Right now we are having an exclusive trunk show with one of our favorite designers, Gurhan. His designs are exquisite!
Gurhan’s metals of choice are 24 karat gold and sterling silver. He is known as the man who changed how contemporary fine jewelry was made. After this unofficial honor, the 24 karat gold trend launched as a popular metal for fine jewelry everywhere.
Gurhan likes to mix metals like silver and gold. It has been said that his sterling silver designs are “kissed” with 24 karat gold. He uses an ancient jewelry technique to design his pieces. He studied techniques that goldsmiths were using 7000 years ago. He hammers everything by hand and creates his own style for each piece of jewelry. By using this classic method, it hardens the 24 karat gold. Gurhan also has a flair for taking ancient artifacts like thousand-year-old mosaics and transplanting them into pieces of jewelry like rings and necklaces.
Celebs have also been spotted wearing his pieces. From Sheryl Crow to Sandra Bullock, you are sure to see Gurhan’s beautiful work on the red carpet during events.
The trunk show goes on until the end of December so stop by or make an appointment! We would love to show you some of our favorite pieces.
This holiday serve ware is perfect for entertaining your holiday company. The pieces all feature a nostalgic holiday scene that is sure to be the talk of your Christmas dinner. It could also make the perfect gift for entertaining! Each piece is beautifully wrapped in a holiday box – which makes wrapping much easier!
Did you hear that we are spotlighting denim this week? We are fully stocked with jeans from Liverpool, Lafayette 148 NY, and Spanx. We are also introducing our newest denim line, Beija Flor. O! Magazine is calling them the “miracle jean.” We are falling in love with them… they fit like a dream.
Caring for your new denim is a breeze and we suggest following these simple tips and tricks to keep your new threads in fabulous shape!
Do not wash your jeans too often. (Yes, you heard us correctly!) Washing your jeans makes the fibers break down faster. The agitating of the spin cycle and the harshness of the detergent speeds up the breakdown process. We recommend washing them no more than once a week at most.We also recommend using the Laundress Fabric Refresh between washes.
Wash your jeans inside out and with cold water. When you do need to wash your jeans, turn them inside out and wash them with like colors. Washing them in cold water helps keep the dye from fading.
Can I put my jeans in the dryer? We get this question a lot. While we do not recommend it, be sure to dry on low as high heat breaks down the fiber. It is best to be safe and lay them flat to dry.
Store your jeans folded. It helps them keep their shape. Hanging may cause unwanted distress.
With these helpful hints we hope you get the most wear out of your denim. We also hope to see you at the Denim Event this week! We are here to help you find new jeans that you love, and love to wear!
The second annual Artspire festival is coming up this weekend! Downtown La Crosse will be transformed into an exciting celebration of visual, performing and literary arts. In honor of this fabulous community event, TOC has decided to join the fun by featuring one of our favorite jewelry artists, Réve.
The line was started by husband and wife duo Don and Elizabeth Buck in Arizona in 1984. Réve is the French word for “dream,” and these two have certainly formed a dream team. Their intricate details and unique designs are inspired by architecture, classical details, and nature. Each piece is a true work of art.
Elizabeth and Don craft their jewelry completely by hand using sterling silver, 14k and 18k gold, precious and semi-precious stones. They are very passionate and you can tell they love what they do with each unique piece they create.
Our beautiful collection of Réve is the perfect way to get into the Artspire spirit. Stop in to admire the fantastic craftsmanship of these two talented artists. It will really make you appreciate the time and care it takes to create artisan jewelry. Have an Artspired weekend!
Guess who just got back from a long weekend in Chicago? This girl :) I spent the last five days dining, drinking, sight-seeing and most importantly, shopping! My biggest take-away from this mini vaca was this: You don’t have to go to the big city to shop like you’re in the big city. I was blown away at the number of designers I saw that we carry right here at TOC. Everywhere we went women were dressed in Eileen Fisher, Comfy, NIC + ZOE, and AGL shoes. Usually after a trip like this, I would be bringing home bags and bags of goodies from all the wonderful shopping spots. Not this time. I honestly did not buy one single thing! Why would I when I can get the same looks, or better right at home? Here are some of my fav designers I saw in Chicago that we carry at TOC:
Eileen Fisher has been a staple here at TOC for many years. We love the simplistic designs and chic aesthetics the line always has to offer. The newest pieces to add to your summer wardrobe include this jewel bateau-neck dress, linen crepe short sleeve cardigan, organic cotton flared skirt and bateau-neck shell. Perfect for layering, and dressing up or down.
