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Gift Guide

Gift Guide

By Ashley Quinn

Let the countdown begin! There are only 5 days left until Christmas!! If you're like me, you still haven't finished your shopping. Some people are so easy to buy for that gift options leap off the shelf and into the cart. However, there are always those ladies in our lives that seem to have us stumped. We've compiled the best of the best to bring you a last minute gift guide with options for your little sister or your great grandma and every special woman in-between!. 

10. PJ Salvage Jammies- A luxury line of loungewear and pajamas for women, PJ Salvage boasts super soft fabrics and adorable designs on their pajama sets, robs, and sleep accessories. Mix and match your pieces for a look that’s all your own. If you haven’t already heard of PJ Salvage, get ready to fall in love. Everyone on your list will love the amazingly cuddly fabrics of these pieces. 

9. GoodWorks- This line of stylish jewelry adds a dash of inspiration to your holiday gifts. Since 2011, GoodWorks has been committed to donating 25% of their net profits to support charitable organizations around the world. With tons of bracelet options (even for men) their popular wrap style leather bracelets are embossed with inspirational words and come in several styles, colors, and textures! (click photo to shop online).  

8. Faux leather gloves- These cute gloves are perfect for the gal on the go. Super comfortable faux leather back and wool blend palms have a cute bow detail and smartphone touch capability on the index finger and thumb. Classic gloves are a timeless gift to anyone on your list. (click photo to shop online). 

7. Inner Circle charm necklace- These dainty geometric charm necklaces are a great gift for friends. Each necklace comes on a cute card with a description of why that geometric shape is meant for that person. Choose between a symbol for unity, balance, and creativity. (click photo to shop online).  

6. Blanket Scarves- Every woman needs a blanket scarf! It’s great to wear wrapped as a scarf or worn as a shawl on chilly days. With several ways to style the scarf and many colors and patterns to choose from, this items is the perfect cold weather accessory.  

5. Tokyo Milk- This line of perfume, hand crème and candle tins has exciting and unique blends that create scents such as Gin & Rosewater or Let Them Eat Cake. These items come in the cutest packaging and are the perfect luxurious stocking stuffer. 

4. Bloom planners and planning pads- For the organized (or not so organized) woman, the Bloom planners make a great gift. The Vision Planner is our owners prized possession and you can’t go wrong with a meal prep pad, weekly planning pad or 2017 day planner. These are great for students and mom’s because their slim size fits great in a backpack or purse or diaper bag!  

3. Glam wine glasses- For the ultimate diva in your life, why not present them with a glass as fabulous as them?! Three sassy quotes to choose from adorn these glasses in metallic gold. A glass fit for a queen! 

2. Kind Soap Co. – Locally owned and operated, Kind Soap Co. crafts batches of all natural personal care products from hand cut soaps, solid perfume sticks and the ever popular, Shea Luxe body crème. Using only ingredients that are kind to your body and kind to the earth this amazing line of products is sure to spoil anyone. 

1. M. Rena Tummy tuck leggings- By far the most popular product in our store, we have sold over 400 pairs of these since we opened our doors. The thick knit of these leggings smooths your midsection and hips while keeping you comfortable. Once you own a pair, you will never wear anything else. Make a true believer out of your friends and family by gifting them these super soft and slimming leggings (click photo to shop online).  

These are a few of our favorite gifts to give, but of course we have so much in store for the women in your life. Shop our website for many of these items and more! Visit our stores for individualized help with your gift giving needs, we are open on Christmas Eve...and we gift wrap!! Happy Holidays!  

Fall Color Palette

Fall Color Palette

By Ashley Quinn

Our past blogs have been devoted to fall and winter trends, but underneath every trend is a color palette for each season. If you’ve never visited Pantone’s website, I suggest you do! There are color reports for all the seasons, trends, and articles all about color! Plus, you can see a peek at colors for Spring 2017. 

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The colors for this fall and winter included a few surprises, like Airy Blue, Bodacious and Spicy Mustard. This light blue, bold purple and deep yellow/gold add a pop of color! Pantone describes Bodacious (the most unexpected shade in the palette) as a “bright, rich purple, with hints of sophisticated pink." While you might not be grabbing major wardrobe pieces in these bright colors, like the gorgeous gowns below, they make great accent pieces for accessories or when mixed in a pattern with other fall hues. However, if you are bold enough to go big with one of these colors, it's sure to be a show-stopper!”

