One Shirt, 2 Ways

Gigis Bluffton - Friday, May 16, 2014

At Gigi's Boutique, we like to get a lot of value for our money.  It's a bummer to buy something and only be able to wear it once or twice. This is why we are always on the look out for pieces to add to our wardrobe that can be worn often, in multiple ways.  Buy one shirt, wear it hundreds of times, but do it without people noticing it -- this is the goal! 

Take this Lilla P shirt. Our fabulous Gigi's Girl, Paige, has styled it with white jeans, wedges, and a blazer. This is a great look for work in the Lowcountry.  She's completely transformed the same shirt for for a casual, around town beachy look.  One shirt worn two ways! 

Since the shirt is high quality cotton fabric and will last for a long time, finding various ways to wear this shirt makes good fashion (and wallet) sense.  The way you style a piece will always have a dramatic effect on your look too.  Take this necklace, for example.  It's really elevates a t-shirt, doesn't it?  You could pair the shirt with a fedora, a scarf, a cardigan... play with it for different looks! 

The Gigi's Girls absolutely love playing around with different outfits in store and are happy to help come up with multiple ways to wear one piece.  Finding a look that can work in a variety of ways is something we love to do. Come see us so we can play dress up soon! 

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, May 08, 2014

Mother's Day is coming up Sunday, May 11th.  We love this holiday!  What a wonderful day to spend with your children and honor your Mother for all that she has done for you!  At Gigi's Boutique, we have you covered with some last minute ideas to celebrate Mom. They are little things that perhaps she wouldn't ordinarily buy herself but would love to have. They are affordable little luxuries to treat Mom with! 

Get ready to celebrate Mom with these 7 ideas! 

  1. (1) Stuff her purse! Choose from an iPad case, Butter lip gloss, a vibrant scarf, or colorful necklace or ring.   
  2. (2) Johnathan Adler notebooks and journals 
  3. (3) Black and white chevron cosmetic case
  4. (4) A gift card to shop at Gigi's!
  5. (5) MacBeth beach bags perfect for the season, 
  6. (6) Kate Spade drink tumblers
  7. (7) Vintage herb markers for the gardener 

Though it must be said, perhaps our favorite gift is the gift of letting Mom choose what she wants! We love gift cards -- it really is the perfect gift for that hard to shop for Mom, or the Mom who has everything. 

Are you a Mom reading this? Forward to your husband to give him some hints!  We hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! 

Beauty Report: All About Nails

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, May 01, 2014

During the cold winter months, Gigi's Girls noticed a lot of dark polished nails on the runways and around town. The fabulous Kate Middleton was spotted wearing this deep purple that we thought was just perfection! 

But as the weather is warming up, we are seeing lighter polishes and a lot of "barely there" shades of nail lacquer. A few months ago at The Oscars, celebs were sporting soft, pale and romantic hues.  This nail look at the Oscars was reported by All Lacquered Up and we had to share.  What do you think of this trend in nails? We adore the classic and timeless look. 

Gigi's Boutique is pleased to carry Butter Nail Polish in a wide variety of shades, including this barely there look and dark shades, too!  While in store, you can pick one up to bring to your favorite nail salon, or do it yourself at home! (The tip to a great at-home manicure is to ensure you have plenty of time to dry!  Make sure kids are asleep, dishes are done, laundry is folded.  Turn on your favorite hour long show and just relax!) 

You'll notice too from some of the celebrity photos that there's a trend of "oval" shaped nails. When you sit down for a manicure, usually they'll ask: "square or round?" when they are filing.  A new way to "wear" your nails is to have them shaped oval.  Try this trend on your next manicure at the salon, or at your next in-home mani!   Let us know what you think of Butter and share how you are wearing your nails this Spring 2014. 

Nude Shoes

Gigis Bluffton - Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Spring there are a lot of vibrant colors, prints, and patterns in fashion. Even handbags have their share of color and designs. Choosing the right shoe to go with your outfit this season can be difficult.  Enter your best solution: a nude shoe.  Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton has you covered with a variety of nude shoes -- from flats to wedges, pointy toe heels to ankle straps, we think there's something for everyone in this neutral shade.  You can't go wrong with what you pair these shoes with.  Regardless of what you choose, it will look effortlessly chic. 

