reFresh Announces “Senior Wednesday” — Senior Discounts for 55+

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Hump Day Senior Discounts to Get You Through the Week

Meet Gloria. She will be representing our senior promotions. She is named for a beloved client that never fails to bring a smile to my lips and a light to my day.

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“Senior discounts? Getting older has its perks.”

Today, Gloria is announcing “Senior Wednesday” Seniors, 55 and above will enjoy an additional 10% discount on all items throughout the boutique — even those already marked down.

Senior discounts?” Gloria smiles her most precocious smile. “I’ve earned it!”

Just a quick reminder about our new price tags and how they work. The graphic below should explain. Prices throughout the boutique automatically reduce every 30 – 60 days, depending on the type of item. The three lines with dates tell you what the price is after a certain date. The large price in the middle is the initial price when an item is new on the floor.

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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 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.

Max Studio – Green & Black Dress – Size Extra Large – Gently Used

Classic comfort from Max Studio

 Easy style with this pullover dress from Max Studio.

The fabric features an intricately detailed texture in green on black. Sleeveless styling works perfectly under jackets and sweaters. Lined skirt.

Classic style that never ages, this is what Max Studio is famous for. This dress will be a staple in your closet — the go-to dress for work or play.

COLOR: Emerald / Black

FABRIC:  Shell 60% Polyester, 35% Cotton, 5% Spandex   Lining: 65% Polyester, 35% Rayon

CARE:  Hand wash, Cold. Dry flat. Low iron with pressing cloth if required.



Chest: 36″

Shoulder: 16″

Waist:  32″

Hip:  40″

Length (From back neckline.): 40″

Sleeve: N/A

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Alberto Makali – Brilliantly Bright Women’s Top – Size Large

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Be Boldly Beautiful in This Stunning Women’s Top

The colors in this top are quite simply stunning. Bright fuchsia, orange, green and yellow; soft blues all against a midnight background.  Wear with black pants, leggings or a skirt. Or choose from one of the many colors for your companion piece. This women’s top is definitely a wardrobe stretcher.

Pullover, 3/4-length sleeve styling. The blouse is intended to fit somewhat snugly, but you don’t want to overstretch it. see measurements below.

COLOR:  Aegaen / fuchsia /Strawberry / Lemon / Emerald / Black (See color chart.)

FABRIC: 100% Polyester

CARE:  Hand wash. Dry flat. Do NOT iron.

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Semantiks – Green Silk Pullover – Women’s Top

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Women’s Top From Semantiks.  Synonymous with Nordstrom — Synonymous with Style

Simple elegance in a lovely jewel toned green. Easy pullover styling. Gathered neckline and wrist hem. Long sleeve with button closure at wrist. Lovely under a jacket, sweater or all alone. This women’s top encases you in a cocoon of sumptuous silk.

COLOR:  Seaweed  (See color chart.)

FABRIC: 93% Silk, 7% Spandex

CARE:  Dry clean,.




Chest: 38″

Shoulder: 16″

Waist:  36″

Hip:  40″

Length (From back neckline.): 22 1/2

Sleeve: 17″

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Alberto Makali – African Savannah Women’s Top – Size Medium

Women's Top by Alberto Makali

Go on Safari with This Women’s Top from Alberto Makali

Gorgeous print depicting an African Savannah scene, complete with giraffes and elephants. Embellished with beads large sequins. (Note: One bead is missing on the collar, but is not obvious.)  Women’s tops from Alberto Makali are stylish and create a splash wherever they are worn.

Lightweight and long sleeved pullover style. Although the garment is labeled as a large, it is clearly a medium. Be sure to take note of the measurements.

COLOR:  Pecan / Ginger / Dandelion / Basil  (See color chart.)

FABRIC: 100% Nylon

CARE:  Machine wash, cold. Gentle cycle. Hang to dry. Do NOT dry clean.

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Escada – Blue Knee-length Dress – Size S/M – Like New


The Escada Name — Synonymous with Style and Elegance

Escada is a name that to this day demands respect. Falls just below the knee. The look of a wrap dress without the hassle. The fabric is silky soft to the touch. The skirt is lined so it drapes nicely. A very elegant piece.

FABRIC:  Shell:  100% Viscose, Lining: 100% Nylon

CARE: Hand wash. Hang to dry. Warm iron if needed.



Chest: 34″

Shoulder: 14 1/2″

Waist: 26″

Hips: 31″

Length (From back neckline.): 43″

Sleeve Length: 19 1/2″

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Halo – Black, Pink, Yellow – Plus Size Blouse – Gently Used

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Beautiful Plus Size Blouse from Halo by 4 Heart & Soul

Bright and interesting swirl print pullover top features a ruffled detailing at the neck. We love things that pull that eye upward and this one does the trick. Relaxed plus size fit, perfect for over slacks or leggings.

COLOR: Black / Rouge / Punch  (See color chart.)

FABRIC: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex

CARE:  Machine wash, cold. Gentle cycle. Line dry.


Chest: 46″

Shoulder: 17 1/2″

Waist:  42″

Hip:  48″

Length (From back neckline.): 28 1/2″

Sleeve Length: Short

Sleeve Width (opening at hem): 18″

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