Jewelry is ornamental, alluring, pretty and admired by most cultures. Jewelry adds posh and pizzazz to outfits and many times holds significant meaning to the wearer. Whether you prefer your jewelry to be gold, silver, copper, gems, jewels, pearls, beads or a blend, there’s no denying that jewelry is dazzling and decorative.

One type of jewelry that is popular and pleasing is feathered jewelry. We all know feathers as things which cover birds, helping to keep birds warm and protect them from injury. In addition, feathers help birds to fly. However, we also know that feathers make for fabulous, gorgeous jewelry (synthetic feathers look just as natural as real feathers and the birds thank you)!

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Jewelry consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as pins, rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and anklets. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewelry, but other materials such as shells, plants and feathers may be used.

Jewelry Fun Fact: In most cultures jewelry can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns and for meaningful symbols. Adult women have been the most consistent wearers of jewelry, but men and children have also been known to wear exquisite jewelry.

Fabulous feathered jewelry creates a look of elegance and light fashion flair, whether worn on your body or in your hair!

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Feathers look airy, summery and light. In addition to being used as earrings, bracelets and necklaces, feathers are often used to decorate hats.

Feather Fun Fact: Although feathers cover most parts of the body of birds, they arise only from certain well-defined tracts on the skin. Feathers aid in flight for the birds, thermal insulation and waterproofing. The coloration of the feathers helps in bird communication and protection. Plumology is the name for the science that is associated with the study of feathers.

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Forms and Functions of Wearing Jewelry:

  1. Functional, generally to fix clothing or hair in place, or to tell the time (watches).
  2. As a marker of social status and personal status, as with a wedding ring.
  3. As a signifier of some form of affiliation, whether ethnic, religious or social.
  4. To provide protection.
  5. As an artistic display.
  6. As a carrier or symbol of personal meaning – such as love, mourning or luck.
  7. To add sparkle, pizzazz and flair to an already dapper outfit.

In addition to using feathers in jewelry and for decoration, people use feathers in pillows, cushions, mattresses, coats and quilts stuffed with down.

Give your outfit some top notch spice when donned in feathered jewelry. Wow, you look nice!

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Feathers come in many colors that draw happiness and beauty for the wearer and the observer. However, colored feathers serve an extremely important function in birds:

  1. Camouflage: The colored feathers hide the birds in their natural environment, especially when the birds are stationary in their nest. Camouflage is often backed up with behavior.
  2. Display: Birds carry display colors when they need to be noticed by other birds. Often the male of a pair will do the display and wear its colors, while the female remains camouflaged. Display is used to attract a mate and signal and defend the birds’ territory.

Humans also use bird feathers for display purposes when they glitz and glam themselves up in glorious feathered jewelry!

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Feather Fun Fact: There are two main types of bird feathers:

  1. Vaned Feathers – These feathers cover the exterior of the bird’s body.
  2. Down Feathers – Feathers that are underneath the vaned feathers.

Feather Fun Fact: Flight feathers are stiffened so as to work against the air in the bird’s downstroke, but yield in the other direction. The fibers of the feathers are better aligned in the middle of the feather and less aligned towards the tips.

Jewelry Fashion Tip: Fly sky high when adorned in fantastic feathered jewelry that truly catches the eye!

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Classic, light as a feather fashion jewelry!

“Your eye catching feathered jewelry looks amazing and divine.”

“If you play your feathers right I might let you borrow it some time.”

“Your feathered earrings hang so delicate and long. Do they weigh the ear down?”

“Not at all. These earrings are as light as a feather and spruce up a night on the town.”

“Did a poor birdie suffer so you could prance colorful in feathered jewelry so rare?”

“No. These are synthetic feathers…man made…the only kind of feathers I will wear.”

Let your feathered jewelry be your fine feathered friend!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano






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Step Out In (Not On) Your Blue Suede Shoes!


Shoes…a girl can’t have enough! As I write this post, my feet are covered by a gorgeous, comfortable, high-heeled mix of shoe and ankle boot, and yes, they are suede.

Okay, black suede, not blue, but I don’t want anyone to step on my black suede shoes! Ouch, and you might scuff the velvety finish.

Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish, commonly used for jackets, shoes, shirts, purses, furniture and other items.  Suede leather is made from the underside of the hide, usually lamb, although goat and calf are sometimes used. However, to save animals, suede is often a man made, manufactured fabric with a brushed or napped finish to resemble suede leather.


