Nobella Grace: A Costal, Boho Chic , Free Loving Boutique

Nobella Grace

I’m loving everything about Nobella Grace Boutique. Fashion forward Kristi Warwick’s online boutique combines the perfect balance of boho chic, coastal, casual but sexy fashions at an affordable price. And don’t be fooled by the sticker price, these handpicked items are of the highest quality that will keep you coming back (not to mention the new arrivals that grace the online boutique weekly..no pun intended). Also, don’t forget to enter our Springtime Giveaway below!

MADDISON MAXI DRESS

Maddison Maxi Dress | Nobella Grace | Small | $48

Ever since Kristi and her sister, Kaitlin, were little they LOVED fashion. Both graduated with a fashion marketing degree and it was just a few years ago when Kristi decided to leave her sales management position, to follow her dream in what she loves most. She scraped together every penny she could save to launch Nobella Grace. Not only fulfilling her lifelong dream, but giving her the opportunity to work side by side with her best friend and sister. Together they built a boutique that inspires and makes every women feel beautiful. So where does the name “Nobella Grace” come from? Kristi explains in our interview that “it’s a combination of my three children’s names.  My son’s first name which is Noah, and our twin’s middle names are Belle and Grace.”

Floral Kimono Cardis in Ivory

Floral Kimono Cardi | Nobella Grace | Small | $30

Another part of Nobella Grace that I love, which I mentioned earlier, is every time I log onto social media or visit their website they always have an array of new arrivals. So how do they select these fab finds? Kristi and Kaitlin split their buying up between visiting the Los Angeles Fashion District and purchasing from their favorite online designers.  They hand select each and every item together, always looking for the perfect complement to the many different lifestyles of their customers. 

Nobella Grace Kids

Nobella Grace Kids

And it doesn’t just stop at attire for women. Recently, Nobella Grace launched a kids line to complement the same coastal, boho chic feel and it’s been so popular that every piece sells out instantly. Kristi takes the same pride in seeking out high quality garments that are Nobella Grace worthy for this line and she so excited about how quickly this line has taken off.

Floral Navy Top.

Floral Navy Top | Nobella Grace | Small | $27

She also recently launched Bella Box, which is an exclusive, one of a kind, personally curated box. Take a moment to ask yourself…”Have you ever needed new clothes but don’t have the time to shop” or “are you looking for some expert style advice?” Well, Bella Box is the answer to those questions. Kristi and Kaitlin start off by asking you a few questions about your fit and style preference. Then once a month the two of them personally curate your “box” by hand. They take the time to select each piece from the Los Angeles Fashion District, based on your style profile and ship them to you for a flat fee. Not only do you receive amazing finds styled for you on a monthly basis, but the items found in your “Bella Box” are not available for sale on Nobellagrace.com.

Happy Day Dress | Nobella Grace

Happy Day Dress | Nobella Grace | Small | $29

Not only do I LOVE the garment offerings from Nobella Grace, but it’s great that the customers are truly their focal point in everything they do. They know their target audience very well, especially how to communicate with them in an authentic and real way. This is what makes them such a success. They are constantly asking their customers for feedback before they purchase a particular garment from a buyer; or they will post real customers showing off their new Nobella Grace purchase on Facebook and Instagram.

“We love sharing our customer’s pictures in Nobella Grace pieces.  We feel that it is great to see how someone else styles each piece and how they look on each different body type.  Women come in all shapes and sizes and should feel beautiful in everything they wear.  We truly are proud of the “community” type feel Nobella Grace has.  Everyone is so positive and uplifting, it is even bigger than we could have imagined,” shared owner Kristi Warwick.

