My name is Mariah and I am Gee Loretta’s resident fashionista!  What I love to do is talk about fashion, so I created Mariah’s Monday Makeovers! These are short, weekly  videos that I email to Gee’s VIP’s to get them caught up on the latest trends and styles that are happening. I also love to give inspiring tips to help you reinvent your wardrobe, how to keep your closet in tip-top shape and answer fashion questions.  Email me with any of your fashion frustrations or challenges.  Also, be sure to sign up to be a Gee’s VIP to get the latest emails and promotions.

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Layer in Lace


We flew to Los Angeles a few weeks ago to fill up the store and we found TONS of amazing pieces! One piece in particular stood out as my favorite find!! It is a simple piece, but I believe it is going to add instant style to your wardrobe!

It is a mesh, polka dot tank top that can be layered-up to add fabulous texture and interest to any of your basic tops.  I go through several outfit options in this week’s video and we also added a short video at the bottom that shows this new “Lovely Layer” with several inspirational outfits.

I always say that wearing print and texture are important style elements and in the colder months it is easy to do that. You can throw on scarves, sweaters or tees to create interest in your Winter Wardrobe, but when Spring and Summer hit, it is hard to figure out how to add layers without having a heat stroke!  This lightweight piece is going to be the layer you reach for all season long because it can easily be dressed up or dressed down. Plus, the print is simple enough that it mixes and matches well with stripes or florals.

I can’t wait to wear mine this week and I know for a fact you are going to LOVE it too!!

Come check out the new “Lovely Layer” as well as all the other fabulous pieces we bought in California!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Layer in Lace

Mother’s Day at Gee Loretta


This is such a special week because we get to celebrate all of the beautiful Moms in our lives!  Whether you are a mama to a furry,  four-legged creature, a Grandma, or a busy mom-on-the-go, we want to say thank you for all of the hard work you do to take care of your little ones!

We want to celebrate you all week long by featuring all of our beautiful jewelry!! Lawrence Baca has set us up with a beautiful Trunk Show,  Melodie Owen, and Designs by Michele have dropped off incredible new designs, plus we bought lots of beautiful fashion jewels when we were in Los Angeles a few weeks ago!

As a special thank you, we also have a beautiful gift that we would love to give you just for being such an amazing Mom!

Stop in this week to treat yourself or that special Mom in your life!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Mother’s Day at Gee Loretta

Sample Sale and WearHouse Weekend!


Oh, yes!!  It is that time again–Sample Sale time!!!  Woo-hoo!! I get so excited for our Sample Sales because we fill the store with AMAZING designer pieces and we all get to buy them for unbelievable prices!

For every sale, I work hard to bring fresh collections, new designers and casual lifestyle pieces that you girls are always asking me for. This sale, I locked in LOTS of designers, but one I am so excited about is Marble Sweaters.  Beautiful, cotton designs in every color, shape, and size.  I am also lucky enough to have the sweaters on the racks and ready to go for you TODAY!!

The rest of the samples will be rocking and ready to go on Friday and Saturday!  SO many of the designers have sent us their SPRING and FALL 2017 collections, so there will truly be a little bit of everything for everyone!  (Since Mother Nature can’t seem to decide if it is winter or summer, we will have everything from cozy cashmere to cute, cotton tees.)

Another reminder, it is a WEAR HOUSE weekend and we have added new clothing, jewelry, and handbags!

You do not want to miss out on any of the fashionable fun we have in store for you at Gee Loretta this week!! Let’s have a blast and shop ’til we drop!!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Sample Sale and WearHouse Weekend!

Bunny Money


This is the week that you want to hippity-hop over to Gee Loretta and treat yourself to a fabulous Spring treat and use your Bunny Money!

As our way of saying Thank You and celebrating the Season, we are gifting you with a $50 Gift Certificate to your favorite boutique!! The timing could not be more perfect because we just received so many beautiful new pieces:

New  Denim from Parker Smith
New Sandals
New Embroidered Jean Jackets
New Jewelry by Lawrence Baca, Melodie Owen and
 Designs by Michele
New Joseph Ribkoff Spring Arrivals
New Abbie Caplan Leather Handbags

We can’t wait to help you find all of the perfect pieces to brighten up your closet for the season! Come in this week to Gee Loretta for some fashionable fun!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Bunny Money

Pants for my Body Type

Now that Spring has finally arrived,  we are all rearranging our closets and figuring out what we still love and what needs updating and replacing.

Pants are an item that definitely transition as the weather warms up. We start reaching for cropped styles, lighter weight fabrications and a fresh color palette.

This week, I answer all of your “burning” questions:
 
What length capris should I wear?
What prints look best on my shape?
What style pant is “in” for Spring 2017?
What kind of tops and shoes do I pair with cropped pants?

These are just a few of the tips and helpful hints that I offer up in Mariah’s Monday Makeover!  More importantly, Gee Loretta has so many beautiful options and an incredibly helpful staff that would love to help you get your Spring wardrobe on point!
We can’t wait to see you this week–Bottom’s Up!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

 

Pants for my Body Type

Shopping is my Cardio


It is clear that the Athleisure look is becoming such an important part of fashion. Every magazine and fashion blogger is featuring sassy sneakers, bold leggings and edgy sweatshirts.  At Gee Loretta, we are always trying to stay on top of what is happening in fashion, but more importantly, what YOU, the customer is actually wanting and needing in their wardrobes. 

We are so excited to show off our brand new clothing line, YoGee’s! We have worked for several months to create a collection that can take you from Fit to Fab! We know that you are all busy gals and whether you are running to the gym, the kids sporting events or have a day full of errands, we wanted you to have a collection of clothing that looks amazing and fits your casual lifestyle.  We would love for you to have easy, go-to pieces that can take you from Yoga to brunch with the girlfriends and we know that the YoGee’s collection is perfect for either occasion. 

I also think it is important to still look our best because let’s face it, when we look better, we feel better!! Although it’s not realistic to do full glam for Pilates class, it is nice to show up and not feel like you are running around town in your pajamas.  With American style becoming more and more casual, I think it is important to set the bar a little higher as far as putting ourselves together no matter what activity we are doing! 

We can not wait to show you our new sporty division at Gee Loretta! Stop by this week to see YoGee’s and all of the other new arrivals we have in store!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Shopping is my Cardio

Shoes

If there is one thing that women LOVE, it is a new pair of shoes! It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, whether you love a flat or a 6 inch stiletto, there is something about sliding into a new sandal that just makes us happy!

Another thing that makes us happy is giving back to our community and helping all women feel beautiful! At Gee Loretta, we donate clothing, jewelry, handbags and shoes to various charities every single month. One item that the women’s charities are always asking for is a NICE pair of shoes or a NICE handbag and in order to fill this need, we are hosting a fabulous event this week called…..

Shoe Love!!!
Simply Bring in a pair of new/like new shoes to donate and receive 30% off a brand new pair for yourself!

Everyone comes out a winner with this event and we all get to show off and celebrate our love of shoes!

Click on this week’s video to hear more about the event and be sure to click on the video at the bottom to see a sampling of all of the gorgeous sandals, sneakers and heels that we have at Gee Loretta right now!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Shoes

Blue Fashion

Spring is right around the corner but I have a serious case of the blues!  Blue fashion, that is!

The store is filled with tons of the must-have colors for every girl’s closet! From blue suede shoes to cobalt capris, I have beautiful options that will give you a case of the blues, too!!

In this week’s video, I talk about how important it is to invest in the navy and cobalt colors because they are very flattering and easy to wear for almost every skin tone.

Two of the top ten Pantone colors for Spring are beautiful blues and of course, navy is always a given for this season. A beautiful, vibrant blue has a way of bringing a little more energy and boldness to your look. I see blues as anchors to any great wardrobe because it adds color and versatility.

I also love adding blues to my closet because they are the colors that work year round. Start with a gorgeous navy blouse. Right now you can wear it with black or charcoal grey but then as we get into Spring, you can take the same blouse and pop it with a pair of white capris and metallic sandals and you have a fresh, new look!

There are so many gorgeous blue hues at Gee Loretta right now and I can’t wait to show them all off to you! Stop by this week and “get the blues” with me!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Blue Fashion

Denim Fashion Event!


Let’s face it-we LIVE in our denim! I think I speak for most of us when I say that I would be completely lost without my blue jeans! They are a constant in my wardrobe, whether it is for work or play, and I love that fashion is pushing the designs and details making it even easier to fall in love with this American classic.

But sometimes finding the perfect jean can be difficult, right? Not at Gee Loretta! We have 20+ styles/cuts/colors of denim and we are ready to help you find the pair that was made just for you.  We are featuring major designers that all have a unique design aesthetic, making it so simple to find the blue jeans that perfectly fit your frame!

My personal favorite happens to be the Parker Smith Collection. I love the fact this designer has her finger on the pulse of denim fashion. Raw edges, distressing and fresh silhouettes are just a few of the incredible details that you will see in her line-up. What I love the most though, is the way they fit with high rise cuts that flatter every figure, stretch technology that allows you to wear the jeans several times before needing to wash, high quality fabrications that ensure a beautiful fit and will not stretch or shrink. Not to mention colors that don’t fade! The best part-they will have you feeling like a million bucks when you wear them!!  I could truly go on and on because I am so obsessed with the Parker Smith Jeans, but wouldn’t it be fun to come in and experience them for yourself?

All the girls at the store would be thrilled to help you find your NEW favorite pair of jeans! Stop by this week to check out all of the dazzling denim we have waiting for you.

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Denim Fashion Event!

Spring Fashion!


I am completely ignoring the fact that the calendar says February and I am channeling Spring as much as possible!

The store has been filled with bright colors, capris, and sandals… to the point that it has me dreaming of the warmer days that are sure to come. The problem is, I want to wear them all NOW!! What is a girl to do?

I have four simple, easy solutions that help us change up our  wardrobe so that we can embrace some of the Spring Fashion without looking completely ridiculous. Here we go…

1. COLOR!!! The two colors that are the hottest for Spring are pink and yellow! The easiest way to add punches of these two shades to your life right now is by pairing them with your plethora of black or grey basics. As the weather gets warmer, adding white to either color make a look that is both sharp and fun.

2. Show a little skin. The Cold Shoulder detail is EVERYTHING in fashion right now and this is such an easy and fresh new way to highlight a beautiful body part and not freeze to death!! Look for unique cut out details in the sleeves; designers are getting very creative in how they are adding cold shoulder to their collections.

3. Play up your pants. Swap your full length leggings for a cropped style, reach for your white pants (yes, it is okay to wear white before Easter) or a nice light washed denim.  Swapping lighter colors and shorter lengths for our long, basic black is a simple way to get in the mood for Spring Style.

4. Pop your Pedicure! This season, their are soooo many Shooties (a cross between a shoe and a bootie) and many of them feature a peep-toe detail. Treat yourself to a bright, colorful pedicure and then swap out your suede boot for a shootie to transition your style.

We have so many beautiful Spring arrivals and an amazing group of women that would love to help you find all the must-have pieces for the season.

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Spring Fashion!

Cowhide Handbags


One of the many reasons I love shopping in a boutique is that I find unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that you can’t find anywhere else!

This is always true at Gee Loretta, especially with our gorgeous cowhide collection of handbags that we have added to the store.  This beautiful group combines fashion and function, which is what every girl wants, right?!

Do you need a few reasons to add cowhide to your closet?

1. The Cross Body is EVERYTHING in fashion right now! All the major designers featured this silhouette in their Spring collections. Versace, Rebecca Minkoff, and Valentino are just a few examples.

2. Our handbags have been designed to convert from an everyday cross body to an edgy clutch for nights out. The leather strap easily clips on and off, depending on your preference.

3. These handbags are created by a local artist and we were able to curate a custom collection that features all the elements that I know YOU want in a handbag. You won’t find these bags anywhere but at Gee Loretta!

4. The handbags are naturally neutral. I love the classic colors that we have chosen for these designs. They pair perfectly with all of your Joseph Ribkoff or your favorite pair of jeans.

5. Starting at just $110, they are perfectly priced! With a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, I know you will find one that makes your heart skip a beat!

6.  Year round handbags!!! I love the cowhide because it is truly a leather that you can wear for ALL seasons. The nature of this textile doesn’t lock you into Fall or Spring.

Whew! Those are just a FEW of the reasons I know you will love these bags and I can’t wait for you to see the new designs!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Cowhide Handbags

Deca Paris


Thank you all who came out to celebrate a fabulous weekend of Joseph Ribkoff fashion! Wow! It was such a fun weekend and I can’t decide if the weather or clothing was more beautiful!

Back to reality-and Winter weather today! Luckily, today’s video is all about a line that you can add to your closet and can use year round. The line is called Deca and it is from Paris, France! Ooh la, la! They create special, unique clothing that oozes European style. The composition of details (metallic thread work, three-dimensional designs, and contemporary fabrications) make this collection so special.

The good news is, I have lots of gorgeous styles to choose from-the bad news is, they cut to order! This means that I can’t reorder or special order from this company, so if you are interested in seeing it, you have to race right over to Gee Loretta!

Enjoy the beautiful snow and we will see you soon!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Deca Paris

Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2017


February is already off to such a busy start at Gee Loretta! Last weekend’s Sample Sale was so much fun and I was thrilled so many of you were able to come and walk away with amazing pieces! (Mark  May 5-6th on your calendar for the next one!)

The Sample Sale has come and gone and now it is time for serious SPRING FASHION!!! We are kicking it off in style by hosting a Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show! This is your opportunity to cherry-pick the pieces from his ENTIRE Spring ’17 Collection and order the sizes and colors that makes your heart go pitter-patter!

I know you are already obsessed with the impeccable quality and glamorous style that JR offers, but it is so exciting to see the fresh silhouettes and colors that he brings to us season after season! There are going to be vibrant colors (think pink, navy, cobalt and red) as well as his gorgeous black and white creations that his line is grounded in. From casual, easy lifestyle pieces to gorgeous cocktail dresses, he truly has created special articles- no matter what is on your “wardrobe wish list”.

I love this weekend because it is exciting to see the pieces that pop and stand out to YOU! It is so fun to see which colors, prints and silhouettes are the most popular. 

The show runs Friday and Saturday, but the store is FILLED with his Spring collection right now! Come check out all of the amazing pieces we have for you at Gee Loretta!
 
Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2017

Bomb Sale


Hooray! January is over and if you are anything like me, you are happy that we are one step closer to warmer temperatures!

The best part about Winter months are the WINTER SALES!!! I confess that I do not like cold weather, but I sure do like buying gorgeous coats, sweaters and boots for rock bottom prices!  Lucky for me, we have the BIGGEST and BEST sales happening at Gee Loretta this weekend!

First, it is a Wear House Weekend and February is the largest sale of the year!!   I take all of Gee Loretta’s Winter Clearance, mark it 75% off and fill up the racks for you! You can plan on a beautiful selection of scarves, jackets, boots and cashmere! We also did a huge mark-down last month and the SUPER SALE racks are filled with designer pieces at 75-90% off! (Is your adrenaline pumping like mine right now????)

Secondly, it is time for our quarterly SAMPLE SALE!!! If you have never been to one of our Sample Sales, you MUST come this weekend! I brought in hundreds of fresh, new samples and almost every piece is under $100!!

Designer names like Lynn Ritchie, Lisette, Mesmerize plus beautiful cashmere and tons of styles and sizes to fit everyone.  I am especially excited because so many of the samples are easy, casual pieces–check out the video below to see a teaser of some of the styles I have for you!

I can’t wait to see who loves a sale as much as I do–be sure to shop this Friday and Saturday for the biggest, BOMB sale of the year!

Wear House Weekend! Fri & Sat 10-6

Bomb Sale

Fringe Trends


I am a fringe girl– I just can’t help myself!!  I love a fringe handbag, fringe blouses, fringe sandals–the list goes on and on!  You can imagine how thrilled I was to see that so many designers were still adding this fabulous detail to their 2017 collections!

It inspired me to show you girls all of the different tops, skirts and dresses that we have received with fringe detail over the last few weeks and give you some fun ideas on how to work them into your wardrobe!

If you are someone who is intimidated by this look-don’t be!!  Try a classic black top that has a touch of tassel.  Another option is to try an accessory with fringe– a stylish handbag, earring or sandal are all easy additions to any gal’s closet!

For my fearless fashionistas, there are some BOLD pieces that give you the drama and style that you crave!  *Pay close attention the dynamite poncho that is in the video–I bought that one just for you!

As a bonus, we also have TONS of new arrivals (from our big buying trip to LA) that will be rolling in next week!  Be sure to peek at our new shoes, handbags and jewelry that will be filling up the store.

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Fringe Trends

Brilliant Blouses


This week it is all about Brilliant Blouses! I want to tell you WHY you need them in your wardrobe, HOW to style them, and WHEN you can wear them! We have so many new styles that have just arrived and it really inspired me to work them into a few of my outfits and change-up some of my go-to looks!

WHY do we need a blouse?  They are classic, versatile, and I love that they can easily be dressed up or down.  When you are investing in pieces for your closet, you want to wear them multiple ways, and I believe that a blouse can be worn a million ways!

HOW to style them, you ask? Watch the video to see a handful of ideas, but a great way to wear them during the Winter months is to layer, layer, layer! I love the idea of wearing a vest and jacket over a blouse to create interest and texture. You can easily add a cozy sweater or drapey cardigan over a classic blouse and add a statement necklace or scarf to create additional tiers of style! 

Remember that a blouse is so diverse that you can wear it with your favorite pair of distressed denim or go glam and wear it with a pencil skirt and heels. Don’t be afraid to mix and match and think outside the box. The blouse will anchor any outfit you pair it with because of the classic lines and tailored details.

WHEN can you wear a blouse? That is easy-ANYTIME!!! Whether it is your day off or you have plans for a night out on the town, the blouse will be your best friend! Adding a new blouse in a color or a print should be on your to-do list this week and we would love to show you all of the beautiful styles we have in the store right now!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

 

Brilliant Blouses

Printed Pants


Printed pants continue to be a huge trend- not that you should follow EVERY trend, but this one is pretty fabulous! What I love is that printed pants can add a touch of fun and can easily be dressed up or down. Adding print to any look creates instant interest and personality.

Some of you may have already jumped on this trend and can’t wait to add new styles to your line-up. However, I realize others may be a little intimidated by the bold look of a printed pant. I thought I would put together some EASY styling tips to help you pull off this sassy trend:

– Do a 1/2 tuck with a tee and layer a long, drapey cardigan. Adding a heel will dress this look up or style it with a flat to make it more casual.

– If you like a more tailored look, take the same tee and put a structured blazer over it.

– Another easy, casual look is to grab your favorite denim/chambray shirt. The same drapey cardigan or fitted blazer can be layered over this look as well.

– To mix patters, simply grab a scarf that has the same color as the pants. Add a neutral top and you have a bold, on-trend look!

– If the pant has a neutral color pallet, wear a top in a pop of color. Keep your shoes and accessories more simple.

A leather jacket, a black A-line blouse or denim jacket are also three easy pieces to reach for and wear with the pants!

We can’t wait to show you all of the new silhouettes and prints we have for this trend. Come play dress-up this week at your favorite boutique!

Don’t forget our WINTER CLEARANCE continues-50% off All Winter Merchandise!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Printed Pants

Happy New Year! Time to kick off 2017 in style

Happy New Year! Time to kick off 2017 in style!!

In January there are two kinds of shoppers-read the definitions below and decide which category you fall under!

1.  The Forward Fashionista: This is the gal who is OVER Winter and is ready to fast f0rward to Spring! The idea of stores filling up with brand new collections and seeing all of the fresh, new designs makes her heart go pitter-patter! This girl  will swoop-up a crisp new pair of white jeans or a sundress…even if it is snowing outside!   

2.  The Stylish Sale Shopper: This is the gal that gets a fashion high from scoring designer pieces at an amazing price. The sweater/coat/boots she has been drooling over all season will finally be HERS! The thrill of the hunt gets her adrenaline pumping and she has the satisfaction of  knowing she has filled her closet with Stylish Steals!

Personally, I find myself falling under both categories! What can I say?  I just love  clothes! I know I will be filling a fitting room with new arrivals and lots of sale styles in the very near future. And then I just have to figure out, “how the heck I am going to squeeze all of them in my closet?” LOL!

We can’t wait to help you ring in the New Year in Style!! The  store is bursting with new Joseph Ribkoff, Gee Loretta Label and our Winter Clearance will be in full Swing starting this Friday!
50% Off ALL Winter Merchandise We can’t wait to see you this week! 

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Happy New Year! Time to kick off 2017 in style

Best Tunic at Gee Loretta

This week it is all about the tunic. We are OBSESSED with it at Gee Loretta!! It is flattering on all figures and it is versatile enough to glam up for New Years Eve or throw on with your coziest leggings and scarf for a more casual look. 

This week we are hosting a “mini” trunk show with The World’s Best Tunic! You get to come in and choose your size and color.
(7 Colors to Choose from!) Then we order it and have your custom tunic here within a week or so!

In the video, I style it 3 different ways-with a skirt, with leggings and with a skinny jean! Joseph Ribkoff featured it with a beautiful printed pant (see image below).  You will love how many options you have and if you are anything like me, you will end up buying it in more than one color! 

We can’t wait to show you this must-have piece! We are closed today, but will be open Tuesday through Saturday this week, but again closing early on New Year’s Eve. 

Loving Leopard, Ruffles & Rhinestones!
~Mariah

Best Tunic at Gee Loretta

Traveling Tips


If you are like me, I always end up traveling around the Holidays! With the chaos of the season, I am always looking for shortcuts and ways to simplify my voyages!

The first thing I reach for is a simple slip-on shoe. My favorite ballet flats or a fashion sneaker make it easy to slide on and off as I go through security lines, plus they are comfortable! Comfort is always key when I am hopping on a plane. 

Speaking of comfort- I despise being cold on an airplane! Brrr! I have been known to pack a blanket, but another easy option is to pack an oversized scarf. Not only will it keep you cozy while you jet-set, but it can double as a blanket, a sarong, or a beach blanket once you get to your destination! 

Items that play “double duty” are also important when you are traveling. A tip I use, is to pack my toiletries and/or jewelry in an oversized clutch. The clutch can slide into my carry-on and then I can use it as my evening bag for dinners out. 

The other trick I use, is to only pack one set of jewelry.  I always bring my Lawrence Baca because it looks great with casual or dressy clothing. I simplify my life by wearing the same earrings and necklace each day. 

Last, but certainly not least, I always create a simple color pallet for my clothing. I decide on 3 colors (generally it is black, white and a pop of color) and make sure that everything that goes in the suitcase has those colors. This way I can easily create different looks because my wardrobe can mix and match! 

I hope these tips help you with your travels and remember we are always here to help at Gee Loretta! Whether it is a gift for yourself or someone on your list, we have the store filled with lots of beautiful pieces that any gal would love! 

~Mariah

Traveling Tips

12 days of Christmas


12 days of Christmas

Lawrence Baca Trunk Show


We are so excited to share the Lawrence Baca Trunk Show with you this week!! 

This is, by far, his biggest and most spectacular collection we have ever seen! The enhancers, stunning necklaces, earrings and bracelets will truly take your breath away!

His designs have been called “an elegant fusion of faith, fashion and function.” With designs featuring classic New Mexican influences, as well as contemporary embellishments, he has a style that is uniquely his own! 

We, at Gee Loretta, have proudly carried his beautiful jewelry for almost 10 years and we love that we can share his sacred hearts, Navajo pearls and one-of-a-kind pieces with you. 

We can’t wait for you to come in and discover which piece of Lawrence Baca captures your heart! 

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
~Mariah

Lawrence Baca Trunk Show

Winter Sample Sale


It is such a fabulous time of year and Santa is busy making his naughty/nice list, but I thought I would make a list of all the reasons to visit your favorite boutique this week!

1 . WINTER SAMPLE SALE! This is when we bring in the Holiday collections and there is so much to choose from!!  Tons of Cashmere sweaters and accessories.  Tunics, Dresses and jackets that you get to buy at WHOLESALE PRICES! (The Sale is this Friday & Saturday 10-6)

2.  NEW STOCKING STUFFERS! We just received boxes of scarves, gloves, hats and handbags!  Every piece is unique and special and perfect for any gal on your list!

3.  OUR CHRISTMAS DECOR!  You must take a peek at our Window display–our mannequin is a stunner!!

4.  GORGEOUS GIFT WRAP!  We have the most beautiful gift wrap and the elves are happy to wrap up all of your special gifts to give them an extra-special touch!

5.  CUSTOMER SERVICE!  We pride ourselves in the help we give to each and every customer that walks in the door.  Whether you are shopping for a Holiday party or gifts for others, we are here to make it easy and stress-free!

6.  WEAR HOUSE WEEKEND! The Wear House is open every Friday and Saturday through December to help you find all the Stylish Steals you need!  Stocking stuffers galore and lots of new accessories that you will love to buy all at 75% OFF!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Winter Sample Sale

Shop Local

 

Although the calendar says it is Black Friday, we are so excited to celebrate “Shop Local Saturday” with you tomorrow!! We thought long and hard and realized that nothing could be better than buying local artists at your favorite local boutique?

This Saturday, we will have the cases filled with new arrivals from all of your favorite local jewelry designers: Lawrence Baca, Designs by Michele, Melodie Owen and Jane Olson.  As a bonus and extra incentive to shop local, we are gifting you a free pair of Lawrence Baca earrings that you can keep for yourself or wrap up and give as a beautiful Christmas gift. 

The store is also filled with lots of new amazing pieces, from Cashmere sweaters to cozy gloves! We have all the pieces you need to fill up your closet or a stocking! 

We can’t wait to see you for a fun-filled weekend at Gee Loretta! Don’t forget the Wear House is open this Friday and Saturday from 10-2!!

Shop Local

Pre Pie


As we enter this Week of Thanks, let me be the first to let you know how grateful we are to have such incredible customers who continue to support Gee Loretta! We appreciate you so very much!

This is such a fabulous week of fun, but we want to get you glammed-up for all the festivities, so our PRE-PIE SALE starts today!! All of the must-have items for Thanksgiving week are fully stocked and waiting just for you!

This week, we are very thankful for LEGGINGS and TUNICS! On Turkey Day we all want to look stylish, but let’s face it, most of us will be cooking, cleaning and over-indulging and so comfort is also key!! A go-to look is a nice, stretchy pant and a gorgeous, flowy tunic.  Luckily, the store is stuffed with Spanx leggings, Gee Loretta Tunics and so many new styles to keep you busy in the dressing room!

This is also a wonderful week to treat yourself to a delicious new sweater!! We have a cornucopia of Cashmere with so many beautiful styles that you are going to gobble them all up! (Check out the beautiful cranberry, cold-shoulder in the video!!)

Last but not least,we have the perfect recipe for gift-giving! Scarves, jewelry, or glittery handbags will be delicious treats to give as a hostess gift or Christmas treasure!

We can’t wait to see you this week at Gee Loretta! Happy Thanksgiving!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Pre Pie

Corso Como Shoe Show


This week we are having a fabulous SHOE TRUNK SHOW at Gee Loretta! Corso Como is a designer that I absolutely love because they have figured out how to combine gorgeous style and incredible comfort.  As someone who is always working on my feet, I need a shoe that has cushion and support, but I also want my footwear to look chic!  I can testify that I own several pairs from this company and they are truly my “go-to” shoe!

Corso Como has been in business for over a decade and season after season they create shoes that women want and love. We have carried the line at Gee Loretta for nearly 4 years and it continues to get better and better.

