Spring Sneaky Peeks!

 Has this extra chilly winter got you feeling blue?  Never fear, honeys... springtime is closer than you think!  And we at least will give you a little taste of what you have to look forward to in the coming months!  But don't worry... we won't give away all the secrets! ;)  

Springtime? FLORALS! Of course. There will be quite a few completely new styles this season, from the Mandie Bee & Teresa Marie Studios lines! However for the sake of bloggyness (and because we haven't photographed the samples yet) we're going to focus on PRINTS!  Because that's an important factor in every shopper's mindset.  

     Full skirt vintage inspired pink floral dress

This one we lovingly call 'Blush' as it is the perfect shade of rosy pink!  Uhh, I just adore it, don't you? This one will be featured on a brand new dress style that, in a few words, can be described as the Monique dress' big, billowy sister!  The Mercedes dress!  As always, start planning your spring wardrobe by keeping a close eye on our 'Coming Soon' section!

Retro Las Vegas Outfit Ideas from Heart of Haute

Las Vegas is a great vacation spot, year-round. Winter still has better weather than most of the country, and killer off-season deals. For total Vegas virgins, my crash course is that there are 2 main tourist areas – downtown and the strip. They are not far apart in a car, and there is a bus (the Deuce) that runs between the two. I personally like staying downtown, but still going up to the strip.

 

Where to Stay in Las Vegas

Downtown is a little bit more “old Vegas,” with vintage casinos, cheaper prices, and Sinatra and Elvis impersonators everywhere. Take some free pulls on Fremont Street, get your photo with a Million Bucks at Binion’s, play some giant board games at the Gold Spike, and check out the cocktail lounge in the El Cortez (formerly owned by Bugsy Siegel). The Strip is the Strip – I don't have much new to say. Things are a lot bigger and further apart than you may think – keep that in mind when choosing where to stay.
  • The Venetian has one of my favorite lobbies and is centrally located. The also-central Flamingo has more kitsch at less cost.
  • The Platinum Hotel is my favorite non-smoking, non-gaming, off-strip spot, with huge suites and a rare indoor pool.
  • The Delano at Mandalay Bay has the only affordable 2 bathroom suites I've found. Mandalay Bay has lot of in-house shopping and dining options, and is connected to the Luxor.
  • Look into the suites at the more expensive spots if you have a big group – they just may be cheaper than 2 or 3 rooms, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Circus Circus has an actual midway and amusement park in addition to the casino, and free performers all day long.

Showtime

If you want to see a certain show, look into a night staying at the hosting hotel. That will give you the option of getting dressed up and rocking some killer shoes without a killer journey. The Beatles LOVE at the Mirage has been described as life-changing, and will give you the chance to hang at the 1960s ultra-mod Revolution Lounge – complete with go-go dancers. Pack some of our best mod looks - the Carina Dress or CoCo skirt are perfect.

 

 

 Maybe it is because I need Excel for any math beyond my fingers, but I am just not a big gambler. However, I will post up at a low-stakes slot on occasion to rest my feet and get a few free drinks. If you like to gamble, do some at the casino where the shows you want to see are – you just may get offered a free ticket.

A Stylish Retro Suitcase

Now, let’s finish packing! Visiting Las Vegas always gives me shoe anxiety. It’s the dichotomy of wanting to look your retro best and having to walk miles each day. I really advise being comfortable – painful feet will ruin your night. Yes, you will be next to a woman in a ball gown, but a great grandma in sweatpants will be on your other side. Truly anything goes. I do flats and even simple sneakers. For vintage inspired Vegas glamour, you can’t go wrong with the classic style of our Milan and Monte Carlo dresses for a fancy 1950s supper club dinner.

Hitting Frankie’s Tiki Room, or the luau at Treasure Island? Pack a skirt or dress in our Tiki Serenade print for a tropical desert moment. Frankie's is worth a trip for retro tiki freaks - it’s between the strip and downtown – keep that in mind to save on cabs. They do offer an aloha shirt discount for drinks on Fridays!

