Marla Aaron Trunk Show Event and Meet Marla

Marla Aaron Trunk Show Event + Meet Marla!

Last summer we introduced a new line of designer jewelry to our customers, Marla Aaron locks. These stunning pieces available in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes have captured the hearts of many of our customers. Now, about 10 months after we introduced Marla Aaron’s collection, we’re excited to announce we are introducing Marla herself!

No matter if you’ve already been locked into love of Marla’s collection or you’re still discovering her designs, our upcoming Marla Aaron Trunk Show Event is your opportunity to surround yourself with her unique pieces while getting to know the artist behind the jewelry.

JOIN US
When: April 28, 11am -5pm
Where: La Ree Boutique
What: Get to meet Marla and browse her stunning jewelry while enjoying lite bites and drinks.
RSVP: Call the store 🙂

Marla Aaron Locks Trunk Show Event

Crafted and finished by hand in New York City, Marla Aaron launched her collection in 2013. Inspired by her love for all things bridges, hardware, and jewelry, Marla Aaron started with just one lock and has since grown it into a complete line of stunning pieces designed to be worn together, customized, and collected.

Marla Aaron Photo

“What began with one lock is now an entire collection designed to be worn in infinite ways and used as “jewel tools” with individuals’ own collections—to redefine the “precious” in jewelry with individuality. Although recognized for its streamlined, industrial look, the collection is deeply rooted in the personal and emotional jewelry of the Victorian and Georgian eras.”
— Marla Aaron Website

 

 

 

 

A simple design originally crafted from a hardware carabiner, Marla Aaron has enhanced the inspiration to include multiple shapes, adding gemstones, and playing with size to create necklaces, interlacing bracelets, and more.

Marla Aaron Jewelry

These unique looks combine the industrial feel with the delicate and feminine. Adding a touch of color makes each piece unique and the endless combinations full of personal significance.

Marla Aaron also offers customization options such as engraving. When Rachael first purchased her Marla Aaron bracelet (featured in the image above), she had it engraved to add a personal and meaningful touch to the already beautiful piece. The bracelet includes the names and birth dates of her two children engraved on medium locks of rose gold and white gold and yellow gold, her husband’s name and wedding date engraved on the interior of a yellow gold hard hook.

Marla Aaron is more than an incredible artist. A communications executive turned jewelry designer, she is familiar with what it means to be a single mom. Raising her son as a single mom from ages 1-6 years old before meeting her husband showed her the importance of recognizing other women who are raising children on their own. In support of these women, she started the #LockYourMom initiative that gives baby heart locks to single moms with a simple ! engraved in the side to recognize the “the universal powerful, speechless feeling of motherhood. The !!! of motherhood–both how it feels to be a mother and how one feels about their mother.”

Browse a sampling of some of the pieces we’ve had in store over the last 10 months below. Then, stop by on April 28th to see all the pieces available from Marla Aaron at La Ree for one day only during the Marla Aaron Trunk Show.

Marla Aaron Locks

Rose Gold Turquoise Lock, Medium Yellow Gold Diamond Lock, Baby Yellow Gold Pink Tourmaline

Marla Aaron Locks

Baby Locks with Yellow Gold Rainbow Sapphire and Ruby and Diamond Baguette

Marla Aaron Locks

Yellow Gold with Diamond Lock and Rose Gold Hand Engraved Lock
The lock above features carvings that swirl and wind around the lock giving it a stunning texture and unique look that compliments the other locks in her collection.

Marla Aaron Locks

Baby Lock in Rose Gold with Turquoise Baguette and Rose Gold Teardrop Lock

See you on April 28th for the Marla Aaron Trunk Show! 

summer prints at la ree

Brighten Your Summer with Lots of Prints!

Wearing a cardigan and a thin scarf, freezing woman Melissa Cady, 34, reportedly walked to work in frigid temperatures today following her decision that it is spring now. “The date is April 8 and it is now springtime and it is beautiful out,” said the shivering, coatless woman as a gust of cold air blasted into her face. “Winter is over. The seasons have changed. I am happy and warm now.” Sources said the woman spent her lunch hour walking along Lake Michigan, vigorously rubbing her hands together and blowing into them.” — The Onion

Melissa, you’re our spirit animal. Even as we’re still struggling through the last few rains of our Seattle spring, summer clothes with lots of prints remind us that warmer days are on the horizon. If you’re like Melissa, you’ve decided that spring is here, no matter what the weather is doing and that means it’s time to shop for and wear spring and summer clothes.

