Last week we spent a few days in Las Vegas at the WWDMagic… a HUGE collection of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories! Those days were filled with looking through more clothes then you can imagine! We shopped non-stop for spring trends from our favorite brands as well as discovered new brands we can’t wait to bring inside Blues and Shoes! The photos below give you a glimpse into what you may find in store this spring as well as give you a feel for what it’s like as a buyer at WWDMagic. We gasped at many cute items from brands including Alythea, En Creme,Flying Tomato, Ciel, Ya, and Hem & Thread.
Want to treat your honey to some yummy treats this Valentines treats but not break your diet…local bloggers “The Style Kittens” have some solutions for you!
Check out their v-day video to find out how to make some creative “skinny” and very yummy treats!
Let us know If you try these yourself! The dark chocolate raspberries are way too easy not to try!
Flower crowns are going to be so hot this spring!
Whether you prefer the small dainty flowers or big bright roses, this tutorial from Burkatron will help you make an easy and affordable crown that you will be proud to wear this season.
From April 28th to May 28th check into Blues on Facebook every time you visit and on the third visit you get $10 off of a purchase of $50 or more! That extra $10 can get you so much more to complete your outfit!
The only way to get this awesome discount is by coming in! Get in here and get styled by one of our fabulous stylists! Not only do you get the discount for being a loyal customer you are also racking up some serious VIP points on all non sale items!
What are you waiting for? Get in here today and share this with your friends! We love turning a styling into a fashion party!
How many times have you found the perfect dress and its ruined by makeup stains or worse, grease? Well stop throwing away your fave pieces (and money) with these simple house hold tips!
Yellow Armpit Stains: Many chemicals from deoderants remain on clothing even after being washed, especially in cool water cycles. To remove the stains soak the garment in warm water and rub the stains with white vinegar. Wash in the hottest water allowed for the fabric. If you have a stubborn stain on your hands sprinkle that sucker with meat tenderizer and wash again.
Oil Stains: To get oil stains out of fabric there are a couple of different options. The first is to soak the stain in rubbing alcohol then wash. Another is to rub the stain with chalk, then wash. If you have a grease-fighting dish soap you can also treat the stain with that, let it soak for about 10 min then launder.
Keep Jeans from Fading: Soak the jeans in a mixture of about 4tbsp. of white vinegar and 5 quarts of water for about 30 min. Then wash inside out. You only have to do this once and definitely do it when they are brand new and have never been washed.
Makeup and Foundation Stains: Spray the stain with hairspray. Make sure to spray enough so that the hairspray penetrates the fabric on both sides. Another great way to kick the stains out is by rubbing with shampoo, soaking for about 15 min and then washing.
Lipstick Stains: Removing lipstick stains can be a breeze, just rub the spot with non-gel toothpaste and wash!
Air Dry Sweater Stretching: To avoid an awkward sweater due to stretching from being hang dried, use a clean old window screen to lay the sweater on top of.
So there you go, some quick at home remedies for some of our most common fashion emergencies. Do have any tips? We’d love to hear about them in the comments section!
And just in case that garment is too far gone to be saved then come in to Blues and Shoes today to get dressed up from head to toe by one of our AMAZING stylists! Dont forget to like us and follow us on Pinterest and Twitter for more fashion, inspiration, and tips!
Shout out thanks to lifetips.com
That’s right ladies, high waisted flared jeans are back in a BIG way! I know most of you are intimidated by the thought of setting your skinnies aside and opting for the not so new new trend, but flared jeans are usually 3000x’s more flattering than those skinny jeans and can create an elongated silhouette for your body. Which basically means you look long, lean, and fabulous.
Plus now that the waists are higher those super cute little crop tops you’ve been wanting to wear (but havent because of belly issues) are now safe! Most problem areas in the mid section are covered up, camouflaged, and tucked away! So go on girls, rock that top!
Below are a couple different styles and looks to wear with this ridiculously cute trend:
This brand of jean here is called Ditto’s. They were really popular in the 70’s and 80’s and now they’re making a come back! One of the great things about these jeans is the iconic saddle stitching on the butt. This type of stitch makes your hynnie look AMAZING and creates a better fit. Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s are all selling this exact pair of jeans for well over $120, but we have them for $89, because we love you!
See how freaking cute the crop top looks with these high waisted corduroy NYC brand jeans? The boxy square cut of most crop tops balances really nicely with the length and width of high waisted flares. So go on out there and be bold in your new look!
Still nervous about how to wear this new trend? Come in to Blues and Shoes today and get styled from head to toe in an outfit thats perfect for you! All of our employees are fabulous fashionistas and they’ll walk you through the do’s and dont’s to get a killer look that you feel good in!
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With the weather getting warmer its time to dust off those bathing suits and tank tops. But what to wear over it all if your feeling a little too bare? How about a scarf vest? All you need is a large scarf and about a minute and you’re all set. Scarf-vests are perfect for bathing suite cover ups or as an accent piece to a tank and some shorts. Add some fab in a flash.
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