I wasn’t even looking for Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry, but I turned around at Nordstrom and I noticed a beautiful display of gorgeous jewelry. Turns out it was Melissa Joy Manning! We began carrying this line about a year ago and it is one of my favorites. Manning creates artistic and delicate pieces using sterling silver, 14k gold, druzys, semi-precious stones, and oxidized silver. Her designs are organic, yet sophisticated. We love her two toned cuff bracelets and unique use of stones. If you haven’t yet, you definitely need to check it out next time you’re in!
You’ve heard me gush over AGL shoes before, and I’m going to do it, again. These shoes are seriously hard to beat on quality, design, comfort and versatility. Every pair is handmade in Italy and the materials, colors, leathers and hardware are all made to our specifications. Even though I saw a large display of AGL shoes at Nordstrom in Chicago, not a single pair was exactly identical to one of ours. How cool is that?! Shopping AGL shoes at TOC means that you will have a one-of-a-kind design unique to our store.
We are so excited to be carrying Mephisto shoes. They are a must-have for summer. You have not experienced comfort until you’ve walked a mile in a Mephisto. These shoes are handmade by master shoe makers in Portugal and France and have been around for over 50 years. These shoes are meant to be worn, walked in and loved… a lot. Come in and try them on, you will be hooked!
Speaking of comfort… I am SO glad I wore my favorite Lisette pants on the 5 hour drive to Chicago. Not only did I see tons of Lisette- style pants while I was in Chicago, but I also saw them at many of the great boutiques downtown. This weekend TOC is hosting a Lisette trunk show. This is so exciting because you don’t have to drive the big city to shop the entire collection from Lisette, we are going to have it available for you to try right here in our store starting this Thursday! We would love for you to make an appointment or just stop in. Just for trying on a pair of Lisette pants, you will be entered for a chance to win a credit of $125 toward Lisette merchandise! Call us at (608) 784-2640, we hope to see you there.
Wow this year flew by so fast! I cannot believe that Christmas is right around the corner. I got a head start on Christmas shopping, but if I don’t pick it up a notch, I’m going to be scrambling to get it all done! TOC has a gift for all of your special someones. Although the 12 days of Christmas technically begin after Christmas, I wanted to show you 12 days of gifts from TOC that would be perfect to put under that tree. Sing it with me now…
On the first day of Christmas, TOC gave to me.. Gurhan Jewelry!
We love this one of a kind faceted Aquamarine ring set in 24k hammered yellow gold. It pairs perfectly with these Phoenician drop earrings with oval cabochon green chalcedony stones… so gorgeous! Like what you see? Well… we are also very excited to announce that we will be kicking off a Gurhan trunk show this Thursday for our first ever Jewels of the Night event! Gurhan is sending us their very best pieces to show off to you. We cannot wait, you will be blown away. This is the perfect night to let us help you create a wish list, or to buy yourself a little early Christmas gift ;) We hope you can make it!
Make sure you stay tuned to read about the rest of the 12 days of TOC Christmas! And don’t be afraid to make an appointment for Thursday to ensure you get to see your favorite pieces up close and personal!
Brrrrr! It sure was a chilly morning, I actually had to scrape off my windshield! I hope you are all staying warm and enjoying the beautiful fall colors. Even though fall is my favorite season, it can be difficult to dress for. It is a short transitional season. Not quite warm enough for summer clothes, and not quite cold enough to pull out our winter wardrobe. One thing is for sure, having a great pair of jeans will definitely help carry you through this time of year. However, FINDING a great pair of jeans isn’t so easy. Jeans are that one piece of clothing that we all should have, yet struggle to find the perfect fit. That is why the gals at TOC want to invite you to find your fit at our very first denim event next Wednesday the 15th through Saturday the 18th!
We will be featuring some of our favorites, as well as some new brands, such as Liverpool, Spanx and Mia & Moss. That’s right, your heard correctly, Spanx now makes jeans! And you might remember Mia & Moss from my trip to Chicago, we discovered their amazing denim and got to talk with the designer, Carlo. I am excited to share with you that Mia & Moss chose me as a brand ambassador! I cannot wait to show off their fabulous denim at the event!
One more thing, a really BIG thing… If you purchase 1 pair of jeans, you will receive 10% off, if you purchase 2 pairs, you will receive 20% off, and if you purchase 3 pairs, you will receive 30% off!!!! Now that I have your attention ;) we would love for you to make a private appointment so our fantastic TOC team can make it easier than ever before to find your perfect fit. Trust me, we WILL find you a pair, or two, or three! Give us a call soon to reserve your appointment at (608)-784-2640 or (877)-784-2630. We really hope you can make it, it is going to be a blast :)