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



Mother’s Day Bliss

Lets make Mother’s Day exceptional with bella bliss®!  May 12th is almost upon us so let’s spoil Mom and give her something she can truly enjoy and relax in!


Women’s Pima Loungewear

Nothing is more luxurious than our woman’s pima loungewear! Our high quality loungewear was featured in Oprah’s magazine as one of her favorite things!  This is the perfect gift for that special someone.  Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL.  Coming in white with either blue or pink trim or solid blue and pink with white trim.


Women’s Pima Robe

This lightweight and luxuriously soft robe hits right above the knee.  Available colors include white with blue or pink trim or solid blue or pink with white trim.   Our Pima cotton is durable and incredibly soft!  A must have for everyone!

terri tunic kelley dotWomen’s Terri Tunic

Our Women’s Terri Tunic is adorned with dramatic ric-rac accents and 3/4-length sleeves.  This fashion-forward v-neck falls just below the hip to flatter every figure!  Looks perfectly paired with white jeans!  Conveniently machine washable and 100% cotton available in Garden Floral or Kelley Dot.

Spring 2013 Staff Favorites: Embroidered Swim Suits!!!

S734 alligator

We just can’t seem to get enough of these adorable Embroidered Swim Suits! How perfect are these for all your summer water activities?!?   Here at bella bliss® we strive to offer comfortable and durable Swim and Resort options!


Our sporty elastic-back Embroidered Swim Trunks have been reinvented with intricate hand-embroidery. With a tie at the waist and mesh lining the young man in your life can play with ease all day!  Offered in sizes 6 months to 6 years.


Life’s a beach in our cheerful Embroidered Halter Bikini with ruffle, ric rac and hand embroidered touches! Elastic back top ties at neck for easy adjustability and the bottom has decorative ties on each side. Self lined and made from 100% cotton; machine wash.  Offered in sizes 6 months to 6 years.

2013 Customer Faves : Spring Break Applique Tees!

Applique Tee

Applique Tee

It is Part 2 of our Facebook Customer Faves…and this is a fun one!  (Click here for Part 1)  The Applique Tee (for boys or for girls) is an essential addition to your child’s spring/summer wardrobe.  Made from our soft and durable pima cotton, these bella bliss® original tees are available in four fun choices for boys and girls, so there is a perfect one to suit every child’s style! Looking for coordinating quality pieces in styles for your older children? Check out our Short Sleeve Boatneck Tee for the girls, and the Short Sleeve Pima Polo for the boys!  To complete the look, choose from our wide range of pima bottoms! Stylish, fun and comfy – everyone wins!

Boy Applique Tee

Boy Applique Tee

Girl Applique Tee

Girl Applique Tee

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

2013 Customer Faves: Spring Break!

We asked, you answered! Over 150 of you responded to our Facebook “Spring Break” promotion and our Swim Collection was an overwhelming favorite!  We listened to customers requests and  expanded the swim collection to include new looks for everyone! We’ve added new embroidery and color combinations you’re sure to love!  And don’t forget our Sunhats – these are perfect for protecting your little ones from the sun, while coordinating with all of our bathing suits and trunks. Want to see what everyone is talking about?  Check out our swim collection and see what you’ve been missing!

2013 Girls Swim Collection

2013 Girls Swim Collection

2013 Boys Swim Collection

2013 Boys Swim Collection

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

Spring 2013 Staff Faves – Jersey Half Zip

Choosing our favorite items from the 2013 Spring Collection is not an easy task – there are just so many pieces we love!  However, we finally put our head’s together, and one item that made almost everyone’s list is our boys Jersey Half Zip (F009).  This item is also a customer favorite, so it makes the list as a “must have” for every boy’s closet.  Made from our comfortable jersey cotton in a number of color options, this item is the perfect layering piece for school or even lounging at home.  Pair with one of our coordinating Button Down Shirts (F200) and it is perfect for dressier events.  Order yours today and make your favorite guy ready for any occasion!

Pima Half Zip (F009 - Navy)

Pima Half Zip (F009 – Navy)

Pima Half Zip (F009 - Red/White Stripe)

Pima Half Zip (F009 – Red/White Stripe)

Pima Half Zip (F009 - Royal/White Stripe)

Pima Half Zip (F009 – Royal Blue/White Stripe)

Pima Half Zip (F009 - Red/White Stripe)

Pima Half Zip (F009 – Rouge/Blue Stripe)