Ah---- to the world of New Year's Resolutions for Modesty! I love this time of year(minus that it is cold). December 31-we say goodbye to the past and now, January 1- we are totally focused on what the future can bring when we set our minds to New Year's Resolutions and simply becoming better. I am a big fan of Vision Boards. I make one every year. I believe that there is power in visualizing what it is you really want to accomplish. I have 5 categories, ( because I have totally different board for Halftee): Health, Spiritual, Family, Educational, and Personal. My favorite category is Health. I believe that one of our greatest assets is feeling comfortable in our own skin. Now that does not mean that we are all stick thin and only eat lettuce, but it does mean taking the opportunity to exercise regularly and trying to establish healthy eating habits. With this last pregnancy, the weight is sticking around a bit longer that usual. Yes, I am older and yes, this is my eighth baby, but no excuses-- it is time to lose the extra and get back into my"pre-baby" self and a strong confident healthy me. (not "pre-baby baby" self,having babies will forever have left it's mark on my body, but I LOVE that change because it reminds me of each amazing journey being pregnant was)
My current fitness regime is one that I purchased over 5 years ago. I tried it after baby #5, but just couldn't find the motivation to be as diligent as it wanted me to be. I am ready now. It is called "Live the Life," and it requires a bit of planning and quite a bit of discipline. It is a full fitness plan, from the meals, exact time you eat those meals, exact portions and food combinations, exact workouts, and everything in between. I am in the third week and have dropped 7 pounds. I am still up quite a bit with the new little one, but on this plan I am not sleepy or tired at all, and my mood swings that typically come with hormonal changes are almost gone. I feel GREAT! And I can feel my body thanking me for taking this on.
Not so much to Halftee this post, although I am sure I could find some way to spin this post into why you should wear a Halftee, (it IS what I DO:)), but here's to YOUR New Year's Resolutions. Here's to feeling more confident because you have chosen to become better in 2015. You can do IT!! Stay focused on the what you want and what that looks like. If you are willing, then it is possible!
Be Confident! Be Beautiful! Be YOU!" One of my snacks on "Live the Life" apple and string cheese. Combining complex carbs (apple) with a protein (string cheese) is one of the ways to burn more calories and drop the weight.
Well we did it. We finally had our debut on HSN (Home Shopping Network). Halftee Layering Fashions brought a whole new element to modest clothing on HSN. We were a HUGE success! (as we all predicted, right?) Sold out of virtually everything!! My phone was ringing off the hook talking to buyers and Noelle trying to figure out how in the world we could get them more stock. But at the end of the day it was impossible and we all concluded that we would just have to plan better next time, and order MORE Halftees!! Modest clothing is hard to come by, is it not? On top of that it is hard to put a flawless outfit together. One is either dealing with deep arm holes under the arm, popping buttons down the front, low necklines, sleeveless, bra straps falling out, really the problems are endless. That is why it is so exciting to get in front of a handful of HSN's 100 million viewers and teach them all about our problem solving product. More women than ever are understanding what Halftee is all about, bringing a modest clothing line to them to wear each and every day and to help solve those problems we all struggle with almost every morning.
HSN shoppers got it. They loved it and we are so excited to go back with more. Noelle did a fabulous job in selling just a handful of our styles to the wonderful HSN women and in only a few short minutes all that we had was practically spoken for. It just makes my heart so happy to watch women understand what one can do with a Halftee. The possibilities are endless and with a Halftee you can practically make anything work. Here we come world!! Out to bring you a flawless look with every outfit, no matter your shape or size, no matter your style, Halftee Layering Fashions, is or will be your favorite modest clothing line!
Be Confident! Be Comfortable! Be YOU!
I have spent the last 48 hours in the great city of New York! I love it here. The reason for my travels to "the Big Apple" was to attend the annual Tex World show. This is a trade show that brings fabric importers from all over the world to one central location. For hours I walked and combed through racks of all kinds of fabrics--- Cotton/Spandex (woven), Nylon/Jersey, Rayon, a ton of Lace, and much more. It never ceases to amaze...... this incredible world of fabric manufacturing. Where in the world does it all come from? The racks and racks and racks of clothes we see in every city, town and shop across the world? It takes a lot of sewing machines and seemingly endless amounts of fabric to keep clothes on our backs, that is for sure. Halftee Layering Fashions are sewn in Mexico. We buy our fabric from our supplier in the USA and export it to be cut and sewn. The world is filled with hundreds and thousands of sewing machines running from early morning to late afternoon, to keep our shopping malls hopping.
