Desperado’s 3rd Annual Dear John Denim Event & OTBT Trunk Show

Images of dear john denim model & flowered sneakers by OTBT.

Desperado’s 3rd Annual Denim Event & OTBT Trunk Show

Friday, May 12th , 3:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, May 13th 10:00am-6:00pm

Second only to finding the perfect bathing suit is the seemingly never-ending search for the perfect pair of great fitting jeans. The choices are many – from low-rise to high-rise, skinny to boot cut, to what makes a great color (better known in denim dialogue as ‘wash’).   The good news is you don’t need to be a denim expert you just need to know where to find one. Desperado is doing that for you. On Friday & Saturday, May 12-13, desperado boutique with shoes &… in the Old Mill District will hold its 3rd Annual Denim Fit Event with Dear John Denim Expert Kaitlin Moor.

This year we’re adding something new…a Trunk Show with one of our favorite footwear lines – ‘Off the Beaten Track’!  Because nothing compliments a great pair of jeans like a great pair of shoes.  Chris Schermerhorn of OTBT will be with us at shoes &… to launch this fabulous footwear company’s spring line.

3 images of OTBT's spring shoe line featuring 3 styles of sandals.

We caught up with Denim fit expert Kaitlin Moor who resides in Los Angeles and represents one of the America’s leading jean fashion lines: Dear John.

Kaitlin, what is the first thing a woman should think about when investing in a pair of jeans? “Fit, Fit, Fit!” says Kaitlin.

Is there a style for everyone? Some rules of thumb when it comes to body types and the best style of denim to fit a woman’s figure? “No”, Kaitlin replies, “There really is not a style for everyone as every body type is different… but as a general rule of thumb, most women can’t go wrong with a good mid-rise bootcut or a mid-rise skinny.”

What ‘new trends’ or ‘must haves’ are we seeing in jeans this season? “A lot of denim brands are bringing back the “Flare Jean” in various ways… Everything from the 70s Hippie Flare to a more subtle Trouser flare. We’re also seeing super fun rough-cut hems, distressed denim with fabric underlays, and jeans you can turn up and create a cute cuff to show off a great pair of shoes.”

Can the right pair of shoes or heel height make a difference? “Definitely YES… depending on the length and the size of the leg opening.”

How much do we really need to spend to get a great pair of jeans? “I would say anything in between $80-$120. The more “expensive” brands are tacking on a lot of costs associated with branding and where it’s made, but a lot of those costs really have nothing to do with how good the actual product is,” says Kaitlin.

What advice to you give women when they seek help in finding a new pair of jeans? Try on as many brands as you can and find a brand that fits you well. Every brand tries to cater to as many body types as possible, but you will find some brands really fit you better then others.”

This will be Kaitlin’s third denim fit event at desperado.  We’re continuing this tradition because Dear John has been such a great fit and affordable denim for our customers.  We hope to see you there…because remember we know how to throw a party!!!

desperado with shoes &…’s Dear John Denim Fit Event & OTBT Trunk Show takes place Friday, May 12th from 3:00-8:00pm and Saturday, May 13th, 10:00-6:00pm in the Old Mill District.

 

 

 

4th Annual Holiday Pet & People Food Drive & 10% OFF

desperado with shoes &… is proud to hold our 4th Annual Holiday People & Pet Food Drive.  Over the years our loyal customers have helped support this worthy cause and as a way of saying THANK YOU bring in any non-perishable people or pet food and receive 10% off your total purchase.  We will be collecting food and toiletry items throughout December.  This year’s recipient of our people food goes to Saving Grace – our local non-profit agency helping to stop domestic violence.  Pet food will be donated to the Human Society of Central Oregon.

Happy Holidays from all of us at desperado with shoes &… !!!

Image collage of our holiday food drive.

Celebrate Women Event Friday, Sept. 16th 11am-6pm

Graphic showing details of September event Celebrating Women.

