Thursday, October 11, 2018

bird bee halloween style

this year we're using our own BIRD BEE closet to style fierce halloween outfits. skip the cheesy store-bought costumes, stop worrying about showing up in the same outfit as someone else, and invest in pieces you can wear over and over again. 

also, you're invited to our in-store costumes + cocktails party on october 25 from 6-8pm. we're serving up our favorite drinks and bob-ing for discounts (but not actual bobs). dress up yourself or let us style your halloween costumes.
anyway, check out the bird bee halloween guide. we've got accessories and everything you need to make your costume one-of-a-kind and ultra chic. 

say no more bodycon dress $78
rosa bandana $20
key ring necklace $32
robby wedge $169
bunny ears $10 (in-store)
tray and glasses (in-store)

claude skirt $88 (in-store)


Monday, October 1, 2018

The Not So Basic-B Guide to Fall

Just because the weather is changing, doesn't mean you have to change back to your basic ways. Set down your pumpkin spice lattes, throw away your Ugg boots and North Faces. This is the guide you've been searching for if you're not about that basic B lifestyle. Sure we all love our cider mills, pumpkin spiced everything, and boring yoga pants, but here's the BIRD BEE way to do fall.

There's more to life than a PSL
Try an Almond Milk Latte with 2 pumps chai and 2 pumps vanilla instead. Still feeling spicy? Just add a pump or two of the pumpkin flavor to this or your go-to coffee. 

Skip the over-filtered fall leaves and apple orchards pics + try this app instead 
We can't give up our apples or cider, but we can give up the X-Pro II and the Valencia filters. Lucky for you, we're giving up one of our insta secrets. Download HUJI - the retro disposable-camera app, you're welcome.  

Can we just not say "sweater weather" anymore? Anyway, here are some of our shop favs...
The Lucia Cowl Neck Sweater ($62) ++ The Everyday Sweater ($59)

Like we said there's more to fall than pumpkins and apples
Voluspa's new flavor: Copper Clove. With notes of clove spice, amber and autumn squash, this fresh smelling scent is the opposite of apple cinnamon. Shop it in-store only, this limited edition scent won't be here for long!

We're obsessed with "these" boots
You'll want to save your pennies now for these babies! SNEAK PEEK of our new boot coming in October  -- the SOL SANA HARLAN. They're instagrammable, warm and actually stylish.
(available online and in-store SOON)

Throw away your basic-b leggings 
Still can't part with your leggings? I guess us either. We're from the mid-west, we're not getting rid of them, but we will at least upgrade to the Spanx Faux Leather Moto Leggings ($110)

Let's just not wear them everyday. We've got tons of options instead at BIRD BEE, just as comfy, but more badass than your boring yoga pants. Check out the: Soft Spun Knit Wide Leg Pant ($60), Crushed Velvet Trouser ($54), and Soft Spun Knit Culottes ($58)


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MEET THE TEAM: owner - taylor bolleber

BIRD BEE was started by Taylor Bolleber with an Instagram account and a desire for creative freedom when it came to a long-term career. Starting off as a side hustle while working in the advertising biz in 2015, Taylor quickly grew her online shop through social media, pop-up shops and local events. BIRD BEE became a fav online boutique for free-spirited and badass babes because of it’s feel good style and don’t give a f*** attitude behind it. In 2017, she knew it was time to go all in, and opened BIRD BEE’s first brick and mortar storefront in Downtown Detroit. Obviously that’s the real short of it all, but some things are simply unexplainable ;) 
    OWNER Q+A.   

Tell us about yourself! My name is Taylor Bolleber, I’m 26 years old and I’m the founder, owner, buyer and creative director for BIRD BEE. I started BIRD BEE a few years ago with 12 shirts and a garment rack that was falling apart. I live in Detroit with my yorkie puppy, Axle James, and in my spare time when I’m not working, I’m probably working :) I'm a lover of messy hair, leather jackets and sweet potato fries.
my son, axle james

me at age 23 wearing one of the first items in Bird Bee's
inventory LOL (oh how things have changed...)

What’s your sign? Aries

Trends/brands your currently obsessing over: Currently loving all things plaid - if it makes me look like a British rockstar, I’m into it. As far as brands go, it’s so hard to pick a favorite. I’d say going into fall, I’ll be wearing a lot of layered Knot Sisters pieces (I’m always turning their dresses into dusters, and they have the BEST chunky sweaters). Another fave is Sol Sana… I think I keep a pair of every shoe that comes in… whoops. I do all of the buying for the store so usually, I’m pretty obsessed with everything.

What’s in your closet? My closet is simple, but edgy. It’s filled with muted tones and a lot of black & white. I have some fun statement pieces that I add to an outfit when it’s feeling boring. My top staples are: my leathers (I have a collection and always on the hunt for more), point toe booties or sneakers, and a pair of black One Teaspoon jeans.

Go-to outfit? I’m the one who wears ripped jeans, heeled booties and a black knotted tee for a night out and thinks it’s dressy because I throw on some earrings. Add a leather jacket, and it’s gold. I’d describe my style as effortlessly cool.

Best career advice to give? Stay in your own lane - do your own work and thinking, and don’t let anyone get in your way. Set goals, but don’t be sad when you don’t reach them immediately. Lastly, always take the leap, even if it seems scary.

What makes you feel creative? I love taking a long highway drive and blasting good music. I come up with a million new ideas and feel so pumped up afterwards. My best work, though, always comes after 10pm when I get time alone in my office to think. I never realized how much I love creative work and meeting creative people until I started this business, so going to trade shows and meeting designers and other people who work in the fashion industry is always inspiring.

Where are you when you’re not at BIRD BEE? I love popping into the Apparatus Room in the Foundation Hotel on a weeknight to sip a bourbon cocktail and get work done with my business-owning bestie (the owner of our neighboring store, City Bark). On the weekend, I’m at a low-key dive bar chilling with old friends or dancing at Marble Bar until 3am. Either way, I’m ending up at one of the two rival Coney Islands (basic, but I literally live next door to them).

What’s your favorite part about owning a boutique? Coming up with crazy ideas and executing them with my ride or die Bird Bee babes <3  I also love seeing people walk out of the store in a brand new head-to-toe outfit that they love and feel good in!

my bird bee babes

Are you BIRD or BEE? I was definitely a mix of both when I first this point in my life I’ve become full-blown BEE, but it’s ever changing. Now, my life and style has become a bit more minimal, which has led me to opening a new exciting sister store this fall, URBAN ANGELO!

What's your instagram?! @taylorashb ;)

    Taylor’s current MUST HAVE store picks:    

Monday, September 17, 2018

hello from bird bee

Welcome to our first BIRD BEE blog post! 


Tune in, because we’re spilling the deets on all of our adventures, inspo, mood boards, behind the scenes and style tips! First things first- this is not your basic fashion blog. We're getting straight to the edgy truth and telling it how it is - what we're wearing, how we're styling, what we’re selling, cool events around town and all things we’re currently obsessed with, but in true BIRD BEE fashion. AKA we're keeping this fun as heck.
Hang around -- big things are coming!