So, what to wear? We’ve been reviewing the looks from Paris Fashion Week and it’s clear that head-to-toe prints are trending this summer. We’re so on board.

Floral Print Summer 2018

Go Floral 
Is summer really summer if there aren’t flowers and flowing dresses everywhere? We don’t think so.
Featuring: Ulla Johnson Penninah Dress and Ancient Greek Apli Sandal

Animal Print Summer 2018

Express Your Inner Animal
Dear Fashion Gods, may leopard print never, ever go out of style, ever. Thank you.
The low cut v-neck of this dress paired with long sleeves is the perfect combination of rawr and purrrr. 

Featuring: Giada Forte Savage Vanity Dress, Veronica Beard Flor Sandal and the Ampersand as Apostrophe Half Tote

Stripe print summer 2018Stick with the classics 
Light blue and white tiny stripes mean boats and sunshine. What’s more summer than that? Pair with some champagne and oysters, and your summer is officially complete. 
Featuring: Amo Stripe Slouch Trouser, The Great Campus Shirt and Ancient Greek Evia Sandal

Bold Print Summer 2018

Double Trouble Print 
Not sure what to match wth your new large print pants? How about a large print top? Print-on-print looks recall the jumper look, but are so much easier to manage. And they’re adorable. 100 times yes. 
Featuring: Giada Forte Leaf Voile Top and Pant. Paired with the Ancient Greek Alkmini Sandal and Jerome Dreyfuss Bob Bag

Other summer trends include pops of bright colors, tropical prints, and check prints, all of which we have at La Ree, too. Pop into the store and check out of the rain and into the summer styles. We’ll be here in sandals, sunglasses, and lots and lots of prints.

Marla Aaron Trunk Show + Meet Marla!
When: Saturday, April 28
Where: La Ree Boutique
What: Get to meet Marla and browse her stunning jewelry while enjoying lite bites and drinks.
RSVP: Call the store 🙂
Marla Aaron Trunk Show

 

The Sneakers You can Wear With Everything

The Sneakers You Can Wear with Everything

You’ve heard it before…”and they go with everything!” Really? Do they? In this case, these sneakers are so cool, you really can wear them with any look. These are your Sunday to Sunday shoes. We’re talking about Golden Goose Deluxe Brand sneakers. A customer favorite, they danced their way into our hearts long ago. If you’re not familiar, here’s a little background info on the Golden Goose Deluxe Brand:

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand was born in 2000 merging the creative spirit of Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo: two young Venetian designers, outsiders until then to the world of fashion.

Since the beginning, the company has distinguished itself with innovative but artisan spirited products, a low-key communication strategy and a highly selective placement in venues that share the brand’s philosophy.

In 15 years, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand has created a complete lifestyle for its customers, offering a collection that includes ready to wear, accessories and footwear, combining a refined and modern style with a vintage feeling, all supported by the strong Italian sartorial tradition.

Our most recent arrivals are covered in sparkle, spattered with gold hearts that resemble leopard print, or keeping it simple with their classic solids. All of them feature that iconic eye-catching star, and all of them belong in your closet. After all, you can wear them with everything! Check out the outfits below for some style inspiration on how to pair your favorite sneakers with everything in your closet.

Tee Lab Golden Goose Look

Casual and comfy
Sneakers are comfy, this look is comfy, what more could we ask for?
The Golden Goose Gold Heart Super Star paired with the Frank and Eileen Tee Lab Off Shoulder Raglan, Racer Tank and Asymmetrical Short Skirt. Have we mentioned that we love how the heart print on these GGs looks like a leopard print at first glance?

Dress it up in golden goose

Dress It Up 
Spice up your sweetness with the golden goose glitter slide. 
Wearing the Golden Goose Glitter Slides, with Aspesi White Linen Dress and Jerome Dreyfuss Bob Handbag. We love this look for a weekend stroll through the market, a day trip out, brunch with the girls, Friday in the office, summer wedding, basically, we really love this look.

