The Black & White Textured Blazer 3 Ways

Hello there! It’s almost the weekend and we are all so excited. After all of the stormy weather we had this week in Chico, CA, blue skies this weekend is going to be such a treat. If you’re looking for a versatile blazer that is perfect for transitioning from the office to a night out, the Black and White Textured Blazer is just the piece for you! We’ve put together three different outfits with the blazer that have different looks such as business casual, a dressed up look, and a casual fit. We hope you enjoy ūüôā

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When I think of a blazer I immediately think of a business attire look. The Black and White Textured blazer is not your ordinary business blazer, yet has a new and fun spin on it. The lapel of the blazer has a black embroidered circular pattern that pops against a white top.

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For this look we have paired the Blazer with the Luna Lace Blouse, Anna Ponti Trousers, and the Well Known Grey flats.

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If you’re looking to jazz up a little black dress, this Blazer is the perfect piece to add a pop of texture as well as some extra added warmth!

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The Zoey Dress and the Joyride Heels paired with the Blazer is the perfect outfit for a night out on the town.

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For a more casual look, the Blazer pairs nicely with a white blouse and a pair of denim jeans. These basic colors really work well together. Add a pair of neutral flats to pull the whole outfit together.

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Here we have the Blazer paired with the White Open Back blouse, Belvedere jeans, and the Hive flats.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a fabulous weekend!

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

Flora Grubb Gardens

If you are visiting San Francisco, I can’t recommend Flora Grubb Gardens enough.

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This garden is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in the area and it makes for the perfect weekend adventure. Whether you’re going to purchase some plants, take a gardening class, spark inspiration or grab a cup coffee – it is sure to be a treat.

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The entire space is surrounded by greenery which will give you inspiration for your bedroom, living space or outdoor gardens.
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Flora Grubb also has the cutest cafe inside called Ritual Coffee. After we spent some time admiring the beautiful plants and succulents, we stepped inside for a latte and homemade Oreo cookie.

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After we spent some time admiring the beautiful plants and succulents, we stepped inside for a latte and homemade Oreo cookie.

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We were also greeted by the garden’s resident cat. He was the sweetest thing!

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I knew when we decided to visit Flora Grubb that we would be walking and searching for plants, so I wanted to keep my wardrobe casual.

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 I went for my go-to Fidelity jeans, Z Supply v-neck and Odd Molly sweater.

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We spent a few hours in the gardens walking around and my Odell booties provided the right amount of support and comfort while still looking cute.

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If you have the opportunity to visit Flora Grubb Gardens, it will not disappoint! A wonderful cup of coffee and a beautiful garden makes for relaxing and wonderful Saturday morning.

Photography by: Bryan Johnston

Be sure to check out Bryan’s website and Instagram account to see more of his amazing photography https://500px.com/bryandjohnston & https://www.instagram.com/brydjohnston/.

-Kayla Wilkinson and Bryan Johnson

PB&J Reunion-Mendocino

img_0088So very Thankful for these amazing women!

7 years ago I started PB&J Boutique and with the help of these women (& some not photographed-next year ladies) it has become so much more to me than I could have ever imagined. On this day as we reflect on what we are thankful for, I have to say that I have had the absolute pleasure of working along side some pretty incredible women who have shown me true friendship and I’m so incredibly grateful that each of them are such a big part of my life. They have taught me that there are women in this world that want other women to succeed and that silly girl drama does not need to exist in the work place or in relationships for that matter. When we get together we laugh until our cheeks hurt, cry together and always know that no matter what direction life takes us that we always will be there for one another.¬†We always say we are a little family and it is so very true. This amazing group of ladies are without a doubt some of the most honest, kind, fun and smart precious souls I know. I am so beyond grateful for the friendships each and every one of them have shown me. I love you ladies so much and thank you for bringing so much joy to our PB&J Fam!
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Here is a little peak into our girls trip to Mendocino. We had an amazing stay at one of the most charming towns on this planet. For those of you who haven’t been, you need to! Mendocino is a place of pure beauty where you can get out doors and simply relax.

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The first night we arrived we were lucky enough to make it in to town by sunset! We all took a stroll through Headlands State Park and the view was just phenomenal. The crisp fresh air in Mendocino is just one of a kind paired with the relaxing sounds of the waves.

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During our weekend trip we stayed in a beautiful cottage that had an ocean front view. Every morning waking up to the sun rise over the ocean was so peaceful and relaxing.

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We also had a few little deer friends that liked to watch the view with us.

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Another fun part about Mendocino is all of the cute little shops that they have down town. We spent an entire day shopping our little hearts out. To top our afternoon off we ate lunch at a cute little place called Flow Restaurant and Lounge. The view from here was just breathtaking and the food was super yummy!

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We made sure to make it back to our cozy cottage just in time for the sunset on Saturday evening. The lighting was just perfect for photo’s. After a long day of shopping, relaxing and watching the sunset on the coast was just what we needed.

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We all shared so many giggles, reminisced a bit and made so many new memories.

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With a view like that in our backyard we never wanted the weekend to end. Looking forward to our next reunion already!

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Cheers!

