Category Archives: Clothing

Blog: Introducing Sarah Matlow!

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We love being part of the Tallahassee community!

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At a recent staff meeting we talked about how much our customers mean to us and how much we enjoy getting to know them.  It’s really the best part of our jobs and over the years we have met some pretty amazing people.  We decided we would love to share some of our awesome customer’s stories with you!

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Matlow!  Sarah recently modeled for our fall clothing photo shoot so we are lucky enough to have some great photos to share too.

Sarah was born and raised in Tallahassee. She was in the first graduating class that attended all 4 years of Chiles High School. Lake Ella was a favorite place to hang out in those high school days. Sarah left her mark at Lake Ella when she was 21 years old, working for two locally owned businesses…Polka Dot Shoes and Remember When.  She still enjoys shopping at Lake Ella and grabbing a coffee at the Black Dog Café with her “almost 3” year old son, Declan.  Declan is a social little guy who especially loves stopping by to say hello to Joe and Pete at Joes Bike Shop. Sarah feels lucky that she can manage her online vintage clothing store from home while being a stay at home mom.

Check out her shop at etsy.com/shop/keepitclassyvintage

Singing, dancing and acting is another passion and Sarah is currently performing in the musical Anything Goes at The Quincy Music Theatre. You can catch her performance on Friday October 13th and Sunday October 15th. https://www.facebook.com/events/842659409229169/?ti=icl Or check out Quincy Music Theatre’s webpage  www.qmt.org

Shopping locally owned has always been important to Sarah. She likes knowing that her shopping supports local people and feels that she can find better quality and more unique products at local businesses.  Sarah’s husband Jeremy is the owner of local pizza businesses Gaines Street Pies, North Side Pies, and Midtown Pies as well as The Wilbury. She appreciates that Tallahassee is a close knit community and has appreciated the support her husband’s businesses received when they were getting started. She is also proud that her husband’s businesses give so much back to Tallahassee. They showing great leadership in supporting local community organizations!
A long time Quarter Moon shopper, Sarah’s favorite finds at Quarter Moon are the sterling silver rings. She has quite a collection! She also enjoys shopping for gifts for friends and comfortable fashionable clothing.

Check out Sarah Matlow in her play at the Quincy Theatre! Here are a few more shots of her modeling some pieces from our fall collection! Details about the fall clothing collection will be posted on our website!  http://www.quartermoonimports.com/ Thank you Sarah!

Sarah in Jordan Eyelet Top

Sarah in CJ Sweater

Sarah in Asra Dress

Sarah in Sharmila Sweater

Sarah in Bree Feather Dress

Sarah in Amala Dress

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BLOG: 10 Ways to Wear a Sarong…So Right!

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BLOG: 10 Ways to Wear a Sarong…So Right!

It’s that time of year again when we are drawn to the beautiful batik patterns on summer sarongs, but feel unsure how to use it. Be sure to stop by the shop to see our new collection of sarongs in all colors.  Quarter Moon staff is ready to help your learn all the ways to wear one. Here are a few ways to use your new Sarong that you may never have thought about!

1. Top

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Multiple styles of tops are simple to accomplish with a Sarong.  Simply wrap the sarong around your neck to create a halter top, or tie it in a bow in the front and you’ve got a tube top. They are light a breezy for the summer air and add a pop of color to any pair of shorts and sandal combo.

2. Kimono

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Tie the two ends of the scarf together and place your arms in the newly made holes, you’ve got yourself a kimono. Probably one of our favorite ways to wear a sarong because it is flattering to every figure and is so easy wear.

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Every summer vacation needs a simply flowing dress and a sarong creates this look so well. Wear this look to dinner with your new tan or out to the lido deck as a beautiful cover-up.

4.Skirt

20170311_163559A simple skirt is by far the most popular and easy to accomplish look available with a Sarong. Simply wrap the fabric around your waist, tie in a knot or use a sarongclip, and BAM! Summer time gorgeousness. My definite go-to when strolling on the beach, or heading to the pool.

