Friday Five :: Flash Sale on Lamps

We’re posting our weekly Friday Five a little early this week because we want to make sure you know about a few things coming up!

First, we will be decorating for Christmas starting on Saturday! The store will be open regular hours – so be sure to come in tomorrow or Saturday for any last Fall items you need before we transform for Christmas! We will close the store next Tuesday to decorate. We expect to open again on Wednesday (or, maybe, Thursday) next week. Be sure to check Facebook or Instagram for lots of sneak peeks!

We’ll also be revamping our online store to get ready for the Christmas season. We are excited to offer some of our Mariana collections exclusively online, as well as some of our other favorite gift items online for our out of town friends! So, it will be under construction the same time that our store is being transformed.

And, be sure to mark your calendar for November 3! We’ll have our first official Christmas event of the season, a Jon Hart trunk show. Several items are on special for Christmas, plus we’ll have free monograming!

Now… for the real topic of this week’s blog! Lamps. And, more importantly, lamps on sale! We are having a flash sale tomorrow (Friday) only! Buy one lamp, get one lamp 50% off! Here are five peeks at the lamps we have and are loving right now!

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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!)

Purpose Pumpkins

  • 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!)

Mariana Jewelry at B. Whimsy

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.

Fall Fashion by B. Whimsy

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.

Fall Fashion by B. Whimsy

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

Friday Five :: Fall Basics

Last week, we declared it officially Fall. Even if the temperatures outside here in Texas hardly matched that declaration.

Well, slightly cooler weather is finally here today! (Perfect weather, if you ask me!) So we are excited to kick off a series on getting your wardrobe ready for Fall! We will share this season’s trends and lots of outfit ideas. But, before we get too far ahead of ourselves – let’s start with some Fall basics.

These items are staples, both as we transition into Fall now, and once Fall is full blown here to stay. You’ll be able to wear them lots of different ways throughout the season.

1. Articles of Society Jeans

We started carrying this line earlier this year, and everyone has loved them. They come in regular denim as well as colored jeggings. We are starting to see flared jeans make a come back, but skinnies are still a popular silhouette for Fall – especially cuffed and paired with booties! We’ve gotten in our first shipment of Fall colors, and they’re going fast.

Fall Clothes by B. Whimsy

2. Booties

Speaking of….

Booties are definitely the shoe of choice this season. You’ll see them in a variety of styles, from casual to sporty to classic to dressy. Find a pair or two you love and wear them with dresses, skirts, jeans – everything! They are a must have for Fall!

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Here is a little inspiration from Pinterest on how to wear ankle boots:

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3. Long-line cardigans

Long-line outwear was named one of the most wearable trends this season by Glamour. We agree – the length is flattering and the coverage is great for a little added comfort with those skinny jeans!

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4. Fall tanks

We will talk more about the colors for Fall in another blog post, but we’ll give a little teaser here with our newest Fall Nikibiki tanks. We stock up on these every season – they are truly the best basic there is.

Fall Clothes by B. Whimsy

5. Detailed tees

Basic tees are just that – basics. You gotta have them. But, this Fall, add a little pizzaz to your basics with a few fun details. A knotted side, leather trim, or an unexpected back dress up these basics. They are still totally versatile and can be worn under your favorite Fall layers – but they can also stand alone on the warmer days as we transition between seasons.

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Friday Five :: Fall Frenzy

Before we get to our Fall Frenzy blog – let’s talk about some SALES! If you haven’t seen on Facebook or Instagram, we have quite a few sales and specials going on right now! We have select Fall floral 50% off, brand new clothes markdowns (50% off summer clothes!), and a 30% off flash sale on all of our collegiate items in celebration of College Football’s kickoff weekend!!

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Now, on to Fall Frenzy….

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It’s starting! School is in session, football has started, and Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is officially available – making it officially the beginning of the new season.

Here at B. Whimsy, we’ve been getting the store ready for Fall. We have amazing new Fall candles, pumpkins galore, and lots of new Fall floral and ribbon.

With the long weekend coming, we thought some of you might be wanting to add a few Fall touches. For our blog this week, here are a few ideas for simple ways to join in the Fall Frenzy!

Pumpkin centerpiece

One of our faaaavorite new items this season – these glass pumpkins! Arrange a couple on a tray or in a bowl, and add a sprig of Fall floral for an easy but elegant centerpiece. The floral really makes a big difference to soften the centerpiece and really make it pop!

Fall Decor by B. Whimsy

Dress up your pumpkins

Similarly, add some ribbon and floral to your pumpkins (real or faux!) to really bring a punch! By dressing up your pumpkins, they can stand alone as a centerpiece, on your coffee table, or by your fireplace – instead of needing to be part of a grouping.

Fall Decor by B. Whimsy

Fall-ify your lanterns

Lanterns have been so popular in home decor recently. We found this Fall lantern on Pinterest as our pin-spiration of the week! Kari recreated the look with some of of the floral we have in stock.

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We loved in the Pin-spiration photo that the candle sat on a candle holder to give more height and make the inside of the lantern more substantial to match the floral. So, don’t be afraid to get creative when it comes to decorating the inside of a lantern!

