#WCW – Alex Simpson

Hello Dottie followers! My full name is Alexandria Simpson but I go by Alex! I’m 24 years old and started working for Dottie in 2010. I went to Ball State university and studied fashion merchandising. My position at Dottie is GM of web operations and assistant buyer. I absolutely love everything about my job and all the amazing women I work with!

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My favorite thing about working for Dottie is all the fashionable clothes I get to be around everyday. As part of the buying team it’s awesome to see a product before we purchase it, envision it at a photo shoot/on the sales floor, then actually selling it!
  • My dream job when I was 10 was to work in a salon doing hair, make-up and nails… My dad used to tell me he would build me a salon to work in one day!
  • If I won the lottery I would move my entire family to a tropical island and chill out for the rest of my life on the beach.
  • When I’m not at work I like to try new restaurants and go out with friends!
  • I absolutely love cooking so I’ve tried lots of recipes but my favorite right now is a Mexican turkey chili with ground turkey, corn, black beans, tomatoes and lots of spices!
My Favorite Things:
  • Favorite movie: Pretty Woman & All The Fast & The Furious movies (so random I know)
  • Current favorite restaurant(this changes all the time because I love food): The Eagle in downtown Indy… mmmm fried chicken (;
  • Favorite song on the radio is Calvin Harris & Rihanna- This Is What You Came For

Current DCB Favorites:

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3 Quick Hairstyles

 

It’s hard to believe we are already over halfway into August which means every one has back to school on their minds and our morning routines are a little more chaotic than usual. Our amazing hair fairy and manager of the Indy and Fishers boutiques, Ashley, came up with 3 quick and easy hairstyles for those mornings when you are pressed for time. These are perfect for back to school or to wear at the office!

For more style, beauty, and hair inspiration follow Ashley on Instagram (@forthedaintydays), on her blog (http://www.thedaintydays.com/), and on her YouTube channel.

Be sure to tag @dottiecouturebtq and @forthedaintydays to show us your best take on these adorable looks! Comment below with any questions or other tutorials you’d like to see next on the #dottieblog ♥

Rainy Day Survival

Rain, rain, go away! Wet, cloudy skies make me want to curl up with a good book or binge watch Netflix underneath the covers. Unfortunately, life must go on. Getting dressed to be out and about in inclement weather can be tricky, but we have a few tips for you.

Invest in a versatile jacket with a hood. 

You should have at least one, go-to, solid jacket with a hood to grab on the way out the door on a rainy day. Think black, navy, tan, olive, or grey – colors that can go with almost anything and will keep your cute outfit underneath dry. A zip front closure with buttons is sure to protect your work clothes, and drawstrings on the hood will keep your hair as dry as possible.

Stash umbrellas in your car, gym bag, office, etc. 

No matter where I am or what I am doing, I never seem to have an umbrella when the rain starts pouring down. Invest in a few small, inexpensive umbrellas from your local pharmacy or discount store to keep in your car, in your gym bag, under your desk at work, etc. It’s also a good idea to keep some plastic grocery bags handy to put the wet umbrella in when you arrive to your destination.

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Grab a hoodie.

You’ve forgotten your jacket and can’t find an umbrella anywhere. The next best thing? Grab your favorite hoodie! It might not be completely waterproof or weather resistant, but it can save your curls while you run a few errands.

Make a run for it! 

When all else fails…run! There is nothing embarrassing about running through the work parking lot to save that adorable dress of yours from getting wet. I have definitely been that shoeless girl to keep my favorite suede pumps from getting ruined.

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Shop the looks: Solid Light Weight Navy Jacket $36, Seamless Ribbed Basic Tank – White $16,  Acid Wash Cut Off Shorts $46, Tan Suede Bootie $32, Black Cut Off Shorts $32, Hunter Green Smocked Crop Top $18, Black Leather/Suede Contract Mini Skirt $42, Flannel Zip Front Hooded Top – Green $46

Fall Fashion: Top to Bottom

We’ve been having some pretty wet weather days around the country this week, and that has left me with zero desire to do my hair in the morning. Luckily, a great hat is the perfect cure for my beauty routine laziness and a bad hair day. I’m a huge fan of baseball hats in the summertime, but leather and suede options make a simple baseball hat a great cold weather accessory. A slouchy beanie is perfect for casual looks and can be worn into the colder, snowier months. That being said, my current favorite for fall are these wide brimmed hats with the braid detail – adorable! Check out the looks below for some inspiration and styling tips. Which look is your favorite?

