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

Friday, October 28, 2016

Off To The Races: Our Steeplechase Style Picks

Fall is officially in full swing! The leaves have taken on their new colors and are beginning to flee to the ground making for crunchy steps. The passing of October makes way for the newness of November when we trade our pumpkins for pumpkin pie. To the people of Columbus this means getting ready for the event of the season: Steeplechase! Always falling on the first Saturday in November, Steeplechase brings family and friends together for a day of fun watching thoroughbred horses race over timber and brush hurdles. Steeped in tradition, Steeplechase has become a cherished event that brings the community together.  Part of the fun lies in picking out the perfect outfit! The fall season at the track is buzzing ... and it has an energy and dress code of its own! From preppy tweed to classic plaids, the Blue Door picks below will help you channel the energy of Steeplechase and welcome November stylishly! (eccentric hat not included!)

Items clockwise starting from top left:

1.       Spencer Quilted Vest $40, Samantha Shirtdress $49
3.       Laura Ruffle Sweater Tunic $40
4.       Landry Plaid Dress $48
5.       Coralie Terry Dress $50, Plaid Blanket Scarf $28
6.       Favorite U Neck Dress $48, Patsy Plaid Vest $46
7.       Darby Dress $59
8.       Corduroy Shift Dress $46
9.       Metallic Tweed Shift $49
10.   Fall Blossom Blouse $36, Corduroy Cutie Skirt $46

XO- Blake

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Olivia Palermo's Style: Blue Door Prices

We all have that style icon we look to for endless fashion inspiration. For me that can-do-no-wrong, style goddess extraordinaire would be Olivia Palermo! She is continuously dishing out looks that have the perfect combination of classic and unique. So taking a few cues from her recent outfits, here are some BD pieces that channel the style star’s look!
1.       Gemini Dress $44
2.      Wrap Front Sweater, Oatmeal $42
4.       Sand Storm Sweater $39

1.       Royal Flush Cold Shoulder $32
2.       Knot Basic Tank $38
3.       Forest Pocket Tunic $49
4.       Sparrow Vest $64

XO - Blake

Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween: The Blue Door Way

GUYS. Halloween is 2 weeks away! Did anyone else let that creep up on them?! If you’re anything like me you’ve been putting off coming up with a costume for a while now and are starting to consider cutting two holes in a sheet and calling it a day. Well, have I got some good news for you! I came up with stylish costumes to avoid that very specific scenario AND they even double as an excuse to shop. This way you look good for Halloween and get some new clothes you will continue to wear after. It’s a win-win. You’re welcome.

1.   First up we’ve got a classic costume that’s always a winner: Cat woman! You’ll be fierce in this all black ensemble, and that leather crop top is perfect for weekends to come! Simply add a tail, ears and some killer shoes and you’re all set.  Meow. 

      2. Okay so here’s another classic that’s a bit different. As a forever Breakfast at Tiffany’s fan, I believe you can never go wrong dressed as the iconic Holly Golightly! Go glam in her signature black ensemble or rock a more casual look with those adorable pigtails. 
1.       Black Diamond Necklace $26
2.       Black Beauty Earring $22
3.       My Fair Lady Ruched Dress $59
4.       Sand Storm Sweater $39
5.       High Rise Black Skinny $59

       3.   If you’re craving a look more current but just as glam, gather all the pink, pearls and fur in sight to channel the one and only Chanel Oberlin from “Scream Queens”.  This can easily become a group costume if you just gather a couple of friends to be Chanel #2 and #3. Scream away. 
1.       Sleek Peek Top $44
2.       White Hot Textured Skirt $59
3.       Ariel Tassel Necklace, Pink $32
4.       Pinky Promise Tunic $42
5.       Celestial Tank, Champagne $34
6.       Double Wrap Pearl Necklace $36
7.       THE Fur Vest $56
8.       High Tea Peplum Top $58
9.       Fashionista Earrings, Light Grey $22
11.   Sherpa Chic Vest $46

       4. This may or may not be an option simply because I’ve had my eye on this dress for a while now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great option! The flapper is a fun and classy Halloween option, and a great reason to buy the dress! (It’ll be perfect for the holidays!)
1.       Double Wrap pearl Necklace $36
2.       Flapper Frock $59

5.  Okay this one is genius. With bell-sleeves and cold shoulders being so hot this fall, a hippie costume is the perfect excuse to make those trendy purchases! Simply add peace sign jewels, rose colored glasses and a flower crown for Halloween and then wear your new purchases all season long
1.       It’s Summertime Top $44
2.       Tie Dye Me Down Blouse $34
3.       Delicate Duet Dress $42
4.       Linda Poncho, Khaki $49
5.       Split Back Vest, Cream $36
6.       Elephants Marching Pants $54
7.       KARLIE Basic Flare Jean $98
8.       Seven Wonders Dress $46

*additional accessories in this post were found at Asos, Forever21, Party City and Etsy. 


