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Festival Favorites April 18, 2017 14:24
Festival season is here in full swing! Read on to see a few of our favorite all day concert looks for the desert and other venues.
This flirty little off the shoulder number is the perfect way to stay cool in the dessert heat! Not to mention it has flowy pom pom sleeves that go perfectly with a fun festival hat. Pair it with lace up sandals, a delicate choker, and a wide brimmed fedora for the full look!
If your a maxi lover then the Denise Denim Maxi is just what you need for a weekend of seeing your favorite artists! This floor length boho dress features high side slits, a top ruffle, and off the shoulder cut. We love it with layered necklaces and nude sandals.
This long sleeve cold shoulder is a fun festival piece we can't keep our eyes off of! With a cold shoulder and ruffled skirt the Cadence Cold Shoulder Dress in a must pack. Pair it with neutral booties and a fun bandana for the full look.
Share your favorite festival looks with us by tagging #BaileyBlue!
One Dress, Three Ways March 22, 2017 10:08
We all have that go-to dress that we can style for almost any occasion. This spring that dress would be our Sorry Sailor Striped Off the Shoulder Dress. Read on to see how three different bloggers style this dress to match their personal aesthetic!
Blogger Megan Thomas of the Bourbon Blonde has a knack for statement accessories and classic pieces. She paired this striped dress with a vintage inspired denim jacket and bold red bandana for a chic Americana look. Check out her full blog for more styling details!
For a more edgy-cool look we love how blogger Marinette of Manetteism paired this dress with a black leather jacket and heeled booties for a recent road trip. This avionics technician turned blogger is always sharing her travel adventures and we can't get enough! See her full blog for more fashion and travel inspiration.
For a more feminine-chic look we love how blogger Amy Michelle of Style and Sequins paired the Sorry Sailor Striped Off the Shoulder Dress with gold bracelets, statement earrings, and a nude braided purse. As a teacher during the day and blogger on the side, Amy loves to dress up and especially accessorize when she's not with her students! See her full blog for more styling inspiration.
Share your looks with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou!
Blogger of the Week: Ashley Carrington February 24, 2017 12:27
A trend we can't help but get on board with this spring is casual stripes! And there is nothing more fun than a bold stripe on a classic silhouette. Midwest and East Coast Blogger, Ashley Carrington, of All Dressed Up styles our Sydney Striped Wrap Dress with nude flats, over sized shades, and a classic cream purse. We just love her combination of classic and feminine pieces. Read on to see more styling details and where to get this whole look:
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This Sydney Striped Wrap Dress is an effortlessly chic maxi with a ribbon tie waist and flirty flutter sleeves! It is perfect for brunch with friends or a casual date night.
Pairing it with nude flats keeps the look chic and of course comfortable! We are currently coveting this pair from Nordstrom.
These reflective blush sunnies from Quay are the perfect feminine touch to add to this look, not to mention they have stunning metallic frames! We love them with just about any dress.
Blogger of the Week: Kathryn Nicolaus February 10, 2017 11:59
We always love a little street style inspiration from some of our favorite style icons. Blogger Kathryn Nicolaus styled our Never Too Much Navy Long Sleeve Dress to look just like one of Blake Lively's recent daytime looks! Read on to see how to style this look.
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This navy long sleeve chiffon dress is just right for a casual day with friends or date night. And it comes with a detachable necklace!
Pair it with these heeled cut-out booties to complete the look and add a little flirty twist. We are loving this pair from Chinese Laundry that go with pretty much any casual look in your closet, not to mention they are super comfy!
On the Road Again: Santa Barbara Bound January 19, 2017 14:16
With a break in this crazy LA rain we are driving up the coast for a weekend of exploring and relaxing in Santa Barbara! With just a short two hours of seaside driving up the coast and out of the city you'll arrive in the cutest of beach towns that is what we like to call the American Riviera. Read on to see what we will be doing, eating, where we will be staying, and of course what we plan to pack!
What to See:
From beautiful coastal views to local landmarks and Santa Barbara's main street, there is no shortage of fun! The first on our list is our favorite local view.
