Category - Shop

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Tour of Houston’s Emerson Rose Montrose Boutique
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Tutorial: Styling a Large Cowl Neck Sweater
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Everything’s Rosy with Rosehip Essentials Skin Care

Tour of Houston’s Emerson Rose Montrose Boutique

I recently stopped in the newly opened Montrose location of Emerson Rose– a quaint woman’s fashion and lifestyle boutique. They also have a sister location in The Heights. I actually first heard about that shop through one of my Phoenix blogger pals, who had posted a photo of one of the shop’s marquee sandwich boards, which had the cheekiest message- “I know guac is extra, but so am I.” That sparked my curiosity to check it out. It is one of the cutest little shops I’ve seen here in Houston. They offer not only clothing (such as Texas and Houston “local love” tees, ‘Plant Mom,’ and ‘Girls Supporting Girls’ graphic tees, etc.), but also home decor, lifestyle items (such as pretty much anything from Ban.do), accessories, and shoes. The dressing rooms and lounge area are also worth mentioning, as they are warm, cozy, and give off a bohemian vibe. The neon pink “I want it all” sign that’s anchored to the cactus print wall behind the cash wrap is also pretty noteworthy.

If you’re in the Montrose area, definitely stop by! If you are huge IG fan, you’ll love their cheeky marquee. Don’t forget to look down for the “Hey Good Lookin'” that’s painted on the concrete at the entrance. They also have a wall that’s painted on the side of the building that’s a favorite spot to photograph outfits and such.

Be sure to also follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Location:

1637 Westheimer Rd., Houston

(832)538- 3703

Hours: CLOSED MONDAY, 10-7pm Tues-Sat, 12-6 Sun

~Continue scrolling for a virtual tour of the shop!

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

Emerson Rose Montrose, small boutique, Houston, Montrose

 

Tutorial: Styling a Large Cowl Neck Sweater

I recently bought several pieces from the online thrift shop- ThredUP. One of these pieces was a cowl neck sweater with fringe from Michael Kors. Now, usually I mainly wear and gravitate towards vintage clothing, but when I saw this sweater, I thought I’d give it a try, because…fringe…

It’s actually a pretty great staple piece for chilly days, or in my case, when it dips below 70. The day when I decided to wear it, I found myself playing around with the cowl neck, and actually realized that there are so many ways to style it! I personally like the cold-shoulder, off-shoulder, and the hooded styles. The hooded style was something I just thought up at the last minute. I was like, ‘Hmmmm, maybe I can wear this as a hood, since the cowl was pretty long…and it actually worked! The fringe that hides my face is just fierce, like a lioness…haha! Who knew there’d be so many ways to style this simple sweater!

I’m also offering you, my fabulous readers, a promo code for 50% off everything on your first order, and up to $50. Please use the code LAFASHIONSNOB. Happy Thrifting!

Now, I challenge YOU to be creative in styling your cowl neck top or sweater!  When you’re done, feel free to tag me on your social media. I’m @LAFashionsnob. Have fun!

How do you like to style your cowl neck sweater? Or have you shopped at ThredUP? If so, what did you get? Tell me in the comments.

 

 

styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

  • styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial
  • styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

styling a cowl neck sweater, style tutorial

 

Everything’s Rosy with Rosehip Essentials Skin Care

Brittany Moore- owner of Rose Hip Essentials in Houston

I had first heard about Rosehip Essentials back when Pop Shop Houston had their retail space on 19th Street in The Heights. I was shopping around the store when I realized that my lips were extremely dry, and I didn’t have a lip balm on me. Luckily, the shop carried the brand’s soaps, lip balm, and assorted lip tints. I sampled the Citrus Cream Lip Balm, and my lips instantly just felt smooth and fulfilled. Let’s just say, from then on, I was hooked!

Several weeks later, I was able to meet the owner- Brittney Moore in person. She personally introduced me to her products, such as the French Clay Rosehip Mask, the Rosehip Seed Oil Facial Renewal Serum, Aromatherapy Mist, the Rosehip and Citrus Oil Cleanser, and the Rose and Lavender Hydrating Facial Toner.

Moore has been in the skin care industry for about ten years now, in some form; though skin care has played a major part throughout her entire life, since her mother worked as an esthetician. From a very young age, she was taught the age-old ritual of cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing. In the better part of 2006/7, she studied holistic nutrition. Her ah-ha moment came when a woman who worked in the skin care industry came and spoke to her class about all the ingredients used in most skin care, which freaked her out. From that point on, she knew she had to do something about it. She started slowly, creating only a few items, then she took a soapmaking course. Soon after, she ventured to India, where she did yoga and studied the art of Ariveda and natural medicine, with focus on skin care, oils, herbal tinctures, and massages.

After returning home, her husband and she moved from Toronto to Houston. They had children, and she re-branded herself. Her business has been growing organically ever since. She officially launched the brand in 2015, with a focus on soaps, but in 2016, she rolled out the skin care line that we all know and love today.

Most of her products are derived from the rosehip seed oil, which is high in nutrients, vitamins, omegas, and antioxidants. Since the oil is cold pressed, Brittney recommends that the products be used within a six-month period. Nothing is artificially preserved, but instead is preserved naturally with vitamins that have been blended in. “Our skin care should be similar to our food- natural, fresh pressed,  organic, and also good for your soul. That’s where the essential oils come in, and that’s the time to just relax. That essential moment that we all need during the day,” Brittney commented.

Brittney recommends using a mask once or twice a week to deep clean and get all the gunk from the environment, and makeup out. Another nice thing to do is oil cleansing, instead of using soap. It’s gentle, and may help clear up the skin and regulates oil. She incorporates clay in almost all her soaps, and the mask. “Clay has been used for thousands of years and is amazing for your body and health. It draws out toxins in your skin, bath, body, and helps you if you’re feeling sick. Also, the hydrosols in the toner. It’s plant water, so what better way to nourish your skin than with pure water from a plant. I would encourage people to start using essential oils. They help you sleep, They help regulate your emotions, they help overall balance.”

Her favorite products from the brand? The Rosehip Seed Oil Facial Renewal Serum and the Mineral Lip Tints. “They are natural, so you can feel better about wearing lipstick. They are extremely moisturizing and have anti-aging botanical benefits.”

Rosehip Essentials can be found ONLINE, as well as at LAUNCH HTX (Nov-Dec), as well as upcoming markets: The Heights Artisan Market, HTX Bossbabes Holiday Market, and Pop Shop Houston Holiday Festival.

Blogger’s Notes: After using the serum, mask, lip tints, and cleansing oil for a couple weeks, I’ve really noticed a huge difference in how my face feels. It feels smoother, looks more radiant and young. My friends have also commented on how great I look. I also love how I’m putting ZERO chemicals on my skin. Plant-based is really the way to go in terms of leading a healthier lifestyle. I’m SO SO glad I was introduced to Rosehip Essentials. Brittney is a gem to the Houston localist community, and I shall continue to brag about her brand, and be a long term customer.

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

Rosehip Essentials, clay mask, natural skin care, Houston

 

 

 

 

 

 

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