November 02, 2015

Layer Up

Your fall wardrobe is not like your summer wardrobe. The possibilities are endless when you can incorporate layering. When the season changes from spring to fall, your wardrobe needs a major update. Sometimes it can be a little hard to decide on your fall staples and how you should construct your fall wardrobe. To help you out, we have put together fall statement pieces that you can build your wardrobe around. You can use these staples in building a complete outfit.

Denim button down shirt

Denim is really in for fall time and so are button down shirts. Therefore, combine both these trends together and include a denim button down shirt in your fall wardrobe. 

Plaid button down shirt

As mentioned before, button down shirts are a must-have during fall time. They can even be worn under oversized sweaters when you feel like trying out the layering trend. You can wear it around your waist or with skinny jeans as well.

Knit Sweaters

Fall can be quite chilly and therefore you need to have knit sweaters in your closet. They are cute and comfy, and they do an amazing job in keeping you warm. Wear them with leggings or jeans; the choice is yours.

 

Simple yet stylish tops

Sometimes you may get tired of wearing sweaters and thick tops all the time, therefore have a few light weight tops in your fall wardrobe. Layer them with blazer or thick cardigans so that you can stay warm.

Skinny jeans

Skinny jeans are a great staple for fall time. They can be worn with endless types of tops, sweaters and blouses. They can help in dressing up or dressing down an outfit. Black and blue skinny jeans are a must, but you can even have few in other colors such as coral, red or grey.

Riding boots

Boots look amazing with fall outfits. Ankle booties may be popular, but riding boots are a definite staple for fall time. Brown and black boots should be your go-to colors, so make the most of them.

Scarves

Scarfs will keep your neck warm during those extra chilly fall days. Plus, adding scarfs to your outfits adds something extra to your look.

Ballet flats

Ballet flats will not really keep your feet warm, but sometimes they can look good when worn with skirts and leggings. When it’s not that chilly outside, ballet flats will come in handy. Plus, they add a casual vibe to your overall look.

Make sure that you have all these fall staples in your wardrobe so that you can stay in style! Visit www.spoolofdreams.com to find all of the latest staple pieces to add to your wardrobe. 

 

 

October 22, 2015

Spool of Dreams Online Sizing Guide

At Spools of Dreams Boutique, our customer’s satisfaction is our main priority and we want to help eliminate any cause for disappointment. One of the common reasons for returns is due to sizing. A lot of women don't tend to measure themselves and when they order clothes from a boutique, they usually take a quick guess at what size they should buy. If your one of those women, who go to various shops and find that the sizing differs from store to store, then you will definitely need to whip out that measuring tape and for once, get an accurate measurement.

Now, not everyone knows how to measure themselves properly and some haven't measured at all, which is why we decide to do this post. We will arm you with the best tips on measuring yourself correctly, so you can enjoy a hassle-free online shopping experience.

What you'll need to get started:

  • A measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Full-length mirror
  • Phone or computer

When recording your results, you may want to type them into a computer notebook or sticky note. That way, when you’re shopping online and need your measurements, they’re right on your desktop.

Buying one of our dresses?

    1. In your underwear, stand in front of a full length mirror.
    2. Measure your bust, which is the thickest part of your torso (Follow the tape around your back, across your shoulders and under your arms) Make sure the tape is not tangled! ;)
    3. Measure your natural waist (Narrowest part of your torso)
    4. Measure the fullest part of your hips, right above your bottom (focus on your hipbones)
    5. Use Spool of Dreams sizing guide and match your measurements to the closest number on the chart

 

  Small Medium Large X-Large
Tops/Dresses 0-2-3/4 5/6-7/8 9/10-11/12 13
Bust 30-34 34-36 36-38 40
Waist 22-26 26-28 28-30 32
Hips 30-35 35-37 37-39 41

 Buying a top?

  1. Measure your bust
  2. Measure your natural waist
  3. Use Spool of Dreams sizing guide and match your measurements to the closest number on the chart
  Small Medium Large X-Large
Tops/Dresses 0-2-3/4 5/6-7/8 9/10-11/12 13
Bust 30-34 34-36 36-38 40
Waist 22-26 26-28 28-30 32
Hips 30-35 35-37 37-39 41

Buying a pair of pants?

  1. Measure your natural waist
  2. Measure your hips. **Remember this is the fullest part of your hips**
  3. Use Spool of Dreams sizing guide and match your measurements to the closest number on the chart 
  Small Medium Large X-Large
Tops/Dresses 0-2-3/4 5/6-7/8 9/10-11/12 13
Bust 30-34 34-36 36-38 40
Waist 22-26 26-28 28-30 32
Hips 30-35 35-37 37-39 41

When measurements are classed as small, medium and large, you need to decide whether you want a loose fit or a tighter fit. It's important to take note of the fabric materials, which can affect the way the clothing item fits you. If you’re buying a pair of spandex pants and your pant size is a medium, you may be able to get away with a small but remember this will be a much tighter fit.

So there you have it, your own guide to measuring yourself the correct way. All you need to do now is shop! Take a look at our new arrivals, shop: www.spoolofdreams.com.

September 02, 2015

Is it time to wash?

We all wan to stay so fresh and so clean (clean) and often we are asked how to take care of our Spool of Dreams pieces. While every fabric has it's own rules, we generally state all of our washing instructions on all of our product descriptions. 

While researching this topic for our fellow #spoolgirls, we came across this interesting article from pinterest. This is a guide to how much wear certain items in your closet can get before taking them to the laundry. Do you agree? How often do you wash your jeans? 

  • Bras: After three to four wears.
  • Underwear: After every wear.
  • Socks and stockings: After every wear.
  • Sportswear and swimwear: After every wear.
  • Jeans: Five to six wears. 
  • Tops: One to two wears.
  • Dresses: One to two wears.
  • Leggings: One to two wears.
  • Pants, skirts, and shorts: Three to four wears.
  • Jackets and blazers: Five to six wears.
  • Coats: Once every two months of wear.
  • PJs: Three to four wears.

 

Source: Pinterest