Accessories: Don't leave home without them!

Accessories are definitely my favorite part of dressing for any occasion. I love how a great piece of jewelry, handbag or shoes can completely change your look. And with jewelry, I love mixing my metals, layering multiple pieces, to wearing one big statement piece that will really stand out.

If you’re looking to add some new accessories to your favorite fall outfits, we have so many new beauties in store and suggestions on how to combine them – from mixing silver and gold, to adding bright colors that pop on warmer hues.

Starting with a piece that has both silver and gold already helps make it easier for you to pair both metals throughout the rest of your look. Here, these beautiful Jenny Bird ear jackets – which can be worn two ways as a simple stud or as shown – combine both silver and gold. Adding in the rest of the pieces, including the Calinana black onyx choker and Jenny Bird bird brass choker, create pretty layers to shape your complete JOTD – jewelry of the day!

We also love an arm party with stackable rings and bracelets that can then be paired with a statement necklace or earrings to make your outfit standout. Notice the unique vintage bracelet made by local artist Chocolate Robin using an antique broach and watch band.

Adding a pair of earrings with some bright color will bring something different to your fall wardrobe’s warmer colors and tones.

Let Lorelei Boutique help style you this fall and find the perfect accessories, clothing and gifts for all the lovely ladies in your life!

Posted on October 10, 2016 .

It’s FINALLY Here!

Fall!!! My favorite season has arrived. Yes, it’s hard to imagine when our temperatures are still reaching 90+ degrees, but don’t let that deter you from bringing out your best transition styles, plus adding new pieces to your wardrobe.

Here are some great ways to add new patterns and textures into your weekend wear and beyond.

We love to pull on our comfiest pants during the weekend, and these three Dear John Denim beauties – soft corduroy, perfectly washed denim and black ponte – are definitely them!

 

 

           

 

Add some of your favorite patterned sleeveless tops and tunics to pair with your go-to pants. And with a perfect cardigan, vest or jacket, you’ll be ready to layer up as the weather starts to change.

Using these items will help you make countless outfits that showcase trendy styles and textures in an effortless, and comfortable, way.

Come see all our new fall arrivals, and join us Saturday, Oct. 1 for our Second Anniversary Celebration! Thanks so much for shopping with Lorelei Boutique!

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

The perfect scarf…wear it by itself now, add it to layers later

I remember growing up in freezing cold temps ... the parka, the hat, the mittens, the boots, and then the scarf, wound around your face and neck so tight it was hard to breathe (think Randy suited up in A Christmas Story). Never would I have thought then that one day I’d look upon a scarf as an accessory vs. a much-needed addition to your outerwear.

But accessory it is. And such a beautiful and easy one to pretty up any piece, plus it doesn’t have to be cold out to wear it.

The lightweight infinity scarves are among my favorites, especially for Arizona because even when it’s still warm outside, you may want to dress up your tank or tee while taking the chill off the air conditioning, or throw it over a sleeveless dress.

There are many ways to wear them as shown here – think shawl/shrug, or a long layer around the neck, or doubled up close to the neck.

Come take a look today and remember to take advantage of our summer sale now through Labor Day weekend.

Love,

Jules

 

Posted on August 24, 2016 .

Fall dreaming: The versatility of a great denim jacket and other trends

While our Valley of the Sun heat keeps coming, I am dreaming of fall and all the beautiful fashion it brings.

One of my favorites -- a wardrobe staple and must-have for any girl's closet -- is a great denim jacket. You can wear it so many ways -- layered over sleeveless or long-sleeve tops and dresses depending on the temps, or by itself with statement jewelry.

And, given that really chilly days in the Valley are few and far between, it's the perfect outerwear style to have as your go-to jacket. Throw on a scarf with it and you're cozied up.  (P.S. Look for our first fall shipment of scarves next week.)

Here are some other fall fashion trends I'm excited about:

1. Outerwear -- Faux leather, suede and shearling continue to be on trend, with luxe fabrics and drapey cuts that warm you up and look soft and pretty. Capelets and ponchos also are in the mix -- and like the denim jacket, I love these too because they're another great way to layer up lightly when it's chilly out but not super cold.

2. Boho -- The flowy fabrics, gorgeous patterns, ruffles, lace, bell sleeves and all the lovely things of the Bohemian look are staying around. This is one of my personal favorite styles of all time -- reminds me of the best fashion of the '70s, making you feel girly, pretty and comfortable all at the same time.

