Friday, April 23, 2010

Texas Monthly - May Issue

The kind folks at Texas Monthly have given us props, and we're so flattered! They devoted a couple of their coveted editorial pages to the shops of East Main Street, listed their top 8 picks and included a shopping guide. Click on the individual pages above for a close up.

Not mentioned this time, but definitely not to be missed is our very own Roadrunner Inn, which sits up above Root and Beulah's. Summer weekends are filling up fast, so plan your shopping get-a-way and book some YOU time!

New Take on an Old Fave

Rosebud Perfume Company just came out with their ever-popular salve, in a tube! How clever are they? Application has never been easier! We still love the old-fashioned tins, though, and have restocked them in the Original Salve as well as all of the company's best balms: Mocha Rose, Minted Rose, and Strawberry.

For those of you that have never had the pleasure of using Rosebud Salve, you must run out and try it. Formulated in Maryland, in 1892, and still going strong, this stuff not only feels and smells delightful, but can be used for a multitude of beauty dilemmas (lackluster lips, chapped skin, diaper rash, blemishes, rough cuticles, unruly eyebrows, etc.) It has regained popularity in the last decade as countless beauty editors and gurus have deemed it the one item they never leave home without! It's priced at a steal, and will last for-ev-er. Well, practically.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sexy, Silky Sweatpants

From Maggie Ward. A blend of 95% Silk and 5% Lycra give these pants the perfect drape, sheen, and stretch. They work with flats (ballet, open sandals, flip-flops - you name it,) with an attention-grabbing wedge, or even a date-night pump. It's a great pant that'll give you lots of opportunity to shine!

Available in Black (as shown,) Gunmetal, and Cobalt.

You Raved...We Reacted!

You wiped us we replenished. In fact, we just received our second shipment from Indah, our newest line of loose, lightweight, beachy items at a fabulous price point! (Most pieces are under $100!) The handpainted fabrics and natural dyes give each piece a richness and individuality that you'd never expect to find at that kind of price point. And they won't take up a lot of space in your suitcase, so pack a few of them for your next get-a-way!

Recycled Totes from 44 Knots

Happy Earth Day! How appropriate that we're blogging about these fab new totes we just got in from 44 Knots! They are cut from recycled sails, which makes them environmentally-responsible, sturdy, and water-repellent. Each one is stitched with a whimsical applique, adorned with a vintage scarf, and couldn't be any cuter!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Prices Slashed!

We just had to mark down some oldies (but still goodies) to make room for new arrivals. Come check out the overflowing sale rack! You'll find some Corey Lynn Calter, Ella Moss, Paige, Hudson, and more.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lara Collins of Enid

Local designer/shop owner, Lara Collins, just dropped off these amazing new necklaces. Created by her talented hands, these leather and suede bibs suspend from an antiqued brass chain and boast a cool modern-hippy vibe. We think they're the perfect statement accessory to throw on with a basic white tank and cutoffs combo. Yes, it's that simple!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Best Ever Shoe Selection

And this is just a small sampling of my personal favorites. Sam Edelman, Jeffrey Campbell, Seychelles, Dolce Vita! They've all turned out sandals, wedges, flats, and thongs to complete, or even make the outfit. Detail is key. Embellishment is essential. You won't find anything basic about our shoes. Don't act surprised, c'mon, this is Root!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Summer Clutches

Need a light and bright clutch to tote your out-and-about-necessities this summer? We have proudly stocked the shop with these wood, straw, and raffia creations by Mar y Sol. They've been blowing out the door, but not to worry, another shipment is on its way. (P.S. We have beach totes, too!)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Roberta Freymann

So what if I get excited a lot? Every new addition to the shop is a breath of fresh air! And I am especially fired up about Roberta Freymann's assortment of hand block-printed tunics. They are an ideal weight for the Texas climate, make a chic cover up for the beach or pool, and can be paired with your favorite worn-in jeans just as easily and appropriately as a crisp white pair of trousers.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ahhh, Rachel!

If you've never had the pleasure of wearing a Rachel Pally creation, please, treat yourself! You deserve it. Her fabric forgives and her shapes flatter every figure. The fits are insanely comfortable, colors are rich, and styling...perfectly versatile. No need to be intimidated by the endless length of her maxi dresses - she has thoughtfully left the hem unfinished. A patient hand and a sharp pair of scissors and you'll be good to go! We must warn, like tattoos and Lay's Potato Chips, you can't have just one.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oooh, Trina!

A few new pieces from Trina Turk have sure brightened the place up! Her original prints are as always, right on target. I'm loving the bold use of greens in this spring story. It's so fresh! Add a bunch of gold bangles, a big sun hat, and an icy Mojito to complete the look.