GOODBYE SUMMER..

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Summers on its last leg and its obvious that the warm sun and lovely humidity is on its way out. While most of us are dreading winter rearing its ugly head at us and others are anticipating it, I’m over here thinking about all the lovely foliage and amazing photo ops that I will be capturing in the next few months. With this in mind, lets celebrate one of the lovely fall colors: Orange!

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Rock On – What a beauty!

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These look so clean and refined!

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I know you probably don’t want to think about it but yup everything pumpkin is all in!

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Don’t forget to pull out that Orange Lipstick that you forgot you had!

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Love this eye catcher!

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Bright orange flowers are just amazing!

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Quotes that call to your reality!

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Orange Kitty Kat! Actually its my favorite breed of cat, Maine Coon!

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Orange Soda…Yummm!

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Jelly Bellies

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This dress is beautiful!

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Orange shoes on the most important day of your life, now thats different!

As you can see orange is an amazing, bright, fun color and it highly represents a most loved or a most hated season of the year! For me, I love it because of the trees changing and the amazing sunsets but I hate it because it symbolizes that my beloved summer season is almost ending. I have the best of both worlds over here so I might as well embrace it, right?

Is this color one of your favorites? Could it be one of your favorites?

Orange you glad you stopped by….

Till the next post ~ Alice

 

 

 

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EXPLORE YOUR SENSUALITY HAWAIIAN STYLE!

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Is skincare important to you? Do you pamper your skin the way you should?  Is your skincare regimen up to par? If you answered maybe or absolutely not to these questions, I may have the perfect solution for you.

I have sensitive skin and I learned the hard way that I cannot put anything that hits the market on my face without researching it vigorously. I tend break out in bumps and blotches that almost look like hives. When I carelessly apply products the allergic reactions to the by products in certain beauty items is instant. I also found out that I cannot use products that contain Alpha Hydroxy or Retinol. These ingredients can almost burn my skin to the point that I need to wash them off as soon as possible. So that changed the whole beauty game for me since I needed to search for skincare that would cater to my sensitivity! I only use a handful of items that are safe for me and it sucks to be limited to those few. But I believe I was at the right place at the right time and I have found my holy grail in body and skincare…Let me share what works for me!

Let me introduce you to Sensual Beauty and boy is this gonna change the way you take care of your face and body.

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Miss Zephorah Nure – Orangina heels and Photo by Authentic By John Ashford

Let me introduce you to the beautiful owner of Sensual Beauty. Her name is Miss Zephorah Nure and this beautiful lady is also known for her famous legs! Hmmmm? I wonder why -Vava Voom LOL!

Did you lose your train of thought? Yeah I’m sure you did so let’s focus on this skincare  then come back to check out the pic of Miss Nure laterz. Okay so as I was saying, these Hawaiian Spa Bath & Beauty products are the bomb.com and I really cannot lie about it. Lets look at each of these products as a whole and individually shall we?

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There are many products to this Hawaiian Spa Bath and Beauty Line but I decided to purchase a set for myself. I believe they may be purchased individually but I suggest purchasing a whole package as they all seem to compliment each other in one way or another.

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I’m in love with this Mint Mud Masque!!!

Let’s start with my favorite product from the line – The Mint Mud Masque.  Before I discovered this masque I was using various products that were safe for sensitive skin but they weren’t my holy grail. This heavenly product came along and wow am I so excited with my results that I’ve almost ditched my other products. I use it two to three times a week as recommended and its made such a difference in the appearance of my skin. Before I had some pimples on my jawline and I’m highly allergic to Alpha Hydroxy and Retinol products and ever since I’ve been using this masque faithfully, my pimples have disappeared and my face is so much smoother and softer. All you do is apply some of this product on and wait for it to slightly dry and rinse or wipe off, thats it! That to me is fabulous and it smells like fresh mint just picked out of your garden. Gotta love it!

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Next is the Gorgeous Gardenia Sea Minerals Hydra-Silk Renewing Lotion and this is also a gem in this product line. Its smells just like if you’re in a field of soft gardenia’s. So imagine putting this on your face and experiencing it for yourself. It smells yummy and I apply this after using my mint masque and my skin feels so soft and smooth and I’m ready for my day or night whichever one I prefer to use it for. Just apply and enjoy the way it makes you feel!

