Fall 2014 Trends in Fashion

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Okay, so it's not officially Fall and it's still hotter than ever here in the Lowcountry, but with the kids back to school and the days getting shorter, we just KNOW cooler temperatures and the fall season is upon us. So happy almost Fall, Y'all!  

You would know we have Fall weather on the brain if you stepped into our store, too!  Gigi's in Bluffton is full of the latest fall fashion styles. And we're here to report the latest in Fall fashion here on our blog. We have more styles arriving daily, so be sure to come in and check them out.  Here's what's trending for Fall 2014. 

1) The Robe Coat

2) Dark Floral Patterns

3) Plaid -- Everything plaid! 

4) Western Wear. Yeehaw! 

5) Leather detailing

A robe coat? Why, yes! They're fabulous! We love how they are easy to wear and how they just cinch in your waist. In the Lowcountry, you don't need big heavy coats, so a light weight sweater robe coat works just perfectly. 

And just when we thought we could all hibernate for Fall and Winter, fashion is showing us that flowers are not dead. There's a huge trend in florals for Fall, except they aren't your traditional pretty flower. They are still romantic but they are a bit darker, bigger and more rebellious!  We love the sexy edgy look of the dark florals. 

Want to see plaid, western wear, leather detailing and MORE fall fashion trends? Check back in the coming weeks as we show you more of these trends! Happy almost Fall Y'all!  

Visit our Facebook for these robe coats, dark florals and more information on these pieces! 

Jeans 101

Gigis Bluffton - Friday, September 05, 2014

Finding the right pair of jeans is like finding the right husband. Sometimes you have to try on a lot of pairs until you get the right fit. But when you get that right fit, they can be as dependable and as trusted as the right husband, too!  A good pair of jeans can be your fall back on any day. When you need easy, wearable fashion or you have a great top that you really want to showcase, your jeans are there for you. The right jeans can also sculpt your legs and tush, making you feel great about your body.  And we all know that when you feel good about your body, almost anything looks good!

At Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton, we completely understand the need for a good pair of jeans. Which is why we carry a variety of jean styles for different body types in a variety of sizes.  We think it's important you try a lot of jeans on.  When you come in to do your jean shopping, we'll suggest styles that we think will look good on you and are happy to pull them in a range of sizes so you can get that perfect fit.  Try, try, try until you find the right pair! 

Here are some jeans we are loving for Fall 2014. There are a lot of trends, classics, variations in washes, lengths and styles.  Check these ones out! 

These AG Legging Ankle fit jeans are $198

These DL1961 Slim Leg Boot Cut Jeans are $178

These DL1961 Coco Fit Jeans are $168

These DL1961 Emma Legging Style jeans are $168

These DL1961 Instasculpt Florence Jeans are $178

Need some jean variety? Try these Black DL1961 Angel Mid Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans for $168.

Big for Fall 2014! These Tomboy Sienna Slouchy Skinny Jeans by Level 99 are $130.

These AG Legging Ankle Jeans are $168

Be sure to take good care of your jeans. Since they tend to be an investment in your wardrobe, you'll want to protect that investment by washing them carefully.  Turn them inside out (this protects the wash) and never put them in the dryer. You can take a warm iron to them if needed, but careful the iron is not too hot. 

Styling your jeans will depend on the wash and what you are pairing them with on top. Jeans can be casual and comfy for around town, an easy night out with friends, or can be dressy for date night or even a special occasion.  The girls at Gigi's love styling so we're happy to help choose tops and pieces that work with the style of jeans you have chosen, once you find that perfect pair! Pop on over to our Facebook page to see how we've styled all these jeans with great tees and jewelry, too! 

We look forward to helping you find that perfect fit for your Fall 2014 wardrobe! 

Final Days of Semi- Annual Sale

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's the final days of our semi-annual sale here at Gigi's Boutique and there are still plenty of great dresses, tops, tunics, shorts, skirts, cover ups in a variety of sizes and styles!  These being the final days, we're giving our customers an extra 40% OFF already reduced prices.  Making room for our fall arrivals, these will be gone by the end of the week! 

