What's New at Gigi's Boutique

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, July 17, 2014


At Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton, we love bringing our customers what's new in fashion all the time. A store that stays the same is so boring! We have some fabulous recent additions to the store to share with you today! 

We're excited about Giving Tree Necklaces. Hand stamped onto keys with words such as "faith" or "strength" or "love", these necklaces are sweeping the country. Buy the one you need, and when you no longer need it, give it to someone who does. Perhaps you are in need of love. Get one of these fashionable necklaces and perhaps love will come to you! When it does, give it to a friend who needs it.  And it keeps on going!  It's the necklace that keeps on giving.  We just love the concept and the style. 

We also recently added the AMAZING Instasculpt Jeans -- you have to try them on to believe it!  They suck you in but do so comfortably. We have a few new shoes in store that are perfect to add to your summer wardrobe. We also added a few new bags, all at great prices, so you can capture the trends easily! We love this gold metallic number recently added -- it adds a nice touch to any outfit. 

Lastly, we're excited about a few new beach cover ups that are in store. Since we are often running from the river, to the boat, to the beach, to the pool, then off to the grocery store or errands -- it's important to have a cute cover up that goes with you and looks great wherever you are!  This one shown above and several others will do the trick. It's a one piece shorts cover up with a fun pattern and bold colors. So in style! 

Come on in and see more of what's new in fashion, jewelry, shoes, and accessories at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton! 

Nautical Trends

Gigis Bluffton - Monday, July 14, 2014

Nautical motifs, colors and stripes are nothing new.  In fact, these "nautical trends" you see in fashion magazines and celebrity news aren't really a trend at all.  They're classic and won't ever go out of style.  Though it just so happens this summer 2014, nautical stripes, anchors, ropes, and stripes are particularly in vogue.  And we are seeing the "trend" on the likes of various celebrities and of course, across Bluffton, Hilton Head and the Lowcountry. Brought to you locally by Gigi's Boutique

The darling Dutchess of Cambridge wears nautical blue and white stripes so well. Paired with a tailored blue blazer with shiny brass buttons, pixie thin cut jeans and blue wedges, this nautical look is a smashing success. 

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Here are more of our favorite celebs wearing a nautical look. We love how these celebs are dressed down in these looks, much like we would wear around town, picking up the kids from camp and running our errands. 

For a bit more tailored, dressed up look, we love the look here! 

We've captured on this trend (errr... classic look that's in style right now!) and stocked up on a variety of nautical looks at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton.  We've got nautical stripes, anchors, ropes, and that summer look that is so hot right now. 

Above is a sampling of a few of our looks and below is a peek at some of the fabrics of the dresses on one of our racks! SO nautical!  What's your favorite? 

We hope to see you soon in the store to check out all the summery, nautical looks we have in store now! 

Akola Project

Gigis Bluffton - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

We were extremely excited to discover The Akola Project, a line of beautiful handmade jewelry that gives back to the people who make it. To date, the sales of the jewelry have employed over 200 women in Uganda. It's a social business that empowers women through training, education, employment, support, and leadership.  

Did we mention the jewelry is all that AND stylish? It's beautiful! 

Since 2004, the organization lead by Brittany Merrill Underwood, has successfully built a three-story orphanage, drilled 23 water wells, constructed 2 vocational training centers, and created a thriving business for women. We just love the cause that supports women in need. 

We adore that we can support a cause like this when we can also provide our customers with beautiful and stylish jewelry. 

With a variety of colors to choose from and pendants, we think you will love this accessory and feel good about your purchase that helps women in Uganda.  We know we do!  Come in and check it out at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton

Bourbon and Boweties

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, June 26, 2014

We are thrilled to be carrying some new jewelry lines at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton. We couldn't resist the stackable bangles from Bourbon & Boweties.  The unrefined chunky stones juxtaposed with the delicate gold band make for a visually interesting piece!  Designed so you can wear multiple bangles at a time, these bangles look best stacked. Layer them up for a fun look or wear alone for a classic look.  You can't go wrong! 

