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Fashion Forward by “Meicka J.” – End of Summer Clearance

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Emeicka Johnson – Fashion Forward

As summer is winding down many of us are trying to squeeze in one more vacation before fall takes over. For those of you flocking to the beach before fall sets in, take advantage of the clearance summer items. The best thing about the end of season sales is when you decide to repeat your clearance find the following summer. It will be like wearing something new again.

This is the best time to stock up on clearance bathing suits, sundresses, and sandals. Check your local department stores and browse the clearance racks. I have much success shopping off season. Most department stores are marking prices up to 70% off. This would be a great time to take advantage of any sales.

Fall into the next season

Are you ready for Fall? It’s the season between summer and winter and the most popular out of the four seasons. Fall weather allows versatility with fashion. You can dress cool one day and you can dress warm the next. If you are a fan of wearing boots and scarves, then you will have plenty to look forward to this season.

New clothing stores will be opening in Peoria this fall which will give us a few more options on where to shop. H&M is expected to open soon at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie and Vanity is now open in the Northwoods Mall. I regret to inform you that we no longer have New York & Company but you are able to continue to shop online.

Have you decided on what boots you would like to wear this season? You will never make a poor choice with riding boots. Riding boots vary in price. Steve Madden makes an affordable style of boots as well as 9 West. If you shop at the right time you may be able to score a pair of boots for less than a hundred bucks. also has great deals on quality boots for low prices. Ankle boots continue to increase with popularity because they allow an “edgy” look with today’s fashion. Boots paired with a duster cardigan make a great choice with today’s fashion. If you are looking for affordable prices check out your local DSW, Target, Payless Shoesource and department stores that allow coupons.

Not In My Size

If you are plus size, you may find difficulty with options of places to shop locally for trendy clothing. I am pleased to announce that now carries jeans up to size 18 for misses. Vanity, a store in Northwoods Mall also carries plus size clothing as does Charlotte Russe with a limited selection. Don’t forget to check out the local department stores to find selections as well. If you are a fan of online shopping here are a few sites you may want to check out:,,, and