Looking for a last minute NYE style? We've got you covered!
Whether you're looking to stay in or step out; we have styles from sophisticated and classy, to funky edgy, sexy chic and more!
We love this little black dress! The scallop detail gives the dress a little pop of style without doing too much. We paired it with a pair of black hose and simple black heels for a classy chic look! The dress is a little shorter than our other dresses but it is a comfortable length and we love that this dress has a loose fit. Our Nichole Necklace is a great pair for this one to give it a little sparkle :) You can wear it as a cocktail dress, or dress it up or down, we love the versatility of this dress!
This red beauty is one of our favorites! The bell sleep gives the dress a unique and chic style; and the fit is loose fitting for all body types :) I love how this style made me feel with my curves! The color gives it a sexy classy look. The Evie Necklace is silver was a beautiful pair for this gorgeous red holiday style!
This simple black dress is one that can be dressed up or dressed down! It is a knit material so it is super comfortable, and we love the pockets in the dress! We paired this dress with our Freya Tassel Necklace to give the dress a pop of color and glam. We just love pairing our styles with a black pair of hose and simple black heels :)
We can't share enough love for these jumpsuits! For starters the material is so soft and easy to move in comfortably! The length is perfect for all heights, as it's not too short or too long. We love the V-cut style of the dress that you can pair with a simple statement necklace (such as the Evie Necklace in Gold shown above) but it also looks great with a bold earring! We paired our Isabella Tassel earrings in Ivory & Black with these jumpsuits as well. The slight balloon sleeve gives this style a bit of glam without overdoing it! The slits in the bottom of the pant suit gave the look just a little extra sexy too! I just love how I felt great in this dress and it enhanced my curves in all the right places :)
Once again we love a dress with a soft material and pockets! This trendy leopard dress also has a slight balloon sleeve detail and a great length. We love the tie knot detail in the center that gives the dress a little extra while also flattering the waistline. This one can be worn for a variety of occasions, and we love the funky chic style of this one!
If we don't have your size available online; check out our Glenbrook Mall location in Fort Wayne, Indiana!
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Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
Arika & Felisha
Self Love & Style
Two Ways to Wear the Amazing Harper Jacket!
Even though Felisha and I are identical twins, we have our own style preferences and we typically each handpick our own favorite styles for SLS Boutique; however, the Harper Jacket has been one of those items that we are BOTH in love with! For starters, we love the black and white houndstooth print that makes this jacket so easy to dress up any outfit! We also love the length and lining details on it as well. We both couldn't help but share our obsession with this jacket, so we featured two different looks with you for some inspiration :)
I (Arika) love a simple chic style! I paired our Harper Jacket with a simple black tank top and our Eva High Rise Denim with a simple black boot. I am also wearing our Avery Beanie which has been an absolute favorite of mine this season!
I have already worn this jacket for so many occasions this season! I wore it for a girls night out, a casual get together with friends, and a family gathering. I love that it is so warm and cozy too!
Felisha on the other hand, loves to add accessories and touches of glam to her style! She paired the Harper Jacket with our Willow Tassel Scarf and a pop of red lipstick for color :)
We have all sizes of this beauty available at our Glenbrook Mall location; and two sizes left online!
Type in GRATEFUL at checkout for an extra 15% off your order (on regular price items only).
If you have any questions about this jacket or any other item you see; feel free to reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you are continuing to have a beautiful holiday season!
Love & Blessings,
Arika & Felisha
Our Maisie Polka Dot Dress is perfect for the season!
This dress is so soft and cozy, and has pockets which is an added bonus! It is a great length and can be dressed up for a holiday party or dressed down for a casual look. It is paired with our Trinity Scarf which is currently sold out; but if you have an ivory scarf at home it would go perfect!
You can pair it with tights or hose for an extra warm and cute look! It also looks great with black boots (low or heeled depending on if you are wanting to dress it up or dress it down for a more casual look)
Also featured with this dress is our Avery Beanie in Black which is available online and in-store, and our Stella Booties which are available at our Glenbrook Mall location :)
All sizes of this dress are available online and in-store at our Glenbrook Mall location in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
It is $36, but you can take 15% off by typing in GRATEFUL at checkout because we want to share our gratitude with you! (Online discount only)
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Arika & Felisha
Have a holiday event coming up? We have you covered! Check out our new arrivals with accessories to pair with your style perfectly:
Demi Scallop Dress ($38) & Nichole Necklace ($14)
Little Black Dress; a must have for every closet! The Demi Scallop dress captivates with its simple and chic style. It can be dressed up with a statement necklace, such as the Nichole Necklace featured. It can be worn as shown, or even with a pair of black hose or tights. A simple black heel or even heel with a pop of color (such as red) would be a great match to pair with this one!
