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Happy 16th Anniversary to The Hope Chest! (And how it all began)

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Happy 16th Anniversary to The Hope Chest! (And how it all began)

Wow! How times flies when you're having fun! We have awesome customers who support our small business! (and now were online serving even more great customers) Some of you may be wondering how it all started...    The Hope Chest began in 2003 with a big dream and a small quaint shop (approx. 400 sq. ft.) located in Dutch Neck Village. It wasn't long before we purchased another store, which would eventually become an expansion for The Hope Chest. Then after 9 1/2 years we expanded once again. Our current store is approx. 3300 sq. ft. Located in The Hopewell...

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Fashion Rules

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Fashion Rules

The most important Fashion Rule?

Is fashion has no rules.

 There was a time when your shoes had to match your handbag, a belt also had to be the same shade, you only wore certain colors certain times of the year. 

Well, all of that has changed. And it's not only changed, it's trending to mix it up. Have you been wanting to step outside your fashion comfort zone, but not sure where to start? Just add a pop of color to your outfit.  I hear many customers say they have so many neutral clothes, and they want to try and change it up a bit. But not too drastically. 

One way of doing this is to add a bright statement necklace, or a floral chiffon scarf.
Perhaps that bright yellow handbag you've been eyeing?
  Go for it! Adding a splash of color can be fun.  Taking small steps helps you feel confident, with out stepping too far out of your comfort zone at once. 

And the next step in your fashion journey will probably be easier.  It's fashion, it should be fun, let's not take it too serious. 

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