PB&J’s Big Move

Hello Lovelies!

We’re so excited that our new shop is coming together so quickly! We’ve been busy redesigning and remodeling our new space and can’t wait to show you the end result! Below are a few progress pictures so you can see what we’ve been up to!

IMG_3053IMG_3049Our amazing contractor Terry, from Complete Home Repair, built us this wall for our back stock and the dressing rooms! Of course we’ve added a touch of vintage to it and look forward to showing it to you all when we open our doors. 
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We’re loving the new Camellia Courtyard sign on the top of the building! Thank you Signs & Graphic Design!!

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Walls for the dressing rooms coming together and being painted!!
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Our new office will be HUGE!!

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The floors turned out beautiful. A BIG thank you to Mike & Ken at Carpet One for making things work for our 100 year old building.

For those of you that aren’t from Chico, CA; PB&J’s new home will be located in the historical building that was built for Christian & Johnson Co. back in 1913 and has significant ties to the founders of Chico. Annie Bidwell’s gardner, Mr. F.G Peterson was the founder of C&J and the one whom built our new home so many years ago. We sit nestled amongst so much goodness we can hardly stand it! Down town is literally across the bridge, Chico State is a short few blocks away, the Bidwell Mansion is down the street, Big Chico Creek is next to our building and the start of charming Bidwell Park is on the other side of Vallombrosa Ave. We love the history of Chico and are so excited to be nestled in the middle of it all.

We will be opening our doors early August so stay tuned!! Also keep your eye out for a site wide sale happening soon! 

xoxo,

PB&J Gals

Summer Dresses For Every Occasion

Hey you!

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner which meeaaannss… it’s time to pull out all your fav warm-weather dresses! Woo-hoo!

PB&J Boutique is awfully fond of any kind of dress – casual, formal, long, short – you name it! And with the addition of some of our special new arrivals, we have close to 200 dresses in our boutique – which we absolutely LOVE because we’re covered for any and all occasions – and you sunshines can be too!!

A common struggle for us and some of our most frequent customers is finding the perfect dress for any particular occasion. Why is it so difficult to find a dress for a wedding and why can’t I wear it on Easter, too??! I know. Boo. But we’re here to help!

The ladies at PB&J have come up with 6 common summer events that usually call for a dress and listed a few ideas for what to wear and how to style them for each occasion. So, here’s some inspo for any of you lovelies that are attending one (or all) of these six get-togethers this summer and need a little help!

  • Weddings
  • Graduation Parties (& ideas for our lovely graduates, too!)
  • Baby/Bridal Shower
  • Mother’s Day
  • Brunch
  • Dinner & drinks with friends/date night

Let’s start with weddings. So fun. So exciting. SO hard to find an outfit. Right? But there’s hope! We’ve been gravitating towards wrap dresses so much for this season because they’re so on trend and so easy to wear. Plus, you can dress these up and down and, for lack of better words, you can adjust the modesty to your own comfort – which is awesome for weddings.

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We’re LOVING this new wrap dress by Auguste The Label for its color and super cozy material – just look at how darling!! We paired this with a super cute pair of tassel earrings and minimal accessories otherwise. Just throw on a pair of heels or cute sandals, grab a clutch and you’re set to dance your booty off all night!

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Another cute wrap number we’ve been loving is this new arrival by Knot Sisters. We think the feathers add such a feminine, summery touch. Would look adorable paired with some nude heels and an up-do.

These weddings won’t know whats coming!!

The next event is Graduation/Graduation Parties. These are a little more versatile because these parties can range so far from casual to formal. So here’s two that are pretty much right in the middle that can be dressed up or down.

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This is such a perfect grad look featuring another adorable dress by Knot Sisters and some of our favorite new shoes by Seychelles. We love this one because it’s so flattering and trendy. You can wear some simple white sneakers and a pony for a more casual look or pair it with these platform wedges and some curls and dress it up a bit. It would also look so cute under a graduation gown – which is what we’re goin’ for, of course!

