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Friday, April 27, 2012

Feel Fresh Fridays: Embellished Tank

     When the temperature climbs during the summer months, the last thing I want to do is put on more than I have to, but who wants to sacrifice style for comfort?  This season, ditch bulky, constricting costume jewelry and statement pieces for embellished tanks.  Decorated tanks add excitement to the usual mix of basic tees and help to dress up our staples like jeans, capris, and shorts instantly.  Here are only a few of Renewal's embellished tanks to keep you looking fresh this summer.

 Tank: ECI, sz. Large; Pants: Delia's, sz. 00; Sandals: Coach, sz. 7.5

Tank: Free People, sz. XS; Shorts: Levi's, sz. 5; Boots: Ross, sz. 8.5

Tank: Anne Klein, sz. Small; Capris: Loft, sz. 0; Heels: White House Black Market, sz.6

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday's Trendy Tip: 7-Pieces 7-Ways!

 Back by popular demand...

1.  Dolan Cardigan
2.  Express Shorts
3.  Nine West Tank
4.  Lucky Brand Jeans
5.  Mandees Dress
6.  Delias Skirt
7.  Jones New York Tank

Friday, April 20, 2012

Feel Fresh Fridays: 60% OFF!

What better way is there to Feel Fresh during a rainy weekend than to enjoy 60% OFF?

Stop in now to check out the 7 sale racks throughout the store!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday's Trendy Tip: Collars

Accenting your collar bones with collars and fancy necklines is an easy way to draw attention to a very elegant part of your body.  Whether it's a beads, ruffles, a peter pan collar, or a statement necklace...this is an easy trend to accomplish.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Feel Fresh Fridays: Maxi Dress

      Most women, including ourselves here at Renewal, can't live without dresses in the summer. With so many different styles, it's impossible to not have at least one favorite in your closet. This year's biggest trend? The Maxi Dress. Designers such as D&G, Emilio Pucci, Cavalli, Alice & Olivia, and Rachel Zoe all sent maxi dresses down the runway at Spring 2012 fashion week.

      Airy maxi dresses are not only comfortable but versatile, and come in a variety of fabrics and prints. You can wear a maxi dress with a sunhat and sandals to the beach, or pair it with heels and statement jewelry for instant elegance for a night out.

    Here are some maxi dresses we have in stock to keep you trendy and cool this summer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Special Occasion SALE!

April showers bring May...celebrations!  I don't know about you, but spring time always seems packed with parties and celebrations of every kind.  Whether its Senior Prom, Junior Formal, the 8th Grade dance, Communion, Graduations or weddings...make sure you stop here before going anywhere else this year.  Today through Saturday April 14th we will be offering $5 off any women's special occasion dress and $3 off any children's special occasion outfit.  Also, if you purchase a formal dress you can have 15% off the accessories to go with it!

 Perfect styles for the Senior prom

Junior formal is coming up soon

 Dress up that little eighth grader like a princess

 Perfect communion attire

 Graduation will be here before you know it, are you ready for it?

 weddings weddings weddings!

Here is an example of the fantastic formal accessories we have in stock now.

And don't forget the jewelry!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday's Trendy Tip: Nailssss!

Nail art has always been a huge fashion trend, it seems like creative new ideas keep coming and we love every minute of it!  We're about to show you a 4-simple and fashionable tips to keep your nails looking trendy in minutes.

1.  Water marble:

 Wondering how it's done?  Here's a how to video from youtube...

2.  Art inspired themes:

I'm sure you are familiar with the Space Invaders arcade game from the 70's, it's simple to turn your nails into your favorites.

Side note...this arcade game also sparked a graffiti artist to place mosaic invaders around the world, here are a few I've seen personally...

 Click here to learn more about Invader, the Parisian graffiti artist who is behind this all.

3. Newspaper nail art: 

This is something I have been dying to try...

Looks simple enough, here is another how to...and I will be trying it next time I need a manicure :)

4. Easier trends:

Even though these previous tips shouldn't be scary, if you think they are too hard to handle here are a few super simple tips to give your regular old manicure a trendy edge. 
Try just one or two accent nails
Crackle polish is very easy to use, you just paint it on top of a different color and it cracks as it dries

If you are new to the polish world, keep in mind these simple essentials:

It is very important to use a base coat to protect your nails and a top coat to give your manicure a gorgeous shine and prevent chipping.  And don't forget, if you screw up, its nothing a little nail polish remover can't fix!

Need some more nail inspiration?  Check out my favorite nail website...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Feel Fresh Fridays: Spring / Summer Accessories

While revamping your summer wardrobe with brand new pieces is fun, it can get very expensive. You might also have a few favorite pieces from last year floating around that you aren't ready to part with just yet. Adding new accessories can help to create new looks and make old pieces feel fresh. Here are some of Renewal's versatile summer accessories to add to your collection:

Shoes: Blowfish, sz.9;  Steve Madden, sz.9; Apple Bottoms, sz. 8

Shoes: White House/Black Market, sz.9; American Eagle, sz.6.5; Nine West, sz.8.5

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini, sz.7; Montego Bay Club, sz. 7

Bags: Gap, Dooney & Bourke, Lucky Brand

Bags: Coach, Sam Edelman, Kooba, B.C.B.G


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday's Trendy Tip: Recycling

As you all know, we are in the business of recycling fashion.  It has become a growing trend in the past few years to go green and recycle everything imaginable...this week's trendy tip is all about things you can recycle that you may not have known before!

Did you ever wonder what you can do with all that dryer lint that seems to pile up?   For all of you who love to camp and hike, or just enjoy a campfire in general, I bet you didn't realize you could make a fire starter from dryer lint, a cardboard egg crate and some old candles.  I learned this from a woman I used to babysit for, these fire starters can save you a ton of money and are so easy to travel with!
Just leave an empty egg crate on top of your dryer for a week or two and fill it up as you go.
Once it is filled, melt down some old candles and pour the wax over the top of the lint.
After the wax has hardened you are ready to go, I like to cut them apart as I need them.

Voila!  Each one will burn for approximately 15-minutes which is long enough to start you a great fire :)
I have also heard that you can make the fire starters waterproof by cutting apart the cartons after step-1, tying them closed with dental floss, and submerging them completely in the hot wax...but I haven't actually tried it.  If you have please let me know how it went!

Our next recycling tip is for those of you who wear MAC makeup.  They run a program called "Back to MAC" which is actually really cool and I have utilized it numerous times over the years.  If you return 6-MAC primary packaging containers to a MAC counter, they will give you a free lipstick of your choice!  I always keep a bag in the drawer in my bathroom and when I need a new lipstick I cash them in.  This is what I found when I packed up to move back from California, looks like I'm up for 2 new lipsticks and I didn't even know it!

The last recycling tip for today is for all of the gardeners out there.  I don't know about you, but my husband and I eat yogurt every morning for breakfast.  That is 14-yogurt containers per week that just end up in the trash...since we purchased a house with a garden the size of our entire yard, I have been inspired to try to turn my black thumb green.  I have been scouring blogs and websites to learn as much as I can before I go planting my seedlings and I stumbled upon a great idea for those yogurt containers.  Instead of spending countless dollars on seedling cups, just poke holes in the bottom of your yogurt cups and get them started in there!

You can also recycle your popsicle sticks to help you label your cups.
Looks easy enough, I can't wait to give it a try this weekend!