The Summer of Hats

Oversized, Floppy & Fedoras

It's high summer - have you found that perfect sun hat yet? Meet 3 of our favorite sun hats, hand-picked just for you!

The Oversized Topper
Slightly dramatic, super fashionable, and completely necessary for those long days at the beach - it's the Fringed Open Weave Sun Hat by Hat Attack. Choose a black weave with a khaki trim or a natural weave with a chocolate & white dot trim... (or don't choose at all & get them both!). The best part? Not only will this oversized hat protect your beautiful skin, but it also can do wonders for those days when your hair has a mind of it's own. Take that, bad hair days!

Fun & Floppy
Effortless and casual, floppy hats help make everything a little more fun. We're huge fans of The San Diego Hat Company - their two floppy hats (one made of a light-colored suede and the other of chambray) are summer hat perfection. Throw one on, and finish the look with a pair of denim cut-offs, a breezy top and a few of The ROPES bracelets. It's a look you'll want to keep on repeat all summer long.

Try On: TOMS Ballet Flats

Color your summer with these comfy (and fun!) pairs.

It's no secret that TOMS shoes have a huge following - and in our stores, they continue to get more & more popular by the day! Best of all, their wear-all-day styles are not only cute but help an awesome charity too with their one-to-one program. We absolutely love our canvas slip-ons (and wear them all the time!), but their new ballet flats are our current obsession. They're the perfect cool-yet-comfy shoe... literally, you could walk miles in them. Here's our line-up of the best-ever ballet flats:

Canvas Ballet Flats
Available in black, ash and red - the canvas ballet flat is a sure-thing. After all, you can never have too many flats... especially in these neutral go-with-everything colors. At $74, it will be hard not to buy one of each color!

Printed Woven Ballet Flats
These oh-so stylish prints are a fun & easy way to incorporate print into your wardrobe this summer (and beyond). For just $79, take your pick from a striking triangle pattern (reina), a cream & brown snow leopard print (gisele brown suede), and a colorful ikat design (gabriela). We're making it easy for you - leave the guess-work out of wearing prints with these adorable flats.

A Closer Look: Skif International

Love it. Want it. Need it.

We are full swing into summer and are loving all the new arrivals, our daily (and sometimes twice daily) iced coffee runs & sunny lunch breaks in Tommy's Park. We must admit, its been a great season so far - and it promises to only get better. Coming in August is our annual Skif Trunkshow (one of our biggest & most-anticipated events of the year!). Just last month, Angie (Bliss' owner) went to St. Louis to check out what's new for the line and even hand-picked some pieces for the upcoming trunkshow. A large box full of the best-ever sweaters arrived last week, stocking our stores with a preview of what you have to look forward to at this year's trunkshow!

Not familiar with Skif? We absolutely dig this company. Here's what they're all about:

Skif is a small creative clothing company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Their first big break was in 1999, when they designed over 90 sweaters for the popular science fiction film, "The Matrix." (Pretty awesome, huh?) But those who know Skif will agree, there's much more to this company than it's "Matrix" claim to fame.

Style Crush: The Bachelorette

Rock your Frye boots all summer long!

I'll go ahead and say it - lately my Monday nights are centered around TV. I'm hooked on ABC's popular dating reality show, The Bachelorette. Yes, I love the drama, romance & suspense - but mostly I'm loving Emily Maynard's style. Whether you watch the show or not, you have to agree that her wardrobe is totally swoon-worthy. And while there has been a lot of talk about her designer dresses she wears each week to the "rose ceremonies," it's her Frye boots that's gotten everyone's attention (and rightfully so!).

Emily proves that boots aren't just a fall staple; they're a year-round accessory that can pull your entire look together (something we firmly believe in here at Bliss!). Emily's favorite boot? The Carson Lug Riding boot by Frye - she's worn them several times on the show. Lucky for you, it's one of our favorites too!

Talk about style inspiration - Emily rocks the dark brown Carson Lug Riding boot with just about anything. Denim shorts & a striped tee, sequin shorts & a blazer, and even a cream-colored sundress from this past week's episode. The good news is we have the highly-sought after Carson Lug Riding boot in both dark brown and black, along with a large selection of summer dresses and the best-ever denim shorts (which are 30% OFF right now!). Steal her look - and her go-to boots!

{Tell me: Would you wear your Frye boots with shorts? Or a dress?}

♥ Keriann

Signs of Summer

Discover our favorite ways to mix it up this season!

