Ask the Experts: 18 Trends, Tips & Tricks for Winter 2018

5 01 2018

 

Screenshot 2018-01-05 13.52.19This week, The Hutchinson News featured an article that highlights 18 Trends, Tips & Tricks for Winter 2018 by none other than long-time Adrian’s Boutique owner, Vicki Adrian. (Me!)  I thought some of our customers that are out of the area might want to read it, so here you go!

Ready or not, 2018 is here, and Vicki Adrian, owner of Adrians Boutique in Buhler has some insights to help you enjoy the winter season. This year it’s all about comfort, and whether you’re refreshing your home after packing away the tinsel and garland, doing a closet purge, or cooking a favorite cold weather soup, comfort is king this winter!

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  1. January Clearance Sales are on, and it’s a great time to pick up some new accessories to perk up your existing cold weather outfits.
  2. Silver is making a comeback after a few seasons that have been all about gold jewelry. Time to bring back some of your favorites or shop for a couple of new statement pieces.
  3. According to Vogue Magazine, Denim is definitely back in style. From jackets to jeans and handbags, you’ll see denim all the way from winter into spring.
  4. Cozy Knits – the softer and more textured the better. Now is the time to layer soft tees with fuzzy sweaters, vests and jackets.
  5. Get “outside the box” and purchase one outfit that is a bit of a stretch for you. We don’t mean to go W-A-Y outside the box, just a couple of steps. Maybe try some leggings with boots and a tunic.
  6. Turquoise rarely goes out of style, as almost every skin color looks good in this color, but this winter it is front and center. Pick up a fun scarf or piece of jewelry that highlights this beautiful color.

Screenshot 2018-01-05 13.54.34A WARM WELCOME HOME

  1. In today’s hectic world, home needs to become an escape from everyday stresses, digital overload, and harried lifestyles. Establish cozy nooks within your home that include plenty of soft blankets, a lamp and a welcome place to just chill out and relax.
  2. Plan a family game night once a week through the winter. Whether you have little kids or are empty nesters, winter is a great time to unplug the technology and enjoy each other’s company.
  3. Brighten up your home with several candles (flameless or traditional) to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere during the long winter evenings.
  4. Lose the chemicals and clean your home using just water. We have sold the e-Cloth* line for many years, and with it, you can clean anything in you home using just water. You’ll get amazing results!
  5. Clean out one closet or cabinet each week this winter. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and a great head start for the traditional Spring Cleaning.
  6. Plan some down time to cozy up and read a good book. Visit your local            library and check out a book or two by a new author.

Screenshot 2018-01-05 14.01.49HEALTHY LIVING

  1. Eat at Home. Plan to have soup simmering on the stove or in the slow cooker a couple of nights each week. Check out Adrian’s Recipe Blog at AdriansBoutique.com for some delicious recipes shared by our clients.
  2. It gets so dry here in Kansas during the winter, and our skin can really suffer. Make sure you are keeping your skin hydrated by using natural products such as The Naked Bee’s* body lotion.
  3. Get some exercise! Buhler residents are blessed to have our brand new Buhler Wellness Center, but there are many other places to get your body moving in our area.
  4. Spend time with friends and family. The human connection can be the best cure for the winter blues. Use FaceTime to stay connected to loved ones who are farther away.
  5. If the budget allows, book a hotel with an indoor pool for a winter weekend getaway. A change of scenery is always good!
  6. Bundle up and get out and about this winter. Visit a museum, shop your local stores, take your dog for a walk or meet a friend for coffee.

*Available at Adrians Boutique

IMG_0944Vicki Adrian is the owner of Adrians Boutique in downtown Buhler. She has been a contributing writer for the Fashion Advantage Magazine and hosts workshops for retailers on Small Business Marketing.

 vicki@adriansboutique.com

PS…We have some great specials going on this week at Adrians Boutique!  Scroll down to our earlier post from this week to get all the details! ~Vicki

 

 

 

 

 





Adrian’s “NO FRILLS” Thank you SALE!

3 01 2018

It’s JANUARY CLEARANCE time at Adrians Boutique! We’ll soon be off to Market and the store will be filling up with fresh Spring arrivals.  Now through Tuesday, January 9th, YOU decide how much you SAVE!

Adrian's Thank You SALE!

Savings are IN ADDITION to ALL OTHER MARKDOWNS…You read that right!
NO EXCLUSIONS!  NO KIDDING!

