Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Caught My Eye: July 31st

Absolute favorites are Loeffler Randall duffle bag and wedges, Topshop Tank, and Equipment Blouse. Have a favorite? I'd love to know! Oh and thanks to Molly from APoT I have to tell y'all about Byrdie, the new beauty site launched by the founders of Who What Wear and Domaine. It features celeb beauty routines, the best tips and tricks from beauty editors around the world - not to mention an amazing layout and beautiful photography. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins might be my favorite breakfast food. Considering the fact that I love blueberries it would make perfect sense. I found this recipe via Pinterest and automatically had to make it. Simple and easy, just the way I like it. The recipe is available here and below. 

Streusel Topping: 
1/4 cup flour 
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 tablespoons cold butter 

Blend ingredients together until crumbly - use fork. 

Muffins Mix: 
3/4 cup milk 
1/4 vegetable oil 
1 egg 
2 cups all purpose flour 
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt {I used a 1/4 teaspoon}
1 cup fresh blueberries {I used a little over} 

Mix milk, oil and egg together with wire whisk or fork then add all dry ingredients at once. Stir until lumpy then add blueberries. Fold them in and stir gently. Evenly pour mixture into baking cups then sprinkle the streusel on top. Bake for 20/25 minutes or until golden brown at 400 degrees. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Favorites: July 26th

This weeks round of "Friday Favorites" is kind of a no brainer...

+ Sarah's outfit is perfection for more looks click here
+ Picked up this Vanity Fair and it's a must read for any Olivia Pope/Kerry Washington fans
+ TopShop sparklers...
+ This BaubleBar necklace just came out and I'm obsessed
+ I have a thing for snakeskin right now... House of Harlow clutch and Nanette Lepore dress
+ Equipment Polka Dot Blouse on sale now... all sizes currently available

Happy Weekend Everyone! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Go: Shopbop Sale

Ladies today is the last day of the Shopbop sale x sale! So head on over there as soon as you can! These are some of my favorite picks from the sale. Not to mention the Missoni scarves, I got this one in blue and I can't wait for it to come in.

L to R: Parker top, Rebecca Taylor top, Dolce Vita dress, Alice & Olivia dress {the prices shown are with the extra 25% off}

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Friendship Bracelets via Aimee Song

Aimee Song from Song of Style has this laid back California cool style that has caught the eye of so many. This month she's Elle's featured guest blogger and before that she was a guest Editor for Piperlime alongside Olivia Palermo and Rachel Zoe. One thing I just love about her style is her "arm candy". There's the usual Rolex and Cartier love bracelet, but there's also a colorful friendship bracelet that is so fun and stands out the most to me. Other's have taken a liking to these because I have seen them pop up everywhere! Right now you can find some at Bauble Bar and Shopbop. However, if you just want a regular bracelet you can make it yourself or buy one on Etsy. So, what are your thoughts on friendship bracelets?

Noteworthy News: Shopbop is having a take an extra 25% off all sale items sale - use code sale25 at checkout.

Images Via: Song of Style

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Beauty Picks

I rarely wear makeup and when I do it's little to none. Sometimes the smaller amount the better, especially during the summer. These products are great for when you want to wear the least amount possible but still look put together. The Laura Mercier lip glace is my absolute favorite and many of my friends have since purchased it.... my go to color is Champagne. Do you have any go to products during the summer?

Follow my new Beauty Inspiration board on Pinterest!

Friday, July 19, 2013

FF: Heat Wave

The heat all around the country is causing a little bit of madness... Orlando Bloom walked the streets of NYC shirtless, ice cream trucks are working overtime and trips to the pool and beach are becoming absolutely necessary. Okay so those aren't too bad, but this heat is. Kelly over at Fabulous K even gave out some tips and tricks to help beat the heat. In the meantime grab a cool drink, stay inside at the hottest part of the day and hope shopbop comes back today.

