New York Spring Market

The leaves are changing colors, chunky sweaters are in our closets, bonfires are gathered around, warm apple cider is brewing on the stove and pumpkins are on the porch; these are a few of our favorite reasons to celebrate fall …… but most of all it is because we take our seasonal trip to New York City. We fall in love with the bright lights of the fashion capitol over and over again every year. The inspiration is endless and this year did not disappoint. This September we were previewing and buying for spring 2018.

Orange was one of the biggest trends in color we saw on our trip. Traditionally, orange has been showcased as the color of fall, so we were excited to see how the designers used it for spring. The color also went along with the decade that we saw the most inspiration from, which was the 70’s. This upcoming spring the 70’s will take back the limelight and will be the focal point of a lot of trends/collections. Along with that, we also saw the off the shoulder trend dissipate and the straight leg jean making a comeback!

We would also like to introduce Frame, Alice + Olivia and IRO coming to an Azure near you in Spring 2018.

Make sure to keep checking us out on Facebook and Instagram to see all of the new fall merchandise arriving daily!!

 

Happy fall!

 

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Closet Clean Out

If you’re like me, you probably wish you had unlimited closet space. Sadly, I don’t, which means that cleaning out my closet in between seasons is a must! This weekend my project is turning my summer closet to my fall closet. To start off this large, time consuming project I have to slim down my summer clothes. I go through my closet, try on all of my garments, and get rid of the ones I didn’t wear or have gone out of style. I then fold all of the warm-weather items that I want to keep into a separate storage bins and store it in my basement. The next step is to try on all of my fall clothing. I haven’t worn this clothing in about a year or so, so there are definitely garments that I don’t want or like anymore. Once I have gone through all of my cold-weather garments, and have set aside the ones I no longer want or don’t fit (hopefully too big😉). I organize them in my closet by style and color. Not only will you feel refreshed and orderly but you will also get a rewarding feeling once you donate all of your discarded clothing!

Having gone through this process three to four times a year, for as long as I can remember, I understand how tedious it seems. That’s why at Azure we provide closet clean out services. Check them out below!

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The pictures below are from this past weekend when I went through my closet and followed my exact procedure above!

Bins I use for storage of clothing:

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Summer shoes being put away:

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Worn out shoes being donated:

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Organizing fall clothing:

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Organizing fall shoes:

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Donating clothing to the YWCA:

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Fall 2017 Trends

Trends are so versatile. Whereas there are a few that are the most popular every season/year, there are so many different ways to wear them to reflect your own style. The trends for Fall 2017 are fun and can be easily adapted from runway to every day wear. At Azure, we are seeing a lot of red fabric, rose print florals, wool, and velvet.  Trends are also continuously recycled from season to season, year to year. This fall one of the biggest trends are big, fur coats. Last year, for Fall 2016, one of the most popular trends were big, puffy coats. Fashion is constantly evolving, but we do see things being repeated and altered slightly. Check out the runway trends and also what will be coming in to Azure this fall!

 

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WOOL

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BIG FUR JACKETS

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Market in NYC

Happy Friday, A-Listers!

We hope the beginning of your spring season has been off to a fabulous start! Although we are still (impatiently!) waiting for the warm weather to greet us in Wisconsin, we have already been prepping for Fall of 2017! We just returned from another AMAZING trip to New York to view and purchase some awesome fall trends, and we thought it would be fun to share our experience with you!

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THE WORK

The goal for our New York trip was to find some of the latest fall trends to bring back to YOU at Azure, and one of the hottest trends for fall is going to be velvet, velvet EVERYTHING! Even though we see pops of velvet for holiday it is going to be in store starting in the warm months ahead. While we are accustomed to velvet popping up exclusively in holiday attire, velvet is on-trend that we saw on and off the runway in NYC! August velvet will be showcased in some beautiful footwear and accessories in store 😉

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We also saw an array of bell sleeves on-trend for tops and dresses, and we adored all of the beautiful jewel tones: deep red, burgundy, deep blue, camel and burnt orange frocks will all be teasing your eyes in the months to come here at Azure!

