I forgot to pre-treat my leather studded bike boots before plunging them into the snow. Brilliant me though that the leather could endure any type of punishment and now I'm left with not-so-attractive salt stains and faded spots on my only pair of biker boots. Before educating myself on how to reverse the damage, I wiped them down with a damp towel and applied leather SAS conditioner before they were dry which removed some of the color. So, what do I do now? I did some research and learned that salt marks can be removed by wiping with mix of warm water and white vinegar. When they have completely dried, then you can proceed to waterproof them using a silicone water guard. It's best to take them to a leather expert for reconditioning, but since there's not one to be found locally, I hope I don't damage them even further with my DIY leather care. Remember, pre-treat your leather and keep it conditioned! I don't think that boots with salt stains are trending at the moment.
One is never enough. What are we talking here? Pairs of shoes? Tattoos? Bank accounts? Friends? Yes, that's it! Every girl needs a least two friends. A diamond ring is the perfect Valentines Day gift or any day gift for that matter, and what's better than one diamond? Two? I'm looking for the perfect diamond studs as a gift from a special friend of course. I've almost given up on hoarding costume jewelry from the beauty supply store and with all the past purchases made at $1.00 each, I could have bought my own 1 carat princess diamond cut studs by now or at least have saved hundreds of dollars to use towards the purchase. Diamond studs are classy, sophisticated, timeless and can be worn with most anything but there's a duo even more precious than diamond studs. Two true friends. At least one of them should be the owner of a Ford 150, which will prove to be more valuable than diamonds if I'm ever stranded in the ICE cold weather.
I asked two people, "If trapped in an unexpected winter blizzard, which accessory would you need most to help stay warm?" They both said "a scarf". They can be a hat, earmuffs, and a scarf all in one. Our recent snow storm brought out my bountiful scarf collection, which unlike the blanket of snow that chilled the earth's surface, kept me warm all over. Whether wool, rayon, or silk blends, fringed scarves can help you to weather the winter storms.
What's black and white and red all over? Tax forms. It's that time of year when accountants are making a pretty penny, yet we're excited about being in the red. Why? Because every woman needs something red in their wardrobe: wool scarf, leather gloves,linen blazer, silky top, or even red hot trousers or skinny jeans. I realize that some women are reserved and often intimidated by wearing red apparel. Maybe the color is too intense for the shy type and brings unwanted attention to the body. So, if having "all eyes on you" makes you feel uncomfortable, why not let your purse enjoy being the in the spotlight. A red purse is timeless, perfect for any season, and always give the simplest of outfits a surge of energy. If you prefer walking on the wild side, red and animal print combinations will bring a roar of compliments from onlookers. See what the ladies are wearing at Nappy Model Inc and guess who's carrying what?
It's Monday? Already? Yes, it's Monday and many are dragging themselves back to work after a fleeting weekend. "Blue Monday, how I hate blue Monday." Fats Domino belted out the drudgery of the beginning of a work week, we planted this bleak outlook into our psyche and now we're singing the Monday blues. Cut! Let's rewind and use color to make Monday a T.G.I.M. Try donning a cheerful orange Ralph Lauren sweater with a multi-colored fringed New York & Company scarf to elevate your mood. Make your day a little brighter with apparel from Belk's Crown & Ivy collection or if your work attire is professional, wear a bold pump with your neutral ensemble and swipe vibrant color on your lips to keep the look interesting. Chase away the blues today and celebrate Monday in living color.
Glamour magazine has listed their top 10 trends for the upcoming season in their January 2014 issue and guess what's in the number 5 spot? You guessed it! Fringes and tassels swayed back and forth on the runways on skirts, dresses and even handbags. The ladies at Nappy Model are absolutely mad about fringes too, incorporating fringed skirts, purses, and even denim and leather fringed pieces from Lola's Cut Creations into their spring wardrobes. They're cuttin' up in style!
How to break in a pair of vintage 100% cotton jeans? Believe me, it's not easy. It took 7 hours of bending, squatting, stretching, left lifts, hula hooping, and dance moves to loosen them up just enough for me to breath freely. Remember these jeans are from the 80's and back then, lycra and spandex were unheard of. Really, how did we ever live without it? I thought they were a steal when I purchased them for $3.50, but now I'm not so sure. As I sit here comfortably with my jeans unzipped, can't help but wonder how deep the waistline impression is. Oh, that's how we lived without spandex, it was pure suffering but a new design emerged...whisker wash from thigh creases.