Meet the ladies of Bella Bliss: Rebecca Richstad

Becca is the latest addition to our bella bliss® family! Her energetic and bubbly personality really brings a lot to the work place. She is originally from Truckee, California and just so happened to move here to Kentucky! We definitely love having her around, so Cali can’t have her back just yet!


What is your favorite piece from the Spring 2013 Collection and why?

Ellie Dress in Rouge—soooo cute, love the color and wish we made it for adults!  The fabric feels amazing.


What is your favorite personal possession you own?

My handbags.


What is your favorite TV show?

Bones and The Big Bang Theory 


The Big Bang Theory

What are your hobbies?

Yoga and snowboarding

Young Woman Meditating on the Floor



What is your favorite part about working for bella bliss?

Just a great environment to work in.


What is your favorite Lexington restaurant?

Still new here and have not really had time to explore but we like to hang out at Old Chicago.


What was your favorite book from 2012?

The Books of Beginning by John Stevens



Meet the ladies of Bella Bliss: Katie Rugely

Meet Katie!  Katie has been working with us since August!  She is a Senior at the University of Kentucky and has been a wonderful addition to the bliss team.  Katie does a number of things in the office and we … Continue reading

All Things Bliss: The Peter Pan Sundress

The Peter Pan Sundress is loved by so many that bella bliss® will carry this special dress for many years to come! Made from high quality cotton this simple yet stunning dress is perfect for all your spring occasions!


Coming in a vide variety of colors including Pink and Blue Seersucker, Wildflower (shown above) and Chatham Plaid  you can find this adorable dress in multiple styles that every girl would love to wear!


Available in sizes 6m-8y the Peter Pan Sundress is a perfect fit! In sizes 2-8y this dress comes with an adjustable tie in the back to facilitate a crisp silhouette. Along with the button in the back, the Peter Pan Sundress is easy and comfortable to wear!


Lisa, our designer invests a lot of time and effort in creating a collection that can coordinate with other pieces. The Chatham Plaid pattern also comes in a long sleeve button down (above) and the Shortall which are perfect additions to your sons’ wardrobe. Continue reading

Spring 2013 Staff Faves – Rouge

One color that is catching everyone’s eye in our Spring 2013 collection is our beautiful rouge. Many of our staff and customers have picked this as their favorite color of the season.  It is fun and bright and pops on any skin tone.  Several of our gorgeous dresses are available in rouge, including the Ellie Dress pictured below!  You can also find it in our pima stripes and knit solids!  Rouge is a great color for your little girl OR boy and a wonderful addition to any spring wardrobe!

Click here to see which items we offer in rouge!

Knit Half Zip Sweater (F630)Ellie Dress (S704) in rouge

bella bliss at the boutique

bella bliss at the boutique

fancy pants

With two ladies away at market in New York, we decided it was perfect timing to add a monthly post about our wonderful wholesale customers!  Jonnie Miller from Fancy Pant’s was gracious enough to chat with us about why she carries bella bliss® in her store.  Located in the beautiful city of Charlotte, North Carolina, Fancy Pants is a premier children’s clothing boutique.  Jonni has been purchasing the bella bliss collection to stock her shelves since the late nineties.  Fancy Pant’s carries only quality lines and we are proud to be one of their biggest sellers from the selective group of designers they carry!

S722 shorts trio

Jonnie has expressed her love for all things bliss and wanted to share a few of her favorite must-haves! From the Spring 13 Collection.  Fancy Pant’s just loves the Frances Floral print.  Jonni loves how crisp, clean and fresh this pattern is for any occasion.

frances floral

frances floral

A customer favorite for her is the  Sleeveless A-Line Party Dress.  This versatile dress comes in a variety of colors including the rouge pique, which is complementary with any skin tone.

A-line Dress

Sleeveless A-line Party Dress


Last year the Zoe Pima Dress was one of their best sellers and they were thrilled it was in the Spring 13 line as well.  The Sleeveless Zoe Pima Dress comes in navy and red stripes and will add style to any occasion.