Suede Fun Fact: The term suede comes from the French “gants de Suede” which means “Swedish gloves.” Suede fabric was originally used for women’s gloves.

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Color brings life to the world. The leaves of trees that turn from green to gold and orange, a rainbow after a storm, neon lights shining bright at a carnival, and makeup to add color and sunshine to our gorgeous faces.

Color does help the world to be a brighter, nicer, more beautiful place!

Now, back to the face. For a change of pace that is fun, fashionable and fearless, why not paint your eyelashes with bright, bold, vivid color? How, you ask? Simple…apply colored mascara.

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Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyes. Mascara may darken, thicken, lengthen and/or define the eyelashes. Most mascaras contain the components of pigments, oils, waxes and preservatives. Mascara comes in three forms: liquid, cake and cream.

Eyelashes are hairs that grow at the edge of the upper and lower eyelid. Eyelashes protect the eye from debris and perform some of the same functions as whiskers do on a cat or mouse in the sense that they are sensitive to being touched, thus providing a warning that an object is near the eye.

Eye, eye, eye! Dress up the eyes with a cool collection of colored mascara.

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Mascara Fashion Tip: On a normal, day to day routine, I tend to prefer dark black mascara…the darker and thicker the lashes, the better. Add black eyeliner for fabulous definition and mesmerizing eyes. However, sometimes it is fun to rock the boat, or bat an eyelash, and doll up your eyes to amazing proportions. How? With wonderful, vivacious colored mascara!

Mascara can be defined as “a cosmetic substance for darkening, lengthening, curling, coloring and thickening the eyelashes, applied with a brush or rod.” Note: mascara can be used on the eyebrows as well, to add depth, thickness and shape to the brow.

Go bold and brash with a colored lash!

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Fashion Tips for Wearing Colored Mascara:

  1. Match the color of mascara to your natural eye color.
  2. Let the color of mascara match and/or highlight your selected shades of eye shadows.
  3. Wear one color of mascara on your upper lashes and another color of mascara on the lower lashes.
  4. Wear various colors of mascara across the upper and lower lashes.
  5. Match the color of mascara to your outfit of the day.

So many ways to play the day away experimenting with colored mascara!

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Eyelash Fun Fact: Eyelashes take about seven to eight weeks to grow back if pulled out, but constant pulling may lead to permanent damage. Natural eyelash color may differ from that of your hair, but tend to be darker on those with medium to dark skin, and lighter on those with fair complexions.

Love the eyelashes and the skin you’re in! Beauty is fun to glam up with on the outside, and really radiates when it comes from within!

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Eyelash Fun Fact: The follicles of the eyelashes are associated with a number of glands known as the glands of Zeis and the glands of Moll. On embryos, the eyelashes develop from the ectoderm between the 22nd and 26th week of pregnancy.

Mascara Fun Fact: Aesthetic adornment is a cultural universal practice, and mascara can be documented in ancient Egypt. Records from around 4000 BC refer to a substance called kohl that was used to darken eyelashes, eyes and eyebrows. During the Victorian era, women were known to spend a majority of their day occupied with beauty regimens, one being a great effort to create the illusion of long, dark eyelashes.

Rock the day and night away the cool, chic, colored mascara way!

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Long eyelashes are considered a sign of beauty if many cultures. In addition to lengthening the lashes with mascara, some women enhance their eyelash length artificially, using eyelash extensions. Permanent eyelash tints and extensions have also become popular procedures in basic salons. It is also possible to get eyelash transplants, which are similar in nature to hair transplants done on the head.

Mascara, in all glorious colors, pulls the eyelash from the rim of the eye, creating a doe-like illusion of larger, more open eyes.

Be a wonderful wide-eyed wonder when your eyelashes are decorated with colorful, magnificent mascaras!

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Two, four, six, eight. What does a makeup lover appreciate? Charming colored mascara!

“I’ve never seen such long, lovely, yellow eyelashes before.”

“If you had seen me yesterday it was baby blue eyelashes that I wore.”

“Do you change your color of lashes depending on how your day goes?”

“That is actually a clever idea but I match my lash colors to my clothes.”

“Your eyes are beautiful indeed…they sparkle, shimmer and shine.”

“And when I highlight them with colored mascara the results are truly divine!”

