Trending Now: The Fenty Beauty Brand

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty brand is a lot of things, to a lot of people. Some Fun Fenty Facts: Rihanna's full name is  Robyn Rihanna Fenty, hence the name. The collection is complexion-based at this time, with no mascara, pallettes, or eyeliners in sight. Lauded for offering 40 different foundation shades, there is truly a tint that … Continue reading Trending Now: The Fenty Beauty Brand

Fall Boot Trends

Here at Boottique, we naturally love all things shoes and boots.  It is so fun to watch boot trends shape and evolve.  Here are some on-trend fall boot looks to try! Kitten Heeled Ankle Boots.  Snakeskin Kitten Heel    Bling-y Ankle Boots.  Diba Ankle Boot Half Height Boots.  Via Spiga Adrinna Boot   Sock Boots.  … Continue reading Fall Boot Trends

How to Translate the Runway to YOUR Closet

New York Fashion Week, also affectionately known as NYFW, is an international congregation of the best and brightest fashion designers debuting their newest runway looks.  Beyond the runway, it is a series of events, parties, and other social-media-ready soirees. The week costs designers millions (billions?) of dollars, and often leaves us common folk stranded in … Continue reading How to Translate the Runway to YOUR Closet

Riley Rose: The Millennial’s Answer to Sephora?

Forever 21 is becoming an almost one-stop-shop.  In addition to their offerings of ALL things clothing and accessories geared toward the Millennial and Gen Z markets, they are launching a stand-alone beauty boutique in stores and online, to be named Riley Rose. From the outside, it looks to be a candy store.  From the outside, … Continue reading Riley Rose: The Millennial’s Answer to Sephora?

Target Couture

Goodbye, Merona.  Goodbye, Mossimo (men's only at this time - phew!).  It's  And inexpensive.  And safe.'s gotten, frankly, stale.   Target likely has the right idea by dumping these two longtime stalwarts (although this will not occur until 2019).  I mean, unless we are talking Chanel or Ralph Lauren, there is little chance … Continue reading Target Couture

To Do This Weekend: Purge your Closet

The closet purge: a daunting task, to be sure.  But, a necessary one as well. Sometimes it takes a rainy day to put you in the frame of mind to attack your closet. Or, perhaps a move is causing you to create piles: toss - take - donate! Even if you don't have fashionista friends ready … Continue reading To Do This Weekend: Purge your Closet

Restaurant Trends

Whether you are a die-hard foodie, or one who only dines out at restaurants once a month - there are some trends popping up on restaurant menus all over the country that you should be on the lookout for. Unique Cuts of Beef.  Chefs are introducing lesser-known cuts of beef that are often less expensive … Continue reading Restaurant Trends

Casual Friday Wear

Workplace attire etiquette has changed so much over the last decade or so.  In general, things have become more relaxed in terms of dress code, across most every profession.  Casual Friday has been around for ages - as has the confusion and anxiety that can surround the freedom of it all.  There are generally guidelines … Continue reading Casual Friday Wear

Kitschy Beauty Products

Ok.  We've all done it: fallen victim to a beauty product's ploy of romancing us with a fun, kitchy, sexy name; causing marketing geniuses somewhere to laugh themselves all the way to the bank. Marketers have been doing this since the beginning of time.  Case in point: Tickle antiperspirant, complements of the 1970's. First up: … Continue reading Kitschy Beauty Products

To Do This Weekend: Make SOUP

Fall conjures up many comforts.  Pumpkin spice.  Cozy, cable-knit oversized sweaters.  Mugs of steaming hot something-or-other.  The late afternoon sun casting a warm glow on the landscape. And SOUP!  I love to experiment with soups come fall.  Here's a unique soup to try out this weekend.  Get your pumpkin spice fix on, and eat with … Continue reading To Do This Weekend: Make SOUP