Posts from October 2012

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop

Coats & boots. They really are the most important staples of the season. Just think - not only do they keep you warm & dry on those chilly fall days, but they also have a way of bringing an entire look together. Or in the case of coats, they have the ability to cover up a wrong outfit choice (hey, we've all had them!)This season, we’re helping you take the guesswork out of cold-weather dressing with our limited-time Pop-Up Shop featuring Spiewak coats & Frye boots. Fall is here!

For many, many seasons now, we’ve been carrying Spiewak. Their rugged wool parkas & super warm down coats, classic silhouettes and esteemed brand name have us (and our customers!) hooked. And they have quite an impressive history too:

Isaac Spiewak started his business in 1904 producing handmade sheepskin vests for the dockworkers on New York’s booming waterfront. Now, over a century after its founding, I. Spiewak & Sons has grown into one of the premier names in outerwear. With a history of producing jackets for soldiers, pilots & sailors in WW1 and WW11, the company takes great pride in not only the quality of their coats, but their durability & functionality as well. They’re iconic, trusted & the starting point for any warm (and fashionable!) fall wardrobe!

And I can't say enough good things about Frye! If you already own a pair, you know exactly what I'm talking about. With zero break-in time, quality leathers and a 2 year Frye warranty, these boots are worth the investment. Just don't be surprised when you wear them everyday!

This year, bundle up in style with Spiewak & Frye - you’ll be glad you did. Especially on those sub-zero degree days! 

Now thru November 9th, shop our fall Pop-Up Shop here:
http://shop.blissboutiques.com

P.S. Remember to stay tuned - another new shop will be “popping” up soon! Hint: Our next collection will feature a large selection of our favorite hoodies! It's going to be a good one.

{Can you guess what collection we’ll be featuring next?}

<3 Keriann

Tiny TOMS

The secret is out of the bag - I know exactly what I'll be giving to my nephews & niece this year for Christmas! These adorable tiny TOMS will be perfect. My nephews will love the navy corduroy with the bright green sole (and there are plenty of other styles in store that will fit their preppy, little boy style too!). And the options for my niece are endless. How will I ever choose?

Maybe you can't wait for Christmas to get your little ones in these shoes. That makes total sense too. Hurry in & snatch up a pair (or two!) today!

{Tell me: What's your favorite style & color combo?}

<3 Keriann

Our Newest Frye Arrival:

There's a new boot in town & it's getting a lot of attention.  And here's why:

The Wyatt Overlay Short boot by Frye features laser-cut overlays on it's shaft. Combined with stone antiqued dark brown leather, it's the perfect boot for fall. Oh, & did I mention that it has hand hewn whipstitching up the seams? Of course it does.

Paired with dark skinnies or your favorite little dress (and tights!), this boot won't let you down. Ever.

<3 Keriann

The ROPES Giveaway

 
A celebration is in order: We launched The Bliss Pop-Up Shop this past Friday! Shopping Bliss favorites has never been easier - or more exciting! Our very first shop features The ROPES & anyone who purchases a bracelet (or bracelets!) from our Pop-Up Shop before October 26th will qualify to win one of these Kennebunkport bracelets. We'll announce the winner on our blog - and if you win, we'll ship the bracelet right to your front door!
 
Happy shopping - and good luck!
 
<3 Keriann

Behind The Scenes Video

Pretty awesome video, huh? I had to share it, especially since it showcases The Portland Collection by Pendleton so well. Horseshoe Boutique, a lovely store in Seattle, Washington put together this behind the scenes peek at the new fall 2012 collection - and we love how each & every piece was brought to life! The styling, location (deserts of eastern Washington) and the cheerful model make this video, and ultimately this collection, a must-see.

Remember it's the last day to get 10% OFF all Pendleton! (And if we don't have the piece you're looking for, we're more than happy to order it for you!)

<3 Keriann

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop

Good news: We’re making it even easier to shop at Bliss!

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop launches today! We couldn’t be more excited (& hope you are too!). Every two weeks, we’ll launch a new shop - full of hand-picked items from some of our favorite collections. We’re talkin’ Spiewak (the best-ever coats for fall & winter!), The Portland Collection by Pendleton, Prairie Underground and other hard-to-find brands. Now thru the end of the year, we’re giving you exclusive access to these special (& very exciting!) online events.

Our very first shop is a collection of Maine-inspired bracelets from The ROPES! We wanted to launch our series of online Pop-Up Shops with a local brand (& show our love to the talent here in Portland, Maine!). Plus, we’ve had such a wonderful response to local artist Shana Ready’s accessory line in our stores that it only made sense to share her designs online too.

With 4 different collections, The ROPES uses authentic marine rope and unique color combinations that are eye-catching & cheerful. And with features in Lucky Magazine, Elle.com, and popular blogs Refinery 29 and Atlantic-Pacific, we’re not the only ones crushing on her colorful bracelets!

Shop these hand-made bracelets on our limited-time-only Pop-Up Shop featuring The ROPES: http://shop.blissboutiques.com

Every gal needs one in her jewelry box... or better yet, on her wrist! Don’t wait, these won’t last long & we’ll be launching a new shop in just a couple short weeks.

<3 Keriann

Line We Love:

The Portland Oregon designers behind The Portland Collection by Pendleton have delivered again. Back with their second season, this new collection has a wider range of woven styles, knits, accessories (super cute clutches & umbrellas!), and blankets. With fabrics woven exclusively in Pendleton’s Northwest Mills and everything produced in the U.S.A., the collection’s heritage-influenced designs are better than ever.

