Friday, May 2, 2014

Must Have Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2014

Hey all!  I'm back! 

Finally had a come-to-Jesus moment that I needed to get my honey back on the blog :)

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I've done some research (of course since I'm now a boutique owner!) and I've come up with some of the top trends this year for Spring/Summer and some pieces we have at Bizi Bee Boutique to help you get the look! Also, stay tuned for our new pieces that will be coming in for summer! :)



According to Elle, these are some of the top trends this year:


Crop Tops
For those of us who remember the 90's, we might have been shocked when this trend came back around, but there is a correct way to pull this look off and it's FAB!  Start workin' those abs ladies!

Elle's models:

Some Bizi Bee Boutique pieces:

This piece actually covers two trends in one! The crop top and the embellished trend (see later in post).
Find this piece at the BBB for $95!

We just got this one in! Love this feminine crop top for $73!



 Sheer
And now you're really thinking, "Seriously?" But trust me.

Elle's models:





A Bizi Bee Boutique piece:

Again, this piece is actually doing two trends in one! Florals and sheer! We're just THAT good ;)
Find this piece at the BBB for $55!


Graphic Patterns
No, not graphic tees.

Elle's models:





Bizi Bee Boutique:

Awesome cotton jumpsuit! For $80! So comfortable.


Fringe
And ohhhh do we do fringe well!

Elle's models:



Bizi Bee Boutique:

Fringe, denim top! So adorable, for just $48!

 Our fringe bags are so adorable, ranging in price.  This one is $95.  We have the top too for $78!


Embellished Details
Bling bling!

Elle:





Bizi Bee Boutique:

Adorable dress with embellished collar! Just $51!

Florals
Flowers, man!


Elle:

Bizi Bee Boutique:

Adorable maxi dress for $107.

High-low floral dress with tie in the back for $110.

Floral print dress or tunic for $82!


Thanks to our featured models Shelby Doria and Torrie Dale!

Stay tuned everyone for more pieces that come in!  If you're interested in any of these pieces please email me at bizi@bizibeeboutique.com.  Please keep in mind that there are limited sizing in these pieces, we may not have your size in every piece when you message me.

Until next time!


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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Bizi Bee Boutique!

Hi Friends! 

I would like to officially introduce the Bizi Bee Boutique on the blog! Though the store was based off of this blog, the clothing sold is not riding clothes. We sell women's everyday clothing and accessories with some equestrian accents. We wanted to be something different at the horse shows with everyday clothing. We will travel to horse shows and around the midwest to set up shop.  

Though I've been working on the store since summer, I have only had a few openings so far.  We opened in November at the Lake St. Louis Hunter/Jumper show indoors as a soft opening.  It turned out to be a great success! We then opened at the Lake St. Louis Hunter/Jumper show for two weeks in December and we were a great success then as well! 

Since then, the airstream has been finished, with many thanks to Lisa Schierholz.
We have had two openings in Kansas City with the trailer and we have already been contacted to be on Channel 41 News! 

I couldn't be more excited about the store that was inspired by this blog! And, I couldn't be more grateful to the readers, fans and supporters of the blog for making this possible.  

My team, small yet fierce, has gotten me here as well.  I could't have done any of this without each one of them.




Here's some pictures of our before and after shots of the 1969 Airstream! Holy cow…the difference! Haha

Before:




After: 





Like the Facebook for frequent updates about where we will be set up and what new products we have!  We have a website, but the Facebook has more constant information.



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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Three Steps to Get the Equestrian Look Without Using Riding Clothes by Guest Blogger Rebecca Craft

Three-step plan to get the equestrian look without using riding clothes
The equestrian look is one of the most luxurious styles in the world of fashion. After all, horse riding has long been considered the hobby of the rich and famous, so it only makes sense for the clothing to appear just as lavish.
In this guide, we present you with three items of clothing that allow you to get the equestrian look – which is just as good for a night out, as a day in the stables - without having to splash out on a collection of specialist riding clothes.

