Tuesday, June 10, 2014

5 Tips for feeling more confident Lakeside

Wearing swimwear can make even the most confident person a little skittish and not want to come out of the water but we have some great tips that will make you feel confident and comfortable.
1. Find a great sunless tanner: Putting on an effective sunless tanner is a little like air brushing your skin and will totally help hide a few of the imperfections that drive you crazy.
2. Slather on the sunscreen if you want to avoid having more skin imperfections in the future sunscreen is going to be your best friend.  There is nothing attractive about red, irritated or peeling skin.
3. Find a fabulous swimsuit cover that makes you feel like a million bucks. You don't have to run around the whole time in just your suit, a cover can make you feel more comfortable while you "ease in" to the whole nearly naked in public thing. 
4. Add accessories, now I have seen on daytime talk shows where they accessorize with necklaces and high heels (but that is ridiculous and NOT real life unless you are going to a party) but a great pair of sunglasses, a nice floppy beach hat, a great pair of flat sandals (come on we are walking on sand/grass here). Can make you feel a lot more dressed, and that usually gives us all a confidence boost.
5. And the single most important tip: Make sure you swim suit fits and is not to small. You do not want anything cutting off circulation and creating bumps and lumps where you do not naturally have them.

Happy Lakeside hanging everyone!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Printed Leggings

So on my personal facebook page, I posted the following status:

"Anyone have thoughts on printed leggings? Would you wear them? One of the trends I personally have a harder time wrapping my head around. Hmmmm"

I got a mixed bag of reactions from my family and friends.  Surprisingly all but one, of the 25-35 year olds that responded thought that printed leggings were for college and high school girls (which was kind of the way I was leaning). But the woman that responded that she loves them and wears them all the time is someone I consider to have a great sense of style. She also always looks put together and appropriate for the occasion. 

However, others that responded were in the 35+ group thought that they were cute with the right outfits and if you had the confidence to pull them off.

My final thoughts on the matter:  Anyone cannot do any trend.  Sometimes you have to pick which trends actually represent you in the way you want to be perceived.  I am guessing anyone can wear printed leggings as long as they have the rest of their outfit styled correctly and the confidence to pull them off.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Trash to Treasure


I am always looking for inexpensive ways to do displays for the store and this time I got super super lucky.  This tiered table was in the basement of the store. I cannot believe I didn't see it before but the lighting down there isn't great and it was on its side and there were a bunch of boards piled on top of it. Boots & Heels has been in the building for 2 1/2 years so lord only knows how long it has been down there.

 Now I don't know how familiar anyone is with the history of this building but it has been: Christies Grocery Store, Creative Impressions, and Ramsey One Hour photo, Boots & Heels and probably some others through out the years. So more than likely one of the previous owners put this damaged table down there and new thought about it again. Lucky for me!

I did not take a before picture but this tiered table was a grey color and pretty water stained.  When we got it up from the basement it was not all that pretty.  However, after a great deal of roughing up prep with a sander, cleaning all the grit and dust off, I was able to put a LOT of coats of white paint on it.  And I mean A LOT.  However, it looks great and the only thing I had to buy was a paint brush because I had a half gallon of paint leftover from another project!  Wahoo how about that a table for $12. :)

Note: The shoes displayed on the table are Eastland Boat shoes and are available at Boots & Heels in Devils Lake.  Gotta love that local Devils Lake Shopping!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Spring Fashion

Spring is getting so close to being sprung.  This week it is finally going to pull out of the arctic and become above zero for all of us in North Dakota.  I am going to do some serious cart wheels down the street when it does!  All of this cold weather is depressing and for retailers... Well... Just downright more so. ;)

But with Spring coming it definitely means we will soon be pulling out our Spring/Summer wardrobes and figuring out what we have, what we need, and what we want.  So make sure you take some time to examine your wardrobe.   We of course need to use our closet organizing piles for this: Toss, Good Will, Repair, Cherish and Keep.

Toss Pile:  Is that great top more worn out than you remember? Sorry it is toss it time (or rag bin/craft bin if that floats your boat). Sandals look like they may in fact give you the plague. TOSS that before it become bubonic. 

Good Will: If it didn't fit you last year and nothing has changed just get rid of it already.  There is no sense looking at it year after year and feeling bad about yourself.  Poor fitting clothing takes up valuable closet space, looks not at all appealing on and frankly, we all know you can do better.  So give it to Good Will and your to tiny/big mistake can be someone else perfection.

Repair: Do those great pants have a seam that seems like it could use a little fix? Put them in the repair pile and GET THIS... Go repair it.  Do it yourself, take it to the friendly dry cleaner or a seamstress/tailor.  If you are in Devils Lake call me, I can certainly give you some suggestions. 

Cherish: This pile always seems to build up on us.  But if you haven't gotten that prom dress, wedding dress or baptismal gown out of your closet you need to.  If you love it and it has good memories, keep it.  


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How to stay Cozy Cozy Cozy!



Cozy, Cozy and warm!  That is what we are all wanting right now.  Take care of those cold tootsies. How about some great Mocs to wear at home and on the go?  How about some cozy soft bottomed sparkly slippers to wear around home OR take to a loved ones home for a holiday event.  Just say No to cold toes, so you can say YES to Cozy.  Don't take my word for how cozy they are, stop in today and check them out!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Spanx Bra Party

Boots & Heels is always looking to offer something new and exciting.  We found exactly that with our very first Spanx Bra Party that took place on this past Thursday, July 11th.  Wine was drank and appetizers eaten, while the Boots & Heels crowd waited anxiously for their turn to be measured and get some Spanx on.  The Boots & Heels family enjoy our special events and hope that we can see you at on in the future.  Thank you to all who attended and stop in to see us again soon.

Boots & Heels... So much more than a shoe store, in downtown Devils Lake.