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Click photo to shop this cardigan.

 

Leopard has so many pieces in great shades for fall and winter. Some of our favorite shades are Lush Meadow and Sharkskin. This deep green paired with a rich gray is universally flattering. We love the gray shade of Sharkskin for denim and pants, it can be dressier than blue denim and more interesting than black.  

 

Warm taupe is the perfect neutral, it pairs seamlessly with all the colors in this season’s palette. Our taupe blouse or striped duster sweater are great anchor pieces to an outfit that all other colors can bounce off of. We love a taupe bootie with our rusty colored corduroys and a fall bag is always a good choice!

 

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Click photo to shop the cape blazer.

No matter how you choose to wear fall colors, mixing and matching is encouraged. The shades play beautifully off of one another, with something for everyone. Check out Leopard for great pieces in fall colors to spice up your wardrobe! .

Photo credits: www.elle.com, http://www.fashionisers.com/trends/fall-winter-2016-2017-color-trends/

Fall Fashion 2016 Pt. 2

Fall Fashion 2016 Pt. 2

Velvety smooth

Where is my Juicy track suit when I need it? Velvety fabrics will be making a comeback in dresses, skirts and suits. This will be a favorite texture for fall and winter apparel. Rich colored fabrics add a pop of luxury to your outfit whether it be a full velvet dress or just a tank added under a jacket. Our royal blue velvet dress reminds us of the runway look featured below. This dress will be available in stores for $46 and also comes in a deep wine color.

Velvet accessories are also a great way to work the luxurious texture into your wardrobe. Chokers, clutch bags and even velvet boots will be hot this season!

Grandma’s Attic

This season will see luxe furs coming back in style. Go bold in a full fur coat or opt for accent pieces such as neck and sleeve trimming. Another great way to rock fur is with warm and fuzzy accessories, like our furry hangbag that doubles as a muff to warm your hands!

Mixed with florals that are reminiscent of decades past, the "granny chic" look is more vintage/sophisticated rather than kitschy/retro. The East Coast coat, available online and in stores ($62) reminds me of a car coat my grandma would have worn. Add a sparkly broach and you're good to go!

Hopefully St. Louis will get some cooler, fall weather soon. Days with temperatures in the mid 80's just isn't conducive to fall apparel! Stay tuned for next time! 

Fall Fashion 2016

Fall Fashion 2016

Fall fashion review part 1 

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Fashion and Football

Fashion and Football

By Ashley Quinn

Fashion and football, two words you don’t often put together. What is more classic this time of year than a crisp Saturday with the game on? Sure there are always your jeans and favorite team tee, but sometimes you want to do it up big. That’s where we are here to help! You might not think to run to your favorite little boutique to pick something up for game day, but why not!? Whether you’re headed to tailgate, a game or a house party you should look your best.

Fueled by our team spirit we pulled together our favorite looks to root on our favorite teams! Show your Tiger pride by pairing a fun patterned vest with your black basics, or grab this dolman sleeve top with gold threading over our tummy tuck leggings. Add your favorite gold accessories and you’re good to go.





Mizzou Outfits

Gold thread dolman top: TCEC $34 Black Tummy Tuck Legging: M. Rena $32 Gold cuff bracelet: $16 Black “Sienna” Pull On: Liverpool $89 Black Moco Top $26 Patterned Vest: Entro $32 Gold Cross necklace: $22

 

If you a razorbacks fan we’ve got you covered. This adorable Hourglass Lilly dress not only has team spirit, it is super comfortable. If it’s chilly that day you can add the Kut from the Kloth jacket that I am currently obsessed with. You can also make your favorite jeans and tee look totally pulled together with a great white jacket. It takes your outfit all the way to super fan.

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Red tee: Nikibiki $24 White Faux Leather Jacket: TCEC $56 Skinny “Liza” jeans: Level 99 $110 Booties: Very Volatile “Whitby” Khaki $79 Red and White patterned dress: Hourglass Lilly $46 Faux leather and suede jacket: KUT from the Kloth $102

 

Think you’ll never find something fashionable to wear to root on Auburn or Illinois, think again. Navy and orange seriously pop against each other. Dress it up with this adorable embroidered dress and booties or keep it casual in a tank and striped jacket. Add in navy accessories and you’re out the door. Don’t forget the chips and dip!

