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How to Wash Chenille Fabric

How to Wash Chenille Fabric

There are two methods to washing chenille sweaters. Hand washing and machine washing on delicate. Hand washing is the best method for this luxury fabric. HAND WASH 1. Spot Treat First we suggest spot treating the sweater. For general dirt, use a gentle, low-chemical liquid laundry soap. Hold the garment over the sink and rub a small amount of your laundry soap into the stain with your finger. Focus on areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs. 2. Soak For a deeper clean of the entire sweater. Add 2 cap fulls of a delicate detergent to a washbasin or sink filled with cool...

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How to Style Paperbag Pants

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How to Style Paperbag Pants

The paperbag waist was so popular during the summer for it's ease of slipping on and off, the comfort of no buttons or zippers and of course the fact that the waist line stretches! Because of those fabulous comforts, we wanted to bring on a style for fall. We scored big and found the perfect pair that not only gives the illusion of longer legs but also is super chic! Since we hung the style here at the boutique it catches nearly everyone's eyes! The first question we are always asked with such a trendy new look is how do...

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Best Fall Poncho Outfits

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Best Fall Poncho Outfits

One of the big trends this fall is the "Poncho". The Poncho was first used in the 1850s for irregular U.S. military forces operating on the U.S. Western Plains. In the 1970s the poncho became a fashionable garment for women's wear. This style of poncho was usually knitted and suggestive of an ethnic influence, corresponding to the hippie era.  Ponchos worn commonly in 1850s Ponchos worn commonly in 1970s Ponchos have been around forever and we understand why! They are the perfect layering piece to keep you warm and stylish! Ponchos blend perfectly with anything. Here at Asterisk Boutique we have brought on several styles of ponchos with...

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The Difference Between a Cowl Neck, a Turtle Neck and a Mock Neck

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The Difference Between a Cowl Neck, a Turtle Neck and a Mock Neck

There is nothing cozier than cold weather fashion! And the most cozy fashion of all is the cowl neck sweater. Now you may be thinking what is the difference between a cowl neck, a turtle neck and a mock neck?  A turtleneck collar extends from the collarbone up to the lower jaw. A mock neck is much shorter, and only goes up to just below the Adam's Apple. A cowl neck, on the other hand, is a much looser fitting, cascading high neckline.  All of those necklines are currently in style but our favorite here at Asterisk is the cowl neck! We brought...

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Colors to Wear with Mustard

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Colors to Wear with Mustard

Mustard has quickly become the color of Fall 2019! I personally love it because it's a softer version of my favorite color yellow! The color yellow is associated with happiness, positivity and joy! With this color hitting the stores, you might be thinking I love it, but how the heck do I wear it? The answer is simple! Pair it with other neutrals; Cognac, Mocha, Onyx, Graphite, and Taupe. The magic combo to copy today is a Mustard Top, Jeans and Leopard Tennis Shoes! Want a more dressed up look? Try a Mustard Top, Black Pants and Autumn Booties.     Feeling inspired?...

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