Monday, February 9, 2009

All you need is LOVE.

The media buzz over current economic times can consume you & be quite depressing...but let's just close our eyes one second and forget all that. This Valentine's Day, take time to truly be thankful for loved ones in your life. Whether it's your better-half, children, parents, friends and other family members - let them know how much they are loved, because after all - to get us through trying times in 09, we believe - "all you need is love." -the beatles

To show love for our wonderful sugar customers this week,
we're offering
20% OFF
ANY regular priced
apparel item
(valid 2/9-2/14 not valid with combined promotion or coupon)

This means even our pink Yummie Tummie Tanks (which NEVER go on sale) will be 20% off. They are just what you need to make your waist look slim this V-day.
(what woman doesn't want that?)


Who needs candy & chocolate when you've got sugar?

Get your best girlfriend a SWEET treat for

Valentine's Day!

(that won't spoil her diet!)

Jaqua beauty products have oh-so-yummy scents such as Buttercream Frosting, Raspberry Buttercream Frosting, Pink Champagne, and more.

From scrumptious body butters, to great lotions that fit in your purse for $8

-even gift sets & great candles are available

Best part is - the price is also light on your wallet

($30 or less for ALL Jaqua products)

Happy Valentine's Day

from sugar

"My command to you is this: love one another as I have loved you."
-John 15:12

Monday, February 2, 2009

What's Sizzling Hot for Spring 09

The best of beauty & fashion for SPRING 09. ( Feb. People Style Watch)

What's Hot ...

The New Bag - It's all about the relaxed hobo. Slouchier, the better.

The New Color - ORANGE. In any shade from sherbet to traffic cone. (Clemson fans, you're in luck)

The New Jean - Boyfriend fit jeans are still hot, but roughed-up, distressed skinny jeans are the new trend for Spring.

The New Lips - RED! It's right on trend and a fun alternative to the neutrals of Spring past.

The New Jewelry - "Statement Necklaces/ Bib Necklace" - The bib necklace is the latest incarnation, perfect with a white t-shirt or an LBD.

The New Print - FLORALS - You've got your pick of flower patterns. They run the garden gamut, from delicate Liberty-like prints all the way to larger artistic watercolor blooms.

The New Nail - Saturated flesh tone shades look fantastic on toes and have an elongating effect on hands.

The New Pant - Cropped trousers or harem pants(or MC Hammer pant if you would like to call them) are going to be all the rage. Wear them at night with a sexy top or during the day with a little jacket or long vest. (Karlie jersey harem pants, shown below, coming this month to Sugar!)

The New Color Palette - Neon. Think 80s and try putting lime green denim with a neon pink top - it's a fresh new burst of color for Spring.

The New Standout - Jumpsuits were all over the runways. If you're fashion forward and want to step out into a one-piece, pair it with heels to create the most flattering silhouette.

Spring 09 - Rules of the Season

compiled from Harper's Bazaar magazine

1. Mad for Metallics - Dazzle everyone with high voltage gold and silver
(clutch avaliable now at sugar)

2. Add in Adornment - An embellished neckline gives texture and "pop"

3. Go Khaki - A chic beige ensemble will have you looking safari chic in no time

4. Electric Hues - mixed neon shades will jump-start any outfit. Reach for citris shades like neon yellow, orange, and lime green! Another neon favorite is this neon pink top by Hunter Dixon

5. Festive Cocktail - sheer, nude, adorned, and girly

6. Splurge on Shine - Give your outfit a kick with a splash of beading

7. Suit Up - Tailored, monochrome pieces make for a sharp Spring ensemble

8. Extras Extras - from major necklaces to raffia hats, it's all about accessories for Spring!

9. Mix in a minidress - Supershort hemlines show off your flirty side

**WATCH OUT FOR** : exaggerated belts, coral & marine-inspired jewelry, brightly colored suits, aqua hues.

Our Favorite Trend for Spring 09

"Happy Hippie" / Bohemian Trend
on the NY runway
Tips for the bohemian fashion trend:

If you're looking to take this trend all the way, go for it! Great bohemian tops by Ivy Jane, Karlie, and Ryu will give you a bold look in no time. Layer on vests and sweaters. Bohemian skirts and dresses are nice and flowy with a peasant look (check out this Ivy Jane skirt - now @ sugar).

When going for the bohemian look with jeans, the more comfortable, the better: loose ripped jeans or tight bell bottoms are so boho it hurts. (Think William Rast Jupiter flare, for example, also avaliable @ sugar)

Sandals and moccasins are great for spring and summer, cowboy boots, fringe, or moccasin boots are perfect for the fall and winter. Bohemian colors are generally earth tones, but when you get into funky patterns you can go with any color that suits you.

If you're just trying to get the bohemian vibe without going all the way, then try the accessory route. Vintage jewelry, such as our great wooden bangles and vintage filigree earrings usually ooze boho, loose scarves, funky beaded and leather belts (worn loosely around the hips) are so bohomian chic, and wearing a headband speaks boho in volumes without screaming "look-at-me-i'm-so-boho!"

This look is timeless, are you going to go boho this Spring?