Friday, February 17, 2017

7 Trends You Need This Spring

SPRING FEVER!!!  We’ve got it bad. There may still be a slight chill in the air, but the promise of warmer days ahead is keeping us optimistic. Well, that and all the cute spring styles we just got in! Check out what’s on our radar for spring below, and shop the entire collection here

1. Give us all the scallops!! This preppy style is going strong for spring, and we’re especially smitten with the unique placement on the shoulders of this cami. Pretty pink earrings and shorts make this outfit extra swoon worthy.


 2. You’ve seen the off shoulder trend (still a thing btw) but the new way to show off those shoulders is kicked to one side! This one shoulder romper nails the trend in dreamy white and blue stripes. Plus those tassels!!!!


3. Lovers of the off shoulder trend, we told you it wasn’t going anywhere!! Ditch your buttoned up chambray for a flirty off the shoulder version this spring. Ooh la la shoulder love!!


4. Can’t stop with the shoulder love…but this dress is really all about the EMBROIDERY!! Embroidery takes any piece up a notch and gives it a fresh look that will be everywhere this spring.


5. Done up denim is everything this spring!! Micro cutouts and white embroidery make this top a spring dream.


6. We admit we wore wayyyy too much black this winter, which makes it easy to get on board with accessories that make a bold and colorful statement!


7. PRINTS PLEASE! Spring is not the time to be neutral. Go big or go home, or should I say (flamin)go big or go home. ;)


XO- Blake

Friday, January 27, 2017

Double Duty: Items to Carry You Through to Spring



We know you feel it, the pulse of spring coming. We’re there too, which is why it’s so frustrating that we have at least two more months ahead of cold weather. TWO MONTHS. But no worries, there’s hope to be had in a quick closet refresh. These pieces are anything but dull and wintry. They let us feel refreshed with their fun prints and unique shapes, but also will transition us into spring beautifully. Just a lil something to quench that shopping itch while we anxiously await the launch of spring clothing (it’s coming your way SO soon ladies, and it’s sooooo good!) Shop our picks and see how we would style them now and transition them to spring below!

  
       1. Denim jackets have long been a closet necessity, but swap yours out for this moto one for a fresh look! Now: Style it with a sweater, denim and booties Later: Rock it over your favorite sundress with wedges or block heeled sandals!

      2. You’ll be flaunting this flowy top every chance you get! It's effortlessly pretty with a breezy babydoll shape and ruffle details. Now: Flares and a suede moto jacket keep this top winter appropriate Later: Pair with white cut offs and sandals. Ahhhh we can’t wait! 

      3. We never say no to stripes!! This tunic is the epitome of comfy cute. How could we say no? Now: Simply toss over leggings with a leather jacket and boots Later: Rock it as a dress with the sleeves rolled up and add a pop of color with your sandals!


  
     4. Channel your inner street style rock star and layer this cool camo vest! Armed with gold zippers, snap buttons and pockets, this vest is a simple, but bold addition to any outfit. Now: So cute over a sweater with jeans and boots Later: Give a chambray shirt-dress some edge by topping it with this! Pair with nude flats. 


      5. A leopard cardi is an instant outfit maker. Aside from stripes, it’s our favorite pattern to incorporate in an outfit. Now: Top off your favorite layering tank and pair with denim and pumps. Later: Rock it with a flowy tank and white denim like Stacy did below.




XO- Blake




Friday, January 20, 2017

Valentine's Day Done Right

This is the year: the year that we CRUSH Valentine’s day! We’re not bragging, but we’re pretty sure we’ve figured out just what it takes to have the best Valentine’s yet. Don’t believe us? Just get to scrolling and share with your Valentine so they know what’s up.


We prefer x’s to o’s on Valentine’s day which is why only a statement cross neck sweater like this will do. Style tip: heart balloons make an excellent accessory 


Valentine’s check list: douse ourselves in roses, lace ourselves in romantic tops and perfect our red pout!


But we’re also partial to a pink pout, so long as it’s served up with a matching clutch and ruffled blouse fit for romance…

Oh and jewels…


LOTS of jewels!!


And chocolate (you know, to go with the jewels?)


Just don’t expect us to share…


Told you heart balloons make the best accessory! Get all that Valentine? ;)

Like what you see? Our Valentine’s collection is available now at: The Blue Door Boutique

XO- Blake
                                                                                        

Friday, January 6, 2017

4 Step Closet Cleanse

The start of the New Year is like a breath of fresh air. It’s the reset button we all crave after overindulging over the holidays and gives us the opportunity to leave various disappointments and heartaches of the past year behind. In the spirit of cultivating mindfulness and putting our best foot forward (in style!) in 2017, here’s a 4 step guide to clearing out your closet and some timeless pieces to help you dress for success in the New Year. Cheers to 2017!

Step 1: The Decluttering:  Remove all the pieces of clothing from your closet that:

A)     You haven’t worn the past year

B)      Are too worn down

C)      Don’t make you feel confident/ don’t excite you

If actually giving away these pieces feels too overwhelming, put the ones you are questioning keeping into a box. Hide the box away and see if you miss the clothing items. If you find yourself not noticing their absence, then it's time to get rid of them.

Step 2: The Organizing- This is up to your personal preference, but these two methods are tried and true: 

A)     By color, this is helpful because if you know you’re looking for a specific blue item, for example, it’s easily found in its section.

B)      By item type. Sweaters, T-shirts, tanks. Also an efficient way to locate a specific dress, etc.

