Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is coming up quickly! Mark your calendars, as May 8th allows us to press pause and celebrate the special ladies in our lives. Through gift-giving we are able to show that we have thought about all of the special qualities that make our Mom unique. Finding the perfect gift takes into account personal style, needs, and desires. We put together the Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help you find something extra special this year.

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People often buy for multiple people and these Initially Yours mugs by Rosanna are an easy choice for mother-in-laws and Grandmothers. The simplistic porcelain white body and pretty cursive writing allow these to compliment any dish ware. If you haven’t heard of Rosanna, I would like to introduce you to it’s wide variety of trays, glasses, totes, and decorations. Based out of Seattle, the company has been making tableware for over 30 years and has emerged as an industry trend-setter. Each piece in the collection retails for under $40 dollars. Check out the Gift Selection and you will see there is something for everyone.

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Pictured above: Ladies Choice Dish Heart  // Jet Setter Tote Stripes  // Greek Water Bottle

The gold trend continues to grow and the Jet Setter Tote Stripes has been popular for Mom’s on the go. The canvas body has a generous opening and is supported with black leather straps. Pair this piece with a small accessory, or bouquet and let your loved one enjoy its everyday versatility.

For the accessories lover, The Ladies Choice Dish Heart houses earrings, necklaces, and other small treasures. The outside of the box is decorated with a boudoir print, and will remind Mom every morning of your thoughtfulness. Inside of the box is painted tiffany blue and features a metallic gold heart. The best part about Rossana’s Collection is it offers many different styles that can be mixed in with old and new.

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  1. Linden Shower Gel  2. $100 Gift Certificate   3. Easy Cable Sweater  4. Pink Paradise  5. Heidi Tunic  6. She Is Clothed Sign  7. I am Love Bracelet  8. Grace Studs  9. OMG Pinch Me Tortoise

We’ve also rounded up several clothing items that will take Mom from Spring to Summer. Brands like Johnny Was, Free People, and Mystree offer cheerful florals, timeless cuts, and  feminine details. The Heidi Tunic (#5) is an easy choice for the boho lover! It is a work of art with an array of embroidered flowers that make their way from the front to the back. It is made in a light weight, breathable fabric that can be washed and dried.

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10. Silver Dia Bracelets  11. Mojave Candle  12. Garden Cardi   13. Peace Bracelet  14. Mom  15. Belle Boudoir Le Langage Tray  16. Jet Setter Cosmetic Bag Greek  17. Delancey  18. Black Diamond Marquise Stone Earring

For Mom’s living across distances, we offer Gift Certificates ranging from $50 – $500. As always, we offer Free Shipping + Gift Wrapping. To purchase online, simply select the desired amount and put the Gift Certificate in the cart. Fill out the recipients shipping address and select if you would like it gift wrapped. These can be used online or in-store!

We hope you have a wonderful time finding the perfect gift for your sweet Mom! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service at 1-855-542-0807, or at customerservice@pbj-shop.com.

~The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

 

Coachella Playlist 2016

 

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Start the week off right with a new playlist inspired by Coachella’s 2016 lineup! We’ve rounded up our favorite singles from headliners- Calvin Harris, LCD Soundsystem, and Gun’ N’ Roses. In true festival spirit, we have also highlighted many up and coming stars. There is something for everyone with a mix of indie, rock, electronic, and pop!

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Rockers, The Arcs will have you up and ready for the day. If you favor hits like, Lonely Boy and Fever by the Black Keys, you will love this band! It was formed in 2015 by the Black Keys lead guitar/vocalist, Dan Auerbach. Considered a, “side project” the entire album Yours, Dreamily is more gritty and weird. Definitely a must listen!

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When focus and determination is necessary, enjoy the lovely voices of female powerhouses, Ellie Goulding and Sia (Kate Furler). Both ladies have recently smashed the charts and continue to advance in the industry. Be sure to check out Sia’s new album This is Acting, which was released in February.

