Working with local boutiques is probably one of my favorite things about blogging. I’ve admired Luxe Apothetique for a long time, and I’m so excited to share this collaboration with you guys! Luxe Apothetique is based in Austin, Texas with two brick and mortar locations (Domain and Downtown ATX on 2nd Street). They provide a trendy selection of clothes for the modern-day woman as well as novelty gifts and higher-end skin and hair care products. With their fashionable and hip collection, you can find something for everyone!
While some people reading this are not from the Austin area, this local boutique is a perfect stop if you’re looking for something quick for your ATX vacation, or searching for a fun gift for a friend. As for clothes, feel free to keep reading, and peruse for yourself on their website!
FALLING FOR PRINTS
This lookbook is called Falling for Prints, and demonstrates the different ways in which you can pair patterns together this fall. The looks have a bit of a modern French flair to them, featuring garments with classic polka dots and an electric blue beret, a staple Parisian chic accoutrement. Keep scrolling down to find out more about each ensemble and the Luxe Apothetique curated lookbook below!
NAVY BLUE A-LINE CHECKERED DRESS
This Luxe Apothetique checkered print dress was one of my top picks. I decided to pair mine with a classic gray cabbie hat and Sam Edelman Chelsea boots. The dress was super breezy, comfortable, and came with adjustable straps! While some people opt for longer dresses for fall, I liked how I could still sport this dress with semi-opaque tights and it still looks just as cute! One of my other favorite attributes included the A-line flare bottom. Combined with the feminine silhouette, soft pattern, and navy blue color, this sleeveless dress offers a great versatile style for all your fall adventures!
While I donned this ensemble with more casual accessories, you could recreate this look in a variety of ways. If you’re searching for an edgier outfit, consider pairing this dress with Dr. Martens or buckled booties and a choker. For a more feminine, tailored look, seek out some nude or black heels and add a classic statement necklace. Whatever you decide for your personal style, this dress will give you one less thing to check off your shopping list.
STAR PATTERNED RUFFLE TIE TOP
This starry silk top seriously gave me life. It had a really sneaky tie around (going through the backside of the shirt, so cool!) and a nice, soft texture to it. It dipped a bit lower in the front than I expected, but I layered a Brandy Melville black bandeau underneath it. Problem solved! I also considered wearing it with a cami. However, seeing as we were shooting outside in 100 degree Texas weather, I immediately vetoed that idea. If you’re wearing it in fall weather though, that would definitely be a viable option.
Although I chose to wear this starry silk top with a black mini button-down Brandy Melville skirt, I mainly decided to do that based on the heat. If I reinvented this outfit for a chiller day, I would recommend sliding into your fave pair of high-waisted jeans and donning your classic boots to add to this effortlessly cool top. Whether you’re going out to a Bleachers concert, headed out to Barbarella for a night on sixth, or trying out up-and-coming restaurants on Rainey, this frilly top will be your best partner-in-crime.
POLKA-DOTTED RUFFLE DRESS
Last but not least is the polka-dotted ruffle dress. Polka dots are probably one of the most coveted designs for all street style lovers. Maybe I’m just speaking for myself, but I’ve seen a lot of polka dots in the lookbook community too. I picked out this polka-dotted dress because I thought it was wonderfully refreshing and delightfully gamine. Not to mention, the frills and ruffles on it make it that much more fun and unique.
I matched my dress with black, rose gold-heeled Jeffrey Campbells. However, you could definitely go full-on 1950’s Parisian in this by donning a traditional beret, heels, and cat-eye sunglasses. And don’t let anyone try to polka fun at you for wearing polka dots, they’re super rad and timeless!
LUXE APOTHETIQUE LOOKBOOK
All in all, I loved the challenge of putting these patterns together and seeking out interesting and eclectic pieces at Luxe Apothetique. There was so much to choose from, and it was so hard for me to narrow it down! If you want to see how I editorially arranged these outfits, check out the lookbook below! And if you have any questions about them, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Thanks again to Luxe Apothetique for this collaboration, and I can’t wait for my next haul over there!