Category Archives: Clothing

Black Friday – truth or dare?

I don’t know about the rest of you…but Black Friday seems to have become a one heck of a craziness!….

All the big box stores are finding a way to “out do” the other by holding sales events at crazy hours….thus driving the Black Friday masses to go to great lengths to participate in these “special sales events”.

Maybe that’s not where the “real” action is…maybe the “real” action is in the privately owned business down the street that TRULY has some good deals going on….and will certainly be appreciative of your hard earned dollars.

Maybe we should start an anti-black friday club?…naahh…it would never work…let the masses go to the big box….then the rest of us can really enjoy our moments at our favorite places!

cheers!

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all the pretty little dresses…under $100

Just in time for your holiday soirees….new dress deliveries arrived in store this week.  And…I promise you won’t be disappointed with these!

Here’s a classic style that will allow you to completely consume the office holiday cocktail party.   A rich deep purple and a modest cut, but yet contemporary fit, every girl will wanna know “where did you find that?”

Cocktail dress by Esley

Purple Cocktail dress

I can just see this paired with black tights and killer heels…a little silver/black glitter purse and voila!

And for the little less formal event…I’m loving this one…

Cocktail or Party Dress

Cocktail or Party Dress

With just the right amount of studded hardware detail…How about a black faux leather jacket or black blazer with this?

Best of all…these dresses are affordable and under $100

Let the parties begin!!

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Southern Soul…CMA Award time

Southern Soul…CMA Award time

Southern Soul

 

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Life, fashion and colorful lights….

Decorative Lighting at Rancho del Zocalo, Disn...

Image by Mastery of Maps via Flickr

Confession….I’m kinda addicted to colorful lights …you know….the old timey Christmas lights…the larger ones.  Maybe this is a sign of my aging process….getting a little crazy (or alot) as the years go by.  Maybe it’s kinda like loosening the strings and breathing, laughing, dancing, singing and loving.

Fashion is kinda like that too….we go thru phases of having to dress all corporate like and proper.  We get stuck in the “mommy” rut where all we do is whatever is easy and fits.  As a college student….it can easily become all about sweats.  And then as we age….we can even fall into the “I’m 50” stage…I can’t wear that!

But what I am observing is that young and old are beginning to take more risks….to “step out of the box” so to speak with their wardrobes. Creativity and originality in fashion is still alive.

I’m not talking about being “obsessed” with fashion…but rather having fun with it!…..not letting yourself fall into a rut and always wearing the “expected”.

Adding a little fringe, a little pop of color or alot of bling with accessories will put a swag in your walk:)….Paige jeggingPutting on those dynamite heels for yourself or someone special and adding a sexy top with designer jeans will definitely give you a newfound confidence and glow!

So…I dare you….get with life….take some risks with your fashion…and don’t forget to hang the colored lights!:)

Cheers!

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Skinny Cargos and ankle boots

Aryn K. Sequined Tank
$70 – piperlime.gap.com
Racerback tank tops »

Slouchy Shawl Cardigan
$63 – metroparkusa.com
Oversized cardigan »

Blee Inara Elephant Bracelet (coral)
28 EUR – shopjenesaisquoi.com
Coral jewelry »

Idylle Cardinal Tee
denimandlacenc.com


Red Engine Skinny Cargo
denimandlacenc.com


UGG Lynnea Clog
denimandlacenc.com


UGG Lynnea Clog
denimandlacenc.com


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Short Boot Style….the ankle boot dilemna

Finally….officially Fall is here!….(sigh).  Boot fanatics everywhere are planning how they will wear last year’s favorite pair  and this year’s new styles.

Zigi short black leather boot

Leather ankle motorcyle style boot

Tips for Wearing Ankle Boots

  • Choose your heel height wisely. For most of us, flat ankle boots will be a more practical option than their high-heeled counterparts. For fancier occasions, ultra high-heeled platform booties are a stylish, showstopping option.
  • Watch the proportions. Because they are so small, ankle boots can look awkward with fuller silhouettes up top (think boyfriend jeans or a full skirt), but are a great option if you’re trying to showcase your legs. Show off those legs by paring ankle boots with leggings, skinny jeans, or short skirts and dresses.
    Cat Deeley in Skinny jeans with boots

    Skinny jeans with Ankle Boots

    When pairing up with leggings or skinny jeans…most ladies like to keep the top longer and a little looser…like this one from XCVI.

    XCVI Hookah Blouse

    XCVI Hookah Blouse

  • They also look amazing when worn with tights.
  • Notice the rise. Ankle boots can hit at, below, or slightly above your ankle. Though all of these rises can work with pants or leggings, getting the rise-to-leg ratio right with skirts and dresses can be a little confusing. It doesn’t have to be! For the most part, the higher the rise of the boots, the shorter your skirt or dress should be. Boots with a higher rise paired with a longer skirt shortens the look of your legs.

    Emmy Rossum styles Ankle boots with dress

    Cropped boot with Dress

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My Weekend *Dream* Outfit

I’m loving these glam leggings from Paige and this cute Costa Blance striped tank, paired with either a pair of simple black flats or even these great boots from Minnetonka! All items are brand new for the fall and are available in our retail store or on our website!

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