Thursday, March 29, 2012

Boutiques & Bargains

It's a glorious day to be a Minnesotan! We're having strangely awesome weather (knock on wood). So I'm blogging to all of you from my deck with no shoes. Today was the perfect day to outdoor shop! I hit some of the best boutiques in the Twin Cities to bring you the latest trends, fuel my shopping addiction and of course enjoy this beautiful weather.

The trend I'm loving that's spreading the boutique stores, is yoga inspired jewelry. I'm sure it's bound to spread to the mainline stores soon. Lately, my sister is very into her yoga practices and it's given me another reason to shop for her new life style. These finds are for yogi's and non-yogi's alike. The most common pieces I've been finding are the ones incorporating the third eye. My new favorite jewelry designer is Blee Inara. They offer such a wide range of variety and quality pieces. Not to mention, AFFORDABLE! woohoo!
Here are a few pieces I've purchased from them. I got my pieces from Edina Boutique Melly, a Lilly Pulitzer boutique. If you're planning on a vaca in the Hamptons or looking for the best resort wear for the girly girl in you, this is the place to go. It's pink girly and has a vast selection of Lilly, Tory & Kate Spade.

After a pit stop to meet a dear friend at Cafe Latte in St.Paul I had to stop into my favorite local boutiques. First stop: Karma. Don't underestimate the tiny space, this neighborhood shop holds bunches of treasures! They have a good variety of up-to-date apparel and the BEST selection of earrings! Most of which are designed by local designers. I wound up holding off the earrings and opted for this gorgeous crochet crop vest; great to throw over any spring/summer ensemble.
TULLE Crop Vest in Cream

I walked less than a block away to Quince. This place is truly one of a kind. It's got a lil' country flavor and everything else. They also feature many local jewelry designers and some more of the third eye pieces. Another one of the trends I'm loving is petite jewelry and barely there rings. My online go-to is usually CatBird, a NY based company. But it's hard not being able to try them on. I found similar rings at Quince, and am obsessed!
As if I didn't already buy enough jewelry, I had to stop at Stella Blu, roughly a mile or two down Grand Ave. Here I purchased one plexi floral ring and a wired stone ring @ $6.99 each! The wired stone ring is one of my new favorites, it was hand made by an 11 year old local designer. She does hundred of styles and they are only available at Stell Blu! Again, I saw many of the Yoga inspired bracelets popping up everywhere.
p.s. one of you needs to buy that yellow dress, it's lonely bc I didn't!
By this time, I realized it was a good afternoon off and time to put my wallet to rest. I hope you spent this beautiful day wisely and in good company.

Until next time, walk in someone's Choos...

1 comment:

spill your guts!