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The next look is a little more formal just on it’s own – a super sweet dress by En Creme that’s really on-trend with it’s shoulder cutouts and bright floral pattern. Add a cute pair of heels or wedges and your fav hair style and you’re so set. We’d recommend keeping the jewelry minimal with this look – a few rings or a dainty necklace would pull it all together perfectly! And would definitely look adorable on any grad!

Next is Baby and Bridal showers. We like to go for the dainty and delicate with these outfits. Which for us means – pastels, florals and ruffles, oh my! Here’s our first look:

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Featuring another Auguste The Label favorite – the Daphne Crop Sleeve Wrap Mini dress! This is a go-to for us ladies at PB&J because its short and summery,  and SO on-trend. This can be worn with or without a cami underneath (this one is one of our favs by M Rena) depending on the event and what you’re comfortable with! We love it paired with these wedges by Seychelles and some of our favorite Quay Sunglasses.

 

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This next look is based around such a beautiful dress by the brand Easel. We love this look for a more formal party or if you’re the bride/mommy-to-be because it definitely steels the show! Paired with a simple pair of nude sandals or heels and some light jewelry and you’re so ready to celebrate!

Another occasion coming up so so soon, is Mother’s Day!! Can you believe how fast this year has gone?? No matter how you celebrate, a dress can always make your day a little sweeter, but because mother’s day is often celebrated around family and grandparents, we like to go for something a little more subtle! Here’s some of our quiet but super cute pieces for this Spring and Summer.

 

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This first dress is a newbie by Knot Sisters. We love the way it fits and how much it can be adjusted to fit your own personal style. Because its a little more on the basic side of the spectrum, you can pair it with any kind of accessories and shoes that suit you. And because mother’s day doesn’t always call for something super formal, We’d have fun dressing it down with a scarf and a pair of comfy sneakers.

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This look is so cute, especially if it’s a little chillier where you live. We love maxi dresses sooo much, and this one is a fav by STILLWATER. It’d be so cute paired with some sandals or little booties. Even add a statement necklace and your favorite sunnies and you’re ready as ever!

Next is Brunch! And if you’re anything like us girls at PB&J, you take your brunch very seriously. Perfect place. Perfect insta picture of your mimosa…and the PERFECT outfit! That being said, we SO have you covered in this department.

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First is this adorable romper by Knot Sisters that we can’t get enough of. I know, I know, its not a dress. But it fits so comfortably and flows just like a dress would, so no worries to be had, ladies!! It’s so cute with some booties or a pair of wedges and some sunglasses to accessorize. 10/10 all around, people.

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Next is this adorable bell sleeved dress by Umgee. We love this brand because it’s so affordable, but also because of it’s super chill boho vibe that’s hard to pass up! This look is so effortless and still so put together and would look so cute with some strappy sandals or your favorite booties.

The final event is a little more geared towards our nightlife ladies! The Dinner/Drinks with friends! Whether it’s to celebrate a birthday or catch up with old friends, we all love a night to get dressed up and go out on the town. The stressful part though, is always finding something to wear. Fear no longer, birdies!! Here’s our fav looks:

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This is one of our newest dresses by STILLWATER. Perfect for going out on the town and would be so cute worn with or without the cami underneath. We loved how it looked paired by these fierce booties by Seychelles and some statement earrings.

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This next look is so outgoing and fun with the polka dots and the unique neckline. The ruffles scream flirty – which would be perfect worn on a first date, also! Paired with some simple black heels or booties and an up-do would have you looking so put together! Just don’t forget the hairspray ;).

Thank you so much for reading, we so hope this was beneficial for you ladies!

You can shop our dresses here: https://www.pbjshop.com/dresses-c-59.html?sort=2d&page=1

Until next time!

PB&J Boutique

 

Styling 1 Item 5 Different Ways

Hi birdies!

Welcome back to our PB&J blog!