For the upper body…buy a padded gilet

Equestrian clothing is principally designed to keep those wearing the garments nice and warm – you are certain to get a chill if you ride a horse at full gallop across the countryside, in a loose fitting t-shirt and shorts.
When it comes to heading out around town though, you will not want to be sweltering in thick clothing or having to carry a heavy coat around wherever you go.
This is where padded gilets can assist. Just take a look at this body warmer from the Katie Price Equestrian clothing collection. The detachable hood and zipped pockets make the item extremely practical, while you also have the option of creating a bold style with a black gilet, or making sure you get noticed in a snazzy pink number.

Bridleway Ladies' Padded Gilet


For the legs…buy a pair of jodhpurs

Riding a horse in a pair of jodhpurs will offer you unrivalled comfort. This is because they are designed to cling to your body, but also include a stretch element so that you can move with ease while on the saddle.
Imagine if you could be just as comfortable when on the dance floor, but without leaving people scratching their heads and wondering what you’re wearing?
These stylish jodhpurs from Rag & Bone will make this dream come true. At first glance, you will be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at an ordinary pair of jeans.
However, leather inserted panelling and a tight fit are the subtle hints that make you realise that these are indeed one of the most fashion-friendly pairs of jodhpurs on the market today.

Rag and Bone Jodhpurs


For the footwear…buy a pair of Hunter wellies

Why swap between your riding boots and your evening shoes, when you can get the best of both worlds by investing in a trendy pair of Hunter wellies from Country First Direct instead?
One of the biggest welly brands around, these Hunter Balmoral Equestrian Neoprene Boots will particularly suit what you are looking for.
The boot’s riding sole, complete with metal shank, gives you stability when you are out riding, while a neoprene leg is a classy touch that will have you forgetting that you have a pair of wellies on. Then there is the Hunter logo across the shin, which screams of style and sophistication.


Hunter Wellies









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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guest Blogger Holly: What's Going to Be Big This Summer

Enjoy this blog post from a special guest, Holly, in the UK!

Enjoy!


What’s going to be Big This Summer?
The fashion world is constantly evolving, trends come and go; but this summer we’re looking at some previous trends making a big comeback, most notably classic 1920s looks. It’s all because of Mr Gatsby, or at least because of Baz Luhrmann’s reboot of the film; his films are known for their gorgeous, elaborate costumes, so it’s no surprise the fashion world is sitting up and paying attention. Designers like Matthew Williamson, Mulberry, Gucci and Etro have all felt the deco trend and made their own take on the glimmering flapper dresses of the era. Flappers aside, did you know men can also rock the 1920s look? Get ready for the summer equestrian event season with cosy cricket jumpers, tailored jackets in pastel hues, and perfectly quaint bow ties:

Above from clockwise; Daks 2013, Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2013, Gucci Fall 2013, Cable Knit Sweater Image Source

Ok, we know whites and pastels aren’t really appropriate when working on the yard, but they’re perfect for all the summer events; for watching the polo and the dressage, just watch out for the cuffs of white trousers getting stained by grass!
It’s not just about summery sportswear for men either, the 1920s were an era of excess, so don’t be afraid to try something a little more decadent with formalwear; try floral prints on sumptuous bold silk blazers like D&G, or even shimmering embroidery on a waistcoat like Gucci. Always wear with a bow tie; an accessory that is often neglected by men. This is the perfect style for more formal equestrian events, and they will carry you through to evening parties.
Don’t be afraid to play with colour either; if you’re not feeling brave enough to swap your standard blazer with something pastel pink or lemon yellow, then go for a dark blue and wear with a rose, cashmere jumper or a sky-blue bow tie with matching pocket square. You can even nod to the trends with your dressage outfit by choosing a pastel pocket square or tie!
Think summer cocktail parties and breezy days at a country club tennis court and you’ll have this trend cracked. Wear the trend to sporting events such as Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and the races for the ideal setting too. We recommend teaming the look with a good classic pair of shoes, shined to perfection, and even a long trench coat for if it gets too cold.


Leonardo Dicaprio channelling Gatsby with pastels and neutral, soft tones. Image.

