Archives for category: Designer Denim

Bon Jovi looks sexy as usual at his recent performance but we can’t help but drool over his sleek style. His fans may be singing along to “It’s My Life” but we are certainly lusting his keen sense of style. *Hint to our boyfriend*

Anyway, we decided to put the pieces together and here is our fashion inspiration from one of our favorite singers, Bon Jovi!

Projek Raw Jacket in Black

We love our Project Raw is perfect for those cool spring/summer and fall evenings when you don’t want a heavy coat and still want to look rockin’ stylish.

Check  out here for more rockin’ styles!

Hudson Jeans Fletcher Flap Relax Boot Cut Jean in Edmund

Following suit with Bon Jovi’s dark washed jeans, this straight leg fit is for those men who enjoy the classic style but with a Bon Jovi’s twist. (Obviously)

Everyone loves designer jeans. From Joe’s Jeans to Hudson Jeans, one could say that the best clothing investment is certainly a good pair of jeans. Designed by the Swedish, Nudie Jeans originated from Gothenburg and was founded in 1999 by Maria Erixsson and we can’t say enough how infatuated we are with the quality of Nudie Jeans. The raw and pre-washed Nudie jeans are definitely Hollywood celebrities favorite because guess who was caught wearing them? Zac Efron!


Alright Zac Efron, you sold us when you wore Nudie Jeans. We are going to buy one for our boyfriend now. 

When it comes to investing the ultimate piece of outfit, the general consensus would agree that a great pair of jeans is vital. After saving up for months to buy that perfect jeans,the next question is – how do you care for it? Caring for denim does not take meticulous strategy but taking these simple steps should prolong the life of your jeans. After all, the longer you wear, the more comfortable it gets. So here are our guidelines to care for your denim.

Tip #1: Selecting the right size.
Remember that denim are made from wax/resin which makes it very stiff. When a pair of raw jeans are wet initially, the jeans will constrict and shrink. Depending on the fabric, different jeans will shrink differently. Therefore, always ask your retailer how much the jeans will shrink because some brands pre-treat their fabrics to reduce the amount of shrinkage (this process is known as sanforization).

Tip #2: Fading the color your jeans
Generally, the color of your jeans becomes darker due to the fabric reducing stiffness. It is recommended to wear your jeans a lot and wash them sporadically. By doing so, this will increase abrasion areas hence fading the color of your jeans.

Tip #3: Washing your denim
Do not wash your new jeans for the first six months to maintain its material. However, It is highly recommended to use vegetable soap when washing your denim since most commercial soaps contain brightening chemicals. Always wash them inside out to preserve thread and quality. If possible, avoid the dryer (spin dry if you have to) and wear them slightly wave. By doing so, your jeans will conform to the contours of your body.

Denim materials are indeed very unique. It is more than just a fabric – more like a second skin that requires tender loving care. The classic, timeless piece of jeans are perfect for everyday wear, special events and of course, it is the ultimate symbol of freedom.

When Hudson Jeans made its debutante in 2002, everyone including celebrities started raving about the jeans’ perfect fit, comfort, and most importantly – quality. Amongst celebrities that are caught wearing them constantly are Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez and Sandra Bullock, just to name a few.

And what makes Hudson Jeans so popular besides the great fit? The premium denim material comes from the best mills in Europe and Japan. The jeans are then made by hand in Los Angeles, under the supervision of creative director and head designer Benjamin Taverniti. It feels as if slipping into an old-pair of well-worn pair of jeans, so they say.

When you hold a pair of Hudson Jeans, you’ll notice the perfect soft denim and meticulous construction which yields high quality jeans and you’ll say in no time, this pair of jeans is the best investment. Ever.

And that’s one classic piece you’ll want to invest. Check out here to buy!

photo credit: http://www.designerstudiostore.com

Every time Spring rolls around, I get really excited about decking into multiple spring outfits. Wearing eyelets, lace, appliques, sheer frilly tops, and of course pretty floral dresses whilst frolicking amidst the fresh Spring air always puts me in a good mood! Of course, paired with daily cup of latte.

This Spring, I’ve put together a series of outfits dabbling into earthy tones inspired by Mother Nature. Here are the outfits:

 

Call Me Spring

This is probably one of my favorite outfit. Paired with a sheer flowy top and military green pants, this outfit says spring without being too girly. I put together the cowboy boots to give a lil Midwestern flair. Afterall, we are in the Midwest!