We love Sam Edelman's comfortable shoes at affordable prices. (Prices range on all shoes from $59-$179.) Try this flat sandal with gold ankle strap, or this wedge. 

For a more formal event, choose the Sam Edelman pointy, closed toe heel.  Or choose this Lucky Brand criss-cross style for around the town. 

We love both of these styles with sundresses! It's Bluffton casual at it's finest. 

What about both of these styles, too?  We love the trendy shoe on the left.... it's just a little bit edgy and fun! 

As you can see, we have a fairly extensive collection of shoes at Gigi's Boutique, all at a range of prices, styles and brands. Come in and shop all of our nude shoes that have just arrived, or shop any of our other shoe colors and styles. We look forward to seeing you in the store soon!

Beyond Yoga

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We have to admit it. There are days when life is so busy, we run from dropping the kids off at school, to yoga or the gym, then off to the grocery store, a stop at Target, the bank, 6 other errands, and then it's time to pick the kids up from school.  Did we get a chance our day to change out of those gym/yoga clothes? Maybe not. Some days it just doesn't happen. Gigi's Boutique is full of clothes for the days when you have the time to shower and get dressed, but has recently introduced "Beyond Yoga" to take you from yoga and beyond. 

The active lifestyle brand is designed for all body types, sizes 0 - 16 and truly embraces and celebrates women's curves.   "Each piece is meticulously designed and tested to ensure optimal comfort and functionality," says Beyond Yoga's website. "From bra straps providing adequate support to elastic-free waistbands preventing uncomfortable digging and bulging." 

Gigi's Boutique is so excited to be caring this wonderful brand and we just know our customers are going to love the way they look and feel in these comfy leggings and tops. 

We have a variety of colors from which to choose -- from basic black and gray to these eye-popping purple ones!

We hope to see you in the store soon to try some on! 

Get Ready for Heritage 2014

Gigis Bluffton - Friday, April 11, 2014

Whether you've lived in the Lowcountry all your life or just moved here recently, you know that the RBC Heritage is Hilton Head Island's premier event of the year.  Hundreds of thousands of people flock to Hilton Head Island for the pro golf tournament which attracts top golfers from around the world.  For many, it's an opportunity to watch tremendous golf in a beautiful setting.   For others, it's all about socializing with your friends.  (Perhaps you know which camp we fall into...) 

If you've been, you know that women generally get dressed up.  This "see and be seen" event is a good place to put your fashion foot forward.  We always recommend that you find a look that is not only fashionable, but comfortable. Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton has pulled some cute dresses for you to consider.  If the weather is warm, you'll feel cool in these looks. Pair the dresses with a cardigan in the evening not only because it will cool off on the water, but because those bugs can be terrible!  

Be sure to pair each of these dresses with a comfortable (worn-in!) shoe!   Whether you are actually watching golf or just hopping from hospitality tent to hospitality house, you will ultimately do a lot of walking.  Our Gigi's Girls can help you find the perfect Heritage look, come in and see what's new at Gigi's Boutique

Aztec Fashion Report

Gigis Bluffton - Sunday, April 06, 2014

Gigi's Boutique is always on the look out for hot fashion trends that you can wear everyday. We're not talking about wearing looks straight off the runway (although some people might like that!) but trends that subtlety pop up in a great tank or wearable shoe. What's hot for Spring 2014?  We love Aztec! 

This shirt pictured above can be found at our store, Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton.  We're right on Calhoun Street in historic OId Town Bluffton, South Carolina!  This top is perfect as a casual top with jeans, or dressed up with black skinnies and a heal.  Celebrities all over the globe are embracing this Aztec look. From Kim Kardashian to Katy Perry.... will you also embrace it this Spring? 

Let us know what you think of this trend by commenting her on our blog, or leave us a comment on our Facebook page!  We hope you will follow our blog that posts once a week here for the latest happenings at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton, new arrivals, trends and classics, beauty tips and so much more from all your Gigi's Girls! 

Vignette One

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Julie Brown Wrap Dress $172.50
  • Large tote bag $70.00

Vignette Two

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Vest $129.00
  • DL 1961 Jeans $158.00
  • Rowen flats $185.00
  • Necklace $49.
  • Bracelet $25.00

Vignette Three

Gigis Bluffton - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Michael Stars Hat $58.
  • Lilla P Sweater $158.
  • Shorts $34.00
  • Necklace $48.00