Posts from December 2012

End of the Year Denim Clearance

The gifts have all been unwrapped... and now it's time to get what you really want (and let's be honest, what you really need). Thanks to our end of the year denim clearance, your denim wish list is totally within reach!

Starting tomorrow morning at 10AM in both store locations, shop over 375 pairs of jeans all priced from $25 to $100! Sound too good to be true? Here's the breakdown: 125 pairs of jeans will be priced at $25, 75 pairs at $50, 125 pairs at $75 and 50 pairs at $100. Come early for the best selection, these will go fast! (We sold out last year!)

Stock up for the new year with a wide range of cuts from all your favorite brands - AG, J Brand, Joe's Jeans, Paige Denim, Citizens of Humanity and MOTHER. It's our biggest denim sale of the year! Oh, & if you have a Bliss gift card, there's never been a better time to use yours!

Hope to see you tomorrow! 

<3 Keriann

{Sale in both store locations on Saturday & Sunday only. Our Portland store has over 250 pairs of jeans for the sale. Our Portsmouth store has over 100 pairs of jeans for the sale. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion.}

Happy Holidays

 
As another year draws to a close, we at Bliss want to express our gratitude for you & your business. We truly have the best customers ever - and because of your support, 2012 has been our greatest year yet! Not only did we celebrate our 10 year anniversary, but we had a full year of Dish, launched an exclusive online Pop-Up Shop and also had 4 girls join our Bliss team. It's true, we have a lot to be thankful for.
 
That said, we can't help but look forward to 2013 as we have some very exciting projects in the works already. Ahem... our online store, our youtube page and lots of special in-store events. 
 
Thanks again for another wonderful year! Merry Christmas!

Behind the Scenes

For quite some time now, we've been working on launching our online store. Lots of preparation & planning have gone into this project so far; we're focusing on creating the same Bliss experience online that you would get if you were shopping in either our Portland or Portsmouth stores. In addition to best-selling favorites, you'll find new products that are just too special to not share with... well, everyone. We've worked so hard to create our Bliss aesthetic in our stores over the past ten years, that it's only right to hold our online store to that same high standard. And that's where we got the idea to produce our very own online look book. After meeting with local photographer (and knitter!) Carrie Bostick Hoge, we knew we were on to something good - possibly even great! 

Hopefully come February we'll have our official web store underway (fingers crossed!), but in the meantime, sign up HERE to be the first to know about the launch! {And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest for more ways to track all that's going on at Bliss!} 

Until then, these behind the scenes photos will give you a quick glimpse of what's to come for Bliss!

<3 Keriann

New Arrivals From Ponomo

Hannah Tarkinson, the founder & head designer of Ponomo, stopped by our Portland store this morning with some seriously jaw-dropping new necklaces & earrings. Some of our favorites were the victorian-inspired choker necklace, cut-steel earrings (so gorgeous!), and the earrings made from vintage guitar tuners. They're unique, one-of-a-kind and are all made from re-purposed & reconstructed vintage materials.

Stop by today & find that perfect gift to put under the tree. Trust us, she'll love it... and cherish it forever. 

<3 Keriann

Our Holiday Wish Lists

With Christmas less than a week away, it’s starting to feel like crunch time. Don’t stress just yet if you’re still shopping - you’ve still got some time & we’re here to help. Last year the Bliss gals shared their gift ideas for their family & friends. This year to switch it up a bit, I’ve asked them to pick just one item that’s on their wish list. Hopefully our picks will help while you’re making those last-minute gift purchases.

Here are some gift ideas that she's guaranteed to love:

Frye Veronica Short boot for Angie:

"I'm obsessed with the cognac stonewashed leather!"

Brahms Mount Alpaca & Merino Wool Throw for Kelly:

"This cozy Maine-made blanket is the perfect mix of classic style & warmth - I would love to cozy up under it with a hot cocoa & a good book for the rest of the winter!"

The Pendleton Canyonville Tote for Tiffany:

"This tote in "Painted Hills Black" is definitely at the top of my wish list. It's the perfect weekend bag, especially during the holidays." 

Chan Luu Cashmere/Silk scarf for Erin:

"I adore the Chan Luu Cashmere/Silk scarves. With their undeniable softness & gorgeous colors to choose from, it's so hard for me not to want another one (I already have four)!" 

Paige Hoxton Ankle Jean for Althea:

"I've been waiting for Paige to come out with a high-waisted skinny jean for a while now. Let's just say, this jean was worth the wait!"

Sundry Racer Back Tank for Sophie:

"Paired with some light-wash destroyed denim, this will be a great look for my California spring break trip!"

Pendleton Ram's Horn Robe for Michelle:

"I love the print & it will keep me warm all winter long. It looks like it's going to be a cold one!"

Velvet Farah Sequin Dress in Pewter for Tonia:

"Perfect for a fun, festive New Year's - a night of all nights!"

Frye Shearling Melissa Button boot for Keriann:

"My feet are always cold, so I'm convinced these boots were made for me! I love that they're functional AND super stylish."