What I love about these shoes is that they have layers of cushion, memory foam and perforated leather that create such an amazing foot bed.  My feet are always happy in them, whether I wear them for work or play!

The Trunk Show will be here all week and we have almost a dozen styles to choose from. You can custom order the color/size that you want and it should be here just in time for Thanksgiving!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Corso Como Shoe Show

Krazy Larry for President

The nominees are in, the polls have been counted and Krazy Larry comes out with the WIN!! 

Krazy Larry pants are by far, the best fitting, best selling pant I have ever encountered!! Season after season, I order larger quantities and numerous prints yet we still continue to sell out! It is clear that my customers love this pant. Now that Fall temperatures are in full swing, it is time to take a look at your inventory and see which pants need replacing or updating. 

The “ad campaign” for Krazy Larry is filled with reasons that his designs should earn your vote:

  1. Easy pull on styles that lay smooth to flatter your body.
  2. A classic straight cut that is truly timeless-no flare or tapered legs.
  3. MACHINE WASHABLE!!! Hooray for wrinkle free, easy-care fabric!
  4. Lots of prints, solids, and fabrications to choose from! His “platform of pants” are top notch and it will be difficult to choose just one!

We always run out of sizes, so run, don’t walk to Gee Loretta and fill out the ballot for your favorite pair! 

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 
Krazy Larry for President

Suede


There is one fabrication that is lining the pages of my fashion magazines and has filled up the racks at Gee Loretta and that is SUEDE!!!

This is, by far, the most popular textile that designers have added to their Fall collections. The difference is, it has been completely updated and reinvented from the suede of decades past.  So let’s talk about all the reasons you are going to swoon over suede this season!

1. Ultrasuede- Most designers have opted for Ultrasuede which a much thinner, lightweight version of the thick, heavy suede that was popular in the 70’s.  You will love the weight of the Ultrasuede and the fact that it doesn’t add any “bulk” to your silhouette.

2. Machine Washable- Can I get an AMEN?  You don’t have to worry about spending hundreds of dollars at the dry cleaners to launder this fabrication. Simply throw it into the washer and hang it up to dry! Easy, breezy!

3. Instant Interest- by adding the scrumptious suede to your outfit, you have instantly added texture! Working different textures into your look always adds that “wow factor”.  Think about mixing suede shoes, a jersey dress and a leather jacket! Throw on a little bling and you have a home run look for Fall!

4. SHOES, SHOES, SHOES!! Let’s face it-we all have a love affair with shoes and lucky for you, I have lined the shelves at Gee Loretta with gorgeous shoes and boots made in every shade of suede! (Even a BLUE SUEDE shoe, for all of my Elvis fans! LOL!)

We can’t wait to show you all the different pieces we have in this luxe fabrication at the store…leggings, jackets, handbags, shawls and beyond! It’s a great time to shop at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Suede

Mixing Metallics


Metallics are such a fabulous way to add life to your everyday look!  Incorporating a little bit of shimmer and sparkle can create instant texture and energy to your overall look.

Gone are the days where metallics and shimmer are just for evening wear. Today, designers are adding a pop of shimmer to everything! Jackets, t-shirts, shoes and pants, to name a few.   The key to pulling off metallics is to create contrast. Take a shimmery jacket and pair it with a simple cotton tee and your favorite pair of blue jeans. Take the funky sequin tee and rock it with a pencil skirt and flat moto boots or a fashion sneaker. It is all about mixing up dressy with casual to create interest and balance.

Another simple way to rock this look is to add a metallic shoe/handbag to your look! Metals are a NEUTRAL, so they truly go with everything.   The same way that you would wear a gold or silver necklace is the same way you can add any other accessory to your look. (Watch the video to see a fab bronze shoe that works with almost everything in your closet)

Need another reason to add metallic clothing/accessories to your line-up? Most metallics work year round! If you have a gold tunic, you can work it with black leather leggings right now and then pair it with fresh white jeans for Spring!

We have so many amazing pieces in the store and we would love to help create a look that you will love! We can’t wait to see you at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Mixing Metallics

Three Ways to Wear Leggings


Let’s face it- we have all fallen in love with leggings and if you are anything like me, they are my “go-to” look.  If it is a day off and I want to be casual, my leggings are there for me. If it is a night out on the town, my leggings are there for me! They work for truly any occasion and they are oh-so-comfortable! How did I ever get dressed before essential entered my life!?!?

Leggings are such a significant part of my wardrobe, but I want them to feel fresh and different and new each time I put them on. How can I make this must-have item work in all facets of my life?  That is what Mariah’s Monday Makeover is all about- I am showcasing Leggings in 3 different looks- Work, Casual and Dressy. I give you tips on how to make them function for each of these occasions. I also show off the “Game Changing” piece that makes it possible to wear ANY top with leggings.

In addition to all of the stylish outfits, I highlight lots of the new styles that have just rolled into the store. “Rocktober” is in full swing at Gee Loretta and your fave boutique is filled with leggings, tunics, sweaters and anything else you need to pull off a gorgeous look for Fall!  We can’t wait to see you!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Three Ways to Wear Leggings

Layer Like a Pro


I know that if you are anything like me, you are so happy that Fall is finally here!! The gorgeous sweaters and boots that I have been stockpiling can finally get pulled out for their “Fall Fashion Moment”.

The only problem is that it is Fall in the morning and Summer in the afternoon!! Aaaghh!! What is a girl to do??? The answer is easy-you are going to LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!!!

Creating a layered look is so fabulous because it combines Fashion and Function! You create an interesting outfit with dimension and texture, yet it allows you to take off/add a layer and still have a pulled-together look.

Need a few inspirational ideas on how to make this look work for you? Watch this week’s video to see the checklist of must-haves! Statement coat, cardigans and of course-a JEAN JACKET!!

We look forward to seeing you for a week full of Autumn fashion and fun!! We can’t wait to see which layering piece you add to your closet this week!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Layer Like a Pro

Five Ways to Wear a Bootie


October is officially here and with that comes the switching of the shoes! Time to trade out our sandals for gorgeous Fall boots!!

This year the Bootie is ‘Queen of the Shoe Shelf’, but it might be a little challenging to know how to wear them. Do you cuff your jeans or tuck them in? Does it matter how you cuff them? So many questions, but  I have all the answers for you!

In this week’s video I am going to tell you how to style the Bootie with all of your denim. From cropped to cuffed and all the way to a trouser leg. How do you style your go-to denim with an ankle boot?

Crop, Cuffed, Tucked In, Trouser Jean and leggings! We cover it all!

It is also a great time to shop our gorgeous shoes because we have so many different colors, styles and trends! Casual flat boots or something a little dressier with a heel. We have all of the specialty boutique designers that you will love to wear all Autumn!

We look forward to seeing you at Gee Loretta to help you find the look you will love for the changing season!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Five Ways to Wear a Bootie

Purse Party at Gee Loretta

When the weather changes, so does my handbag! I love treating myself to a gorgeous new purse because it adds an extra dose of pop and personality to my wardrobe. There are tons of trends happening with handbags right now, and in this week’s video I highlight a few of the new arrivals we have at Gee Loretta.

As we were buying for the store, we found that designers were creating everything from athleisure backpacks, laser-cut totes to over-the-top beaded clutches.  One of the consistent details we saw was the way they  added texture through embossing, beadwork and unique leather treatments.  There is a lot of  luxury in these looks, but the fabulous part is that they come in all shapes, sizes and prices!

Looking to add an extra layer of fashion to your new handbag? Here are 3 quick and easy trends to try:
1 Tie your favorite scarf around the handle to add a punch of color.
2 Pick up a gorgeous furry pom-pom to clip on your bag.
3 Ditch the long strap and carry your bag as an evening clutch to change up your look!
The Purse Party is happening all week at Gee Loretta and we can’t wait to help you find the bag that makes your fashion heart go pitter-patter!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Purse Party at Gee Loretta

Wine Hues


I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with all things WINE!! This season, I have bought lipstick, eye shadow, a purse, a sweater and leggings in this beautiful burgundy! As I dress mannequins in the store or merchandise a display, I find myself reaching for this color again and again! So the question is.. Why am I completely infatuated with wine?!?!

I love how the rich Cabernet color worked right into my wardrobe. Earlier in the season, I paired it with bright white, but now I love styling it with cozy grey and dark denim. It is a color that you can easily pair with all of your neutrals such as black, navy, brown and camel.

I tend to wear LOTS of black, and I mean LOTS! I love that instead of wearing black from head to toe, I can swap out my black leather legging for a deep wine, or switch a black boot for a warm burgundy. By doing this color swap, I have instantly added a new dimension of style and depth to my look.

Another reason to fall in love with this beautiful color is that almost every skin tone looks amazing in it! And if you aren’t sure you want to wear it as your outfit, think about adding it in as an accessory! Scarves, jewelry and handbags are all great ways to incorporate this trending tone into your wardrobe.

The store is filled with this marvelous Merlot and I can’t wait to see which piece you choose to add to your Fall line-up!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Wine Hues

Best Fitting Jean Ever


This week it is all about a gorgeous new denim line that we just started carrying at Gee Loretta!! I am BEYOND excited for these jeans because the fit is out of this world and I know that if you try them on you will instantly fall in love!

Let’s face it-most of us live in our blue jeans and they are a go-to piece in our everyday wardrobe. We need a pair of jeans that has a great fit and gorgeous style….sometimes easier said than done, right? Not with Parker Smith Denim! Here are five fabulous reasons to come try these jeans on!

1. The creator is in her 50’s and wanted a jean that fits a real woman! She did not want a “mom jean”, but something that flattered a figure and still had a fashionable fit.

2. The jeans all have a hi-rise. Not only is this a huge trend in fashion right now, but it is also what most of us want to wear! Goodbye low-cut jeans!!

3. The jeans have stretch memory technology so you can wear them 3, 4, 5 times in a row and they will maintain their shape. No more hiking up your jeans each time you stand up or getting the baggy knee look!

4. No Muffin top!! The designer put in a contoured waist band, which means it is cut higher on the back and sides. This prevents anything from “rolling over” the top of your blue jeans!

I can’t wait to see your reaction when you try on these denim designs!! We look forward to seeing you at Gee Loretta for the Denim Fit Event this week!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Best Fitting Jean Ever

Beautiful Blouses

Last week, it felt like we had a rotating door put in for UPS and FedEx as they delivered boxes and boxes of new Fall merchandise!  We filled up every rack we have in the store and all of our mannequins are decked out with gorgeous new handbags and bling!

There was so much to be inspired by for Mariah’s Monday Makeover! I was immediately drawn to all of the gorgeous new blouses we just received. I love how they instantly will update your classic pair of pants, but you can then easily transition them to your favorite pair of skinny jeans! They add an instant feminine touch to any outfit and take your entire look to the next level.

The store is filled with so many gorgeous options right now. Add your favorite black and white pieces and we can show you how to add a punch of color to your closet as well. Whether you prefer tailored or soft and unstructured, we have it all!!

You are going to have so much fun shopping at Gee Loretta this week because of all our exciting sweaters, dresses, scarves and more!

We are closed today (Labor Day) but doors will open up tomorrow morning and we will be ready to style you from head to toe as we kick off September!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 

Beautiful Blouses

Fall Must Haves

Have you been to Gee Loretta lately? If so, you know that the store is bursting with amazing new pieces!!  We spent last week rearranging  the store and as we created new color stories, fresh outfits and stylish displays.  I got excited for the temperature to start dropping and I am officially in the mood to SHOP for FALL!! I started to make my wishlist and I realized that these are the pieces that we ALL need in our closet.  So get ready to Fall in Love with the 5 MUST HAVES!?

Cozy Cashmere!
It always feels like such a treat to purchase that first cozy sweater of the season and this year we have an unbelievable selection of colors, textures and prints! Lightweight enough to wear in the evenings right now, but warm enough to layer up for the cooler months!

Lightweight Jackets!
I don’t know how I would get through the Fall/Winter without my lightweight moto jacket. I wear it with jeans, dresses, skirts and tunics. It is the perfect weight to wear indoor and outdoor and adds instant style, warmth and polish to my look.  We will show you how to create dressy and casual looks with the same piece.

Scarves!
This functional accessory is a must for Fall! It is a simple way to add color and print, yet a light layer to keep the chill off. Look for new shapes and styles in the scarf family that you don’t already own. Bandanas, square cuts or a different color will be 3 simple ways to bring a new look into your September wardrobe.

Booties!
The short boot is Queen of the Shoe Shelf and we have an unbelievable selection of them in the store right now. This will be the year of wearing the bootie with EVERYTHING! From office to date night and right back to brunch the next morning. The bootie is the perfect shoe to transition your look into Autumn.

Statement Necklace!!
Big bling is never a problem for us at Gee Loretta! We love oversized jewelry and were thrilled to see bold necklaces in all of our September fashion magazines! Try layering up a few large necklaces in different sizes and lengths or try the Choker trend that is taking the jewelry industry by storm and don’t be afraid to mix and match designers!

I am so excited for this season and I can’t wait for you girls to come in and see what we have to make your fashion hearts skip a beat!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

 

 

Fall Must Haves

Athleisure Wear

Our trip to LA Market a few weeks ago was so much fun!! We had our wish list of items we wanted to shop for and we hit the ground running!!!

The number one item on our list was the “Athleisure” styles. If you are thumbing through your September Issues of Vogue, In Style or Elle, the influence of Athletic/Lounge wear is EVERYWHERE!! From fashion sneakers to stylish sweatshirts.. Designers are adding this woman on the go lifestyle to all of their collections.

As we visited one of our favorite showrooms, we landed on an amazing group of hoodies! Instantly, we started grabbing different silhouettes, colors and fabrications! It was EXACTLY what we were hoping to bring back to Gee Loretta!

In this week’s video I highlight some of the fabulous styles we picked up from our trip. I will be showing some of the select “hoodie” styles we have from Joseph Ribkoff, Angel Sweaters and more!

We can’t wait to see which style you like best!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Athleisure Wear

The Best Sweater to have…

In this week’s video, I feature a sweater collection that we HAD to have for Gee Loretta!! The look book featured page after page of gorgeous knits that I wanted to have hanging in the store (and my closet!) for Fall!!

Our sweater rep flew right into town to show us the collection and we loved it even more in person!! Now, the gorgeous sweaters have arrived in the store and I am very excited to share some of the styles with you!

Not only are they stylish, but they offer lightweight fabrications (cotton and poly), the colors are saturated hues that you are going to love and most importantly, the prices are amazing (All styles are right in the $100 range).

This is a company that we are unable to special order from, so if there is a silhouette that catches your eye, be sure to run right in to grab it because I know they are going to sell out quickly! See you very soon!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 

 

The Best Sweater to have…

Happy Birthday Gee Loretta


This is a most fabulous day in history, because on August 8th, 1988 Gee Loretta opened its doors for the first time and we have been selling gorgeous clothing for 28 YEARS!!! Wow! It is so exciting for us and we have to thank you, our loyal customers, for shopping with us year after year!!

We always “Celebrate in Style” and this year is no exception! Here is some of the birthday fun we have planned for you:

1. “Gee Loretta” merchandise is 20% OFF! Even brand new Fall Arrivals will be discounted to get this party started!

2. Jewelry, Handbags and Fall Accessories are 20% OFF! We just got back from a huge buying trip to Los Angeles and there are going to be gorgeous new accessories arriving all week long! (Scarves, hats, bling and more!)

3. Prize Drawings!! Be sure to enter your name (at the counter) to win dozens of prizes! Gift cards, scarves, jewelry and more will all be given away!! 28 Winners will be chosen on Saturday!

4. $28 Accessory Table! We have a gorgeous selection of scarves, jewelry and more on promotion to celebrate our birthday week!

5. Cake! Cake! Cake! It isn’t a birthday unless we have lots of delicious cake! Come join us for a little fashion and a little sweet treat!

Thank you again for 28 years of business! Here’s to many, many more!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Laura, Mariah, Mary, Jane, Shelly, Carol, Valerie & Wendy

Happy Birthday Gee Loretta

Worlds Best Tee Shirt


Sometimes it is the simplest pieces that make the biggest impact on your wardrobe. A basic Tee is something I truly can not live without because  the opportunities to style it different ways are endless. Need some outfit inspiration:

1. Casual/Day of Errands: Grab your favorite pair of comfy leggings or Krazy Larry shorts and throw on this Tee with a flat sandal and minimal jewelry.

2. Dinner with Friends: Time to reach for your distressed denim, a sassy heel and a statement necklace to take the Tee up a notch.

3. Work, Work, Work: A striped pencil skirt, the Tee and a lightweight blazer with a simple heel are perfect for a day in the office!  The Tee also pairs beautifully with Krazy Larry printed pants and a ballet flat.

4. The Wild Card – I LIVE in my Joseph Ribkoff wrap pants and I love styling them very casually with a soft Tee and edgy sandals. This outfit can take me from a day of errands  to a patio party and not only is it comfortable, but totally stylish!

This Tee is the answer to so many of your fashion questions and the fact that it comes in different sleeve lengths and colors makes it easy to add several to your closet!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Worlds Best Tee Shirt

Fall 2016 Joseph Ribkoff


What an exciting weekend we have in store for you at Gee Loretta! It is all about Joseph RIbkoff and his spectacular Fall 2016 collection!

This Friday and Saturday, he is sending us his gorgeous designs and it is your opportunity to customize your wardrobe . You’ll be able to add the pieces that will fill your closet with rich colors, gorgeous textures and so many fresh, contemporary styles!

I have to say that this is the most excited I have been about one of his Trunk Shows because there is so much NEW! New silhouettes, New colors, and a New attitude that breathes life into so many of the classic JR pieces I already own. His design team has created pieces that get this fashionista’s adrenaline pumping– and I can’t wait to show them all to you!

We are also fortunate enough to have so many amazing designs in the store now from Ribkoff!! So many of his pieces can be worn right now and will easily carry you through the entire Autumn/Winter season! Need tips on how to make your new pieces work for you year round? That is a huge part of what we offer at Gee Loretta! We love giving you inspiration and ideas on how to change up the look of the designs.

We can’t wait to see you for the weekend of FUN and FASHION at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Fall 2016 Joseph Ribkoff

She’s Electric

Today I am so excited to talk about one of the must-have colors that is trending for Fall 2016. I have decided to call it “Blueberry” because this Fall it is going to be filled with rich, berry tones-think raspberry, cherry red, blackberry and more. I know this blueberry color is going to be a big hit with all of you, because the reasons to wear this hue are countless!

It is a year- round color! Pair it with white and silver right now for a fresh bright look and then transition to fall with black, navy, grays ,and gold tones.

It is flattering on everyone! The depth and richness of this color looks amazing on everyone and creates a natural glow on all skin tones.

Another reason to love this color, is that all the designers are using this in both dressy and casual looks. If you need a fresh punch of color to add life to your work wardrobe, then this would be amazing! If you are a retired gal or looking to add casual pieces to your closet, then you will find it at Gee Loretta, as well!

One last tip, is that blue and red are opposite on the color wheel, so this color looks gorgeous with a red lip or red accessories! Avoid doing red, white and blue together or it can read as a little too “4th of July”!

I am loving this color so much and I know you girls are going to love it, too! See you this week at Gee Loretta for some beautiful blueberry!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

She’s Electric

Mesh Fashion Trend

One of the hottest (and coolest) trends happening right now is MESH! This lightweight fabric is having a huge moment because it is so versatile! Depending on how the designer uses it or how you style it, the look can  be sporty, edgy, glamorous and even a little bit sassy!

I love that it is an easy way to add texture to your look and it adds dimension and interest to a basic black dress or top. Designers are using it as an all over look or just adding a touch of it to a sleeve, a strip of fabric or a trim detail on skirts and dresses.  I think it is contemporary, and a great way to transition into Fall.

The other reason to love this look is that it is a great way to show a little skin without showing much cleavage or leg. The peek-a-boo effect can be elegant and classy in a fresh, new way!!

There are so many amazing new arrivals at Gee Loretta and I can’t wait for you to see them all!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 

Mesh Fashion Trend

Steals and Deals


Happy Fourth of July!!!

I hope that you are enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend and that your day is filled with fireworks and fun!

The Sample Sale was such a hit and a big thank you to all of you that came out to shop!! This was our biggest and best yet, and if you are like me, you walked away with lots of amazing pieces, (my prized purchase was the Skull Cashmere Bathrobe.  I scored-WOWZA!).

We are fortunate enough to keep most of the samples for another week, so if you missed out, or just want to make sure that you didn’t miss anything, then stop by Gee Loretta to shop the racks!

Our Summer Clearance continues and we added lots of new markdowns, so it is the perfect time to pop in and check out all of the new sale pieces! (We also received a HUGE shipment of Fall designs from Joseph RIbkoff and there are some incredible pieces!

Enjoy the Fourth, (we are closed today)but we look forward to seeing you the rest of the week at your favorite boutique.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Steals and Deals

Sample Sale & Summer Clearance


Lots and lots of exciting things are happening at Gee Loretta this week!! Fresh, trending styles for the season have just arrived, plus it is a major sale weekend at your favorite boutique!

This week, I feature several of the “cold-shoulder” tops that are one of the hottest looks for the season! Every fashion blogger, every fashion designer is working this go-to top into their line-up and Gee Loretta has lots of styles to offer! I love the fresh silhouette and it is an ageless, classy way to show a little skin during these hot summer months.

This week, we also kick off Summer Clearance and our racks are filled with amazing pieces at 50% off! Dresses, shorts, sandals and more!!
 

We are also gearing up for our SUMMER SAMPLE SALE & WEAR HOUSE WEEKEND (this Friday & Saturday 10-6)

and you do not want to miss it! We have all new samples from your favorite designers that you buy for wholesale prices! It is such a fun weekend because everyone loves a stylish steal, right?

We can’t wait to see you for the week of fashionable fun!  Grab a girlfriend and head to Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah 
Sample-Sale
Sample Sale & Summer Clearance

Slip into Summer

Today is the first day of summer and boy does it feel like it!! We have a week filled with 100 degree days and so I thought I would feature a piece that you will want to wear RIGHT NOW!

There are three amazing elements to this tiered tunic that I know you will love:

1. It is very lightweight! The thin, lightweight fabrication makes it feel as though you have nothing on. Very easy to layer underneath tees or tunics without adding a thick, hot layer.

2. It adds instant texture to your look! The key to adding the “wow-factor” to any outfit is to add dimension and layers. I love the tiers and tulle that are in this piece because it makes a basic top look so much more special. You can wear it long like a dress or tuck it up to add a tier to your tees!

3. Neutral options for year round looks! I love the soft color palette that these pieces come in because you can wear them from Summer to Winter. The soft blue layered with charcoal, the tan looks great with black or navy and the possibilities go on and on!

You are going to love the dozen of options you have with this piece! Try to stay cool during these sizzling Summer days!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

the-wearhouse

the Wear House is now open every Friday 10-2

Slip into Summer

Summer Stylish Steals


If there is one thing I love, it is a sale!!  There is nothing like the adrenaline rush you get when you score one of your favorite designers at a discount, right?
That’s what this week is all about at Gee Loretta– our
Pre-Summer Sale is kicking off and we have loads of summer pieces marked down just in time for the hot days ahead!  Krazy Larry Shorts,  Sacha London Sandals, Gee’s Sleeves, Sundresses and so much more! This is the time to swoop in and grab all of the pieces you need because we have lots of sizes to choose from!
We also received a fresh, new collection of short sleeve tops for the store!  This collection is casual and lightweight and perfect to throw on with your favorite pair of capris and flip-flops!
Shop early to get first dibs on all the amazing Summer Sale styles, plus check out our fabulous new arrivals!
We can’t wait to see you at Gee Loretta!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

~Mariah 

Summer Stylish Steals

Orange Trend


The sizzling summer temperatures seemed to show up overnight and now we are trying to put together cool, colorful outfits that feel great on these hot days!
Bright colors are always a perfect way to add life to your summer wardrobe and one of the colors that are trending this season is orange! In this week’s video, I show off a few of our stylish citrus tops and capris and give you inspiration on how to wear this hue with easy neutrals.
One styling tip I love to give is to grab all of your fabulous turquoise jewelry and layer it with the gorgeous orange/coral colors I feature. Orange and turquoise are opposite of each other on the color wheel which means that they compliment each other PERFECTLY!  I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for an excuse to wear my turquoise jewelry more!
There are lots of color variations of this “orange” trend, whether it is a soft sherbet, to a softer coral shade, so I know you will find a hue that works for you in this colorful collection!
As a bonus, we are having an impromptu LAWRENCE BACA TRUNK SHOW!  He just dropped off an incredible collection that we will feature in the store this week, so please stop by to see his beautiful designs!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Orange Trend

Tops & Tees

Happy Memorial Day and I would like to say a special thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country!

This weekend is the official kick-off to Summer and we have you “covered” as far as easy tops that every girl needs this time of year!

The collection we just received are simple, short sleeve tops that are lightweight, cool and comfortable! On a day like today, these tees are exactly what you want to be wearing!

I have incorporated exactly what you girls are always asking for- CASUAL tops that have SLEEVES! The collection that just came in features almost a dozen different tops that meet this criteria. Classic black and white as well as vibrant pops of blue and orange are in the mix and I know there is something for everyone!

We are taking the day off at Gee Loretta, but look forward to seeing you this week at your favorite boutique!

P.S. A reminder that we have a Wear House Weekend coming up with a very special announcement-stay tuned!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah  

Tops & Tees

Travel Packing Tips

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and with that comes the fun of summer days and fabulous vacations! Let’s face it- all of us love the vacation part, but the packing beforehand can be stressful and overwhelming!!

I thought I would offer up a few tips and tricks to help you get your suitcase on point and make the entire process of packing less stressful!

In this week’s video, I encourage you to keep the color palette tight as you choose outfits, take pictures beforehand and pack your outfits in two gallon Ziplock bags in order to keep everything clean and organized.

A few other “Packing Tips” I came up with after filming are:

1. Simplify your jewelry. Choose 1 statement necklace that works with all of your outfits and a few pair of earrings that you can mix and match.

2. ALWAYS pack a scarf! You can use it to keep warm on a freezing flight, wear it as a sarong by the pool or a shawl to cover your shoulders for an outdoor dinner.

3.  NEVER pack a brand new pair of shoes! You don’t want to learn the hard way that your sassy new sandals hurt your foot or cause blisters. Break them in a few weeks before or pack a pair that is tried and true!

Last but not least, treat yourself to something NEW! The excitement of taking off on vacation and having a few new treasures to wear when you arrive is oh-so-fun!

We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Weekend and look forward to seeing you soon!  (Gee Loretta will be closed on Monday, May 30th)

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah  

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Travel Packing Tips

How to Wear Neutrals


This season, designers have been showing LOTS of neutrals in the beige/taupe palette.  For some, it can be an intimidating hue to wear because it can wash out certain skin tones. Immediately, customers will tell me, “Mariah, I can’t wear that color” or “It doesn’t look good on me”.

I love to take those “I can’t” and turn them into “I can” by using a few simple tricks!

1.   Layer it Up!! Adding a simple colorful tank or tee under a neutral top will instantly bring life and a new hue to your overall look. (In this week’s video I show you how I layered a mesh top and a tank under some taupe tops)

2.  Accessorize with COLOR!! Layer gorgeous jewelry in turq, coral or lapis to add a pop of color near your face! Consider grabbing a colorful scarf or denim jacket to add another shade to your silhouette.

