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Rocker Inspiration: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Paris (Ooh La La)

21 Oct

Back-to-School Trend: The 90s

3 Sep

I’m sure you’ve all rocked the 80s trends this past year, even if you don’t want to admit it. Now, get ready for the 90s because JanSport is bring them back! Please, excuse the pun – I couldn’t help myself.

JanSport has now unveiled its New Right Pack collections at Bloomingdales this fall, inspired by the original JanSport 90s leather bottom backpack.. JanSport, the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel, today unveiled its Right Pack Monochrome and Right Pack Originals collections, launched this month at select Bloomingdales stores nationwide.

“We are excited to partner with Bloomingdales to launch our iconic leather bottom bag Right Pack in two exclusive colors, Buckthorn Brown and Retro Orange,” says Geneviève Peterson, product category director for JanSport. “These colors are representative of JanSport’s heritage and are on trend with classic americana and retro looks that will prevail this Fall.”

The new JanSport Right Pack Monochrome and exclusive Right Pack Original colors are now available at select Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide and throughBloomingdale’s catal ogue. Check out for more of the colors from the good ole’ days!

Trend Spotlight: Eat Pray Love and Win!

3 Aug

UPDATE: Congrats to winner @jaclynisis! Her style is “UltraMusicFest meets everyday life with a touch of girlyness and professionalism.”

Thanks to everyone who entered! Your personal style will be featured in an exclusive post next week!

UIn honor of the upcoming film Eat Pray Love, opening Aug. 13, starring Julia Roberts, Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide will feature a fashionable line of Eat Pray Love merchandise that evokes the warm and inspirational themes of the film.

Here’s what Cost Plus World Market has to say about their bohemian attire and jewelry that mirrors Julia’s look and style in Eat Pray Love:

·         Block Print Paisley Tunic – Whether worn with jeans, over a yoga suit or simply as a beach cover-up, our Block Print Paisley Tunic adds just the right touch of understated elegance to any outfit.  100 percent cotton and made in India.

·         Bucket Hat with Grosgrain– Our Eat Pray Love™ Bucket Hat provides comfort, shade and style for sunny days, just as Elizabeth Gilbert’s did during her journeys. The chic paper bucket hat is adorned with beautiful striped grosgrain ribbon trim, allowing it to be sported with any attire for every outing.

·         Beaded Stretch Bracelets – When you need that extra splash of color to complete an outfit, grab some of our Eat Pray Love™ Beaded Stretch Bracelets. These multi-colored bracelets are created in India and offer a fashion forward vibe yet are affordable for every wearer.

Exclusive to Consuming PR, I am giving away a Cost Plus World Market Eat Pray Love journal and pen to my readers! Post a comment or tweet me (@ConsumingPR) by sharing your personal style (e.g. bohemian chic, punk rock or however you describe your style). I’ll pick a winner at random next Friday, Aug. 13, and feature your personal styles in an exclusive post!

Here’s an example: @ConsumingPR My style is hipster-chic meets Winnie from the Wonder Years!

So, what’s your personal style?

The Future is Now: Design Your Own Eyewear

30 Jul

Remember, those obscure salons back in the 90s where you could upload an image of yourself and check out how different hairstyles looked? They were really the “wave” of the future! Please, excuse the pun.

Now, you don’t have to leave your home to check out different looks. allows you to play eyeglass and sunglass designer and to share it with others!

Users can try different shapes, sizes and experiment with all sorts of colors. If they like what they come up with, they can email their photo with their eyewear design to themselves, friends and family for comments and suggestions.

DYOE not only allows you to experiment and try different shapes, but you’re able to tinker with the sizes and shapes to improve upon the standard stuff. Then you can go shopping armed with the knowledge of exactly what you want, instead of taking up time in your day to awkwardly try on frames in front of people.

I don’t need to wear glasses yet, so check it out and tell me what you think!

Trend Watch: Mad Men Style

22 Jul

The fourth season of Mad Men starts Sunday, July 25, and Unique Vintage has the dresses for your watch parties and even your daily wardrobe! From Jackie-O silhouettes to form-fitting wiggle dresses, the vintage-inspired clothing boutique, Unique Vintage has everything you need to channel your show’s favorite character.

Dresses range from $68-$300. Whether you’re a Betty, Joan or Peggy, this boutique has the popular trends of “Mad Men” style.

Check out their website at to shop their entire collection. And, if you’re in SoCal, check out the Unique Vintage store located at: 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506.

Product Spotlight: Fruitz Watches

7 Jun

Fruitz Watches recently approached me with information on their 24 summer colors featuring delicious flavors like raspberry, lychee, golden pear and melon.

Not only are these watches fun and fresh for a bold summer statement, they have natural frequency technology allowing wearers to sleep better at night, maintain increased focus during the day and reduce overall stress levels. Pretty remarkable!

This added value seemed to good to be true, so I asked the company’s rep to explain further:

“The natural frequency technology is delivered to wearers through a metal disk inside the watch that has been infused with key frequencies in a proprietary process.  When worn on the wrist, the watch exposes frequencies and information to the bio-field of the person wearing it. The bio-field, which is the Master energy field that regulates the body’s functions, informs the body to relax, and in doing so, the person becomes more resistant and resilient to stress. When wearing a Fruitz frequency watch you are more in harmony with natural earth, centered and grounded.”

If you’re looking to de-stress your life through fashion, you can find Fruitz at, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom for $225.

Future Trend: Jackie O

17 May, an online jewelry retailer, recently launched The Jacqueline Kennedy Collection. Each piece is similar to the jewelry she wore in her days as the first lady and reflects her impeccable taste and elegance.

The collection debuts just in time for shoppers to get ready for the Jackie O craze that could be headed our way! In addition to, The History Channel is in works to film a mini-series titled The Kennedys featuring Katie Holmes. Also, Rachel Weisz is said to star in an upcomming feature film about the days following John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Looks like we could see a new trend on the horizon: modest, conservative, clean lines and simplicity.