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NYFW 2017 Brings Bold Looks, Lace, Floral and Puppies to Fall Fashion

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Let us start by saying how grateful we are for all of the people who have reached out to us in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Boca Mag family has been so gracious and patient as we get our power and lives back together. It’s times like these where we truly appreciate how close-knit the Boca Raton community is.

We’re happy to report that we’re back! After a brief hiatus, we’re back to bring you our New York Fashion Week recap. In the midst of a hurricane it’s hard to think about fashion, but as life slowly gets back to normal, we are here to briefly take your mind off the madness and get back to business as usual.

So, what did we see at New York Fashion Week this year? The real question is, what didn’t we see? Celebrating the art of fashion for a great cause, Art Hearts Fashion kicked off New York Fashion Week with a spectacular display of talent from around the world. From Thursday Sept. 7 to Monday Sept. 11, designers featured didn’t hold back this year. They brought fashionable grunge to new levels while implementing seasonal pantone colors and texture—lots and lots of texture!

High fashion couture was bigger and better than ever with designers like Sanja Bobar, Mac Duggal, Arzamendi Style, Resty Lagare and many more.

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You’ll see bold colors in the name of couture fashion with this collection, implementing some of the most popular colors of the season while playing around with lace and chiffon overlays.

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Raul Peneranda

Raul Peneranda brought simplistic elegance to new levels with sheer lining and soft earth tones. Penaranda was declared by FORBES magazine as one of the fastest growing fashion entrepreneurs to come out of the small business industry and has been recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America for his work. His collection presented by Monster headphones was filled with energy and his signature Latin flair.

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Luciana Adulari

Germany’s Luciana Adulari displayed an elegant collection of evening and bridal gowns that would make any bride feel like a princess. Be prepared to swoon because Luciana Adulari will have you in awe with her crisp-white couture gowns, just in time for award season. If you haven’t noticed, celebrities are gracing the red carpet in white this season. They’ve opted for neutral colors with demure silhouettes in lieu of the vibrant colors of the past.

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Jessie Lui

From San Francisco, Jessie Lui provided the perfect end to a perfect opening night and set the tone for a week that featured over 40 designers, hundreds of models and thousands of looks at the Angel Orensanz Foundation event space in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the home of Art Hearts Fashion. Keeping with what’s in trend this season, Jessie Lui incorporated chambray and denim in the chicest way possible with pops of color and accessories to die for.

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Fernando Alberto Atelier

Let there be color, and lots of it! There is one thing that will never go out of style, and that is floral. No matter the print, pattern or texture, floral accompanied by pops of color is here to stay.

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Anthony Rubio

Did someone say puppies?! There is no cuter accessory than one with paws and designer Anthony Rubio knows just that. Anthony Rubio stole the spotlight with delightful dog couture and matching eveningwear.

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Purvi Doshi

Meet India’s Purvi Doshi, whose fashion journey has lead her from a small basement shop to a two story stand alone flagship store in India’s top fashion district. The collection was an amazing spin on traditional attire with modern style. A chic twist on your everyday boho trend.

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Mac Duggal

Powerhouse designer Mac Duggal was the star of the five o’clock hour, bringing a packed house of celebrities and fashion insiders to the venue, and you can see why as he wowed the crowd in dresses that featured swirling fringe, 3-D embroidery on lace, off the shoulder looks, stylish pearl beading, and dramatic shades of lilac and blue.

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All photos by Arun Nevader/Getty Images


Want to know what the ladies of LLScene are up to? Visit ll-scene.com

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
The 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees. Photo by Munoz Photography.

Junior League Announces Fashion Designer, Nominees for 30th Annual WVOY Luncheon

The 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees. Photo by Munoz Photography.

The 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees. Photo by Munoz Photography.

You know that time, right after work but before dinner, when restaurants start lighting candles and the sun gives off that golden light? When you leave work just a little early on a Friday to catch happy hour?

We know you know it, and at this year’s Junior League of Boca Raton Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, you’ll see looks inspired by those precious hours by designer Jane Siskin,Cinq à Sept Founder and CEO. Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton will join JLBR as the fashion sponsor of the 30th annual luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club to produce a big-city, high-energy runway show. Here’s a bit of Cinq à Sept’s Fall 2017 collection:

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Each year the Junior League honors community members and nominates outstanding women who are making a difference as volunteers for their nonprofits at the Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon. This year there are a whopping 42 nominees, all of whom were announced at a kick-off event at Saks at Town Center mall on Wednesday.

