Posts tagged as Frye Boots


TGI #FRYEDAY. It's been a crazy week at Bliss (with a lot of new Frye)!  So... we've decided it's time for a #FryeDay giveaway.

Staff Picks: Erin

With so many new pieces (and new members of the Bliss family) coming in this season — we decided what better way to show off what’s in store then by showcasing our staff and their favorite picks! This week, Erin, our E-Commerce Manager shows us some of her all-time picks. Click the arrow below to read more!

Why We Love Frye

Why We Love Frye
Why We Love Frye Why We Love Frye

Let's talk LEATHER. Have you slipped your feet into a pair of these bad boys?  
Let us tell you, feels like buttah.  
That brings us to FIT – We'll bet our bottom dollar that once you find a pair of Frye boots – you'll never want to take them off. 
DESIGN.  The attention to detail is immaculate. Pointed toes, gore stitching, & antiqued leather – mmmhhmmmm.
STYLE. (See photos)

Happy #FRYEday!

<3 Bliss



Let's Celebrate!

This Frye Roxanne Crossbody vintage vegan leather bag is the Fall bag, and we are giving it away! Head over to our Pinterest page and..

1) Repin our pin with #BlisslovesFrye &

2) Repin your favorite Frye boots and/or bag from our board, Frye Obsessed with #BlisslovesFrye 

Share the love & tell your friends ; ) Happy NYFW!


(Winner will be chosen Friday, 9/12)

Sneak Peek

Bliss Fall Photo Shoot
Sneak Peek

Our Fall photo shoot brought us to Mackworth Island in Falmouth ME. Our model, Sophia, is one of our very own Bliss girls – blonde and beautiful, we couldn't have asked for more. Our photographer, Christina, has been with us for many shoots – you can view her work and our last shoot here. And our set stylist, Liz, made gold leaves that mixed fall and fashion flawlessly. We featured CP Shades tops, Prairie Underground hoodies, CItizens of Humanity denim, Velvet sweaters, Frye Boots, and Nashelle & Kris Nations Jewelry. Enjoy : ) 



Sale into summer with a statement piece or two!

Bliss is kicking off summer with some serious deals – going on now! Here's a little preview of what's in-store for you:

50% off select clothing. All new markdowns – including Velvet stripes, CP Shades solids, Bella Dahl staples, and much more. Over 300 items (between the 2 stores!).

50% off denim shorts from 7 for All Mankind and Joe's Jeans. Trust us, these are guaranteed to be your weekend go-to.

50% off ALL James Jeans. Slouchy suspender jeans, high-rise skinnies and the perfect pair of slim-straight jeans.

Plus, 30 – 50% off select Frye Boots!

Whoa, that's a lot to soak in. See you very soon!

(Ends Monday, June 23rd. Sale in both store locations. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Welcome Spring...

with our Storewide Sale!
Welcome Spring...

Even though it certainly doesn't feel like it outside, we're happy that spring is (finally) here! Starting today, we're having a major storewide sale – both in stores and online at This is one sale you don't want to miss:

10% Off Storewide. Our stores are packed full of new spring arrivals that will give your wardrobe the perfect boost after a long winter.

20% Off All Full-Price Denim & Frye Boots. Freshen up your springtime look with a pair of ankle-length jeans and a stacked heel boot. It's the perfect combo for transitioning into warmer weather!

30% Off All Scarves. Epice, Chan Luu and more. It doesn't get much better than that.

Still need some springtime inspiration? Check out our look book!

(Thursday, March 27th thru Monday, March 31st. Sale in both store locations and at Sale will automatically apply at checkout online. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases. Sale includes full-price items only; it does not apply to sale items and gift cards.)

This Weekend at Bliss:

Everything is on sale. Yes, everything.
This Weekend at Bliss:

Don't let these cold temps get you down. Starting today, we're giving you something to smile about – a storewide sale! Here's what we have in-store for you:

10% OFF storewide. That includes the gorgeous new arrivals from CP Shades, 360 Cashmere, Demylee, Velvet and Splendid.

20% OFF all Frye. Boots, ballet flats and handbags. Plus, all of our previously marked down boots are now 50% OFF. That's some serious savings!

30% OFF all denim. Our favorite way to beat the winter blues? With a new pair of jeans, of course!

40% OFF all glitter tiny TOMS. Our sale has something for everyone – including your adorable little shopping partner!

This sale is too-good-to-pass-up. Tell your friends and plan on stopping by our stores (or shopping online) for a super stylish weekend. Ends on Sunday!