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Shop: Black Braid Detail Hat $18, Mauve Cross Front Long Sleeve – SOLD OUT, working on a restock, Black Destructed Skinny $29, Beige Cut Out Heel $32

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Shop: Black/Green Floral Tank Dress $44, Grey Braid Detail Hat $18,  Beige Cut Out Heel $32, Black/Gold Dangle Choker $14

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Shop: Knit Beanie – Black $12, Heather Grey Button Sleeve Dolman $29, Black Destructed Skinny $29

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Shop: Suede Baseball Hat – Ivory $22, Soft Cuffed Sleeve Tunic – Burgundy $29,  Black Faux Suede Thigh High Boots $68

Girls Night Out – Part 2

 

Happy Friday #dottiegirls! The weekend is HERE – grab your girls and hit the town! As if yesterday’s new arrivals weren’t amazing enough, we’ve got a whole new batch for you this morning. I will be snagging that olive romper and black jumpsuit – can’t resist a good one-piece outfit. Enjoy the weekend and don’t forget to tag your latest Dottie looks on Instagram!  ♥


Check out Girls Night Out – Part 1 if you missed it!

Girls Night Out

Are you guys dying over today’s New Arrivals?!? Because I am. Check out this behind the scenes video of our Girls Night Out lookbook shoot to see the Dottie models in action. You’ll also get to see some of the styles launching tomorrow morning! Gotta go – off to fill up my shopping cart.

Fore more DCB behind the scenes follow our photographers, videographers and models!


Girls Night Out – Part 2 is now on the blog!

Makeup Tutorial: Drugstore Edition

Today I am so excited to take you behind the scenes at a Dottie Couture photoshoot for a makeup tutorial with one of our amazing models, Jordan! She created this entire look using drugstore makeup for under $100. For more style and beauty inspiration you can follow her on Instagram – @jordanunderwood. We are obsessed with this gorgeous look!

 

Jordan’s Drugstore Favorites

  • Ardell Wispies #600
  • Maybelline Matte + Poreless – Soft Tan #228
  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation Pro Matte
  • Beauty blender
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
  • NYX Translucent Powder
  • NYX Eyebrow + Pencil Duo
  • NYX Eyebrow Push up Bra
  • Maybelline The Rock Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
  • NYC High Definition Liquid Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto
  • Eyelash curler
  • e.l.f. Bronzer/Highlighter Duo
  • e.l.f.  Angled Blush Brush
  • Rimmell Stay Matte Powder – Nude Beige
  • e.l.f. Blush – Fuchsia Fusion
  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow – Eternal Sunshine
  • NYC Lip Liner – Natural
  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Spirit

Don’t forget, today is 10% off Tuesday online! Shop our New Arrivals and use code TUES at checkout for 10% off your entire shopping cart!

Winner: Pin It to Win It

Congratulations Lauren Buroker on winning our August Pin It to Win It contest! You have won this adorable Navy/Pink Cold Shoulder Top! Email alex@dottiecouture.com with your size preference and shipping information. Check out Lauren’s Pinterest boards here!

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Today is the last day to get 25% off ALL DRESSES (excluding sale) on our website! Use code DRESSES25 at check out. Shop now – this promo code expires at midnight!

Pin It to Win It!

You survived humpday, and you deserve a surprise! We are excited to announce one of our August #dottieblog contests: Pin It to Win It! You could win your favorite new Dottie Couture styles – dresses, tunics, maxi dresses, booties, etc.

Here is how it works:

  • Follow Dottie Couture Boutique on Pinterest – click here!
  • Re-pin all your favorite styles by clicking the red “Save” button in the upper left corner of each image (see picture below)
  • Go crazy pinning! Every re-pin is an entry to win the outfit!
  • Winner will be announced Monday 8/8/16, contest entries expire at midnight this Sunday 8/7/16

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Happy Pinning! ♥

Trend Alert: Burgundy, Berry & Plum

Can you believe it’s August already?? This means back to school, football is back on TV, and fall fashion is right around the corner. Who is ready for scarves, vests, and cute booties? One way you can start adding to your fall wardrobe now is by snagging some of our new arrivals in these trending hues: burgundy, berry, and plum. These colors look great with classic blue denim, olive vests and cardigans, and camel and taupe neutrals for your shoes, belts, and handbags. Shop today with code SAVE10 to receive 10% off your purchase online!

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Burgundy Open Shoulder Cape Top $36
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Burgundy Floral Off the Shoulder Top $32 10068246435f204eaf820910178eb9d1

Berry/Blue Printed Open Shoulder Dress $44a7a2e41a5ce262832ff79abdd923779b

Rose Print Mock Neck Dress $39bd7d825c0ecb9c947848aa4ef7f65790

Plum Floral Crochet Detail Dress $42