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Friday Five :: XIT 2016

It’s that time of year again! XIT will be here before we know it. We have some things planned that we know you’ll love. So, mark your calendar and join us for our annual XIT Tailgate and Sale! In the meantime, here’s a little preview.

1. Cooler Totes

These gift bags are one of my very favorite things from B. Whimsy! It’s a fun way to try new products, all while putting together a yummy meal. Not to mention, the steaks are pretty amazing.

We have a few left that haven’t been reserved yet – but they are going fast and quantities are limited! Call the store to reserve yours today – 806.244.2929.

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2. XIT Tailgate

To kick off XIT week, we are hosting our annual XIT Tailgate on the Tuesday before the rodeo starts. We’ll have refreshments, lots of new arrivals, first chance to shop our annual XIT sale, and the cooler totes will be available for pick up! We will be open late, til 7 pm!

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3. Sale, sale, sale

I don’t know what will be on sale yet… but we will be marking things down as much as 75% off! And, drum roll, for the very first time EVER, select items of Mariana jewelry will be discounted. This has literally never happened at B. Whimsy, and won’t happen again for a while, so you don’t want to miss it!

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4. New clothes

Dare I say it – it’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping! We are starting to get in transitional items that will carry into Fall. Plus some fun summery things, because, well, it’s still hot!

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5. New Mariana

The new Fall collection will be available! The new colors are really gorgeous and we can’t wait to share them with you!

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Friday Five :: Red, White & Blue

The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday. Partially because my birthday is the fifth – but mainly because of the celebrations with friends and family, the amazing fireworks displays, and the chance to remember the values that our country has fought for and holds dear.

And the Fourth will be here before we know it! What are your plans? A weekend at the lake, watching fireworks in town, a backyard BBQ?

Here are some Red, White, and Blue essentials and outfit ideas to get you ready for whatever your plans are!

**Now through June 24th – come to B. Whimsy for your Fourth of July outfit and get a free bracelet! We love these new stackable bracelets and know you will too! (Offer valid on clothes purchases of $150+)

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Jewelry is one of the easiest ways to add a little color and subtly show off your patriotic spirit. This blue Mariana necklace is so beautiful and the perfect way to finish your Fourth of July outfit.

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Blue and white is such a popular color combination right now – especially the Mediterranean blues and navy blues.

This patchwork top is so fun for the Fourth – love the lace detail on the back.

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When I think of backyard picnics, I always think of red and white checkered tablecloths. I love how this blue and white checkered shirt channels that iconic look in a more modern and fashion forward way. Pair it with a red tank and some white crop jeans!

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Long layers are really popular right now too – and this is from one of our favorite new lines at B. Whimsy. The mixed fabric and prints are really on-trend. Wear it open over a navy tank dress, or with this so-soft red tank and some white shorts!

WMW_7598And it’s not just your outfits that can get patriotic – add some red, white, and blue to your entertaining style. These enamelware bowls and serving dishes are so fun for a Fourth party, or grab a red or blue Jon Hart cooler for a picnic under the fireworks!

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Friday Five :: Social

It has been just over three months since my last blog post. In that time, my husband and I welcomed our first baby to the world. And then spent three months getting adjusted to this amazing, but totally different, world called parenthood.

In the days that I did nothing but change diapers, feed the baby, and answer his cries, I felt so unproductive, compared to my previous life. I won’t lie, it was a struggle. But, sometimes we need those dormant times in our life to think, to recharge, to grow, to find new ideas.

In this dormant season, I thought a lot about B. Whimsy and how to share all of the new and exciting things at the store with all of you. It seems that social media sites are making it increasingly hard for small businesses to communicate – or at least increasingly more expensive as they monetize and practically require sponsored content.

As I rocked my baby to sleep in the wee hours of the night, I thought about how it makes more sense to reward you guys, who have been so supportive and loyal to B. Whimsy for over a decade, rather than send that money off to a company for advertising.

For my first Friday Five back from maternity leave, here are some of the new things we’ll be doing online! We hope you guys enjoy it and have fun. And please, let us know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you want to see more of.

