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SALE

... INTO SUMMER

Sale into summer with a statement piece or two!

Bliss is kicking off summer with some serious deals – going on now! Here's a little preview of what's in-store for you:

50% off select clothing. All new markdowns – including Velvet stripes, CP Shades solids, Bella Dahl staples, and much more. Over 300 items (between the 2 stores!).

50% off denim shorts from 7 for All Mankind and Joe's Jeans. Trust us, these are guaranteed to be your weekend go-to.

50% off ALL James Jeans. Slouchy suspender jeans, high-rise skinnies and the perfect pair of slim-straight jeans.

Plus, 30 – 50% off select Frye Boots!

Whoa, that's a lot to soak in. See you very soon!

(Ends Monday, June 23rd. Sale in both store locations. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Introducing:

TRANSCEND by Paige Denim

This weekend at Bliss, we are having our very first Paige Denim Event & we're extra excited about their latest fabric. Introducing.... TRANSCEND.

Paige Denim redefines the standards of luxury, recovery, and comfort with TRANSCEND. Using the latest in performance fiber technology, this fabric features an innovative formula that yields luxuriously soft denim that won’t stretch out and will turn heads with its flawless fit.

Come in & give this new denim a try!

P.S. Stop by our Portland store on Saturday to meet our Paige sales rep, Elizabeth – and enjoy some sangria & macaroons too! 

Paige Denim Event

Thursday 6/12 – Monday 6/16

What's better than a denim event heading into the weekend? Not a whole lot, if you ask us.

Starting tomorrow, we're having a Paige Denim Event in both store locations and online. It promises to be a fun, denim-filled weekend with lots of extra perks:

10% Off all Paige Denim. Whether you're looking for a slouchy boyfriend, high-rise skinny or a classic bootcut, you won't be disappointed with our large selection of Paige jeans. We'll also have exclusive hand-picked jeans in our stores just for the event too. Think summer overalls!

FREE gift with any Paige purchase. While supplies last, so hurry in! (Hint hint: It's cute and practical.)

Meet our Paige sales rep, Elizabeth. Stop by our Portland store on Saturday to meet her – and enjoy some sangria & macaroons too!

Just a reminder: Our Paige giveaway ends today! Be sure to like our Facebook page (or share one of our posts about the event) by midnight tonight for a chance to win a FREE pair of Paige jeans! (We will announce our winner tomorrow!)

(Thursday, June 12th – Monday, June 16th. Event in both store locations and online. Free gift with any Paige Denim purchase while supplies last. Limit 1 free gift per customer. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

WIN A PAIR OF PAIGE DENIM!

We are so excited for our Paige Denim Event starting Thursday, June 12th, that we're giving away a free pair of Paige jeans!

TO WIN: Head over to our Facebook page and like us for the first time or share any of our posts about Paige Denim! (The winner will be chosen 6/12/14.)

<3 Bliss

 

Celebrate Mom with a SALE

Ends on Sunday!

It's Mother's Day weekend... and we're celebrating with a SALE!

Starting today, stop by our stores and enjoy 20% off any one item of your choice. Or shop online at blissboutiques.com for FREE shipping all weekend long! Our new arrivals will surely brighten Mom's day – after all, no one deserves it more! And remember to treat yourself too.

Plus, our large selection of MOTHER Denim will be 40% off thru the weekend! Known for their casual fits and luxurious fabrics, it's the perfect time to pick up a pair (or two!) from this up-and-coming denim brand.

Happy Mother's Day!

Welcome Spring...

with our Storewide Sale!

Even though it certainly doesn't feel like it outside, we're happy that spring is (finally) here! Starting today, we're having a major storewide sale – both in stores and online at blissboutiques.com. This is one sale you don't want to miss:

10% Off Storewide. Our stores are packed full of new spring arrivals that will give your wardrobe the perfect boost after a long winter.

20% Off All Full-Price Denim & Frye Boots. Freshen up your springtime look with a pair of ankle-length jeans and a stacked heel boot. It's the perfect combo for transitioning into warmer weather!

30% Off All Scarves. Epice, Chan Luu and more. It doesn't get much better than that.

Still need some springtime inspiration? Check out our look book!

(Thursday, March 27th thru Monday, March 31st. Sale in both store locations and at blissboutiques.com. Sale will automatically apply at checkout online. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases. Sale includes full-price items only; it does not apply to sale items and gift cards.)