 

Weekend 1 has come to a close, but Weekend 2 will be filled with the same great musicians. Invite some friends over and stop by www.live.coachella.com to view a live stream of the festival.

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We hope you enjoy discovering some new tunes!

~The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

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Festival Waves & Wanderlust

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Festival Season is upon us and for those of you off to Coachella enjoy! I do have to say the ladies of PB&J are a little jealous to not be there this year, but are hearts are with all you music junkies. We have put together some easy boho looks that we hope will inspire the inner festival gypsy in each of you.

Good Bye Blue Skies Necklace/Vanessa Mooney Bangles/Ring Assortment

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Ladies tend to go for a carefree hair style while attending Coachella. We thought why not put some simple curls in your hair and complete the look with a flower crown. Super easy and when the day gets a little too hot its a breeze to whip up into a pony tail to cool things down and still look cute.

pbj4-8-2016-12 copyThis dress by Blue Life is light weight to keep you dancing the day away. The handkerchief hemline and lace up back are simple little details that make this tank dress a standout.

Desert Dancer Dress by Blue Life

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Another great hairstyle that is simple to do is to add tiny braids throughout your hair. To get the waves, add a little mousse to your hair and let it dry slightly. Once your hair starts to dry divide into small sections and twist your hair. It should stay in place while you continue your morning. Once it is mostly dry you can untwist your locks for an amazing wave with no hot iron tools needed and it looks amazing. If your hair is too heavy to hold the twists you can also put it into small braids instead to achieve the wavy look. pbj4-8-2016-19 copy

This fun little blouse is adorned with tiny little mirrors and belled out sleeves. The perfect top for those warm desert days.

Bardot Crop

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We are pretty sure that turquoise jewelry screams festival. This totem rosary is the perfect addition to add a little extra something to any outfit.

Maggie Totem Rosary

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Silver Vanessa Mooney Bangles

pbj4-8-2016-25We hope all you lovelies have an amazing festival season!

~Erica and The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

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Stylist Picks: Spring Looks

This time of the year, it can be warm or cool depending on the time of day. Here in Northern California it can be in the 40s in the morning and 80 in the afternoon. Layering with a great jacket is the perfect way to keep warm on those cooler spring mornings.

We have put together two spring looks for you today.

The first look we have is a light weight apricot blouse, perfect for the warmer temps. One of this season’s must haves is the peep toe wedge. You can wear them with just about anything.

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Hayley Top Moonstar, Lace Cami, Rizzo Crop Boot, Love Dagger Necklace, Forward Wedge, Sunglasses sold out similar pair: Zig Silver

 

The next look is a classic white tee and jean jacket with beautifully layered necklaces. Don’t be afraid to mix different lengths, metals and textures. We have a great selection of necklaces here. These lightweight cargo pants are super soft and perfect for the warmer temperatures.

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Labradorite Rosary Necklace, Fearless Bar,  Initial Necklace, Lace Cami, Classic Tee White, Ryder Jacket, Soft Cargo Pant, Dorothy HeelChelsea Girl Gun Sunglasses

Another great spring tip is adding a pop of color to brighten up your day if you are getting those dreary April showers.

What are some of your favorite spring trends this year?

-Laura J.

 

 

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Easter Treats

We found some creative Easter themed crafts and treats to share with you today. From decorating Easter eggs to cute bunny cupcakes. Below are some of our favorite tutorials from around the internet.

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Simple and elegant egg flower vases at Craftberry Blush. Perfect for a unique centerpiece.

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These silk-dyed eggs at Our Best Bites, look fun. Find some old silk ties at a second hand store or in the back of dad’s closet.

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Simple and quick to make flower pretzel bites at Two Sisters Crafting. Pretzels, M&M’s and sugar. Yummy.

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Super cute bunny butt cupcakes at Southern Living. This one requires a bit more effort but it is such a funny and creative dessert. I’m sure the kids would love this.

 

What are some of your favorite Easter themed crafts or treats?

