Heart shaped sunglasses.......

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Look like Julia on a nautical adventure!!!

Posted on June 01, 2016 by Clara Symmes | 0 comments

Summertime adventures are filling up our calendars and this nautical look has us hoping we will strolling the seaside docks soon!!

Julia Roberts graced the cover of InStyle this month. The article (an excerpt of which can be read here), was accompanied by several photographs which provided some serious fashion inspiration. We at Indigo Blues & Co. took it upon ourselves to re-create one of our favorite looks from the shoot. And the best part is that this look-alike shirt and jacket and awesome white jeans can all be found at Indigo Blues & Co! To shop our online store, click the photos below or in the sidebar!

Though Julia Roberts looks like she is wearing a sweater in the photograph, we toned it down for the summertime. Instead, we chose a lightweight tank top from Toad & Co. that is perfect for hot weather. And when it cools down a little bit, the shirt is great for layering!Click on the Photos for More!!

It's officially white pants season again, and this is how we're celebrating! The Diana Skinny Leg jeans from Kut are durable yet soft and breathable for the summertime.

 We are seriously excited about this new trench coat by Charlie Paige, which we just got in! The coat is lightweight and provides structure to summertime outfits. It is great for breezy days and totally pulls together this look.

 Shop online or stop by Indigo Blues & Co. this week to get dressed up like this pretty woman! See you soon!

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Always be yourself unless you can be a pirate, then always be a pirate.

Posted on March 20, 2016 by Julie Ford | 0 comments


                             Two NYC virgins (aka first timers) ready attack the city!

LeeAnne and I traveled to New York City in February to continue our treasure hunt to bring into Indigo Blues & CO the best and finest frocks and accessories for this spring/summer and into fall.
And indeed, we did find the booty at a clothing show called Coterie at the Javits center.

Not only did we make some great finds but we also discovered that NYC is a treasure in and of itself.
OK!....so everyone already knew that.....except for us, apparently. It is a land so close and yet seemed so far. But now that we know what everyone else knows.....we are packing our bags and running away to become show girls!

During our adventure to New York we stayed with friends of friends; Vlad and the Ballerina. Which sounds like the title to a children's book (and my wheels are turning on that!) but they are real people. A young couple who were charming and beautiful and all New Yorky and stuff.
They were great hosts, (and we were great guests if I do say so myself, mainly because we stayed out as late as we could every night just to stay out of their way.) They gave great advice on what to do and where to go. And since we came with a long list of food that we wanted to eat, we wrote down all of their suggestions and immediately headed out the door so we could begin to cross everything off our list.

So within minutes of our evening arrival we were sitting in Cleopatra's Needle, eating Mediterranean cuisine and listening to open mic jazz. I loved every minute of it but was not familiar with most of the music. But the surprise of the night was that LeeAnne knew every word to every song and sang alone while sitting at our table. I coaxed and coaxed her to go on stage and sing, but alas, she would not. I am hoping if enough people come into the shop and ask her to sing that someday she will oblige us.

The following morning we went to the west village to browse the boutiques, which was completely work related. Totally legit. And because it was so beautiful we walked the Highline which was crowded with people enjoying the February sunshine. And then we went on to Chelsea Market to shop the art market and to enjoy a Margarita.......only because it happened to be National Margarita day and we had an obligation.

Along our merry way, we were busy crossing items off of our food lists: bagels, reubens, pizza, Italian food. But we didn't stop there! We threw in some things like Halva.....which is a tahini based confection of Arabic origin. (You all knew that already? Where have I been?!) So good!

And in all our busyness, and list checking and hard work, we manage to take in two Broadway shows.

For the first show, we wanted a traditional, well known show so we would know all the songs. Fiddler on the Roof. And except for the ginormous head sitting in front of me (and ¾ of the show took place in front of said head) we loved it! We sang “If I Were a Rich Man” for three days afterward. Our celebrity moment came when walking out of the theater into a dark and stormy night, we exchanged words with Billy Crystal's driver as he swept past us to throw an umbrella over Billy and hustle him to his waiting car. We were so giddy afterward that we barely noticed our wet and stringy hair sticking to our faces or that we were cold to the bone.

We decided to stay an extra night in NYC just so that we could go to a second show. We wanted to see the Color Purple, featuring Jennifer Hudson from American Idol fame. IT. WAS. AMAZING. Jennifer Hudson was not the lead and although she was good, she was not the best in the show. This show was stacked with a very high level of talent. Incredible. The audience laughed. The audience cried. The audience jumped to its feet a dozen times. And there was no ginormous head in front of me! We had made the right decision to stay that extra night!

