February 27, 2019
There's been a recent uptick in self-protection in every category from sun exposure to technology. As one of the lucky ones with 20/20 vision, staring at a computer screen all day can take a toll leaving me with headaches and tired eyes at the end of the day. I've been curious about blue-light-blocking glasses and their effectiveness, so I ordered some! While the jury is still out on how well they work for me since I've actually been on my computer less this week than usual, everyone else is raving about them!
Thanks to free refunds on most in this list (from Amazon), I ordered approximately 10 pairs to find the perfect frame for my face. The three pictured at the top are all the same frame in different colors and ended up being my favorites (the pink and clear being my top two... I mean, if we're going to do this, let's do it with an unexpected frame shape). I liked all of the ones listed below and was really hoping the over-sized black ones would be just what I was looking for. However, as someone with a wider face, they were almost too big. Keep that in mind...
February 26, 2019
While we were thinking the color of the year would be a bright, punchy coral the Oscars said otherwise. Hot pink was single-handedly decided as the color for spring. While the occasions for which you might need an evening gown are limited, there's always a reason to pick up a more casual dress in THE color of the season. I've put together a list of six of my favorites ranging from daytime casual to cocktail. Happy shopping!
February 25, 2019
I don't know if it was because the sun finally came out or because the celebrities had the recent couture shows to pull from, but last night's red carpet was maybe one of my favorites. I was hoping and praying that someone would wear hot pink and to my surprise pink ended up being the color of the night. Everyone wore it from Julia Roberts to Angela Bassett, but nobody wore it quite as well as Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan in this (or THE) Valentino couture gown I have been dreaming about for weeks. Gasp...
You know I've been color crushing on lilac lately, so to see Emilia Clarke in this sparkly Balmain number was such a breath of fresh air. Pale lilacs and pinks also reigned supreme last night. Kiki Layne's exaggerated back detail was another gasp-worthy moment. I mean... and let's not forget Kacey Musgrave's pink confection that looked sweet enough to eat.
I had to throw Charlize Theron in the mix in this dusty blue Dior, because let's face it, she's the Oscars red carpet queen. She pops up out of nowhere and looks effortless but over the top chic. She knows she should be there. Everyone else take note.
Other favorites of the night include Regina King in white Oscar de la Renta (we should call her Regina Queen because she really looked like a queen in that dress... perfection). And GAGA. Do I need to say more? The Tiffany diamond, the custom black McQueen gown, the gloves... girl knows how to show up. And I definitely watched her performance with Bradley Cooper two (or maybe 4) times. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I'll leave you with this... can we never have an Oscars host again? I found it to be so peacefully politic-free and focussed on what it should be focussed on... giving out awards to deserving people.
What were your favorite moments?
February 22, 2019
The forecast for spring is looking bright! One color combo I'm keeping my eyes on is lilac and a deep emerald green. It's fresh and perfect for the transitional months ahead. Another thing I've scoping out is sneaker trends, because let's face it, I LIVE in sneakers these days. I want an updated, clean, bright white pair that isn't as broken in as my go-to Golden Goose high-tops.
A trend I'm seeing emerge is velcro. I guess we're taking inspiration from the children's department, because velcro sneakers are now must! I've scoured the web for my favorites and will list them below. Grab a pair, wear them now, keep wearing them throughout the summer. One thing is certain... you don't have to deal with unruly shoestrings.
February 21, 2019
We aren't quite into the longer days of spring, so I'm still craving cozy nights in. BUT, I need something to entertain me. A good book is sounding like the answer, so what are you reading? I plowed through a few books at the beginning of January. Now I'm wanting to start something fresh, uplifting, rom-com-ish, you get the idea. Feel free to send recommendations my way!
February 20, 2019
Guess what? Amazon decided to give us a storefront! While our website is the only place you'll find the BFP collection online, use our Amazon storefront as a resource for everything else we're obsessed with. In our curated lists you'll find the metal straws we can't stop using with our Orca tumblers, acrylic frames we can't stop posting about, and everything we're drooling over for spring.