We love the eye popping colors from turquoise to lime green to bright pink.  For a more classic look, we have plenty of pearls.  And for those that like to incorporate their faith into their fashion, there are several variations of crosses from which to choose!  What's your favorite? 

Since August of 2012, over 200 stores across the United States now carry this Southern designed line of jewelry and now Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton is one of them!  The line has been followed by Lily Pulitzer, worn by Katie Couric on the cover of People Magazine, Desiree Hartsock, and thousands of women across the globe.  Learn more about the line and shop for your favorite in our store! 


4th of July Looks

Gigis Bluffton - Friday, June 20, 2014

We can hardly believe that 4th of July is right around the corner.  Gigi's Boutique has plenty of patriotic attire that's perfect for any way you choose to celebrate the 4th.  Whether it's watching fireworks from the boat or at the beach and you need something casual, comfy and stylish, or a more dressed up look for the country club -- we have something that fits both. 

Gigi's Boutique has a variety of dresses to choose from right now! We love this one by Michael Stars. It's cotton fabric is comfy and casual. It looks great around town or at night dressed up with jewelry and heels. 

We love this strapless cotton dress, too. It's maxi style is comfortable and flattering on all types of bodies!  

We absolutely love this tailored and polish look.  The ruffled neck looks adorable and really transforms the dress into something a bit more special. 

We love this blue and white print as an option for the 4th of July, too!  It's silk fabric is light and breezy and dressed up too. 

Don't forget that we have plenty of red, white and blue accessories.  From earings to necklaces to bracelets and bags. 

What's your favorite style and what are your plans for the 4th? We'd love to hear from you! Leave us a comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page.  Happy almost 4th of July, Y'All. 

Escapada Beach Cover Up GIVEAWAY

Gigis Bluffton - Sunday, June 15, 2014

We are so excited to host our first blog giveaway!  We love this easy beach cover up by Escapada and know that our Gigi's customers will too.  It's perfect to wear off the beach, on the boat, or even on a quick trip to the grocery store coming in from the pool.  It's light weight and perfect for the heat of the season! The pink and navy is a lovely summer color combo and we can't get enough of the anchors.  In short, this cover up is summer style perfection! 

Entering to win is easy and you have three options to make it even easier (and a greater chance of winning!) You can "like" us on Facebook, comment on this post, or Tweet about the giveaway to your friends (or do all three!)   We will choose one lucky winner two weeks from today and announce it on our Facebook page. Feel free to share with your friends, too!

 

Good luck to you! We look forward to your comments, tweets and likes! 

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5 Tips for Better Lips

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, June 12, 2014

In the south, we girls like our lipstick and lip gloss. An outfit is not complete, a make-up look is not finished, with out a beautiful shade on your lips.  At Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton, we carry some of the best lip colors and finishes out there: Butter by London.  We love their natural shades and vibrant hues for a fun night out.  It's not uncommon that we have a few tucked in our handbag.  Today we are sharing some of our favorite lip tips by beauty experts with our Gigi's readers! 

1) No need to match your lipstick to your outfit. This was common practice in the '60's and '70's but no longer considered necessary.  You should choose your color based on your skin tone and over all make-up look.  If you are going for dark and smoky eyes, choose a light lip color.  When you want to go bold on the lips, scale back on the eyes! 

2) Drink plenty of water! Like the rest of your body, when not properly hydrated, lips will lose their fullness and look dry. Ensuring that your body is well hydrated will make everything look younger and better, not just your lips! 

3) Protect them from the sun. Use an SPF 15 or higher lip balm to keep them from burning in the hot Lowcountry sun. Look for hydrating ingredients like shea butter or vitamin E when buying a balm. Apply frequently. 

4) To get fuller looking lips, use a lip liner that's darker than your lipstick and fully line your lips.  Then add the lipstick. This will plump them up a bit. 

5) Choose a look that's natural for you. To get the most out of your money, choose a color that you are sure you will wear frequently. If it's too far out of your comfort zone, it will just end up sitting there. 

There you have it! Just 5 tips for better lips. Come in and see all the shades by Butter by London that we have to offer and more beauty products that we now carry! We hope to see you soon at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton! 