Image Via: Refinery 29

Happy Friday! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Final Rush Dress Roundup

Tibi Eyelet -Equipment Shirtdress - Tibi Leopard - Addison Dress -  Tibi Orange - Shoshanna Embroidered  - Vita Vede Bracelet - Gemma Redux Turqouise Necklace -  Rest of the pieces are Gorjana  -- {L to R} Fatima Earrings, Circle Stud Earrings, Chevron Earrings, Infinity Knot Ring, Star StudsArrow Cuff

If you're in need of a rush dress or some accessories here's a last minute set of some of my favorite dresses and baubles. All of the jewelry pieces don't necessarily go with the dresses picture above, but they are great pieces to own.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Caught My Eye: Bright

Dannijo Goodies: Necklace, Earrings || Karen Walker Sunnies || Equipment Top || Elizabeth Cole Necklace || Metallic Shoes || Combo || Street Style Paris || Neon Cambridge Satchel || Kate Spade Wallet 

These don't need much explanation...  This is what's caught my eye this week! Do any of you own a Cambridge Satchel? I'm on the fence about getting one and would love any feedback you have about them. Oh and don't forget the Season Premiere of Suits is tonight!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

One Top Four Ways: Tucker Butterfly Blouse

For Work: Tucker Blouse, Lafayette 148 New York PantRachel Zoe Pump, Lulu Frost Earrings, Cambridge Satchel
Casual Shopping: Tucker Blouse, Current Elliott Jean Short, Heather Hawkins Necklace, Rachael Ruddick Tote, Ancient Greek Sandals
Dinner In The City: Tucker Blouse, T by Alexander Wang Shorts, Vince Sandals, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Bag, Dannijo Earrings
Date Night: Tucker Blouse, James Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Loeffler Randall Wedge,  Juicy Couture Earrings
Pieces on Sale: Vince Sandals, Loeffler Randall Wedges, White James Jeans, Rachael Ruddick Tote

I just love Tucker. The prints are always amazing and the silk is so soft and airy. Some of my favorite tops are by Tucker and I especially love this one. It's blue and has butterflies on it... my two favorite things! I think I'll put it in my shopping cart soon. Here's four ways to wear this beautiful blouse. Which look is your favorite?    

Friday, July 12, 2013

FF: National Ice Cream Month

1 Theodora & Callum Scarf 2 Essie Nail Polishes 3 Tibi Emme Dress 4 Gorjana Arrow Bracelet 5 Gorjana Fatima Necklace 6 Elizabeth Cole Earrings 7 Tibi Esther Heel 8 Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunnies 9 Gorjana Fold over Clutch 10 National Ice Cream Month - Image via The Style Scribe

One thing that is not on my list is the fact that it's supposed to rain for the next ten days at the beach. no thank you. Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in a little tan time if not, St. Tropez is always the answer. Oh, and don't those colors make you want to get a manicure?

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Let's Catch Up

This summer is flying by us - don't ya think? I have been on the go all summer long driving from one place to another, meeting new people and seeing familiar faces. While I try to snap some pics along the way I sometimes forget, but rest assured I promise to step up my Instagram game. These are some of my most recent snaps, for more follow me along @thebluebijou. Tomorrow's round of "Friday Favorites" are sure to become some of your favorites so check back tomorrow!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Caught My Eye: Summer Brights

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is the first post in a brand new series called "Caught My Eye". It's going to be a weekly post that documents anything & everything that catches my eye. This week features some summer brights that I love. While the Alexander Wang Rocco bag isn't bright, I couldn't pass it up. The color is so rich and would look great when paired with bright clothes, not to mention it has rose gold studs on the bottom. The rest of this weeks picks are perfectly bright and fun. I need that Elizabeth Cole necklace ASAP. It's so fun, bright and pretty - I'm already scheming up all the outfits I could wear it with!