Did you know we will personalize any of our notecards for free? Simply leave the personalization request in the notes section of the checkout process. Easy as pie!
February 14, 2019
The dark, dreary days of January and February have us craving brighter colors, warmer weather and the fresh blooms of spring. While we still have to endure a few more weeks of winter, we're springing forward without looking back. Our Spring Collection is surely the cure for those winter blues. It includes four new cup designs, a handful of new notecards, two new luggage tags, two new greeting cards (one specially for the graduate), and new gift tags. Basically, we have your spring occasions covered (think spring birthdays, Spring Break travel, Mother's Day, graduation, end of the year teacher gifts).
Our large gift tags were such a hit at Christmas that we decided to introduce several year-round options. Grab a handful to keep on hand for those last minute gifts (tie one on a wine or champagne bottle and your gift instantly looks more thoughtful. They also work well tied on a gift bag). You'll thank us later!
We also have a sweet treat just for you... since it's the day we celebrate love, why not treat yourself? It sounds like a brilliant idea to us. We're going to sweeten the deal even more with an apparel and greeting card sale. Both categories have amazing deals that you don't want to miss including greeting cards as low as $1 and half-price sweatshirts. Stock up while you can!
Happy Valentine's Day!
February 12, 2019
While I'm not a huge tv binge-watcher, this dreary weather has forced me indoors with little activity other than The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Who's watching it? I watched the first two seasons in about a week and have been on the edge of my seat waiting for the next season to drop, though I think we have a while before that happens. What's not to love about a show with a female powerhouse as lead and a pre-Carrie Bradshaw closet to drool over.
This is my interpretation of a 2019 version of Midge...
January 30, 2019
I've recently been working on new designs for spring. In the process, I've found myself increasingly inspired by Chanel, both old and new. It's a classic brand, one that will never go out of style. For some reason, I'm craving the classic tweeds, quilting details and cap-toe shoes. It never gets old, does it?
January 28, 2019
Happy Monday! Here's a fresh week, a new set of goals, and a fresh page in your calendar!
We just announced a warehouse sale that will be exclusively on instagram.
January 22, 2019
Have you picked up some of our Valentine's Day greeting cards yet? It's the perfect time to tell someone you're thinking of them...
January 17, 2019
There are days when my to-do list is simply one non-glamorous errand after another. On days like this, instead of conforming to the expected errand attire, I like to go big. I'll throw a fuzzy jacket on with jeans so I feel like I'm going somewhere more important later, even if it's only to the dermatologist.
January 15, 2019
PSA: Valentine's Day is less than a month away! While lavish gifts aren't the expectation, small tokens that show your love are a nice touch. We put together a small gift guide for the occasion. We hope it will help in the process of selecting the perfect happy for your significant other, best gals, or someone you love. Whether your plans include a Galentine's Day gathering or a cozy night at home, we hope it's a day filled with love and laughter. Don't forget to pick up one of our greeting cards as the finishing touch!
January 14, 2019
I spent the first 14 days of 2019 in a paperwork daze. It's time to reemerge and knock out 2019 in style! I think we should all just go for it this year. Buy the snakeskin boots. Wear the neon beanie. Don't apologize for being you. Who's with me? See more of my thoughts on this here >>
January 08, 2019
My final thoughts on the Golden Globes...
I want to take Lucy Liu's gown and make it into a sequin bomber for every day wear. I would wear it with distressed jeans, a plain white tee and booties. How can we make this happen?
January 07, 2019
The Golden Globes are always an exciting event to watch because it kicks off red carpet season. You get an early look at what will be trending this spring. One thing I noticed was a handful of bold jewel tones but a lot of soft pastels, lots of pale pinks and neutrals. Softer fabrics and unfussy hair styles ruled supreme. It appears that feminine details and an over-all softer look are what we're going for and I couldn't be happier about it. And can we talk about Julia Roberts? I mean.... Queen.
January 04, 2019
I feel like there's an understood rule that we're supposed to live in athleisure throughout the month of January, or maybe that's just me. I'm over heavy sweaters (especially when the high tomorrow is nearly 60), I'm trying to workout more, and I just don't feel like sitting all day in tight jeans. So, if we're keeping it casual for a few weeks, why not look extra while doing so? Shop her look below.
