Music Artist Spotlight – Oh Wonder

Have you ever found a band that seems as though no one else has heard of them except you? It gives the songs a personal feel and makes them that much more special when you share them with others. Maybe some of you have heard of this week’s artist spotlight, but sharing them with you all is a special moment for me.

The London duo, Oh Wonder, is a group I recently discovered and they’re music is something extremely unique. Their soft sound and indie feel caught my ear a few months back and I’ve been listening to them non stop ever since. Oh Wonder is releasing one song a month for the next year. They’re already eight months into the project with their debut album set to release in September 2015.

Have a listen and let me know what you think!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s spotlight as much as I did. Be sure to keep a look out for their album in September.

Happy Friday!

~Kayla

Graduation Dresses

For many students, graduation is right around the corner. Whether it be high school or college, graduating school is always an exciting time to be spent with family and friends. Even though you’re wearing a cap and gown, you’ll be rocking that graduation dress for the rest of the day! However, finding a graduation dress can seem like a last priority with everything else going on at the time. Luckily, PB&J Boutique has the perfect graduation dresses in stock and online now! Here are some of my favorites:

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Needle Print Dress

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Petal Dress

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Romance DressEverybody Dance

If you’re looking for the perfect graduation shoes, here are some that I think are the best:

The Perfect Sandals: Holdin My Breath Grey

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The Perfect Wedges: Metro

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The Perfect Heels: In the Sky

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I hope these goodies helped to give you some ideas on what to wear for graduation. PB&J Boutique does free shipping both ways for online orders. If you’re in the Chico area, come on by and let us help you find the perfect outfit.

Congratulations to all graduates!

~Rachael

Happy Mother’s Day from PB&J


The Ladies of PB&J Boutique would like to wish our mothers and all mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. We are so blessed to have such amazing role models like you. unnamed-2

Erica and her mom, Paula

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Laura and her mom, Cathi

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Kayla and her mom, Cindy

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Maddy and her mom, Kelly

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Claire and her mom, Cheryl

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To celebrate all of our fabulous mothers, PB&J is having a sale in store and online! Take 20% off everything using the code: lovemom.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Ladies of PB&J Boutique!

Sunday’s are for Baking

On the menu this Sunday is Coconut Oil Banana Bread. This yummy recipe is super simple and fast. We hope you enjoy this tasty treat and enjoy the beautiful day!

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Ingredients:

2 very ripe bananas

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 large egg

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup almonds

Step 1: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mash the bananas in a glass bowl,  then mix in the coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Next, slowly beat in the egg.

Step 2: 

In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.

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Step 3: 

Combine the ingredients, then add dark chocolate chips to the mixture.

Step 4: 

Chop and caramelize almonds.

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Pour batter in a greased glass baking pan and place the caramelized almonds on top.

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Step 6:

Bake for 45 minutes

Step 7: Enjoy

We love trying new recipes. There is something relaxing about creating delicious treats. The addition of the coconut oil left the bread super moist and flavorful. We would love to hear some of your favorite recipes, or tips and tricks.

Best,

The Ladies of PB&J

 

 

Saturday Morning Market

If you’re ever looking for something to do on a Saturday in Chico, the local farmer’s market is a must! You can fill your home with all different kinds of fruits, veggies, flowers, spices and other goodies that are made locally in Chico.

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On Claire: Vanessa Squash NecklaceSonja DressBlue Moroccan Basket

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On Maddy: Kronos BlushHattie BlouseGF Brazillian Druse Necklace

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And, of course we had to get a sweet lavender and mint tea at our favorite place, the Sweet Cottage. If you don’t get a chance to visit the most adorable cart at the farmer’s market, they also have a little shop in Downtown Chico for you to enjoy their teas and freshly baked pies.

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Strolling around the farmers market on a warm day is the perfect way to spend your Saturday morning. I hope you get the chance to visit one of my favorite things to do in Chico!

~Rachael

 

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Air Travel Tips!

