Versatility is key: Styles for moms-to-be!

You asked so we answered - What clothes, accessories, and shoes does Bliss offer that moms of all stages and ages, particularly during pregnancy, can wear? We believe the value of an investment piece lies in its versatility so we've chosen six timeless pieces that can be worn before, during & after pregnancy! (Hint: none of these pieces are actually maternity-wear!)

Denim Blues

New Arrivals for Spring!

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!

♥ Keriann

(Image courtesy of MiH Jeans)

Countdown to Spring

A little preview of what's coming...

It's safe to say we have spring fever. Yes it's rainy & dreary out, but the temps are up (it's close to 50 degrees today)! And with the beginning of our spring shipments arriving daily, things are starting to feel down-right cheery around here.

Spring. A time for cleaning out, refocus and fashion. We can't think of a better season to refresh your closet... especially since we've spent the last few weeks reviewing & writing orders for our warm-weather seasons at Bliss. The sunny months ahead will be full of light-wash denim, playful sundresses, and white linen staples - along with many other springlike pieces that will be popping up in our stores over the next couple of months. Keep reading as we dish the 411 on springtime style:

Vintage Perfection

The perfect pair of jeans has always been at the top of every girl's shopping list. Get inspired this spring with vintage washes, refined fits & ultra-soft fabrics. We'll be bringing in some really great cuts & washes from each denim line, but our standout collection is from Joe's Jeans. Their Vintage Reserve Collection first launched this fall - and was a big hit! So naturally, the distressed denim & light washes will carry into spring (& make an even bigger impact on the denim industry!). Get ahead of the game & shop the collection now - we just put out some incredible washes (I literally want every pair!).

This spring, skinnies will maintain their style status - roll the cuffs, slip on some Frye ballet flats & add a casual blazer for a darling springtime look. Or throw on a pair of relaxed boyfriend jeans for a stylish weekend outfit. Expect to see a lot of denim this spring!

Sheer Details

Details make all the difference - especially this spring. Sheer detailing on tops & dresses will be a transparent theme. One of our favorite pieces? A floor-length maxi dress from Ella Moss. This stunning dress in poppy red features a sheer skirt, a front slit & a shorter dress underneath. Whether it's for a wedding or date night, this flowy frock is sure to turn heads. (We can hardly wait to put it in our stores' windows!)

End of the Year Denim Clearance

Saturday 12/29 thru Sunday 12/30

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!

♥ 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.}

7 Days of MOTHER Denim Giveaway

We have a winner!

We have a WINNER! As many of you know, we did a week of MOTHER Denim on our blog a couple weeks ago where we highlighted one of our favorite denim lines & were even giving away a FREE pair of jeans! Denise DeMarco is the lucky reader to score the pair of MOTHER jeans - in the style of her choice! Congratulations, Denise!

Thank you to everyonewho commented on our blog, Facebook & Twitter pages during our blog series. We're thrilled with all the positive interaction & can't thank you enough for your continued support. I truly hope you enjoyed learning about MOTHER Denim - give them a try next time you're looking for a new pair of go-to jeans (you'll be hooked)! Oh, and stay tuned for more giveaways in the near future!

♥ Keriann

7 Days of MOTHER Denim

Denim Skirts!

We're wrapping up our week of MOTHER Denim with a Bliss favorite - denim skirts! We've got a bunch to choose from in our stores (all different lengths), but in my opinion it's MOTHER's denim skirts that have stolen the show. If you like curve-hugging mini skirts, these are a must. And the best part - they'll work with anything in your closet & look great against your sun-kissed skin!

The S.N.S. Skirt- it's your everyday, classic denim skirt. Sitting low on the hips, this mini is perfect for those hot days of summer... and you'll fall in love with it's vintage-looking wash. It's definitely a summer essential.

The High Waist Mini - this dark denim skirt is the ultimate piece for summer; it's sexy while still being practical. With MOTHER's signature "M" stitched on the back pockets, a slim fit & a higher rise, you'll have a hard time leaving the store without it. And just think - it will make the transition from day to night practically effortless.

{Tell me: Do you love these denim minis as much as we do? What's your favorite style from MOTHER?} It's the LAST DAY to comment for your chance to win FREE jeans (or a skirt - it's your pick!) from MOTHER. We'll be drawing for a winner next week!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about our newest denim line. Give them a try next time you're in the market for new jeans - trust me, you won't be disappointed!

♥ Keriann

7 Days of MOTHER Denim

Wide-Leg Jeans

"We want people to come back to the store, saying I love my MOTHER so much."
- Tim Kaeding, co-founder of MOTHER

We couldn't agree more with Tim Kaeding's statement. At Bliss, we believe in every jean that we sell in our stores and customer satisfaction is always our main focus - each and every day. The truth be told... MOTHER makes our job easy.

If you walked into our stores and were looking for a new go-to jean for summertime, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend our wide-leg jeans from MOTHER. Available in bleached out summery-washes, their fuller legs allow some breathing room during an unexpected heat wave. (Nothing is worse than wearing slim-fitting jeans in 90 degree weather!) Mix them in with your rotation of sundresses and cut-offs, and consider your summer wardrobe complete.

The Wilder - actress Rachel Bilson has been spotted numerous times wearing this trouser jean from MOTHER, both in real life and on the set of her hit TV series, Hart of Dixie. If you're a fan of her style, you'll love these jeans! With a 22 inch leg opening, this ultra-soft jean works for all occasions - casual Fridays at the office, summer picnics, or late-night drinks at Sonny's.

7 Days of MOTHER Denim

Bootcut & Skinny Flares!

Some may say that variety is the spice of life. Personally, I have to agree - especially when it comes to one's wardrobe. If you live in your skinnies, switch it up with bootcut or flare jeans - I think you'll be surprised at how refreshing a new look can be. Plus, some of MOTHER's key players are part of the bootcut and flare world.

The Slacker - this jean demands attention with it's clean lines and medium blue "honkytonk cinderella" wash. It's 8 inch rise and slim bootcut gives this jean a slightly provocative feel; pair them with some killer heels and you've got a winning look (just ask the cute boy who's starring at you from across the room!).

The Outsider - MOTHER's signature bootcut jean has been getting a lot of play in our stores lately. Maybe it's the sleek cut. Maybe it's the two incredible washes & fine details ("peppermint kisses" is my absolute favorite wash with light pink stitching and golden rose buttons). Or maybe it truly is a denim essential. I'll let you decide!

7 Days of MOTHER Denim

The Rascal

For today's post, I'll be shining some light on The Rascal - MOTHER's straight-leg jean. Not quite a skinny or a bootcut, I feel as if straight-leg jeans are often overlooked... when, in my opinion, they are the most versatile jeans out there! Having some doubts? Just try finding something they don't go with.

With a 7.5 inch rise, 31.5 inch inseam and a 14 inch leg opening, these jeans work for a wide range of body types. Most of the straight-leg jeans that we carry have a longer inseam (32-33 inches), so many of our customers are thrilled to find a jean that doesn't require a trip to the tailor's. In fact, most customers love the fit, feel and length so much that they end up asking to wear them home (and I can't say I blame them!). Available in a dark wash called "aka goddess," don't be surprised when these jeans make you feel just as the name implies! You owe it to yourself to give this style a try.

{Tell me: Do you own a pair of straight-leg jeans already? Which style of MOTHER jeans do you like best so far?} I look forward to hearing from you - especially since a comment qualifies you to win a FREE pair of jeans! Not a bad trade-off if you ask me!

♥ Keriann