Zoe Pima Dress

Zoe Pima Dress


What keeps bringing Fancy Pant’s back to bella bliss?  Jonni says she just loves how happy the colors are and how great the clothes look on everyone.  She is always looking for clothing that feels great, with a prefect fit. The Pima cotton is just amazing and if you just feel the clothes you know how high quality they are.

boys pima polo

boys pima polo

“Fancy Pants, The Children’s Boutique offers Charlotte’s best selection of fine children’s clothing from newborn to teen, including an extensive boys department.” –Jonni Miller

All Things Bliss! Our top 5 Best Sellers!

Although we have snow on the ground here in Kentucky, there is one thing on everyone’s mind…SPRING!!  We are counting down the days for warmer weather, sundresses, sleeveless tees, shorts and sandals!  Spring Break is right around the corner for a lot of you and it’s time to load up on all the spring essentials.  Here are the top 5 best sellers for bliss this spring:

5) The Basic Play Short!  This short comes in Piqué in White, Pink or Blue (each with one pocket and White Ric Rac trim); Gingham in Pink, Navy or Red (each with 2 patch pockets). Sizes 12m-8y.  We love this short with a monogram on the pocket!


4) Boy Play Short! This is our most popular short for boys  and it goes with virtually every top we sell (whether dressed up with a Button Down or outfitted for play with a Polo). Elastic waist. Rear pockets with flap and button closures.  Gingham in Blue, Navy or Red; Seersucker Stripe in Blue, Navy or Red; Solids in Blue, Khaki or White. Sizes 12m-8y.


3) Jackie Dress!  This dress is perfect for Easter or any dressier occasion for your little girl.  A delightful ruffled collar gives way to our bright box-pleated eye-catcher.  The Jackie comes in Kelley Dot, Aimee Floral; Pique in Blue, Pink, Rouge or Yellow. Sizes 2-8y.

Jackie Dress in Aimee Floral

Jackie Dress in Aimee Floral

2) Peter Pan Sundress! This dress is a classic and is on top of the line spring after spring.  A contrasting collar delightfully accents pretty fabrics.   This dress comes in Chatham Plaid, Wildflower, Navy Gingham, Pink Gingham, Red Gingham, Blue Seersucker Stripe or Pink Seersucker Stripe. Sizes 6m-8y (2-8y tie at back).

The Peter Pan Sundress is Wildflower

The Peter Pan Sundress in Wildflower

1) Short Sleeve Pima Polo!  We are so excited this is our best seller this season! This polo is made with 100% pima(so soft) and is now also available with sporty stripes!  An essential for any boys closet.  Stripes come in Navy/White, Red/White, Rouge/Blue or Royal/White; Solids in White or Navy. Sizes 3m-12y (snap closure at leg up to 24m).

Pima Polo in Royal Blue/White

Pima Polo in Royal Blue/White

Blissful Trends : Easter 2013

We are loving floral prints, classic white and fun plaids for Easter 2013, and we love pairing pieces from each collection for a variety of looks.  Check out some of these combinations and get inspired for your family photos and Easter celebrations!  Shop now on our website to guarantee you get your items in time for Easter!

Easter 2013 : Chatham Plaid

Easter 2013:Blue/White

Easter 2013 : Blue/White

Easter 2013 : Wild Flower

Easter 2013 : Wild Flower

It’s Meet our Models Monday .. Meet Mady and Isabelle!!

Mady and Isabelle started modeling for us in our recent Spring 2012 catalog, and boy have they been a big hit!  These precious 3 year old twin sisters are a constant delight to have on a shoot.  They are smiling and sweet and we just can’t get enough of them! Now let’s get to know them a little better…..

Mady and Isabelle are all smiles when the bubbles come out!

What are your favorite books?

Isabelle loves Olivia and the Dog Wash

while Mady loves the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

What is your favorite hobby?

both girls love arts and crafts!

What is your favorite piece from the Spring 2012 collection?

Mady and Isabelle love the madras dress and romper. They love all the colors, “looks like a rainbow,” and how comfortable they are to play in!

what is your favorite part about modeling for bella bliss?

Mady and Isabelle love putting on all of the pretty dresses, taking pictures and the snacks!!

last but not least, what is your favorite movie?

Mady loves Brave …

…while Isabelle’s fave is Tangled