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PNW Fall is Flannel, Plaid, and Denim

We have Starbucks and the famous pumpkin spice latte, a flavor that has jumped from an anticipated flavor of the season to an icon of the changing weather arriving as early as Halloween candy in the grocery store (months before we’re actually ready). But one thing we never tire of in the PNW is our fall fashion. The first day of fall is tomorrow Friday, September 22 so it is finally time to break out our favorite plaids, flannels, and denim. Every year, there are new, fun variations on these old classics. At La Ree, we share in the love of flannel and plaid and have picked out a few of our favorites available in store now.

Adaptation Plaid Bomber Jacket

Adaptation Plaid Bomber Jacket
We love this jacket variation on the classic plaid shirt. 

Paired with the U Neck Tee by The Great, 3×1 High Ground Zipper Skinny, Isabel Marant Ferlyn Loafer, and Jerome Dreyfuss Jeremie Bag

3x1 moxy wrap shirt

3×1 Blue Moxy Wrap Shirt
Need a break from red? This blue is perfect and goes with everything from your classic denim to your winter whites. 

Paired with the Sweetheart Crew by The Great, Amo Babe Cords, and Golden Goose Slide Sneaker

Adaptation cropped flannel

Adaptation Cropped Flannel
Not all flannel has to be long, try out a cropped variation for a great layering piece. 

Paired with the Nili Lotan Short sleeve Baseball Tee and Adaptation Hi Rise Wide Crop Jeans

R13 shredded seam shirt Nili Lotan

R13 Shredded Seam Shirt
For an even more chic and rugged look, go for the exposed shredded seam.
Paired with the Nili Lotan Alek Jeans

Unfortunately, fall weather seems to be officially here in Seattle. But the good news is we can finally wear our new sweaters and new fall fashion finds. Come by the store to check out all our flannel and plaid options to match with a new favorite pair of denim.

Looking for new accessories? Check out Instagram for posts of our new accessories arrivals we just got in store including, leather belts, clutches, and more.

Plus! Going on now—bring in 2 or more items for donation to Dress for Success through September 28 and receive 20% off one regularly priced item!

dress for success

Marla Aaron Locks Now Available at La Ree Boutique

Marla Aaron“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

Since Rachael received her custom Marla Aaron bracelet engraved with the names of her family in mid July, we have had numerous inquiries about the latest jewelry line available at La Ree, so we decided it was time to feature one of our new favorite jewelry designers.

 

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, 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 Baby Locks

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

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 Aarong Lock Necklace

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

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 Necklace

Yellow Gold with Diamond Lock and Rose Gold Hand Engraved Lock

Marla Aaron has also crafted hand engraved details like Rachael’s bracelet, or the rose gold lock featured above. 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 Necklace

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

Marla Aaron is more than an incredible jewelry designer. 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.”

We are excited and proud to bring Marla Aaron to Seattle at La Ree Boutique.
If you see something here you love, please let us know, we’re here to help. Or come by the store and see our full collection of these stunning Marla Aaron piece.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Main Street Sidewalk Sale!
August 19 – September 5
Look for great sales weekly at La Ree!
Take an additional 10% off sale shoes at La Ree!

Bellevue Sidewalk Sale

Staff February Favorites

Every once in a while we like to play and find a few pieces that we each absolutely love from what is available in store. Check out our current favorite pieces, then come by and find your own favorites!

Veronica Beard Davidson Hadley Jacket JEN’S FAVE
Nili Lotan Tel Avive Pant | Veronica Beard Davidson Hadley Jacket |
Robert Clergerie Pasketm Sneaker

Pomandere Silk Skirt at La Ree BoutiquePATTY’S FAVE
Pomandere Silk Skirt (in store only) | Pomandere Stripe Knit Top (in store only) |
K Jacques Epicure Sandal

Tee Lab Zip Front Hoodie Frank and Eileen

PETRA’S FAVE
3×1 Midway Skinny Crop Jean | Tee Lab Zip Front Hoodie | The Great Boxy Crew T Shirt (in store only) | Isabel Marant Blumy Sneaker

Nili Lotan Ambrose shirtKAM’S FAVE
3×1 DIY Crop Denim | Nili Lotan Ambrose Shirt | Robert Clergerie Lato Sandal

Isabel Marant Andreia tee KAYLA’S FAVE
Nili Lotan Bias Pant | Isabel Marant Andreia Stripe Tee | Pomandere Blazer (in store only) | Golden Goose Black Cord Superstar Sneaker

See something you love? Let us know! Call us, come by the store, or shop online, we’re here to help.

