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Wavy Alabaster x Kristi Boutique

Wavy Alabaster x Kristi Boutique

Stare through the window and what a view, 
For it is not money you will find, but a complete style breakthrough. 
Dresses from dreams and denim well-versed, 
Locally owned and widely loved, welcome to Kristi Boutique, 
On the corner of Brilliant and First. 

If you are unfamiliar with Kristi Boutique, now you know, or you will know after reading this, I am jumping ahead. This sleek, five-year-old boutique, located in Aspinwall, is truly a one-stop styling experience. From premium denim to bohemian-inspired dresses to belt buckles with pressed dried flowers (if I could insert the heart eye emoji, this is where it would go), Kristi and her staff not only have your back, but will cover it with pretty and funky things. 

My first experience with this bank turned boutique, was over a year ago. A Style Social Pittsburgh event was held here and I chatted with some folks, sipped some cocktails, and landed my first Studebaker Metals piece, the Torque Necklace. Even better, I was able to meet Kristi Moss (recently saying I do to Kristi West!), and you guessed it, she owns the joint. We hit it off easily. Then again, I think Kristi tends to hit it off with almost anyone. She has an unforgettable elegant presence about her which seamlessly translates to her shop. She is effortless, yet bold with her style; possessing the type of style you look forward to seeing. As we chatted among the crafted selection, handpicked by Kristi herself, I noticed a bar cart with whiskey on the ready. Sometimes you need a lil' somethin' somethin' in addition to retail therapy. Kristi didn't know it at the time, but in my mind, we were already friends and clearly had to collaborate. 

Kristi Boutique has it going on when it comes to offering quality items from coveted brands. Some include: BLANKNYC, (hello vegan leather moto jacket adorned with studs and embroidery), Rails (any button down worn in this post is straight-up Rails), CURRENT/ELLIOT (the denim modern car coat), and the exquisite Ulla Johnson (the red stunner on deck). And, that is not even scratching the surface of the selection. Who would have thought this always Birkenstock-wearing girl would be wearing open-toed pale pink clogs with bows on them?? But Ulla Johnson made them, Kristi carries them, and I rocked them (happily I might add). When you are in the comfort of Kristi Boutique, with its wide selection and crazy friendly staff, it feels natural to experiment and push your style boundaries a bit. The selection, though cohesive, is vast. Pittsburgh's style scene is varied and Kristi taps into many tastes. Oh, you didn't know Pittsburgh had style? Well, we do and we are loud and proud, I suggest you get used to it. 

Styling for this shoot was the essence of collaboration. Kristi and her staff, Tammie and Cassidy, chimed in with sizing tips and relevant suggestions when I was stuck on a look. They particularly delivered on denim fit and knowledge. These ladies know the denim they carry (think PAIGE, AG jeans, Citizens of Humanity, oh my!), and know them well. All the luck is flowing because Kristi Boutique is running a sick denim event RIGHT NOW. Any pair of jeans (excluding sale jeans) purchased between April 12th and April 19th, you will receive a portion of your denim sale back on a gift card towards your next denim purchase in May! Lots of styles are rockin' the walls of the Boutique now, and even more to appear in May. Let's break it down:

Buy 1 pair of jeans, receive 10% back
Buy 2 pairs of jeans, receive 15% back
Buy 3 or more pairs of jeans, recevie 20% back

Run, don't walk.

Like the city it thrives in, Kristi Boutique is welcoming, hardworking, stylish and proud of what it has to offer. The polished space combined with beautiful, well-made pieces will leave you with a style rebirth. Drop by, stay awhile and tell Kristi I sent you. Then give her a huge hug from me. And while you are at it, give Tammie and Cassidy a hug too. Don't worry, you will know them all soon enough. And now, we finish with the Ulla Johnson red stunner.

A style kick start with a friendly jolt,
It's just over the bridge, the Kristi vault.
Guidance is organic and style is heard.
Locally owned and widely loved, welcome to Kristi Boutique, 
On the corner of Brilliant and First.

Cheers, Jessa

This is a promoted post with Kristi Boutique in collaboration with Rose Colored Creative (yes, her pictures ROCK and it was extremely hard to narrow down the shots for this one), but know all the thoughts and words above are my own.

All the pieces featured above are, you guessed it, from Kristi Boutique. Stop by (339 First St, Aspinwall, 15215) or call 412-782-2033 to shop these looks! And, be sure to show them all the love:
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