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"Spring" into fashion….Channel 6 Segment

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Check out these FUN fashions that will take you through spring and right into summer! Shown on Channel 6/News on 6, here, in Tulsa, OK. All items from fabulous local boutiques in the area! Thank you to my awesome models, Nicole and Emily, for making the clothes look fantastic!

Emily Outfit – Chrome – Cherry Street

Taupe Ruffle Short Romper $54.00

Chunky Turquoise/Brown Necklace/Earrings $36.00

Brown Cuff w/Gold Accents $38.00

Brown/Gold Ring $28.00

Nicole Outfit – Bella Dames- 61st/Lewis

Turquoise Floral Embellished Dress $99.00

Coral/Turquoise Multi-Strand Necklace $22.00

Coral/Turquoise Earrings $15.00

Coral Bracelet $12.00

Spring Fashion Accessories

Little Black Dress – Cherry Street

Lucite Bauble Necklace $45.00

Black Bead Necklace $45.00

Dolly & Angel Pink Purse $85.00

Pastel Butterfly Scarves $30.00 Each

Yellow and Pink Tank Tops $25.00 Each

Chrome – Cherry Street

Twisted Buckle $120.00

Button Ring Circa 1950 $124.00

Moxie Shoes – www.moxieshoestulsa.com or Flirt/Utica Square

BCBG Zipper Rosette Heels $275.00

100 Years Of Customer Service…

Last week, Miss Jackson’s, here, in Tulsa, OK, celebrated their 100th anniversary! 100 years in business! Think about that….that is a LONG time! How many businesses do you know, specifically, a specialty retail store, that has been in business for 100 years? THAT is very impressive!

The original “Miss Jackson” was Nelle Shields Jackson. She was the founder of the specialty retail store that still exists today in Utica Square. According to the Tulsa World article, last Thursday, it simply states that “she wanted to make people’s lives more beautiful and enjoyable”. What a simple concept!

Nelle took that concept and then took it one step further by offering EXCEPTIONAL customer service. I mean, EXCEPTIONAL! It wasn’t just walking into the store and having someone say “May I help you?” It was more than that! It was about creating a culture that it was the “norm” to be treated like royalty, by having a personal shopping assistant within the store. The same person that you would work with EVERY TIME you came into the store. The person that knew your styles and tastes. The person that would call you the minute a garment came in that screamed your name. The person that knew you would LOVE IT before you even saw it! They would, also, take your coat, provide you a place to sit, and offer you something to drink.

Because of the excellent customer service and their pride in offering higher end designer names that aren’t offered anywhere else in town, is what has kept them in business for this long. It became a tradition for generations of families to shop at Miss Jackson’s. Great-Grandma shops there, Grandma shops there, Mother shops there…you see where I’m going with this! It has continued to live through the cycles of the economy, because of those families. The families that made Miss Jackson’s a tradition.

Think about this for a minute, how many stores do you go into today and the store personnel know your name? Or they know your mother’s name or grandmother’s name? How many even ask you if you need help these days? How many offer you a chair and something to drink while they show you what they have available in the store? What happened to the days of good customer service? Scratch that….what happened to the days of EXCEPTIONAL customer service?

With the economy these days, businesses, specifically retail businesses, come and go on a very regular basis. So, what’s the trick to Miss Jackson’s? Why, as a specialty retail store, have they been able to stand the test of time?

My belief is this…they cater to their customer. They cater to their clients. It’s not about competing with other stores, about the latest and greatest technique and trick, it’s about staying true to their customers. They know what works for their customer and they stick with it!

Seems like a very simple concept….but, do you think that is what retail businesses are doing these days? I’d be curious to your thoughts…..

But, I do need to say “HAPPY 100th ANNIVERSARY, MISS JACKSON’S!” You have achieved a feat that most specialty retail stores will never do!

A New Easter Dress

Retro Inspired Strapless Floral: $49.99 http://www.newport-news.com/
Blue Sheath Dress: $168.00 http://www.anntaylor.com/
Purple Sheath Dress: $198.00 http://www.nordstroms.com/
A childhood memory that I absolutely LOVE were the days of shopping for a new Christmas dress and a new Easter dress. Twice a year, I, specifically, remember getting in the car and heading to the mall with my Mom to locate THE dress for each holiday.
I was like a kid in a candy store running through the aisles of dresses that looked like a huge Easter basket of pinks, blues, and yellows. The ruffles, dotted swiss, crinolines…oh, there were so many choices.
And, it wasn’t just the dress. Oh no, we weren’t done yet. We still had to pick out the tights, shoes, little white gloves and don’t forget the bonnet!
Oh, how fun that was…..
Then, the day! Easter! I couldn’t wait to get all dressed up that morning and head to church to see everyone in their new Easter clothes. The church would be filled with a pastel rainbow of color. Little boys in their vests and bowties, girls in their bonnets and dresses, dads in their spring ties, and moms in their suits, spectator heels, and hats to match (their grown-up version of bonnets). Oh, what fun! What fun!
It was a candy filled day in so many ways! Everyone in their Easter candy colors while they inhale their jelly beans! How could you NOT love that!
Gone are the days where everyone follows the Easter dress “ritual”, but, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to let this childhood memory go, have fun with all the Easter worth dresses that are available now!
Don’t delay…go get your Easter dress today!

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