Category Archives: Summer Fashion

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!

 

Graduation Party Style: What to Wear

Congratulations to the class of 2018!! Whether it be high school or college, it’s time to celebrate! If you’re attending a graduation and/or graduation party this summer, we know how proud you are of the recent grad, but we also know there might be something else on your mind… what will you be wearing to the festivities? We want you to find an outfit that you are comfortable in while sitting throughout the graduation, while hugging the recent grad, while jumping up and down trying to get photos, and of course, while celebrating at the grad party. If you’ve been pulling a classic student move and procrastinating, we’ve got you covered. We’ve prepared a few graduation party looks that are now available at La Ree!

Graduation Party Style Pomp and Circumstance Style
It’s okay to admit it, you want to be comfortable while sitting waiting for graduation speeches to end so you can leap up and snap a photo of the grad walking across the stage. And you’re going to be sitting for a while, because you got there early to get a good seat, of course. Long sleeves and paired with a long maxi skirt will keep you warm or cool no matter the weather.
Wearing: Vanessa Seward Florentin Blouse, Isabel Marant Belinda Wrap Skirt, ATP Carmen Heel, Jerome Dreyfuss Popoche Clutch, and the Jewels By Piper Coin Necklace 
Graduation Party StyleDinner Celebration Style 
Headed out to a formal dinner with the grad’s family? You’ll need something that can be dressed up or down depending how formal the dinner will be. Plus, restaurants can be cold! Be sure to choose a dress that can be layered with a nice jacket or sweater. Add some sparkle with gold flats and stunning subtle jewelry.
Wearing: Ulla Johnson Penninah Dress, Marla Aaron Baby Lock Necklace, Marla Aaron Curb Chain Bracelet, Ampersand as Apostrophe Navy X Pouch and the Ancient Greek Metallic Slides. 

Graduation Party styleBackyard Barbecue Style 
What goes better with graduations than barbecues? If you’re attending a backyard graduation party, a fun summer dress paired with wedges (no sinking into the grass!) is the perfect style combo. Barbecues can be hot. Wearing a light and loose dress will ensure that you enjoy every moment of the party. Then, pair with a favorite jean jacket as the sun goes down.
Wearing: Raquel Allegra Check Shirt Dress, Ampersand as Apostrophe Sideways Tote, ATP Lecola Heel

Graduation Style Brunch Celebration Style
If you’re traveling for a grad, you’ll want to get as much time with them as you can. Brunch the day after the graduation is likely in order. This look is perfect for brunch because it is easy to pack, easy to throw on and looks great no matter where brunch is (at home or at a restaurant). Plus, if you’re hopping on a plane right after brunch, switch out the heels for flats, and your’e ready to fly.
Wearing: Giada Forte Silk Dress, Le Kasha Long Cardi, Isabel Marant Snake Heels, Jewels by Piper Diamond Shaker Necklace 

We hope these looks have you covered so you won’t be pulling an all nighter packing the perfect looks. If you’re looking for more pre-graduation prep, come by the store and we’ll be happy to help!

Rewards Week Picks—Spring 2018

Treat yourself during Rewards Week at La Ree! If you’ve had your eye on something special in store, now is your chance to use your earned dollars. Need inspiration? Scroll down. We’ve got you covered.

Dodo bar Violetta jumper

Summer Jumper
We love this jumper because it can be dressed up or dressed down. With just a touch of sparkle, this look is perfect for a casual day out with friends paired with a sandals. Or slide on some heels and you’re ready for a summer garden wedding. In case you need another reason to love this jumper, it has pockets!
Wearing: Dodo Bar Violetta Jumper

Hand bags at La Ree Boutique

Clutch Clutch
Accessorizing is our favorite. If we could have a bag for every outfit, we would. Until then, we love to collect wallets, hand bags, clutches, and totes that match our outfits and our moods. What better time to pick up a new bag than now?
Pictured: Jerome Dreyfuss Bob Snake Bag, Jerome Dreyfuss Popoche Bag, Yosuzi Dita Clutch, Ampersand as Apostrophe Lavender Wallet, Ampersand as Apostrophe Sideways Tote Tan, Ampersand as Apostrophe Xpouch Nude/Pink

Giada diagonal lurex coat

Subtle Shine
This light jacket is perfect for transitioning from spring to summer. A great layering piece for the season that makes a statement without stealing the show. Pair with a casual pair of Golden Goose sneakers and a Yosuzi hat, and your outfit is effortlessly stylish.
Wearing: Giada Forte Diagonal Lurex Coat, Yosuzi Hat, and Golden Goose Starland Sneaker

Jewels at La Ree

Handful of Sparkle
Jewelry makes our eyes light up with excitement. Who isn’t instantly drawn to the sparkle, the burst of color, the beautiful artistry of its creation? If there is a piece you’ve been dreaming about, now is your chance to add it to your collection. Come by and find your new favorite sparkle.
Pictured: Marla Aaron Lock and Chain, Jewels By Piper Love Necklace, Jaimie Joseph Rings

Remember! Rewards week is here for a limited time! Come by the store or call us by Friday, May 18th to use your earned dollars.