Happy Valentine's Day!

We're celebrating Valentine's Day weekend with a sale (and chocolate, of course!). Hundreds of items in our stores will be marked down. Wayyy down.

60% OFF all previously marked down sale items. It's the perfect time to add a few key pieces to your wardrobe.

40% OFF newly added sale items. Steven Alan classic shirts, Susana Monaco dresses, Splendid thermals and some denim favorites – including coated jeans from Citizens of Humanity that are perfect for your Valentine's Day dinner date!

Plus, we will have a $25 – $50 denim rack with over 150 pairs of jeans (between the two stores!).

We hope to see you soon! <3

(Sale starts on Friday, February 14th in both store locations. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

This Weekend at Bliss:

Everything is on sale. Yes, everything.

Don't let these cold temps get you down. Starting today, we're giving you something to smile about – a storewide sale! Here's what we have in-store for you:

10% OFF storewide. That includes the gorgeous new arrivals from CP Shades, 360 Cashmere, Demylee, Velvet and Splendid.

20% OFF all Frye. Boots, ballet flats and handbags. Plus, all of our previously marked down boots are now 50% OFF. That's some serious savings!

30% OFF all denim. Our favorite way to beat the winter blues? With a new pair of jeans, of course!

40% OFF all glitter tiny TOMS. Our sale has something for everyone – including your adorable little shopping partner!

This sale is too-good-to-pass-up. Tell your friends and plan on stopping by our stores (or shopping online) for a super stylish weekend. Ends on Sunday!

Happy (sale) shopping!

(Friday, January 30th thru Sunday, February 2nd. Sale in both store locations and at blissboutiques.com. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

New Year, New Wardrobe

Starting the year fresh.

I must admit, I was a little sad to see 2013 end. Not only was it a great year for Bliss (ahem, we launched our website!), but it was also a life-changing year for me and my husband as we welcomed our sweet baby boy in November! Part of me wants to hit the pause button and savor every special (and sleep-deprived) moment, while part of me can’t wait to see what the new year will bring.

A new year means new resolutions – or plans, as I like to call them. Plans to slow down and enjoy all of the firsts that this year will bring being a new mom. Plans to take a family vacation (that will certainly include a beach!). Plans to take more risks with decorating my home. And...

Plans to update my wardrobe. Since I was pregnant the majority of last year, my closet took a bit of a backseat to onesies, rattles and swaddling blankets. So as you can imagine, I’m ready to shop. Here’s what I’ve got my eye on for the new year:

Striped Blazer. A great blazer can take jeans and a t-shirt to a whole new level. It’s such an easy way to look pulled-together and polished – something that will be essential after pulling an all-nighter with my little one. I’m loving this striped blazer by Velvet. It’s a little more unexpected than classic black, but still works as a neutral. Available in navy or black stripes in our stores, it’s a great transition piece that I plan on wearing all year round.

Riding Boot. For a while now, I’ve had a major crush on equestrian-style riding boots. So it’s no surprise it was love at first sight when the Dorado Riding boot by Frye arrived in our stores. The dark green leather and slim buckle straps create a sleek, timeless look. These were my first purchase of the new year – and I couldn’t be more happy with them.

Denim. After 9+ months of swooning over our new denim arrivals, I have quite the wish list compiled. At the top of that list are 7 for All Mankind’s Slim Illusion Skinny in elasticity black and J Brand’s high-rise Rail (slim straight-leg) in starless. I’m hitting the refresh button on my denim basics.

Really, I could go on and on about my plans for updating my wardrobe – but I think that’s a pretty good start. Along with my personal plans, there are a lot of Bliss plans too. 2014 will be our first full year of blissboutiques.com – and without spoiling too much, we have some great things coming your way!

Here's to a blissful & stylish new year,

<3 Keriann

End of the Year Denim Clearance

It just got even bigger. And better.

We're extending our denim sale, adding new styles AND reducing the prices! Starting NOW, shop over 375 pairs of jeans priced from $25 to $75. Here's the breakdown: 100 pairs of jeans are priced at $25, 100 pairs at $50 and 175 at $75. Start the new year off right with a new pair (or two!) of jeans.

In addition to our denim sale, all Pendleton is now 50% OFF and select sweaters (think gorgeous cashmere!), Brahms Mount blankets, corduroys and colored denim are 40% OFF.

