Tessie's Little Black Book: WILCO LIFE

www.wilcolife.co

www.wilcolife.co

Who: 
WILCO LIFE

What:
WILCO LIFE is an online boutique, showroom and pop-up shop based in Anchorage, Alaska. WILCO LIFE offers minimalist styles that service members can wear in uniform, featuring trends they love wearing in civilian clothes, too.
WILCO LIFE also showcases off-duty styles by companies owned by fellow veterans and military spouses. 

www.wilcolife.co

www.wilcolife.co

ORBIT Leather Phone Charging Wallet $110 - www.wilcolife.co

ORBIT Leather Phone Charging Wallet $110 - www.wilcolife.co

Harvest Label Rolltop Backpack $80 - www.wilcolife.co

Harvest Label Rolltop Backpack $80 - www.wilcolife.co

Where:  
Online at: www.wilcolife.co
On Instagram at: @WILCOLIFE
At The Boardroom AK Showroom: 601 W 5th Ave 2nd Level *between the elevators* in downtown Anchorage

Why:
Founder, Amy Slinker, saw a need for WILCO LIFE while serving in the Army National Guard.  As a servicewoman who was on an endless pursuit finding bags and accessories that will comply – or WILCO - with military regulations. She started compiling findings and posted via blog throughout the years, as many friends would tell her they could not find plain black bags to carry in uniform either.

With the establishment of WILCO LIFE, women and men who serve finally have the convenience of finding bags and accessories all in one place.

WILCO LIFE Founder, Amy Slinker, with daughter, Annabelle - www.wilcolife.co

WILCO LIFE Founder, Amy Slinker, with daughter, Annabelle - www.wilcolife.co

WILCO LIFE:  a boutique for military service members, spouses and anyone who loves minimalist style.

PACSAFE bag - www.wilcolife.co

PACSAFE bag - www.wilcolife.co

b.u. jewelry 'awesome mom' mini dog tag necklace $41 - www.wilcolife.co

b.u. jewelry 'awesome mom' mini dog tag necklace $41 - www.wilcolife.co

When: 
Check out offerings + shop anytime online at www.wilcolife.co or via Instagram @WILCOLIFE

Subscribe to WILCO LIFE for weekly showroom hours and info on pop-ups and events here. 

WILCO LIFE will also be hosting a Back to School Pop-Up on base at the JBER Mall August 13 - 19th *next to Starbucks*

www.wilcolife.co 

www.wilcolife.co 

Tessie with Mighty Purse XL Cross Body Bag - www.wilcolife.co

Tessie with Mighty Purse XL Cross Body Bag - www.wilcolife.co

TESStimony:
Although I am not from a military background, I was so smitten when I came across WILCO LIFE.  As a proud and constant supporter of our economy (aka an avid shopper) and major traveler, the Mighty Purse I purchased has saved me time and time again with its internal phone charger - plus it's super chic, minimal, and timeless style goes with everything. 
The inventory Amy has curated is incredibly appealing and displayed in a super streamlined way with a cool aesthetic.  
I love that I am not only supporting an amazing female Entrepreneur who does so much in our community as an individual but also has a great heart for her fellow servicemen, women, and their families, featuring multiple brands that are veteran owned and operated, obtain b corp status, and give back to vets and our world with their mission statements and resources. 
I highly encourage supporting WILCO LIFE next time you are in the market for a handbag, travel bag, gift for yourself or those you treasure.
I love WILCO LIFE so much I was honored to be approached by Amy personally to be an Ambassador for the brand, helping out with some consulting, marketing, event planning, product selection, as well as brand awareness! 
I absolutely believe you will find what you are looking for (including vegan leather options) and feel good about your purchase from WILCO LIFE! 

Mighty Purse - www.wilcolife.co

Mighty Purse - www.wilcolife.co

NLS Jewelry - www.wilcolife.co 

NLS Jewelry - www.wilcolife.co 

Keep up with all things WILCO LIFE via their
website: www.wilcolife.co +
facebook: 
www.facebook.com/wilcolife/  +
instagram: 
www.instagram.com/wilcolife/

 

Tessie's Little Black Book: Consign 49

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

Who: 
Consign49

What:
11th Semi-Annual Consignment Sale Event (Spring 2018 Event), which is a huge resale pop-up event featuring nearly 15,000 new and gently used clothing and home decor items brought in by over 150 members from the community.
 

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

Where:  
Raven Hall at the Alaska State Fairgrounds: 2075 Glenn Hwy Palmer, AK

Why: 
The Consign49 Spring 2018 Consignment Event brings you great finds on new and gently used brand name and designer clothing, accessories, shoes, home décor, furniture, and so much more!  Rack up amazing savings while supporting members of the community.  Admission is free, major credit cards are accepted and dressing rooms are provided!  Also, support local boutiques and businesses who will have featured spaces in our boutique section and vendor row. 
 

