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Mixing Prints, Patterns, and Plaids

Sometimes all it takes to amp up your personal style is a little daring. Mixing patterns and prints can be a tricky fashion move. Stick to these fashion do’s and you’ll be a pro at mixing your prints, patterns, and plaid.

Mixing PrintsTone it Down
If you’re like us, you love both camo and leopard and will get the wild urge to wear them together. It’s totally doable. The trick here is to make sure the tones are similar. Here, we have two muted tones of camo and leopard, which works perfectly. Pairing these pieces with simple bottoms and shoes completes the look while complementing your fashion savvy.
Featuring: NEW Nili Lotan Camo Trench, Nili Lotan Leopard Blouse, NEW R13 MILF Jean, and Golden Goose Tan Superstar

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Surprise and Delight
Go big with a statement plaid sweater. Then, surprise onlookers with a little something extra in the shoes. Nothing, too eye-catching, but it’s the little details that truly bring together an outfit.
Featuring: NEW R13 Plaid Cashmere Sweater, R13 Allison Skinny Jean with Leather, and Clergerie Snake Pumps 

Mixing Prints and patterns

Make it Pop 
If you’re feeling bold and looking to mix two prints that are both statements, choose one to the be the base and the other to be the accent. Here, paid is the base of this list looks with a pop of leopard in the collar. The best thing about this look? The mixing is done for you all in one expertly designed piece by R13 Denim.
Featuring: NEW R13 Plaid with Leopard Collar Top, NEW R13 Allison Skinny Jean, and Golden Goose Black and Gold Superstars 

mixing prints and patterns

Class It Up
Mixing prints is not just a casual look. It can also be a great way to show off your weekend style. Happy hour? Kick it up a notch by pairing your favorite pair of denim with a velvet floral print blazer and some killer snake skin print loafers. Looking for one more touch of glam? Accessorize with a statement clutch.
Featuring: Giada Forte Velvet Blazer, NEW R13 Kick Fit Frayed Denim, Veronica Beard Snake Loafers, and Jerome Dreyfus Clutch. 

Ready to have some fun mixing it up? Come by La Ree tonight for the Wine Walk and sip, shop, and swirl as you find some fun ways to mix your prints, patterns, and plaid.

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Got the Wardrobe Blues? Here are 5 Pieces to Spice Up It Up

It happens to all of us. We walk into our closet and think to ourselves, how is it possible I have all these beautiful pieces and nothing to wear!? If you’re feeling a little unenthused by your current wardrobe, we get it, and we have a solution! Sometimes, all it takes to inspire a new love for your clothes is a special piece that can add a little spice to your look. This week, we’ve picked out five pieces that will do just that. Keep scrolling, it’s time to fall back in love with your wardrobe. IMG_8200

The Statement Pant
You already have the rest of this outfit in your closet. All you need now is a pair of pants that simultaneously go with everything while still standing out and bringing that smile to your face. That’s the statement printed pant. Featuring: NEW Giada Forte Autumn Leaf Print Pant 
Paired with: New Isabel Marant Sweatshirt, Ampersand as Apostrophe Tote, and Beek Slides

statement shoeThe Statement Shoe 
We love shoes, we can’t get enough of shoes, shoes were our first true love. But… sometimes we get tired of the shoes we have in our closet. If that happens, it’s time to jazz up your look with a statement shoe. Simple in design with something spectacular about them (metallics, anyone?), these shoes will be a go-to look for you to pair with a variety of outfits. Get ready for a slew of compliments to come your way. Featuring: Robert Clergerie Silver Yvan Oxford
Paired with: Nili Lotan Cami, NEW Raquel Allegra Silk Blazer, Adaptation Hi Rise Wide Crop

Statement Blouse

The Statement Oversized Piece
The oversized pant or the oversized blouse, also known as the definition of comfy. Wear them together like we did here, or pair with whatever catches your eye in you wardrobe. Featured: New Giada Forte Printed Shirt & the New Raquel Allegra Gray Pant. 
Paired with Ancient Greek Sandals

statement skirtThe Statement Skirt 
What makes a statement skirt? A simple cut, a casual vibe that can be dressed up or down, and either a stand out fabric or a stand out print. We’re going for the standout fabric. Who doesn’t love a bright silver skirt? The best thing about the statement skirt is that you can easily pair it with an easy t-shirt and sandals. Featured: NEW Isabel Marant Delphina Skirt
Paired with: Nili Lotan Baseball Tee and K Jacques Snake Delta Sandal

Feeling a little more inspired? Come by the store and find your statement piece to make getting dressed fun!

