Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Divine Consign starts tomorrow

Don't miss Divine Consign this weekend in Elm Grove! It is one of the coolest consignment sales ever and features loads of new and gently used designer clothing at fabulous prices. You may even find a few Miss Ruby treats there;)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inspired by . . .

Pantone Spring 2011 - An Exotic Journey

The top ten Pantone colors for women’s fashion for spring 2011, selected by a group of New York designers, have been titled “An Exotic Journey”. The stunning color palette for 2011 was inspired by exotic destinations such as Africa, India, Peru, and Turkey with cool and alluring names: Honeysuckle, Coral Rose, Peapod, Beeswax, Silver Peony, Russet, Regatta, Blue Curacao, Lavender, and Silver Cloud. 

We’ll use these colors over the next several weeks when creating our weekly Inspiration Boards. We love the inspiration from these colors and hope you will too. Enjoy!

Pantone Color: Honeysuckle
The Dress: Watters 8518
Fabric/Color: Crinkle Chiffon / Roseglow with Black Ribbon
Pantone Spring 2011 - Honeysuckle

Monday, March 28, 2011

Is your wedding right around the corner & you still need a dress?

It is that time of the year where we have many brides visiting the boutique frantically searching for a bridal gown with there wedding a mere month or two away. If you are one of these brides you may be worried there aren't any options for you. Well we can still help!  Here is how:

1.  We have a great selection of sample gowns at greatly reduced prices that you can buy right off the rack. If these dresses are in your size and style you'll get a great deal. And we have an in-house tailor to make things fit just perfectly.

2.  All of our bridal gown samples that are not already marked down can be purchased at a 15% discount. If they don't fit just perfect we'll have it tailored to fit you perfectly!

3. Our designers offer several rush options. So for many dresses there is still time to order them and get them in the shop in just 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks! It depends on the designer and the dress style but there are still options available to get you your dress quickly.

Now we don't recommend procrastinating because your options are still limited compared to the options you'd have if you had more time. But if you are in the position where you don't have time make sure to let us know and we'll make sure to find you something that you love and that you'll have on time for your wedding!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just in . . .

The Autumn Gown by Alyne arrived today.  This modified trumpet gown features a draped bodice and off the shoulder sleeves that wrap around the back and finish in a bow with flowing tails. The fabric is a luxurious silk shantung.  Fabulous!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring cleaning - where to donate or even sell those items in your closet you don't wear!

I have spent the last few weeks cleaning out my closets. Putting aside black and gray dresses and other pieces and making room for my more colorful spring and summer dresses. In the process I have definitely cleansed the closet of items that I no longer wear or bought with good intentions of wearing but just never got there!  I ended up having a ton of dresses that I needed to do something with. So many of them were still in great condition and many even with the tags on. I realized there are alot of options out there for donating these clothes and even places where you can make a little cash as well! 

Here are some great places where you can take your clothes to donate or even sell:

Goodwill - Various Locations
Donate your clothing to any of the Goodwill locations in the area. And there are alot of them! The sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience or face employment challenges.

Cinderella Project Milwaukee
Donate your gently used bridesmaid and prom dresses for girls in the Milwaukee area in need of a prom dress. The high school girls get to attend a special event where they receive their prom dress for free. Donations are accepted at local boutiques in the Milwaukee area.

Divine Consign
Divine Consign is a women's clothing shopping event held several times a year in the Milwaukee area. Anybody can participate...just sign-up and follow the instructions on their website. You can easily make some cash on your name-brand and designer clothes and accessories in one weekend. And you can price your items however you want!

Plato's Closet - Various Locations
Plato's Closet buys trendy and name-brand clothing on the spot! So you'll get cash within 20 minutes of bringing in your clothes.

U-Turn Apparel - Wauwatosa
U-Turn sells boutique and brand name clothing on consignment. You'll receive cash at the end of the season for your items that sell.

Lela Boutique - Third Ward
Lela Boutique sells unique designer consignment and vintage clothing. They even sell prom dresses on consignment!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

How many is too many to bring dress shopping?
For most brides shopping for their bridal gown is one of the most fun and exciting parts of the entire wedding planning process. What girl doesn't love to play dress-up with gorgeous gowns in luxurious fabrics? Right? And most girls want to involve all of their favorite people in this special day.

But as much as you love your mom, your sisters, your friends and your in-laws we highly recommend not bringing them all along on your dress shopping excursions. Selecting your gown should be about finding exactly what YOU want and feel beautiful in. Not what everyone else wants you to wear or pictures you in.

I could tell you hundreds of stories from our experiences with brides. We have seen so many brides that have found that one dress that makes them smile bigger than any other bridal gown and that has made them feel like the most beautiful bride ever. They've determined it is the dress of their dreams. But then their hearts are crushed when they exit the fitting room and someone in their entourage immediately exclaims "no, this is not the one" or "you look too this or too that!"  It is so sad to see this happen to the bride.  This ruins the experience for the bride and also may make the bride miss out on her perfect gown.

In the end the only opinion that truly counts is YOURS! But if you bring a large group along someone is bound to say something you don't want to hear creating a recipe for disaster. We suggest bringing along one or two people that you love and that truly care about your feelings and what you want. This will create a much more enjoyable experience for you and will ensure that you find the dress of your dreams!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Real Wedding

The Bride:  Allison Alex
The Dress:  Sandra Dee Dress by Siri
The Fabric/Color: Silk Shantung - Off-White/Chocolate

Thursday, March 10, 2011

HUGE Sample Sale going on now

We've just marked down even more sample dresses! You'll find over 100 dresses priced at $15-100. Super great deals if you are in need of a cocktail dress or gown!  The dresses go fast so stop in soon!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just in . . .

The Lotus dress from Siri arrived this week. It is available in over 50 colors.  What a fun little bridesmaid dress!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Jaxie Trunk Show this Saturday

Jaxie Trunk Show this Saturday from 4-6pm!
- Meet the designer -
- Design your own accessories -
- Enjoy cupcakes and champagne -

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This weekend is for the MOMS!

This weekend we will have a large selection of Siri bridal gowns and mother of occasion dresses in the boutique for our Siri trunk show. Here is a sneak peek of the mother of occasion dresses that will be arriving!  The show is by appointment and we have a few remaining so give us a call!