HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. I have just taken down my tree and have quite a mess this week until I get everything put back in the closet. So writing this blog post is a welcome distraction from un-decorating!! I always look forward to January because it is just kind of boring and a more relaxed pace. I would not feel guilty reading a book or being a little lazy before the business of spring sets in. And it is a great time to shop SALE!! Are there still some things on your list that you couldn’t quite afford before Christmas? Well, now is the perfect time to head over to Tootsies Dallas store on Preston Road. They are having the Tootsies Takes Off Sale starting January 4. Lots of items are coming in from other stores and the mark downs will make your head spin and you will be ready to add some fab pieces to your wardrobe. And did I mention the best shoe selection around town??!! I love the variety of price points offered.
OK, so why do I like to shop at the Tootsies Dallas store? If you read my blogs you know that a lot of the fashions I feature are from Tootsie’s. If you are one of my beloved clients, you know that when we shop we often start at Tootsies (especially for MOB or MOG). So why in a city the size of Dallas do I choose this boutique? #1 I love fashion. #2 I love quality at a great price. #3 I value great service. #4 I do not like being overwhelmed and prefer a smaller store. #5 I like a well curated buy at a variety of price points. As you can see from these photos, Tootsies carries everything you would need to complete your look from clothes to shoes to jewelry to handbags and everything in between. I love this Rachel Zoe pink faux fur jacket and Rebecca Minkoff pink pearl metallic clutch. And did I mention sunglasses. Tootsies has the best collection ever, like these Illesteva pink sunnies. Glitz has been very popular and this A.L.C. rose gold pleated skirt is timeless and could go all seasons. Love the Milly ballet pink blouse. The pink quartz necklace is from Harper Hallam, one of my favorite local designers. Tootsies carries a wide range of accessories and focuses on unique pieces.. Stop by for one of the frequent personal appearances for more choices. That’s why you need to shop in the store, you just can’t find everything online these days.
My clients and friends are always asking what to wear when you want to be casual but don’t want to stay in work out clothes all day. Athleisure is the fashion industry’s answer to this wardrobe dilemma. This Theory satin sweat shirt and Parker floral track pant are certainly great options. You could always add an updated slip on sneaker for a more casual vibe. The brush silver earring is a classic and could be worn every day. The designer, Claudia Lobao is one of my very favorites (both for her designs and her precious personality). Love this metallic fold over clutch by Elena Ghisellini. I do think that because Tootsies is a smaller group of boutique stores, the buyers are able to seek out unique and lesser known, yet very talented designers and you will find some things in the store that you don’t see elsewhere.
Now this is how I would like to dress every day. I do love a cropped jean and this one from Cinq a Sept, the Tinsley cropped, with stitching detail could be dressed up or down. Cinq a Sept is one of my very favorite lines. I know this stripe top from Derek Lam 10 Crosby could be worn year round and covers a lot of trends. I love the back button detailing and longer blouse effect. Ruffles and stripes and a light weight knit, fab!! I have an affinity for saddle brown bags and shoes. This round version from Clare V is right on trend and very practical and would go with almost anything. Again my earrings are from Claudia Loboa and the rings (I want) from Freida Rothman. Sunnies from Le Specs.
I have tried to show you quite a selection of fashions you can find at the Tootsies Dallas store on Preston Road. There are also locations in Houston and Atlanta so they can transfer items if needed and available. You will see that I have linked a few of the styles but most are found in the store so that is why you need to shop the Tootsies Takes Off Sale beginning January 4 because the prices are dramatically reduced and the selection is great. There is an excellent sales staff waiting to assist you. I shop with Betsy Gallagher and love her. The store director is Nerissa Von Helpenstill and the sales manager is Dustin. They are both always available to help you in any way. I suggest you put this on your calendar today!! Tootsies is always having special events and trunk shows showcasing fabulous designers. You will find some unique items that are not available everywhere and you will get the best customer service around town.
PHOTOGRAPHY – Mary Summers Hafner
TOOTSIES DALLAS – 8300 Preston Road #200 – Dallas, TX 75225 – Betsy Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org