Get Pre-Fall Fab with These New Arrivals

Last week, we talked about the pre-fall season and what that is. This week, we’re diving in and to get you fab in your pre-fall getup. Leopard was at the top of our list, and have to say, our obsession hasn’t died down, especially not with the incredible red leopard print from Numero Ventuno. If the call of the wild isn’t your thing, we’re in love with the pastel looks from Raquel Allegra. Plus, we’re tossing in a must-have classic Seattle plaid by Nili Lotan.

Numero Ventuno Pre Fall Red Leopard

Roaring Red 
Who says your go-to fall jacket has to be plain? Go with this statement Numero Ventuno (commonly known as No21) Italian piece to keep off the Seattle rain and wind all season long.
Wearing: No 21 Donna Red Leopard Sport Jacket, Moussy Jean, Golden Goose Sneaker

numero ventuno red leopard blouse

Queen of Comfort
We’re big fans of looking great while being comfortable. Pair this collared shirt with these pants (their velvet… so soft!), and a pair of slide sandals for a  perfect weekend or Friday at the office.
Wearing: No 21 Donna Red Leopard Top, No 21 Donna Velvet Pant, Robert Clergerie Sandal

Raquel Allegra Pre Fall 18

Easy Breezy
Summers in Seattle: nothing beats them. From a day out on the boat to an evening eating outside overlooking the sunset on the water and sipping bubbles. You’ve got everything you need in this simple outfit that will flow into fall layers with ease.
Wearing: Raquel Allegra Ruffle Muscle Tee, Raquel Allegra Rapunto Pant, Ancient Greek Sandals, Jerome Dreyfus Clutch

Raquel allegra trench pre fall 2018

Tan Technique
Bring this color with you throughout the year, it goes with every season. We’re so happy to see long trenches come back (did they ever really leave?). It’s time to get this one in your wardrobe collection. The extra length and linen material makes this one unique and a practical layering piece at the same time.
Wearing: Raquel Allegra Dyed-Linen Trench, Raquel Allegra Muscle Tee Dress (with pockets!), Ancient Greek Sandal, Yousuzi Bag

Nili Lotan Flannel

Going Classic 
We can’t forget to mention a few of our favorite classic looks, including this one, the plaid shirt. Update your plaid look with this unique collar, light-weight material (great for summer or fall!), and the gathered wide-cuff 3/4 sleeve.
Wearing: Nili Lotan Paloma Top, AMO Jean, Golden Goose Sneaker

Nili Lotan Leopard Blouse

One More
Leopard print is more versatile than you might imagine. Pair with casual relaxed denim as pictured here for an afternoon out, or pair with a more formal look for work or date night. The tie at the neck of this shirt adds a little interest to the neckline and highlights jewelry layered with your look.
Wearing: Nili Lotan Acadia Leopard Top, Nili Lotan Boyfriend Jean, Ancient Greek Sandal

One of these looks catching your eye? Come by the store to find your fabulous pre-fall look. More coming soon!

 

Leap into Leopard: Pre-Fall Looks You Can Wear All Summer

What is pre-fall anyway? As you may have guessed by the name, it is the fashion “seaonlet” that comes before fall but after spring/summer. The pre-fall seasonlet is similar in size to resort season, which comes before summer/spring and is designed to fit people’s vacation style fancies. It is a smaller collection put out by designers to transition between the seasons. Sometimes pre-fall collections will give a hint of what is to come or they can be an extension of the spring/summer line, and other times they stand alone. Even though we’re just barely making it to summer in Seattle, we’re in full pre-fall season at La Ree! One of our favorite forever prints is big this pre-fall—leopard. We’ve selected a few of the great leopard print pieces available now in La Ree.

Nili Lotan Camo Sweater and Viviana PantSilky Sleek
Summer or fall, these silk Nili Lotan leopard pants can be styled to show off your wild side or your house cat side. Pair with a sweater for cool summer nights. Spice up the look by mixing prints, then tone it down with a solid pair of Golden Goose sneakers.
Wearing: NEW Nili Lotan Camo Sweater | NEW Nili Lotan Viviana Pant |
Golden Goose 2.21 Sneakers

Numero 21 Leopard Skirt Pre Fall

Red Roar
Sport something truly unique with a red leopard long pencil skirt. This statement piece is colorful enough for summer, and dark enough for fall (and even red enough for holiday!) Pair with a simple tee shirt and a long jacket soften the look. Then complete the look with a pair of boots in the fall (shown here) or a pair of simple sandals or sneakers for summer.
Wearing: NEW Numero Ventuno Leopard Skirt | NEW Nili Lotan Baseball Tee |
G-Lab Navy Coat | Isabel Marant Dyna Boot