Step 3: The Planning-. After all that clearing and organizing, your closet should be pleasant to look at and might even be looking a little depleted. No worries! Now it’s time to:

A)     Take inventory. Notice what you have a lot of and what gaps you may have. For example: Maybe you have plenty of dresses but after doing some clearing you’re only left with one pair of jeans. Maybe you have plenty of basics but are lacking in fun, statement pieces.

B)      Write down what you need. This will make you more mindful of the shopping you need to do in 2017.

Step 4: The Shopping- Yay! You’ve made it to the final and most exciting step. It’s time to build the 2017 wardrobe of your dreams while keeping a few important factors in mind:

A)     Stick to the list. After figuring out what you need, it’s important you stay on task and actually buy those items. Your closet and your wallet will thank you.


B)      Budget! After taking inventory of what you need, it’s important to set a realistic budget for yourself. By responsibly setting up a plan that works for you, you can eliminate any worries of feeling guilty for shopping because you know you are mindfully purchasing pieces that are both needed and within your budget.  
                              
1.       Winter Waltz Dress $89
2.       Dip Back Suede Dress $42
3.       Nova Top $69
4.       Miley Suede Dress $98
5.       Krissy Crew Neck Tee $28
6.       Carly Faux Leather Jacket $69
7.       Audrey Suede Trench $66

XO- Blake


Friday, December 9, 2016

NYE: The Blue Door Way

Dropping temperatures and increasing joy! With Christmas but two weeks away - WOW - and New Year’s Eve coming shortly after, we’re doubled over with excitement! Our weekends are booked and all that’s left is to find the perfect outfits for each occasion. As much as we love our go-to sparkles for holiday soirees and New Year’s Eve, this year we’re leaning towards looks that are a bit more unexpected.  With a bold pop of color or a surprising layering piece, you can evoke just the right amount of festiveness. Shop our picks below!
                                                                                                            
1. These surprising looks are as festive as they are unexpected! A velvet choker here, a jumpsuit there; you’ll have no trouble getting that midnight kiss in these ensembles!  
  2. Metallic hues are just what you need to get in the celebratory spirit! Plus, they pair so well with a glass of champagne…
       3. Our love for lace refuses to fade! We are especially smitten with the pops of fuchsia in these looks. You’ll stand out in the sea of LBD’s and sparkles for sure.
      4. You can’t forget a stylish layer to complete your look and combat the winter chill. With luxe velvet, suede and fur; these toppers couldn’t be any more fabulous!

XO- Blake



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blue Door Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season to be shopping (for others of course)! Christmas season is finally upon us and we are just all warm and fuzzy inside thinking about the hot chocolates and movie marathons to come. With so many options and so little days, finding the perfect gift can quickly turn from a fun search into a serious stressor. Make things easier for yourself with this handy guide that will help show your appreciation for all the stylish besties and women in your life at whatever price range suits you! Cheers to that!

1. Our under $30 category is brimming with sparkles and lace! Perfect for stocking stuffers or budget friendly gift swaps, these gifts are sure to delight.
2. You’ll score major points with anyone for one of these dreamy cardis or that fab faux suede tank! These looks are perfect for the coming winter months and completely swoon worthy!


3. These splurge worthy items are full of luxe details like lace and leather trim and supple suede that will suit even the pickiest lady on your list! 


6. Autumn Sun Coat $66


XO- Blake

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration

From Cozy to Dressy, We've got you covered!

Somehow it’s happened: we’ve turned our clocks back and are surrounded by early Christmas flair. In an attempt to not get prematurely swept up in the oncoming glitz of Christmas, we’re making an effort to pause for a month of gratitude that can so easily disappear into the chaos. November is a gift. It’s a month to pause and reflect on all we are grateful for. Whether you’ll be spending Thanksgiving with family, friends or both, this is the month to really pause and appreciate those relationships. A little early preparation for Christmas never hurt anyone (be on the lookout for our holiday look book launch next week!), but don’t let it overshadow the present month and the gift of time it gives.  So before we start planning our Christmas party attire, let’s focus on some looks for the special day of Thanksgiving!

 1. Rust is a Must! If we had to choose a color that best channeled the warmth and intimacy of Thanksgiving, this would be it. Whether you’re going fancier with a dress or keeping it cozy with a sweater, you can’t go wrong with rust!
1.       Carmella Lace Dress $46
2.       Bianca Sweater $44
3.       Burning Embers Dress $44
4.       Maisie Boxy Sweater $36
5.       Shay off Shoulder Top $39

2. Florals that will rival any centerpiece! You already know how obsessed we are with dark florals this season. Worn on Thanksgiving, they seem extra festive! Any of the looks below would be perfect.
1.       Burgundy Bouquet Top $34
2.       Faye Floral Blouse Navy $39
3.       Electric Kimono $44
4.       Midnight Blossom Kimono $48
5.       Faye Floral Blouse Plum $39


3. A second layer because we all know this is a day for seconds ;) These stylish toppers are the secret to making any outfit look put together.
1.       Aquatic Suede Jacket $49
2.       Cascading Coat $99
3.       XO Suede Jacket Green $49
4.       Piped Pockets Jacket $76
5.       Rock on Moto Jacket $64

4. Cozy sweaters to look cute and cover the post turkey bloat. When you’re lounging around with your family post large meal, you’ll be glad to be wearing any one of these adorable and oh so comfy sweaters.
 1.       Fernbank Sweater $42
2.       Audrey Sweater Taupe $46
3.       Overlapping Cowl Neck Sweater $34
4.       Royalty V-neck Sweater $48
5.       Ina Sweater $59


XO and Happy Turkey Day! - Blake