Accessories to Escape Wintery Weather

We’ve been having some serious wintery weather over here in the Seattle area. Okay, well it’s serious for us. We’ve had a snow day and recently it has felt like buckets of rain have been falling nonstop (and that IS unusual for Seattle).

 

So, when we were thinking about what we wanted to write about in our blog this week, we decided to focus on the sun and the accessories we would love to be wearing during a warm winter escape. Our favorites? The shoes and the handbags.

La Ree Shoes

RAYS OF SHOE SUNSHINE 
Starting at 12 o’clock and moving clockwise:
Pedro Garcia Francesca Suede Wedge | Robert Clergerie Talons Lato Sandal | Robert Clergerie Pasketm Sneaker | Pedro Garcia Wendelin Heel

Pedro Garcia Market Tote

YOU’LL FIND ME AT THE MARKET
Pedro Garcia Francesca Suede Wedge | Pedro Garcia Market Tote |
Robert Clergerie Pasketm Sneaker

bags and shoes at la ree

DAY TO NIGHT STYLE VIBES
Robert Clergerie Lato Sandal | Pedro Garcia Wendelin Heel |
Pedro Garcia Castoro Bucket  Bag (in store only) | Pedro Garcia Metallic Clutch

Here in Seattle, we’re good at dancing in the rain, but we’re also good at dancing in the sun. Today, we’re feeling sunny vibes. If you’re on the same page, come by the store, escape the rain, and treat yourself to some sunny weather shoes and bags while sipping a glass of bubbly. It almost feels like summertime. Plus, if you do have a sunny vaca coming up, what better way to keep away the winter blues than with a new pair of shoes for your trip!

Or take a mini break at your desk (it is Friday after all) and spice up your week with a little online shopping! We promise we won’t tell 😉

Looks of Love

The stores are lined with pinks and reds, Cupid is busy, and love is in the air. Whether or not you’re a fan of the Valentine’s Day, it is at least a good excuse to tell the ones you love how you feel, and to practice some self-love as well! One of our favorite quotes this time of year is by Charles Shultz, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” We are completely on board with that statement, but we think that chocolate can sometimes be replaced by clothes. After all, we are truly, madly, deeply in love with clothes.

In honor of the season, we have picked out a few of our favorite looks of love.

Ulla Johnson Maelle Dress

Ulla Johnson Maelle Dress | Isabel Marant Dicker Boot

Nili Lotan Colbert Jacket

Giada Forte Cashmere V-Neck Sweater | Nili Lotan Colbert Velvet Jacket |
3×1 DIY Straight Denim | Giada Forte Braided Belt | Robert Clergerie Lato Slide Sandal

Nili Lotan Regis Blouse

Nili Lotan Regis Blouse | R13 Jenny Midrise Skinny Country Black Denim |
Pedro Garcia Wendelin Heel | Pedro Garcia Metallic Clutch

You know what they say, “There is no remedy for love but to love more,” or as we like to put it, there is no remedy for the love of shopping, but to shop more. See you soon, lovelies! <3 

Something catching your eye? Stop by the store to pick out your Valentine’s Day looks or shop online. Going on now, La Ree’s annual winter sale. Get your favorite looks up to 80% off, who doesn’t love getting stunning clothes on sale?

PLUS: Join us for our Valentine’s Day Shopping Event and pick out something perfect for that special someone in your life! We will have soft shirts and cool accessories from SHARPLY menswear that your man will look great in.  And we’ll have a special selection of jewelry from Jewels by Piper (who doesn’t love sparkly things? hint, hint) And, from La Ree we’ll have all our new arrivals and great sale items!

Sharply La Ree Valentines Event

New Year, New Style: Refresh Your Wardrobe

New Year’s Resolutions aside, this time of year is a great time to take stock of what you have and what you need in your wardrobe. Is it time to get rid of a few old sweaters? Are there jackets that you don’t wear anymore? Maybe a refresh of those not so white white t-shirts. Once you have taken the time to go through and remove what is no longer needed, you deserve a reward. This New Year, take time to create and add new styles to refresh your wardrobe.

Even adding small pieces can give you more options to mix and match into your already fabulous looks and create something new and refreshing. We’ve selected a few pieces that have just arrived at La Ree and will be excellent for adding that little je ne sais quoi to your 2017.