Rewards Week 18

 

Summer Style: Where are you going? What will you wear?

Summer planning is well underway. We’ve started planning our trips, camps, and activities of all sorts for the summer. But, have we spent any time thinking about what we will wear? Okay, we admit it, we have thought about it, a lot. And we’re excited to show you our staff picks for 2018 summer style!

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GIRLS GARDEN PARTY 
Patty is headed out to a garden party with the girls. Filled with casual elegance, she wants a look that will be comfortable and chic with a pop of color to show off her personality. Accessorizing with a hat is a classic for the occasion and is perfect for an afternoon in the sun.
Wearing: Ulla Johnson Bardot Dress, Pink Ancient Greek Sandals, Yosuzi Hat

Sunday Farmers Market Style

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET 
Kameryn is planning to spend her weekends at the local farmers market. Armed with her woven bucket bag and flats, she is ready for a morning of walking, tasting fresh fruit, and filling her arms with beautiful flowers. Cropped jeans are perfect for the cool mornings as the weather warms up throughout the day. Early lunch at the food trunk? Yes, please.
Wearing: Giada Forte Cotton Tank, Amo Babe Jean, Yosuzi Mila Hat and Bag, and ATP Atelier Rosa Sandal

Hawaii Summer Vaca Style

HAWAII FAMILY VACATION
Rachael and the fam are headed out to Hawaii for a summer family vacation. Clothes that are easy to pack, comfortable to wear, and still look stunning are essential for a tropical vacation. Pairing your look with fun summery accessories brings the Hawaiian vibe to a dress that can be worn all summer long.
Wearing: Michel Klein Baba Dress, Yosuzi Dita Clutch, and the Ancient Greek Alkimini Sandal 

Playing with Baby Style

DAY OFF WITH BABY
Kalya knows that some of the best days are the ones spent hanging out at home with the family. Slow walks around the neighborhood, running around at the park, and long naps at home with Baby Rae are summer paradise. These days call for a casual look that is versatile and easy.
Wearing: T-Lab Raglan Off Shoulder Sweatshirt, Adaptation Wide Leg Crop Denim, Beek Lovebird Slide, and Ampersand Sideways Tote

Bike Ride the Brewery Summer Style

BIKE RIDE TO THE BREWERY
Is there anything that says summer in Seattle more than a easy bike ride to a brewery? Jen doesn’t think so. Biking to the brewery the ideal combination of exercise, sunshine, and ice cold refreshment. No matter if you’re into hops, reds, blondes, or porters, there’s nothing better than a beer (and a burger, maybe?) in the sunshine after a long bike ride. Who’s coming?
Wearing: Veronica Beard Ines Denim, Tee Lab by Frank and Eileen Knit Button Up Top layered over a White Tank Top, and Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Superstars 

No matter if you’ve planned an exotic vacation this summer or you’re planning on staying home and enjoying the beautiful Seattle sunshine, dressing for summer is half the fun. Celebrate the return of the sun with a new wardrobe or at least a new outfit! We’re here to help you find the perfect look for your summer style.

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

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.

Chocolate is good, but shoes are carb free

La Ree Shoe Love

All I need is love… and cute shoes.

We have to admit, we’re a little bit obsessed with shoes. But with all these adorable options available in store, can you blame us? This week, we all admitted which shoes we have the biggest crush on. These are our shoe picks for the week styled with some great pieces available in store now. After all, great shoes will take you great places.

La Ree Boutique Shoes and SummerPATTY’S SHOE CRUSH
Veronica Beard Griffin Flat Leopard Print
Paired with Nili Lotan Isabella Cami, Adaptation Seamed Hi Rise Denim, and Jewels by Piper Pearl Lariat.