See the world through spectacular lashes…colors for individual divas and colors for the fashion masses!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano





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Daisy Duke shorts are, if nothing else, notable. Whether you adore dressing in the denim short shorts, or you admire them on others but don’t feel comfortable wearing them yourself, or if you can simply do without them, Daisy Duke shorts are a popular piece of memorable fashion.

Daisy Duke shorts are cut off denim jeans that fit below the navel and the hem stops at the top of the thigh, much near the hip bone. The hem can either be sewn or left with loose threads and frays left over from the cutting.

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Daisy Duke is a fictional character, played by Catherine Bach, from the American television series The Dukes of Hazzard. She helped popularize Daisy Duke shorts, her signature dress on the series. Daisy Duke shorts were also worn by Jessica Simpson in the feature film movie spin off.

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Daisy Duke Shorts Fashion Tip: Daisy Dukes look real cute and daring when worn with a crop top, or a button up shirt tied at the bottom. If you dare to wear Daisy Dukes, but you’re watching your spending, these shorts are easy to make yourself! You most likely own a pair of denim jeans that you’re willing to turn magically from pants to Daisy Duke shorts, straight from your own closet! Yes, it’s that easy!

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How to Make Do It Yourself (DIY) Daisy Duke Shorts:

  1. Take a pair of denim jeans that fit, along with sharp scissors, sandpaper and a sharpie or black pen (stay over a work table or outside, as the material will thread and fray when cut). Most Daisy Dukes are made from blue denim, but the shorts look savvy and stylish in any color of denim.
  2. Put your jeans on, and then use the pen to mark the spot on the denim where you want to cut (what will be the hem). True Daisy Dukes show almost all of your thigh.
  3. Remove the jeans and use the sharp scissors to cut the material across the drawn lines, turning the pants or capri pants into shorts.
  4. If you want to add age to the Daisy Dukes, or fray the material to provide a worn look, rub the sandpaper hard over the area that you want to age. This should help to fray the material and rub out some of the blue denim color, fading the material.
  5. If you wish to doll up and dazzle your Daisy Dukes, you can bedazzle the shorts by adding rhinestones, sparkles, glitter, embroidery, etc. to the shorts.
  6. Wear your Daisy Dukes with pride and profound confidence!

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Denim Fun Fact: Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. The most common denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is dominated by the blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white weft threads. This is what causes blue jeans to be white on the inside. The indigo dying process, in which the core of the warp threads remains white, creates denim’s signature fading characteristics.

Whether you view Daisy Duke shorts as darling, or as shorts that lost their modest length, one thing is for sure: Daisy Duke shorts are noticeable and memorable!

Everyone remembers the dame in the dizzying Daisy Dukes!

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Many lovers of Daisy Dukes and denim prefer when the material looks faded and worn, as opposed to brand new.  To achieve the faded look, one can either wash the denim numerous times, or simply purchase faded denim off the rack. In addition to faded material, various patterns of fading are preferred by many denim wearers and are considered to be “personalizing” the garment.

Popular Patterns of Fading:

  1. Combs or Honeycombs – Faded lines that are found behind the knees.
  2. Whiskers – Faded streaks that surround the crotch area of the jeans.
  3. Stacks – These are created by having the inseam of the jeans hemmed a few inches longer than the actual leg length. The extra fabric then stacks on top of the shoe, causing a faded area to form around the ankle, extending up to the calf area.
  4. Train Tracks – These appear on the outseams of the denim. This pattern showcases the selvage by forming two parallel lines of fades which resemble train tracks.

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Denim Fun Fact: Over 50% of denim is produced in Asia, most of it in China, India, Turkey, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Here is the order of the world’s denim mills, from highest to lowest: China, India, Asia, North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia. Ah, denim is loved, worn and purchased the world over!


Do you want to leave your fashion mark? Dress yourself up in dynamic Daisy Duke shorts and see how much “chatter and buzz” you spark!

“When that girl struts in her Daisy Duke shorts we stop and watch her walk by.”

“Without a doubt, she does get attention and catches everybody’s eye.”

“Makes me wonder where the rest of her pant legs are.”

“Probably in a trash can somewhere. Could be near or far.”

“Her Daisy Dukes could have started out as shorts, merely sewn that way.”

“Doesn’t matter how she got them. When she struts in them she looks A Okay!”

