• The Trend Report

    Posted by Annie Potts

    Hey Blissies!!

    We're back to chat about our Trend Report. And what better time to talk festival looks than right before Coachella. So for this trend report, we are showing you a few pieces that are perfect for any festival, including Coachella. 

    Festivals are one of the most sought out events to go to. Every one comes together to have a good time. And the outfits are the second best part of the events next to the music. Every one throws together they're best "care free," fun loving pieces. Every one hears or sees about this, and more so because of one of the biggest festivals: Coachella.  Coachella is one of the biggest music events of the year, and arguably the best in the country. Coachella started in 1999, now 17 years later, it's bigger than ever, often times selling out. Because Coachella is held Indio, CA, essentially put desert, the temperatures can vary, but it tends to be very hot. The fashion tends to be too! Crop tops, bikinis, and flowy pieces tend to lead the way at festivals, so we chose some of our favorites for all the festivals this year. Here are a few:

      


    Tularosa's Walker One Piece is quite possibly one of the cutest one piece's ever. This crocheted bad boy can take you from poolside at a festival, to the show in a minute. Wear it as is on a hot day, or throw on a pair of shorts or jeans. This suit is sure to be a festival and Summer favorite. 

     

     

    Can you say obsessed? Tori Pravers Justina Pants were made for festival season. The outfit options are endless for these. Pair them with a bikini, one piece, tank, crop top....you see where I'm going here. These flowy, striped pants have two large slits on each side keeping you cool and looking flawless. So much yes!!

     

     

     

    Looking for a unique bikini top to wear on those hot festival or Summer days? Spiritual Gangster's Good Vibes Bikini Top is it! The cut is perfect from day to night looks and gives us all the feels. The cute pineapple doesn't hurt. Give out all the right vibes this festival season.  

     

    For those who like to look gorgeous, girly, while still remaining light at festivals, don't worry, I don't blame ya... This Lovers & Friends- Life's a Beach Tube Top is definitely a winner.  This top goes amazingly with jeans, shorts, or even a maxi skirt. You can't go wrong. The best part? Both prints are different, yet equally beautiful. Check it out here in light blue with white floral print.  And here in the navy eyelet.

     

     

     If you could create the perfect desert ready, fun, and unique dress for festivals and getaways... I have a feeling it would be Tularosa's Didion Dress. This wrap dress makes it so easy to look SO good. Throw a hat on and you're ready for anything.

     

     

     Want the easiest to wear, lightest, and cutest outfit? Blue Life's Cassandra Romper is your new go to! This super comfy, "Mykonos Sunset" colored one piece can take you form day to night and have you looking carefree and cute in no time. Dress it up with a hat, booties, and some low cut necklaces. You will not regret wearing this. 

     

     

    Coachells is in the middle of the desert, and in case you weren't aware, it can get up to 120 degrees, easily. It's no surprise that bathing suits are often worn there because of this. The Eclipse One Piece by Blue Life just feels so right. Cool, carefree, and sexy is the perfect combo for any festival or hot day.

     

     

    Shorts are for sure a go to for festival season. I'm obsessed with baggy, low waisted cuts like One Teaspoon's Militaire Shorts. These legit pair well with anything from a bathing suit to a graphic tee, to a tank. These are unique enough to set you apart.Get your hands and buns into these.

     

     

    We all need a standard, yet fun pair of denim shorts. One Teaspoon's Blue Buoy Bandits are definitely necessary. These will legitimately of with anything you pair them with from a blowy top to a crop top. Pair them with a knee high pair of boots, and a low cut tank with a cute bralette for a fun festival look.

     

    These are just some ideas for your festival looks this season. The options at Bliss are endless. Keep an eye open for our upcoming, "What We're Loving" blog next week. It'll be a super fun one featuring more festival/ Coachella looks that we love. Seeing them on our gorgeous models definitely gives us wanderlust. And I'll be back with another Trend Report soon.

    -Annie @Bliss

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  • The Trend Report

    Posted by Annie Potts

    Hey Blissies!!

    We're here to give you another Trend Report. This time we're talking something that's come a long way: The Western Boot. Cowboy boots and those alike aren't anything new to the fashion game, but they sure have many different looks and have been seen much more lately. A once thought of Texas "fad" wasn't typically seen elsewhere. Now, it's everywhere! I couldn't be happier about that.

