West in the City

July 27, 2023

A Women's Consignment Boutique

West in the City: Embracing Eclectic Elegance

Welcome to "West in the City," where we break fashion boundaries and celebrate the fusion of different styles. Today, we dive into the art of mixing broom skirts with tee shirts, blending the comfort of linen and leather, and adding a touch of glamour with silks adorned with studs. This sizzling combination exudes confidence, charm, and a dash of rebelliousness that perfectly embodies the spirit of the modern urban fashionista.

Broom Skirts with Tee Shirts: Effortless Chic

Broom skirts, once considered purely bohemian attire, have found their way into mainstream fashion, and for a good reason! These flowy and flattering skirts add an air of effortlessness to any ensemble. Pairing them with casual tee shirts creates a striking contrast that is both comfortable and stylish. Opt for a graphic tee for a fun and edgy vibe or a plain tee for a more understated look. Tuck in the tee partially or fully for a defined waistline, accentuating your curves in the process.

Linen and Leather: The Ultimate Power Couple

In the world of fabrics, linen is the epitome of comfort and breathability. But who said comfort couldn't be fierce? When combined with leather, it becomes a match made in fashion heaven. Picture a chic linen blazer paired with sleek leather pants, or a linen midi dress with a leather jacket thrown over the shoulders. This juxtaposition of textures brings a unique and captivating element to your outfit. You'll be ready to conquer the city streets in style.

Silks with Studs: Glam Rock Glamour

Silk, the epitome of luxury, meets the edgy appeal of studs to create a look that's both glamorous and daring. Whether it's a silk blouse embellished with studs, a flowy silk skirt adorned with metallic accents, or a studded silk scarf for a touch of attitude, this combination adds an exciting rock 'n' roll vibe to your outfit. Don't be afraid to mix and match different textures and colors to express your personality and take on the world with confidence.

Accessorize to Amplify

No fashion ensemble is complete without the perfect accessories. Complement your broom skirt and tee shirt combo with chunky bohemian jewelry or delicate layered necklaces for a touch of femininity. When wearing linen and leather, opt for belts to cinch the waist and add structure to your silhouette. When embracing silks with studs, don't shy away from studded footwear, bags, or belts to tie the whole look together.

Confidence is Key

Remember, fashion is about expressing yourself and feeling good in what you wear. Embrace the "West in the City" style with confidence, and let your personality shine through. Mix and match, experiment, and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Fashion is an ever-evolving art, and you are the artist shaping your unique style.

There you have it - "West in the City" - a fashion fusion that seamlessly blends broom skirts with tee shirts, linen, leather, and silks with studs. It's time to break the rules, push the boundaries, and create your signature look that's as diverse and vibrant as the city you call home. Happy styling!

See you this weekend for FUN & FASHION!




Welcome to Second Story, Albuquerque's premier consignment Boutique, where excellence, quality, and style are our top priorities. If you're already familiar with the exceptional standards of Gee Loretta!, then you'll know that our commitment to excellence extends to our consignment offerings as well. Join us as we delve into the world of Second Story and discover how last season's styles can transform into someone else's treasures.

Selling with Second Story:

We are delighted to buy your quality clothing, shoes, and accessories and offer them for sale in our WearHouse Boutique. Visit us every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm to explore our curated collection. Our team carefully examines each item you bring, determining its potential for resale. We'll then email or text you an invoice detailing the items we're interested in and their respective values. You have the choice to accept or decline our offer. If you accept, you'll receive a credit at Gee Loretta - an added bonus! Alternatively, we can issue a check if you prefer.

Drop-off Details:

You can conveniently bring your items to Gee Loretta during our store hours, Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you and guide you through the process.

Preparing Your Items:

To ensure a smooth evaluation process, please make sure your clothes are clean, pressed, and placed on hangers. We accept items in "new" or "like new" condition, free from wrinkles, stains, pet hair, or missing buttons. If you're a smoker, we kindly request that you air out or dry clean your items before bringing them in. Remember, the better your items look, the higher the offer we can make!

Items We Accept:

At Second Story, we have a keen eye for fashion and appreciate styles that are in excellent condition, ensuring that our customers find only the best in our Boutique. We prioritize unique and high-quality pieces that stand out from the crowd. 

In addition to contemporary fashion, we have a soft spot for fun and fabulous vintage pieces. If you have vintage fashion treasures that are still in great shape and have stood the test of time, we would love to see them. Vintage fashion adds a touch of nostalgia and character to our collection, making it even more diverse and exciting for our discerning clientele.

Donations and Giving Back:

If we determine that some of your items are not suitable for resale, you can let us know whether you'd like them returned or donated. Donated items find a new purpose at the Annex, a local boutique we helped establish to support women reentering the workforce. Nancy and Joy, the amazing ladies behind the Annex, help us match previously loved fashion with someone who will give them a Second Story.

Specialty Items and GeeLuxe:

For valuable designer items such as Louis Vuitton handbags, Chanel scarves, or diamond studs, our expert, Emilia, steps in. She will thoroughly research the value of the item and reach out to you to discuss pricing and the percentage paid to you upon its sale.

Join Second Story:

Discover the joy of consignment shopping at Second Story. Experience the thrill of finding hidden treasures, supporting sustainability, and giving your items a chance to continue their story with someone new. Whether you're dropping off your items, browsing our collection, or contributing to our community, we're excited to have you join us on this consignment journey.

For more updates on consignment trends, fashion inspiration, and valuable tips, stay tuned to our blog!

With style and enthusiasm, The Second Story Team

Carol, Deanne, Donna, Emilia, & Wendy

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