Friday, May 30, 2014

Blue Bike

This weeks FF photo immediately caught my eye because my mom and I have recently picked up biking. She got a fabulous bike for mothers day and the whole fam is obsessed with it - it's a precious blue beach cruiser, it even has a cute little basket. I'll try to snap a pic of it and put it on Instagram.

Also, a little news about the new TBB. I don't have a confirmed debut date, but it's in the coding process and it should be next week. Fingers crossed because I absolutely love it and cannot wait to share it with all of you!

Here's this week's round of Friday Favorites! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Shopbop just marked down a ton of items and guess what they included!! Rag & Bone booties! Yes! Both the Newbury (30% off) and Kinsey (50% off)! I'm literally jumping for joy. But that's not all they marked down, browse around below for more good deals!

S H O P B O P   S A L E : 

Also, MATCHES fashion is having a sale so here are some more goodies to marvel at! 
Happy Hump Day indeed! 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Road Trip Essentials

Summer is road trip season in my humble opinion so I thought I'd put together my road trip essentials. Trust me I've been on quite a few road trips... Alabama to Washington state and Washington state to Louisiana were the longest though. Why would a family ever drive that you might ask? Well, our family dog, Blackie, is just too loved to be put on a plane (he's too big to fit under a seat so he would have to be put underneath) so we drove across the country for him.

Enough about Blackie and back to my road trip essentials!

  • Good music. Preferably sing a long music, songs that you know every word to. Let's be honest it's fun to belt out your favorite song. 
  • Snacks. No brainer here, you get hungry (and bored) when you're just sitting in the car for hours. 
  • A good book and a pillow - if you're not driving! Snuggle up, start reading and the time will pass on by. 
  • Get creative if worst comes to worst. My mom and I usually play name games... New York or San Francisco? Or who would you rather be neighbors with... Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds or Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen?  
Lastly, I have some big news for y'all! The new TBB debuts next Monday!!! 

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Friday, May 23, 2014


This weekend is the unofficial start of summer! ...hip hip hooray! I'll be spending the weekend planting some flowers and just relaxing. What are you up to this weekend?

This week's round of Friday Favorites is a little different because of all the memorial day sales! Hope you like it just as much!

Friday Favorites:

FF Sales: 

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to follow along on Instagram - @thebluebijou
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial day is this coming Monday so I thought I'd round up some of the things I'll be wearing this weekend and some things that I want to be wearing! 

I will hopefully be wearing that embroidered and smocked Topshop dress, I ordered it last night so fingers crossed it comes in! Isn't it adorable? Very affordable too, ringing in at $72! I wish I was wearing that J.Crew bikini, but luckily I just purchased an equally (if not cuter) suit. And I also wish I was wearing blister free shoes. My feet are covered in blisters and all I want is a pair of sandals that don't blister my feet! One thing I will have this weekend though is a beach tote! When you live a block from the beach, a big and sturdy bag is a must have! 

S H O P 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Florals All Year?

Wear Now, Wear Later. An easy way to look at trendy pieces and decide whether or not they will be "wear once" pieces.

First up, this incredible Lover lace skirt. Wear now with a pastel silk blouse or a classic white and wear later (fall and winter) with a leather jacket, tights, and booties. I know I would be able to wear this skirt all year long.

Next is this adorable Tory Burch dress and it's a wear now only dress. Sorry, but it was just too precious to pass up!

Metallic sunflowers, yes please! This Topshop skort immediately caught my eye. I would wear this now with strappy sandals and a breezy tank and later (fall) with a chunky knit and booties.

Lastly and maybe my favorite floral piece is this dreamy Topshop tea dress. I love that the print is a little blurry and muted! Wear now with a thick sandal (maybe a Birkenstock if you're into the #normcore trend) and wear later with a leather jacket and booties, preferably Rag & Bone booties. Yep, this dress is definitely my favorite, oh and it rings in at $100!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Blueberry Cake Bars

I love a dessert that doubles as a breakfast treat. Behold these yummy blueberry {breakfast} cake bars. Loaded with fresh blueberries this might be my new go-to blueberry recipe... it's that good. I used this wonderful recipe from Alexandra Cooks and it turned out so good! It's super easy to make and it doesn't get dry and crumbly after a day like many muffin or cake recipes I've tried. I made these last Friday night and even this morning they're still delicious and moist. Hope you enjoy! 

Also, what do you think about weekly recipe posts? I would love your feedback! And yes, same picture - one with text, the other without... which do you prefer?!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Peony Picking

Halfway done with May?! Oh gosh, time is flying! But that means we are getting closer to the brand new TBB! I've been working with Hanna for months and cannot wait to share the new TBB with all of you!

Happiest of Friday's to all of you!