January 03, 2019
Happy New Year!
I can't believe we're already in 2019. There are times when I feel like the clock is speeding up when what we really need is for it to slow down. Let's make this year our best yet, shall we? Let's make time for friends and family. Let's be present by putting our phones away for a bit. Let's be nice to each other and have more compassion in this tumultuous world we live in. Wishing you a happy Happy New Year!
December 17, 2018
The sweatshirt is here!
We've been dying to come out with something cozy that you won't want to take off, and our classic sweatshirt is just the answer. It's an eco-fleece crew neck sweatshirt that is sure to become your new go-to. It's ideal for lounging around or running errands. It also pairs well with your festive Christmas pajamas!
The sweatshirts run true to size, but allow for a small amount of shrinkage with any cotton material (fabric content: 50% polyester, 46% cotton, 4% rayon).
In other news, today is the last day to place an order on our website for 2018. We will be stepping away to spend time with friends and family and sincerely hope you find time to do the same! All orders placed between December 18th and January 2nd will be shipped when we return on January 3rd. We will also be unplugged from our inbox, so all emails will be answered when we return.
See you in 2019!
December 10, 2018
Not sure what to wear to a holiday party? A fun and flirty cocktail dress with a touch of sparkle by way of a fun bootie or accessory is a great choice. This dress looks incredibly comfortable and would take you throughout the year with the ponte knit fabric. It's also available in a handful of colors, so go bold or stick to a classic black.
November 30, 2018
Do you dare to wear a graphic sweatshirt with a sequin skirt? Maybe for your office Christmas party? I think it's cute, has a little splash of sparkle and is conservative enough that your boss won't cringe. Not to mention these pumps... Meghan Markle wore them and I think they might just be the perfect pump.
November 29, 2018
Why is it that we near the end of November and I'm instantly stressed? So many Christmas presents to buy, so many events to find outfits for, so many festive gatherings to attend... is anyone else feeling like they're one step away from a total meltdown? Let's hold it together... we can do this! Don't lose sight of the bigger reason for the season. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year! Let's love and support one another. I can promise you this, there's someone else out there going through exactly what you are no matter what your mess might be. Let's meet each other in the midst of our messes and celebrate life!
November 27, 2018
The party invites are rolling in. Some require a heavy app as your ticket in. Others are more of a gift or cookie exchange. Whatever the occasion might be, it's always a nice gesture to bring a gift for the host and hostess because let's be serious... we know they put in more work than they wanted to. A nice bottle of wine, champagne or the host's favorite beverage are always a nice touch. This year, grab one of our large gift tags to make it even more festive! My favorite find this year might be the honey spoons for tea. Shop my favorite hostess gifts below:
Sports Quiz game | wine chilling twirls (set of 4) | tea honey spoons | large gift tags | Home Body book | almond toffee | copper wine key | tequila bento box
November 24, 2018
Copy and paste the link to this one and send it to your significant other. You're going to want everything on this list! A cute pair of designer sneakers, a Gucci bag that not everybody has, a facial scrubber for a spa-like facial, a Chanel ring... I mean, this is basically my wish list.
Chanel ring | Christian Louboutin coffee table book (also available on Amazon) | drop earrings | velvet Gucci bag | necklace | Givenchy sneakers | black leather Gucci bag | PMD facial cleansing device | gold chain bracelet | silver chain bracelet | pink bow bag | fur wrap
November 23, 2018
Don't forget about the guys! Are they the hardest to shop for or is just me? How many times can you gift whiskey stones? While I find the men in my life particularly challenging to buy gifts for, it's still a fun effort trying to think of something outside the box. Here's what I've come up with so far:
Kiehl's moisturizer | whisky truffles | basketball hoop (also available in this color) | Sailing coffee table book | personalized leather file folder | USB port | Barbour jacket | Sugarfina bourbon bears | campfire poker set | charging mat | Molton Brown body wash