Being along the beautiful central coast there is no shortage of stunning views and fun hikes! Inspiration point, just a short 10 minute drive from State St. is the perfect place to enjoy the Santa Barbara sunset. Starting at the end of Tunnel road, the hike is a not too strenuous 3.75 miles round trip ending at a gorgeous lookout of the whole coast line and Santa Cruz islands. We recommend starting just a couple hours before sunset to get the best view at the top and of course bring your camera!
For a piece of Santa Barbara history we recommend taking a trip to the mission! Founded in 1786 the mission has been around for over 200 years and has beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. You can buy a ticket to take a tour of the inside or explore the gardens and outside of the historical building.
Image Source: Santa Barbara Mission
What to Do:
From walking around downtown to exploring the different districts, there are so many unique spots in Santa Barbara to explore when in town. These activities are a few of our musts while in Santa Barbara!
Walk the Blocks of State Street
Whether you want to do some light shopping or grab a bite to eat, State Street is the place to go. State is the main street of Downtown Santa Barbara and has pretty much anything you would need in 10 character filled blocks of bustling locals and visitors. Park a few blocks away to avoid the parking garages and walk on over to enjoy this quintessential part of SB.
Image Source: Visit Santa Barbara
Explore the Funk Zone
For live music, vintage stores, and some of the best local food, the Funk Zone is the place to go. This small area just a few blocks south of State Street is an up and coming spot for local art, breweries, and coffee shops you will not want to miss.
Image Source: New Horizons for SB Funk Zone
Where to Eat:
This popular little coffee spot in the center of the Funk Zone is the perfect place for an afternoon pick me up or casual lunch date. Best known for their penny covered walls and delicious java, Lucky Penny is one lucky find. Not to mention they do have great food! And be sure to snap a picture in front of their penny tiled walls.
Image Source: Santa Barbara Lucky Penny
If you haven't been to Jeannine's for brunch you are just missing out! This bakery and restaurant in Santa Barbara and Montecito is a local family owned favorite. From wholesome breakfast classics to amazing fresh baked scones and cappuccinos, Jeannine's is a cozy Santa Barbara staple. And the downtown Santa Barbara location on Figueroa St. is just a block off State St. and walking distance from the shops!
Image Source: Jeannine's
Where to Stay:
The quaint tropical getaway is perfect for two with its beautiful garden, bright spacious room, and just walking distance from downtown. Just ask in advance and you can even get a ride from the trains station!
Only blocks away from the mission and a twenty minute walk to downtown, this bright and private guest cottage makes for the perfect weekend escape. With picturesque bougainvillea growing over the French style garden and an ocean view deck you'll never want to check out!
What to Pack:
A casual weekend getaway up the coast calls for the perfect packing list! This is what we will be bringing for a weekend in SB.
This effortless boho off the shoulder dress is just right for strolling the streets of State or hanging by the beach. And it has little pom pom sleeve detailing!
We absolutely can't get enough of neutral lace up sandals. This pair of Jeffrey Campbell heels goes with pretty much any casual dress and your favorite boyfriend jeans!
Any California staycation calls for a great hat. This wide-brimmed fedora from Lack of Color is just how we like to keep the sun off our face while adding a little extra drama to our casual look.
Share your favorite Santa Barbara spots with us in the comments below and be sure to tag us in your adventures using the #baileyblueonyou!
Blogger of the Week: Andy Garcia January 05, 2017 09:15
Staying warm for winter events is a must and we absolutely love how Washington based blogger Andrea Garcia styled our See Me Sparkle sequined romper.
From bombers and ripped jeans to feminine dresses and velvet booties, Andrea has a major eye for upcoming trends. We just can't get enough of her styling details! Read on to see how she styled our See Me Sparkle romper for colder weather.
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A chic coat with faux fur is one of our winter essentials! Not too mention they are super soft and cozy. This faux fur bomber from Urban Outfitters is great with a little black romper or even your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans.
With an all black look we love to add a pop off color, and a pair of lush velvet heels does just that! This pair from Lulus is the perfect feminine shoe to add to this look. And they match just about anything.
Just add your favorite cross-body bag and you are all set for a night out on the town! See Andy's blog for more of her styling inspiration.