Bella Red Mini Shift Dress ($39) & Evie Necklace in Silver ($14)
Red is a stunning holiday color, and the Bella Red Mini Shift Dress is one to capture attention in this season! This one could be worn as shown or even with a black pair of hose or rights with a simple black heel. We've paired our beautiful Evie Necklace with this dress, which we offer in silver and gold. Both of these pieces would be a great match for this beauty!
Chloe Leopard Print Dress ($36) & Isabella Tassel Necklace in Black and Ivory ($14)
Leopard is a huge trend this winter, and we have the perfect simple chic leopard dress for you :) This dress would be a great pair with a black pair of leggings or tights, as well as a simple black heel or black pair of boots. We featured our Isabella Tassel Necklace in Black as the perfect accessory to complete this beautiful look.
Amber Jumpsuit in Black ($46) & Isabella Tassel Earrings in Ivory and Black ($16)
This is one of our favorite items ever! We are obsessed with jumpsuits, and this one is everything and more! It is simple yet chic, comfortable, and beautiful. Since it is in black you can pair a variety of accessories with this look. We featured our Isabella Tassel Earrings in Ivory with this look, yet the black ones we offer would be just as stunning with this beautiful jumper!
Amber Jumpsuit in Burgundy ($46) & Evie Necklace in Gold ($14)
This jumpsuit is just as gorgeous in person as it is in photos! It is not only stunning, but it is comfortable as well. The slits on the bottom give an extra sexy look, and a chance to show off those heels. A statement necklace such as our Evie Necklace is a great pair to dress up this amazing piece!
Dana Black Knit Dress (&28) & Freya Tassel Necklace ($16)
Oh how we love this dress! It is so comfortable and it can be dressed up or dressed down. It goes great with a black pair of tights, simple black heels, or even black boots! A statement necklace is a great pair with this to dress it up for an event, and our Freya Tassel Necklace does just that! Also, this dress has pockets which are great for cold days or when you don't know what to do with your hands ;)
Winter Trends & Tips!
Did you know that leopard is a big trend this winter? It sure is! This print is so bold that it pairs really well with with a simple color, such as black, cream, or nude. What is nice about leopard print is that you can easily dress it up, or down depending on your mood. Pair it with a red lip for an extra pop of color :)
Also featured in this picture is our Averie Beanie in black, which is a go to for us this season! Not only does it help keep your head warm, but it helps with those bad hair days too ;)
Check out SLS boutique for more winter accessories!
The Harper Jacket has been one of our favorites this season! It has a blazer jacket look; however, it has the warmth of a winter coat. This jacket is perfect for a night out on the town, a work event, or even a family gathering (I've worn it for all three!)
Also featured in this picture is the Eva High Rise Denim, and the Averie Beanie in black, both available on the SLS Boutique page, and at Glenbrook Mall.
Holiday colors are everything this season! Whether its for casual or dressy looks, colors such as burgundy, red, cream, or black are in :) Felisha is wearing our Maisie Dress paired with our Trinity Knit scarf, which look beautiful together for that holiday look!
A simple scarf can change an entire outfit! Our Willow Tassel Scarf does just that for me. Pairing a simple color scarf with a neutral colored scarf is a go to for my style :) This one is paired with our Silas Black Top, which is also available at our Glenbrook Mall location.
Oh the 'funk', this is what I label that heaviness that creeps up on you when you least expect it. Sometimes it happens when there is nothing on the surface that seems wrong, you look around you and you have so much to be grateful for, yet your heart feels heavy.
I had a case of the heaviness this week; and it was blind sighting to me because my heart is so full of gratitude for so much in my life. Yet here I was, working in the office, and a song came on and I was in tears. As I’ve learned and taught, self-love is my go-to remedy when I am feeling this way. I know that when I am feeling this way, my soul is communicating with me, and I have to listen to it and find answers.
I wanted to share with you these tips that not only help me, but ones that have helped clients over the years. Choose one and try it, or all of them. Self-care is unique to everyone.
