Tip for Tuesday: How to style a plaid button-up shirt

t sure how to style your plaid button-up top this spring?! Here are a few outfitting ideas we wanted to share with you...on Tips for Tuesday!

Tip 1: Wear it open, cuff the sleeves, & layer with a tee and some distressed skinnys. Adding heels or wedges to this look can dress it up a bit.

Tip 2: Wrap it around your waist. The 90's grunge look is really in right your inner, laid-back grunge self with this easy, fun way of wearing your plaid button-up top on a warmer day. Plus it can hide your bum in those tight skinny jeans if you need some more coverage. Pair this look with a tee, long statement necklace, & sandals for an easy, everyday casual look. Look chic, yet undone!

Happy Tuesday ladies!!!


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Sarah's Spring Capsule Wardrobe: Part 1

Spring is officially here, which means it is time to stop procrastinating and get your wardrobe organized and updated to fit your current lifestyle & needs, ladies! Many women feel the idea of a Capsule Wardrobe is a large and daunting task. But I am here to tell you, it is not!! In this new blog series "My Spring Capsule Wardrobe", I am going to help to minimize your wardrobe and maximize your efficiency in getting dressed each day. This will help all you busy mama's out there who spend lots of your already very limited time each day trying to figure out "what am I going to wear?!' Well let me put your minds at ease and walk you through how I set my Spring Capsule Wardrobe.

 Here we go.....

1. Time to purge! Go through your current spring time wardrobe and get rid of anything you have not worn in the past 6-12 months. This may seem ruthless but, it is necessary to start fresh and only have things in your closet you love and want to wear over and over again. Find a local women's shelter to donate you, or take your gently used items to a consignment shop and try to get a few bucks for the items you no longer wear. After doing this step myself I was down to a very small amount of items left in my closet, but It felt so much better to simplify. I made the new rule for myself, anything new I was going to buy and add to my wardrobe had to be something I absolutely loved and I would not just settle for something that was just ok, even if it was on sale! 

2. Make a list. Write down all the staple items you need. Things that you wear on a daily basis. Jeans, short sleeve tee's, long sleeve tee's, chambray shirt, cardigan, dress etc. If you make a list and know exactly what you are shopping for you are less likely to buy items you don't need. 

3. Time to Shop. Only buy what you LOVE, fits you well, and things you will wear on repeat for the next several months. Think classic, basic items that will interchange well with other items in your wardrobe. Try not to buy a lot of items that are too trendy, since they will be harder to mix and match with everything in your closet. Jewelry and accessories are fun ways to add trendy twists to your wardrobe, and usually cost less and are easier to replace after a season or two to wear. Once you finish your shopping list its time to put your wallet away and give your credit cards a rest. Your done shopping for the next few months. The idea I love about the capsule wardrobe is that you put the work in to plan, shop and organize, but then your done. Your seasonal wardrobe is complete and your daily task of getting dressed is accomplished in just minuets, without stress and you feel good about what you are wearing!  

 Now I am going to share with you the items I have added to my own personal Spring Capsule wardrobe. So you can have an idea of about how many items to shop for and ideas of specific items I suggest you have as a part of your capsule that will be easy-to-wear, well-rounded, and will fit your lifestyle. Obviously every person will have their own individual needs based on your occupation, and the season of life you are in. I am currently a work/stay-at-home mama of 2 little's and mostly wear casual outfits, and only wear the occasional dressy outfit for date nights, girls night and church. So, just make sure you buy items that work for your own personal style. 

This is the list of Tops I have as a part of my Spring capsule wardrobe: 

(1) The light weight Striped Button-Up


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(2) Long Sleeve Striped Tee

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(3) The Printed Top

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(4) The Printed Tunic 


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(5) The White Eyelet Top 



(6) The Open Cardigan

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(7) The Basic Tee- Find your favorite fitting basic tee and buy it in several colors- I bought black, white, grey, and blue for myself! They are a great basic top to have and will mix and match with everything through out all the seasons!

Make sure you check out my next blog post, My Spring Capsule Wardrobe: Part 2 Bottoms. I will be sharing all the bottoms and dresses I have included in my capsule wardrobe. You will NOT want to miss it!! Plus stay tuned for daily outfitting ideas from this Spring Capsule Wardrobe that I will be posting on our facebook group, to help give you some outfitting inspiration! 

Thanks for following along on this fun journey with me.

