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Your 2019 Spring Trend Guide

Your 2019 Spring Trend Guide

Yes, we're already thinking about Spring over here, and while you may think it's WAY too early, it will be here before you know it! And since we tend to buy a whole season (or two) in advance, we already know what trends are going to be huge, which ones we will be loving, and which ones will have us saying "thank u, next."

We put together our list of trends, fabrics, and colors that you will be seeing this Spring and what you can expect from us! Because, we're definitely not set on all of them just yet... so you babes need to help us decide what to buy!

Trends for Spring 2019: 

1. Biker Shorts - Chanel wasn't the only designer to rock biker shorts on the runway during Fashion Week, but they sure did it the best! We've already seen celebs catch on to this comfy trend, but we're not so sure if we are ready for it in the store! Will you babes be jumping on this trend? Let us know in the comments! 

Chanel runway Paris fashion week for spring 2019

2. Crochet - And not your usual "boho chic" crochet you're already seeing. Crochet for Spring 2019 will be an elevated version giving off some serious 70's vibes, which we can always get behind. Think vibrant patterns and colors for this new take on crochet. Oscar de la Renta had a great take on a crochet maxi dress and you can definitely expect a version or two here at Côte! 

Oscar de la renta for spring 2019

3. Feathers - Designers were not afraid of feathers on the runway, giving a major forecast for all feather everything in Spring 2019! Now we're definitely down for feeling fancy no matter the occasion, and feathered accessories may very well make their way here, but we're not so sure if feather tank tops and dresses are very practical for the beach! We still love a ruffle though, so get ready for some bold silhouettes in the Spring! 

4. Earth Tones - Monochromatic earth tones were a designer fave, and you know we love a good neutral! And it's not just one, it's all the sand, khaki, tan, and cream you could ever ask for. Obviously, we will be hopping on this one... not to mention the utility style will also be a trend... Get ready for some chic safari vibes as seen on Gigi Hadid for Fendi. 

Gigi hadid for Fendi spring 2019

5. Punchy Prints - we already mentioned we were going bold with ruffles next season, but prints are also going to be huge! And not just one print; mixing prints is definitely going to be a trend! Stripes, polka dots, scarf prints (yes, straight from the 70's), even mix and match fabrics! Now we're not going as bold with mixing prints, but you can definitely expect some florals you've never seen before inspired by these Zimmerman colors and ruffles. 

Zimmerman runway for spring 2019

Now there's a whole other array of colors that we can go over like Living Coral, Fiesta Red, and Aspen Gold, but I think we're going to save those for another blog post focused just on color trends and how to wear them! Which of these trends are you loving and how much of them do you want to see at Côte? Make sure to follow us on our social media where we make polls and ask questions specifically so you guys can choose what we buy! 

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A Gratitude Playlist for your Thanksgiving Workout

A Gratitude Playlist for your Thanksgiving Workout

Happy Saturday babes! It's finally the weekend, which means it's almost Thanksgiving! With the biggest eating day of the year approaching, it can be easy to fall of the work out wagon and just wait for the New Year to get back into it. We've all done it. Luckily, teaching yoga twice a week helps me to at least get in a little bit of movement, even when I've done nothing else all week. Yesterday morning I taught a Gratitude Yoga class where instead of thinking about our breath during some poses, we thought about our blessings or things we were excited about. I tried to curate a playlist that helped to evoke feelings of gratitude while also giving a good beat for the flow section of the class. So while this playlist might not be the best for a straight up cardio session or weight lifting, it's great for when you just want to move, stretch, relax, and think about what you're grateful for this year! 

1. I - Benn Jordan

This instrumental song starts with birds chirping and a strumming guitar to help you get into your relaxation state and get out of your head! I love this one to start off my classes and tell students to listen to their breath and feel out how their body feels that day. 

2. Blue - Yoste

Another relaxing song to help with your warm up. Maybe stretch out your shoulders or get some cat and cow poses in there to warm up your spine and your hips. 

3. Youth (ft. Khalid) - Shawn Mendes

 

So this song is kinda deep, it's about the Manchester Bombings at the Ariana Grande concert back in 2017. It's about how he feels his youth is being taken away by having to deal with mass shootings, tragedies, etc. and how no one can take his youth away from him. It's just an empowering song everyone needs to listen to. I start our flow to this song because it is empowering and can get you motivated! 

4. No One (Kayge Calypso & Dunn Remix) - Mothica 

A more upbeat song with some good beats for working out! 

