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Looks Fit for a Valley Winter, Pt. 3: Lindsay Lou

Wintertime in the Valley is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. There is a reason why the snowbirds flock to Scottsdale, and it may have something to do with the warm temps. Unfortunately, dressing the part seems to be a challenge for many, but thanks to Scottsdale Quarter’s Marketing Director Alison Goodman, we have great tips for looking your best during the winter months. Alison’s sense of style is on point and for the next three weeks she will take us to three different store’s located at my favorite mall to give us examples of outfits that you can use as inspiration to spruce up your wardrobe.

The final weekend for holiday parties before Christmas is approaching quickly and we are winding down our shopping spree. Our go-to and knowledgeable shopping expert has taken us to Free People where she taught us how to incorporate some of our favorite decades fashion styles into our holiday wardrobe as well as introduced us to patterned leggings. Next stop on our shopping spree was to the GAP, where we learned that it’s never too late to wear white after Labor Day and that “gray is the new black.” Our final store is the cute little boutique Lindsay Lou, where Alison will show us some great ideas for looking super chic this holiday season!

look oneLindsay Lou is the perfect place to find that LA-inspired and trendy look and this outfit is no exception. Leather pieces are huge this holiday season and this dress is combining two trends: sheer paneling amidst a luxe fabric. And remember, it’s never a bad idea to update that LBD category in your closet.
look two‘Tis the season for the sweatshirt! Paired with jeans, pencil skirts and everything in between, this gym-going staple is having its moment. Some great finds come from Wildfox at Lindsay, where the fabrics are soft and the sayings are tongue-in-cheek. There are no rules when it comes to your sweatshirt – rock in anytime and every time.
look threeLayer, layer and layer some more – this look combines the comfort of a slouchy boyfriend jean with a girlie floral top and strategically placed scarf. For the warmer mid-days of Arizona winter, this look will take you far. Add a pair of open-toed booties to the ensemble to dress up the distressed denim.
Lindsay Lou Boutique

Boutique Hopping: Lindsay Lou

With all the fashion-forward clothing shops popping up in town, I will be bringing you bi-weekly installments of a sampling of the best boutiques Scottsdale has to offer. This week, we stopped by Lindsay Lou Boutique.

First Impressions of Lindsay Lou

My first thought when I drove up to the Lindsay Lou boutique was that it might just be a fairly hidden gem in a Scottsdale shopping plaza. The store is tucked away a little bit, and you definitely need to know where you’re going in order to stumble upon it.

As I walked up, I noticed the mannequins in the window right away and was impressed. They were adorably dressed in a mix of funky, trendy clothes with a dash of western fashion thrown into each outfit, and I was eager to see what Lindsay Lou had to offer inside.

Needless to say, the store lived up to my initial expectations. Cute, southwestern décor (along with some seemingly misplaced, yet endearing, Buddha decorations) filled the display areas, and the clothes were set out artistically. As much as the clothes are the driving force behind any shopping excursion, though, it’s often the ambiance that dictates what kind of experience you’ll have. I usually dislike having sales associates follow me around the store, but I do have to sadly admit that the lack of a warm greeting at Lindsay Lou and no offer of help from the girls behind the counter made me feel less than welcome, contributing to an oddly somber atmosphere. So I continued on to what I do best — survey the clothing situation.

Clothing Analysis

Overall, the clothes here were stylish and unique, and I appreciated the vast selection of designer apparel. If you have an affinity at all for brands like Free People (which I adore), J Brand, Rich and Skinny, or Rebecca Minkoff, you will be in clothing bliss. There are also lesser widely known, quality pieces strewn in the blend from designers like Chan Luu, casual tops by Daftbird, and cool print items from Tucker — all of which add to the variety and cool factor of the place.

You can find a host of casual dresses in a considerable array of fabrics (from silk to cotton to chiffon to heavier knits), as well as dozens of jean shorts, colored pants and ultra laidback tees. The materials and styles of clothes here were very unrestrained and diverse.

As for pricing, let me say this: While I am definitely not shy to toss several bucks toward top-notch outfits I know I’ll wear repeatedly, I will unabashedly confess I was genuinely shocked when I flipped over the price tags on these pieces. I get that designer clothes cost more (sometimes rightfully so, and sometimes simply to bear a certain name on the tag no one will ever see), but would I pay a couple hundred dollars for a pretty, but standard-looking gauze dress? Not a chance. To me, most items here were overpriced. To be fair, they did have a 40 percent off section, but then again, most of the reduced items were still not worth the numbers on their price tags — in my humble opinion, of course.