~Erica

MOMA Visit

Hello lovelies! We hope you had a wonderful week and are ready for this upcoming weekend. We were so lucky to have one of PB&J’s former girls, Kayla and her boyfriend Bryan shoot these awesome shots! They visited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) which is located on¬†151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA. It is a must to visit. Here’s what they had to say about it:

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The MOMA recently reopened this year after a three-year long expansion and it did not disappoint

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One of our favorites from the museum was the living wall.

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The wall is filled with greenery and succulents spanning 4,400 square feet wide and 30 feet tall. It’s the largest in the United States.

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Another must-see is the¬†Anthony Hernandez exhibit¬†which is open now through¬†January 1, 2017. This L.A. photographer captures black and white, and color photography from the 70’s and 80’s. Shot with 35mm to large-format cameras, his photography is a candid look into the streets of L.A., Rome and Italy. He vividly captures the lives of working/middle class, homeless and the beauty in everyday lives.

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Embroidered Off Shoulder Top, Initial Necklace, London Manori Jewelry 

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Kendra Scarlet Flannel, Mila Knightrider Jeans, Odell

Be sure to check out Bryan’s website and Instagram account to see more of his amazing photography¬†https://500px.com/bryandjohnston¬†&¬†https://www.instagram.com/brydjohnston/.

Happy Friday!

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique (Featuring Kayla Wilkinson and Bryan Johnson)

 

Things are Getting Spooky Here at PB&J

Happy Halloween! Here at PB&J Boutique we are having too much fun dressing up in all different sorts of costumes. From Biker Chicks to Witches, we have everything to help you have some fun dressing up this Halloween in a stylish way. We hope you enjoy these costumes as much as we do :-).

Biker Chick
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If you’re feeling spunky and daring, the Biker Chick look is perfect for you this Halloween. We decided to go with an all black look but of course had to add a little bit of color with the scarf headpiece!

Rachel Vest, Black Long Sleeve, Anya Distressed Leather Pants, Accordian Boots, Zig Silver Sunglasses, Army Polka

70’s Boho Style

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Tie Dye and Wide leg denim is the perfect combination for that vintage 70’s outfit. Throw up a piece sign for a picture perfect look!

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Ties and Tie Dye, Lace Cami, Farah High Rise Wide Leg, Chelsea Girl, Silver Chain Belt

Cowgirl

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With all of our cute new flannels that have arrived from Rails we couldn’t help but put together a Cowgirl look. These beautifully embroidered cowboy boots really put the finishing touch on the outfit! Add a fun sunflower for a realistic look!

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Hunter White Rose (flannel online soon), Lace Cami, Belvedere, Brandy Cowboy Boots, Turquoise with Flowers Necklace

Spooky Which

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What is Halloween without the classic witch costume? The Prairie Dress from Knot Sisters is such a versatile dress for the holidays. Here we have paired it with a Black Scoop Long Sleeve and a pointed Heel Cerow shoe to create a spooky witch outfit! Add a witch hat and a broom for a perfect costume this Halloween.

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

Mystree Brand Spotlight

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Mystree is one of our favorite brands that we can never get enough of. With the changing seasons, our racks are filling up with new sweaters, jackets, dresses, vests and so many other goodies from this gorgeous brand. Mystree was established in 2006 and is located in the heart of LA. From their knits, to their lace and crochet, all of their pieces are made with such remarkable quality.

We wanted to give them a little shoutout on this blog and showcase some of their new arrivals we just got in that are a must have for the season ūüôā

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We are loving the new Rachel Vest, it gives an edgy look to any ordinary outfit!

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Rachel Vest, Stretch Skinny Jean, Ivory Boat Neck Top, Snare, San Antonio Fringe Tote Bag

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With the colder season approaching it is so important to layer up. The Rust Shirt Dress by Mystree pairs perfectly with the Scotland Sweater for a one of a kind fall look.

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Scotland Sweater, Rust Shirt Dress, Stretch Skinny Jeans, Snare, Black Bird Necklace

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For a more comfy outfit, the Pull Hoodie is an oversized poncho style sweater that can be worn over a pair of black leggings. Add a pair of boots to complete the look.

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The Pull Hoodie, Black Scoop Long Sleeve, Black Leggings, Secretive

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The Fringe Scene Vest is a must have to add a little fun to your wardrobe. You will love how the little fringe tassels dance around in the wind. Also, another perfect item for layering.

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Fringe Scene Vest, Grey Swing Hoodie, Stretch Skinny Jeans

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Jacquard Jacket, Swing Tee, Mila Knightrider

Be sure to check out our new arrivals to see the latest clothing from Mystree.

Happy Fall!

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

Behind the Scenes Photoshoot

Fall has arrived and we couldn’t be more excited about it here at PB&J Boutique. We have so many new arrivals coming in daily. One of our favorite parts of getting new clothing, is putting together trendy new outfits.

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Every week we are constantly coming together and sharing our ideas to come up with the cutest photo ideas for our social media pages. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook to stay up to date with all of our fun new posts.

As some of you may know, almost all photography for PB&J Boutique is done by Diane Nicole’s photography. She just recently moved into her new studio and we were lucky enough to be one of the firsts to shoot in it.

