Archive | February, 2013

28 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The perfect fit (or hemming and hawing).

Jeans that fit like a dream are hard to find. So when you shop, focus on the body fit, and don’t worry about the length. Our alterations department will have you hemmed to the perfect length in no time.  If you want to retain the showroom look, ask for an original hem. Rather than cutting off […]

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24 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Rodeo driving.

High fashion is going to the ranch this year, and denim is the focal point.  Retro jean skirts and shirts with a western flair are popping up all over the runway, and it’s never been so acceptable to match a vintage denim work piece with a sharp clean skirt or shirt.  Start by combing local […]

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22 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Wax on, wax off.

Removing candle drips from table linens is often easier than you’d guess. Remove the tablecloth and freeze it. That’s right, the cold will make the wax brittle and if it doesn’t just pop off the cloth, scrape with a credit card.  Now just treat the spot with stain remover, like Shout!, and toss it in […]

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17 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Shirtdress snags

Shirtdresses are more prone to snag or stretch out after just a few wears.  As you move, sit and bend throughout the day the dress takes all of the tension, and can show snags across the back from arm to arm, straight across the bust and along the seat area. If you spend more time […]

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15 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Feeling a little rock n roll?

Is your fashion style retro, rock n roll or rebellious?  Get ready to have your senses shocked and your fashion rocked with Betsey Johnson’s spring/summer 2013 line.  With her trademark boundary-pushing fashion styles that have made statements since Carrie Bradshaw turned heads on Sex and the City, Betsey does not disappoint this year.  Instead, she […]

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09 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Dull duds

Do your clothes look dull after you take them out of the wash? Home laundry products often react with hard water and leave residue behind that builds up on your clothes.  Combat the dinge with baking soda. Mix ¼ to ½ cup into the water before you add detergent or clothes. The baking soda softens […]

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04 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Big game blues

Did someone spill big game snacks on your favorite game gear? Have no fear, even if your team didn’t win we can save the day, whether it’s mustard, alcohol or cheese – but we have to get it fast.  Don’t let tricky stains set into the fabric.  Dye-based stains will absorb and distort the colors, […]

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02 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Winter coat bubbling over?

Is your favorite coat looking rippled? Modern outerwear is often constructed using adhesive to bond outside and inside layers, adding shape and form without bulk.  Time, wear and exposure to the elements can break down the adhesive, creating a bubbled, rippled appearance.  We see this effect most often at high-stress areas— shoulders, elbows, bust and […]

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