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Pulling off gray

Gray is almost more of a blank slate than white is. It’s neutral, calming and is completely adaptable to a wide range of colors and styles. Gray can be dressy, casual or funky – it’s a chameleon. Want to wear gray but unsure of how to pull it off without look blah? Well, keep reading for our tips and hints.

  • Pair gray with either white or black for a classic, sophisticated look. Or stick with other shades of gray for a contemporary touch.
  • Go for bright accessories. Since you’ve started with such a neutral, you can pair it with colorful shoes, jewelry, belts or scarfs (just made sure you don’t go overboard on the colors – you aren’t a box of crayons).
  • When you wear gray, try to go for a gray that a little more on the metallic side. Avoid bluish/dull grays, it’s hard to find a skin tone that it will look good with.

This gray tube dress from Weston Wear is a fast favorite. It would look great with a bright, thick belt around the waist or a chunky necklace. Or you can even pair is with a black sweater and black heels for a grown-up look perfect for any occasion.

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try these looks with your Minnetonkas

Just found some really good photos of examples to wear your Minnetonkas.

Whether you already have a pair or really want to buy a pair

but aren’t sure exactly how to fit it into your wardrobe…

here’s some ideas to get your inspired!

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Outside Appearances

We’re thinking of redesigning our online site (http://www.denimandlacenc.com – if you haven’t check it out yet) in the next few days/weeks. We want something that accurately portrays our brand’s image and style. For example, take a look at Shop Adorn’s website – you can quickly tell the vibe of the company and know within seconds if it will fit into your life style. What does this have to do with our fashion blog?

Take a step back and look at yourself. What do you think people see when they first meet you? Our helpful employees at Denim and Lace can make sure you look your best by outfitting you for any occasion. Job interview, first date, girl’s night out – we’ve got you covered (especially in the new Aryn K skirt pictured above). Of course, there’s more to making a good impression than just the clothes you wear. Make sure your hair is brushed, your jewelry matches and at least have lip gloss and mascara on if nothing else.

We love to give you advice about clothes so when in doubt, just ask! You can also tweet us your questions or leave a comment on our facebook wall!

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The Ultimate Legging…in case you were wondering

that’s right…the ULTIMATE  legging….and yes…we mean it!

Legging and Jegging is the fashion trend that just seems to be getting better and definitely not going away!

We were fortunate enough to get in on one of the newest styles by Paige Premium.

Now if you are a girl who is NEVER searching for the perfect pair of pants or skinnies….DON’T TRY THESE ON!

Paige Glam Rock legging in black

On the flip side….if you are a girl who is looking for the most excellent fit…then I highly suggest that you get yourself over to try the newest jegging style by Paige Premium.

Paige is known for her fit and quality and this style is the cream of the crop.

It will be perfect with all the chunky sweaters this Fall….

Can be worn with heels or the classic new look for Fall 2010…wear with a short boot.   For you ladies who will be styling the over the knee boot….this jegging will do you right.

How about with a long cardigan or tunic?

yes the possibilities are endless….with the Perfect Pair of Jeggings:)

Find these and other great products in our store now.

http://www.denimandlacenc.com

but for the best selection…visit our retail location:)

Bravo to Paige!  And here’s the specifics below if you need further convincing…

    • Made of ultra comfortable Ponti De Roma double kit fabric for extreme comfort and 4-way movement
    • 60% nylon/30% polyester/10% spandex
    • No zipper
    • No pockets
    • Double elastic waistband
    • 8″ front rise
    • 10″ leg opening
    • 30″ inseam

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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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Fall Fashion Trend Report: Military Urbanist

Stores are already stocking their shelves with the newest arrivals for fall, while we are all still sweating from this humid North Carolina weather. So what’s the hottest up and coming trends? It’s looks like military is back in style again, focusing on neutral colors (creams, blacks, olives) with an urban feel.

Like this Marzipan colored Pinocchio coat from XCVI which is stated to arrive the end of this month made of felted wool (same coat as below).

It’s chic, comfortable, stylish and can go with almost anything.

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