Trick or Treat Yo' Self!! // Your Halloween essentials plus a spooky cocktail!! Friday, October 20, 2017
We're super excited about this post because Halloween & a cocktail recipe...'nuff said. #werehere4theBOOS (; Anyhow, at The Palm Tree we have a killer gift section, if ya didn't already know!! And we try to keep it stocked with the cutest & funnest items ever!! Today we are showcasing some of the party cups! (Did you say PARTY - CUPS!? -- yes, yes we did!!) They are perfect for family gatherings, parties with your friends, or even to use at home for you kids meals...they'll LOVE them!! They are SO festive we can't even deal. Featuring sayings such as "if the broom fits, ride it"; "trick or treat"; & "Happy Halloween." Also available in store is the super cute cocktail napkins saying "cheers" with black and white stripes perfect for Halloween!
Now for the fun stuff...(;
--We're Trick or Treating ourselves with this recipe!! --
Photo courtesy of Pinterest--Click picture for link!
- 25 ml triple sec
- 25 ml Reposado Tequila
- 1-2 Limes
- 60 ml sugar syrup
- Black sea salt
- Orange food coloring
Steps to follow:
- Prepare your Halloween party cup by rubbing the lime on edge & then rubbing in plate of black salt.
- Squeeze 20 ml fresh lime juice
- In a shaker pour tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sugar syrup, & orange coloring
- now do a little jig & SHAKE!
- Strain into prepared glass over ice (or blender with some ice, you choose!)
- do happy dance...because it's time to enjoy!!!
[yields one cocktail]
We Palm Tree girls LOVE margs so we thought this was the perfect cocktail to choose to share with y'all! There are so many other options out there that would also fit perfect with these cups(; Check out Pinterest for more recipes like this one!! -- We hope each and every one of you have an amazing time celebrating this rather fun holiday... Whether it's handing out candy, trick or treating with your kids, partying with your friends, or just staying home to watch scary movies...we hope it's filled with a bunch of Hocus Pocus!!(;
As always, thanks for being part of our #GIRLSQUAD & following along with us!! Tell us your favorite thing to do for Halloween or cocktail below in the comments!!
Fashion Week Recap!! Thursday, October 12, 2017
Fashion week has come and gone in the most chic cities around the world. It is always exciting to see all of the glam...from street style of the front row guests to the runway designs. It's all very magical!! Some of our fav trends are pictured above. Of course, styles walked up and down the runway can be a little intimidating but if you look at the basis of the outfit you can find the trend that is very much adaptable to your everyday style!! Let's look at some...
Velvet is the number one trend right now, and we personally can't get enough!! Of course we know you aren't going to pull out an all velvet navy blue jumpsuit (but if you do, ROCK THAT GIRL), however you can wear splashes here and there! We have some great options in store(;
Sequins and the color pink work the same way! Add splashes here and there and you will be perfectly in style!! With holiday season coming up it will be ever so easy to wear sequins! From girls night out, date night, company parties...the list goes on! Throw on some faux fur & you'll have mixed textures ready to dazzle the night away.
Now neutrals is the perfect trend!! Fashion "rules" have always told us that white after Labor Day is just not acceptable...especially down South. Honey, you better be sticking to your "winter white" is what we have heard growing up. BUT, as long as it is not linen or some eyelet fabric we say it is totally acceptable!! On the other hand if you choose to wear those during the season we say GO FOR IT! Fashion is supposed to be limitless & your unique style is a way to show who you are! So break the rules & go for whatever makes you feel good!! ...Back to neutrals! We are loving the simplicity of wearing your warm tones without much pattern and keeping it crisp looking!
What trend are you loving!? Which was your favorite show...New York, London, Milan, Paris!? Tell us in the comments below!