Don’t miss Desperado with Shoes &… September Event Celebrating Women!  Join us Friday, September 16th starting at 11:00 for luscious libations from Central Oregon’s own micro-distiller Cascade Alchemy, a light lunch and all the fashion and footwear you want.  We’ll be bringing in Vionic Fit Specialist, Johnny Riker, to help you find the perfect pair of shoes that can change your life.  And we mean it!  Vionic is the only footwear endorsed by the Podiatrist Society and come with their own built-in orthotic. And that’s not all.  Meet Bend artist April Lucas as she launches her newest line of custom jewelry April75.  Pick from her fall line or customize your own piece for a unique look that’s fabulous and affordable. Plus – desperado is proud to present our newest clothing line Odd Molly.  We think Odd Molly will be a perfect fit for our boutique – combining exquisite design, impeccable tailoring, and a boho look with a chic flare.  Don’t worry out-of-towners, we’ll have it on our website soon.Graphic showing details of September event Celebrating Women.Graphic of September event Celebrating Women.

Graphic showing details of September event Celebrating Women.

Men’s First Ever Shoe Event by Timberland

Image of Timberland graphic.

 

Gentleman you are in for a treat. We are hosting our first ever shoe event exclusively for men featuring one of our favorite lines of shoes from Timberland. Please join us Friday, June 24th from 5-8 and Saturday, June 25th from 10-6. Our reps from Timberland will be at Shoes &… showcasing their latest in fabulous footwear. Even if you’re not in the market for a new pair of great shoes we hope you will stop by and give us your input to help us develop our men’s shoe lines with what you like best. We’ll be kicking off Friday night with whiskey tasting by local distiller Cascade Alchemy, prizes and giveaways all weekend long including jewelry, gift certificates and a pair of Timberland shoes! And for our woman cliental, Jennifer Anderson of Allora Designs is back by popular demand with her fabulous jewelry line for summer. So please join us for a weekend of fantastic footwear, gorgeous jewelry and of course plenty of fun because at desperado with shoes & more our motto is always: Good Shoes take you Good Places!   

Image of earrings by Allora

Desperado Denim Event – Saturday April 16, 11-7pm

Don't miss our Denim Fit Event with LA Denim Fit Expert Kaitlin Moor of Dear John Denim & Jewelry by Allora!
Second only to finding the perfect bathing suit is the seemingly never-ending search for the perfect pair of great fitting jeans. The choices are many – from low-rise to high-rise, flair to boot cut, to what makes a great color (better known in denim dialogue as ‘wash’). The good news is you don’t need to be a denim expert you just need to know where to find one. Desperado is doing that for you. On Saturday, September 16th from 11:00-7:00pm Desperado Boutique in the Old Mill District will hold its second Denim Fit Event with Dear John Denim Expert Kaitlin Moor. Local jewelry designer Jen Anderson of Allora Jewelry will also be hosting a Trunk Show. Denim fit expert Kaitlin Moor resides in Los Angeles and represents one of the America’s leading jean fashion lines: Dear John.

We caught up with Kaitlin recently and picked her brain on what women can expect to learn at Desperado’s Denim Fit Event.

Kaitlin, what is the first thing a woman should think about when investing in a pair of jeans? Fit, Fit, Fit…

Is there a style for everyone? Some rules of thumb when it comes to body types and the best style of denim to fit a woman’s figure? No, there really is not a style for everyone as every body type is different… but as a general rule of thumb, most women can’t go wrong with a good mid-rise bootcut or a mid-rise skinny.

What ‘new trends’ or ‘must haves’ are we seeing in jeans this season? A lot of denim brands are bringing back the “Flare Jean” in various ways… Everything from the 70s Hippie Flare to a more subtle Trouser flare.

Can the right pair of shoes or heel height make a difference? Definitely YES… (Depending on the length and the size of the leg opening)

How much do we really need to spend to get a great pair of jeans? I would say anything in between $80-$120. Anything over that is usually made in Los Angeles and you are paying a “Premium” because of it… The more “expensive” brands are tacking on a lot of costs associated with branding and where it’s made but a lot of those costs really have nothing to do with how good the actual product is.

What advice to you give women when they seek help in finding a new pair of jeans? Try on as many brands as you can and find a brand that fits you well. Every brand tries to cater to as many body types as possible but you will find some brands really fit you better then others.

Desperado’s Denim Fit Event takes place Saturday, April 16th from 11:00-7:00pm in the Old Mill District.