Spring into Fashion – The Trend Report
Apr15

Spring into Fashion – The Trend Report

People say the beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring even more, and after this year’s winter season, I agree wholeheartedly. Spring arrived last month, and now that it’s finally beginning to look and feel like “spring” here in Fort Wayne, to say I’m excited is an understatement. I can feel my senses reawaken: Colors everywhere are more vivid; birds’ morning chirps sound like music to my ears; my energy has returned in full abundance, and I feel compelled to go outside and take a quick jog. More than anything else, I’m in the mood to shop! Whether you are a shopping enthusiast like me, or a casual browser, Fort Wayne offers a top-notch shopping experience for all. The city has stores all over town, with two large shopping centers: Glenbrook Square Mall, and Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center. Glenbrook Square is one of the largest shopping centers in the state of Indiana, and it is located in the northern area of the city. The shopping center boasts a total of about 150 shops, with four major department stores (Carson’s, Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney) and several dining options. With shop offerings this vast you are guaranteed to find that perfect item you are searching for! A few of my favorite stores are H&M, Forever 21 and Express. Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center is described as a lifestyle center combining the traditional functions of a retail mall with the leisure amenities that create a beautiful and relaxing experience. In addition to upscale stores such as Von Maur, Vera Bradley and Ann Taylor, it’s not uncommon to find a live band playing in the center’s Courtyard Fountain area, and the landscaping will make you stop and stare.  Jefferson Pointe is a must-visit, especially during warmer weather. As you spring into shopping, enjoy the hottest trends for this year’s season, and have fun making them your own! Trend 1: Pastels Designers have taken a modern twist by pairing soft pastels with energizing brights. Add a few pastel pieces to your mix to revive and sweeten your look. Trend 2: Crop Tops This season, it may seem that crop top shirts are easier to find than traditional shirts. Do not fear – crop tops can actually work for several different body types. You can pair a crop top with high-waist skirts or jeans to reveal a sliver of skin. Or, if you are bold, pair it with low-waist jeans to show off those toned abs! Trend 3: The One-Piece I like to call it singular sassiness! The one-piece romper is a must-have for this season. Dress it up or down, it’s easy...

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Winterize Your Skin
Feb11

Winterize Your Skin

Being a Fort Wayne native, I have braved our eventful winter season for more than 20 years; throughout the years, I’ve actually grown to love many aspects of our wintery weather. In my opinion, few sights are more beautiful and serene than shimmering snowflakes, gently falling from the sky, transforming the landscape into a crisp, white wonderland. Not to mention, the endless hours of fun that can be found in snow tubing down our snow covered, neighborhood hills– it makes me feel 10-years-old again, and it’s a guaranteed good time! Now, as with most things in life, we must take the good with the, well, not so good. For me, the not so good aspect of winter is the havoc it can wreak on your skin! Let’s face it – the cold weather during the winter months is tough on our skin. The chilling wind, heating systems, and low humidity strip the natural moisture from our skin, leaving it rough, red, tightened, peeling, and dehydrated. If you are looking for some relief for your skin this season, Fort Wayne has many top-notch health spas that can help nurse your complexion back to tip-top condition. Generally speaking, you will want to look for hydrating treatments, gentle exfoliation, and repair treatments that work with essential fatty acids, and collagen. It’s also a great idea to consult with an Esthetician to gain a recommendation for your specific skin type. For your skin pampering pleasure, I’ve listed out a few of my favorite local spas. Enjoy the winter weather and remember to protect your skin.   Belle Sante Med Spa 5010 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN (260) 436-6900   Tranquil Touch Spa 5812 Maplecrest Rd Fort Wayne, IN (260) 272-0067   The Woodhouse Day Spa 6388 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN (260) 459-6249   Evolve 4930 Illinois Rd Fort Wayne, IN (260) 436-1717   Cali Spa 1615 W Dupont Rd Fort Wayne, IN (260)...

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