(1st Row) Left To Right: Tibi Analog V-Neck Top, Zara Silver Oxfords, Zara Pink Dress,
(2nd Row) Left To Right: Elizabeth Cole Earrings and Necklace, Alexander Wang Bag, Ray Ban Aviators, Tibi Shorts

Olivia Palermo used to sport silver oxfords all over the streets of NYC and I've wanted a pair ever since. See the look, here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paris Couture Week: Street Style

Now that the Paris Couture Fashion Shows are over, street style and runway pictures are all over the web. Not only are the clothes going down the runways insane, but so are the shows attendees. One of my favorite runway looks came from Valentino, isn't it amazing? These are some of my favorite street style looks from last week. Do you have a favorite look or did I skip over an amazing look? I honestly can say that I love all of these looks equally. 

Images Via: ELLE

Monday, July 8, 2013

Style Icon: Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo is my style icon for so, so many reasons. She is known for her ability to mix classic with contemporary, affordable with Barney's, and vintage skirts with tailored blazers. Not to mention her knack for mixing patterns and textures flawlessly. Oh and you can't forget her incredible eye for detail when it comes to shoes and accessories.

She creates unforgettable looks every time she steps out, whether it be to walk her dog or attend a fashion show. Some brands that she is seen in include Tibi, Zara, Diane von Furstenberg - and she's named Charlotte Olympia as one of her favorite designers. In the May 2011 issue of Marie Claire UK she said, "I'm like a computer. I look at blogs and how people on the street put things together for ideas. When it comes to clothes, I remember every collection I've ever seen over the past ten years. When I'm packing for a trip, I go through my whole wardrobe in my head putting outfits together."

Photos Via: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-6
Quote Via: 1

Friday, July 5, 2013

FF: Sale Alerts

Hope everyone enjoyed the 4th yesterday and continues to enjoy their time off today and throughout the weekend. If you find yourself shopping this weekend here are some sales and promo codes that you might find useful.

- Extra 20% off sale at Anthropologie
- Extra 20% off sale at BCBG
- Really great dresses on sale at DVF 
- J Crew extra 40% off sale items with code STYLE40
- "Our Sale is on Sale" at Loft
Net a Porter, more reductions
Out Net clearance sale, hurry before your sizes are gone!
Rebecca Minkoff Spend/Save {$200 - 20% off, etc.}
- Saks Sale through 7/7
- New Markdowns at Shopbop
- Extra 25% off at Theory with code extra25
- Up to 60% off at Vince

Image Via: 1

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Currently Craving: Tassel Necklaces and Bracelets

Can't get enough of the tassel trend right now!
The wooden tassel bracelets are by Gold & Gray, I first saw them on APoT and immediately fell in love. I think I need to get a set for myself soon, they instantly add a pop of color to any outfit!

As for the necklaces my favorite is the first Lulu Frost one, it's from their Crazy Diamond collection - it's my favorite collection they have out right now. Some of my favorites from it include, this, this, and this.

Left to Right: Lulu Frost - Juicy Couture - Lulu Frost (on sale) - Rachel Zoe (on sale)
Bracelets: Gold & Gray and Lead   

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Oversized Sunnies

When Blair from Atlantic Pacific posted this look a couple weeks back I was not only in love with her suit, but with her oversized sunglasses. They're by Karen Walker and just about the perfect "too big" pair of sunnies. Here are my top five picks - sorry for all the Tortoise shell I just love all those styles! Do any of you own massive sunnies or stick to aviator and wayfarer styles?

Left to Right: Karen Walker - Thierry Lasry - Dita - Saint Laurent - Oliver Peoples
Image Via: Atlantic Pacific

Monday, July 1, 2013

July One

Well were half way through the year, people. It's July - the month that I swear flies by the quickest, has some of the hottest temperatures and the coolest drinks. 4th of July falls on a Thursday this year giving a lot of people a four day weekend! Time to get out your red, white and blue and head to the beach or pool. And don't forget to follow my summer board on Pinterest!

Image Via: The Blonde Salad