Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boutiquing™ Shopping Events Video & Photos

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Bohemia Boutique - Experiment With The Affordable Fashion Life

Corona Del Mar,
Orange County
Boutique Pique

By: Erin @ Boutiquing

Welcome the new Bohemia Boutique in Corona Del Mar! This corner boutique clearly exemplifies the Bohemia life. I looked up the word Bohemia and found it refers to a group of people whose way of life, dress, etc are generally unconventional or avant-garde (characterized by unorthodox and experimental methods). Located off PCH next to Chronic Tacos and behind Blooms flower stand, Bohemia boutique is a mixture of artsy emphasis and subtle beach accents in it's clothing and decor. Randomly placed framed surf photos, ornate baroque cabinets, drift wood jewelry bars, over stuffed chairs and great prices... you can afford "experimental methods" with all the latest fashion trends.

Casual and cute tees from Love Tree and "A" is Audrey, bright and beautiful Collective Concepts frocks and tops, organic and subtle pieces from Trinity, Piko 1988 and Molly New York dresses will have you flipping through the racks multiple times. Perfectly cut in every "now" style jackets from Lush (all under $100) and boho chic dresses from S-Twelve gave me a feeling of a fresh and flirty. Find Free People, Jack by BB Dakota, Lush, Celebrity Pink, Ray Bans & YSL sunglasses.

To all our "D"s, you "Daring Dabblers" (take the "What Style Are You?" Quiz to find your "Letter" here) you will go crazy for Bohemia boutiques selection of purses. Purses, purses and more purses from snakeskin and gold rings to zippers and brilliant metallics, this boutique makes it possible for a handbag whore to help herself to inexpensive expression. Get mesmerized by necklaces dangling from driftwood racks, rings a plenty and bangles begging to be stacked. After you fall in love with Bohemia, make sure and meet her older sister, Caffe Balboa boutique on Balboa Peninsula. Known for consistently bringing in new merchandise every week, you can count on this boutiquing sisterhood to always have your back covered!

36o1 E. Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little Boutique - A Petite Palette of Fun and Fancy Fashion

Laguna Beach, Orange County Boutique Pique
By: April Madigan @ Boutiquing

On a quaint side street off the beaten path of downtown Laguna Beach is the teeny tiny aptly named children's boutique "Little". Almost hidden by a towering tree out front - one that begs for a tree house to teeter in it's branches, this store is packed with all of the "I dressed myself" gusto we Mom's and Dad's love to jokingly roll our eyes at. Truth be told, I love the carefree passion of dressing my kids as though every color in the crayon box "goes" together. My favorite outfits are not precious or serious, but frivilous and full of imagination. Little boutique stocks all the makings for a fun and fancy ensemble.

Laundry lines dangle darling vintage inspired tees from above, and every surface is covered in mini versions of the best trends around. Color pops off every rack and clothing ranges from first born to 12 and covers little girls and guys alike. Although the focus lies mostly in adding fun to our "little" ones closets, there are also tons of books, games, and accessories lined up and ready to make a stylish scene as the best birthday gift in the bunch or that perfectly practical and pretty present for the family to be.

From hoodies and tees to the best sundresses and sweaters, bring your little ones into Little and let their colorful imaginations go wild. Just don't be too surprised if your aspiring stylist starts coming home telling tales of copycat fashion trends running rampant on her playground. Assure her that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and take another quick trip into Little to keep her ahead of the curve.

227 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Picnic – A Bite Sized Bit of Boutiquing

Russian Hill, San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki @ Boutiquing
Picnic’s sunny yellow-and-white striped awning and funky, colorful window display are great clues to what’s in store (ha!). The store, which occupies a petite space on Polk Street, sells apparel, jewelry and accessories (handbags, hats and scarves, NuBras) as well as home décor. The ambience is kitschy and cute, with glowing lamps highlighting platters and bowls full of knickknacks; the vibe is youthful, with brands like Free People, BCBGirls, To The Max, Tulle, LA Made and She-bible.

On my visit, I fell for a chunky knit shrug in dark gray (with attached rhinestone brooch!) by Dex and vibrant cobalt silk shell by Kersh. Thumbing through the racks, I imagined pairing a voluminous black She-bible mini dress with a cropped winter white wool jacket by Kersh. All of the jewelry at Picnic is made by local designers, including Yukako Ezoe, Zachary Pryor, blue wild indigo and more. The offerings range from carved plastic rings in bright hues, to wood and Lucite bangles, dangly feather earrings and multi-chain necklaces—all fun and fresh.

