Once we decided to start an instagram for Willow Boutique we quickly became hooked and have so much fun taking pics of new arrivals and filling you in with what's going on down here at the beach!! All of the Willow girls post pictures to our instagram and I've started to notice that everybody tends to lean toward one or two filters everytime. I thought it'd be fun to ask the girls what their favorite filter is so here it goes...
Celia: X-Pro II
Abbie (Me): Lo-Fi
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As our pre-spring items start coming in we are getting so excited about the upcoming season and this variegated striped shift dress by Tibi is already an absolute favorite at Willow. It features a straight cut silhouette and stripes that get wider around the mid-section to flatter your figure. The long sleeves and high neckline make it a perfect "transition to spring dress" and the tiny keyhole at back adds subtle detail. Make it yours now at www.wearwillow.com
For those of you who don't already know this, we have a TRES CHIC collection on WearWillow.com that features styles for the "Girl on a Budget". They are "trendy but not too spendy" pieces that we LOVE and that every fashionista can afford. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection this week :
Green Lace Dress $152 - Intricate lace offers elegant details and a vintage look.
Gold Shift Dress $78 - Perfect for the holidays and ideal for every body type. Add a statement necklace and a classy wedge for a sophisticated and classic look!
Now that it's starting to get pretty chilly down here at the beach all of us at Willow are starting to get excited about the holidays and all of those little traditions that we love to do each year. One of my favorite things to do around this time of the year is drink Starbuck's Caramel Apple Spice. Whether it's on the go or while I cozy up with a new book and take it easy, I always look forward to this delicous drink around this time! I decided to ask everyone else at Willow what their favorite holiday drinks are and wanted to share the recipes with all of you!!
Winter whites can often be very intimidating and hard to wear but when styled correctly it can be one of the most chic looks for fall and winter. Here's a helpful hint: when wearing white in the winter make sure to balance it with another soft but eye-cathcing color. My favorite colors to wear with whites are subtle greys, shimmery golds and even cream or ecru!
Below you will find some of my favorite winter white outfits:
Click on the items for more info on these styles at our website www.WearWillow.com - XOXO
A few years ago we started carrying these super cool beaded bracelets and necklaces that were handmade by a designer, Ronda Smith. All of our employees LOVED them the moment we opened our first shipment and our customers just couldn't get enough of them. Ronda Smith's jewelry is now one of our best selling jewelry lines in the Rosemary Beach location and we like to think of her pieces as jewelry candy!! Ronda Smith is such an inspiring woman and designer that we wanted all of our customers to know a little bit about her and what better way to do that than a personal interview with Ronda herself. Read below to get to know one of our favorite designers!
What inspired you to start designing jewelry?
After being diagnosed with cancer, a dear friend gave me a bracelet with a religious medal. I loved it and decided to make myself several more to wear with it. I had friends ask me to make more for them and then stores started to request them as well!
At what age did you know you wanted to be designer?
I've always been interested in art and anything creative. I went to college for graphic design and ended up designing jewelry about 6 years ago.
Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new pieces?
I get inspired everyday from something! Coming up with new designs is the easiest part of my job.
Where is your favorite place to design/make your jewelry?
I have a studio in my home where I get to work with awesome girls and see my family. We laugh constantly. It's the best environment!
Which is your favorite quote?
Laughter is the best medicine.
Favorite clothing designer?
I don't have a favorite designer. I love Free People and Johnny Was.
Your Celebrity Crush?
Your favorite city to visit?
I love Nashville
I love ALL music, but my favorite is country!
Something surprising about you?
I can clog!
All of Ronda Smith's pieces are made from vintage holy medals and antique charms, re-used copper metals and natural gemstones! For orders or more information please contact us at Sales@WearWillow.com
Matt Bernson has once again proven his impeccable talent with his Fall 2012 line! It features delicous details, luxe prints and custom Italian calf hair! Check out our two favs just in at Willow + Woods in Seaside and WearWillow.com:
Glitter glam meets western with these ultrachic black suede booties!
These Italian calf-hair loafers are back by popular demand and are oh so fabulous!
While shopping for Kav's Christmas (probably on Christmas Eve) I grabbed a new shirt for myself (opps). I don't know about you other boutique store owners, but I LOATHE shopping. So it is rare for me to shop, outside of willow, and even more rare if it is for myself.
So here is my new shirt:
and I am OBSESSED with it. It came from good ole J.Crew. Think they also had a dark version like this:
but I went with the first option. It's soft and kinda worn and I got it a couple of sizes too big. I have almost worn the buttons off of it adready. Obviously easy to just throw on with jeans and shorts, but here are a few different ways I have worn it:
under this with these jeans:
under a stripe sweater with a black blazer and some leather leggings and heels
with my wide-leg Hudson's tucked in and big brown leather belt. Yep all denim, but since they were very different shades (super light + super dark) and I broke them up with a big chunky belt and lots of gold bracelets, it looked cool.
(does that model on right look like a young kelly wearstler???)
and I can't wait to wear it with my Kenny shorts or these Ikat skinnies coming out this Spring. It is so simple chic with shorts, so go grab one, you won't regret it!
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