// FALL MUST HAVES + MORE // Thursday, October 05, 2017
The season has changed, but we are still not feeling it down South. When your Fall consists of 90 degree weather you have to improvise and get creative with your wardrobe! Some staples that are a MUST would be mini skirts, breathable blouses, floral rompers, dresses, & of course accessories! Throw on a sleeveless dress & add a hat...#FALL! You will be cool & comfy without being too hot...well inside at least, because let's be honest...step outside in a bikini & you sweat in this weather! Pictured above is just a small sample of our amazing new arrivals for Fall and also Winter. If you are not from around this awfully warm climate then these options still work for you! Throw on some tights with the "short stuff" & some knee high boots & you're ready to conquer the cool temps!
On another note, we love empowering women here at The Palm Tree Boutique! So, we have compiled a list of habits of a successful woman...because, you need to surround yourself with women you can grow with. We will be your virtual circle(;
She makes time for herself
She challenges herself
She educates herself "Educate a girl and she can change the world"
She understands guilt, acknowledges it, and moves on
She sets goals and makes sure she achieves them
She helps others with a genuine heart
She empowers other women
Thanks for following along...sending happiness to all of our kick-ass babes reading this!!
#GIRLSQUAD // PERSONALITY BEHIND THE STORE Friday, September 15, 2017
We're here continuing our #GIRLSQUAD series so you can get to know our girls a little better!
Alexis is our girl behind the camera & online store! She hand packages all orders placed online & keeps the site running! Everything on the website is done by her...she's the bomb.com! And her camera skills are on point! Her style is modern trendy. You can always catch her with cute flats & a cross-body! She's the definition of wanderlust & we can't wait to see all the cool places she travels to!
- Hometown: Beeville, TX
- #1 thing on your bucket list: Travel to every state with my husband in our RV
- All time favorite show: ("if I had to choose") Game of Thrones
- Favorite Food: Sushi!!!
- Go to karaoke song: Carrie Underwood--Before He Cheats
- Item of clothing you can't live without: Leggings [STRETCHY PANTS]
- Favorite color: Opal
The Alexis Collection:
YOU KNOW BETTER CARGO JACKET - SLATE GREEN $42
PURRR-FECT FIT BALLET FLATS $19
JUDY BLUE: CROP SKINNY JEANS - LIGHT $42
TACOS POR FAVOR V-NECK $23
As always, thanks for following along!! We always look forward to sharing a little part of us for behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more #GIRLSQUAD posts & some fun HOLIDAY stuff coming up!! Who's excited for the seasons changing!? Comment below what your most excited about for Fall/Winter!
TOUCHDOWNS & TAILGATES // GAME DAY INSPO Thursday, September 07, 2017
It's that time of year again! -- Friday Night Lights & Saturday's in the South //
We love football because... friends, tailgates, food, drinks, anddd...boys in uniforms...YES PLEASE! But finding the perfect outfit that is cool enough for the weather (it's like a sauna down South) & cute can be difficult! Well your #GIRLSQUAD is here to help you out!
We've put together some outfits we think you will LOVE, because we do!!!
We hope you enjoy this post as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you!!
THANKS & GIG, SIC, HOOK, & WRECK 'EM!!
#GIRLSQUAD // Get to know our girls...Continued... Thursday, August 17, 2017
Meet another member of our #GIRLSQUAD,
Allison is our busy-bee sales associate that everyone loves! Her drive shows through in everything she does! She rocks her modern style & edgy flair! She's full of dreams & we can't wait to see where they take her!
- # 1 thing on your bucket list? Get in really good shape & run a marathon!!
- Favorite food? CHIPS & SALSA -- duh?
- Item of clothing you can't live without? The perfect denim/bomber jacket OR cardigan!
- Favorite color? greens!! (olive, dark, NO lime)
- All time favorite show? Love on Netflix & Big Little Lies
- Celebrity Crush? James & Dave Franco
- Fun fact? SO SCARED of flying...(so not so fun fact lol)
Shimmy Shimmy satin top $32
KanCan Denim jeans - in store!
Kendra Scott Jewelry:
Annisa Necklace $65
Misty hinge Bracelet $70
Mary Caroline Bracelet $45
Asher Earrings $65
Thanks for following along, until next time!