Golden Goose Leopard Sneakers

Statement Sneakers
What more can we say? These sneakers are all you need to make a statement.
Wearing: Golden Goose Leopard Slide Sneaker

Giada Forte Lurex CoatSeasonal Shimmer
As Seattle eases it way into summer over the next couple months, you’ll need something to layer over your summer tee shirts. Then, in fall, it will be the perfect layering piece over your long sleeve for days off, or your dresses for workdays. Dress up or down with heels or flats.
Wearing: Giada Forte Lurex Diagonal Coat | NEW Nili Lotan Muscle Tee |
Amo Denim Stix Crop | Robert Clergerie Alice Slide | Jewels By Piper and
Jamie Joseph Layering Necklaces

Come by the store to check out the new pre-fall looks and how you can wear them all summer long. (We still have plenty of stunning summer looks in store too!)

NEW: La Ree Blog Outtakes
We have so much fun preparing these blogs each week and we thought it was about time that we let you in on some of it. Believe it or not, we can’t get these images on the first try, and sometimes the original shots are just plain funny. Let us know what you think!

 

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Yosuzi Hats: Celebrating South American Tribes

Yosuzi, creator of the Yosuzi lifestyle brand that celebrates the myths and cultures of South American tribes, grew up in Venezuela spending her childhood surrounded by the “traditional ceremonies, stories, and artisanal crafts of her ancestral Guajiro heritage.” After college at Boston University, she spent a decade of her career as a creative working in fashion, film, and advertising between New York City, Los Angeles, and, finally, London. Inspired by the deep emotional tie to her to her upbringing, she created the Yosuzi brand. Today, we are thrilled to have her hats in store at La Ree Boutique.

Yosuzi Hats

The Bidika II Hat and Kaena Bag by Yosuzi  
Paired with the Nili Lotan Theia Blouse and Ancient Greek Thais Slide

In 2014, Yosuzi embarked on an expedition with her mother, Irunu, to reconnect with her family’s Native American heritage. Over several trips to the Guajira Desert in Venezuela. They forged relationships with the local community leaders and craftsmen. These craftsmen hand-weave hats known as ‘Woma.’ These custom hats have been adapted to her customers’ specs. 

Yosuzi Hats

The Mila Hat by Yosuzi
Paired with the Michel Klein Derviche and Veronica Beard Flor Sandal

Made from 100% Iraka Palm Straw harvested from the Iraka Palm, the hats are finished with whimsical, handwoven trimmings. 

Yosuzi Hats

The Karok hat by Yosuzi
Paired with The Great Railroad Jean and Banner Crew and the ATP Rosa Sandal

Using a diagonal weaving technique unique to the tribe, each hat takes about eight hours to create. The patterns and symbols are representative of the spiritual wisdom of her ancestors. 

Yosuzi Hats

The Aleza Hat and Dita Clutch by Yosuzi.
Paired with the Two Dhaka Caftan and Ancient Greek Evia Sandal

We believe that a woman is not completely dressed until she has all the right accessories. With summer right around the corner, hats are a must have. Not sure how to wear hats? Come by the store and play a little. We can help you find the perfect hat for you.

 

EVENTS

Marla Aaron Trunk Show + Meet Marla! 
When: SATURDAY, April 28, 11am -6pm
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

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.

Too Good To Wait for Spring New Arrivals

The seasons in Seattle always seem so far behind fashion. How can we be thinking about Spring already when we haven’t even made it through the Holiday season? These new arrivals are just too good to wait on though. Fun spring new arrivals can add color to your winter wardrobe and with some clever layering, are perfect for Seattle-not-so-cold winters. We’re not ones to skip past the holidays though! We love holiday parties, so we’ve designed a look from our new arrivals that will stun at any holiday event you have coming up.

Holiday Look in Nili Lotan Slip Dress

Holiday Va Va Voom! 
Pair the new Nili Lotan Slip Dress with the Vanessa Seward Velvet Blazer for a look that is everything you want in holiday this year. The Jerome Dreyfuss Cheetah Print Pony Hair bag is purrrfect for carrying your lipstick, phone, and an extra sprig of mistletoe (just in case!) The best part? These Isabel Marant Garret Boots are on sale. Feels like the holidays came early this year.

Isabel Marant Belina Skirt

Kickin’ It Casual for Girl’s Night Cocktails 
What to wear, what to wear? Pull off this comfy casual look with a fun above the knee slit in the Isabel Marant Belina Skirt. Pair with your favorite tee and throw on the Iro Leather Jacket for edgy protection from the weather. Did we mention the jacket is on sale? We have ONE left! Add booties or pair with new Golden Goose sneakers.

