Level 99 Jeans


Now through Sunday, May 19th, all denim at Lucy and Louise Atelier is 30% off. This is the perfect time to stock up on the quintessential staple: a quality pair of jeans! Lucy and Louise carries denim from companies like Joe’s Jeans and Level 99. Both offer unparallelled quality and fit. Level 99 Jeans are especially perfect for spring and summer because of the wide variety of color available in the latest collection. Light purple jeans can be a bright and cheery addition to your wardrobe.  Even better, these lily skinny jeans are made from Level 99’s new Tencel Linen that wicks heat and moisture away from your body, making them perfect for warm weather.


Here is what Level 99 says about their company:

Our mission and inspiration is to make any woman look beautiful and feel sexy in her jeans.  Level 99’s uncompromised collections are filled with timeless designs and novelty styles that easily integrate into any wardrobe.  We have become synonymous with subtle detailing, smart fit, innate femininity and unparalleled quality for our price…We are always looking to push our designers and craftsmen to be more sustainable in developing contemporary fabrics, designing smart fits, and use of innovative finishes to craft a polished pair of perfectly fitting premium jeans for every woman’s comfort and style….Our jeans have adorned the bodies of Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Zoe, Miranda Kerr and many more.


So come visit us this week and pick up your own pair of Level 99 Jeans. We can’t wait to see you!

Free People’s Spring Line


The sun is out, and a new day is beginning! We just received another shipment from Free People and our store is now brimming with feminine and spirit-filled dresses, tops, and shorts. In 1970, Dick Hayne started Free People on one of the many small streets of West Philadelphia. He catered to a growing crowd: eclectic and creative young people who wanted to express their lifestyle through fashion. Overtime, his store grew and grew and Free People became Urban Outfitters.

Dick decided to open a wholesale line, which was also very well received, and went through a series of name and brand changes.


In 1984, the wholesale line returned to its roots and became Free People, once again. But it took a few years for the wholesale division to tap into its original spirit. According to Free People’s website:

“During 2001, we realized that it was really Free People that invoked some of our favorite images, those of femininity, courage, and spirit. It was time to get back to our roots.Free People shed its junior image and evolved into a more mature, contemporary brand. This allowed twenty-something women to appreciate the line of clothing that catered to their intelligence, creativity and individuality, while keeping with its great quality and affordability.”


Now Free People is appreciated by women young and old. The colors and textures of their clothing are often whimsical and mismatched, lending towards a free-spirited and feminine aesthetic. We’d love for you to come and see their Spring line. We are the only store in Colorado Springs who carries Free People, and we’re proud to play a small part in such an inspiring company.


Hoping for Spring


And yet we’re in the midst of another cold and snowy week here in Colorado Springs! I’m certain I’m not alone in wishing for warmer days! But thankfully this snow is also giving our dry land much needed moisture. So perhaps these April (snow) showers will bring about a plethora of May flowers! And we’ll be all the more thankful when those warm days finally do come.


Lucy and Louise is brimming with a variety of spring clothes that can help you transition from winter to summer. Bright colors, light sweaters and coats, and a fun line of Miz Mooz sandals will make you remember that warmer weather is just around the corner (despite what it might look like outside!).


Many of these transition pieces will keep you warm in the weeks ahead while still being suitable for our cooler summer nights. We have two beautiful Desigual jackets (one is pictured above) that are just light enough for spring and summer weather. And with Mother’s Day fast approaching, you might want to pick up a few candles and hand cremes for the special women in your life.


And be sure to stop by the store this weekend as we’ll have a stack of postcards with a 15% off coupon. Pick one up for you and a friend!

Love Heals


We just received a stunning new shipment from Love Heals. As I opened the package and took my first look at the new line, I was reminded of how much I love this company. Not only is each piece of jewelry unique and beautiful, but the mission behind the company is inspiring.