Go ahead – treat yourself to the things they forgot this holiday season. You deserve it.

(Sale in both store locations. 50% OFF all Pendleton online. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion.)

Baby Bliss

The Countdown Is On...

With each day that passes in October, I've been gearing up for maternity leave. Yes, I'm having a baby boy – due in just one week! I've never felt more excited (and nervous – who am I kidding!) about this new chapter in my life. 

It's funny though... because amongst all the prepping and planning for baby, I find myself getting sentimental about leaving Bliss for a couple months. For a while now, this blog and our website have been my main focus. Plus, I'm really going to miss seeing the lovely ladies of Bliss on a daily basis! Transitioning to the sidelines may be hard at first, but I feel confident that Bliss will be in good hands while I'm away.

Meet Laura. Or maybe you already have – she's been working in our Portland store for about a year now! For the past month I've been training her and I know she's ready & eager for the job ahead. 

Fall in Love...

At Our Boots and Denim Event

We are celebrating Fall with our Boot & Denim Event – Today through Monday, October 14th. 

All Frye boots and denim are 10% off. But it gets even better! If you buy both, a pair of boots and denim, you get 15% off!

We are so excited to ditch our sandals for our favorite leather boots. With so many new arrivals from Frye, you will be sure to find a pair that fits your style. 

Our denim wall is overflowing with amazing new styles, including the Citizens of Humanity Rocket in Icon and the J. Brand Super Skinny in Onyx! We look forward to helping you find those perfect jeans for Fall and beyond.

We can't wait to see you!

(Sale in both store locations on boots and denim only. 10% off boots and denim online. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Fall Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of our Latest Photo Shoot

Just over a week ago we spent the day at Hardy Farm in Fryeburg, Maine – the charming location of our fall photo shoot. Nestled in the White Mountains of Maine, Hardy Farm is a restored 18th Century Farmhouse with an attached barn featuring white-washed wooden walls, original barn doors, expansive windows and high ceilings. If that wasn't enough, their grounds boast stone walls, herb gardens and the perfect little clearing in the woods – all of which we captured that day. 

With clouds looming, the moody weather just added to the beauty of our surroundings – and our new fall collections. Denim, leather bags & boots and luxurious cashmere sweaters all paired together for our dream fall wardrobe. Capturing every detail and look was our photographer Christina Wnek; we can hardly wait to reveal the photos online (coming soon!). Working along side her was our set stylist, Liz Lapan of Paper Posy Designs. We're still swooning over her handmade flower crowns. Sigh.

Our team also included Holly and Ellen from Primp Salon in Falmouth. Their talent and expertise in hair & makeup made each look we put together even more beautiful. 

Until we can share all the photos with you, here are some behind the scenes images that I snapped throughout the day. Enjoy!

Here's to a stylish (and hopefully long-lasting) fall!

<3 Keriann

{A special thank you to everyone who helped make this photo shoot a success! We're already looking forward to the next one.}

Tailored by Joe's

A New Collection for Fall from Joe's Jeans

New to our stores for the fall season is Joe's Jeans special collection of denim suits – "Tailored by Joe's." The Ankle Trouser and Suit Jacket arrived about a week ago, and we're already getting great feedback about these sleek & sophisticated options from Joe's. Trust us, these trousers and suit jackets are an instant confidence booster... just what you need before that big presentation at work or blind date!

The Suit Ankle Trouser is a great piece for the workplace – and beyond. The "Never Fade Black" denim is stone washed and given 100 home washes to insure that it truly will never fade. Since our style is more laid-back here at Bliss, I can't wait to pair these trousers with a half-tucked in graphic tee and some casual sneakers. Oh, and a cargo jacket once the temperatures drop!

The Suit Jacket – available in "Never Fade Black" and a dark denim wash – is the definition of timeless style. This beautiful jacket pairs well with trousers, skirts and denim making it super versatile in any woman's closet. 

Hurry in to our stores to check out this new collection from Joe's Jeans! We have a feeling you won't be disappointed.

<3 Keriann

We Love:

Our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show starts tomorrow (at 10am!). We hope that our daily blog posts over the past 10 days have helped inspire your next denim purchase! 