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

When: 
April 5th - 8th

Wednesday, April 4th: Presale (requires a pass)
Thursday, April 5th: 9am - 8pm
Friday, April 6th: 9am - 8pm
Saturday, April 7th: 9am - 8pm
Sunday, April 8th: 9am - 5pm, many items HALF PRICE

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

How?  
If you have high-quality items going unworn or unused, take this opportunity to do some spring cleaning and join Consign49 as a consignor in an upcoming event.  All you do is price, hang, and tag your items and drop off the day before the event starts.  Unsold items can be picked up after the event, or left to be donated to a local charity. Consignors receive a check within 10 days after the event.  To register, go to http://www.flashconsign.com/Consignment/Online?ran=25&sleID=688 or visit www.consign49.com for more details.

www.consign49.com

www.consign49.com

TESStimony:
I have had great experiences as a Consigner with Consign 49 - the timing of the events (winter + spring) works out well for cleaning out my closet, the consignor rates are exceptional, and the payment turnaround is awesome.  Signing up and entering inventory of items I am consigning is super user-friendly and I love that I can log-in and check on what has/hasn't sold during the event.  I also love that I can decide which items I would like to have donated if they don't sell.  I highly recommend consigning with Consign 49 as well as checking out the event to shop!  It's eco-friendly and fun!

Keep up with all things Consign 49 via their website: www.consign49.com  + facebook: www.facebook.com/consign49/ + instagram: www.instagram.com/consign49/

Tessie's Little Black Book: Vixen Fitness Class at Studio Pulse

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Who:
Stephanie Wonchala - Owner of Studio Pulse Center for Dance + Director of Pulse Dance Company

images: Kerry Tasker 

images: Kerry Tasker 

What: 
Vixen Fitness Class

Class description from StudioPulseAK.com:
Developed by studio owner Stephanie Wonchala, this signature Studio Pulse class (formerly named Burlesque Body) is popular with adults! You will sweat, grind, twerk, jiggle, and stretch into the most confident version of your body. This class is ideal for anyone looking for an extended, intense warm up and sexy floorwork. Emphasis is placed on HIIT exercises and easy-to-follow dance combos done to booty-poppin' music. Focus then shifts to sensual movement and developing the strength and agility required to execute intricate moves with fluidity and grace. Floorwork can be tough on knees, and knee protection and/or legwarmers are highly recommended. Choreography varies to incorporate elements of neo-classical burlesque and erotic dance, and new routines are introduced every 2-3 weeks. Wear workout, yoga, or stylish dance attire - whatever you feel fierce (and won't overheat) in. Bare feet or clean indoor sneakers for the first half of class, option to wear heels in the second half of class. Music may be explicit; this class is not recommended for anyone averse to floorwork or high impact. Perfect for anyone looking to feel empowered by moving the body their mama gave 'em. Water bottle highly encouraged.

Where:
2422 East Tudor Rd. Anchorage, AK  99504

additional information @  www.studiopulseak.com

additional information @ www.studiopulseak.com

Why:
Empower yourself by moving + shakin' what yo' mama gave you! Who run the world?! Y-O-U!  

When:
6:30-7:30pm Wednesdays
 

additional information @  www.studiopulseak.com

additional information @ www.studiopulseak.com


How?
Drop-in for a class or punchcard and/or call Studio Pulse Center for Dance at #907.677.8573 with any questions! *Hours of Operation are during class instruction times*

TESStimony:
Your girl, Tessie - has never been great at choreographed moves. ODB at the club aka free-style shaking is one thing, but even as a cheerleader, the choreography was not my strong suit.  What I love so much about Studio Pulse is it's a true extension of Stephanie's spirit: kind, inviting, motivating, passionate, and fun!  I took around three Vixen Fitness classes right when I moved back to Anchorage, and even with being a bit behind personally on the choreography, I never felt intimidated or like I was holding the class up.  Stephanie is an INCREDIBLY skilled and accomplished dancer and choreographer - with no ego.  Her love for dance and desire of bringing dance to our community and a part of people's lives is so apparent and contagious, I felt nothing but empowerment and joy during Vixen Fitness (and honestly any other class I have taken at Pulse!)  There is a true FITNESS aspect to the class as well so get ready to WORK + (T)WERK!
I absolutely encourage you to give Vixen Fitness a shot next Wednesday.  Try something NEW!  The classes build on each other with choreography and we all know practice makes perfect aka it's best done in a dedicated series - but try it out first, and see why I was so excited to go back for more and PROMOTE with this photo shoot!!! ;) 
 

image c/o: @PulseDanceAK

image c/o: @PulseDanceAK

image c/o: @PulseDanceAK

image c/o: @PulseDanceAK

Keep up with Stephanie, Pulse Dance Co., and all things Studio Pulse via their instagram: @pulsedanceak + website: www.studiopulseak.com