Summer Fun Essentials

Summer is one of our favorite times of the year! There’s nothing like relaxing by the pool with the sun beaming down, sipping on a fruity cocktail (or two)… and just enjoying the simple things in life. Here are a few of our “Summer Fun Essentials” that we feel every Blink girl should have!

 

1. Strapless Maxi by Velvet 2. Tom Ford Sunglasses 3. JCrew Sunscreen 4. Vince wedge 5. Vita Fede Wrap Bracelet 6. Melinda Maria Ring 7. Chanel Nail Polish 8. Shoshanna Swimsuit

1. Strapless Maxi by Velvet 2. Tom Ford Sunglasses 3. JCrew Sunscreen 4. Vince wedge 5. Vita Fede Wrap Bracelet 6. Melinda Maria Ring 7. Chanel Nail Polish 8. Shoshanna Swimsuit


We are obsessed with Beauty Counter Rose Water Spray. Spritz all over for a refreshing, clean feeling. You can get yours by visiting www.sydney.beautycounter.com.

We are obsessed with Beauty Counter Rose Water Spray. Spritz all over for a refreshing, clean feeling. You can get yours by visiting http://www.sydney.beautycounter.com.


A Linea Pelle tote is a MUST for the summer. Pack all of your essentials into one of these beautiful, vibrant bags! (Available at Blink).

A Linea Pelle tote is a MUST for the summer. Pack all of your essentials into one of these beautiful, vibrant bags! (Available at Blink).

Strawberry margarita popsicle anyone?? Not only are they easy to make but they taste amazing... sorry kiddos, this sweet treat is for adults only ;-)

Strawberry margarita popsicle anyone?? Not only are they easy to make but they taste amazing… sorry kiddos, this sweet treat is for adults only ;-)


Last but not least, try one of these adorable belts on for size! A bright belt can add a pop of color and be just the right finishing touch to a summer fit. Find yours at Blink!

Last but not least, try one of these adorable belts on for size! A bright belt can add a pop of color and be just the right finishing touch to a summer fit. Find yours at Blink!

Come by and see us Monday-Saturday from 10-6 for your Summer fun essentials!! Otherwise, you can find us by the pool ;-)
xoxo,
The Blink Girls

Making the 4th Fun & Festive!

Here at Blink we LOVE holidays and Independence Day is no exception! We plan on spending the weekend surrounded by friends and family; enjoying some beautiful weather, fireworks, laughter and great food! Whether you are looking for a little inspiration with your wardrobe, some sweet treats, or decor, here are a few easy ideas that might add a little flare to your 4th!!

Need the perfect fit for the 4th?? Here are a few fashionable finds that you can find at Blink!

Need the perfect fit for the 4th?? Here are a few fashionable finds that you can find at Blink!

Add a little color to your table by placing some fresh strawberries in a silver bucket. Insert a couple flags and you have yourself an adorable (and edible) centerpiece!

Add a little color to your table by placing some fresh strawberries in a silver bucket. Insert a couple flags and you have yourself an adorable (and edible) centerpiece!

Dip the end of a large mashmellow into water followed by red sprinkles, flip it over and repeat on the other end. Place the marshmellows on lollipop sticks and into a clear vase filled with jelly beans for a festive sweet treat!

Dip the end of a large mashmellow into water followed by red sprinkles, flip it over and repeat on the other end. Place the marshmellows on lollipop sticks and into a clear vase filled with jelly beans for a festive sweet treat!

For adults, pour some champagne but add some blueberries and raspberries for a little color!

For adults, pour some champagne but add some blueberries and raspberries for a little color!

Painted flower pots on the porch or patio are always fun, whether it is for 4th of July or the entire summer!

Painted flower pots on the porch or patio are always fun, whether it is for 4th of July or the entire summer!

Lastly, here are a few more pieces you can find at Blink! Hurry in though! We will be closed tomorrow so we can enjoy the holiday!!

Lastly, here are a few more pieces you can find at Blink! Hurry in though! We will be closed tomorrow so we can enjoy the holiday!!

We hope you enjoy and have a wonderful 4th of July!!
xoxo,
The Blink Girls

How do I love my Vince tanks? Let me count the ways.

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to wear casual tanks.  Since we are all about high-quality staples at Blink, we have a wide selection of luxurious Vince tanks. Of course, the look can get a little stale if only paired with shorts and accessories;  therefore, we have pulled together a couple new ways to wear this hot weather item so y’all can look as stylish as possible! 1 3 PicMonkey Collage 2

Need some flair?

I don’t know about the rest of you ladies, but we at Blink are ready to swap our winter wardrobes for more lightweight options.  (Adios, leggings and sweaters.  Hello, shorts and tanks!)  Our resort and spring deliveries are full of adorable pieces…and we are going crazy over the versatile fit and flare dresses.  

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Scroll down to find outfit inspiration for day and night! 

Keep in mind, spring is the perfect time to reinvent your look…and who doesn’t want a little flair in their wardrobe? ;) 

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Vogue… Strike A Pose

If you’ve picked up any fashion magazines lately, you may have noticed Louisville’s very own Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of September’s Vogue!

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The 23 year-old starlet looks sensational gracing the pages of the most revered publication in the fashion industry.  Plus, the interview reveals what all of Kentucky already knew… Jennifer Lawrence is sharp-witted and wonderfully quirky.

Obviously Vogue editors know how to dress a celebrity, but if we could style J.Law’s cover look we would outfit her in our new Shoshanna dresses.

Check out our top three looks and let us know… which one is your favorite?