 

 

I am Ms. Jessica

Miss Jessica is all about work and play. This satin shirt matches perfectly with the khaki bubble shorts, which is perfect for work and after-work! I love the details on the bag which compliments the two-toned outfit perfectly!

 

 

 

Spring Me Ahead

Who said you can’t look cute while gardening during a lovely Spring weekend? I think this outfit works great for a weekend day out with your loved ones. Can’t go wrong with skinny jeans and ruffles!

 

Total Breeze

For a breezy night out, match a sleeveless sheer top with a pair of nautical shorts. Jazzed this simple outfit with a rattan purse and mini oxford pumps to give your outfit the ultimate touch!

 

Clear Skies

Another great weekend outfit or date outfit!

 

Ms. Spain Is In Town

Desigual, pronounced as (Di-see-jual) is a popular Spanish brand that has finally made its way to America! Go to the park with this dress, a cute hat and who can resist – the spectacular beaded gladiator shoe!

I hope you enjoy the outfits I’ve put together! These outfits can be purchased at www.soleandblues.com or better yet, come into store for personal styling!
What are your Spring outfit ideas?

Are you guys getting as excited about fall fashion as we are?  We just got a ton of new stuff in from LA and New York yesterday and I wanted to give you guys a peek into our amazing selection of shoes for fall!  Today’s showcased shoe is our Bronx Heather Bee in Black:

Bronx Heather Bee in Black

Menswear inspired flats are a huge trend again this fall.  Celebrities like Sienna Miller have been rocking this look for a while and given us a ton of style inspiration:



Inspired by the wing tip design, these Bronx Heather Bee shoes have a worn-in vintage look to them which is sure to make any outfit look effortlessly cool.  One of the great things about these shoes it that there are a ton of ways to style them.

If you’re going for a more preppy, classic look consider pairing them with skinny jeans (like our G-Star Corvet Skinny style) cuffed at the bottom, a tee, and a blazer.

G-Star Corvet Skinny in 3D Raw

If you want an edgier, rocker look consider pairing them with some jeggings, a retro band shirt, and a leather jacket similar to Rihanna’s look.


G-Star Womens Leggings in Tunnel

Chaser Journey '83 Tour T-Shirt

Finally, if you’re wanting a more feminine, romantic style consider pairing your Bronx Heather Bee’s with one of our G’Sell dresses and a blazer or sweater similar to Whitney Port’s styling.

G'Sell LovPosh Dress in Grey

Do you guys have any other ways you like to style menswear flats?  Let us know because we love getting feedback from all of you!

Come in to the store or go to our website to check out our Bronx Heather Bee’s and other pieces featured in this post!

Be sure to come back soon for our discussion on boots and booties!

(photos via: google images)

I know I have said this before, but I feel like guys get the short end of the stick sometimes when it comes to fashion. It’s not that the fashion industry doesn’t cater to them, but there are just so few venues for them to talk about it. And maybe most of them don’t really care, but I do, which is why I’d like to devote a whole post today to guys. Tammy, our fearless leader at Sole, Blues and G’Sell, has quite a knack at seeking out cool men’s clothing lines when she heads to New York and L.A. So we’re all really excited to introduce you to Projek Raw, Commonwealth Utilities and 7 Diamonds.

Don’t Be Jealous…Get Your Own Projek Raw
Projek Raw is an in-your-face kind of men’s clothing brand. It’s masculine while keeping a body-conscious shape. It’s totally modern while still incorporating classic design features. And it is going to get you noticed. Check out the nylon jacket. It has that cool baseball jacket look that is a little retro but totally in style. If you aren’t feeling the chill (and who is?), you can choose a casual shirt like the one you see below.

Drop a name…like Commonwealth
Trust us, these are pretty special. We aren’t going to get into the name-dropping game here but we’ll just say that Commonwealth is a brand so cool, so elite, that only top boutiques and luxury department stores are allowed to carry the line. Who else could make jeans look this good?

Classics with a major twist…7 Diamonds
When you have an eye for detail, you have an eye for 7 Diamonds. Their entire line features classic cuts and fabrications. But when you look closely, you really get the appeal. From epaulets to embroidery to velvet-lined collars, the designers at 7 Diamonds know what’s going to escalate a look from cool to out of this world. Take these for example: