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Owner: Thais Moses @tbebe

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Top: Macys Old/Skirt/Bag on Sale/Shoes: Similar/Bracelets: Jcrew, Stella & Dot/Necklace

Brace yourselves Dallas, you’ve just found your new favorite budget friendly gem!

I’ve been anticipating this day for months and now the wait is finally over. I get the chance to attend the soft opening of Rio Ritz Boutique’s first brick and mortar store. Nestled in the perfectly manicured retail neighborhood of Uptown Dallas, Rio Ritz far surpasses my expectations. I arrive to review and (of course) shop. However, it feels like stepping into the home of a longtime girlfriend. This is not only because its’ an old beautiful house turned into retail eye candy.

I’ve followed the store and owner on Instagram but this is my first time meeting her in person. The sweet and warm Thais Moses greets me at the door with a smile and hug. I let my eyes scan the exposed rooms before spotting a wine station. True to form, I excitedly comment on the fact that the “Wine” sign looks like it was hung to stay. To which, Thais smiles and says “Yes, there will always be wine here.”

So I graciously except a glass of Pinot Grigio from one of the fabulously clad associates before touring the rooms. Each is decorated with a feminine yet, rustic feel. The racks are adorned with Boho-Chic frocks that have just the right touches of glamour. I find silky solids, lady like leopards and fresh Aztec prints. I also gasp when I spot touches of blinged out items sprinkled throughout the store.

While checking out I ask Thais to sum up the feel of her store. Her eyes affectionately dance to the ceiling before she lights up and responds, “Free People had a baby, and it’s me”! I couldn’t agree more. Except when it comes to her affordable price tags. Rio Ritz items are within the $25-$75 range which is definitely something she has over Free People.

I scored some great items, that will make their debuts to the blog very soon. In the meantime, head over tomorrow for the Grand Opening. There will be mimosas, tunes and this necklace for the first 20 who spend over $40.

Rio Ritz Boutique
2722 Routh Street
Dallas, Tx

Happy Friday!
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