Friday, February 12, 2010

Warm Up With the Love Kills Slowly Hoody from Ed Hardy!

Spring may be just around the corner, but the whole country is still in the middle of the big freeze. By the time February gets here, I am tired of the winter blahs and gray skies. If you're anything like me, you want to pile on the layers for comfort, but are ready to transition out of winters dark color palette. By adding a few bright colors to your multiple layers clothing, you might get just the boost you need to make it until things start to thaw out.

One of my favorite new transitional items is the Love Kills Slowly Hoody from Ed Hardy. Its white fleece outer has a purple lined hood which plays up the purple in the screen print. The bright floral pattern has a variety of colors including light and dark pink, green, yellow and gray. To give it the real Ed Hardy kick, the designers added their signature skill and heart design to the front.

You'll be able to to wear this hoody year round. Layer it under a heavier jacket or over a thermal top in the colder months. When it's warmer out, you can layer it over a fitted tee or tank top in a bright color. Of course, at The Denim Shop, our biggest concern is how does it look with denim and this hoody goes with about any shade of blue as well as gray or colored denim.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dress up your denim for Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is notorious for making those of us not involved in a passionate new romance face the day with dread and loathing. However, you don't have to wait to have a hot date on schedule or for a guy to send you flowers and chocolates to indulge in this sweet holiday. Treat yourself instead! Go out with friends, buy your own box of chocolates, pay tribute to grade school by decorating cupcakes for friends or coworkers or buy a festive new top and accessories in celebration of V-day.

Personally, I love any excuse to buy and wear a red top, but Valentine's Day is a no-brainer! Red looks amazing with blue, black or gray denim, is easy to accessorize and flatters a variety of skin tones. For example, if you have pink undertones, stick with blue based reds like cherry, but tawny and olive undertones look better with brown based reds. Pinks work in a similar way. The key is to play up your natural skin tone instead of fighting against it.

My Michelle has introduced a feminine group of red, pink and gray tops as well as an adorable coordinating striped skirt. They have two halter like styles that are perfect for wearing to work with a jacket or My Michelle cardigan and then out to dinner with fabulous accessories instead of the jacket. Their striped skirt looks adorable with a fitted tee or layered cardigan. If you want a younger look, try My Michelle's hot pink baby doll top. In addition to these fabulous looks, you'll also find a few fun steals at The Denim Shop that would look fabulous for Valentine's Day as well.

New arrivals at The Denim Shop!

This winter has been one of the dreariest weather-wise that I can remember. Whether you've been rained out or snowed in, day after day of cloudy skies and cold temperatures really takes its toll on your spirit. However, it is the winter blahs that makes the arrival of spring such a celebrated event!

Spring not only brings a renewal to the earth, but also a renewing of mind, spirit and, let us not forget, wardrobe! That's right- it is time start thinking past the dark colors, chunky sweaters and big boots, and to start thinking about brighter hues and lighter layers.

At The Denim Shop, our first new spring arrivals include updates to some of your favorite denim brands like the new Angel Wing Jean from Miss Me. It is a fresh version of one of our most popular recent styles. The unique angel wing design starts with a angel wing burnout on the yoke which is covered in tiny black rhinestones. We also have a new fleur de lis pocket style which is nearly sold out, a new cross pocket and two new western style Miss Me jeans.

Other new early spring arrivals include the Maddie Jean from Big Star, the new Hottie in Lumber from !iT Jeans, and new Yellow Box shoes! We'll soon be adding new Ed Hardy, Corky's and new Vintage Havana as well.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Spring 2010 Handbag Preview

New Melie Bianco bags have just started arriving for 2010 with a fresh spring palette that is sure to get you excited about things to come! We love the softer tan and cream as well as the bolder red, green, pink and aqua. Metallic hues add balance to the group by being both earthy and glamorous at the same time.

When doing research about 2010's handbag trends, I noticed that this season, designers have run the gamut on color, detail and style, but overall shapes remain fairly classic. You'll see this with Melie Bianco's collection of hobos, totes, clutches and shoppers. These classic silhouettes provide the perfect canvas for adding color, tassels, woven designs, chains, rivets and much more!

Larger bags that offer both style and function are taking center stage, but don't underestimate the lingering allure of the clutch. Clutches are a great way to try out a bold print without investing a lot of cash or stepping too far out of your comfort zone. Big bags, like the one shown above, are perfect for stowing all of your gear for the those spring and summer trips while smaller clutches take you from day to evening with ease.

No matter what your style, Melie Bianco definitely has something for everyone with prices that can't be beaten!

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