Weekly Winners

Every week, we’re giving something away on Facebook. Each time that you like, comment, and share one of our posts, you’ll be entered into the weekly giveaway. It might be a t-shirt, or a pair of earrings, or a gift card, or a coupon. We will announce what we are giving away when we announce the winner.

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Pre-Orders & Pre-Sales

We are giving our Facebook and Instagram friends the chance to shop our clothes section first – and at a discount! Whenever we place a new order or new clothes come in, we will post for you guys to reserve your size first, with a 20% discount. But, you’ll have to act fast, as the discount will only be valid for a couple of days.

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OOTD

Before having a baby, I loved clothes and would spend quite a bit of time trying to put together the most flattering and creative outfit (even if I did usually end up in all black!) Now, I feel accomplished if I change out of pajama pants into yoga pants! Needless to say, my relationship with clothes has changed. So, I’m excited about the B. Whimsy Outfit of the Day (OOTD) simply for all of the outfit inspiration and ideas. Check our Instagram for OOTD inspiration.

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#shopbwhimsy

We love seeing how you use B. Whimsy items in your life. We want to see how you style your home, the outfits you put together, or how a special gift made your day. Be sure to tag us in the photo and use #shopbwhimsy – and if we repost one of your photos, you’ll get a gift card!

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Tips and Inspiration

One of my favorite things about working at B. Whimsy has been learning some of Kari’s and Ashley’s decorating tricks, as well as keeping up with the latest trends they see at Market. I so admire that they genuinely want to help people add some beauty, comfort, and functionality to their home and closet – it’s not just about selling products. So, I’m excited to tap into the creativity and years of experience that they have and share some of their tips and inspiration.

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We so appreciate you for following us on social media, reading our blog, joining our mobile community, and shopping with us in the store! Leave a comment and let us know what you most want to see on social media!

Friday Five :: Five Things I Learned at B. Whimsy

Hi everyone – Julia here. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the currently pregnant blonde you see at the store and I do most of B. Whimsy’s social media, website, marketing, etc.

It’s hard to believe I’ve worked at the store for about three years now – and today is one of my last days before taking a break for maternity leave. I’ve learned a ton while working at B. Whimsy, as my personal and home decor style haves changed and developed and while picking up on some of Kari’s and Ashley’s expert tips!

So, for my last blog before baby comes, I’m sharing 5 things I’ve learned about dressing yourself or your home.

Trust your gut.

Over the last three years, I’ve talked with hundreds of you as you’ve shopped for your home, your closet, or your jewelry. Most people know what they like and what they don’t. Some just have a harder time hearing what their gut is telling them and trusting it.

But if you walk into a store and you’re drawn to something – there’s probably a reason. Even if what you’re loving is totally different than what you’d normally go for, there’s usually a way to work into your life and your existing style. So don’t be afraid to listen to yourself and be confident in your choices. I really think attitude and confidence is at least 75% of pulling something off!

For example, I walked into a store, saw this foot stool, and fell in love. It admittedly didn’t go with the colors in my living room (mustard and gray vs. greens and blues). But I loved it. So, I had B. Whimsy order it for me, and I added a few other mustard and gold touches to my living room to help tie it in.  Art, accessories, pillows all can go a long way toward blending colors and styles! And, to this day, that stool that didn’t match anything in my house is one of my favorite things in my living room.

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Don’t be afraid of change.

B. Whimsy’s motto is “Always Changing, Always Different.” And, if you go a month or two between visits to the store, you’ll definitely notice that that’s true! The store is constantly changing, as new and different items arrive or as Kari and Ashley feel ready for a change.

It’s so interesting to watch this process, because sometimes it’s a huge change – like rearranging all of the furniture. And other time’s it’s a simple change – like swapping out rugs. Sometimes it will even feel like a new space when we just burn a different candle. It’s amazing how new a space feels when something is just a little different.