Sporty Chic in Golden Goose

Sporty Chic
Go with a solid color to pair with your sleeker looks.

Wearing the Golden Goose Starland Trainers paired with AMO Denim Babe Jeans, R13 Strange Love Tee and Nili Lotan Salvora Blazer. Maybe a little too casual for casual Friday at the office, but switch up this look with black denim instead, and you’re ready for a day to night look that will carry you right into Happy Hour.

Old School Cool with Golden Goose

Classic Cool 
You’ve probably heard, overalls are back, and we love them. 
Wearing the Golden Goose Leopard Mid Sneakers paired with the AMO Denim Babe Overall and Jerome Dreyfuss Serge Bag. If overalls feel a little young, we say, let out your inner child and rock it, you’ve got cooler kicks than all the kids in the neighborhood, anyway.

See a pair you love? Check out our Instagram for more pics of new arrivals.  Here’s to rocking your favorite pair of sneakers all week long.

spring break jetsetter style

Spring Break Jetsetter Style

The kids are out of school, it’s still too cold to spend much time outdoors, time to get on a plane and head to somewhere warmer, somewhere more relaxing, somewhere you can say “ahhh…” Or maybe it’s time for a little international travel (did someone say Paris?) to get out the overcast winter jitters. Or maybe you enjoy the staycation, relaxing in your own home without dealing with flights and travel. No matter what your spring break style, we’ve got the perfect looks for your vacation. This week, we picked out a few pieces that match some of our favorite spring break vacations.

Desert nights R13 Frayed Denim

Take me somewhere warm
Take a break in the desert. Spend the day out in the sun, then strolling the cool streets looking for the perfect dinner restaurant.
Toss on the R13 slouch short, Nili Lotan Verano Cami, and K Jacques Zenobie Sandal. Pair with the Le Kasha Cashmere Cardi for extra warmth as the day cools off to evening. 

NYC to Paris Spring Break Style

Big city, bright lights bound
No matter your destination, from NYC to Paris, this look will have you strutting your signature style down the streets of the big city.
Pair the Frank and Eileen Denim Barry Collared Shirt, Nili Lotan Salvora Jacket, 6397 Shorty Jean, Camo Golden Goose Sneakers and Jerome Dreyfus Felix Bag for a perfect night out on the town.

Mountain Bound Spring Break Vacation

You’ll find me on the slopes 
If you and your family just cannot get enough of winter sports, hit the road and drive north. Whistler spring breaks are filled with skiing, hot tubs, hot drinks, and great food.
When you’re not on the slopes, bundle up in the Reversible Isabel Marant Hanae Jacket, R13 Boy Skinny Jean, and your favorite pair of Golden Goose Slides

Staycation Spring Break Style

Home is where the heart (and my bed) is 
If your looking forward to a Spring Break Staycation, we feel you. Your own bed, your own kitchen, no traffic, no travel. Plus, all your other staycation friends are around. Gather up your best girlfriends and check out that restaurant that is normally too busy to get into.
Your staycation style is your own. Here’s what we would wear: The 6397 Good Vibes Tee, Veronica Beard Cara Jean Jacket, Aspesi Cotton Check Pants, and our Robert Clergerie Wendy Slides

Headed somewhere more formal? An early spring wedding? Check out the La Ree Instagram for our all our latest arrivals. We hope to see you in store soon, or call us if you see something you love!

Spring New Arrivals

Spring New Arrivals are Here!

We celebrated the Spring Equinox this week by picking out a few of our favorite new spring arrivals. If you’re into pastels, earthy tones, or prefer to wear black all year, we have looks to refresh your spring wardrobe. Plus, mix and match your spring layers and wear these great pieces throughout the summer!

These are just a few of the great spring looks available in store, be sure to stop by to see the full collection, find a look for Easter brunch, or just give yourself a rainy spring day pick-me-up (we feel you).

