Monday, December 28, 2009

What Makes Premium Denim So...Premium

During these trying economic times it is difficult to make expensive purchases without weighing the financial pros and cons. Is it worth it to pay for premium denim when you can, usually, buy less expensive jeans just about anywhere?

That is a question that anyone contemplating buying a pair has to answer individually, based on their personal financial situation and their priorities. I, of course, will happily offer my two cents on the matter.

Premium Denim and Regular Denim: Is there Really A Difference?

The answer is a resounding Yes! Having owned a premium denim boutique I can attest to the fact that there is are differences between premium denim and regular denim jeans. Here is a concise list of the differences.

Superior Material- most premium denim is made from superior more expensive, denim usually made in Japan, Italy or the United States.

Superior Styling- The makers of premium denim have the styling down to a science. There is nothing arbitrary about the pocket placement or washes that they use on every pair of jeans and it shows when you put them on. properly placed pockets can give the illusion of a rounder perkier butt without surgery. What can be better than that? Darker coloring around the thighs appears to shave inches off of you in all the right places. How much would you pay for that? Premium jeans are also often hand distressed and treated to get the desired unique look that many premium jeans have.

Superior Fit- The combination of flawless material and the scientific styling come together to create a more perfect fitting jean. When it comes to jeans, fit is everything and I have yet to come across a pair of regular jeans that fit me as well as my premium jeans do.

Confidence "Boostability" - Confidence usually comes from within but a few outward things like a great hairstyle and an amazing outfit can help to boost your confidence even more. Premium jeans definitely have confidence "boostability".

What About the High Price Tag?

If money is an issue for you as it usually is for me, I suggest outlet shopping or raiding the clearance rack. I paid only $40 for my first pair of Premium denim. It was a pair of James Jeans and when I looked at myself in the three way mirror I was extremely pleased with what I saw. I appeared taller, thinner and best of all, my butt looked amazing! I rushed to the cash register before they realized that I would be willing to pay double that price to look that great.

Cost Over Time-Premium jeans will quickly replace your favorite pair of jeans and you will be wearing them often which guarantees that you will get your money's worth.

Premium Denim vs Regular Denim
I visited and they used the photos below of supermodel Alessandra Abrosio to make the case for the superiority of.premium denim

CAUTION- You can easily become addicted to looking great which can, subsequently, lead you to become a premium denim junkie like me. (Yikes!)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Today is the day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I wonder what He thinks about the way we celebrate it.

I'm sure that He is dismayed by the way we have turned His birthday in to such a commercial holiday when we spend more money than time on the ones we love.

Hopefully He is proud of the many, who use this opportunity as a time to give to the less fortunate and to shower friends, family members and neighbors with kindness and love.

I have been the recipient of quite a few good wishes, kind words and friendly smiles during this festive holiday season. If only people were more like this all of the time, myself included.
My New Year's resolution is to be friendlier all year round. I believe that friendlier people are happier people and probably healthier people too.
My Grown Christmas Wish For You
My grown up Christmas wish for you is to have happiness, peace, good health and an abundance of love for you and all of your family and friends. God bless you and Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Best Footwear For Your Favorite Style Jeans

The Best Footwear For Your Favorite Style Jeans

A perfectly good outfit can be ruined if it isn't matched with the correct footwear. I've taken the guess work out of pairing the right footwear with different jean styles. Consider it a cheat sheet of sorts, in case you are ever at loss as to what type of shoes to wear with your jeans.

Bootcut jeans- look great with boots (surprise!) and all types of heels (wedge, stilettos etc..)

Skinny jeans & Leggings- look great with heels, flats ankle boots, sandals, flip flops and tucked into knee high boots.

straight leg jeans- look great with heels, sneakers, flip flops, sandals and flats.

Wide Leg jeans -look great with heels ( I love them with wedge heels)

A Common Sense Note About Sneakers and Flats

Sneakers and flats look great with any style jean as long as they are the correct length. If they are too long they will probably drag on the ground and you will ruin the hem.

I think sneakers look best with straight leg jeans. I personally cannot wear sneakers with skinny jeans because they would make my feet look huge.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

I have just received a my first blog award from a gifted fellow blogger, Mommylicious !

I can't believe how excited I am about it. You would think I was going to make my first appearance on a red carpet in Hollywood.

My Acceptance Speech

I would like to give a special shout out and thank you to Mommylicious for bestowing this award upon me. I didn't think I'd ever get one of these since I don't blog about my family life as much as some of the other mommy bloggers. I promise to remember how good it felt to receive this award and never take it for granted.

Picking fifteen blogs to bless with this award was a more difficult task than I expected it to be. So many of the bloggers that I read regularly are gifted writers who are extremely knowledgeable and generous enough to share their knowledge, their hopes and their dreams with everyone. They are also very caring, constantly praying for others, volunteering their time, sharing recipes and parenting tips and tricks and funny stories.

I chose to award bloggers who are passionate about what they are blogging about. I even chose one that is written mostly in Spanish but the English posts were very moving.

I am happy to award the One Lovely Blog Award, in no particular order, to :

1. The Self love Project

2. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip

3. Unstoppable Spirit

4. Write Moms

5. At Home With Heather

6. The Pretty Princess

7. Mama Latina Tips

8. The Wellens Family

9. Super Mom Place

10. Green Meadow Lane Custom Art Decor

11. Help! Mama Remote...

12. Garden Of Many

13. Beach Betty PR

14. This Is Just Me And My Little World

15. Life Of A Work At Home Mom

Award Rules

1. Accept the award and place it on your blog
2. Include a link back to the blog you received it from.
3. Pass the award to fifteen blogs you enjoy.
4. Be sure to contact them to let them know they have been awarded.

Huge Surprise

As I was searching for the right blogs to award, I found that I received a second award from another fellow blogger. What an awesome surprise.