The POWER of Empowering

I’ve got a pretty cool job. As a buyer for Louette I have the opportunity to seek out really unique companies that are doing awesome and creative work. Social companies are changing up the fashion and gift industry (TOMS was the frontrunner).  It’s amazing how a little planning and creativity can foster fashion forward/quality goods while helping to combat poverty and empower women. Here are two of my favorite socially driven companies.

**FashionABLE assists the global community as well as locally in Tennessee and Revive Bath and Body is a southern company as well, helping others in Atlanta, Ga. Read below to learn more:

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We are proud to carry leather goods from FashionABLE–a company that supports women both locally and globally by providing jobs. Not just another social company, FashionABLE has done the research to find that “throwing charitable funds” at poor communities does not combat poverty. Instead, FashionABLE works closely with manufacturers in communities to help them implement business practices and work environments to be successful. “We believe that serious long term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs, not giving money away” (www.livefashionable.com).

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Stop into the shop to check out our collection from FashionABLE! We’ve got wallets, cross body bags and totes. You are going to LOVE all the rich hues and beautiful craftsmanship.

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Louette FAVORITE:  The Saddlebag. We’re obsessed with this bag!!! A 1970’s inspired classic, perfect for everyday.  Available in three colors at the shop. CLICK HERE to see more.

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Revive Bath and Body

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I literally stumbled across this company walking through Virginia-Highlands in Atlanta, Ga. Originally I was intrigued by Revive’s loofah soaps and then when I learned they are a locally owned, socially conscious company– I had to get it in the shop! Owner, Catilin started her company at her house. Making soaps for fun, it quickly morphed into a full-blown business.

“RENEW. RESTORE. REVIVE” is the slogan for Revive Bath and Body. In 2014, Revive partnered with Haven Atlanta to help women exit the trafficking trade. More about this amazing partnership HERE

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One of the best-selling gifts at Louette are Revive’s Loofah Soaps. Made with all natural ingredients, these soaps beautifully exfoliate the skin. Available in eight delicious scents. Portion of the proceeds are donated to HavenATL.

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Next time you are in Louette, ask one of the knowledgable Louette gals about these great companies. We love to chat about the products we love.

xo,

Heather

Summer Social

Summer is HERE and we are settled into our NEW home. Supporting fellow local businesses has always been a focus for us–which is why we are so excited to be located in the heart of shopping local on Hilton Head Island in the Village at Wexford!

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We re-opened at our NEW location on May 9th and its crazy ever since. If you haven’t stopped by to check out the new shop…well, what are waiting for??? Louette Boutique receives weekly new arrivals and the shop is constantly changing.

Don’t miss out on shop happenings & events. Make sure you are getting social with us!

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You can also find us on Pinterest and Snapchat.  See you soon! xo-Louette

Last Trunk Show 2014

Our LAST Trunk Show of 2014!

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This Holiday season our collection of Little Fish Boateak (LFB) jewelry has been flying out the door!

Lissy Rawl (LFB Designer & Owner) carefully curates stones and metals to ensure each piece of LFB jewelry is unique yet, on-trend. From cool wooden bracelets to handstamped necklaces, LFB has become Louette Boutique’s best-selling jewelry line.

Please join us December 18th for extended holiday shopping hours and a Trunk Show featuring Little Fish Boateak. Lissy will bring an assortment of one-of-a-kind jewelry in addition to what is already at Louette. This is the perfect opportunity to find the perfect gift for every woman in your life.

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Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and Holiday cheer!

Special Holiday Hours: December 18th

11:30am-7:00pm

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Stock up on Holiday Cards, Stocking Stuffers and last minute gifts!

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Don’t forget to visit all of the wonderful merchants in The Village Exchange Shopping Center this Holiday season. #shoplocal

Casual Perfection: The Fashion Sweatshirt

It’s a closet staple, and sometimes we forget that staples still need to be updated to stay fashionable.  The casual winter sweatshirt pairs perfectly with activewear post-yoga at Jiva Yoga Center and with your killer AG jeans.  The best part about this piece is that it is a great fall, winter and spring item as it’s light enough to wear at the beach and also layer over during the winter.  Cinched at the bottom to give you shape, with cropped sleeves to make it trendy, this piece is a MUST HAVE.

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Wear it to work over a starched collared button down and skinny trousers and pumps.  You can put one of our amazing statement necklaces under the collar of the shirt to add a little oomph to the outfit.