 

 All of those flashy late nights will wear you out. Bring some comfortable knits for a relaxed look on a tired day. Recover with some relaxed shopping at the Container Park downtown, or at any of the malls on the Strip. Our best-selling Super Spy dress and top are flattering and refined yet comfortable. Don’t forget a sweater – it gets cold in the desert at night, and casino A/C is no joke. Las Vegas has loads of interesting subculture, both past and present.

Whether you like, art, food, fashion, music, theater, burlesque, intense rides, or plain old people watching - craft cocktails or foot long frozen margaritas, spenders or free fun seekers - everyone can enjoy Vegas. Overall, Enjoy yourself, and put $5 on red for me! 

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

holidaygiftguide   The days are counting down!  Have you checked off all the honeys on your list? We've put together another Holiday Gift Guide for you~ Get all of your almost last-minute shopping done at Heart of Haute!  TresNoirOh la la - every doll needs a perfect pair of cat eye sunglasses. No doubt about it!  The Tres Noir Ultra Lux Sunglasses are an elegant accessory and protect her beautiful eyes with 100% UVA UVB protection.  She'll feel like a diva every day!  These sunnies are available in Gold Sparkle or Turquoise and Tortshell! seahorsenecklaceblkStocking stuffer!  An adorable aquatic buddy on a long gold chain, is just lovely with any outfit.  This sweet little Seahorse Pendant is a great gift for any of the gals on your list!  With just the right amount of nautical charm.  Check out our whole collection of Jewelry. gift guideThe Sweet Sweater is a thoughtful little gift any gal will love!  It's perfect to stuff in a stocking too - since it's wrinkle proof!  This charming outfit topper is the perfect everyday sweater, you can pop it into your purse and bring it out when it gets a little chilly on a spring night! Available in fun Black Dot, Nautical Black, Houndstooth, Classic Black, Red & White!   giftableAnd of course, there's always Gift Certificates! Perfect for when you don't know what to get her!  Receive a printable digital gift code within 1 business day of your processed order!  Give the gift of shopping!

Shimmer and Shine this Holiday Season

Our Darling Ludella Hahn gracefully models our Marie dress in Shimmer Slate & Gold. This print has a subtle metallic coat in the print (which we love this time of year). All of our metallic prints are even lovlier in person and you'll LOVE how they play in the light. For something special this season, turn your attention to our Shimmer collection of dresses... Marie and Irene dresses are ALL IN STOCK now in all sizes. Ready to ship! I know you need something stunning for that Holiday party, Honey. We got you!!
Create some Holiday Magic this season in our special Shimmer Prints!     Shop the Marie Dress in Gold: http://bit.ly/1rYltFd Shop the Marie Dress in Slate Shimmer: http://bit.ly/1zSdPke Shop the Irene Dress in Gold Shimmer: http://bit.ly/12nXGHT Shop the Irene Dress in Slate Shimmer: http://bit.ly/1yPxoKt

Holiday Magic - Festive Outfits for the Holiday Season 2014

It's officially December. You have parties lined up. You have places to be and people to see, but more importantly, YOU need to be seen wearing nothing but the best. We've compiled some of the best Holiday looks for you this season. So easy to dress up, dress down, wear to work, or wear on a night out. You decide how to accessorize, honey. Just leave the festive frocks up to us! First, let's talk about the Stefani Dress.  It's simple, stylish, and incredibly comfortable! With a sweet cowl neckline and full skirt, you can't go wrong. And while your Bestie is fiddling with her girdle, you can find comfort in this forgiving ponte knit dress.     Next, The ever popular Milan and Monte Carlo Dress!!! These particular dress bodies have become a best seller in the last 2 years. We offer it in a variety of prints and colors, but featured here we have it in Red Cotton Sateen and our new Ivory Regency Damask print (which has a lovely subtle metallic sheen in the print). If you're looking for something a little less formal or dressy, you can still be festive and cute in our Lily Tops! A 3/4 sleeve knit top, also a customer favorite here at Heart of Haute! And for that Candy Cane look, we suggest our Red Stripe Terri Top! Happy Holidays my Haute Honeys!! -Mandie Bee  

Hello Giggles Thinks our Super Spy is Dreamy!!!