#GIRLSQUAD // Get to know our girls...Part 3!! Thursday, August 10, 2017
We are continuing our series introducing our girls of our Victoria, TX location! We love for y'all to get to know us more & of course our STYLE.
Lauren is a sales associate at our Victoria, TX location that everyone loves & adores! She is our energizer bunny that always looks like a model! She conquers working at the store & maintaining an amazing GPA with her full load of college hours! We are so excited to watch her graduate & see all of her hard work pay off! Her style is trendy & fashionable while staying true to her roots.
Favorite color? pink, leopard (it's a neutral;)
Favorite food? QUESO
Item of clothing/accessory you can't live without? Statement earrings
Fun Fact? She says "Spicy food is the way of life" lol!!
All time favorite show? One Tree Hill
Celebrity Crush? Josh Duhamel
Favorite drink? Sweet Tea, & Mimosas
The Lauren Collection:
Flirting With Fate Chiffon Short $32
Kimono (available in store) $48
Kendra Scott Annora Lariat necklace $125
New Style Block Heels $34
Thank you so much for following along with us!! We love our customers & readers! Make sure you leave a comment if there is a certain post you are dying to see! Anything from tutorials, styling tips, etc!
& as always look forward to more posts!!
#GIRL SQUAD // Get To Know Our Girls...Continued!! Wednesday, August 02, 2017
We are continuing our series introducing our #GIRLSQUAD / Personality behind the store!!
Gabrielle, or also known as Gabby, is our ray of sunshine in the store! She keeps us on our toes & laughing at her constant jokes & witty comebacks! She is a sales associate & stylist at our Victoria, TX location. Never caught without some kind of sparkle on, keeping her style glam & chic!
- # 1 thing on your bucket list? Visit Italy & Ireland
- Favorite Band? Dashboard Confessional
- Item of clothing/accessory you can't live without? Booties (she ROCKS them all year long!)
- All time favorite show? One Tree Hill
- Celebrity Crush? Jamie Dornan
- Fun Fact? "I keep my gym key fob on my key chain to make it look like I workout" (We told you she cracks us up!)
- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? Pecan pralines & cream!
Always In Style Embroider Blouse - Rose Beige - $45
KanCan Dark Skinny Jeans
Stay Awhile Tassel Earrings - Teal - $12
Ermish bracelets in-store exclusive! $8 each!
See something you can't live without!? Shop online at thepalmtreeboutique.com or stop on by the store! We would love to have you!
BTW, make sure you are following along on all of our social medias! Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest! Snapchat & more blog posts coming soon! We're thinking a back-to-school & maybe some Fall MUST HAVES...Whatcha think? (; Comment below!!
#GIRLSQUAD // Meet our Girls Thursday, July 20, 2017
// Hello there! //We are starting a new series that will be introducing our #girlsquad or our personality behind our Victoria, TX location! Look forward to more posts about our girls!
Sales associate at our first & original storefront location in Victoria, TX. She's the girl next door that will surprise you with her edgy rocker flare! We love her spunky attitude & constant random knowledge of film & celebrities. She is our unicorn, fearlessly unique & fun!
- Hometown? Omaha, Nebraska
- Role model? My parents
- Fun fact? I love documentaries & scary movies
- Favorite color? Tiffany Blue
- Favorite show? Breaking Bad
- Go-to karaoke song? Say You'll Be There-By The Spice Girls
- Celebrity Crush? Benicio Del Toro
Now presenting the Stephanie Collection:
Shop her collection now! Clothes available online; Shoes & accessories in-store exclusive!
Summer Side Up Textured Crop Top $28
Flirting With Fate Chiffon Short - Blue $32
Kendra Scott Jewelry - VANINA LONG NECKLACE in Black Pearl & NICOLAS CUFF BRACELET *in-store exclusive
P.S. Look forward to more posts coming soon! Anything from lifestyle tips & tricks, recent fashion trends, celebrity news, food...because TACO LOVE, & behind the scenes from our boutique!!