Now that all the girls from the stores have dished on their favorite COH jeans, it's my turn. I'm almost 7 months pregnant and at first, I thought about excluding myself from these series of blog posts. After all, my wardrobe these days consists of empire waist dresses, leggings, tunics – and sweatpants as soon as I get home from work! This all turned around for me last week when I received a pair of COH maternity jeans. I've worn them 3 days within the last week; needless to say, I've found my new go-to jean (at least for the next couple of months!).

The Maternity Avedon Slick. It's skinny leg, black stretchy wash and high belly panel were love at first sight. It felt wonderful to slip on a pair of jeans again – especially since denim was such a huge part of my wardrobe before I got pregnant. Trust me, these are a must-have for all those soon-to-be-moms. I don't know how I went 7 months without them.

Although we won't have any maternity jeans at the Trunk Show, you will be able to special order a pair (or two!). With fall fast approaching, you'll be glad you did – the Maternity Avedon Slick will fit perfectly into your boots and look great paired with all your cute maternity tops.

Next purchase from COH?

My "after-baby" shopping list keeps growing and growing with all the beautiful new arrivals for the fall season! Since I love my Maternity Avedons so much, one of my first purchases will be the Avedon Ultra Skinny in Midnight. Made from a soft, stretchy velour, I plan on pairing these skinnies with my Frye Melissa Button boots and an oversized cable sweater. 

Stay tuned – we'll be sharing all the exclusive event details later today!

<3 Keriann

We Love:

The Racer by Citizens of Humanity

We're just days away from our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show! We've been busy prepping & planning to make this one of our biggest denim events yet. 

Before Laura started working at Bliss, she was a big fan of COH. She admits that last year's oversized denim cocoon vest & floral print skinnies really won her over – and she's been wearing the brand ever since! 

How long have you worked at Bliss?

One year this fall!

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

I love all my COH jeans, but my favorite are my Racer Low Rise Skinnies in Solstice. The dark wash is perfect for all seasons! 

How have you been wearing them this summer?

I like to cuff the bottom and pair them with a cute pair of sandals & a v-neck tee. 

How will you switch it up for fall?

I'll trade in the sandals for some booties, add a long sleeve knit, an infinity scarf... and voila!

Next purchase from COH? 

Next on my shopping list is the Rocket Skinny in Icon – a great new denim wash for fall & winter!   

We Love:

The Carlton by Citizens of Humanity

Our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show starts this Thursday! Only 3 more days...

Althea, our Portland store's assistant manager, has been helping customers find that perfect-fitting pair of jeans for five years now. Denim is also a daily part of her own wardrobe, so it's no surprise that her denim tips are highly welcomed.

How long have you worked at Bliss?

5 Bliss-ful years!

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

My favorite COH jeans are the Carlton High Rise Retro Slim in Secret. They're ankle-length which means they are the perfect length on me (I'm 5'2")! The high-rise is both slimming & elongating and the wash is a soft, lightweight medium-blue with tonal stitching.

How have you been wearing them this summer?

A slim-straight cut is perfect for cuffing or rolling. Typically I will roll them up at the ankle and wear a little tank, either tucked in or knotted at the waist. I love how these look with my signature shoe – a high-heeled clog!

How will you style them this fall?

I will probably keep them rolled and add a scrunchy sock, ankle boots and a cropped sweater.

Next purchase from COH?

Definitely the Rocket High Rise Skinny in Icon. These have the high waist I love, a skinny ankle for tucking into boots and a really versatile, clean dark wash.

We Love:

The Rider by Citizens of Humanity

If you've been following our blog posts this past week, it's clear that we're counting down the days to our big Citizens of Humanity event. Obviously, we're just a tab bit excited. Be sure to stop by starting on Thursday!

Lauren is our next Bliss gal that's sharing all about her COH faves. She's a college student who comes back to work at Bliss during her summer & holiday breaks – and definitely adds a healthy dose of laughter to our stores! And like the rest of us, she's very passionate about her jeans.

How long you've worked at Bliss?

About 2 years.

Favorite pair of COH jeans?  

I love the Rider Low Relaxed Boot. I usually wear a mid or a high-rise jean, but the relaxed fit makes the lower rise super comfortable! I am also 5'11" and often have a hard time finding a bootcut that is long enough – but these have a lovely 34" inseam!

Favorite way to style them during the summertime?

I love these in the summertime with the white linen Teton blouse by CP Shades, clogs, a long necklace and a cluster of silver bangles. 

How will you wear them this fall?

