Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bella Bleu - Fresh, Frolicky Fashion Fun

Costa Mesa, Orange County Boutique Pique
By: April Madigan @ Boutiquing

Driving down 17th Street, minding my own business, when smack...a boutique literally popped into my peripheral! Bella Bleu boutique and it's adorable black and white striped awning wowed me with it's charm and cheer before I even set foot inside. When I walked in and was happily greeted by Leilani, one of the store's owners, I felt like a little girl who was just given a Shirley Temple with an extra cherry. Bella Bleu is light and fun and filled with color. The spirit in the air is that fashion should be unpredictable and easy, and should not break the piggy bank.

Amidst lollipop hued lanterns and party perfect streamers I almost skipped through rack after rack of resort ready rompers, mellow morning maxi dresses, and bountiful belts ready to make any style a cinch. This large store is stocked will all the makings of an oceanfront adventure, and nothing I found was more than $100. Their styles are wearable, but certainly have a stylish style twist about them. There are several pant options, from wide leg paper bag waist trousers to their best selling Level 99 high waist jean. Sheer and short dresses await an artistic layering and an outing on the town. My picks were a super soft tribal printed tee by Trash & Luxury (see one on Rihanna here). I also fell in love with a versatile top by Refresh, and co-owners Leilani and Tami encouraged adding a belt to make it even more chic. BTW, the belt selection here had me truly intrigued - unusual styles and great prices (under $30), they have multiple options for updating anything in your closet for very little cash. Their extensive accessories also include feather headbands by Nicole Nicole, long multi chain necklaces in silver and gold, every style of earring and bracelet imaginable, and a collection of rings by Ollipop so superbly statement making it is seriously impossible to choose just one.

The fun experience and friendly vibe were enough to make me want to hang out here everyday, but they also host fab Friday night events each month. In the past, they have had the designer of L Space swimwear doing personal fittings - Leilani said her ability to match the perfect suit for a girl's body was amazing! Typically the trunk shows include extra discounts on the entire store. You have my word, I will let you know when the next one is on! All in all, Bella Bleu is a new go to boutiquing stop for casual, carefree clothes and conversation with cool, cute co-owning cousins Leilani and Tami!

Bella Bleu
333 E. 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Become a Fan on FACEBOOK
Follow Us on TWITTER
Stay Up-to-Date, get Boutiquing in YOUR INBOX

Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior written consent.

No comments:

Post a Comment