Today in Fashion History…

On October 25th, 1960 the first electronic wrist watch was put out for sale in New York.

Today in 2011, the watch trend has turned into the boyfriend fit and wrap watch. I’ve never been a huge watch wearer until working at the store. A watch is not just a thing to tell time anymore, we have cell phones for that now 😉 It’s more of an accessory! I now own 3 watches….Yes THREE….so far!!! I wear them all the time! I have a gold, a rose gold with black face and a wrap gray one that has studs and crystals (which is my new fave). One for any and every outfit or occasion I might put together! A watch is a nice piece to help create your overall look. It can dress up or dress down any outfit. Right now the Michael Kors is HOTT!! Yes if I could afford to have every color…actually even ONE color I totally would! At the same time I am a smart shopper! Why spend that when I can have the that amazing look for an even better amazing price!!! For my budget and the savvy shopper, Sophie & Trey’s imitation Michael Kors is the closest and most perfect I’ve seen! Each watch shown and available at the store is only $29.99! So now I can afford to have every color!! PERFECT!

Michael Kors look like this…
Sophie & Trey’s look like this…
Such a variety and you can barely tell the difference between the Michael Kors. 

 The wrap watches are a simple solution, especially to those of you who have tiny wrists and think the boyfriend fit is too big to wear. The wrap ones you don’t even have to have links taken out you can just wrap it around to fit how you want! So easy!!

 This below is my NEW FAVE!!! Studs & glamour all rolled into one! Casual dressy…I think so!!
Use your watch to express your style and personality as well as give your outfit that extra pizazz! 
It’s something SO simple but WELL worth it!

I’ve definitely turned into a watch person! Maybe not even to tell time but just to make the ambiance of my ensemble whole! Loving them all! Especially at this price messing around with different colors to add a pop to any outfit! So many options and styles, come check them out!

Enjoy your Tuesday!!
XOXO
Love, Dani




Survey Says Your Fall Fave is…

Over the weekend I took a survey and asked the question:

*What Fall trend are you looking forward to wearing/trying the most this season?

A. 60’s inspired printed tights with a bold color dress?
B. A fur vest
C. Faux leather leggings, pencil skirt or high waisted shorts
D. A bow blouse paired with skinnies and booties
E. A cape or poncho
F. Knee high socks with boots

And the survey said the fall favorite you’re most looking forward to is….

KNEE HIGH SOCKS WITH BOOTS!!
Coming in 2nd place was – A bow blouse paired with skinnies and booties. 
3rd was – A cape or poncho and then tied for last is 60’s inspired tights, fur vest and faux leather.
I personally and excited for all of them but the one I am looking forward to the most is the 60’s inspired tights! I’ll show you the best ways to wear the 3rd place trends on Wednesday! I’m determined to convince you each to try one of these looks cause they are amazing and can be so much fun! You just have to be willing to take a chance, switch it up and put it on!
Knee high socks with boots is pretty basic and can go with anything. This season it’s about colors, design and wearing them with booties! Whether you have shorts, a skirt or dress knee high’s are the answer. Especially living in Florida where cold is not like the Midwest, a long sleeved dress or skirt with a blouse makes perfect sense to wear the knee high/boots combo to add some extra warmth without being too hot. This fall season above the knee high socks are the trend! From red, gray, black or brown don’t be afraid to pull those socks right above the knee. Add some spice with a design as well! Make those the focal and statement piece to your outfit! If you are a a person with shorter legs you might want to stick with right under the knee so it elongates your legs rather than if they were above where they would be swallowing your legs. Another hot trend this season is pairing the knee highs with ankle boots or loafer booties! Definitely a must try. Trust me you will like it! Take a look at these fabulous knee high’s!

 LOVE the red for a pop of color to any outfit! Brown and black always CLASSIC!
At Sophie & Trey for only $9.99
Who doesn’t want to be like a Gossip Girl!?!
 Patterns are perfect for that solid colored dress or jean shorts & a tank!
At Sophie & Trey only $5.00
Definitely some great examples! Loving Sarah Jessica Parker’s look on the far right!! She always knows how to do it right! Another fave is the mix match striped with leopard loafers (2nd one in)!! 

So for a fun, flirty and never fail look put on your newest pair of knee high’s whether above or below the knee and pair them with your boots or booties and head out!

Happy Monday!

Love, Dani

Sneak Peek Sunday!

