Fall Jewelry Trends

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Chains

Over-sized chains and chunky metals are great for spicing up a fall outfit. Make a subtle statement with a single chain bracelet or mix it in with several bracelets. You can go from classy to cool by throwing on a leather jacket & a multi-chain necklace for your next date night outfit!

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The Minimal Pendant

These necklaces are great at accentuating an already awesome outfit! They are perfect pieces to wear with solid tops and sweaters this fall to create a thoughtful yet effortless look!

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Statement Cuffs

Take a casual fall outfit and add instant glam to it with a sleek, chic cuff bracelet! Roll up your sleeves and show them off!

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Posh Pearls

A timeless look with a contemporary twist... elevate your fall wardrobe with unique pearl pieces. Pearls, taking a step away from being too traditional, are being seen throughout the fashion industry on & off the runway.

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Dangle Earrings

Keep your fall looks bold, fun, & stylish by incorporating dangle earrings into your wardrobe! These earrings are great because of their versatility to go from casual to dressy!

Upcoming Jewelry Trunk Shows:

Catherine Page Jewelry - September 20th & 21st

Virgins, Saints & Angels - October 8th - 13th

Fall for Fashion: Fall Preview

Sweaters, jackets, & other fall favorites are starting to trickle into Stacey Rhodes Boutique & we are welcoming them with open arms! This upcoming fall fashion season will be full of exciting trends, unique looks, and revamped classics! Read on to see a few of the pieces that have us wishing for cooler temperatures. You can find them in-store & online now.

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Woven Blazer

Spotlight Features: long bell sleeves with self-tie details

Why It's a Favorite: This classic fashion staple got an upgrade! We love the statement sleeves and unique details!

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Faux Suede Dress

Spotlight Features: high neckline accentuated with ruffle detail across the front

Why You'll Love It: This dress is cute now with open toe sandals or wedges, and it will be just as cute once it cools off underneath a light jacket & some ankle booties!

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Ivory

 

Cardigan

Spotlight Features: knee length & all-over super soft eyelash texture 

Why It's Perfect for Fall: It's soft and fuzzy, warm and cozy, & neutral enough to go with anything! Can a sweater get any better than that?

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Peplum 

 

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Spotlight Features: an all-over floral print, long bell sleeves, & self-tie neckline

Why It's a Favorite: This top makes transitioning into fall effortless! Lavender is such a big color this year & we love that this lovely color has found its way into our fall color palette. 

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Faux Fur Jacket

Spotlight Features: cropped with soft textured fur and a satin lining

Why You'll Love It: You can throw this jacket on over anything. Worried about getting chilly at that fall wedding you have coming up? This jacket will be perfect over a dress! Or throw it on over a casual top and jeans for regular day-to-day wear. 

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Fringe Panel Top

Spotlight Features: 3/4 sleeves and fringe detailing across the front & on the sleeves

Why It's Perfect for Fall: This lightweight sweater is ideal for those first few weeks of fall weather and thin enough to be worn comfortably underneath your favorite jackets when the temperature starts to drop. 

Written by Ginger Johnson

Seasonless Style

Designers, retailers, and fashion lovers everywhere are helping transform how we view our wardrobes. Now, instead of transferring half of your clothes to the back of your closet to be ignored for half the year, you can focus on your closet as a "whole." Consider seasonless pieces the foundation of your wardrobe that can be built upon by pairing them with other outfit staples and statement pieces. Keep reading for some of our favorite seasonless styles here at Stacey Rhodes Boutique!

 

White Booties

White booties can be a seasonless staple in any wardrobe. Wear them with florals, prints, and patterns all year long! They are easy to pair with dresses, skirts, jackets & denim. You could even be bold and rock an all-white head-to-toe look! My favorite looks include pairing them with a floral sundress or a chunky sweater & printed skirt. But my all time favorite is a graphic tee + distressed denim + white booties for a cool causal on-trend look. 

 

Lightweight Sweaters

It is always a good idea to stock up on lightweight sweaters & jackets! Sweaters can be thick & warm or light & airy depending on their knit and the weight of the yarn. Look for cotton cardigans and sweaters that can be worn with shorts or over a summer dress but can also be used for layering during colder months. 

 

Animal Print

I like to consider animal prints a neutral since it can be paired so easily with almost any outfit any time of year. Animal prints (snakeskin, zebra, leopard, etc.) are so great for everyone's wardrobe because of its versatility! Wear it with bright summer colors or deep fall shades, as an accessory or as a "pop of print" with your basics, mix it with other prints & patterns, or as the staple of your outfit. One of my current obsessions in my own closet is a pair of cheetah print mules that I wear with everything & will continue to do so throughout the rest of the year! 

 

Braided Belts

Braided belts are the perfect seasonless accessory. Belts are always great for year-round wear, and the woven texture of this belt in particular is a great match for all of your denim and for those dresses that need cinching! 

 

Ankle Boots

Ankle booties help women transition from season to season without all the fuss of packing them away deep in our closets during the warmer months. So kick up your feet & relax knowing you'll be getting your money's worth out of these babies! Not sure how to wear them during the summer? Pair them with a cute sundress or cropped jeans! The possibilites are endless. 

