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September 2014

pretty pony boutique & the lash boutique

Pretty Pony Boutique dress and necklacesPretty Pony Boutique has been this blog’s friend since day one. And what started as an online boutique for statement jewelry is now a brick and mortar store offering bright apparel, jewelry, and more.

Located at 2220 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell Kentucky , Cassie, the owner of Pretty Pony Boutique, and partner Amie, owner of The Lash Boutique, officially opened their doors this past Saturday. Bringing their forces together, this boutique offers everything from necklaces to eye lash extensions, dresses to spray tans. Truly a one stop shop before heading out on the town.

I could not be more excited for these two because not only is their spot and space absolutely adorable, but their business model is smart and savvy. Cassie has really extended her line and has brought in tons of fun merchandise. Her style and eye is super fun. Everything is cute, down to the chairs in the dressing room. And then right inside, you’ll find a space for all your beauty needs – eye lash extensions, airbrush tanning, facial peels, brow waxing, permanent makeup – the works.

I of course walked out of there with a few pieces that I cannot wait to feature, and if you haven’t already, make sure to make a trip. Better yet, make a date before a date and treat yourself from lash to toe.

Pretty Pony Boutique statements Pretty Pony Boutique apparel Pretty Pony Boutique necklaces The Lash BoutiqueThe Lash Boutique room The Lash Boutique decal The Lash Boutique gorgeous Grainwell coastersYou can also find a number of handmade Grainwell pieces, a sister company of Olivia Lane, which is a wood and design shop offering authentic pieces made locally from start to finish.

Grainwell state signs Grainwell horse never quit your day dream Pretty Pony Boutique and The Lash BoutiqueBest of luck Cassie and Jaime!



September 2014

sara benjamin’s bootcut

Sara Benjamin denimI mean, is there anything better than the cut on these jeans? While skinny is definitely still in, so is bootcut and extreme flare, which is pretty much good news for every last woman on earth.

This pair, which just shot straight to my number one, is from Sara Benjamin’s, a high-end boutique located in the heart of Mariemont. I was invited by Amie, the adorable and unbelievably kind and cool owner, to come in and get set up with a perfect pair of denim.  While I tried on a whole gamut of cuts, I knew I ultimately needed something different, something other than the skinny skinny that I already have on repeat. The second I slid into this pair of Hudson’s, I knew it would be a done deal. They felt fitted and flattering, sculpted and saucy. What my ponte pants were to last season is what this pair will be to this. Mark my words.

Other laughable fact? This top was ten dollars from Old Navy and is precisely the only kind of tee that I’ll wear, one made of something cheaper than cotton. Cue the self-high-five.

Sara Benjamin with Old Navy Sara Benjamin Hudson denim Sara Benjamin bootcut denim Sara Benjamin bootcut denim look Sara Benjamin Hudson bootcutOld Navy tee (I went up a size for the look) | Hudson jeans c/o Sara Benjamin’s | Kate Spade crossbody (small structured option that would look just as good)

Now if you are looking for local boutique shopping offering amazing labels (we’re talking Joie, Equipment, Tibi, Ella Moss…) and specializing in investment denim (hello Citizens of Humanity, AG, Mother, Paige…) make sure to make a trip to Sara Benjamin’s. You’ll absolutely fall in love.

images by Annie Jagoditz