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 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

After the restrictions – seasonless fashion | Off the Cuff

When the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and shops and stores gradually reopen, and we as consumers venture out into a forever changed world, three fashion seasons will be... — Updated 4/16/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

It's time for a different kind of viral | Off the Cuff

Part of the definition of “going viral” is “to spread quickly and widely.” If there is ever a time to “go viral,” it is now. High time to spread encouragement, support... — Updated 3/26/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Retail therapy: Just mist 'em

Life is full of unforgettable and very humorous moments. Like fairy tales, some moments warrant telling again and again because the life lessons they impart are so valuable. One... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Do you believe in magic? | Off the Cuff

Have you ever seen "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"? It's the 2005 American comedy-drama film where four teenage best friends, Tibby, Lena, Bridget and Carmen, are about to... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Make 2020 a year of service | Off the Cuff

I put on a cardigan the other day that I had not worn in a while and found in the pocket a scrap piece of paper upon which was written, “The most personal stories have the power... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Gratitude, giving and groceries | Off the Cuff

How about a little community good news from beautiful downtown Edmonds to add some brightness to your holiday season? After all, who doesn't love a good story? I know I do. I... — Updated 11/26/2019

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Any men's clothing stores in town? | Off the Cuff

Being a retailer smack in the center of downtown Edmonds naturally and frequently puts us in a position to be a community information booth. Customers and visitors often ask us... — Updated 10/31/2019

 By Jenny Murphy    A & E

Fall fashion for 2019 | Off the Cuff

Q. What goes up and down, in and out and big and small? A. Fashion trends. Any time we embark on a new season, in this case as summer bows to autumn, fresh trends in fashion... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Jenny Murphy    General

Customer service 101 | Off the Cuff

Recently, a customer came in donning an outfit she had purchased from us several days earlier. She was excited to introduce her friend to our store and tell us how much she liked he... — Updated 7/1/2019 Full story

 By Jenny Murphy    General

Tired of dieting? Let your clothes do it for you | Off the Cuff

Guess what popped up online when I Googled “how to dress to look slimmer?” Fully expecting tips on how clothing items could do the trick, I was shocked at the barrage of... — Updated 5/31/2019 Full story

 By Jenny Murphy    General

A case for travel: The rain slicker files | Off the Cuff

It was April 17. I had just celebrated my 50th birthday. Now I was on a plane to London. Suddenly it occurred to me that I left my rain slicker at the airport. My mind raced.... — Updated 5/1/2019

 By Jenny Murphy    General

Edmonds springs into fashion | Off the Cuff

So ... what’s hanging in your closet? Move over winter sweaters, ’cause here comes the sun and that means a wardrobe change. Spring fashion 2019 offers a wardrobe that beckons,... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jenny Murphy    General

Enough about politics. Let’s talk fashion | Off the Cuff

Think back. Do you remember what color your shoes were in kindergarten? Mine were red, and I was not clicking my heels like Dorothy. I was embarrassed at their color, and given the... — Updated 2/28/2019 Full story

 By Jenny Murphy    General

Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff is a monthly casual review of fashion styles, attitudes and trends by Jenny Murphy, owner of Sound Styles in Edmonds.... — Updated 2/24/2019


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