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Look Good Feel Great #ItsReds

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Men be bold, be creative and have fun with your fashion. It’s the only way to #LookGoodFeelGreat 


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Ladies challenge yourself to be comfortable and glamorous at the same time. It’s the best way to #LookGoodFeelGreat 



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It’s Thursday so I’m sharing a Trend Finder!!! This week is Lace on Lace. Lace clothing and Lace jewelry is BIG this Fall. Yes Lace jewelry!! So be on the look out and find fun ways to add it to your wardrobe.

Look Good Feel Great #ItsRedsApproved

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Let Sharice Styles and Red’s Boutique help you #LookGoodFeelGreat 


Luxury Sunglasses at A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Prices

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Here are a few luxury top designer sunglasses at amazing prices. Enjoy the discounts I’ve been able to negotiate with my partner Amazon. 


How Laura turned her dream into a Mobile Boutique

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Last Summer a friend and I were looking into investing in a boutique here in the New York City area. In our search for locations we rediscovered what we already knew… the rent prices were way out of our budget. A small location here in New York can go for $10,000.00  to $15,000.00 a month. So my friend came up with the brilliant idea of a mobile boutique, “we can set up during lunch hours and after work in different locations” she said. The more we wrapped our minds around it the better the idea got. Unfortunately in the middle of our plans she had to relocate to another state so the idea kind of stopped in it’s tracks. Although it was discouraging I continued to push forward with my online boutique and Style Consulting business.  Thankfully God had another plan for me, this May I opened a women’s boutique in Harare Zimbabwe. where I’m able to bring women beautiful fashion from designers here in the U.S.

About a month ago I was searching the web for a client and I ran across Tin Lizzy a mobile boutique. I got so excited I didn’t know what to do with myself. For those of you who are dreamers like me, you know how it feels to have a great idea, put that idea on a shelf until you figure out what to do with it and then see that great idea working in someone else’s life. I knew people would love it and they do!! I knew people would need it, and they do!! And I knew it would be a success, and it is!! I was so inspired by this young lady and her business that I had to reach out to her and get to know her story. Although God had given my friend and I the idea it was Laura’s clear vision that brought that idea to life.


After getting to know Laura I asked if I could share her inspirational story, hoping that it would encourage someone with a dream like her and I who might be stuck in a place of not knowing “HOW” to bring that dream to life. Laura was smart and brave enough to not let funding be her issue. She dreamed up a NEW way to bring her vision to life. Instead of just having a boutique, she has a boutique that can go wherever the people are. Be inspired by Laura’s story today, allow yourself to take a look at your situation and figure out how you CAN make it happen with what you have.

Congratulation Laura, your business Tin Lizzy is a brilliant idea and I wish you a world of success  #ItsRedsApproved


~ Where did the idea for Tin Lizzy come from?

I graduated college with a degree in fashion merchandising but had a hard time figuring out where I saw myself fitting into the industry. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of living in a city and after learning about the corruption in the fashion industry in a sustainability class I took, it was difficult to wrap my head around working to support conventional trade methods. After working for various fair trade organizations, I knew I wanted to use those experiences and open a boutique that would specialize in fair trade and sustainably sourced goods. I wanted my boutique to not just appeal to someone seeking out sustainable fashion but to any shopper looking for unique pieces they won’t find at the mall. After writing my business plan for a brick-and-mortar boutique, it was clear to me that as a 25 year old with meager savings, my plan was pretty much just a dream.

A friend of mine saw a school bus converted into a fashion truck while vacationing in Cape Cod and I thought that was such a clever idea so I met with Stacey Steffe who opened Le Fashion Truck in Los Angeles, the first fashion truck in the United States. She helped me rewrite my business plan for a truck and absolutely sold me on the concept of mobile retailing. I bought my truck which was used by a board of education in it’s former life and my boyfriend (who happens to be a very talented and clever carpenter) built out the inside for me. It has metal framing, hardwood floors, LED lighting, and looks very much like a traditional boutique- it’s just on wheels.

I originally thought of my truck as a way to establish my business and earn enough to open a brick-and-mortar location but after my first weekend on the road, I realized I loved the idea of being able to travel to my customer and all of the creative ways to sell that mobile retailing allows for. I set up shop at events and music festivals, on the side of the street, for private parties in customer’s driveways, at schools for fundraisers, and at various street-fairs and markets. I plan to keep my boutique mobile for as long as possible now.