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Orange embroidered dress: TCEC $45 Navy clutch: $38 (other colors and styles available) Booties: Very Volatile “Khloe” Tan $76 Rust and cream striped hoodie: Entro $48 Navy tank: Nikibiki $21 Tassel necklace: Bracha $32

 

Red and blue…the most classic of all team colors, who doesn’t own a few pieces? But we aren’t talking just any old outfit here; we are taking it up a notch. Pairing red and blue together might make you feel too “4th of July” but when choosing shades to pair together go with a darker red and navy. The Liverpool pull on skinnies are perfect. They give you the look of denim with the comfort of leggings. Paired with a great navy top they are the perfect color complement to each other. You can also go with bright red under a navy peekaboo top paired with your favorite denim.

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Navy split blouse: Loveriche $42 Red cami: Nikibiki $16 Distressed denim “Brigitte”: KUT from the Kloth $89 Navy crisscross blouse: Very J $42 Wine “Sienna” Pull On: Liverpool $89 Booties: Very Volatile “Whitby” Khaki $79

 

The dark red Liverpool skinnies are very versatile. They can be paired with complimentary colors like the navy shown above or with classic cream. Cheer on the Crimson Tide in Crimson pants. Paired with a cream top or sweater you’re sure to be cozy and cute for any event. Touchdown, Leopard!

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Wine “Sienna” Pull On: Liverpool $89 Cowl neck sweater: Lush $35 Gray cami: Nikibiki $16 Cream split back top: PPLA $42

 

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Liverpool Pull ons in denim, olive and black $89 Envelope Clutch: $38 Beaded headband: $14 
Black and gold beaded necklaceInfinity scarf







Gold dangle necklace: $22 (also in cream) Infinity scarves: $15

Ladies of Leopard

Ladies of Leopard

By Ashley Quinn

As Leopard Boutique nears its third anniversary we wanted to take the time to introduce the Ladies of Leopard to you. We have had such amazing customers that we have built relationships with and we wanted to let you know a little but about each of us. Our customers mean the world to us and we love getting to know each of you so that we can make your shopping experience one that keeps you coming back! Leopard Boutique opened its doors 3 years ago this month and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. We opened our second location in St. Charles in May of this year and our family of Leopard Ladies has continued to grow. I asked each of the girls 4 questions: how long they’ve been with Leopard; what their favorite brand is that we carry; what their favorite item in store currently is; and what is their fashion must have. Let’s start at the very beginning…


Rachel Sauter




Rachel is the owner and creator of Leopard Boutique. She has been in retail for a long time and was lucky enough to see her dream come true when she opened her first store, here in Webster Groves, in October 2012. When asked how long she has worked at Leopard, Rachel answered “As long as I can remember. Having a store has always been a dream of mine, even as a little girl. I used to play store in my parent’s pantry. Even though Leopard opened in October of 2012, it feels like it has been a part of my life longer than that.”

Her favorite brand: “Tricky question, since I am the one who picks all the brands! Right now, I am most excited about a new brand we’ve introduced this fall, called Bobeau. It is easy to wear, great quality and on trend.”

Her favorite item in store: The Liverpool Abby skinny in platinum. “It’s an awesome gray color. It is everything to me right now. Best. Jean. Ever! It’s so amazing and different from your normal jeans. We have almost sold out at both locations, but the new order should be in soon. Trust me, the rise, the color, the fit…it’s a must!”

Her personal style must: “Gold shoes. I’ve tried to buy them for the store, but it doesn’t ever sell very well, so obviously it’s my ‘personal style must’. I cannot enter a season without gold shoes. Gotta have gold shoes!” (I have known Rachel for 15 years…she always has gold shoes haha!)

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Krista Johnson

Krista is the store manager of the St. Charles location since May 2015, but she has been with Leopard since December 2012. She started at the Webster location and gladly took charge when the new location opened up.

Her favorite brand: “It’s hard to pick just one, but I love Lush. It has a simple yet trendy style. Most of my favorite dresses are Lush!”

