasses. Oversized shades are perfect for the beach or lunch on the patio and never

go out of style. When trying out a new shape, consider purchasing an inexpensive pair to take on a test run before opting for a pricier option.

Give basic black the backseat — instead, pair silver, gold or rose sheens with almost anything to add subtle shine to your outfit.

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5. Sheer, patterned scarf

The timeless trench coat is always in style. While high-quality coats can graze the top of your budget, this style staple is the multitasker of your closet. Taking you through multiple seasons and offering style and functionality, it’s worth the investment. From belted traditional khaki to updated yellows and pinks with a feminine ruffle detail, the classic trench is a timeless must have for your everyday style.

No matter the season, scarves are in and can be worn with anything from a plain T-shirt to a well-tailored suit. Scarves are a great, commitment-free way for women afraid of color to liven up their look. Freshen up your white Tshirt and jeans with a bright orange print scarf, or pick any color that suits your fancy. There are many options that won’t break the bank, so experiment with colors, patterns, textures and layers. For different ways to wear scarves, try the How to Tie a Scarf mobile app.

4. Metallic flats Made popular by 1960s star Audrey Hepburn, flats continue to grace storefronts and celebrity toes. The comfortable, wear-everywhere style comes in a round, square or pointed toe and can take you seamlessly from a casual day of shopping to a night out with friends. When it comes to color, metallics are the new neutral.

Accessorizing with handbags and scarves, as well as sunglasses and shoes, is an effortless way to turn a tired outfit into a knockout ensemble. By experimenting with colors, materials and patterns, you can create your unique style that takes you from day to night.

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