Velvet jacket at la ree boutique

VELVET AND SILK
R13 Biker Boy Skinny | Nili Lotan Isabella Leopard Cami Top |
Vanessa Seward Veste Clive (in store only) | Alexander Wang Lovisa Heel

Nili Lotan at La Ree Boutique PLAYING WITH TEXTURES
Isabel Marant Haven Pant (in store only) | Nili Lotan Ambrose Shirt |
Isabel Marant Alix Sweater | Golden Goose Leopard Super Star

isabel marant dress la ree boutiqueDRESSING UP SNEAKERS
Isabel Marant Anabel Dress (in store only) | Golden Goose Black Cord Super Star

Modern Denim Jacket La Ree Boutique

UPDATED DENIM
Isabel Marant Baphir Dress | Isabel Marant Christa Denim Jacket (in store only)|
Isabel Marant Jusip Sandal

Need a little refresh inspiration? Check out these five tips on cleaning out your closet:

  1. Take everything out. While this may seem a little intimidating, you’ll realize just how much you have and you’ll find things that you may have forgotten you owned. When you eventually put everything back in, take the time to arrange your clothes in a way that will make getting dressed easy and fun!
  2. Get new hangers. Creating a closet that is organized is part strategy, part aesthetics. Hangers help with both. Having a variety of hanger types not only looks messier, but it can also cause spacing issues when hanging your clothes.
  3. Divide and Conquer. Adding dividers to your shelving may be a great way to keep your sweaters and other folded items neat. Plus, you won’t be dealing with piles that are tipping over and losing their shape.
  4. Go vertical. Remember that using floor space can be a great place to line up shoes, store a laundry basket, or store your off season clothes. Storing sweaters in fabric safe bags or containers throughout the summer will free up space for shorts and swim suits. Then switch during the colder months.
  5. Reduce. This might be the hardest part of the whole process. When deciding if you want to keep a piece, consider, have you worn it recently? Does it have sentimental value? Would you buy it today? Can someone else use it more than you? Then when you have your pile of clothes to get rid of, sort through to see what can be sold, what can be donated, and what needs to be thrown out.

Good luck! We’re wishing you a very refreshing January and 2017!

Be sure to come by the store or shop online when you’re ready to pick up those new pieces that will add that extra something to your personal style.

PLUS — REWARDS WEEK STARTS JANUARY 9TH! 
Join us for Rewards Week from January 9th – January 23rd to spend your earned dollars. La Ree staff will be contacting you to let you know how much rewards dollars you have earned.

la ree boutique rewards week

Bring on 2017 in Nili Lotan

Around this time of year, we often spend time looking back at the previous year and considering everything that didn’t go quite the way we had hoped. It is a time of year where we look to the future and imagine what we want for ourselves and our loved ones. We try to figure ways we can change to make ourselves better: more sleep, less stress, more exercise, less sugar.

But let’s focus on the good! It is a time for renewal and new hope (and hopefully some new styles in the closet!). Yes, it’s true, sometimes the best way to say goodbye to the old is to bring in some new. And, if you’re like us, you’ve been searching for months for the perfect outfit to wear as the clock counts down and we welcome everything 2017 has to offer.

Luckily, just in time for the new year, we have new Nili Lotan available in store!

With these sleek looks, we are ready to kick 2017 off with determination, positivity, and, of course, great style.

Beautiful sheer burn out velvet floral in the Nili Lotan Helga top

Nili Lotan Helga Top at La Ree Boutique

Stunning black on black in the embroidered cotton silk voile Nili Lotan Estelle top

Nili Lotan Estelle La Ree Boutique

Blazing confidence in the black velvet Nili Lotan Colbert Jacket

nili lotan colbert jacket la ree boutique

No matter your style preference, these new arrivals at La Ree Boutique are a perfect style match for welcoming 2017 with everything you’ve got.

 

Come by the store or call us for more information. We’re happy to help you find the perfect look!

It’s going to be a great year.

Christmas Came Early: New Arrivals from R13

We have to admit, we’re the type to sneak a peek at the presents under the tree before Christmas morning. We love getting gifts but we don’t really want to wait to open them. That’s why we were so excited when one of our favorite brands arrived in store. Of course we opened it right away! Inside that generic shipping box was one of the best early holiday presents, new R13 arrivals.

Part of what we love most about getting presents is being able to share them! We’ve styled our favorite new R13 arrivals here for you. Come by the store to shop, or check them out online. Maybe even get yourself a holiday gift to open on Christmas Day. We won’t blame you if you peek beforehand.

r13 denim at la ree boutique

R13 Denim: (from left to right) Biker Boy, Boy Skinny in WhiteJenny Mid-Rise Skinny,
Boy Skinny in Vintage Wash

r13 distressed cashmere cardigan at la ree boutique

R13 Distressed Cashmere Cardigan

R13 slimboy flannel and trucker jacket at la ree boutiqueR13 Field Sweatpant, CBGB Tee, Slimboy Flannel, Trucker Jacket

the silk skull shirt and leopard sweatshirt at la ree boutique

R13 Silk Skull Shirt, Leopard Sweatshirt (in store only)

Get the holidays started early by gifting yourself, you deserve it! We hope to see you in store soon and Happy Holidays!

