Monday, April 20, 2015

Maxi Dresses!

The weather is slowly but surely growing warmer.
April is flying by, and May is right around the corner.
The spring and summer seasons always bring a plethora of
summer dresses--there are so many styles to choose from!
The maxi dress has made a comeback in recent years,
and has made another big splash this spring season.
Some have a throwback vibe (1970s, anyone?) some have 
a more bohemian look, and others are more beach-y.
But whatever the style of the maxi dress, they all
have one thing in common. They all shout...
Spring And Summer Are Here!

Follow along this week as we dive into
this season's new take on the maxi dress.
It's just a little different than prior seasons.
(If you love delicate, dreamy florals, you're going
to fall head over heels for this season's dresses!)
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Meanwhile, it's Monday, and it's time for the weekly 
Girlfriend Special! Grab a friend, bring her shopping,
and you both earn 30% off your purchases. Plus, there's 
delicious fresh brewed 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 Girlfriend Special Monday, Ladies!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Recap on Gingham

It's the weekend already, ladies! And because it's
the end of the week, let's take a day to recap
all the major points for the week's trend.
This week? It's been all about gingham.

What makes this season's gingham different than those
of the past? The clean, structured cuts and styles.
No fuss. No ruffles. No embellishments. Just classic,
tailored lines. And although the checkered shirt will
always be a staple when it comes to gingham, button downs
weren't the only wardrobe item to be spied with the print.
Gingham appeared on pencil skirts, cropped tops, sweaters,
shorts, and dresses too--and in a variety of colors to boot.

Not really a fan of wearing gingham? Here's an easy way
to take on the trend: accessories. It could be as simple
as a pair of pointy toe, checkered pattern flats. Or a 
little gingham clutch. Or a gauzy, checkerboard scarf.
Or a hint of plaid on the pendant of a necklace.
Or even a pop of gingham ribbon on a straw fedora.

But most importantly? Have fun with it!
Checker patterns are the very essence of
summertime in America. There's nothing quite
as as classy and country chic as gingham.
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We've put out nearly 400 new items this week, ladies.
Swing by for a cup of fresh brewed Starbucks coffee
and take a peek at all the lovely new treasures.
It's officially time to start the weekend!
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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, April 17, 2015

Gingham, Plaid, and Stripes

It's Friday again, and it's time for the Friday Surprise!
And it should come as no surprise that this Special
includes all things gingham and plaid!

Join us today for   3 0 %  o f f 
anything gingham, plaid, or striped.
Need a sneak peek before heading in?
Coming right up!
Navy and white chevron stripes
paired with crisp khaki!
Summery purple and white gingham
with an cream colored hobo bag!
Valentina sporting
black and white gingham!
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There's piping hot coffee and tasty goodies
waiting just for you, plus a 30% off special.
It's time to start the weekend, ladies!
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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, April 16, 2015

The Button Down

Pale pink and white gingham, with button detail in the back!
Banana Republic -- Size 6
We've discussed the wide variety of wardrobe items
that gingham has found it's way onto this season.
We've talked about checkered accessories.
But there's one item of the gingham trend 
that we've mentioned in passing, but can't 
continue on without elaborating on it.
It's a classic... and we can't skip over it.

Ladies, we're talking about the checkered button down.
Fitted, or more oversized. Long sleeves or cuffed.
Black and white, or brightly colored. So many different
forms and styles, and just for one basic wardrobe item!
The gingham shirt is especially ideal for those who only 
want to dabble in the trend, rather than diving in headfirst.

The season's rule for gingham is this: basic, streamlined,
and not fussy. Long, clean, flowing lines. No ruffles, 
extra embellishments, or otherwise. But this doesn't mean 
the button down is boring... instead, opt for one with 
added tapering or tailoring. Or, try a blouse with unique 
button detailing--we're loving the one shown above!
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It's ReDesign Thursday, ladies, and Shoshana
is redoing all the displays in the Boutique!
Craving a little fashion inspiration? Swing by
for a cup of fresh brewed coffee and take a peek!
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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, April 15, 2015

Check the Accessories

Pointy toe, black and white gingham!
Lambertson Truex -- Size 9.5
Are you not really one to go all out on gingham?
Is the thought of a checkered button down bad enough,
let alone a dress or a skirt made of the patterned stuff?
Try sticking to gingham accessories instead...