With the holiday season just around the corner, we have put together one of our biggest photo shoots this year for our new lookbook! We are just so excited about how lovely it turned out and couldn’t resist but to share some sneak peak footage of the shoot!

Here is a quick little video of all of the fun we had shooting with some of our favorite ladies! Be sure to be on the lookout for our billboard in Chico, California this upcoming month in November ūüôā

Song: A String (Instrumental)

Musician: Loch Lomond.

Hope you enjoy!

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

Photo Shoot Flashback

Over the past couple of years we have had so much fun with our fashion photo shoots. We have been all over California in order to get such a wide range of different locations. We have decided to dedicate this blog post to some of our favorite past photo shoots as a type of “flashback” for you all to enjoy :).

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One of our favorite group photo shoots was shot at Scotty’s boat launch, located on the Sacramento river. This is a great location for tubers to jump on the river and float during the warm summer days!

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Here in Chico, California there are many historic landmarks throughout the city. We had the opportunity to shoot at the Stansbury Home which was built in 1883. It was incredible to have such a vintage feel with this photo shoot.

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Monterey is such a beautiful location to shoot at. The white sand beach and the crystal clear turquoise water made the perfect background. Here we were going for a more “gypsy” look, with lace hemlines and silk pieces.

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We love working with our very own photographer Diane Nicole, who shoots the majority of our photo shoots.¬†This was shot at Diane’s studio which is now located on 426 Broadway in Chico. It is such a fun time working with Diane and we can always look forward to sharing¬†some giggles together!

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One of our more adventurous photo shoots took place in Morgan Hill. We had the opportunity to shoot with a friend… Bailey the horse. Shooting here was a tremendous amount of fun!

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We were really going for a more western look with the cowgirl boots and studded belts. Of course we had to add a girly touch with the flower head pieces!

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What better place to travel to then San Francisco? Cara Loren was able to join us on this photo shoot that took place in Union Square.

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This lovely photo shoot took place in our very own town of Chico, California. We were lucky enough to shoot on campus in the CSU Chico State University Library.View More: http://dianenicolephotography.pass.us/pbj

For one of our summer photo shoots we were able to visit the Durham House Inn which was just gorgeous. The luscious green scenery was the perfect touch to the outdoor summer feel we were going for.

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We are so excited for our upcoming photo shoot this weekend. Be sure to visit our blog next week for some behind the scene footage. Have a wonderful weekend!

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

Celebrating 7 Years of Business

Happy Birthday to PB&J Boutique!! We can’t believe it’s already been 7 years. We would love to thank all of our loyal and dedicated customers for helping us make this happen!

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On September 30th, we would love to invite all of you to attend “PB&J Boutiques Birthday Party”. We will be extending our store hours that day from 10am-6pm in order to give everyone the chance to attend. There will be yummy bites¬†and refreshments¬†to kick off this celebration as well as special in store promotions.

If you can’t make it to our birthday party on September 30th, there is no need to worry because we will be hosting many weekly giveaways this month in celebration.

This week we have our Purse giveaway which is the Whiskey Mini Punk Bag from Fredd and Basha. We have posted a photo of the bag on our Instagram, and all you have to do is: 1. Follow us on Instagram. 2. Like the photo. 3. Tag a friend. And for Bonus Entries: Like PB&J Boutique on Facebook. We will be announcing the winner this Saturday, September 17th, so make sure to keep an eye out!

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The Whiskey Mini Punk Bag is such a marvelous bag that can hold a tremendous amount of goodies. Don’t miss your chance to make it yours!

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As for next week we have a raffle that your name will be entered in for each purchase you make in store as well as online. The winner will receive a PB&J Boutique gift certificate! Make sure to keep an eye out!

Xoxo,

PB&J Boutique

 

(Candle photo from http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/)

Labor Day Popsicle Fun


Labor day weekend is here! The holiday that truly marks the end of summer. Thankfully this weekend we will be having some nice weather here in Chico, California. We found these cute, easy, and delicious popsicles to make to make your holiday weekend a little bit more sweet!
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To begin, you will need a few different types of fruit. I chose kiwi’s, strawberries, and blueberries because of their vibrant colors that compliment each other so well. Next, you will need either coconut water or lemonade to hold the fruit in place. Lastly, you’ll have to get some sort of popsicle mold to put everything into (I found these at CVS in the bargain section)!

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It’s important to chop the fruit up finely so that you can make sure to fit it into the mold. The blueberries are small enough that you can just keep them whole.

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For the fun part, mix and match the different assortments of fruit that you want to put together! I loved making each and everyone different so that they were all unique. I must say I really enjoyed the look of the kiwi fruit.

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Next, pour the coconut water into the molds and then place the handles on to the top.

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Place the popsicles in the freezer for about 5 hours or until completely frozen.

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I just love how they turned out! And to my surprise they just slipped right out of the mold with no problem.

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Not to mention, they were super yummy too! Hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend full of fun and tasty treats!

Thank you Santa Barbra Life and Style magazine for the great idea! (May/June 2016 issue page 87)

XOXO,

Ashley