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Just Joie

It doesn’t start till September 23rd, but how can you not be pumped for the final season premier of How I Met Your Mother?  It should be really interesting since the remaining 24 episodes will revolve entirely around Robin and Barney’s wedding weekend. 

We can’t get enough of the cool and chic style of this bride to be.  Makes sense since Robin Scherbatsky, like us Blink gals , loves her some Joie!

Find outfit inspiration below and stop by Blink for even more ensemble options :)  

We promise you will leave looking legen… wait for it… dary!

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a hopping night!

For all you gals in need of a creative date night or a girl’s night, look no further than the Trolley Hop!  We are partial to the Main/Market one, which happens the first Friday of every month… that’s tomorrow, August 2nd, ladies!

Our personal faves are Red Tree for eclectic home decor and Hillbilly Tea for yummy organic teas.

At the last hop, I witnessed a fashion faux pas… a a super cute girl wearing a super wrong outfit.  Her look was spot on for a fun night out in a big city… but it was definitely not right for a trolley hop.

As you know, we live to dress you Louisville gals… so we’ve pulled together an appropriate ensemble for such an evening.

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Pair with sandals or wedges and you are in perfect form to explore the NuLu area.

If afterward you’re in the mood to embrace your inner hipster, swing by Garage Bar  on Market for their Ginger Shandy…  it’s the ideal summer beverage made with ginger ale, PBR, and bourbon!

Happy Hopping!

Ryan’s Mad For Plaid

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Like most of the world, we have a little BIG thing for Ryan Gosling.  Turns out, this blonde hottie has a penchant for plaid.

Our newest shipment from Alicia Bell includes a pink plaid button-up, which inspired us to create an outfit sure to catch Ryan’s piercing gaze :) 

When sporting this pattern, try coordinating with feminine pieces.  We combined this shirt (Alicia Bell, $220) with fitted distressed denim (Hudson, Collin Skinny in Vintage Napoli, $190) and added some va va voom with chunky heels (Vince, Astrid, $375.) 

We think it’s pretty cute…. possibly even cuter than Eva Mendez ;) 

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Blink Dressing Downton

We Blink girls love Downton Abbey.  (We may or may not have a picture of Matthew Crawley hanging in our back room.)  In honor of this past Sunday’s season finale, we are dedicating this post to the individual styles of the three Grantham daughters and the designer labels exclusive to Blink Boutique.   

Lady Mary & Shoshanna

Lady Mary, oh how you have grown on me!  Initially, I held this stern eldest daughter with little regard.  Her unforgiving nature and initial mistreatment of the gorgeous Matthew Crawley turned me off.  (Granted, I too would be fussy if forced to wear a corset!)

Shoshanna would be my label of choice for the feminine Lady Mary. Shoshanna Gruss launched her line in November 1998, and prides herself on attention to detail and impeccable tailoring. Like Lady Mary’s style, her pieces are classic and feminine while also on trend. 

Lady Mary’s Blink essentials would be Shoshanna’s Deanna, a navy peplum dress, and the Sabrina, a black and white geometric print dress.  Both frocks celebrate the peplum and geometric spring trends, while also retaining elements of classic colors and traditional silhouettes.    

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Lady Edith & Vince 

In my opinion, Lady Edith has undergone the greatest transition of all the Grantham sisters.  However, regardless of her current status as unnoticed farm hand, jilted bride, or outspoken journalist, she consistently chooses basics necessary in any wardrobe. 

Vince would be perfect for someone as practical as Edith.  Founded in 2002 and popular with celebrities like Kate Hudson and Cate Blanchett, Vince clothing is known for essentials in superior materials.  Even though many pieces are minimal in design, they also have an unexpected playful quality.  

Although he is technically married, I am all for Edith dating her reserved editor Mr. Gregson.  A perfect date night ensemble would be the pairing of Vince’s leather flare skirt and shirt tail tee, a look that embodies conservative glamour. 

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Lady Sybil & Joie

Lady Sybil is the rule breaker of the family.  She attended political rallies, was a self-proclaimed feminist, and even ran off with the socialist chauffer!  Her rebellious tendencies pertain to her style as well. (We all remember her trotting into the parlor and boldly showing off her teal pantsuit!)  Since she loves bright colors and daring patterns, Joie would be a spectacular match for the sweet tempered Sybil.

Joie, a Southern California line, designs for “savvy, fashion minded, modern woman.”  The pieces are casual and comfortable with pops of color and flirtatious prints.  A summer outfit suited for Sybil would be the tiny striped Kimble shorts and fitted crochet Addler sweater.  The look combines different textures for an affect so unexpectedly cool, it would need someone as forward thinking as Lady Sybil to wear it.  

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Meet The Hat Girls!

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Meet The Hat Girls: Louisville natives Kate Welsh and Rachel Bell.  Graduates of duPont Manual High School, these besties have lived together in Vegas, Chicago and now reside in New York City.

Design is in their blood; Kate studied fashion in college and Rachel craves eclectic looks.  “In Louisville, when you have a unique sense of style it is easy to stand out,” Rachel explains.  And stand out they do.  Two derbies ago a woman wanted their feather and hair hats so badly, she offered $1,500 to take it off their head!   

It got these ladies thinking, why not sell their hats?  Their knock out pieces worn at the Turf Club got them noticed and before long they were dubbed the “Hat Girls.” 

Hats are just the start for these entrepreneurs.  This dynamic duo hope to move into clothing and whatever else captures their fancy. 

This is the LAST weekend The Hat Girls will be taking custom orders at Blink Boutique.  Trust us… you do not want to miss it!