Thanks to designers such as Rodarte and Proenza Schouler summer is very much going to be about mixing fabric, textures and layers for women. We’re thinking tough leather jackets teamed with pretty lace dresses; snakeskin texture skirts with silk tops, and velvet leggings with chiffon shirts. The more unlikely the fabrics are to work together, the better. Contrast and clash is the key to working this look; but don’t worry, it’s not a matter of falling into your wardrobe and wearing whatever sticks; the trend needs to be carefully coordinated and teamed with statement jewellery to look high-fashion.
Good thing is this look is ideal if you’re looking to attend the more formal equestrian events such as the polo matches and festivals, but you don’t want to over dress. You can even team your gown or maxi dress with a rebellious biker jacket, and still wear a vintage inspired hat!
Here’s a few of our favourite designers this season bringing the trend:

Above from right to left; Rodarte, Alexander Mcqueen, Erdem Pre-Fall Lookbook.

All the ladies and socialites will be working this trend this season and good news is it’s easier than you think to create a texture collage style; try customising a leather jacket with fringing, faux fur, studs and sparkling embellishment, then wear it with your favourite velvet or chiffon party dress. Alternatively try buying some cheap velvet leggings and sew in diagonal leather patches in a contrasting colour; oxblood and black look great together. Wear them with a sheer black blouse and add major amounts of statement jewellery with golden cuffs and glittering bib necklaces. Perfect.


Actress Naomi Watts wering Alexander McQueen to the People’s Choice Awards; perfectly mixing textures.


The Fall Preview
For Fall/Winter womenswear 2013, we’re looking at some luxurious styles inspired by some decadent eras; gothic fashion makes a comeback, so invest in leather, lace and velvet in blood reds and black. Punk is also set to be big, so remember to look out for tartan dresses to wear with thick black tights, and chunky flatform shoes.
Follow this trend through with your horse riding gear; oxblood leather riding boots, black jodhpurs and tailored jackets will look great when riding, but they’ll even look just as great when out and about.
Finally you also need to look out for 1950s fashion; big, luxuriant circle skirts are springing onto the catwalk already, and they’re incredibly practical for the winter weather:

Above; Lanvin FW13, Bottega Veneta FW13 and Meadham Kirchoff FW13
Finally, for menswear expect a lot of colour and a lot of print, designers like Gucci and Paul Smith have been sending classic suits down the catwalk in a range of rainbow colours; if you’re brave, wear it like you mean it and go all out; if not, opt for a bright shirt or waistcoat instead for a nod to the trends.

Above Paul Smith FW2013 and Gucci FW2013.

Holly Powell a lover of the outdoors and fashion contributed this guest post on behalf of Ptarmigan country clothing.






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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Faux Glow

I'm always trying to achieve the "look-at-me-I-have-flawless-glowing-skin" look.  

I mean who isn't?

I've tried many different tactics, but one tip I recently learned from a friend at Parlour 3 in Nashville, has left me stunned...and glowing!

The answer?  Can I get a drum roll please...

Aquaphor


Yep.  The healing ointment meant for dry, cracked skin can actually be used as a faux skin highlighter.
Shocked? Yep, I was too.  Trust me, it works. 
Here's how:

First, apply your makeup like you normally would.


Then, you'll need just a tiny bit of the ointment.
This amount is actually enough to use for both cheeks.




Next, place the ointment along each cheek bone, and be sure to rub it in so it's not too sticky.




I also like to add highlight to the nose.  It thins the nose, as well as even it out.




Voila!! The dewey, glowing look!



Let me know what you guys think of this beauty tip!


Until next time!
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Reitwear.com

Though they may hail from "down under," but they are on the rise in the equestrian industry.

Who am I talking about?

The one and only Reitwear.com!




The latest and original "Equestrian Fashion Online Store" based out of Australia, is also an online magazine.  Reitwear.com provides shoppers with what's hot on the show circuit as well as a place to purchase items directly from the companies.






You can purchase riding clothes, tack, horse supplies, accessories directly on the site!

You will also be able to keep up with the latest in equestrian style by reading the online magazine and seeing who and what inspires Reitwear.com.



IN FACT....

I was lucky enough to be featured as one of the first inspiration articles in the online magazine!




Check out the article they did about me here 
and of course, shop around! 




Let me know what you think, because I think this is going to be BIG!




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