Friday Favorites:

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tibi Sale

If I could only have one label in my closet I would without a doubt choose Tibi. I am always putting a piece of it in my shopbop cart or perusing their new arrivals. I can't afford to buy as much Tibi as I want, but I can try with their Friends & Family sale which allows you to take 25% off your order! Yes please!

The sale ends today, so that's why I changed up the usual Currently Craving post! -- If you could only wear/have one label in your closet, what would it be?

Head over to Tibi to see more!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Ah yes a recipe post! I'm so excited to share one of my favorite dishes that was popularized by the movie, Ratatouille. It's a rather easy vegetarian dish to make, especially if you have a mandolin! It's also one of my favorite dishes because it's just so pretty to make and yummy to eat.

Right Up My Alley

If you've been following TBB for some time then you know about my love for prints. My closet is full of prints - from blouses to dress, and now maybe shoes. It's like this trend was made for me. 

Printed shoes are having quite the moment right now and I love it. Absolutely love it. They can add the perfect pop to any outfit or spruce up an already fabulous one. I think I'll add a pair of printed sandals or flats to test this trend out, but I love the heels I put in this feature. Do you have a favorite? ... I know it's hard to choose. 

Sophia Webster Heels 2 Loeffler Randall Flats 3 Loeffler Randall Heels 4 Stuart Weitzman Heels 5 Keds for Kate Spade Sneakers 6 Stuart Weitzman Sandals 7 Loeffler Randall Flats  8 Stuart Weitzman Sandals 9 J. Crew Sandals 10 Ancient Greek Sandals  

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dreamy Florals

Dreamy, expensive, and oh so pretty prints. The great Miranda Priestly once said, "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." and while it is a trend that happens every spring and early summer, it is one trend I love.

While I was perusing Net A Porter the other day I came across these three pieces and immediately fell in love. First was this really unique Carven denim dress and next came the MSGM dress - my favorite. It's embroidered (if you saw last weeks post then you know how much I love embroidered pieces) and it is cotton. Breathable and pretty is the perfect pair when you live in the south.

Lastly, I saw the RED Valentino twill and satin top and it made me swoon. It reminds me of their ever so popular dress from last year. Dreamy... as in I would only own this top in my dreams.

On another note... I am truly sorry that these collages do not have a white background, the platform I use is very temperamental and apparently doesn't like the color white. But don't fret the new TBB is just about two weeks away!

Thursday, May 8, 2014


This week's CC is a little different... it includes some of the items I asked for my birthday and some of the items I might treat myself with. It also includes a lot of neutrals instead of crazy prints and bright colors, but I love summertime neutrals. Hope you enjoy the picks as much as I do...

I might take tomorrow off, but it's still up in the air. It's almost the weekend! Also, so sorry about the background color on the recent posts... blogger just refuses to keep them white, but it will soon be different!

Shop: Earrings, Handbag, Sunglasses, Romper, Sweater, Bracelet, Tote, Sandals, Shorts, Lipstick

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


I've always been a fan of embroidered pieces so I am one happy camper that embroidery is a trend this season! From shoes to dresses, it is everywhere. These are some of my favorite pieces right now and it's only the beginning of May- I can't wait to see what will come in June and July!

While I love them all I think the shoes are my favorite! ... or maybe that dress? See, I love them all!

Shorts, Clutch, Shoes, Dress, Blouse, Skirt

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New Series!

A lot of my friends, if not all of them, often text or call me with the question, "What should I wear for...?" Whether it be a horse race, debutante brunch, or dinner in the city with parents, I'll always help them to the best of my ability. So, having said that, here is a brand new series on TBB! 

Lookbook! It's going to be collages of actual outfits for real events. To start the series off I have a "casual birthday dinner" outfit assembled because this Saturday is my birthday! If you ever have a "what should I wear for..." moment feel free to email me or comment on this post and I'll see what I can come up with! I thought this would be a good way for me to interact with my readers and for all of you to see some real outfits, not just a pair of sandals that have recently caught my eye. Hope you enjoy! 

Happiest of Tuesday's to all of you! 

Casual Birthday Dinner: Sunnies, Tank, Jeans, Blush, Nail Polish, Earrings, Bracelet, Handbag, Shoes 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Gift Guide: Mother's Day

I'm back! Sorry for the week long absence, but school comes first! As you all know, this Sunday {May 11th} is Mother's Day! I already have picked out gifts for my mom, but I know some people are still looking for the perfect gift. The guide isn't long because I only included things that my mom would like and she likes gifts to be simple and easy. Hope this helps some of you!

1 Tory Burch Tote 2 J.Crew Embroidered Tunic 3 Cutler and Gross Sunglasses 4 Chloe Scalloped Flats 5 Archipelago Candle 6 Julie Vos Earring 7 Julie Vos Earring 8 J.Crew Boy Shirt 9 Philosophy Amazing Grace Body Cream