3.  Wear the neutral in a pant or shoe! There is more than one way to rock a trend and if you don’t want to wear it in a top, just grab a neutral pair of jeans or sandals.

4.  Bump up your Blush!! The magic of make-up is a wonderful thing and by adding a little more blush, some bronzer or a bright lipstick can make all the difference in what colors you can rock!

The store has so much of the Taupe Trend in right now, so stop in to see all of our latest greatest arrivals!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah  

Neutrals at Gee Loretta

 

How to Wear Neutrals

Best Leggings

What an amazing Sample Sale weekend we had at Gee Loretta! Whew!! Stylish Steals were in abundance and I hope you were able to make it out for all of the fun! (If you happened to miss it, stop in this week because we are able to keep the samples for a few extra days!).

In the midst of all the fashion madness, we received Gee Loretta’s BEST LEGGING!  After unpacking them, I knew I had to do Mariah’s Monday Makeover about these because they are absolutely amazing and we always sell out of them before I get a chance to feature them.

Why are these leggings so incredible, you ask? First of all, they are REVERSIBLE!!! You can get a gorgeous bold print on one side and then simply turn them inside out to switch to basic black.  Perfect legging to pack for any travel plans you have because you score two outfits in one!

Secondly, they come in so many gorgeous prints that it is hard to choose just one! Blues, greens, yellows and beyond! We are always looking to add color to our closets and what could be easier than a stylish legging?

Finally they are so easy to incorporate because you can just wear a basic black or white tunic! They can be dressed up with a sassy sandal or worn casual and comfy with a simple flat.

I know you are going to LOVE them, but get here quickly before they are all gone!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah    

Best Leggings

Sample Sale


What more could a girl ask for than designer clothing  at wholesale prices!?!? Is there anything better than scoring a gorgeous piece of cashmere or a fab tunic at an amazing price? Luckily for you, Gee Loretta will be FILLED with Samples and it is going to be the event you DO NOT want to miss!!

This is going to be our biggest and best Sample Sale we have ever had! I confirmed 4 BRAND NEW DESIGNERS just last week and they are literally sending us 100’s of samples from designers you know and love!

If you are unsure what a Sample Sale is, just scroll down and click on my “How to Shopping a Sample Sale” for inside tips and tricks!

Although the Sample Sale is very exciting, let’s not forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Gee Loretta has made it so easy for you to find a gift for your sister, daughter-in-law or mom with the “Mother’s Day Gift Guide”. We have filled the store with special items in every price point. Not to mention, we have the most gorgeous gift wrap in town!

Last but not least, the Wear House will be open and stocked with tons fo new Stylish Steals! Mark your calendars for the weekend of FUN at your favorite boutique!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Sample Sale

How to Shop a Sample Sale


Have you ever shopped a Sample Sale before?  It is a fashionistas dream come true and you will find yourself  victorious if you follow these 3 Easy Rules.

  1. SIZE DOES NOT MATTER!!! Many times Samples all say XS or size 8, but they are never sewn to size. The rule of thumb is if you like it, try it! The size XS might be sewn to an XL pattern, so IGNORE sizing in all of the samples!
  2. WEAR YOUR UNIFORM!! In order to change in and out of the samples quickly, just wear a simple tank, leggings and a tunic.  This way, you can leave on the tank and leggings and try on sweaters, dresses and tops without getting completely undressed. Consider wearing flip-flops so you don’t have to mess with buckles or straps.
  3. DON’T GET GREEDY!! The key is to grab 8-10 pieces, try them on and then hit the racks again! If you load up a fitting room with dozens of pieces, it is easy to get overwhelmed and you will forget what you liked/didn’t like. Plan on making several trips in and out of the fitting rooms.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

How to Shop a Sample Sale

Best Mothers Days Gifts

Happy-Mothers-Day!

Best Mothers Days Gifts

Sample Sale

Sample Sale at Gee Loretta!

Friday May 6th & Saturday May 7th!

What more could a girl ask for than designer clothing  at wholesale prices!?!? Is there anything better than scoring a gorgeous piece of cashmere or a fab tunic at an amazing price? Luckily for you, Gee Loretta will be FILLED with Samples and it is going to be the event you DO NOT want to miss!!

This is going to be our biggest and best Sample Sale we have ever had! I confirmed 4 BRAND NEW DESIGNERS just last week and they are literally sending us 100’s of samples from designers you know and love!

If you are unsure what a Sample Sale is, just scroll down and click on my “How to Shopping a Sample Sale” for inside tips and tricks!

Although the Sample Sale is very exciting, let’s not forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Gee Loretta has made it so easy for you to find a gift for your sister, daughter-in-law or mom with the “Mother’s Day Gift Guide”. We have filled the store with special items in every price point. Not to mention, we have the most gorgeous gift wrap in town!

Last but not least, the Wear House will be open and stocked with tons fo new Stylish Steals! Mark your calendars for the weekend of FUN at your favorite boutique!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

 Girlfriend’s Guide to Shopping a Sample Sale

Have you ever shopped a Sample Sale before?  It is a fashionistas dream come true and you will find yourself  victorious if you follow these 3 Easy Rules.

1 SIZE DOES NOT MATTER!!! Many times Samples all say XS or size 8, but they are never sewn to size. The rule of thumb is if you like it, try it! The size XS might be sewn to an XL pattern, so IGNORE sizing in all of the samples!

2 WEAR YOUR UNIFORM!! In order to change in and out of the samples quickly, just wear a simple tank, leggings and a tunic.  This way, you can leave on the tank and leggings and try on sweaters, dresses and tops without getting completely undressed. Consider wearing flip-flops so you don’t have to mess with buckles or straps.

3 DON’T GET GREEDY!! The key is to grab 8-10 pieces, try them on and then hit the racks again! If you load up a fitting room with dozens of pieces, it is easy to get overwhelmed and you will forget what you liked/didn’t like. Plan on making several trips in and out of the fitting rooms.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Gee Loretta Sample Sale

Sample Sale

How to Day to Evening Outfits


I always say that clothing needs to be FUN, but I realize it is also an investment. When you buy a gorgeous new top or pair of pants, you want to be able to wear it dressy, casual or somewhere in between. At Gee Loretta, I am constantly looking for pieces that fits that criteria so that my customers have closets that are filled with multi-functional items!

One of the trends we have seen in fashion is the printed pants.  Designers such as Krazy Larry, Joseph Ribkoff and Desigual have made the printed pant a foundation piece of their collection.  From florals to graphic prints to polka dots, you will find your favorite boutique filled with a printed pant that suits you!

Okay, now you have the printed pant, let’s change up the look and get you lots of bang for your buck! Let’s take the pants from casual, to the office to a night out on the town with just a few easy changes. Watch this week’s video to see how easy it is to transform this trend!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

How to Day to Evening Outfits

I Don’t Wear Sleeveless

The change of season is always fun because we get to see the fresh colors, new silhouettes and designs coming into the store.

However, when the Spring/Summer collections hit, there is one sentence we hear over and over again – “I don’t wear sleeveless”!! The reality is that designers are not going to stop making sleeveless styles, but we can outsmart them!!  We have figured out (multiple) ways to add an easy sleeve to all of those gorgeous dresses and tank tops that are hanging on the racks.

GEE’s SLEEVES:
• This is a cropped mesh top that is worn over your bra and under the dress/top.
• It comes in black and white with several different textures such as  pindot and lace.
• It does not have a shoulder seam which can create a very clean look.
• It can be worn reversed depending on the neckline you need. V-neck or crew.

X-RAYS:
• The mesh x-ray tops are very lightweight and can be worn under a tank or dress or easily layered OVER a basic tank.
• It comes in a rainbow of colors and it is a game-changer! Black, red, grey, pink and blue to name a few.
• Our best selling style!

COMFY USA Overlay:
• This is more unstructured and it is a great piece to thrown on over a sheath dress or basic tank.
• It comes in several different colors.
• Lightweight and comfortable for easy Spring time style.

Denim Jackets and Boleros:
• We have fabulous jean jackets in Dark Denim, Medium Wash and White.
• The Bolero’s come in a myriad of shapes and we always have basic black and navy to flatter any top that needs a little layer.

Poof! Just like that we have solved all of your sleeveless dilemmas! Come to Gee Loretta this week to see which “sleeve” works best for you!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

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I Don’t Wear Sleeveless

Pencil it in

This week it is all about a piece that I think is a MUST in any girls wardrobe and that is the PENCIL SKIRT!  I especially love Joseph Ribkoff’s pencil skirts because his fabrication, shape and prints are so versatile.

This week’s video, I feature 3 of his fresh designs and I give you lots of ideas on how to style this look for day, evening or anywhere in between!

THE OFFICE:
I styled a gorgeous polka dot skirt with  a little pop of color and added a chic sandal by Sacha London.  Of course no look is complete without gorgeous accessories, so I added a beautiful floral necklace from Designs by Michele!

DAY TIME CHIC:
The second look would be perfect for a summer vacay, lunch with the girls or a patio party.  The blue wrap style skirt looks great mixed with a striped tank and easy denim jacket. I layered lots of Janis Loverin’s pearls and a nude sandal to complete this look!

COOL GIRL:
My final (and favorite) outfit is when you want to look effortlessly cool without even trying. Classic black and white is the foundation to this silhouette, but we have added a little edge with fashion sneakers and an amazing collar necklace by Melodie Owen.

There are so many incredible pencil skirts in the store right now and of course we have all of the tops, shoes and bling to complete your entire look!  We can’t wait for you to “Pencil Us In”! See you this week!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Pencil it in

What to Wear Now


Mother Nature is really making it difficult to get dressed these days! One minute it is snowing and the next it is warm and sunny! What is a girl to wear?!?!?

Luckily for you, this week is all about the four items you MUST have in your closet to help you pull off the perfect Spring silhouette and dress for whatever the thermostat is going to show that day!

1. Jean Jacket- This is an absolute must-have item and this time of year. I actually keep a back-up jean jacket in my car at all times, because you never know when the temperature is going to drop. You can layer it over a basic tee or a Joseph RIbkoff dress and it is an easy, breezy way to add a layer!

2. Scarves- This is a great go-to item. I pull all of my bright colored scarves and keep them at the front of my closet so I can add that extra layer at the last minute. I get a pop of color and a warm layer with one item!

3. Leggings- My go-to trick this time of year is to add a legging under all of my dresses.  To add an extra dose of Spring style, I sub out my black leggings for navy or charcoal.

4. Printed Pants- The store is filled with tons of printed pants in bright colors and prints.  Grab one of your basic black tops  and pair it with a colorful pant and voilå- you are ready for whatever Mother Nature has planned for that day!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

P.S. We just received a large shipment of Desigual, Joseph RIbkoff , plus lots more!

What to Wear Now

Short & Sweet


Spring break is in full swing and with that comes Vacations, Staycations and Spring Cleaning!  It’s time to start getting organized and create that shopping list of what you really need to add to your warm weather wardrobe!

One item that always makes my list is NEW SHORTS!! With our long, hot summers, it seems like my shorts only make it through one season!

Luckily for me (and you!) we just received our huge shipment of KRAZY LARRY shorts and they are exactly what my closet is craving right now!

Lots of colors, prints and an easy fit that anyone and everyone can use! Think about Vacations, Golfing, Saturday errands and Summer BBQ’s and the KRAZY LARRY shorts will be perfect for any of those occasions!

In this week’s video I also highlight lots of easy, breezy tops to pair with the shorts, and YES, they have sleeves!!

These shorts always sell out VERY quickly, so stop in this week to cross off the items on your Spring Wish List!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Short & Sweet

Bunny Money

Hooray!!  Finally Spring has officially arrived!!  We love kicking off each season in style and we like to do it big!!

How, you might ask do we celebrate?  By giving you a $50 Gift Certificate!!  That’s right– this week you get to treat yourself with “Bunny Money” from your favorite boutique!
I thought that I would offer a little seasonal, shopping inspiration, so here we go:
• Local Jewelry!  It isn’t that often that we get to run a promotion on your favorite artists like Lawerence Baca, Melodie Owen, Janis Loverin or Michele McMillan, so this is the week to treat yourself to a gorgeous new necklace or stunning earrings!!
• Capris or shorts!  The warm weather is upon us and soon we will be reaching for our cropped pants and we have an amazing selection right now.  Longer, city shorts,( to the knee) from Lola just arrived plus capris in every color of the rainbow!
• Sundresses!!  This is a no-brainer.  A gal always needs to add a pretty new dress to her wardrobe!  Inevitably, a summer wedding, a patio party or the hot temps will have you reaching for a pretty dress!  Come in now, when the store is stocked and you will get an incredible selection of styles! (P.S., I happen to think that it is the year of the Maxi Dress, so try on some of the beautiful, full length options that we have!!)

We can’t wait to kick off Spring with all of our amazing customers!! We look forward to seeing you this week at Gee Loretta!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Bunny Money

Spring Shoe Show


If there is one thing that gets me in the mood for a change in season, it is SHOES!! As you know, we always have an amazing selection of sandals at Gee Loretta and this season is no exception!

Not only do we have more shoes than ever, but we have an amazing line from Spain,(Eric Michael) that has been the star of our shoe shelves!

I wanted you to have the pick of the litter, so I set up a SANDAL TRUNK SHOW so you can see all of the gorgeous designs that they make! Over 50 styles to choose from and they are here this Friday and Saturday!

Come in- choose your favorite style, customize the color and size and they will be on your pedicured posies in a week!

This Friday and Saturday!
March 18th & 19th

PICK YOUR
STYLE
SIZE
COLOR!

Spring Shoe Show

White Wardrobe


If you are like me, I am already (slowly) switching out my heavy winter pieces for my fresh, Spring styles! Cleaning out my closet, boxing up boots and packing away sweaters was on my to-do list this weekend.

As I organize my Spring clothing, I keep a list in my smartphone of pieces I need to replace or update. This keeps me (somewhat) focused as I start to add new designs to my closet. Inevitably, my white pieces from last year always need to be freshened up! Hence, the inspiration for Mariah’s Monday Makeover!!

I love that adding a pair of capris, a new camisole or gorgeous blouse in a bright white can instantly take a Fall look right into Spring! My black jeans are tucked away and my white Miracle Body’s are front and center in my closet!

We have an incredible selection of tunics, tops, denims and pants in this bleached hue! Stop in this week to see all of our stunning white arrivals!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

White Wardrobe

If the Shoe Fits


These beautiful, sunny days have us ready for sundresses, pedicures and gorgeous new sandals!!!

This week I feature some of our new arrivals and what I love is that there is everything from elegant and classy to sporty and casual at the store right now.

When I buy for the store, I think that our shoes need to have 3 features:

FASHION- the shoes must be stylish if they are going to have a place on our shelves! I look for styles that are unique yet offer tons of versatility in your closet.

COMFORT- although it is important for the shoes to look great, you will only buy them if they FEEL great! We carry several comfortable shoe lines that feel amazing on your feet! Memory foam, arch support, adjustable straps are all features you will find in our shoe boutique!

EASY PRICE POINTS- I have worked so hard to find super-stylish shoes that look like a million bucks, but don’t cost you an arm and leg! We have sandals starting at $50.00, and with prices like that, it makes it easy to stock up and add several new styles to your closet!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

If the Shoe Fits

Sample Sale


There is never a dull moment at Gee Loretta and this week is no exception!!! It is time for our SPRING SAMPLE SALE!! Hooray!!!

The Sample Sale is all about bringing you amazing designer pieces and letting you buy them at Wholesale prices!! This is the time to score gorgeous cashmere, beautiful dresses and stunning tops from all of your favorite designers for unbelievable prices.

I work hard all year to connect with designers and have them send us their samples and this time is going to be our biggest and best!! I have several new designers that you are going to LOVE! I am getting so excited just thinking about all of the pieces that are arriving this weekend!!!

It is also our Wear House Weekend, so be sure to grab a friend and come shop Gee Loretta this Friday and Saturday for all of the stylish steals!

We can’t wait to see you!

P.S. If you need a fashion fix before Friday, come check out our new Miracle Body jeans, new Alberto Makali leather collection and fresh new sandals!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 

Sample Sale

What every girl wants


If you shop at Gee Loretta, you know that the Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show is one of the most exciting events that we have at the store! (If you’re not entirely sure what a Trunk Show is, watch the video below).

This is your opportunity to see (and shop!) his entire Spring and Summer collection!  It is filled with gorgeous prints, colors and fresh silhouettes that I can’t wait for you to see!

Last summer, Laura and I had the incredible opportunity to see this collection on the Runway in Montreal, Canada and it is truly one of the best groups that we have ever seen!  He has pulled together a group that is bold in color and design and it still has that classic Ribkoff look, but with a new little twist!

We only have the Trunk Show Thursday-Saturday, so you must stop in to see it and decide which creations will have a special spot in your Spring line-up!

Last but not least, Joseph Ribkoff let me know that they are sending over 200 pieces of our Spring/Summer order, so the store is going to be FILLED with lots of new arrivals! It is going to be an amazing weekend at Gee Loretta-you don’t want to miss it!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 

What every girl wants

What is a Trunk Show

What is a Trunk Show

Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2016

If you shop at Gee Loretta, you know that the Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show is one of the most exciting events that we have at the store! (If you’re not entirely sure what a Trunk Show is, watch the video below).

This is your opportunity to see (and shop!) his entire Spring and Summer collection!  It is filled with gorgeous prints, colors and fresh silhouettes that I can’t wait for you to see!

Last summer, Laura and I had the incredible opportunity to see this collection on the Runway in Montreal, Canada and it is truly one of the best groups that we have ever seen!  He has pulled together a group that is bold in color and design and it still has that classic Ribkoff look, but with a new little twist!

We only have the Trunk Show Thursday-Saturday, so you must stop in to see it and decide which creations will have a special spot in your Spring line-up!

Last but not least, Joseph Ribkoff let me know that they are sending over 200 pieces of our Spring/Summer order, so the store is going to be FILLED with lots of new arrivals! It is going to be an amazing weekend at Gee Loretta-you don’t want to miss it!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 
Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2016

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show


If you shop at Gee Loretta, you know that the Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show is one of the most exciting events we have at the store! (If you’re not entirely sure what a Trunk Show is, watch the video below)

This is your opportunity to see (and shop!) his entire Spring and Summer collection! It is filled with gorgeous prints, colors and fresh silhouettes that I can’t wait for you to see!

Last summer, Laura and I had the incredible opportunity to see this collection on the Runway in Montreal, Canada and it is truly one of the best groups we have ever seen! He has pulled together a group that is bold in color and design and still has that classic Ribkoff look, but with a new little twist!

We only have the Trunk Show Thursday-Saturday, so you must stop in to see it and decide which creations will have a special spot in your Spring line-up!

Last but not least, Joseph Ribkoff let me know that they are sending over 200 pieces of our Spring/Summer order, so the store is going to be FILLED with lots of new arrivals! It is going to be an amazing weekend at Gee Loretta-you don’t want to miss it!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

Lawrence Baca

Lawrence Baca

We are so lucky to have a store full of gorgeous new designs by the incredibly talented, Lawrence Baca! He has just delivered a stunning collection that will make your Valentine’s Day even better than you could have imagined! The pendants are spectacular and there is a gold/silver collection that will take your breath away!

Lawrence Baca is a multi-talented, award winning jewelry designer who was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. His design inspiration is defined by the strong Hispanic and Native American cultural influences. The common theme in all his work is a combination of Spanish Colonial ecclesiastical with roots in the earliest phase of Native American Old Pawn. Baca’s use of materials ranges from sterling silver, to 24K gold and he also uses a wide variety of gems and stones to create one of a kind designs.. The splendor of his work radiates a pure joy to the world, so palpable, you feel lighter and happier in its presence. There is nothing like Baca’s work, people gravitate to it because it’s handcrafted and original, it’s whimsical, heartfelt, and it has a sense of timelessness that is unique.

Lawrence Baca

Seeing Spots

I just love it when a tiny little print can add so much happiness to an outfit!  This week it is all about ‘Seeing Spots’ and it was inspired by the widespread use of polka dots that tons of designers are using in their Spring collections!

Prints can be very personal-I’m sure you have all come across a floral print that has made you physically cringe, yet you probably have a floral or two in your closet that make you smile! I love that polka dots can lend themselves from preppy to funky all depending on how you style the look.

The wonderful thing about polka dots is that they are a very clean, classic print. They can add a touch of whimsy to any outfit, without making it to “cutesy” and I love that it is an easy print to mix with other prints such as stripes or plaids.

We have so many fabulous pieces at Gee Loretta featuring the polka dot print and I feature several of my favorites on this week’s video. I show off this spotted trend on dresses, shoes, tunics and trousers. The best way to see all of our polka dot pieces is to come and visit us this week at your favorite boutique!!

We hope to have you “Seeing Spots” very soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 
Seeing Spots

Desigual for Days

Although Mother Nature sent us  grey skies and cool temps, Desigual has sent us a collection of gorgeous prints and happy hues!!  We just received our Spring 2016 collection and there are so many pieces that will just put a smile on your face!

The designs from Spain are not only colorful, but this collection is filled with unique tops, dresses, leggings and pants that are sure to breathe life into your Winter Wardrobe!  A pop of neon or floral is just what we need to mix-up all of the black that we have been wearing.

What I also love about this collection is that they offer incredible price points-most of the collection is under $100!  With low prices and incredible style, you are going to need to shop early to get first dibs on these amazing designs!

Last but not least, let’s talk accessories! Their handbags, wallets and scarves are the showstoppers and always the first things that we sell! Wouldn’t the scarves make the most perfect Valentine’s gift for your best friend or sister?

I can’t wait for you to see the whole group that we have in the store!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 
Desigual for Days

Fashion Hacks

 

This week it is all about Fashion Hacks!! I have come up with a few of my favorite tips to get your clothing and closet updated and organized!

Sometimes it is a small, easy step to change your look or to make your life a little easier and I love sharing a few of my “hacks” with you this week! How to create a fringe cuff? How to organize your socks or fresh ways to wear your jewelry? These are just a few of the tips I offer in this week’s video.

I would LOVE  to hear some of your favorite tips and tricks!! Share them with me via email, facebook or even in the store so I can pass along all of your life-changing tips to the rest of Gee’s VIP’s!!

Also, the store is bursting with lots of new shoes, jewelry and clothing galore! It is a perfect week to come and get a little Spring Inspiration! See you soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Fashion Hacks

New Neutral

2016 is off to an amazing start-especially when it comes to fashion! We already have so many gorgeous Spring pieces rolling into the store.  The fresh color palettes, exciting prints and new silhouettes are so refreshing to see!

One color that I always love to see this time of year is a gorgeous taupe. What I love about adding this hue to my Winter wardrobe is that it is a simple neutral that you can easily wear with your deeper tones (think black, grey and navy) but it pairs beautifully with fresh creams and whites as we move our way into Spring. Taupe is showing up in our store by several designers-Joseph Ribkoff, Alberto Makali, Weston and many more.

Many of you might think that you can’t wear taupes/beiges because of your skin tone, but I DISAGREE!! I give you several tips on how to incorporate this color into your wardrobe regardless of your skin tone!

I also show off a few of my absolute favorite pieces in the store right now, (I am obsessed with the glam, lace tee!) and can’t wait for you to see how you add this new neutral to the New Year!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 
New Neutral

Stunning Studs

January is in full swing and even though the Holidays are over, we have LOTS going on at Gee Loretta!!

First, our Winter Clearance is happening and there are so many great pieces to choose from! We have all of your favorite designers at 50% OFF- Joseph Ribkoff, 360 Cashmere, Desigual and more! Did I mention all of our winter boots and shoes are half off, as well?  It is an amazing sale and you do not want to miss it!

In addition to our sale, we are also filling up the store with tons of new Spring Merchandise! Joseph Ribkoff has sent us 4 HUGE boxes in the last week, Krazy Larry prints (check out facebook to see the new prints). We also have a gorgeous group from Alberto Makali that I highlight in this week’s video.

The tops form Alberto are perfect to wear now and later. They have texture, print and gorgeous detail all over them and I personally think that they are just what my closet needs right now!  I give you lots of ideas on how to wear these three tops this week, so click on the video for a little style inspiration!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah 
Stunning Studs

Casual Collection

It’s hard to believe that the Holidays are over and that 2016 is in full swing!!! January is our month to relax a little and get caught up on everything that was put on the back burner in December.

As we enjoy a more low-key month, we have the perfect collection for you to wear as we snuggle up by the fire, run errands or just want to have that comfortably cute outfit!

The new group from JUDE is filled with easy, breezy tops and leggings that you are going to love! (Scroll down to take a peek at some of the fab pieces!) Super soft fabrications that not only feel great, but they are easy to wear with your favorite pair of blue jeans or lounge wear. Soft greys, whites and blacks are the easy neutrals we can reach for all year.

As a reminder, we are also having our Wear House weekend this Friday and Saturday, so you don’t want to miss it!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Casual Collection

Santa has more “in-store”

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over, but we hope you had a wonderful holiday and spent lots of time with family and friends! We also hope Santa brought everything on your wish list, but let’s face it-Santa is getting a little old. There may have been a few things that he forgot to cross off your wish list! Luckily, Gee Loretta has you covered!!

The store still has an amazing selection of cashmere sweaters, coats and boots to keep you cozy warm.

We also have so many beautiful pieces coming in for our Resort and Early Spring that Santa would love for you to have! In the video, I feature a new group of fabulous FRINGE that would be perfect to wear today and all the way into Spring!

If you are looking for a gorgeous dress, a fab jumpsuit or sassy pair of heels to wear for New Year’s Eve-we have you covered! Lots of pieces that are perfect no matter how dressy or casual your celebration is and all the ladies at Gee Loretta are here to make sure you are looking your best as we ring in 2016!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Santa has more “in-store”

Last Minute Gift Giving Guide


What a busy, fun week for everyone!! Lots to look forward to as Christmas is just a few days away, but there are always those last minute gifts to find! The great news is, we are here to HELP!!

This week I highlight a few amazing pieces that would make perfect gifts for any gal on your list (including yourself!!) and I give you great ideas to personalize/style these fabulous gifts. All of the featured pieces are “one-size-fits-all” and each piece comes in different colors and designs.

The best part is, the price points are fabulous, too!! Earrings starting at $30 and the ponchos are only $64! The clutches and cross body bags come in a range of prices and sizes to fit anyone’s lifestyle!!

Let us help you cross some people off your list or stuff some stockings with beautiful gifts from Gee Loretta! We are happy to help and the best part is, we do the gift wrapping for you!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Gee Loretta!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Last Minute Gift Giving Guide

Sneak Peek

As we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas at Gee Loretta, we are also gearing up for…..SPRING!!!

I know it is hard to believe that Spring designs are already showing up, as we haven’t even rung in the New Year, but there are some fabulous pieces that I wanted to show you!

Joseph Ribkoff’s collection is always beautiful and our walls are filled with his classic black and white as well as punchy pops of pink! So many of the pieces we just received can easily be worn right now or later. In this week’s video, I show off a great pair of printed cropped pants that would be gorgeous with a red top for Holiday events and then pair them up with a white jean jacket and sandals for warmer temps.

Be sure to keep checking your email for our (daily) 12 Days of Christmas Specials! You don’t want to miss any of our extra special events happening at your favorite boutique!

See you at Gee Loretta this week!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Sneak Peek

12 days Christmas

 

12 days Christmas

Boots and Bags

If there is one thing that I can always find room for in my closet, it is NEW SHOES and HANDBAGS!  There is something wonderful about pulling those new boots out of a box, knowing that they will make your outfit pop! Or what about the high you get as you switch all of your goodies into a brand new handbag? I just love it!