    "Cowboy boots began and continued to evolve through the late 1800s and the designs were influenced by the European cavalier style of boot, which were characterized by higher heels and better-quality leather. In the 1920s and 1930s cowboy boots became a fashion item as a result of the movies and radio shows about the Wild West. In the 1950s when rodeos became a popular form of entertainment and country music started being heard, the popularity of cowboy boots skyrocketed and millions of pairs were reportedly being made in all shapes, colors and styles.*" Today, the cowboy or western boot has become a strong part of American and Southern culture. While certain trends come and go, boot artisans continue to perfect the craft and use their creativity to create a new era of boot making. 

    Now western boots come in tall, heeled, studded, buckled, bootie etc etc... Here are a few of our favorite: 

    Perhaps one of our most favorite western styled boots: The Cassidy Boot by Matisse is definitely cowboy esque. A faux embossed overlay and a faux wooden heel give the Cassidy boot a vegan friendly appeal. With dual side elastic goring, a rear pull loop, and modest heel, these boots are made for walking! Shop The Cassidy Boot here.

     

    The Espana Suede Bootie by Matisse is a perfect example of western cowboy and modern. It features the most perfect tassels on the heel. This style comes in tan and black and is sure to bring a whole new look to your outfit. Shop The Espana Suede Bootie here. 

     

    The Courage Brown Booties by Matisse are such a classic western look! The color of these is gorgeous, and they're super versatile. They can be worn with anything and suit just about any one. I love the way they look with denim. Shop The Courage Brown Booties here!

     

    Ah, The Easy Street Boot by Matisse. Perhaps the most versatile boot. The simple black design make this boot perfect for any occasion. They'll easily be your go to boots. These are the kinda boots that even with major wear and tear, still look amazing. Definitely a must have. Shop Matisse's Easy Street Boot here!

     

    Your boot dreams have been answered! The Miranda Black Suede Boot by Matisse is everything we wanted and hoped for. The deep V on these bad boys create sophistication and uniqueness, while the tassels keep things ol' western. And the heel, the heel is the perfect amount. Shop Matisse's Miranda Black Suede Bootie here!

     

     

    Ah, the Neil Studded Black Bootie by Matisse. Definitely a favorite of mine. They're the perfect amount of badass while still remaining easy enough to match anything. This studded bootie is super comfortable and the shape screams cowboy. Shop the Neil Studded Boot here! 

     

    Okay, I hate playing favorites, but I have to! The Orlin Boots by Matisse are my absolute favorite western style boot. I am obsessed with this look. The spotted cow hair bootie is unique and the low cut style makes it easy to wear with so many styles. If you're looking for something different to spice up your shoe option, this is it! Shop Matisse Orlin Boot here!

     

     

     Yes! SO much yes! The Cruz Boot by Matisse are so fun! These puppies come in tan and black, and you wouldn't regret either color, or both. The Amuse Society and Matisse collab came up with these stitched booties with a perfect heel. Add in the opening V pocket and you're golden. Shop the Cruz Boot here in black!  And Cruz here in tan!

     

    Last, but not least! Matisse's Pronto Boot in Saddle. Your e everyday, western, easy wear boot. The distressed suede adds a worn in look, while the split shaft created an amazing look. The light brown color makes this boot easy to pair with anything. Shop the Pronto Boot here! 

     

    All of these western boot looks are on trend now, just as they were decades ago. The cowboy look, whether tall, short, heeled, or embellished are here to stay. 

    Keep your eyes peeled and browsers open for another Trend Report soon!

    -Annie at Bliss

     

    *Reference: A Brief History of the Western Cowboy Boot by Jakki Francis

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  • What We're Loving

    Posted by Annie Potts

    Hey Blissies!!

    We're back at it with another What We're Loving post for your eyes to enjoy.

    It's March, and I'm hoping and praying for more sunshiny days and higher temps. I'm over the rain, clouds and winter blues. Definitely in need of some beach days and wearing less layers. How are you feeling? Similar to me? One thing holding it all together is we are jam packed with so many new items that it's been so difficult to pick which to style to show you all. All these Spring & Summer styles are so fun!

    While there are so many styles to show, here are a few we love that are perfect to take you anywhere from date night, to the beach, to the gym, on vacation, or a casual night out.

    I love this outfit so much! It's simple, easy, and so pretty for any occasion. I love it for a date night or girls night out. The colors mesh well together, and that mustardy yellow is gorgeous on just about every one. Take Tularosa's Aspen Long Sleeve Blouse and One Teaspoons Blue Bone Bandits or pretty much and pair of One Teaspoon shorts for that matter, and you're golden. Literally. Lastly, definitely add in a  super beautiful pair of earrings. I'm lusting over Ettika's Tassel Earrings that we used. They look like they were made to match this outfit. It definitely adds a perfect touch.

