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You know what they say, West Coast is the Best Coast... and thanks to our new KillEm With Chic matching mom & dog tees, now we can really represent.

While I say this half in jest, we actually ARE West Coast babes, through-and-through. Our home has never so much as strayed more than 3oo miles from the pacific coast…

My life started in the Seattle area of Washington State and Chloe Bisou was born in the eastern region of Washington. We lived in the Portland area for many years (where we got Gooey) and now we’re nestled very happily in San Diego.

And I could go on and bore you with details about how I was raised in the era of west coast OG’s like Tupac, N.W.A, and Snoop Dog, (which makes me a west coast OG, right???)…but that’s not the point of our blog this week!

What we’re actually excited to share is that our fave local T-shirt company & fellow FWSD designer, KillEm With Chic, is releasing dog tees to coordinate with their human tees. And you’re seeing them here first! They’re projecting to release their first sets of dog shirts in early 2017.

The raddest part? We’re giving away a set of matching T-shirts at Chloe Bisou’s Very Merry Bisou Holiday Bash this weekend!!

 

One of our lucky party guests (in person or on Periscope) will get a similar set of matching tees to sport around town.  For more details on how to enter the prize giveaway, feel free to click here.

And even if you don’t win a tee, be sure to check out KillEm With Chic! They have the CUTEST cheeky shirts, hats, and sweatshirts (not to mention stylish boutique items) that make perfect holiday prezzies!

Hope to see you at our holiday bash…because there ain’t no pawty like a west coast pawty, cuz a west coast pawty don’t stop... until you need a pug nap.

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Special thanks to KillEm With Chic who is very generously donating these prizes to our 2016 holiday party! 

Check out the full list of our holiday party prizes here. 

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Black Friday? We Say Plum Friday…

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope that you all have plans to do something you enjoy, whether it’s reuniting with family, or staying home and gorging on delicious food (which is what we plan to do).

Another time honored tradition that we are looking forward to? Black Friday shopping! (Although, we’re calling it Plum Friday this year in honor of my fave color this season.) Even if we don’t shop, we think it’s fun to be part of the buzzing crowds (only if they’re civil, that is!).

One of our favorite places to visit on Black Friday are the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, located just off I-5 near Palomar in Carlsbad, CA. The outlets open at 6pm on Thanksgiving and officially at midnight for Black Friday, and I always find myself intrigued by the lines that snake around Kate Spade, Coach, Nike, and Dooney & Bourke. What kind of crazy deals are these people getting that I’m missing out on?!?

This year, Chloe Bisou and I dream of being the first in line at the Kate Spade Outlet– but who am I kidding? I’ll probably be munching on my second helping of mash potatoes by the time the line reaches 100 people deep.

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If you’re adventurous like us, we highly recommend the Carlsbad Premium Outlets for Black Friday shopping. However, we DO suggest either getting there early or praying vigorously to the “parking gods” because finding a parking space is another adventure unto itself.

Not keen on being out and about on Black Friday but still looking for deals at Kate Spade? An Instagram friend recently turned us onto the online Kate Spade Outlet (http://surprise.katespade.com/) which also has fantastic deals.

Any way you do it, have a fantastic holiday and happy shopping!

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Outfit Details

Heather: Dress by The Stylish Bisou. Necklace, originally fromTopShop, find a similar necklace here. Blue metallic heels, from my closet, find a similar pair of trendy metallic shoes here.

Chloe Bisou: Jacket & pearls by The Stylish Bisou.

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One Dress, Two Outfits

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We love getting the most out of every piece in our closet. The older I get, the more I gravitate toward clothing that I’ll be able to wear a variety of stylish ways throughout the year.

And what better way to maximize outfit options than to have reversible dresses? That’s what Chloe Bisou are wearing this week: matching reversible dresses. On one side a deep sage & gold, and the other white & gold, which means that with one dress, we easily get two outfits… (or more!)

Add a new pair of shoes here, a sparkly bag there, new necklaces… and wallah! We have the same dress worn in ways that are nearly unrecognizable to each other. Even Chloe Bisou looks different once her dress has been flipped from one side to the other.

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Have a wonderful week darlings! And can you believe… Thanksgiving is just over a week away! Guess this dress will be perfect for hiding the mash potatoes and pumpkin pies I plan to stuff my gullet with next week- ha!

Outfit Details

Heather, Outfit one: Dress, handmade original by The Stylish Bisou. Green Bow shoes, from my closet, find a similar pair here. Necklace mady by Dazzles By Darla, available soon. Handbag, found at Marshalls, find your own fancy handbag at your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls.

Heather, Outfit two: Dress, handmade original by The Stylish Bisou, PLAYGROUND Pointed high heels, ASOS.com. Jacket, from my closet, find one similar here. Necklace, originally from H&M, find a similar one here.

Chloe Bisou: Handmade original dress made by The Stylish Bisou. Necklaces by Dazzles By Darla.