 

-Laura J

 

 

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Sunnies

We have some amazing sunnies here at PB&J Boutique. We started carrying the Quay Australia line last year and they are flying off the shelves. Quay is pronounced (key). The Australian brand is showing up everywhere in the fashion world. All of our favorite bloggers have them. What makes these sunglasses so special is that they are affordable, quirky, and fun. Below are some of our favorites. Click here to see all of our Quay sunglasses.

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top: HarlmTurquoise, Chelsea Girl Gun, Rock Baby

Bottom: Dixi Orange, Mia Coffee, Zig Silver

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Top: All Cried Out Stripe, Summer Fling Leopard, Breakfast Club Black

Bottom: The Love of Cats, Frankie Mint, Macaw

I am currently craving the Class of 89 Tort with it’s colorful mirrored lenses. Comment below and let me know which ones are your favorite.

-Laura J

 

 

 

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What Makes Your Heart Happy

We asked our lovely in store shoppers to tell us what makes your heart happy. Below are some of the answers. Congratulations to the two winners of $50 gift certificates.

spending time with my cousins

horses

family & friends

my kiddos

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hugs from my daughter

hugs, smiles & cookies

my 3 month old daughter’s giggles

sunshine

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my family

the ocean

smell of the trees in bloom

good friends & shopping

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lipstick & tacos

running

my husband and kids

my cat and in-n-out

new clothes from PB&J

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art makes me happy

chocolate

spending time with my hubby and puppy

being alive

 

Comment below to let us know what makes your heart happy.

-Laura J

 

Stylist Picks


Easter is right around the corner. Today we are sharing two easter outfits from our stylist Audrey Riera.

Outfit #1: Yellow Cut Out Dress, Reversible Crop Jacket Boho, Inga Heel, Grace Studs, Yellow Akami Watch

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Outfit #2: Delamo Flair Blouse, Hummingbird Scarf, Grace Studs, Tourmaline Super Skinny, Paula Flats, Frankie Mint Sunnies

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pbj 3-2-2016-12All of these items are available in store and online now. Have a great weekend and happy shopping.All of these items are available in store and online now. Have a great weekend and happy shopping.

-Laura J

Closet Cleanout Tips

Cleaning out your closet is never fun, but it is something that must be done. After all, you must make way for new styles.

My sister recently read the ever-so-popular book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and found some key points to take away when it comes to decluttering. Like surrounding yourself with only things that bring you joy. She says the book instructs us when getting rid of something, to “thank that particular item for its service and then let it go.”  It sounds like an interesting book; I can’t wait to read it!

When decluttering, you’ll end up examining your wardrobe.  During this reflection, I think a lot of people come to the realization that it is important to invest in quality items over quantity. Take denim, for example: if you get a great quality denim jean it will fade less, hold its shape better and last longer than inexpensive jeans. (For more examples, check out our awesome denim here).

In addition to denim, we have some awesome layering pieces at PB&J Boutique that serve as the foundation to any great wardrobe. Below are a few of our best layering pieces found in The Basics section.

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In addition to investing in quality staples, I also like having a few trendy pieces that I can rotate in and out of my wardrobe.  Be sure to check out our website regularly to see the latest new arrivals!

Below are my top ten tips for cleaning out your closet:

  1. Make yourself a cup of strong coffee or caffeinated beverage of your choice and turn on your favorite tunes. :)
  2. Take everything out of your closet. Yes, you will be here a while.
  3. Ask yourself: Does this fit properly? Have I worn it in the last 12 months?
  4. Make a donate pile, a sell pile, and a repair pile.
  5. Organize shoes in shoe boxes or a shoe rack. It will keep your shoes in better condition if they are not piled on top of one another.
  6. Invest in new slim hangers so you can fit more in your closet and keep it neat.
  7. Use hooks on unused wall space for your bags, belts and jewelry.
  8. Store out of season pieces in boxes on the top shelf.
  9. Group your work clothes together and your casual things together so you can quickly pick out something to wear for those early mornings.
  10. Use over the door hooks to hold your robe or shoe racks to store your summer sandals.

Good luck with your closet clean out, and share your tips in the comments!