This week, we have stocked the shelves with beautiful purses and shoes that you will not find anywhere else in Albuquerque and we have a style that is perfect for any occasion!

In the video, I hi-light some of the gorgeous boots and shoes that we have and I also give you some gift-giving inspiration with our stunning purses and clutches.  Any gal would love a new handbag for Christmas!

Are you ready for the best part? ALL of our handbags and shoes are on promotion for 33% OFF!!! That makes it guilt-free shopping so you can treat yourself to a flat and a fringe purse!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Boots and Bags

Sample Sale

I hope you had an incredible Thanksgiving and that you enjoyed your time with friends and family!!

The season of celebration is in full swing and we have lots of exciting things happening at Gee Loretta!!

First, it is our quarterly SAMPLE SALE and what a perfect time to score a gorgeous dress for Holiday or a yummy piece of cashmere to give as a gift (all at WHOLESALE PRICES!!!) The Samples will be set up and ready to go on Thursday, so we are giving you three full days of Sample Sale fun!!

Secondly, we are working on adding lots of beautiful pieces to the store that make GLAMOROUS GIFTS!! I have attached pictures (scroll down) to give you some sparkly inspiration! The best part about these gifts is that they are all done by local artists! I love the idea of giving something that was created right here in New Mexico, and all of these pieces are unique and special!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Sample Sale

WearHouse Weekend

This is the kick-off to the Wear House being opened every weekend so you can fill your stocking (and others) with lots of Stylish Steals! The SUPER SALE rack has been added, plus lots of new clothing and jewelry! Open Friday and Saturday from 10-4! Don’t miss it!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

WearHouse Weekend

Pre Pie Sale


As we enter this Week of Thanks, let me be the first to let you know how grateful we are to have such incredible customers who continue to support Gee Loretta! We appreciate you so much!!

We are in the mood to celebrate and kick off the Holiday season in style, so we are having a PRE-PIE SALE!!! This week only, we are giving you 50% off an item of your choice!! What a perfect time to grab a fabulous new outfit to wear for Thanksgiving!! What about treating yourself to a beautiful piece of cashmere or a Joseph Ribkoff piece to jazz up your Fall wardrobe?

The store is fully stocked and we are ready to fill any and all of your fashion wishes!! We just received a new group from Joseph Ribkoff, new winter accessories and gorgeous jewelry designed by local artists! Not to mention lots of beautiful tops for Holiday!

We also have lots of delicious pies, treats and hot apple cider to make your shopping experience the best it can be!! (What could be better than new clothes and pumpkin pie?!?)

We can’t wait to see you this week at Gee Loretta! Happy Thanksgiving!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Pre Pie Sale

Hints for the Holidays


The Holidays are just around the corner and it is time to get your outfits ready for all of your festivities!

In this week’s video, I give you hints on the 3 things you need to pull off a festive look for any of your Holiday soires!

This is the time of year that there are so many parties and get togethers, so it is nice to have a few go-to looks for any of your upcoming occasions.  The most important thing is to think about mixing it up and adding super-dressy with more casual. Here are a few inspirational ideas:

  • Sequined top with your favorite denim, a cashmere sweater and ballet flats.
  • Layer a leather jacket over a cocktail dress and add opaque tights with a low bootie.
  • A colorful top with palazzo pants and your favorite jean jacket. Grab a few broaches and pin them on your jacket for extra     sparkle.
  • A black tunic, sequin or velvet leggings and a statement earring or necklace.
  • We have so many beautiful pieces in the store right now and lots of fabulous options to get you looking festive and pulled together for all of your parties!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Hints for the Holidays

Glamorous Gifts


I know Christmas is still six weeks away, but we just received a beautiful collection of wonderful winter accessories that would make perfect gifts!! (I personally ordered a stash of these to give to all the girls on my Christmas list!) I never want to rush through Thanksgiving, but I just know if we wait until closer to Christmas, they would be long gone-believe it or not, we already have SPRING merchandise sneaking in our back door!!!

This glamorous group of head scarves, gloves and hats are absolutely stunning and have such incredible detail that you will need to grab one for you and the person you are shopping for!

Winter Accessories are the perfect gift to give because they are “one-size-fits-all” and they are always an easy way to keep your Christmas budget in check!

Come shop early and be sure to have us gift wrap-we have the most beautiful wrapping in town!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Glamorous Gifts

Janis Loverin Designs

This week, I am beyond excited to introduce you to our newest artist- Janis Loverin.  She is not only an incredible gifted painter, but she has expanded her talents into unbelievably beautiful jewelry.

In this week’s video, she sat down with me to share some of her inspiration and the message behind her designs. (We also happen to be wearing several of her exquisite pieces)! She is inspiring to listen to because she is so connected to each and every creation.

We have absolutely fallen in love with her collection of pearls, silver, gold and diamond collection that she has created and we know you are going to fall in love with them as well!

Janis will be making a very special appearance at Gee Loretta this Friday and Saturday and she will bringing new designs with her.  Janis is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration and I can’t wait for you to meet her! We have an incredible collection featured at Gee Loretta so stop in to see it all!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Janis Loverin Designs

Janis Loverin Designs Precious as Pearls

This week, I am beyond excited to introduce you to our newest artist- Janis Loverin.  She is not only an incredible gifted painter, but she has expanded her talents into unbelievably beautiful jewelry.

In this week’s video, she sat down with me to share some of her inspiration and the message behind her designs. (We also happen to be wearing several of her exquisite pieces)! She is inspiring to listen to because she is so connected to each and every creation.

We have absolutely fallen in love with her collection of pearls, silver, gold and diamond collection that she has created and we know you are going to fall in love with them as well!

Janis will be making a very special appearance at Gee Loretta this Friday and Saturday and she will bringing new designs with her.  Janis is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration and I can’t wait for you to meet her! We have an incredible collection featured at Gee Loretta so stop in to see it all!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Janis Loverin Designs Precious as Pearls

Style Tips for Fall Fashion


As we transition into Fall, there are a few (easy) trends that we can all work into our wardrobe. However, some of these trends can seem overwhelming or intimidating and so I tackle these for you in today’s video.

The first trend is the oversized scarf- it can feel like so much fabric and many of you ask me how to “tie” a scarf in new and different ways. I demonstrate three styles that are easy and on-trend.

The bootie is queen of the shoe shelf this season, but lots of you ask what you can wear them with and how to wear it! The bootie looks great with dresses, skirts, leggings and jeans, but wearing them the right way requires a little skill set. It is also important to invest in the right socks for the bootie look and I cover all of these details in Mariah’s Monday Makeover.

** Although the Bootie is trending-don’t put away your tall boots either! They are so stylish and I think everyone should have a chic pair of riding boots in your closet.

This week we are making it easy to add these must haves to your closet! The more you buy, the more you save as you add these Must-Haves to your Fall Line-up! Check out our weekly promotion below!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Style Tips for Fall Fashion

Get In”vest”ed


It’s time to get In’Vest”ed and add the perfect layered piece to your wardrobe! It is all about the Vest this week at Gee Loretta!

As we transition into the cooler temps, you want something that has the cozy look, but you might not need anything too heavy. This is why a vest is absolutely perfect! It creates a layer that is lightweight, but is a fabulous way to add print and texture to your ensemble!!

There are so many different styles in the store right now- from tailored to unstructured and casual to blingy!! This week’s video features a convertible vest that you can style 6 different ways- a must see! It would be perfect to add to your closet and take on your next trip!

Come celebrate the arrival of Fall weather and In”vest” in some beautiful new pieces!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Get In”vest”ed

Rocktober


Welcome to the fabulous month of October-or as we call it in the retail world “ROCKtober”!!

This month “rocks” because the weather is really starting to change and our designers are sending us all of our favorite pieces for Fall! This week, we had so many new arrivals, that I couldn’t feature just one! I had to show off all of our incredible coats, fall shoes and more!

I must say that Fall is really the best season for fashion. The cozy textures, the gorgeous layering and the rich colors just get me excited! There are so many ways to add interest and style to your wardrobe- from a printed scarf to a colorful poncho or even a pair of pants in a new hue are all easy ways to make your wardrobe ROCK!

Don’t miss out of any of the new stylish pieces coming into the store! Be sure to “like” us on Facebook so you can see all of the new Autumn Arrivals!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Rocktober

Leggings New Look


If you are like me, you have several leggings in your line-up for Fall. Leggings are still on trend but I’m sure you’re ready for a fresh take on our go-to look.

This season, it is all about a PRINTED leggings!! I love how this piece instantly adds texture, color and style to any of your basic black tunics!

I know the look might be a little intimidating to wear, so I offer lots of tips on how to make the printed leggings work in your wardrobe. Finding the right print and layering the perfect tunic/dress is key to pulling this look off with instant style!

We have so many incredible prints and colors and I’m sure you are going to love this (inexpensive) look for Fall!! Stop by your favorite boutique to see all of our new arrivals!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Leggings New Look

Sample Sale

We are going to start October with a BANG this year because it is the GIANT SAMPLE SALE and Wear House Weekend at Gee Loretta!!!!

Girls, this is the big one (we had to buy 6 NEW rolling racks to fit all of the samples!) and you are going to “fall” in love with the gorgeous designer samples we have for you! Did I mention you get to score these pieces for WHOLESALE pricing-what could be better?!?!

Plus, the Wear House has been filled up with lots of amazing pieces at 75% off and we added incredible new pieces to Second Story (our resale boutique)!

Enjoy the balloons and then head straight to Gee Loretta to fill up your closet with new Fall treasures!

This Friday and Saturday 10-6pm. You don’t want to miss it!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah
Sample Sale

Fall’s Shawls

Looking to add one of the MUST-HAVE items for Fall?  It is all about the SHAWL!!! From Ponchos, to Wraps to Capelets, this layering piece is on trend and perfect for the transitional weather we are having!

In the video, I highlight all of the different cuts, colors and styles that are featured in the store and I also give you tips on how to choose the one that is right for your shape.  What I love about these pieces is how easy they are to wear. You can throw it on over your favorite white blouse or wear it over a gorgeous cocktail dress for Holiday.  The opportunities to wear the Shawl Trend are endless!
~SAMPLE SALE THIS WEEKEND~
In other important news, the Gee Loretta SAMPLE SALE is this weekend! Girls, this is the BIG one (our largest one of the year) and you do not want to miss it! Mark your calendar for this Friday and Saturday and stay tuned for a video coming later this week to give you inside tips on how to shop our Sample Sale! We have several new designers, as well as the favorites we have featured in our other Sample Sales!

Lots and lots going on at Gee Loretta this weekend and we can’t wait to see you! Don’t you just love the Fall?
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah
Fall’s Shawls

Tiers of Joy


If you have been flipping through your Fall issues of all of your fashion magazines, then you know that the tiered/layered look is happening everywhere!

Of course, Gee Loretta is right on trend and we have this tiered effect throughout the store. Tops, tuncics, dresses to jackets- we have it all!! Wanting to add this style in a print? We have it!! Looking for a tiered solid top to rock with your printed leggings? We have it!!

In this weeks video,I give great tips on how this tiered look is not only trending, but more importantly why it is so FLATTERING!! This look creates texture, movement and more importantly, it cuts our “problem areas” in half!

In other fabulous news, we have filled up the Roadrunner Food Barrels and we have decided to extend it for one more week!! (If you bring in a donation, we will gladly issue you the Gee Loretta Gift Certificate as our way of saying Thank You!) What could be more stylish than giving back to the community?

Come celebrate the kick-off of Fall (officially!) and treat yourself to some new Fall Goodies at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Tiers of Joy

Heart and Sole


We are kicking off September with a little “Heart and Sole” by giving back to the community!

Our goal is to stock the food pantry at Road Runner Food Bank before the Holiday Season hits, so we are hosting our annual food drive at Gee Loretta!

Click here for a list of items that they are always in need of!

With your food donation, we will be giving you a
Gee Loretta Gift Certificate to use towards your next purchase!

The “Sole” part of this week’s video is hi-lighting all of our fabulous new shoes, boots and heels that have come into the store! This week I give you fashion tips on how to start wearing all of the Fall trends right now!

Helping those in need never goes out of style! We can’t wait to see you this week at the store to fill up those red barrels and get your Fall Footwear off to a fabulous start!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

 

Mariah

 

 

Heart and Sole

Sweater Sensation

Happy Labor Day! As we roll into September, I am anxiously awaiting these cooler temps so I can start to wear all of my yummy Fall clothing!

The new collection of sweaters and leggings by Black Tape has me feeling especially impatient! All of the rich textures and colors are so tempting and right on trend with the “oversized” sweater look. In this week’s video, I give tips on choosing the right sweater for your shape as well as styling tips to pull the whole look together.

Besides the incredible selection of styles and textures, the very best part about this line is that almost all of it retail for under $79!!!! That’s what  I like to call a “Stylish Steal”!! The prices are incredible, the quality is on-point and I know you are going to love this line as much as I do!

So enjoy the rest of your long weekend and make plans to come see all of our new arrivals this week at Gee Loretta!

P.S. Just because it’s Labor Day doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing WHITE!! Fashion Rules were made to be broken and I love a pair of white jeans in the middle of Winter with a cozy black sweater and booties!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah
Sweater Sensation

A Line to Love


As the buyer, I am always on the hunt for new, fresh lines for the boutique! I was on vacation last Fall and popped into a darling store and they had the BB DAKOTA line throughout the entire store and I fell in love with the look of this contemporary line.

As soon as the next market came around, I made a beeline for the BB DAKOTA showroom and found so many fresh styles that are right on trend. What I also loved about this line is the easy price points- most of the collection retails for under $100!! Tunics, vests, dresses and more in beautiful colors that you will love for the changing season!

We can’t wait to see you this week at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

A Line to Love

Gee Loretta Celebrating 27 years!


Happy Birthday to Gee Loretta! We are celebrating our 27th Birthday in Style and hope you can make it to our week-long Celebration!

We are kicking the party off with a long list of Fashion and FUN!

1. 20% OFF EVERYTHING in Gee Loretta as our way of thanking you for 27 amazing years!!

2. $27 Essentials! Leggings, X-rays, and Gee Loretta Tanks are on special for a fabulous price!

3. $27 Treasures! Necklaces, earrings and more are all on promotion this week- what a great time to grab a few gifts for all your friends!

4. Gift Certificate Raffle! Enter to win one of TWENTY-SEVEN Gift Certificates to Gee Loretta!

We love to celebrate but more important, we want to thank you for your loyalty and all your support throughout the years! Here’s to many, many more of style! Cheers!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Gee Loretta Celebrating 27 years!

Better Sweater


This week it is all about the “Better Sweater” because we carry the number one sweater line in the USA right now and it continues to grow not only nationally, but internationally as well!

The sweater collection is 360 Sweater and for those of you that already own this line, I don’t need to tell you about the gorgeous silhouettes, the incredible quality and the rich colors they use. It is truly my favorite sweater line and a girl can never have too much cashmere, right?

Taking care of cashmere can seem a little intimidating, but 360 breaks it down into a few simple steps:
How to take care of cashmere.

We have ponchos, gloves and sweaters in fresh,new silhouettes that you girls are going to love!

I should mention that the Skull Division is better than ever and I can’t wait for you to see all of our new arrivals- especially the collection of doggie sweaters (so cute)!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

 

Mariah

 

 

Better Sweater

Fringe Benefits


Ready to get a jump on one of the
must-have trends for Fall? The trend I’m talking about is FRINGE!! You will find this embellished style on shoes, jewelery, handbags, clothing and beyond! I love the movement and texture that it adds to any outfit and it is simple to pick up this “trimmed-trend” at any price-point.

At Gee Loretta, we just received amazing ponchos by Alberto Makali and a gorgeous collection of fringed handbags and clutches that I am personally obsessed with! For those of you that want just a touch of fringe, check out our beautiful necklaces and earrings that incorporate this detail.

I know that you are going to love this look for Fall- stop in to your favorite boutique and check out all of the trimmed up pieces and the other new arrivals for Fall! See you soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Fringe Benefits

Womens Consignment Clothing


It’s the Wear House Weekend!

That’s right- the BIG weekend when we fill up the Wear House up with all your favorite designers for 75% OFF!
This is the best Wear House Weekend because it is filled up with Summer Clearance! Plus, Second Story is LOADED with lots of new Stylish Steals!

Don’t miss it- Friday and Saturday 10-6!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah

Womens Consignment Clothing

Qué Chula!


Hip-hip-hooray! Our happiest line has arrived- DESIGUAL!!! The line is delivering color, print and tons of fun for this Fall season and I know you girls are going to love it!!

The prominent color is deep red and it is splashed across stylish tees, chic tunics and amazing accessories!

The scarves are my personal favorite, (I personally own a half dozen or so) because they are lightweight and add life to any basic black outfit that I have on! I have also given them as gifts countless times because they are so special and unique!

We only receive the collection twice a season, so stop in now and grab this line from Spain! Que Chula!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Qué Chula!

Stepping Out in Style


If there is one thing women have a love affair with, it is SHOES! Nothing can make me do the “happy dance” more than a fabulous new pair of shoes.

At Gee Loretta, I take the shoe buying very seriously, because I want them to be chic, stylish and COMFORTABLE!! As someone who has worked retail my whole life, I am on a constant quest for shoes that feel great on, but footwear that I don’t have to sacrifice style for. (Somehow an orthopedic sneaker doesn’t seem to work with my Joseph Ribkoff dresses!!)

This week Londyn and I feature one of newest collections that incorporate both fashion and function! From the classic pointed heel to a fun sneaker, we have a little bit of everything for you!

Stop in this week to see all of the boutique shoe lines we carry at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah 

Stepping Out in Style

Joseph Ribkoff Fall 2015


It’s no secret that I LOVE clothes and nothing gets my fashion heart going faster than a TRUNK SHOW! Even more so, the Joseph Ribkoff Fall Trunk Show! ( I start drooling when I think of all the soft textures, layering pieces and cozy color palettes!)

I am beyond excited for you to see Joseph’s new collection, because it is filled with fresh designs, rich colors and pieces that make your heart go pitter-patter!

Joseph Ribkoff Fall 2015

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

It’s no secret that I LOVE clothes and nothing gets my fashion heart going faster than a TRUNK SHOW!  Even more so, the Joseph Ribkoff Fall Trunk Show!  ( I start drooling when I think of all the soft textures, layering pieces and cozy color palettes!)
I am beyond excited for you to see Joseph’s new collection, because it is filled with fresh designs, rich colors and pieces that make your heart go pitter-patter!
This is the event where you get to come in and
cherry pick your favorite pieces from his ENTIRE collection.  Think cozy tunics, chic jackets and dresses for days! His addition of more casual silhouettes are on-point for the New Mexican lifestyle and the jersey fabrications are perfect for our climate!
As you know, I just came back from Montreal and toured the Joseph Ribkoff headquarters and I am loving this line more than ever. I can’t wait to see you girls this Friday and Saturday and show off all of his latest designs! Don’t miss it!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

Fun and Funky


What I love is when we get a new collection in the store that instantly adds color and style to the shop! That is exactly what happened when we opened up (BIG) boxes of our latest Gee Loretta collection!

This group is filled with abstract art, gorgeous colors and most importantly, flattering shapes for every figure! You will see in the tops, tunics and dresses that the cuts are classic A-lines which does wonders for your figure! An A-line shape hi-lights the smallest part of our figure and then floats away (to hide problem areas OR it creates a little curve if you have a straight/althletic build).

I am loving the funky pants and leggings that are in this group because it is a fresh look and will pair beautifully with my multitude of black tops and tunics!

This is a must-see collection, so stop in to Gee Loretta this week to see all of the must-have pieces!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Fun and Funky

Summer Sale


That’s right! The summer season feels as though it has just begun, but we already have Fall merchandise rolling in, so we need to make room!

All your favorite designers are marked down 50% OFF
and there are some fantastic pieces that you are going to love.
Joseph RIbkoff, Desigal, Krazy Larry and Sacha London.

As a reminder, we are postponing the Wear House Sale until next weekend (July 10 & 11th)because of the 4th of July holiday! We are open Mon-Fri this week from 10-6, so stop in and check out our Summer Clearance!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Summer Sale

Montreal or Bust


We were recently invited by Joseph Ribkoff to fly out to Montreal and watch the Spring 2016 Fashion Shows!! We are beyond excited to see the new designs on the Runway!

Joseph Ribkoff has also asked us to tour the offices and factory to see how our favorite designer makes it all happen! Most importantly, they have specifically asked for us to offer feedback on what YOU want! The design team wants to hear:

1. What do you love/dislike?
2. What are your favorite pieces that you own?
3. What are your favorite colors to wear?
4. What do you wish they would do more/less of?

Any insight that you can offer will be greatly appreciated and most importantly, will have an impact on the pieces you see coming into Gee Loretta!

We take off for Canada on Wednesday, so send us emails ([email protected]), Facebook messages or give us a call (292-6652) at the store to let us know what is on your wishlist from Joseph Ribkoff!
We will be posting pics and taking video of all our adventures in Montreal, so stay tuned for our week of fun!

In the meantime, we have lots of new Joseph Ribkoff rolling into the store! Pre-fall designs are arriving and they look better than ever! Come take a peek at the new collection!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Montreal or Bust

It’s A Wrap

This week I have got the perfect pant to add a new silhouette to your wardrobe. The Wrap Pant is dressy, casual, stylish, unique and to top it off, comfortable!!

The Wrap Pant has been in the Joseph Ribkoff line for a few years and it continues to sell because it is such a fabulous pant. I know that several of you own it, but I thought it would be helpful to show off fresh ways to wear these pants. In this weeks video, I show you how to style these pants for your day-off, the office or a night-out!  I know you are going to love some of these beautiful tops!

For my girls that do not own and have not tried these flowey pants, they are a MUST!  I wear my wrap pants at least once a week and I always get compliments.

Come in this week to Wrap Up your wardrobe and check out all of our new arrivals!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
It’s A Wrap

Black & Blue

This last week, we received lots of new goodies from Joseph Ribkoff and the color that is popping in the store is BLUE!! It is a beautiful Caribbean shade that I think is gorgeous to wear both now and later.

We have also received so many special, unique pieces in black. (Tunics, Tanks & Dresses) I know, I know-your first thought is that your closet is FILLED with Black!  However, black is the foundation to any fabulous wardrobe and the new arrivals add style and flair to any outfit.

I know you are going to love all of the new styles that have arrived! Come check out the Unique Black and Bold Blues!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Black & Blue

Easy Breezy


Happy June and Happy Summer!  The warmer temps are (finally) showing up and we just received the absolutely PERFECT collection to wear to all your summer soirees!

The new, lightweight group from Nally and Millie is just what every girl needs in her closet right now! We have casual, cotton blends that come in solids, prints and lots of different designs!  Tunics, tees and easy sundresses that would be perfect for nights on the patio or a fabulous vacation.

This collection is not only casual, comfortable but oh-so-affordable!! Most of the pieces are under $100!! What more could a girl ask for?

Stop in early to get first dibs on these darling designs! See you at Gee Loretta this week!

P.S. Want to see pics of the collection? Visit our FACEBOOK PAGE!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Easy Breezy

Crazy for Crochet!


Crazy for Crochet!

This week it is all about a throwback to the ’60’s and ’70’s and how designers are bringing the cool look of crochet back to the runways!

For some, crochet can sound a little scary. Perhaps one might feel the look is too bohemian or that it looks like an oversized doily? Both of these are so wrong, because crochet can be so chic and such a cool, easy look for summer!

Here are a few tips on how to create a crochet look:

1. Wear the proper undergarments! Obviously, this look has very open weaves, so it is so important to layer the right bra and cami/tank under these pieces. We are loving the Shapeez bras (goodbye back fat!) and our Gee’s Tanks that cover your bra straps and give you an opaque layer.

2. Keep the rest of the look CLEAN & TAILORED! Crochet tends to be very unstructured and an overall soft fit. Reach for a classic pair of capris or a pair of skinnies (Like Miracle Body jeggings) to pull your outfit together.

3. When finishing off the look, grab your classic jewelry and a sassy shoe. You don’t want to look like you are in a costume (skip the fringe and feathers), so choose shoes, handbags and accessories that are more timeless.

Hope these tips help you girls and we look forward to seeing you go Crazy for Crochet at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Crazy for Crochet!

Boutique Bargains

Definition of a ‘Fashion High’:  Finding an amazing treasure at your favorite boutique and then discovering that it is a phenomenally low price!!

This week, it is all about Boutique Bargains at Gee Loretta and I highlight shoes, tunics, jewelry and more that almost all are under $100!   There are so many Stylish Steals that I did not get to feature every piece, so here are a few of my favorites!

Miracle Body Jeans: The fabulous Tummy Tuck jegging that every girl needs in her closet! $87

Lawrence Baca Earrings: This Santa Fe Artist has beautiful pieces that are a perfect gift or a treat for yourself! $45

Desigual Scarves and Purses: We just received some new styles and they are oh-so-colorful! $54-$65

Krazy Larry Shorts: The best fitting city short and they come in black, white and houndstooth! $96

I could go on and on about all of our amazing pieces that are perfect to add to your Summer line-up. Plus, more boxes of summer goodies are rolling in!

Come check out our Boutique Bargains and we will see you soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Boutique Bargains

Let’s Talk Tunics

We are right in the middle of wedding and graduation season and it is so nice to have the perfect outfit in your closet waiting for these special events.

The reality is, you want an amazing outfit to wear to these events but you also want to be able to wear it when the big day is over. (How many times have you dashed out and bought a dress in a panic and then only worn it once?)

The tunic that I feature in this week’s video is the perfect solution to all of your summer occasions! You can glam it up and wear it to an evening event with a skirt and serious bling, but it also looks great styled with a classic pair of white pants and some playful jewelry.

We have dubbed it the “Gee Loretta Uniform” because all of the gals that work here own it, and it is one of our go-to pieces! I personally own it in black and I have had so much fun wearing it with my skinnies, leggings and skirts.

We just received it in navy and pink and they are both wonderful colors for the season and I know you girls are going to love them as much as I do!

Stop by Gee Loretta and try on this wonderful piece! You will be so happy that you own it!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Let’s Talk Tunics

Printed Pants


There is no doubt that the Printed Palazzo Pant (which is a wide leg, flowy cut) is a huge trend happening in fashion right now. I realize that this look can be a little intimidating to try if you haven’t worn them before. In this week’s video, I give you all the styling tips that you need to pull off this fashionable and fun look!

One thing to keep in mind is that this is a fun, whimsical way to add a little pop of print to your Spring wardrobe. The pants are lightweight and each pair can be worn with a simple tank and jean jacket. If you are someone who doesn’t wear shorts or dresses, the Palazzo is a fabulous alternative!

I also talk about the importance of the LENGTH of these pants. If they are too long or too short it can ruin the entire look. Be sure to think about the shoes you are going to wear with the pants and then have them hemmed accordingly.

Are you ready for the best part? They all retail for less than $50!! Now that’s what we call a Stylish Steal!

Palazzo Pant not your look? No worries! We have fabulous prints in slim leg, straight cut and leggings to help you add a printed pant to your closet.

We look forward to seeing you at Gee Loretta this week!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Printed Pants

Sample Sale


This is the week of all weeks to be at Gee Loretta and here are a few reasons why!