Following great success from their first collection for fall 2011, the design team created a unique color story for this season - olive greens, copper, mustard yellows and beautiful creams & neutrals. Using fresh silhouettes & timeless patterns, the collection is designed to be versatile. Not only can the pieces be worn all-season long, but many pieces (scarves & cardigans) can be worn by men too! Just don’t be surprised when your BF asks to borrow your new favorite Pendleton scarf.

This eye-catching collection takes the best of Pendleton’s 150-year heritage & interprets it for a new generation of consumers. Trust us, one glance at this gorgeous collection & you’ll be hooked. Stop by tonight (5PM to 8PM) for our Wool & Whisky Event - enjoy authentic Pendleton Whisky all while getting FIRST DIBS on this collection. All Pendleton will be 10% OFF too! Did I mention I want to buy everything?!

See you soon! <3 Keriann

World Sight Day 2012

Not only is tomorrow a cool date on the calendar - 10.11.12 - but it’s also World Sight Day! Thanks to TOMS & their one to one program, we’ve had a chance to learn more about this international day of awareness for avoidable blindness & visual impairment.

285 million people are visually impaired. And 80% don’t have to be.

Let’s change the way the world sees... and restore so much more than vision. With every pair of sunglasses we sell, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need. How exactly? With prescription glasses, sight-saving surgery or medical treatments.

Stop by our stores today (or tomorrow!) to shop our selection of TOMS sunglasses. With 9 different styles & a wide variety of color options, you're sure to find a pair that suits your style - all while helping a person in need. Let's join together and see change!

<3 Keriann

Pendleton Wool & Whisky Event

Back for their second season, The Portland Collection by Pendleton is better than we could have imagined. And to make it even more special, we’re debuting the collection at our Pendleton Wool & Whisky Event this Thursday thru Sunday!

Get a first look at some seriously warm essentials for fall - sweaters, 100% wool fringed scarves, the best-ever plaid shirts, a circle skirt and a beautiful cape coat. Oh, & the collection also includes cozy blankets (in 3 fun prints!), umbrellas, totes and clutches. The Portland Collection truly is a must-see... and what better time than at our Pendleton Event! Here’s what we have in store for you:

To kickoff the event, we’ll be serving Pendleton Whisky cocktails on Thursday night from 5PM to 8PM in our Portland store. Warm up with “The Portland Hot Toddy” or sip on “The Pendleton,” a mixture of whisky & apple cider... all while shopping, snacking on a cheese plate & listening to fun music. Whether you stop by on your way home from work or make it a girls’ night out, this is one event you don’t want to miss!

Take 10% OFF all Pendleton... all weekend long (in both store locations)!

FREE gift with any Pendleton purchase! Hint: It’s cute... and practical.

Start counting down the hours - your fall wardrobe awaits you!

<3 Keriann

{10% OFF Pendleton in both store locations. Event & gift with purchase in Portland store only. Free gift with Pendleton purchase while supplies last. 1 free gift per customer.} 

Our Spring 2013 Buying Trip

As many of you know from all our instagram-ing, facebook-ing and tweeting, we were in NYC two weeks ago for Coterie - one of the fashion world’s largest (& most exciting!) trade shows. And even though the city was buzzing with all things fall, it was clear that the buyers were focused on spring (and for good reason)! By the looks of it, spring is stacking up to be everything we could ever want... the return of authentic denim washes in new modern cuts, carefree flowy tops & an abundance of dresses.

Okay, so maybe you’re not ready to be planning your spring wardrobe just yet (after all, fall has only just begun!), but there’s no harm in getting a sneak peek at what you’ll see in our stores come March. Keep reading... this is going to be fun!

Lily Aldridge for Velvet

She’s been the face & body of Velvet since 2004... and now she’s launching a limited-edition collaboration with them! Lily Aldridge is a combination of the beautiful girl next door and rock-and-roll supermodel (with a closet to die for!), and this spring she’s sharing her covetable style with us. Her collection of tees, dresses & sweaters will easily pair back to all your favorite wardrobe basics. Oh, and did I mention the most perfect military-inspired lightweight jacket? And to make this line even sweeter, Lily personally named every style after a close friend or family member!

MiH Jeans

Denim is going back to the basics for spring. Vintage-looking, distressed washes will be a must, so you can expect plenty of lighter washes in our stores once the warmer weather hits. In addition to the return of authentic denim, we’re bringing in a new denim line that we’re oh-so excited about - MiH Jeans! Founded in London in 1969, MiH Jeans has a history of being “the original British jeans brand” and the best-fitting jeans around. Some things we love about them: they’ve always been a family-run company, their silhouettes are ultra slimming, and their details (buttons, pockets, etc.) are simply beautiful.

Tiny Glitter Mary Janes by TOMS

Introducing, a new silhouette for TOMS: These glitter Mary Janes will make dressing up fun for all those mini fashionistas in your life. Planning a wedding? Just think how perfect these would be for the little flower girl. Or they're great for everyday paired with tights... and later with all her holiday dresses. This shoe will make her shine in any occasion (even more so than she already does!)

And at $36, these TOMS are more than cute - they're comfortable too! Each shoe has a suede insole with rubber cushion & a velcro closure with elastic strap. 

Seriously, it doesn't get much cuter than this.

<3 Keriann