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Warm & Wonderful: Dressing Tips for Cold Weather

Cold weather can be wonderful and festive if you know how to keep warm. Keeping warm and remaining stylish doesn’t have to be as challenging as you may think. Obviously, you want to maintain a certain level of style, but you also want to assure that you are not freezing. There are some simple and practical tips that will make enjoying the cold weather much easier.  (more…)

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Trends to Try for the Upcoming Winter Season

Winter BluesThere are many people who are willing to look fashionable but are sometimes at a loss as to how to do this. For instance, most people often have a very difficult time figuring out what kind of clothes to wear during winter. For most, the fact that it’s very cold makes them go for functionality rather than form when shopping for winter clothes. This means that they sacrifice fashion just to be comfortable.

However, the fact of the matter is that you can get the best of both worlds if you are interested in it. There are a few fashion trends that are poised to be very popular during the winter and which still remain fashionable. Some of these include: (more…)

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How to Wear the Trend: Camo

In the past, most of us reserved camouflage for real, mean, hide-in-the-forest type bustle. And for the brave who rocked it, they infiltrated the military thrift stores and made their own anti-society fashion mark on the world, sometimes alone. We looked at them and thought, man they must be a tough cookie, because if they walk into a dark forest they might just disappear…and then what?

Those days are over. No one will think you’re GI-Woman come to life. But you can be — dare I say it — trendy. Top designers like Phillip Lim, DKNY, Equipment and even Manolo Blahnik have taken this otherwise brute feeling pattern and made it high-fashion and all over the streets of style. The colors are always neutral in nature, ranging from green to khaki, with subtle hints of grey. For the bolder, you’ll see movement into the reds and blues, the special forces of high fashion camo.

So now that you can buy it from SINGER22, how do you wear this pattern? It’s neutral in color and yet so bold in nature, which makes it hard for a lot of us to wrap our heads around how to make it good. Follow some key guidelines: (more…)

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Summer Fashions that Transition into Fall

We all want to get the most out of our wardrobe—especially if we paid for quality items. But as the summer sun fades to autumn’s greyer skies and orange leaves, you might find yourself forced to contemplate a shift in your wardrobe.

There are, of course, some things you’ll have to drop your hard-earned cash for like a leather jacket, perhaps. However, here are a few items you can get value out of even as the weather changes.  (more…)

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Choosing the Right Eyeshadow for Your Eye Color

Eye makeup has a major influence in enhancing the beauty of a women’s face. Choosing the right eyeshadow shade to complement your eye color can really make your eyes pop and stand out. You need to choose shades that bring out your natural color and not diminish it. The key to this is the color wheel. As a general rule of thumb, the best eyeshadow hue for your eye color is the one on the other end of the color wheel. This shade will accentuate your eye color the best.  (more…)

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Organizing Your Shoedrobe: 5 Must Have Pairs

Shoes make or break an outfit. Even the most expensive wardrobe, when paired with the wrong footwear, tends to look a little less classy than it actually is. On the other hand, a good pair of shoes will take any well-fitting clothes to the next level. No matter how simple your clothes are, the perfect pair of footwear has the power to bring your entire ensemble together.

As it has been said from time and time again, “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she will conquer the world.” With these things in mind, here are five classic shoe styles that help every girl organize a fully functional shoedrobe. These aren’t called classics for reason. These are staples pieces that that transcend the latest trend. (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Casual, Fancy…& White

In the summer months I love to wear white and cream colors and mix all of my cool rings and chains to give my style some more personality.  I wanted to show the everyday woman how they can make white look casual, fancy and versatile for almost any occasion.

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Rachel’s Radar: Four Summer Makeup Trends

Being a lifestylist, there is more to it than just styling with clothing and accessories. Makeup is a huge aspect to consider when making your look complete and polished. Makeup is just as important as carrying the latest bag and strutting in heels. Here are four makeup trends to try this summer. (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Distinguished by Denim

Current/ElliottDenim has been an all time favorite from season to season. The big three denim brands used to be Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler. Now there are so many different and trendy brands such as J Brand, , Citizens of Humanity and Current/Elliott just to name a few.

Denim Denim became popular with the youth in the 1950s as a symbol of teenage rebellion, in movies such as The Wild One. Jeans were not the “good girl good boy” style back in the day. Currently called jeans, earlier known as dungarees, are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: What is a Life Stylist?