SAMPLE SALE WEEKEND!
Your chance to grab designer clothing at Wholesale Prices!
We have samples coming in from California, Canada, Dallas and New York! (Friday & Saturday)

WEAR HOUSE WEEKEND!
The Wear House is where you score all of your Gee Loretta favorites for 75% off! We have added lots of new jewelry, clothing and shoes! (Friday & Saturday)

SECOND STORY WEEKEND!
Have you had a chance to shop our Resale Boutique? Located in our Wear House, it is filled with Stylish Steals and we have added lots of new pieces to the SUPER SALE RACK! (Friday & Saturday)

NEW ARRIVALS!
Gee Loretta just received boxes and boxes of gorgeous new clothing! Colorful tops, lightweight sweaters and more! Check out our FACEBOOK PAGE to see all the new arrivals!

We look forward to seeing all of you this week at Gee Loretta! Grab your girlfriends-you don’t want to miss all the fashion and fun!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Sample Sale

The Go To Top


Mother Nature is really giving us a run for our money this Spring! It is hard to know what to wear on a day-to-day basis because the temperatures are going up and down!

Luckily, we have the Go-To Top that is perfect to wear right now because it is a 3/4 sleeve but it is made out of bamboo, making it the perfect weight!

This top is a great addition to your wardrobe because it looks fabulous with jeans, capris and skirts and it can easily be styled for work or play! I give several outfit options to show you simple ways to wear this top again and again!

The Go-To Top is soft, versatile, and as a bonus, it comes in 5 fabulous colors! This will be the top you will reach for all season long!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

The Go To Top

The Layered Look


There is no question that one of the hottest trends in jewelry right now is to LAYER UP!! More is more when it comes to necklaces and bracelets. I realize it can be a little tricky to figure out how to pull this look off, so in this week’s video, I give you great tips on how to mix and match all of your jewels.

Layering three or four delicate necklaces is a very popular look and a chic way to infuse a little sparkle into your outfit.  The key is to keep the scale of each piece complimentary and give each necklace a little space between the others.

Loading up your bracelets is another great way to finesse your outfit!! Pile on your pearls with different textured metals and voila! Your arm is decked out and you are right on trend!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

The Layered Look

Bare Arm Basics


The weather has been beautiful and our temperatures are starting to heat up! With warmer temps, all of the sleeveless tops and dresses start arriving at our store, but the problem is that not all of us like to wear sleeveless! Not to mention the air conditioners are cranked up and it is nice to have a little layer over your arm to fight off the chill!

What is a girl to do with a sea of sleeveless styles?!?! I have the perfect solution- GEE’s SLEEVES!! This is a brand new, sheer layering top that is going to TRANSFORM your Spring//Summer wardrobe! Not only is it reversible, giving you two different necklines, but it also comes in several prints and patterns! You simply layer it over your bra and it instantly adds a sheer sleeve to your outfit.

I personally wore the Gee’s Sleeve all day Friday and it felt heavenly! So silky and elegant looking- in fact, several customers asked what I was wearing!

Stop in early to get first dibs on this MUST-HAVE item for your closet! See you soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Bare Arm Basics

Scream Spring

It’s time to hippity-hop on over to Gee Loretta and use your BUNNY MONEY and treat yourself to something special for Spring!
BUNNY MONEY is our $50 GIFT to you so you can add something stylish to your wardrobe! This is perfect timing because my big buy from Los Angeles has just arrived and the store is stocked with new handbags, jewelry and of course bright, colorful clothes!
This week I highlight some pieces that I think every gal would love to add to their Spring line-up! Stylish sandals, new local jewelry collections and so much more!The BUNNY MONEY is good now through Saturday, so shop early to get dibs on your favorite pieces!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Scream Spring

“Dress” Down

Spring has officially sprung (at least according to our calendars!) and this is the time of year that I get in the mood to add a happy, bright sundress to my closet.  The temps are going to warm up and I love the lightweight, comfortable style that a dress can offer on a hot day.

So many people think that dresses fall under the “fancy” category, but this week I am giving you quick, easy tips to dress down this look so you can throw it on any day of the week.

Simple “add-on” items such as a colorful scarf, a denim jacket or cropped legging can change the look of a dress and creates a care free look that you can wear to the grocery store or dinner with your girlfriends!

We have new dresses from Desigual and Joseph Ribkoff and I know you will love the selection of colors, prints and shapes! See you soon, girls!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
“Dress” Down

World’s Best Blouse


Every season there are a few key pieces that come in and I lovingly refer to them as the “Uniform” pieces. I came up with the name because everyone that works at Gee Loretta ends up buying and LOVING these pieces.

This Spring is no exception and I highlight the must-have blouse in this week’s video. I love the fact that this top comes in prints/solids and a selection of fabulous colors! (Coral, Navy, Black, and beyond!)

I also love that I can style this blouse with so many different bottoms. Skirts, capris, skinny pants, and even leggings, if you wear the right layering pieces!! Watch the video to see all of the looks I have created with one top!

Stop in this week and add the Uniform to your wardrobe! See you soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

World’s Best Blouse

Shades of Grey


Spring is here and grey is the perfect neutral to pair with white and all of the beautiful jewel tones.

The store is overflowing with various shades of grey in all of our lines. Bylyse is a new casual line that is great to combine with your bright jewelry, Desigual scarves, and leggings.

Come in and have fun playing with our fabulous textures and magnificent colors!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Shades of Grey

All Laced Up


I am absolutely LOVING the lace trend that is happening in fashion right now! This feminine trend adds a soft texture to any outfit and by adding texture, you are adding interest!

I also love the idea of playing with different colors and prints under a lace top. In the video, I highlight three different tops that you can layer underneath one lace top and it completely changes the look! ( The black lace top that I feature is the new “Gee Loretta Uniform” because we are all adding this to our personal wardrobes!)

I hope you are loving the lace trend as much as I am. There are so many beautiful styles from Alberto Makali, Gee Loretta and Joseph Ribkoff that I know you will love! Stop in to take a peek!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

All Laced Up

Mariah’s Mini Me

This is Londyn Bird Littauer. She belongs to Mariah. It is obvious she has been watching her mom at work.

Mariah’s Mini Me

Oh-My-Overlay


This week I feature a brand new look when it comes to the classic pencil skirt! It is the OVERLAY Skirt and I am loving this fresh style!

If you have been following Fashion Week, the Overlay was popping up on so many of the runways- DVF, Chanel, Donna Karan and more! I think it’s a skirt that translates from Runway to “Real Life” and I love that we have several stylish options for you to choose from in the store right now!

In this week’s video, I show off some of the new arrivals and give you some inspirational tips on how to style this sleek silhouette. The skirt can work go from day to evening with just a few changes in accessories and jackets.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Oh-My-Overlay

White Hot Fashion


This week is all about adding a White Hot Piece of Fashion to your wardrobe! I feature this angelic hue and talk about why every girl should have several white blouses in their line-up!

A white blouse is an essential that has stood the test of time! It has been a go-to piece that you can wear to the office but glam it up with bling and wear it to a more formal function! Don’t forget the easy, timeless look of a white top and your favorite pair of blue jeans.

I also love the brightness that it adds to my closet. In a sea of black tops and sweaters, it just feels good to put on this shining shade and break up the black!

In this week’s video, I also give you tips on how to accessorize a white blouse as well as what pieces you need to have to layer underneath it.

Come take a peek at all of the White-Hot Fashion we have in the store right now!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

White Hot Fashion

Strutting Stripes in Style

This Monday I was inspired to show off a little “Stripe Style” because we have a fabulous striped collection at Gee Loretta right now!

There are so many reasons why I think we should all have stripes in our closet and here are just few:

1. Stripes are a classic print! They never go out of style and even if you err on the more conservative side, a stripe is the perfect print to add life to any wardrobe.

2. It is so easy to mix a stripe with other prints.  In the video, I give you the tip to keep your color story the same when mixing prints. Wear black and white leopard with black and white stripes and your outfit suddenly has a little sass and style! ( I feature mixing polka dots and stripes for a more whimsical look in the video!)

3. Stripes come in all shapes and sizes! I understand not every gal wants to wear horizontal stripes, but designers (like Joseph Ribkoff) have genius designs that make this print look oh-so-flattering!  By simply offsetting the stripe or putting a touch of the print here and there, it is going to look fresh and fun!

Stop by and check out all of our Stylish Stripes! 

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Strutting Stripes in Style

Petty in Pink

Petty in Pink

Happy Groundhog Day!! Today’s Holiday inspired me to give you some fresh ideas so that you don’t fall into a rut of wearing the same thing each and every day.This week, I think a Pop of Pink is just what the “Groundhog” ordered!  This fresh hue is flattering on everyone and easy to incorporate into everyone’s wardrobe! From sweaters to skirts to beautiful bling, this shade of rose is everywhere!
(Not to mention it is the Month of Love, so a bit of blush is the perfect addition!)

A few of the reasons I love Pink are that it adds a natural glow to everyone’s complexion and it is always spot on with your black and white!

Which Pink is going to Perk up YOUR wardrobe?

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Petty in Pink

Mariah’s Multiples

As someone who has been in retail for practically my whole life, I have been privy to every fashion trend and “Game-Changing” piece of clothing there is.

Even so, there are pieces that I find myself investing in every season. This Spring at Gee Loretta is no exception and I thought I would share my “Multiple’s” with you!

In this week’s video I elaborate on the pieces that I have multiples of in my closet right now.  I know getting dressed is so much easier for me when I have several back-ups of these bodacious basics.

This is the perfect week to come in and add “Mariah’s Multiples” to your closet because the more you buy the greater the reward!  (Scroll down and you will see what I mean!!)

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah
Mariah’s Multiples

What is a Trunk Show

A quick girlfriends guide……what is a Trunk Show?

What is a Trunk Show

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

This is the week of all weeks to be at Gee Loretta!  My adrenaline starts pumping because the Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show is arriving and we get to see (and buy) all the new trends for Spring and Summer!  I know you girls are going to fall in love with the freshest designs and more casual silhouettes that he has created.

As a BONUS, we are giving you a
Gee’s Gem Gift Certificate
with your Joseph Ribkoff purchase.

This is $50 that you can use towards special orders, shoes or anything in the store that makes your heart sing!
The Trunk Show will be here Friday and Saturday and with all the beautiful weather we have been enjoying, it is the perfect time to choose (and wear) these amazing pieces!

P.S.  Not sure what a Trunk Show is?  Scroll below and watch my video to get all the details you need.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah
Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

Not so Basic Basics

As you all know – Spring is rolling in and it’s time to take stock and revisit those pieces that you reach for ALL the time!
If you are like me, you probably have items you have been promising yourself that you will replace or update.  I even have things that I need to add to my rotation; yet I often get distracted by other fabulous pieces…..
It is always fun to get those unique or special items that add pow to your closet; but having great basic pieces ALWAYS makes getting dressed SO much easier!
 The good news is that we have wonderful basics that have that “fashion punch!”  This is the time to get your pieces that you need AND add some pizazz to your Spring Wardrobe.
Make your checklist of basics and come in to cross a few off your list!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
~Mariah
Not so Basic Basics

January Fashion

Well, there is no denying it….The Holidays are over and it’s time to get back to business.  If you’re like me, you may have had your fair share of goodies AND fun this season.
A tunic and leggings are the perfect thing to put on right now!  You will feel cozy and warm when you pair this look with boots, and a tunic is a great way to feel good in spite of the holiday treats we all indulged in.  We have some wonderful early Spring pieces that will give you lots of milage in your wardrobe.
And don’t forget the WINTER SALE!!  There are still so many great pieces that are 33% and 50%  off!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

January Fashion

Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2015

As we get ready to ring in a New Year, we are celebrating with style and the NEW Joseph Ribkoff Spring Collection!

I know what you are thinking, “Spring? Already?” It sounds crazy, but as you know, Joseph Ribkoff is an incredible designer who creates collections that can be worn year round. Of course he will have some pieces that are floral and bright, but most of his designs are perfect for now and later!

If you are a fashionista like me, you know this is the time to stop in and start grabbing a few Spring pieces because by the the time warmer temps show up these fresh pieces will be long gone!

Cheers to ringing in 2015 in STYLE!  The Gee Loretta Family wishes you a wonderful New Year!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2015

The Twelve Days of Christmas


Happy Three Days Before Christmas! Right about now you are either winding down just a little or gearing up a lot!! Either way we are here to help.

We have great last minute items that are guaranteed to please-think $10 scarves! And if you are finished with your gift-giving…. we have Fabulous Fashion Galore that can spruce up your own Christmas Wish List!

Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas,
Mariah Laura Karen Jane Shelly Wendy and Mary

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas


Christmas is right around the corner, and we still have lots of gorgeous goodies to help you finish up all your shopping!

Our Twelve Days of Christmas has some Delightful Deals still to come – so be sure and stop in to take advantage of getting a fabulous piece of jewelry for yourself or cozy gloves for all the people still left on your list. There are lots of great things for every body including YOU!!

And don’t forget our Guilt Free Shopping Day – You have worked hard this season to make sure everyone has just the right present under the tree; now it’s your turn to get that special item you have been eyeing….After all, you deserve it!!

Thank you for your support this season and all year long!! We couldn’t do it without each and every one of you.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah Laura Karen Jane Shelly Wendy and Mary

Twelve Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas


The Twelve Days of Christmas is kicking off and we have gone above and beyond to fill each day with fashion and fun!

As our way of thanking you for all of the loyalty and support you have shown Gee Loretta, we have created specialty “gifts” to give you each day.

We have filled the store with goodies that are perfect for any gal on your list and most importantly-YOU! Pick out a glittery gift for a friend and then find that stylish something that you can’t live without!

Pay close attention to the dates listed below to see what our stylish special will be each day!

From all of us at Gee Loretta, thank you for your support and we look forward to celebrating the season with you!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah Laura Karen Jane Shelly Wendy and Mary

The 12 Days of Christmas

Gift Giving Guide

We made it through all the turkey and trimmings-now it is time to get serious about Christmas!  Here at Gee Loretta we are ready to lend you a hand!!

Every year we have irresistible gifts that are guaranteed to make everyone on your list happy!  This year is no exception.  We have something for everyone on that list, and if you are stuck on someone, we always have a suggestion or two!  

Let us make it easy for you with our gorgeous gift wrap and personal touch!  Our goal is for YOU to look good and enjoy the season!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Gift Giving Guide

Give Back Bucks

I know you are busy gearing up for Thanksgiving! We are all making lists and running those last few errands.

Gee Loretta is hosting a food drive with Roadrunner Food Bank-so while you are getting those final few goodies at the grocery, pick up a couple of extra items and drop them off here.

When you come in with your non-perishable items, we have a THANK YOU just for you. We appreciate your support and help all year, and especially with this food drive; so we have GIVE BACK BUCKS that you can use however you like!

We couldn’t do this without you so a BIG THANK YOU to all of our generous fashionistas!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to all of yours.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Give Back Bucks

Pre-Pie Sale


This year, we are doing something new at Gee Loretta and it is called the Pre-Pie Sale!! We are starting our Thanksgiving Sale a WEEK EARLY!! That’s right – 20% OFF everything in the store – all your favorite designers like Joseph Ribkoff, 360 Cashmere, Valdini Boots and more!

We know next week is going to be fun, but it can also be a very busy time with friends, family and food! So this week you can come in and treat yourself to a new “Thanksgiving Outfit” or even get a jump start on your Christmas Shopping!

We hope to see you all this week at Gee Loretta for the Pre-Pie sale and as always a great, big THANK YOU For being such loyal customers! See you soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Pre-Pie Sale

It’s a Miracle


There is a “magic” jean that we sell at Gee Loretta and if you have not tried it, you MUST!! I personally own 4 pair of Miracle Body and they are truly my most favorite jean!

In the video I go over why you are going to love these jeans-fabulous tummy control panels, a great slim fit that works on every bodytype, and they have a smooth pull-on waistband that lays flat.

Are you ready for the best part? This designer denim is a steal- under $100 a pair!!!

(Not to mention if you buy a pair, you get any top of your choice for 50% OFF!!)*

This would be the perfect time to treat yourself to a new outfit or get a jumpstart on some of your Holiday shopping and find a gorgeous tunic or top.

Do yourself a favor and come fall in love with these jeans, and if you already own a pair, check out the new colors and styles!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

It’s a Miracle

Gee’s Jewels


It is like Christmas at Gee Loretta when Lawrence Baca arrives with his new jewelry designs!

If you have not seen Lawrence Baca’s work, he is an artist from Santa Fe that marries traditional New Mexican craftsmanship with a contemporary twist. His Navajo Pearls (as well as his entire collection) are all handmade and he loves to incorporate mixed metals with labradorite, moonstone, mother-of-pearl and many other semi-precious stones.

Although we have loved his jewelry for years, every time we get new pieces it is as though we are discovering him all over again. Today he arrived with gorgeous earrings, amazing new necklaces and his classic stretch bracelets with new twists and details. (The stretch bracelet with the charm is my personal favorite!)

We also have several new collections from local artists such as Melodie Owen, Designs by Michele and Glassa. There are price-points from $24 and up, so it is the perfect time to stop in and do a little holiday shopping or treat yourself to something special!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Gee’s Jewels

Red Alert


Red Alert – it is time to add a little pop of rouge into your rotation! This week, I highlight the reds that can rock your wardrobe! I show you how to take your loo>k from bold with black and white to soft with neutral earth tones.

Not only do we have gorgeous pieces in Cherry Red but we also have a great collection of pieces in the hot color of the season; Burgundy/Oxblood. This rich, deep tone looks fabulous on most skin tones and plays well with your blacks, browns, greys and more!

An easy (and inexpensive) way to add this ruby hue to your wardrobe is with accessories. We have jewelry, shoes and scarves – these pieces can add sparkle and color to any neutral outfit.

Watch this week’s video to see some of our latest arrivals and stop in to find the right red for you!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Red Alert

Slouchy & Sleek Silhouettes

 

Last week, we re-merchandised the store and  I was completely inspired to go home and do the same in my closet!

By simply moving things around and putting things in a new order or layout, it instantly helps to create new outfit combinations.  I also find that I am reaching for pieces that I haven’t worn in awhile.

One of my favorite “new” outfits is the slouchy and sleek silhouette.  We created a “Slouchy Sweater/Pencil Skirt”  boutique and I think this is what inspired my new Go-To Outfit. Not only is it stylish, but it is a simple look to create and an easy silhouette to wear.

Watch this week’s video for more tips on how to “re-merchandise” your closet and see some of our latest arrivals.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Slouchy & Sleek Silhouettes

Black Out

Black is the new black!! This week’s video features the must-have items that all women need to pull together stylish looks each day.  I always say that the key to the perfect wardrobe is to be sure that you have all your essentials and that they fit well.

Most days, black is where you start when you get dressed.  Whether it is your classic pair of pants, a pencil skirt or your favorite boots for Fall, these are the items that make it easier for you to accessorize or add the textures, prints and color that create a polished look.

Take this checklist to your closet to make sure you have all of these pieces and that they are in tip-top shape (nothing ruins a look faster than faded, worn or ill-fitting pieces):

  • Gee’s Tee
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Black Pant
  • Black Leggins
  • Black Tank
  • Lightweight Jacket or Blazer
  • Black Item with Leather Detail or Trim
  • Black Shoe or Boot

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Black Out

Athletic Allure!

One of the hottest trends this year is “Athletic Wear.”  It is  having such a huge impact on fashion. And, as a buyer,  I am seeing this trend translate into many of the lines that we carry in the store.  In this week’s video, I feature Joseph Ribkoff, Alberto Makali and several other designers that are doing chic variations of Sweatshirts.

Even classic styles such as jackets and coats are showing up in easy, casual fabrications that not only look great but feel oh-so-comfy as well!

It is a slippery slope to embrace the Athletic look and not come across as sloppy or unkempt. What I love about the pieces we have in the store is that they still look super stylish and absolutely on trend.

We have new arrivals from Hailey, AZI and Desigual, plus we were able to hang onto the fabulous JUDE Samples that embrace the Athletic vibe with style and ease.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Athletic Allure!

Let’s Go Krazy

We are going “KRAZY” at Gee Loretta for the new arrivals of Krazy Larry Pants!  These are by far the best-selling item at our store and if you have not tried them, then you MUST!  If you have tried them, then you need to come in to see the new prints and fabrications we have received. (I feature most of them in this week’s video if you want a sneak peek!)

I list the many, many reasons that you will fall in love with this pant, but I forgot the best part – the PRICE!

We also have the BIG Sample Sale this weekend, so you have to mark your calendar to shop some of your favorite designers at wholesale prices!  The Wear House is also open, so it is a weekend you do not want to miss at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Let’s Go Krazy

Kick Up Your Heels

Fall Shoes are Here!! Horray!! I filmed this week’s video and then the UPS man promptly brought us four more fabulous boots that I didn’t get to show you!

This year shoe/boot fashion is exploding! This means the sky is the limit for your footwear choices. Tall boots, wedges, pointy toes and booties are ALL right on trend. This is truly the year that the Shoe God’s are smiling down on us and let US decide what our signature look is going to be.

This is also the year, then, to try something fresh and new! If you haven’t worn a booty yet, GO FOR IT! If you are always a high-heel girl, think about embracing a ballet flat or riding boot. Fashion is all about “style evolution” which means we should have fun playing and creating new looks within our wardrobe!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Kick Up Your Heels

Sweater Soiree

There is no denying fall is here! We are seeing balloons on the horizon, smelling the green chile and of course,  ready to be
full-on with our Fall Fashion!  Sweaters can help you channel that “Fall Feeling” especially as the evenings start to cool down….
A great cardigan can take you through most of fall as a layering piece or a tunic-adding texture and interest to any look.

Pullovers are easy dressing on their own,  but also look great layered with the blouses or sheer tunics that you  may already have in your closet.

And of course a vest gives you endless looks both under another cardigan or jacket AND over anything from a tee to another sweater.
Nothing says Fall like a cozy sweater or two, and we have so many choices here at Gee Loretta! We have everything from light weight linen/cotton blends to cozy cashmere; and every style you can think of!  Stop in to see which sweater is right for you!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Sweater Soiree

Not Just a Jacket

There a few items that every gal needs in her wardrobe and a lightweight jacket (or two!) is a must-have.  As the temperatures drop, it is important to have the right weight and style to give your wardrobe a polished look.

Lightweight jackets can add color, print and of course layers always create additional interest and detail to any outfit.

What a tailored jacket can also do is create structure and shape for any figure. Longer styles transform your figure into the classic hourglass shape -think strong shoulder, nipped at the waist and then A-line cut to conceal or create hips.

There are a few of my favorites in this week’s video-plus so many more in the store that I would love for you to see! Stop in this week!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Not Just a Jacket

Rock the Blouse

Happy Labor Day!! As we officially bring Summer to an end, it is time to get serious about pulling your Fall Wardrobe together.  This week I talk about how adding a few beautiful silky blouses to your wardrobe can get you in the mood for the changing season, yet still keep you cool and comfortable as we wait for the temps to change.

When you are shopping for a new blouse, think about using the rich colors of Autumn, adding cozy textures and creating layers with the blouse as the weather cools down.

Choosing the colors of the season is easy – navy blue, burgundy, purples and beyond will all add color and depth to your look.

Adding texture to your look is easy with velvet embellishments, leather trimmings and sequin details.  Texture is an easy way to add “print” to a look  for interest and flair.

Layer up your blouses with a contrasting cami and then add a leather jacket,  a vest or a cozy cardigan to create a winning look.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Rock the Blouse

Leather Trim & Trends


One of the must have looks for Fall 2014 is Leather Detail on EVERYTHING!! The best part is that the designers are all using faux leather. What this means for you is that maintaining these pieces is a breeze, plus it keeps the price points way down!

Why I love the Faux Leather Trend  is that it is not just  for leather jackets – we are seeing this treatment in skirts, pants, dresses and beyond. This is more than a trend because it is everywhere- it has become a mainstream fashion feature!  Not to mention, this luxe texture adds a stylish edge to any outfit!

In this weeks video, I highlight some new arrivals and you will see these pieces will take you from the office, to girl’s night out and everywhere in between!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Leather Trim & Trends

Gee Loretta Happy Birthday

We are so excited to be celebrating 26 AMAZING years at Gee Loretta and we have a week full of  stylish fun planned for you!

First, we are giving you a fabulous goody table filled with

$26 TREATS!
Scarves
Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces
Clutches and Cosmetic Bags
just to name a few!

The best part of the Birthday Celebration is that we are

20% OFF ALL WEEK LONG!

You can use the birthday discount on all the new arrivals from any of your favorite designers. We have new sweaters from 360 Cashmere, lots of new Joseph Ribkoff, Lawrence Baca and so much more!

Stop in for the week long Birthday Party and thanks again for 26 Years of Fashion!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Gee Loretta Happy Birthday

We’ve Got Your Back

We’ve got your back (in more ways than one!) this week at Gee Loretta!

First, we just received our fabulous new Skull Cashmere and the pieces are pretty incredible! I feature the poncho/shawl with the beautiful floral detail and it is so on-trend that you need to come see it before it is gone!

I also highlight our new SHAPEEZ line – a fabulous body smoother that functions as a bra.  This Shaper creates smooth, clean lines and is oh-so-comfortable and lightweight.  Say goodbye to the “fluff and stuff” that sneaks up behind us.

These are just a few of the many pieces that have come in – the store is filled with tons of new goodies!  This is prime shopping time for Autumn – so stop in and “Fall” in love with all the new arrivals!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

We’ve Got Your Back

Fall for Desigual

There are so many reasons to “Fall” for Desigual this season!  Not only do I offer some styling tips in this weeks video, but here are 3 more reasons to love this line!
It is a line that is filled with easy, casual pieces that you will reach for all season long! The tees, tunics and dresses are all fabulous!
The colors and prints add life to a wardrobe that needs some sprucing up!  If you haven’t seen the line before,  it will be easy to spot in the store because of their signature look!

The price point is perfect and oh-so-easy on the wallet!  With most of the collection retailing around $100, it will be hard to choose your favorites!
This is one of our favorites designers at Gee Loretta and I can’t wait for you all to see it in person!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Fall for Desigual

Red in Fashion

This week it is all about “Go Red!” We have some fabulous new pieces that will help you make your own Scarlet Statement!

Reds come in either an orange or blue based color and finding the one that is perfect for you is simple. Hold a solid orange top and a solid blue top up to your face and see which one works better with your complexion.  If the blue looks better, then seek out “Blue Reds”, and if orange is better go for the “Warm Reds”.  If you are lucky enough that they both look great, then you can shop any red that catches your eye!

Watch this week’s video to see some of the new styles that I featured, plus find out why I think Red is one of the number one colors to add to your Fall line-up!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Red in Fashion

Go Red

This week it is all about “Go Red!” We have some fabulous new pieces that will help you make your own Scarlet Statement!

Reds come in either an orange or blue based color and finding the one that is perfect for you is simple. Hold a solid orange top and a solid blue top up to your face and see which one works better with your complexion.  If the blue looks better, then seek out “Blue Reds”, and if orange is better go for the “Warm Reds”.  If you are lucky enough that they both look great, then you can shop any red that catches your eye!

Watch this week’s video to see some of the new styles that I featured, plus find out why I think Red is one of the number one colors to add to your Fall line-up!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Go Red

Boot Scoot Boogie

There are two amazing reasons to BOOT SCOOT over to Gee Loretta this week!

First, we have an amazing new boot designer that has embroidery, bling and all things fabulous!! This boutique collection is a must see, plus I give you styling tips in this week’s video on how to work a western boot into your wardrobe.