 

Graphic Tees

Graphic tees have become a major fashion staple in my closet! You can wear them during the warmer months with shorts, regular denim, skirts, and can even be worn over a summer dress! For the colder months you can wear them under leather moto jackets with a pair of coated denim for an edgier look. 

 

Hats

Polish off your outfit no matter the season with a fashion-forward hat! They keep you cool when it's hot & warm when it's cold! They're fashionable and functional! When I feel like my outfit is incomplete I reach for a hat and voila! Ready to go! Bonus: throw one on when you're having a bad hair day (those definitely are seasonless)!

 

Suede & Calf Hair

Much like leather, in recent years suede & calf hair have successfully evolved into a seasonless favorite. Women are incorporating the fabrics into their summer wardrobes through suede sandals, hats, booties & belts or calf hair handbags and shoes. 

 

Written by Ginger Johnson

*All items featured in this blog post are currently in-store & online or will be arriving shortly.

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2018 Iroquois Steeplechase & Kentucky Derby

Every spring people travel to Stacey Rhodes Boutique from all over to find the perfect hat for the Kentucky Derby and the local Iroquois Steeplechase! And each year we sell over one hundred one-of-a-kind hats & a portion of each hat sold benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation! Below are a few of our customers rocking their SRB hats this year! See the full gallery of hats at www.staceyrhodesboutique.com/gallery

A personal message from Stacey Rhodes:  There is no way to describe the feeling of walking into the Iroquois Steeplechase and seeing all our hats including those pre-loved, re-worn and shared with friends.  Every hat represents a donation to the T. J. Martell Foundation that raises important and greatly needed research funds for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS.  I am proud to say that this year I was able to write this wonderful organization our largest check ever.  This would not be possible without my amazing SRB Team, our co-chairs, Whitney Daane, Danielle Breezy and Joe Breezy, and our wildly talented milliners from all over the world.  A special thank you goes to hat designer, Carol Carr, who has been an important part of our event for many years and works tirelessly on her beautiful creations that never cease to amaze me. Also, a thank you to local artist Anne Smaldone, who has painted the art that has graced our invitations every single year.   But most of all, I would like to thank you, our customers, who have supported our event since the beginning 17 years ago.  You keep us excited every year, and we are looking forward to the challenge of bringing you something new, different and fresh again next year.  See you at our 18th Annual "An Affair of the Hat"!  XO  S~

NOTE: Several photos published in this Blog and our Gallery are by photographer, Snappylifestyle.  Thank you, Adrian Morales, for your eye and special talent for capturing the moment!

Prints & Patterns

Stripes

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Stripes never get old! We love a good black and white stripe print, but colorful stripes have given this classic look a fresh, fun twist!

Florals

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Wearing florals is an easy way to add a pop of color into your wardrobe! Another great thing about floral prints is the ability to dress them up or down, taking the look from day to night!

Abstract

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Take a step out of the box with abstract prints! These prints can be really edgy by pairing them with leather jackets and cool booties, or make a more classy statement by pairing them with a blazer and slacks!

Animal Prints

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Don't worry, animal prints are still in style and going strong all year long! You'll see animal prints on everything: shoes, bags, jackets... and I love a good, chic cheetah print! Don't be afraid to work animal prints into your wardrobe and even pair them with other prints!

Playing around with prints and patterns is such a fun way to change up your style through out the year! Pair a black and white striped top with a floral skirt or with bold, bright colors to make a stylish statement! Then try adding a cheetah print bootie with jeans and a graphic tee for a more casual, fresh look or with a dress for a fun, dressier vibe! The important thing to remember about incorporating prints into your wardrobe is to HAVE FUN with it! 

 

*All items pictured are in store now!

Written by Ginger Johnson

Ready for the Races!

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

-Dr. Seuss

For over 16 years Stacey Rhodes Boutique has been supplying Kentucky Derby and Iroquois Steeplechase goers with a plethora of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind hats and fascinators! For years we've carried hat designers from all over the country such as Palm Beach, New York, and California. Well, this year we've gone international with a variety of hats and fascinators from Paris and Australia! It is our biggest and best hat selection yet!

We have a large variety of styles, colors, sizes, and price points for women and men! Whether you're looking for a casual hat, a derby hat, or a funky, fun top hat, we have plenty to choose from!

Check out our hat guide below!

Derby Hats

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Each hat has its own personality, and you will see hats with feathers, flowers, jewels, bows, and other fun details! We encourage each person to try on hats of all shapes and styles to find the perfect one for them!

Fascinators

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Stand out from the crowd in one of our fascinators! These are great alternatives to wearing a hat. Plus, you can channel your inner Kate Middelton!

Top Hats

Top Hats: Where edgy meets elegant! Make a statement in one of our classy, cool top hats by letting the hat speak for itself! 

Everyday Hats

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We also have a large assortment of casual styles, including sun hats, fedoras, boaters & headbands that can be worn anytime!

 

Written by Ginger Johnson