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Valentine's Date Outfit Ideas Your Spouse Will Love

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

With Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect date night outfit. Reds, pinks, and blushes are all classic color options, but don’t be afraid to venture into other complementary hues - or even go monochrome!


No matter what you and your sweetheart have got planned for this year, we’ve got plenty of Valentine’s date outfit ideas to spark your wardrobe creativity.


Valentines Day Fashion Idea #1: Stun with Sequins

A pair of classic black dress pants with buttons or sequins bring an unexpected element to your Valentines day fashion, making for an unforgettable outfit.


Joseph Ribkoff Black Pants With Gold Buttons ($199)


And, the great thing about a statement pant, is that it does most of the work for you. Simply pair with a bright, flowy top you can wear loose or tuck in for a pop of color.


Joseph Ribkoff V-Neck Hot Pink Tunic ($171)


Valentines Day Fashion Idea #2: Casual Weekend Date

A lot of Valentine’s date outfit ideas tend to focus on what to wear to more formal or elegant events. But if your idea of a perfect Valentine’s day is taking a walk around the park with your SO and cozying up indoors, we’ve got style advice for that too.


Upgrade your classic jeans and T-shirt combo with a pintuck-sleeve blouse. In a timeless shade of red, this ultra-feminine top brings a new level of elegance and style to a pair of dark jeans.


Alberto Makali Red Pintuck Blouse ($158)

Valentines Day Fashion Idea #3: An Updated LBD

If you can’t find the right pink or red piece (or just don’t like those colors!), a well-structured little black dress can serve as a timeless and elegant look for dates that call for something a little more special.


Consider saving this one to your Valentine’s date outfit ideas Pinterest board. Stunning open sleeves and pearl accents elevate this classic silhouette. Pair with black heels and your favorite shade of red lipstick, and you’re set.



Joseph Ribkoff Black Dress with Pearl Sleeves ($248)


At the end of the day, the 14th is all about spending quality time with the people you love. Whether you have reservations at a fancy new restaurant in town or are planning a staycation, our Valentine’s date outfit ideas have got you covered - whatever your day may look like.



Animal Print is Back: Here's How to Wear This Classic Trend

Posted on February 5, 2020 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

If you’ve been keeping up with the fashion sphere as of late, you’ve probably noticed that the animal print trend is back and pretty much better than ever. In fact, it’s been described by many editors as the “new neutral”, which means it has finally cemented its status as a wardrobe staple.

But we’ll admit, the animal print trend isn’t the easiest to master, especially when your reference point is Edith Prickley.

Not exactly what we’re going for, here!

But once you figure out how to pick the right pieces for you (and pair them well!), you’ll realize that rocking the animal print trend isn’t as hard as it may seem.

To help you jump into this classic trend, we’ve compiled the best tips and tricks for adding animal print into your closet.

A Little Goes a Long Way

When it comes to the animal print trend, you don’t want to have too much going on at once. Once you’ve found the perfect animal print blouse, etc, keep the rest of your outfit understated. That way, you’ll keep the focus on your beautiful piece, and not overwhelm people with too many colors or prints.

Speaking of too many prints…

Mix Prints Sparingly

If there’s one cardinal sin when it comes to the animal print trend, it’s mixing prints together willy nilly. Just don’t do it - unless you want to channel the entire jungle through your outfit.

Generally a good rule of thumb is one print per outfit - simple as that!

How to Wear the Animal Print Trend

One of the easiest ways to wear animal print is to pair it with black.


As wild and unique as an animal print blouse can be, when paired with a solid black pant or skirt, you can achieve a beautifully balanced look that’s both work appropriate and great for a night out.

Frank Lyman Black & Off White Silk Top With Belle Sleeve ($209)


Similarly, a black blouse is the perfect complement to a gorgeous pair of animal print trousers like these Frank Lyman Leopard Capris.


Frank Lyman Leopard Woven Capri Pant ($149)

Add a Pop of Color to a Monochrome Print

Classic animal prints are often in the beige to tan territory, but plenty of people love a good monochrome animal print blouse.


Pair with a black pant or skirt for a nice contrast, and don’t be afraid to add a bright belt or other accessory for a pop of color!


Frank Lyman Black, Yellow & White Top ($49.60)

Make a Full Outfit of It

One piece not enough? Why not go all out with an animal print dress or jumpsuit?


The perfect mix of bold and refined style, this animal print jumpsuit looks stunning paired with minimal jewelry and a high-impact pair of black heels.


Animal Print Jumpsuit ($119)


What do you think of the comeback of the animal print trend? Let us know in the comments below!



From Paris With Love....French Kande is a Masterpiece!

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From Paris With Love: French Kande’s Au Courant Jewelry Is Nothing Short of a Masterpiece This made-in-the USA jewelry line combines moody colors, mixed materials and sixties-inspired French medallions for a right-now feel. Every now and then, a jewelry line emerges that makes our collective pulses quicken. That’s how we felt when we were introduced to French Kande, an edgy-meets-elegant collection that brings instant style to work, weekend or dressy looks. As the story goes, French Kande creator Kande Hall happened upon some impossibly pretty medallions while shopping in Paris in 2009. She bought a handful of them as souvenirs for friends and family back in the US.




But for Hall, these tempting talismans went beyond mere souvenirs, and spoke to her on another level. Upon pairing a medallion with a long strand of pearls, she knew she had discovered something special. And the rest, as they say, is fashion history. California Dreamin’ Designed and manufactured entirely in Los Angeles, French Kande jewelry imparts an easy-breezy Southern California sensibility. Although classic pearls and smooth beads feature prominently in the collection, these baubles aren’t your grandma’s hand-me-downs. In her designs, Hall manages to meld romantic ‘heirloom’ quality with California cool-girl edge, resulting in designs that are like a modern bohemian rhapsody. For more reasons to like this old-meets-new collection, keep reading... Next-Level Layering Remember playing dress-up as a little girl and draping yourself in a dozen strands of pearls? French Kande has brought back the fun of layering. Whatever combo you choose, you literally can’t mess up. If you tend to agonize over accessorizing (hand raised!), don’t worry: French Kande’s medallion mashups work no matter what. And the color combos are a dream. Who knew moody gray and buttery yellow could play together so well?


Go High or Low-Key Chock-full of fiercely feminine details, French Kande jewelry is made for an evening on the town. But it’s also just the thing to throw on when you want to feel pretty on the daily. With its oh-so-couture feel, French Kande can upgrade weekend uniforms — like distressed jeans, moto jackets and tees — in an instant. Or, for the ultimate power play, spice up your business styles 2 — like crisp white blouses and pin-stripe suits — with one or more statement necklaces. French Kande is jewelry that adapts to and elevates every fashion occasion.

Opposites Attract French Kande masterfully merges a wide variety of materials and exotic extras into conversation-starting works of art. Opal, silver, pyrite, quartz and Swarovski are all a part of this collection’s hit parade of necklaces, bracelets and rings. These unexpected combos allow customers to make an endless number of dynamic statements in their wardrobe (thank you, Kande!). We love it when designers think outside the box! Where to Buy French Kande in North Carolina Last, but not least, French Kande simply makes us feel beautiful, powerful and alive — what more could you ask for? In the Charlotte and Lake Norman area, you can get your fix of French Kande at CoCo Couture located at Jetton Village Shopping Center, 19818 N Cove Road, Suite B, Cornelius, NC, 28031. Or, place your order at:  SHOP FRENCH KANDE