~ How long has Tin Lizzy been on the road?

Tin Lizzy has only been on the road since April of 2014. I am fairly new to the industry and still learning where my customer is. It’s so much fun to take the truck to different cities and towns and see the responses I get in different places. Shoppers love the unique experience and for someone who is seeking to support small businesses, you really don’t get much smaller than Tin Lizzy which is truly a one-woman show!



~ What can you say to someone who has the desire to own a boutique but can’t afford to?

Don’t be afraid to think outside of the brick-and-mortar box and get creative with your business. I obviously love the concept of mobile retailing but there are retailers doing such creative things now with pop-up shops and e-commerce. I also think that customers are seeking creative shopping experiences now and appreciate unique experiences.

Also, don’t be afraid of small spaces! I used to say that I wanted a 100 square foot space but that size shop doesn’t really exist in the town where I live. I have about 65 square feet of selling space in my truck and it’s amazing how much inventory I can fit in it.

When I was first starting out I read an article about how entrepreneurs get so bogged down by making sure everything is perfect before they begin operating that they lose out on opportunities. I found that was true for my situation and the advice was really motivating for me. The most important thing is to just start somewhere! I am constantly looking for ways to grow and improve my business and have learned so much since taking that first step.


~ Where can we find you to shop?

If you live in the Mid-Atlantic area, I am based out of Annapolis and take Tin Lizzy to a lot of events in the Baltimore, DC area. You can find my event schedule posted on my website at


To keep up with my daily whereabouts, following me on Facebook (

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I am always looking for fun events and areas to take Tin Lizzy and frequently travel out of Maryland so if you’re interested in shopping the truck, let me know at


I also have an online shop that you can check out (and purchase from) at


Laura Layton

Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique







August 6 – August 12 “Deal of the Week”

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You guys know I LOVE a good DEAL!!!! So this week’s “Deal of the Week”  from Red’s Boutique is  Jessica Simpson’s Maddalo  Wedge Sandal WAS $89.99 NOW  $37.82  YES $37.82 they come in Black as well as the brown that is shown, from sizes 5.5 – 10

Log on now and get your’s : Jessica Simpson Maddalo Wedge Sandal


Is it your turn to be a Reality Star? #ItsReds

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If you’ve always dreamed of being on T.V now may be your time! Leave us a comment and tell us why you want to be a Reality Star, we love hearing from you. 

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Help two sisters “Keep a smile in every family’s heart”

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While searching the web I ran across an awesome organization that warmed my heart. You all know I’m a stylist in the NYC area and I’ve recently lowered my prices for the summer to be able to help restore mom’s back to the fashionista’s they once were. I help moms find the best sales, deals and giveaways in the city, to ensure that their families will be well taken care of. The thing about this organization that I love is that their helping moms as well, but they’re not only able to help a mom, they help meet the needs of her entire family. They have an event coming up that I’ll be attending; it’s a fashion show which is my kind of thing. I hope you will be moved to come as well. Here’s the info along with a short interview I did so you can get to know a little more about the organization and who they help.




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United Runway Charity Kids Fashion Show  

Date: Saturday, August 23 from 3 pm to 6 pm. 

Location:  607 Manhattan Ave

Btwn Driggs and Nassau st

Brooklyn, NY 11222


What made you and your sister start this Organization?

The inspiration for the birth of our foundation stemmed from a mutual friend who popped up pregnant and living in a shelter. Her presence lasted for a week but within that week Vanessa decided to assist her in whichever way she could. She provided food for her to last her for a week, Vanessa’s mom gave her some money to have just in case to help her and Natasha to feed her. The last time Vanessa seen her the next morning certain inexpensive items were missing and all the fingers point to their friend. When confronted she admitted to it but didn’t have any reactions behind her act. With mixed emotions and confusion the negative turned into a positive and Expecting Relief was born.


How long has your organization been doing these types of events?

This specific event is our first fundraising fashion show. We put together another fundraiser in March named Shop Our Closet which was very successful. The organization was founded in 2011, the first two years we did a lot of donating and paper work for authenticity. This year and moving forward we are focusing on building our funds so we can provide more.

Have you guys heard feedback from Moms and kids that you’ve helped?

We receive cards from the mothers we donate too thanking us. These cards validates that our service is needed and appreciated.

How can people help your organization help other?

 Anyone interested in helping can visit our website

 You will find all the information needed on how you can help us “Keep a smile in every family’s heart”.


I hope you’ve fallen in love with this charity as much as I have. If you’d like to help them continue to “Keep a smile in every family’s heart” you can do so in so many ways. Please log on to their website and see what your part in this awesome mission can be.  #ItsRedsApproved

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Doopie’s go to closet staple

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I am more than excited to share some styling advice with you guys from the extremely stylish Memory A.K.A Doopie. Some of you may know her from Instagram or Facebook because she has over 10,000 people who log on daily to see “What Doopie’s wearing” Not only does she have a glamorous wardrobe she also has a beautiful personality. I’m excited to call her a new friend through fashion love ;-) Her and I can email back and forth about love, life and what else but FASHION. I hope you enjoy learning from this fashionista    #ItsRedsApproved

Doopie’s go to closet staple

“The Jumpsuit”

Ever go through that “can’t be bothered” moment when it comes to dressing?

Ever find yourself in a “want to look good but don’t have the energy” moment?

 Almost every other day I look at my closet and my heart sinks!

That’s the story of my life!

The one thing that has come to my rescue in those situations is “the Jumpsuit“.

As I took stock over my closet I came to the realisation that every time I’m lazy, every time I don’t know what to wear and every time I go through a wardrobe malfunction I always end up in a Jumpsuit. For me it has ultimately become my go to closet staple.

It’s the easiest piece of clothing that one can own solely because it’s a onesie, eliminating the hassle of having to think of the top plus bottom! Rarely do I accessorize my jumpsuits because I wear them in those moments of been lazy, to my surprise in those moments I have received the most compliments! As far as I’m concerned the jumpsuit qualifies as my “go to” piece of clothing.

Not only is it versatile but it’s so easy to find a jumpsuit that goes with any occasion .Just to show you a few of the looks I’ve created so far with my jumpsuit collection:


Fun Flirty &Playful florals

I love the off shoulder finish on this jumpsuit, it adds a bit of sassiness. The print is vibrant and fun which is in line with the look I was going for.

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Formal / Special Occasion

For a touch of elegance I paired this jumpsuit with a striped clutch







 Classic Monochrome Look

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Hounds tooth is so effortless and the easiest way of nailing the monochrome trend. Black and white remain classic and will always be.


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Casual Relaxed Look

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Loose fitting denim is just the way to go for a relaxed look!

I can go on about jumpsuits but I will let you be the judge of that. These onesie’s have been a great closet investment and have saved me in situations of dire stress!! I’m looking forward to adding on to my collection of jumpsuits and will be styling them differently come winter! They are such a great piece for layering!

For more of Doopie’s style, fashion finds and styling tips come and be a part of my life as it unfolds on the following platforms:


Instagram: @doopie

I love to inspire and to be inspired, so see you there!


Memory a.k.a (Doopie)

Leave us a comment, we want to know what you think about the “Jumpsuit” and how @Doopie wears it.


Make life easier #ItsReds

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We can all use a little more energy in the mornings as well as a little more rest at night. I recently had a client tell me he has a hard time falling  asleep at night so it makes his morning dreadful. I shared with him what we do at home, which is light a lavender candle. It’s a natural way to relax your body, and it really works. I even have lavender lotion that I use on my son every night after his bath. The aroma soothes you and puts you in a relaxed mode. Before you know it your body, mind and spirit is surrendering to some much needed rest. Try a few drops on your pillow if you’re not a candle person or some lavender lotion like I rub on my son.

A zest of citrus in the morning will add a little more energy to your day. Citrus is a natural way of energizing your body by just inhaling the smell. I use a grapefruit souffle’ every morning after my shower from Archipelago. It cost $25.00 and it’s so worth it. You don’t have to use a lot and the smell and moisture lasts for hours. You can also drink lemon, lime and strawberry water. It’s my new thing and the smell and taste gives you bursts of energy all day. Please don’t get me started on the taste. It takes natural dull water to a whole other level. I have my whole family loving it, even a few in South Africa are on the citrus juice ;-)

So don’t forget Citrus is your energizing friend and lavender at night helps bring on the zzzzz. #ItsRedsApproved


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