I’m a sucker for candles and home fragrances, and Picnic has a surprisingly generous selection of both—primarily in the Pacifica line, one of my favorites, with most items falling under $30. Picnic’s got a perennial sale section (bins and racks) in the back, which can be a bit haphazard, but if you’re willing to dig, you can find some killer deals.

Verdict: head on over to Picnic on your lunch hour—it’s a bite-sized, lunch-hour-long boutique with some satisfying snacks.

1808 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Monday 12:00pm–6:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am–8:00pm
Sunday 12:00am–6:00pm

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You may have seen Tricia taking photos at the
Boutiquing Blowout Sale, she caught many of you red handed
with steals from the best Orange County boutiques!

See photos from the event HERE

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Belle Cose - “Beautiful Things” is Right

Nob Hill, San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki @ Boutiquing
Belle Cose, which means “beautiful things” in Italian, is the perfect name for this boutique: it is indeed full of so many beautiful things I almost never walk out empty-handed. Located in one of three neighboring storefronts that connect on the interior, Belle Cose seamlessly transitions to Molte Cose (“many things”), a men’s boutique and vintage boutique with women’s fashion and household items, both of which are located in the two adjacent spaces.

Two things set Belle Cose apart from the rest. The first is its retro, romantic vibe. There are usually a few vintage pieces in the store, but most of the stock is new and vintage-inspired, with lots of ladylike, ultra-feminine pieces. From lacy lingerie to fitted cardigans and classic sheath dresses, Belle Cose is my go-to spot for frilly, girly things reminiscent of eras past.

The second distinction: great prices. I’ve often recognized other women from the neighborhood in here over the years, and it’s because Belle Cose is the kind of boutique you’d be just as likely to pop into on a walk as you might plan a special trip to look for something specific and unique. Either way, you’re likely to come out with something beautiful whether you’ve planned the trip or not, and whatever your budget.
Vintage wardrobes with their doors flung open wide hung collections of sheer blouses, tailored jackets and button-up boots, with pieces from Only Hearts, OnGossamer, Effie’s Heart (a Bay Area designer), BB Dakota and Nick & Mo. Felina, Betsey Johnson and Mary Green (a local San Francisco designer) lingerie hangs neatly along the wall, and scattered artfully across an upholstered vanity bench. Retro shoe picks from Very Volatile, Two Lips and Restricted appear atop vintage bureaus and alongside carefully arranged lingerie, jewelry, and fancy soaps. The effect is charming and inviting, as though you’ve just wandered into an elegant boudoir with an attentive staff who’s been expecting you all along.

Bella Cose
2036 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Monday-Friday 11:00am–6:30pm
Saturday 11:00am–6:00pm
Sunday 12:00am–5:00pm

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ladonna Red Carpet Event 9/24 Photo Slide Show

Thursday night was a jewelry junkie's DREAM!!
All you "A's" - Aspiring Stylists (Take our "What Style Are You" Quiz here to find out what "Letter" you are) would have gone crazy at the Red Carpet Event at Ladonna Boutique in Huntington Beach. An evening of wine, gourmet food tasting and copious amounts of stunning one of a kind jewelry has us skipping out at the end of the night. April and I the pleasure of meeting Ma Ria Pasacreta designer of CG Visionary Art and Dana Hartert designer of Adorne who had their jewelry creations on display at this visual stunning trunk show.

Here's a few photos from the evening including a small sampling of the amazing selection of jewelry you will find at Ladonna and Victoria, the winner of the Boutiquing Blowout Sale GRAND PRIZE receiving her boutiquing loot!

Ladonna Boutique Red Carpet Event 9/24 Details here

Jewelry Designers Included: Adorne, CG Visionary Art, Chery Dufault Designs, Whispers, and Wendy Grant.

Make sure and stop by Ladonna Boutique for a selection of jewelry like no other in Orange County!

Friday, September 25, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS HEATHER! You have won an $205 pair of Hollywood Million Denim from Duo Boutique!

Hey Heather, don't break too many hearts in your new
ywood Million Denim jeans!

