For me, the best kind of fashion is three-fold. It needs to be:
Is that so much to ask?
Luckily, I live in an area with fantastic boutiques with fabulous fashion offerings. I was recently introduced to Artifact Boutique in West Chester, PA. They asked me and a few of my bloggy gal pals to do a photo shoot with them.
The store, nestled on the corner of Darlington and Gay Streets in downtown West Chester, is owned by Lauren. Lauren is a young business owner and mother, so HOW CAN I NOT LOVE HER? She is stylish, sweet and did I mention she is a mom?
Moms are rockstars.
The moment I walked in the store, I felt the overwhelming urge to buy all the things. Very rarely do I walk into a shop and resound with a large marjority of the merchandise. Until I met Artifact. I felt like I could wear almost every article of clothing Lauren had in the store that day. I was supposed to pick an item to wear for the shoot, but I could not narrow it down! Here are a few I tried on:
|This is my friend Heather. |
I told her she HAD to try that dress on.
She laughed at me.
|I have been dying for a Chevron Print Dress.|
|I tried it on. And made a stupid face. But I loved it.|
|Off the shoulder. Am I that daring?|
(Don't mind the stupid faces. I apparently can't be normal.)
The other great thing about Artifact is that everything in the store is under $60. Everything. The cute clothes. The accessories. The purses. The everything. They also get new merchandise WEEKLY, so there are always fresh looks to choose from.
|So many cute accessories!|
This means Artifact is the Perfect Fashion Trifecta:
Wearable (I loved all the things!)
Accessible (it's where I live! And if you don't live near me, they have an online store!)
Affordable (it's all under $60!)
Boom. Color me sold.
Since I had trouble deciding, I came back a few weeks later and finally landed on the piece I was going to wear for the photo shoot - a polka dot tunic:
I loved that I could wear it casually with flats and jeans, or dress it up with a wide belt and leggings with brown boots for a different look.
After getting ready, we commenced with the photo shoot. Here are a few of the takes:
|The whole Gang. Lauren is clearly the Gang Boss, holding court in the center.|
I will be going back and sharing with you my Artifact Fall Fashion Finds next Friday! Until then, can I encourage you to support this small local business (owned by a mom, nonetheless)? Forget the mall, baby! For those wonderful readers who don't live locally, I strongly encourage you to check out their online store. It's fab!
UPDATE: Check out the fab outfit I scored at Artifact Boutique!
If you need more incentive, Lauren is extending a 20% off discount if you mention the code WCBLOGGER in the store or online!
Get yo' self some CLOTHES, sister!
You can find Artifact on their Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
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