Happy (sale) shopping!

(Friday, January 30th thru Sunday, February 2nd. Sale in both store locations and at All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

New Year, New Wardrobe

Starting the year fresh.
New Year, New Wardrobe New Year, New Wardrobe

I must admit, I was a little sad to see 2013 end. Not only was it a great year for Bliss (ahem, we launched our website!), but it was also a life-changing year for me and my husband as we welcomed our sweet baby boy in November! Part of me wants to hit the pause button and savor every special (and sleep-deprived) moment, while part of me can’t wait to see what the new year will bring.

A new year means new resolutions – or plans, as I like to call them. Plans to slow down and enjoy all of the firsts that this year will bring being a new mom. Plans to take a family vacation (that will certainly include a beach!). Plans to take more risks with decorating my home. And...

Plans to update my wardrobe. Since I was pregnant the majority of last year, my closet took a bit of a backseat to onesies, rattles and swaddling blankets. So as you can imagine, I’m ready to shop. Here’s what I’ve got my eye on for the new year:

Striped Blazer. A great blazer can take jeans and a t-shirt to a whole new level. It’s such an easy way to look pulled-together and polished – something that will be essential after pulling an all-nighter with my little one. I’m loving this striped blazer by Velvet. It’s a little more unexpected than classic black, but still works as a neutral. Available in navy or black stripes in our stores, it’s a great transition piece that I plan on wearing all year round.

Riding Boot. For a while now, I’ve had a major crush on equestrian-style riding boots. So it’s no surprise it was love at first sight when the Dorado Riding boot by Frye arrived in our stores. The dark green leather and slim buckle straps create a sleek, timeless look. These were my first purchase of the new year – and I couldn’t be more happy with them.

Denim. After 9+ months of swooning over our new denim arrivals, I have quite the wish list compiled. At the top of that list are 7 for All Mankind’s Slim Illusion Skinny in elasticity black and J Brand’s high-rise Rail (slim straight-leg) in starless. I’m hitting the refresh button on my denim basics.

Really, I could go on and on about my plans for updating my wardrobe – but I think that’s a pretty good start. Along with my personal plans, there are a lot of Bliss plans too. 2014 will be our first full year of – and without spoiling too much, we have some great things coming your way!

Here's to a blissful & stylish new year,

<3 Keriann

New Year, New Sale

Starts Tomorrow!
New Year, New Sale

Everyone loves a good sale this time of year – especially one that includes Frye boots! Starting TOMORROW, all Frye boots will be 10% OFF with select styles marked down even more. The Carson Pull On, Melissa Button Shearling, Shirley Riding Plate & others will be 30% – 50% OFF! We're giving the phrase "starting off on the right foot" a whole new meaning.

Along with major savings on all Frye boots, a large selection of clothing will also be on sale! Super soft sweaters, Prairie Underground favorites, fun dresses (including a stunning sequin dress by Velvet), and a wide variety of tops will be 40% OFF.

Refresh your wardrobe with some lasting essentials from our sale! Come early (open at 10am tomorrow) for the best selection. We hope to see you soon!

(Sale in both store locations. Frye boots will be on sale at All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Baby Bliss

The Countdown Is On...
Baby Bliss

With each day that passes in October, I've been gearing up for maternity leave. Yes, I'm having a baby boy – due in just one week! I've never felt more excited (and nervous – who am I kidding!) about this new chapter in my life. 

It's funny though... because amongst all the prepping and planning for baby, I find myself getting sentimental about leaving Bliss for a couple months. For a while now, this blog and our website have been my main focus. Plus, I'm really going to miss seeing the lovely ladies of Bliss on a daily basis! Transitioning to the sidelines may be hard at first, but I feel confident that Bliss will be in good hands while I'm away.

Meet Laura. Or maybe you already have – she's been working in our Portland store for about a year now! For the past month I've been training her and I know she's ready & eager for the job ahead. 

Feeling Fall-ish?

We Sure Are!

Nothing gets us in the mood for fall like Frye boots, leather handbags, denim staples and swoon-worthy sweaters. Not to mention, the changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes that have us more than invested in the new season.

Wanting more fall inspiration? Browse our Look Book for ideas, trends and a look at what's new in our stores & online. Then tell us what you think – we can't wait to hear from you!

<3 Keriann

Fall in Love...

At Our Boots and Denim Event
Fall in Love...

We are celebrating Fall with our Boot & Denim Event – Today through Monday, October 14th. 