It’s a great time to stock up and save, EVEN ON RED TAGGED ITEMS (which NEVER go on sale), as the discount is taken off your TOTAL PURCHASE (not on individual items)!

What will you find in January at Adrian’s? Beautiful Clothing, NEW Jewelry, Hats, Gloves, Socks, Fun Accessories, Games, Gifts, Toys, Gourmet Foods, Kitchenware, Snacks, and so much more!

You’ll also enjoy 60% off Remaining HOLIDAY ITEMS + an ADDITIONAL 15-30% off of those CLEARANCE prices!

This promotion is available at our Buhler Location only.  Bundle up and stop by this week and take advantage of those deals…especially on our Red Tagged Items! See you soon!

Vicki Adrian
Adrians Boutique
118 N Main | Buhler, Kansas
620-543-6488
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

 





Fall has arrived at Adrian’s Boutique!

1 10 2015

You’ll love the transformation from summer into fall at Adrian’s Boutique! Fall arrivals around every corner…Pumpkin decor, delicious pumpkin treats to taste, and an overflowing selection of beautiful clothing and accessories for the season!  Here is our latest flyer that you can browse through, then take advantage of our special “Ready to Pick Savings” good through Tuesday, October 6.  Click HERE to browse through flyer.

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Put some ZING into SPRING!

14 04 2015

Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Gifts for Mom, Kitchen Gadgets & more!
Adrian’s first spring catalog arrives Today! Click HERE to VIEW Catalog!

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You’ll enjoy flipping through our brand new catalog and you’ll LOVE the fabulous coupon on the front cover! Many of you will find a copy of our catalog in The Hutchinson News on Tuesday, and you’ll want to be sure to pull it out and browse through. Through the power of electronics, you can flip through our catalog even if you didn’t get a physical copy! I Love that!

We shop really hard for the items that are featured in our catalogs and think you’ll really like our 2015 selections! Here are a few extra special catalog finds:

Nautical Scarf

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I wore this fun nautical scarf this past weekend with a navy 3/4 sleeve swing tunic and my favorite swing capri pants from Fresh Produce.  It was so cute and I had several compliments on this very lightweight scarf. Pretty cool for only $14.99!

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Spring Top, Scarf and Capris

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This cute line of clothing and accessories is easy to wear, easy to care for and is just FUN!  Sized from Small – XXL and perfectly coordinated with scarves, jewelry, purses… You will LOVE the selection at Adrian’s Boutique!

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Lokai Bracelet

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Not featured in our catalog (but it SHOULD have been!), here is the story of the Lokai Bracelet from the founder…

Sometimes you’ve hit a low…Stay Hopeful. “A few years ago, I found myself in a moment of sadness, for my grandfather who had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The black bead of the lokai bracelet holds mud from the Dead Sea to represent this moment, when I felt at my lowest point.”

Sometimes you’re on top of the world…Stay Humble. “Yet at the same time, I was struck by a feeling of immense gratitude for where I was in my life. The white bead of the lokai bracelet carries water from Mount Everest to represent this moment, when I felt like I was on top of the world.”

Find Your Balance. “I brought these two key elements together because life is full of cycles. The rest of the beads are clear, because we all have our own story of balance to tell.” Pretty cool! Bracelets are sized Small – Large $18.99

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We know TAX DAY 2015 is tomorrow…and in my book, TAX DAY requires one thing… CHOCOLATE!

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Here is a recipe from long time customer, Linda Stum of Hutchinson, Kansas.  Linda shared this recipe for “Sinful Brownies” with me several years ago and it has become a favorite! Very simple to throw together, and absolutely delicious! Rich, dark and decadent! Mmmmmmm! Click here  for Sinful Brownie Recipe.

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Don’t miss this coupon:
Buy One, Get One 50% off {almost} Storewide!*

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There is no need to print this coupon.  Just mention to our sales team that you are an Adrian’s VIP and that you saw this blog post with the coupon. *Excludes Vera Bradley and items marked with a RED price tag. May not be combined with any other discount, coupon or offer. Good through May 10, 2015.

***NOTE*** Due to the dock strike on the West Coast, many of our vendors have had trouble getting their merchandise into their warehouses so it can be shipped to stores such as Adrians. Even though the strike has been settled, there is a huge backlog of products that have been affected by the strike.  I want you to know that we have made every effort to get all product advertised in our catalog into our store, but there are some items that will have limited quantities or may not be available. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vicki Adrian
ADRIANS BOUTIQUE
118 N Main | Buhler, Kansas
620-543-6488 | Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Facebook.com/AdriansBoutique