The Holiday Gaucho Look December 09, 2016 15:18
Invited to some last minute holiday parties and not sure what to wear?! Well we've got you covered. Read on to see how we are styling our low-maintenance, high drama Girls Night Gaucho Jumpsuit.
This little black jumpsuit features a strapless sweetheart neckline, pleated gaucho pant, and dramatic flared leg.
We paired the jumpsuit with this shimmery rose gold bomber jacket from Nasty Gal to add a pop of color and some holiday flare. Not to mention we love the gold zipper detailing.
For a little more edge and for a warmer winter shoe we love these fitted black booties. They also pair perfectly with almost any boyfriend jeans!
To finish it all off we are drooling over this shimmery zipper clutch from Rebecca Minkoff. It's just the right size to carry your party essentials without getting in the way on the dance floor. And how can you resist all the sparkle?!
Share your holiday party looks with us by tagging #baileyblue on Instagram or Twitter!
Blogger of the Week - Lauren Middledorf November 17, 2016 10:01
It's finally starting to feel a little bit like fall here in LA and we just can't get enough of this layered look styled by blogger Lauren Middledork of It's All Good Blog!
This North Virginia based blogger has a wonderfully mixed classic and feminine style with just a bit of edge. And we just love how she mixes low and high budget items for an all around stunning look. Read on to see just how she styled our Sleeveless Shirtdress in Olive.
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A great layering sweater is a winter necessity! We are loving this open grey cardi from Madewell. Not to mention it is currently on sale!
You can pretty much never go wrong with a neutral bootie. To add a little flare to a simpler dress we love this pair from Urban Outfitters with cut out details and just the right amount of heel!
To add a pop of red and just the right amount of holiday flare to this dress we love a plaid scarf! This scarf from Lulus is under $25 and the perfect way to stay cozy during the holidays. We love to mix it up with a pair of boyfriend jeans and simple tee as well!
Getting Halloween Ready with Our Favorite LBD October 27, 2016 14:24
Halloween is right around the corner and if you still don't have your costume ready this is a quick, flirty cat look you can make just days before!
First off, you will need to get your favorite Little Black Dress out of your closet. We are currently coveting our Danika Deep V Dress because of its structured v-neck front and fuller skirt! You can also opt for black skinny jeans and a fitted black long sleeve.
Once you have the perfect LBD or any all black look you will need to get your hands on a cute pair of cat ears like these ones below or make a pair with some felt, hot glue, and a headband!
Image Source: Forever21
To really make the look complete we love to add a statement faux fur jacket (it will also keep you nice and warm when you are out and about on Halloween night) like this one from Asos. And if you have a black leather jacket in your closet that works as a great substitute!
Image Source: Asos
To finish the whole look off we added a fun, tall black bootie! We are currently loving this pair from Asos because of the extra tassle detail and bonus they are on sale!
Share your Halloween looks and ideas with us on Instagram by tagging #baileyblue!
On the Road Again: Nashville Bound October 11, 2016 12:09
We are on the road again taking a trip to Nashville to see some sights and get our live music fix! Read on to hear more about what to see, what to do, where to stay, what to eat, and of course, what to wear! You won't want to miss this country music inspired look!
What to See:
It's hard to do a city trip without seeing the biggest landmarks! And Nashville, being known as the country music capital, has a whole lot of historic music spots you must stop by to check out.
Image Source: Country Music Hall of Fame
First on the list is the Country Music Hall of Fame. Their current exhibit, "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats," shows how greats like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash came to record in Nashville and what happened to the music scene after their arrival. The exhibit also features listening booths from various legendary artists. Check out their calendar for upcoming events, performances, and film screenings!
Image Source: Bluebird Cafe
This little 90 person cafe venue is famous for having singers and songwriters perform their greatest hits in a small acoustic setting. Stop by for an open mic night or to see local songwriters perform. You can check their calendar beforehand to see who will be performing!
Image Souce: The Ryman
This legendary auditorium built in the 1880s was the original home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of bluegrass. Does anyone else love a good bango? Many legendary performers have played at the Ryman and still count it as a favorite venue with amazing acoustics. From big name indie bands to some of country's most famous, you can see a wide range of performances or take a tour of the historic builing! See the upcoming lineups on their site.
