Good Friday, Fashionista/os! I'm stopping in this weekend to let you know about a favorite find this week! Local boutique of the week: b boutique!
Humbly residing on College between 10th and 11th, b boutique provides the newest and possibly more understated, but still super trendy, fab finds in Bloomington. The store sells adorable pieces from brands like Hardtail, Free People, Alternative Apparel, Sweetees, Scrapbook, Hanky Panky, Lollia, Tocca, Kee Ka Baby, Trumpette and more (bboutiqueonline.com). If you're looking for a piece well worth its expense, grab a friend or two and visit b botique. The apparel gives a fresh take on modern/contemporary fashion without being overly outspoken. One of my favorite themes in an outfit is European and natural: French Elle published a fantastic issue on the natural look the European woman captures, almost effortlessly. I die for an exquisite (but again, understated) dress with a simple blow-out and natural face.
I was visiting their site online and found a fantastic piece: a charcoal and white striped dress contrasted with soft lace sleeve cuffs. I fell in love with the counterbalance between the hard stripes and the delicate lace. Retailing for a modest $42, I'm jealous of the reader who beats me to this dress (which will undoubtedly happen as I am the definition of a struggling college student). Treat it well!