Carolyn Compton and Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach, one of this year's WVOY nominees. Photo provided by Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach.

Carolyn Compton and Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach, one of this year’s WVOY nominees. Photo provided by Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach.

The winner of the title will be awarded at this year’s luncheon, which takes place on Oct. 5. Last year’s Woman Volunteer of the Year was Susan Welchel, a member of the Junior League her entire adult life and former two-term mayor of Boca Raton. The JLBR is dedicated to improving the community by training volunteers, taking action and supporting women in the process.

Susan Welchel, winner of the Woman Volunteer of the Year award in 2016. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Susan Welchel, winner of the Woman Volunteer of the Year award in 2016. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

As longtime media sponsors of the WVOY Luncheon, we’ve seen countless women get the recognition they deserve for their community work. Of course, we don’t know who will win this year, and really, they’re all winners.

Like those precious hours between 5 and 7 p.m., you never quite know what’s going to happen at the WVOY luncheon. But you know it’ll be a great time.


To purchase tickets to the Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, visit jlbr.org/woman-volunteer-of-the-year-2, email [email protected] or call 561/620-2553.

Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.
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7th Annual Shuzz Art Fashion Show a Great Event For a Better Cause

Zach Posen presented his Fall 2014 collection at the Shuzz Art Fashion Show 2014. Photo provided by Shuzz Foundation.

Zach Posen presented his Fall 2014 collection at the Shuzz Art Fashion Show 2014. Photo provided by Shuzz Foundation.

It’s time for one of our favorite South Florida events out there, the Shuzz Art Fashion Show.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience this event, you can now! This year, the Shuzz Art Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, with a runway show by Miami-born designer Patricia Gomez Gracia of Gomez-Gracia that features Jimmy Choo. Bachelor nation fans (we know you’re out there), get excited because the night will be hosted by Ryan Beckett from ABC’s The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.

Celebrities wearing Gomez-Garcia, the designer for this year's Shuzz Art Fashion Show. Photo provided by Shuzz Fund.

Celebrities wearing Gomez-Garcia, the designer for this year’s Shuzz Art Fashion Show. Photo provided by Shuzz Fund.

Shuzz Fund (pronounced “shoes”—if you haven’t already guessed) is a nonprofit organization that provides new shoes to children living in impoverished areas across America and in developing countries around the world. All donations and 100 percent of the event’s ticket sales go toward Shuzz’s programs and aid efforts centered around distributing shoes to kids in need regardless of race, religion or class.

Shuzz's mission is to distribute shoes to children in need. Photo provided by Shuzz Fund.

Shuzz’s mission is to distribute shoes to children in need. Photo provided by Shuzz Fund.

So, what can you expect this year at the Shuzz Art Fashion Show? In addition to the runway show, the event will feature a 40-foot-long red carpet for all guests, a cocktail party and VIP reception sponsored by Celebrity Cruises, and silent and live auctions.

“We are so grateful to have the support of our entire community who is purchasing tickets at a record rate. If you have yet to buy yours, make sure you do so quickly… you do not want to miss SHUZZ | ART | FASHION no7!” said Rita Lombardo, the founder and president of Shuzz Fund, in a press statement.

Lindsey Swing and Lilly Robbins at the 2015 show.

Lindsey Swing and Lilly Robbins at the 2015 show.

Not only does this event benefit an amazing cause, it’s also one of the events of the year—a see and be seen opportunity, if you will. You won’t want to miss it! Show and ticket information can be purchased here.

The Shuzz Fund aims to provide new shoes to 10 million children in impoverished areas internationally over the next 10 years. So far Shuzz has distributed 101,500 shoes, according to its website.

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To see what Lindsey and Lilly of LLScene are up to on the daily, visit ll-scene.com.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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College Football Season Approaches! Tailgate in Style With Stadium Standout Looks

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As sad as we are to kiss the summer months goodbye, we’re just as excited to start planning our outfits for college football season.

Yes, your LLScene girls LOVE football season. So much so that we might be strategizing a little too early, but you can never be too prepared. This will give you plenty of time to plan accordingly. Even if you can’t make every game, you still want to look stylish and put together when you go to the bar or a friend’s house to watch the games on TV.