Lowcountry Formal Attire

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Are you attending a wedding or special event this summer? We recently had a family wedding and are going to a few more nuptial celebrations this Summer.  Attire for a Lowcountry wedding can really vary! From a casual, tented backyard wedding with a bluegrass band and oyster roast to a black tie, formal affair at an oceanfront hotel, we see all styles of weddings here in Bluffton and Hilton Head.  As a guest, what should you wear? 

Your first step in selecting what to wear is to determine the style of the event. The level of formality in the invitation, as well as the venue itself, will tell you a lot about the wedding.  No matter what it is, Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton has a great selection of formal attire to check out! 

We adore this long pink, strapless chiffon dress on the top left. The pleats are incredibly flattering!  A lace cocktail dress can't be beat, too!  On the bottom, we are showing two white dresses here. Don't scream out loud! When worn with the right shoes, bag and jacket/shawl, it can be okay to wear white to a wedding.  It all depends on your comfort level and how you accessorize the dress. In the middle on the bottom, we are showing a gold sequence cocktail dress that looks great with a killer pair of heels. 

If you are looking for a little black dress, we have several from which to choose. Though we don't see a lot of black this season in the Lowcountry, it's a safe bet and always looks great once you find the right one.  It's also a great thing to stock in your wardrobe. 

Gigi's Girls can help you find the perfect dress for any formal occasion you are off to this summer! Whatever the type of wedding or occasion, you are likely to find something that fits the event here at Gigi's. Tell us what formal styles you are loving here or share them on our Facebook page

What's Hot For Summer 2014

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With Memorial Day behind us, we are in full summer swing here in the Lowcountry.  School is out for summer, we're headed to backyard barbecues, we're on the boat, and headed to the beach and pool just about every chance we can get. Summer 2014 is upon us! 

So what are we wearing? Bluffton Lowcountry style is effortless and chic. It's not fussy and never will be, perhaps that's the beauty of it!  This season Gigi's Girls are wearing lots of shorts, colorful and fun printed tunics, dresses, and maxi's. Everything is comfortable and wearable from the beach to the barbecue to the boat. 

There are so many ways to embrace summer style in the Lowcountry! The important part of your summer style is feeling comfortable and confident in your look.  Come into the store and see what's new and have one of our Gigi's Girls play dress up with you (always our favorite thing to do!) 

Tell us what your summer style is here or on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you! 

5 Reasons We Love The Maxi Dress

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, May 22, 2014

This is not a new trend, we've been seeing our favorite celebs in these long and flowy Maxi dresses for a few years now. Yet the girls at Gigi's still can't get enough of the maxi dress. Designers everywhere have plenty of variations on this dress -- from the cut to fabric to print -- so there are lots of options to choose from this summer!  Here are 5 reasons to embrace the maxi dress. 

1) They're incredible easy to wear. One long dress means not spending time coordinating your top and bottom and fussing over ensembles. One dress does the trick.  Select it from your closet, pair it with some shoes and some jewelry and your are out the door!  Perfect for moms who don't have a lot of time to spend getting dressed. 

2) Dress them up or down.  Wear the dresses with heels and nice jewelry for a date night. Wear the dresses over your bathing suit and flip flops.  You can dress them up or dress them down and they look great both ways.  Here are some dressed up examples. 

3) Be in total comfort.  Whether you are going out for Italian or you are actually pregnant, these dresses are very forgiving! Some days you just need that. 

4) These dresses work with all shapes and sizes of women, and also all ages -- very true to Gigi's Boutique's buying philosophy. When properly fitted, they look great on petite women and very flattering on curvier women, too. 

5) Maxi dresses are effortless fashion.  Instantly be in fashion when you put one of these dresses on, without trying too hard, you've just embraced a trend.  

Here are a few of our favorites at the store now!  Affordably priced and super cute, come check out the dozens of maxi dress styles we have at Gigi's Boutique. 

Isn't our model, Paige, super cute? Will you be wearing a maxi dress this summer? Let us know!