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But wait …there’s more and here’s another gem to this line. The Sensual Sugar Scrub but this isn’t just any ordinary sugar scrub it has natural shea butter and honey. So when you smooth this on your skin it feels buttery soft and (please don’t do this LOL) its good enough to almost eat. You put it on your body, massage for a few minutes and it melts instantly making your application a pleasantly soft experience. This is a great product for your body but its also good for a before or after bikini wax soother. Note* Even though it says sugar scrub and it smells fabulous, do not apply this to the face area – only use on your body!

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Okay, now I introduce to you the ultimate me time incentive. You have to admit that we all need that amazing quiet me time – I know I do and this is where I highly appreciate this product line. In the above picture I share with you the Gorgeous Gardenia Luxury Bubble Bath. Just turn the water on and pour little of this in there and Voila your ready for your ultimate take away relaxation moment. Get in and soak for as long as you like, when you’re done you will truly smell and feel the difference on your skin. If you love the smell of Gardenia and soft, silky, skin then you need this in your life!

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Okay so there are a number of products in the Sensual Beauty line as you can see and  they can really make you feel sensuous and sexy. But here I give you another item that I simply LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Okay I have discovered that this Heavenly Hibiscus Silky Body Oil is an essential part of this beauty line. Why? Because this oil in my opinion completes the product line – its truly a must have! I love to use this oil after I wash my face at night, I just pour alittle on the palm of my hands and apply to my face and the next morning my face feels rejuvenated. You can also use this for your body especially your legs. Ladies, it’s summer and if you want those silky, soft, amazing looking legs – this is your go to product. You need this in your life! We all need this in our lives LOL!

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Finally there’s one last product I want you to check out and thats the Pleasure Potion Tea! This tea is made with natural herbs and from what I’ve heard its an amazing relaxation drink. I can’t wait to try it myself – lord knows I need that! Check out the beautiful packaging and the can the product comes in…so pretty! If you’re not into all the spa products then at least try that pleasure potion tea – I’m sure once you try the tea the rest of the line will be of your interest!

Oh and I totally forgot to mention that this line was created with sensuality in mind so don’t be afraid to explore the sensuous side if these products with your significant other! Oh and Mothers day is coming up soon, doesn’t she deserve a day of spa treatment?

Hint, Hint: That sensuous oil sure does spark curiosity and the lovers imagination – okay, moving on….place your order today I highly recommend this for all the ladies that love  100 percent natural products in their body and skincare!

Order your products here: Sensual Beauty

Email – Zephorah Nure: Aloha@sensualbeauty.boutique for more product info and questions you may have!

“COMPLETELY BARE,” DOWN THERE?

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Yes, there’s a reason for this season and thats for you to go “COMPLETELY BARE” – you know where! No, I’m not talking about landing strips or Brazilians…as much as you’d prolly like to hear about that if you you were a guy. I’m referring to getting rid of that unsightly winter coat and the recurring stubble that comes with leg and underarm hair. Yes, that yearly (for some) weekly ritual (for others) that is a must do in every woman’s itinerary. I would go the permeant hair removal route but thats for another post altogether LOL! My frustration with hair removal come with several gripes and so far I have 3 and here they are…

1. The need to go out and buy new razors every few weeks!

2. After you find your razor, you need to find an amazing shaving cream, thats where this post kicks in! No fear ladies, I’ve got a possible solution.

3. The attempt to shave without looking like you just got into a fight with a cat walking on your way to work…the band-aid company truly loves us LOL!

Let me elaborate on what its like to be a female in this era…we get our periods, we have babies which means we get stretch marks (which are beautiful in my opinion), we get menopause and all its symptoms because mother nature wasn’t finished with us yet, then when that’s settled and in its usual rhythm we still have to take off our body hair! Fellas, you sure do have it easy if you really think about it! But in all seriousness, us females just need a damn break every once in a while or for those that have money permanent solutions. No money no problem…lets refer to number one on my list, shall we?

Oh, the weekly or bi-weekly struggle – buying razors. I would love to congratulate the inventor of the razor – King Camp Gillette…you sir are a genius although you have made it a relentless struggle for most woman nowadays! There are about hundreds of brands of razors to choose from and if you’re like me you’ve got your personal favorite brand or you decide to skimp and buy the cheapest disposable brand there is (bad idea). If you’re in neither of these categories then you my lady are the one in the razor aisle looking and overlooking the descriptions and styles of all the different brands on the market! Buying razors is a trial and error scenario – you buy, try, and if it works for you hooray! You’ve been successful – at least in that area of your life. next on the list…Shaving creams!