Take a peek here to see some of our favorite tops on sale. From dressy to casual comfort, you can find something here that looks great on you.  They are styles that are great for spring and summer but will take you into your Fall wardrobe, too! 

Check out these great pieces and these unbelievable prices! 

  1. (1) This sequin block top was $75, marked down to $30. With an additional 40% OFF, pay just $18
  2. (2) We love this emerald tank with suede detailing. Was $67, marked down to $26.80. Take an additional 40% OFF to pay just $16.80
  3. (3) We love this bold black and white geometric tank. It was $64, marked down to $25.60. Take an additional 40% OFF and pay just $15.
  4. (4) This sequin tank was $195, marked down to $78.  With the additional 40% OFF, pay just $46.
  5. (5) This high quality cotton blazer is so versatile and looks great in the office or out on the town. It was $154, marked down to $77. With an additional 40% OFF, pay just $46. 
  6. (6) We adore this color block tank that was $78, marked down to $39. With an additional 40% OFF, pay just $23.  This one is a great tank to transition to Fall, too. 
  7. (7) This versatile silver and white stripe blazer was $154, now marked down for the final sale at $42.

Emily looks great in these new jeans, too (just arrived in the store, $198.) 

We hope to see you in the store this week to check out these items (not guaranteed to be there!) plus many, many more great items! Don't miss out. 

Final Days of Semi-Annual Sale

Gigis Bluffton - Monday, August 25, 2014

It's the last few days of our semi annual sale! We are making room for the dozens and dozens of boxes with Fall styles arriving to the store daily, so we are clearing out our spring and summer items with a great offer to our Gigi's Boutique customers. All sale items are now an additional 40% OFF already reduced prices. Now is a great time to take advantage of cute dresses that you've been eyeing, like these! 

Perfect for weddings, showers, work, on the boat, at the beach, or around town, one of these dresses are sure to fit your style! Check them out! 

Do you spy something you love? Check out these great prices, too! 

  1. (1) This cute Navy/ White Dress with Belt was $188, marked down to $75.20. Take an additional 40% OFF to pay $45.12!
  2. (2) We adore this colorful geometric print dress that after 40% OFF is just $16.90! 
  3. (3) With the sale -- this dress is only $19.62!  This Embroidered Maxi Dress was $80, marked down to $32. Take an additional 40% OFF and as we said, just pay $19.62. 
  4. (4) This watercolor tank belted dress was $118, marked down to $47. With the 40% OFF, pay just $28.
  5. (5) We adore this black and white strapless dress for Lowcountry events! It was $197, marked down to $98.50. Take an additional 40% OFF and pay just $59.10!
  6. (6) This printed maxi dress with lace detail was $110, marked down to $44. Take an additional 40% OFF and pay just $26.40! 
  7. (7) This navy and white strapless dress was $180, marked down to $72. Take an additional 40% OFF and pay $43.00. Very cute to capture the nautical trend. Perfect for outdoor weddings! 
So what will you choose? We hope to see you in the store this week before these items are gone! (Sorry, we can't guarantee these pieces will be here when you come in, or that we will have your size! But we do have a great selection of sales items from which to choose. Hurry in!) 

Game Day Outfit Preview

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

During the fall in the South, Saturday means one thing: college football! What are you wearing to game day tailgating at the stadium, at a back yard party, or even at home on your couch? Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton has dozens of new arrivals in the store that are perfect for showing your team spirit in style. We always go for comfortable, wearable fashion like tunics, light weight tops, and dresses.  They look great and are also spirited! From Georgia Bulldogs, Clemson Tigers, USC Gamecocks and Florida Gators, we have you covered with all the right colors to support your team. 