3. The Choker -- This style of necklace is coming in all shapes, thickness, beaded, leather or straight up metal. I'd love to know your thoughts on this trend and whether you'd like to see some options in store. Metal details -- not just in jewelry but in clothing and handbags -- also are trending for fall.

4. Velvet -- Another favorite of mine from fashion days of yore, velvet is soft and comfy, but looks so classy and elegant. I'm looking forward to finding a select velvet style or two for you to add to your fall and holiday looks.

5. Plaid, geometric and blush -- These are some of the patterns, cuts and colors trending, and I'm looking forward to you finding them in store.

Aside from cooler temps, pumpkin spice lattes, new clothing and accessories styles, my absolute favorite part of fall is the commemoration of Lorelei Boutique's anniversary! I am so looking forward to celebrating our Second Anniversary with you on October 1st. I am planning a big event to ring it in and look forward to many more to come getting to know, shopping with and helping to style you!

Thanks so much for your friendship and business -- it means the world to me!

Lots of love,

Jules

*Sources: Elle magazine: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fall 2016 Fashion Trends

Glamour: Wearable Fall 2016 Fashion Trends from New York Fashion Week

Vogue: The Top 12 Runway Trends of Fall 2016

 

 

Posted on August 20, 2016 .

Summer Date Night? We have you covered!

Our summer goals include flirty date night looks that are comfortable and easy to style.

For your first look, take your comfiest pair of capris and choose a top with vibrant colors or patterns to stand out.

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Now you can accessorize with some silver, gold or both! Grab a simple clutch and some cute lace-up flats and you're ready to head out for the night.

The second date night outfit is a sweet summer dress for an effortless look.

Accessorize with a couple layered necklaces, a standout cross-body bag and some lace-up sandals to complete the look.

Come shop these options for your date night needs and more! And don't forget our SALE! Shop with us the month of July and receive 10% off your entire purchase, excluding current sale items. 

 

Posted on July 6, 2016 .

Summer totes to boast about!

These purses are perfect for summer time travel. Whether you're bringing them straight to the beach for vacation, carrying them to pool parties or heading out on a business trip, they'll fit all your must-haves and wear comfortably.

Each of these totes complements any summer look and makes you feel like you're both stylish and prepared. They have enough room to hold your day-to-day purse essentials plus your beach or work day needs -- sunscreen, snacks, toys, books, tablet or laptop.

Stop in and see us to shop these perfect travel purses! You may just find a great cross-body to take home with you too.

-- By Kayla Bustos

Posted on June 30, 2016 .

Summer accessory must-haves!

Want to transform a simple summer dress into a complete outfit, or accessorize your favorite shorts and T-shirt for a night out? We're carrying vibrant colors from our handbags to our sunnies and jewelry to help you feel both stylish and comfortable this summer!

Selecting a pair of sunglasses with some bling or a fun pattern helps make a statement while protecting your peepers.

Bringing natural stones, color and mixed metals to your arm party creates a unique and eye-catching stack.

And adding more color from our latest House of Harlow 1960 earrings helps frame your look.

Let Lorelei Boutique help you find the perfect colorful styles and accessories to keep you cool and chic all summer long!

Posted on June 7, 2016 .

Celebrate her with a lovely gift this May

Whether you're shopping for moms, grads or birthday girls, we have the perfect May gifts in store! And bracelets are always a fun accessory and easy one to grab for your loved ones, or to treat yourself.

These braided Seasonal Whispers bracelets with Swarovski crystals pair perfectly with any metal and look great stacked together or with other pieces.

Calinana has added gorgeous drusy stones to their leather strand bracelets...a beautiful standout piece with lots of color, and easy on/easy off with their magnetic clasps.

Jenny Bird has created an elegant, unique cuff mixing the polished finish with a chain.

Let us help you find her -- and yourself -- something perfect to wear this month, and all year long.

Happy May!

Posted on May 1, 2016 .

Mother's Day is around the corner...

...And today, we’re talking gifts for all the moms in your life!

Whether it's for your mom, mom-in-law, grandma or another mom you admire, choosing something she'll love can be a bit tricky. We’ve picked some of our go-to accessories that’ll make her feel special all year long.

Vintage jewels make a statement and tell a story.

Dainty gemstone bar necklaces add subtle color and are perfect for layering. 

A pretty cross-body or clutch bag is easy to wear for on-the-go every day. 

Or try a message bracelet to inspire her. 

Whatever her style, we can help you find a unique and beautiful gift that suits her best.