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THE PLAY

Of course, we couldn’t make a trip to New York without having a little fun! One of the most exciting experiences was visiting the Bite Beauty Lab to create our own custom lip shades. Let’s just say we are in love…

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We also treated ourselves to some AMAZING dining experiences. Upon arriving in NYC, we rejuvenated by having High Tea at Lady Mendl’s. Hand-paired tea with delicious treats was exactly what we needed after an early flight!

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On our final night in New York, we indulged in an amazing meal as Cosme, a top-rated restaurant featuring Mexican-inspired dishes (and some of the best margaritas to ever meet our lips!) It was the perfect (and most delicious!) way to end our trip!

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While we are a little sad to be back, we had such an amazing trip and are SO excited to share some of our frock finds with you in the coming months!

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Welcome back, A-Listers!

We hope 2017 has been nothing short of amazing for each of you! Though our year has been off to a great start here at Azure, we know this neverending winter season can put us all in a bit of a rut, so we decided to “spice things up” a bit. This past Friday, we teamed up with our lovely neighbors at Boudoir – An Intimate Boutique to put on an amazing trunk show filled with lacy intimates, bubbly treats and a fresh arrival of new spring wear!

We had such a wonderful turnout, and it was so nice to mingle with some of you! We hope one of this spring’s latest trends found its way into your spring wardrobe (and that you found the perfect piece to wear underneath it,too – just in time for Valentine’s Day with that special someone!)

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Did you miss the event? No worries – Azure believes Valentine’s Day is something that should be celebrated all week long, so treat yourself to the perfect lace detail at Boudoir to compliment one of our new spring frocks here at Azure. A little shopping spree is sure to kick those lingering winter blues just in time for some beautiful weekend weather!

See you soon!

xoxo,

Shanna

1,000 Wishful Additions to Our Spring Display

Happy March of 2016, A-Listers!

Can you believe we only have 9 days until the First Official Day of Spring?!

We are so excited to welcome in all of the bright color and patterns to Azure after the bitter cold, winter season.

You may have noticed that our spring display has made its way into the store front window.

The Gals at Azure would love to tell you all about our inspiration for the 1,000 paper, origami cranes that float peacefully in the window waiting for A-Listers, like yourself, to wander in!

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So, it is traditionally believed that if one folded 1,000 paper cranes they would receive one wish that was destined to come true!

 It has also historically symbolized hope and healing during new beginnings.

Now-a-days, these paper cranes are given as a gift to somebody to wish them a thousand years of happiness and prosperity!

The Gals at Azure decided that we would love for our beloved boutique to have a thousand years of happiness and prosperity…I mean who wouldn’t, right? 😉

We hope that by hanging these beautiful paper cranes in our windows we might bring good fortune and longevity to Azure and its loyal shoppers!

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For all of Azure’s spring fashion updates, including new arrivals like dresses and cozy cardigans, follow us on our social media pages:

facebook.com/Azuredepere

Instagram: @azurewi

Don’t forget to check back at “The A-Life” blog for more fashion fun!

Until next time…

xoxo, Azure gals

Fall 2015 Trends

Trend’s are an excellent way to incorporate new things into your closet and try out new clothes. The best thing about trend’s is that you can take them to the extreme or try them out in an accessory.

Here’s a look into what is going to be the key trends in the Fall 2015 season.

Destroyed Denim

Destroyed Denim has been seen all over the runways this spring. Azure suggests paring with a rocker tee, plain v neck or even a silk tank for a dress down look on denim. Remember to cuff at the bottom as well 😉

Lady Loafers

Say hello to the stacked kitten heel! Sexy but still comfortable these new stylish shoes will make any other fashionista jealous! Pair with some favorite denim or that skirt you’ve been dying to pull out of the closet!

Flat Boots

Burrr it’s gonna be cold out there soon enough! Designers seem to be reacting to the winter we have had in the past by making more & more fashionable & cold weather resistant boots! We would suggest the color black to go with EVERYTHING in your closet!