My family is spread out all over the country, so I travel quite a few times during the year to visit them. Some are a quick 1 1/2 hour flight away,  while others are a whole 10 hour day of driving, layovers, and plane changes! From carry-on bags to packing, here a few tips to make your next trip more enjoyable :)

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First, I like to take a big purse as my personal item so that I can stuff all that I need in it. I get super dehydrated on flights so I always pack my empty 32oz water bottle and then fill it at the airport after I get through security. And, try to avoid buying any drinks until you get through security :)

This is my must have packing list for flights:

  • snacks (nuts, dried fruit, Kind bars)
  • water bottle
  • ipad loaded with digital books and magazines (get them free from your local library)
  • headphones
  • charging cell for ipad & phone
  • light sweater
  • large scarf (doubles as a blanket on chilly flights)
  • hand cream
  • antibacterial hand wipes (because sometimes that tray table has someone’s snack still on it)
  • notebook/pen
  • lip balm
  • gum/mints

I’m sure you can come up with your essentials, and it’s helpful to make a list when packing. We have some great things here at PB&J Boutique to make your traveling more comfortable! Our Library of Flowers hand lotions smell delicious and are great to travel with. Bonus they are under the 3.4oz limit so you can put them in your carry-on.

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Depending on the length of stay, I usually try to pack a carry-on. This saves time on waiting at baggage claim and you know you will always get your luggage. A carry-on plus rolling your clothes can last quite a few days. Which brings me to another tip – try to roll your clothing! Not only does it help with wrinkles but it saves space too! Room for one more pair of shoes! ; ) I always try to plan out my outfits so I am not over packing.

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When packing a carry on, you need to be mindful of your liquids. This is a problem for a product junkie like me. Here is where that subscription to Birchbox comes in handy. I have a ton of sample size shampoos, conditioners, bb creams, lotions and perfumes. I like to save up my sample size products for trips and then throw them in that quart sized zip lock baggie. It’s a fun way to discover new products. Stores like Sephora will give you a sample size of anything you might want to try in store. I like to reuse those little cups they use to fill with my eye cream, serum, or foundation. For a 4 day trip, you only need a little bit of product so don’t waste precious space with full size bottles. Remember 3.4oz or less, and 1 quart sized clear bag per person! Sometimes I just can’t fit it all in one so I put the extras in my husband’s quart sized bag. : )

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I hope these tips help you on your next trip!

Bon voyage!

Laura J

Coachella Recap – PB&J Style

As you might’ve seen from our Instagram this past weekend, I made it to Indio, CA for, in my opinion, one of the greatest festivals out there – Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Three sun-filled days of dancing to your favorite musicians and gazing upon the desert hills is quite possibly one of the best feelings in the world.

In a sea of crochet dresses, crops tops and John Lennon-style sunnies, it’s hard to find a unique style that stands apart from the 90,000 festival-goers. My trick this year: mixing the old with new. I chose some of my favorite items from PB&J and paired them with items I’ve had in my closet for years.
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Day 1: I paired the Autumn Meadow Dress with a long Free People dress I’ve had since high school. The simple gray chiffon paired with Raga’s bold and boho patterns was a look I loved!

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Choker – Vanessa Mooney 

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Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Watching the Alabama Shakes as the sun went down on Friday was something you weekend 2 goers do not want to miss.

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If you’re worried about the heat, take a walk over to the Do Lab. This small stage is shaded and there is water sprayed from every direction. Dance while you cool off – there’s nothing better.

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Day 2: I decided to wear the Wild and Free Romper with an older pair of Born boots. This outfit was loose fitting, comfortable and an easy transition from the hot sunny day to the colder breeze at night.

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Day 3: On the last day, I wanted to keep the outfit simple and play up my accessories. I chose my Levi’s cut-offs, a Knot Sisters tank, Quay sunnies and a Bed Stu leather belt. My favorite part of this outfit was hands down my sunglasses. The exaggerated cat eye and matte finish was were so bold and glam :)Knot Sisters tank

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Belt (sold out) – Bed Stu, similar here.

