Category: Lifestyle

Are You Being “Phubbed”?

This isn’t something new I’ve noticed. But it was recently something I experienced on a larger scale. Phubbing (short for phone snubbed) is when you want to avoid someone or talking to someone by being on your phone – whether…

A Feel Good Fall Bucket List

A feel good fall bucket list? That’s what I was always after! As some of you may know, I suffer from seasonal depression, so I don’t get very excited about the approaching colder and darker days. But one thing that…

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The Best College Tips for Women

It’s back to school time and I wanted to share my master list of tips and tricks I’ve learned from being in college continuosuly for over 6 years! What can I say? I’m addicted to getting degrees… A majority of…

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The Social Media Break Phenomenon

Although there are reports saying thousands of people join social media services like Instagram every day, more and more people are becoming increasingly discouraged to log on. Social media platforms, particularly Instagram, are spurring many to take social media breaks…

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My Top Purchases at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

What a day! From the drive to Nordstroms all the way through trying to get my try on sessions imported so I can make my first Youtube Video. Every year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a whirlwind. This year, early…

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  • Bonjour mes amis! I'm back from my blogging break and today I'm sharing my favorite autumnal @forever21 finds on the blog today including this cute "Bonjour" crop sweater that I styled with a vintage purse. Click the link in my bio to get details.
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  • What is one fashion item that is full of history and has become one of the most iconic things in the world?
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The Trench Coat! First designed to be worn by military officers during trench warfare, this coat has become a staple in the lives of many and retains an air of elegance in the 21st century.
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Today on ThePetiteBijou.com, I discuss the trench coat's iconic history and ways in which you can style it for an elegant and effortless look. We also answer the question: can I wear a trench with a long skirt? Something that is quite difficult to style. So head to the link in my bio to read the post!
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What is your opinion on the Trench Coat? Do you own one? Do you think it's as elegant as people say it is? Leave a comment below 🧥
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  • “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” - Marcus Cicero
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I have a bigger library than I do a garden but I want them to be even bigger! 📚💐 Ever since becoming ill, I have learned to appreciate things which other people sometimes take for granted: holding and reading a book or simply walking through a garden and seeing nature at its work.
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These things may be gone to us one day. We need to cherish the little jewels of life. This belief is the meaning behind “Petite Bijou” which translates from french into “little jewel”
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So tell me, what is your Petite Bijou of life? 💕
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  • For those new faces around here, welcome to The Petite Bijou. I’d love to introduce myself. For those who have been here a while, thank you for your continued support. I hope you learn a little something new about me today. How about we do this like a game show lightning round?
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Name: Mariam
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Business: The Petite Bijou & marketing strategist at @bijousocial
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Years in the field: 3 years blogging, 7+ years in communications
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Hometown: Chicago and I never left 😡
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Best feature: Hmm, I’d say my mannerisms and charisma 😊
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Worst quality: Impatient and a perfectionist to a fault. Things don’t get done because I keep trying to perfect it
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First pet: A parrot!
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Pet peeve: People loudly chewing gum, popping gum, and people who don’t say “Hello” back to you
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Weekend hobby: Reading & Antique shopping
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Ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
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Dream vacation: A transatlantic tour from New York to Southampton on one of the @cunardline ships! Then 2 months touring the British Isles.
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Guilty pleasure: Cheese and Chocolate flights! I love trying them at restaurants.
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Anything surprise you? Sound just like you? Make you wonder why this blogger you might want to check out sounds like she’s from a different era? 😂 Don’t leave me hanging...share something so I get to know you better too! #thepetitebijou
  • It’s #WorldSmileDay & beautiful things make me smile 😃
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Creating a lifestyle to love makes you smile every day. It’s not about surrounding yourself with expensive and beautiful things but surrounding yourself with things that make you happy.
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I surround myself with art, books, antiques, and delicate things that curate a simply luxurious feel! I always loved putting together mood-boards of how I wanted my life to look like & now I get closer and closer to those goals every day.
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What makes you smile? What do you surround yourself with?
  • It's here! The French Girl Shopping List is LIVE & I'm sharing the best essentials you need to curate a French inspired wardrobe. Click the link in my bio to read and get a copy 🇫🇷
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The last time I saw my family in France was 12 years ago & I remember thinking how fabulous my aunt and all her friends looked. They were timeless, elegant, and carefree. It was 50% of what they wore and 50% of how they wore it that really left an impression on me.
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French style is so distinct yet so simple! You don't need a big or expensive wardrobe to recreate it and I'm sharing how in today's post.
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What do you love about French style? Leave me a comment below ❤️
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