Glove Love

Gloves aren’t just for cold winter season A-Listers! They are making a compact all over the runways. Bring out your inner Amal Clooney & rock them on & off the red carpet!

Get Higher (Waisted)

As we all know, high waist has been around for awhile in the fashion industry but now, it is here to STAY! This fashion style past the belly button looks extremely slimming & elongates those legs! Pair with ANY shoes, we mean it; boots, pumps, wedges, & even knee highs!

Who Wears Short Skirts!?

WE do! This new fashion trend is here to stay because of the youthful look to these fashionable skirts. Guess what A-Listers? Love your legs too!, show them off to the world! Pair with pumps for a night out on the town or short booties for a everyday look.

One Sleeve Wonders

Yes! We are in love with this new look, nothing says Red Carpet like a one shoulder mini or gown! Not only is this fashionable but one sleeve is a genius way to show off that fabulous bag without any distracting sleeve in the way!

 

Celebrating Another Year with Love, Happiness and Sparkle…

Happy New Year’s Eve “Eve,” A-Listers!

As the 2015 year comes to a close the gals at Azure want to wish you all a Happy New Year.

What better way to say that than some on trend, and sparkly, New Year’s Eve party looks?!

We’re going to start with some pieces that go fantastic with your favorite denim that you have ready in your closet!

This beautiful, black sequin top has an added detail at the hemline that gives a layered look without the “Michelin Man” bulk. It looks fabulous with any colored skinny jean or just your sleek black or gray denim!

You can thank the designers from Generation Love for that perfect New Year top!

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The second top is a vegan leather peplum by BCBGMAXAZARIA with a gorgeous lace appliqué trim and shoulder detail. It looks so chic with any dark denim or if you want to add an edgy vibe to it pair it with some vegan leather AG Denim.

It just so happens that we have fabulous black, vegan leather, and dark wash jeans at Azure; we’ve got you covered! 😉

Now that you’ve got your basics covered, let’s up the glam factor shall we?

This incredibly chic dress is by the ever glamorous designer, Amanda Uprichard! The “Holiday Lights” fabric is a luxurious satin material that drapes perfectly on the body.

We paired the dress with a simple, silver statement necklace from Alexis Bittar to add a little more shine to the matte outfit.

Our next New Year’s Party outfit is a classic red and black holiday pairing!

This adorable bow top by FRNCH is the perfect Holiday & New Year’s piece!

You can dress it down with a pair of deconstructed or distressed boyfriend denim. You can also dress it up with a great black pencil skirt or sleek black jeans.

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That trendy, feathered necklace that you see with the top is by Serefina and it’s a timeless piece that goes with almost any outfit!

The next outfit is inspired by one of our trendy A-Listers, Leanne!

She rocked her BCBGMAXAZARIA cutout top! We took her fashion advice and paired the top with a black skirt…BUT we used this fantastic, knee length, BCBGMAXAZARIA sequined skirt to add that sparkle factor for any New Year’s party!

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We used that same sequin skirt in our last outfit. We think that this skirt is a statement in itself so we tucked in our french blue Waverly Grey tank with it to showcase it’s beautiful sparkle!

Oh, don’t worry though! The gals at Azure know that a ladies should look as good walking towards you as they do walking away from you. That being said, check out the back of this gorgeous top!

The little details make this top an elegant, no-brainer piece to have! It has an illusion, mesh back that go perfect inside those classy cutouts.

We added one of our favorite finishing touches to any outfit: Tess + Tricia!

This necklace has the same french blue and black speckled beads that go midway and are trailed by a classic gold chain. Don’t even get us started about that beautiful one-of-a-kind antler…really don’t…we could go on for days!

Well, that’s all we have for this post! Don’t forget that Azure is open New Year’s Eve from 10am to 4pm for all your last minute New Year’s needs! 😉

For all of Azure’s winter fashion updates, including new resort wear arrivals, follow us on our social media pages:

facebook.com/Azuredepere

Instagram: @azurewi

Don’t forget to check back at “The A-Life” blog for more fashion fun!

Until next time…

xoxo, Azure gals