Here are my 5 tips to help you feel, identify, and process your emotions:
The very first step I recommend when you are feeling an attack of the funk, is to feel out whatever it is that is coming to you. If your emotions are hitting you and you need to cry, cry! One of the best ways to understand what emotion needs to come out, is to use music. Go to your playlist or a music site, and search for a song that reflects what you’re feeling. Put those headphones in, turn it up, and open your heart, mind, and soul. Let out whatever emotions come up; sadness, anger, etc. FEEL the emotion. This is communication from your soul. Respect it and let it express itself.
2.) Become Aware:
The next step is to become aware of the message you need to hear. Awareness is how you discover the deeper issue rooted from your emotions. You can do this in numerous ways, but one of my favorite ways to do this is to journal it. If you don’t have a journal, grab a piece of paper and start being real with yourself. It can be as simple as writing out- ‘What’s hurting me?’ and make bullet points of all the things that are making you feel a heavy heart. Writing is a powerful way to do this because you don’t have to worry about people trying to give you advice or tell you what to do (lol). However, if you are not much of a writer, or if it feels awkward for you, you can also do this by talking to your closest loved ones. Ask your spouse, sister, friend, and/or parent, for some time to connect with them, and come from your heart. Tell them you are feeling _____ and that you need to process it with them. You can tell them upfront you’re not looking for advice, but that you just need to get it out.
3.) Bless and Release:
Before you can release heavy emotions, it’s good to nurture them with love and blessings. If you wrote them out, make a separate list after your first one and write, ‘My Blessings’ and write or say a prayer for each of the reasons on your list that have you feeling heavy. Speak or write from your soul and share these deep feelings with your higher power. Release them to the Universe, knowing that they are surrounded by love.
4.) Do at least one Self-Love activity:
This could be anything that nurtures your heart, body, mind, and/or soul. I like to do one of each when I am in a funk to ensure that I am covering all areas of myself. Some ideas of each include; stating or writing positive self-love affirmations, exercising, dancing, reading an empowering book, journaling, praying and/or meditating. Meditating is one of my favorite ways to escape heaviness. Meditating is so relaxing and good for your soul. Just pick a cozy spot in your house, lay down in a comfortable position, and play a video of a guided meditation of your choice. (Check out the bottom of this post for a link to one of my favorite guided meditations for nurturing well-being).
5.) Spend time with someone you love:
This sounds so simple, but its SO important. Grab your spouse, children, sister, friend, pet, and spend some quality time with them. Being around beings who love you unconditionally is one of the best ways to raise your vibrations which make you feel joy. By making time to spend time with them, you’re also making THEM feel special and loved, and sharing love naturally helps you to think and feel from a place of love.
As I mentioned before, self-love is different for everyone, but one thing we all experience, are tough days. Whether our emotions are heavy due to experiences in our lives, hormones, chemical imbalances, or just daily struggles, we all have emotional moments. We are all humans trying to do the best we can. That’s why I wanted to share this, as a way for you to have some tips to help you if you are having ‘one of those days.’
I pray that your heart is lifted up today. I pray that you feel nurtured in love in all areas of your life. I pray that you see the miracles all around you.
Sending you love and light,
Suggested link for general well-being meditation:
Hello again! It's been awhile since we have jumped back on the blog; however, there has been so much change in our world. I got married in May and had the most amazing week of my life (more details to share later!) and Felisha and I have been working to make some great changes to our business. Today, I wanted to share some authenticity with you. I have had a heavy heart with some family experiences that have happened recently, and a beautiful prayer came to my heart, mind, and soul, and I felt a calling to share it with you today.
In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. I am experiencing this very moment for my highest good. I am divinely guided and protected every step of this journey. I am surrounded by deep love. I am experiencing a transition such as a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. I open up my heart, mind, and soul to the divine and loving light of God, my Angels, my Spirit Guides, and my loved ones who have passed. I receive my overflowing abundance in expected and unexpected ways. I share love with every being around me. I forgive myself for not being perfect, for I am doing the best that I can and I learn and grow from my mistakes. I accept all opportunities to grow my spirit and become the human and soul that I am destined to become. All is well in my world.
Amen and with infinite gratitude, love, and light.
Praying this prayer speaks to your spirit and raises you heart and soul!
Hey! I am so excited that you found us. If you are reading this, it is no coincidence. Either you know me and/or Felisha and you are wondering what it is we are up to, OR you found us for the first time and God guided you here. I believe the Universe made our paths cross for a reason, and I am grateful for that.
