Friday, July 30, 2010

Meredith in new print

Check out Meredith in our natural ivy print. How to about a pair of denim capri's or shorts and an orange blouse. Very trendy in orange. Or try brown bottoms and a white or red top. You could even do a green top with white bottoms. A neutral color bag like this goes with just about everything! How would you wear her?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fab Finds!

From the website...
Founded by high school sweethearts, Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, and built on a foundation of love for vintage and retro clothing, is an online clothing, accessories, and decor retailer that aims to provide a fun and engaging shopping atmosphere for you,our customer.

One stop shopping at it's best! This site is definitely being bookmarked. How can you go wrong in a simple sun dress for $49.99. Pair it with a super cute pair of sandals for $24.99 and a trendy necklace for $17.99. Hmmm, let's pair it once again with Morgan in sun blue.

Click here to submit a Fab Find! and be entered into our monthly drawing to win something fabulous from our website!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fab Finds!

Gap Stores
From the website...
We've kept what you love about our long and lean jeans--the easy fit and wider leg--while improving the construction for a more flattering fit. Smart design updates lift the seat, slim the hips, and lengthen the legs.

How can you beat a pair of white jeans for $24.99? There sure is plenty of season left to wear these and white is flattering for all women and goes with everything! Hurry though it does seem the inventory is quickly diminishing on many sizes.

Or maybe you like this chambray dress for $24.99? A blend of cotton and silk means comfort! So let's pair the white jeans with our Meredith in mint and throw on a tee in just about any color. And let's pair the dress with Morgan in sun blue. Very cute!

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Fab Finds! Call for Submissions!

Now accepting submissions for our our Fab Finds! feature.

How it Works:
Find a great website or great outfit, even one piece of clothing that not only is trendy and fashionable but also affordable. Submit a link to the website or a picture of the outfit or article of clothing along with price and where to find. You will receive one entry for every submission (whether or not it is used on the blog) into our monthly drawing to win something fabulous from the Blue Orchid website. One winner will be drawn at random and announced at the end of the month.

To Submit:
Email your finds to be sure to include information on where to find along with price. If your fab find is used you will receive credit on our blog (be sure to include your blog or website if applicable). Submit often! Contact us with any questions. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fab Finds!
From the website...
The 15 Dollar Store is in the business of providing fashion conscious Juniors the highest quality, in-season clothing at extremely reasonable prices.

That's right everything is $15.00! Ok there are no returns allowed but for approximately $20.00 you can get a great blouse. Doesn't work for you? Hand it over to a friend. We love this Heart Soul satin and jersey tank. It features a bold, abstract print with a scoop neckline. The stretch jersey bodice drops to banded waist (flattering;). Top it over a pair of white pants/capri's, add a pair of drop earrings. Perfect with our Meredith in giraffe! Have you purchased anything from this store? If so share your experience.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Fab Finds!

From the website...
At eShakti, a woman can shop for exactly what she wants - no compromise, no premium to pay. She can ask for the fabric, color, body, styling and sizing that she likes. Never again will a woman have to hear that her size is not available.

What a great find! A clothing store where you can order what you want in the size you want with a no hassle, money-back guarantee on sales returns. Yes you can really customize the clothes including bra cup size, length, neckline shape and even sleeve type. And the best part - really cute clothes. Our favorite is this trapunto trim top in red ($39.95). Wear it over a pair of white capri's or dark denim jeans. Perfect with our Meredith bag in cherry blossom. Take some time to look around. What is your favorite?

Click here to submit a Fab Find! and be entered into our monthly drawing to win something fabulous from our website!

What a great way to start the week

Received this email yesterday - can't think of a better way to start the week! Linda Myers of Willoughby Hills, Ohio writes...

Received my blue poppy bag and it is lovely...hopefully i will get as many compliments from this bag as my previous purchase. I can't tell you how many people have stopped me and asked me where i got my beautiful summer bag and I always tell them. Thanks so much for your unique line.

Thanks Linda for the smile on my face!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New store!

Blue Orchid Handbags are now available at Gestures in Rocky River, Ohio. I am so excited to be a part of the store. I dropped off the bags last week and spent some time wandering around and I can honestly tell you it is one of the best laid out stores I have seen. It has a great ambiance and a wonderful selection of great local artists. Make an effort to stop in and check it out. Tell Valerie and Chris I sent you!

Coming soon...OOAK bags! What does that mean? They are bags which are produced in very limited numbers. It maybe one bag or three but not anymore. Over the years I have collected various fabrics simply because they caught my eye. Now it's time to use some of those fabrics and make some one of a kind bags. Look for a separate area on the website and updates in our newsletter.

Friday, July 2, 2010

A small set back

A couple of days ago I managed to cut my finger requiring 12 stitches. The pain has subsided but not the annoyance. I am so irritated with myself - but as everyone tells me things happen and that's all there is to it! I will tell you it has not stopped me but it has slowed me down. I bring this up because of a comment a customer made to me in reply to my telling her her order is a day or so behind schedule. She so graciously said not a problem but it was her comment that the bag was her indulgence for herself that made me smile. First I am so honored that she allowed one of my bags to be her indulgence and second it made me think about what I do when I want to indulge myself.

My indulgence depends on the weather. In the warm months I love to play in my garden. Trimming, dead heading, watering whatever needs to be done and more. In the winter I love to take a day off and watch tv or read a book and simply do nothing. As for a material indulgence I would say it has to be a beautiful pair of shoes that I simply don't need! Hmmm maybe it's time;)

How do you indulge yourself? Please share.