 

5. Blanket 

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Stash your sarong in your beach bag or picnic basket. They’re wide enough to lay on and fold up so easily that you can carry them anywhere without feeling the weight of a heavy tapestry.

 

6. Pillow Case 

Traveling can sometimes be a little rough and you want the comfort of something familiar. If the hotel/hostel pillows don’t look cozy or clean, grab your scarf and wrap it around the pillow, you’ll be sure to sleep through the night with ease.

7. Purse
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Almost always will a Sarong be the perfect last minute purse to whip together when you find yourself at Market and have no where to hold all your new amazing goodies. It’s also super cute.

8. Headscarf

One of the more exotic ways to use your sarong is as a headscarf. When the humidity and salty beach air has turned your luscious locks into a tangled20170311_155339-1 mess, grab your sarong! Now you’ve got your mane under control and are turning heads too

9. Scarf or Shawl

Wear your sarong as a scarf around your neck or over 20170311_164119.JPGyour shoulders as a shawl. This is a perfect example of how sarongs are an effortless and versatile accessory.

 

10. Towel

20170311_164155.JPGNot only can you use them as blankets but because of their light weight they are can easily be used as towels and dry incredibly fast. Forget the extra weight when traveling, just bring your Sarong.

 

 

 

 

Blog: Bell Sleeves are Back

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Blog: Bell Sleeves are Back

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With fall upon us, everyone is looking through their closets to pull out last year’s favorites. Old faves are great, but consider this… Bell sleeves are in and you can mix this new trend easily with basics from your closet. Many top designers, from Alexander McQueen to Giambattista Valli showed off the Victorian inspired bell sleeve in their collections this year. munkee_1021203155court-flowers

Today a lot of women are replicating the 70’s feel by pairing their bell sleeve blouses with flared jeans. Rock an even more a more dramatic 70’s look when you layer your sleeves with a vest and throw on a pair of our circle sun glasses. A bell sleeve blouse can also take you from day to night when paired with a pencil skirt and a simple heel.

Quarter Moon has many options when it comes to this new trend. We have an assortment of blouses in different patterns and solid colors. If you find dresses to be a better fit for your style, we’ve got plenty of those too. Leave it flowy… or add a belt to your bell sleeve dress. Throw on some tights and boots for the cooler weather. One of our most popular items is our new sunflower top. Perfect with a pair of dark jeans and lace up boots.  Come check out all the new arrivals at Quarter Moon and add something fun and dramatic to your 2016 fall wardrobe!

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Staple vest for Fall!

Blog: Shopping for a Cause – The Elephant Pants

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So many of us find the elephant to be an endearing creature. Elephants hold cultural significance in many societies, representing strength, power, fortune, good luck and longevity. In India elephants are found in the form of the Hindu god Ganesha who provides prosperity, fortune and success. Ganesh is also known as a symbol of protection, and as a remover of obstacles of both the material and spiritual kind. Some Asian cultures believe elephants to be cosmic creatures that carry the world on their backs. South African’s use elephants in their coat of arms to stand for wisdom and eternity.

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You will find a plethora of elephant inspired products at Quarter Moon…We carry fair trade stuffed elephant toys, ganesh diety figurines, elephant mugs, ornaments and elephant design tapestries. You will find elephant sterling silver jewelry, greeting cards and more.

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We are very excited to carry a new clothing line called Elephant Pants. Beautifully printed elephant designs adorn these comfortable easy fit pants. A portion of The Elephant Pants revenue goes towards aiding the African Wildlife Foundation which supplies park rangers with better training supplies to apprehend ivory poachers, as well as paying African land owners to keep their land open to wildlife instead of selling to developers. They also support efforts to protect Asian Elephants and provide funding to the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. The Elephant Pants company is in the process of receiving fair trade status which insures that the wages and work conditions of their employees are fair and safe.

