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20 Jan, 2016

Apology to My Ladies Who Wear Above a Size 10

Hello,

I've wanted to send a note to you gals for some time. If you've looked at (or followed) my marketing and social media there would be some months where you may wonder if we even carry things things above a size 10. I want to assure you that WE DO. The social media, photography and styling part of my job is something i am grateful I GET TO do every day. I use models that live right by the shop and or friends that I've worked with for years that I can pay in coffee, hugs or just getting photos of themselves. That's what's worked for me.  Jade who is in this photo and a TON of my instagram pictures has been a friend of mine now for almost 4 years, in her early 20's, we have amazing photo-styling chemistry (she helps me get the job done quick!) and she's a size 0/2. A lot of the dresses she models in size 4, 6, 8 are clipped in the back to look better in the picture.  She is so fun to take photos of but she is also a tiny person who looks good in everything!

Consign Couture usually has a great selection of size 10, 12 and 14  (16-18+ can be spotty). In 2015 I used a few models who fit the above a size 10 category but I have run into a few issues: they didn't want their size listed in the post (I totally respect that but its hard to promote clothing if i can't list the size) and or their availability when I usually shoot new arrivals (Tuesdays & Saturday 11-4pm) was tough to schedule.  I am going to work on incorporating more size 10+ models in 2016 but for now trust me we do have you covered in the shop! I care very much about creating a visual story of different shapes, sizes, ages and colors of the women who keep me doing what I love.

Currently we have some of the best XL, 14, 16 little black dresses we've ever had in. By Anthropologie, Karen Kane, French Connection, Vince Camuto and Eliza J. We have some amazing shirts, sweaters and coats as well. 

I'm working on improving this part of my business visual story.  If you know any ladies who love modeling quick outfit posts that are above a size 10 send them this post and I'd love to meet them in the coming months. 

Love,

Tamara

 

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22 Dec, 2015

Gift Ideas

We have so many unique pieces of jewelry for all the ladies in your life.

Hours the next few days:  Wednesday 11-7 and Thursday 11-3pm (closed Friday!)

I hope you have a beautiful peaceful holiday!

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22 Dec, 2015

Sometime a Sales Rep Can Turn Into...

Nicole is a 20-something that first came into the shop trying to sell me Comcast internet about 2 years ago. Like all good outside sales reps she kept coming back. After about the 5th time I realized I needed help with social media outfit posts when she was there and asked her to jump in. She was great and asked her to come back the best weekend for an hour or so. She did, and ever since she has been there for me whenever I am short a few hands or need a model form something that has come in. She no longer sells Comcast internet -- she starts a new job Monday as a financial recruiter. 

A couple Q's: 

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Happy Valley, Oregon. Suburbs surrounding Portland, moved to Eugene to attend Lane Community College.

Favorite place to eat?

My new favorite restaurant is El Goucho, the experience is Devine and worth every penny. 

What advice would you give your longer self?

I would have let myself know that others opinions don't matter; its your own that counts. 

Best compliment ever received?

I've always wanted to be trendy and model, but never thought I could. Tamera has probably given me the best compliment by having me in her photos and telling me I was so fun to shoot. 

Jacket, size small, paper crown - $44.99. Dress, size 6, Maeve - $47.00. Shoes, size 9, Donald j pilner - $58

Jacket, size small, paper crown - $44.99. Dress, size 6, Maeve - $47.00. Shoes, size 9, Donald j pilner - $58

Dress, size 6, J. Crew, $32.00. Jacket, size 6, J. Crew, $44.99 Kristen Elise, $88, purse, maurizio leather, $47.99. Boots, size 10, Jessica Simpson, $38.99

Dress, size 6, J. Crew, $32.00. Jacket, size 6, J. Crew, $44.99 Kristen Elise, $88, purse, maurizio leather, $47.99. Boots, size 10, Jessica Simpson, $38.99

Winter coat, size small, Columbia sportswear, $49.00. Neck sweater/dress, size medium, Romeo & Juliet, $34.99. Black leggings, m. Rena, $35. Boots size 8.5, arturochiang, $60.

Winter coat, size small, Columbia sportswear, $49.00. Neck sweater/dress, size medium, Romeo & Juliet, $34.99. Black leggings, m. Rena, $35. Boots size 8.5, arturochiang, $60.

Coat L/XL, made in Iceland $68 Handbag by Latico $34

Coat L/XL, made in Iceland $68 Handbag by Latico $34

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16 Dec, 2015

LA Finds - The Rebecca Minkoff Slip Dress

This dress was such a score from a sample sale this past weekend. I got 4 for the shop. 2 size (2's), 1 (4) and 1 (6) as the reviews say they fit larger than expected. I think the 6 would fit a regular see 8 just fine. You can dress this one up or down. It would work perfect for day to evening and perfect for a NYE party. The back is so beautiful. You can read the reviews on shop bop here. I had Jade model it as soon as I landed yesterday. The dress is sold out of the company -- retail priced at $298. You can grab one at CC for $89. We do ship just email me .  The crop jacket is vegan/faux leather by paper crown (small/$44) and the handbag is a mini M.A. C. cross body bag by Rebecca MInkoff that can also be worn as a clutch. $68

 


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