Mesmerizing Daisy Duke shorts are here to stay, no matter how they got that way!”


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Cuckoo and Crazy for Cool Crocheted Clothes!

Okay, so maybe the word “cuckoo” for crocheted clothes is a bit overrated, but hey, when something great comes along, you might as well go cuckoo with joy…we all need a thrill once in awhile.

When I was a girl growing up, I was, as the saying goes, literally cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! I ate the delicious chocolate cereal almost every morning (yes, my mom let my sister and I eat sugar stuffed cereals) and sometimes for a snack when I got home from school. I remember my dad telling me that I ate so much Cocoa Puffs that he wouldn’t be surprised if one day I turned into a cocoa puff. Glad to say now that I didn’t become one, but I still remember how much I loved eating Cocoa Puffs! (I even ate them at my grandpa and grandma’s house)!

Now, I’ve switched my love to fashion (among other things) and one popular style item that I always find chic and comfortable are crocheted clothes (but I still have a sweet tooth)!


Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term “crochet”, meaning ‘small hook’. Crochet hooks are made of materials such as metal, wood or plastic and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops.

Although crocheted clothing looks similar to knitted clothing, the difference is in their production. Also, each stitch in crochet is completed before proceeding with the next stitch, while knitting keeps a large number of stitches open at a time.

Crocheted garments emit an aura of femininity, daintiness and class!

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Crochet Fun Fact: The word Crochet was used in 17th century lace making, crochetage designating a stitch used to join separate pieces of lace, and crochet subsequently designating both a specific type of fabric and the hooked needle used to produce it.

The first known published instructions for crochet appeared in the Dutch magazine, Penelope, in 1823. This includes a color plate showing five different style purses, of which three were intended to be crocheted with silk thread. The steps were: simple open crochet; semi-open crochet; and double crochet.

Whether you crochet your own clothing or you buy crocheted items already made, when you step outside in chic crochet you’ll look “fashion ready made!”

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Crocheted clothing gives off a relaxed and elegant look and feel to the wearer. The same item of clothing can appear casual or dressy, depending on how you choose to accessorize. The best way to top off a great garment made of crochet? Why not wear a crazy cute crocheted hat on your darling head?

Crochet Fun Fact: The basic materials required for crocheting your own clothes are a crochet hook and some type of material that will be crocheted, most commonly yarn or thread. You may also want to include cardboard cutouts, which can be used to make tassels, fringe, pom-pom circles, etc. You’ll also need a tape measure and a gauge measure for counting stitches and a row counter.

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Five Types of Crocheted Stitches:

  1. Chain Stitch – The most basic of all stitches and used to begin most projects.
  2. Slip Stitch – Used to join chain stitches to form a ring.
  3. Single Crochet Stitch – The easiest basic stitch to master.
  4. Half Double Crochet Stitch – The ‘in-between” stitch.
  5. Double Crochet Stitch.

Advanced Crochet Stitches:

  1. Shell Stitch
  2. V Stitch
  3. Spike Stitch
  4. Afghan Stitch
  5. Butterfly Stitch
  6. Popcorn Stitch
  7. Crocodile Stitch

We’ve all heard the cliché “A stitch in time saves nine!” How about, “A crocheted item one stitch at a time ends up with a fabulous garment that looks divine!”

Dress to the nines in classy crochet!

You rock that crochet your own special way!

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Crochet Charity Cool Fun Fact: It is common for people and groups to crochet clothing and other garments and then donate them to soldiers during war. People have also crocheted clothing and donated the items to hospitals, for both sick patients and newborn babies.

In addition to the above, generous people crochet hats and donate them to cancer treatment centers (known as “chemo caps”), for those undergoing chemotherapy. During the month of October, pink hats and scarves are crocheted and proceeds are donated to breast cancer funds.

Collective, cool and charming in crocheted duds!


Crochet Fashion Tip: One of the great features of crocheted clothing is that the recognizable stitch works well with both fall/winter clothing and spring/summer wear. With the knit-like fabric that allows the material to breathe through the almost open stitches, you get the heavier material generally worn in winter with the open, cool look of fabrics popular in summer all wrapped into one festive piece of clothing!


Cuckoo and crazy for cool crocheted clothing!

Whether you prefer to stick to one solid color or doll yourself up in colorful crochet, it’s your unique fashion style and choice that matters every day!

