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Recap: Etiquette Boutique Grand Opening Party

Last month, I attended the grand opening party for Etiquette Boutique’s second location here in Fort Lauderdale. Before the event, myself, along with other fabulous fashion bloggers including, Poise from  Styled with Poise, Afroza from The Chic Stylista, Alina of Sky Style Couture, April from April Golightly . We each pulled an outfit from Etiquettes amazing selection of clothes for a live model to wear during the event. The event was a huge hit and included a bar serving signature cocktails, a DJ spinning great music, and tasty cupcakes.

I styled my model in some high waisted white lace shorts paired with a light weight flowy blue tank. I accessorized the outfit with a beautiful blue jeweled statement necklace and strappy nude heels — making her legs look even LONGER than they already are. In this photo, I am wearing a maxi skirt I bought from Etiquette Boutique, basic black tank from Cynthia Rowley, black belt from Forever 21 and heels (not shown) from BCBG. My heels were extremely tall and my model still felt the need to bend her legs so she wasn’t towering over me as much (we’re not all blessed with such height).
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Myself and Poise from Styled with Poise hanging out in the lawn in front of the store.
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Hanging out with the ladies on the lawn.
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Inside the new location. Look at all those beautiful clothes!
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How cute are these bite-sized cupcakes?! Of course I had to take a photo :)

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If you haven’t already been to the new location, I highly recommend it — you’ll want one of everything.

Find them on Facebook here.

New York State of Mind: Springtime in the City

I was so excited to head to New York City again this month. This was only my second time to the “Big Apple”, my first being this past December during the holidays which was fantastic but cold to say the least. Going from 80 degrees in South Florida to a bone chilling 19 degrees and snow in NYC was a shocker but I still loved every minute. This trip was a little different but still a bit chilly.
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This last trip a couple weeks ago was still cold (compared to Fort Lauderdale standards) but the snow was gone. Things were blooming and birds were chirping. I’d missed the bustling city streets and the screaming sirens. To some this may sound strange but to me, the city is where I thrive. While my husband was working, (it was a business trip for him) I explored the streets. I decided to ditch the map and wander instead. I explored all kinds of small boutiques, larger chains (Bergdorfs on Fifth is always a must) and tiny side streets lined with cherry blossoms and townhomes.

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During the trip, I relied on my trusty leather jacket from Barney’s (similar here), Dolce Vita combat boots in black (find here) and Seven for all Mankind cropped skinny jeans (find here). I also wore my Vince Camuto “Hillari” ankle wedge boots (find here).

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Until next time New York City!

Etiquette Boutique Grand Opening Party

Etiquette BoutiqueEtiquette Boutique, one of my favorite women’s boutiques here in South Florida, recently opened their second location and their celebrating with a grand opening party this Thursday, May 1st at 7pm in the Union Planters Plaza shopping center at at 2368 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

Etiquette boutiques are locally-owned by mother and son team, Nola and David Harris who have owned a string of successful boutiques in Nashville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. After researching all of South Florida for about five months, they decided Fort Lauderdale was the clear choice for their flagship of Etiquette stores opening the first boutique in early 2012. The styles inside Etiquette Boutique are hand-selected and offer a mix of both investment and trendy pieces. Filling a void in the Fort Lauderdale shopping scene, Etiquette offers savvy shoppers an alternative to malls and online shopping with affordable pieces to round out their wardrobe. With about 70 new styles arriving weekly, the selection is perpetually changing – giving fashion enthusiasts all the more reason to check back often. Etiquette only pulls about six of each style to ensure the dreaded “OMG-she’s-wearing-the-same-dress” moment is avoided whenever possible.

During the event on Thursday evening, myself, along with four other wonderful fashion bloggers — Afroza from Chic Stylista, Alaina from Sky Style Couture Life, Anj from Styled With Poise, and April from April Golightly will be styling Spring & Summer looks using the boutique’s clothing and accessories thanks to Aileen from Newsy Parents. The event will also include live entertainment and cocktails. 

You can connect with both Etiquette Boutique and Union Planters Plaza by using the handles found below: 

Facebook: Etiquette Boutiques

Instagram: @etiquetteboutiques

Facebook: UnionPlantersPlaza

Instagram: @unionplantersplaza

Twitter: @UPlantersPlaza

Petite Style Guide: Watches

I’ve always had a serious thing for watches. It all started with the Minnie Mouse watch with the red leather strap. I wore that thing everyday Just like any accessory, a watch can really bring some life to your outfit. These days watches come in all shapes, patterns, colors and sizes just like these from The Branded Watch Shop. You can wear one alone or to make a statement, you can mix your watch with other wrist candy like bracelets and bangles.
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Even if you have teeny tiny petite wrists like myself, don’t be afraid to wear a watch. There are so many different styles available today you can definitely find one (or two) that will work for your wrist! Here are a few watches that are really making a statement this season.

Black/White and gold:

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From left to right: ASOS Interchangeable Strap Watch – $37.13, Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker Watch – $278.45

Make it pop by adding a bright color to your outfit with these Kate Spade watches:

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From left to right: Kate Spade New York Cooper Wrap Strap – $215.00, Kate Spade Cooper Leather Strap – $195.00

Do you love watches as much as I do? What style do you like to wear?

(Photo above: Flickr)