Friday, June 28, 2013

FF: Bloggers & Sales

Here's this week's Friday Favorites!

- The Style Scribe's new look - Congrats Merritt!
- This Zara dress
- Extra 30% off all sale items with code SUMMER30 at J Crew
- Molly from APoT meditation instructions see here {I do the same thing}
- Every single look via  With Love From Kat  this week
- This blouse from Tucker by Gaby Basora

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Currently Craving: 4th of July Goodies

If you're a little skeptical of the tan lines that bikini may give you here's another blue bikini option. But, if you just need to see someone wearing it - then check out Molly from A Piece of Toast looking precious in it here.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Patterned Dress Roundup

Bottom Two: Tibi Potpourri Dress
Top Left: Nicholas Tapestry Neoprene Dress 
Top Right: Rebecca Taylor Floral Dress 

Yes the bottom two are the same dress but I felt as if they each had a totally different look. They're on sale at shopbop right now and with the code extra25 you can get 25% off all sale items.

All of these dresses will call attention to you no matter where you are - that's what makes them some of my favorite patterned dresses for summer. For more affordable options check out Kate Spade Saturday - bright colors, fun prints and quality products - the things you expect from Kate Spade, but with a smaller price tag.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I somehow JUST got introduced to Bloglovin and I'm already obsessed.  I'm sure all of you know what it is and what it does, but for those who don't here's a quick rundown.

Bloglovin allows you to follow all of your favorite blogs and keep up with all of their new posts. It will also alert you when one of the blogs you follow has posted something new. It's a really neat tool. You can also comment through Bloglovin, which makes all bloggers happy. 

To follow The Blue Bijou on Bloglovin simply click here. I'll be adding an icon to do so soon! And since we're on the topic... here's some other social media outlets you can follow TBB on.


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Monday, June 24, 2013

Potato Salad

Ingredient List:
- 1lb of fingerling potatoes or small red potatoes 
- 1/2 of peas {fresh or frozen} 
- 1 small onion diced 
- 1/2 of a celery stalk diced 
- 1/3 of a red pepper diced 
- Pepper and Parsley {a dash of each} 
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of low fat Mayo or Chobani greek yogurt 
- 2 teaspoons of parmesan cheese 

Sautee onion, pepper, and celery in pan while potatoes boil - drain potatoes and add all ingredients together in large bowl and stir together. 

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Friday, June 21, 2013

FF: Sale Alerts

There's nothing better than a good sale so my Friday Favorites this week are all the sales listed below.

- 40% off everything at Loft with code girlsnight
- $60 dresses and $35 tops at Amanda Uprichard
- Saks Sale - tons of Equipment tops on sale
- Take an extra 20% off all sale items at Joie with code take20
- Pretty much everything is on sale at Zara - GO
- 25% off your purchase with code newstyle at J Crew
- Net-a-Porter sale is still kickin'

Happy Weekend everyone!
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Blue Dress Roundup

Here's the second round of summer dresses and this one features my absolute favorite color. By the first three dresses you can tell my favorite cut and style of dress. The last one is my Rebecca Minkoff and while it's Chambray I think it can be dressed up or down.

1.) Halston Heritage 
2.) Alice and Olivia Leather Dress {On Sale}
3.) DVF Jeannie Dress - Everyone should own a dress like this
4.) Rebecca Minkoff Rick Dress 

And don't forget to follow me on Pinterest & Instagram!

Friday, June 14, 2013

FF: Embroidery

Embroidery... I love it for summer time and I cannot stop pinning or buying all things embroidered. It's perfect for summer and adds a nice pop of color to any outfit. 

Top Embroidered Picks {Friday Favorites}:
- Stitchwork Stripe Top at J.Crew - take an additional 30% off all sale items with code summertime
- Mini Bubble Skirt at Shopbop 
- Shoshanna Dress at Shopbop
- Sara from Collage Vintage got it right... 

My apologies for not posting much this week! But, I have a full week of posts planned so please check back here on Monday. And don't forget to follow TBB on Pinterest and Instagram.  

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Means Salad Time

Summer is when all the fresh fruit and veggies arrive at your local farmers market so that means endless salad possibilites. I personally love salad - any and all types, so this summer I'll be running a little salad series. This simple chicken salad is the first one up and while it's beyond simple, it's so good. 

Ingredient List: 
- Lettuce, whatever you prefer, I made mine with Romaine and Iceberg 
- Spinach, just a handful 
- Carrots, I cheated and bought shredded 
- Tomatoes {cherry}
- 1 Stalk of celery 
- 1/4 cup of garbanzo beans 

Layer is up like the photo shows, add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and whatever dressing you like!

Friday, June 7, 2013

FF: Zara People

My love affair with Zara has now been amplified because I am absolutely smitten with Zara People. I had never clicked on it before until Molly from A Piece of Toast mentioned it and now I find myself clicking it every time I'm on the site! If you haven't already checked out Zara People, I'd suggest you do -- it has some serious visual therapy. Here's my Friday Favorites:

- Zara Dresses, in particular these, (1, 2, 3, 4)
- Peonies, my Pinterest Flower board is full of them so be sure to check it out
- With Love From Kat, the blog -- check it out here.

Images Via: Zara People

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Visual Therapy

Here's this weeks set of visual therapy. Ya know, those photos that really catch your eye...

1.) Her hair, the dress pattern, how tan she is... you just wish you were her!
2.) I have no idea where this is, but I would like to be there. 
3.) Popsicles make summer. I mean you can't go through summer without eating one {or a ton}, right?

Rookie Blue is on tonight, will anyone be watching?
Happy Thursday!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Recipe: Summertime Risotto

One of my absolute favorite dishes is Risotto and so this summer version is high on my list. It has fresh English peas, straight from the local farmers market, making it very colorful {along with the shredded carrots}.

- 1 cup dried Risotto rice 
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, I used Swansons
- Fresh English Peas, I used close to two cups 
- 1/2 cup of shredded carrots 
- 1 medium onion diced 
- Pat of butter 
- Dash of pepper and parsley 

Here's a link on how to cook Risotto properly, A Basic Risotto Recipe  - hope you like this recipe, it's sure to be a fan favorite!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Blake Lively at the Chime for Change Concert

Gucci Ambassador and Gossip Girl alum Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds made a rare public appearance at Gucci's Chime for Change Concert in London this past weekend. Blake looked absolutely phenomenal in a white Gucci dress from their Spring collection. She then accessorized with a ton of colorful Lorraine Schwartz bangles and drop earrings. Last, but not least she wore Christian Louboutin heels. Ryan looked pretty dapper too. Blake introduced her "good friend" Florence Welch from Florence + The Machine, because ya know, they're BFF's. What do y'all think of Blake's outfit?

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Sweet Summertime

Now that it's finally June I think it's safe to say that summer has arrived. Summer is many people's favorite season because they're either off from school, they get to go to the beach or they just like the warmer weather and seasonal foods. Summer is my favorite season for all of the above. And now that it's my favorite season I'll be able to share some of my favorite things with all of you. Starting this month there will be a new "Summer Salad" series because there's nothing better than a fresh salad with summers finest produce, once a week there will be a "Visual Therapy" post (probably on Wednesday to help us get through the week) and I'll be posting a lot more because I have more time!

Also, I created a Summer board on Pinterest so be sure to follow that for all your summer dreams. That's where I found all of these lovely photos...

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