Raquel Allegra Shirt Dress

Cool Spring Vibes
A throwback to our comfy chic post or just a really cool way to wear the Raquel Allegra shirt dress? Either way, we love this look. 
Featuring: Raquel Allegra Shirt Dress, The Great Tulip Pant, and Golden Goose Super Stars

The Great Tulip Dress

Flowy Flower of Spring 
The Great Tulip Dress is the perfect lightweight, long, tulip dress. Layer with a jacket or sweater, or just accessorize with a pop of color for a perfect look all spring and summer! 
Featuring: The Great Tulip Dress. Paired with the Jerome Dreyfuss Bobi and Veronica Beard Flor Sandals

Nili Lotan Miles Blouse

Spring Denim Blues
Last week, we talked about the denim trends for 2018. The raw hem relaxed crop W4 denim by 3×1 is a go-to item for us, from work to weekend. 
Featuring: Nili Lotan Miles Blouse, 3×1 W4 Relaxed Crop Denim, K Jacques Delta Sandals, and Jerome Dreyfuss Tanguy Bag

Nili Lotan Cleo Blouse

Down to Earth Spring Tones
Pair your darker denim and earthy tones with a pop of bright white in your accessories to lighten up your spring look. This flower child is ready to get down with spring sunshine.
Featuring: Nili Lotan Cleo Blouse, Adaptation Hi Rise Crop, and K Jacques Bagatel Sandals

Spring is here, which means summer and sunny weather is just around the corner. Brighten up these last few weeks of Seattle rain with a few new wardrobe pieces, or shop for your sunny spring break getaway. We have you covered. See something you love? Let us know! Plus, check out more spring looks on Instagram!

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Marla Aaron Trunk Show
Stay Tuned for more details!

Denim Trends 2018

It’s in Your Jeans – Denim Trends for 2018

It has been on the horizon for a while and may be finally here—the end of the skinny jean only era. But wait, before you go getting rid of all your skinny jeans, they are still in style and will be for a while. This year, we have some new styles to add to our denim collection, some recall an earlier time, others are fresh styles. We pulled a few of our latest additions to the La Ree denim collection. Be sure to come by the store to see them all.

Slouchy Flare Denim Trends 2018

Adaptation Slouchy Flare
Rock it fitted or slouchy, this jean is easy to throw on and go. Cute with sneakers and a tank, or jazz it up with heels and a blouse.
Featuring the Fil Noir Sophie Top and Jerome Dreyfuss Popoche Handbag

Overalls Denim Trends 2018

Amo Babe White Overall 
Overalls and the one piece are coming back! Talk about an easy cute outfit.
Featuring the 6397 Surf City Tank, Robert Clergerie Wendy slide & Jerome Dreyfuss Tanguy Bag

Nili Lotan Ena Jean with Buttons

Nili Lotan Ena Jean 
Be the cool girl in these side button detail jeans. They speak for themselves. So, don’t hesitate to just keep it simple on top.
Featuring the Nili Lotan Salvora Jacket and Jerome Dreyfuss Igor Bag

White rough hem skinny jeans

R13 Kate Angled Hem White Skinny 
We told you skinny jeans weren’t out! Sexy and sassy in the R13 Kate Angled Hem Jean. Perfect for a night out or layered under your spring and summer looks.
Featuring the Robert Clergerie Dypaille Wedge

These are the only options! Check out our instagram for even more great denim trends @LaReeBoutique 

How To Wear Your Spring Looks Now

How to Wear Spring Looks Now

Forecasters are predicting a warm weekend in Seattle with temperatures in the 60s and sunshine. We’re planning to spend it outside and in our spring looks. Winter may not be completely over yet, but we’re getting close. This past Monday, we saw the sun set after 6pm for the first time since October. And daylights savings time is just a few days away. Spring ahead means lighter mornings. Thank goodness. ☀️

Time to start spring cleaning and switching over our closets from winter wear to spring and summer colors. Even if it isn’t quite warm enough to be spring, we’ll show you how to wear spring styles now.

How to wear your spring looks now: 

Love Layers: Wear Spring Fashion Now

THE LAYER
The key to staying warm during Seattle Springtime is to layer. Pair a light-colored cardigan with your favorite tee and add a matching scarf (or one with a pop of color!) to keep off the cool wind and rain. Sneakers not only make this look super cool, but they’ll keep your toes out of the rain. 

