Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday: Sales & Steals

Time to fill your closets! This time of year there are a ton of sales and sometimes it's hard to sort through them all. I thought I'd help all of you out by creating a list of all the current sales. This will be my last post for this week, but I will be updating this post until "cyber monday". Best of wishes and happy shopping! See all the sale codes and discounts below! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gift Guide: Rebecca Minkoff Handbags

Winter Green: Mini Tote {On Sale}, Studded Wallet on a Chain {On Sale}
Stocking Stuffers: Cash Money, Sunglasses Case 
Bottom Row: MAB Mini, Hudson Mini Moto, Metallic Wallet on a Chain, Dexter Bucket Bag {On Sale} 

Today concludes my 2013 Gift Guides! I hope you have found them helpful and maybe even purchased something off of one. This week I will be taking a bit of a break. Thursday there won't be anything new and Friday is still up in the air.

I absolutely love Rebecca Minkoff handbags. I own a few styles and love each and every one of them. I currently have my eye on the Dexter bag because bucket bags are in and probably here to stay. 

Extra Savings: The sunglass case comes in a wide variety of colors and many of them are on sale here. The Mini MAC's make for great gifts because they aren't too pricy. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gift Guide: Trendsetter

While I love all the guides I've assembled, this one is probably my favorite. It has some of my favorite brands and features lots of prints which as you all know, I love. The title may be "trendsetter", but some of these items can easily be for the traditional/classic dresser. 

Oh and leopard seems to be everywhere these days... I mean have you seen Loeffler Randall's new resort collection? amazing. 

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gift Guide: For The Boys

1 Beats by Dre Pill Speaker 2 Moulton Brown Moisturizer 3 Williams & Sonoma Beverage Glasses 4 Ray Ban Wayfarers 5 Jack Spade Plaid Phone Case 6 Brooks Brothers Striped Key Chain 7 Shaving Kit 8 J.Crew Plaid Casual Shirt 9 Jack Spade Leather Band Watch 10 Ernest Alexander Toiletry Bag 11 Guts and Glory Book 12 Dotted and Textured Tie 13 Allen Edmonds Leather Gloves 14 J.Crew Wool Scarf 15 Leather Flask 16 Rag & Bone Card Case

Boys/men are some of the most difficult people to shop for. They tend to have odd taste and don't like it when we try to dress them. However, these pieces have been approved by some of the boys in my life so I hope you can find some luck! Also, if you haven't checked out East Dane, I highly suggest you do.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers {Girly Girl}

Second post of the day! Each of the posts today aren't heavy on content so I thought I would double up! 

Like I said on day one -- I'm trying to make sure that I include something for everyone in this Gift Guide! This guide is obviously for all the girly girls out there (or the girls who just love pink)! This guide could easily be directed towards a younger crowd as well - think young nieces or little sisters. My favorites from this guide are the infinity scarf and Bobbi Brown eye shadow brick. 

Gift Guide: Holiday Cards

Today there will be two posts! Check back at noon to see the second post! 

In my humble opinion there is nothing better than a handwritten holiday card. All of these cards are from either Sugar Paper or Rifle Paper Co. and they are absolutely adorable. While the "From Santa" gift tag isn't a card, I just couldn't pass it up. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gift Guide: Jet Setters

I thought this would be perfect for today because I just found out that I'm going to NYC during the holidays! All of these items will fit in a small carry on, purse or tote bag. Some of you may question the scarf, but it's great to bring on planes! As you all know they can be rather cold and having a scarf to throw on is perfect. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Gift Guide: Fitness Freaks

1 Champion Cowl-neck Pullover 2 Puma Running Watch 3 Tie-Dye Yoga Mat Bag 4 Nike iPod Sensor 5 Nike Running Performance Band 6 Seamless Sports Bra 7 Yoga Hand Towel 8 Oakley Sunglasses 9 Nike 5.0 Leopard Free's 10 Nike Training Shoe 11 Thorlo Socks 12 Swell Water Bottle 13 Nike Neon Featherlight Hat  14 Nike Fuel Band 15 Aveda Foot Relief Cream 16 Zella Headband 17 Pure Grace Antiperspirant  18 Nike "Tech" Running Gloves

It's finally here! I've been working so hard and can't wait to share my gift guides with all of you. I swear that there is something for everyone. Today's post is for all the "fitness freaks" out there. My favorites from this guide are the neon/grey sports bra, Zella headband and the leopard print Nikes.

Shop the items above and on my "Currently Craving" board on Pinterest.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Get Ready!

I know I've taken a bit of a hiatus from the blog, but it's been for a good reason! Not only have I had a lot of school work, but I've been working hard on next week's posts! Everyday next week will feature a gift guide. So get ready!! It starts Monday November 18th and ends Monday November 25th. Some days I might even post twice a day, there's a guide for almost everyone and I've made sure to include a wide price range. I can honestly say I love all the items I've chosen and can't wait for all of you to see them! 

This will be my only post for this week, but I've been busy on Pinterest, (yes, I just created a "Tis The Season board) so be sure to head over there to stay up to date with TBB. 

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ends Soon: Shopbop Sale


Shopbop Sale! I know how much you love them, so hurry before it's gone! This sale is 30% off, not the usual 25% off, so go! Here's some of my favorite items from the sale...

+ 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Tote - perfect for all the workin' girls out there 
+ These Loeffler Randall wedges are just too cute 
+ Perfect for fall weekends, Leopard Print Cords 
+Yep, I still want a pair of skinny cargos...
+ I've been wanting a plaid coat since seeing Olivia Palermo rock one last winter and this one is similar to her Tibi one!

Monday, November 4, 2013

What To Look Forward To

Well, I can't believe it, but it's November! Leaves are turning and temperatures are rapidly dropping. I'm so happy that it's finally getting cold because that means I can start wearing all my favorites - leather, sweaters, boots and lots of layers. Speaking of which, I got a leather jacket this weekend that I cannot stop looking at. It's so perfect. But, November is the month before Christmas, so I thought I would do a Gift Guide! I'm either going to feature one or two guides a week or a straight week of guides. Want a particular price range or specific guide? Just drop a comment! 

Happy November Everyone!
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Friday, November 1, 2013

100th Post

Today is my 100th post for The Blue Bijou! I've learned so many things from blogging and have a new appreciation for all the fabulous blogs out there. The first thing I learned is that it isn't easy and creating an eye pleasing blog can be quite tricky. I've made it a long way since my first post, but I still have a long way to go. Another thing I've learned is to be honest, not only with your readers, but with yourself too. By that I mean don't copy and don't compare. It's easier said than done, but as Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Comparison is the thief of joy". 
Some goals that I have for TBB are: to blog more frequently, introduce outfit posts, hire a graphic designer to give the blog an update, take a photoshop class, learn to code and grow my audience. Lots of things to look forward to! Is there anything that y'all want to see? Please let me know and if you have any helpful tips/tricks please share!

Big thanks to all my readers and most of all to my friends and family who have been so encouraging and kind.

Happy Friday and Happy November!

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