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In this criteria, its also your preference but here is where I give you a heads up! I was a fervent user of the Skintimate line of shaving creams which were good but I wanted a different kind of shave. One that left my skin with the ultimate baby smooth feel and appearance – this cream did that but I felt like I was needing to try other shaving creams just to shake up my routine a bit. So I took advantage of Ulta’s 21 days of beauty and purchased the Completely Bare Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel and I think I have found an amazing product that is one of the best creams for us ladies that are shave happy!

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Hypo-allergenic and a People’s beauty Award favorite…awesome!

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Ladies, I’ve been using this product and I kid you not – I got an amazing shave out of this product. What makes this product different is that its a gel and not a foam which to me makes a heck of a difference when shaving and the smell is truly a fresh scent but in a happy sense. Trust me, I’m not one to buy items that have harsh, rub me the wrong way scents. I love clean, soft, flowery, happy scents and this is totally it. The shave that you get from this product is different but in an awesome way and the blade just glides across your skin giving you an effortless, soft, smooth shave.

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No foam here just a clear gel that is heaven on your skin!

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Love how smooth my legs look..

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Now on to my third gripe…

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Oh yes, the cat fight LOL! Well, don’t tell me you haven’t experience scrapes, cuts, and nicks from shaving. I have and yes the band-aid company was and sometimes is still my best friend LOL. You may argue that it could be your dull razor – Yes, it could be your razor but it could also be your shaving product. You may not believe it but it does make a heck of a difference what kind of shaving cream you use. At least for me it does and I’m currently in love with this gel and I highly do recommend it if you’re looking for a different product to replace what you are using at the moment.

Oh and for the final thought…

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Did you actually think I was gonna even remotely talk about the hair down there LOL…I didn’t but at least now you have options. Thanks for stopping by…..

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE!

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Its definitely cold outside with this heavy hitter of a blizzard this side of the country is experiencing today but lets just take a moment to put this all away and think about what’s coming after this is all gone! You know it….Summer is right around the corner and this blog post will surely put you there front and center. What do most of us do in the summertime – we travel or relax in one way or another. Traveling can be either physical or mental – either way we tend to think of lots of the sun in your face, floating in the pool, sand in your toes, Caribbean breeze while on the beach sipping on a yummy island drink or a cold one! Ughhh, I’m so there right now!

Okay, let me just stop and show you what I mean with the following pics …thank me for it later!

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Get your swimsuits ready or at least start looking for the one you would love to wear!

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It’s also flip flop season …there are those that love these, I prefer sandals!

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I love this season because of the awesome road trips you can take anywhere your heart desires! Start thinking of where you’d like to go…c’mon get going!

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Alittle surfing here or there…

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Drinks by the beach…how delicious!

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Sunbathing or just snoozing on a yacht is always a great day of relaxing

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Maybe you’d rather enjoy a late night swim or a pool gathering with friends in a gorgeous pool like this one… I know I would!

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Oh, I almost forgot about the best part of the warm weather … the smell of food in the air! Mmmmm….Ribs on the barbi!

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At night the most rewarding thing for me is watching a gorgeous sunset on the horizon! Beautiful, isn’t it?

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Now’s a great time to start putting your summer reading list together…I’m already working on mine, are you?

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Ice cold drinks to go with that amazing food….Yessss!

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Oops, can’t forget about the kids…let them go out, run around and explore their surroundings! If you take my advice they will sleep better at night…more quiet time for you!

So there it is…what did you think? Is it hot enough for you? These pictures sure brought me to a warm happy existence and it took my mind off of the mess that we have going on outside…Summer is surely my favorite time of the year. So much to do and see, so many friends to meet with, so many relaxation options to choose from. Whatever you choose to plan for this summer enjoy it, take lots of pics but best of all smile. Enjoy the time that summer has to offer and look forward to it the next year!

Happy Summer!!

THE RED EDITION!

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I know Valentines Day is long gone and celebrated but it still merits a post that I know you probably will enjoy. Did you celebrate the day with your loved one? I truly hope you did because I think that this is the most beautiful holiday on the American calendar and it deserves a special place on my blog! Hey, people even get married on this day so why not, right?