Wearing: Nili Lotan Muscle Tee, Jumper Perforated Cardi,The Adaptation Hi Rise Straight Denim, Dianora SalviatI Astuto Scarf and Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Leopard Mid Sneaker
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THE JEAN JACKET 
This classic piece never seems to go out of style, which we love. In the spring, it is the perfectly weighted piece to throw on over a summery dress. Pair with a closed toe sneaker and you’re ready no matter what the finicky spring weather decides to do.
Wearing: The Aspesi Linen Dress, Veronica Beard Cara Jean Jacket, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Camo Sneaker, and Jerome Dreyfuss Maurice Bag

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THE SHOULDER
Sweater weather is over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still pull out your lighter sweaters and wear them throughout the winter/ spring transition. Pair a loose sweater with a pair of cropped pants and slide on shoes. Then, show a little shoulder for a warmer weather look. Pro Tip: If it gets a little chilly, snuggle into that sweater. We won’t tell. 
Wearing: The Nili Lotan Bogart Sweater, Nili Lotan Luna Pant, Robert Clergerie Alice Slide, and Marla Aaron Jade Disc Earrings

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THE BOOT
Spring fashion doesn’t mean we ditch our favorite boots. Pull them out and pair with a long light dress. Boots will give you a little extra warmth while keeping your feet dry during those spring rainfalls. Keeping the colors monotone and darker is the perfect way to start the transition to lighter, warmer weather clothes without diving in too fast. But if we’re totally honest, we believe black is a year round color. 
Wearing: The Pomandere Chiffon Tie Dress, Isabel Marant Dyna Boot, and Jerome Dreyfuss Bob Handbag in Snake

Spring ahead this weekend. Not just on the clocks, but in your wardrobe. We’re here to help, if you see something you love, let us know.  😘 ❤️

comfy and chic

How to be Secretly Super Comfy and Still Look Chic

We’ve all heard it and likely we’ve repeated it to ourselves. It has been a fortifying mantra after a long night of standing in cute shoes, a motivation to get to the gym, a source of that knowing nod from a stranger at our newly waxed eyebrows. It goes: “Beauty is pain.” But we have a secret, beauty doesn’t have to be painful! This week, we’re giving ourselves a break and pulling out our favorite looks that are not only chic and fashionable, but are also incredibly comfy.

6397 Swig Blazer

6397 Swig Blazer | The Great Tee Shirt | 6397 Shorty Jean | Robert Clergerie Slides 
Rachael’s favorite 6397 Shorty Jean is both cute and comfy and her only and favorite way to wear a blazer is menswear style. A touch of sparkle transforms your casual look into one with edge and purpose. Marla Aaron chain detail below!

Marla Aaron Phyllis LockMarla Aaron Phyllis Lock with 24” Rose Gold Rolo Chain

R13-cashmere sweater with distress

The Great Hoodie | Raquel Allegra Muscle Tee | R13 Denim Boy Skinny in Jasper |
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Flag Sneakers 

Cutie in a hoodie. Sometimes the most chic looks are those that are super easy to pull together. Take this classic casual look up a notch by adding your Golden Goose sneakers and your favorite everyday necklace.

New Nili Lotan salvora blazer

NEW Nili Lotan Salvora Blazer | R13 Denim “Strange Love” Tee Shirt | 6397 Pull On Trouser | K Jacques Zenobie Lep Sandal | Hitchcock Madrona Chain Necklace
Patty loves these pull on trousers by 6397. They look like a Monday and feel like a Sunday. Causally pair with a blazer layered over a tee shirt to give off an air of chic confidence. Throw on your favorite pair of flats and add a necklace to complete the look.

Cashmere Distressed Sweater

R13 Cashmere Sweater with Distress | R13 Field Pant | Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Mid Horsy Sneaker in Leopard | Marla Arron Star & Gold Chain
Kayla’s got the subtle chic down. This isn’t your average sweatshirt, this is a cashmere distressed sweater that feels like a luxury no matter where you’re wearing it. Pair with your go-to R13 sweats and your latest pair of Golden Goose Sneakers. Adding a Marla Aaron necklace hints at your depth of fashion savvy. Toss on the R13 Denim Trucker Jacket and head out the door (details on the jacket below).