For fall, I plan on wearing these jeans with a fitted black long sleeve shirt, a floral scarf, a chunky leather belt and my Frye harness boots peeking out at the bottom!

Next purchase from COH?

Definitely the Rocket in Crispy! They're the perfect jean for strolling the streets of Italy while studying abroad this semester!

We Love:

The Arley by Citizens of Humanity

Next weekend at this time, our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show will be in full swing! Clearly, we're a little exited & hope you are too. After all, what's better than new jeans, free gifts and delicious treats? 

If you've been in our Portland store lately, you've probably had the pleasure of working with Diana. She's been at Bliss for almost a year now and has some serious style. Drawing inspiration from high fashion magazines & blogs, Diana has no fear when it comes to creating unforgettable denim looks. 

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

My favorite pair of Citizens are the Arley in Admanos. I love the combo of a high waist and straight leg –  a fit that you don't see that often.

What are your summertime styling tips?

In the summer, I love to pair them with racer back tanks or silky white blouses from CP Shades. I usually tuck the front of the shirts in to show off the high waist and add nude strappy sandals or flat pointy-toe shoes. Some layered necklaces add a unique touch too. 

Looking ahead to fall, how do you plan on wearing them once the colder months hit?

I'm going to switch the sandals to cool fashion sneakers and add a slick black oversized blazer. Ankle boots will also look great with the Arley!

Next purchase from COH?

I'm going to get the Dylan, which is a relaxed boyfriend fit – they're one of the rare boyfriend styles that actually fit me well!

(Diane Kruger in Citizens of Humanity Arley jeans. Photo courtesy of Deminology.)

We Love:

The Mandy by Citizens of Humanity

We're trying not to sound repeatitive here, but it's hard not to get excited when our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show is NEXT weekend! Trust us, we've planned a 5-day event that will surely get you ready for the season ahead. Just think – denim, denim and more denim (oh, and maybe some Frye boots too!).

Our new Portsmouth assistant manager, Chelsey, admits that Citizens of Humanity have been her go-to jeans since she started working at Bliss almost a year ago. But what's her favorite jean in her closet? Keep reading to find out! 

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

My Mandy High-Rise Slims are my favorite! They are the perfect length to wear with sandals and the wash is great for summer. I love that they are high rise – it adds that extra bit of comfort when at home or at work!

Favorite way to style them during the summertime?

I like to wear them with flowy striped tops from Splendid! I complete the look with sandals or roll up the hem & wear them with flats.

How will you wear them this fall?

Luckily the Mandy is slim enough to wear tucked into boots, which is how I plan on wearing them this fall. I'll pair them with an olive-colored top which is a big color for the upcoming season!

Favorite memory in your jeans?

I got them for my 24th birthday and I wore them out that night to the Cold War Kids concert in Boston! I couldn’t have been happier – and even received lots of compliments that night! They made my birthday a night to remember.

Next purchase from COH?

My next purchase will probably be another pair of Rocket Skinnies (I already own them in the Crispy wash!) or maybe even the Arley High Rise! There have been so many new arrivals for fall that it will be hard to choose just one!

We Love:

The Dita by Citizens of Humanity

ONE WEEK until our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show! Get ready for fashion's favorite season at Bliss – all COH will be 10% OFF (or 20% OFF if you recycle an old pair of jeans!) during the event. We're looking forward to seeing you & helping you find that perfect denim match.

There's no one more qualified to handpick jeans for you than Michelle, Bliss' general manager. Not only does she have over 11 years of experience with designer denim, but she also accompanies Angie on all our buying trips. Trust us, she's practically a denim expert. 

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

I am loving the Dita Petite Bootcut in Pacific. It's a classic style that flatters just about any figure, and it has a shorter inseam which is great for me (since I definitely fit into the petite category!).

Tell us how you've been wearing them this summer? And how you'll wear them once the temperatures drop?

This summer I have been wearing them with an American Vintage tee and my Frye ballet flats. Once fall arrives, I will pair them with my Frye boots and a cropped Skif sweater layered over the same American Vintage tee. These jeans are part of my go-to wardrobe – when you're a busy mom that works full time, it's smart to have a great pair of jeans that you can wear so many different ways!

Next purchase from COH?

The Rocket in Icon (a nice dark wash for fall) have been calling to me for some time now. This high waisted skinny will be an easy staple for fall!