5. Happier - Marshmello & Bastille

This song is about wanting the best for people no matter what. It's encouraging to listen during your flow, but I also encourage you not to watch the music video unless you want to have a good cry. Just don't do it to yourself. 

6. Can't Stop the Feeling - J.T. 

I mean you have to listen to this one while you work out. It's fun and puts you in a great mood! 

7. thank u, next - Ariana Grande

A pop song with a good beat where Ariana thanks all of her ex boyfriends/friendships for making her who she is today! It's a great message and a great way to look back on your own relationships that have shaped you. 

8. This Feeling (ft. Kelsea Ballerini) - The Chainsmokers 

I love a good upbeat pop song for yoga flow obviously! But this song is actually the first song that writer, Drew Taggart, wrote when his depression lifted after a long battle. It's about following your heart even when people don't believe in you. You do you, girl! 

9. breathin - Ariana Grande 

A great workout song and I like to include it to remind students to breathe during our most difficult portion of the flow class! I don't know any deep meaning behind this song, but it's a great one to come back to your breath and be grateful for it. 

10. Eastside - benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid

Just a feel good song about young love coming into adulthood. A good one for evoking feelings of nostalgia while you get your work out on. 

11. Thank You - Kehlani

Another song with a fast beat thanking her friends and loved ones for keeping her grounded, and all they've sacrificed to make her who she is. A great message for feeling grateful for everyone who brings light into your life. 

12. Ocean (ft. Khalid) - Martin Garrix

So if you can't tell, I love Khalid and a lot of his songs are on my playlists whether they're his albums or he's just making a special appearance on a track. This is when we start to slow down our class. This song is slower paced and about how nothing, even oceans (physically or figuratively during rough times), could keep two loved ones apart. And as someone currently in a long distance relationship, it hits home. So for all our babes who I know are in similar situations, this is a great one to add to your playlist! 

13. Better - Khalid 

Another relationship song (by Khalid.. duh) where he talks about how nothing feels better than when he's with this person. I love a good mushy song during heart openers, so get some back bends in during this song and see what emotions come up! Spoiler Alert: I usually end up crying.. 

14. Power Over Me - Dermot Kennedy

I just discovered this artist and he is a TREAT! So you may not have heard of him before, but you probably will soon! This song is all about being totally enamored (in a good way) over someone that they have a 'power' over you. His voice helps in relaxing and stretching poses. 

15. In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

I love this song. It's so empowering and it's all about not giving up because it's not 'in his blood'. This is a good one for slowing down and stretching and getting into some poses maybe like Half Pigeon where you can reflect on all the things you don't want to give up on! This was the pose I had students focus on their blessings rather than their breaths. It would also be great to do during a heart opener to evoke some more emotion (it all comes out in those heart openers!) 

16. Glory - Dermot Kennedy

So this album is described as "evoking a balance between Bon Iver & Drake" and I can totally see that with this song. He draws on the good and bad that he's been through like losing a loved one and then falling in love. The song is about balance which is pretty perfect for a yoga practice, but his voice is amazing and I just like laying down and listening to it. Maybe do some stretches on your back to this one! 

17. Holocene - Bon Iver

One of my go to savasana songs because it's just beautiful. I get questions all the time about this one because you can get out of your head without getting too into the lyrics. It's just a good one you need to add to your savasana list! 

So there's my 60 minute gratitude yoga playlist for you! So even if you do fall of the work out wagon for the holidays, the least you can do is stretch while sipping wine and sitting on the couch maybe? We definitely don't do that all the time... Check out all the songs on our Spotify list here:

Thanks for reading! Let us know if you enjoy any of these songs or give us tips on songs that keep you motivated in the comments! 

 

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How To: Live with more Gratitude

How To: Live with more Gratitude

Well, November crept up on us and the holiday season is rapidly approaching whether we're ready for it or not! (we're getting there, but definitely leaning toward NOT ready!) Although the holidays are our busiest time of the year in retail, we love to take a minute and remind ourselves what they're all about. Gratefulness seems to be a strong theme when the holidays come around, being thankful for your family, your friends, your health, anything. So we want to expand on this theme and make November a month of gratitude! We will be posting weekly on our social media channels something we are grateful for, and we encourage all of our babes to do the same and to keep us accountable! 

Living with gratitude has been scientifically proven to have a LOT of benefits! It helps to improve your psychological and physical health, strengthens relationships, helps with sleeping, and improves self esteem! We've rounded up our 5 favorite ways to incorporate gratitude into your everyday life without starting your own journal (which if you search 'gratitude journal' on Pinterest, will give you tons of ideas!) Maybe we will save that for another post, but for now we are starting small. 

