Category Archives: casualwear

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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Southern Soul…CMA Award time

Southern Soul…CMA Award time

Southern Soul

 

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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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Coming Soon: Fall Boots!

It’s that time when everyone starts saying the four letter word that signals our End of Summer is near….FALL!   Our fall shoes are going to start hitting the shelves soon, so we wanted to give our customers a sneak peak at what styles we are expecting in the next few months.

Just Arrived Today!!!

We predict that this motorcycle-styled boot (Petula from ZigiNY) is going to fly off of our shelves. The buckle hardware adds a little rocker girl edginess to the boot, making it the perfect  go to boot for all of your outings.    A pair of black tights, combined with a girly cream skirt or the NEW Paige Premium Jeggings (coming soon) with your fav tunic will create a look that you will love to live in for sure!

And then…the famous MINNETONKA Moccassins….(Most are already in stock!)

Classic Casual Boho….it’s a style that really never seems to go away.  It’s also EXTREMELY wearable for our climate in the Triangle (RDU).  This is a company that is going to be front and center for FALL fashions.

Fringe is a trend for now…and Minnetonka gives a girl choices by offering it in small

AND large doses:)! Bring it on!

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Fringed Minnetonka Moccassins for Fall

You’ve seen them in Redbook, and Glamour Magazine voted them as one of the best buys for Fall.  California girls know what they’re all about….now we’re bringing them to the East Coast livestyles….

Minnetonka ankle bootAs stated on the Minnetonka website….

Moccasin soul. It’s a casual and
relaxed way of life. Since 1946,
Minnetonka has crafted it into
everything we make.

More than just boots – our fringe
boots feature authentic designs that become
a part of you. In natural suedes and
genuine “moccasin soul.”

So this year….we can march around in comfort with our BoHo styles

and know that we are contributing to an American company also.

Let the Trails Begin!

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Looking Stylish with Cropped Cargos

One of today’s hottest trends is pairing a basic utilitarian pair of cropped cargos with a great heel (usually in a more neutral color). The pairing of something with such an accepting cut/fit and heels will add much class and a hint of casual sexiness to your look.

Here are a few tips on what to pair with each style of cargo pants:

For loose/cuffed cargo pants – go with a strappy heel to show off the gorgeous calves that you have and make your legs look a mile long. Every head will turn in your direction.

For straight leg or super skinny cargos – you can’t go wrong with a heel that has a hint of bling, they play nicely off of each other. Don’t over do it though, these Nicole sandals would be perfect!

When you’re wearing a cargo with more of a hint of volume and slouch, try wearing a chunky wedge to balance out the volume. This style is great if you’re a little self-conscious about your body as it disguises whatever parts of your body you might be a little worried about.

We have some great XCVI cropped cargo pants in store that will be perfect for whatever look you decide to pull off. Stop in today and check out our selection (we get more and more in everyday).

We also just got some great new items in from Yummie Tummie and Hard Tail!

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