Blessings, Sarah

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Why shop at Blume?!

Why shop at Blume?

We are busy mom's just like you! We like to shop the latest trends and feel put together, but don't have the endless time to get to the mall and put together outfits. Who wants to tote their kiddos to the mall, knowing full well they have incredibly short attention spans and can only sit in a cart/stroller for so long while you try clothes on. Let's face it, shopping with young ones is stressful and not very much fun!

That is why we started our online boutique ShopBlume  To help all you busy mom's shop easily right from your own couch. We sell on-trend, unique, clothing and accessories to mom's who want to look casual, yet feel put together. Whether you are headed to the playground, school drop-off, running errands, or going on a date night with your husband. We want to help you look your best no matter what the occasion.  

We hand pick comfortable, quality, chic clothing for your busy, hands-on lifestyle, as a mom. Everything we sell is interchangeable, easy to wear, wardrobe staples you can throw on, get out the door in minutes, ready to tackle your busy day! We also show you how to style our clothing with outfitting ideas, and blog posts about seasonal trends. Let us do the styling work for you, we are here to help!

Every time you make a purchase with with Blume you are supporting a great cause! We have partnered with a wonderful ministry call ROWAN ( rural orphans & widows AIDS network). We financially support their efforts in Uganda where they are helping create a sustainable, thriving, community for woman and children affected by AIDS. So, when you buy from Blume you are directly impacting the lives of these woman and children! It was our dream when we started this business to be able to give to others as God has so generously given to us!

We want to personally thank you for shopping small and supporting our mom-owned boutique! We love hearing feedback from our customers. Let us know what you are currently shopping for or how we can make your shopping experience better! You can email us

Follow us on InstagramPinterest, and Like our Blume Facebook page. Make sure to join our ShopBlume Facebook Group, and be in community with thousands of other mom's just like you! We post several times a week with fun outfitting ideas, encouraging quotes, and write a blog with helpful hints, tips about managing your busy life as mom and wife.

Join us every Monday night at 8pm MST on our ShopBlume Facebook Group to shop the 5-8 new, pre-order items we post! It's a shopping party for mom's! Put the kids to bed, get in your Pj's, grab your glass of wine and shop from your couch.
Blessings to you in this New Year,
Sarah & Melissa
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A Few Of My Favorite Things


I just wanted to share a few of my current favorite things with you....

1. Aztec puffer vest: This vest is warm and super cute. I love the fun pattern and the neutral colors go with pretty much everything in my closet. I think I wear this vest a few times a week! A vest is the perfect layering piece for the fall/winter/spring, especially for our Colorado climate.

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body saddle bag: I have been looking for the prefect cross-body, leather, saddle bag for quite some time. This style bag is timeless and will go with everything! It is a prefect size for me to carry my wallet, phone, and essentials, without being too bulky. I love that it can dressed down with jeans, and sneakers or dressed up with a dress and heals. A good quality leather bag will last for years and is a great investment piece for our wardrobe!

3. Doterra essential oils: I LOVE using essential oils on myself and my family! They have really been a game changer for us since we started using them a few years ago. I like being able to use more natural solutions for sicknesses, everyday use, and cleaning my home! A few of my favorite oils we use almost daily are: Lemon, OnGuard, Balance, and Breath. I especially love that these oils are safe enough to use on both my kids! 

4. My Favorite Book when I am needing some encouragement or need to read truth about who God is when I am going through a tough experience: I read "Calm my Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow. I have read this book several times and learn something new every time I do. I highly recommend this book to any woman!!

5. Andalou Skin Perfecting Age Defying Beauty Balm: I use this everyday as my daytime moisturizer. If is all natural, minimal ingredients, SPF 30, and smells wonderful. I have used this product for about a year and LOVE it!! It is super moisturizing which is a must here in Colorado's very dry climate. Plus, it is lightly tinted so I can just wear this product without any other makeup and it helps my skin tone look even and gives me that fresh faced look. I get it at Whole Foods or Sprouts. 

6. Redken Pillow Proof dry shampoo: A busy mom's lifesaver! Since I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week, this dry shampoo helps me extend my hairstyle for a few days. It smells really good and doesn't feel like I have a ton of product in my hair. I highly recommend this brand. I buy mine at Ulta.