All Frye boots and denim are 10% off. But it gets even better! If you buy both, a pair of boots and denim, you get 15% off!

We are so excited to ditch our sandals for our favorite leather boots. With so many new arrivals from Frye, you will be sure to find a pair that fits your style. 

Our denim wall is overflowing with amazing new styles, including the Citizens of Humanity Rocket in Icon and the J. Brand Super Skinny in Onyx! We look forward to helping you find those perfect jeans for Fall and beyond.

We can't wait to see you!

(Sale in both store locations on boots and denim only. 10% off boots and denim online. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Meet Chelsey

The Assistant Manager in our Portsmouth Store
Meet Chelsey

Chelsey has been with the Bliss team just over a year. She worked in our Portland store before venturing down to Portsmouth.  We love working with her – she's funny, always smiling and has a great sense of style.  We've enjoyed getting to know her and we want you to as well! 

How long have you worked at Bliss?

I've been working for Bliss since September 2012. I was an avid Bliss shopper and admirer, so thankfully the girls scooped me up when they heard that I was looking for a part-time job! I was promoted to assistant manager this past summer. I was more than excited to be a part of the Portsmouth team, especially because it has made me closer to my boyfriend and Boston – which I try to visit whenever I get the chance.

Describe your personality in three words.

Kind. Eclectic. Loyal.

What's your favorite thing about being an assistant manager?

Being an assistant manager has given me the opportunity to build closer relationships with all of the wonderful ladies & gents who walk through the Bliss doors. We have the best customers and it makes everyday a pleasure!

On a typical work day, you will find me wearing...

High waisted denim and a Splendid, CP Shades, or Velvet top. During the fall, I feel lost without one of my Chan Luu scarves – they are my go to accessory. The tawny port color is my favorite, although you can't go wrong with all the color options!

It's (finally) boot season. What pair of Frye boots do you wear most often?  And what pair is on your wish list?

I have sworn by my Frye Melissa Button boots in dark brown, but I'm ready to add another pair to my collection. I have my eye on the Jet Engineer Tall! No joke, I'm in love with these boots.

What's your go-to lunch spot in Portsmouth?

Easy! Ceres bakery – just a short walk from the shop. Sandwiches with homemade bread and avocado, count me in! There is always friendly service and smiling faces. 

Behind the Scenes:

Our Fall Photo Shoot

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Bliss -- and you'll quickly see why! Watch our behind the scenes video from our Fall Photo Shoot at Hardy Farm – a restored 18th Century Farmhouse. 

Enjoy! (And be sure to shop our fall collections in stores and online!)

Video Editing & Sound: Mikel Durlam
Videography: John Foddrill
Still Photography: Christina Denham Wnek
Set Stylist: Elizabeth Lapan
Hair Stylist: Holly O'Reilly, Primp Salon - Falmouth, Maine
Make-Up: Ellen Maloney, Primp Salon - Falmouth, Maine

Fall Winds Bring...

Cashmere & Change
Fall Winds Bring...

I love the possibilities of fall – everything about it channels change. From the most obvious transitions like beach days to school days, to the more subtle changes like the chill at night causing you to reach for that extra blanket. When I was in school, I used to use fall as an excuse to reinvent myself... and my wardrobe. Name a phase and I’ve probably gone through it at one point. Butterfly clips and awful blue eye-shadow to huge flares whose only necessity was to be big enough to cover up my sneakers. Luckily, I’ve since moved out of these phases; while I still love to switch up my look every now and again, I’m far more consistent and I’ve been able to find my style. When it comes to fall, I make sure I’m stocked up in my basics:

Boots – My poor Frye Melissa Button's have seen some serious tough love and I can’t wait for my new Lucinda Short's to experience the same devotion.

Scarves – I didn’t have a security blanket as a child and I think it has finally caught up with me. Once the bathing suits are packed away, there’s rarely a day when I don’t have a scarf around my neck. I have my silk/ cashmere Chan Luu’s (which are – and I’m not kidding – like wearing a cloud around your neck! They’re that soft. I may or may not have a small addiction!) that I wear in constant rotation.

Jeans – Like the rest of the Bliss team, I’m forever a fan of a high-rise. AG’s new body the Middi offers the same slim fit of their Leggings but with a higher rise, perfect for tucking into my boots while still allowing me to eat my way through the holidays!

These are pieces that are not only crucial to moving into cooler weather, but if purchased wisely can move with you seamlessly into spring and summer too. Versatility is key. With the change of seasons and change of wardrobe, there comes another change this year.