We Love:

The Carlton by Citizens of Humanity

8 Days until our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show – and we're buzzing with excitement. Not only have our free gifts arrived (you'll get one with any COH purchase!), but we're also planning some tasty treats to sweeten up the event. It's going to be a weekend you don't want to miss here at Bliss!

Lucky for us, the owner of Bliss is dishing on her COH favorites in today's post. (Hopefully this will give you some ideas for the trunk show!) Angie has a seriously good eye for denim & has been buying for the store since she started Bliss almost 12 years ago! 

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

Carlton High Waist Retro Slim in Freefall – a super soft black wash. I love them because they're an easy go-to style that you can wear with ANYTHING! 

How have you been wearing them this summer?

With a pair of the Carson Ballet Flats by Frye and a Bella Dahl silky-rayon tunic in any color. These jeans also look really cute with any of our CP Shades tunics.

Transitioning into fall, how will you wear them in the colder months?

With a cozy New Scotland sweater or a Prairie Underground Long Cloak Hoodie.

Favorite memory in your jeans?

My son Sebastian's 2nd birthday party. The pool... wet. The hot dogs... dripping with ketchup & mustard. The cake... messy. The ice cream... melted. All of which were on my jeans by the end of the day!

Next purchase from COH?

The Rocket Leatherette in MIDNIGHT!! The color and fit are perfection. They will look so good with any color Frye boot – short or tall (totally up my alley). Or dress them up with a heel (which I rarely do!).

We Love:

The Dylan by Citizens of Humanity

We're counting down the days until our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show – only 9 more days!  With new fall styles arriving daily, the anticipation is building for sure.

Today our Portsmouth store manager is dishing on her favorite Citizens of Humanity jeans. Combine Erin's cute style with her denim knowledge and it's a winning match. Personally, I'd take denim pointers from her any day of the week.

How long have you worked at Bliss?

I’ve been apart of the Bliss family for 3 years this September!

Favorite pair of COH jeans? 

My favorite pair of COH jeans (aside from the Rocket, of course) are the Dylan Boyfriend Jeans! They are so soft and having them be a little slouchy makes them feel like I’m wearing pajamas. Also, with being on the shorter side, the length of the Dylan is ideal because I can wear them rolled to create a more casual feel or leave them uncuffed & they’re the perfect length for flats.

How do you style them during the summertime?

In the summer, I’m all about comfort. I like to wear the Dylan Boyfriend with a white t-shirt and leather sandals. I’ll add a headscarf for a small pop of color (and to get the hair out of my face!).

How do you plan on wearing them come fall?

I cannot wait to wear the Dylan Boyfriend slightly rolled with ankle booties, a chunky sweater and a constant rotation of scarves!

Next purchase from COH?

Next on my list is the Arley High-Rise Straight Leg. I love the idea of a straight leg paired with flats, a silk tee and a fitted blazer. The Arley is soft (again, I’m all for comfort!) and the dark wash allows for them to be dressed up or down without much effort. And they’re high-rise! Who doesn’t love a good high-rise?

We Love:

Our Citizens of Humanity Jeans

In just 10 short days, we will be kicking off our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show (in both store locations)! Starting on Thursday, August 22nd and extending through the weekend, our focus will be on DENIM – specifically Citizens of Humanity. And what better way to countdown to the event then by hearing from our Bliss ladies & their favorite picks from the brand.  

Our first post is by Kelly, our inventory manager at Bliss. She inspects & processes every pair of jeans that we receive in our stores – so it's no surprise that she knows her denim inside and out! 

How long you've worked at Bliss?
I am heading into my 4th fall at Bliss!

Favorite pair of COH jeans?
My favorite Citizens are also a Bliss favorite! They are the Rocket in Crispy – the higher rise and skinny leg are perfect with whatever top I want to wear with them. Plus, I can play with different boots or cute flats.

Favorite way to style your jeans during the summertime?
After a long day at the beach, I love to take a shower and throw on my Rockets with a white tank and airy Chan Luu scarf. I am good to go even if the night cools off.

Looking ahead to fall, how do you plan on wearing them once the colder months hit?
In the fall I will swap my flip flops for cute black ankle booties and a chunky cable knit sweater.

Next purchase from COH? 
Since I'm such a fan of the Rocket, I am thinking of getting the same fit in the Midnight Leatherette (go vegetarians!). It would be an amazing way to bring my favorite cut into the fall and holiday seasons!