Rachel HellerYour fashion style has to embrace a lifestyle for a young person on the go. You want to have an outfit that can be worn many different ways. What is a “life stylist?” I believe a life stylist embodies fashion, beauty and travel that understand the latest trends.  (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Clothes Minded

Graphic TeesWhat are your clothes saying about you? Do you realize that your clothing is an extension of what you are and whom you portray? It’s not always easy to know because much like having smelled like you haven’t taken a shower after a long workout or spinach is in your teeth, people are not likely to tell you when you are dressed inappropriately. The goal is to determine the ultimate message you want to send and for the most part, that message is simple: You want to appear like you can express yourself and that you ultimately belong.  (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Trends for Spring!

Spring TrendsSpring 2013 is being referred to as a “balancing act” according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. She says, “…we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new. This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”

Take a look at the four trends I’m most excited about for spring! (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Spring Cleaning!

Luckily, spring is almost upon us! Spring cleaning is my favorite thing to do when the weather starts to warm up. It feels great to empty out my closet and organize myself, which makes me feel lighter all around. Plus, cleaning out my closet means more room for new clothes, and who doesn’t want that?!

One of my go-to spring essentials is always a fresh white V-neck tee by Monrow. It’s easy for whites to turn yellow from season to season and nothing feels dirtier to me than a slightly yellow tee that’s meant to be white. Make sure to stock your closets with plenty of white tees that you can easily grab in a hurry to match any outfit. (more…)

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Get to Know the Girl Behind Our Newest Feature “Rachel’s Radar”

Rachel's RadarMeet Rachel Heller! She’s a lifestyle guru and a native New Yorker, born and raised on the Upper East Side. Rachel has a passion for acting and writing that she has been actively pursuing for quite some time.

She is about to take on the new challenge of working in the intense but “oh-so-glamorous” fashion world. Through this new endeavor, she has the opportunity to work with prominent fashion brands including SINGER22. (more…)

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SINGER22.com & Hurricane Sandy

Hi.

Jon Singer, CEO and Founder of SINGER22, writing to all of our customers and friends,

First and foremost, if you have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and sound.

Secondly, I wanted to write a brief message to update you all on SINGER22's operations.

SINGER22.com has its warehouse, customer service center, retail stores and photography studio located in East Hills, New York which is on the North Shore of Long Island.  As you are likely aware, Long Island was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy and much of Long Island remains without power including all of our facilities in East Hills.   Thankfully our facilities do not appear to have suffered any damage, however our website is served from downtown NYC where there remains no power.  The flooding in NYC has required us to serve the site from back-up locations elsewhere in the country, which may have resulted in intermittent issues on the site.  At this time the site is up and operating successfully.

SINGER22.com's team all resides in the NYC metropolitan area and Long Island, and nearly the entire team remains without power.   In today's day of cell phones and computers the lack of power has made it very difficult to even communicate with our staff.  Those who have power are responding to customer emails as promptly as possible via cell-phones, laptops and any other means possible.  If you have tried contacting us via phone at 1-877-ISHOP22 and were greeted with a busy signal it is because there is no power, not because our phone lines are all busy.  The best means of contacting us until we have power restored is via email at customerservice@singer22.com.  We appreciate our team's dedication to serving our customers during this challenging time and thank you for your patience and understanding as response times and shipment times will be delayed.

We are doing everything possible to maintain a business-as-usual approach at SINGER22.com during these challenging times, but the lack of power throughout much of the region has made it extremely difficult.

*  We will continue to offer 20% off purchases, using CODE:  SANDY,  throughout the period our power remains out.  As our site is served elsewhere we continue to accept orders, the only caveat is an extended shipping timeline.  We advise not selecting overnight, 2nd day or Saturday delivery as we are unable to guarantee this timeline.
*  As UPS has informed us and its customers, "severe weather, flooding, and power outages due to Hurricane Sandy are causing some unavoidable service delays in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia."  Packages shipped prior to the Hurricane may experience delay.
*  All SINGER22.com packages will ship as soon as humanly possible.
* As soon as power is back up we will be launching new products as we receive them in our warehouse.  We have great things on order for the holidays for you and your loved ones.
*  We will continue to communicate to our customers via our website, email blasts, Facebook and twitter.

We are all hopeful that power and a semblance of normalcy is restored soon, until then we hope all of you and your loved ones are safe.

As always thank you for choosing us for the latest in fashion.

Jon Singer
CEO & FOUNDER

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