As mentioned on their website:

“Love heals is a socially conscious family business based in Ojai, California that embodies a commitment to spirit, nature, and service. The jewelry is handcrafted from the highest quality materials, lending an old world aesthetic and craftsmanship you can feel. For each design sold, 10 trees are planted in Ethiopia – to date that adds up to over 1 million trees.”


Adriana Goddard and her two children founded Love Heals in 2005. They wanted to create a company that gave back to both nature and humanity. Each piece of jewelry is unique, exploding with different textures and colors. A bohemian spirit is matched with an artisan’s attention to detail.


We’d love for you to come and admire the latest Love Heals designs. We have dozens of necklaces and bracelets for you to see. It’s not hard to fall in love with a Love Heals piece of jewelry, especially when you know your purchase beautifies not only your life but the lives of others too.

Spring Workshops


We’re happy to have found our beautiful new home at 318 East Colorado Avenue…and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll soon be offering Create and Thrive workshops. These monthly workshops will focus on either a take-home craft or on a process of self-exploration. From festive spring wreaths to the art of journaling, we hope you’ll join us and other women in discovering more of our true selves.


We’d love your feedback as the Spring Workshop Season begins. What days of the week work best for you? Are evening or day-time workshops better?  What would you like to learn this Spring? Is there a specific topic you’d like us to cover? Please feel free to leave us a comment or send Monet, an email at monet.moutrie@gmail.com.

Our first workshop will be next week, April 11th from 7-9 pm, and we still have a few seats available. We’ll be working with votive candles, burlap, fabric, ribbons, and more to create a beautiful table centerpiece for your next spring fete. Light drinks and food will be provided. We’ll also offer a special private shopping hour before we begin crafting. Browse the store with your friends, drink a glass of champagne, and leave with a beautiful craft to keep or share with a loved one. The cost is $25 per person and $20 if you bring a friend. To reserve your spot, send an email to monet.moutrie@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


My Special Birthday Present

I’m a proud Mama:) These are the sketches Madison just sent me. She is creating a dress for me for my birthday. I can’t think of anything more special. We went to the charming, local fabric boutique in downtown Savannah, Fabrika, to choose my palette. (You will visit their store if you come to the Gypsy Soul Retreat.) I chose a mustard cutwork and a soft gray cotton. Today, she sent me these sketches, all originals drawn by her. Next she will drape, cut, and sew my beautiful present. I am beyond excited. So fun having a fashion designer for a daughter! Can’t wait to show you the next step…

Tall Ships and Tybee

Yesterday morning, I hopped on my bike and rode over to North Beach. (I love walking out my door and being able to bike just about anywhere on the island. Reminder to add that to my gratitude journal:) Anyhoo… the ships were sailing  from Savannah past Tybee on their way to a race in the ocean. Thirteen grandiose, historically based tall Ships with swaying, white sails drifted out to sea. I was sitting on a little wooden swing on the edge of the beach watching this majestic parade, and I thought this is my life. I am truly blessed.

The Struggle of Coming Back!


Whew! What a week… I got some good constructive criticism a few days ago. As a result, I crawled into my protective cocoon and pondered all the mistakes I’ve made and focused on what seemed a hopeless outcome. In those days, I realized how tender my heart is and how much I take things to mean “I’m not enough.” Mind you, the person who gave me the input is a dear friend and a super talented, successful artist. As much as I wanted to hear her thoughts, my heart hurt. I’m just now coming out of my funk and making efforts to re-evaluate some things and try again. The photo above was taken a few, happy weeks ago here on Tybee, … the place that makes my heart sing and my soul rejoice in how blessed and loved I truly am. Thank you, Mel, for this pic, as it reminds me “I am enough. I have enough. God has given me all I really need.”

Jeanne Oliver at the Gypsy Soul Retreat

Beautiful!!! Jeanne definitely makes everything around her beautiful. We are honored to have her share more of her art and mixed media techniques with us at our Gypsy Soul Retreat in September. Jeanne is a gifted photographer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Her art has been featured in Somerset Life and other well known publications. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from this gifted, spirited artist.