La Ree Boutique Fall Fashion

RACHAEL’S SHOE CRUSH 
The Veronica Beard Griffin Glat in Black 
Paired with Nili Lotan Filmore Shirt,  3×1 Midway Crop Boot, and ALC Edison Jacket

Fall Casual Fashion at La Ree Boutique

JEN’S SHOE CRUSH
Isabel Marant Ferlyn Loafer
Paired with the Nili Lotan Baseball Tee, Adaptation Hi Rise Wide Crop Denim, and Adaptation Plaid Bomber

Fall Fashion La Ree BoutiqueKam’s Pick
Veronica Beard Landon Boot
Paired with Adaptation Hollywood Forever Cardigan and R13 Biker Boy Denim

“Give a girl the correct footwear, and she can conquer the world.” – Bette Midler 

 

Summer to Fall: How to Wear Fall Fashion Now

We’re just getting warmed up for our Seattle summer. Nearing the end of our first month of real summer weather, we have almost two more full months of sunny weather to come, but now that we’re finally out of our dreary gray haze, the stores are filling up with fall fashion. We’re not ready for fall weather! But, we also LOVE fall fashion. So, this week, we feature fall fashion available now at La Ree Boutique that can be styled for summer. Plus, it will transition perfectly into fall… when the time comes.

Summer to Fall Transition

Summer Layers
If you’re from Seattle, you know how quickly the temperature drops once the sun goes down. Pair a jacket with your light tee for summer fun all evening long.
Raquel Allegra Shred Tee | R13 Raglan Jacket | ALC Evan Pant |
Golden Goose Super Star Sneaker | Pedro Garcia Bucket Bag

Summer to Fall Transition Hot Summer
Who said you can’t wear leather in the summer? Dress down this leather skirt with a cute tee shirt and pair of your fav sneakers and you’re ready for casual summer fun.
ALC Tesi Tee | Joseph Jagger Leather Skirt | Robert Clergerie Tasket Sneaker

summer to fall transitionLight Long Sleeves 
Hot summer days mean cold summer offices! A light long sleeve button down will keep you comfortable indoors and stay cool when you run outside for lunch in the sun.
Isabel Marant Only Top | R13 Jenny Denim | Isabel Marant Ferlyn Loafer

summer to fall transition

Pump it Up
Summer is about pops of color. But if neutrals are more your go-to, add a muted pop of color that will last you all fall with a subtle colored heel.
ALC Edison Jacket | Amo Twist Denim | Robert Clergerie Pinos Heels

If you’re like us and are in love with the fall fashion, but aren’t quite ready to give up on our summer weather, stop by the store to check out how you can wear your fall pieces all summer long.

See something you love? Call the store, shop online, or stop by! We’re here to help. Hope to see you soon!

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Style

We are just under a week away from another great Fourth of July celebration in Seattle!

Since Seattle is so far north, our summer days have more hours of sunlight and our Fourth of July celebrations are extra long as we wait for the sun to go down far enough to watch fireworks against a dark starry sky. In Seattle, the Fourth of July is considered the official start. We’ve been patient, and from here on out, the weather should be high seventies without a cloud in the sky. Sounds like a reason to celebrate, to me.

To get ready for our long evening of celebrating, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite red, white, and blue Fourth of July BBQ-ready outfits. Plus, if you’re planning to take a long weekend to celebrate, you may want to look at packing a few extra looks to start the partying in style early. We’ve got you covered for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and, of course, the Fourth of July!

giada forte handcrafted stripe pant

Frank and Eileen Fiona Top | Giada Forte Handcrafted Stripe Pant |
Robert Clergerie Japan Oxford

R 13 Denim Slouch Short

Xirena Charlie Tank (in store only) | Frank and Eileen Eileen Shirt |
R13 Denim Slouch Short | Isabel Marant Rica Belt (in store only) |
Ancient Greek Estia Sandal

Ulla Johnson Chantelle Dress

Ulla Johnson Chantelle Dress | Ancient Greek Thais Slide

Ulla Johnson Ollie Dress

Ulla Johnson Ollie DressK. Jacques Ellada Sandal

We’ve all heard the “joke” that Seattle summers start on the July 5th, but this year, the forecast is looking sunny with no rain! Let’s keep our fingers crossed it stays positive and sunny throughout the weekend.

So, here’s to good weather, good company, good food, and lots of fireworks. It’s time to kick off the Seattle summer with an incredible Fourth of July extra long weekend!

See something you love? Stop by the store, call us, or check out online. We’re here to help.

Happy Fourth of July! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Hitchcock Madrona Trunk Show at La Ree Boutique
Saturday, July 15, 11am – 5pm
La Ree Boutique 

Hitchcock Madrona Trunk Show Event

RSVP: Hitchcock Madrona Facebook Event or call the store. See you there!