Monthly Archives: March 2010

Gee’WaWa

A few weeks ago, we received these absolutely adorable shoes from a small company by the name of Gee’WaWa. From their website: “Gee’WaWa is a new line of footwear with an artisan look and feel. It is tastefully eclectic with an air of the bohemian.”

I love these adorable little shoes. They look good, they feel good, so what more do you want?

Gee’WaWa Brave Sandal, $165

Gee’WaWa Bella Borello, $155

What would you wear these with?

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Getting Swimsuit Ready

We all want to look great in a bathing suit, even if we don’t actually see anymore water than what is in our bathtub over the summer. Besides the obvious of looking and feeling good about yourself, your body will thank you for taking the time to get healthier.

But who really has the time these days to spend a chunk of their busy day at the gym? I’m going to give you some quick tips on how to get fit anywhere.

1) Park farther away. If you’re going to work, the grocery store, or even just a restaurant, park a little bit farther away to get those few extra steps in.

2) Don’t you hate how tense your body is after a long day of sitting in front of the computer screen? Take the time to stretch your arms and wrists. (Wrist Stretch: Extend arm in front, palm up and grab the fingers with other hand. Gently pull the fingers towards you to stretch the forearm, holding for 20-30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.)

3) Water. Of course you should drink it, but you can also use it as a weight. (Press: Lift the bottle up to shoulder level with both hands, then  lift all the way up over the head.  When the arm is next to the ear, bend the elbow, taking the water bottle behind you and contracting the triceps.  Straighten the arm, repeat for 50 times.)

4) Great clothes will motivate you more to workout when you do have the time. I’m not talking about a sexy dress that you want to fit in, but great workout clothes. Some form fitting will let you move around freely and if it feels good against you skin, you won’t want to take it off.

My pick? Anything from Hard Tail. Like this great tank  that has flown off our shelves (yes, I do have one of my own).We also have a lot of great yoga pants and coats from Hard Tail. Stop by sometime and check them out!

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So…all your friends are getting married and you need Cool Gifts….

Always the issue of what to give the bride & groom to be….

How about these for unique, fun and thoughtful gifts that they will regularly enjoy using.   You’ll be noted as a great gift giver and maybe even noticed by the Best Man (assuming the both of you are single and available).

As they embark on that great Honeymoon Trip…they will thank you for giving them these luggage tags so that they can easily spot their essentials for the trip they’ve been planning for months!   Luggage tags for the bride & groom

or even better….here’s a guest book that will keep their best wishes from all their guests in an orderly and sophisticated manner.  Each guest has their own notecard and separate envelope to wish the bride & groom on their way!

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And then….don’t forget the bridemaids and groomsmen….they deserve something equally fabulous  – the Tokyo Milk Bubble Bath is a wonderfully exotic gift that they will be sure to use once they arrive back home from THE spectacular wedding event.

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Wedding Bells – The Friday Five

As flowers begin to bloom, so does love. On Wednesday, we looked at great casual gowns that a trendy enough for a bride to wear without having to spend thousands on something itchy that they would only wear once. For today’s Friday Five, we are going to take a  look at simple gifts to give those who worked so hard to make your day extra special.

011This 16 oz glass ($26.95) from Obnoxious Affluence is a great gift for both the groomsmen and the bridesmaids. They can appear a step above the rest when they are drinking their cocktails out of this at the rehearsal dinner or while sunning on their boat. With the gold accents, it will look like it cost a million bucks. (Also available, “I’m Kind of a Big Deal” coffee mug and shot glass)

 

005As you can tell, we are simply obsessed about Tokyo Milk products here at Denim and Lace. With good reason too, as their line of bubble bath, Kiss Me kits, candles and solid perfumes are simply mouthwatering. Any of these pampering products will make great bridesmaid’s gifts, and the recipient will love the elegance.

 

princess-trans Yes, we’ve featured this one our on blog before, but it is such the perfect item to give as a gift or include in a gift bag for your bridal party (even the flower girl would love this item). The Twist & Pout Clip Gloss ($10) attach to a purse, gym bag or book bag, so whenever they use it, they will remember you and the great time they had.

 

100_3588 Don’t you hate it when you get to a restaurant and have no where to stick your purse but on the nasty floor? So did the makers of this great purse hanger. It folds up to fit into the small, fashionable pouch and is perfecting for fitting in your purse. Just slip it on the table and you are good to go. Your bridal party will thank you for keeping this designer handbags clean.

 

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Worried that your bridesmaid’s will change out of their gorgeous shoes into dirty flip flops once they are at the reception hall? Prevent that by providing them with these gorgeous Nicole Pert Thong Sandals ($82) that they will never want to take off. Comfortable, with a touch of class and bling, they will dance the night away in these great shoes.

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Wedding Bells – The Dress

Spring is in the air and you know what that means? Wedding bells are ringing! The rest of this week will feature wedding-related posts, followed by a Friday Five that you can’t miss!

Having a beach wedding, destination wedding or just a casual affair? You don’t have to spend thousands on a designer wedding dress that you’ll only wear once. Toss on a pair of white flip flops, a simple pair of flats, or a basic set of heels so that your feet will be as comfy as you are.

When going for the casual look, stay away from oversized jewelry. I would pair any of the dresses below with an elegant pendant necklace, maybe a simple pair of studs for the ears. Too much jewelry and it will clash.

Like the two dresses below, delicate lacing is a great feature that will dress up an otherwise boring gown. With the longer Johnny Was gown, you even have pockets to store the rings (just in case you don’t trust the best man).

012(Johnny Was Dress, $327)

 

010(Johnny Was Short Dress, $331)

Neither of these dresses are available in our online store, so if you are interested, give us a call!

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Tokyo Milk is IN!

Guess what product just arrived on Friday that has been featured in Elle Magazine, Teen Vogue, Real Simple, Lucky and more?

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This eclectic collection of bubble bath, kiss kits, solid perfumes and candles has been a hit everywhere and we are now bringing that to you. It looks like it’s already been flying off the shelves, so make sure you stop by now and pick up yours before it’s gone!

The Kissing Booth Kiss Kit features a gorgeous sheer lip color along with a fiery set of hot mints to keep your breath kissable and oh-so-delicious ($24).

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I cannot believe the scents of the candle collection. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite! With greats scents like Kabuki (Sugared Grapefruit, Lychee & Sweet Jasmine) and Let Them Eat Cake (Sugar Cane, Coconut Milk, Vanilla Orchid & White Musk), you’ll be glad that these candles are only $12 so you can try them all!

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And if you haven’t read about our online coupon, click here to go to that post!

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Smart Shoppers love Savings…Code Sweetdeal!

As Fashionistas everywhere change their spending habits and purchasing styles….everyone is looking for that magical wand to help them get the best savings.

This is nothing new….just alot more prominent now that we have gone thru a major recession.  Everyone seems to be shopping for the best “deals” these days.

Hmmm…..a DEAL!….what exactly does that mean?

I would say that a deal is a “wise” purchase on something that will either add value to your everyday life or give you savings towards something that is a “desire”……

Now….I always admit to all of my customers…that most of us really don’t need ANYTHING! (other than air, water, & love)….but it’s the replacement or substitution of something that is already in our lives that will help us to live better, BE better and maybe just maybe add a little zing to our everyday steps:)

Hence, Spring Shopping seems to be now in full bloom….ladies are excited about warmer weather and the chance to update and revive their tired old winter look!

So….ABRACADABRA!…..if you’ve been on complete budget lockdown….let the savings begin

I mean really?!?….how LONG can a girl go without New Shoes!:)

Black jeweled Apepazza Wedge

Code SweetDeal

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