We would love to hear from our readers, so comment below what you love about this outfit & our new series introducing our girls. OR, just some posts you would like to see!
Website Scavenger Hunt Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Website Scavenger Hunt
May 11th- 17th
Who doesn’t love discounts!
How to play: Explore www.shoppalmtree.com for the hidden Palm Tree logo which includes discounts codes!
When: May 11th at 5:00 p.m. - May 17th at 5:00 p.m.
First person to use the code from the pink Palm Tree
wins a $100 online gift card!
Check back daily for new prizes!
Only one code can be used per purchase.
Gift card can only be used on the website.
First person to use the code from the pink Palm Tree wins a $100 gift card!
Find the green Palm Trees for various discount codes!
And the winner is.... Friday, April 17, 2015
The winner of our Work Hard, Play hard stye challenge is....Gentry at Girl Meets Bow! Congratulations to our winner and a great big thank you to everyone who participated! You can view the winning entry here! Our voter winner is....Kelly R!
Vote for your favorite style blog! Friday, April 10, 2015
We are so excited to announce the contestants for our first ever style board challenge! Vote for your favorite look to be entered to win a $50 gift card to www.shoppalmtree.com and help your favorite blogger get featured on our blog! Good luck to all our contestants! The winners will be announced here on our blog Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 12PM CST. Check out the entries using the links below!
The Contestants are:
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Work Hard Play Hard Spring Outfit Challenge 2015 Thursday, March 26, 2015
What is it?
We want you to show us your personal style and creativity by transitioning one piece of Palm Tree clothing from a casual spring day look to a girls night out on the town!
- Go to www.thepalmtreeboutique.com and choose the item that you want to style for each look.
- Use at least one additional Palm Tree item to help build your outfits. (For example: bottoms, kimonos or accessories.)
- Feel free to express your individuality by using items not found on The Palm Tree website to finish your looks.
- Your blog post will feature a styleboard that shows how you are transitioning these two items from day to night in your own personal style!
The challenge winner will receive a $250 gift card to The Palm Tree website as well as have his/her winning post featured on The Palm Tree Boutique’s blog! Winner will be decided by a voter poll.
How to enter?
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 3rd with your blog page information.
After you RSVP to the contest, upload your Work Hard Play Hard post to your personal blog no later than Friday, April 10th by 10:00 a.m. We will announce all entries via our Facebook page.
Voting will be open on The Palm Tree blog page from Friday, April 10th starting at 12:00 p.m. until Friday, April 17th and will be closed at 12:00 p.m. Voting is open to anyone so feel free to share on your social media accounts to promote your entry!
What do voters get out of it?
Anyone who votes in our poll and “likes" our Facebook page will be entered into a raffle. For extra entries, join our mailing list or share on your social media! The winner of the raffle will receive a $50.00 gift card to The Palm Tree website.
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Designer Feature: Macbeth Collection Spring/Summer 2015 Friday, March 20, 2015
Macbeth is back and better than ever! You might remember our previous post about Margaret Josephs debut clothing collection last summer, well she's done it again. This collection features the same dynamic, lively style of vibrantly colored prints paired with funky designs to create a collection of super fun and wearable statement pieces. These pieces are also made with comfort in mind, they have plenty of stretch and breathability making them easy to transition into summer time. Needless to say we are so happy to have Macbeth back in our stores. We have so many favorites we couldn't pick just one, and we hope you feel the same. Without further ado.....here is the Macbeth Spring/Summer 2015 collection!
Spring Break 2015 Playlist Thursday, March 05, 2015
No matter where you go or what you do, we all love spring break! But nothing will make or break your plans like what playlist you have playing on your iPod all week long. Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the beach, listening to the waves, with the sun burning your back—what will you be listening to? I compiled a list for you of my top 15 favorite spring break songs! And don’t worry, there’s a little bit of everything on here!