Secondly, it is the Gee Loretta SAMPLE SALE!  We have Katherine Barclay, 360 Cashmere, Mezmerize and so many more designers!! You get to shop all of your favorite collections and buy the pieces at WHOLESALE PRICES!  The Sample Sale is this Friday and Saturday, so make plans to be here this weekend!

As a bonus, the Wear House will be open this Friday and Saturday and there will be lots of new treasures to shop there as well!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Boot Scoot Boogie

Summer Sale

Not that you ever need an excuse to stop by your favorite boutique, but we have the top THREE reasons to visit Gee Loretta this week!

1. SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SALE! All of your favorite designers are now 50% OFF and there are plenty of dresses, tops and sandals to choose from!

2. KATHERINE BARCLAY SAMPLES! We just received almost 200 beautiful samples from the Fall 2014 collection and they are all at WHOLESALE PRICES, so there are deals to be found!

3. WEAR HOUSE WEEKEND! Although we will be closed July 4th, the Wear House will be open and ready to go on Saturday the 5th (10-6) with new merchandise and all of it at 75% OFF!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Summer Sale

“Tiers” of Joy!

One look that is consistently showing up at Gee Loretta is all things “tiered”!  There are many reasons to love this style, but here are a few of my favorites:

1. Oh-So-Flattering!  The simple detail of the layers can cover a multitude of sins!  It is a fresh silhouette that looks great on any body shape and can hide any trouble areas you may or may not have.

2.  Tanks, Dresses, Tunics!  This tiered style is showing up in pieces that are perfect for now and later. Looking for a casual summer top? We have it!  Looking for a cocktail dress for a wedding?  We have that, too! No matter the dress code, Gee Loretta has options galore!

3.  Texture, Print and Color!  What I love about the layered look is that you add so many fab elements to your outfit without even trying!  The layers create dimension,the prints can give your outfit a pop and adding color is never a bad thing to mix in with your neutrals.

Stop in to see if you have “Tiers of Joy” over this layered look!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
“Tiers” of Joy!

Extend you Essentials

As women, one of the most important parts of getting dressed is starting with your foundation pieces.  The pieces that you layer underneath your actual outfit can create a clean, polished line and keep you feeling put together all day long.

This week, I feature our “Back to Basics” section which is filled with all the layering essentials that you need for every outfit.  I have so many customers that are shocked by how a simple tank or X-ray top can transform their wardrobe.  If you haven’t tried our Essentials, now is the perfect time!

Stop in this week to see how these basics will work for you and check out the new Fall and shop our Summer Sale!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Extend you Essentials

Believe it or Not!

Believe it or not, it is time for our SUMMER SALE to begin!!!

There are lots of warm summer days left and now is the time to scoop up those pieces you have had your eye on…Whether it’s that cute top or one more pair of sandals you need to finish out the season – come in and have some summer fun!!

33% off Summer Sale!

The new Fall that has arrived will make your “fashionista heart” race with anticipation for the new season!  Those of you who shopped early and often for summer are ready for a new fashion experience; and we are ready for you!

So we truly have something for every one this week!! Stop in to see what makes YOUR heart race!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Believe it or Not!

Long-ing for Summer

Maxi dresses and skirts are everywhere this season and what I love is that you look like a “Glamazon” without even trying!

The striped styles we have at Gee Loretta are totally on trend and I thought I would give you a few inspirational ideas for styling your fav maxi piece:

  • Layer a denim jacket or vest over it.
  • Belt it with a contrasting color.
  • Use BOLD jewelry to add sparkle and color.
  • Pair a blingy sandal with any maxi dress (33% Off Sandals)
  • Layer a crisp white tee or bright tank underneath it.
Come in and we will be happy to help you take this look “to-the-max”!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Long-ing for Summer

White is so Right

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you all are enjoying a nice long weekend with family and friends!
Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off for summer.  For me, Summer is when I am constantly reaching for my white jeans, white tanks, and a great white blouse! Luckily we have all of those pieces stocked and ready to go for you at Gee Loretta!
There is one blouse in particular that just arrived from Joseph Ribkoff that is lightweight, classic and perfect for any occasion. It  is 3/4 sleeve, machine-washable and no-iron- what more could a girl ask for?
Stop by this week to try on the perfect white blouse and all the other wonderful white pieces that we have!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
White is so Right

INIZIO Italy!

We just received a fabulous, colorful collection from Inizio (of Italy) and I know you are going to love it!
This sun-drenched linen is comfortable and easy for the hot summer days that are on the way (think Memorial Day!!) but still has effortless edge, making you feel AND look your best.
And of course, it is a washable linen so that soft finish gets you out the door without any maintenance!
The capris, vest, dresses and jacket are all worth a trip to Gee Loretta and the color selection will add a punch of “Summer Happiness” to any wardrobe!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
INIZIO Italy!

Short Story

With Summer just over a month away, now is the time to add a City Short to your closet!

Krazy Larry just sent us four fabulous colorways and they are not only his classic pull-on waist, but they are the perfect length! The city short will hit just above your knee, which is such a flattering length whether you are petite or tall!

If you have never tried Krazy Larry, you MUST!!  They not only fit beautifully but they are easy on the wallet and are perfect for work or play.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Short Story

In the Navy

Navy and White has always meant Spring in the Fashion World and this season is no exception!  What is new about navy this time around is the fact that it is such a neutral-and you can pair it with just about anything in your Spring wardrobe!
Navy works well with  colors like lime, fuchsia, orange and yellow-not to mention all the neutrals.  Any pairing of the neutral palette is always a winner!

Try your navy with stone, camel, black and of course white.  It is also  a perfect backdrop for all of your gorgeous summer jewelry! Turquoise, coral and the great colorful statement necklaces that are out right now ALL look fantastic with navy!
From dresses to capris to skirts and more-add some navy to your closet this Spring and watch your options explode!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
In the Navy

Crop and Roll

Although Mother Nature is sending us mixed signals with all this windy weather, we know that warm, beautiful days are in our future!

Warmer temps bring wardrobe changes and we have lots of perfectly cropped pants to help you make the switch!

In this week’s video, I highlight some of our favorite cropped pants, plus I give you some insider-fashionista tips on how to roll your pants and be right on trend!

Some of the designers we have at Gee Loretta that are jumping on board with the cropped styles are Joseph Ribkoff, Lola, Krazy Larry and Inizio!
Lots of styles, colors and lengths to choose from so you can Rock the Crop!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Crop and Roll

Go Green

Spring is here and it is time to GO GREEN!! I love the idea of adding this leafy hue to your collection of neutrals because it works beautifully with black, white and navy.

Shades of Green are everywhere in fashion- from head to toe you can rock a fabulous scarf, a Spring dress or a sassy pair of sandals.  Although electric honeydew seems to be the hot color right now, don’t be afraid to embrace emerald or kick it up a notch with kiwi!

Another great tip I have is to pair your turquoise jewelry with all shades of green.  It will give the Green the extra pop it needs to “Shout Spring”!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Go Green

Bunny Money

It’s hard to believe that it is that time of year already!! April is in full swing and the best part is that it is BUNNY MONEY at Gee Loretta!!

BUNNY MONEY is our gift to you and it is the perfect time to come in and treat yourself to something that gets in you the Spring Mood.

This week I feature some of the new must-haves like Desigual, 360 Sweaters and darling sandals.  The BUNNY MONEY is good now through Saturday, so shop early to get dibs on your favorite pieces!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Bunny Money

Fill in the Blank

Happy Spring Window Display-Check!
Fun Spring Dresses- Check!
Sassy Sandals-Check!
Gee Loretta is ready for warmer days and I want to make sure that your Spring Wardrobe is filled with Fashion Do’s (and not Fashion don’ts )!
What are the rules for wearing leggings?
How do you wear the new Sheer trends and keep it classy?
What foundation pieces do you need for the season?
These are just a few of the fashion questions that I answer in this week’s video. The Spring Season is in full swing so stop by to treat yourself to some Happy Fashion!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Fill in the Blank

Sample Sale

This is a Fashionista’s dream come true at Gee Loretta because it is our Sample Sale!  We  have worked  hard to bring your favorite designers in, and you girls are going to be thrilled when you see what (and how much) we have waiting for you!

Joseph Ribkoff
Mezmerize
360 Sweaters
Katherine Barclay
Skull Cashmere
Plus so many more!!

Not sure what a sample sale is? Watch this week’s video to see how you shop a sample sale like a pro and get insider tips to find the best pieces.

As a bonus, we have several Sample collections that came early and they are ready to go
TODAY!!
(a good excuse to shop twice this week!)

TONS of other samples will arrive on Thursday and be ready to go for the weekend.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Sample Sale

The Forecast Says…….

Spring has officially arrived and luckily Laura and I were in LA last week buying up lots of on-trend goodies!
The two things that you can do right now that will transform your look from Winter to Spring (like no other) are colorful jewelry and bold, printed scarves.Take your neutral, Go-To Wardrobe Pieces and add:

  • A scarf that is outside of the box- Think an all black outfit with a neon yellow polka dot scarf.
  • Mix up some prints and do a floral top with a striped scarf. Mixing prints is having a huge fashion moment right now and can update any look.
  • Embrace happy, colorful costume jewelry- From oranges to fuchsias, blingy to beaded there are plenty of stylish statement pieces that everyone needs in their Spring line-up.

Challenge yourself to add some colorful accessories to your existing wardrobe and see how you can instantly breathe Spring into your ensemble!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
The Forecast Says…….

The Game Changer!

This is the time of year that we are dreaming about warmer temps and Gee Loretta is filling up with lots of Spring styles.The only problem with Spring Fashion is that so many pieces are SLEEVELESS! You may need a sleeve for work purposes or because you just feel better with a little coverage on your arms, and the great news is, I have the perfect piece to remedy the sleeveless issue!

I call it the “Game Changer” (also known as an X-ray top) and this one small piece of clothing can transform your current and future wardrobe.  This 3/4 sleeve mesh top is lightweight, comes in a million colors and is thin enough to wear all  summer long.  You can layer it under tanks, dresses, tees and more!

This opens up the door to all of the amazing (sleeveless) dresses that you are going to need for Summer Weddings, Graduations and margaritas on the patio!  Not sure what shaped dress is best for you? Watch this week’s video for all the tips to keep you stepping out in style!

Come treat yourself to a sassy Spring dress and get the “Game Changer” as our gift to you!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
The Game Changer!

Reversible Fashion

This week’s video is all about reversible fashion.  Designer’s across the board are embracing this trend and we all come out winners!

One of the fab bonuses of reversability is versatility! Picture a classic black skirt suddenly transformed into a bold, floral print. These are perfect for travel (think Spring Break!) because you can really stretch your wardrobe in that small carry-on!

The other reason to fall in love with this fashion is because these pieces all embrace the must-have trends for the season.  Think Graphic Black & White, Vivid Florals and Stripes, to name a few.

Last but not least, you are getting  two amazing looks for the price of one.  Your “cost-per-wear” on these sassy pieces will put a “Spring” in your step!

Watch this week’s video to find your fav! (Even better, stop by Gee Loretta to see all the designs yourself!)

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Reversible Fashion

Sparkle & Shine

Since the beginning of time, women have had a love affair with Jewelry. The sparkle, shine and transformation that it creates in your wardrobe can not be ignored.   Like anything in fashion, there are rules to be aware of when wearing your jewelry.  I thought I would go over a few of those for you.

RULE #1– Make a statement in one feature area.  Whether it is a bold necklace, chandelier earrings or stacked bracelets, be sure to focus on one, and pull back when it comes to piling on too much bling. If you wear one statement piece it is going to have so much more impact than covering yourself with head-to-toe sparkle.

RULE #2– Mix Hi and Low Jewelry.  You may have a favorite pair of diamond studs that you love to wear, but that doesn’t mean you have to pair them with only fine jewelry.  Don’t be afraid to mix your costume jewelry with Grandma’s pearls.  Costume jewelry can update and add an edge to classic pieces.

RULE #3– Stay Organized!!  It does’t matter how many amazing earrings and necklaces you have; if you can’t get to them or they are a disorganized mess, then you will end up reaching for whatever is on top of the heap!  Invest in earring stands, jewelry organizers and group your jewels by color and style.  Not only will it save you time when you are getting dressed, but you will get more use out of ALL your bling!

Now that we have covered the RULES, let me hi-light and show off some of  the fabulous jewelry and new artists that we have started carrying. Click on this week’s video to get some Sparkly Inspiration!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Sparkle & Shine

Spring Survival Guide

With the beautiful warm weather we have had in New Mexico, we are really feeling a jump start towards Spring!  (Believe it or not, I wore Sandals last week!)

This is the time to move fast and grab the  wardrobe essentials for your Spring Survival! (White Jeans- Jean Jacket- A New Sandal) These are the gateway pieces to Spring that can ease you into the season because they are wearable whether it is 55 or 75 degrees outside.

White Jeans-Take your favorite black sweater and pair it with White Jeans and a bootie and your look instantly transforms to Spring!

Jean Jacket- This is the must-have layering piece over skinnies, pencil skirts and floral dresses for later.

A New Sandal- Snatch these up now because Pedicure Season is right around the corner and even though the Calendar says February, sandals are flying out the door!

Here is the bonus! Shop the Spring Survival Kit and the more you shop, the more you Save!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Spring Survival Guide

Printed Pants that POP!

One of the absolute biggest trends for Spring 2014 is the Printed Pant!  From Palazzo, Wide leg, Skinny to Cropped, it doesn’t matter what the cut is as long as you’ve got it in your wardrobe!

Some of the prints are wonderfully wild, while others are graphic, bold prints.  The most common color combo is black and white.  I love this palette because you can easily work it with a neutral top or a pop of color.

The most important part of rocking this trend is to find the cut that is just right for your body shape.  If you are petite, a more tailored, cropped version might be your best bet. However, if you have long legs, go for a flowing palazzo that will add instant drama to your closet.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Printed Pants that POP!

Whitewash your Wardrobe

If there is one clothing item that I am always needing more of, it is a White Blouse.  I love this bright neutral because I can wear it with my printed or colorful pants, it is a great layering piece and most importantly, it screams Spring!This Spring, I focused on bringing lots of different designs as far as casual, dressy and everything in-between with our white tops. After all, White becomes the new Black once the temperatures start to  warm up.  I find myself reaching for my creamy blouses and white jeans during the Spring and Summer months. In this weeks video, I feature a few of our latest and greatest arrivals and talk about all the different ways to work this foundation piece into your wardrobe. We look forward to seeing you this week at Gee Loretta!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Whitewash your Wardrobe

Light up Your Life

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a huge 90’s influence in fashion right now.  A few to be on the lookout for are printed pants, graphic prints and of course, NEON!At Gee Loretta, we always work to bring you the best of fashion and we have all of these fabulous trends in the store right now, but I want to push you to try the Neon because it can really  add life and energy to all of your neutrals!There are 3 rules to wearing Neon:1. Always pair it with a solid neutral- black and white are easy options.  You need a way to ground these glowy hues.2. Don’t go overboard with busy silhouettes.  Keeping the lines of the overall outfit clean and simple is best because the Neon is going to be the showstopper!3.  Find the Hue that is right for you!  You may be shocked to see how the highlighter colors can wake up your complexion so try on the greens, yellows and pinks to see which shade makes the grade!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

 

Light up Your Life

Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2014

Spring is here!! Well, not officially, but at Gee Loretta we are done with Winter and ready to bring on Spring!!
To really get your spring inspiration going, we are having a Joseph Ribkoff trunk show this weekend.  This is the perfect opportunity for my fellow fashionistas to see what the biggest colors and trends for the season will be.  Simply try on the sample sizes and then create a custom order to get your wardrobe ready for warmer weather!
The trunk show is this Friday and Saturday at Gee Loretta and to further entice you, we have attached a $50 Gift Certificate
to use on your fav Joseph Ribkoff item! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2014

The January Blues

The January Blues are here, but at Gee Loretta it’s in a fabulous way!! We have received beautiful colletions from JUDE,  Hailey and Nally & Millie that are in the best blue hues!In this week’s video I talk about using Navy as your new neutral because it is soft on our winter skintones and it can pair perfectly with black.  Navy and black mixed together is not only acceptable, but 100% on trend in the fashion world right now. Don’t be afraid to mix and match these two tones.At your request, we have brought in lots of stylish and causual pieces as well.  If you are familiar with the lines I mentioned, then you know how soft and cozy they are, yet look super sleek and stylish.

Come celebrate the January blues in our “Blue Room”  and all the fabulous new arrivals!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

The January Blues

Get Your Stripes On

What is black and white and everywhere you look?  Stripes, stripes and more stripes!!  This is not the nautical look that your mother wore, but rather contemporary, bold and the perfect addition to a January wardrobe.In this week’s video I talk about mixing prints using stripes and show the flattering ways to wear it.  Have no fear of horizontal stripes because the cuts and shapes of these pieces will have you looking oh-so-svelte!

I also feature a fresh new way to tie your scarves so you can mix up your look for cold weather.

We have lots of new arrivals and we would love to help you mix and match any of the striped pieces into your wardrobe.

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Get Your Stripes On

Organization Shopping Inspiration & Motivation

It is one of our favorite times of year here at Gee Loretta!  Winter Clearance and the Sample Sale start this week.  Winter Clearance is a great reason to add those stylish pieces that you keep thinking about and to round out your Fall wardrobe.
Our quarterly Sample Sales have become an event that is worth waiting for – and it starts Thursday!  The Cashmere samples alone make this a favorite for everyone!!
Spring is also coming in a steady stream, so whatever your fashion heart desires – it is here this week!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Organization Shopping Inspiration & Motivation

Recovery Mode

Happy New Year to all our Fashionistas!  It is hard to believe that 2013 is coming to a close!  If you are like me, the New Year always makes me want to get my “fashion house” in order.

This is a great time to access what you have loved wearing, and what you need to transition into early spring.  We have some wonderful collections in already,  that will help make that transition even easier!
I also have some clever organizational  tips in the video this week that are easy to execute and make a big difference in your  wardrobe!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Recovery Mode

All I want for Christmas…….

Merry Christmas to all of our fashionistas!! We are full of Christmas Spirit right now and the store is full of Holiday Cheer!

Not to mention the store is bursting with BRAND NEW designs from Joseph Ribkoff!  In this week’s video, I feature two pieces that I think every gal could use in her closet.  They are pieces that you can wear for Holiday and beyond and the reversible dress is a must-have!

Also, we are wrapping up the 12 Days of Christmas and we have a fab Santa’s Surprise for you tomorrow-
Buy One Handbag and get the other 50% off!
(I’m thinking one for my sister and one for me!)
Stop in to see us before or after Christmas! We are open from 10-4 Christmas Eve!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah Laura Karen Jane Wendy & Mary
All I want for Christmas…….

Seven Stylish Steals

The Twelve Days of Christmas are in full swing and we still have Seven Stylish Steals left, so if you have not finished your shopping we can help!   If  you are needing a little something as a holiday treat for yourself, we can help with that as well!
I go over all the fashionable finds still to come in the video, but  I personally can’t  wait for  the Joseph Ribkoff Day!   It is one of the best, because we have so much in from him; great variety with Holiday and lots of  New Spring.  You know he is a favorite…. at Gee Loretta!
From all of us at Gee Loretta, thank you for your support and we look forward to celebrating the season with you!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah Laura Karen Jane Wendy & Mary
Seven Stylish Steals

Cozy and Comfy

Although Gee Loretta has lots and lots of dressy pieces for all of your holiday parties and get togethers, we also have a fabulous selection of cozy and casual styles too!

I am especially excited about our newest collection Bird & Vine which is an unbelievably stylish collection that feels like pajamas! From the moto (motorcycle) jacket that I feature in the video to studded tops, I know you girls are going to love it as much as I do!

We also have a new group from JUDE (a free and easy line) which highlights lace, glitter and easy neutrals that would be comfy and chic for Christmas errands.  What I love about these collections is that they are perfect to pair up with dressier items to give it some downtown style.  Take any of these casual tops and layer a sparkle tank underneath or pair it with a pair of satin pants and you look like a million bucks!

Another plus is that these pieces are the perfect bridge to January dressing and you are going to love the price points too.
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Cozy and Comfy

Girlfriend’s Gift Guide

The countdown is on and Christmas is only 23 days away!  Luckily, Gee Loretta is fully stocked with lots of fabulous gifty items to help you cross all the ladies off your list!

The Girlfriend’s Guide:

1.  Think  Cozy!  The chill is in the air and what gal wouldn’t love a newscarf or gloves to keep her warm? Wrap the scarf european style  around her fav bottle of wine for a little flair!

2. Go Fur it!! Boot toppers and faux-fur cuffs are fashion forward but oh-so-affordable! Wrap a pair for your girlfriend and pick up a pair for yourself.  Wrap the boot toppers with a gift certifcate for a pedi and her feet will be holiday ready!

3. Bling it on!! I love it when I receive jewelry from family or friends because the pieces are usually outside of my box and they end up being my favorite jewels to wear!  Deliver the bling with a decadent cupcake to sweeten up the season!

4. It’s in the Bag! We have fabulous purses, wristlets and totes that have just arrived and you could fill them up with customized goodies like their fav lipgloss, a coffee gift card or all their favorite magazines!

5.  Poncho Up!  We have the perfect ponchos and all they need is a
 a flower pin to make them pop!! I bought these ponchos for all the girls on my list and then I’m using a flower pin as the bow on the package!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Girlfriend’s Gift Guide

Stuff Yourself Silly

The week of Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity for all of us at Gee Loretta to thank you for being such loyal customers. We are so grateful to see all your smiling faces and we love that we get to be part of your lives.

This week we are kicking off the Holiday season in Style and starting our “Black Friday” sale today so that you can enjoy the fashion festivities all week long!

We have new cashmere for the cooler weather, sparkle for every look (from cocktail to casual) and of course gorgeous gifts galore!

The Sale is 20% off ALL merchandise in Gee Loretta and Gee’s Jewels, so shop early to get first dibs on all the seasonal styles!

Last but not least-set a reminder for the Wearhouse Sale this weekend!  We have filled it up with lots of great scarves, jewels and clothes all at 75% off!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Stuff Yourself Silly

Tunics & Turkey

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am anticipating all of the festivities that go along with the Holiday Season; Lots of family, friends and parties! I am busy planning what fabulous outfits I am going  to wear!
I am thrilled that our collection from Deca arrived because it is totally unique, lightweight material that I can layer up, plus,  it is machine washable!  The pops of red in the collection are going to give my Holiday wardrobe a punch of  color and I know I will have fun dressing it up and down.
I know you will love the fit and flare shape of this collection because it creates a nice silhouette without being to grippy.  Stop in to get  dolled up for the Season of Fashion and Fun!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Tunics & Turkey

The Straight Talk

What is the skinny on wearing skinnies?  I have four easy tips to help you look your sleekest and slimmest !
  • Opt for a dark wash. Black or darker hues will make your legs look longer and leaner.
  • Wear a substantial shoe.  Wearing a delicate heel can make you look top heavy, so pull out a great bootie or chunkier heel to wear with your skinnies.
  • Layer a longer cardigan or tunic top to cover behind and or thigh area. Plus it creates a longer body line!
  • They are versatile- try cuffing them up or tucking them into a short booty.  And they always look great with a tall boot or flats.
We have skinies in all colors, textures and prints (plus a sequin tuxedo stripe that I am LOVING!!) so stop in to try them all on!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

The Straight Talk

Ponchos & Pencils

We have our “Fashion Obsession” of the week and it is Ponchos and Pencil Skirts!  These two pieces worn together or separately have basically turned into the Gee Loretta Uniform!

What we are loving is the versatility we have with both pieces.  We are mixing and matching our skirts with all of our favorite sweaters and tops and then we love that we can add our poncho for a perfect layering piece!

The ponchos are in a variety of colors and we have a pencil skirt for every gal. Different textures, prints and lengths to fit every body! Try out our latest Fashion Obsession and see for yourself how easy and chic it is to wear!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Ponchos & Pencils

Oh So Faux

I just adore all of the Fall Fashion and one of my favorite ways to warm up my wardrobe is with some  fabulous faux fur.  This year, faux fur takes on new life in everything from coats, to vests to gloves and I am loving it all!!

Some of your favorite designers are embracing the Faux Trend and we have lots of amazing pieces in the store! Joseph Ribkoff’s cropped jackets are a must-have and the boot toppers we bought in LA are a perfect gift for any fashionista on your list.

Watch this week’s video to see all the reasons that every girl should go with the “oh-so-faux” trend!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Oh So Faux

Desigual Trunk Show

One of my favorite desginers that we carry at Gee Loretta is Desigual which is a fabulous line from Spain!
Desigual means “unequal” in Spanish and it is the perfect name for this line because there is truly nothing like it! They are known for bright, happy colors, lots of texture and print and amazing coats. Their scarves are the absolute best because they are the perfect weight to wear year round!
We are having our first ever Desigual TRUNK SHOW this weekend and I am thrilled. (If you are not sure what a trunk show is, watch this week’s video and you will get the run down). You will get to see their entire fall collection and find a treat for you and maybe a Christmas gift for someone on your list!
The Trunk Show will be here Thursday-Saturday, so stop by to see this happy line!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Desigual Trunk Show

Go for the Gold!

This fall I want to inspire you to go BOLD with GOLD!!  This warm metallic hue is popping up everywhere and it is a color that needs to be in every girl’s wardrobe.
In this week’s video I give you great pointers on the “how’s” and “why’s” of adding gold to your closet and even if you are loyal to the shade of silver, you could be converted.
Try adding gold through jewelry, stud details or metallic embroidery.  No matter what your style, you are going to find something that works for you.  We are filled to the brim with new arrivals and “golden glow” is warm and inviting!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Go for the Gold!

A Taste of Italy!

I find myself  on a  constant quest for casual pieces that still feel special.  My life outside of work is running errands, dinner with friends and keeping up with with my daily to-do list, but I still want to look and feel my best in whatever I am wearing.

Inizio (our new Italian line) is the answer!  They use relaxed fabrics yet infuse the European vibe in all of their great details.  From ruched sleeves to interesting hemlines, this company captures my fashionista heart!

The best part?  The price points won’t break your fashionista budget!! Dresses, jackets, layering pieces and more will add Italian spice to your Fall wardrobe.
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
A Taste of Italy!

Sample Sale & Wear House Weekend

It is going to be a wonderful week of Stylish Steals at Gee Loretta!! We are gearing up for our Sample Sale and the Wear House Weekend!

  • What is a Sample Sale?  This is when our reps send us their actual samples and you get the opportunity to score designer pieces for unbelievable prices.  I have attached a video on how to shop a Sample Sale, so watch and learn then come ready to SHOP!
  • Our Joseph Ribkoff and Katherine Barclay Samples came early and we set them out today.  You can come get first dibs on all the amazing pieces!  The rest of the Samples will be here on Friday morning and will only be here 2 days! Coats, dresses, sweaters and so much more are ready and waiting for you!
  • What is the Wear House?  The Wear House is the NEW Attic and it is filled with Gee Loretta goodies at 75% off, plus our amazing re-sale boutique has been filled up with fabulous Fall goodies!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Sample Sale & Wear House Weekend

The Shoe Challenge

Fall is officially here and what better way to celebrate than with a new pair of boots!! We have so many new styles from Valdini, Van Eli and Matisse and I know you are going to love them all!!
What I talk about in this week’s video is a SHOE CHALLENGE!   So many times we get stuck in a rut and this is the season to push yourself into a new shoe silhouette.  I give you some inspirational ideas and show off some of the must-have trends.
As a special treat to help you kick off the season, we want to give you a Fall Scarf to sport with your new boots!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

 

The Shoe Challenge

New Neutrals

We have received lots of  new pieces these last couple of weeks-and several of them are “new neutrals”! What this means is that they are easy to incorporate into our existing wardrobe AND it is not your basic black.
It is so easy to get stuck in a rut of wearing black, but at the same time it is the foundation to any fabulous wardrobe. The key is to create contrast, and we are seeing Taupe and Camel tones pop up this season that look amazing with black.  By adding another neutral to your wardrobe it opens up so many mix-and-match options with your existing pieces.
Can You Wear Taupe? Figuring out if you can wear these neutral shades with your skin tone can be tricky- but you have your experts at Gee Loretta to guide you in the right direction!  We are happy to help you spice up your wardrobe with all of these new arrivals and figure out the hue that is best for you!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

New Neutrals

Poncho Punch

Ponchos or Poncho-inspired pieces are such a huge trend for Fall!  What I love is how creative designers have become. They are changing up the look of this timeless shape to give you fresh, new ways to wear this style.

