Anne Klein – Black Rain Coat – Size Large – Like New

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Anne Klein Raincoat Brings Style to Winter

Features a locking hook front closure that adds lovely detail to the jet-black coat. It is fully lined and water repellent. Silver buttons embellish each sleeve. A partial belt detail adds interest to the back of the coat. The Anne Klein label ensures a quality product.

Best of all it is machine washable and easy care.

 The Details

Measurements:

  • Chest: 42″
  • Shoulders: 16″
  • Length: 36″
  • Sleeve Length: 17 3/4″
  • Waist: 38″
  • Hips: 40″

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Karen Kane – Black Devoré Maxi Skirt – Size Large – Like New

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Karen Kane Means Quality

Karen Kane is available at Macy’s and Nordstrom’s and other high-end retailers. It’s a product you can trust, and this beautiful Devoré skirt is no exception. It is elegant and yet can be quite playful — depending on how you dress her out.

Did you know?

Devoré, also known as burnout, is a technique applied to fabric — particularly velvet — in which some of the fibers are dissolved away. Then, the fabric is layered over a solid background or lining so that the missing fibers create a translucent effect. The technique debuted in France It truly came into its own in the 1990s with appearances in My Fair Lady and the Royal Ballet. For more information, take a quick peek at Wikipedia.

The Details

COLOR Black over a Cream lining

FABRIC:  Shell: 82% Rayon, 18% Nylon    Lining: 100% Polyester

CARE:  Hand wash. Hang to dry.

MANUFACTURED IN: China

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How to Return those Amazon Gifts

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Amazon Gifts Return

We will be creeping out of bed far to early on what for many is a day off — the day after Christmas, or Boxing Day. Not that there is any relationship between Boxing Day and running to the mall and returning the unwanteds . . . I mean those lovely presents that missed the mark by a tad. I digress — as usual. But if you just have to know more about Boxing Day, you can check here.

Ahh yes. Back to those presents. Hopping into the car, grabbing a bite at the neighborhood breakfast haven and toddling off to the mall is easy, if not a bit frenetic. But what to do with those lovelies, those Amazon gifts  that arrived on your doorstep via the Amazon sleigh? Here’s the scoop on how to return them straight from the reindeer’s mouth, courtesy of Amazon Help.


  1. Go to the Online Returns Center.Select Return a gift and sign-in with your Amazon account.
  2. Enter the gift’s order number and selectSearch.Your 17-digit order number (or “Order ID”) is found on the left side of your packing slip. If you don’t have the packing slip, you can contact us. We’ll ask for information to help us locate the order, such as the sender’s name, their e-mail address, their phone number, and information about the item you wish to return.
  3. Select the items you want to return from the order.
    Enter the quantity of items you want to return (if applicable), and a return reason from the drop-down menu. For items sold by a third-party seller, you’ll see “Submit return request.” Some Amazon sellers review return requests before authorizing them.
  4. Select how you want to send your item back.
    Select your return shipping options and how you’ll obtain your return label. Each return label is assigned to a specific return.Note: If you choose to return via Amazon Locker, you’ll be prompted to select a Locker location at this time. For more information about returning an item to an Amazon Locker, go to Return a Package at an Amazon Locker.
  5. Put the return authorization inside your package and attach the label to the outside of it.
    If your gift return is authorized, Amazon or the Seller will process your refund as an Amazon.com Gift Card after your return is received. The Gift Card will be added to the account you used to generate your return from the Online Returns Center. Once the refund is processed, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail. If you’re the gift giver, your refund will be processed to the original payment method. All refunds are subject to our refund policies outlined in About Refunds.

 

Home for the Holidays? Now What?

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Home for the Holidays

We’ve shopped and hustled and bustled until our bustle is dragging. And now the family is arriving. What to do? We love our families and we love to have them. Perry Como wrote  home all about it. “Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays. . . ” You’re singing now, right? Here are a few ideas for keeping everyone busy and happy.


Vulture shares a list of board games you may want to check out.  New Bedford, which appears to be the whaling community version of Settlers of Catan, caught my eye.  You gather to build a town, but the real treat is that you are going to go whaling!


CBS News offers a list of binge-worthy television to catch up on, and they are not just CBS offerings. Check it out. I am the consummate binge watcher. I’d much rather watch a whole season at once than to have it strung out over weeks and weeks. I have the attention span of a flea though.


Vogue gives excellent ideas on how to host those holiday parties while maintaining your sanity.


Last, and most certainly not least, share this great place we call home with them. For me, that is the Seattle area. Look for posts on things to do in your area. You may find some places that you’ve not seen as well.

