Sunday, September 27, 2015

Happy 4th Birthday to Us!

BB opened its doors in the fall of 2011, 
and now we're gearing up to celebrate 4 years of
 fashion, fun, and the best customers we could ask for!

receive a bb birthday mug with every stylish purchase.
join us for the celebration,
we know how to throw a party!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

OTBD Scavenger Hunt 2015

it's that time of year again!

get your passport stamped at all of the 
Old Town boutiques for a chance to win the 
8th Annual Scavenger Hunt grand prize!

come by with your official Scavenger Hunt bag for goodie giveaways 
and to check out all of our new fall merchandise
for an extra chance to win, post a pic on instagram 
tagging @bishopboutique and @otboutiques #oldtownhunt 


Complete your passport, turn it in, and you will be entered to win our Grand Prize. One lucky Hunter will receive our Shop till you Drop Grand Prize that will include:
  • A weekend night’s stay at an Alexandria luxury hotel
  • A spa treatment
  • Dinner for 2
  • Brunch for 2
  • $1,000 worth of gift cards to the Boutique District shop(s) of choice


All eligible entries will also be entered into the Second Prize Drawing that includes:
  • $500 worth of gift cards to the Boutique District shop(s) of choice
** No purchase necessary to enter to win prizes

for official contest rules: visit the 2015 Scavenger Hunt page

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Meet & Greet: Loren Hope

we've gushed over the Loren Hope collections
more times than we can count, but today we
spotlight the designer and the inspiration behind the
colorful baubles and classic crystals!

each piece is individually hand-crafted using traditional 
jewelry making techniques. the attention to detail and
 quality assurance is always on point. 
even more impressive,
 the entire collection is made in the USA
domestic production seems to be an idealistic dream for so many brands,
but somehow unachievable {or unattractive} in a market
where exporting labor is inexpensive and easy.
  Loren Hope breaks the mold, and has made this process a reality, 
while keeping retail costs low to moderate and quality high.

"Our work celebrates the rich history of 
Rhode Island’s jewelry-making industry  
we are proud to be even a small a part of its resurgence."

led by designer Loren Barham, the team at Loren Hope
 sources the best materials and 
take pride in delivering superior craftsmanship.
the pieces often feature Austrian rhinestones, 
Czech glass beads and cabochons, as well as semi-precious stones.
many of the gorgeous accents used
 are repurposed vintage stones.
a majority of the pieces are made with brass,
high quality gold plate, and surgical steel posts.
this is one of our favorite features of the line for a two reasons.
firstly, antiqued brass is a very nicely brushed metallic and easy to
 pair with both gold and silver tones.
bring on the mixed metals! 
secondly, the earrings have proven to
be safe and comfortable for sensitive ears.

notice the little bullet on the end of the chain? 
Hope gains style points while paying homage to her military husband!

• Loren Barham •

"Jewelry design has always found a way into my life. 
One of my fondest memories as a little girl is playing in my
 Grandmother's thrift shop. She would let me plunder around for
 hours and I would take apart all sorts of old jewelry and re-assemble 
the baubles into new combinations."
the line creates signature a color palette for each season.
always on trend, while staying true to their
vintage inspired silhouettes.
Alex Studs for Fall 2015

"I am also a huge fan of vintage jewelry.
 I have always been intrigued with antiques and relics from our past – the colors, 
craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail 
in vintage jewelry are constant inspirations for me."

Silvia necklaces for Fall 2015

what makes Loren Barham tick?
read our interview with Loren Hope from June 2014

or one of her many news mentions
images and quotes found at
@lorenhope designs on Instagram

shop the Loren Hope collections

Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Emmys- Best Dressed

some of our favorite red carpet looks from the 67th Emmy Awards!

 one of our favorite girl bosses Amy Poehler wearing Michael Kors
Aubrey Plaza in Alexandre Vauthier 

celebs took the LBD & the metallic trend to the next level!
try these Bishop Boutique pairings
 for your own red carpet moment!

{LK Bennett} Lucia Heel
{Schutz} Eliss in Gold
{Ted Baker} Primwrose in Black
{LK Bennett} Zuri Heel in Black and Gold

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fall Furs

texture game on point.
this look highlights: sueded skirts, structured hair calf clutches, 
vampy leather wedges, billowy tops, and fur vests.
top off the look with layered necklaces and statement cuff.
its's official...we're obsessed with fall.

Available at Bishop Boutique
{Matt Bernson} Flores Hidden Wedge Boot
{Margaret Elizabeth} Corsica Cuff in Black Onyx
{Gorjana} Mika Lariat and Taner V Pendant 
Taner available in long and short lengths
{Loeffler Randall} Junior Lock Clutch

Available at Duchess M
{525 America} Fur Vest
{Nanette Lepore} Peasant Top
{Julie Brown} Skater Skirt

what are you excited to wear for fall?

