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 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

The 12 holiday accessories of 2020 | Off the Cuff

Sometime back in March, many of us slid effortlessly into our comfiest sweatshirts and pants, the ultimate stay-at-home uniform. The terms “COVID waist” and “COVID hair... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

So many colors, so little time | Off the Cuff

Color has been seen everywhere in fashion this year, so if you like to wear color, 2020 has certainly been your year. Recently I was checking in a large delivery of winter hats,... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Mushroom dresses and pineapple shoes | Off the Cuff

At a recent apparel market in Portland, I heard a lot of new fashion jargon. "Coolmax," "smart" fabric, "UPF-rated," and "value-added textiles" were words and phrases consistently... — Updated 10/1/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Fall fashion 2020: The apparel show must go on | Off the Cuff

With the advent of September, Fall Fashion 2020 will show up in the stores, virus or no virus. All new fashion seasons reveal clearly defined trends and items. Online style and... — Updated 8/19/2020


A recipe for sartorial success | Off the Cuff

Selecting new clothes for a wardrobe is a lot like grocery shopping for a week of meals, although grocery shopping is usually easier and takes less time. For either activity, if in... — Updated 7/16/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Gratitude is essential | Off the Cuff

Essential or nonessential business? Depends on who one asks and in what context. Gratitude? It is well known that practicing gratitude helps people feel more positive, deal more... — Updated 6/4/2020

 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

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


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