Hi, I’m Mariam!

If you don’t know where to turn for lifestyle inspiration

 

I’m your girl

 

Fueled by coffee and a passion for living the best life – I support my dreams by writing inspirational content.

Most days, you’ll find me tucked at my desk, writing away, taking stylish photographs, leaving red lipstick stains on coffee cups, listening to inspiring podcasts, and cuddling with my black cats.

I serve creative millennial women by writing helpful and uplifting style, beauty, and lifestyle content in a world of narcissism. Styling outfits, showing you purchases and being luxurious to excess is fun to watch … but I like to inspire women in a more realistic way!

Let’s get you a lifestyle you’ll be happy, stylish, and content in.

I’m crazy about serving you as a storyteller and influencer, so you can make time for what mattersโ€”things like enjoying your everyday life, good books and naps.

 

THE PETITE BIJOU IS BUILT ON THESE VALUES…

Over the last two years of blogging I have learned what sets me apart from all the other lifestyle blogs out there. I have learned that my blog is built on these values:

Classic Elegance
Simple Femininity
Intellectual Truths
Inspirational Mindsets

 

 

 

 

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  • Happy Bastille Day! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท To celebrate, there are TWO new blog posts up on ThePetiteBijou.com for your enjoyment. The first being 21 Bastille Day recipes you can try to make this weekend. Oh, and you definitely can make these any day of the week - they are so yummy! The second post is the ultimate 10 piece Parisian inspired wardrobe you can quickly put together with clothes you may already have! Get inspired by simple fashion and hearty food - click the link in my bio to read both of these new posts.
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This morning we celebrated by heading to our local farmers market. I hoped to get up early enough to make crepes but I am still exhausted from yesterday's #Nsale shenanigans ๐Ÿ˜†I spent all day editing, writing, and linking - don't think my crepes would have turned out very well. But I did get some cute striped tops, so all is well, right?
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Do you have any favorite french recipes you've tried? Have you tried crepes with nutella yet? If not, there's a recipe for that on my post! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  • Raise your hand if you love dresses too! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Can you believe I tried on over 30 something dresses at the Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale yesterday? What a blast! And boy did I sure buy some amazing fall and end of summer goodies!
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Click the link in my bio to check out my collage of my best purchases at the sale this year, including this lovely yellow dress! It's certainly a color I wouldn't have chosen at first but after trying it on ๐Ÿ˜
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You can also shop all my linked try on sessions on my LTK page: liketoknow.it/thepetitebijou. This outfit is there along with all the other dresses, jumpsuits, and tops I tried at the sale! http://liketk.it/2wxqI #liketkit  @liketoknow.it --
Did you get anything good? Are you shopping Early access or waiting till public access?
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  • C'est la vie! If you're a francophile or just love the little charms about Paris and France, my latest blog post is for you. I've gotten so many questions about living a french inspired lifestyle in the past year, so I decided to share some great resources for you. In todays post, I am sharing 12 of my favorite french-inspired living books that I have personally read and have on the shelf (or err..in my kindle!).
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I spent a few summers in France and what really struck me back then was the pace of life - slow, relaxed, & cultured. I was amazed on how peaceful my mind was when I sat outdoors in the countryside, sparkling water in hand, cheese on the table, and the sound of birds chirping in the trees.
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My fondest memory was having a picnic on the grounds of Versailles and thinking "I could get use to this". Not owning a palace - I wish...but really slowing down my day and enjoying the beautiful little things around me. Thus, The Petite Bijou motto was born: enjoy the little jewels of life.
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So whether you're interested in just learning how to style yourself like a french woman or if you're interested in just spending time like the french do, this post is for you! Click the link in my bio to learn more.
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Are you a francophile or obsessed with french lifestyle or fashion? I'd love to know if you are! Have you read any of the books on the list?
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  • โ€œIn character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicityโ€
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Life is too complicated for me to have anything else but a simple and comfortable style. All my life I have had hardships that have shaped who I am today:
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Today I prefer simplicity
Today I like speaking softly
Today I avoid confrontation at all costs
Today I dress for myself and not anyone else
Today I take my time to enjoy the little jewels of life
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But the most important thing I do today is show that glamour is not about how rich you are, how pretty you are, or what designer you wear. Glamour is a mindset - a mindset that this girl right here has always strived for, even when she was laying in a hospital bed for months.
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You see, if I can do just one thing with my blog and this IG account, I want to inspire you to be more than who you think you are. I want you to embrace simplicity. But most of all, I want you to be Bijou! Basically, a woman who loves style, learning, and finding the little pleasures of life.
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So tell me, are you Bijou too? #thepetitebijou
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  • Can I ask you a question? What would you like me to share? Sometimes I get so discouraged by the crickets on IG and would love feedback on what things you would like to see. Do you like outfit, travel, General lifestyle? Do you use the LTK app? Do you watch IG stories? Would love to know! -
On Friday, I visited @rewardstylehq and it was one of the best and most thrilling experiences ever! When I first started blogging, my dream was to join the thousands of bloggers using ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป When I finally got accepted, I worked hard to try and differentiate myself from other bloggers. That hit me hard
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What if you didnโ€™t like my modern vintage style? What if Iโ€™m doing this whole blogging thing wrong? What if this is just an expensive hobby?
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These are the questions I asked myself everyday until the ladies at RS and I sat down and chatted. Click the link in my bio to see what I learned about blogging from my visit to their office! http://liketk.it/2wnZz #liketkit @liketoknow.it  #thepetitebijou
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Donโ€™t forget to scroll all the way down the post for a special giveaway announcement. Hint: you can shop the biggest sale of the year! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ›
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  • {BIJOU COFFEE CHAT} Secretly humming the Coffee Break French chat theme music... anyone else listen to that?
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Can I take a second to introduce myself? Many of you know me, but today I want to share three things you might not know about me...even if they make me feel awkward! -
1. My most embarrassing moment as a kid was when I got yelled at in front of everyone for forging my momโ€™s signature ๐Ÿ˜‚ because I didnโ€™t do homework 
2. I love my job so much, but the best part of it is meeting the people who read my blog! 
3. Most people would describe as quiet, but my family would also add chatterbox, which is a nice balance, I suppose! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
How would your friends describe you? Iโ€™d love to get to know you better Leave a comment below! Also, should we have a Bijou coffee chat event soon?

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