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.

Panorama of Alabama Shakes at Coachella

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.

The Do Lab at Coachella

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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Boots – Born

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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Tank (sold out) – Knot Sisters, similar here .

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

Kygo

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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Photo Courtesy Of gettyimages.com

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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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Criss Cross Maxi

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Autumn Meadow Dress

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Raquel Dress

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Fancy Flower Free

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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

A Walk In The Park

The weather here in Chico has been getting so much warmer lately! The summer heat occasionally becomes a little unbearable, but for right now the temperature is just perfect. We thought we would take a little break to go enjoy the beautiful weather by strolling through our local park.

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For those of you who don’t know, Bidwell Park is a popular attraction in Chico. As the third largest municipal park in California, Bidwell features many different areas for hiking, swimming and overall recreation.

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On Claire: Authentic Lila Skinny Ankle/ Top: Online Soon!/ Sunnies: Harlm GoldBlue Moroccan Basket

One of our favorite locations is called One Mile Recreation Area. One Mile has so many activities to make for a great day at the park. Sycamore Pool is a spot in One Mile that has a part of Big Chico Creek contained in with concrete decks, walls and bottom to allow for a unique swimming experience.

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On Maddy: Wild and Free RomperLace CamiGF Brazillian Druse Necklace/ Sunnies: (similar) About Last Night Coffee

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If you are ever in the Chico area, a visit to Bidwell Park is a must!

Have a relaxing rest of your day!

~Rachael

Spotlight On Our Lovely Bloggers

Here at PB&J, one of our favorite parts about working at a boutique is being able to work with bloggers all over the world. We love sending products to bloggers and seeing the creative outfit choices that they come up with, it is always a surprise to us. The list of bloggers that we have worked with goes on and on, so we thought we would show you some of the recent posts that other bloggers have done:

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Jackie Welling of Little J Style rocking the Sweetly Swinging Top by En Creme.

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Brooke from KB Styled is wearing the Mia Skirt in Natural by Knot Sisters.

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Kristyn from Glamour-Zine wearing the Lacey Lady Top by En Creme.

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Carly Maddox from A Walk in the Park wearing the Petal Dress by Darling.

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Andrea from Blonde Bedhead wearing the Boho Sleeve Hi Lo Top by Blue Life.

We are always having bloggers post about our clothes, so be sure to like us on Facebook so that you can always see what’s new! Thanks for reading!

~The Ladies of PB&J

A Sweet Treat on Monday

Hello there and happy Monday!

While Mondays might signify the start to your busy week, we decided to make today a little more interesting with a trip to our local ice cream shop, the famous Shubert’s. Shubert’s Ice Cream and Candy has been in the same location in Chico, CA for the past 75 years.

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The shop is located in Downtown Chico and still uses one of the original ice cream makers from 1938. The business is still run by the Shubert family and uses local ingredients from the Chico area.

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With it’s intense popularity, Shubert’s was recently voted one of the two best ice cream shops in the nation. Because the ice cream is just so good, we thought that it would be a fun little treat today.

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Sheared Yoke TunicGF Brazillian Druse Necklace/ Jeans by Fidelity Denim (online soon!)

If you are ever near the Chico area, we highly suggest that you try the famous Shubert’s for a delicious treat!

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful Monday!

~The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

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brunch… because mimosas

I love to go to brunch on the weekends. I think my favorite part is that I can basically have desert for breakfast! I usually try to start my day very healthy: I’m an egg white scramble and fresh fruit kind of girl but when it comes to brunch… I like to order something sweet and sugary.

 

Here in Chico, CA we have a ton of breakfast/brunch options. If you don’t get up early you will most likely have a long wait. Some of our favorite brunch spots in Chico are Sin of Cortez, Cafe Coda, Nash’s and Morning Thunder. A few of these places have unlimited mimosa bars, which sounds delicious. I think Brunch attire is best casual. I have picked out a few of my favorite tee shirts and sweater/jackets to keep  you looking effortlessly cool at brunch. After all brunch is usually a time when you don’t want to spend a ton of time to get ready.

 

Perfect pieces to throw on when heading out the door! top: http://bit.ly/1Gju4u5, http://bit.ly/1CpFtJJ, Bottom: http://bit.ly/18CKIJP, http://bit.ly/1Gjuvoj

Perfect pieces to throw on when heading out the door! top: Girlfriend Cardigan, Ryder Jacket  ,  Sweater Weather , Heather Grey Peplum Hoodie

You can of course avoid the long wait for brunch and make your own. Pancakes are pretty quick and easy to make. Today I’m sharing  my fluffy pancake recipe! Slightly sweet so you can enjoy them with or without maple syrup. I love to add fresh fruit on top when serving.  Enjoy!

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Happy Brunching!

Laura

Artist Spotlight – MØ

Hello and happy Friday to you all!

To start off the weekend, I thought I would share with you one of my current favorites artists and hopefully a new music find for you.

Karen Marie Ørsted, also known as MØ, is a danish singer with an electronic, indie-pop sound. I first discovered her album “No Mythologies to Follow” in September 2014 before seeing her perform at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco. Sadly, I showed up late and only caught the last half of her performance, but I have to say after that I was hooked!

MØ has such a unique sound and I often find myself playing her songs on repeat. Her music mixed  with songs Banks, Lykke Li & Haim make for the ultimate girl band playlist. Below are a few of my favorites from MØ along with Lean On that she is featured on and just came out this year.

Enjoy :)

Slow Love

Dust is Gone (My personal favorite)

Say You’ll Be There

Lean On

For all of you heading to Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival next month, MØ is playing on Sunday. It is hands down one of my most anticipated shows to see.

For a list of her upcoming tour dates, you can check them out here.

Thanks for reading!

~Kayla

Summer Glow

Growing up in California as a swimmer meant that I was tan all year round. When I stopped my swimming career, my luscious golden glow began wearing off, so I began to find other ways to help me get my color back without having to be at the pool everyday. With summer right around the corner, I am starting to work on achieving my perfect color.

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I understand the risks of laying in a tanning bed, so I find different ways to tan without going to a tanning salon. Here are some great ways to acquire the color you desire safely:

Spray Tan: One of my great friends who works as a spray tanner at a local salon has given me some great tips on how to make a spray tan last and look it’s best. It is very important not to go near water for the amount of time that you are instructed because it can cause your tan to turn out uneven. Also, before you go in for your spray, be sure to exfoliate your body so that the tanning solution can stick to you better.

Tanning Lotion: This is probably one of my favorite methods to use in order to get my desired glow. For me, tanning lotion doesn’t last too long, but it is super easy to reapply when you need more color. I love using the tanning lotion from Victoria’s Secret because I feel that it has the best coverage. I just recommend washing your hands after you use it to avoid awkward coloring.Screen shot 2015-03-10 at 3.42.56 PM

Tanning Gel: In my experience, the coverage with the tanning gel has not been as substantial as a tanning lotion, but when I don’t want a super dark tan, it just gives me a nice glow. However, like tanning lotion, make sure to wash your hands when you are done!

Screen shot 2015-03-10 at 3.54.53 PMAt-Home Spray Tan: Spraying yourself with a can from the drug store is super convenient. I think that it gives me the most coverage and it is great to coverup scars and discolorations. My only recommendation would be to watch out for color wearing off onto your clothing and your sheets. It is great for a day wear, but I would shower before bed.

Screen shot 2015-03-10 at 3.37.37 PMWith all of these methods, it is important to remember to exfoliate before using the products because it helps your tan last longer. There are so many ways to tan safely, so if you have any other methods or tips, please feel free to share!

~Rachael