Bliss x Prairie Underground

Prairie Underground has been a cornerstone of Bliss from the start. Their unique designs, dedication to sustainability, and consistent quality leave us wanting more season after season. We've noticed you feel the same way- so we're hosting events all week long to celebrate this gorgeous line!


1. Follow @blissboutiques on Instagram
2. Post your favorite picture of Fall and/or Prairie Underground
3. Tag @blissboutiques & include #perfectprairie
4. Stay tuned for Prairie Underground Trunk Show Exclusives at Bliss!

Prairie Underground

The Brand Everyone's Talking About!

If there's ever a season for Prairie Underground, it's definitely fall. In fact, I'm wearing my military green long cloak hoodie today & it's the perfect choice on this rainy Friday. Plus, our first fall shipment arrived this week (I'm already planning my next Prairie Underground purchase!). Be sure to check out the new hoodies in our stores - and coming soon to!

On another note, a congratulations is in order - Prairie Underground was highlighted as the Editor's Choice in the September issue of Seattle Magazine! We love it when our favorite brands get the recognition they deserve. It has us smiling from ear to ear.

Happy Friday!

♥ Keriann

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 dishingon 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 Fryeand 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!).

Lost & Found:

Prairie Underground Cloak Hoodie

One of our Bliss shoppers, Sara Willis, is a huge fan of Prairie Underground - especially their cloak hoodies. A few months ago, she shared her story about her missing cloak hoodie & her adorable little pup that tracked it down... months later. It was too good not to share:

It was in September when I was taking my dog Koda for a walk. We ended up at the ball field & I took off my cloak hoodie and threw the ball to him. I must have draped it on the bleachers because I forgot about it & walked home. When I realized it was gone, it never occurred to me that I had left it there since we had been all over that day. And somehow, I think I even forgot I had been wearing it! I looked everywhere for it, but had no luck.

Our first snow this winter came really early (right before Halloween!), and I thought I would never see my cloak hoodie again. Then, mid-way through the winter & months later, we were on a walk and Koda wanted to go into the ball field again. We walked over there, I let him off his leash & he immediately took off for the bleachers. He started sniffing around - I went over to see what he was getting into & could see a little bit of color sticking up through the snow. Frozen solid & covered in mud was my lost Prairie Underground hoodie! I brought it home, washed it and now it's uniquely colored. I still wear it - and it's color is definitley one-of-a-kind now! Needless to say, Koda got LOTS of treats that day!

Good dog, Koda! Thanks for sharing this great story with us, Sara. We're so glad you found your missing cloak hoodie!

Shop our selection of cloak hoodies here!

{Do you have a lost & found story? We would love to hear it!}

♥ Keriann

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!"

A Few of our Favorite Things!

Prairie Underground, Frye & The ROPES Bracelets

We're making a list (and checking it twice!) of all our favorite items at Bliss. Today's items are all available on our Pop-Up Shop - Prairie Underground cloak hoodies, Frye boots and colorful Maine-inspired bracelets by The ROPES. Shop them today to take advantage of our Cyber Monday special - 10% OFF your entire order (excluding sale items!). Be sure to use the code "Cyber Monday" at checkout. Hurry, this exclusive offer ends at midnight tonight!

The Bliss Pop-Up Shop

Featuring Prairie Underground

It's no secret, we're huge fans of Prairie Underground. Especially their cloak hoodies. Throw on a long cloak hoodie as you head out the door to yoga class, or dress it up for date night - the possibilities are endless. We've yet to find a more versatile piece in our wardrobe!

Starting today, Prairie Underground's cloak hoodies (both short & long!) will be featured on The Bliss Pop-Up Shop! For a limited time only, shop these highly-sought after wardrobe staples, produced exclusively for select boutiques here in the U.S. And to sweeten the deal, we'll ship them to you for FREE!

Never heard of Prairie Underground? Let me properly introduce you:

Made exclusively in Seattle, Washington, with sustainable textiles made of hemp & organic cotton, Prairie Underground has garnered a loyal customer following since it first started in 2005. Crafted with the independent woman in mind, designers Camilla Eckersley and Davora Linder mix feminine silhouettes with utilitarian details to create a signature, urban chic look that is all about style & comfort. Their pieces are made to last and only get better with time. Trust me.

With the holidays quickly approaching, these cloak hoodies make great gifts - whether you give it to someone or gift it to yourself (hey, you deserve it!), we'll let you decide.

Shop our favorite hoodies here:

P.S. Don't forget, we have a large selection of Frye boots, Spiewak coats and bracelets by The ROPES on our Pop-Up Shop too. Happy shopping!

♥ Keriann


Here are some of our favorite things

Just like you, we have a summer wish-list that just keeps growing & growing (especially with new treasures arriving daily)! And with warmer temperatures on the horizon, we're keeping our eye on the prize. We've mapped out our favorite things for summer - whether it's an essential (and super cute!) denim dress or the perfect pop-of-color accessory. Take it from us, these items will add just the right amount of newness to your closet.

The Looker Crop by Mother
"Mother denim is a must-have for spring/summer! My favorite right now? The Looker Crop!""
- Angie, owner of Bliss

Round Tortoise TOMS Sunglasses
"I don't normally splurge on sunglasses, but I can't help myself with these! They're cute, they come with a nice case AND they support a great cause."
- Michelle, Portland store manager/buyer

Steven Alan Classic Shirt Dress
"It's a summer staple - I'll wear it with a skinny belt, floppy hat & big sunglasses!"
- Erin, Portsmouth store manager

AG Racerback Tank with Ruffle
"I would wear this tank with high-waisted denim shorts & a strappy sandal!"
- Althea, Portland assistant manager

Prairie Underground Draper Jean Dress
"This fitted denim dress & Saturdays at the Farmer's Market - sounds like a winning combination to me!"
- Kim, sales associate

Fall 2012 Buying Trip

Day 1 Recap

It's a busy time of year for us at Bliss. New merchandise is rolling in for Spring - bright colors, fun dresses, and even shorts! It's as if our stores are getting a fresh makeover after a long winter; it's exciting (and refreshing!) to say the least. But for some of us, we're already looking ahead to Fall... yes, Fall. You see, just a couple weeks ago we headed down to New York City for Fall Coterie - the largest women's contemporary clothing & accessories trade show in the fashion industry. With over 1,200 vendors and 15,000 attendees, it's a whirlwind of Fall collections, upcoming trends and a glimpse into what our stores will look like come September.

I know it's hard to even think about skipping over the best time of year (spring/summer!), but trust me when I say that you won't be disappointed when Fall rolls around. Keep reading for a recap of our buying trip!