Don't worry if you didn't win this week...
on Facebook Fan Fridays
(Contest Details & How to Enter)
  • MONDAYS - Weekly giveaway posted on
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Many thanks to:
Hollywood Million Denim
for this week's amazing prize.

Don't miss the Hollywood Million Denim Fashion Show tonight
at Style Week OC - 9pm at The Irvine Spectrum.

Heather, have fun picking your favorite style of Hollywood Million Denim from
Duo Boutique
in Laguna Beach
(across from Ralphs on PCH

Thursday, September 24, 2009

IT'S 10AM! Here are the 6 Facebook Fans who have a chance to win Hollywood Million Denim!

Do you see your photo here?

HURRY to the Facebook Page!

Be THE FIRST to leave a comment
and WIN...

your favorite pair of:

Hollywood Million Denim
by Michele Geneveive

Value: $205

Duo Boutique
in Laguna Beach

(across from Ralphs on PCH)

Designer Michele Geneveive was named this years "Emerging Designer of the Year" by Style Week OC. Her entire collection of Hollywood Million Denim will be strutting down the runway this Friday night 9/25 at 9:00pm during the Branded Runway Show at Style Week OC at the Irvine Spectrum.

Get your tickets now - this show is sure to bring some booty boosting denim delight!

Our favorite part of the Hollywood Million Denim phenomenon...Michele gives 5% of every pair sold back to the charity your choice!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

5 Seas - Pure Polished Chic

Balboa Island, Orange County Boutique Pique

By Erin Hall @Boutiquing

I'm a little embarrassed to admit, that after living in Orange County for 10 years, April and I both recently visited Balboa Island for the first time. Don't laugh, we really thought it was an "island" and questioned...are we REALLY going boutiquing on an island!? Well the joke was happily on us as we found several bountiful boutiquing blisses on Balboa Island, including 5 Seas Boutique.

5 Seas on Balboa Island had me from the moment we stepped up the white stairs and in the front door. All you need is a gorgeous Diane von Furstenburg dress prominently positioned in your entry way and I'm yours. 5 Seas is a perfect blend of beach and chic. Sea foam blue walls create the perfect back drop for ornate white closet cut outs dripping with designer digs. Structured and sexy styles of Susana Monaco, sequin slouchy tanks from Alice & Olivia and silk Jay Godfrey dresses ensure an effortlessly enticing ensemble. Walls of Citizens of Humanity and Genetic denim are an obvious companion to the multiple styles of Ella Moss, T-Bags frocks and Splendid basics. Trina Turk dresses and timeless black pants make 5 Seas a great stop for solid and stunning staples.

If you've never tried a Maria Bianca Nero dress on before, visit 5 Seas on Balboa Island for a vast sampling of this most amazing line. Created with a built in corset, Maria Bianca Nero dresses are well worth the price tag with the most figure flattering fit you'll find. 5 Seas has one of the best selections of DVF (Diane von Furstenburg) we've seen in a boutique. Ruffled v-neck, wrap, sheer, silhouette, floral and'll find DVF dresses and tops in styles suitable for corporate to cocktails and everything in between.

Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere at 5 Seas while shopping natural gem stone creations from Trish Becker jewelry. This gorgeous line of earrings, necklaces and bracelets are the perfect addition to any outfit for a touch of subtle sexiness. 5 Seas also carries handbags, shoes and accessories, whether your looking for a gift or to complete an overall look, visit Balboa Island and see this chic island boutique.

5 Seas
224 Marine Ave
Balboa Island, CA 92662


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Thanks to our Boutiquing Blowout Sale Sponsors!

We can't believe the first Boutiquing Blowout Sale is already over and that we are beginning to plan for the next one...must be what every designer feels just after a the finale of a Fall Runway Show. We could not have had such great success - or given away so much FREE stuff, without the help of our FABULOUS Sponsors!

The Village Apartment Homes
Was this not the most gorgeous venue you have ever seen? Who wouldn't want to wake up here every day! The complex boasts the most premiere living residence in Orange County with amenities like those found in a tropical resort.

The Veggie Grill
Thanks to Liz and her staff for delivering some much needed sweet nourishment to our power shoppers! The Veggie Grill is located at The Irvine Spectrum, next to Barnes and Noble. Don't miss their sweet potato fries and yummy Bali Bliss!

