Saturday, September 19, 2015

Shop The Spoiled Girl Boutique

I am super excited to feature a local boutique, The Spoiled Girl, on the blog today.  Located in Shelby Township, Michigan, this boutique is definitely worth the visit.  Nestled in a shopping plaza off of Hayes Road and 22 Mile, The Spoiled Girl offers a variety of products from clothing, shoes and accessories to bridal, sportswear and evening wear.  The store owner, Meghan Curis, can be found there practically every day of the week and absolutely loves what she does.  Her 'passion for fashion' shows in the items that she carries and how well she understands her customers.  Plus, her eye for styling and eagerness to help her clientele find exactly what they are looking for makes the shopping experience so much fun!  I mean, I knew Meghan was cool when I first met her, but after experiencing what it was like to shop in her store, I was hooked!  That's why I jumped at the chance to give this amazing lady and her store a big shout-out.  Read on to see what Meghan's store has to offer and some professionally styled outfits that you can even shop online.

And just for my readers, you can use the code STYLEDLIFE online or mention The Styled Life 
in-store to receive 20% off your purchase!

Isn't she the cutest?!  This picture was taken mid-styling session.  Meghan was so sweet to let us totally take over her store and ransack it to style different outfits for this feature!
These lovely ladies great you right when you enter.

Seriously a wall of bags.  There is an incredible wall of purses, clutches, totes and bags that cannot be missed!

Now for the outfits!  We styled all of these looks using items that can be found in-store and online at   Get ready to shop!
(Click on the item name below the image for shopping links)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)
Purse (1 left in-store!)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Bracelet (available in-store only)
Earrings (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Necklace (available in-store only)

Shop Meghan's look:

Belt (available in-store only)
Necklace (available in-store only)

Stop by and say, "Hi!" to Meghan for me!  
I promise you'll leave feeling like this boutique's namesake...
a totally spoiled girl!

Friday, August 28, 2015

A History Lesson with Halston Heritage

As I get older and have quiet a bit of shopping experience under my belt, I have come to appreciate the experience of shopping just as much as the outcome of the shopping trip.  This was especially true on my most recent trip to a store that I didn't even know existed right here in Troy, Michigan.  Halston.  Does the name sound familiar?  It may because its namesake comes from the "creator of luxury American fashion", Roy Halston Frowick, who's friends and clients included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Houston. 
"Founded in the 1960s, the HALSTON label took the fashion industry by storm. Known for his innovation in millinery, Halston used his signature materials of jersey, cashmere, and suede to reinvent the jumpsuit, the shirtdress, and the classic caftan, permanently leaving his mark on fashion." -

Upon entering the store, it is clear that there is more to the design than just the beautiful clothes.  The iconic 'H' can be found in the tables and displays throughout the store.  The bars that the clothes hang on are representative of the barre that ballerinas use for dance exercises.  The shelving is reminiscent of the stairs in Halston's New York apartment.  And the orchid flower is present throughout the store, adorning the clothing and the physical space.  Before I had even taken notice of the clothing, I was already in awe of the sheer history present within the walls of this store!

But, of course, the clothes are what have kept this iconic label alive all of these years, so it was time to learn about the Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear line.  Halston is known for their evening wear, and many shoppers only enter the store when they have a special event to dress for.  (And for good reason,  the dresses are GORGEOUS.  Stay tuned for my next post on why I am obsessed with the Halston evening wear line.)  Not to be missed, however, is the gorgeous line of luxury items for everyday wear.

The way these luxurious fabrics flow over a woman's shape is something to be experienced.  I'm serious.  Once you try on the different pieces, it is instant love.  I felt amazing!

Tones of thistle, magenta, and port make up the fall line in luxurious fabrics of ultra suede, silk, jersey, and crepe.

Black, ivory, and dark fatigue are the neutral colors that go with any closet.  I am loving this black feather print found throughout the collection.

Enough of what I like, go view the entire collection for yourself here:

I will admit, Halston is an investment piece kind of store for my budget.  However, the fabrics, fit, and timeless pieces would be an amazing addition to any wardrobe.  Especially if you are looking to create the perfect capsule wardrobe with iconic items.  

If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and say "Hi" to Larita for me.  Her vast knowledge of the brand and style is amazing and her customer service is top-notch!

**Stay tuned for my next post where I try on almost every evening wear dress in the store!**

In the a slideshow for the Fall 2013 collection that is still relevant in 2015.  
I love a brand that features such timeless trends!