Fashion Spotlight: Printed Pants

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You’d be lying if you said you haven’t seen printed pants everywhere for the past couple of months. It seems like every town outing or magazine browse, printed pants are seemingly everywhere. Coincidentally, the trend is also at Quarter Moon and we are obsessed! Our selection includes long and flared bottoms with tribal prints, florals, and anything in between.

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We also realize that it is summer and the heat is getting to us all, so luckily we have a variety of printed shorts as well.

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We love pairing all of our printed bottoms with solid crop tops, fringe blouses, or you can even spice it up with an off the shoulder gypsy top. It’s the season to live and dress freely!

July Birthstone: Carnelian and Ruby

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Listen up July babies, your birthstones have more benefits than you may realize! Carnelian and ruby are both used to amplify energy, good luck, and have the power to release Earth bound spirits if used together. Ruby can protect you from psychic attacks, violence, and can bring lightness into your life. Ruby also promotes creativity and is used to heal the Earth. Carnelian, on the other hand, is known as the “stone of action.” It will assist you in dedicating your life to your passions and ambitions. It awakens inherent talents and skills, and has the ability to increase perceptiveness.

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Ruby pendant with 20 inch silver chain: $58
Ruby silver ring (middle finger): $46
Carnelian silver ring: $36

Food Truck Thursday Feature: Valhalla Grill

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Let’s face it, Food Truck Thursday is the place to be in Tallahassee on a Thursday night. Nothing beats the food truck treats, live music, or the beautiful sights at Lake Ella. Luckily for us at Quarter Moon, we have the convenience of being just a small step away from savory fries and gyros at the Valhalla Grill every week.

“[Valhalla] strives to offer our customers unique, restaurant quality food featuring flavors from around the world. We pride ourselves in using quality locally sourced ingredients,” said Beverly Rich, owner of the Valhalla food truck.  

Sandwiches are the bulk of the Valhalla menu that contain any meat from chicken to lamb, served on anything from a kaiser roll to naan. 

Chef Beverly describes Valhalla’s food as “classic sandwiches and fusion style entrees with an emphasis on Mediterranean and Indian flavors.”

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Their sides are equally unique and tasty as well. Whoever thought of cheese fries is clearly a genius, but Valhalla’s poutine goes way beyond that invention. Poutine is crinkle cut french fries topped with cheese curds flown from upstate New York and smothered in housemade roast beef gravy. Quarter Moon usually smells like flavorful poutine every Thursday night. 

The Lake Ella and food truck community have come along way since our first Food Truck Thursday and cannot be more pleased by the visitor turnouts every week. 

“The move to Lake Ella has had such an incredible impact on the Tallahassee Food Truck Association and hundreds of hungry visitors that attend Food Truck Thursday each week. FTT has very quickly become a destination for eclectic finds in the unique shops, great food and a showcase for live music, all in one spot! I can’t think of another area locale that offers such amenities,” Rich said. 

We hope that this special event keeps growing every week so that everyone in town can enjoy Valhalla and the other scrumptuous food trucks just as much as we do! 

Quarter Moon July Fourth Budget Outfit

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Need a cute and festive outfit for July 4th under $100?! Look no further! We are looking forward to cookouts and gazing at fireworks just as much as you are, but only because we cannot wait to show off our patriotic ensemble.

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Crop Top: $32
Jean Shorts: $42
Feather Statement Necklace: $18
Total (tax included): $98.90

June Birthstone- Moonstone

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The birthstone for June is moonstone. The Romans believed that moonstone was made from solidified rays of the moon, which gave it the power to alter the phases of the moon. Moonstone is known to bring good fortune and enhance the intuition of the wearer. So June babies, adorn yourselves with the gem of the moon and harness its natural powers of love, healing and luck. (Pendant $74, ring $39) GetFileAttachment

Vendor Feature: It’s Cactus Haitian Art

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Quarter Moon is a proud seller of many fair trade vendors who promote fair living wages to producers in developing countries. They pay artisans and farmers a fair wage for their creations and we cannot appreciate them more for that! 

A fair trade vendor called It’s Cactus provides us with our Beyond Borders Haitian Metal art. This includes everything from metal pieces of mermaids, turtles, and birds to flowers and trees, you name it! 

But wait it gets better. The metal that is used to make the art is made from recyclable metal. Not only does It’s Cactus provide fair wages, but they support the creators who use materials that can help the world become a more environmentally friendly planet! 

These artworks can fit anywhere in your home and were created for any indoor or outdoor environment. 

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On the Fringe

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Fringe is a standout trend this season. Once a counter culture staple, fringe is now seen flowing on the long leather dresses of Altuzarra and appear on the runways of Derek Lam as detailed hemlines, cut short and sweet. It’s street fashion turned glamorous and the Spring/Summer runways wouldn’t disagree!10260021_682555455144580_8137527345828697888_nLook fierce in fringe this summer the Quarter Moon way with a boldly colored sundress $44, a tie-dyed bandana $12.50 and circular sunnies $15.