-Laura J.

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Chico Favorites

Today we are sharing some of our favorite local restaurants in Chico, CA. Click the restaurant name to go to their website for more information.

Erica’s Local Picks:

Basque Norte

 When my husband and I are craving a steak, honestly the only place that comes to mind is Basque Norte. Upon walking into the family style restaurant we are greeted with the most genuine and sincere hello from the wonderful owners, Suzy and Stewart. The place is always full of happy customers that come back again and again because of the consistently exceptional steaks. Each entree is served family style with tomato soup & bread, salad, basque beans, angel hair pasta, potatoes, green beans and pecan ice cream to finish off the meal. Yes, I always leave filling beyond full, but the food really is beyond yummy. Stewart makes a to die for Sangria too! If you haven’t gone you have been missing out! 

Leon’s Bistro

When I want to try a unique dish I head on down to Main Street to Leon’s Bistro. The chef is outstanding and makes some of the most unique, but phenomenal dishes. My absolute favorite dish that I have been hung up on lately is the Calamari steak. It’s served over yam mash with so many other wonderful veggies. They have something to appeal to everyone and I love that Ann Leon puts together things I would be afraid to try other places, but I seriously have never left her restaurant unhappy and I’m always planning the next visit. 

Claire’s Local Picks:

-Dinner- Burgers and Brew 

Spicy Guacamole Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, Jalapeño Mayo 

The Spicy Guacamole Burger is a true California delight. The burger features the signature Jalapeno Mayo that brings the perfect amount of heat. I order more spread on the side to dip their Sweet Potato Fries in. They are sprinkled with sea salt and bring an explosion of flavor and yummy crunch element-a perfect late night snack.

-Lunch- The Banshee 

Two Baja Style Fish Tacos 

Sooo yummy! Fried cod is topped with slaw and aioli. :) 

-Breakfast- Fresh Twisted Cafe

The Hulk ,Booster Juice, Monster Burrito 

My go-to spot for organic produce, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and smoothies. This place really has it all, making it a choice spot to grab a quick healthy bite. I am addicted to their Hulk smoothie. It is the ultimate pick me up made with fresh apple juice, ginger, kale, spinach, pineapple, and peaches. The Monster Burrito is a guilty treat. It is loaded with thick cut bacon and ham and is finished with a yummy sauce. It is really is a monster, making it big enough to share with at least two people. The Booster Juice is a lighter option that is loaded with ginger and turmeric. 

Laura’s Local Picks:

Cafe Coda

Chico has so many great brunch spots but my favorite is Cafe Coda. I order the Chilaquiles. It is delicious, filling and just the right amount of spicy. My husband and I love the strong coffee, that is served french press style. :) Our family loves to go here when visiting. My mother-in-law wanted to go here two days in a row on her last visit!

Momona

The only soup I can get my husband to eat! Ha. I love to order the Chico Noodle bowl and add shaved veggies and hot sauce. Such great flavors. If we are feeling ravenous we will order a bao to share along with our soup but be warned the soup is super filling so you may have leftovers. They have great loose leaf hot tea and a nice selection of sake, sake cocktails and beer. I can’t wait to try more of their menu but I like the Chico Noodle bowl so much its hard for me to branch out!

Denine’s Cupcakes

When I need to satisfy my sweet tooth this is my first choice. I love the Stella cupcake (vanilla cake with vanilla frosting). Yum. BRB…I need to go get one now!

Maddy’s Local Picks:

Crush

Crush has awesome ambiance and great outdoor seating where you can have a great view of downtown Chico. The Pasta Bolognese with hand made pappardelle pasta is my go to dish.

Ashley’s Local Picks:

T Bar

Such a great place to get fresh, healthy and delicious food. The Chocolate Chi Frost tastes amazing and it has caffeine. Big plus for a college student! 😉 The salmon bowl is also my favorite lunch.

I hope we inspired you to try out some new (or new to you) local restaurants here in Chico. Let us know what your favorite spots in town are in the comments below.

-Laura J.