7. Kork-Ease Brown Booties: I found these at Nordstrom. I read the hundreds of positive reviews of this brand, and decided to give them a try. These booties are probably the most comfortable boots I have ever owned! The heel is a perfect height, they go with everything (skinnys, wide leg, leggings, dresses)  and are really well made. They were well worth the price and I would definitely buy another pair in a different color or style!! 

I love sharing a few favorite items with my fellow mom's. That is how I like to find out about new items and products, from fellow mom's who share their what they like! Because lets face it, as busy mom's we don't have much time to just go out and shop around. I would love to hear what your current favorite items are, whether it's apparel, accessories, cosmetics, skin care, or hair products?! 

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Melissa's Favorite Things

Melissa's Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

It's that time of year for shopping and gift giving! Sharing a few of my personal favorite things. What are yours?!

1. Trader Joe's Dark Sipping Chocolate

I have officially crossed over to the dark side...when it comes to chocolate, this is. Anything dark chocolate suits me. Since I'm not a coffee drinker Trader Joe's Dark Hot Chocolate gives me a bit of a caffeine boost and makes me feel a little more sophisticated. ;-)


2. Blume Blanket Scarf

I'll be honest, I've never been a scarf person...until now! I absolutely love this super soft, cozy Blume Red Multi Plaid Blanket Scarf. I wear it all the time and even around the house to keep me warm. I pair it with my leather jacket and favorite new UGG sneakers (see #6) for a comfy everday look.


3. Beauty Counter Tint Skin Foundation

I really dislike shopping for makeup. Don't get me wrong -- I like makeup and wear it, but shopping for it? Not so much. So of course I was pretty bummed when I found out that my favorite foundation that I've worn for the past 7 years was being discontinued. I have very dry skin and find most foundations look and feel cakey. Then I discovered Beauty Counter's Tint Skin in Linen - thanks to my friend Rachel and sis in law Meredith. I love it!!! Super soft and silky. You can layer it to add more coverage. Gives your skin that natural dewey look. Plus it has hyaluranic acid serum in it, which I hear is the fountain of youth. ;-)


4. Jesus Today by Sara Young

This sweet little devotional, Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence, is one I have read and re-read many times. It's always on my nightstand and encourages my soul. 


5. MaskCara Iluminator

This is a fun little makeup discovery! Soft and subtle MaskCara Liquid Illuminator brightens eyes and adds youthful gleam - and with the circles under my eyes - boy do I need it! :-)


6. UGG Jemma Sneakers

I am a pretty casual girl and these adorable and COMFORTABLE UGG Jemma Quilted Sneakers are on my feet almost everyday! I snagged them in matte black and gray - they still have a few left in gray & other colors!!  Get them before they're gone. I wear mine with cuffed skinny jeans, leather moto jacket and blanket scarf. Hubby says they're his favorite shoes EVER, so I think I scored on these. ;-)

#7. DoTerra On Guard Oil

OnGuard Protective Blend, a clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary blend is always running in my diffusor. Makes my house smell amazing while keeping the germs at bay. Love it!

And here are my favorite PEOPLE!! The most important "things" in life are in this picture. :)

 So, what are your favorite things?!

~ Melissa :)


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Happy Thanksgiving: What are you wearing to your feast?

Not sure what to wear to your Thanksgiving feast this year? Well, we have you covered. Here are 3 different outfit ideas to help you get dressed for whatever kind of celebration your attending this Thanksgiving. No need to spend useless time standing in front of your closet debating what to wear. You have enough to do, i.e. cooking, cleaning, and preparing for your big feast...let us help you get yourself ready with ease, and feel chic, and ready to enjoy your holiday with family and friends.


Outfit 1: Casual Thanksgiving Meal

This light weight striped pullover is perfect for a casual look. Soft, cozy and loose, the perfect  forgiving top to wear while feasting this Thanksgiving.  Enjoy that second helping of mashed potatoes and pie :) Pair it with skinny denim, a black layering tank, a leather cuff and lace-up wedges. Now you ready for a day of eating, relaxing and watching the big game with family and friends.


Outfit #2: A Little Bit Dressy

Maybe you're going to your in-laws or relatives for Thanksgiving dinner and want to look a little more dressed up for the occasion? A fringe sweater is cozy and chic paired with a black and white striped tunic top and black jeggings. Add a long necklace, and a pair of dressier flats,  like these leopard print with a tassel ballet flats to bring a touch of pattern and elegance to this ensemble. Look dressed up, but feel like your in sweats! You will be ready for all your family photos in this put-together, warm outfit.