Spotted: Olivia Palermo in LK Bennett

even celebrity stylist and blogger Olivia Palermo is jumping on the
 LK Bennett bandwagon! check out how she wears these special 
edition pumps with a chunky sweater and leather
 leggings for the perfect fall transition.

not familiar with LK Bennett? 
check out our meet and greet series

Meet and Greet: Margaret Elizabeth

Meg Shackleton, the designer behind the 
gorgeous Margaret Elizabeth jewelry line, founded her company
 while studying at Boston College. the ultimate self-starter girl boss, 
Shackleton hosted her first jewelry trunk show in her dorm room!
 She went on to a four year stint at Google, working in online advertising.
In 2011, she left the corporate grind to pursue her true passion 
full time, believing that life is too short not
 to be doing what you love.
• we're so glad she did! •
the designer currently resides in  San Francisco 
with her husband and son, and recently 
opened a brick & mortar shop in 
addition to her online and boutique sales business.

we carry the beautiful bobbles year round, 
and love how transitional the color schemes are.
the classic collection of semi precious stones
 include moonstone, black onyx, and labradorite.
other customer favorites include
 chrysoprase and aqua chalcedony!

shop the Corsica Cuff

statement rings are 'statement-making' enough to stand alone,
 but seamless enough to add to your everyday stack!

new designs debut every season, and we are so
 excited to introduce y'all to your new fall favorites!


{photo credit @margelizjewelry Instragram}

Friday, September 11, 2015

Meet and Greet: LK Bennett

 as an accessible British luxury brand and shoe specialist,
 the collections from LK Bennett are a blend of 
modern femininity, in both color and style. 
the collection includes a variety of ready-to-wear, 
handbags, and footwear, that appeal to
 both classic & specialty occasions.
the luxury brand has become synonymous with
 celebrities and royalty red carpet.
being most notably associated with the 
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

originally founded by Linda Bennett in 1990, the brand became 
renowned for signature kitten heel shoes, 
and established themselves as a
 fashion house with the introduction of ready-to-wear.

FW15 Campaign

 the Delila riding boot steals the show in this #styledby800 post

some of our favorite celebrities spotted wearing LK Bennett:

shop the LK Bennett collection


currently loving: peter pan collars and abstract prints
add a punch of color to monochromatic looks. 
these marbled lizard prints from LK Bennett cover all the bases 
with elements of blacks, taupes, blues, and coral tones.
a bit of sparkle from Loren Hope can't hurt either.

Available at Bishop Boutique
{LK Bennett} Floret in Marble Lizard
{LK Bennett} Flo Clutch in Marble Lizard
{Loren Hope} Chloe Bracelet

Available at Duchess M
{Kate Spade} Color Block Dress

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Caramel Craze

as we celebrate the last days of summer,
 we welcome cooler weather with open arms!
this fall/winter, try mixing a variety of caramel, brown,
 and camel tones together for a
 warm and intricate blend.

despite what anyone says, cool weather & open toe booties are a DO.
 try the Gigi in black from Loeffler Randall.
it'll be the best fashion risk you'll ever take.

Available at Bishop Boutique
{Loeffler Randall} Gigi Booties
{Milly} Astor Tote in Caramel

Available at Duchess M
{Julie Brown} Jacket
{Julie Brown} Color Block Dress
{Kacey K} Gold Cuff

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BB Giveaway

you follow us on social media, so you know we love a well styled outfit! 
there is no better time to shop for fall/winter gear than Labor Day Weekend
when all the store have boots, booties, and cold weather accessories
pretend we haven't had 90 degree weather this week, 
and imagine tall socks, knee high boots,
 and a chai tea latte in your hand (or pumpkin spice...we won't judge).

here's the challenge.
 style an outfit with pieces you're really excited to layer on this fall!
use some of your favorite Bishop Boutique pieces, 
or introduce us to some of your favorite designer duds.
(1.) follow us on instagram, (2.) like the post, (3.) use the appropriate 
hashtags and tag us in your image. 

*we cannot see your image if your account is set to private

one lucky winner will score a $50 bb gift card 
and a special set of bb exclusive mugs!

contest starts today
the winner will be announced tuesday september 8th
-get to stylin'-

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Queen Bea

get ready for your daily dose of adorable.

Henry Christopher is no longer the cutest kid on the 800 block.
that crown has been passed to our little birdie bea.

introducing the newest member of the bb girl clique

•though she be but little, she is fierce•

 thank you Alumbra Photography 

for capturing all of our most precious personal moments

and bringing our lookbooks to life!