A pair of checkered flats, like the ones above
would be an excellent option. Or why not try a little
checkered clutch? Scarves are a great option too, 
as is a checkered ribbon on a summery straw fedora!
But there is one more accessory option. An accessory
 not often thought of as a natural pair for gingham:

J  E  W  E  L  R  Y

Try a pop of plaid on a few bangles, or maybe
a bit of plaid incorporated into a pendant.
Or even a pair of earrings with checkered accents!
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And speaking of jewelry, it's Wednesday...
which means it's jewelry day at the Boutique!
Swing by for a cup of fresh brewed 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 Blingalicious Wednesday, Ladies!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Not Just the Button-Down

Black and white gingham... so simple and sweet!
White House Black Market -- Size 8
Alright... so the trend is checks and gingham.
But not just any. Designers this season have been
very conscious of the cuts and styles presented.
This season's take on gingham is 100% streamlined.

It's simple. It's basic. And it's not fussy.
Designers took gingham back to the drawing board.
Bid farewell to ruffles, applique, and embroidery,
and opt instead for clean and structured lines.

What does this actually look like in one's wardrobe?
A checked button down of course, is the go-to item.
If you own even just one piece of gingham, chances are,
it's a classic, button down shirt. . .  am I right?

But this summery check has appeared on other
wardrobe items, not just button down blouses.
What designers left out in terms of embellishments,
they more than made up for in the variety of garments.

Why not try a tailored gingham skirt this season?
Or strapless, A-line dress like the one above?
A shirtdress would also be an excellent option.
Gingham has also appeared on knit tops and sweaters.

Not a gingham-print-on-clothing kinda gal?
Check back tomorrow, because we'll be talking
a c c e s s o r i e s .
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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!

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Country Spring

 Is there anything more  A m e r i c a n
than good ol' fashioned gingham and plaid?
The pattern is taking center stage this season,
and has been spied on just about everything...
from classic button downs, to dresses and skirts,
to cropped tops and shorty shorts, and even
handbags, shoes, watches, and jewelry.

Gingham is back, and it's back with a twist.
Follow along this week as we dive into the trend.
We'll discuss what makes it different this season,
and more importantly, how to wear it and pair it.

So if you've got even the teeniest, tiniest 
bit of country gal in the corner of your heart 
(and most of us do, this is Texas after all, y'all)
this week of checks and plaid is just for you!
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Don't forget, it's Girlfriend Monday!
Grab a friend, bring her shopping,
and you both earn 30% off your purchases!
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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, April 11, 2015

The Recap on Desert Spice

The weekend has arrived once more.
Because it's Saturday, let's take a few minutes
and recap all the major pointers from this week's trend.
This week, it's been all about the desert spice color trend...

The Color Scheme
It's time to add a little zest and zip to the wardrobe!
Cinnamon, rust-red, ocher, and mustard are the color 
building blocks for this season's desert spice trend.

Color Combos
These rich and zesty hues can be a little overpowering
in large quantities. How do you rein the color palette in?
Stylists suggest pairing with pastels. A cool pastel
can do wonders for these bold, rich hues. Try powder blue
or steel gray for starters. For more adventure, try pale pink.

Long, Flowing Lines
As far as cut and style go, try long and flowing lines.
Think draping tunics, palazzo pants, and gauzy scarves.
It helps reinforce the wild, desert vibe of the palette!

Don't Forget the Accessories
If you just want to add a pop of cinnamon, or a touch
of mustard yellow, try utilizing colored accessories.
Jewelry, shoes, and handbags are all great and
easy ways to incorporate the color trend!
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We've put out nearly 400 items this week alone, ladies.
It's time to start the weekend! Swing by the Boutique
for a cup of fresh brewed Starbucks coffee, and take 
a peek at all the 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 Weekend, Ladies!