We are giving you style options for every age demographic that will be sure to put you in the category of a true “stadium standout” this season, no matter what Florida team you cheer for.

Florida Atlantic University

Let’s start local. Year after year, FAU’s football program continues to grow, and this year is expected to be bigger than ever. With the expansion of their team, staff and resources, it’s just a matter of time until FAU is on the map with other elite football programs in the state. Pick your signature color from red, white and blue. Run with that color and accessorize around it.

Regardless of whether the team wins or loses, you can tailgate in style this season with some of these local South Florida looks.

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556 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

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9169 W Atlantic Ave., #120, Delray Beach, FL

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Florida State University

Lindsey is a Florida State alum, so this is always one of our favorite categories. Even if you’re not a die-hard FSU fan, the “garnet and gold” style can be pulled off easily. FSU style can come in all shapes, sizes and colors. For example, you can easily substitute maroon for the color garnet. You won’t have any trouble finding maroon pieces in fall. And add gold into your look with shiny accessories! Think boho: arrows, feathers, headbands, etc. All of those themes will apply when cheering on the Seminoles.

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5275 University Parkway, Suite 133, University Park, FL

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University of Florida

UF girls sure know how to tailgate in fashion. We’ve been to many a Gator game and can attest to this, as painful as it may be to admit. Royal blue and bright orange are challenging colors, but somehow they pull it off. Lucky for them, Gainesville is filled with boutiques that bring fashionable alternatives to college gameday. Lucky for you, these boutiques also have online stores. Here are some of our favorite gameday Gator looks.

The Colorful Gator

13005 SW 1st Road, Suite, 133 Newberry, FL

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Can we call you the lucky ones? Black and gold. There are women that dream of a world where they can always wear black, and you ladies get to all season long. Gone are the days of logo tees. Watch the game in style with sundresses, maxi dresses, rompers, shorts, tanks and tops—you can find them all in black. Bring in the gold with accessories and jewelry, like crossbody bags and stackable bracelets.

Blossom Boutique

12789 Waterford Lakes Parkway, Orlando, FL

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12082 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL

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University of Miami

University of Miami fans have it a little easier than UF fans, simply because you can do a lot more with the color green. It’s okay to go off track from the color scheme of your team, but still stay in the color family, which is what you’ll see below. We don’t love the bright green and orange colors of UM, but we can live with the different shades of those colors.

Looksbylo Boutique

17670 NW 78th Ave., Suite 101, Palm Springs North, FL

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556 S Pineapple Ave ., Sarasota, FL

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To see what Lindsey and Lilly of LLScene are up to on the daily, visit ll-scene.com.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Tortuga Time! Lilly Pulitzer Designs Print Inspired by Local Sea Turtle

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Taking a selfie with Fletch, at Lilly the loggerhead sea turtle’s release in May. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Sometimes, one special animal can inspire true artistry. Think of William Wegman and his first wiemaraner Man Ray that inspired the most well-known work from the artist.

Lilly, a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle, had that special something.

It had been a long journey for Lilly—named after the fashion house Lilly Pulitzer. Last October she was discovered with a deep, festering wound on her carapace. For more than six months, the employees at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach carefully nursed her back to life, using an array of treatments to heal her body: antibiotics, laser therapy, hydrotherapy and even good ole honey.

Lilly crawls to the Atlantic Ocean as she is released back into the wild. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Lilly crawls to the Atlantic Ocean as she is released back into the wild. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

When she was finally ready to be released back into the wild in May, dozens of people gathered in Juno Beach to watch her return to the ocean. Among the wide-eyed spectators was 42-year-old Kelly Ring, who says her eyes became misty when the marine animal disappeared beneath the sparkling waves.

“I have been to several turtle releases. They are all special in their own right, but Lilly girl’s was especially touching,” Ring says. “It’s hard not to shed a tear when they hit the ocean.”

It was during Lilly’s gradual progress at the turtle hospital that she charmed Ring and scores of other locals. She even caught the eye of representatives from Lilly Pulitzer, one of the most iconic Palm Beach brands, and a partner of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The Jane Shift Dress with Tortuga Time pattern. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

The Jane Shift Dress with Tortuga Time pattern. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

They were so inspired by the turtle’s triumphant return to the briny ocean that the fashion house commissioned a new print for turtle-adorned apparel. On top of celebrating her return to the wild, a percentage of the new print’s sales will go toward helping the staff at the nonprofit Loggerhead Marinelife Center with its conservation efforts, specifically in caring for injured turtles and funding education and research initiatives.

