Thursday, May 26, 2016

If loving a tanner is wrong, I don't want to be right...

Anyone else remember the days of streaky, messy, orange-inducing self tanners? Maybe I'm dating myself, but back in the '70s, I saved my money and purchased QT, Quick Tanning Lotion. I was so excited to finally have that golden glow I saw in all the magazines and on the legs of the cheerleaders. What I ended up with were orange- and white-striped legs that I was too embarrassed to bare. And don't get me started on the smell. Yikes, it was, in a word, gross. Oh, thank goodness times have changed.

I now have a very close relationship with Sally Hansen and her Airbrush Legs leg makeup. If loving a tanner is wrong, I don't want to be right. This stuff is seriously magical and takes no talent and very little time to apply. You can go from a pasty white girl to a bronzed summertime goddess in seconds flat. It's available at most drug stores, although many West Seattle locations are sold out because I buy multiples since I don't ever want to be without.

I realize we should embrace the new adage, "fair skin is healthy skin", which I agree with all the rest of the year. But for these sunny months of shorts, dresses and skirts, I love the confidence this stuff gives me to go bare legged. The instant bronze is fab, but so is the disappearance of all those pesky little veins and 'imperfections'.

Go buy some, then come to Carmilia's to buy some short shorts to show your gams!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

West Seattle Junction Day of Giving

Join us this Saturday, April 30, for our Day of Giving. A portion of the day's sales will be donated to the charity of choice for each business. Carmilia's will be donating to Northwest Hope and Healing. Hope to see you out shopping!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mark your calendars for a fun event!

February Art Walk will find Ola stylists at Carmilia's. They'll be on hand to fluff, puff and lightly style your do. We'll have wine, snacks and new spring merchandise to peruse.

Hope to see you here, it's sure to be a fun night and a Valentine inspiration.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kai Fragrance Deals

Do you love scent of Kai products? We've heard many times it smells like Hawaii. So if your travel plans don't take you there any time soon, stop by Carmilia's for an olfactory trip.

Now through Valentine's Day, enjoy the following special pricing on Kai products. And we're well-stocked and have a small gift with purchase (Kai linen wash), while supplies last.

Happy to ship, as well. Just email or call the shop.

body lotion, regularly $37, $30 through 2/14/16
body buffer, regularly $40, $32 through 2/14/16
perfume oil, regularly $48, $40 through 2/14/16
room diffuser, regularly $78, $70 through 2/14/16

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Liverpool jeans are back in black

Here at Carmilia's, we love the Liverpool skinny jeans. They have just the right amount of stretch to be comfy but fitted. These don't stay in stock for long, they're that good! And at $79 a pair, we love them even more! Traditionally, we have the dark denim in stock, these are black and so perfectly practical. I'm wearing mine right now.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vintage Carmilia's and the annual Carmilia's sale at the West Seattle Street Festival

This is a big weekend at Carmilia's in the West Seattle Junction! It all starts Thursday, July 11, with the kick off of the annual Carmilia's spring and summer sale. All clothing will be discounted from 15%-50%! Thursday evening from 6:00-9:00, it's the July Art Walk, featuring silk screens by Center High School students.

Next up, Friday is the start of Vintage Carmilia's Part II, a pop up vintage shop featuring vintage and vintage-inspired clothing and accessories. The Carmilia's sale also continues all weekend long. Festival hours: Friday, July 12, 10:00-9:00/Saturday, July 13, 10:00-9:00/Sunday, July 14, 11:00-6:00.

Diane von Furstenberg navy silk wrap dress 

Vintage white maxi dress and bird necklace
Vintage silk and leather jacket with Serfontaine jeans
...and much, much more!
See you soon!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Vintage Carmilia's

Check out this write up on our vintage venture coming next weekend, March 14, 15 and 16. It's going to be fun, please plan to stop by. This on-line write up features photos of some of the items that will be offered for great prices.

Seattle Magazine write up