Speaking of shopping....there is nothing better, in my mind, than shopping in NEW YORK CITY!!! I especially love atmosphere and the random placement on these chaotic streets of some of my favorite places to shop---Forever 21 being one of them. As I browsed the racks and scanned the displays, I recognized a familiar type of shirt. Is that a Halftee? Oh no, my friend that is a crop-top specifically coming back in fashion to wear as a stand- alone piece!!!!! First of all the thought of a bunch of girls and women running around in crop tops is not my favorite visual. But the thought of only having, this particular crop top, with no 2 inch signature band and cheap fabric was more than a bit disturbing! And yet there they were, in all of their glory, the Forever 21 crop top!! As hard as it is for me to say this.(ok ,fine it's not hard at all) :) Halftee has the best "crop top" ever! With our perfected fabric, variety of sleeve lengths, and of course our 2 inch signature band, we have everything covered. (literally) Wear it alone if the "cropped top" fashion statement is what you are going for or continue to wear it as a fabulous layering piece--either way Halftee will have you covered in all the right places!
Wherever you are--- go to Halftee.com(right now...you can do it) We have the perfect crop top.. Fabric sourced specifically for us and sewn perfectly just so you can Be Confident, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!
HO! HO! HO! Give the #1 Popular Layering Shirt as a gift with sizes XS to XXXL plus sizes! Are you still in a stupor about what to give all the friends and family on your Christmas list? I am very serious about this, even though it sounds silly--- HALFTEE is the gift that “keeps on giving” all year round!! Those lucky souls that get to unwrap a Halftee or better yet a HALFTEE gift card to our store, will be thanking sweet little o' you throughout the whole year!! Every woman needs one!
We have two awesome features that can be used both in our store or online.....
1. Our Halftee gift cards come in $10.00 increments. So whatever your budget the gift card gives you options.
2. With our no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee go ahead and buy what you "think" she might LOVE and if it doesn't fit or she would like a different color or style we will get it exchanged with ease and no stress. Our customer service if one of our greatest assets. Tami is the bomb when it comes to outfitting the newbie Halftee woman or the experienced Halftee woman. She will make sure your gift-ee is as merry as can be!
One of my favorite “teacher gifts to give is a Halftee Gift card. I love seeing them walk into the store and say, " I had no idea these things were YOU?" So funny, that I seriously have become the "Halftee Lady". I love going into the classroom and hearing how much they love their Halftee. These sweet women aren't sure what they have done this long without them. Teachers are constantly leaning over desks to help students and they need, so badly the little coverage of a Halftee in the neckline to save them from "those" moments that can put both teacher and student in an awkward situation. These amazing women running around the classroom, definitely need less not more, when it comes to layering.
So if you are still wondering what in the world to get all your loved ones, come visit Halftee.com or our factory store and boutique at 94 South State Street, Lindon, Utah 84042. You will be sharing one of your favorite things and making your loved ones so happy they were on your list!
Can you believe that Halftee finally listened and brought to you a full length layering shirt? I will be honest, I still feel a little weird about it. Does it even make sense. Halftee Layering Fashions carries a full length Halftee? Just a little bit ironic. After many hours of deliberating we decided that the full length Halftee just "had" to make sense. Although a Halftee (less bulk, less tugging, less almost everything) is always preferable, sometimes we need the full length cami for those sheer tops, knitted tops (see pic below), crocheted tops with see-through places, under a cardigan, or just as a stand alone piece because sometimes half is just not enough! We get tons of compliments on our fabric and so we decided the time was now to bring you the fabric you love in a full length tee.
I have several tops in my closet that need to be worn with a full length cami but every time I wore a full length cami I felt like I was being disloyal to my Halftee and was supporting the "evil full length cami", hahaha (they aren't evil). So now that I have the option of a full length Halftee, made with our fantastic fabric, with our awesome 2 inch signature band, and stamped with the Halftee logo, life is now guilt free.
Think about a full length basic cami paired with a great pair of skinny jeans, tall riding boots, belted at the waist? Great option....
Or today (see pic below)....I bought this super cute sweater this summer, it definitely needs a full length under it (you can see why). Paired with a pair of "skinnies" or even your favorite boyfriend jeans, this is a great outfit. (Just a little side note, Noelle and I fought about this top, she hates it and I love it. She think it looks like a stretched out doily). Let me now what you think... super cool sweater or stretched out doily? I was laughing so hard when her true feeling came out towards this outfit. Good thing I have a really good self esteem.
Now for the last outfit in my closet that I have been waiting to wear without the feelings of guilt... it is a cream color sheer button down top, very classy, timeless shirt that I bought from Modbod. I wore this on Sunday with our white full length Halftee, a darling long navy skirt and killer brown lace up wedges (pictured below).
Each of these outfits are great excuses and legitimate reasons to wear the full length Halftee. On those rare occasions when a full length cami is important for your outfit solution, you can now shop Halftee Layering Fashions, and wear our fabulous soft and comfy modal/cotton blend in a full length Halftee. The fabric and fit you love in a full length tee. Come see our HALFEES www.halftee.com.
Be CONFIDENT Be Beautiful BE YOU!