Outfit #3: Formal Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Your ready for a more formal, dressy, Thanksgiving dinner party with a pleated leather skirt, plaid blouse, faux fur vest, and black booties. This unexpected leather skirt is fun and chic, when paired with a tucked in blouse and faux fur vest. Mixing materials like leather, fur, add a luxurious feel to any outfit. You will be the hit of your Thanksgiving party in this outfit. 

 But, whatever outfit you end up wearing this Thanksgiving, I hope that you and your loved one's have a wonderful and safe holiday, enjoying the true meaning of Thanksgiving! Spending quality time with family and friends, eating good food, and giving thanks for all the blessings in your life! Happy Thanksgiving from Blume!


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Guest Post: Pretty & Bright Holiday Eyeshadow Tip!

Create a Bright, Pretty & Metallic Look For Your Eyes This Holiday Season!


Beauty Decree "Be Present" & "Forgiveness" from the "Set Me Free Collection"

 Quick & easy tips to make your eyes sparkle this holiday season by Sandra, owner of Beauty Decree cosmetics. 

#1. To Intensify your eye shadow add a drop of Visine to your hand. Take your eyeshadow brush and dip it into the Visine then add your choice of color (BEAUTY DECREE Be Present & Forgiveness pictured).

#2.  PRESS & SLIDE your eye shadow brush starting at your crease moving to your lash line to create a smooth, seamless finish!

We love the beautiful spirit behind Beauty Decree and owner Sandra's vision for inspiring women "to grow, to love and value who you are."

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1 Blouse Worn 3 Ways

You can't go wrong with a buffalo plaid blouse! Wear it with ease, both casually or dressed up. Its the perfect top to wear for a coffee date with a friend, family pictures, or for your Thanksgiving holiday outfit. Let us show you a few different was you can wear this comfy, chic top...

Outfit #1

Dark skinny Denim, leopard ballet flats, and a wide-brimmed fredora hat. If its chilly outside layer a grey or white long sleeve tee or thermal underneath the blouse. Pairing the buffalo plaid with leopard print flats is a fun and unexpected way to mix patterns and colors!


Outfit #2

Skinny Denim, brown riding boots, mocha/red plaid blanket scarf... Another fun way to mix patterns and colors. The plaid blanket scarf also adds warmth on a cold day. This outfit would be great for family photo's or to wear to your Thanksgiving feast!  


Outfit #3

Dark skinny denim, riding boots and a fur vest to layer over the buffalo plaid top. This vest really dresses up the outfit and add texture and sophistication. Your ready for date night with your man, or a holiday party with family/friends.


We love showing you outfitting ideas that are both easy to wear, and uniquely chic! We want to  help you feel dressed and ready for any occasion this holiday season! 

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Weekend Outfitting Inspiration

Need some outfitting inspiration this weekend? Let us help you with that...try pairing high-rise, distressed, black skinny's, a chambray button up, with over-the-knee riding easy, chic, effortless look that's perfect for an afternoon at the pumpkin patch, an outfit for family pictures, or date night with your hubby!! Add easy accessories like a gold watch, or leather wrap bracelet, a plaid scarf, and a leather shoulder bag to complete this look.

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FREE Give Thanks Chalkboard Printable

I love printables! They are such an easy and inexpensive way to change up decor! We have created a FREE 8x10 chalkboard printable for our Blume customers. All you have to do is save the print and either print at home of at your local office supply store. I'm framing mine in a white shabby chic frame. 


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Pattern Mixing

Happy October! Cooler temperatures are coming, which means it is time to bring out your cute, cold weather clothes. A printed vest is a great fall wardrobe staple. Its not quite cold enough yet for a heavy jacket, so a puffer vest is the perfect layering piece. 

We love pattern mixing! This is a fun and unexpected outfit. Pair your vest with skinny jeans, booties, and a leather bracelet. Mixing patterns of the same color (in this case grey) make this look work, and feel put together. So give pattern mixing a try, you might be surprised at what looks good when paired together!



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Monday Momiform for Fall

An easy look for early fall!

Military vest, plaid scarf, v-neck tee, distressed boyfriend jeans, sneakers. Your ready for a play date in the park, school drop off, or busy day running errands. Putting together this look will take you only seconds and will help you feel polished and put together, even if your life is not :)  Looking cute does not have to so hard!! 

Here's to a new week and a new fall season.



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