Empowered by this philosophy – and much to my husband’s chagrin – I’ve rearranged my main living areas about a hundred times in the last three years. Between decorating for parties or showers, decorating for Christmas, or just wanting a change, things move around pretty regularly in my house. When people come over, they often ask if Kari has been here decorating again?! (And, let’s be honest, sometimes she has!) But it’s usually just that I’ve moved one or two things – the couch in a new position, a floral arrangement in a new spot, or some paintings that I’ve rotated. Sometimes things stay like that for just a few days because it wasn’t such a good change, and other times they stay for months. But whatever the change is and for however long it stays like that, it’s always feels refreshed and new.

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And so on, times 100.

Invest in staples.

Last year, we did a blog series on Kari’s decorating all-stars; the items that make a room really shine. Interesting pieces of furniture, rugs, lamps, pillows, and art. (We will be re-visiting some of those all-stars on the blog in coming weeks, so stay tuned!) As I’ve seen her decorate numerous spaces and continually redecorate the store, I’ve seen just how important these staples are – and how much they deserve our investment to get exactly what we want. They are worth the time investment to get it just right, as well as the financial investment in items that stand the test of time.

In my own home, I can point to a few examples – my living room rug and these paintings, to name a few. As I’ve rearranged my living room time and time again, these items have always stayed in the same spot. They serve as the backdrop upon which I can layer the other furniture and accessories to achieve the change I want.

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Save on trends.

Trendy items, whether we’re talking about clothes or home decor, are key to making us feel current. They bring an element of change, excitement, interest.

But, they’re also fleeting. Trends come and go. They are the things you see everywhere (and, admittedly, love) that in a year or two, you’ll be tired of looking at.

For me, an example of that is chevron. (My friends and family laughed at me when my nursery theme included “NO CHEVRON” – a hard rule to follow in the baby world these days!) I have a few chevron things from when it was so popular a few years ago – this book box for example – and they’re sitting in a closet now. I loved these items for the pattern they brought to my life for a few seasons – but, thankfully, I didn’t spend much on them so it’s not a travesty that they’re in a spare closet for now.

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Add some color. And some sparkle.

I remember when Kari first walked into my house to help me decorate for the Christmas Tour of Homes a few years ago. I had lived in my house for only a few months – and I knew I needed help! She walked in, looked around, and said “well, I see you haven’t committed to a color scheme yet!” I still laugh about this, because I thought I was pretty solidly in the green and brown color scheme. But, she helped me find ways to add pops of color to my neutral tendencies to make the space a little more interesting and dynamic.

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Likewise, working at B. Whimsy has definitely changed how I dress and accessorize. When I started working at B. Whimsy, you were most likely to find me in solid black and no jewelry. (And, pretty often, that’s still how you’ll find me!) But, B. Whimsy taught me to add in some color, some pattern, and some sparkle every now and then. It’s amazing how far it goes to add a little joy to your day.

So, put on your Mariana – even if it’s with a t-shirt and a messy bun – and conquer the day!

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Nine Looks at Mariana

On the ninth day of Christmas… nine looks at our newest Mariana!

In years past, our Open House shoppers have mostly focused on home decor items, as they gear up to decorate their homes. We want to remind you that it’s a great time to cross some items off your Christmas Gift List too. And Mariana is definitely a favorite gift!

We’ve gotten in a new selection just for this week’s event. We stocked up on the popular clears and pearls, as well as some fun Christmas looks – reds and greens. Here are a few looks at what we have new!

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas

Yesterday we kicked off our 12 Days of Christmas celebration with a Jon Hart Trunk Show and giveaway in store! (Congratulations to Beth Carter – you won the Chico bag!) If you didn’t make it in, we will honor trunk show pricing through Thursday!

That brings us to the 2nd Day of Christmas… and we are celebrating with TWO new Christmas Spirit Jerseys! These shirts were so popular last year – we ordered twice and sold out both times! We have two all new designs this year, scheduled to arrive before Thanksgiving. We have limited sizes available – so pre-order yours now: http://bwhimsy.myshopify.com/products/christmas-spirit-jersey-2016

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We have lots of other fun Christmas shirts too! Here are a few looks at them. Shop select styles online or come into the store to try them on!

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Friday Five :: Mad for Plaid

This week, we are finishing our series on Fall trends by featuring one of the season’s hottest looks – plaid.