R13 Trucker Jacket

R13 Denim Trucker Jacket over Kayla’s subtle chic look. 

It’s March, which means we are either deep into our New Year’s Resolutions or we’ve accepted that next year might actually be the year to leap into action. That’s fine, remember, they say beauty is pain, but what’s really beautiful is what’s on the inside. Give yourself the self-care you deserve and treat yourself to a secretly super comfy look. You deserve it!

COMING UP: New arrivals! Stay tuned to Instagram and Facebook for the latest looks available in store! 

spring state of mind

A Spring State of Mind

You may have woken up to a dusting of snow on your lawn this morning, or heard that Western Washington was colder than Alaska’s arctic coast on Tuesday, and you’re probably more than a little jealous of the record-breaking 78 degree weather in NYC this week. We’re right there with you. Still, with this cold weather, we have to admit we’ve loved the sunshine! All this sunny weather paired with new spring arrivals in store has us in a spring state of mind.

This week, we’ve picked out just four of the many spring dresses we currently have in store at La Ree. If you’re prepping for wedding season, summer, or a late spring vacation, come by and get yourself out of the cold and into a sunny spring state of mind!

Ulla Johnson citra dress

Make a sweet dress cool by pairing it with sneaks
Ulla Johnson Navy and Black Citra Dress | Golden Goose Slides

Veronica beard valle dress

Pull off an uptown girl look
Veronica Beard Valle Dress | Robert Clergerie Alice Slide

Raquel Allegra Desert Dress

Be bold with colors and prints 
Raquel Allegra Desert Dress | K Jacques Leopard Zenobie Sandal

The Two silk caftan

Add a touch of chic to your boho
The Two Silk Caftan | Jewels By Piper Lariat | Pedro Garcia Xilana heel |
Jerome Dreyfuss Disco Bob Handbag 

These four are just a sampling of all the great spring dresses we have in store right now. To see more, be sure to follow La Ree on Instagram and Facebook! Plus, new arrivals are posted on social first!

Quick Trip to NYC: Packing Essentials

Quick Trip to NYC: Kameryn and Rachael’s Essentials List

Rachael and Kameryn are headed out to the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week. One of retail’s most exciting times of year—and the busiest—means long days filled with appointments, walking, and shopping for the next great looks to bring home to La Ree Boutique.

For such a fast trip, no one wants to spend extra time checking bags or waiting for them after the long flight. Instead, pack efficiently, choosing items that mix and match together to create different looks each day. Plus, traveling with someone else means swapping clothes to put together even more options!

Rachael and Kameryn picked out items now available at La Ree that are perfect for a quick trip to NYC.

Quick Trip to NYC - Kams Packing List

Kameryn’s NYC Essentials Packing List
During the Day: R13 Denim Trucker Jacket and Biker Boy Jean, Jerome Dreyfuss Serge Bag, Golden Goose Leopard Slide and Isabel Marant Rica Belt.
For Lounging: R13 Field Sweat Pants and Frank and Eileen Tee Lab Muscle Tank
Mix and Match: Pair the Frank and Eileen Tee Lab Tank with the R13 Biker Boy Jean and layer with the Trucker Jacket.

Quick Trip to NYC - Rachaels Packing List

Rachael’s NYC Essentials Packing List
During the Day: Raquel Allegra Reversible Duster, R13 Denim Double Hem and Isabel Marant Dyna Boot. The Jerome Dreyfuss Felix is the perfect size to tote everything you need.
For Lounging: Nili Lotan Cashmere Janina Pant and R13 Denim Shredded Sweater
Mix and Match: R13 Denim Shredded Sweater and the Double Hem Jeans both layer perfectly under the Raquel Allegra Duster (it’s reversible, adding even more options!).

Even when packing light, carefully selected pieces can create a variety of looks throughout the trip! Rachael and Kameryn like to share clothes, to build even more options for each of them.

What are you travel essentials? Tell us in the comments! Then, stop by La Ree Boutique to find any essentials that you still need (or want!) We’re here to help.