4 Stylish Outfits for Winter

Happy December 1st! From the streets to the slopes, were here to make your winter style chic. Dressed in cozy sweaters, coats, and hats, we have picked out four outfits that will keep you warm while still feeling stylish.

Lauren Manoogian at La Ree Boutique

Lovely Layers
Lauren Manoogian Cashmere Rib Dress | Isabel Marant Jade Tee |
Rag & Bone Ashby Bootie | Jerome Dreyfuss Albert Bag | Alexander Wang Beanie

Iro Han Jacket at La Ree Boutique Moody Monotone
Iro han Leather Jacket | ALC Pippa Sweater | Won Hundred Audrey Pant |
Alumnae Jodnpur Boot | Janessa Leone Amara Hat

Joesph new live coat at la ree boutique Soft Greys
Joseph New Live Coat | Protagonist Soft Turtleneck Sweater | 3×1 W3 Channel Seam Skinny Jean | Alumnae Jodnpur Boot

yves soloman manteau coat at la ree boutique Casual Cozy 
Yves Soloman Manteau Coat | 6397 Merino Raglan | R13 Jenny Midrise Skinny Jean| Golden Goose Slides

Whatever adventures your winter brings you this year, rock it with great winter style. Come by the store, shoot us a message on social, or shop online.

*** BONUS ***
2 extra winter styles we’re putting on our holiday wish lists this year! 

lauren manoogian at la ree boutique

Supersized Style
Lauren Manoogian Askew Pullover Sweater | R13 Jenny Midrise Skinny Jean|
Golden Goose Slides

lauren manoogian at la ree boutique

Even Lovelier Layers
Lauren Manoogian Pin Wheel Vest | Lauren Manoogian Cashmere Rib Dress |
Isabel Marant Jade Tee | Rag & Bone Ashby Bootie | Jerome Dreyfuss Albert Bag

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Seattle Children’s Hospital Toy Drive
December 1 – 20,
La Ree Boutique
Bring in a new unwrapped toy to donate and receive 20% off any one regular priced item!
Priority Needs: Fuzzy coloring posters (8” x 10”), infant rattles, Crayola Crayons, playing cards, twistable Crayola Crayons (mini size), tactile toys for all ages, board books, teen arts and crafts, Disney/ Pixar DVDs, PG-13 DVDs (no VHS/Blueray), Amazon Gift Cards.

Jamie Joseph Jewelry Trunk Show and Holiday Party
December 10, 11-6pm
La Ree Boutique
RSVP by calling the store
More details: Jamie Joseph Trunk Show Facebook Event

Holiday Party Style is Here!

Hard to believe but Thanksgiving is next week! Pretty soon, holiday party invites will start arriving and schedules will start filling up. We LOVE this time of year. Spending time with people we love, sipping champagne, and tasting delicious desserts are all favorites of ours in the holiday season. Still, the absolute best part of holiday party season has to be getting dressed up!

At La Ree, we have picked out a few fun favorites to add to your holiday style this season. Check them out here, or online, then come into the store and start the holiday season off right!

Protagonist military jacket and trouser

CHIC AND STYLISH
Protagonist Long Line Military Jacket & Trouser 

Roseanna Jr Jacket at La Ree Boutique

PARTY PRINT 
Roseanna Jr Jacket & Watt Pant (in store only) | Alexander Wang Trista Heel|
Vanessa Seward Sac Caprice Bag (in store only) 

Vanessa Seward velvet blazer

MIX IT UP
Vanessa Seward Velvet Blazer (in store only) | Rag & Bone Josephine Pant | Alexander Wang Studded Antonia Heel | Piper Necklace (in store only) |
Vanessa Seward Velvet Bag (in store only) 

The Protagonist Sade dress at la ree boutique

SIMPLE ELEGANCE 
Protagonist Sade Dress | Alexander Wang Studded Antonia Heel 

Don’t forget! At La Ree, we are hosting our own holiday party with Jamie Joseph Jewelry on December 10th! Stop by and check out the stunning pieces that local Seattle jewelry designer Jamie Joseph has created. Please RSVP by phone or email for the event.

Jami Joseph Trunk Show