Today we’re going to show you lovelies how to style one of our favorite dresses in 5 different ways using our super cute Paulette dress by ASTR The Label.

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This V-neck black tank dress is so versatile, which is what stuck out to us in looking for an item to feature in this post!

Any simple shift-like tank dress that you have stowed away in your closet for the upcoming season will do but if you love this one as much as we do, it’s available online and in-store!

So grab your comfy dress and your crafty pants and lets get started!

Outfit number one is a fav. for our boho-lovers out there! We’re a sucker for anything that looks like it should be worn at Coachella and we had so much fun putting together this bohemian wonder using just a few of our favorite accessories! We featured one of our favorite belts (on sale!) by the brand Streets Ahead and a matching statement necklace by Ceek Jewelry; along with our charcoal detailed fedora by POL and an adorable pair of sunnies by Quay Eyewear Australia.IMG_1783IMG_1784

Outfit number two is more on the comfy-cute side featuring one our most popular pairs of jeans by Banjara and our new favorite black booties by Seychelles! We added an adorable 30% off black wrap belt, another pair of Quay sunglasses and super versatile crossbody by JJ Winters and just like that we have a super easy, super cute on-the-go outfit for all of you busy bees to try out!

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Outfit number 3 is perfect for our girls that love to wear dresses even in the chillier seasons! (like many of us over at PB&J. What can we say?! We’re dress fanatics!) It’s perfect for a back-to-school look or even just adding a little warmth at the end of your day when you don’t have time to run home! We love cozy flannels and this is one of our favorites to pair with a dress or anything high-waisted since it looks so cute tied in a knot. We also added some super cute knee high frilly socks and some vintage-y heeled booties by Seychelles to complete the look!

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The fourth outfit is perfect for our city-girls. This look screams trendy and if you’re obsessed with the 90’s trend like we are, this is perfect for you! One thing we love about this style is that it’s pulled together from a lot of basic pieces that many people already own – for example, the basic tee and the black booties. Usually people opt for a slip dress when recreating a look like this, but we thought this dress made it a little more special and fancy! Pair it with some super cute sunnies and our new favorite tassel earrings and you’re practically Cher from clueless!

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The final outfit is a go-to for our beach babes out there! You can style this with or without the skirt, but we thought it made it a little more day-time appropriate with the brighter colors and casual look. We paired the fit with some new strappy flats by BC footwear and another wrap around belt to bring in the waist. Add these adorable sunglasses by Quay Eyewear Australia, (because of course – beach!) grab a trusty on-the-go water bottle and you’re so ready for all the sunny pics and sandy fun!

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Thank you so much for reading, loves! We so hope this was helpful or inspirational for you in shopping and planning for the upcoming seasons! (YAY SUMMER!!!) Follow us on instagram, facebook and pinterest for updates on the blog and the store. And if you recreate these looks, we’d love to see -Tag us on instagram or DM us your versions just for fun!

Xoxo,

PB&J

Grayc Glass Collaboration

Hello there! We wanted to share our collaboration with jewelry designer, Courtney Gray, from Grayc Glass. Courtney is a glass artist based here in Chico, California where she hand makes all of her amazing pieces. Her individually hand made fused glass, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and wall stones are all uniquely stunning. We love how Courtney has a variety of simple pieces for everyday but also has gorgeous statement pieces for any occasion.

Here’s some of our favorite looks from our collaboration with the wonderful Grayc Glass. 26647998_10154931971937016_1303159494_n

Model is wearing our Shadow Peplum blouse by Bella Dahl. Also, the Sierra Necklace and Diana Earrings made by Grayc Glass.

Shop the blouse here. Shop the necklace here. Shop the earrings here.

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We love the simplicity of this look with silver jewelry and a gray-blue colored blouse. Featuring the Feather Earrings in Swirly Grey and Double Circle Necklace.

Shop the earrings here. Shop the necklace here.