What to Do:
Image Source: Grand Ole Opry
The so called "Home of American Music" is a must see on a trip to Nashville. The Opry, starting out as a radio broadcast in 1925, has grown into an entertainment legend. Their yearly Opry showcases feature eight artists a show from country legends to today's top entertainers. See what amazing shows they have coming up and if you can't make it in person tune into their radio broadcast.
Image Source: Hatch Show Print
If your a big fan of great print work and especially letterpress you must stop by Hatch Show Print! This historic print shop has been in business and keeping up with the times since 1879. From workshops to their rotating gallery there is always something to do! They are also featured in Nashville's Saturday Art Crawls. Not to mention, it's the nation's oldest working letterpress poster shop.
Where to Stay:
These cute Nashville Airbnbs will make you feel like a local! What better way to get a real feel for the city and its charm than staying in a one-of-a-kind Nashville apartment?
This adorable little urban loft is a cozy place for one or two walking distance from many fun spots close to downtown. And it sure has a lot of Nashville charm! It's the perfect spot to stay in and cook a Nashville inspired recipe or have a night out on the town.
What to Eat:
Image Source: Husk
Nashville isn't just notorious for its music scene, but also its food! These two spots are definitely on our radar. First on our list is Husk. This popular spot serves delicious farm to table southern comfort food from shrimp and grits to house cornbread.
Image Source: Americano
The Americano is small plate dining at its finest. This midtown Nashville Spanish and Mediterranean inspired tapas restaurant is the perfect place to try and share new dishes with friends!
What to Wear:
For this trip to Nashville we decided to style our dresses with a little southern charm and country flare, because do we really need an excuse? You can never go wrong with a fun cowboy inspired boot.
A heeled bootie with cut-outs? yes please! This western twist on the classic heeled bootie is a must have to wear with dresses or even your favorite skinny jeans. They are made just for some late Nashville nights.
When in doubt, add a hat. This vintage inspired wide brimmed fedora with vintage 50's ribbon ads a little sparkle while giving your face some shade on the Nashville city streets. Wear it back farther on your head for more nighttime look.
Last but not least we like to switch out our usual tote for a chic backpack, this makes exploring and taking pics a whole lot easier! Share your Nashville adventures with us by tagging #BaileyBlue. And comment below with your favorite Nashville spots!
Blogger of the Week - Audrey Madison Stowe October 03, 2016 13:56
Audrey Stowe is a blogger we just can't help looking to for styling inspiration. She is a college student, southern girl, and coffee addict with one heck of an eye. From darling dresses to bright bold accessories she knows just how to put together a stunning and unique look.
She recently styled our Linnaea dress with a bold red statement purse, lace up pointy flats, and layered bracelets. Read on to get the full look!
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A serious pop of color adds a fun edge to any look, especially a bold red! We love this red cross body bag from fossil. It also works with a causal denim outfit and sneakers.
For a casual daytime look with a flirty spin we love a lace up version of the pointy toed flat. Not only are they versatile but they are great for walking around town. We absolutely love this cut out detail pair from Lulus.
Check out Audrey's full blog for more style inspiration!
Blogger of the Week - Mallory Sauer July 19, 2016 16:46
Denver based blogger Mallory Sauer gives us major closet envy with her collection of adorable shoes, accessories, and dresses. When she is not blogging you can find her teaching barre, designing, or out and about in the city. We just can't get enough of her looks and amazing Denver backdrops!
She styled our Cadence Cold Shoulder Dress in Ivory with grey open toed mules, a statement necklace, and beachy waves. Read on to get the full look!
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A fun heeled mule dresses up any look! We especially love this grey suede pair from Steve Madden. They are so versatile and look great with even a pair of jeans or denim shorts!
To add a little sparkle to this simple white summer dress we like to layer on a fun boho necklace! This long double chain necklace from Forever21 adds just the right amount of sparkle without breaking the bank. (Seriously its only $5.99!)
To top it all off we always love to carry a fun cross body purse. I mean how else would you carry all your daytime essentials? This fun number from Urban Outfitters is easy and chic with its neutral suede.
Check out Mallory's full blog for more style inspiration!
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