Go Near Travels to Kenya

Beautiful Lives Boutique is unique in that the profits from the store support three nonprofit organizations that provide resources for women and children in need. If you have visited Beautiful Lives Boutique no doubt you have met the founder, Melody Taylor. Her passion for life and giving back to the world inspires and nurtures those around her.

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In eight days, (June 22nd) Melody is leading a humanitarian trip to Kenya for Go Near ministry. Go Near is one of the organizations supported by BLB. Melody, along with twenty eight young people will embark on a journey to empower women and children in Kenya. They will work with widows, orphans, school children and prisoners to mobilize resources and offer spiritual encouragement.

 

In the next eight days we would like to reach out to all our Facebook and Instagram friends and ask for your added support to guarantee a successful mission trip next week. We are in need of small items that can be carried in our suitcases; such as pencils, erasers, crayons, tablets, feminine hygiene products and children's books. We will have a basket in the boutique to accept the items over the next week. 

If you can't make it to the shop, you can financially contribute directly to the Go Near donation page simply by clicking the Go Near image to the left! 

Melody will be posting pictures of their experience on the Go Near Facebook page throughout the trip, so be sure to follow along June 22nd – July 3rd. 

 

BLB has been blessed with loyal clothing donors and amazing customers in the seven short months it has been open. We are so grateful to each of you for your generosity, encouragement and support. We strive to be your ultimate shopping experience and have devoted our resources to helping women overcome devastating situations that impact their lives and the lives of their children. For more information on the three nonprofits that receive support from BLB, please click the "Home" tab at the top of this page. 

Check out the story featuring Melody and Go Near on local news by clicking the image below!

 

Follow along with the Go Near Kenya team as they bring help and love to those in need by keeping up with Beautiful Lives Boutique and Go Near social media!  

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..." 

-James 1:27

 

Go Near with us! 

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Women's Professional Wear: Spring/Summer

Daylight savings time has taken place, warmer days are around the corner, and bright-colored garments are key essentials.  You've finished spring cleaning and realized your closet is lifeless and monochromatic.  Ladies, it's time to revitalize your closets.  This post is dedicated to all working women that find it difficult to style outfits for work on those warmer days.  We've all heard the phrase "beauty is pain" more than once; however, that's not always the case.  

At Beautiful Lives Boutique, women can purchase comfortable, quality garments at affordable prices.  The boutique itself has numerous missions, one being helping women feel beautiful and confident.  Most shoppers are intimidated by the thought of stepping away from their comfort zone, that may mean adding color to your outfit.  According to Cameron Wolf, black clothing makes people appear more attractive, confident, and intelligent.  In fact, black garments  play an optical illusion since it appears to make you look thinner. Although black is a classic color and close companion of ours, it needs a summer break too. Ladies it's okay to be adventurous.    

If you absolutely cannot stay away from black, you may wear black dress pants or skirts with a solid colored or printed top or vice versa.   

Black is effortless and elegant.  It speaks for itself.  Printed tops and simple accessories add to the elegancy. 

Black is effortless and elegant.  It speaks for itself.  Printed tops and simple accessories add to the elegancy. 

Colorful tops can be paired with neutrals and accessorized with jewels or light-weight neck scarves. Neck scarves are back and here to stay.  

Colorful tops can be paired with neutrals and accessorized with jewels or light-weight neck scarves. Neck scarves are back and here to stay.  

First impressions matter.  Make it count! It all starts with your wardrobe. 

First impressions matter.  Make it count! It all starts with your wardrobe. 

Same skirt.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Find garment essentials that will pair up with multiple clothing tops and bottoms.  P.S.  Always carry flats so your feet can relax and avoid/reduce foot swelling 

Same skirt.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Find garment essentials that will pair up with multiple clothing tops and bottoms.  P.S.  Always carry flats so your feet can relax and avoid/reduce foot swelling 

Beautiful ladies, may your closet be brighter and versatile for spring/summer 2017.  

Credits

Author:  Paola Cortés

Model:  Marianna Marshall 

Photographer:  Jack Meckfessel

Stylist:  Paola Cortés

Wardrobe:  Beautiful Lives Boutique (price range $5-$25)

 

Affordable Fashion: Spring 2017 Trends In-Store at Beautiful Lives Boutique

Spring is just around the corner, and despite today’s frigid temps, our imaginations have us sitting poolside, sipping some sweet tea already.

Whether you’re planning your spring break ensembles or simply looking to update your warm-weather wardrobe, Beautiful Lives Boutique has all the essentials (and eye-catching accessories) you need to stay looking fabulous and on budget this season.

At our boutique, it’s entirely possible to keep up with the latest trends because we’re no ordinary thrift store. For every spring 2017 fashion trend listed below, we have items that fit the ticket.

Hello, Yellow!

Everyone en vogue will be mellow yellow this season. Canary, mustard, crayola - any shade will do. With so many tints to choose from, you’re sure to find one that looks good on your skin tone.

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Seaside Stripes

If you’re dreaming of the beach today, these seaside stripes will literally make you feel the sand between your toes. Play matchie matchie with your beach umbrella this spring in fun wide stripes.

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Penchant for Pendants

We’re fond of our selection of long necklaces. You can dress up almost anything with a pendant necklace of gold, silver or any metal.

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Waltzin’ With Wall Street

We know you’re not living off a wall street salary, but we’ve got the stripes that may make your friends wonder if you are.

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Bouquet Yourself

Nothing screams spring more than a lovely floral print. We have bookoos of beautiful designs on tops, dresses, shorts - everything! Florals for Everyone 🌺🌸🌷🌻

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Classic Khaki

You just can’t go wrong with khaki. It pairs well with pretty much everything - whether you’re cajjing out or going fancy shmancy. This color is so versatile and stays in style forevah!

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White Shirt Dresses

Another simple ensemble, sporting a white shirt dress is a trend that can be dressed up with booties and accessories or down with sandals. It’s a look that’s light and airy - all the things we want in our spring weather.

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Tarry with Terry Cloth

One of the more unique spring trends is rockin’ robes out and about. While we don’t typically carry bathrobes in our upscale boutique, we do have some fun terry cloth from time to time. Take for example, this Juicy Couture dress.

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Rock Those Leggings, Ladies

Another casual look that you’ll be glad to know is actually in style, athleisure is available in our store in both sassy and simple patterns. You needn’t shy away from wearing athleisure, the new version of sweats, out on the street.

Go Big or Go Home

Whether it’s an XXL bag or enormous earrings, wear your accessories loud and proud. Embellish your ensemble with mammoth statement items. We have a slew of ginormous jewelry for every outfit.

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Statement-Making Slogans

Seize the day at Beautiful Lives Boutique with statement-making tees. It’s like a tattoo that you can actually take off - share your motto on your shirt. “Today’s the day” to shop here!

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Swing by this week to stock up on all the gorgeous goods you need and want for next week. With prices so low, you can’t afford not to shop here. And you’ll have the peace of mind that your purchase goes to support great causes, local and global

 

 

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Photography: Ryan Klintworth

Blog Introduction

        We are excited to announce the start of our very own blog. We've been considering starting this project since the beginning and it is finally taking off! We have met people with incredible lives here at Beautiul Lives Boutique and we want to share their stories. We will have blog posts go up every so often to give a tangible view of the great things going on here! Each blog will feature an exciting look into the world of fashion, nonprofits, local lives, and humanitarian issues.