Isabel Marant Floyd Jacket Color Me Raspberry 
Does this Isabel Marant Floyd jacket remind anyone else of Chambord? (Who else adds it to their holiday cocktails?) Paired with these unique and so cute Isabel Marant Corliff Jean and the Golden Goose Slide Sneakers, we’re ready for some shopping gift shopping.

Nili Lotan Nadeen Sweater

Baby, It’s Cold Outside 
Toss on this light pink Nili Lotan Nadeen Sweater with your Boyfriend Jeans and you’re ready whether you really must go.. or stay… maybe just a half a drink more. Paired with the Golden Goose Velvet May, ’tis the season!

Children’s Hospital Toy Drive
Come by the store to check out all our holiday looks and new arrivals. Plus, through December bring in an unwrapped toy to donate to the Children’s Hospital and receive 20% off one full-priced item.

Children's Hospital Toy Drive

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jamie Joseph Trunk Show 
Jamie Joseph Trunk Show

 

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.

Introducing Le Kasha Cashmere

Every time we find something that we know our customers will love, we start to get excited. We love seeing that surprise and happy unexpected delight shine in their eyes when they see a new label we have brought to the store. Today, we are hoping to see that same shine when we introduce our newest label, Le Kasha Cashmere.

These pieces are soft, warm, and so soft. They are stunning pieces that you will find yourself going to for years to come. This brand has been around since 1918 and solidified their reputation when Coco Chanel chose their brand to make her first suit collection.

“The spirit of freedom and adventure of the 1920s persists today, and with it the enduring values of Le Kasha.” 

Le Kasha Austin Cardigan

Le Kasha Austin Cardigan
Paired with the Veronica Beard Landon Boot

“Founded in France in 1918, Le Kasha was part of a revolution in the way the women of the 1920s dressed. An innovative fabric made with Kashmir goat hair blended with a revolutionary new fiber, here was a fabric that looked elegant and was comfortable, while still being easy to care for, maintaining its shape and style even with constant use and washing.” 

Le Kasha The Verbier

Le Kasha Verbier Sweater
Paired with the Raquel Allegra Easy Pant and Pedro Garcia Antonia Flat

“After the war, as women abandoned corsetry for clothes that allowed greater freedom of movement, Le Kasha’s fabric captured the spirit and mood of liberation of the time.”

Le Kasha Firenze Cardigan

Le Kasha Firenze Cardigan
Paired with Raquel Allegra Split Muscle Dress and Isabel Marant Ferlyn Loafer

“Le Kasha’s mission is to make beautiful, timeless pure cashmere clothing suitable for every place and every season.”

Le Kasha Monaco Crop Sweater

Le Kasha Monaco Crop Sweater
Paired with Adaptation Hi Rise Wide Crop and Veronica Beard Griffin Flat

“Made from cashmere fiber sourced from the Alashan and Arbus regions of Inner Mongolia, acknowledged as the foremost region for producing the highest and finest quality cashmere fiber, each piece is both light and long-lasting, making it the perfect fabric for the world’s wanderer.”

Come by the store to experience this stunning new brand yourself. We hope it brings a smile to your lips and a shine to your eyes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Frank and Eileen and Tee Lab Trunk Show
Saturday, August 12, 11am – 5pm
La Ree Boutique
Frank and Eileen Tee Lab Trunk Show

New Arrivals are Here!

Who’s ready for a shopping spree?! New arrivals are now available in store! 

We have new Isabel Marant, T Lab by Frank and Eileen, Pedro Garcia, Raquel Allegra, and more. We’ve pulled a few of our favorite looks to feature here, but there are more available in store. Come by and get a first look to find a few of your favorites, after all, these are so new, they aren’t even online yet!

Pedro Garcia Satin Flat

PEDRO GARCIA
Antonia Satin Flat

T Lab Carbon Stripe Dress

T LAB BY FRANK AND EILEEN
Carbon Stripe Dress and Zip Hoodie

Raquel Allegra shred sweater

RAQUEL ALLEGRA
Raquel Allegra Shred Sweater, Amo Twist Denim, and Pedro Garcia Antonia Satin Flat

Raquel Allegra double sleeve pulloverJOSEPH
Raquel Allegra Double Sleeve Pullover Sweater and the Joseph Suede Legging

See something you love? Let us know! We’d love to set something aside for you or help you with any other questions you have.

Plus, come by and check out the Spring / Summer ’17 Sale going on now in store and online.