Friday, December 31, 2010
Tonight's the night. The last night of 2010. Tomorrow we get to start all over with a clean slate. So let's live it up tonight! Today we chose this lace mini dress by MM Couture. We like the idea of showing off one body part at a time, and this dress is perfect for that! Keep your arms covered, but let your legs shine for days! And the amazingly tight bodice doesn't lack sex appeal either. Pair it with some sparkly earrings by Zad, a ring by Jessica Elliot, and the Sam Edleman Stud Heels, or go with the Chinese Laundry Chiffon Heel and Rhinestone Ring by Jessica Elliot for a little bit of a different look. Either way, you'll be looking fabulous as you ring in the new year! We hope you have a great time tonight. Be safe, and have a Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Here is outfit #4 for New Years Eve! We decided to go with a sweet, yet sexy purple strapless rosette dress by Cynthia Steffe. Wear it with black tights or bare legs - either way it will look great with the Seychelles criss cross suede heels! The bib necklace makes a big statement, but the dress can definitely stand on its own as well. And the ring by Kenze Panne is super cool. We like that it adds a little bit of "rock" with the sweet dress. Add the clutch for a bit more sparkle - because let's face it - a girl needs to sparkle at least a little bit when bringing in the New Year.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Here we go again! Today we thought we'd go in a different direction with the style. Yesterdays was fun and flirty, and we loved it! But today is more ladylike and vintage. And we love it too! That's what's great about Hemline. You can put together so many different types of outfits to suit whatever your feeling on any given day, from vintage to modern and beyond. Or you can mix them all up to make your own eclectic look! With todays look you will absolutely stand out in a crowd, but not in the traditional New Years glitter and sequin way. The hand muff by Tullette will not only keep your hands warm, but its functional as a clutch too, with a zipper on the back to hold a cell phone, credit card, lipstick and I.D! And I like how the cuff is a little bit "hard" with the softness and sweetness of the dress and accessories. Wear this look with a matte red lip and you will have heads turning!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
We posted yesterday about looking great on New Years Eve. We loved the outfit, but we didn't want to limit your choices! We have so many great things in right now that would be absolutely perfect to wear on the last night of 2010, so we've decided to do a new outfit every day this week! Todays is fun and flirty, and has just enough sparkle to rock on New Years Eve. Wear it with tights to keep your legs a little warmer, or leave the tights at home and show off those legs! Either way, we think it's a hit!
Bodysuit (front and back pictured): Urban Behavior $42.00
Skirt: Fumblin' Foe $110.95
Necklace: Kenze Panne $28.00
Ring: Kenze Panne: $15.00
Clutch Deux Lux black: $108.00
Bootie: Chinese Laundry $110.00
Monday, December 20, 2010
We sell a lot of designer denim at Hemline. Our customers are always asking for info on how to extend the life of their jeans and keep them looking as great as they did the first time they tried them on. And we don't blame them - we pay good money for our denim and expect them to last, right? We have a few of our own tips on what us Hemline girls do to take care of our denim, and we thought we would share them with you. So here they are:
1. The first tip most of us go by, is to wash your jeans as infrequently as possible. Now, I know sometimes it is down right impossible, and it definitely is easier said than done, but washing your jeans does lead to fading and shrinking. While you can't completely avoid those two things, you can try to reduce both by wearing your jeans at least 4-5 times before washing...within reason of course.
2. When you do wash your jeans, it is best to wash them inside out, in cold water, and with other denim. This will help reduce fading. Also, avoid the dryer as much as you can, as the dryer will make your jeans shrink and fade more rapidly. If you must dry your denim, do so on the lowest heat setting, and for a short time.
3. One thing we always recommend to our customers who are buying Hudson denim, (check them out on www.shophemline.com by the way, we have some really great styles right now!) is to go a size down if you can. We have found some styles from that line tend to stretch a lot! If you aren't able to go down a size, you can put them in the dryer. This will help get them back to the good fit you once had. Most jeans stretch out in some way, so this is nothing to be alarmed about. We find that we sometimes have to contradict our "no drying" rule in the event that we actually do want to slightly shrink our jeans. And that's okay!
4. Some people swear by putting their denim in the freezer in between washings, while others remain skeptical. The theory is that odor causing bacteria are killed in the freezer, and therefore letting your jeans hang out in the freezer over night will leave them odorless and fresh, all without going through the "harsh" process of washing and drying. The idea also being that it helps extend the life of your denim and prevent fading. This process isn't intended to completely replace washing your denim, (depending who you ask.) However, it is interesting none the less, and we are extremely interested in your thoughts about putting your jeans in the freezer. Have you done this before? Did your jeans come out refreshed? What are your theories on this subject? We're dyeing to know. (pun intended.)
So there you have it! Our tips for helping to keep your jeans fab for as long as possible. What tips do you have for keeping your jeans looking great? Feel free to let us know! We would love to hear from our wonderful blog readers! Also, come check out our amazing selection of designer denim at Hemline or at www.shophemline.com!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Christmas is getting so close! 9 more days! Have you finished your shopping? Have you even started your shopping? Well, either way, have no worries! We've put together another great gift idea list for you, and this time it's full of wonderful things you can buy at Hemline for under $100! Get fabulous gifts without going over budget- how cool is that?!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wait no more! We have a winner in our contest for the most inspirational family Christmas Traditions! Before I tell you, I should also mention that we got some pretty awesome emails! It was so difficult for us to pick just one winner, that we have decided to have a second AND third place winner as well! So let's get to it!
The winner of a $100 Hemline gift card is: Ashley Campbell for her wonderful Gingerbread House tradition!
Once again, thank you to all who participated in our contest! Because we couldn't make everyone a winner, everyone else who participated will receive 25% off one in store purchase of a regularly priced item as a thank you for participating! Just come in and give us your name to receive your discount! Kudos to our lovely blog readers for having such amazing family traditions, we had a blast reading your emails and wish you all a very happy Holiday season! Hope to see you all in the store soon!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Have you sent Annie your holiday traditions for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Hemline? If not, there is still time! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 12th, telling us all about your family's holiday traditions. The winner will be announced on our blog on December 13th, and will receive a $100 gift card to Hemline! We've already had so many wonderful and inspiring emails of different family holiday traditions, and we can't wait to hear more!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Our racks are stacked with some amazing things right now, and we have to share! We love the details in these pieces. The bows are so pretty, but not too cutesy, and the rosettes are so feminine! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Make sure to check out www.shophemline.com often, we are getting new things weekly!