My Favorite Boutique: Island Gypsy

Hey guys! On this blog we talk a lot about chain shops and I wanted to go beyond a chain store today and talk about a boutique that I love. There will be more posts like this, discussing boutiques I visit and love, to come!

My ultimate favorite boutique is Island Gypsy. This boutique can be found in Lavallette, Long Beach Island and Ocean City which are all major shore cities in New Jersey. So when people talk about the “Jersey Shore”, these are the places they mean! Island Gypsy is a very shabby chic, bohemian type store. I love the look of both the outside and the inside of the store.

I go to the Island Gypsy in Lavallette, NJ where there is a strip of different stores, restaurants and boutiques. So, I like to dress up a little bit for the occasion because we will be walking around the town and usually we go out to eat after. This trip I wore a tan dress from Forever 21, a blue wide brim fedora from Charolette Russe, and a pair of jean mules from ALDOs shoes. I did my makeup with the Life’s A Festival palette from Too Faced. I took a transition cream shade from a different palette but I then took the shade Desert Vibes from the Too Faced palette and blended this burnt orange shade into the crease. I then did a spotlight eyeshadow look by applying the peachy shimmer shade Euphoric to this middle of my lid. I then applied a Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade Leo to my lips.

I tried on a couple of outfits while I was at Island Gypsy to kind of give you all an idea of the clothes they sell there. Also, I tried on clothes because I was looking for something to buy! The clothing at the store as well as the accessories are all very good quality. Nothing seems cheaply made and the price points seem fair. At this store you will find a lot of trending clothes as well, so it’s almost like a one-stop-shop if you are looking for something cute and trendy.

I would be content with having more than half of this store as my closet. Everything is very much my style at this boutique, there is not one time I went into this shop and left without purchasing something. I had to restrain myself from picking up almost everything because I love the clothes that much. This fedora was one of those things!

There are also a lot of boutiques that I’ve been to that are way overpriced. Some of these boutiques charge crazy amounts of money for something that can be purchased cheaper somewhere else. But when it comes to Island Gypsy everything is generally affordable. My purchase was only $36 which is cheap for a boutique price. Everything is around $25-60.

Side note: I’m really thankful for Ryan and everything he does because he paid for my purchase as a gift. He wanted to get me something because I got mouth surgery and was really strong during it. I have a fear of the dentist and being put under anesthesia so I had to deal with two fears at once (I got all four of my wisdom teeth out)! Luckily for me, I picked out something that was cheaper so now he is going to take me to get my hair/nails done too!

I got a really cute tie-up, dark denim skirt from Island Gypsy. It only costed $36 and I’m in love with it! I can’t wait to pair this skirt with outfits.

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-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

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