After 3 amazing years with the Bliss family, countless laughs and many pairs of boots later, I am embarking on a new endeavor. Like all major decisions, this one was not an easy one to make. My job allows me to work with some of the most wonderful, hard-working, sweet & funny people. I get to help women find pieces that outwardly represent who they are. That alone is my favorite part about my job – helping our customers. When a customer comes out of the dressing room smiling and feeling confident, then I did my job.

I’m a stylist, a confidant, a friend, a wrap-dress wrapping machine and sometimes just the strange blonde girl who says “have a great night” at 11am (hey, it can happen...). Bliss has been a second home to me and it will be so weird to leave. I can’t wait to come back though. I can’t wait to see how far Bliss will go!

So, where am I going? Well, I have the opportunity to move to Brooklyn. It will be strange to trade the tugboats for skyscrapers and what am I going to do without Ceres St Bakery?! Still, Portsmouth will always be home but I truly feel this would be an opportunity I’d regret if I didn’t give it a chance.

I’m sorry for the length of this blog post but for those of you who know me, once I start on a roll, I can’t stop very easily! I just want to say thank you lastly. Thank you to the best boss I’ve ever had. Thank you to the best coworkers and thank you to our sweet customers! My last day at Bliss will be this Thursday so please, stop by before then! I’d love to see you.

And if you’re ever in New York, look me up! 


Erin (Portsmouth Store Manager)

Welcome Fall...

with our Storewide Sale!
Welcome Fall...

Sunday marks the official start to fall – but we've been in sweater & boot mode for weeks now. With new fall collections arriving daily, our stores are bursting full of rich jewel tones, chunky sweaters and gorgeous leather boots (and bags!). Fall is one of our favorite time of year – stop by our stores or shop our website & you'll quickly see why!

Starting today, everything in our stores and online will be 10% OFF! It's the perfect time to stock up on some dark skinny jeans & Frye boots for the colder days ahead. Plus, you'll definitely want to check out Prairie Underground's new Fall Collection. It's a must see.

We hope you'll kick-off the new season with us! Hurry in, our sale ends on Monday.

(Friday, September 20th – Monday, September 23rd. Sale in both store locations and at Use the code FALL for 10% OFF online. All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Fall Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of our Latest Photo Shoot
Fall Photo Shoot

Just over a week ago we spent the day at Hardy Farm in Fryeburg, Maine – the charming location of our fall photo shoot. Nestled in the White Mountains of Maine, Hardy Farm is a restored 18th Century Farmhouse with an attached barn featuring white-washed wooden walls, original barn doors, expansive windows and high ceilings. If that wasn't enough, their grounds boast stone walls, herb gardens and the perfect little clearing in the woods – all of which we captured that day. 

With clouds looming, the moody weather just added to the beauty of our surroundings – and our new fall collections. Denim, leather bags & boots and luxurious cashmere sweaters all paired together for our dream fall wardrobe. Capturing every detail and look was our photographer Christina Wnek; we can hardly wait to reveal the photos online (coming soon!). Working along side her was our set stylist, Liz Lapan of Paper Posy Designs. We're still swooning over her handmade flower crowns. Sigh.

Our team also included Holly and Ellen from Primp Salon in Falmouth. Their talent and expertise in hair & makeup made each look we put together even more beautiful. 

Until we can share all the photos with you, here are some behind the scenes images that I snapped throughout the day. Enjoy!

Here's to a stylish (and hopefully long-lasting) fall!

<3 Keriann

{A special thank you to everyone who helped make this photo shoot a success! We're already looking forward to the next one.}

End of Summer Sale

Friday, August 30th – Monday, September 2nd
End of Summer Sale

The upcoming long weekend just got even better. Starting tomorrow, stop by Bliss for our huge End of Summer Sale. We're making room for new fall merchandise – arriving daily! Now's the time to stock up on those summery items you've been eyeing all season long!

Over 400 pieces of clothing (between both stores & online!) will be on sale for 50% OFF! We're talkin' Splendid tanks, Velvet & Susana Monaco dresses, Sundry graphic tees, Steven Alan button-ups, CP Shades tunics and much more.

Our sale will also include select TOMS shoes and Frye boots – along with a large selection of summer hats, scarves, bags and belts! All 50% OFF!

Hurry in, this major sale comes to a close on Monday evening! We hope to see you soon.

<3 Keriann

(Sale in both store locations and at All sale items are final sale. Sale cannot be combined with any other special promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.)

