Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Realistic Florals



This week is devoted to the floral trends
of the spring and summer! Yesterday, we discussed
abstract florals. However, realistic bouquets have
also made an appearance. These designs tend to present
themselves in two different ways... distinct flowers
on a contrasting backdrop, or flowers mosaicked
into an intricate pattern. Let's look at both! 

Hyperrealistic
Big, beautiful blooms in stunning detail.
Crisp edges... ideally proportioned...
It's simply floral perfection. These flowers
are usually cast on a bold, dramatic backdrop,
to achieve eye-catching contrast. Have you ever
heard the phrase, "the pattern makes the outfit"?
That's certainly the case with these florals.

Mosaicked
Get ready for petals spread wide, mosaicked together
in large, neatly nested designs. These realistic blooms
combine photographic elements with a designer's touch.
Although the first floral style tends to have more drama,
it's safe to say that a mosaic is busier, cheerful,
and summery, especially when done in tropical blooms.

Make It Yours
Which floral style is your style?
Which do you find yourself drawn to?
Do you love dramatic contrast?

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Meanwhile, it's Wednesday... which means it's
jewelry day at the Boutique! Swing by for a cup
of delicious Starbucks coffee, and take a peek
at all the lovely new treasures on display.
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Calendar of Events

EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!

EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!

EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!

EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!

EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!

EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy Blingalicious Wednesday, Ladies!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Abstract Florals


This week is devoted to the floral patterns of this spring
and summer! Many of the season's blooms are in disguise...
expect to see plenty  a b s t r a c t  designs.
Abstract florals include a number of different styles.
Here are just three... we're loving these!

Watercolor
Often done in a palette of soft pastels or
bright, vivid spring hues, these abstract florals
are a work of art done on cloth instead of canvas.
And there's nothing cheerier or lovelier!

Illusion
These florals aren't florals at first glance.
You may find yourself wondering whether they're
flowers or bursts of colored light. They're often set
against a black or navy backdrop for maximum effect.

Geometric
Some florals are shrouded in grids and blocks.
The organic curve of a floral motif contrasts
well with the rigid structure of a windowpane.
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Which of these abstract floral motifs is your favorite?
Which style will you take on this spring and summer?
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Meanwhile, it's Tuesday... and it's time for the weekly
Last Chance Rack! Shop items that have been marked down
to their lowest prices, and are only out on display
for one more day. Plus, there's fresh brewed
Starbucks coffee waiting, just for you!

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Calendar of Events
EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!

EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!

EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!

EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!

EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!

EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy Last Chance Rack, Ladies!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Florals of the Season

 

This week, let's return to the season's trends
for a peek at what's in store for the
floral motifs of this spring and summer!

The blooms of this season are reminiscent
of the 1970s, yet have their own unique charm.
And as with so many other trend items, it's not
the pattern or the color itself, but how it's worn.
 The beauty of this season's bouquets (whether light
and romantic or deep and dramatic) is shown
through  c o n t r a s t .

Join us on the blog this week
as we discuss the basics
of this spring and summer's
f l o r a l s 
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Meanwhile, it's Monday... which means that it's time
for the weekly Girlfriend Special! Grab a friend,
bring her shopping, and you both earn 30% off
your purchases for the day. Plus, we brewed
fresh Starbucks coffee, just for you! 
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Calendar of Events
EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!
 
EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!
 
EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!
 
EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!
 
EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!
 
EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy Girlfriend Special Monday, Ladies!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Recap: Closet Clean-Out and Organizing



It's the weekend once again, ladies! Because it's Saturday,
let's go ahead and recap the pointers from this week's topic.
This week has been all about closet clean-out and organization!

Clean-Out
Take it slow. Tackle your closet in sections.
When considering each item, ask yourself...
Have you worn it in the last six months?
Is it damaged in some way? If so, will you
wear it if it's repaired? Does it represent your
style and what you love? Does it fit you well?
Divide your clothes into three piles...
one pile to keep, one pile to donate,
and one pile to  c o n s i g n !

The Basics
Consignment is easy. It takes a minimum of 6 items
that we accept in order to start your account.
Our Boutique takes pieces Monday through Saturday,
between 10am and 5pm, no appointment required!
We ask that your items be clean, wrinkle-free
and in good repair, and on hangers that you
don't mind leaving with us. We evaluate pieces
based on the condition, style, and brand name.
Items are priced at a quarter of the retail,
and you retain 40% of the final selling price.

Organize Your Closet
Be sure to make full use of the vertical space
in your closet! Is there a lot of negative space
beneath your hanging clothing? Try a shoe rack
or a set of shelves with built-in cubbies.
The back of your closet door also presents
vertical space storage. Try an over-the-door
shoe caddy to store your shoes or your scarves!

Bonus:
Create extra hanging space in your closet
with this easy trick using soda pop tabs.

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We've put out over 300 new items
just this week, ladies! Swing by for
a cup of fresh brewed Starbucks coffee,
and take a peek at all the new treasures.

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Calendar of Events
EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!

EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!

EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!

EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!

EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!

EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy Weekend, Ladies!

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Friday Surprise!

It's Friday once again, ladies!
Join us today for the Friday Surprise...
30% off anything orange or coral
Fancy a quick sneak peek before you head in?
We're loving these bold tones!
Which is your favorite?

