untitledEveryone has been asking me, “What is this athleisure thing that there’s all this buzz about?”  I am here to assist, so let’s discuss…  Perhaps you love the comfort of your Lululemon workout gear to the point that it is your go-to even when you are not headed to the gym.  I sense you are nodding your head.  (I know this because I love my Lululemon too.)  However, you have determined that you need and want more…..more fashion that is.  You’d rather look like you walked out of a fashion magazine than the gym. So, voila…athleisure! I like to think of it as the fashionable alternative to your yoga pant inspired workout attire.  Athleisure is still about easy, comfortable, cozy pieces….but adding the adjectives of chic, sophisticated and fashionable.  Someone pinch me…this is a dream come true!  Plus, put your running shoes back in the closet and grab a trendy “sneaker” to chase around town in or put a great fashion shoe with it.  If you’re like me, this gives you an excuse for more shoes….so don’t miss the opportunity!  I am all about athleisure and I think  you will be too.  We have it in store for you now from new labels such as Skin, Wilt, Nesh and Anatomie;  we can’t wait to show you!


Winter Or Spring?

katespade012_450x675katespade007_450x675This is the kind of day that leaves you in a conundrum. It is completely freezing outside. I wore my puffy coat and tall classic Ugg boots to work with anticipation of shedding the boots and putting on a great Stuart Weitzman heel. But upon arrival to the store, I realized my office is like an ice box (Who is my landlord?!) and the boots are not coming off even though I have a skirt on! Fortunately, we have our semi-annual sale going on right now….BOGO on all sale merchandise (someone pinch me)…so I took to the racks and found the perfect scarf to go with my outfit. Yes, great accessory, but today it is based on need not want (this rarely happens, so I like to point this out whenever possible).   I am now moderately warm, but still considering the purchase of a knit hat that I eyed as I was selecting my scarf.  So, here is the problem….our spring fashion and handbags from Kate Spade just arrived and warm weather seems like forever away, so what is a fashion girl to shop for – winter or spring apparel? Before we come up with our decision, did I mention that the Kate Spade collection is pure fashion fun with all the whimsicalness and bright colors; it begs to be in your closet. BEGS!!  To summarize: I NEED gear for the current cold weather (and it is on sale) and I am in want (let’s not use shouty letters for want; we need to be subtle) of the new Kate Spade (which if I wait too long, someone else might snap it up). I know you understand what I am going through because you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you weren’t a fashion girl. Side note: I just put my puffy coat back on to finish this blog because I was shivering and it’s hard to type when your body is in early hyperthermia. I must wrap this up so I can go crank the thermostat.  If you need scarves, hats, gloves, coats and/or boots because winter has finally hit West Michigan…march right in here; we have you covered (and I will mention again…it’s all on sale). While you are finding those pieces that will help you withstand this cold weather, we will tempt you with fabulous spring fashion….which you should also indulge in because that too will help you (if only psychologically as you envision yourself having lunch with your girlfriends on an outdoor patio with temperatures in the 80’s) endure this frigid tundra we live in!

The Poem

What an incredible holiday season we have had at Leigh’s!  Thank you for chosing our store to find those special gifts for those very special people in your lives.  We assisted many gentleman in finding the perfect gift and sent them home with beautifully wrapped packages to place under their Christmas tree.  It is such a pleasure to have you in store! 

Today, Judy North, one of our very talented fashion consultants, received this wonderful poem from a man that she helped with a gift for his wife.  It is very heart warming and brought a smile to all.  I, of course, wanted to share the poem with you because it makes me so proud of our team and the exceptional customer service that they deliver each and every day.

The Lovely Ladies of Leigh’s

Nearly brought me to my knees,
So stylish, so extraordinaire,
It was a rainy day love affair.
My holiday shopping trip was a breeze,
So enraptured by their expertise,
The lovely ladies of Leigh’s.

Excuse me sir, would she wear one of these?
Would she not! (Two more, if you please),
And, charmed by the ease of which
I would gladly surrender my gratuities,
(And could we gift wrap this tasteful allegory?)
The lovely ladies of Leigh’s.

You’ve never had quite an adventure
Such a pleasure to romance risk free,
Twas a love affair on a rainy day
(What more can I say?)
Resistance is what I lack so I’ll be back

To see the lovely ladies of Leigh’s