1) This red and black patterned tunic ($52) looks fantastic when paired with these black ponte pants with faux leather trim that are only $28! These legging style pants are also available in a variety of hot colors (purple, blue, and more) and at only $28, a perfect way to capture this trend. 

2) This orange and white placket blouse is $86 and the ankle cropped jeans are $165. A casual but polished look, we think this is perfect for you Florida or Clemson fans! 

3)  This orange and navy shirt dress is dressy yet laid back and perfect for the warm football days. It's just $56. Pair it with a beaded necklace for $42. Choose flats for a laid back look or dress this one up with heels! 

4) We adore this basket weave knit fit orange dress for $96. Paired with this cognac waist belt for $37 and purple beaded necklace for $35 -- this is a great game day number. 

5) We love this faux leather trim top tartan pattern ($99) paired with relaxed fit ankle cropped jeans ($165.) 

And for all you super fans, we have game day nail lacquer by Butter London, just $15 each. 

So now that we have you covered for your game day attire, what are you bringing to the tailgate party? Gigi's Boutique has found some great game day food ideas too. Click below to see dozens of recipes and ideas for this season! 

Hope to see you in store for these great looks and plenty more. Happy Football Season, y'all! 

GIVEAWAY: Deep Cleansing Facial from LUX~A Medical Spa

Gigis Bluffton - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We are back with another giveaway for our Gigi's Girls and this time, we have two Deep Cleansing Facials (valued at $100 each) at LUX~A Medical Spa.  Lux~A Medical Spa is THE place in the Lowcountry where you can go to look and feel your best.  To learn more about this premier medical spa, visit: http://www.luxhhi.com/

Do you want a deep cleaning facial? Winning one is easy!  "Like" Gigi's on Facebook / "Like" Lux~ A Medical Spa on Facebook, or you can also enter by coming into Gigi's Boutique and signing up to receive our email newsletters. Easy! 

Two winners will be drawn on 9/17/14. Good luck!  Enter below to like Lux~A Medical Spa and Gigi's on Facebook and see you in store for an additional entry. 

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How To Wear This Season's Jewelry

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, August 14, 2014

This summer, jewelry is bigger than ever.  The days of sweet, romantic, small chains and jewels are on hold and it's time to break out larger, more ornate styles. Colorful enamels, big gems, vintage looking looks, and fashion forward modern styles -- jewelry is big and very BOLD right now.  Of course, Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton has you covered with all the right looks in our store plus today, we have a few tips for how to wear this style of jewelry! 

With all of these bold looks in jewelry, how do you wear them? Here are 4 tips! 

  1. (1) As you might expect, when choosing an ornate necklace, go simple on the top. A simple yet stylish solid top will look great with a statement piece.  Feel free to play with contrasting colors.  The necklace doesn't need to match the shirt exactly. 
  2. (2) Choose either fun and funky earings, necklace or bracelet. Don't choose all three at once! 
  3. (3) Feel free to mix up your look. A statement necklace will instantly dress up jean shorts and a t-shirt. But it could also look great with a little black dress.  Don't limit your purchase to one ensemble. 
  4. (4) Along those same lines, choose a piece that you think you'll wear with a few different looks. We can help you when you are in the store here. Our Gigi's Girls LOVE to play dress up. 
Your classic pieces of jewelry will never go out of style and you can always wear them!  Embracing this trend of fun and funky jewelry for the summer is easy to do with our really large selection and great prices. Many pieces start at $15. Come in and see all of our pieces! 

Semi-Annual Sale

Gigis Bluffton - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

It's that time of year, our semi-annual sale is here! All of our spring and summer styles are up to 70% OFF (in case you haven't already heard!)  We even have some shoes and accessories on sale too.  It's a great time to shop, the store looks fun and festive decorated in our "sale" theme. We have the round racks out and customers are having fun flipping through the selection of clothes and trying on a variety of styles.

On this rack, all items are between $10 and $30! 

We found this extremely fun skirt that was previously $198 for just $30! 

