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Whew, we’re in the last stretch of December’s holidays, I hope that you’ve all made it this far in one piece! If you’ve still got presents to give and no time left for them to ship, don’t forget that you can give a gift card in an instant with our email gift certificates! You can choose from five different themes, including a gorgeous Solstice design that matches the theme of our site right now!
Along with the month, we’re almost through with the year! It’s crazy how fast 2011 seemed to go and I don’t know about you, but I still can’t quite believe that it’ll be 2012 in a little over a week. I also know that I fully plan on rewarding myself with a sock or two that I’ve been coveting this winter season.
You may think you have socks you’re super desirous of, but when you are around socks all day, getting to touch them and see all of the nearly thousand styles we carry—well, you should see the wishlists some Dreamers knocked out as soon as the option was available. I asked my fellow Dreamers what socky delights they’ve been eyeing and will probably pick up before the end of the year. They were more than happy to share, ‘cause well—we all love socks here! So sit back and get ready to scroll through some delightful sock goodness. Consider it a mini vacation of pretty.
“My favorite socks this season are the Cronert Wooly Rainbows . . . if I was going to treat myself with one pair for making it through this year it would be another pair of those. . . they are super snuggly, soft and really pretty to look at. I have washed and dried mine in the machine, despite the warnings against that, and they came out perfect, soft and stretchy as ever…. they are like little wooly clouds emitting rainbows.”
“By now I have them all, but I was coveting the heck out of all of the mooses and deers.” When asked if it was because of the antlers they replied, “Yes. I must have all the power of antler.”
“I’ve been wanting to try the O Rayons FOREVER because they feel so silky soft– I just haven’t been able to decide on a color to start with; they’re all beautiful!” (I think they should go for Blueberry! It’s my favourite, though I’m also super partial to the Lichen.)
More Dreamer covets and socks worth rewarding yourself with after the jump! Read more »
Before we dive into fun and fancy present ideas, let’s give you the numbers. Based on the information we have from the United States Postal Service, International and Military mail have run out of time to get things shipped to their destinations before December 25th. But for you US residents who want to use our free First Class USPS shipping, you’ll want to get your order in by the afternoon of this Monday, December 19th to be safe. USPS may tell us the 20th is the last day for First Class shipping, but when you’re wanting to be timely, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
For things being sent via USPS Priority mail (which is an extra $5, and free for orders totalling over $50) USPS is telling us the 21st, but you’ll want to make your order by the afternoon of this Tuesday, December 20th to ensure your order arrives in time.
Extra special rush deliveries shipping USPS Express (for $22, which includes insurance) that need to arrive by December 25th need to be made before noon on December 22nd, though again you’ll be safer if you make your order on Wednesday the 21st. All of our prices and expected time for delivery is on our Shipping Information page.
So, even if you’re using our free First Class shipping, you have all weekend to browse and find just the right treats for your loved ones (or yourself). And I know a couple of styles that are perfect gifts for a winter holiday.
The Cronert Button Up Legwarmers are not only cozy and chic, they’re crazy soft and will be one of those pretty presents that a person can’t stop touching.
More snuggly suggestions after the jump and some shopping tips too! Read more »
I love doing these colour wheels, they’re such a great way to dive right into the socks of the season!
Well, not the socks, but the fingerless gloves! Arm warmers don’t quite cut it in cold temperatures, but fingerless gloves like the Acrylic Fingerless Shorties are a great way to keep those fingers warm and still stylish and free to pick up things without fumbling.
(from top right, going clockwise: Peacock, Purple, Vintage Flower, Rust, Marigold, Avocado)
Socks after the jump! And there are some totally scrumptious ones too. Read more »
A popular look that we’ve been seeing and being asked about lately are taller socks that are stretchy enough to go over skinny jeans and scrunch down under knee high and midcalf boots. Regular slouch socks just don’t cut it, they’re often too short to get the right amount of scrunch going above the boot.
Of course, the first thing we thought of were the Harajuku Super Loose. I know I talk about them all the time on the Sock Journal, but they’re a really versatile sock! And they’ve got enough stretch and height to work well over trousers and under boots.
Another two styles that popped into our heads right away when brainstorming socks for this look were the Ribbed M Stockings and the Long Cuffable Scrunchables. They’ve both got a lot of length (the Ribbed M are over 45 inches!) and wonderful ribbing that keeps them where you scrunch them. I also like that they’re thick enough that any weird wrinkles that happen from pulling them up over your jeans won’t show.
If you want an extra kick of warmth, the Cronert Ribbed Wool OTK are the perfect option. They’re not fond of staying up on their own anyhow, so wearing them over trousers and under boots is what they’re made for!
Shorter styles and some non-sock options after the jump and a couple tips for finding just the right socks for rocking this look! Read more »
I was going to write about our Vices collection, but it looks like everybody stocked up before making resolutions! So how about some sparkle for the new year? Because for me, sparkle is a vice.
It’s too late to suggest socks and accessories for new year parties, but sparkle shouldn’t be confined to just beginnings. The shine of a new year, like a treat still in its wrapper, sort of begs for sparkles and shine. But rocking a little glitz can help keep up the hope a year began with into the following months.
I can think of nothing more appropriate than the sparkle of rhinestones to kick off a new year. Silver sparkles dress up basic leggings and little net gloves—because basics don’t have to be boring.
For leg warmers we have a nice gradient of shimmer, from the delicate stripe of shine, to bold stars, or an all out lurex marl, heavy on the sparkle. You can choose your level of sparkle:
Thigh highs, tights and more after the jump! Read more »