Why is this day so anticipated with us Americans? Well, for starters, V-Day  is associated with cupid – you know that cute little guy shooting arrows with his bow, the color red, red roses in a vase with a cute bow, chocolates in cute heart shaped boxes, sexy greeting cards with spicy quotes and pure anticipated steamy love! Boy that was a lot of saucy thinking on my part LOL. Cheesy for some, delicious for others…your choice.

Let’s see what it is about this holiday that makes it so awesome ….shall we?

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I couldn’t have said it better myself!

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The spice of life…..or maybe your sex life? Hmmm…

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Fifty Shades of Red…choose at your discretion!

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Apple Bottom or Bottoms up…Putting the Kink In Kinky, are we?

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Red Sweet Goodness!

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What an amazing dress…don’t you think?

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The chair of passion!

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Red Stairs…Wonder where it leads to? Perhaps to a much anticipated rendezvous?

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Roses are red, violets are Blue, this blog is awesome and so are you?

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Yes, Yes, and Yes!!

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The Red Horizon!

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Red nails and lips do tend to sink your sultry ships!

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So after you’ve viewed the images above, don’t you think that Valentine’s day is worth all the hoopla after all? You’ve gotta admit it is one of the sexiest holidays ever and there are so many ways to celebrate it. You decide for yourself and thank me later…better yet go back and review the images above then come back and visit the blog again for more inspiration and sexiness…

Gotta run… Love Alice!

THE JOHN ASHFORD TRUNK SHOW

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A few days ago, I struck up a conversation with a friend and the subject of my fashion experiences came up. While I reminisced about my invites to various exclusive shows I mentioned that I had been invited to a Trunk Show that would be taking place in a few days. She didn’t know what a trunk show was so I proceeded to inform her of what it was about and how fun they are. She was very excited and wanted to know when the next one would be happening. I informed her that she would personally be invited to the next show and we would go together!

Now I am assuming that most of my followers who read my blog would know the fashion terminology but for those that don’t, I will tell you what a trunk show is and no it isn’t a show that sells or shows off trunks for you to buy LOL. Heres the definition of trunk show: a sales event for showing merchandise to staff and select customers. That, my readers was exactly what it was and more…

 Last week, Shoe designer John Ashford called me with some amazing news – he was having his private trunk show event in Clinton Hills Brooklyn, Ny and I had first dibs as blogger/photographer for that day! You can imagine how excited I was and I didn’t hesitate to accept his invitation. My excitement for the rest of the week till then as you can imagine was through the roof. Being a fashion blogger does have its perks and I’m so glad I could experience it and share this with my readers! Take peek at the pictures from the Authentic by John Ashford’s private trunk show sponsored by Barefoot Wines! Oh and I purchased a few pairs of amazing shoes of course!

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Check out these beauties (Anubis shoes) modeled by a happy customer

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These looked fabulous on her too!

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Gold Beauties…Im in love with these amazing pair of showstoppers!

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Check these “Pick Up The Pieces” platforms – so different and unique!

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Killer boots and they’re in one of my favorite colors too!

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“Gothonia” boots

These Gothonia’s are incredible!

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Shoe Designer John Ashford providing special shoe fitting services for those Gothonia’s ..its all in the little details!

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“Power Bubbles”

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“Paisley Parktime” booties, aren’t these amazing!

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Different sizes, different styles – there was definitely something here for the die hard shoe devotee!

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Crablegs were provided for us hungry shoppers

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These tasted so good paired with the wine that was provided

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Once again …Thank you to Barefoot Wines for sponsoring our event, wine was amazing! If you’ve never attended a trunk show you’re missing out on an awesome event. food, shoes and awesome people – what’s better than that? The next trunk show will be in the beginning of January 2017 email me at: Aliceincolorland15@gmail if you’d like more info on the next upcoming event.

WHO PUT THE HOUTE IN BROOKLYN’S VINTAGE COUTURE?

Alison Houtte, owner of Houte Couture in Brooklyn, NYC

Alison Houtte, owner of Houte Couture in Brooklyn, NYC

I want to retell a story about an amazing lady that perhaps has been told over and over again by most that know who she is. But for those that don’t know her story or are not familiar with my amazing friend then you haven’t really taken a good look at the cover of most magazines and really paid attention to the runways in the much talked about fashion world. Who is she and why should you get to know her? Read on to learn more….