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gameday Reboot

Football season is in full swing! After weekends of sweating and sneaking in water bottles to avoid dying of dehydration, I’m gladly welcoming the colder weather. Just the thought of boots and sweaters has me grinning like it’s Christmas morning. Okay fine I won’t go there yet….back to football…New season=new clothes! I’ve gathered all the looks you need to reboot your gameday wardrobe for the chillier months ahead! Depending on who you’re cheering for you may be longing for a team reboot as well (looking at you UGA).
1.       Keira Tunic, Navy $32
2.       Check Me Out Tunic, Navy $34
3.       Off Kilter Top, Rust $49
4.       Gemma Sweater, Navy $39
5.       WDE Tee $38
6.       Echo Sweater, Navy $32
7.       Safari Tencel Skirt $58
1.       Royalty V-neck Sweater $48
2.       Heaven Sent LS Tunic, Red $42
3.       Layered and Jeweled, Red $19
4.       Starlight Top, $58
5.       Picture Perfect Shift, Red $56
6.       Egyptian Tassels, Blue $19
7.       Check Me Out Top, Red $34
8.       Heaven Sent LS Tunic, Royal $42
1.       Riley Off Shoulder Top $32
2.       Berry Lips Cardi $52
3.       Dress it up Necklace $26
4.       Audrey Sweater, Grey $46
5.       All About Fall Dress, Wine $38
6.       But First, Tailgate Tee $34
7.       Patch Pocket Swing Sweater, Wine $34
8.       Beaded Tassel Earring, Burgundy $18
9.       Willa Sweater $49

1.       Audrey Sweater, Black $46
2.       Jetset Cardi $38
3.       Black Diamond Necklace $26
4.       Picture Perfect Shift, Red $56
5.       With a Twist Sweater, Black $34
6.       Layered and Jeweled, Red $19
7.       Black Beauty Earring $22
8.       Heaven Sent LS Tunic, Red $42
9.       Julianna Necklace, Black $25
10.   Sparrow Vest $64
11.   Rachel Maxi, Black $48

XO- Blake (And Go Dawgs!)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Dressing Five Ways

Though some might say their style falls under eclectic, many of us tend to be drawn to a certain niche that ultimately makes us feel like our best self. Some may even fall into the 100% category, like that friend you have with the color coordinated closet, but I think we can all agree that’s rare. Whether you are more drawn to classic looks or settle for nothing less than glam, I think you are sure to get inspiration AND hopefully some new clothes below. So which draws you in? Explore away!

1.  Does your heart race for only the luxe? Is animal print a neutral in your eyes? This is the category for you! Below are the fuzzy, shiny, printed picks that belong in any glam girl’s closet! I also think you’ll love this, this and this!
2.  Are you an expert at layering? Do you take trends and give them your own spin? You’re in the right section street style star! You don’t settle for anything less than eye-catching or unique, which is why I think you’ll love the picks below.  Plus a few extras can be found here, here and here!
1.       Painted Love Blouse $59
2.       New Terrain Jumpsuit $44
3.       Road Trip Crop Top $29
4.       Central Park Cardi $38
5.       Dez V-Neck Tee $38 and Extra Olives Trench $74

3.  Does your style lean towards the unique? Are you drawn to loose shapes and exotic prints? You’re probably as free spirited as you style! With touches of fringe and flowing silhouettes, these looks are right up your ally! The boho charm you crave can also be found here, here and here!
1.       Sand Tropez Tank, Burgundy $36
2.       Hey Lover Kimono $34
3.       Olive Open Back Sweater $49
4.       Violetta Dress $44
5.       Wildling Fringe Sweater $44
  Are stripes your go-to? Do you lean towards polished outfits with lasting style? The classic picks below are for you! With classy necklines, polished collars and scallop hems, these outfits are sure to make you swoon. For additional looks head here, here and here.
1.       Merlot Sleeveless Sweater $42
2.       Whitney Ruffle Neck Tunic $52
3.       Martinique Sweater $44
4.       Denim Darling Coat $79
5.       Kate Top $54

5. Do you get giddy at the sight of lace details? Are delicate florals and feminine colors your go-to? Embrace your inner romantic with the picks below! The airy fabrics and feminine details have will have you swooning. Similar looks also available here , here and here
1.       Crush on You Tunic $44
2.       Holocene Dress $49
3.       Cassiopeia Dress $49
4.       Dreamer Dress $34
5.       Heart Strings Maxi $69

XO Blake