Cotton From Blue to Green

Recycle Your Old Denim at Bliss!

Every pair of jeans has a story. Many times we associate our clothes with a particular memory – what you were wearing on your first date, at your big job interview or at your family reunion. And if you're anything like me, this may be the reason we hold on to our clothes for so long. The good news? Those memories never have to end, thanks to the Cotton From Blue to Green™ denim recycling program. 

Since 2006, the program has diverted over 600 tons of denim from landfills across the nation and recycled it into UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation. A portion of this insulation has been distributed to help communities in need. In just two weeks from today at our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show, we're giving you the chance to contribute. Just think – that old, trusted pair of jeans can find a new home & help jumpstart an entirely new story!

This year marks a milestone for Cotton From Blue to Green™ – they are on their way to collecting nearly one million pieces of denim! Let's help them meet their goal. Stop by our stores on August 22nd – August 26th to recycle your old jeans. We'll even sweeten the deal by giving you 20% OFF your Citizens of Humanity purchase when you contribute an old pair of jeans to the recycling program.

Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming Trunk Show... and in the meantime, start cleaning out your denim closet! Recycle your denim & help change the world one pair of jeans at a time.

<3 Keriann

{Cotton From Blue to Green™ is a trademark of Cotton Incorporated. UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation is a trademark of Bonded Logic, Inc.}

DENIM SALE

Going On Now!

What's more exciting than a denim sale at Bliss? Not a whole lot, in our opinion (though we may be a bit biased!). Start the weekend out right with some shopping & score some major deals on your favorite denim brands. AG, J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Joe's Jeans, Paige, 7 for All Mankind and MOTHER will all be represented on our sale racks – and priced at just $50, $75, $100, or $125!

With over 350 pairs of jeans on sale – between both stores and online – you will find that perfect fit & size in no time! (We even have a bunch of petite styles that are on sale!) Hurry in for the best selection... the sale is going on NOW!

In addition to our denim markdowns, all shorts are 40% OFF! Choose from high waisted shorts, denim cut-offs and even some relaxed boyfriend styles.

Happy (sale) shopping!

Summer Photo Shoot

Behind the scenes... and more.

Welcome to June: one of our favorite months here at Bliss. So far its been a busy couple of weeks with a denim trunk show, an exciting photo shoot and prepping for an upcoming sale (stay tuned for details next week!).

Denim Days

Our AG Try ‘Em & Buy ‘Em Event just ended on Monday and was a huge success (and super fun too!). Our stores were packed with new styles from AG, along with candy, lemonade and in-store giveaways. We just announced the winners of our try & buy giveaways yesterday: Karen Fagan won a free pair of AG jeans and Kara Welch won a $50 Bliss gift card! {A special thank you to everyone who came out for the event – we’re already looking forward to making it bigger & better next year!}

Bliss Photo Shoot

Backtrack to June 2nd – the day of our summer photo shoot! After rescheduling three times due to rain, we arrived at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport with the sun shining! Third times a charm. We couldn’t have asked for a better day – and a more beautiful location. Hidden Pond is everything that a Maine resort should be; we were in complete awe of their lovely cottages surrounded by birch groves & balsam fir trees, their serene pool & lounge areas, their outdoor gardens and their incredible service. If you’ve yet to visit this southern Maine gem, you are missing out. We enjoyed every minute of our day there & can’t wait to reveal the photos (coming soon!).

Our talented photographer & friend, Christina Wnek, spent the day with us capturing the essence of Bliss in the summertime. An avid shopper in our stores, she knew our vision for the photo shoot & worked all day shooting our models in the gardens, woods and by the pool at the resort. Working along side her was our set stylist, Liz Lapan of Paper Posy Designs. Liz’s creative eye & fresh ideas made this photo shoot a success. Not only did she find us the perfect location for our summer shoot, but she handmade gorgeous floral backdrops... from paper. (Ahem, did we mention that she’s made a paper wedding gown for a Martha Stewart event? So awesome.)

Our two models – Diana and Margo – were so easy to work with & looked amazing in our clothes (of course!). We were also lucky enough to have the owner of Primp Salon in Falmouth with us all day. Holly styled our models' hair after each outfit change – whether it was soft waves with a turban headband, a side ponytail, or a high bun. Each hair style pulled the entire look together & we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! Holly also brought along Primp’s makeup artist, Ellen. She gave each of our models a soft, natural look for our casual outfits and added drama for our gowns & evening looks. Both Holly and Ellen are amazing at what they do & we highly recommend them for any occasion.