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Choker – Vanessa Mooney 

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The water fountain I chose to drink from all weekend… hehe!
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And on the last day, the big caterpillar turned into a gorgeous butterfly. What an epic and beautiful way to end the weekend.Butterfly at CoachellaMy must-see shows:

Azealia Banks

The War on Drugs

Alabama Shakes

Gorgon City

Tame Impala

AC DC

Clean Bandit

Bad Suns

Milky Chance

Hozier

Alt-J

Jack White

The Weeknd

RAC

Vance Joy

Kaskade

St. Vincent

Florence & the Machine

Drake

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Have a wonderful time to everyone heading out to the desert this weekend. Wish I could go again.

 

~Kayla

 

 

The Classics

Are you a t-shirt and jeans kind of a girl? This post is dedicated to the classics, while also incorporating a few eye-catching pieces. By taking notes from classic beauties like, Jane Birkin and Cindy Crawford, a simple outfit can make a lasting impression. Featured are a few picks of the week. Each piece embraces looking great, without looking like you tried.

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Pictured: Top: Lana Tank Jeans: Axl Georgia Vintage Shoes: Dorothy Bag: Mini Punk Bag Sunnies: Kosha White

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Details are what really what take a look from ordinary to stylish. This classic look has roots that date back to the 1970’s. The subtle crochet detailing in the Lana Tank and the leather tassels on the Mini Punk Bag embody iconic fashion. However, the Dorothy clogs are by far my favorite. While clogs really hit the market in the 70’s, they have come back with a new flair. These clogs feature silver rivets along the distressed leather, making them one of a kind. For the complete look, all that is left, is a pair of great fitting jeans and these boyfriend jeans are everything!

P.S. Watch out for spring trends inspired by the 1970’s. They will be everywhere (fringe, flares, floral, suede, and clogs)!

Have a lovely day.

~The Ladies of PB&J

 

 

Flower Power – Festival Edit

Hi there, Brittany and Laura here! Excited to be taking over PB&J Boutique’s blog for the second time around! With Spring in full bloom and festival season right around the corner we put together two looks that compliment each. While some may be heading to the desert for Coachella, others may opt for cooler weather at Outside Lands in San Francisco. With that said… whether you are seeking hot or cold, festival or simply a fun Spring-time look, both options can be paired back to any wardrobe.

PS – Us PB&J girls love our festivals… you can catch a recap from pervious adventures here and here :)

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Laura’s floral jogger is sure to add edge to any outfit. Lightweight, you can always peel this layer and tie around your waist without sacrificing the vibe of your look. Henry and Belle has been without a doubt, my all time favorite denim line since PB&J began carrying them a few year back. They feel like a second skin and these cherry ombre skinnys will not disappoint!  We all know Seychelles for their iconic vintage inspired look and what I love about these sandals is how easily they pair back with dresses and skirts.

Get the look here:

 Ticket to Ride Jacket // Cherry Ombre Skinnys // Complicated Sandals

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Brittany’s floral dress is a staple for Spring. It has adjustable straps making an easy fit for all sizes. Understated gold gladiators compliment the dress and add a fun touch to the outfit. The sandals can quickly elevate any Spring or festival look, plus the are super comfortable! For more dress options, look here … there are so many great choices there is even a category for casual dresses, how great is that?! :)

Get the look here:

Tassel Me Dress // Storybook

Thanks for tuning in and if you need a little more outfit inspo, be sure to check out our Pinterest page. Happy day-dreaming!

XO, B&L #prettynpbj

Sweet Little Easter Dresses

With Easter right around the corner, I can’t help but start to think about what I am going to wear! I love Easter Sunday because it means I get to spend a beautiful day with my family and friends. Plus, I feel like it is the perfect time to bring out all of my favorite little sundresses that had been put away for the winter. Here at PB&J, we have been getting the most adorable little dresses in stock that are perfect for a nice Easter brunch!

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Twill and Twirl Dress

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Autumn Meadow Dress

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Raquel Dress

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Oh My Scallops

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In case you need a smile today, here is a picture of our favorite little bunny, Thumper!

What is your favorite Easter dress? Share a photo with us of you on Easter in your beautiful dress!

Have a happy Thursday!

~Rachael