The best part about a Poncho is it gives you another option to layer.  I love the idea of layering with a cardigan or a jean jacket, however  I am always looking for a different way  to add texture and interest to my wardrobe.  The Poncho gives us  the opportunity to mix it up and try a completely different shape. What I also love is that it is a piece that you can easily wear with a skirt, leggings or your favorite pair of blue jeans.

We have so many different colors, shapes and styles for you to choose from and I think every girl should add one to their closet for Fall!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Poncho Punch

“Krazy” for You

The perfect fitting pant can be so hard to find, and that is why we are “Krazy” for the slim pull-on pant we have at Gee Loretta. Krazy Larry is a New York designer that has figured out how to fit all different shapes and sizes with his classic pant. The pull on waist is oh-so-comfortable – not to mention flattering,  and the color options are rich and fabulous for fall!

My personal fav is the black leopard print .  It is subtle enough to mix prints and patterns with, yet breathes new life into our basic black.

We just received merlot, camel, charcoal and black for the store as well, so be “Krazy” and pick out the colors you love best!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

“Krazy” for You

Lovin’ Leather

I love all of the different textures and fabrications that we see for Fall.
This year, Leather is showing up everywhere and it is by far, the must-have trend of the season.
I love that leather can be dressed up or  down, and I think that it takes our love for basic black up a notch.  It is always important to create contrast in an outfit, so consider putting softer fabrics with leather or something ultra-feminine with the edgier leather.
The other fabulous news is that our favorite designers are using “Leatherette” or faux-leather, which makes the designs easy to clean and it keeps the price just right!
There are lots of leather styles to choose from- skirts, slim pants, dresses and more, so stop in this week!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Lovin’ Leather

Gee Loretta Celebrating 25 years!

Happy Birthday to Gee Loretta! We are celebrating
25 amazing years of fashion and we have a special way
to show our appreciation!
Everything at Gee Loretta is 25% off! 
We have all of your favorite designers in the store right now- Joseph Ribkoff, Desigual, Matisse Boots and 360 Cashmere.
It is the perfect time to stock up for Fall.
We also are celebrating with $25 specials each day!
Gee’s Tees, Leggings and More!
We thank you again for all of your support and here’s
to the next 25 years!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah
Gee Loretta Celebrating 25 years!

Looks like Fall- Feel’s like Summer!

There is no question that there are hints of Fall in the air and at Gee Loretta we are more than ready for a change in temperatures!

This week we received a stylish, casual group from Hailey:23 and what you are going to love about it, is the lightweight materials that make it so easy to wear right now, yet the rich hues and styles look chic and ready for Fall!

The other reason that this line is so fabulous is that it retails for under $100! What more could a girl ask for than style, comfort and perfect price points?!?

Stop by and check out the new collection as well as all of our other new Autumn Arrivals!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah
Looks like Fall- Feel’s like Summer!

Dust off your Denim

I have found that finding a fabulous pair of jeans is probably one of the most difficult things to shop for.  The length, the rise the color all need to be spot on in order to take a pair home with me!  That is why it can be so hard to let go of a great pair of jeans!  They might be 2 sizes too small and they haven’t fit me in years, but I refuse to let them go because they were SO GOOD at one point!

Well it is time to take inventory of your denim and shop for the perfect pair at Gee Loretta! We have several designers and colors in the store right now and we are always happy to help you find the denim that you have been dreaming about!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Dust off your Denim

Heavenly Sweaters

Sweater Season may be a few months away, but we just received a fabulous collection of Angel sweaters that you must see!! The Angel Sweater line is absolutely perfect for our weather because they are lightweight and perfect for creating a layered look.

I was so drawn to this line because they have created stylish peices that are modern without being too trendy.  The sweater tunic is one of my favorite pieces because it is going to be cozy and chic with leggings and boots, yet it is lightweight enough that it won’t add bulk to anyone’s silhouette.

I know you girls are going to fall for these Heavenly Sweaters-just like I did!! Stop in to show us the piece that you love the most!

Loving Leopard and Rhinestones-

Mariah

Heavenly Sweaters

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show Fall 2013

It is hard to believe it, but it’s that time of year again!! That’s right-the Joseph Ribkoff Fall Trunk Show is here!  This is one of our most anticipated events-and the Fall season of RIbkoff may be the best I have ever seen!
There are casual tunics, modern jackets and of course-spectacular dresses!!
I know that there are several pieces that you all will find “must haves” for your fall wardrobe.  Whether you are building a new wardrobe from the bottom up, or adding to your great pieces you already own-this fall will knock your socks off!
Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show Fall 2013

What is a Trunk Show?

This is your girlfriends guide to shopping a Trunk Show.

What is a Trunk Show?

Summer Clearance 75% off

There are some exciting changes happening at Gee Loretta, but I am Sworn to Secrecy and can’t tell you what they are!!

I can tell you that we had to bring all the merchandise from the Attic into Gee Loretta and it is of course, 75% off.  The other bonus? We marked all of our regular Summer Clearance 75% off as well!

Lots of shoes, hats, jewelry and of course, clothes galore! We have racks and racks filled up with Stylish Steals!

The Sale is happening all week, so stop into Gee Loretta today through Saturday  to score a Fabulous Fashion Find!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,

Mariah

Summer Clearance 75% off

Desigual Fall 2013

One of my favorite designers that we carry is Desigual. It is such a unique line!  I think the colorful prints and embroidery that they are known for make you feel like you have a really special piece of clothing that stands out in your closet!

I am always on the hunt for clothing that is “in-between”, meaning not too dressy but not sweatpants either.  Desigual meets that criteria because they have  captured the perfect balance of casual and stylish.  This season they have chic sweater dresses, graphic cotton tees and sweaters that will make wish for cold weather!

Remember that we only get the line twice a season, so if you love Desigual, now is  the time to see it AND buy it!!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,
Mariah

Desigual Fall 2013

SALE to the Third Power!

I know you girls never need a good excuse to shop at your favorite boutique, but this week I have 3 FABULOUS REASONS TO SHOP!!
1. Summer Clearance! All of our Summer merchandise is marked down 50% off!
2. SAMPLE SALE!! The Samples will be set up and ready to go on Friday & Saturday! Your favorite desginers at 50-75% off!
3. The Attic & Second Story! Our upstairs is open and we have filled it up again! New Super Sale Rack and $5 Earrings!
Don’t miss out on all of the Stylish Steals going on at Gee Loretta this week! Shop early to get all the best pieces!!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah

SALE to the Third Power!

What kind of “June” Are You?

June is an exciting time of year because Summer is in full swing!  From Pool parties, summer vacations and sun dresses it is warm weather fun for everyone!
Many of you are still looking for those great summer pieces to complete your summer look and then there are those who have shopped summer, are wearing it well and anticipating the fall fashion.  This week we have a little something for everyone!!
I scored super stylish pieces while I was in Los Angeles that work now, work later and won’t break the bank! (Everything is under $100!)

We also received a huge Fall shipment from Joseph Ribkoff and the styles are unbelievable! The video below shows off some of  our favorite designs and will help you get inspired for Autumn Arrivals!

Loving Leopard, Ruflles and Rhinestones,
Mariah

What kind of “June” Are You?

Joseph Ribkoff Fall 2013 Arrived!

Joseph Ribkoff is one of our favorite designers and we just received his incredible Collection for Fall 2013!  Joseph Ribkoff is known for his black and white statement pieces, wash and wear jerseys and timeless style!  This Fall Collection is his best yet and I can hardly wait for cooler temperatures to arrive to wear his pieces!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah

Joseph Ribkoff Fall 2013 Arrived!

Go Big!

One thing that Gee Loretta has always been known for is our amazing, over-the-top BLING!  I find that changing up a statement necklace can make clothing I have had in my closet for years look new and fresh and I fall in love with it all over again! Here are some insider tips on how to pull off the Big, Bold Statement Jewels!

  •  Keep the rest of your jewelry simple, especially your earrings. You don’t want to look like a little girl who overindulged in her mom’s jewelry box. By keeping your jewelry simple, you are letting the statement pieces speak for themselves!
  • Collar it!  A great way to wear a big bold chunky necklace is wear it with a collared shirt. Button it up all the way, wear it around the collar or wear your collar open to frame out your bold bling!
  • Follow the lines of your top. If it’s a scoop neck, look for something more scooped. V-neck, try a v lined necklace, etc. etc.
  • Store your statement necklaces on hangers! This simple tip prevents your favorite pieces of bling from tangling or getting damaged and makes it so easy to shop your accessories in your closet!
We just received so many amazing new accessories, plus we have lots of jewels on sale for 50% off! Stop by to add a little dazzle to your day!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones,

Mariah

Go Big!

Not so Basic!

The weather report says we are going to be hitting 100 degrees over the next few days, so my job is to give you some inspirational outfits to keep you looking and feeling cool!
This week’s video has several great tips on ways to mix up your skirts, but I also want to encourage you to not to think of skirts as dressy. A summer look that I love is a striped cotton tee paired with my favorite black skirt and then a comfy pair of flat sandals. It looks totally chic, yet it feels like pajamas!
The other important tip is that skirts are a separate and that makes it easier to fit any body shape. There is a skirt at Gee Loretta for each and every one of you!
Watch the video to see which skirt you love the most and stop by to try on your favorite style! See you soon!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones,

Mariah

Not so Basic!

Cute in Capote

What does every girl need on a hot summer day?  What about easy, natural- fiber pieces that not only feel great, but look fabulous too?

I am loving some of the new  designs that we have received at Gee Loretta!  With the June days hitting 90 degrees, all we want to reach for is the lightweight styles that Capote offers.

This week I show off a few of those great pieces and how versatile they can be for any age and any occasion!
We also have cotton tees/dresses by Desigual, a group of linen pants and dresses, and don’t forget all those cute cotton Gee Loretta tees that we have in lots of juicy colors!

Karen, Jane, Laura and I are always here to help and would love to get you excited for summer! Come see us this week!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones,

Mariah  

Cute in Capote

Fit & Flare

We hope you all had a nice long weekend and now it is time to kick off the week with TUNIC TUESDAY!! We just received so many great styles and prints in our best selling Gee Loretta tunic.

Remember that with any tunic, the fingertip rule applies, so some of my tall girls may need to wear this with your skinny jeans or capris, while my petite girls can throw it on over your leggings!  I adore these tunics because they are wonderful for work, perfect for play and can make a chic swimsuit cover-up as well!

We also have a new shipment of the x-ray mesh tops that are perfect to layer  under some of the sleeveless tunics we have in the store right now.

Stop in this week to pick out your favorite style!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones,

Mariah  

Fit & Flare

Bring on the Blouse

What is one simple item to add to your wardrobe that is chic, cool and totally on trend right now?  The button-front blouse!  They are easy to fall in love with for so many reasons and here are just a few:

  • Lightweight Fabrication- The designs we have in the store right now are    light and airy which is perfect for our warmer temps.
  • Versatile- As I feature in the video, you can tuck in, tie or wear these tops loose and flowy which gives you lots of outfit options!
  • Prints, Solids, Textures Galore- From soft prints to vibrant coral there is a look for each and everyone of my fashionistas!

Our beautiful blouses offer structure yet drape which is the best of both worlds!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones,

Mariah  

Bring on the Blouse

Box Up Your Boots!

Our Spring weather has been a little up and down, but I think our gorgeous Spring weather is here to stay! This means it is time to box up your boots and slip into sandals!

At Gee Loretta, we focus on buying boutique designers that are not only comfortable but super stylish!  We don’t want any of our fashionistas to be left behind, so we have filled up our shelves up with wonderful wedges, fantastic flats and sassy sandals!

We also did our first Spring Markdown, so there are delightful deals that you can check out as well!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones,

Mariah  

Box Up Your Boots!

“Dress” for the Occasion!

If your calendar looks anything like mine, it is filling up with weddings, graduations and summer soirées!  I love all the exciting events, but what I really love is the thrill of finding the perfect dress for these occasions!
Luckily, Gee Loretta is bursting at the seams with gorgeous gowns that flatter every figure. From a sassy sundress to a chic cocktail number, we have so many options for you to choose from.
One tip I like to give is to have a “back-up” dress ready and waiting in your closet. You never know when your next special occasion is going to pop up.  It can take away some of the pressure of finding the perfect dress if there is one waiting in your closet!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones,

Mariah  
“Dress” for the Occasion!

Tee Time!

Rhinestones? Yes. Leopard? Absolutely! Ruffles? Without a doubt.  However, a classic silhouette makes all of these pop. This week I am talking about a gal’s best friend for Spring and Summer and that is a classic cotton tee!From achieving a simple look ,or a look that makes you stand out ,the white tee is a classic! It is a staple to any wardrobe and one can never have too many. Think of it as a blank canvas! You can either dress it up or down!It can be worn with colored, patterned or flowery skirts, hi-low skirts, skinnies, colored/printed jeans or any other bottom. Once you add a statement necklace or lightweight scarf you are ready to roll in Gee Loretta style!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and  Rhinestones, (and a COTTON TEE!)

Mariah

Tee Time!

Crimes of Fashion

Last week I talked about Albuquerque being on the worst dressed list, and since then I have had my eyes peeled for other “Crimes of Fashion”.As your fashion “sleuth” I discovered some major mishaps that are being made and I talk about how to correct them in this week’s video.

Many of the fashion faux paus are appearing more and more as the weather warms up.  I talk about choosing the right undergarments and making sure that you are covered up in all the right places.

My biggest Crime of Fashion is wearing leggings as pants! Your tops should ALWAYS be to your fingertips or slightly above.  Keep yourself covered up and classy and you will always be in style!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones.
Mariah  
Crimes of Fashion

Glamour “Don’ts” – GEE’s “Do’s”

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!  Albuquerque makes the Top Ten…. WORST DRESSED! Yikes!

As your fashion guide, I thought I would give you a few simple tips to make sure that you are a fashion “DO” (and not a don’t)!

I’m sure none of my Gee Loretta ladies had anything to do with this list, but knowledge is power and these tips would be great to pass along to future fashionistas!

Watch this week’s video to see the 3 Style Stumbles that so many women make.

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones.
Mariah  
Glamour “Don’ts” – GEE’s “Do’s”

A Ravishing Wrap!

This week I talk about the gorgeous wrap tops that we have in the store and how they flatter our figures AND that punch of color that we all crave this time of year!

Another fashion fact you might not know is that Gee Loretta is now carrying sizes 16-20!  We love the idea of helping all women look their absolute best and so we are stocked up with fabulous skirts, dresses and tops!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones.
Mariah  
A Ravishing Wrap!

Bunny Money!

Bunny Money is here and it is our way of celebrating Spring at Gee Loretta!! We are giving you a $50 Gift Certificate to use on a fabulous piece of Spring Fashion.

Bunny Money!

Sassy Spring Shoes!

Bunny Money is here and it is our way of celebrating Spring at Gee Loretta!! We are giving you a $50 Gift Certificate to use on a fabulous piece of Spring Fashion. The store is bursting right now and here are a few of our favorite pics:

Mariah- The Nude Shoes!! I am so obsessed I have already bought 2 pairs and have a 3rd pair in mind.

Karen- The ombre hi-low tank we just got in! The hard part is deciding if she should get the yellow or orange!!

Laura- The Joseph Ribkoff tunic with the “cold shoulder” and nail-head detailing. So chic-it will be her summer uniform!

Jane- The Alberto Makali coral tie-front blouse. This blouse is a home run on every “body”!

Stop in this week and find your new favorite Spring pieces! See you soon, fashionistas!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones.
Mariah  
Sassy Spring Shoes!

We Have You Covered!

We are bursting at the seams with fabulous Spring merchandise and there is something for everyone in the store right now!!
I know you are all familiar with the x-ray tops and probably own at least one.  This season we have a new addition to the concept of layering those sleeveless pieces.  I am talking about the whisper tee’s.  These have a little more coverage, come in great colors and are another wonderful way to dress for Spring.
Be sure to drop in for a peek at all of the fabulous new fashion, and check out the whisper tees while you are in!!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah 

We Have You Covered!

Jeans to Dye For!

As  you all know, this spring is ALL about color and denim is no exception!  Printed, colored and embellished jeans are one the hottest trends for the season.

Here are a few great reasons to jump on this trend and have a little fun:

  • It is easy! Everyone can wear a pair of jeans and subbing a print bottom for a solid, and pairing it with one of your great tops in a neutral is a no-brainer!
  • This is something that flatters every body.  With a little longer top, everyone can rock the silhouette of a floaty top and a slim leg.  You have seen this with leggings and denim is no different.  In fact, it can be even easier because denim has a little more substance than leggings so you can cheat a little on the length of your top!
  • It is versatile!  This trend is out there in a million different ways.  If a patterned jean is too much for you, there are solid colors, embellishment, and even washed out prints that are very neutral.

This is also something you can wear right now.  We all have a bit of spring fever and this is perfect for our crazy weather!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah 

Jeans to Dye For!

Red Blue & New

The store is filled with all kinds of color for spring from emerald green, to cobalt to 50 shades of red!
Red is one of those easy colors that works on everyone.  Blue-red all the way to a warm orangey red-there is a red that you can all love!
And red is an easy color to transition when the seasons change-it works with denim, white and of course black.  A little pop of red can liven up your black and white, give your denims some new life and generally put some “spring” in your step.
Come by and take a little fashion risk, freshen up your closet and see what a dose of red can do for you!
 

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
Red Blue & New

Not Your Grandma’s Lace

The definition of lace has certainly evolved over the last few years. What used to be straightforward and somewhat dated is now new, modern and something Grandma might not recognize!

In this week’s video, I feature a few of the freshest designs and an opportunity to see what is the latest in this lightweight trim!

Are you one of those girls who have never worn it before? Now is your time to “Embrace the Lace” because it adds softness, texture and is an airy fabrication moving into Summer.

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah

Not Your Grandma’s Lace

The Mullet Tuck

Spring is coming and you can really tell here at Gee Loretta!
One of the hot trends for spring is hi-low.  This is showing  up everywhere-tops, dresses and skirts.

This look is easy to wear and flattering on everyone!  You can even take your favorite blouse and transform it with the “mullet tuck.”
Come by this week and take a look at this little bit of fashion magic!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
The Mullet Tuck

Tummy Tuck Technology

As the buyer for Gee Loretta, I am always on the lookout for the PERFECT pair of jeans. Let’s face it, finding a pair of denim that looks and feels great can be almost impossible!

We have a new denim line out of Canada – Lola Jeans, and they are amazing! Our Dallas rep has been asking us for months to try this line and when he came to show us the line, we instantly fell in love!! The Tummy Tuck panel really smooths out any areas we are not so fond of and the pull on pant gives a smooth clean look!

Do you want to know the best part? They are less than $100!! In an era of “designer denim” where so much denim can easily cost twice as much it is so refreshing to find a perfect pair of jeans that doesn’t break the bank!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah

Tummy Tuck Technology

Joseph Ribkoff the Wave!

Spring is in the air (at least at Gee Loretta!) and we are so excited to show off the Joseph Ribkoff Spring/Summer Collection!

The Trunk Show gives you the opportunity to see everything our favorite Canadian Designer has created and hand pick what YOU love the most! Not to mention, we have so many of the best selling styles in the store right now!

The HOT trends that I am looking forward to adding to my closet are: an over-the-top black/white piece to freshen up all my go-to black basics. I also love dresses, and this year I want a bold, bright print that rocks my color world!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones (and Joseph Ribkoff!!),

Mariah

Joseph Ribkoff the Wave!

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

The Barrett Foundation

Barrett House was founded in 1985 as an emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. It now provides an average of 22,000 meals, 7,000 bed nights, and over 1,000 hours of case management a year for more than 800 women and children.

In addition to receiving housing and meals, each client works with a case manager to set short and long term goals to help rebuild their self-esteem, develop the skills they need to live independently, move to stable housing, and lead productive lives.

Clients receive life skills training in parenting, financial literacy, stress and time management, and career development. They also receive assistance and information regarding health care, childcare, employment, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care.

The Barrett Foundation

Consignment Resale Boutique

Second Story in the Attic takes items that are better label designers that are clean, pressed, on hangers and no more than two years old. We also accept belts, shoes, handbags and costume jewelry that are in perfect condition. We price each item based on our many years of retail experience. We then pay you 40% of the items’ selling price and unlike many other consignment stores, we are actually resale, so you are paid up front instead of waiting for your items to sell to get paid! If you would like to set up an appointment to resale your items, simply email us at [email protected]

Barrett House was founded in 1985 as an emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. It now provides an average of 22,000 meals, 7,000 bed nights, and over 1,000 hours of case management a year for more than 800 women and children.

In addition to receiving housing and meals, each client works with a case manager to set short and long term goals to help rebuild their self-esteem, develop the skills they need to live independently, move to stable housing, and lead productive lives.

Clients receive life skills training in parenting, financial literacy, stress and time management, and career development. They also receive assistance and information regarding health care, childcare, employment, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care.

Consignment Resale Boutique

Big Bold & Bright!

At Gee Loretta we are always working on ways to make your shopping experience fresh and new and exciting!  This week is no exception because we have another amazing Sample Sale and Attic Sale planned for you!  There will be a full collection of Spring Cashmere sweaters by 360, Tunics and tops by JUDE and so much more!

We also are getting so much of our Spring Merchandise in and there two strong trends: bold prints and bright colors and also black/white stripes.  The stripes are perfect because the color pallet is something you can wear now. They are also more contemporary styles-less nautical and more edgy.

Stop in to try on the new Spring goodies and to snap up a sample item or two this weekend!  (Click on the Girlfriend’s Guide below to see how to shop our Sample Sales!)
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah

Big Bold & Bright!

Desigual Sping has Arrived!

Desigual is here! Desigual is here! We love it when the boxes arrive because it is happy colors, prints and all things Spring!
This new arrival of Desigual is no exception, as a matter of fact, it is better than ever!  Lots of cute dresses, spring sweaters and tunics galore!  All of us at Gee Loretta agree that these are our favorite pieces yet!
In the video, I reminded you that we get one LARGE shipment for the whole season, so now is the time to come in and snap up your favorites.  We look forward to seeing you girls decked out in Desigual for Spring! See you soon!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah

New-Arrivals-At-Gee-Loretta

 

Desigual Sping has Arrived!

The Perfect Pant Party!

 

The Krazy Larry pants are by far the best fitting pant on the planet!! We love, love, love them and here are the reasons why:
  1. They fit all body types! All of us at Gee Loretta own at least one pair- and we represent every body type under the sun!
  2. They have a slim leg that works with both long tunics and shorter, hip length tops. They work with nearly everything in your closet.
  3. They are machine washable!
  4. They are a pull-on pant with a wide waistband.  This means no bulky zippers or thick waist details.  The waistband smooths your tummy to perfection!
  5. Last but not least, they have a variety of lengths and colors!
Stop by this week for the PERFECT PANT PARTY!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
The Perfect Pant Party!

Color me Cobalt!

Cobalt blue is universally a great color on almost any skintone and it is a hot color for Spring!  I thought I would give you a few tips on how to wear it and look perfectly on point!

The first tip is that a little color goes a long way.  Although black can look great head to toe, blue can not!  If you wear a cobalt blouse, anchor the rest of your outfit with neutrals like black or white. Accessories like shoes, handbags or jewels is a simple way to add this hue to your wardrobe.

Tip #2 is do not mix cobalt with browns.  Charcoal grey, black and white are the “color friends” to cobalt, but any shade of brown will fight it.

We just received new Spring shipments from Alberto Makali and Joseph Ribkoff and they are loving this shade of blue as much as I am! Stop by so I can show you my favorite pieces!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah

Color me Cobalt!

Winter Clearance!

It is time to celebrate the new year in style and shop Gee Loretta’s Winter Clearance!  All of your favorite designers are 50% off and there are some incredible pieces that will add a little shine to your 2013!!

Matisse Boots
Desigual Coats
Joseph Ribkoff Dresses
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
…and more!!

We’ll see you this Wednesday bright and early for great deals- Happy New Year!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah

Winter Clearance!

Christmas Cookie Overdose!

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!
I hope you are gearing up to enjoy the next few days with friends and family.

It is hard to believe that we have just received our first boxes of spring here at Gee Loretta!   It seems like it is way too soon for spring but we always get some fantastic pieces early in each season-you don’t want to miss these!  Here are a couple of ways to start wearing these right now!

Many of the pieces are sleeveless-if you layer these with a Gee’s Tee they are a perfect way to give your wardrobe some new life AND get a piece with a lot of mileage!
Tights and boots or a great pump and you are out the door looking fresh and keeping warm!
After all the Christmas bustle, take a moment for yourself and stop in to see some of these great new pieces!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah

Christmas Cookie Overdose!

Santa Surprise!

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Gee Loretta gave to me….

A Santa’s Surprise!  Stop by Gee Loretta on Saturday and with any *purchase you make, we are treating you to a “surprise” gift!  Choose a wrapped package from our table and there will be something fabulous inside!  Gloves, Gee’s Tees and Gorgeous Bling to give you a few hints!

Remember that the Attic is open this weekend, too.  I filled it up with new treasures to help you cross off all the ladies on your Christmas list!

Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend! Merry Christmas!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah

Santa Surprise!

Christmas Countdown!

Christmas Countdown!

Holiday Bucks!

See you this Friday & Saturday for Holiday Bucks!!
We will be open late on Friday to celebrate the season with you!

Fri 10-8 & Sat 10-6

Holiday Bucks!

12 days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

Tops to Tempt!

This is the time of year women flock to Gee Loretta looking for the perfect holiday outfit! If you own these three basics, by simply adding a new top, you will be festive and fashionable for any soiree!

1. Dark Denim-Don’t be afraid to take your favorite pair of blue jeans and glam them up with a sparkly top, high heels and fabulous bling!  This would be a perfect outfit for a Holiday Open House.

2. Black Skirt-This essential should be in your closet. A-line or pencil skirt (both are perfect), you can take a sequin tank, a beautiful blouse or a gorgeous jacket and create fabulous party looks. Want to dress it down? Try your look with a pair of riding boots and black tights.

3. Dress Pants- A slim silhouette is perfect if you want to pair it with a tunic and a statement necklace.

Bring in your favorite “essential bottom” and we will help you create a perfect holiday outfit! Come get in the Christmas Spirit with us at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah
Tops to Tempt!

Gifts Galore!

Although it might be Cyber Monday, I want to give you a little gift-giving inspiration to use right here at home!