So what’s next for Nobella Grace? Currently they are working on a custom T-shirt line for kids and adults alike as well as an infant and toddler line. Stay up to date with the latest affordable fashion finds by connecting with them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter and don’t forget to enter our giveaway! Cheers! ~ Crystal

 

Style Tip From Nobella Grace

Style Tip From Nobella Grace

We are crazy about Orchid, the Pantone color of the year. I wish we were all brave and confident enough to dye our hair orchid like Nicole Richie or Kelly Osborne has but since we are not Nobella Grace has a few pieces that can help incorporate the color into your own personal style. We recommend the Lovely Lace Maxi Dress ($38) in Orchid or even our Catch a Wave Tunic  ($21) which incorporates a tiny splash of Orchid if you do not feel comfortable wearing this color as a main piece. Even adding a scarf that has a tiny bit of orchid woven in is a great way to make this style trend your own.

Springtime Giveaway

Spring Giveaway

Aprons & Stilettos is excited to partner with Nobella Grace Boutique to give away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky reader. How do you enter?

  1. Check out the fab finds on Nobellagrace.com (if you haven’t already!)
  2. Share with us in the comments below your favorite spring style or trend this season. We will then pick a winner at random.*

Also, don’t forget to connect with Aprons & Stilettos on Twitter and Nobella Grace on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Cheers! ~Crystal Peterson

*The giveaway begins April 30th and will run through May 14th. Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents. After the May 14th deadline, a winner will be selected from the comments section below at random and notified via e-mail. Thank you for participating!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Massai Women

Maasai Welcome Song & Dance – Tanzania, East Africa

Massai Women

We Sang, We Danced, We Laughed

For this weeks photo challenge, I decided to share two magical moments from my travels to East Africa. We sang, we danced, we laughed for hours with the wonderful Maasai people in Tanzania. Through the many activities of dance, song, drink, eat, build and story – I experienced first hand the beautiful culture of the Maasai tribe.

Jambo, Jambo Bwana, habari gani? Mzuri sana!
Wageni mwakaribishwa, [Tanzania] yetu hakuna matata.
[Tanzania] nchi nzuri. Hakuna matata.
Nchi ya kupendeza. Hakuna matata.
Nchi ya ma’ajabu. Hakuna matata.
Nchi yenye amani. Hakuna matata.

More sharing to come… Kwaheri ~Crystal

FabFavFinds for May

Foodie Pen Pals

Try something new this month! For everyone who loves trying new stuff this is such a great club to be a part of! Crystal found a fun concept which pairs you up with someone in a different state and every month you send your foodie pal a box of treats ($15 value) from your city – in return you also receive a surprise package. Get familiar with foods and snacks you have never heard of or might have never tried if it wasn’t for this. This service is free and easy. All details can be found on The Lean Green Bean blog.

Foodie Pen Pals

(Crystals package to her penpal)

Oliva Serie V 

A few weeks ago we had a chance to sit down with the VP of Marketing & Sales at JMG International and get some insight and try some great cigars. Not being the most avid cigar smoker my fav had to be the Oliva Serie V. Rated 94 Points by Cigar Aficionado – This attractive, oily cigar is full of dynamic nut, wood and sweet cedar flavors that frame a substantial leather core. The finish is long and rich. Toasty and complex. So pour yourself a nice glass of wine and enjoy a taste of Oliva Serie V

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For all our cigar aficionados follow @SarahJMG for the latest cigar news and updates

Great Find For You or a Gift

I  have found something that everyone needs. A little bag from Pinch Provisions that will fit in your glove compartment or maybe even your purse. A reusable bag filled with over a dozen essentials that I promise you will use.With variations for him, her, moms to be and almost every occasion. This kit will be your new go-to for either yourself or give the gift that everyone will love!

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The Shopaholic In Me

Timeless Boutique

Every time I go back to visit LA I always swing by one of my my  favorite stores from when I lived there. TIMELESS BOUTIQUE! Now I can shop without getting on a plane. I have found some of my favorite pieces in this store. The quality is great and there are a variety of designers you can’t find anywhere else. Price-point  is very reasonable and they offer shipping specials.

Fav New Color for May

OPI Atomic Orange…Never been a fan of orange but this color is perfect with tan skin out and about enjoying the sunshine

 Nail Polish OPI

I hope you’ll enjoy these fab finds and if you try any of them out, please let me know what you think! ~Rochelle