Today was the day! MOVING DAY! 4th & Ocean, our surf chic boutique, expanded into a new, bigger and better space!! Good news it’s just a few doors down from Sophie & Trey! So now you don’t even have to cross the street to go to your two favorite stores! The space is so much bigger which means…MORE OF EVERYTHING!! We also got to welcome the two newest members of the Sophie and Trey sorority, Erica and Danee. Both awesome and super nice! Very excited to have them on our team!

The day started out like this…

Everyone showed up around 11 am to pitch in and get the huge task of setting up the entire store. We as a team spent 6 hours hanging clothes, folding shirts, putting together mannequins, setting up jewelry cases, stacking shoe boxes, even putting the sticky foam on each hanger so the clothes don’t fall off. There was a lot to do but together we made most of it happen!
Here are some pictures to see the transformation from meek to chic!!! 

 Our Custom Signs…FABULOUS!
 A job well done today!
Saved the best for last…..the chandelier!!! Right when you walk in, this is what you see!!! AMAZING!! You have to see it for yourself! I absolutely LOVE it!
How beautiful is that?!?!?
After a long hard day we got the store ready and set to be open tomorrow at 10 am! So come check it out! 4th & Ocean offers surf chic clothing, WoodWick candles, 24K gold and sterling silver jewelry. They also have a variety of bags, scarfs, belts, hats, swimwear, and so much more. Come see the new store, trust me the pictures doesn’t do it justice!  I didn’t ruin everything so come see the stuff I didn’t post 😉 See you tomorrow from 10am – 7pm! I’m so excited to go in and work tomorrow!
As Rachel said tonight “Now THIS really looks and feels like a surf chic boutique!”
So come in and see for yourself and experience that surf chic boutique feeling!
Love, Dani

Saturday, Sunshine and a Sweater Dress…

Doesn’t get much better on a Saturday when you head out early with 2 of your close girlfriends and head off to the Farmer’s Market & brunch! Loving this brisk morning weather and pulling all my fall clothes out from the back of my closet. I smiled ear to ear as I pulled my long sleeved, gray mini sweater dress over my head, slipped on my gray knee high socks and zipped up my camel boots! I’d have to say this look is definitely one of my faves by far for fall! So versatile you can wear it casual or dress it up depending on the time of day and event you are going to. A great mini sweater dress is a key piece to have in your fall collection this season. When shopping for one you definitely want to make sure its warm by having a polyester or wool material but be careful about comfort and the material being able to breathe.  You also don’t want too much bulk to where you can see your figure. Have fun with color too when picking out your dress! Bold is big this fall season as well, so maybe mix it up a bit with a jade or blue! Or add color in with your accessories. My statement piece for my outfit was my bag! Perfect for an overnight tote, work/school bag or today I used it to put all my farmer’s market finds in. The most important thing is that you feel good in the dress you’re wearing and everything else will fall into place! Check out how I did it to get some ideas and try this look yourself!

Steal this look! 
Sunglasses, Bag, Necklace, Knee high socks from Sophie & Trey
Mini Sweater Dress, Boots from 4th & Ocean
*Not pictured – Nude slip under dress
Side note – 4th & Ocean is closed tomorrow, Oct 23rd! 
Check back tomorrow for Sunday’s post and get a sneak peek at the new, expanded 4th & Ocean store!!!!!! So excited!!!!!
Happy shopping!!! Enjoy your Saturday!! 
Love, Dani



   

First of many!

WELCOME!!!!! Sophie & Trey is proud to announce our first publication on our new blog! Super excited about blogging all the trends and latest news in the fashion industry! You will get up close and personal with our staff on their own lives, individual style and favorite items for each season. We will of course be on top of all the latest and greatest arrivals available in our stores and on our websites! Also will be up to date on things that are happening in the stores and locally around town!! I am so excited for this!!!

If you’ve never heard or been to Sophie & Trey, we offer a boutique experience at affordable prices. We are located in Downtown Lake Mary at 136 N Fourth Street. At Sophie and Trey we as a team strive to be the best in customer service, staying ahead of the trends and most important having fun while we do it! Our customers are so important to us! We love giving one on one attention and styling our clients to their taste. It’s definitely a fun job! I love the ladies that I work with. We all share a love for clothes & fashion! The fun part is that we all have a different mix of styles and personalities! It is a fun, relaxed environment! Come check us out online or come visit the store!

Sophie & Trey team: Savannah, Ryan, Rachel, Kristin, Me (Dani), Maura
Not pictured: Linda, Debbie, & Shoshanna
Summer/Holidays – Kelly & Shannon

Stay tuned to our daily posts and be sure to follow us, share us with your friends and stay up to date and in style!!

Love, Dani