The snapshot below highlights a few of my “favorite things” to gift to all the gals in your life:

Gee’s Tees:  You know you love them and you also know how they transform your wardrobe!  Wouldn’t all your girlfriends thank you for this fabulous foundation piece?

Desigual Coat: This is such a statement piece that takes your denim from ordinary to extraordinary!  Maybe Santa should wrap this and put it under your tree?

Boot Toppers:  These faux-fur accessories are a must have! They transform ALL your boots and booties! Try a pair and see how luxe this look is!

Scarves:  I just bought so many gorgeous new styles in LA. They are the perfect gift for any gal on your list!

Come check out the gift table and let the Gee Loretta Ladies help you with everyone on your list!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah
Gifts Galore!

Thanksgiving Sale!

It is such a fun, busy week and we are all getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family. The last thing you need to worry about is what to wear, so here are a few chic outfit ideas to look your best on Thursday!

1.  A printed jersey Joseph Ribkoff Dress. The fabric will be cool and comfortable as you bustle around the kitchen, and the print will act as camouflage if you overdo it on turkey and dressing!

2. A white Zelda Tunic Blouse with a slim, pull-on pant is as classic as Audrey Hepburn. This look is a guaranteed hit just like your pumpkin pie!

3.  A 360 Cashmere sweater with dark denim is perfect for any occasion-especially Thanksgiving! The only thing more decadent than this is homemade egg nog!

If you need a little visual on these inspirational outfits, go to our facebook page and see these outfits put together!

Don’t forget our Thanksgiving Sale starts today-
25% OFF EVERYTHING at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah
Thanksgiving Sale!

Top Coat!

Baby it’s cold outside, and Gee Loretta has so many beautiful coats to keep my fashionistas warm!

In this week’s video, I feature some of my favorites, plus I loaded pictures of the different styles we have in the store right now (look below).  Of course the Desigual Coats are my personal favorites because they are so over-the-top beautiful! They come in so many shades and every detail from customized buttons to beautiful embroidery are what make them “drool worthy”!

We also received our winter shipment of gloves, featuring the “smart gloves”! Metallic thread is sewn into the finger, allowing you to text/dial on  your cell phone without taking them off! I think every gal on your Christmas list would love a pair of these!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah

 

Top Coat!

Tee for Two!

There is a chill in the air
and we can no longer go bare!

What to do,You may think?
Never fear, I say with a wink!

Don’t you worry at all-
the Gee’s Tees have arrived for Fall!

The colors are fab and they will make your wardrobe like new,
especially when you buy one and go home with TWO!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
Tee for Two!

Boot Up!

It’s time to “Boot up” your closet and get it ready for Fall!  The shelves are stocked and we have some of the best styles that you are all going to love!

This week’s video gives you the inside scoop on some of the trends and how to wear each style!  I also hope it gives you a little inspiration to try a style you haven’t worn before.

A fashion goal I have this year was to push myself into edgier clothing. I consider myself a “girly-girl” but I have been trading in my pretty high heels for a “tougher” looking booty or wearing my leather motorcycle jacket over a ruffled blouse.  I encourage you to do the same, because after all, that is what fashion is all about! Trying new styles, trends and pushing yourself into something fresh!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
Boot Up!

Marvelous Metallics!

As we were shopping it occurred to us that Christmas is only 2 MONTHS AWAY! Wow!

Luckily, we just received gorgeous metallic totes and wristlets that would be perfect for anyone that is on your shopping list. They are lightweight, come in a fabulous colors and are a great price point!

We have our hot apple cider brewing and the store is filled with fall goodies to help you channel your inner fall fashionista!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
Marvelous Metallics!

Transform your Tunics!

As you know, we are loving the tunic trend and as we enter cooler weather, the idea of putting on soft, flowy pieces sounds even more appealing!

This week’s video teaches you how to take some of your favorite tunics from sweet and summery into full on fall!

As I was switching over my closet for the season, I came up with a few other ideas that I thought would help you get ready for autumn!

1. Layer up a colorful, textured scarf. This is the perfect weight accessory to take the chill off.

2. Think about hemming some of your dresses to tunic length. Our lifestyle tends to be more casual, so if you have a dress or two that you could shorten then voila- a brand new wardrobe!

3. Try  a skinny jean or jegging with your tunics. Leggings are great, but adding denim can really change up the look!

Looking forward to seeing you all this week at Gee Loretta!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah
Transform your Tunics!

Fall Sample Sale!

It is time for our Fall Sample Sale and I worked really hard to bring in some of the best designers-here is the short list:

Joseph Ribkoff
360 Cashmere
Dolce Vita
JUDE
and so many more!!!

There will be a huge selection of sizes and styles to choose from, but you need to get here early to find all the best pieces!

I attached my “Girlfriend’s Guide” to shopping a sample sale, so if you have not been to one of our big events yet be sure to click on the video below.

Plus, the Attic Sale is this weekend, too!  We can’t wait to see what goodies your girls find!  See you soon!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
Fall Sample Sale!

Bold N Beautiful!

I had a fabulous buying trip in Los Angeles last week and had so much fun picking out fresh, new pieces for Fall!
The jewelry was so bold and blingy and I knew you girls would love it as much as I did!  I picked out lots of statement necklaces and thought I would give you tips on how to step out and wear this trend for fall.
1. Go for a punch of color and whatever you do, DO NOT match your outfit to the jewels! Contrasting colors look much more modern.

2. Keep the earring more simple when wearing a statement necklace. A great hoop or stud earring compliments without taking away from your statement necklace.

3. Don’t look for a “matching” set. This can come across as dated and waters down the whole look. Try mixing and matching different earrings until you find the right one.

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah
Bold N Beautiful!

Comfy Causal!

As the buyer for Gee Loretta, I am always listening to what you girls are wanting or needing to add to your wardrobe. The last few seasons, several of you have requested a more casual selection of clothing and we have done our best to bring in fresh new lines for you to wear on the weekends!  This week’s video features one of the new lines we have and I hope you will love it as much as I do!

I also love taking a “wish list” with me to Los Angeles when I do my buying trips.  This is where you come in!  I head to LA this week to fill up the store with accessories and I would love for you to send me a quick email and let me know what trend you are dying to add to your wardrobe –  An art deco necklace?  A leopard handbag?  A statement scarf?  Hope to hear from you soon!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah

Comfy Causal!

Boogie Shoes

I have always had a love affair with shoes and with the cooler weather approaching it is so fun to look forward to packing up my sandals and sliding into my boots.  My new grey Matisse boots are sitting in a box winking at me each morning as I get dressed!
Just this past week we received so many new shoes and boots for fall and I know you girls are going to love them all! The hard part will be deciding which ones to take home with you!
Watch this week’s video to see some of the latest trends and how to kick up your heels in style this fall!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
Boogie Shoes

Color Outside the Lines

I am loving the colored denim trend that is happening right now!  I personally snatched up the red skinnies as soon as they hit the store and I have already worn them several times! Right now, I pair them with my favorite white ruffled top and roll them up a few times and slip on my sandals.  Once our fall weather hits, I am going to tuck them into my boots and layer up some cozy cashmere! Yum!

This is such an easy trend to try out, because we are living in a denim culture! Most of us live in them on the weekends and lots of us are lucky enough to get to wear them to work, as well. Why not kick things up a notch with kelly green or spice things up with the saffron denim we have at Gee Loretta?

There are lots of great tips on how to choose the perfect tops to wear with this and how to make this trend work for your body type! I look forward to seeing you girls this week!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones. 

Mariah

Color Outside the Lines

Be Happy!

Desigual is here and I am SO excited! Gee Loretta is bursting with a  fabulous punch of color and prints that just makes me happy!

Desigual is based in Barcelona, Spain, and has always been known for it’s patchwork designs, intense prints, innovative graffiti art and flamboyant use of color.

The other unique thing about Desigual is that they send us our entire Fall Order together instead of spreading it out over a few months. What this means, is that if you are interested in Desigual, now is the time to see it! In a month or so it could be gone and then you will have to wait for Spring!

Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones.

Mariah

Be Happy!

Happy Birthday Gee Loretta!

Gee Loretta is turning 24 and in order to celebrate in style, we are giving all of our GEE’s VIP’s 24% off all week long!
This is the perfect week to “kick up your heels” because we have gorgeous new boots and shoes for fall from Matisse and Van Eli!

Cozy cashmere has made it’s first appearance for fall along with gorgeous colored denim to give your wardrobe that POP!

We look to celebrating with you girls this week!
Loving Leopard,Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
Happy Birthday Gee Loretta!

In the Hood!

A hoodie is such a fabulous way to combine both casual and dressy-especially from Joseph Ribkoff’s fall collection. He played up asymmetrical hems, satin trimmings and details galore! What I love about his hoodies is that he knows that even in our more casual wear we want to look glam and chic without going over the top.

We have several different styles in right now and there is a personal favorite of mine that is leopard print.  I would love for you all to see this sassy piece!

One little tip when rocking your hoodie-do not wear it with sweatpants in public!  Skinnies or a classic boot cut denim are just as comfy and not only will you look more polished and put together, but you will feel better,too!

Loving Leopard,Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah
In the Hood!

Ponch-ohhhhh!

I hear the word “poncho” and immediately think of the unflattering “blankets” of yesteryear.  Luckily for us, incredible designers like Alberto Makali have reinvented the poncho to make it sleek and streamlined!  The newest styles have pattern, bling and tailored details that make it a must-have for Fall! The key is finding the perfect silhouette for your shape. Watch this week’s video to get some tips on choosing the right pancho for your shape!

Ponch-ohhhhh!

The 2012 Fall Fashion Event!

This week it is all about the Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show! The phrase “trunk show” is such a boutique term and many times people are either intimidated by the term or they confuse it with other events like a sample sale.

 The classic definition of a trunk show is where a store brings in the entire line of a designer’s clothing a season ahead, and you get the chance to special order anything you want. No store can carry an entire designer’s collection, so what you see in stores is the buyer’s interpretation of what best suits their customer.

A fun little fashion fact: It is called a trunk show because traditionally the clothes were transported from the designer’s studio to the store in giant, strapped trunks–although now large garment bags packed in cardboard boxes are often used instead.

The trunk show will only be here for a few days and as if all of that fabulous fall fashion is not enough-Gee Loretta is giving you a $50 Gift Certificate to use towards your *favorite piece.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,  

Mariah  Littauer

The 2012 Fall Fashion Event!

The Three you Need to See!

This week I was inspired to talk to you about the importance of having your basic blacks covered as we get ready for fall.
A black pant is an essential, however waistlines, hemlines and overall cuts of them can change.  It is important to keep this basic updated because a black pant and great top is practically a uniform for most of us! (I sit here in my wide leg linen pants and tee as I write this, case in point!)
The three basic cuts that every gal needs are:
Skinny
Wide-leg
Straight
Do you have these three shapes in your closet?  Watch this week’s video to see why these styles are the building blocks for every fabulous fashionista!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,  

Mariah  Littauer

The Three you Need to See!

Giving is the New Black!

At Gee Loretta, we believe giving back is always in style and over the last two years we have jumped on board with the Barrett Foundation.It is an amazing organization that provides housing and supportive services to women and children who are striving to break the cycle of homelessness.I have recently become more involved with their Career Center and will be working with the women to help them prepare for job interviews and new careers.  As I have spent more time there I have learned that there are two areas that they are always in desperate need of: Shoes and Accessories.

I want to reach out to you, my fellow fashionistas and have you clean out your shoes and jewels that you are no longer using and drop them off at Gee Loretta!  I have a seminar this Friday and nothing would bring me greater joy than to show up with boxes full of bling for these ladies!!

Here is a list of things to look for as you clean out your closets:

Shoes
Jewelry
Belts
Handbags
Wallets
Scarves

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,  

Mariah  Littauer

Giving is the New Black!

Sample Sale!

Sample Sale!

Simply Slim!

In my nearly 20 years of retail experience, I have found that most women do not have a clear idea of what size they are.  Many times, women either dress in clothes that are too big or too small!  Their goal so many times is to look slimmer and trimmer, and the problem is that in order to look your best your clothes need to fit properly!

There are some very simple ways to create a sleek silhouette that I cover in this week’s video.  Another important tip that I have to mention, is ALTERATIONS!  A nip at the waist, a hem on a pair of pants or skirt can transform your entire look.  You look polished and put together, which is always our goal!

Our fall pieces are coming in and I have to say that there are so many stylish pieces that will make your feel your best and look amazing! We would love to show you some of our favorites, so stop by this week!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,  

Mariah  Littauer

Simply Slim!

Two-way Tunic!

Are you all enjoying this 100 degree weather as much as I am?  Wow! All I want to do is put on a cool, easy outfit in the morning to help me get through this summer heat. Of course I have been reaching for my sundresses and tunics and I’m sure you are doing the same!

Our Gee Loretta tunics have arrived just in time for the heat wave and we have so many fabulous prints and colors! I call this the “two-way tunic” because as you see in the video the sleeveless version is perfect now, but you will love to layer it up when our cooler weather arrives!

As the buyer, I am always looking for pieces that you can get as much mileage out of as possible and these tunics are it!  Machine washable and they can be dressed up or down, and they look great with a slim and trim legging or even a wide leg pant!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles,  

Mariah  Littauer

 

Two-way Tunic!

Gee Wilma!


Gee Loretta has always been known for not only beautiful clothes, but incredible customer service. Wilma Chandler, who has been with Gee Loretta for 17 years has been helping all of you look and feel beautiful for almost as long as we have been in business.
Well, it is an end of an era because we are having to say goodbye to Miss Wilma! She is moving to Oklahoma to be closer to family and although we are so sad to see her go, we know it is going to be a fantastic adventure for her!
She had been a family member to us and I know, to many of you. You have formed special relationships with her as well –  that extend beyond the walls of Gee Loretta!
We want to celebrate all that she has done to make us feel fabulous in our fashion and this week is an opportunity for each of you to come in and say your good-“buys”!
We are honoring her 17 years of hard work with a 17% discount all week long! Stop by to help us send Wilma off in Style! We have been so lucky to have her and know that you all will miss her as much as we do!
Gee Wilma!

Natural Wonders!

It is hard to believe it is already June and we are all in the middle of summer fun and vacations, yet warm weather clothes are on their way out!  In the wonderful world of retail, designers are madly assembling their fall collections and several are already beginning to ship!  What does that mean for us? Time to go through our closets and figure out what we are going to need to finish out the summer in style!

Here are my go to items and some essentials that I think should be on everyone’s list:

WHITE JEANS– this is the summer uniform for me and I find myself constantly reaching for them because I can put them with all my colorful tops and sandals!

COTTON TEES– Nothing feels better than throwing on cool cotton when the temperatures are climbing! The tees at Gee Loretta always have a little more sparkle and flair to elevate your look!

SUNDRESSES– They are perfect for dinner on the patio, throwing over a swimsuit or dressing up to wear to a summer wedding!  I can never have enough dresses in my closet because they are comfortable and cool!

SANDALS– We live in our sandals in New Mexico because we have such beautiful weather and I love having lots of versatility  when I go to my shoe closet! Different colors, heights and textures are in abundance at Gee Loretta and I know there is something you are going to love!

Stop in soon to grab your go-to summer pieces (while they are still here) and get a sneak peak at some of our early fall as well!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones and Ruffles, 

Mariah  Littauer

Natural Wonders!

Travel in Style!

If you are like me, your summer vacation is planned and the only thing you have left to do is pack your suitcase!  This week’s video gives you a checklist of the things you should pack but there are a few tips that I think could be helpful as you get ready for your trip!
1. Don’t try to create new looks-stick with your favorites! It is not a good idea to try to mix and match outfits that you have never worn before, just pack your “go-to” looks and keep it simple.

2. Packing a lightweight jacket or cardigan is always a good idea! From the plane, to air conditioned restaurants you are bound to need a little cover-up.

3. Pack pieces that can be dressed up and down. The idea is that you can just switch your shoes and jewels and the look will transform from sightseeing to fine dining!

Last but not least, don’t over-think any of it!  More than likely, the city you are traveling to will have anything and everything that you might not have packed and it is always a good excuse to go shopping!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,

Mariah

Travel in Style!

My Favorite Things!

We are always getting lots of fabulous new things at Gee Loretta and I thought I would share a few of our favorite things that are in the store right now!

Karen (and Mariah) both have this shirt and we love the bold stripes and flowy fit!

Jane is obsessed with the new reversible skirt from Joseph Ribkoff-it reverses to a solid black basic!
Laura has never met a tooled leather handbag she didn’t love and this fresh white is fantastic!!Mariah loves shoes so much that she picked two favorites!  Both great styles by Sacha! Love!

Wendy loves the unstructured shape of this cardigan and it looks great with white!
This is just a taste of of some of the sassy pieces that are in the store right now! Stop by this week and show us to find your favorite thing!
Loving Leopard, Ruffles and Rhinestones,
Mariah
My Favorite Things!

Blissful Bags!

One of my favorite pieces to buy each season is a new handbag!  I also love that it gives me an opportunity to clean out the 50 extra pounds of “stuff” that accumulates in my handbag!

These are shopping tips to keep in mind when shopping for your new tote: Your handbag does NOT have to match your shoes! In fact, avoid that dated trend because shoes and handbags are great opportunities to play with color and texture!

Take the bag for a test drive in the store! Empty out the contents of your own bag and see how they fit into the new one you are shopping for. That way you see if it has enough pockets, storage and overall function for you.

Finally, try something outside of your box!  Fashion is about pushing yourself and trying new things. Stay out of the rut and go for a pop of color or a fabulous print!

Blissful Bags!

Neon Niceties!

Neon’s are such a bold fashion statement. It is easy to be intimidated because you don’t want to look totally 80’s- especially for those of of us who have worn the trend once before.  This is NOT the time to dig through your closet to see if you have pieces from 30 years ago, but just look for a fun accessory or inexpensive top to add this trend to your closet.

There is one hard and fast rule when you wear neon: you have to pair it with subdued hues – blacks, neutrals and whites. Of course denim is always the simplest go-to piece to wear with these glowing hues.

Another sassy way to give this trend a whirl is take it to your toes!  A neon pedi is something fresh, new and because we love this pop of color so much we have FREE neon nail polish for all of you this week at Gee Loretta!

Loving Rhinestones, Ruffles and Leopard,

Mariah  Littauer

Neon Niceties!

The A List!

As you know, I am such a fan of dresses because they simplify our lives.  You don’t have to worry about mixing and matching your separates-you literally throw it on and go. What I thought I would get you to think about is trying something outside of your box when it comes to a great dress, so here are a few “challenges” I came up with:

1. Wear a print!  I know some of you feel more comfortable in solids, but a floral or animal print doesn’t have to be scary! Keep in mind the scale of the print with the size that you wear. ( Ex: Large, busy prints can overwhelm a petite frame.)

2. Wear a color! This seems so simple, right? But, somehow we all end up with a closet full of black and white!  A sundress is the perfect piece to wear in a new hue! Just go for it and I guarantee you will get compliments all day long!

3. Wear a new silhouette! Maybe you prefer a more tailored style, but look for something unstructured or with a handkerchief hem.  If you usually wear clean, simple lines-try something with ruffles or a jeweled embellishment! The possibilities are endless!

Grab a girlfriend this week, and come find a dress that gives you a push in a new fashion direction! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

The A List!

A New “Crop of Color”!

Our fabulous colored denim arrived and it is a hit! They fit like a glove and this week’s video gives you some great tips on how to make this colorful trend brighten up your wardrobe!

A New “Crop of Color”!

Fashion Essentials!

I have a section of my closet where I keep all of my essentials-my white and black Gee’s Tees, my leggings, my camisoles and a few other basics. This is the most important section of my closet because I reach for something from there almost every day.  It also helps me to keep an inventory on what “go-to” items needs replacing or updating.  At Gee Loretta, we always have your essentials covered and we just got a BIG order of colorful Gee’s Tees, cotton tops and cropped leggings.  Take a few minutes to go through this check list and see what you need to add to your closet:
  • White and Black Gee’s Tees-Long and short sleeve
  • Black Leggings- Full Length and Cropped
  • Black Shrug/Cardigan
  • White Cotton Tee

Hope this shopping list helps! See you soon!

Loving Leopard, Rhinestones & Ruffles!
Mariah
Fashion Essentials!

Wild & Wonderful!

I think that when you hear the word “neutral”, you immediately think of black, white, tan, etc  but neutrals can also be prints.  A stripe, a polka dot and my personal favorite an animal print are all stylish neutrals. Whether it is a zebra, giraffe, cheetah or leopard print, it works with all of your neutrals and most importantly looks great with a POP of color!  Wear your favorite leopard dress with an orange heel or a zebra jacket with a turquoise shell underneath it and you have got a look that is chic and polished!

With any print, be sure that the pattern is the focus of your outfit. Don’t try to work too many textures, colors or accessories into your look or it will become  busy. You always need a focus point for your eyes to rest when pulling an ensemble together!
We have so many great animal prints in the store right now and I would love to show you a few of my favorites!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones & Ruffles!
Mariah
Wild & Wonderful!

All “Dressed” Up!

What I also love about dresses is the versatility that you get with them. It is so important to realize how simple it is to change up your accessories/shoes and take the look from dressy to casual.
The final reason that all of you should have a few great dresses in your wardrobe is that they are COOL!  We are about to hit our really warm weather and it feels so good to have on an easy, breezy, no wrinkle dress!
Stop by Gee Loretta, so I can show you a few of my favorites!
Loving Leopard, Rhinestones & Ruffles!
Mariah
All “Dressed” Up!

Bright Bling!

Bright, Colorful and Stylish is the theme at Gee Loretta! I am loving the color block suede sandal by Sacha! What about a new pair of crisp, white jeans-especially  love the skinny jean by Rivet and Blues!? Another fabulous pop of color is Joseph Ribkoff’s sparkly floral tops that just arrived! Too many fabulous things to choose from!

Bright Bling!

Two for One!

I love it when designers come up with new silhouettes that we have never seen before!  Especially the convertible skirt that Joseph Ribkoff did this season!  This fabulous invention converts from a skirt to a gaucho in a “snap”! It would be perfect to take with you on all your summer vacations because you get two unique looks with one easy piece! He used our favorite jersey fabrication, so you are going to be able to wear it as a skirt all year long!

Two for One!

The Wedge!

The Spring weather is slowly warming up, but the wedge sandal is HOT, HOT, HOT!

W– Wear it with anything-from skirts to pants.  It is such a great basic!
E-Easy on your feet!  The wedge provides great support and is a comfy alternative.
D-Diverse! Gee Loretta has the wedge in so many heights, colors and styles!
G-Gee Loretta is the place to come and pick out the wedge that you are going to fall in love with!
E-Everywhere! The shoe designers are obsessed with the wedge and it is in every fashion magazine!
The Wedge!

Top That!

Three trends that are happening in the fabulous world of fashion right now are COLOR BLOCKING, STRIPES and COLORED DENIM! And guess what we just happen to have at Gee Loretta right now??

One of my favorite pieces (and a HUGE hit at the trunk show) is this top that looks great with capris, city shorts, or dressed up with a pair of sassy red jeans.

It also incorporates two of the hot trends because of the striped detail and color-blocked pattern. Stop in this week and see if you love it as much as I do!

Top That!

Style Surprise!

I love it when there is a piece of clothing that takes me by complete and total surprise!

Being in the fashion industry for so many years, it is exciting when a designer creates something that gives you goosebumps!

At Gee Loretta, we have coined a term called “Sleeper Style” because there have been several times we have seen an item on a hanger and it doesn’t do much for us, but when one of us tries it on we are blown away and instantly fall in love!

The cut-out top did that for us and that is why I knew I had to share it with you this week!  Come by and take a look!

Style Surprise!

Steppin’ Out!

The time has come for us to pick up the phone and schedule our pedicures because Spring is on its way! It is also time to think about replacing and updating some of our shoes. A few weeks ago, I had a fashion question that asked about some of the Shoe Trends for Spring and here are a few that I think are going to stand out:

The Wedge! An espadrille has always been a classic in the “sandal-world”, but this season the wedge is going to work its way into our hearts in varrying heights, colors fabrications and prints!

Colored Suede! It is going to be about bodacious bright hues and the color-block look coming together in shoes of every style! Don’t be afraid of mixing pink, purple and orange all in one shoe, because this is the time of year we really get to have fun with color!

Ballet Flats! This is always a winner in my book because it is classic and the perfect transitional shoe for the season. This is what I reach for when I am sick of my boots, but it is still to chilly for sandals. Look for something with a punch of color or metallic details.

Here is the other bonus about falling in love with a shoe at Gee Loretta-we only carry boutique brands, so you are getting special, unique designs that you won’t see every gal in town wearing.

Steppin’ Out!

Oka B’s At Gee’s!

What can I say about these fantastic summer sandals that I haven’t already said? What about the fact that they come out with amazing new styles each year? And those fabulous styles come with flowers, rhinestones and lots of happy embellishments! Wait, wait! I forgot to mention the new ballet flat they are doing and it is the best selling flat in the country! If it is half as comfortable
as the sandals then your feet are going to be sooo thrilled! Stop by so you can get your first dose
of Spring!

Oka B’s At Gee’s!

The Perfect Pant!

The key to finding the right basic is a great fabrication that can take your look from day to evening. Joseph Ribkoff has two incredible options that fit the “B” bill!

The first is a classic cut that works on several different body shapes because it is not super-fitted, but it creates a beautiful shape.

The second style has a little more flavor since it is a palazzo cut. I love the drama that this style has because you can pair it with a simple white blouse and you don’t end up looking like a waiter!

At Gee Loretta, we carry both of these styles year round, so stop in this week and decide which style “fits” you best!

The Perfect Pant!

Capturing Causal!

I was thinking about all of the fabulous women in my life and how they all wear so many hats. From mom-on-the-go to the
9 to 5er and everything in between, it is quite an impressive group.

One thing we all have in common is wanting to look fabulous no matter what is on our to-do-list for the day! Even on days where the top priority is the grocery store and dropping off the dry cleaning, I still like to look my best, but somehow a leopard tunic with rhinestones seems a little much!

This is where the Desigual Cotton Collection comes into play. The happiest prints, sassiest styles and punch of color that this line has makes the monotony of running errands disappear!

Desigual is one of my favorite lines that we carry and they also do great dresses and tunics that I know you are going to fall in love with! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Capturing Causal!

Rev up for Red!

Are you feeling like the January Blues are creeping in…then it is time to get revved up
with Red!

Red is such a powerful color and has the ability to change your whole attitude! Slipping into this scarlet shade can give you a sense of power, demand attention, and it has always been the color of love. For this reason it is a great date-night color!

Joseph Ribkoff just sent us several boxes of Spring goodies and I think that there are some amazing red styles that all of you would love!

One of my favorite pieces is the red tunic that I featured in this week’s Mariah’s Monday Makeover, so be sure to click on the video and find out why I am “seeing red”!

Rev up for Red!

The Perfect Getaway!

I am packing my bags and getting ready to spend the weekend in Napa and as I (over) pack my suitcase, I try to reel it in and only take the essentials. Of course my equestrian boot, a skinny jean and my favorite Joseph Ribkoff coat all go in first! I am committing to only bringing one purse and the obvious choice is my cross body bag, so that as I fumble through the airport and pop in and out of wineries I will not have to worry about setting down a bag and leaving it somewhere. My cross body has been used and abused because it is also the perfect bag to carry when I have a day full of errands!

The Perfect Getaway!