     

     

    There's something about finding that perfect bathing suit... and I'm fairly certain this is the one! It's the right amount of feminine, sexy, and cute. Pair Blue Life's Flutter One Piece and One Teaspoon's Blue Jane Southbank Denim Shirt. The shirt is on trend and will never go out of style. It will look good with any outfit you pair it with, but it definitely looks amazing with the swimsuit. This beach look can go from sand to street with any pair of shorts or jeans. You can't go wrong with these!

     

     

    I gotta tell ya, as a photographer, this color palette really gets me going! I am obsessed with the pinks and tanks and the dark vintage washes. So good. This sporty/ gym look is perfect for just that or for a casual day. I paired Spiritual Gangster's Namaste Ombre Festival Tank and Spiritual Gangster's Asana Shorts to create this cute combo. To piece the whole look together, don't forget a natural hat like Sweat Active 6 Panel Ultra Suede Baseball Cap and a pair of sunnies like Quay's Brooklyn Black Pink Mirror Sunglasses. What a killer combo!

     

    Lusting over this super simple and comfy outfit! It's perfect for anything! Literally. Beach trip, vacation, casual day out having fun... anything! All you need is Spiritual Gangsters Island Lotus Ruffle Romper, a denim shirt, and Skinny Dips Charlie Navy Fur Backpack and you're done my friend. And looking good! 

     

    I try not to choose too many favorites... but THIS is my favorite sweater! I am legit obsessed with it!  It's the perfect fit, and comfort, and obviously the perfect slogan. I wouldn't mind if it was in my closet. Pair the No Problemo Sweater by Wildfox and One Teaspoons Blue Bone Bandit Shorts. Add a pop of fun color with Lack of Colors Pink Velour Hat. The hat is so sweet and definitely versatile. I feel like the three of these items are all staples.

     

    I hope you guys love these looks! Happy Shopping & if you have any of these pieces, please tag us in your photos! We love to see how you style and wear them. 

     For more photos and higher quality, we'd love for you to follow us on Instagram: @gypsylovin85 and @blissbandits.

     *All photos taken and credited by Annie Potts.

    We'll be back with another, "What We're Loving" post soon! Stay tuned!

    Until then... be well, stay active, and smile.

    -Annie at Bliss 

    **If you're in the OC area, have had some modeling experience and would like to model for us, please direct message me on IG @ gypsylovin85.

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  • Yoga Retreat BLISS

    Posted by Lauren Robertstad

     

    We believe in lifting others with BLISS, and we couldn't think of a better way to do it than with our #BLISSBANDITS ambassador @KellyPenderYoga! Interested in jetting off to a tropical locale & getting ultra zen? Us too. Do us a favor; pack us in your suitcase-

    Self-Realization & Empowerment Yoga Retreat

    Come surrender to nature and join Kelly PenderLoren Lotus for 6 days of sacred movement and meditation in the lush jungles and tropical beaches of Colombia ♥ Join us from
    Monday, July 24th - Saturday, July 29th at the
    Gitana del Mar Beach Resort on the Caribbean coast of Colombia!

    We will dive deep below the layers of our being to cleanse our Chakra System (wheels of energy located in our spine), asana (physical postures), meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and an introduction to Yoga Nidra on our beach front yoga shala.
    The purpose of this retreat is to revive our creative fire and explore with different practices how to provide you with the tools to develop your own personal practice for self-realization. All levels are welcome and no previous experience necessary.

    Included in your stay:
    - 6 days and 5 nights at the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort
    - 2 Yoga classes a day (morning & evening)
    - 3 Organic, farm-fresh meals a day (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options available)
    - 1 Thai or deep tissue massage
    - Daily Yoga workshops, jungle adventures and excursions of your liking to explore on your own or with the group!

    Daily excursions and jungle adventures to National Parks, Waterfalls and River Tubing are offered along with the option to explore individually. Our retreat will conclude with a Full Moon Ceremony celebration on the beach.

    We would love to have you there! All levels of Yogis are welcome and there will be something to gain from this retreat for any and everyone.

    To reserve your space a $300.00 nonrefundable deposit is requested.

    Triple occupany = $990
    Double occupancy = $1390
    Single occupancy = $1690


    Book with a friend before April 1st and EACH receive $100 off!
    We are also offering payment plan options to make it feasible.

    There are triple, double & single occupancy available but we do have singles booking and we are happy to pair you up with people to share a triple or double!

    For more information & booking please email me or ColombiaRetreat@gmail.com

    I would love to have you join us for this magical, healing week in Colombia!

    In Love & Light,
    Kelly
    Happy Travels, BLISS BANDITS! Make sure to mention us in your booking!
    XOXO
    Lauren at Team Bliss

     

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  • The Trend Report

    Posted by Annie Potts

    Hey Blissies!! 

