Posts from April 2013

New from J Brand:

Lightweight, easy and a great update to the cargo pant. The Croft by J Brand is a tencel & cotton blend with a relaxed mid-rise waist. Pair with a casual tank, like this new arrival from Velvet, for a look that's guaranteed to earn you major style points. Spring to it – they're in stores now!

Denim Blues

Now that spring is here, we find ourselves with a real case of the denim blues (but in a good way, of course!). It's no secret, nothing gets us quite as excited as new denim in our stores – and there's been a lot of it lately. Whether it's light, medium, or dark, we've handpicked some new favorites that are sure to grab your eye.

Light Wash 

The wonderful thing about pale, light wash denim is that they have a certain love-worn appeal – as if you've owned them forever. An instant fave from MOTHER is their new skinny ankle with a side zip in light kitty; it's perfect for springtime. Or if you prefer a more '70s-inspired silhouette, MiH's Marrakesh High Rise Flare in sugarblue is just the ticket. Wear them with a tucked-in blouse & TOMS wedges for a covet-worthy look. Whichever you choose, both these styles promise to lend your look a casually cool vibe that's spot-on for spring.

Medium Wash

If you love your tried-and-true medium wash jeans, we've got a few recommendations for your collection. J Brand's Mid Rise Rail jean in bayside is perfect for everyday; it's slim straight cut will have you hooked. Or try AG's Aubrey straight leg jean in 10 years-rio for an effortless vintage look. Lastly, put on a pair of Joe's skinnies in ceece for movie dates and afternoon barbecues. Denim has never been so easy.

Dark Wash

Dark jeans are a go-to for many due to their versatility; they can easily be dressed down for the weekend or dressed up for a night out. Step out in Citizens of Humanity's Riley Boy Boot in venus for a relaxed, low-maintenance look. Or try 7 for All Mankind's Mid Rise Skinny in dark rich blue. Their second skin Slim Illusion has 100% elasticity and is made to hold you in while having an ultra soft feel. Either one will leave you feeling polished and ready for whatever the day (or night) brings!

<3 Keriann

(Image courtesy of MiH Jeans)

We’re Hiring!

Bliss is hiring in our Portsmouth, NH store!

If you're a quick learner, friendly, self-motivated and love fashion, then we're looking for you! We are seeking a part-time Sales Associate & Merchandiser to join our Portsmouth team. The following skills/requirements are a MUST:

Retail experience (preferably in a boutique setting)

Familiarity with denim brands is a plus

Flexible schedule - must be available to work evenings, weekends & holidays

Great team player with strong communication skills

Excels at customer service/interaction

Eager to learn

20 hours per week

Please send your resume to info@blissboutiques.com by May 3, 2013.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Nashelle Identity Collection Trunkshow

Timeless. Special. And personal. Our first-ever Nashelle Trunk Show starts tomorrow, and we're thrilled to show you their Identity Collection. Customize your own charm necklace or bracelet, name plate necklace, and more. Whether it's a treat for yourself or a gift for someone else (Mother's Day is right around the corner!), these will make the perfect addition to every woman's jewelry box.

Pick your own necklace or bracelet chain and start adding charms – it's that easy! We'll have samples in our stores, along with our friendly Bliss staff who will help process your special order. From there, Nashelle will make your one-of-a-kind jewelry piece and ship it back to us (within 2-3 weeks).

In addition to Nashelle's customizable Identity Collection, we'll have a large selection of their earrings in our stores too. And the best part? All Nashelle jewelry will be 10% OFF through the weekend! We'll even have champagne & cupcakes to celebrate the event too.

Can't make it to the event? Email us at info@blissboutiques.com and we'll send you the look book! If you get your order in before the weekend ends, we'll give you the Trunk Show price.

As always, we look forward to seeing (or hearing) from you!

<3 Keriann

{Trunk show is in both store locations. All sale & special order items are final sale. 50% deposit required for special orders. The remaining balance is due at the time of pick-up.}

One-of-a-Kind Trunk Show

Ever wanted to customize your own charm necklace or bracelet? Maybe with your name or the name/initials of loved ones? Well, now's your chance – our Nashelle Identity Collection Trunk Show starts this Thursday! It's our first-ever event that allows YOU to be the designer and create a piece of jewelry that's unique to you & your story. Or give a really special gift (Mother's Day is right around the corner!).

Nashelle's delicate hoop earrings, memorable state necklaces and customizable Identity Collection keep us wanting more. It's true – this jewelry line really speaks to us. And the company's roots have a lot to do with it:

Heather Nashelle Straw always thought she would grow up to be a shoe designer or dress maker. Believe it or not, she admits that jewelry design didn't feel as natural to her. However, that quickly changed – after studying metal arts at the University of Alaska Southeast, a whole new world of design was revealed to her; one that was inspired by simplicity and the combining of metals & stones. All of a sudden Heather started paying close attention to the changing of seasons, the beauty in nature and the many facets of women. And that's when she started her own jewelry line – Nashelle! She would spend all day designing & creating on her living room floor and would sell her jewelry just by wearing it in public. From that point on, she worked diligently to turn her new-found passion into her lifelong career.

Now over twelve years later, Nashelle is a team of 20 talented designers, jewelry makers and office assistants. Each & every piece is handmade in their warehouse in Bend, Oregon from recycled 14k gold fill and sterling silver materials, as well as natural gemstones. The pride Heather takes in her work, along with her vision, truly make her designs wearable works of art. 

Pretty inspiring story, huh? Just wait until you see the jewelry line in person. Join us this Thursday, April 18th – Sunday, April 21st for some shopping, champagne & cupcakes! And stay tuned, we'll be sharing more exclusive details about the event tomorrow... 

<3 Keriann

Behind The Scenes Video

Its been just over a month since our spring photo shoot - a full day of showcasing our favorite looks for spring. Shot in an old mill in Dover, New Hampshire, we can't wait to reveal all the photos on our new online store - launching in the next few days! Until then, check out our behind the scenes video for a preview of our latest arrivals, styling inspiration & our carefree approach to springtime at Bliss. We couldn't be happier with the outcome!

Remember to sign up below for a first look at our site, along with early shopping privileges & online discounts. We'll be emailing you SOON with all the exclusive details: 

http://www.blissboutiques.com/new-store

{A special thanks to everyone involved in making this photo shoot & video possible! We're already looking forward to the next one.}

Videography & Editing: Mikel Durlam
Music: Mikel Durlam & John Foddrill
Still Photography: Christina Denham Wnek
Set Styling: Elizabeth Lapan