- Blank Space—by. Taylor Swift
- Ghost—by. Ella Henderson
- Ignition (Remix)—by. R Kelly
- Jubel—by. Klingande
- Livin on Sunday—by. Cris Cab
- Party in the USA—by. Miley Cyrus
- Rather Be—by. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
- Waves—by. Mr. Probs (Robin Shulz Remix)
- Toes—by. Zac Brown Band
- Bailando—by. Enrique Iglesias
- Country Girl (Shake It For Me)—by. Luke Bryan
- Sugar—by. Maroon 5
- Uptown Funk!—by. Mark Ronson
- If You Like Piña Coladas—by. Jimmy Buffet
- Cruise—by. Florida Georgia Line
Add this list to your iTunes playlist and you’ll be good to go! Hope everyone has a relaxing, safe and amazing spring break! Make this one to remember!
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BTS Spring 2015 Look book! Friday, February 27, 2015
Hi all! We've been fast at work finding the latest fashion trends for 2015 just for you! This Spring we were inspired by classic glamour and vintage elegance, with a little bit of 50's pin-up thrown in. Inspired, we set to work on our Spring 2015 look book and might I say we are just a little proud and so excited to share the final product with you! Till then, here's a little sneak peek!
The Best of the Palm Tree: Top 10 Best Pieces for this Valentine’s Day Monday, February 09, 2015
This list is a compilation of our favorite pieces you can wear this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s during the day while you hangout with your significant other, or you’re getting ready to go on your big date, we have all your options. If you’re single and ready to mingle, throw on the Show Me Your Love Dress and go out with all your single ladies; I promise you’ll catch someone’s eye in that dress. The Life’s a Peach with a Hint of Gold Infinity Scarf is a great present to give to your best friends as a reminder of how much you love them. I always like to get my friends something, even if it’s just a little chocolate. While wearing any of these ten items, I promise you will look and feel your best! My personal favorite is the Pink Me Up Romper. What about yours?
DIY VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS Thursday, January 29, 2015
As Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, many of us sit here and wonder what can we give our significant other that hasn’t already been done. If there is any holiday where we can use our creative sides, it’s definitely Valentine’s Day. This is your chance to show your special someone how much they mean to you, and what better way to do it than by making a personal gift for them. DIY has made it so easy for us to be cutesy in everything we do. Here are my three favorite ideas:
1. Use a mason jar and decorate the top however you think is cutest! I personally like that it says “Cheap Dates” because it’s funny and straight to the point. Inside the jar you’ll write little cards about fun and inexpensive dates the two of you could go on whenever you have date nights. Each card has a total value on it with cash paper clipped to the note. This is an adorable idea for the nights where you just don’t know what to do. Whether it’s to go out and get ice cream or rent bikes and stroll through the park, you can’t go wrong when you’re spending time together.
2. If your significant other is a foodie, like moi, these cupcakes are so fun. I would personally have one cupcake made and wrapped up in a box with a card that says, “You are the sprinkles to my cupcake.” Then have another box with all the ingredients already measured out with a personalized note with each ingredient. This way, the two of you could enjoy making them together over a nice bottle of wine.
3. This is probably one of the cutest and most creative DIY’s I’ve seen in a while. Tie a ribbon on your door or wherever you’ll see it every day. Add a sign that says, “Kiss me countdown.” On the ribbon, tie pink, red, and silver Hershey Kisses—one for each day leading up to Valentine’s Day. Each morning, take a kiss and it’s your own personal countdown for the big day. This is so sweet and does not take a lot of time or effort, and also a good reminder for those who easily forget.
Regardless of what you choose to do, you can do no wrong on Valentine’s Day, because no matter how big or small the gift is, your significant other will love you for it. Try some of these DIY projects or come up with your own. Or if you’re anything like me, single and lovin’ it, make yourself a cupcake to accompany your Netflix marathons.