This jacket spotted on the $10- $30 rack would be great for Fall. Wear it at work or pair with jeans for a polished look out!  It was previously $298 and now just $30.  Can't beat it! 

We spotted this comfy and stylish ombre poppy dress. We love the fresh colors! Previously $84, the dress is now $54.80.  You can wear this as a beach cover up with flip flops, or dress it up with some jewelry and make it a bit more fancy.  Either way, this dress is sure to work in a variety of places in the Lowcountry! 

We also love these maxi dresses that are on mega sale! Stock up on maxi dresses for next spring, too.  We don't think this comfy trend is going anywhere! 

We spotted this orange high quality cotton dress by one of our favorite designers. It would be perfect for Clemson or Florida game day this fall! Pair it with some of our new game day jewelry (priced right but a disclaimer -- it's not on sale!) that just came in to the store. 

Have you been searching for the perfect pair of jean shorts? These ones are feminine and edgy and are elevated from your basic jean short.  A great price, too! 

There are hundreds of tops, tunics, shorts, pants, skirts, maxi's, cocktail dresses, beach cover ups, shoes, bags and accessories at the store on sale right now. Check out our Facebook to preview more deals and be sure to make it into the store before the sale ends, Saturday, August 9.  

Happy Sale Shopping Y'All! 

Essential White Shirts

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In today's fashion where patterns and prints in wide legged pants and shorts reign supreme, sometimes a girl just needs a basic white shirt to coordinate. Say for example you have these fabulous wide legged chevron pants -- what are you going to wear on top? At Gigi's Boutique, we understand trends but we also pay close attention to keeping the basics in stock. So you won't be stuck scratching your head saying, "what do I wear with this?" because you will have a wide array of basic options too. 

Here are some of our favorite white shirts in the store. You'll see they are more than just a white t-shirt but still keep things simple on top so you can wear busier patterns and prints on the bottom. Some are more dressy than others (that depends on the fabric), some have open backs, some are cropped and some are long that look great layered. We have a variety of styles from which to choose and they are all priced reasonably, too! 

So no matter what trends and styles you are wearing this summer, we know you will need some good quality basics and find them here at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton.  Which one is your favorite above? We'd love to know! 

Tips for Finding Shorts

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wearing shorts helps us beat the heat here in the Lowcountry and are a fun and fashionable alternative to the ubiquitous dress. Finding the right pair of shorts however, is sometimes a tricky task.  And making your legs ready for shorts can also take some work!  Today we have a few ways to help find the right shorts, get your legs ready, and of course, Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton has style ideas for you too! (Dozens and dozens of short styles!) 

Finding the right shorts can be a lot like finding the right pair of jeans or every day shoes. You have to try them on to know. Choose a length that you feel comfortable in and when looking at sizes, it's better to buy up than down as you will want to feel comfortable sitting down, bending over, and ensuring they aren't too short.  

Bermuda shorts are longer, slim fitting, straight and can be very flattering on those that have larger thighs. If you have very slender legs (lucky you!), you can opt for high waisted shorts or shorts that have pockets  Shorts that have lots of patterns work for all body types -- it's finding the right size and wearing a solid top that matters most here.  

Gigi's has a wide selection of shorts from which to choose at a variety of prices and styles. Our Gigi's girls will help you select the ones that will look best on you (we love playing dress up!).  Here are a few of our favorite styles this summer! 

When you've found the shorts you feel confident in, here are four tips to make your legs look great. 

  • Get a close shave! (Did we state the obvious?) Use a new razor, shaving cream, and get your shave on! 
  • Moisturize immediately after you get out of the shower, but then again before heading out! 
  • Some say that tan legs look better than pale legs. You be the judge! 
  • Elongate your legs in shorts by wearing heels.  You don't need stilettos here but a wedge or slight heel will help make your legs look leaner. 
  • Do 500 leg presses before bed every night. Just kidding. Your legs are perfect (and who has time for that?!) 
We hope to see you soon at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton