City Social Magazine

MAR 2013

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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from blazers to beaded tops; the call for them never ends, and Poise n' Ivy's inventory is certainly ample to serve its customers. "Lace is inching its way into the styles for spring and summer, and we have selected a few pieces for the store—jackets featuring lace are very attractive," said Pearl Tabor, owner of the boutique, who previously was a buyer for one of the city's largest department stores for many years. "Jackets also come in the sheer fabrics and worn over a coordinating camisole—this look is the perfect replacement for the 'business suit' that at one time was a must for professional women." As always, black and white is still a commanding color palette, and the combination evokes an air of soft sophistication. Tabor revealed that the styles in jewelry this year will continue to be the larger pieces in all colors and color combinations; multiples of bright bangles will complement the floral printed blouse. Necklaces with vividly hued stones are being shown for the spring and summer, and twisted beaded necklaces are making a comeback. Poise 'n Ivy offers these pieces, and its staff is eager to make suggestions and assist customers as they choose the right accessories for any outfit. Located near the Kenilworth shopping center, Poise 'n Ivy boasts of an informal and cozy setting. Having a cup of coffee with Jamie Tarwater and Pearl Tabor is a welcome treat for weary shoppers. The boutique's bounty of tempting selections is within easy reach and visible from all areas of the store. The counters, filled with sparking accessories, and the neatly displayed separates promise to make shopping effortless. Handbags are also an easy reach for customers as they look for the ideal bag to complement a new warm-weather wardrobe. Known for its variety of choices searching for vacation clothes or just to welcome in the warmer seasons, Poise 'n Ivy an icon in the world of go-to boutiques. 36 Read us online at . Miss Priss Boutique: Prissy can be a Good Thing! Just off of the Prairieville exit from I-10, tucked within a row of assorted storefronts in the Dutchtown Crossing shopping center, is the Miss Priss boutique. The welcoming but modest entrance belies the wealth of fashion finds that shoppers will discover inside: Chic separates, fun dresses, sassy boots, and tables piled high with jeans and embellished shorts. When asked about the charming and unique name of her boutique, Sherry Gautreau replied wryly, "I have three daughters, Gretchen, Kalyn, and Kiersten, and they have always been prissy and liked to dress up and look pretty, so my name for each one was Miss Priss." A native of Ascension Parish, Sherry Gautreau always harbored a dream of owning a boutique in her home town. Along with her daughters, who work alongside their mother in the store, she has turned that dream into a successful reality, specializing in junior sizes for the young and young at heart. Within easy access of three area high schools, Miss Priss is a favorite stop for shoppers when homecoming and prom season rolls around. A short and pleasant drive from Baton Rouge, the store has gained popularity from that city and others, as well. The attractive Gautreau women can be seen in the store modeling the inventory. The ladies like to complement the clothes with a smart-looking pair of Lucchese boots that Miss Priss also has on hand in various sizes. "Our clothes are not missy sized but are available in extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large. Dresses are sized zero, two, four, and six sizes," noted Kirsten. "This season, we are excited about the pastel-colored jeans that can be worn with one of our dreamy wispy blouses or neon tops, or fun tops in striped prints. Look for chevron stripes, and Aztec design detailing will be featured on many eye-catching fashion items this coming spring and summer. We have always stocked the

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