In the end, we crossed off every item on our food list, we learned to hail cabs and cross the street without being killed, we learned that New Yorkers were interesting and kind, and we did find the treasure, the booty, the fabulous items for the shop. And we left with the vow: WE WILL BE BACK

AND we won't put away our treasure map just yet. There is always the next adventure to find the X which marks the spot.
Until then.....
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE YOURSELF
UNLESS
YOU CAN BE A SHOWGIRL ON BROADWAY
THEN
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE A SHOWGIRL
~Julie

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Searching for the Perfect Bathing Suit......

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Julie Ford | 2 comments

LeeAnne used to take her children on “adventures” when they were very young. And even though these adventures might be just a trip around the corner to get an ice cream cone or go to the grocery store, these were always trips full of surprise, mystery and excitement. Until the kids got older and then they were trips full of moaning, groaning and eye rolling.

For those of you who know LeeAnne well, you know that she continues to love to turn everyday events into celebrations, parties and bourbon and bacon nights. So, it should not have come as a surprise to me, when on our way to Surf Expo in Orlando to look for new lines of summer clothing for the shop, LeeAnne wanted to first stop off at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. SURPRISE.
I fully admit to a little moaning, groaning and eye rolling.

But after a mug of hot butterbeer and a trip to Ollivander's shop to be matched with our magic wands, I am not too proud to say I was totally on board with LeeAnne's latest adventure. Onboard the Hogwart's Express, I mean! At Platform 9 3\4 no less! How cool Diagon Alley is with its fire breathing dragon and shops full of Hufflepuff robes and Griffindor scarves. And back at Hogsmead you could tour the castle with its moving portraits and its sickening\awesome ride over the Quiditch Field.
Getting connected  with our inner selves at Wesleys Joke Shop in Universal.

Finding our inner-selves at Weesley's Joke Shop in Diagon Alley.  (Asian-Sailor & Rainbow Octopus-head)


If you thought LeeAnne's only area of expertise was in fitting your behind into a cool pair of jeans, stop into the shop and ask her any question you have about any minute detail of the Harry Potter Books or movies. Prepare to be impressed and amazed.

After our fill of magic and movies, hot pretzels and caramel apples, we moved on down the street to the Orlando Convention Center which held acres and acres of surf boards and SUP boards and campers, oh my! But we were there in search of the perfect bathing suits to bring back to the 603. Easy peasy.

Parking lot so HUGE you have to take a bike taxi to the front door.

How about the bikinis being worn by the tiny little models tetttering around in their high heels with their butt cheeks on full display? No. Just? No.
And how about the bikinis on the teeny girls in bare feet standing on the tables in the booth just across the way? ah...no.
And how about the teeny bikinis on the teensy weensy girls........well, you get where I am going with this.

Our friend Garrett, who used to sell SUP boards in Contoocook and is now based out of Wolfboro, was in attendance and he introduced us to a sales rep from Local Honey, a swim suit company out of California. She was showing us bikinis, but she was serving MARGARITAS while she was showing us bikinis, so these bikinis were quite interesting. Plus, they were really cute, were reversible and apparently don't ride up while you are doing active sports in and around the water, so yes, they had potential.

We also found a company called HelenJon who had one piece suits with matching cover ups that looked great. Plus, they gave us FREE STUFF, too. Now we're cooking!

We had so much fun talking to the very hip, bearded guys from the Duck Company who specialize in raunchy t-shirts. Well, the T-shirts might not ALL have been raunchy.....just our favorites!
And we found some dresses from Nuu Muu that seemed a good match for the shop AND they gave us each a free dress after we promised to put the dress on and wear it around the convention center giving out their cards if anyone asked us where we got the dress. We put them on over our clothes, and persevered through the rest of the convention in our strange outfits, having hot flashes, and handing out Nuu Muu cards to very hip, bearded guys from the Duck Company.

Sucking in our stomachs and wondering if they make Spanks for our arms!!

I promised LeeAnne that I would stop her from ordering anything on the spot at the convention just in case we were unduly influenced by free stuff, margaritas or beards, so we did not actually order anything for Indigo Blues and Co. but have come home to let all the information sink in and to let cooler heads, sans hot flashes, prevail. The search continues for the perfect bathing suit.......

We will let you all know when the decisions have been made on what, sassy, super summer items will make it into Indigo Blues and Co and we will definitely let you all know when LeeAnne dreams up the next eyerolling/awesome adventure, whether it is another Bourbon and Bacon night or another trip to some far flung place. My vote is for both.

~Julie

 

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