Frye's Anniversary Collection

Celebrating 150 Years of American History!
Frye's Anniversary Collection

It's here, it's here! Just when we thought The Frye Company couldn't get any better, they introduce their 150th Anniversary Collection – and we're speechless. Crafted from genuine USA leather, the collection boasts a recreation of their most iconic styles from the past century... and beyond. Drawing inspiration from their archives, these vintage-inspired designs are antiqued and stained by hand to show the richness of the materials used. The leather outsole also features a heat embossed limited edition 150th logo. Trust us, these boots are really special.

Meet our new arrivals from the collection:

Campus 14L

It's the same iconic Campus Boot that was chosen to be featured at the Smithsonian Institute in the 1960's. They remain on display in our nation's capital – a true testament to Frye's celebrated place in American history. This anniversary boot features gorgeous whiskey-colored leather that was tumbled with stones in a wooden drum, before being polished by hand. This boot is the definition of tried-and-true.

Harness 12R

Known as a Frye original, the Harness boot is an American classic. The dark brown stonewash leather, rubber outsole, Goodyear welt construction and chunky heel will pair perfectly with your wardrobe favorites. It's an instant hit... again.

Jet Engineer Tall

Inspired by a classic Frye style, this tall pull-on boot features a sleek, black antique leather that's been polished to perfection, a comfortable 1" heel and an inside zipper. Plus, the slanted shaft will do wonders for your legs.

Jet Engineer Short

The shorter version of the Jet Engineer, this ankle boot in dark brown promises to be a keepsake in your wardrobe for years to come. We're already planning how we'll wear it as we transition into fall!

We can't think of a better way to commemorate Frye as the oldest operating footwear company in the USA. These boots are a must-see (and a must-have)!

<3 Keriann

Photo courtesy of The Frye Company.

We Love:

The Dita by Citizens of Humanity

ONE WEEK until our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show! Get ready for fashion's favorite season at Bliss – all COH will be 10% OFF (or 20% OFF if you recycle an old pair of jeans!) during the event. We're looking forward to seeing you & helping you find that perfect denim match.

There's no one more qualified to handpick jeans for you than Michelle, Bliss' general manager. Not only does she have over 11 years of experience with designer denim, but she also accompanies Angie on all our buying trips. Trust us, she's practically a denim expert. 

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

I am loving the Dita Petite Bootcut in Pacific. It's a classic style that flatters just about any figure, and it has a shorter inseam which is great for me (since I definitely fit into the petite category!).

Tell us how you've been wearing them this summer? And how you'll wear them once the temperatures drop?

This summer I have been wearing them with an American Vintage tee and my Frye ballet flats. Once fall arrives, I will pair them with my Frye boots and a cropped Skif sweater layered over the same American Vintage tee. These jeans are part of my go-to wardrobe – when you're a busy mom that works full time, it's smart to have a great pair of jeans that you can wear so many different ways!

Next purchase from COH?

The Rocket in Icon (a nice dark wash for fall) have been calling to me for some time now. This high waisted skinny will be an easy staple for fall!

We Love:

The Carlton by Citizens of Humanity
We Love:

8 Days until our Citizens of Humanity Trunk Show – and we're buzzing with excitement. Not only have our free gifts arrived (you'll get one with any COH purchase!), but we're also planning some tasty treats to sweeten up the event. It's going to be a weekend you don't want to miss here at Bliss!

Lucky for us, the owner of Bliss is dishing on her COH favorites in today's post. (Hopefully this will give you some ideas for the trunk show!) Angie has a seriously good eye for denim & has been buying for the store since she started Bliss almost 12 years ago! 

Favorite pair of COH jeans?

Carlton High Waist Retro Slim in Freefall – a super soft black wash. I love them because they're an easy go-to style that you can wear with ANYTHING! 

How have you been wearing them this summer?

With a pair of the Carson Ballet Flats by Frye and a Bella Dahl silky-rayon tunic in any color. These jeans also look really cute with any of our CP Shades tunics.

Transitioning into fall, how will you wear them in the colder months?

With a cozy New Scotland sweater or a Prairie Underground Long Cloak Hoodie.

Favorite memory in your jeans?

My son Sebastian's 2nd birthday party. The pool... wet. The hot dogs... dripping with ketchup & mustard. The cake... messy. The ice cream... melted. All of which were on my jeans by the end of the day!

Next purchase from COH?

The Rocket Leatherette in MIDNIGHT!! The color and fit are perfection. They will look so good with any color Frye boot – short or tall (totally up my alley). Or dress them up with a heel (which I rarely do!).

Hello Frye

Lots of new styles coming...