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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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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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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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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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Make a difference (Humanity Bracelets)

I just got word that one of the newest things we will be carrying in the store are bracelets from Humanity. Nothing describes this brand and its mission better than its own website:

Humanity is a tapestry of art and written text that unfolds the story of individuals, social justice and the environment. The company was created as a dynamic, branded, lifestyle approach to humanitarianism.

Each piece of the Humanity collection tells a story of passion, purpose and courage. With the graphic image on the outside and the written message on the inside Humanity is sure to be loved by all.

Humanity is a story driven fashion that supports non-profits around the world.”

A favorite of celebrities and your average joe alike, we are very excited to see these great bracelets hitting the shelves of our store soon. So stay tuned!!

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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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