Butter by Nadia Event

Tomorrow from 4pm - 8pm!

It's finally happening!Tomorrow night from 4pm - 8pm, we are hosting our first-ever Butter by Nadia event!

Maybe you've seen the wrap dress in our store window? Or at a wedding? Now's yourchance to own one! And at an unbelievable price too:

All in-store wrap dresses will be 30% off! Sip some wine and learn new ways to wrap this amazing dress. It's going to be a fun night!

We can also order a dress or color from Butter by Nadia/Nadia Tarr that we don't have in our stores. And we'll take 10% off your special order!Plus, receive an additional 10% off all special orders when you make an appointment for tomorrow night. (Just give us a call & let us know you're coming!)

We hope to see you tomorrow!

(Thursday, April 10th - Sunday, April 13th in both store locations. All sale and special order items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Wrap Dress Party!

Calling all brides & bridesmaids: Wedding season is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about the dress. Whether it's for the lovely bride or her bridesmaids, Butter by Nadia's signature wrap dress is perfect for the big day. And here's why:

One dress with endless possibilities. They make the best bridesmaid dresses - we love the idea of letting each of your bridesmaids show off their unique personality by wrapping their dresses differently. Trust us, they will love you (even more)for it.

No alterations. Butter by Nadia's signature wrap dresses are one-size! And they're maternity and bra-friendly too.

Easy to wrap. We'll teach you how to wrap your dress... or you can watch our how-to video!

Join us next Thursday, April 10th from 4pm to 8pm for our Wrap Dress Party!We will have wine, cheese & crackers, and some major savings on these versatile dresses. All in-store wrap dresses will be 30% off, while all special orders will be 10% off. Plus, save an additional 10% on all special orders when you make an appointment for Thursday evening! We can be reached at 207.879.7125 in our Portland store and 603.431.8285 in our Portsmouth store.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Our Holiday Wish Lists

What we're coveting this year!

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!"

Shop Maine Blog

Another great write-up about Bliss!

Maine Magazine launched a new style blog yesterday that highlights local boutiques & their standout pieces for the season. And the writer? Mara from MainelyMara - our favorite destination for local deals! Lucky for us (and such an honor!), Mara chose to write her very first blog about us! Our large selection of cozy, cashmere sweaters, Epice scarves and Frye boots took the spotlight in her write-up of fall trends. Along with our denim wall ("yes, an entire wall"), adorable Tiny TOMS and Butter by Nadia's wrap dresses (always a fan favorite!).

Click here to read the article... and be sure to follow the blog too! Trust me, Mara has some seriously good insight when it comes to style & trends. Oh, and be sure to stop by to see Mara's seasonal picks firsthand - you won't be disappointed.

♥ Keriann

Our Spring 2013 Buying Trip

Vintage denim, pastel colors & stripes - it's going to be a great spring!

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.

Fall 2012 Buying Trip

Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of our buying trip started much like every other day - with coffee! We stumbled upon a quaint little cafe a few blocks from the show that kind of reminded us of Bard Coffee (only not quite as good, of course!), and we went there every morning for the rest of our trip. With caffeine in our system, we headed towards the Javits Center for our first day at Coterie...


Our first stop was Nashelle's booth, and I can't think of a better way we could have started the show. Her jewelry is so unique; every piece is handmade and it truly shows in her fine details & craftsmanship. Everything looked stunning as usual, but there were a couple standouts. The first one was her mini collection - basically she made some of her best-sellers in a smaller size (something I really appreciate since I can't wear heavy, large earrings all day). Practical and still super stylish - it's a win-win combination! The other standout was Nashelle's charm necklaces. With a wide variety of charms, there was something there for everyone. (Stay tuned - there's talk about having a charm necklace trunk show in our stores sometime soon!)

Butter by Nadia

If you've ever been in our stores, you've seen our wrap dresses by Butter. They are a crowd favorite... and for good reason. Their design, fabric and overall look sets them apart, and you will continue to see this for fall. Color blocking was a big theme at their booth, along with mid-length and maxi-length skirts. We're excited about the new three-quarter length wrap dresses as well - it's the perfect dress for any occasion! You'll want to wear it everyday (and you can!).

They Made A List (And Checked It Twice)

The Ladies of Bliss Share Their Holiday Gifting Ideas

Michelle's Picks:

For my cousin, Liz - Prairie Underground Cloak Hoodie in Nightshade
"The cloak hoodie is something she looks at every time she comes into the store - so it will be the perfect Christmas present for her this year!"
For my mom - Epice Scarf..."because she always steals mine when she babysits!"
For my sister-in-law, Dominique - Nashelle Maine-State Charm Necklace
"She lives in Queens, New York but her heart has always been in Maine."

Althea's Picks:

For my sister, Colleen - Butter by Nadia Signature Jersey Wrap Dress in Black
"Colleen is a social butterfly - she lives in NYC - so I can see her wearing this dress all the time. It's the best-ever LBD."
For my rockstar friend, Kate - Frye Carson Oxfords in Fawn
"She works three jobs & is on her feet all day, but still loves a little heel!"
For my mom - Butter by Nadia Wool Blanket Coat in Gravel
"This wool coat is timeless - she will love it!"

Tonia's Picks:

For my son, Sean - Pendleton Harding Blanket
"It's the perfect blanket for his couch - and the southwestern print really reminded me of him."
For my grandson, Travis (who is the lead singer in the local band, Butcher Boys)- Pendleton Ceremonial Blanket in Smoke and Mustard
"The neutral colors will work great in his apartment!"
For my grand-daughter, Hannah - New Scotland Orange Fisherman Pompom Hat..."fits her bouncy curls & bubbly personality to a tee!"