1. Reverse Bucket List. The most 'list' like way to incorporate gratitude in your life is by writing down your reverse bucket list. In other words, instead of daydreaming of things you would like to do before you die, write down a list of things you've already accomplished! It's so easy to come up with ideas and open up your mind to all the places you wish you could go and see, but a reverse bucket list requires your mind to shift. Your reverse bucket list doesn't have to be a list of grandiose things either, it can be something as simple as "learned to knit" and that's a great accomplishment! By writing down your own personal accomplishments, you can feel gratitude toward these things and look back on with pride! 2 of our biggest accomplishments would be 1) starting our own business and 2) taking a leap of faith and moving to the beach. What would your top 3 accomplishments be on your reverse bucket list? 

2. Say Thank You. You may think this seems like such a simple task, but instead of just mumbling a "thanks" at the Starbucks counter, actually mean it! Maybe make some eye contact? Make the effort to sincerely offer a thank you to your coworkers, your significant other, even your grocery bagger. Instead of just saying 'thank you' offer up a reason you're thanking that person such as "thank you, I really appreciate your help" or "thank you for doing that chore that I really hate doing." Your words have such a huge impact on how you feel, wouldn't you rather fill your thoughts with positivity? We will be making the effort to thank someone everyday for the month of November, we hope you will too! 

3. Daily Gratitude. Before going to sleep at night, instead of thinking about all the things you have to do the next day, think about everything you are grateful for that happened that day! What was your favorite part of today? Can you make it a conversation with your spouse? Or dinner time chat with the kids? Try to be specific with your answers too! Instead of "I'm grateful for my job" ask yourself why? "I'm grateful for my job that lets me get home to my family every night" or "I'm grateful for the people I get to serve while working" whether that's making them feel beautiful in clothes, repairing a roof, or doing someone's taxes! Little shifts in your mindset like this can make a world of difference on your self esteem and your mental health. Dr. Alia Crum gives a great TED Talk on how your mindset changes all facets of your life and gives some mind blowing studies on this topic! Watch it here to learn more. 

4. Enhance your Small Talk. We do it every day with our coworkers, customers, and when meeting new people. How's everything going? How was your weekend? And usually it's a 'good' and then we move on. We're missing a huge opportunity to really connect with people. Let's start asking meaningful questions, and it's not that hard to start! Monday morning instead of "how was your weekend?" ask your coworker "what was the best part about your weekend?" When meeting someone new, instead of asking what they do for a living, ask them "what's something going on that you're excited about?" They don't have to be heavy hit questions like "what are you grateful for?" They can be simple, and you can really get to know someone rather than knowing that their weekend was 'good'. Ask one person this week what they're excited about! See where that conversation takes you. 

5. Download an App. Since we're already on our phones so much, why not take up a digital journal or a mindfulness app to help give you a reminder to take a minute every day to feel grateful? There are so many gratitude and mindfulness apps out there now, it's easy to find! Our favorite for guided meditation is Headspace, you can set it to as low as 3 minutes a day if that's all you want to start with. The app is free to start with so many free meditations, or you can upgrade to get even more!  Other apps to help you journal or give you inspirational quotes every day are 'Grateful' and '365 Gratitude'. Both of these are free and give you daily prompts for you to think and write down in a journal or just to read over. They give you prompts such as "what are you looking forward to?" and you can even track your moods for the day. Add pictures of things you're grateful for each day, and you have your own scrapbook of memories and accomplishments! How cool to look back on when you're feeling down. We are setting a daily reminder on our phones to write down one thing we are grateful for for the month of November, we challenge you to do the same and see how you feel after one month! 

Would guys like an updated post in December on how our month of gratitude went? Let us know in the comments! Feel free to reach out to us too here or on social media and tell us how you're incorporating gratitude and how it's going! We want to know! 

 

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Could you be a French It Girl? The Answer is YES

Could you be a French It Girl? The Answer is YES

We've definitely got a thing for the classics. And Parisian Style is just that. The effortless jean and tees, the relaxed sense of it all. There's something about the French It Girl that we love so much. Maybe it's because Paris is where fashion started. Maybe it's because we've looked up to French Designers like Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior for our entire lives. Either way, the French It Girl always comes across as cool, confident, and chic. We can't pinpoint exactly why we love it so much, but we are definitely inspired. 

