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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! 

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.

New to La Ree: Two New York Caftans

New Designer! Two New York Caftans

Made in New York from handwoven textiles and saris out of India, Two New York presents a line of modern and minimalist caftans, dresses and tunics. We are excited to bring them to you, our La Ree fans. These looks can make great layering pieces that can be worn throughout the year, a light coverup options for those sunny beach getaways, or as a perfect piece to wear on its own.

Layering with Two New York Caftans

Layering Two 
Wearing: Two Button Down Dhaka Caftan
With 3×1 Split Zip Denim, Pedro Garcia Antonina Flat, Ampersand as Apostrophe Pouch and Hitchcock Madrona Chain Necklaces

“DESIGNER MONICA PATEL-COHN LAUNCHED HER COLLECTION IN 2010 AFTER WORKING UNDER SIMON DOONAN AT BARNEY’S AND AT PRADA IN MILAN. “

Motif Two New York Caftan

Long Caftan
Featuring: Two New York Motif Caftan
With Serpentine Jewelry Lariat

“DRAWING ON HER INDIAN AND ITALIAN BACKGROUND, TWO EMBODIES EUROPEAN AND INDIAN INFLUENCES EVOLVING FROM THE TRADITIONAL SARI.”

Stripe Khadi Tunic Two New York

Weekend Wear 
Wearing: Two New York Stripe Khadi Tunic 
With  3×1 Crop Bell Denim, Golden Goose Velvet May Sneakers, Hitchcock Madrona Cuff, and Ampersand as Apostrophe Sideways Tote

“SINCE 2010 TWO HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO REINFORCING THE IMPORTANCE OF HANDMADE FABRICS BY SUPPORTING WEAVERS AND TALENTED ARTISANS AND DESIGNERS. HAND WEAVING FABRICS SAVES 1 TON OF CO2 EMISSIONS PER YEAR PER HANDLOOM. “

two new york caftan

Long Caftan
Featuring: Two New York Long Brown and White Caftan
With Jewels by Piper Lariat

Available in one size, Two New York designs their pieces to be flattering for any body type and size. We love how stunning these pieces look, especially when layered over denim and paired with a simple (or statement!) long necklace.

Come by the store to try on our latest collection and be sure to follow us on Instagram for more styling tips on how to wear these great looks.

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.