Her favorite item: M. Rena “tummy tuck” leggings. “They were amazing post pregnancy plus I am all about comfort.” Krista is a new mom; she welcomed her little leopard in March 2015.

Her personal style must: A blanket scarf and a puffy vest.

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Nicole Tilly

Nicole is a sales associate at Webster Groves. She has been with Leopard since August 2014. She started out as a Leopard customer and now works for us!

Her favorite brand: Kut from the Kloth “I love how the jeans fit me. They are my ‘go to’ jeans. Plus, my Kut jean jean jacket goes with everything.”

Her favorite in store item: Booties “Being a mom of 4, I am drawn to things I will be able to wear with many things.I can wear them with dresses, jeans and leggings. Plus they are comfortable while being fashionable!”

Her personal style must have: “My lob haircut with long sweepy bangs and my black bomber jacket from Leopard.

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Krista Albers

Krista is the newest member to the Leopard family. She was hired for the St. Charles location in July 2015.

Her favorite brand: “T-Party because they have fun styles and super soft materials.”

Her fave item: “Z Supply tee shirts, you can’t go wrong with comfy!”

Her personal style must: “Jewelry, I gotta have my rings!”

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Courtney Sedano

Courtney is the operations manager for both stores and has worked for Leopard for 3 years. She makes sure everything runs smooth with all of our merchandise.

Her favorite brand: “T-Party because they hand dye all their pieces so no 2 pieces are alike,”

Her favorite item in store: Burgundy dress from POL

Her personal style must: M. Rena “tummy tuck” leggings “I can’t live without them because they slim your waist and are so comfortable. You can’t buy just one pair once you’ve tried them on.”

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Molly Clark

Molly is the manager of the Webster Groves location. She started out as a customer and became an employee in 2012. She has been a manager since 2015!

Her favorite brand: PPLA “it is my everything. It is so soft, so comfortable and looks so good on.”

Her favorite item: The Kut from the Kloth vest. “It’s super versatile and goes with everything plus it is this falls hot color, olive. Plus it’s super soft!”

Her style must have: “Nothing beats a good pair of jeans. If you have a pair of jeans that makes you feel good it just raises your confidence.”

MollyMolly Fave 

 

Ashley Quinn

That’s me! I’m a sales associate at Leopard and now take care of all social media for the stores. I have been working for Leopard since April 2015 and I am so excited about all the fun things that I get to do for work.

My favorite brand: Entro, it’s always super cute, it’s affordable and it’s always trendy.

My favorite in store item: The Entro vest. I love vests, I already own several. I am always hot so in the winter time a coat is just too much but a vest is always perfect!

My personal style must: Boots and a scarf. I have a closet door full of scarves and I dream all summer long about my boots. Boots are comfortable and stylish which is hard to find and a scarf always adds something extra to your outfit while keeping you warm…even though I’m usually hot!

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Romancing the Runway

Romancing the Runway

By Ashley Quinn

On a diamond shaped runway, with a backdrop of planes taking flight, Leopard Boutique took to the catwalk for Street Scape Magazine’s “Romancing the Runway” fashion extravaganza. Spread out over three nights, the fashion event boasted various fashion vendors and artists. Booths set up in an unused airport concourse displayed their designs and products for attendees to shop. Each night the proceeds from ticket sales went to support different charities.

On Thursday, the night Leopard was part of the action, the proceeds went to support Connections for Success, a charitable organization that helps end the cycle of poverty by providing assistance for personal and professional goal setting.

  

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Once the show started Leopard showcased 12 outfits from our fall line. Patterned tops paired with colored pants, boho rompers, dresses and great jackets took to the runway. Leopard is definitely in full swing for fall. We have tons of fall color combinations, great textures and fabrics and awesome accessories to pull your look together.  Not only did gorgeous models strut their stuff, but our own Leopard leader, Rachel Sauter, took the walk of fame…and of course she looked adorbs.


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Leopard was so honored to be a part of an event that not only provided fun and fashion but provided funding that went to worthy causes. We love to support local efforts, such as the St. Charles publication of Street Scape. We are so happy to be a part of the St. Charles retail scene. We hope you come visit us soon in the Streets of St. Charles development. We are unloading so many fall looks that are sure to make you runway ready.

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