“Your dress looks airy and delightful with lots of little tiny holes.”

“You admire my crocheted dress? The open fabric rock and rolls.”

“The look is contemporary and modern with a mix of old fashioned doily fun.”

“Yes, you see crocheted oven mits, and in fashion, clothes for rain or sun.”

“Did you crochet the dress yourself or did you buy it at the store?”

“Neither. I contacted a well known fashion designer and he shipped it to my door!”

Crocheted Clothing: Always fabulous, always breezy, I think I’ll buy me more!


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Wrap Yourself Darling in a Wrap Dress!


Generally, when you think of wrapping something, you envision a gift, or a present, or a box. How about wrapping yourself up in an adorable, darling and always knock-out wrap dress?

The wrap dress was popularized in 1972 when Diane von Furstenberg displayed a knitted jersey wrap dress that was knee-length and long sleeved. The wrap dress is a dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side of the dress material across the other side, and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist, giving the garment a “wrapped” look. This dress style forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs a woman’s curves in all the right places!

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In the realm of fashion, fringe trim is in! Fringe trim on clothing is fun, festive and fabulous, adding sparkle and pizzazz to your overall appearance.

Fringe is an ornamental textile trim applied to an edge of a textile item. In addition to clothing, fringe makes for a fine visual appeal on drapery, flags and clothing accessories.

Shake, shake, shake the fringe you’re in!

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Fringe originated as a way of preventing a cut piece of fabric from unraveling when a hemming wasn’t used. (Think fringe denim cutoff shorts)! Several strands of weft threads would be removed, and the remaining warp threads would be twisted or braided together to prevent unraveling.

Fringe Fun Fact: In modern fabrics, fringe is more commonly made separately and sewn on to the garment. Modern “add-on” fringe may consist of wool, silk, linen, or narrow strips of leather.

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Fringe, or tassels, add style and flair to any garment. In addition to spicing up pants, shirts, dresses and skirts, fringe is a popular fashion add on to purses and handbags. Much like you see on a great pair of moccasins, fringe dangling freely from handbags looks fun and flashy!

Festive and fun with the fringe you’re in!

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Fringe is often found on suede clothing items. The use of fringe is ancient, and early fringes were generally made of unspun wool (rather than spun or twisted threads).

Three Types of Fabulous Fringe:

  1. Bullion Fringe – Twisted yarn which generally contains threads of silver or gold. Modern bullion fringe varies widely in texture and width, but generally is only 3 to 9 inches (7.6 cm to 22.9 cm) in length.
  2. Campaign Fringe – This is from the French word ‘campane’ ( meaning “bell”), and consists of small, bell-like tassels on the end.
  3. Thread Fringe – Untwisted and unbraided loose warp threads.

Toss those hips and swing that fringe you’re dressed in!

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Fringe Fun Fact: There are many types of fringe. Particularly in Western Europe, as wealth and luxury items proliferated during the Renaissance, types of fringe began to gain in popularity and added whimsical wonder to women’s wardrobes. Various styles of fringes were defined in England by at least the year 1688.

Not sure what to wear to the brunch you’re attending, or the baby shower, or the birthday party? Why not give fringe a try? Fringe flows beautifully and is an ornamental addition to clothing that always catches the eye!

Decorate your clothing to dynamic heights with lengths of fringe that hang just right!

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Fringe trim works well whether you prefer the tassel length be long or short, and the width be either thin or thick. Fringe garments are visually appealing and maintain a youthful look. Do you want your fringe trim to match, meaning the fringe is one length and one width? This gives off a look of class and elegance.

If you want to mix your fashion flair up a notch, fringe trim looks partyish and festive when your garment has various lengths of fringe, with varying widths. Colorful fringe also adds glamour and shimmer to your dazzling duds!

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Shimmy, shake and boogie down in that fantastic fringe you’re strutting in!

“I adore all the loose strands of material hanging down from the end of your skirt.”

“Are you admiring the fringe trim or is that your subtle way to flirt?”

“A little of both, I assume. Your tassels are lovely and so are you.”

“I take both your observations as compliments. I do believe your kind words ring true.”

“Will you spin around for me so I can watch your fringe swing and sway?”

“You can see the same effect from my fringe as you watch me walk away!”

Fringe: When you wear it, you’ll make a fashion splash, whatever way you walk! Let your sexy, sassy trim talk, talk, talk!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano




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