Light a new candle

New season, new scent! We get used to the way our house smells, so introducing a new candle really makes such a huge difference. Bring Fall to all of your senses with one of our new Pumpkin Spice or Orange Vanilla candles!

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Update your topiaries

Don’t forget to add a touch of Fall to your outdoor spaces too! Hang a Fall wreath and add a little floral and your favorite Fall ribbon to your topiaries!

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Friday Five :: New Furniture

We posted on Instagram yesterday that we’ve gotten in several new shipments this week. New clothes, pillows, Fall decor and floral, lamps, candles… and a furniture order that’ve been so eagerly awaiting! So, we’re featuring five new pieces of furniture for our weekly blog!

(And be sure to follow us on Instagram if you don’t already! We’ll be posting more outfit ideas, home decor ideas, and pictures of what’s new! @b_whimsy)

These furniture pieces are especially special because we were able to choose custom finishes, for a unique look. The details on these pieces of furniture are amazing!

Home Decor by B. WhimsyHome Decor by B. WhimsySofa or console tables, like the one below, are such great pieces of furniture for our open concept homes. They help define rooms, while also anchoring your sofa in the space. Since they are narrow, console tables can also serve as entry pieces!

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This gray sideboard has such a beautiful finish. Here, Kari staged it with brown and gold accents, to show how to mix modern gray and blue tones with traditional brown tones.

Home Decor by B. WhimsyOur fifth piece of furniture we got in this week is this awesome bar armoire. If you look through Pinterest or home decor magazines and blogs, you’re sure to pick up on one of the hottest trends right now – stocked and decorated bars and bar carts. We love this bar because it packs so much functionality, while also being able to fold up to look like a traditional piece of furniture.

Also, take note of the fun Grey Goose candle! This from our Unwined collection that we featured in last week’s blog. They are candles in recycled beer, wine, and liquor bottles – perfect for a bar or men’s gift!

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Friday Five :: Coming Soon!

Right before XIT, Kari and Ashley took a quick trip to Vegas to go to Market. This was their first time to the one in Vegas – and the pictures look pretty awesome! It’s always fun to go to a different city for Market, because there are new vendors and different products. This trip didn’t disappoint! Here are five previews of what they found and trends they saw.

Gold accents are definitely still dominating home decor trends. Arrows, feathers, and other southwest tribal accents have been popular in clothes and accessories, and are making their way into home decor too!

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Another trend that continues to be really popular – rustic, farmhouse (think HGTV’s Fixer Upper!) We’ve had some artwork featuring cows and horses, but we were excited to find some new art companies and new pieces for something a little different! This trend comes in many different colors and styles – from bright and bold to neutral – making it easy to add to your decor!

Home Decor by B. WhimsyHome Decor by B. WhimsyWe also found these beautiful watercolor pillows to continue the animal trend!

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Pillows are one of Kari’s Decorating All-Stars, because they are one of the easiest (and cheapest!) ways to update and change the look of a room. Here are few more of the gorgeous pillows they found!

Home Decor by B. WhimsyIn addition to home decor, they found some new companies for gift items – just in time for the upcoming Christmas season! One of the things I’m personally most excited about – the Unwined Candle line! Made in recycled wine bottles, they smell like different types of wine, as well as holiday flavors. (And, our order was JUST delivered! Yay!)

One of our favorite scents – “It’s five o’clock somewhere!” Come in next week to find your favorite and get 20% off your Unwined purchase!! 

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Friday Five :: XIT Tailgate

XIT Tailgate

Hope you all can join us for our Annual XIT Tailgate next week! We are staying open late on Wednesday, with food and drinks from 3-7, as well as a Jon Hart Trunk Show with free monograming and back to school specials, brand new Mariana Jewelry, and home decor and clothes up to 75% off!

For our blog this week, here are 5 little previews of the event!

1. New Mariana

We will have a huuuuge selection of the new Fall colors and styles, as well as some of our very favorites from previous seasons. We have fallen in love with the Mariana earrings because they are so light and easy to wear, so we ordered extra of our favorite styles!

Mariana Jewelry by B. Whimsy

2. Jon Hart Trunk Show

Our awesome Jon Hart rep will be on site to answer any questions you have about the company and their products, as well as to help you design your perfect piece. Whether you’re wanting some travel accessories for yourself, need some back to school items, or want to get a jump start on Christmas presents, it’s a great time to stock up because we’re offering free monograming and lots of sales and specials!

Jon Hart at B. Whimsy

3. Gift With Purchase

We love these wristlet pouches to hold all of your essentials during XIT or take with you to the pool! Get one for free with your in-stock $100+ purchase (not including Cooler Bags), while supplies last.

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4. New Markdowns!

All of our Spring clothes will be on sale, plus some from previous seasons marked up to 75% off! Plus, we’ll also have some home decor on sale for a little sidewalk sale!

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5. XIT Cooler Bags

Don’t forget to pick up your XIT Cooler bags! We’re bringing in the steaks and produce Wednesday morning, so get it while it’s the freshest!

We sold out earlier this week – but if you haven’t pre-ordered yours yet, don’t worry! We were able to reorder some of the items so we have 10 more available! Let us know ASAP if you would like to order a cooler bag!

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