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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.