Come shop with us, and stay tuned for details on our Mother's Day Sparkles & Sweets event Saturday, April 30th.

Lots of love from your friends @loreleiboutique!

-- By Kayla Bustos

 

Posted on April 18, 2016 .

Mixing your metals, and loving it!

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We love clothes and of course purses, but jewelry may just be our favorite part of an outfit! Finding a statement necklace or even a simple, everyday earring is a great way to change up your style, whether or not you're required to wear a work uniform. Adding some bracelets, earrings and necklaces to your everyday look can set you apart.

It's time to step outside your comfort zone and bring some new pieces to your jewelry collection! Here are our tips to bringing jewelry together for a cohesive outfit.

Closet full of silver? Add some gold to the mix. Start with a piece that has both gold and silver to better complement your pieces in other metals. (Mixing your metals can be a hard thing to do if you're not used to it...but we promise you'll be so happy once you've tried!)

Layer! Sometimes it seems like you have too many necklaces you could never wear them all. Try buying a necklace with an adjustable length so that you can pair it with your other favorite necklaces to create an elegant and beautiful layered look.

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Statement necklaces are great to pair with stackable bracelets. To complete the look, add simple earrings that won't distract from the necklace.

And don't worry about everything matching! If you love a purple drusy bracelet pair it with complementary colors to really make it stand out! You can always wear different sizes and metals on your arm party too, making another gorgeous statement.

-- By Kayla Bustos

 

 

Posted on April 7, 2016 .

Keeping it Pretty and Simple this Spring

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This year is sure moving quickly and Easter has definitely snuck up on us! Whether you’re hunting for eggs or brunching with your family, these looks will help make your day. The beautiful desert blooms are inspiring us with colorful outfits for your Easter celebrations...from unique jewelry to standout prints.

This pink skirt has a subtle pattern that we love.

This perfect maxi complements any figure and has the perfect floral print.

Our A-line skirt pairs with this pastel for a soft spring style.

White lace on the perfect fit and flare dress. 

Let us help you find your Spring look! We're open regular store hours through Saturday, closed Easter Sunday, and back in on Monday, March 28.

Happy Spring and lots of love to you and yours!

Posted on March 23, 2016 .

Time to update your favorites spring styles

With so many opportunities to get out this March do you feel like you’re scrambling to find your favorite spring and summer staples from years past?

I know I have been! Only to realize I needed to start spring cleaning a little early and get rid of some of my old favorites to make room for new.

March is full of farmers markets, art festivals and so many ways to shop and love local! Whether I’m heading to a spring training game or renaissance festival, I want to feel comfortable and look stylish. With the latest trends in mind here are a few of my top picks for spring fashion as well as local events happening this month.

It’s all in the details with delicate lace, stripes and pastel colors.

Add in your favorite capris, jean shorts or skirt and you'll have outfits for every occasion.

Some local events to check out:

The Mom Made Market -- Lorelei Boutique will be there Saturday, March 19th!

Arizona Aloha Festival in Tempe

Scottsdale Arts Festival

Gilbert Farmers Market

MLB Cactus League Spring Training Schedule

-- By Kayla Bustos

Posted on March 9, 2016 .

Wear your heart on your sleeve

Are you heading to an event celebrating Arizona Beer Week with your love this weekend? Or maybe you're going to a favorite restaurant in Downtown Phoenix?

There are so many fun options to celebrate Valentine's Day! Whether you're flying solo, with friends or loved ones, we have the looks to fit any plans for the weekend.

Going for flirty and fun? This skirt is a good alternative to the traditional pencil style and pairs well with casual and dressy tops. 

Want a romantic, daytime look that's comfy and cute? This colorful, pleated and flowy skirt pairs perfectly with a simple knit like the sweater tank. 

If you're looking for something to make you feel sexy and edgy, this lace-up top paired with the structured pencil skirt will make you feel extra confident. 

 

Let us help you find your Valentine's look! Wishing you lots of love always!

-- By Kayla Bustos

Posted on February 12, 2016 .

Valentine's Gift Ideas

Whether you're getting ready to give a special gift to someone you love, to yourself or simply passing along some ideas to your significant other, you're in the right place. From accessories to clothes here are our top picks for your Valentine's Day!

Give something with a story behind it with modern vintage Chocolate Robin jewelry. These earrings are one-of-a-kind handmade pieces that come with a story. Each of these is priced under $40 and includes a small description of what they're made of.

These Sugar Bean beauties are a timeless addition to any jewelry collection. A standout piece on its own, or a perfect layering piece to add to your favorite statement necklace. Prices starting at $77.