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Join us in celebrating these beloved animals that bring so much joy to the people around the world. Stop by the shop to try on some elephant pants and browse our selection of elephant inspired gifts, home decor and jewelry. Feel good about your purchases which support their protection and fair trade!

 

Blog: Step Into Summer, QM Staff Style

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With summer already in full swing, the Quarter Moon girls wanted to share some of our summer staples. Everyday we obsess over our vibrant sun dresses, colorful home decor, and intricate jewelry. Each staff member handpicked their favorite product and what makes it a must-have for any summer outing.

Wendy’s Pick

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“I love this [necklace] because it is locally made by one of my favorite artists. I love knowing about the extensive handcrafting that goes into this piece, and it goes with everything you want to wear.” –Wendy Halleck, QM Owner

Lisa’s Pick

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“I love Mara Mugs because they’re handmade in Mexico; they come in so many fun designs that there is a perfect mug for anyone. They’re a nice thick ceramic that keeps your beverage hot, but also great for chili or ice cream too. I have my morning coffee everyday from my Mara Mug. It’s the best way to start my day.” –Lisa Folmar, QM Buyer and Manager

Katie’s Pick

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“I love our tapestries because of the variety in colors, sizes, and styles we have. I probably have too many, but they’re so versatile! I hang one on my wall, keep several in my car as picnic/beach blankets, and use several as sheets. I love the different printing techniques (block printing and batiks) and several use all natural vegetable dyes!” –Katie Haggerty, QM Buyer and Manager

Megan’s Pick

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“These bags literally carry a small piece of Mayan culture. I love that they are made from recycled handmade textiles and embroidery. If you’re the least bit crafty, you can see the artistry and craftsmanship. These textiles are made using thousands and thousands of threads and hours of work. They are everything I want in a product.” –Megan Milla, QM Buyer and Manager

Allison’s Pick

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“I bought a mid-length Jedzebel wrap skirt just a few weeks ago, and I can easily say that it changed my life. I can’t stop playing with it and creating  new styles every time I pull it out of my closet. I wear it a few times a week, but it’s a different piece of clothing each time. I wear it as a sleeveless dress and high-waisted skirt; it never gets old.” –Allison Kridle, QM Social Media Consultant and Key Holder

Alycea’s Pick

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“I’ve never loved something more than these tie dye pants. I’m constantly wearing them to work, around the house, or even to the pool. Culture Shop (the brand behind these babies) hand dyes all of their pieces, and the colors last for years after hundreds of washes. Not only do I have pants, but tops and dresses as well!” –Alycea Favreau, QM Social Media Consultant and Key Holder

Courtney’s Pick

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“I love Wishlist bralets because they are so comfortable yet stylish! They come in so many different colors and lace designs. They’re a great alternative to regular bras and I never want to take mine off.” –Courtney Piper, QM Key Holder

Rebecca’s Pick

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“I love QM’s socks because we have so much variety. They come in the coolest color combinations making them the perfect gift. There is truly a pair for any inside joke you could think of, or pick  a pair for yourself and curl up with a good book on a rainy Florida afternoon!” –Rebecca Clendinen, QM Social Media Consultant

Take on summer with these special products, or come into the store and find your own favorite summer essential!

So long summer, it’s time to go back to school!

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No matter how you get to class you’ll get there in style! Here at Quarter Moon we have all of your back to school style needs with everything from flowy and fringe covered tops to high waisted pants in an array of colors. We can’t wait to hit the books with all of our new looks!

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(Embroidered Tunic $48, Double Feather necklace $22)

Summer is over so no more wearing bathing suit bottoms all day long. Our colorful pants below are only a few colors of what we carry in the store. The stretchy high waisted pants come in a dark blue and an acid wash, while the low waisted pants come in black, garnet, and dark green. They are a comfy, trendy pant that can be paired with almost anything! We love them with crops and and playful tanks. 

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(Colored Skinnies $36)

On the first day of school, try wearing a blouse, dark-wash jeans and a cool headband. The fringe detail and feather headpiece will show off your school spirit and incredible fashion sense!   

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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!