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5 Ways to Keep Your 2015 Resolutions Friday, January 23, 2015
We are well into the new year as January is coming to a close and February is quickly approaching. By this point some may have fallen off the new year's resolution bandwagon, the trips to the gym we swore we'd take, the investments we said we'd make into ourselves may not be working out quite like we hoped they would. Or maybe you're rocking the new year and staying on track, good for you! If you're like me, you might be struggling to keep yourself in check in 2015. Here are my tips for staying accountable and accomplishing everything you want to in 2015.
1. Write it down.
I personally have a tendency in my busy day to day life to forget things that are not labeled as a "priority" in my daily schedule and list of things to do. Writing down the things I want to accomplish for the day like adding "Go to the gym" in the middle of my schedule helps me not get too caught up in my workday that I forget to have some "me" time. Plus it is oh so satisfying to check that off my list each day.
2. Make it easy.
I have found that one of the biggest stumbling blocks in keeping up with my resolutions is myself. For example one of my goals this year was to drink more water everyday. I quickly found out that I hate having to break my concentration every 30 mins or so to get a new bottle of water, and this stopped me from reaching my daily goal. To make it easy for me to drink water continuously throughout the day I bought the biggest mason jar cup I could find (48oz of pure hydration people!), I knew the more convenient it was for me to take a sip throughout the day the more I was likely to do it. Plus the cup was really adorable and I just couldn't resist.
3. Make it a treat.
Just like with the mason jar cup I mentioned above, making the task you are trying to accomplish a treat for yourself will help you feel more positive towards the situation. So instead of telling yourself "I have to go to the gym today" like it's a chore, rephrase it in a way that is positive. "I get to have some 'me' time at the gym today." Perspective is everything.
4. Take a break.
Try not to make the mistake of burning yourself out in the first few months of the year. Intensity is not a bad thing, just don't overdo it. Instead try to create habits that will not only last you throughout 2015 but many years after. Think of it as muscle training, before you know it working out, eating healthy, or even drinking more water will be natural and easier part of everyday life. Slow and steady y'all!
5. Try something new.
I don't know about you but I tend to get bored pretty easily. Changing it up every once in awhile helps keep your goals fresh and fun, variety is the spice of life after all isn't it.
One way I implement this into my water drinking goal is by making fruit infused waters when I get tired of plain water. Join a class or eat something you might not normally try, whatever your goal is you can find something to make it an experience rather than a bore.
Bonus! 6. Reward yourself.
You deserve it! Even if your new year's resolution this year was to sleep more you deserve a little something for making it this far. Go treat yo' self!
FAB FAVORITES FRIDAY: Faux fur Vest Friday, January 16, 2015
Hey y'all! For our first ever Fab Favorites Friday (#FFF for short) we'd like to share with you an item we can not, will not, and absolutely refuse to stop obsessing about! Our Winter White Faux Fur Vest is this week's staff pick for most loved item. I mean seriously, how cute is this vest? It goes with EVERYTHING, literally you could wear a potato sack under this thing and it would be cute! This week's #FFOOTD (that's, Fab Friday Outfit of the Day) comes from Madison!
Till Next week!
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2014 Highlights Friday, January 02, 2015
There’s something magical about the new year and the last few minuets leading up to it. The air is crisp and chilly, friends and family are all gathered together to celebrate another year of being alive, and the excitement is… Continue Reading read more...
Merry Christmas From The Palm Tree! Wednesday, December 24, 2014
We want to thank you all for a fabulous year, thank you for spending it with us! As a little surprise, we are giving one lucky lady a pair of our BRAND NEW Slick Nights Black leather boots! These leather… Continue Readingread more...
Palm Tree Cookie Exchange Party! Thursday, December 18, 2014
We wanted to share a peek into our Palm Tree staff cookie exchange party, we wish we could have had you all there! Complete with an abundance of cookies and an ah-mazing hot chocolate bar, we had a night filled… Continue Readingread more...
5 Winter Skin Care Tips To Have Beautiful Skin All Winter Long Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Baby it’s cold outside…and my skin is dry, and rough, and not lusciously summer time beautiful like, at-all. It’s time to break out the winter skin care routine and kick my hydration game up a notch! Continue Reading