    It's no secret that Denim is in! Let's be real, has it ever not been? Apparently, not... 

    Denim is a type of cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. Warp threads of denim fabric are dyed in indigo while weft threads remain plain white. That is why denim is blue on the one side and white on the other. When used for jeans, denim is turned blue on the outside and because of the way it is made, it fades in a characteristic way. 

    The word “denim” comes from fabric "serge de Nimes" made in France city of Nimes from where it originates. It has been used in America since the late 18th century, colored blue with indigo dye to make blue jeans. Jeans come from "Genes" - a name given by French to Genoa and the people from Genoa where the cotton trousers were made.

    Denim was first used for clothes worn by workers because of its high durability. Then it became widely popular in the 1930s when Hollywood started making cowboy movies in which actors wore jeans.

    So, denim has surpassed the length of time & history, and still remains our favorite. That's why it's on our "Trend Report," We're showing you what's how it's popping up all over the place, how to add it to your closet and how to wear it different ways. 

    There are so many ways to wear denim, but here are 5 that are staples:

    1.The denim jacket

    2.The glamorous look

    3. The denim shirt

    4. Any denim accessories

    5. Double denim- yes a Canadian tuxedo!

    One major way denim has been coming up, is ombre'd. Who would have thought this hair trend would look so, so good on denim. Natasia sports her ombre'd denim jacket with amazing baggy distressed jeans. A total must have combo! I'm obsessed with this denim look. Shop a similar look: One Teaspoon Santa Cruz Baggies and One Teaspoon Malt Awesome Baggies. 

    Denim jackets- the must have! This is no surprise, but finding the perfect fit and color is the trick. A big trend are patches on them. Remember in the mid 90's when patches were everywhere- well bring em back out, because they're back. I love this effortless combo One Teaspoon used here with the oversized denim shorts, easy white tee, and denim jacket. Shop a similar look: One Teaspoon Blue Bone Bandit Shorts and One Teaspoon Blue Buoy Bandit Shorts.

    Don't be scared to wear a denim jacket with a sweater! It looks amazing while keeping you cozy. The key here is to make sure your denim jacket isn't the cropped length. It needs to be a longer fit. Sarah's combo looks flawless here. The turtleneck give the denim a new feel. Try rolling the sleeves up in a loose way to show off the layers. Shop a similar look: One Teaspoon Santa Cruz Rock N Roller Jacket. 

    The denim shirt! It's every one's must have! Especially ours! This one is distressed and super cool. Shop a similar look: One Teaspoon Blue Jane Southbank Jean Shirt. 

    Loving this light wash denim shirt! It pairs perfectly with any color washed jeans. Shop a similar look: One Teaspoon Fox Black Awesome Baggies. 

    Why don't we wear denim to the beach more? This denim jacket looks amazing with Jules' swim suit. It makes for a perfect beach ensemble.

    Um, is this double denim combo not the absolute cutest? Obsessed with how Wendy tied her denim shirt up to look cropped to accent her distressed denim jeans. It gives any ordinary denim top a fresh look. Shop a similar look: One Teaspoon Cobaine Awesome Baggies and One Teaspoon Diamonde Awesome Baggies

    Classic denim on denim with a trench coat and hat? YES! This super casual look, looks so put together.

    Another classic denim on denim combo. Definitely try tucking that denim shirt into your jeans. It looks polished and cool. Add some heels for an elegant look with a casual outfit. Shop a similar look: Lovers + Friends Casey Denim Shirt. 

    Layers, layers, layers! Sazan looks perfect with her denim. She layered, and layerd some more, and I'm not angry about it. It looks comfy and fun. Add pops of color or plaid to spice things up. 

    A killer denim combo! I can't get enough of this! A long line denim jacket, a denim purse, and denim heels? YES! SO MUCH YES! Denim accessories are on the rise. And this outfit proves why. Shop similar accessories: Vanessa Mooney The Jaclyn Choker and Skinny Dip Denim Star Bumbag. Skinny Dip Wasted Cross Body Bag

    What can I say about Kourt's look... it's flawless. The light wash denim shirt and extreme destroyed jeans are killer with neutral accents. Did you think extreme distressing was a thing of the past? Nope. Shop a similar look: One Teaspoon Le Surf Awesome Baggies. 

     

    As you can see, whether it's dipped, ripped, patched, light, dark, ombre, etc. denim is all the rage, especially denim shirts and accessories of lately.  

    Shop all of our amazing denim pieces- be sure to be on the look out for more denim soon!

    And keep your eyes peeled and browsers open for another Trend Report soon!

    -Annie

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