A flurry of Super Spy dress orders came in today, and while this has been one of our best selling dresses at this time of year, the amount of orders seemed to be a bit more than usual.  We can thank Hello Giggles for that as their fashion blogger, Marie Lordi,  for recognizing a Heart of Haute classic!   This dress is irresistible. Just look at it. You can't say "no" can you? As soon as you get it on your body, YOU will be irresistible. Trust us. It's no wonder this is our #1 best selling dress since 2005. This wiggle dress is simple, yet sophisticated. The material is very forgiving- not too clingy and hugs in all the right places.   click the image below to read the full article... Shop for the Super Spy Dress in a variety of colors and similar styles here

Annual Holiday Boutique!

It's time for our annual Holiday Boutique!

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We know you'll be out and about Thanksgiving Weekend- make a point to stop by our 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique Sale!!! Support Small Business onSmall Business Saturday

We are teaming up with 2 of our employee's lines for the day.
Check out Lily Duenas' Lil' Lou Lou , classy hand made hair accessories, children's clothing & more!  Also featuring Linda Heredia's special custom geeky chic and comic book girly looks from 1138 Clothing!!!

10am - 4pm There will be snacks!!!

949 N Cataract, Unit M San Dimas CA 91773

Everyone that walks in the door will be entered to win a goodie bag full of accessories, a HOH gift card, and more!!!

Yes, we KNOW so many of you wont be able to make it because you don't live here, so we will be offering the Haute Honey Happy Hour throughout the day for all of our Instagram followers to get in on the deals AND ALSO be entered to win another goodie bag full of great stuff you don't wanna miss out on!!!

It's going to be a fun day of shopping, sipping & snacking!  See you there!

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Heart of Haute Retro Halloween Costume Ideas for 2014

Every year there is a ton of commentary on how women's Halloween costumes have become too sexy. Whether you think it is fun or foolish, retro or pinup Halloween costumes often fall into the super sexy category. If you are looking for a vintage inspired costume that is bold while still being modest, a piece from Heart of Haute can be a great investment. We have been sharing our retro costume ideas all month - here are even more! Get your Disney Villain on with a slinky black dress that will make a great base for Cruella DeVille, Maleficent, or even Ursula. Take the Evil Queen from Snow White in a creative pinup direction by adding a cape and crown to our rich royal purple Maxine Dress. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell," Carmen Miranda was a Portugese singer, dancer, and actress who had great popularity in the 1930s through 1950s. Known in no small part for her wild outfits and accessories, it is an identifiable and fun retro costume idea. Along with all of your costume jewelry and a fruit and flower headdress, your Carmen Miranda costume needs some platform sandals and an off the shoulder top. Our Hilda Dress has adjustable off the shoulder sleeves, and comes in bold Samba-worthy florals. Looking for a retro couples' costume idea? How about Popeye and Olive Oyl, or Pee Wee Herman and Miss Yvonne? Planning a Mad Men group costume? We have your Joan, Peggy, Betty, and Megan looks. Try Mary Poppins for a fun (and work appropriate) vintage inspired costume - our Estelle Blouse and Circle Skirt with definitely become staples of your everyday wardrobe long after Halloween ends. Find a blazer, hat, umbrella, and floral bag at a thrift store and you are ready to go!
Vintage Inspired Halloween 2014
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Heart of Haute Giveaway - Kitties VS. Puppies!

Which is your favorite - kitties or puppies? We're giving away two skirts with our cutest animal inspired prints in this month's giveaway! Join us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to WIN!

Retro Cat Costume!

Need a super simple halloween costume?  Snag one of our Tara Tops in Leopard (in-stock and ready to ship out right now!) Pair with your favorite black skirt, high waisted shorts, or black pants for an easy costume!  Accessorize to your hearts content with heels, kitty ears, jewelry - whatever you like!
Don't forget your black cat-eye liner!!
Cat Costume!