But, before we get to that… A few announcements about upcoming events!

  • Tomorrow (Saturday, October 10) – we’re celebrating Fall with our Purpose Pumpkins event! We have these gorgeous pumpkins, donated by Lusk Onion, and they will be transformed into beautiful centerpieces. Angela Lusk will be here painting pumpkins and Kari will decorate with bows and floral! All proceeds will benefit Purpose Coffee Co.!We’ll also have 20% off one item of clothing or pair of shoes. (And maybe some other surprise Fall specials!)

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  • November 3 – While you’re out and about voting, stop by the store for our Christmas Jon Hart trunk show. The store will be transformed for Christmas, so get the first look at this year’s decor and trends. Plus, we’ll have specials on Jon Hart and free monogramming!

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  • November 12 – Save the Date for our annual Christmas Open House! We’ll be open late, with snacks and refreshments, and 20% off the store (some exclusions apply).
  • November 24 – Our wonderful Hereford ladies, we are coming to town for a Christmas Trunk Show!
  • Date to be determined… Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ll have a Mariana Trunk Show! Our sales rep is bringing in the entire Fall line, so you’ll have the best selection possible for Christmas gifts (for yourself and for a loved one!)

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Whew! It’s going to be a busy season! We can’t wait!

Now, back to Fall trends… So many of the trends we’re seeing this season are about making comfy look cute. Boyfriend jeans, stretchy jeggings, graphic tees, oversized sweaters and vests – and now, plaid and flannel. We’re seeing it everywhere, from jackets to scarves to blouses and tops.

Here are few outfit ideas on how add some plaid to your wardrobe this Fall!

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Friday Five :: Graphic Tees

Any trend that involves t-shirts is automatically my favorite. And this Fall, we are continuing to see lots of graphic tees and sweaters. Add a little glam and pizzaz with fun jewelry and lots of layers. Wear your favorite tees under vests or sweaters – and layer the graphic sweaters and sweatshirts over a chambray top or a flowy dress.

We found two new lines of graphic tops that we are loving this season. They are so soft and comfortable – you’ll want one for every day of the week!

Here are a few of our favorites…

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Friday Five :: Fall Colors

The leaves aren’t the only colors that change as we transition to Fall… As the weather gets cooler, our clothing hues get warmer. Say hello to Fall’s hottest colors – Olive, Burgundy, and Mustard. For our blog this week, here are a few outfit ideas and fun items in this season’s signature colors!

Neutral and earthy, olive is a great color to pair with bold patterns. We love these Olive pants from our new Articles of Society line. They are the perfect starting layer for your Fall outfit, and will go with so many different tops, vests, and sweaters. The neutral color lends itself to both brown and black tones, and they can be dressed up or down.

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Here’s another example of how olive serves as a neutral this Fall… We just got in this boldly patterned Aztec vest. This olive graphic tee is just enough to add interest while also letting the vest stand out.

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We’re seeing a wide array of burgundy colors, from a silky wine-hued maroons to deep eggplant purple. These hues are a richer version of the classic red and pair great with Fall’s deep neutrals – browns, tans, charcoals, and blacks.

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Mustard adds a fun pop of color to your Fall wardrobe. Mix your mustard clothes or accessories with navy or charcoal to soften those stark colors and add a touch of warmth. It also mixes great with burgundy – like in the outfit below!

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Friday Five :: Tassel Trend

This week’s Friday Five continues our series on trends for Fall. If you missed last week’s blog, we looked at some of our favorite Fall Basics.

This week, we’re delving into one of the biggest trends we’re seeing this season: Tassels. And, by extension, Fringe. Tassels and Fringe are such a fun, feminine, bohemian detail.

This Fall, you’ll see tassels and fringe on everything from jewelry, to hemlines, to shoes and purses. Here are a few of our favorite items to help you get on board with this trend!

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2. Black Fringe Vest :: $38; Tassel Necklace :: $38-$44
3. Bead & Fringe Necklace :: $36
4. Fringe Purse :: $60
5. Fringe Booties :: $79; Fringe Open Toe :: $74

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