Leslie Christen, Wear to Where Editor
We’re thrilled to have a new addition at Greer’s OC. Fashionista Leslie Christen will be writing "Wear to Where" every Wednesday. Leslie has a great eye for style, and she knows great local boutiques where you can find must-have fashions in Orange County. She is the owner of "Leslie Christen | LifeStyling," a business that does personal shopping, fashion styling, closet edits and organization.
Photo Credit: Equinox Photo / Tricia Meteer.
Shopping Local: A New Neighborhood Spot
By Holly Clinard of Holly in Heels
As much as I scour the web for great deals and trends at major department stores like Nordstrom, Gap, Target, Forever 21, I really do also love to shop small. Supporting local business is such a great thing to do - to step into a boutique filled with hand-picked items, and usually the shop owner at the front counter - there's really nothing like it. Most of these local biz owners have a really cool story, too. They started in a regular desk job, hated it, then discovered their true passion and went for it! I can hear different versions of that same inspiring story, and love hearing it every time.
This week, one of my favorite Orange County shop owners, Sarah and Mike Dowdell, are opening up a new store called Scouts Honor. Located in Irvine at Woodbury Town Center, these OC-based owners of Love and Whiskey (also in Irvine), are now focusing on refined goods for men, women, kids and the home. Here are a few sneak peeks!
I love love love that Scouts Honor will cary the owner's hand-selected clothing lines, including Almond Surf, OurCaste, and Roark - all based in OC. For us ladies, I have my eye on Scouts Honor's line of high-end denim from Mother, and handcrafted jewels from Costa Mesa-based Lili Claspe. And, of course, being a new mama myself, I'm saving my pennies for the kids section which includes pieces from Milk & Honey and Little Highbury.
One FABULOUS new thing the boutique will also offer are classes - from Pinterest-inspired crafts to closet styling and organization - this is the place to be!
Scouts Honor's official grand opening is THIS THURSDAY, April 3, 6-9pm, and of course yours truly will be there with bells on! Come Thursday and check out this little modern neighborhood shop - address is 6226 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92620 (Woodbury Town Center).
LIKE Scouts Honor on Facebook, and you can also follow their adorable outfit finds on Insta, @scoutshonorshop.
Happy (local) shopping!
holly in heels