I’m Arika Rochelle App, soon to be Arika App-Booth (I’m getting married in less than a month!) As you may have read previously, I am the Self Love piece of our biz, Self Love & Style. I have a strong calling to help women realize their self worth. To be honest, I wouldn’t be able to teach self love if I hadn’t had my own journey struggling with it. I don’t want to sound cliché when I share that I had no idea what healthy self esteem was for many years of my life, as I recognize that this is a struggle for so many of us girls and women. I grew up around abusive relationships and chaos, and I had no idea that we had a choice in these patterns in our lives. I grew up very fear based, and as a result I developed some serious anxiety. At 20 years old I found myself in an abusive relationship of my own, and I knew that this couldn’t be my life. When I found the courage to end that relationship, the rest of my life would change. I channeled healing; heart, body, mind, and soul. I worked hard for my degree and I studied research on healthy self esteem and healthy relationships. I became part of an amazing organization that allowed me to educate hundreds of others on ways that they could learn to love themselves and prevent abusive relationships in their own lives, but I knew in my heart I needed to do more.
As I share with most of my clients, self esteem is an on-going cycle. Some days we feel better about ourselves than others, and all of us can relate to the fact that our inner voice can just be a brat. However, Self Love is a reflection of our self-esteem. When we show ourselves love, we express to ourselves that we believe in our hearts we are worthy of love. A lot of us will show love to just about everyone else EXCEPT ourselves, and I believe this is a backwards. Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely have a duty to contribute to the ones we love and the world around us, but we also have a duty to do that for ourselves.
Without expressing our own self love, we will see pain in suffering in every area of our lives. We will see it in matters of our heart, as our inner voice will be cruel and we will catch ourselves abusing ourselves and letting others abuse us. We will see it in our health, as our bodies will fail us and illness will find its way in. We will see it in our minds; in the form of anxiety, depression, and numerous other disorders. We will see it in our souls, as we will feel lost, and feel a sense of lacking of belonging.
That’s why I am on a mission. To expand God’s love and help women to rebuild their self esteem. I am here to help women discover the magnificence of their being.
Let me tell you about my best friend, Felisha.
Felisha is literally my other half. She is my identical twin sister, and one of my favorite souls in the whole entire world. She is the fabulous 'Style' piece of SLS.
Felisha is a sensitive soul like I am, but she has a different kind of fire to her. When we were little girls, she would comfort me when I was getting bullied and when I was scared, but she would always tell anyone off who tried to cross me. She stood up for me before I ever discovered my voice. She protects my heart in the same way she protects her own, and she was the first person who I felt truly showed me what it was like to be unconditionally loved.
Felisha loved style before I ever knew that style was a real thing. Even though we grew up in very challenging financial circumstances, Felisha would always find a way to let her inner beauty shine on the outside. She would put on a pretty blouse or dress, or her favorite ‘jellies’ back in the day, and she would show that the right clothing item can help you to hold your head high no matter what’s on your heart and mind. As we got older, she helped me to develop my own sense of style. If it wasn’t for her I would have had no clue how to even do something as simple as style my hair or wear basic make up! She loved sharing her clothes with friends and helping people feel so pretty. So it’s no surprise that she chose a career helping women to reflect their inner beauty with style to feel most confident.
One thing that I absolutely love about Felisha and I, is that we are not your stereotypical girls.
We love that we have unique features, and we embrace ALL parts of us.
For example- we used to get so bullied for having ‘big noses’ and this used to make us cry. For years we felt pressured to be someone we weren’t. We even tried to conform to those standards for the longest time (if you see pictures of us in our 20’s we apologize in advance!) But we knew in our hearts that our imperfections were all part of who we are meant to be. We never wanted to get surgery because deep down we loved that we weren’t the perfect norm. We knew that we were strong enough to handle such bold “flaws”. We want to help all of the little girls and grown women out there struggling with their imperfections and let them know that it is beautiful to be unique! We love our big noses, it makes us who we are, and we are proud to be our own version of beauty!
We are so excited to share our journeys with you.
Feel free to reach out to us and let us know how we can be of a support to you on YOUR unique self love and style journey.
With that said, I want to say a prayer for you:
I ask you to be with the person who is reading this blog at this very moment. Help them to feel YOU and help them to see their inner and outer beauty. Help them to see that you have a distinct purpose for their special life. Support them in all the ways in which they need You. Help them to connect with the right people and resources at just the right times. Show them that they are loved and that they are worthy of love.
Sending Love and Light Your Way!