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Patchwork of Pug Love

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The minute I saw that a “patch trend” was hitting the streets of fall fashion, I knew I had a DIY project on my hands.

I mean, how could I NOT make my trusty, decade-old jean jacket into a patchwork of pug love?

And yes, you read that right: my jean jacket is actually over a decade old. I purchased it at an Espirit Outlet on my first visit to San Diego, many years before deciding to move here. I’ve loved both, my jean jacket and San Diego ever since.

Chloe Bisou’s denim is a toddler’s jacket from H&M from last year. I cut off the sleeves, altered it so that it fits her nicely on the neck and armpits, and then added the word BABE to the back… because she IS quite the little Bisou Babe.

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We don’t always say this about trends, but we highly encourage everyone to join us on this one! It’s uncomplicated and relatively cheap; it’s as easy as finding cute patches or pin-on buttons and attaching them to any jacket: denim, trench, or otherwise.

Make it to fit your style and it’ll be hip & chic forever. Happy patching!

Outfits:

Heather: Plain white button-up shirt, H&M. Black skirt, Express. Denim jacket, from my closet, find a similar one here. Marble Heel Black booties, ASOS. 

Chloe Bisou: Denim jacket, originally from H&M, find a similar one here. Red bow, handmade by The Stylish Bisou

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The 2nd Annual “12 Days of Christmas… Dresses”

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UPDATED, November 3rd, 1pm PST. We are currently SOLD OUT! We apologize for the inconvenience but sadly we are unable to take anymore Holiday Dress orders. Please stay tuned to our Very Merry Bisou Holiday Bash though, we’ll be giving away one more dress! 

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As if our Very Merry Bisou Holiday Bash weren’t enough premature holiday cheer, we’re doubling down and making yet another holiday announcement. We know, we know– we’re really pushing the holidays this week!

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual 12 Days of Christmas…Dresses!

We had so much fun with it last year, we thought we’d make it a Bisou yearly tradition. Whether you remember our beautiful holiday darlings from 2015’s 12 Days of Christmas Dresses or not, if you want a holiday outfit for your pup, be sure to read the following!

The Deets:
  • We are selling 12 Holiday Dog Dresses… that’s right, ONLY 12. Except… this year it doesn’t have to be just dresses. We’ll accept orders for boy’s jackets/ dress shirts as well!
  • Each outfit will be a “surprise” one-of-a-kind, and special made.
  • When you order a holiday outfit, you’ll be asked to choose from one of the following colors– Blue, Red, Green, Silver, Gold, Teal, Plum, Holiday Pink, Purple– and we will make you an outfit based on that foundation of hues. You won’t know what the dress looks like until you’ve received it.
  • Outfits are $46.99 each and will include a fur stole or bow tie, and matching leash. Add a set of colorful pearls for $5. Shipping is free.  (Side note: these outfits will be the equivalent to our “Special Occasion” dress which is normally $74.99. This means that dresses will be made with very luxe fabrics such as premium cotton, satin, lace, tulle, etc.)
  • The 12 dresses/dress jackets go on sale starting today, and must be paid for in order to be reserved. First come, first serve.
  • We will sell outfits until November 23rd or until we reach our 12th outfit maximum, whichever comes first.
  • All outfits will be guaranteed to arrive before December 3rd, 2016 (U.S. only, due to shipping).
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And the part we always enjoy…

You’ll be helping us countdown to Christmas on our blog and social media!  Take pictures of your beautiful darlings in their holiday outfits, and we’ll make them part of our special Christmas countdown! Furthermore, you can be rest assured that no other dog will have YOUR holiday outfit– it truly will be one-of-a-kind!

If you want a holiday outfit, start by emailing us at Heather@thestylishbisou.com…
  • Tell us whether you’d like a dress, boy’s jacket, or BOTH.
  • Give us your name AND your dog(s)’ name(s).
  • Choose a color: Blue, Red, Green, Silver, Gold, Teal, Plum, Holiday Pink, or Purple.
  • Tell us if you have a favorite holiday theme (ornaments, candy canes, lights, winter & snow, santa claus etc.). We also love unique themes, so get creative! 

We also need your dog’s measurements.  PLEASE MEASURE YOUR DOG WHILE HE/SHE IS STANDING ON ALL FOUR LEGS. It may be a “two person and bag full of treats” job, but we can’t emphasize how important this is! Without your dog standing, we sometimes receive some wonky measurements.

We need the following:

  • Neck circumference, measured where you would comfortably put a collar.
  • Chest circumference (measured under the armpits, all the way around),
  • Topline/Length (measured straight down the spine from neck to base of tail),
  • Weight,
  • And whether your dog will wear a collar or harness. If they wear a harness, I need the exact measurement that the D-ring sits away from your dog’s neck.

If you have any further questions about measuring your pup, feel free to reference our measuring guide here.

Once we’ve established details with you, I will then send you a click-thru PayPal link. I will start the dress once I have all information and payment. We will continue to sell dresses until the twelfth one has been sold, or November 23rd, whichever comes first. 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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