Try an asymmetrical hem blouse
with dark wash skinny jeans.

Or be bright and beautiful in a
whimsical, fairy inspired tunic.

And a playful chevron blouse
pairs well with white denim!

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Cookies, coffee, and a 30% off Special?
Yes indeed... it must be Friday!
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Calendar of Events
EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!

EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!

EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!

EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!

EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!

EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy Friday Surprise, Ladies!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Making Space



A closet is only so big. The real trick
is finding and utilizing any extra space.
Today's post is dedicated to making the most
of the rod space in your closet. Here are two
of our favorite hacks... with the first one,
you can solve the scarf storage dilemma.
And with the second, you can increase
your rod space for hanging items!

Scarf and Belt Storage
Here's a use for those old shower rings...
thread them on a hanger, and use them to store
scarves and belts! This hack uses minimal space,
and keeps those treasures where you can see them. 

Double Your Rod Space
Here's how... check it out!
Maximize your clothing space with this trick from
Apartment Guide... all it takes is a few soda tabs.
This works well for light weight knit tops and tees!

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Meanwhile, it's Thursday... and Kapi is redesigning
all the displays in the Boutique! Craving a little
fashion inspiration? Swing by for a cup of fresh brewed
Starbucks coffee, and take a peek at the new combinations.
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Calendar of Events
EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!

EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!

EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!

EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!

EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!

EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy ReDesign Thursday, Ladies!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Vertical Space


If you've already assessed and evaluated
then it's time to move on to the fun stuff...
how to make your closet space work for you!

Get Organized
Start by hanging the pieces in your closet
according to their category. Pants in one area,
shirts in another, jackets, etc. Be sure also,
to group all of your extra long items together.
This step is important, because it frees up
v e r t i c a l   s p a c e

Vertical Space
The most underutilized space in any closet
is the vertical space. Chances are, there's
a lot of negative space in the area beneath
your hanging clothing. Now, that's all fine
and well when you need the full space for
maxi dresses and long gowns, but what about
the space under your jackets and blouses?
It's empty space, just waiting to be used!
Make the most of the space with a shoe rack
or a set of shelves with built-in cubbies.
Divide the space, and use it to store
shoes, handbags, and jewelry too.

More Vertical Space
Vertical space extends beyond the closet...
think in terms of doors as well! Utilize the space
on the back of your closet door and bedroom door
with a hanging plastic shoe rack. Besides shoes,
the racks are also ideal for storing folded scarves!
(Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for ideas)

And Even More!
Showcase your favorite jewelry pieces with
jewelry tree, or wall hooks. It's storage
in plain sight, with a fashionista touch!

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And speaking of jewelry...
today is Wednesday, which means it's
jewelry day at your Boutique! Swing by for a cup
of fresh brewed Starbucks coffee, and take peek
at all the lovely new treasures on display.

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Calendar of Events
EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!

EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!

EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!

EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!

EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!

EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy Blingalicious Wednesday, Ladies!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Evaluate and Assess


Let the spring cleaning begin! But before you
begin to organize and sort through storage ideas for
your closet, it's time to reassess and declutter.
Your closet space is valuable real estate...
make sure it's filled with pieces you love
and with pieces that you love to wear!

The First Rule of Closet Cleaning

Divide it into sections, and don't try to tackle
everything at once. Sort in-season clothing one day,
off-season the next, and accessories afterward.
 If you're sorting through multiple closets,
take it slow and tackle one closet at a time.

Evaluate
As you tackle each section of your wardrobe,
be sure to consider these basic questions
for each and every item in your wardrobe...
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Have you worn or used the item in the last 6 months?
Does it fit you, and is it flattering on you?
Is it in line with your personal style and tastes?
Why have you kept it? Is it a special occasion piece?
Does it have sentimental value? Is it stained, torn,
or damaged in some way? If it is, is it reparable?
And if it's repaired, will you use it?

More Tips
Be sure to check out our
spring cleaning board on Pinterst
for more ideas and tips!

Make Your Pieces Work for You
Divide your items into three piles...
one pile of pieces to keep, one pile of pieces
to get rid of, and one pile of things to sell!
Consignment is easy. It takes a minimum of 6 items
that we accept in order to start your account.
Our Boutique takes pieces Monday through Saturday,
between 10am and 5pm, no appointment required!
We ask that your items be clean, wrinkle-free
and in good repair, and on hangers that you
don't mind leaving with us. We evaluate pieces
based on the condition, style, and brand name.

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But... are you in more of a shopping mood today
than a cleaning mood? It's Tuesday, which means
it's time for the Last Chance Rack! Shop items
that have been marked to their lowest prices
and are only out on display for one more day.
And we brewed Starbucks coffee, just for you!
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Calendar of Events
EVERY MONDAY: Girlfriend Special! Bring a girlfriend shopping and earn 30% off BOTH of your purchases!

EVERY TUESDAY: Last Chance Rack! Shop items at their lowest price... right before they get taken off the sales floor!

EVERY WEDNESDAY: 50 new pieces of jewelry out! Come find some bling!

EVERY THURSDAY: Your favorite boutique gets a facelift and a new design! See things in a whole new light!

EVERY FRIDAY: A 30% off Special and yummy treats!

EVERY SATURDAY: Come in and shop the new items out this week!
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Happy Last Chance Rack Tuesday, Ladies!