Tidbits and Takeaways

If you are a first-class label junkie (hey, most of us are from time to time!), Lindsay Lou is worth checking out. I recommend it for the high-quality, brand-name pieces that you willingly intend to put hard-earned dough toward. The dresses are by far the most worthwhile items to be purchased here, and a few of the shorts and pants could be worth the splurge, too. I, personally, would steer clear of the casual tees (you can find cuter for way cheaper); and, make sure you’re completely in love with what you find before breaking the bank for it.

Sample Outfits

I really liked the several displays Lindsay Lou had of dresses paired with cowboy boots. Not everyone can pull off that risky look but, if you can, I encourage you to get after it! The unfortunate thing is that it appeared the cowboy boots weren’t for sale, but one dress I loved (by Free People, naturally) was coupled with the most charming, short brown cowboy boots, and the combo worked for me, even sans jewelry. The juxtaposition of the black and brown colors created a subtle sophistication that needed nothing more. I also found this little pair of shorts by Siwy to be so irresistibly western and off the beaten path.

Free People’s Pleated
Vegan Leather dress ($198)

Siwy Alia Cut Off
Shorts ($163)

Here are also a couple samples of other cute dresses the store has in great supply.

Jen’s Pirate Booty Deco
Senorita in blush ($154)

Eternal Sunshine Creations
Wildflower Tank Mini Dress in ivory ($242)

The location I referenced:
Lindsay Lou Boutique
6107 N. Scottsdale Rd., C-14
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 443-2522
lindsaylou.com
Date Night

Date Night: Kalibre, Kazimierz, Mabel's And More

Choosing the right outfit

Offering a unique collection of styles, Lindsay Lou is the perfect
one-stop shop to get that great date night outfit — and even a few
other pieces.

Lindsay Lou
6107 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 443-2522
lindsaylou.com

Perfect jewelery

To match the outfit you spent hours picking out, you’re going to
need some great jewelery. With the distinctively creative pieces
from Kalibre, you’ll adorn your spectacular outfit with
one-of-a-kind jewelery.

Kalibre
7101 E. Stetson Drive
Scottsdale
(480) 946-8055
kalibrejewelry.com

Last-chance workout

Save time for that last minute workout before the night. To look
absolutely spectacular for your date in a quick way, try out Koko
Fitclub of Scottsdale for its 30-minute workout using the
Koko Smartraining System. This new technology creates a
personal training plan without the expensive trainer.

Koko Fitclub of Scottsdale
6245 E. Bell Rd.
Suite 113
(480) 588-6602
kokofitclub.com

Get your nails done

Pamper yourself pre-date night with a manicure or pedicure from
Polished Nail Spa. Offering a clean and inviting atmosphere with a welcoming staff, treat yourself to the simple pleasures of a great mani or pedi.

Polished Nail Spa
10243 N. Scottsdale Rd., #2
(480) 948-8055
polishedinscottsdale.com

Relax before the night

A perfect way to relax before the big night, treat yourself to a Date night message
calming hot stone massage. With affordable pricing, you can enjoy a nice massage to work out those date night jitters.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
15233 N. 87th Street 100
(480) 991-5100
handandstone.com

Wine & Dine

A downtown hidden jewel for live entertainment, more than 3,000 Date night food and drinks
wine options, cocktails and appetizers, Kazimierz World Wine Bar is a cozy restaurant complete with mood-setting light.

Kazimierz World Wine Bar
7137 E. Stetson Drive
(480) WINE-004
kazbar.net

Join the club

If you’re looking for a great lounge that includes food, drinks,date night club and lounge
music and a friendly atmosphere, Mabel’s on Main offers just
that. With a friendly staff and date-friendly atmosphere, this
bar and lounge provides the perfect space to chat, dance, eat
and drink the night away.

Mabel’s on Main
7018 E. Main St.
(480) 369- 3665
mabelsonmain.com

For your (sweet)heart

Before you call it a night, squeeze in a tasteful after date night dessert, Photo: sweetrepublic.com treat. Stop by Sweet Republic, and enjoy a plentiful amount of treats sure to please any palette. If the 24 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet don’t satisfy your sweet tooth, try one of their sundaes, shakes, specialty drinks, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, pies and cakes. This last stop of the night will literally put the cherry on top of a great date night.

Sweet Republic
9160 E. Shea Blvd
(480) 248-6979
sweetrepublic.com