Iced coffee and tea were just what we all needed to keep us hydrated and focused for this boutiquing marathon. Thanks to the baristas from Starbucks at The Village - yes, The Village has it's very own Starbucks...!!

Foot Petals
Did you ever see Erin & April kicking off their high heels? Nope, Foot Petals saved our style and our soles...and gave our swag bags some swagger in their adorable stiletto stamped reuseable bags!

Britt Productions
Did you catch the adorable blonde with the video camera? Well she caught you! Check out the fun and fashionable video she put together of the day. Don't miss the rest of her blog and website - this girl can capture the feeling of a day like no other.

Equinox Photography
Vivid colors, fantastic fashion, even the baby boutiquers were captured by Tricia's professional lens. See her great pictures of the day, and experience her ability to capture a beautiful image anywhere.

Did you get a SWAG BAG?
Big thanks to our spectacular Swag Bag Sponsors!

Many thanks to the team at
Persiano Events
- you made everything look amazing!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Jewelry Junkies...Clear Your Calendar For a Red Carpet Event @ Ladonna Boutique in Huntington Beach THIS Thursday

Jewelry Junkies...Clear Your Calendar!!

Ladonna Boutique in Huntington Beach is rolling out the red carpet for a VIP Jewelry Trunk Show, showcasing five of their exquisite designers.

Get ready to step into a world of ornate, edgy, opulent, bling at the

Ladonna Boutique
Red Carpet Event!

From Ladonna Boutique:
"Whether you are the independent corporate leader or the cool chic girl that rocks, a teacher, a cowgirl, a home maker, a heart breaker or that fun boutique'e biker babe with a "Harley" twist, a special evening is created just for you!"

This Thursday
September 24th
  • Experience fine tastings from Ladonna's "Chef-et"
Ms. Megann Mays Sayre
  • Drinks
  • Music
  • Prizes throughout the evening

  • 20% OFF Everything - 1 Night Only!
Just mention

Come meet these talented designers in person at the
Ladonna Boutique Red Carpet Event:


Adorne was born out of designer Dana's passion for bold jewelry and eclectic treasures from the past. From religious relics to dramatic rhinestone pendants, vintage pieces are fused together artistically, with new style, to create a beautiful one of a kind pieces with modern flair. Trust me, you'll drool with fascination and delight when you set your eye on Adorne's fabulous creations!

Cheryl Dufault Designs

Come meet Cheryl Dufault, known and admired in the industry for her intelligent, rare and creative designs. Cheryl’s original goal was to offer women an adven
turous, sophisticated and timeless alternative to the machine tooled jewelry she found so plentiful. Her design philosophy then and now remains to create handmade pieces that resonate with uncomplicated and earthy elegance. Cheryl loves to find something old and give it a new life in one of a kind pieces. Come see for yourself the organic elegance of Cheryl Dufault Designs.

CG Visionary Art

From a young age, CG Visionary Art designer Maria Pasacreta, has had an eye for rare and exotic pieces that cause everyone to stop and stare. With extreme creativity, distinct vision and a spiritual soul, Maria hand forms each piece in her line. If you love style inspired by eclectic global travel, then you must see this amazing line.
For more info, email:

Wendy Grant
A true artist in every sense of the word, jewelry designer Wendy Grant uses quality jewels, the finest Channel Crystals and unique stones in such a stunning way. Wendy Grant's line of necklaces and bracelets is continually coveted by Ladonna Boutique clients...Thursday night is the perfect opportunity to snag some stunning Wendy Grant styles at 20% OFF.

Far out, funky and visually unique, Whispers uses stones gathered from far off places around the globe to make passionate pieces perfect for all ages. If you love style inspired by eclectic global travel treasures, then you won't want to miss this designer.


If you love one of kind jewelry that makes a statement every time it adorns your body, then stop by Ladonna this Thursday night to experience for yourself their unique and timeless "you won't find anywhere" else array of jewelry.

Ladonna Boutique
(off the 405 & Beach Blvd. @ Bella Terra
- Near the movie theatre)
7777 Edinger Ave.
Suite 160
Huntington Beach, CA

Ladonna Boutique
Red Carpet Event
Thursday, September 24th
5pm - 10pm