This link is for the folks in my neck of the woods — Seattle. The Visit Seattle website lists their top 25 attractions.


Actually, home for the holidays is really quite a wonderful thing.

Ruby Rd. – Chartreuse Green Jacket – Size 14 – Like New

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Ruffles Never Looked So Good as on This Sweet Little Green Jacket

Short waist jacket features a zip-up front closure, hidden by a small, tightly gathered ruffle that extends around the neckline and collar. Two front pockets. This sweet little jacket is the perfect topper for your favorite skirts and pants, or slip it over a sleeveless dress. It is unlined and so is not too warm to wear at the office all day.

FABRIC:  Shell: 52% Cotton, 46% Polyester

CARE: Machine wash, gentle. Tumble dry, low.

Did You Know?

Chartreuse is exactly, smack dab in the middle of green and yellow on the color wheel, containing equal proportion of both colors. Chartreuse is that unusual, eye-catching color that is just perfect for this green jacket.

 

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J. G. Hook Red Coat – Size Small – Gently Used

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Nothing Says Glamour Like a Red Coat

This lovely red coat features a button-up front closure. It is near ankle length and will wrap you in warmth. And surprise.  It is is manufactured in the US.

Measurements:

  • Chest: 40″
  • Shoulders: 16″
  • Length: 46″
  • Sleeve Length: 15″
  • Waist: 40″
  • Hips: 45″

Care; Machine:  Wash -Dry Clean

Did You Know?

Max Raab was born into the clothing business in the 20s, apprenticing at his father’s side, but later left the business expressing concerns over the quality and lack of style of the garments. He then moved on to making tailored shirts for women, after observing college co-eds opting for men’s shirts on campus. Throughout the 60s he became synonymous with the preppie style with his venture, The Villager clothing company.
The film industry caught his eye and he purchased the rights to A Clockwork Orange and was later named as Executive Producer by Stanley Kubrick. He went on to produce several other notable films before returning to the fashion industry and establishing J. G. Hook in 1974. He grew it into a $100 million company and later sold it.
Fashion moguls can follow many interesting paths on their journey. Who knew a little red coat could have such an exciting history?

 

Classiques Entier Gold Jacket – Size Large – Like New

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Gold Jacket – A Classic from Classiques Entier – Nordstrom’s Beloved Brand

Women’s button-up, front closure jacket. Beautiful woven gold lame that is not too bright. The pattern features subtle circles. The buttons on this gold jacket are square, for a unique detail. Features two front pockets. Short sleeves and squared-off peter pan collar. Full fit and fully lined.

Classiques Entier has long been a respected brand belonging to Nordstrom — a high-end retailer who calls the Pacific Northwest home.

Take this one out on the floor for a little two-stepping fun.

Made in: China

COLOR: Deep shade of metallic gold.

FABRIC

Shell:  44%Polyester, 32% Acrylic, 11% Metallic

Lining: 100% Polyester

CARE: Dry Clean Only

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Michael Simon New York – Black Beaded Sweater – Size S – Like New

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 Simply stunning Michael Simon New York Beaded Sweater

This beautiful sweater features intricate beaded elephants, lions and tigers. The detailed work is impeccable. Michael Simon started out as a struggling ballet dancer, taking odd jobs here and about to make ends meet. Eventually he bought a loom machine and began making sweaters. Soon his work was the hit of New York’s top boutiques. His small venture grew into a phenomenal success and his sweaters have been featured in top fashion magazines such as Vogue, Style Elle and Glamour. And now he can grace your closet.

Long sleeved, button-up cardigan. The buttons are as intricately detailed as the animals. If you are looking for something unusual and eye-catching, this is the piece.

 Note:  Colors. Monitors vary widely, so there may be some variation in color. The color is best noted in the description. 

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Supplication – Fantasy Art on Photo Paper or Canvas

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Supplication is a Fine Foray into Fantasy Art

Supplication, like any art, can mean different things to different people. As such, I really don’t like to explain what it means to me. Suffice it to say that Supplication is a fine foray into fantasy.

Our canvas is a thick 350 gsm 2×1 19 mil, Ph-neutral, poly-cotton canvas that’s perfect for photo or art reproduction. Combined with OEM archival water-based inks and the glossy surface, this canvas will yield the maximum color saturation, contrast and longevity available today.

  • Advantages:
    High saturation
    High contrast
    Deep blacks
    Archival
    No cracks

Fantasy art is just one genre that Ms. Sabra is drawn to. Kylie Sabra is a digital artist living in the Pacific Northwest. Her gallery is located in Everett, Washington at her store, reFresh Boutique & Art Gallery. 

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