My story starts while on an impromptu trip to my brothers house in Brooklyn, NY. Flatbush Avenue to be exact and its known for its up and coming, forever-changing, storefronts. Today a coffee shop and tomorrow maybe a shoe store, the next week who knows. In my travels to Brooklyn, I had never noticed this as much as when I was there recently. I browsed through several storefronts looking for familiarity but I realized that the Avenue had changed or maybe I wasn’t paying attention as much as I thought I was. Getting off the train at the Barkeley Center and taking a leisurely stroll after a long and well thought out lower Manhattan trip (I love the subway) I slowly walked from one store front to another and there was one particular store that I had passed up the day before as I didn’t think I would like any of the merchandise inside. I happened to have the courage to go in to browse and on this day is when I met the store owner, Alison Houtte. She is an amazing lady with so much energy and happiness that not even the world can contain it – now thats amazing. Heres where I learned about her story and who she really was and quite the story it is!

Alison Houtte is the fabulous owner of an amazing store in Brooklyn called Houte Couture located at 321 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Her store caters to mens, women’s fashions, and accessories that are vintage. Alison worked as a model for 10 plus years in Paris and Manhattan. She also appeared in such publications as Vogue, Marie Claire, and a Dr. Pepper Commercial just to name a few. Her amazing store has graced the pages of many publications such as WWD (Womens Wear Daily) and NYT (New York Times). Alison together with her sister Melissa Houtte who lives in Miami have co – authored a book called Aligators, Old Mink and New Money: One Woman’s Adventures in Vintage Clothing.  I haven’t read her book yet but from the reviews everyone loves the content and also state that its helpful in understanding how this idea of Vintage works. Most readers also love it because they would love to break into the field of Vintage shop ownership like her and this book helps them get things started. Now thats inspiration! I myself kinda knew what vintage was but didn’t really have a good grasp on it till I walked into her store and saw what the word Vintage really meant. As I browsed her racks upon racks and racks of clothing I thought – Good Lord, if this is what Vintage is all about then sign me up because I’m loving it.. I even winded up buying a short jacket and a scarf pictured below, can’t wait to wear them when I get back to work!

Short coat that I purchased at Houte Couture, I love the soft fabric!

Short coat that I purchased at Houte Couture, I love the soft fabric!

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This jacket looks blue above but its an actual pretty grayish color – love these buttons too! The fabric is a soft corduroy which I’m in love with!

Rounded Lapels...so vintage indeed!

Rounded Lapels…so vintage indeed!

Not sure what label this jacket comes from but who cares its beautiful - thank you Alison!!

Not sure what label this jacket comes from but who cares its beautiful – thank you Alison!!

Her store is amazing and if theres one place that I recommend to go browse and shop its called of course, Houte Couture. I guarantee you will find something you love there and you will be back for more. From the day that I stepped in this fabulous store, I was hooked and there was no turning back! Check out the pictures below of her amazing store, whats not to love about it – its just fabulous and her staff that works there are also helpful and kind. You won’t be disappointed and you like I will be asking yourself, why didn’t I know about this place earlier? More pics below….

Meet the beautiful Alison Houtte, owner of Houte Couture!

Meet the beautiful Alison Houtte, owner of Houte Couture!

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If you haven’t read this book, you gotta get it – the reviews on it are just amazing! I need to get my hands on a copy of this ASAP!

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Jewelry, fabulous jewelry – If your into jewelry she has that too!

love the way this mannequin is accessorized!

Closer look at the half bust mannequin and you can see that her accessories are so unique! Again my urge to buy was really telling me spend, spend, spend!

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Cute top and accessories…God I love it!

You need sunglasses, she has that too!

You need sunglasses, she has that too!

She even has more than just clothes those hats are everything!

She even has more than just clothes, check out those hats aren’t they everything!

More accessories and watches!

Accessories, beautiful pearls and watches!

More shoes and accessories, I have so many shoes I had to resist the urge to buy!

More shoes and accessories, I have so many shoes I had to resist the urge to buy!

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Love those orange glasses, so chic!

Houte Couture is an amazing place and you will get lost in the immense amount of merchandise that she has on the racks and any little nook and space of the store. Don’t be afraid to go in and browse, take as much time as you need and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Her and her staff are friendly and they will help you as much as they can. So go ahead and stop by – oh and say hello to Alison for me and tell her that I sent you! Happy Vintage Shopping!!!