Prairie Underground Long Cloak Hoodie for Chelsey:

"Warm, cozy and perfect for lounging around on my days off!"

Butter by Nadia Signature Jersey Wrap Dress for Laura:

"I can go from day to night with this dress - pairing it with tights & Frye boots during the day and my favorite heels at night!"

Citizens of Humanity Rocket High-Rise Leatherette for Diana: 

"They'll add a special twist to my everyday wardrobe. I can't wait to pair them with cable knit sweaters & girly blouses!"

New Scotland Hat for Lauren:

"What a splendid addition to my hat collection!"

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop

With our social calendars filling up, we have holiday parties & New Years' festivities on the brain. Luckily, we've yet to find a better dress to get us through this busy time of year than Butter by Nadia's Signature Wrap Dress! Available in satin, jersey and even gold sparkle, we're firm believers that a woman's closet is never complete without at least one of these dresses. It's their exclusive fabrics, their stunning color options and the endless possibilities that make this wrap dress the ultimate wardrobe staple. Wear it for a special occasion, bridesmaid dress, or just because... you'll feel just as pretty as you'll look in it.

Or maybe you're still in search of that perfect gift. Consider it found -  not only are the wrap dresses one-size, but she'll be able to wear it differently each time she puts it on. Watch (and learn!) some of the cool ways this dress can be wrapped HERE! It's the gift that just keeps on giving...

Shop our large selection of wrap dresses on our Pop-Up Shop:

http://shop.blissboutiques.com

P.S. Be sure to check out the gold sparkle wrap dress & body suit on our Pop-Up Shop too! Both are $100 OFF (& we only have a few left)! Plus, shipping is free on all Butter by Nadia orders.

Happy Friday!

<3 Keriann

Shop & Be Merry

 
'Tis the season for... shopping! Our Portland store will be open until 8PM tonight for Merry Madness. Stop by & say hi to Laura and Chelsey, enjoy some prosecco AND finish up your Christmas shopping! (Our sweaters, corduroys and Spiewak coats are still 30% OFF!) Hope to see you soon.

Our Sale Continues

Staying warm can certainly be a challenge this time of year - and we haven't even had our first snowstorm yet! We want to help make the cold a little more bearable so we're extending our sale on all sweaters, corduroys & Spiewak coats! Enjoy 30% OFF these cozy picks - yes, that includes this lovely sweater by Pendleton. (Hurry in though, we only have one of these Pendleton sweaters left!)  

I'm confident you'll find that perfect piece to add to your winter wardrobe at our sale. Maybe it's a New Scotland cashmere sweater, a pair of our best-selling AG cords or this super versatile coat from Spiewak! Or perhaps you need them all...   

And if it's just too cold to venture outside, you can shop our selection of Spiewak coats on our online Pop-Up Shop (and get free shipping too!).

Happy weekend (shopping)!

<3 Keriann

Images courtesy of Quince & Co.

Holiday Style

It feels as if I blinked, and December is here. Not that I mind, I've always been fond of shopping, Christmas lights and Elf marathons. Oh, and holiday get-togethers, of course!  If you're anything like me, the next couple of weekends are sure to be a whirlwind of family gatherings and work soirées. With the Christmas season upon us, it's time to start planning some festive outfits (after all, we all know grandma gets camera-happy during this time of year!). Lucky for you, we've got your holiday wardrobe covered. From sequins to silk, you're guaranteed to shine this season.

Sequins, sequins, and more sequins. We've been anticipating Velvet's Holiday Collection since we first laid eyes on it in NYC back in May. Seriously, out of any holiday collection we saw, they had the best sequins - and the best colors. Pick from classic black or a soft pewter, along with a variety of cuts & shapes. Probably the most versatile piece from the collection is Velvet's sequin crop jacket. Pair it with your favorite LBD or wear it with a comfy t-shirt & jeans - either way, you'll create an eye-catching look that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. 

Another must-try look from Velvet is their sequin v-neck tank dress. Not only does it demand the spotlight, but it's pencil skirt cut is super flattering. Add some tights, booties and even a layering top underneath. It's dressed-up layering at its best.

We're also loving the idea of a sequined tank. Perfect on its own or as a layering piece, it's an easy way to add some glam to your wardrobe basics. In addition to Velvet's dainty tank, Susana Monaco's light pink Meredith Top is a great choice if you're looking for something a little longer in length. If you ask us, every woman should have at least one sequined piece in her closet. 

Silk tops. They're festive enough for holidays yet ideal for everyday too. Without question, our charmeuse blouse by Steven Alan in bright red perfectly suits this time of year. Wear it with your go-to pair of jeans or some wax-coated skinnies by J Brand. It's a closet mainstay that we simply adore.

Or maybe you had something else in mind for the holidays? Maybe a long-sleeve dress or cozy, cashmere sweater. We have those too! Stop by soon - we'd love to help make your holiday merry & bright.

<3 Keriann