Know someone who only carries their big purse? (Maybe even you?) One of these clutches is a great option to mix it up. They replace a heavy bag on a day of running errands or a fancy night out dancing! Prices start at $28.

We've also chosen a couple tops and dresses that stand out for spring and these warmer temps! A light weight short sleeve jacket, a lace embroidered tunic, a green dress and a few other stunners.

Come and visit us for a unique shopping experience we know you'll love!

-- By Kayla Bustos

Posted on February 9, 2016 .

Perfect picks for your Valentine's weekend

Make the most of this Valentine’s Day and celebrate all weekend long! Whether you're taking advantage of a staycation in or around Phoenix or you're jet-setting for the weekend, we're telling you just what to pack to stand out.

What to pack:

1 or 2 LBD's (depending on the length of your vacation)

1 jacket

1 pair of jeans

1 camisole

1 blouse

1 tunic/dress with a pop of color

2 earrings

1 necklace

1 pair of sunnies

1 purse

1 pair of nude pumps

1 pair of booties

The great thing about these items is the ability to mix and match.

The blush jacket can be worn with any of these pieces for some added color or to cover up in the cold. It adds a bit of edge to any of these looks and takes a blouse and jeans combo to the next level.

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The purse we've packed can be worn as a clutch or as a cross-body. It holds just enough for a day around the town and is compact enough to carry around your wrist.

We've added some statement earrings, and a necklace that can be worn two different ways or as a bracelet … easy pieces to pack that bring an outfit together.

 

All of what's in our suitcase can be worn in any combination -- for your romantic Valentine’s dinner, or a colorful, flirty look when heading out to brunch. They'll make your Valentine’s weekend stress free and so special!

-- By Kayla Bustos

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

Want more from your closet? Layers can help! And so can we.

With these chilly temps sticking around, adding layers is a great way to stay warm and bring some fun texture to an everyday outfit.

You may have a favorite go-to jacket or vest to throw on and go, and we love the ease and style of that look. But some days it's nice to change it up, and what better way to stretch the depth of your closet than a great button-down shirt or pullover! Start layering those sweaters, dresses and flannels you bought to wear on their own with these inspired looks to create new outfit options.

And remember that layering jewelry and mixing metals to make a bold statement with your accessories are perfect ways to complete your look. Here we paired pieces we hadn't always thought to put together in the past. 

These combinations are sure to refresh your closet in more ways than one. You can buy these looks in store or use them as a starting point to take advantage of some pieces you already have in your closet. 

-- By Kayla Bustos

Posted on January 19, 2016 .

Taking you from day to night...perfect looks for a new year

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We're bringing in the new year with open arms and open closets!

In 2016 we're seeing some bold patterns and pops of blue to pair with a "wear everywhere" jacket.

A no-fuss bag is an essential, a go-to when you want to switch out your larger bag while still fitting all the necessities.

Romance is also a common thread with lace, embroidery and pleats leading the way.

Lastly, stackable bracelets to create an #armparty statement are fun and easy to wear when accessorizing.

Keeping the trends and practicality in mind, we've put together a few outfits to kick off the year. You can mix and match these styles to create countless looks, including a perfect one to take you from daytime work or errands to a night on the town!

You'll see some beautiful detail...from lace and embroidery, a statement jacket and vest, pretty pleats, along with a couple great cross-body bags and some bracelets that will definitely stand out!

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Let us help you find the look that suits you best in the new year, and enjoy a personal, relaxed shopping experience!

Wishing you and yours so many wonderful things in 2016...cheers!

-- By Kayla Bustos

 

 

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Posted on January 5, 2016 .

Last minute gift guide to the holidays!

Have you been putting off holiday shopping for too long? There are just a few days left! Has that reality set in?

Whether you're in need of a special holiday outfit or a great gift for friends and family we've got some last minute ideas for you. 

For you

Party dress and statement necklace with tights and booties for the perfect dressed up look. 

Black & blush make for the perfect look with heels or boots. 

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Gifts

Tunic top that fits into any wardrobe. 

Vintage jewelry that tells a story. 

Scarves for our chilly days here, or for friends and family who live where winter goes on for months! 

Something that sparkles and shines, a bracelet for everyone. 

There is still plenty of time and we are here to help! Stop in today through Thursday, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We'll be closed Christmas Day, back in at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Happy holidays from your friends at Lorelei Boutique!

Posted on December 21, 2015 .