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Suits to Suit You

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by Leah No Comments

For most women, the start of swimsuit season elicits all sorts of anxiety and dread about how we feel about ourselves in our swimsuits.  If you ask a women whether they’re ready for swimsuit season, their responses will likely sound something like: I don’t like how my (fill in the blank) looks in a swimsuit; I’m really pale right now; or I haven’t gotten a pedicure or wax in awhile.  We have all sorts of reasons why we aren’t quite ready for the season to begin.

If you ask us to go swimsuit shopping, forget it.  In fact, swimsuit shopping might seem like a painful and futile experience, but, it is possible to find the suit that fits you well and makes you feel good.  The trick is finding a boutique that focuses on swimwear.

At Lions Lair, the stress of swimsuit shopping is nonexistent.  Lions Lair specializes in making sure each woman who walks into their store gets the best fitted swimsuit for their bodies.  Offering suits that are sized by bra size and pant size for a more perfect fit for a real body removes the one-size-fits-most mentality. Their Curve Consultants know which styles are more flattering for each woman’s body type, as well as, how to find the best fit for you!  And with more than 220 different sizes in on-trend colors and styles, you’re bound to find something that compliments you.

Lions Lair Boutique is located in Islamorada, FL.

Lions Lair Boutique is located in Islamorada, FL.

The secret to a good swimsuit is accenting the most flattering part of your figure.  This will help you feel more comfortable as well as looking your best.  Many of the swimwear brands carried by Lions Lair are made by lingerie companies that have swimwear lines that provide better support and coverage.  Lions Lair also carries a large selection of swimwear for larger cup sizes and plus size women.

The best part about this boutique is how they expertly display their suits with mix and match bikini options and matching accessories such as cover-ups and sun hats for an effortless shopping experience.  In addition to swimwear, Lions Lair carries jewelry, shoes, hosiery, lingerie and clothing perfect for completing your wardrobe needs.

Swimsuit Shopping at Lions Lair in Islamorada

Find mix and match bikinis in bright hues and on-trend styles at Lions Lair is Islamorada.

Since the most important decision won’t be the SPF of your sunscreen lotion but which swimsuit pieces you’ll be wearing.  Visit Lions Lair at 82185 Overseas Hwy in Islamorada or visit their extensive selection of swimwear and lingerie available for sale on their website at LionsLairDesigns.com.

Regardless of your body type, wear your swimsuit with confidence.   As confidence is always the best accessory.

 

This article was also featured in the Florida Keys Reporter and Keynoter as a part of my “Conch Style” column that runs bi-weekly in the Friday and Saturday edition. If you have story ideas on style in the Florida Keys, please send me an email at Leah@leahsfabulousfinds.com.

Quality vs. Quantity: The Fashion Battle

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by Leah No Comments

Most people shy away from designer clothing and accessories because of the price tags typically associated with them. However, buying quality over quantity can pay off in the long run especially if you’re buying classic pieces that fit you well. There is nothing worse than buying something you love only to have it fall apart after a few washes. I can think of several outfits I bought for special occasions: best friend’s wedding, anniversaries, vacations, etc. that I no longer own because they just didn’t last. What I’d give to still have them to be able to wear and reminiscent of the wonderful memories created while wearing them.

If you add up what you typically spend on clothing and accessories throughout the year, you’ll likely be amazed at how much of that clothing gets tossed or donated at the end of a season. Clothing made today is often not made well and therefore, doesn’t withstand the wear and tear of our everyday lives. Consequently, more is not better.

Designer clothing is in a class of its own. The quality of workmanship, fabric, and fit will ensure that the designer item will stay in your closet for years to come. Blue boutique located in Key West at 718 Caroline Street and in Islamorada at 82229 Overseas Highway has an island-style vibe that keeps with the Keys laid back way while offering contemporary and designer fashions for both men and women. This expertly curated boutique offers a unique mix of designer and non designer clothing in a varied price point that allows consumers in all price ranges to find that next great piece to add to their wardrobe.

Blue Boutique in Islamorada

Blue boutique has an island-style vibe that keeps with the Keys laid back way while offering contemporary and designer fashions for both men and women.

A visit to one of Blue’s boutiques is a must for all fashionista’s. From classic basics to something more on-trend and with a slight edge, Blue is the place to find that perfect look. Some of Blue’s featured designers include: Nicole Miller, DVF, Vince, Michael Stars and Ella Moss. Their focus on quality fabrics and timeless styles will allow you to create a distinctive look for every occasion.

Nicole Miller Dress available at Blue Boutique

Nicole Miller dress from Blue paired here with a David Symons necklace made of naga shell, crystal and bone.

In addition to their amazing selection of clothing and fashion forward accessories, owner David Symons also has on display his one-of-a-kind jewelry. His pieces brilliantly capture the beauty of the Keys through the use of bright hues and bold designs. By combining beads of semi-precious stones, silver, gold, glass and pearls, he creates truly unique pieces. His successful jewelry line is offered in all Blue boutique locations and includes chokers, earrings, bracelets, long chain necklaces and other jewelry styles. His jewelry includes beads, objects and collectables from places as far away as Africa, India, China, Indonesia and Tibet.

If you’re already a big fan or a soon-to-be devotee of Blue, join me for a fashion show featuring the latest looks from Blue and Tommy Bahama on Friday, May 17th at 6 p.m. at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. The cocktail party and fashion show is being hosted by Dennis Ward and Mirna Hormechea to benefit the Domestic Abuse Shelter. I, along with Skip Bradeen will be MC’ing the show while models don the latest designer looks from Blue. VIP tickets are available for $75.00 a person and include premier seating and two drink tickets. General admission tickets are available for $20.00 per person. Purchase your tickets at www.isupportdignity.org. Hope to see you there!

This article was also featured in the Florida Keys Reporter and Keynoter as a part of my “Conch Style” column that runs bi-weekly in the Friday and Saturday edition. If you have story ideas on style in the Florida Keys, please send me an email at Leah@leahsfabulousfinds.com.