Hello summer, we've been waiting for you! Even though today marks the official start of summer, our stores have been in sunshine mode for weeks now. Vivid colors, airy tanks, and even oversized beach hats - we're diving into our favorite time of year with new summer must-haves arriving daily! With a new season, comes new trends & we're here to break it down for you. Even more so than trends, we've picked out five key looks that will be wardrobe staples long into summer... (and possibly into fall too).

Crochet Lace
Fine, crochet lace details are popping up everywhere - something that has certainly carried over from fall & will continue to be a look that can be worn year-round. Our two favorite pieces? The mabel top by Woo - a gauzy cotton tunic with asymmetric crochet lace collar detailing and bell sleeves (available in either white or black!). Or the statement-making v-neck lace maxi dress by Ella Moss. Both pieces are perfection for summer!

Color Crush
From neon to more traditional shades, we're loving orange right now! We've always been big fans of incorporating color into your look with accessories, but for summer we're obsessed with bright tanks and tees. Try out an eye-catching coral tank from American Vintage - and just see how many compliments you get! Wear it now (with everything!) and later (layered under your favorite cardigan). Without a doubt, it's the shade of the season.

A Short Story

With the official start of summer just two weeks away, it's time to start thinking about shorts weather. If you're like me, you have tons of simple sundresses and tanks for summer but not enough shorts options. (And lets be honest, skinny jeans just won't do on a hot July afternoon!) Jean shorts, or "jorts," are the perfect addition to a summer wardrobe & here's why:

Citizen's of Humanity Gibson Loose Fit Shorts
These slouchy denim cut-offs are a dream when it comes to summer dressing. Roll them up a few times for a midi short or wear them longer for that boy-meets-girl look (both are big trends for summer!). I'm picturing them paired with an American Vintage tee for a laid-back Sunday afternoon... or dressed up with a silk blouse & platform sandals for drinks on the patio. Summertime can't come soon enough!

Citizen's of Humanity Chloe High Waist Cut-Off Shorts
Nothing says "short and sweet" like these high-waisted floral denim cut-offs. You may be sick of hearing that printed denim is a summer must-have, but it's not going away anytime soon! Come on, it's hard not to oohhh & aahhh over these beauties. And they'll look great with your summer tan!

Obsession of the Week

Citizen's of Humanity Anja Long Skirt

Meet the ultimate denim skirt. In a light-weight, ultra soft denim, this Citizen's of Humanity skirt fits and flows in all the right places. Guaranteed to reinvent your look - it may be the smartest purchase you've ever made.

The truth is we've been crushing on this piece since we first saw it at Coterie back in February. Since this skirt is so special, we ordered only a few pieces... so hurry in! You're friends will have closet envy for seasons and seasons to come.

{Tell me: What do you think about this dramatic denim skirt? Do you love it as much as we do?}

♥ 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

Summer DRESSing

Warm-weather frocks hand picked for you!

With the promise of sunny days ahead, it's time to start thinking about that one great dress (or two or three!) that will accompany you all summer long. Maybe it's going to be a summer packed full of weddings, or multiple family vacations, or just hanging out with friends at the beach - whatever it may be, we're confident we have the dress for you!

It's hard to ever overlook Susana Monaco dresses. If it isn't her chic designs that stop you while you're browsing our racks, then her top-quality supplex fabrics will surely leave a lasting impression. With all the new styles we've received lately, it's the gathered tank dress that has really stolen the show. It's versatile - simple enough to wear to a summer barbecue, but dressy enough to wear for date night. (It's simple cross-back will really show off all the hard work you've been putting in at yoga too!) This dress gives you options - and with 5 saturated shades to choose from, you may find yourself wanting (or needing) one of each color!

If there's one thing you embrace this spring/summer, let it be stripes! They will never go out of style, especially here on the East Coast. With that said, this nautical striped waldo ruffle cami dress from Ella Moss will be one you'll wear this year... as well as many more summers to come! It's ultra soft fabric (50% tencel, 42% cotton, 8% lycra) and sweet ruffle detail will quickly become your best friend once the warm weather hits.

A classic white dress and summertime - it's as if you can't have one without the other. They just go together (maybe because it showcases a summer tan so well). But with an abundance of strappy white dresses to choose from everywhere you look, it puts pressure on finding just the right one. Lucky for you, we've done the work for you and found the perfect white dress for summer - Bella Dahl's asymmetrical hem tank dress. With a high/low hem (a trend I‘m crazy about right now), this dress is a little rock n' roll, a little sweet seduction, and will score you some serious style points. And it's only $120!

We've got a case of dress fever - hopefully, you've caught it too!

♥ Keriann

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