Looking back at our day, it was packed full of outfit changes, different backdrops, and hair & makeup touch-ups – all which worked together to make our shoot a major success. We can hardly wait to share our photos with you, but until then, here are some behind the scenes images that I snapped throughout the day!

Enjoy & stay tuned – for our new photos and our upcoming sale!

<3 Keriann

AG Trunk Show

Starts Tomorrow at Bliss!

We're excited to start the month of June with our AG Try 'Em & Buy 'Em Trunk Show! Always a Bliss favorite, AG jeans have something for everyone – whether you're looking for a slouchy boyfriend crop, a mid-rise cigarette jean or a high-rise skinny. Oh, and we'll have exclusive hand-picked jeans in our stores just for the event too. Here's a little preview of what's in store for you:

Try 'em & buy 'em. Starting on Thursday, June 6th and ending on Monday, June 10th, anyone who TRIES on a pair of AG jeans will be entered to win a $50 Bliss gift card. And for every pair of AG jeans that you BUY, you'll be entered to win a FREE pair of jeans!

10% OFF all AG! All AG jeans, denim jackets and tops will be on sale for our trunk show.

Free gift with any AG purchase! While supplies last, so hurry in! Hint hint: They're cute AND practical.

Meet our AG sales rep, Jenny. On Friday, our AG sales rep will be in our Portland store helping you find that perfect pair of jeans. She's super helpful and sure knows her denim!

Two words: Candy Bar. We'll have a bunch of candy and lemonade in our stores to indulge your summer sweet tooth (and ours too!).

Hopefully this has you excited for the days ahead at Bliss! Be sure to mark your calendar & stop by one of our stores for the event. Or plan on shopping our selection of AG jeans online at blissboutiques.com!

See you soon,

<3 Keriann

Q&A with Jennifer Downes

AG's East Coast Sales Manager

Summertime in New England is a time of happiness... for many reasons really. Sunshine, beach days, drinks on the patio, bright additions to our wardrobes – I could go on and on. It’s also the kickoff of our event season here at Bliss, and what better way to start than with our AG Trunk Show!

If you’ve been to this event in years past, you know that it’s always a good time full of the best fits and styles from AG. Along with our try & buy giveaways, free gift with purchase and yummy treats, our AG sales rep will be visiting our Portland store for the event! She will be here to offer her expertise on denim and help you find that perfect pair (or two!) that you’ve been searching for.

Meet Jenny. She’s someone we love working with and a very dear friend of Bliss. Keep reading to find out more about her career at AG, her denim secrets, and her advice for finding that favorite pair of jeans:

Thanks so much for taking the time to do this Q&A blog with us. Our AG Trunk Show is one of our most anticipated events of the year and we love having you in town for it. For our readers who are not as familiar with AG, can you share a little background about the company?

AG was started in 2000 by Yul Ku – a pioneer in the denim industry!  Since 2000, we have been one of the few premium denim brands that is 100% vertically integrated – which means we cut, sew, launder, finish and ship all under one roof.  We take pride in the quality & craftsmanship of our product, the fabrics that we use that are exclusive to us and our amazing FIT! Our DNA is rooted in denim; however, we have truly evolved over the years as a contemporary lifestyle brand. As a company we believe in being socially responsible and active by using eco-friendly technology and fibers, as well as our partnerships with charitable organizations. AG stands to be Chic. Sophisticated. Classic.

How long have you worked for AG?

I have been selling AG on sales floors since 2003; it has always been my favorite go-to jean when it comes to fitting a customer! But now that I am on the wholesale side, I have been repping the brand since 2009 – so it has been a little over four years!


What’s your favorite thing about your job? 

Since working with AG, I have been able to travel and meet so many amazing people all over the midwest and east coast! I have made such wonderful relationships and have seen so many different types of stores – it's interesting to see how each store is unique and in tune to their customers' needs! I love helping all of the stores that I work with pick the right assortment of AG for their customers.

What jeans do you find yourself reaching for time and time again? How do you normally style them?

I am a sucker for black skinnies! They're my everyday go-to! I love wearing them with a great pair of ankle boots.