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This boho outfit consists of our Lavender Boho Dress paired with a Lace Cami. We love pairing a denim jacket with our dresses for cooler months. Shop our favorite denim jackets here and here.

The jewels featured in this gorgeous look are the Swag Necklace White Rose, Sterling Silver Disk Necklace, and Dangle Earrings Swirly White.

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This casual, everyday look features our Oatmeal Layered Sweater along with the Camina Necklace Grey by Grayc Glass.

Be sure to stop by Grayc Glass’ website www.graycglass.com to shop the entire collection. For you local Chicoans, you can shop her beautiful jewels at Made In Chico!

Photos by Marianna Chambard Photography

Thanks for reading~

xoxo,

Maddy

Introducing: Bella Dahl

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One of our new favorite brands has just recently hit the racks at PB&J Boutique and we couldn’t be more excited. Bella Dahl was established in 2010 in Los Angeles. Their brand has such soft materials and relaxed pieces that pull in that Southern California style. From buttons ups to skirts, Bella Dahl has it all. Here at PB&J Boutique we had a little fun pairing some of our new items from the brand and styling them together for you! Enjoy 🙂

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With spring weather just around the corner, the Cala Lilly Tank is such a lightweight piece that we are crazy about! The blouse has light vertical stripes of pink throughout that are so faint but create the perfect pink color. Here we have it paired with a light wash boyfriend style jean.

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For this outfit we put together both a blouse and a pair of pants from Bella Dahl. The Frosted Tulip Button Down is a sheer top that can be worn with the sleeves rolled up for some of those warmer days. The Cargo Jogger pant are oh so comfortable and stylish! Tuck in a blouse with these pants and wear a pair of sandals and you are set for the spring.

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For another full Bella Dahl inspired outfit we have paired together the Lavender Cloud Button Down (which is one of our all time favorites!) and the Side Button Skirt. We put the skirt a little more high waisted and tied the button down top just above it. The hints of blue from the top and skirt worked so well together. Again, so in love with the softness of all of these pieces.

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The detail on the Truffle Button Back blouse is just so darling. It’s such a simple tee but the button back gives it some extra style. We just love how there’s also a little slit in the back where the buttons end to show more of jeans you pair with it.

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We had so much fun styling our new pieces and hope we inspired you for some new outfits for this spring. Be sure to check out our new arrivals!

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

February Inspired Outfits

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It’s finally the month of February, and only eight more days until Valentine’s Day. Our shop is filling up with the most perfect pieces to wear for the month. From soft pink tones to brilliant reds, we have just what you might be looking for this season. We have put together a few of our favorite outfits to wear throughout the month for multiple occasions!

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For those colder, rainy days throughout February the Hunter Carmine is such a wonderful piece to wear on its own or to layer up under a jean jacket. Its bright beautiful red color is so vibrant to give you a pop of color.

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Another darling top we have in the store is the Taylor Tie Front Tunic from the brand Show Me Your MuMu. It is so sweet with a cute little tie in the front and buttons that run down the middle of the blouse. Perfect blouse for brunching.

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For a fancier date night look we have the Lacey Black Dress, which is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. The lacy detail gives it a romantic touch. Throw on some heels and red lipstick and you will be completely set!

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If it’s a bit colder where you are celebrating, the Black and White Blazer pairs perfectly with any black dress to keep you a bit warmer! This Blazer is a wonderful piece to add to your wardrobe because it pairs nicely with just about anything.

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Any outfit isn’t complete without some fun accessories like these earrings from Vanessa Mooney to tie everything together. It’s all about the little details that make the perfect outfits.

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Here we have the little black dress with the blazer and the precious earrings for the most darling Valentine’s day attire. Perfect for a night out or a special dinner.

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Hopefully this post has inspired some ideas for your perfect Valentine’s Day outfit. We hope you have a wonderful and special Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.

We would like to give a huge thanks to Bryan Johnston for the photography of this post and Kayla Wilkinson for modeling!

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/.

-The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

 

 

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 🙂

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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)