We keep seeing the same rules for French style such as 1) keep your palette neutral with earthy and rust colors. When doing color, stick to classic colors like navy and red. 2) stick with simple patterns like polka dots, gingham, and small florals that will always be in style. 

Whether your French style icon is Brigitte Bardot or newbie Thylane Blondeau, attaining French It Girl status is easy with this killer wardrobe! Keep reading for our choices of the French It Girl staples and how to incorporate them into your own wardrobe, then shop our favorites directly from Côte. 

1. Straight Leg Jeans

free people stella indigo jean available at cote boutique

A basic tucked in Tee with lived-in straight leg jeans are a classic French style that can easily be incorporated into your own wardrobe. The easiest style to pull off when you're in a fashion rut (it happens to all of us). Find a vintage tee in the bottom of your drawer and tuck her in to some chic high waist jeans. Go for a minimalist look paired with loafers, or dress her up with a bold heel and velvet bag.

Shop our fave pair here: 


Jean Stella Skinny Indigo - Free People $78

 

2. Summer Dress

A long bold pattern is the essence of a French It Girl. The best part about the dress being the star of the show? Minimal accessories is key for this look. Throw on your favorite handmade gold pendant (like our Coin Necklace) and you're good to go. You can easily throw on a denim jacket and some white sneakers for a more modern look, or go simple with a bucket bag and cat eye sunglasses. 

Shop our fave Midi here: 


Caldasi Midi Dress - Free People $128

3. Patterned Dress

 

French Girl style is a classic, and polka dots are equally a classic. You can never go wrong with a simple print that never goes out of style. Simple details like buttons and a pendant necklace are great for a chic look. Or channel your inner Chloe Bleinc and pair with bold booties!  

Shop our fave tee shirt dress here: 


Kindred Button Front Dress - MinkPink $98

Some other must haves for attaining the French It Girl style are espadrilles, gold jewelry, a straw boater hat, and a good bucket bag. So pick your faves and incorporate them into your own wardrobe and never worry about being out of style.

Show us how you style your own pieces by using #wheresyourcote and be featured on our Instagram! And don't forget to have fun while putting your Parisian style together. Keep up with us on all our social media platforms below! 

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Bisous babes, xxx

Abby & Andie 

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How to Layer Jewelry like a Pro

How to Layer Jewelry like a Pro

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

Minimalist jewelry is trending (and good thing too) because we've stocked up on brand new simple jewels that can be worn alone or layered to make a statement. If you have followed us for a while you know our jewelry holds a special place in our heart and we are always making room for more in our teeny store. All of our Purpose Jewelry is handmade by survivors of human trafficking and goes toward building new sanctuaries around the world where women can work, get an education, and other tools they need to recover and make their way back into society. Our newest collection from Purpose Jewelry was handpicked by us to make layering a breeze, keep reading for tips and tricks on how to layer our newest line of jewelry and get the most out of your pieces! 

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

1.) Use necklaces of multiple lengths. The best thing about having simple jewels from this collection is that you can dress them up with pieces you already own! The key is layering necklaces of different lengths. Start with our Coin Necklace (top) that can be adjusted to be short or long with a longer pendant necklace of your own like our Audrey Necklace (bottom). We love to stay consistent with the round pendants for layering! This look is great for a casual day out, but is nice enough for a girl boss meeting for that side hustle! 

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

2. Mix Textures. Let's talk bracelets. Layering bracelets is so easy when they're simple and fun like our 14K Gold Costa Bracelet. Feel free to go bold on the wrist, we added our Stone Bracelet in rose to add some subtle color and texture to the wrist. This could also easily be paired with a chic watch with gold accents or some thicker gold bangles. Playing around with texture is key when sticking with the same metal. Try something hammered with something engraved, or high polish with something matte. The possibilities are endless! We've also styled all these layered pieces with a simple earring like our Rise Studs that have a smooth finish with just a touch of shine! The simpler the better when you're working with a lot of different pieces. 

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

3. Stick to one metal. Or similar metals. Our Purpose Jewelry Collection is made up of 14K Gold and Brass metals that can easily be mixed and matched depending on your budget. We also have silver versions mixed with Rhodium that can be stacked and layered for our silver babes! You can see adding a choker to our already layered coin pendants, can easily make a statement necklace out of your everyday simple items in your jewelry collection! 

So start getting creative babes... How are you going to style yours? Tag us on Social Media and use the #wheresyourcote to be featured on our Instagram! We love seeing how we can help style our babes! 

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Until next time babes, 

Bisous, xxx

Abby & Andie 

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