It’s all part of Lilly Pulitzer’s Print with Purpose initiative, which seeks to use fashion as a vehicle for positive change.

The new sea turtle design, called Tortuga Time, is now the company’s second Print with Purpose pattern to be released. The first under this pay-it-forward program was Jungle Hoppin. Released in April, a portion of its sales went toward the Rainforest Alliance.

Lilly on a gurney, about to be released. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Lilly on a gurney, about to be released. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

“Inspiration for our second Print with Purpose came easy—we’ve learned so much about sea turtles from our friends at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and got to know a very special turtle, Lilly, over the past year,” a brand spokesperson tells Boca. “Lilly print inspiration often comes from the ocean and favorite critters, however, this one is very near and dear to our heart.”

Ring, who believes Lilly’s return to the ocean was a “true success story,” says she is excited about the new print. “I plan to be at the store when it hits the shelves,” she says. Ring is a Lilly Pulitzer enthusiast, and she attended the Lilly Pulitzer Beach Bash in January.

The Lana Off The Shoulder Romper with Tortuga Time print. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

The Lana Off The Shoulder Romper with Tortuga Time print. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

The print is featured on a romper, shift dress, T-shirt, popover jacket, maxi dress and a dress for children. The pattern, of course, includes a turtle shell design, as well as seagrass and intricate shells, and the primary color is aqua green with splashes of navy blue, lime green and primrose pink. It is iconically Lilly—bright, nautical and feminine.  Depending on the piece, the clothing may comprise textured rayon, cotton jersey, flat French terry or rayon spandex.

You can buy Lilly Pulitzer clothes with the Tortuga Time print on Loggerhead Marinelife Day, Sat. Aug 19, at The Gardens Mall. According to mall’s event page, 10 percent of Lilly Pulitzer sales will be given back to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center that day.

“There is no better marriage than Lilly and turtles,” says Ring, urging locals to buy Tortuga Time apparel. “Purchasing this print just solidifies the good work of both the [sea turtle] hospital and the philanthropic heart of this great company. Lilly herself would be tickled pink about this union.”

Jonathan Kendall is an editor and writer based in South Florida. He writes for several award-winning publications, and is a 2016 graduate of Harvard University, where he studied journalism under several Nieman fellows. His byline appears in Atlas Obscura, Bal Harbour Magazine, bocamag.com, Cultured, Miami New Times, New Times Broward-Palm Beach and more.
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3 Standout Sandals That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Summer Look

Your current heels will be jealous.

Say hello to the Chiara Butterfly Sandal by Sophia Webster. These wicked winged stilettos are $595 on sophiawebster.com.

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Your feet are as delicate as a butterfly—or at least you want them to look that way. These $498 suede mules by Guiseppe Zanotti are as darling as they are daring.

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Let your feet shine as bright as you do this summer. The Ruffled Snakeskin Sandal by Saint Laurent is available at Neiman Marcus for $995.

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Styled by Jenna Debrino and Amanda Miller of Hot Pink Style

These looks comes from our July/August 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine

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What to Do and Who to See at Miami Swim Week 2017

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July has arrived, which means it’s time to grab your swimsuits because Miami Swim Week 2017 is approaching! FUNKSHION has announced that it will once again heat up Miami Beach with Swim Fashion Week July 20-23, 2017. Year after year, the ladies of LLScene have been invited to experience Swim Fashion Week and report back on the hottest swim trends showcased on the runways each season. This year is no different as we start to plan our schedule for the runway shows and events taking over Miami Beach next weekend.

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Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Laid-Back Looks for the Perfect 4th of July Style

Red, white and blue are the colors that happen to take residence in our closets this week. Why?! Because it’s America’s birthday and we’re back with a full list of options that will have you looking fashionable and patriotic for the 4th.

American Dream Style

To start it all off, we’re going to feature our brand, Scene Swag! As the true American girls we are, we have put together a complete collection of graphic tanks that will speak to your personality and make you the talk of the town this 4th of July.MBGA

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Shop local for the 4th this weekend! In true form, Apricot Lane doesn’t disappoint with its USA-inspired looks. You can keep it casual or dress it up. No matter the occasion, Apricot Lane will always have something that works. You can shop these looks and more at Apricot Lane Delray Beach, Coconut Creek and Wellington.

