We've Moved!

If you’ve been following us on Instagram or have visited downtown Santa Barbara of late, you may have noticed that we’ve moved locations! After a little over a year in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, we’ve transitioned into our new home at 1235 Coast Village Road, Suite C, in Montecito.

The move to Coast Village Road has been in the makings for some time now, and we’re thrilled to be nestled amongst other charming, independently run businesses. We look forward to seeing you there soon!

Style Tips: Button Down Shirts

The button down shirt is a staple item that almost every woman has in her closet. While this piece may seem basic, there are countless ways this item can be styled - tucked, untucked, buttoned up, unbuttoned, layered, etc. Whether you’re in a professional or casual environment, the button down shirt functions as a go-to item you can always reach for in your wardrobe. 

Style Crush: Jessica de Ruiter

Canadian turned California stylist Jessica de Ruiter is one of our favorite fashion insiders. We love her clean aesthetic and are inspired by her effortlessly cool ensembles. As a successful LA-based stylist, Jessica has dressed celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Zooey Deschanel and Jennifer Lawrence to name a few. Before positioning herself in her current role, she already had an impressive resume working at WWD, Vogue and W Magazine. Do you love her as much as we do yet? (Thought so.)

Gifts For Your Mother

It’s that time of year to celebrate the most important lady in our lives. Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we can’t wait to honor our moms on this special day. Here are some unique and thoughtful gifts she’s sure to adore.

Make Smith Leather clutch ($92), Illesteva sunglasses ($177), Shinola journal (set of 2 for $6.75), Twenty-four Blackbirds Chocolate ($2.50), Espresso for two ($5.50)

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Could I Have That? At Whistle Club

One of our favorite (and local) fashion bloggers, Samantha Wennerstrom of Could I Have That? recently dropped by the store in search for a little style inspiration. She perused the shop and stumbled upon this vibrant Rachel Comey dress. We love how she effortlessly styled it with nude sandals, striking sunnies and her signature gold bracelets. 

Rachel Comey Marcel Dress: $490

See Samantha's original post herePhotos by Arna Bee.

Stumptown Coffee (With Giveaway!)

We believe in pioneering a new, dynamic retail experience; one that is prime to surprise and delight. Thus, we partnered with Stumptown Coffee Roasters to develop our in-store espresso bar. Here, guests can sip on a cappuccino or cold-brewed coffee, catch up with friends and shop the store. 

We collaborated with Stumptown because of their extensive industry knowledge and artisanal take on the craft. They are dedicated to producing top-notch coffee while maintaining quality relationships with everyone from their farmers to their retail partners alike. We are proud to be the exclusive servers of Stumptown Coffee Roasters in the Santa Barbara community, so stop by today to get your fix! The first five guests to mention this blog post will receive a free beverage of their choice!

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The Seventies Revival

As the old adage goes, history repeats itself, and the world of fashion is no exception. With fringe details, flared denim, floor sweeping maxis and bold floral prints at play, there is no denying that sartorial elements of the ‘70s are currently on repeat. Considering this era was heavily celebrated on the Spring ’15 runways (think Gucci or Derek Lam) and music festival season is officially underway (hello, Coachella!) it’s no surprise we’re ready to channel Jane Birkin and relish in all things ‘70s. Here are a few of our favorite pieces that capture the essence of the decade while still feeling au courant.

Photos Courtesy of:
Studded Hearts
Building Block

Designer Profile: Rachel Comey

With a background in sculptural art and New York City’s downtown music scene, Rachel Comey launched her eponymous collection of menswear in 2001. Quick to develop a cult-like following of women buying her clothes in small sizes, Comey’s womenswear collection was born by 2004. Today we look to Rachel Comey for distinctive prints, structural silhouettes, unconventional uses of denim and designs that are consistently inventive yet totally wearable. Here are some of our favorite looks currently available at Whistle Club.

The Building Block Bucket Bag

The iconic bucket bag has seen numerous iterations throughout the years, but none have captured our hearts quite like the streamlined collection from Building Block. This Los Angeles based multi-medium design studio’s minimalist approach to the silhouette is masterfully refined. With their smooth leather finish and sleek tassel adornment, these bucket bags will quickly elevate any outfit and are sure to become your new favorite accessory. Choose between black or nude in store now!

Fifty Shades of Blue

From arctic blue to the darkest navy, the all blue ensemble is looking fresh. On the streets, women are pairing denim pants back to soft blue blouses and outerwear in various tones in the same color family. We love pairing the Rodebjer Reversible Top with the Closed Marlow Jean. Or we’re always advocates for denim on denim! Whether you reach for slate, cerulean or cobalt, this monochromatic look will easily transition you from spring into the breezy days of summer that lie ahead. Find a few of our favorite outfit ideas here, or visit the store to personally mix and match your fifty shades of blue.

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Hello from Whistle Club

Since opening our doors last spring, we’ve been eager to start a blog which showcases new arrivals, style tips, the latest trends, our unique in-store espresso bar and more. We are ecstatic to say it’s finally here!

We pride ourselves on our tightly curated assortment of women’s apparel, accessories and gifts, and we can’t wait to share that same thoughtful approach in the form of beautiful images and compelling topics on our blog.

Here you’ll find a strong pulse on the fashion industry and a blending of the virtual and in-store Whistle Club experience. Check back weekly for new posts covering our east-meets-west coast design aesthetic and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the daily scoop!