Wear it with jeans over a cami and with flip-flops for day or wedges for night.  It’s the perfect casual chic piece that takes you from dinner to a night out and keeps you looking like the cute, low-key girl every man wants to date!

Wear it with shorts during a gorgeous spring day to keep the beach breeze from giving you a chill.  It’s also perfect to pull on if you’ve caught too much sun but still want to play in the sand with the kids.

One piece, SO many different looks.  Do you have one in your closet? No!? Come grab this one from Louette.

What To Wear: Engagement Photos

Congratulations! You’re engaged! There’s nothing more exciting and surprising than your engagement, but with an engagement comes a series of events where you need FABULOUS outfits, starting with your engagement photos.

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How amazing is this photo and perfect for Sea Pines Beach?! Grab a beach cruiser, one of our gorgeous Nantucket Bike Baskets, AG Jeans and a gorgeous top.

Casual Shoot: You HAVE to wear AG Jeans if you’re going the denim and diamonds route.  The fit is perfection and they have enough stretch that no matter what the photographer has you do, you’ll be comfortable. #1 rule of photoshoots: Be Comfortable.

Dressed Up: A classic, yet pretty dress always goes a long way in a photo. You want the photos to be timeless, and lucky for you we have so many options that never go out of style.  Have killer legs? Rock a short dress. Don’t? Maxi dresses always look gorgeous (and channel your inner bride). Don’t forget a statement necklace to really add some oomph to the photos.

Beach Shoot: Beach chic is easily accomplished at Louette, and you can even grab one of our fouta towels to use as a place to sit on the beach.  Perfect beach chic look? A gorgeous basic Heather tank with a floaty skirt that can work with the ocean breeze and some metallic sandals.

Some other things to remember for the photos: stay away from big bangles and arm jewelry, you want the focus to be on your ring!  If you want to add jewelry, go for necklaces and earrings.  Stick with classic silhouettes and basic patterns or solids.  Follow these rules and your engagement photos will be perfection!

Comment below with your engagement stories!! We want to hear!

Gift Guide Review!

Not sure if you have looked at the calendar, but it is officially 5 days before Christmas AND 11 days before New Year’s Eve! Where did this year go? To help you with last-minute gifts, Louette will be OPEN Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm and Monday 11:30am-6pm but we will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Make sure you check out our gift guides for everyone in your life, and pop in to grab a new outfit for New Year’s Eve!

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Before you pick the kids up from their last day of school before break, make sure you stop in and shop our great gifts for teachers! They deserve something special and unique, and we have tons of items at every price point.

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Presents are wrapped and under the tree and you don’t see one for you from your honey? Send him this link: Gift Guide To Send To Your Guy.

We all know her, and we all know she is the queen of re-gifting and returning. Our Gift Guide for the Girl with EVERYTHING is full of things she DOESN’T have. We promise.

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Stocking stuffers and presents for co-workers can add up, but our Gifts Under $25 list is perfection.

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And of course, when you get those Christmas Visa gift cards, make sure you pop in and grab yourself some new AG Jeans. You’re missing out if you don’t have a pair!

Thinking about others this holiday season? We’d love if you’d make a donation to the Zoe Foundation’s Harper Project, a charity very close to our hearts.

Happy Holidays from the Louette family to yours!

Holiday Gifts For Teachers!

If there is a person other than a mother who deserves a reward daily, it’s a teacher.  They build our children up and teach them everything they need to know to get through life, and this holiday season not only should you get your child’s teacher something from our amazing gift guide below, we, at Louette, are rewarding teachers with 15% off on Thursday, December 5th from 4-6pm! We have ultra chic clothing to wear everyday to school that will have your kids voting you best dressed!Gift guide For Teachers

1. Cavallini and Co sticky notes– these beautifully packaged sticky notes come with 5-6 different sized notes in a sweet tin– each one has a pretty design, $16
 
2.Vance Kitira Pear Candle- These candles are perfect alone or as a set. They burn beautifully and are a great addition to anyone’s home, $6 ea.
 

3. Elizabeth W hand lotion in Vetiver– This is the BEST hand lotion on the planet. The amazing fragrance is light enough to wear everyday, $26
4. Rifle Paper Co. Desktop Calendar– This calendar is the perfect size for any desk or office. Also, the “Cities” theme is beautifully illustrated, $16
 
5. Be Merry–a sweet gift book about the joy of the season. $12.95
With all of these gifts under $30, they are a sure-fire way to get an A+ in gift giving this holiday season!  Pick up some other gifts from Louette while you’re there, and make sure to send our gift guides to all of your friends!