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AL1Apricot Lane – Delray Marketplace: 9169 W Atlantic Ave #120, Delray Beach, FL 33446

Apricot Lane – The Mall at Wellington Green: 10300 Forest Hill Blvd #2000, Wellington, FL 33414

Apricot Lane – The Coconut Creek Promenade: 4419 Lyons Rd #103c, Coconut Creek, FL 33073


If you’re planning on something a little more contemporary this 4th of July our all-time favorite online store, Lulus.com, is the website for you. Lucky for you, there’s still time to order because they have great deals on expedited shipping and holiday discounts.

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Lulus Alpina Coral One Shoulder Dress

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American Dream Accessories

Every stylish American girl needs patriotic accessories to compliment her adorable outfit this 4th of July.

Bella Boutique in Boca Raton offers an array of festive styles and accessories for America’s birthday! Locally owned by Christina Poulos, Bella Boutique Boca is a trendsetting fashion boutique that carries exclusive designers from LA, Miami and New York.

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Bloomingdales Boca Raton at the Town Center Mall understand just what its shoppers want: variety. It can offer an array of styles and accessories for us all this 4th of July and through the rest of the summer months.

L*Space Farrah Bikini

Bloomingdales LSpace Farrah Bikini

Anastasia Mesh Inset One Piece Swimsuit

Anastasia Mesh Inset One Piece Swimsuit

Tommy Bahama Breton Stripe Boyfriend Shirt Swim Cover-Up

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La Blanca Island Fare Tunic Swim Cover-Up

La Blanca Island Fare Tunic Swim Cover-Up

Milly Beach Please Tote

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Caterina Bertini Metallic Fringe Straw Tote

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Want to know what the ladies of LLScene are up to on the daily? Visit www.ll-scene.com.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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18 Crucial Summer Travel Essentials

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Now that Memorial Day has passed, we’ve all got summer on the mind! This also means you’ve probably started looking into vacation spots. Whether you’re spending your summer vacation at your usual destination or plan on changing it up a bit this year, we’re here with the latest and greatest summer travel essentials of 2017.

Carry It On

Due to a serious problem with “over packing” we have yet to carry a bag onto a flight. We’re still trying to master that art, but thanks to the research we have done for this blog post, we think that this summer will be the one! Here’s how we plan on doing it:

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Leak Proof Travel Bottles

Bring your favorite shower and beauty products on the go with you without worrying about them leaking or taking up too much space.

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Philosophy Happy Travels Set

Bring one of our favorite product lines with you on-the-go. These travel friendly skincare essentials are LLScene-approved.

Foldable Flats

Kate Spade Foldable Flats

Shoes can be the biggest culprits of them all when it comes to taking up too much space in your suitcase. These are fashionable and conserve space in your suitcase for more of your favorite things!

Squishee Packable Fedora Sun Hat

Squishee Packable Fedora Sun Hat

Hats can be one of the hardest things to pack. This fedora is one of our favorites because it can be crushed and crumpled into a suitcase or beach bag, then pop right back into place as if nothing happened. This hat is key for the summer.

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Traveler’s Choice Rome 20 in. Hardside Rolling Carry-On

It is lightweight and durable under the most intense travel conditions making it easy and convenient to lift and lower off a plane.

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Converse Sneakers

If you don’t have a pair of these yet, you’re truly missing out. If you’re like us, you hate to have your bare feet exposed while walking through security. It’s more comfortable to have close-toed shoes when traveling anyways. There’s no need to ruin that vacation pedicure if you don’t have to. Another perk about our Converse? They’re easy to repack if you’re looking to conserve space in your carry on.

Kids are a Trip!

Traveling with children. For two late 20 somethings without children, this statement sounds pretty terrifying. Luckily, we have local mommy bloggers and resources at our fingertips to help keep our Boca Raton families organized and stress free while traveling this year. Here are some of our favorite products we came across while doing research on the newest and most convenient travel products for families.

gb Pockit Stroller

gb Pockit Stroller

Perfect for traveling families because it’s self standing when folded, small, and strong. You can switch from pushing the stroller to carrying it within seconds.

HDE Shock Proof iPad Case for Kids

HDE Shock Proof iPad Case for Kids

A shock proof iPad case is key for traveling with kids. We may not be moms (yet), but we know how to instantly calm down a fussy child: give them the iPad. That being said, having that beloved iPad shatter is the last thing you want to happen while traveling.

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L.L. Bean Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag

In our opinion, one of the most useful toiletry bags out there. The pockets are in the most convenient places you can think of. This bag is water resistant with a built-in hook allowing you to hang it anywhere on your travels.

Babyganics Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizing Wipes

Babyganics Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizing Wipes

The essential of all essentials. You don’t leave your house without sanitizing wipes, so you certainly don’t want to travel without them.

Lumiere Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad 2

Lumiere Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad

You don’t want to leave for vacation without a sanitary and “travel friendly” diaper changing pad. The Lumiere Diaper Changing Pad comes with a bonus wipes dispenser and built in head cushion.

 

Fochier Luggage Carry on Spinner Set 2 Piece with 4 Double Wheels

Fochier Luggage Carry on Spinner Set 2 Piece with 4 Double Wheels

Hard shell luggage is key for durability and longevity. We’ve all seen the videos of luggage being manhandled by aircraft employees, so it’s worth it to invest in luggage that will last not only through your summer travel plans, but for years to come.

Fun in the Sun

On to the fun category! Here are some of our favorite beach vacay essentials that will make the walk from your beach house to the beach that much easier and convenient!

Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair with Cooler

Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair with Cooler

One of the worst parts about walking to the beach is carrying your beach chair. Instead of trying to convince someone else to carry it for you, buy the Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair with Cooler. It’s a lightweight chair, which includes a cooler that can be carried as a backpack from one point to the other.

Beach Towel

Ban.do Vacation Beach Towel

Terry cloth oversized towel, keyword: oversized. This 70in x 40in towel is stylish and convenient because it comes with a belly band. Imagine the photo opportunities!

Glitter Bomb Water Bottle

Glitter Bomb Water Bottle

Stay hydrated and stylish with this adorable water bottle. You will be the talk of the beach.

Floats

Floats

No beach or poolside vacay is complete without one of the trendiest essentials of the summer—POOL FLOATS! If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for your floating needs, Target is the place to go.

Neutrogena Beach Defense

Neutrogena Beach Defense

Our end all be all in sun protection skincare. This solution will feel light against your skin without clogging your pores and leaving long lasting damage.

Personalized Large Tote

Personalized Large Utility Tote

This large tote can be monogrammed with your name or initials, along with the type of font and color you want the tote to come in. Our favorite part about this tote is that it can be used all summer long and transition easily into future seasons.


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Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Adolfo Domínguez opens at Town Center

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“The way we dress is a part of the person we show others,” said renowned Spain-based fashion designer Adolfo Domínguez. “We wear the map of our lives etched upon our features. Clothing as a second skin.”

This idea, complimented by design principles of beauty, poetry and simplicity, are the foundation for Domínguez’s brand-new boutique at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton. It’s only the second store to open in the United States and highlights the designer’s 2016 Fall/Winter Collection for men and women.

“ … We are very excited to bring our second boutique to Boca Raton as the social and holiday season begins,” said Domínguez.

For women, Domínguez returned to casual and functional looks, which is the core nature of the brand. Clothes are colored in shades of light gray, camel, military green, black, navy and pale pink, among others.

Garments range from stylish to staples, including capes, Spencer jackets, long waistcoats, pinafores and more. A touch of English inspiration is visible through Prince of Wales check, Harris tweed and herringbone fabrics. Necklines, sleeves and hemlines are asymmetrical.

For men, Domínguez looked at artistic and bohemian trends for inspiration. These themes are visible in pants and tailored garments.

Navy, khaki and burgundy earth tones are juxtaposed with shades of white, gray, indigo, white and sky blue for menswear. The ‘50s and ‘70s make a nostalgic appearance, too, via collarless shirts and knitted fabrics.

Shoes and accessories are available for men and women along with fragrances and eyewear.

The Adolfo Domínguez brand plans to open another boutique in Brickell City Centre in Miami in the upcoming weeks.

 

Adolfo Domínguez

Location: Palm Court at Town Center, 6000 Glades Road

Business Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday—Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday

Contact: 561/416-8919, online at www.adolfodominguez.com/en-us (English) and www.adolfodominguez.com/es-us (Spanish)

Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.